Fairfield, Maine School District Supports 1-1 iPad Program With Meru(R)
Education-Grade (MEG) Wireless Solution
Two-Person IT Department Using Meru to Support More Than 2,000
Devices in 'Virtually Paperless' Learning Environment With Apple
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/06/14 -- Meru Networks(R)
(NASDAQ: MERU), a leader in Wi-Fi networking, today announced that
Maine School Administration District 49 has deployed a Meru
Education-grade (MEG(TM)) wireless solution to support more than
2,000 Apple(R) iPads(R) and MacBooks(R), Google(R) Chromebooks(R) and
other mobile devices issued to teachers and students. The wireless
network has helped the district support a number of new student
learning programs and increase teacher effectiveness through
mobility, enabling a "virtually paperless" learning environment.
"Our high schools' core curricula are supported through the 1-1
initiative with help from the Meru network, which allows our teachers
to be virtually paperless," said Stephanie Vargas, assistant
technology coordinator for the district, which is headquartered in
Fairfield, Maine. "The Wi-Fi network supports Pearson and Envision
programs in the elementary schools, a Digits-based program in the
middle schools and all of our teachers use Google apps, projecting
their work for the students using AppleTV. Wi-Fi has truly
transformed how students and teachers collaborate across the
The school district serves the communities of Albion, Benton, Clinton
and Fairfield and includes about 2,300 students and 180 teachers in
eight widely dispersed buildings -- one school is 11 miles from the
district's central location. The district selected Meru for its
high-density device support and for the ease of deployment and
management enabled by the single-channel, Virtual Cell deployment
option of the MobileFLEX architecture. This makes it possible for the
district's two full-time and two school-year IT department staff to
maintain the network, which consists of four Meru controllers and
hundreds of access points spread across the district.
The MEG solution is designed to solve educational institutions' BYOD
issues and support their learning-essential applications. MEG starts
with three simple steps:
1. On-board 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 solution.
"District 49 is a shining example of smaller schools' abilities to
implement highly-progressive learning environments with Wi-Fi," said
Sarosh Vesuna, vice president and general manager of the education
and healthcare business unit at Meru. "The ease of use enabled by the
MEG solution gives both large and small school districts the ability
to provide uninterrupted learning, regardless of the size of their IT
departments or how far apart their schools are located."
Additional information about the Meru MEG solution is available here:
For more information about Meru MobileFLEX, visit the MobileFLEX
launch landing page on the Meru web site: http://bit.ly/ZNqPEc.
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.
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