Cologne Business School Solves Increased Device Density Challenge With Meru
Education-Grade (MEG) Wireless Solution Featuring Identity
New Campus-Wide, High-Capacity Wi-Fi From Meru Enables High
Performance for Students, Teachers, Staff and Guests
MUNICH, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) -- 05/23/13 -- Meru Networks, Inc.
(NASDAQ: MERU), a leader in virtualized 802.11n Wi-Fi networks, today
announced that the Cologne Business School (CBS) in Germany has
chosen to address ongoing growth of device density and network
traffic with the deployment of a campus-wide Meru Education-Grade
(MEG(TM)) Wi-Fi network. The deployment includes Meru's
industry-leading guest access solution, Identity Manager.
"With the Meru WLAN system we have installed a solution that really
meets our needs -- particularly with regard to heterogeneity and user
density," said Guido Lokietek, head of the IT department at CBS. "As
a result of the faster distribution of new policies, network
management has also become easier. In addition, the monitoring
feature provides us with a detailed insight into the wireless network
load by means of information such as throughput and number of users."
Supported by system integrator AXIANS, the decision-makers at CBS
were looking for a new wireless system as the existing system had
been pushed to its limits. This resulted in irritating congestion and
slow transmission speeds. The CBS IT department created a test setup
in which 80 people in the college's largest auditorium simultaneously
tried to download a two gigabyte file to their respective end
devices. The best results were achieved with the MEG WLAN platform
Visitors to CBS also benefit from the new wireless solution, as
Meru's Identity Manager Guest Connect guest access solution enables
quick and easy onboarding for them and their devices. The feature
also allows IT staff to focus on other items, as guest access no
longer has to be manually set up via Microsoft Active Directory.
Meru's MEG platform is designed to solve colleges' and universities'
BYOD issues and support their uninterrupted learning 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.
"Innovative colleges and universities such as Cologne Business School
are increasingly looking to Meru's MEG platform to help them address
device density and traffic growth," said Sarosh Vesuna, vice
president and general manager of the education business unit at Meru.
"Wi-Fi capacity challenges have become extremely common in higher
education, and we continue to optimize our offering to help
universities address them."
About Meru Networks
Meru Networks (NASDAQ: MERU) is a market leader
in the development of mobile access and virtualized Wi-Fi solutions.
Meru's MobileFLEX wireless architecture addresses the ever-growing
need for higher bandwidth and higher client densities. The Meru
Identity Manager solution greatly simplifies secure device onboarding
and the company's unique Context-aware Application Layers (CALs)
enable dedicated channel assignments for specific applications,
devices and usage scenarios. Meru customers include Fortune 500
businesses as well as leaders in education, healthcare and
hospitality. Founded in 2002, Meru is headquartered in Sunnyvale,
Calif., with operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East,
Asia Pacific and Japan. Visit www.merunetworks.com or call (408)
215-5300 for more information.
Meru is a registered trademark and MEG and the Meru logo are
trademarks of Meru Networks, Inc. in the United States. All other
trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their
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