SOURCE: Meru Networks, Inc.

Meru Networks, Inc.

April 17, 2015 09:01 ET

Meru Networks Receives 2015 SDN Excellence Award

Meru Collaborator Honored for Innovation

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 17, 2015) - Meru Networks® (NASDAQ: MERU), a leader in intelligent Wi-Fi networking, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Meru Collaborator as a 2015 Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Excellence Award winner presented by TMC's INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine and SDN Zone.

"Meru was the first company to receive the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) Certificate of Conformance through the ONF OpenFlow™ Conformance Testing Program and the first company to receive Microsoft Lync Certification for 802.11ac access points," said Ajay Malik, senior vice president of Engineering and Products, at Meru Networks. "This TMC award for Meru Collaborator further validates our accomplishments in addressing the needs of unified wired and wireless networks. Meru is on the forefront of SDN, and SDN-enabled Wi-Fi empowers IT organizations to become more responsive to the needs of the business and ensure the highest quality experiences for their users. Only Meru provides a mobile Lync experience that both end users and IT departments can trust across multi-vendor wired and wireless networks."

Meru Collaborator is an SDN application that integrates with the Microsoft Lync platform for unified communications with the ability to detect QoS (Quality of Service) issues on a heterogeneous wired/wireless network, deliver prescriptive resolution options and prioritize traffic across multi-vendor wired and wireless networks. Meru Collaborator enables Meru Wi-Fi users to optimize the performance and experience of Microsoft Lync over multivendor networks. The solution is built on top of an OpenDaylight SDN controller and is designed to work with any OpenFlow-enabled wired or wireless network, greatly simplifying the cost and complexity of managing unified communications.

SDN architecture has already had a profound impact on the IT and Telecom industries and, as this technology continues to grow in popularity, the SDN Excellence Award recognizes the companies that are leading the way in SDN architecture and applications.

"Recognizing leaders advancing SDN technologies, TMC is proud to announce Meru Networks as a recipient of the 2015 SDN Excellence Award," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "Meru Collaborator has demonstrated innovation and will help shape the face of the quickly evolving industry. It is our pleasure to honor Meru Networks for their inspiring work."

Winners of the SDN Excellence Award has been published in the April 2015 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.

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 or call (408) 215-5300 for more information.

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About TMC
TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, IoT Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world's leading business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Customer Experience (CX) Hot Trends Symposium; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; IoT Evolution Conference & Expo; SmartVoice Conference; Software Telco Congress; Super Wi-Fi Summit - The Global Spectrum Sharing and TV White Space Event; SIP Trunking, Unified Communications & WebRTC Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo; Fitness and Sports Wearable Technology (FAST) Expo, WebRTC Conference & Expo; and more.

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