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Xirrus Named Official Wi-Fi Network Supplier to The 2014 Ryder Cup in Gleneagles

Ryder Cup to Provide Fans With Access to On-Demand Interactive Content Across the Entire Course

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 03/05/14 -- Xirrus®, the leader in high-performance wireless networks, today announces an agreement with Ryder Cup Europe to be the Official Wi-Fi Network Supplier to The 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, Scotland.

As part of the agreement, Xirrus will deploy Access Points (APs) and Arrays throughout the entire Gleneagles site, providing fans with access to on-demand video, interactive content, social sharing applications and location-based services.

The announcement follows a hugely successful wireless deployment at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club in May 2013, which provided fans with access to a raft of services such as on-demand video and digital content to improve their event day experience.

Richard Hills, European Ryder Cup Director, said: "The Wi-Fi deployment at the BMW PGA Championship in May served as a great example of the huge value that wireless brings to the whole golfing experience, by providing spectators with faster and easier access to digital content.

"From a technology perspective, Xirrus was able to meet the very specific requirements of the golf course environment, providing us with complete coverage and the ability to handle huge capacity and bandwidth demands with no dropouts. By partnering with Xirrus for The 2014 Ryder Cup we are going to take this performance to the next level and truly revolutionise the way we deliver digital content and engage with fans at the event."

"The Ryder Cup is the biggest golfing event on the planet and we're delighted to have formed this exclusive partnership with Ryder Cup Europe for this year's event," said Sean Larner, VP International at Xirrus. "Together with our reseller partner AJP Networking, we had great success with the rollout at the BMW PGA Championship and we'll again be at the heart of truly enhancing the fan experience and enjoyment of the hotly contested Cup through a wealth of interactive content.

"The eyes of the world will be on this tournament and Xirrus prides itself in being able to deliver high performance in the most demanding environments. The Wi-Fi network will enable Ryder Cup Europe to maximise fan engagement through a variety of interactive applications, both for those at the event itself, and those watching from home."

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 optimised solutions -- Arrays, 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: www.xirrus.com and follow us on Twitter: @Xirrus.

Xirrus and XMS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Xirrus. Other trade names used in this document are or may be the property of their respective owners.

About The Ryder Cup
The Ryder Cup is a biennial men's golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States. The competition, which is jointly administered by the PGA of America and the PGA European Tour, is contested every two years with the venue alternating between courses in the USA and Europe. For only the second time in the history of The Ryder Cup, the match will be played in Scotland; the Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire hosting the greatest tournament in match play golf from September 23-28, following its previous appearance in Scotland at Muirfield in 1973.

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