Sunnyvale, Calif., October 24, 2011 -- Meru Networks, Inc. has announced Smart Connect, a state-of-the-art solution that greatly simplifies WLAN access in Bring-Your-Own Device (BYOD) environments, as well as leading edge enhancements across its wireless LAN platform including a new class of controllers that deliver five times the capacity of any in their class, access points with integrated spectrum management and a powerful new WLAN operating system, System Director 5.
"Throughout its history, Meru Networks has pioneered innovations that address the key challenges facing large-scale WLANs and the enterprises that depend on them: capacity, reliability, and manageability," said Craig Mathias, a Principal with the wireless and mobile advisory firm Farpoint Group. "Increasing demands on the WLAN, particularly in the form of users bringing their own (and often multiple) devices for use in the enterprise point to the need for the architectural and management innovations - like System Director 5 - that have been the hallmark of Meru's products from the start."
Meru's new integrated WLAN solution delivers a greatly improved user experience and offers the scale, capacity, security , and manageability required for the BYOD phenomenon.
Integrated Products Deliver Scalable Wireless Capacity and Optimal Application Delivery
Meru System Director™ 5 offers market leading scalability, performance , and increased support for substantially more devices and unified communications applications, such as Microsoft ™ Lync. It is the industry's only virtual wireless operating system that puts the network , rather than the client device, in control of wireless connectivity . Through its unique Air Traffic Control® technology, System Director 5 enables thousands of devices and applications to seamlessly access network resources simultaneously, ensuring equal access for all. Traditional microcell WLAN architectures often provide inconsistent wireless access and compromised quality of service. They are unable to meet the challenge of BYOD because their legacy design lets devices choose how and where to connect, with no regard for other devices or applications.
System Director 5 powers the newest Meru large-capacity controllers, the MC3200™ and MC4200™ for maximum performance and scale. With multi-core Intel i5 and i7 processors, the MC3200 and MC4200 controllers offer greatly enhanced performance with increased memory and processing power . The MC4200 supports two 10-gigabit interfaces in a 1U form factor delivering five times the capacity of other controllers in its class allowing organizations to accommodate the higher capacity demands driven by the BYOD phenomenon. (continued...)