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Horn Group Replaces Wires With Wireless, Deploys Xirrus High Performance Wi-Fi Network

Mon, 08/16/2010 - 10:25am
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Horn Group, Inc., a top digital communications agency, has deployed a high performance Wi-Fi network from its client Xirrus. By going from wired to 100% wireless, Horn Group is giving its employees the coverage, freedom, and flexibility to work reliably throughout the company's 30,000 square feet combined. The agency installed Xirrus XN8 Wi-Fi Arrays in both its San Francisco and New York offices. Xirrus is one of about a dozen client products and services that Horn Group has implemented over the years.

Ed Garcia, Horn Group's director of IT, worked closely with Xirrus on the implementation of the new Wi-Fi network. "We were using consumer grade Wi-Fi as a convenience and I was skeptical that Wi-Fi had achieved the performance and reliability for enterprise use. But after 30 days of testing there have been no issues and people cannot tell the difference between their old wired and new Wi-Fi connectivity -- so I told everyone to 'go ahead, unplug the wires permanently.'"

"We strive to represent companies that provide unique, game-changing products and services. Implementing our clients' technology takes the agency/client relationship to a different level and gives our account teams hands on experience with the companies they represent," said Horn Group CFO Bina Motiram. "We've made it a practice to implement our clients' products -- from our time tracking system and HR software to storage solutions and useful social tools. This is a trend I expect to continue in our company."

Horn Group began working with Xirrus in June after a competitive three-month agency review. Xirrus is a privately-held Wi-Fi 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 company 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. For more information, visit www.xirrus.com (http://www.xirrus.com/) .

About Horn Group, Inc.Horn Group (http://www.horngroup.com/) is a digital communications firm specializing in public relations and interactive design. Its clients are hot start-ups and established brands in enterprise technology, SaaS, digital media, and consumer Internet sectors. The company has been recognized a best mid-sized agency for four consecutive years in PRSourceCode's annual Top Tech Communicators survey; has won several awards for interactive web design and video production; and is frequently noted as a Best Employer and Best Place to Work. The company was founded by Sabrina Horn (http://horngroup.blogs.com/horn_group_weblog/sabrinahorn.html) in 1991 and is based in San Francisco and New York.

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