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Meru Education-Grade (MEG) Network Is the Right Prescription for Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health SciencesAll-Wireless Network Passes With Flying Colors for the University's Educational, Administrative and Residential Needs (February 24, 2014)
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/24/14 -- Meru Networks® (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) 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® 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 on campus.
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: http://bit.ly/15vW5Oh.
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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