SOURCE: Meru Networks, Inc.

Meru Networks, Inc.

June 23, 2015 08:00 ET

Meru Networks' K-12 Wi-Fi Subscription XPress Cloud Service Offers Simplicity to the Unsung IT Heroes of Education

Uninterrupted Wi-Fi Access Provided to ISTE 2015 Workshop Attendees by Meru

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 23, 2015) -  Meru Networks® (NASDAQ: MERU), a leader in intelligent Wi-Fi networking, today announced that the company will showcase its new Wi-Fi subscription cloud-based service at the International Society for Technology Education (ISTE) Conference and Expo. Meru's education-grade Wi-Fi service makes school IT heroics unnecessary. ISTE workshop attendees will be able to experience Meru's 802.11ac Wi-Fi access first hand at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott, adjacent to the Philadelphia Convention Center. After successfully handling the Wi-Fi needs of a record breaking attendance at ISTE 2014, Meru was asked to help support ISTE again in 2015.

"While 95 percent of K-12 schools in the U.S. have computers, the Federal Communications Commission reports that 60 percent lack the sufficient Wi-Fi capability needed by students, teachers and guests," said Rich Nedwich, senior director of Education Business at Meru Networks. "Many schools are struggling with getting their schools on reliable, uninterrupted Wi-Fi networks. Meru's approach makes school-wide Wi-Fi simple, providing uninterrupted access for 21st century learning environments out of the box or through the cloud, keeping costs low. Importantly, E-Rate modernization now makes managed Wi-Fi an eligible category two service, so schools and libraries can take advantage of E-Rate to help fund their Wi-Fi purchases."

K-12 schools are staffed by small IT teams who are responsible for bringing uninterrupted Wi-Fi to students, faculty and guests that visit the campus/school each day. Meru has been finding ways to help these unsung IT heroes of K-12 schools for over a decade. The company made school Wi-Fi simple with Meru Education-Grade (MEG) Solution Bundles, a complete solution for Wi-Fi connectivity. During ISTE, Meru will show how it has taken simplicity a step further with XPress Cloud, offering the convenience of the cloud with control and visibility at every level on a school's operational budget. With Meru's Wi-Fi solutions, K-12 schools receive everything they need in one box, along with the option to manage the network themselves or through their service providers. Intuitive cloud-based management results in a simplified network, saving time and money, freeing up valuable resources for additional projects and opportunities.

For more than 30 years, the ISTE Conference and Expo has brought together educators across the globe to share best practices and discuss solutions to their toughest education technology challenges. The event attracts upwards of 18,000 attendees and industry representatives including teachers, technology coordinators, administrators, library media specialists and policy makers.

The conference will take place June 28 through July 1 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Meru Networks will be exhibiting at ISTE 2015 booth number 2440. For more details about ISTE, please visit https://www.isteconference.org/2015/.

Media or analysts interested in one-on-one meetings with Meru Networks at ISTE should contact Marta Weissenborn at martaweissenborn@mcgrathpower.com.

About Meru Networks
Meru Networks (NASDAQ: MERU) is a leader in intelligent 802.11ac Wi-Fi solutions delivering uninterrupted user experience for education, healthcare, hospitality and enterprise. The Meru open-standards-based architecture is designed to enable unified management of wired and wireless networks. Its end-to-end application QoS enables enforceable service-level agreements. Meru provides top performance and high capacity in high-density environments. Visit www.merunetworks.com or call (408) 215-5300 for more information.

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