Russian University Increases E-Learning with Xirrus
Tambov State University Deploys Xirrus® Wi-Fi Arrays™ across 10 Auditoriums and Dormitories
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Xirrus, Inc., the Wi-Fi "Power-Play" that delivers the most coverage, bandwidth, and throughput in the industry, announces the deployment of their 802.11abg+n Wi-Fi Arrays at Tambov State University (TSU) located in the Central Chernozyom Region of Russia. TSU installed the Xirrus Wi-Fi Arrays to deliver high performance, high capacity wireless connectivity to their students and professors for accessing internal file servers for e-learning and Internet access.
“Xirrus’ Wi-Fi Arrays are drastically different from traditional access points, which are chained to distant closet controllers. The Wi-Fi Arrays put the power and intelligence at the edge of the network where it belongs.”
TSU is the second largest university in the Central Chernozyom Region of Russia with over 10,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students spread across 30 research centers and laboratories.
“With thousands of users spread across our campus and many hundreds congregating in large auditoriums, we needed a better way of connecting students to our internal servers — traditional access points failed to deliver the needed bandwidth and throughput,” said Sergey Yuchachev, Head of Technology faculty at TSU. “Xirrus’ Wi-Fi Arrays are drastically different from traditional access points, which are chained to distant closet controllers. The Wi-Fi Arrays put the power and intelligence at the edge of the network where it belongs.”
“We now have high performance Wi-Fi connectivity across 10 auditoriums along with our 5- and 9-floor student dormitories,” added Dmitry Mesherakov, Head of IT Department at TSU. “Anyone needing to support more than a handful of users must evaluate the Wi-Fi Array by Xirrus as they are drastically superior than traditional access points — more bandwidth, more capacity, and more coverage with fewer devices, switch ports, and cables.”
“TSU, like many leading-universities, have realized that traditional Wi-Fi vendors did not plan for the success of Wi-Fi — traditional access points may be able to handle a handful of users, but they fall apart when dozens of users try to connect at the same time,” said Vladimir Urayev, Regional Director at Xirrus. “Delivering wired performance wirelessly is both possible and simple with our Wi-Fi Arrays. Try it for yourself.”
About Tambov State University
Tambov State University (TSU) was founded in 1994 on the basis of Tambov State Pedagogical Institute and Tambov State Institute of Culture. TSU is the second largest university in the Central Chernozyom Region of Russia with over 10,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. TSU has 63 departments, 30 research centers and laboratories, and an academic staff of 650+ including members the New York Academy of Sciences, International Slavonic Academy of Sciences, Education, Arts and Culture, Academy of Natural Sciences, Academy of Social Sciences, Academy of the Humanities, International Association of Social Workers, holders of the State scientific grant "To Outstanding Scientists of Russia," and Honoured Scientists of Russian Federation. For more information on TSU, please visit www.kondaur.com.
Xirrus, the only Wi-Fi “Power-Play,” manufactures 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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