Today, we are matching up our capabilities to deliver the most coverage, bandwidth, and user density in the industry with the world leader in digital education. This is definitely a milestone for all of us who are vested in creating and employing the latest technologies to advance the education and future of our young people.
Thousand Oaks, CA and Chandler, AZ (PRWEB) April 22, 2010
The Wi-Fi company Xirrus® and the education services business Pearson today announced a partnership to provide Wireless delivery of the Waterford Early Learning and SuccessMaker digital education programs to elementary and middle schools globally.
Pearson's CEO of Digital Learning Bob Roliardi said, "Our agreement with Xirrus brings together industry leading products to create unprecedented education solutions for millions of students across the globe. Xirrus' Wi-Fi Arrays architecture makes it possible to cut the wire - removing much of the network infrastructure complexities and costs associated with bringing the latest innovations in instructional technology into today's 21st century classrooms."
Xirrus' Founder and CEO, Dirk Gates said, "More and more schools are unplugging from computer labs and bringing the technology closer to the students, and Wi-Fi is the ideal medium to make that happen." He continued, "Today, we are matching up our capabilities to deliver the most coverage, bandwidth, and user density in the industry with the world leader in digital education. This is definitely a milestone for all of us who are vested in creating and employing the latest technologies to advance the education and future of our young people."
Roliardi noted that the Waterford Early Learning digital program provides personalized reading, science and math instruction to students in kindergarten through second grade and that the SuccessMaker instructional software offers adaptive, personalized paths for mastery of reading and math for grades K-8. He said that through extensive testing, Pearson found Xirrus' Wi-Fi Arrays the best solution for providing schools the necessary performance and quality of service to successfully run these digital programs wirelessly.
Xirrus, the only Wi-Fi Power Play™, manufactures the Wi-Fi Array® architecture that displaces both overlay Wi-Fi offerings and switched Ethernet or Fast Ethernet to the desktop. Unlike traditional access points, the Wi-Fi Array integrates 4, 8, 12, 16 or 24 802.11abgn radios along with a high-gain directional antenna system, onboard multi-gigabit switch, Wi-Fi controller, firewall, dedicated Wi-Fi threat sensor, and an embedded spectrum analyzer into a single energy-efficient and cost-effective device using 75% fewer devices, cabling, switch ports, power, space, and installation time compared with any other offering. Xirrus products are designed and manufactured in the United States. Xirrus is Wi-Fi Alliance Verisign, PCI, FIPS 140-2, and ISO 9001:2008 Certified. For more information, please visit http://www.xirrus.com.
About Pearson Digital
Pearson Digital is a leader in digital and online learning through its Waterford Early Learning programs that now have more than 1 million Pre-Kindergarten through second grade students logging on; its SuccessMaker program for Kindergarten through grade 8 with more than two million users globally; and the Novanet program providing comprehensive personalized online curriculum for middle school through adult learners to help meet the need for credit recovery, drop-out prevention and response to intervention needs serving over 3 million students in the past 10 years. For more information, visit http://www.pearsonschool.com/digital
Xirrus: john (dot)merrill(at)xirrus(dot)com - 1.805.262.1644,
Pearson: kate(dot)miller(at)pearson(dot)com - 800-745-8489