Sunnyvale, Calif. (PRWEB) September 06, 2012
Moonblink Communications, a value-added distributor delivering wireless and video surveillance solutions, in partnership with Xirrus®, the leader in high-performance wireless networks, today announced that education and training technology company Educational Measures will now use Xirrus Wireless Arrays to support its iPad-based training. To increase efficiency and effectiveness in its training sessions, Educational Measures developed an iPad app that makes training sessions far more interactive. However, due to the high-volume of training sessions – more than 450 per year throughout the country – and the cost of connecting hundreds of iPads to a hotel or conference center, Wi-Fi became prohibitive.
“We train hundreds of physicians per seminar, all of whom are craving to connect their plethora of devices to Wi-Fi. When producing several training sessions a year in different locations throughout the country, we were forced to rent Wi-Fi from the hotels or conference centers we were using, which became cost prohibitive,” said Michael Crawford, COO of Educational Measures. “We were spending between $1,500 and $5,000 a day for rented Wi-Fi, so we researched the possibility of traveling with our own Wi-Fi network.”
Educational Measures discovered that the network coverage, capacity and bandwidth of Xirrus Wireless Arrays, which integrate up to 16 wireless radios per device, provided the most cost-effective wireless network to meet the large capacity demands during events. Educational Measures contacted Moonblink, who quickly determined which Xirrus arrays met their needs.
“Educational Measures had done their homework and knew that Xirrus’ arrays would satisfy their needs; and based on our extensive experience with Xirrus equipment, we were able to quickly identify the specific models best suited for their deployment,” said Daniel Redmond, VP of Sales & Marketing of Moonblink Communications. “We specialize in helping people leverage the ease of use, performance and cost-effectiveness of wireless to change the way they do business. We are excited that Educational Measures has seen such success from their new wireless training.”
Moonblink and Educational Measures decided on the Xirrus XN4 and XN8 Wireless Arrays, which integrate four radios and eight radios respectively. As a result, Educational Measures can now have up to 500 physicians connected via iPads in a single training. Educational Measures’ iPad-based training pushes content to the iPads throughout the seminar via the wireless network, creating a much more interactive environment by allowing physicians to submit and answer questions wirelessly throughout the training. As a result, response rates have improved by over 75 percent. In addition to improving the seminars and eliminating the cost of rented Wi-Fi, Educational Measures’ wireless network and iPad-based training eliminated the need for printed surveys, handouts and presentations.
“We estimate that our investment in Xirrus Wireless Arrays will pay for itself in four training sessions based on our total cost savings. And with over 450 sessions per year, these devices will pay for themselves many times over,” said Crawford.
About Educational Measures
Founded over a decade ago, Educational Measures specializes in content management and data collection, organization, reporting and tracking. The company focuses on helping clients assess performance improvement and return on education through a cutting edge suite of technology solutions with customizable products and services. With offices in Colorado, Pennsylvania and the United Kingdom, Educational Measures works to ensure their clients deliver content effectively and collect the data they need, because more facts, more figures and better stratification lead to more powerful results. For more information, visit http://www.EducationalMeasures.com
About Xirrus, Inc.
Xirrus is the leading provider of high-performance wireless networks. Xirrus' Array-based solutions perform under the most demanding circumstances with wired-like reliability and superior security. The Xirrus wireless solutions provide a vital strategic business and IT infrastructure advantage to the education, healthcare, government and enterprise industries that depend on wireless to operate business-critical applications. Headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA, Xirrus is a privately held company that designs and manufactures its products and solutions in the USA. For more information please visit: http://www.xirrus.com and follow us on Twitter: @Xirrus.
Xirrus and XN-Series are trademarks or registered trademarks of Xirrus. Other trade names used in this document are or may be the property of their respective owners.
About Moonblink Communications
Moonblink Communications is a value-added distributor (VAD) with a targeted focus on wireless and video surveillance systems. It is our mission to provide VARs and Integrators the solutions they need to successfully deploy the best wireless systems available for their customers while providing the greatest value. With a targeted wireless technology portfolio from the industry’s leading manufacturers, we provide a complete spectrum of wireless and video surveillance solutions including WiFi, WiMAX, wireless Voice over WiFi, wireless surveillance camera systems, Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS), license-free and licensed broadband wireless solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.moonblinkwifi.com or http://cloud.moonblink.com/.
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