SOURCE: Meru Networks, Inc.

Meru Networks, Inc.

October 07, 2013 08:00 ET

Cardiothoracic Center of Monaco Ensures Availability and Performance of Patient Heart Monitors With Wi-Fi From Meru Networks

Meru's Uninterrupted Care Networks Addresses the Challenges Posed by Harsh RF Environments

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 7, 2013) - Meru Networks® (NASDAQ: MERU), a leader in Wi-Fi networking, today announced that the Cardiothoracic Center of Monaco (CCM) has deployed the Meru Uninterrupted Care Network to improve care for heart patients.

"We needed the most reliable and high-performing Wi-Fi available, to provide us and our patients with the utmost confidence that any issues detected by their heart monitors would be transmitted to clinicians, regardless of the patients' locations in the hospital," said Stephane Rusek, Ph.D, CIO for CCM. "Due to the single channel architecture, the Meru solution has proven to be the perfect choice for the demands that we place on it in a harsh RF environment." 

Located in Monaco, CCM is the premier medical institution for the Mediterranean region. Physicians at CCM conduct more than 2,500 cardiovascular interventions and approximately 1,000 cardiovascular surgeries every year. Patients at the clinic are connected to mobile heart monitors, which gives them autonomy and mobility for post-surgical care, while letting nurses and doctors continuously monitor them. CCM needs reliable and pervasive Wi-Fi coverage for such monitoring.

The location of the hospital poses unique RF challenges. CCM is very close to a harbor, which amplifies RF interference. Due to low power radios in the medical devices, access points in the network needed to be placed closely together. A traditional Microcell based Wi-Fi network would generate extreme co-channel interference in such an environment. The Meru network at CCM, designed and deployed by systems integrator I2S, is able to avoid such interference due to the single channel, virtual cell option in the MobileFLEX architecture. 

"Life critical medical devices need high reliability and pervasive coverage," said Sarosh Vesuna, vice president and general manager of the healthcare business unit at Meru. "CCM leverages Meru's Air-time fairness architecture to provide an Uninterrupted Care Network for their mission critical applications."

About Meru Networks
Meru Networks (NASDAQ: MERU) is a market leader in the development of mobile access and virtualized Wi-Fi solutions. Meru's MobileFLEX wireless architecture addresses the ever-growing need for higher bandwidth and higher client densities. The Meru Identity Manager solution greatly simplifies secure device on-boarding and the company's unique Context-aware Application Layers enable dedicated channel assignments for specific applications, devices and usage scenarios. Meru customers include Fortune 500 businesses as well as leaders in education, healthcare and hospitality. Founded in 2002, Meru is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Japan. Visit www.merunetworks.com or call (408) 215-5300 for more information.

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