THOUSAND OAKS, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 25, 2015) - Xirrus, the leading provider of high-performance wireless networks, today announced the launch of its new low-cost 802.11ac Wi-Fi access points (APs). The new X2 solves the challenges businesses face in meeting the demand of a BYOD workforce that requires being connected wirelessly on multiple devices at all times. The X2 delivers affordable, fast, reliable cloud managed Wi-Fi, ideal for the small/medium enterprise, hospitality and education markets.

"Today, organizations demand Wi-Fi that is fast, reliable, easy to deploy and manage. Users expect, and organizations need Wi-Fi that works in every environment and a breadth of solutions to accommodate this," said Kevin Burden, VP of Mobility at 451 Research. "With this announcement Xirrus delivers a low cost, best of class performance solution that in combination with its high-density offerings gives it a broad portfolio in the market."

X2: No Compromise Wi-Fi

Eliminating the choice between price and speed, the new X2 delivers best of class performance and reliable Wi-Fi at a fraction of the cost of previous solutions. The Xirrus X2 is:

  • Lightning fast, delivering 1.2 Gbps bandwidth per access point
  • Cost effective for SME, remote offices, classrooms and hospitality
  • Ideal for schools meeting 1:1 classroom initiatives
  • Designed to address the challenges of BYOD
  • Perfect for affordable E-Rate implementations

Zero Touch Cloud Based Deployment

Designed for ease-of-use, the cloud-based Xirrus Management System (XMS) delivers a unique experience that benefits both the users of an X2 Wi-Fi network and the IT team that operates it, including:

  • Zero-touch cloud-based activation -- requiring no on-site IT for installation
  • Intuitive graphical interface for seamless, simple management
  • Simple 1-step, device-agnostic onboarding
  • No on-site maintenance for software upgrades, patches and licenses
  • All services integrated at no extra cost into a single console interface

An on-premise version of XMS is also available for management of X2 networks.

"For over a decade Xirrus has been the leader in delivering high performance, high density Wi-Fi solutions in the most complex environments on the planet. With the introduction of the X2, we extend our expertise to solve today's BYOD challenges by delivering a solution where customers no longer have to choose between price or performance," said Bruce Miller, Xirrus VP of Product Marketing.

Xirrus X2 is now generally available, starting at a list price of $445.

Today, Xirrus also introduced new 11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi products. Read more about this new family of solutions here:

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About Xirrus, Inc.
Xirrus is the leading provider of high-performance wireless networks. Xirrus solutions perform under the most demanding circumstances, offering consistent "wired-like" performance with superior coverage and security. The Xirrus suite of Wi-Fi optimized solutions -- high density access points, access points, cloud services, and wired switches -- provide seamless connectivity and unified management across the network. Xirrus provides a vital strategic business and IT infrastructure advantage to industries that depend on wireless to operate business-critical applications. 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. For more information please visit: and follow us on Twitter: @Xirrus.

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