Brooklyn's Kingsborough Community College Deploys a Meru Education-Grade
(MEG(TM)) Wireless Solution Featuring Identity
Meru Wireless Network Covers 77 Acres, Serving 35,000 Students and
More Than 200,000 Visitors Each Year
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/09/13 -- Meru Networks(R)
(NASDAQ: MERU), a leader in Wi-Fi networking, today announced
Kingsborough Community College has deployed a campus-wide Meru
Education-grade (MEG(TM)) wireless solution to support rapid growth
of mobile devices and application traffic. According to college IT
leaders, deployment of reliable and pervasive Wi-Fi is a business
decision to accelerate student success, attract partnerships and
engage the public.
The Kingsborough deployment covers the school's entire 77-acre
campus, which features 197 "Smart Classrooms," commons areas of 19
buildings, two theatres, a marina, a private beach, multiple baseball
diamonds and miles of trails and walkways. This is achieved with two
Meru MC4200 controllers and approximately 600 access points. It also
includes Meru's industry-leading guest access solution, Identity
Manager, in addition to Meru's E(z)RF(R) Network Manager and Meru
"In addition to serving our students and faculty, the advanced Wi-Fi
network helps attract world-class events and conferences to
Kingsborough campus and raise money for our scholarship funds," said
Asif Hussain, CIO at Kingsborough. "With the Meru Identity Manager,
we can simply and easily give registered guests access to a truly
outstanding Wi-Fi network and ensure that their experience at our
facility is uniformly positive."
Meru's MEG solution 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.
Named one of the top community colleges in the country by The New
York Times, Kingsborough offers a wide range of courses in the
liberal arts. Most classes have fewer than 30 students, allowing
professors to teach through hands-on learning and group discussions,
using the latest technology, such as smart classrooms and
"Kingsborough Community College realized that a world-class wireless
infrastructure that enables students, faculty and guests to connect
securely can actually generate revenue for the organization," said
Sarosh Vesuna, vice president and general manager of the education
business unit at Meru. "By deploying Meru's MEG mobility platform,
the college has developed a truly advanced communications
infrastructure with solid ROI."
Additional information about the Meru MEG solution is available here:
For more information on the Meru MEG deployment at Kingsborough, read
the case study, available here: http://bit.ly/135j2YR.
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
on-boarding and the company's unique Context-aware Application Layers
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 Networks, Meru and E(z)RF are registered trademarks of Meru
Networks, Inc. in the United States. All other trademarks mentioned
in this document are the property of their respective owners.
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