LONDON, September 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Meru Networks, Inc. ( , the leader in virtualised and optimised 802.11n enterprise networking, today announced its wireless networking technology has been deployed at Colston's Girls' School (, a leading language Academy, to accelerate the use of mobile learning throughout its campus and migration towards an All-Wireless Enterprise(TM). With Meru's virtualised wireless LAN (WLAN) solution, Colston's Girls' School is now able to deliver coverage across its entire campus, providing students, administrators and educators seamless network access via more than 200 connected devices to support mobile learning initiatives.

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At a time when many educational institutions are struggling to stay at the cutting edge of technological advances and deploy effective wireless Information Communications Technologies (ICT), we made the decision to invest in the future of our school with technology that will enable a real shift towards fully integrated e-learning, said Alistair Perry, vice principle, Colston's Girls' School. Students and teachers are now able to work wherever they need to, using wireless netbooks and state-of-the-art audio visuals. From the outset, we have received exceptional support and guidance and have experienced a faultless installation.

Prior to the deployment, Colston's Girls' School had an unsecured and unreliable legacy microcell wireless solution that failed to deliver a consistent quality of service whenever more than 20 people tried to log-on simultaneously. The new network roll-out has enabled the Academy to significantly reduce support costs and man-hours, whilst delivering enterprise-quality connectivity to staff and students alike.

With their student population constantly increasing, Colston's Girls' School priorities were a wireless solution that was reliable, predictable, scalable and cost effective, said Ram Appalaraju, senior vice president, marketing, Meru Networks. We were able offer the academy a virtualised wireless network solution that could easily handle the increasing numbers of devices and users on its network and fit within its budget. With a virtualised WLAN architecture, access points are on the same channel and the entire network is configured to enable users to remain connected no matter where they move within the academy, which is ideal for an environment where teachers and pupils are moving from room to room throughout the day.

The deployment is based on Meru's virtualised WLAN architecture which was chosen for its Virtual Cell(TM) configuration, making it capable of running 802.11n at full speed - simultaneously supporting a constant high density of users without dropouts, disconnections or other interruptions to the service, all unachievable with their previous legacy microcell architecture. As the wireless network can now support a higher density of users, all teachers have been provided with laptops, allowing them to wirelessly enter lesson registration details, conduct online assessments, play educational videos and provide feedback. Meru's virtualised WLAN solution has improved the use of ICT throughout Colston's Girls' School, transforming the role of technology in the classroom and way the staff delivers their learning curriculum.

About Meru Networks

Founded in 2002, Meru Networks develops and markets a virtualized wireless LAN solution that cost-effectively optimizes 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 utilizes virtualization 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 major industry vertical markets, including education, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing and retail. Meru is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has operations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. For more information, visit or call +1-408-215-5300.

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