St. John Fisher College Deploys Meru Education-Grade (MEG) 802.11ac Wi-Fi to
Meet the Needs of the All-Wireless Campus
Meru AP832s Help Meet the Expectations of Gen Wi-Fi for Always-On
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/19/14 -- Meru Networks(R)
(NASDAQ: MERU), a leader in Wi-Fi networking, today announced that
St. John Fisher College, a liberal arts college in the Catholic
tradition in Rochester, N.Y., has deployed the Meru Education-grade
(MEG) Gigabit Wi-Fi solution at its business school and expanded
Wi-Fi access at its residential halls. The 802.11ac wireless LAN
helps the college address student and faculty expectations for
always-on wireless connectivity and supports the explosive use of
"Wireless is a utility, and it needs to be 100-percent reliable and
deliver the performance that people expect. With Meru, we can provide
a wireless LAN service to our students and faculty that meets and
exceeds their expectations and is ready for anything," said Dan
Kinsman, CIO at St. John Fisher College. "With Meru's Virtual Cell
and channel layering technology, clients can roam between access
points without experiencing the 'sticky client' problem, and we can
deliver the best possible user experience."
The MEG wireless solution covers all academic and administrative
buildings and residence halls on the college's 154-acre campus. St.
John Fisher College has about 4,000 students, all of whom frequently
stream classroom lectures, watch movies, play games and use learning
applications such as Blackboard Mobile Learn(TM) over the wireless
LAN. St. John Fisher College selected Meru for its high-device
density and for the ease of deployment and management enabled by the
single-channel, Virtual Cell deployment option of the MobileFLEX
architecture. The wireless network consists of Meru access points,
controllers and E(z)RF(R) Network Manager software.
With the installation of Meru AP832 802.11ac Access Points at the
Victor E. Salerno Center for American Enterprise, the college's
School of Business, students and faculty are experiencing higher data
rates and greater reliability when using their mobile devices. The
state-of-the-art building includes a mock trading floor, an LED
ticker streaming real-time financial data and large classrooms.
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.
"Colleges and universities are demanding more from their wireless
networks, with classrooms of students running collaborative
applications, role-playing games in the residence halls and tens of
thousands of tablets streaming movies and music," said Sarosh Vesuna,
vice president and general manager of business units at Meru. "The
simplicity and ease of use of the MEG solution allows students,
professors, visitors and staff to have a fast, seamless connection to
the network that only a few short years ago could only be delivered
by a wired connection."
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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