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International School of Luxembourg Enhances Integration of Technology in the Classroom With Xirrus Wireless ArraysXirrus Provides Affordable Wireless Network for Well-Respected International Baccalaureate School (January 10, 2012)
THOUSAND OAKS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/10/12 -- Xirrus®, the leader in high-performance wireless networks, announced today that it has deployed 802.11n Wireless Arrays across the International School of Luxembourg in Luxembourg City. Having earned an outstanding reputation as an International Baccalaureate Organisation World School, ISL continually strives to further enhance the rich and stimulating educational environment for students and faculty. ISL has a student population of approximately 960 students in grades K-12, with plans of growing to 1,500 students over the next few years. A reliable and robust wireless network became necessary when ISL integrated a new laptop cart program, which serves to enhance student learning by allowing further integration of technology in the classroom. ISL chose to deploy Xirrus Wireless Arrays to support this program due to the affordability and simplicity of the solution.
"We deployed the Wi-Fi primarily to support student laptop carts so they can connect anywhere in the school," said Pete LaFrance IT Manager at ISL. "The carts can now be used right in the classroom instead of a teacher disrupting a lesson to pull students into the computer lab, and that is invaluable to the teacher. The laptop cart program also supports integrating the technology right into the curriculum."
Pete continued by explaining their decision to deploy Xirrus Wireless, "Our network hardware right now is all Cisco, so the logical step would have been to deploy their wireless as well. We looked around quite a bit at Cisco wireless and other vendors, but ultimately Xirrus presented a solution that was affordable to us. With the Xirrus solution we have one Array on each floor instead of one access point in each classroom, so we didn't have to run nearly as much cabling, and we didn't need to dedicate switch space to accommodate those devices. It was a simple, elegant solution. In fact, teachers & students didn't even realise the installation was happening, other than the fact that they suddenly had great Wi-Fi. Since the installation, the speeds have been fantastic -- we have had no issues of slow-down. We have over 500 student devices registered and there's been no bottleneck in the Wi-Fi service whatsoever. It's been a very good, quick, easy solution."
About Xirrus, Inc.
Xirrus is the leading provider of high-performance wireless networks. Our array-based solutions perform under the most demanding circumstances -- always. Their wired-like reliability and superior security allow our customers to confidently take their business-critical applications and operations mobile. Our solutions are unique in the industry, transforming enterprises and organizations around the world. At a time when everyone expects to connect wirelessly everywhere and business is increasingly done in the cloud, Xirrus wireless solutions are providing a vital strategic business and IT infrastructure advantage in thousands of deployments worldwide. Headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA, Xirrus is a privately held enterprise designing and manufacturing its products and solutions in the USA.
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