Wick Hill shipping “Wired-Like” performance

Wick Hill is now shipping the latest, major release of Xirrus’ flagship ArrayOS operating system for Xirrus Wireless Arrays.

Xirrus AOS 6.3 provides the industry’s most advanced Wi-Fi operating system for optimizing the services and performance of wireless networks, uniquely addressing the growing challenges in bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environments.

ArrayOS 6.3 enables Xirrus Wireless Arrays with comprehensive, first-of-its-kind application-level visibility and policy enforcement at the network edge; support for Apple services such as Airprint and Airplay across enterprise networks; high scalability in support of dense 2.4GHz wireless environments; Passpoint certification for seamless Wi-Fi roaming and carrier data offload at wireless hotspots; and new options for migrating to 802.11ac when the new technology becomes available in 2013.

“BYOD has changed both the data transfer and performance expectations of users,” said Ian Kilpatrick, chairman Wick Hill Group . “ However, these expectations have not been met, with many networks still inadequate in their coverage and performance.

“This latest release from Xirrus will help organisations move to high density wireless in 2013, supporting business critical applications and delivering complete site coverage.”

With vastly greater compute power in each Array compared to traditional access points (APs), Xirrus Arrays powered by AOS 6.3 enable vital services to be delivered and enforced at the network edge, outclassing approaches that centralize services on a single controller in the core of the network.

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