Optix Media Grows Ten-Fold With Xirrus
THOUSAND OAKS, CA, Sep 12, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) --
Xirrus(R), the leader in high-performance wireless networks, today
announced a partnership with Optix Media, a wireless Internet service
provider. As a Managed Service Provider (MSP) of Xirrus, Optix Media
today has not only helped Brigham Young University-Idaho extend fast
wireless service to 8,000 students in apartment complexes surrounding
the university, but has also grown revenues and expanded its own
geographical scope of operations significantly. Today, Optix has more
than 10,000 unique wireless devices, including phones, tablets, game
consoles, and laptops, receiving service over a Xirrus wireless
network, representing a ten-fold increase in just one year.
"Xirrus provides the resources we need to be successful -- they
enforced great practices for implementation, they trained us, and
they were part of each pre-survey, post-survey, and active survey --
the support was nothing short of amazing," said Shane Moulton,
co-founder and network engineer at Optix Media. "On every one of our
deployments, we lay down Arrays and access points with confidence. I
can't tell you how much time we saved and extra wire runs we avoided
because of Xirrus."
Design Tool Speeds Deployment, Lowers Costs
Optix uses the Xirrus Wi-Fi Designer to build optimal 802.11
multi-radio network architectures. Xirrus partners also benefit from
Wi-Fi Designer-Cloud, a cloud-based application, which makes
designing a wireless network rapid and cost-effective. Using Xirrus
Wi-Fi-Designer, companies can model different site conditions,
configurations and positioning options to visualize the impact on RF
coverage and capacity, even accounting for building characteristics
and wall construction materials.
"By giving customers, partners, engineers and sales personnel a
hassle-free way to test different arrangements of APs and Arrays, and
then accurately blueprint their wireless infrastructure, Xirrus Wi-Fi
Designer helps more companies and organizations realize the benefits
of a predictable, secure, high-performance wireless experience for
their users," said Steven Wastie, chief marketing officer for Xirrus.
"The application enables our partners to expedite and improve the
accuracy of their wireless implementations, providing a simple, yet
powerful tool based on predictive design."
Optix Media first identified the Xirrus hardware that best suited the
bandwidth needs of student tenants. Today, Optix deploys a mix of
XR-520 APs and XR-2430 Wireless Arrays.
The Xirrus XR-520 is the industry's first low-cost, two-radio AP
option that delivers the same firmware and features as more costly
high-end Wi-Fi Array products. Featuring an integrated wireless
controller, built-in Application Control, wireless IDS/IPS, stateful
firewall, spectrum analysis, guest access and Bonjour Director for
iOS device optimization, the XR-520 allows Optix to prevent single
points-of-failure and performance bottlenecks. In addition, because
the XR-520 can operate on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, Optix can
spread out new devices across the faster 5GHz band, preventing
congestion on the 2.4GHz band.
The XR-2430 belongs to the Xirrus XR-2000 Series, which includes the
first modular Wi-Fi products that are fully upgradable, highly
scalable, and featured with integrated security for consistent
performance. The 4-slot chassis allows Optix Media to scale in
apartments without adding additional devices. The combination of the
XR-2430 and XR-520 allows Optix to use 60 percent less equipment and
60 percent fewer cables and switch ports than competitive solutions.
Optix cites minimal installation time, maintenance, and power
consumption, as well as immeasurable savings in total cost of
ownership (TCO), as reasons for choosing Xirrus.
Wi-Fi to Equip Resort, Even on the Slopes
Since Optix Media's expansion at BYU-I, the company has set up the
wireless network infrastructure for the Grand Targhee Resort in Alta,
Wyoming. Skiers, with previously limited cell phone service, can now
check email, news and social media, and access medical assistance in
the case of an emergency while on the chair lift or slopes. This
summer, the resort hosted a concert attended by over 5,000 people.
Optix used Xirrus Application Control software to make sure that
artists' proprietary content would not be unlawfully distributed.
With Application Control IT administrators can set a firewall, apply
QoS, and manage more than 900 types of applications under 15
categories using Layer 7 Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and other
contextual application-detection techniques. Application Control
allows Optix to prioritize critical applications, restrict usage of
bandwidth-heavy applications, and block restricted applications from
Optix also has provided wireless networking for Boise Centre, Idaho's
premier convention center for meetings, conferences and social
events. Today, a Xirrus wireless network covers Boise Centre's 50,000
square feet of exhibition and meeting space, and a 25,000-square-foot
ballroom and auditorium with 349 fixed seats with state-of-the-art
About Optix Media
Optix Media was founded in 2012 to provide fiber
optic and high-performance wireless networks in demanding wireless
areas such as apartment complexes, hospitality, hospitals, schools,
and convention centers. In 2012 Optix Media started out with 800
students on its wireless network. One year later, Optix Media is
approaching 8,000 students on their wireless network and 10,000
unique wireless devices associated daily. Optix Media has partnered
with large student housing providers who provide housing throughout
the United States. Operating in a MSP (Managed Service Provider)
Model, Optix Media is able to develop innovative strategies for
customers who need a complete array of networking solutions at an
affordable monthly price. Optix Media's corporate offices are located
in Pocatello, ID. For more information on Optix Media, please visit:
www.optixmedia.net or call 208-242-3711
Xirrus is the leading provider of high-performance
wireless networks. Xirrus solutions perform under the most demanding
circumstances, offering consistent "wired-like" performance with
superior coverage and security. The Xirrus suite of WI-FI optimized
solutions -- Arrays, access points, cloud services, and wired
switches -- provide seamless connectivity and unified management
across the network. Xirrus provides a vital strategic business and IT
infrastructure advantage to industries that depend on wireless to
operate business-critical applications. With tens of thousands of
customer solutions deployed globally, Xirrus maintains operations and
partnerships across the globe. Xirrus is a privately held company and
is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA. For more information please
visit: www.xirrus.com and follow us on Twitter: @Xirrus.
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