F1 Consultancy is a world leader in technical event management services and supports thousands of events every year for organisations such as Microsoft and BBC Worldwide. With high performance wireless often tantamount to the success of an event, a robust wireless network is a critical element to the success of F1 Consultancy's business.
The partnership also signals the companies' commitment to collaborate technically on evolving wireless networking solutions. The companies will benefit from increased knowledge sharing to solve the challenges raised by the ever-changing landscape of the events industry. With demands from clients and consumers to not only access the internet, but also stream video, blog and tweet live, flawless and robust Wi-Fi is a top priority for event planning today.
Mark Stephenson, CEO at F1 Consultancy, commented: "The IT infrastructure needed for events has changed drastically throughout the 20 years we have been in the market. As recently as two years ago, wired-terminals or Wi-Fi hotspots were ample for the small number of devices connecting to the internet. Today, an attendee at an event might have two or more devices connected to the internet, which means we can have tens of thousands of devices all accessing the internet concurrently. This makes the delivery of a wide-scale, high-quality wireless network now indispensable; no good event is without one. Xirrus has the ideal solution for this."
"Working closer with Xirrus will ensure we maintain the edge over our competitors. Managing wireless for thousands of people is no easy feat. We've had clients come to us for large events having been told by other companies that Wi-Fi for their high capacity event simply wasn't possible -- working with Xirrus we've proved we can deliver, no matter how high the demands."
Sean Larner, Xirrus VP International, said: "Xirrus has a wealth of experience with large-scale deployments and it's our innate understanding of the events world which makes us the preferred partner for F1 Consultancy. We're thrilled to have the company on board as a partner and to support the world class events that the team manage."