SOURCE: Meru Networks, Inc.

Meru Networks, Inc.

October 08, 2013 08:00 ET

Meru Networks and The Douglas Stewart Company Sign Education-Focused North American Distribution Agreement

Meru Education-Grade (MEG) Wi-Fi Networks Will Further The Douglas Stewart Company's 'Mobile Learning Ecosystem' Initiative

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2013) - EDUCAUSE Conference 2013 - Meru Networks® (NASDAQ: MERU), a leader in Wi-Fi networking, today announced that it has signed a North American distribution agreement with The Douglas Stewart Company (DSC), a leading distributor of tailored education solutions to schools and universities.

The agreement will enable Meru to benefit from DSC's reseller network's strong relationships with higher education institutions, large school districts, state departments of education and education consortia. DSC will leverage Meru Education-grade (MEG™) Wi-Fi solutions to anchor its 'Mobile Learning Ecosystem' initiative.

"Working with Meru as a core element of our expanding partner ecosystem greatly enhances our Mobile Learning initiative, and will enable our extensive VAR network to provide best-in-class Wi-Fi solutions to colleges, universities and K-12 institutions and school districts," said Chuck Hulan, chief operating officer at DSC. "We are very enthusiastic about having established this relationship, and look forward to working closely with Meru."

"We are extremely pleased to be working with Douglas Stewart, a true leader in education IT distribution, to broaden the reach of MEG solutions into K-12 and higher education," said Gary Abad, vice president of worldwide channel sales for Meru. "This relationship builds on our commitment to develop the most effective and efficient channel program in the Wi-Fi market and we are excited by the engagement of Douglas Stewart's reseller network with the promotion of our MEG solutions."

"Our relationship with The Douglas Stewart Company will extend the reach of MEG solutions into the classrooms of a larger group of educators, all of whom face exponentially-increasing device densities, 'always-on' students and faculty and accompanying increases in network traffic," said Sarosh Vesuna, vice president and general manager of the education and healthcare business unit at Meru. "We are extremely pleased to have added DSC to our education solutions distributor network."

The MEG solution is designed to solve colleges' and universities' BYOD issues and support their uninterrupted learning applications. MEG starts with three simple steps:

1. Onboard quickly with BYOD provisioning and secure wireless access mapped to IT policies.
2. Connect all BYOD devices reliably anywhere on campus.
3. Learn by deploying validated learning and teaching applications over the MEG wireless platform.

Additional information about the Meru MEG solution is available here: www.merunetworks.com/MEGbundles.

About The Douglas Stewart Company
The Douglas Stewart Company, a leading distributor specializing in education software, technology and supplies, links more than 270 manufacturers with over 4,000 academic resellers in the United States and Canada. Its subsidiary, Douglas Stewart EDU, provides similar services to 23 countries in Europe. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, and founded in 1950, The Douglas Stewart Company is a privately held, woman-owned business.

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 (CALs) 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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