Xirrus wireless network powers M2M at New College Swindon


By Telecom Lead Team: Xirrus, a provider of wireless
networks, has deployed an 802.11n wireless network at New College Swindon.


The new high-performance network has created the UK’s
first wireless-only annexe, and allows the school to run a Bring Your Own
Device (BYOD) scheme.


“More and more students were coming to us wanting Wi-Fi
and, more importantly, simply expecting it to be there and running at a high
performance level, 100 percent of the time. After a thorough review, we chose
Xirrus — their technology is best in breed and their experts provided the most
cost-effective solution with the right balance between network coverage and
bandwidth,” said Phil Quinn, ICT manager at New College Swindon.


The deployment enables students and staff to connect to
the campus network from anywhere, at any time, using their own devices.


The solution also supports extensive Machine-to-Machine
communication (M2M), and has resulted in substantial cost savings and improved
efficiency, amongst other benefits.


The college claimed that because of the deployment print
costs of the college have been reduced by connecting Multi-Functional Devices
(machines which scan, print and copy) to the wireless network, and activating
them by swipe cards.


VoIP handsets, which will deliver cost savings on calls
and, again, are connected wirelessly, are being rolled out.


New College Swindon is a fantastic example of how
wireless technology can be used innovatively to deliver concrete business
benefits to an organisation,” said Sean Larner, VP of EMEA Sales at Xirrus.


Last year, Xirrus announced the
expansion of its channel partner program. The program equips value added
resellers (VARs) and systems integrators with wireless networking technology
that provides documented higher bandwidth, coverage and scalability than
competing wireless offerings.


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