Historic School Improves Connectivity for Students and Staff with 802.11n

Marymount High School Choose Xirrus® 802.11abgn Wi-Fi Arrays™ for Campus-wide Deployment


Xirrus, Inc., the Wi-Fi “Power-Play” that delivers the most wireless coverage, bandwidth, and throughput in the industry announced today that historic Marymount High School, located in Los Angeles, California, has deployed Xirrus 802.11n Wi-Fi Arrays campus-wide as they begin to roll out their 1:1 computer initiative.

Established in 1923, Marymount High School is an independent Catholic college-preparatory school for girls in grades 9-12. It’s seven building campus, located on a 6.5 acre campus across the street from UCLA, draws students from all over the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Marymount is one of the first all-girls school in the United States to begin deploying a 1:1 computer initiative with Apple® MacBook® computers.

“We selected Xirrus for our Wi-Fi implementation because they have the best architecture available—their Wi-Fi Arrays deliver more coverage, more bandwidth, and more throughput with less devices, cables, and switch ports than anything else on the market today,” said Patrick Lynch, Director of Technology, at Marymount High School. “As we roll-out our 1:1 computer initiative, it is imperative that we begin with a powerful, robust wireless network that will give all our 400+ student body and staff the same user experience as traditional wired connections—Xirrus delivers that.”

“What’s more, the professional and knowledgeable service we received from Xirrus was extraordinary,” added Patrick. “Unlike other vendors who try to sell based on slide-ware and predictive modeling, Xirrus cracked open their products to demonstrate the ingenious design, performed areal-world site survey, helped us create a comprehensive network design, and backed everything up with a signal strength guarantee. I think the most extraordinary thing about Xirrus was their follow up and follow through. From technicians, to site visits, to the roll out of our wireless solution, Xirrus has been there every step of the way to make sure the job got done right—very impressive.”

“It’s great to see schools like Marymount using Wi-Fi as the primary network connection for their students and staff—to learn and work where and when it is most productive,” said Scott Tomlinson, Regional Director at Xirrus. “Marymount now has a powerful 802.11abgn network that is as powerful as a Ethernet workgroup switch, but much more flexible and capable of supporting an assortment of wireless educational tools and applications both now and in the future.”

About Marymount High School
Established in 1923, Marymount High School is an independent Catholic college-preparatory school for girls in grades 9-12. Located West Los Angeles, directly across the street from UCLA, Marymount draws students from all over the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Built on 6.5 acres, the original Spanish mission style buildings were declared California cultural historical monuments in 1982. Throughout its 85-year history, Marymount has remained dedicated to the goal of providing an education that fosters the spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional and social maturity of the whole person. For more information, please visit www.mhs-la.org.

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