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Startup Xirrus Aims To Simplify WLAN Rollouts

New wireless technology vendor Xirrus is launching this week, pledging to deliver enterprise WLAN products that provide up to 16 times greater capacity and four times the coverage of competitors' offerings.

Xirrus' Wireless LAN Array family integrates a WLAN switch and up to 16 access points into a single unit, making the technology easier to deploy and manage than other wireless solutions, said Dirk Gates, CEO of Xirrus, Westlake Village, Calif.

"It gets very difficult to deploy a dense sea of [access points] and manage the RF spectrum so they work well together and don't interfere with each other," he said.

With Xirrus, solution providers can roll out WLANs using one-quarter of the devices typically required, he said.

The company plans to follow up its launch with the debut of its PartnerAdvantage channel program in the next few weeks, Gates said.

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