SOURCE: Xirrus


June 27, 2013 09:00 ET

Xirrus Demonstrates the Power of Wireless Networks at Nebraska Educational Technology Association Conference

Educators Representing a Four-State Region Realize the Tremendous Benefits of Seamless Wireless Connectivity at NETA Conference, Promoting Utilization of Technology to Support Quality Teaching and Learning

THOUSAND OAKS, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 27, 2013) - Xirrus, the leader in high-performance wireless networks, today announced another successful Wi-Fi deployment at the Nebraska Educational Technology Association (NETA) 2013 Conference. Xirrus was selected to provide high-density, high-performance wireless access for more than 2500 educators, administrators, and superintendents, representing a four-state region. 

"The NETA conference is the most attractive educational technology event in the Midwest, providing appropriate technology services and product awareness to the educational community," says Bob Goeman, past-president of NETA. "Our association brings together individuals of a common thread: educators who understand technology has a growing presence in the classroom. By providing our attendees with seamless, ubiquitous Wi-Fi throughout the conference, Xirrus allowed us to demonstrate firsthand how disruptive technology, like wireless networking, improves the learning experience."

The conference, a three-day event in April of each year, depends on Xirrus Wireless Arrays to support more than 1500 simultaneous connections and 60,000 square feet of conference space. Event coordinators decided to deploy 14 Arrays to cover a large keynote room, with a 1600-person capacity. In addition, attendees used the network to support the wireless demands of 90 vendor booths and 16 breakout rooms, which presented sessions on BYOD, 1:1, digital citizenship, and other topics promoting technology to support quality teaching and learning.

"With new educational initiatives such as the Common Core Standards, E-Rate 2.0, Smarter Balanced Consortium, and most recently, ConnectED, wireless networking has become a major focus of conversation among the educational community," says Bruce Miller, vice president of product marketing at Xirrus. "The deployment of Xirrus Wireless Arrays at the NETA conference reflects how technology and education intersect. We are proud to serve educational conferences like NETA, which inform educators how to leverage technology to improve the learning process for the modern student."

Goeman added: "We surveyed our attendees at the end of the conference, and we got an overwhelming amount of positive feedback about the wireless network. This means that I never needed to explain the benefits of a great wireless network -- they experienced it. A wireless experience like the one that Xirrus delivers gets educators thinking: 'I wonder what my students could do with this?'"

About Nebraska Educational Technology Association (NETA)
The Nebraska Educational Technology Association (NETA) exists for the purpose of providing leadership and promoting the application of technology to the educational process. Its span of interest includes all levels and aspects of education. The Nebraska Educational Technology Association is a grassroots organization open to everyone interested in sharing information about using technology in the educational process. NETA has over 2500 members representing a four-state region. NETA is an official affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education. We join over 80 other ISTE-affiliated educational technology associations from around the world in the improvement of teaching and learning through the use of technology. For more information please visit:

About Xirrus, Inc.
Xirrus is the leading provider of high-performance wireless networks. Xirrus solutions perform under the most demanding circumstances, offering consistent "wired-like" performance with superior coverage and security. The Xirrus suite of Wi-FI optimized solutions -- Arrays, access points, cloud services, and wired switches -- provide seamless connectivity and unified management across the network. Xirrus provides a vital strategic business and IT infrastructure advantage to industries that depend on wireless to operate business-critical applications. With tens of thousands of customer solutions deployed globally, Xirrus maintains operations and partnerships across the globe. Xirrus is a privately held company and is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA. For more information please visit: and follow us on Twitter: @Xirrus.

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