James Cook University chooses Meru Networks’ 802.11n wireless LAN (WLAN) for its Townsville and Cairns campuses

James Cook University (JCU) has awarded a tender to Wavelink Communications reseller CCNA to implement a Meru Networks 802.11n wireless LAN at JCU’s Townsville and Cairns campuses. The highly contested tender followed an extensive technology review and evaluation testing of WLAN equipment by the University.

Meru’s solution was selected over other major vendors based on Meru’s unique single-channel approach, which is much simpler to manage and implement than the traditional micro-cell approach adopted by other vendors. Another key benefit of Meru is the ability of its Access Points (APs) to support much higher densities of wireless users than other vendors.

The first phases of the new WLAN were implemented across both campuses in the last quarter of 2009. When the rollout is completed in 2010, it will provide pervasive wireless network access to the University’s 14,500 students and staff.

Jonathan Ordman, director, Wavelink Communications, said, “JCU is a dynamic, multi-campus university.”

“We are proud to deliver a high performance and pervasive 802.11n WLAN solution to one of the Australia’s leading educational institutions.”

About Wavelink
Wavelink Communications (www.wavelink.com.au) is a leading distributor of IP, wireless and communication solutions. It distributes a range of products from Polycom, Digium and Meru Networks.

About Meru Networks
Meru Networks develops and markets wireless infrastructure solutions that enable the All-Wireless Enterprise.

Its industry-leading innovations deliver pervasive, wireless service fidelity for business-critical applications to major Fortune 500 enterprises, universities, healthcare organisations and local, state and federal government agencies.

Meru’s award-winning Air Traffic Control technology brings the benefits of the cellular world to the wireless LAN environment, and its WLAN System is the only solution on the market that delivers predictable bandwidth and over-the-air quality of service with the reliability, scalability and security necessary to deliver converged voice and data services over a single WLAN infrastructure.

Founded in 2002, Meru is based in Sunnyvale, Calif. For more information, visit www.merunetworks.com.

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