Silicon Valley's Cupertino Inn Supports Tech-Savvy Business Travelers With
Uninterrupted Wi-Fi From Meru Networks
Boutique Hotel Goes From Complaints to Compliments on Guest Wi-Fi in
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/14/14 -- Meru Networks(R)
(NASDAQ: MERU), a leader in Wi-Fi networking, today announced that
The Cupertino Inn has deployed a Meru Virtualized Wireless LAN to
deliver uninterrupted service across its 128 guest and meeting rooms.
After a series of inadequate solutions proffered by other vendors,
the Inn, located across the street from the Apple(R) headquarters and
highly trafficked by employees and visitors from Apple, Google(R),
Yahoo !(R) and others, switched to Meru and was finally able to
deliver consistent, reliable connectivity in a very high-density
mobile environment. The hotel's Wi-Fi network is now the source of
compliments and has helped the hotel increase guest satisfaction and
"In the past, we had people check out of the hotel and tell us that
they love the hotel, but they couldn't stay here anymore because of
the low-quality Internet access. Now we have Yelp reviews about the
quality of our Wi-Fi and Internet," says Barbara Perzigian, general
manager of the Cupertino Inn. "Once the Meru network was deployed and
everyone realized how good it was, word spread quickly. As a
family-owned and operated hotel, when people tell us that our Wi-Fi
is the best, they're telling us that Cupertino Inn is better than the
big chain hotels."
The architectural design of Cupertino Inn was the first hurdle in
deploying high-performance Wi-Fi. The Silicon Valley hotel, with a
decentralized floor plan and multiple buildings, has long been
popular among tech-savvy business travelers who commonly use multiple
mobile devices and work from their rooms. In addition to supporting
as many as 500 mobile devices at a time, the Wi-Fi has to support
bandwidth-hungry applications like voice and videoconferences as well
as heavy usage of email, enterprise applications and Web access.
Cupertino Inn selected Meru for its high-density device support as
well as for the ease of deployment and management enabled by the
single-channel, Virtual Cell deployment option of the MobileFLEX
architecture. The hotel's reservation manager maintains the wireless
LAN for the property.
"Cupertino Inn is a four-star example of smaller hotels' ability to
cost-effectively offer the most in-demand amenity -- uninterrupted
Wi-Fi service," said Srinath Sarang, co-founder and general manager
of the hospitality and entertainment business unit at Meru. "The ease
of use of Meru's solution gives hotels both large and small the
ability to meet business and leisure travelers escalating need for
Wi-Fi in their rooms and in conference spaces."
Additional information about the Meru Uninterrupted Service solution
for hospitality is available 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
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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