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Wireless Solutions For Education
Teaching higher education how to do smarter wireless

Smart schools improve learning with intelligent wireless networking. Mobility is the new norm, faculty and students expect to connect without wires. They depend on it to support students in a mobile world, schools must fully integrate wireless into their connectivity strategy.

When we grow wireless user density in classrooms, teachers can engage connected students in new ways and enhance learning. When we provide more reliable wireless access with fewer devices school-wide, cost of wireless implementation and management is reduced. And when we deliver flawless wireless access in busy libraries and study halls, student satisfaction rises. Wireless isn’t a nice to have anymore. Done right, it’s a strategic IT infrastructure advantage that accelerates learning and lets schools do more than ever before.

Xirrus’ solutions were developed from the ground up for a wireless world and designed to deliver wired-like performance. And Xirrus solutions support the unique requirements of school environments, particularly in terms of device density, traffic capacity and the ability to scale on demand. Our innovative, patented technology integrates multiple components into a single device. This helps provide uncompromised access to sophisticated applications and services (multimedia, mobile, cloud-based) school-wide.

With Xirrus High Performance Wireless Network solutions, you can:

Xirrus' solutions were developed from the ground up for a wireless world and designed to deliver wired-like performance. And Xirrus solutions support the unique requirements of school environments, particularly in terms of device density, traffic capacity, and the ability to scale on demand. Our innovative, patented technology integrates multiple components into a single device. This helps provide uncompromised access to sophisticated applications and services (multimedia, mobile, cloud-based) school-wide.

Primary/Secondary Schools

Deliver Wireless Learning

Xirrus delivers world-class, cloud managed Wi-Fi solutions that put your network at the head of its class. With Xirrus, the complexities of 1:1 programs and BYOD are no problem. Best of all, Xirrus Wi-Fi networks grow and adapt to constantly changing environments without requiring equipment replacement Xirrus is the only Wi-Fi vendor that offers you:

Smart schools improve learning with intelligent wireless networking.

Mobility is the new norm. Faculty and students expect to connect without wires. They depend on it. The explosion of smartphones and tablets has seen to that. According to the Wi-Fi Alliance, there are now about 800 million Wi-Fienabled devices produced every year. The days of a predominantly wired IT architecture are gone. To support students in a mobile world, schools must fully integrate wireless into their connectivity strategy.

At Xirrus, we see why. When we grow wireless user density in classrooms, teachers can engage connected students in new ways and enhance learning. When we provide more reliable wireless access with fewer devices school-wide, cost of wireless implementation and management is reduced. And when we deliver flawless wireless access in busy libraries and study halls, student satisfaction rises. Wireless isn't a nice to have anymore. Done right, it's a strategic IT infrastructure advantage that accelerates learning and lets schools do more than ever before. And Xirrus does it right.

Because of the high density and mobile nature of its users, education is at the forefront of the wireless evolution. Classrooms are now highly dependent on digital resources and the instructional applications they enable. In the primary and secondary school space, there is a drive toward the 21st century (or digital) classroom. Many schools are embracing nextgeneration technologies and programs that expand learning options, such as 1:1 laptop-to-student and bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives. These initiatives create demands on existing Wi-Fi infrastructures that can increase by a factor of 10 in a single school year. A high-performance, reliable wireless solution is imperative.

Higher Education

Mobilize Campus Life

Mobility is key when it comes to campus life. In this high-density environment every student, teacher and faculty member needs their unique devices to work on a Wi-Fi network that can power them through endless lectures and all-night study sessions. But one size does not fit every institution. That’s why Xirrus offers an adaptable suite of solutions that supports all of the latest and greatest gadgets, today and into the future. Xirrus is the only Wi-Fi vendor that offers you:

Xirrus Delivers Scalable and Affordable Wi-Fi for Campuses

Higher education institutions have long been on the leading edge of wireless usage, and along with it, dealing with the challenges of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). Students are early adopters of technology – and all the devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) quickly find their way into dorms and classrooms.

Colleges and universities rely on these devices to deliver education content as well as distance learning. Technology such as Moodle, Blackboard, and other Learning Management Systems are fundamental for student engagement. Using this technology is essential for collaboration on both educational projects and university research.

Being competitive in the higher education marketplace requires a fully functioning Wi-Fi network. Colleges and universities cannot limit device proliferation—they must embrace it. While some enterprises have pushed broad Wi-Fi upgrades off into the future, this is not an option in higher education.

College and university IT administrators must address how they will support increaseing device growth. They must provide continuous and contiguous access to an to an unbounded number of devices, verify availability of educational applications, and work with limited financial and technical resources.

Xirrus Benefits

High School DeploymentThe Xirrus Difference

Xirrus understands the challenges of Wi-Fi networks at colleges and universities. Our solutions deploy faster and easier, with significantly less equipment and supporting infrastructure. We can help identify and prioritize critical education applications to ensure teaching progresses uninterrupted.

Xirrus helps provision wireless capacity where it is needed—from dorms, to offices, to lecture halls—with a range of performance-scaled solutions.

Xirrus' solutions were developed from the ground up for a wireless world and designed to deliver wired-like performance. And Xirrus solutions support the unique requirements of higher education—particularly in terms of device density, application visibility, and the ability to scale on demand.

BYOD-Optimized

Xirrus wireless solutions seamlessly support the massive proliferation of mobile devices, with onboarding services to automate the process of bringing new devices and users onto the campus wireless network. Xirrus ensures these devices access the network with a quality end user experience.

Future-Proof Wi-Fi

No other vendor future-proofs your Wi-Fi network for a long lifespan like Xirrus. Programmable radios allow you to adapt the Wi-Fi infrastructure over time as the client base evolves. Modular APs allow you to upgrade your network without replacing any equipment.

High Reliability

Xirrus distributes intelligence across the network into each Access Point, eliminating the single point of failure and performance bottleneck of centralized controllers. Application Control prioritizes critical applications over recreational usage.

Application Control

Xirrus solutions are the industry's first to integrate next generation application recognition and control at the network edge in every AP. Application Control ensures educational applications are prioritized to ensure a reliable user experience.

Complete Security

Xirrus implements multi-level security for comprehensive wireless network protection. Each Access Point integrates a stateful firewall. High Density Access Points incorporate a dedicated threat sensor radio for 24/7 RF security protection without compromising user servicing resources. Xirrus Application Control enables application detection and application policy control on the network.

Make the Smart Choice. Choose Xirrus.

It's a BYOD world. Students today learn as much with laptops, tablets, and phones as they do with beakers and books, and technology won't stand still. You need a Wi-Fi system that can keep up with the times. Count on Xirrus to help your campus graduate magna cum laude.

 

Download the Xirrus Wireless Solutions For Primary/Secondary Schools Industry Brief (PDF).

Download the Xirrus Wireless Solutions For Higher Education Industry Brief (PDF).