World-Leading Executive Business School IESE Chooses Xirrus for BYOD Wireless Network Access

Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:00am EST

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  LONDON, Jan 21 (Marketwire) -- 
Xirrus(R), the leader in high-performance wireless networking, today
announced a partnership with world renowned IESE Business School in
Spain. Providing wireless access throughout its campus facilities in
Barcelona and Madrid, the Xirrus technology connects 3,500 students,
faculty members, and their guests with the School facilities.

    The deployment of the Xirrus wireless arrays marks a successful roll-out
of IESE's Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy providing internet access
from any device. Smartphones, tablets, laptops or PCs using any operating
system can gain access to the network, from anywhere on the campus.

    The network, installed by Xirrus' local partner Domo Informatica,
performs even under the most demanding circumstances. At peak times,
hundreds of students can log on simultaneously in the main lecture halls,
along with thousands of others across the campus network and living areas.

    Xirrus uses a sophisticated architecture of wireless arrays to provide up
to 4x the coverage, 8x the bandwidth and 8x the capacity of traditional
wireless deployments, delivering an outstanding end-user experience.
Wi-Fi deployments built on a coverage-only model often fail under the
heavy load of mobile devices and applications -- with potentially
disastrous consequences in business-critical scenarios.

    Tomas Tomeo, Director of Corporate Development, IESE, said: "This
installation was highly complex and technically challenging, encompassing
multiple locations and needing to cope with spikes in demand when our
lecture halls are full to capacity, with almost 1,000 students wanting to
access internet or email facilities simultaneously.

    "The ability of the Xirrus system to support a BYOD policy was vital when
thousands of students from all over the world come to use our facilities.
Whatever the reason for using wireless -- from accessing internet
services, emailing, or transferring files to printing -- IESE Business
School users can now complete tasks instantly using the Xirrus wireless
network."

    With 105 Arrays deployed in total, 74 in Barcelona and 31 on the Madrid
campus, Xirrus delivers significantly higher density and performance per
device and per radio than other major manufacturers, requiring
significantly fewer devices per deployment. Fewer arrays mean less
cabling, switching and expenditure on infrastructure in general during
implementation.

    The wired-like performance, reliability and superior security of IESE's
new network allows students and lecturers on the University's world
renowned MBA and Executive Education programs to confidently take their
business studies and operations mobile.

    Sean Larner, Xirrus' Vice President of International, said: "We're
delighted to complete a challenging task for a prestigious organisation
such as IESE. Our technology will help to connect the next generation of
business executives and help them complete their studies using wireless
connectivity. Only Xirrus' technology can provide the arrays and
networking capabilities to keep an organization like IESE running
smoothly whenever and wherever wireless is needed."

    About Xirrus, Inc.
 Xirrus is the leading provider of high-performance
wireless networks. Our array-based solutions perform under the most
demanding circumstances -- always. Wired-like reliability and superior
security allow our customers to confidently take their business-critical
applications and operations mobile. Our solutions are unique in the
industry, transforming enterprises and organizations around the world. At
a time when everyone expects to connect wirelessly everywhere and
business is increasingly done in the cloud, Xirrus wireless solutions are
providing a vital strategic business and IT infrastructure advantage in
thousands of deployments worldwide. Headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA,
Xirrus is a privately held enterprise designing and manufacturing its
products and solutions in the USA. For more information, visit
www.xirrus.com.

    About IESE

    IESE, the business school of the University of Navarra, is one of the
world's top ten business schools and has pioneered business education in
Europe since its founding in 1958 in Barcelona. IESE distinguishes itself
in its general-management approach, extensive use of the case method,
international outreach, and emphasis on placing people at the heart of
managerial decision making. With a truly global outlook IESE, with
campuses in Madrid and Barcelona, a center in New York and offices in
Munich and Sao Paolo, currently runs programs on four continents. For
more information, please visit www.iese.edu

    IESE Business School: Carla Vargas Puccio, Director of International
Communications cvargas@iese.edu / +44 787 630 4745

    

Media Contact
Jennifer Capewell
Xirrus UK Ltd
Phone: 01727 846 585
Email: jennifer.capewell@xirrus.com 

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