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February 05, 2014

Xirrus Deploys Wireless Arrays Solution at the San Francisco Maritime Museum

San Francisco Maritime Museum, a historical park located in California, USA, has recently installed Xirrus’s Wireless Arrays solution to provide wireless coverage to the outdoor lagoon, Aquatic Park, Muni Pier and the site's historic ships.

The museum administrators said that they were looking for a solution that offers superior coverage and security and helps them provide a connected and fully immersive experience in the historic site.

"Access to Wi-Fi is no longer a peripheral consideration in public settings or venues," said Noble Brown, technology specialist at the National Park Service. "People of all ages want to use their mobile devices as a catalyst for richer, more dynamic experiences -- including interactivity with exhibits in museums. The Xirrus network enables us to exceed the expectations of our visitors, and helps bring them back to explore the museum time and time again."

Xirrus has currently installed its XR-520s Aps, which is ideal for locations where optimal performance is a must and single points-of-failure are not expected. The XR-520 also offers an integrated wireless controller, built-in Application Control, wireless IDS/IPS, stateful firewall, spectrum analysis, guest access and iOS device optimization.

The museum has also deployed XR-2420 Wireless Arrays that are fully upgradable per radio, and comes with an integrated controller for reliable performance.

"Construction is always an obstacle with historical sites," said Jose Perez, director of IT infrastructure services at Xirrus partner MSA Systems. "Extensive cable runs can cause permanent damage and compromise the architecture. Xirrus' multi-radio design and distributed architecture helped us to implement a superlative network while preserving the structural integrity of the building with less equipment, less cabling and fewer switch ports."

The new deployment is appealing new and returning visitors who operate wirelessly, including geo-location services for guests, online virtual tours and video footage.

Bruce Miller (News - Alert), vice president of product marketing at Xirrus, added, "The National Park Service encompasses more than 400 sites and attracts more than 275 million visitors every year. With the Maritime Museum deployment, Xirrus has paved the way for other landmarks to introduce wireless technology to enhance the consumer experience."

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 (News - Alert).

Edited by Ryan Sartor

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