Xirrus Makes e-Learning Possible at Corona-Norco Unified School District

Corona High Replaces Existing Legacy Access Points with Xirrus Wi-Fi Arrays to Support Wireless Initiatives

Jun 28, 2010, 14:23 ET from Xirrus

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Xirrus®, the leader in High Performance Wi-Fi that delivers the most coverage, bandwidth, and user density in the industry, announced today the deployment of Xirrus high performance 802.11n Wi-Fi Arrays at several Corona-Norco Unified School District schools located in Southern California. The district recently implemented laptop carts to bring online curricular resources and e-Learning platforms into the classrooms. However, their existing wireless infrastructure could not support the user density produced by this initiative. In order to fully utilize the wireless clients, the school upgraded their wireless system to Xirrus Wi-Fi Arrays, which provide 8X the bandwidth of legacy access points.

"Density is the biggest issue that we've had with wireless in our district," said Brian Troudy, IT Manager at Corona-Norco USD. "We've had serious issues being able to accommodate the laptop carts that we've deployed throughout the campuses. We had another wireless vendor installed but based on the density issues we knew we needed to look at an alternative. The Xirrus product was very much targeted toward our specific issues, so we began to look at that and have had great success so far – in fact, we have teachers who were once turned off from using the laptop carts out of frustration who are now coming back and wanting to use the carts again. That's a pretty powerful statement that speaks for itself."

April Moore, Assistant Principal in charge of Technology Integration at Corona High School, explains the quality of service that Xirrus provides, "Xirrus came out and worked hand-in-hand with our IT department to map out a plan of what would be ideal for Corona High and also worked with us budget wise, really being very flexible and accommodating. After it was installed, they came back out to make sure we had the coverage that we needed. Every step of the way Xirrus has been there to help and communicate with us, and we really appreciate that. I would definitely recommend Xirrus for any school or educational institution that is interested in having a seamless wireless infrastructure."

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Xirrus, Inc., the leader in High Performance Wi-Fi, manufactures the only fully distributed, dense radio Wi-Fi architecture available in the industry today. The innovative Xirrus architecture delivers unmatched RF innovation and wireless performance on a per access point and system-wide basis, yet requires fewer devices, switch ports, cabling with less effort to implement and maintain than traditional offerings, thereby accelerating Time-to-Value.  Xirrus manufactures its products in the USA and is Wi-Fi Alliance, Verisign, PCI, FIPS 140-2, and ISO 9001:2008 certified.  For more information, please visit www.xirrus.com.

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