Communitech Deploys Meru Wireless Network to Facilitate Collaboration at Ontario's Regional Hub for Commercialization

Communitech Deploys Meru Wireless Network to Facilitate Collaboration at 
Ontario's Regional Hub for Commercialization 
Meru wireless network selected for highly dynamic and architecturally
challenging venue 
SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/04/13 -- Meru Networks,
Inc. (NASDAQ:MERU), a leader in virtualized wireless LAN solutions,
today announced that Communitech (www.communitech.ca) has deployed a
Meru wireless network at the Communitech Hub. The Hub is a 44,000
square-foot historically significant facility housing 75 companies
and 3 post-secondary educational institutions as well as more than 30
functional peer groups involving the 1,000 tech companies in Waterloo
Region.  
Communitech is a not-for-profit organization that helps technology
companies in Ontario, Canada start, grow and succeed while promoting
Waterloo Region as a technology cluster. Waterloo Region is home to
almost 1,000 tech companies that span the information technology,
digital media, biomedical, aerospace, environmental technology and
advanced manufacturing sectors. Home-grown global companies like
Research In Motion (RIM), OpenText, Desire2Learn, Christie Digital
Systems Canada, and COM DEV are located in Waterloo Region along with
hundreds of startups and SMEs. The Communitech Hub fosters a unique
digital media ecosystem and is one of many commercialization
facilities that make up the Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN).  
The Meru network serves as the foundation for all Hub tenants'
communications. Meru's single-channel, virtual cell architecture
ensures lack of interference with neighbors, including Google, that
share the space. In addition to the 75 residents, Communitech
regularly hosts more than 30 peer-group meetings involving the more
than 1,000 companies in the region. Group participants frequently
have more than one mobile device each, so device densities can get
quite high at peak use.  
"What we do here involves a lot of people coming in and out of our
doors all the time bringing in their own mobile devices, including
smartphones, tablets, and laptops," said says Brad Buckborough,
Communitech network administrator. "A wired network is not going to
work in this situation, and many wireless vendors are unable to meet
our needs, due to the stone and steel architecture a
nd historical
status of the building. The Meru network was the right choice for us,
and Meru's E(z)RF management makes it very easy and cost effective to
maintain."  
The Communitech Hub occupies a building that was the largest tannery
in the British Commonwealth in the 1900s. The building is full of
stone and metal beams, with sharp angles and curved walls that can
hinder wireless penetration and coverage. The Meru APs were installed
without compromising the historical integrity of the building, and
users can roam throughout the Hub without losing their network
connection. 
"Meru is intently focused on meeting the needs of highly dynamic and
architecturally challenging environments like the Communitech Hub,
where other wireless vendors often struggle," said Srinath Sarang,
co-founder and general manager of hospitality and entertainment
solutions at Meru. "Our single-channel architecture and expertise
with high-density environments made it possible for us to meet
Communitech's members' needs while ensuring against interference with
and from close neighbors such as Google."  
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. 
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