Higher Education

Meru's key innovation, the Virtualized Wireless LAN, is an architecture that does for wireless what virtualization is already doing for other areas of IT. Virtualization is the abstraction of technology, pooling of resources and partitioning clients, which significantly reduces complexity and costs.

Meru's Virtualized Wireless LAN is particularly effective in solving the difficult problems resulting from complex application mixes found throughout higher education networks. Its high power, RF efficient access points are ideally suited to handle the challenging physical environments of college and universities. Meru technology is easy to deploy, easy to manage and easy to scale.

Why is ours simply the best solution to meet the needs of the higher education?

  • Save Money

    Meru's high reliability and capacity mean that wireless can fully replace wired Ethernet, avoiding costly cable runs in dormitories, classrooms and other buildings. With VirtualizedWireless LANs from Meru, customers typically require 30% fewer access points than they would using a legacy wireless LAN to provide the same capacity over the same area, with comparable savings in supporting infrastructure.

  • Improves User Satisfaction

    The pervasive wireless enabled by Meru makes staff more productive and students less likely to call technical support. Wireless LAN Virtualization ensures that connections are not dropped as devices move, which means a more reliable network with no noticeable interruptions even to voice calls. Together, these mean happier users and fewer technical support calls.

  • Scales as Your Needs Grow

    Virtualization preserves RF spectrum and simplifies adds, moves and changes as your network evolves and needs change. Adding coverage or increasing capacity is as simple as adding a light bulb. Install the access point and the network does the rest. Easy and transparent, with no interruptions to your network or users.

  • Reliability

    Meru virtualized WLAN enables infrastructure control of client connections instead of client control as in legacy WLAN systems. With the Meru distinctive architecture, applications perform reliably in the face of interference, slower clients and other deleterious network effects. Additionally, clients are not affected by other clients in the vicinity who may be operating at slower speeds. The infrastructure treats each client as if it has its own port and, hence, its own network services.