SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ — Meru Networks, the global innovation leader in wireless infrastructure for the All-Wireless Enterprise, today announced that Farmingdale State University of New York (SUNY), has deployed Meru Networks’ Wireless LAN System for a campus-wide, pervasive wireless network that serves its 6,200 students and 500 faculty and staff. With Meru access points spread across 24 buildings, Farmingdale State is providing its users with a variety of applications from basic Internet access to real-time statistics for the athletic department.

Located in Farmingdale, New York, Farmingdale State is a coeducational, public college dedicated to educating students in the areas of business, applied arts and sciences, health sciences and engineering technology. Farmingdale is one of 64 SUNY colleges and is the only public college on Long Island to offer a comprehensive base of programs in the applied sciences and technology. With a large population of commuter students, the college initially intended to deploy a wireless LAN to provide convenient Internet access to these students, but, in the process, discovered that the wireless LAN could also be used for a wide range of applications in classrooms and other areas.

The college evaluated solutions from a number of wireless LAN vendors and ultimately selected Meru’s wireless LAN platform because of its outstanding performance in extremely high density environments. Farmingdale’s unique requirements included delivering wireless access within a dorm building that has been constructed from composite material including aluminum. To provide wireless coverage, Farmingdale deployed Meru access points spaced only 30 feet apart from each other. Gladson George, Network Administrator, SUNY Farmingdale, said, “This high density set-up would not have been possible without Meru’s unique Air Traffic Control technology. With Meru’s ability to coordinate all of the access points in this area and successfully manage signal contention, we can deliver wireless access in the most demanding of environments.”

Farmingdale State has also discovered unique applications for its wireless LAN. Their athletic department is using the network to report and record live game statistics from the college’s athletic fields and gymnasium. “Once we put the wireless LAN in place, we realized that we could move beyond using the network simply for convenience,” stated Kevin Rooney, Assistant Vice President for Administrative Services at SUNY Farmingdale. “With Meru’s Wireless LAN System, our network can be managed centrally and cost-effectively, allowing us to expand the range of applications we can offer.”

“The robust communications and low overhead network management features of Meru’s wireless LAN enable education customers like Farmingdale State to accommodate both a wide range of installation scenarios as well as innovative applications that go far beyond email and Internet access,” said Michael Tennefoss, Vice President of Marketing, Meru Networks. “With Meru’s Wireless LAN System, these customers can deliver business-critical applications over the network, knowing that performance, reliability and scalability are a given. Deployments like Farmingdale State demonstrate the possibilities of the All-Wireless Campus environment.” About Meru Networks

Meru Networks is the global leader in 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 organizations 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, California. For more information on Meru Networks and its products, visit www.merunetworks.com or call 408-215-5300. Editorial Contacts: Lisa Schiltz, Meru Networks (408) 215-5350 lschiltz@merunetworks.com

Lori Hultin, LSH Communications for Meru Networks (818) 879-4651 lhultin@sbcglobal.net SOURCE Meru Networks ###

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