Meru celebrates its third anniversary of delivering the industry’s first enterprise-class 802.11n wireless LAN

Outpacing the industry in 802.11n deployments with over 92 per cent of Meru’s access point units shipped being 802.11n, virtually double the industry average of 47 per cent

Sydney, Australia, September 20, 2010 – Meru Networks Inc., (NASDAQ:MERU), the leader in virtualised and optimised 802.11n enterprise wireless networking, celebrates its third anniversary of delivering the industry’s first enterprise-class 802.11n wireless LAN solutions.

In 2007, Meru deployed the world’s first enterprise-wide 802.11n wireless network at Morrisville State College, State University of New York with IBM Global Services. With a network of over 800 access points providing ubiquitous wireless coverage and access to any application, students and staff were the first to leverage a Wireless-Like-Wire™ experience even in high-density environments in its residence halls and auditoriums as wireless devices proliferated throughout the campus. Building on its pioneering vision of the All Wireless Enterprise™, where edge network access becomes all-wireless, Meru introduced enterprise-class 802.11n solutions across key industries and vertical markets including healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, retail, transportation, logistics and education. Today, over 3,500 customers worldwide have already migrated to Meru’s next generation virtualised WLAN solution to optimise the performance and reliability of their wireless network, reduce cost and ultimately improve overall end-user experience.

Meru continues to outpace the competing legacy microcell WLAN vendors with 92 per cent of Meru’s access point units shipped being 802.11n, almost twice that of the overall industry average of 47 per cent, as defined by leading analyst firm, the Dell’Oro Group.

Ihab Abu-Hakima, president and chief executive officer, Meru Networks said, “Meru jumpstarted the transformation of enterprise networking from expensive, inflexible wired cable plant to our reliable, more cost-effective and productive all-wireless network access environment. With Meru’s next generation 802.11n virtualised WLAN solutions, we are delivering a Wireless-like-Wire solution to organisations across all sectors supporting the accelerating growth in usage of new mobile devices such as iPads, notebooks and smartphones. Today, our solutions are supporting the highest mobile device user densities, and providing the most scalable and best performing enterprise wireless networks around the world.”

 

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About Meru Networks
Founded in 2002, Meru Networks provides a virtualised wireless LAN solution that cost-effectively optimises 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 utilises virtualisation 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 all major industry vertical markets, including Fortune 500 enterprises, healthcare, education, retail, manufacturing, hospitality and government. 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.

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