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ADC Forms Strategic Alliance with Xirrus to Deliver Next Generation Wi-Fi Infrastructure Equipment; Agreement Enables Complete Wide-area and Wi-Fi Solutions for Converged Voice and Data Networks.

MINNEAPOLIS & WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. -- ADC (NASDAQ:ADCT)(, today announced an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Xirrus, Inc., creators of the next-generation Wireless LAN Array architecture, to supply its complete family of enterprise-class Wi-Fi solutions as the Digivance(R) WFX product family. Under terms of the agreement, ADC will now offer the Digivance WFX Wireless LAN Array solution to its enterprise customers who seek a scalable, cost effective solution to deliver in-building Wi-Fi access. With this expansion of the Digivance portfolio, service providers can deliver a complete wireless solution supporting the convergence of wide-area wireless and Wi-Fi technologies for voice and data applications.

The Digivance WFX Wireless LAN Array solution combines a wireless LAN switch with up to 16 integrated access points and a high-gain multi-sector antenna system in a single device. This integrated approach delivers greater coverage and bandwidth than alternative solutions while reducing Wi-Fi equipment requirements and the time and effort involved in planning, deploying and managing a Wi-Fi network.

"We're excited about adding the Digivance WFX Wireless LAN Array to our portfolio of wireless offerings," said Mike Pratt, president of the Active Infrastructure Business Unit for ADC. "This innovative approach simplifies the deployment of Wi-Fi access and allows carriers and enterprises to deploy wireless networks as efficiently as wired networks. The WFX is a perfect complement to our Digivance Indoor Coverage Solution. We are looking forward to teaming with Xirrus to expand our joint capabilities."

Effective immediately, the agreement allows ADC to market the complete family of Xirrus Wireless LAN Arrays, Centralized Management Platform and Remote Power System under the Digivance brand on a worldwide basis.

"This OEM agreement further validates the WLAN Array architecture and its ability to deliver high-performance, scalable Wi-Fi networks," said Dirk Gates, CEO for Xirrus. "Enterprise customers are ready for a strategic new class of wireless and converged networking solutions that a global leader such as ADC can best deliver."

The Digivance WFX Wireless LAN Array delivers up to 864 Mbps of Wi-Fi bandwidth over a large area and allows up to 1,024 users to be wirelessly connected to the network. The product family includes solutions for a broad range of applications, from branch offices where bandwidth is not an issue, to hospitals and campuses where maximum bandwidth is required to support an increasing number of Wi-Fi customers and applications.

About ADC Wireless Solutions

The Digivance WFX is the newest addition to the Digivance product family that includes the Digivance Long-Range Coverage Solution (LRCS), the Digivance Indoor Coverage Solution (ICS), the Digivance Street-Level Coverage Solution (SCS), the Digivance NXD digital Distributed Antenna System (DAS) solution and the Digivance CXD digital Distributed Antenna System (DAS) solution. ADC's wireless portfolio also includes a complete line of ClearGain(R) tower-mounted amplifiers for service providers' wireless networks.

About Xirrus, Inc.

Headquartered in Westlake Village, California, Xirrus, Inc. introduced the next-generation enterprise Wi-Fi architecture in Spring 2005 winning Best Startup at Networld+Interop. Led by Dirk Gates, former chairman and CEO of Xircom (acquired by Intel), Xirrus developed the Wireless LAN Array to reduce the cost and complexity of large-scale Wi-Fi deployments. Its revolutionary design combines a wireless LAN switch and up to 16 Integrated Access Points with an advanced antenna system maximizing capacity and coverage using fewer devices. A privately held company, Xirrus solutions are available worldwide through Value Added Resellers, OEM partners and other solutions providers. For more information, contact Xirrus at 805-497-0955.

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ADC provides the connections for wireline, wireless, cable, broadcast, and enterprise networks around the world. ADC's innovative network infrastructure equipment and professional services enable high-speed Internet, data, video, and voice services to residential, business and mobile subscribers. ADC (NASDAQ: ADCT) has sales into more than 140 countries. Learn more about ADC at
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