Anderson University Chooses Meru Education-Grade (MEG)

Anderson University Chooses Meru Education-Grade (MEG) Wireless
Solution for Campus-wide Support of its Innovative Mobile Learning
Initiative 
Leading Southern university issues iPads to all new students and
provides all students, including 1,300 residents, with Meru wireless
access 
SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/21/13 -- Meru Networks,
Inc. (NASDAQ:MERU), a leader in virtualized wireless LAN solutions,
today announced that Anderson University has deployed a campus-wide
Meru Education-Grade (MEG(TM)) wireless solution. Anderson University
is ranked one of the best universities in the South by both U.S. News
and World Report and The Princeton Review. 
The MEG deployment supports Anderson's Mobile Learning Initiative
(MLI), which is driving rapid growth of university-issued and BYOD
mobile devices, as well as associated application traffic. Anderson
issues iPads to all incoming full-time students as the foundation of
MLI, an ambitious program designed to deliver hybrid learning through
flipped classrooms. While some of the interaction occurs in a
traditional class setting, a significant portion of it occurs
anywhere and anytime students want to learn. 
"The MEG wireless solution enables our transformation to 21st century
learning with flipped and hybrid classrooms, computer-based
instruction, and unified communications and collaboration," said
Peter Harvin, chief information officer for Anderson University. "We
have 1,300 residential students and they expect Internet access to
allow them to do the kinds of things they would ordinarily do at home
- recreational video and voice streaming, social networking, and
other activities you don't typically find in a business environment.
With MEG supporting our MLI, they are able to do what they want, when
and where they want to do it." 
With MLI, students can watch classroom lectures on their iPads from
their residence halls, or during breaks between classes at campus
cafes - at their own pace and convenience. They can also "virtually"
visit the library, ask questions of their professors and consult with
their classmates through unified communications suites without
leaving their dorm rooms. When they arrive at class, they are
prepared to learn collaboratively, with iPads as their common point
of engagement. 
Meru's MEG solution is designed to solve colleges' and universities'
BYOD issues and support their learning-essential applications. MEG
starts with three simple steps: 


 
1.  Onboard quickly with BYOD provisioning and secure wireless access mapped
    to IT policies. 
2.  Connect all BYOD devices reliably anywhere on campus. 
3.  Learn by deploying validated learning and teaching applications on BYOD
    devices over the MEG wireless platform.

 
The Anderson MEG deployment consists of a Meru MC4200 controller,
Meru AP433 access points in high-density areas and Meru AP320 and
AP320i access points deployed campus-wide. Meru E(z)RF(R) Network
Manager provides network-wide monitoring, end-to-end visibility and
powerful control of the entire deployment. 
"Anderson is a leading-edge university, having made great strides to
enable advanced, technically diverse teaching leveraging the MEG
mobility solution to enable uninterrupted learning," said Sarosh
Vesuna, vice president and general manager of the education business
unit at Meru. "The increased control that MEG provides IT managers
has helped them prioritize residents' communication requirements and
is designed to ensure that their requirements can be met now and in
the future." 
Additional information about the Meru MEG solution is available at ww
w.merunetworks.com/collateral/solution-briefs/2012-brief-higher-educa
tion-wireless-lan-solutions-solve-byod-challenges.pdf. 
For more information about Anderson University's MEG solution
deployment, see the complete case study on the Meru web site: 
www.merunetworks.com/collateral/case-studies/2012-case-study-anderso
n-university-wi-fi-network-is-teaching-tool.pdf 
For more information about Anderson University's MLI, see the
university web site: 
www.andersonuniversity.edu/academics.aspx?id=6473 
About Meru Networks 
Meru Networks (NASDAQ:MERU) designs, develops, and distributes
virtualized wireless LAN solutions that provide enterprises with the
performance, reliability, predictability and operational simplicity
of a wired network with the advantages of mobility. Meru Networks
eliminates the deficiencies of multichannel, client-controlled
architectures with its innovative, single-channel, virtualized
network architecture that easily handles device density and
diversity. Meru wireless LAN solutions are deployed in major vertical
industries including Fortune 500 businesses, education, hospitality,
healthcare and retail supply chain. Founded in 2002, Meru is
headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with operations in North America,
Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Visit www.merunetworks.com
or call (408) 215-5300 for more information.
Contacts:
Press Contacts:
Meru Networks
Craig Brophy
+44 (0) 7795 662 888
cbrophy@merunetworks.com
www.merunetworks.com 
Parallax Public Relations
Wilson Craig
408 516 6182
wilson@parallaxpr.com
 
 
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