Meru Networks Accelerates Mobile Learning at Leading Bristol AcademyBy Meru Networks Inc., PRNE
Monday, September 6, 2010
Colston's Girls' School selects Meru's 802.11n wireless network to provide wireless access for students and staff across entire campus
LONDON, September 7, 2010 - Meru Networks, Inc. (www.merunetworks.com) (Nasdaq: MERU), the
leader in virtualised and optimised 802.11n enterprise networking, today
announced its wireless networking technology has been deployed at Colston's
Girls' School (www.colstonsgirls.bristol.sch.uk/index.php), a leading
language Academy, to accelerate the use of mobile learning throughout its
campus and migration towards an All-Wireless Enterprise(TM). With Meru's
virtualised wireless LAN (WLAN) solution, Colston's Girls' School is now able
to deliver coverage across its entire campus, providing students,
administrators and educators seamless network access via more than 200
connected devices to support mobile learning initiatives.
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"At a time when many educational institutions are struggling to stay at
the cutting edge of technological advances and deploy effective wireless
Information Communications Technologies (ICT), we made the decision to invest
in the future of our school with technology that will enable a real shift
towards fully integrated e-learning," said Alistair Perry, vice principle,
Colston's Girls' School. "Students and teachers are now able to work wherever
they need to, using wireless netbooks and state-of-the-art audio visuals.
From the outset, we have received exceptional support and guidance and have
experienced a faultless installation."
Prior to the deployment, Colston's Girls' School had an unsecured and
unreliable legacy microcell wireless solution that failed to deliver a
consistent quality of service whenever more than 20 people tried to log-on
simultaneously. The new network roll-out has enabled the Academy to
significantly reduce support costs and man-hours, whilst delivering
enterprise-quality connectivity to staff and students alike.
"With their student population constantly increasing, Colston's Girls'
School priorities were a wireless solution that was reliable, predictable,
scalable and cost effective," said Ram Appalaraju, senior vice president,
marketing, Meru Networks. "We were able offer the academy a virtualised
wireless network solution that could easily handle the increasing numbers of
devices and users on its network and fit within its budget. With a
virtualised WLAN architecture, access points are on the same channel and the
entire network is configured to enable users to remain connected no matter
where they move within the academy, which is ideal for an environment where
teachers and pupils are moving from room to room throughout the day."
The deployment is based on Meru's virtualised WLAN architecture which was
chosen for its Virtual Cell(TM) configuration, making it capable of running
802.11n at full speed - simultaneously supporting a constant high density of
users without dropouts, disconnections or other interruptions to the service,
all unachievable with their previous legacy microcell architecture. As the
wireless network can now support a higher density of users, all teachers have
been provided with laptops, allowing them to wirelessly enter lesson
registration details, conduct online assessments, play educational videos and
provide feedback. Meru's virtualised WLAN solution has improved the use of
ICT throughout Colston's Girls' School, transforming the role of technology
in the classroom and way the staff delivers their learning curriculum.
About Meru Networks
Founded in 2002, Meru Networks develops and markets a virtualized
wireless LAN solution that cost-effectively optimizes the enterprise network
to deliver the performance, reliability, predictability and operational
simplicity of a wired network, with the advantages of mobility. Meru's
solution represents an innovative approach to wireless networking that
utilizes virtualization technology to create an intelligent and
self-monitoring wireless network, and enables enterprises to migrate their
business-critical applications from wired networks to wireless networks, and
become all-wireless enterprises. Meru's solutions have been adopted in major
industry vertical markets, including education, healthcare, hospitality,
manufacturing and retail. Meru is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has
operations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. For
more information, visit www.merunetworks.com or call +1-408-215-5300.
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