Meru Networks Announces Wi-Fi Alliance Certification and General Availability
of AP832 802.11ac Access Points
Meru's AP832 Features a Dual Radio 802.11ac Design Delivering up to
3X the Performance of 802.11n Access Points
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/04/13 -- Meru Networks(R)
(NASDAQ: MERU), a leader in Wi-Fi networking, today announced Wi-Fi
Alliance certification and general availability (GA) of the AP832,
the Wi-Fi industry's fastest access point. The AP832 features a dual
radio 802.11ac design delivering up to three times the performance of
802.11n access points. Unlike most other 802.11ac solutions, the
AP832 operates on 802.3af power, eliminating the need for costly
Ethernet switch upgrades. Meru customers also report that 802.11n
devices run up to 30 percent faster on the AP832 than on 802.11n
"The additional capacity, coverage and device density-handling
capability that the AP832 provides, makes a real difference in the
way our guests use the onboard Wi-Fi network," said Greg Martin, IT
director for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. "We use Meru's AP832 as the
primary onboard wireless access point. It easily handles the three or
more mobile devices that each of our guests carry, along with
streaming video and all the shipboard applications that we depend
"Students now typically have between three and five mobile devices
with them, any or all of which they use for streaming voice and
video, file transfer and other bandwidth-intensive applications,"
said Joao Paulo Cavaco, director of information services at the
University of Lisbon. "The Meru AP832 helps us ensure that we have
the capacity, in addition to the coverage, that we need to ensure
that the students have a high-quality mobile experience anywhere on
802.11ac adoption will be driven by the quickly-growing number of
mobile devices, the BYOD trend and high-bandwidth applications such
as HD video, video conferencing and cloud-based services and storage.
Adoption of devices such as smart phones and tablets supporting
802.11ac is growing quickly.
"As Wi-Fi becomes the primary access network for many schools,
hospitals, hotels, and other businesses, the 1.3 Gbps-per-radio
capacity of 802.11ac will enable Wi-Fi to deliver even more capacity
to these enterprises," said Rohit Mehra, vice president, network
infrastructure, IDC. "Meru's ability to support two 802.11ac radios
operating at 80 MHz in the 5 GHz range on 802.3af power is very
promising in giving customers the full benefit of the standard."
Wi-Fi Alliance Certification
The Meru AP832 has received Wi-Fi
Alliance certification. The Wi-Fi Alliance's Wi-Fi CERTIFIED is a
program for testing products to the 802.11 industry standards for
interoperability, security, easy installation, and reliability. The
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo is an assurance that the Wi-Fi Alliance has
tested a product in numerous configurations and with a diverse
sampling of other devices to ensure compatibility with other Wi-Fi
CERTIFIED equipment that operates in the same frequency band.
"Our customers have been very enthusiastic about end-users' feedback
on performance of their Meru 802.11ac networks since we launched the
AP832 as a controlled release in July," said Manish Rai, vice
president of corporate marketing at Meru. "We are eager to bring the
benefits of the AP832 to the broader market with the general
availability announced today."
For more information on Meru 802.11ac solutions, join Meru and guest
Forrester Research for a webinar on November 5. Register here:
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
(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.
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