Catholic Education Office Sandhurst Increases Network Efficiency with Xirrus 802.11N

Xirrus® 802.11n Wi-Fi Arrays™ Are Deployed at the Educational Offices of the Sandhurst Diocese to Improve Worker Accessibility and Productivity.

Thousand Oaks, CA, February 04, 2009 --( Xirrus, Inc., the Wi-Fi "Power-Play" that delivers the most wireless coverage, bandwidth, and throughput in the industry announced today the deployment of their 802.11abg+n Wi-Fi Arrays at the Catholic Education Office Sandhurst (CEO), which oversees the schools of the Sandhurst Catholic Diocese, Australia.

The Catholic Education Office Sandhurst provides services and support to the school in the Sandhurst Diocese. The Sandhurst Diocese has 43 Primary Schools and 11 Secondary Schools ranging in size from 16 to 550 students each.

“We wanted a high performance Wi-Fi network that would allow our staff to move around the office, but still have network connectivity, said Tom Sexton, Consultant: Facilities and Resources at the CEO. “We looked at several Wi-Fi vendors, but found them to lack in their ability to penetrate our thick brick walls and deliver the necessary bandwidth for out application needs. Besides being impressed with the performance at DOXA School and Galen Catholic College, they came when we called, installed the product quickly, and guaranteed the signal strength based on their real-world site survey.”

“Any organization looking to unfetter users from the desk should check out the Xirrus Wi-Fi Array—their 802.11n Wi-Fi Arrays offer the same user experience as wired, but without all the headaches and expenses involved with wired networks,” added Tom. “We have a Wi-Fi network that can support all of network traffic—from notebooks to handhelds…from Internet access to streaming video—the 11n Arrays handle it all.”

“Organizations are tired of the expense and hassle of wired Ethernet to the desktop—making changes to the office configuration is never easy due to the switch ports and cables that must be moved,” said James Shields, Regional Manager at Xirrus. “It’s great to see the increase in worker productivity from installing our products—they’re free to work where it’s most productive without sacrificing performance—no other Wi-Fi solution is capable of doing that.”

About Catholic Education Office Sandhurst
The Catholic Education Office Sandhurst provides services and support to the school in the Sandhurst Diocese, Australia. The Sandhurst Diocese has 43 Primary Schools and 11 Secondary Schools. The schools range in size from 16 to 1500 students each and are as far flung as Kerang in the North (West) to Corryong in the far North East, down to Heathcote and Bendigo in the Centre of the State. For more information, please visit

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About Xirrus
Xirrus, the only Wi-Fi “Power-Play”, manufacturers 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

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