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Xirrus Introduces New Wi-Fi Solution to Meet Connectivity Demands of Large Venues

The Xirrus XA4 access point integrates four high-speed 802.11ac Wave 2 radios with external antennas to deliver focused, fast, and reliable Wi-Fi. By ChannelPro

Xirrus, a provider of cloud-enabled Wi-Fi networks, has released the XA4, a four-radio 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi access point that incorporates external antennas to provide fast, reliable Wi-Fi connectivity in large venues and open-space environments.  

When venues have hundreds or thousands of attendees that expect to connect to fast Wi-Fi, they need a network solution designed to manage the massive capacity and usage spikes this creates. Xirrus’ XA4 Wave 2 Wi-Fi solution offers the device density and bandwidth capacity to deliver reliable service in demanding environments, and the antenna flexibility to tune coverage and quickly adapt to changing conditions.

The Xirrus XA4 Wave 2 Access Point also provides:

  • Support for up to 1,000 Wi-Fi connections simultaneously.
  • Flexibility to fine-tune radio frequency coverage for high density areas and optimize usage.
  • Support for 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi at up to 3.47 Gbps data rates per radio and a total of 16 multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) streams per access point.
  • Flexible management with cloud-based or on premise Xirrus Management System (XMS) for zero-touch provisioning, integrated EasyPass access control, and analytics to maximize the utility of the Wi-Fi network to the venue.

“At the high end of our Wi-Fi portfolio, Xirrus offers purpose-built Wi-Fi solutions optimized to meet the high device densities found in large venues,” says Bruce Miller, VP of product marketing, Xirrus. “The new XA4 extends the portfolio with a flexible option for delivering Wi-Fi services in these scenarios. And by replacing up to four traditional access points with one XA4, the solution provides significant savings to our customers in initial and ongoing expenditures.”