Meru Education-Grade (MEG) Network Is the Right Prescription for Massachusetts
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
All-Wireless Network Passes With Flying Colors for the University's
Educational, Administrative and Residential Needs
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/24/14 -- Meru Networks(R)
(NASDAQ: MERU), a leader in Wi-Fi networking, today announced that
the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS),
the largest university for pharmacy in the United States, has
deployed a Meru Education-grade (MEG(TM)) Network to support the
education and mobility needs of its 6,500 students and 1,500 faculty
and staff across three campuses and MCPHS Online. Having reliable,
pervasive Wi-Fi is essential to attract and prepare the best and
brightest students for careers in pharmacy and health sciences.
"At MCPHS, wireless is mission-critical. Our Meru wireless LAN
supports as many as 5,500 mobile devices on any given day. Students
take computer-based exams and bring multiple mobile devices into
classrooms and auditoriums," said Tom Scanlon, chief information
officer at MCPHS. "Meru's innovative approach to wireless networking,
including the single channel, Virtual Cell option of the MobileFLEX
architecture, supports the client density, performance and
reliability that our students and faculty need."
Wi-Fi is pervasive on the MCPHS campuses. The MEG solution supports
computer-based testing, interactive curricula, distance learning and
bandwidth-hungry applications like video streaming of classes at the
university. The university runs a fully-virtualized desktop
environment, so that students can access their virtual desktops using
their personal tablets and laptops from anywhere. MCPHS deployed Meru
AP320s and AP433s and MC4200 Controllers for easy-to-deploy-and-scale
Wi-Fi across its campuses and uses Meru E(z)RF(R) Network Manager for
enhanced visibility and troubleshooting capabilities.
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
3. Learn by deploying validated learning and teaching
applications on BYOD devices over the MEG wireless solution.
"For universities like MCPHS, having high-performance Wi-Fi is an
amenity that students can't live without, from the classroom to the
dorm room. Universities simply can't have bad Wi-Fi that disrupts
classes, online exams, or even recreational video streaming and
gaming," said Sarosh Vesuna, vice president and general manager of
Meru's business units. "With the MEG solution, MCPHS can deliver
uninterrupted learning for students, smooth university operations and
enhance students' residential life."
Additional information about the Meru MEG solution 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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