Toronto Montessori Schools (TMS) and Toronto Montessori Institute (TMI) Install Xirrus® 802.11abg+n Wi-Fi Arrays™ to Improve Student and Teacher Learning
Xirrus, Inc., the Wi-Fi “Power-Play” that delivers the most wireless coverage, bandwidth, and throughput in the industry announced today that the internationally recognized Toronto Montessori Schools (TMS) and Toronto Montessori Institute (TMI), Canada’s first and largest Montessori, has selected to install Xirrus 802.11abg+n Wi-Fi Arrays to deliver high speed internet access for student and teacher online learning.
Internationally recognized and established in 1961, Toronto Montessori Schools (TMS) , is a co-ed, independent university preparatory School. Along with educating over 750 students ranging in age from 18 months to 18 years, TMS also houses Toronto Montessori Institute (TMI), which is one of North America’s leading centres for the training of Montessori teachers and ongoing research into childhood development.
“It is critical that we utilize world-class technology to further the learning and development of our teachers and students,” said Ben Medina, Director of Information Technology for TMS and TMI. “We view Wi-Fi as a means of furthering the collaboration and learning process—by giving Internet access to online educational programs with mobile labs today and a full blown 1:1 student computer program down the road—allowing teachers and students to work and learn more efficiently. However, most of the Wi-Fi architectures I’ve investigated require large amounts of individual access points being tied to a remote controller. Sure, this allows for central management, but at the cost of wiring and security—there had to be a better solution.”
“I was overwhelmed with the Xirrus presentation and product solution—their method of integrating many access points and the controller into a single device, allows me to cut back on the wiring, saving the School and Institute both time and cost, and enhancing internet access security,” added Ben. “As we build out our 1:1 computer initiative, I feel confident we have the Wi-Fi product to make that transition successful.”
“Schools around the world are quickly realizing and adopting Wi-Fi as the primary network connection for users—Toronto Montessori Schools is a great example of that,” said Steve Armes, Regional Manager at Xirrus. “By adopting Xirrus’ 802.11n architecture, Toronto Montessori Schools has delivered a powerful, robust, and secure wireless network that will assist in furthering the education of its students and teachers for years to come.”
About Toronto Montessori Schools (TMS) and Toronto Montessori Institute (TMI)
Internationally recognized since 1961 and an International Baccalaureate World School (IB), Toronto Montessori Schools (TMS) is a co-ed, independent university preparatory School offering programs for students 18 months to 18 years. We enable each student to define and realize his/her success in university, professional career, and life through an academically rigorous program based on Montessori and IB principles for students 18 months to university entrance. Toronto Montessori Institute (TMI) is one of North America’s leading centres for the training of Montessori teachers and ongoing research into childhood development. For more information, please visit http://www.torontomontessori.ca and/or http://www.tmi.edu.
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