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August 31, 2010

Wi-Fi Leader Xirrus Becomes the Latest Sponsor of 4GWE Conference in Los Angeles

Norwalk, CT – August 30, 2010 - TMC and Crossfire Media today announced that Xirrus, the leader in high-performance Wi-Fi, has signed on to become the latest Gold Sponsor of their 4G Wireless Evolution (4GWE) Conference, taking place in Los Angeles, on Oct. 4-6, 2010. 

Xirrus manufactures the patented Wi-Fi Array, which is the only fully distributed, dense radio Wi-Fi architecture available in the industry today. Xirrus’ Wi-Fi Array integrates up to 24 access points with high-gain directional antennas into a single device, along with an onboard multi-gigabit switch, Wi-Fi controller, firewall, dedicated Wi-Fi threat sensor, and an embedded spectrum analyzer. The technology provides enough bandwidth, security, and control to replace switched Ethernet as the primary network connection, and it requires 75% fewer devices, cabling, switch ports, power and space than any other competitive offering.  

“Xirrus plays an important role in the Wi-Fi industry, supplying the necessary bandwidth and intelligence for enterprise applications. We are pleased to welcome Xirrus to 4GWE,” said Carl Ford, 4GWE event producer and co-founder of Crossfire Media.

"Distributed Wi-Fi architectures, like the Xirrus Wi-Fi Array, are replacing wired networks as users demand the same level of ubiquitous connectivity in the workplace as they have in the home,” said Dirk Gates, founder and CEO of Xirrus. “Working with organizations like TMC and Crossfire Media allows for discussion about how to best deploy Wi-Fi to meet the needs of the wireless worker – to make certain IT organizations have the know-how and tools necessary to transition from wired to wireless."

Xirrus’ CEO, Dirk Gates, will deliver a Keynote Address to the audience of 4GWE on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 10:15 AM. 

Prior to Xirrus, Dirk Gates founded Xircom, Inc. in 1988 on the premise of delivering Ethernet connectivity to mobile computers. With venture funding from Greylock, Gates grew the company to 2,000 employees, achieved revenues of $500M, and a market cap in excess of $2B.  During his tenure as Chairman and CEO, Gates led Xircom into the wireless arena through partnerships and acquisitions that positioned the company to deliver mobility solutions based on IEEE 802.11, GPRS and BlueTooth technologies.  He subsequently negotiated the sale of Xircom to Intel Corp. in March of 2001.  Dirk Gates holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from California State University at Northridge and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

Now in its fourth iteration, the expanded 4GWE explores the trends driving a shift towards an anywhere, anytime, broadband mobile network. The event focuses on the evolution to a 4G infrastructure and the mobile broadband applications that it will enable. As part of ITEXPO, 4GWE has become the industry’s premier gathering place for Mobile Network Operators, fixed carriers, handset manufacturers, mobile internet device manufacturers, application providers, and venture capitalists.

Details on the entire conference program are now available online. Additional sponsorship, exhibiting, and advertising opportunities are still available, and interested parties should contact Anthony Cassio at 203-852-6800 ext. 105.

Conference and Expo registration for 4GWE and ITEXPO is now open.  Media inquiries should be directed to Todd Keefe, For Immediate Release PR.

About Xirrus: 
Xirrus, Inc. is a privately-held wireless technology company and the leader in high performance Wi-Fi, manufacturing the patented Wi-Fi Array, the only fully distributed, dense radio Wi-Fi architecture available in the industry today. The innovative Xirrus Wi-Fi Array delivers unmatched performance on a per access point and system level basis – and is proven to deliver 3X the Time-To-Value compared to any other offering because it requires fewer devices, switch ports, and cabling along with less time and effort to install and maintain. Xirrus was founded in 2004 by Dirk Gates (previously founded Xircom) and backed by strong investors including August Capital, Canaan Partners, InterWest, QuestMark Partners, and US Venture Partners. Xirrus manufacturers its products in the USA and is Wi-Fi Alliance, Verisign, PCI, FIPS 140-2, and ISO 9001:2008 certified. For more information, please visit www.xirrus.com.

About Crossfire Media:
Crossfire Media is an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. We service communities of interest with conferences, tradeshows, webinars, and newsletters. Crossfire Media, in conjunction with TMC provides community web sites and news portals with the latest information in our industries. 

About TMC:
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and NGN magazines. MobilityTechzone, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. MobilityTechzone is read by two million unique visitors each month on average worldwide, according to Webtrends. MobilityTechzone has ranked within the top 3,500 in Quantcast's Top U.S. sites, placing MobilityTechzone in the nation’s top .03% most visited Web sites. In addition, TMC produces ITEXPO; 4GWE Conference and M2M Evolution (in conjunction with Crossfire Media); Digium|Asterisk World (in conjunction with Digium); and Smart Grid Summit (in conjunction with Intelligent Communication Partners). TMC serves other communications market segments with the Cloud Communications Summit (in conjunction with Light and Electric); CVx ChannelVision Expo (in conjunction with Beka Publishing); and MSPWorld™ (in conjunction with the MSP Alliance).

TMC also serves technology professionals with industry-specific Web sites: InfoTech Spotlight, 4GWE, M2M Evolution.com, Smart-Grid.MobilityTechzone.com, Smart Products Ecosystem, Robotics.MobilityTechzone.com, Cable.MobilityTechzone.com, Satellite Spotlight, Green.MobilityTechzone.com, Healthcare.MobilityTechzone.com, and Education.MobilityTechzone.com.

Contact Information:
Todd Keefe
For Immediate Release PR (for ITEXPO)
617-262-1968 x 101

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