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WIFI UPGRADE ON CAMPUS

MMI Advances to Meru Education Grade (MEG) 802.11ac Wi-Fi to Support the Proliferation of BYOD
Wi-Fi enabled digital learning plays a growing role in preparing students for service and leadership


SUNNYVALE, Calif. – July 29, 2014 – Meru Networks® (NASDAQ:MERU), a leader in intelligent Wi-Fi networking, today announced that Marion Military Institute (MMI) has deployed a Meru Education Grade (MEG) Gigabit Wi-Fi network to ensure high performance of fast-growing numbers of mobile devices on its campus. Like most college students, MMI cadets now come to campus with three or more mobile devices and expect pervasive Wi-Fi coverage on campus, from classrooms to the barracks. MMI, the oldest military junior college in the U.S., is the first community college in Alabama to deploy 802.11ac Gigabit Wi-Fi.

“The Meru 802.11ac APs can handle twice as many devices as the 802.11n APs and give us more than three times the throughput,” said A.J. Crittenden, network administrator at Marion Military Institute. “Meru’s Virtual Cell technology was one of the biggest selling points for us, because we wanted students to be able to walk from building to building and stay connected without any intervention on their part.”

The MEG solution allows the military college to exceed cadets’ unyielding expectations for high-performance, stable Wi-Fi, whether as part of the course curriculum or while streaming movies after rigorous physical training. With the MEG solution, MMI can deliver intelligent Wi-Fi on campus for uninterrupted learning, even in dense mobile environments, such as study halls and classrooms situated in historic antebellum buildings.

The MEG solution is designed to solve schools’ BYOD and 1:1 computing issues and support their learning-essential applications. MEG starts with three simple steps:
1.     On-board quickly with BYOD and 1:1 provisioning and secure wireless access mapped to IT policies.
2.     Connect all BYOD and 1:1 devices reliably anywhere on campus.
3.     Learn by deploying validated learning and teaching applications on BYOD and 1:1 devices over the MEG wireless solution.

“Mobile devices and digital learning solutions are transforming how students expect to operate at institutions of higher learning. MMI, like most colleges, has found that Wi-Fi is not only an essential tool for learning, but it is viewed as a utility on which students will not compromise,” said Sarosh Vesuna, vice president and general manager of the business units at Meru. “With the MEG solution, colleges can deploy the intelligent Wi-Fi Superhighway that exceeds the exploding demand for mobile device connectivity and uninterrupted learning with minimal administrative hassle.”

Additional information about the Meru MEG solution is available here: http://bit.ly/15vW5Oh. 
For more information about Meru MobileFLEX, visit the MobileFLEX launch landing page on the Meru web site: http://bit.ly/ZNqPEc.

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