the leading provider of high-performance wireless networks, has
partnered with eir,
Ireland’s leading telecoms provider, to make free public Wi-Fi at
Street Children’s University Hospital, which cares for 145,000
children per year from all over Ireland on an in-patient and out-patient
basis as reality.
Prior to the installation, it was difficult to get internet access at
the hospital. There was no Wi-Fi network on-site and only limited mobile
coverage within the building. In order to address this issue, eir and
Xirrus worked together to ensure patients and families could access the
internet access in all public waiting areas throughout the hospital for
the first time.
The age and construction of the Victorian hospital building, which is
almost 150 years old, meant that providing a Wi-Fi network was a
considerable challenge. Xirrus needed to work within the specific safety
guidelines set out by the Hospital and also be mindful of the historical
status of the building when designing the network and installing the
Shane Buckley, CEO of Xirrus, said, “There can be no higher priority for
Xirrus than to provide reliable & safe internet access to sick children
and their parents in a hospital environment. We are thrilled to work
with Temple Street Hospital and provide a service that can improve the
quality of the patient’s experience. Xirrus, in partnership with eir,
had the combined experience, technical expertise and superior Wi-Fi
solution to connect patients and their families to a fast, reliable and
secure Wi-Fi network.”
Dairín Hines, Head of ICT, Temple Street said, “We are absolutely
delighted to be in a position to offer free, secure, high-speed Wi-Fi
access to the thousands of families and children being treated at Temple
Street every year and allowing them to stay connected with their lives
beyond the hospital. The new Wi-Fi network has already been very well
received since it went live at the beginning of January 2016 – and
already used by over 10,000 people. We are entirely grateful for the
support and expertise provided by eir Business and Xirrus Wi-Fi in
finding a solution to make this possible in a building as old as Temple
Street with its complex architecture”.
The eir Advantage Wi-Fi solution, provided in partnership with Xirrus,
involves the installation of components such as a 200Mb ultrafast
broadband connection and a content filtering solution. The network
installation includes Advantage Wi-Fi cloud management and application
control to ensure that the Hospital can simply manage network
accessibility, as well as content filtering, security and controls.
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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 – high density
access points, 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: www.xirrus.com and
follow us on Twitter:@Xirrus.
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