UK’s Angmering Award Winning School Deploys Xirrus Wi-Fi Arrays to Improve Student-Teacher Collaboration
Xirrus, Inc., the Wi-Fi “Power-Play” that delivers the most wireless coverage, bandwidth, and throughput in the industry announced today the deployment of their high performance Wi-Fi Arrays across the Angmering School, located in Angmering, West Sussex, United Kingdom. The School has deployed the Wi-Fi Arrays to cover 55 classrooms and office areas and to support streaming video and other bandwidth-hungry applications that in the past had brought their legacy Wi-Fi to its knees. Xirrus was chosen because it required far fewer devices and delivered the bandwidth and user density needed to scale a high performance Wi-Fi network for years to come.
Angmering School is a community comprehensive school with a Sports College specialist status for science. The school enrolls upwards of 1,400 students between the ages 11 through 18 years of age and is a recognized Dyslexia Friendly School and was given the Autism Aware Award.
“Our initial reason for deploying wireless was to allow Sixth Form and disabled students to securely use their own and school laptops on our network, however, our legacy wireless network was unreliable and slow,” said Marc Ginnaw, ICT Services Manager at Angmering. “Xirrus not only was able to easily connect laptop computers to our network, but they also gave us the flexibility to add wireless security cameras, and the ability to connect traditionally wired workstations wirelessly to the network, saving us cable runs.”
Marc continued, “We deployed a few Xirrus Wi-Fi Arrays to cover our school’s 55 classrooms and office areas – a fraction of what the competition had quoted. These Wi-Fi Arrays can easily scale to support our future growth of Wi-Fi-enabled computing devices – no other vendor is capable of supporting our projected growth of wireless devices and applications, such as the school’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), webmail, and SIMS learning Gateway for Staff to log attendance, behavior, and achievements.”
“Many schools we come across want to replace wired connections with wireless to increase the efficiency of their network and to be more flexible with network changes for students and staff members,” said Simon Hollister, Regional Manager (UK) at Xirrus. “We have the only Wi-Fi solution that can replace Ethernet workgroup switches– no other Wi-Fi vendor can supply the coverage, bandwidth, user capacity, or security per port as Xirrus can – and do it reliably.”
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Xirrus, the only Wi-Fi “Power-Play”, manufacturers the Wi-Fi Array® architecture that displaces both overlay Wi-Fi offerings and switched Ethernet to the desktop. The Wi-Fi Array integrates 4, 8, 12, 16, or 24 802.11abg+n radios coupled to a high-gain directional antenna system into a single device along with an onboard multi-gigabit switch, Wi-Fi controller, firewall, dedicated Wi-Fi threat sensor, and an embedded spectrum analyzer. The Wi-Fi Array provides more than enough bandwidth, security, and control to replace switched Ethernet to the desktop as the primary network connection. The Xirrus Wi-Fi Array delivers the most coverage, bandwidth, throughput, and user density on a per device and per system basis than anything else available on the market today – resulting in a solution that uses 75% fewer devices, cabling, switch ports, power, space, and installation time compared with any other offering.
Xirrus is a privately-held company headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California. For more information, please visit www.xirrus.com.
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