The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School Increases Network Reliability for Students by Upgrading to 802.11abg+n Xirrus Wi-Fi Arrays
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 802.11abg+n Wi-Fi Arrays across the Holy Trinity School campus in Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom. The Holy Trinity School, a certified math and science specialist college, chose to replace their traditional access point network with Xirrus Wi-Fi Arrays in order to gain more bandwidth and reliability for their growing student population and eminent one-to-one initiative.
“From the time our school was established in 1969 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we have endeavored to provide each student with an exceptional education through implementation of advanced facilities and technologies,” said Justin Wheelhouse, Systems Manager at Holy Trinity. “We tasked Xirrus to cover our 25 acre campus with Wi-Fi connectivity to run hundreds of devices over the site as we implement our one-to-one initiative. Xirrus was able to cover all five buildings on campus with fewer devices and installation time while providing more coverage and bandwidth than any other offer we considered. While the solution was being deployed we saw instant benefits; before we had even completed the rollout we were already receiving comments from staff about the reach and reliability of the new network. One teacher gushed ‘The new wireless service is AMAZING!!!!!!’ while another said we ‘could not have made one teacher any happier.’”
Justin continued, “Xirrus provided us with a free site survey and a coverage guarantee which gave us the ability to know the total cost of our wireless deployment before making a decision. Combined with the reliability of the Arrays and after sales service, this allowed us to know exactly what we were getting for our money. In addition, the Array architecture and de-centralized connectivity creates a reliable wireless network that does not have to tunnel all the way back to the server room, effectively reducing network traffic and cable runs. Further exceeding our expectations, the Xirrus network offers the ability to upgrade or introduce new technologies such as VoWiFi at any time. This is an extremely important factor to consider in the continually changing educational field and we are very happy to know that we can rely on our new network through all of our future developments.”
“The administration and IT staff at Holy Trinity know how important it is to implement satisfactory Wi-Fi in their classrooms in order to properly integrate technology into the teaching process,” said Simon Hollister, Regional Manager at Xirrus. “By upgrading their network, they will be able to focus their time and energy on the educational environment without draining important resources on traditional worries such as the number of users that can be on the network at once or which areas on campus are covered.”
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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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