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September 06, 2012 09:00 ET

Meru Provides Scalable, Flexible Wi-Fi to Keep Faith Lutheran Students Engaged in Education Environment

SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 6, 2012) - Meru Networks, Inc., (NASDAQ:MERU) a leader in virtualized 802.11n enterprise wireless networking, worked with Faith Lutheran to deploy a campus-wide wireless network that would serve all students and faculty, in an effort to modernize the network and engage students through creative teaching approaches.

Tom Chalfant, director of computer services at Faith Lutheran, says that the ongoing changing classroom environment that once presented a challenge on the school's former Wi-Fi network is now made possible through Meru. Chalfant reports that Meru's solution not only scales easily as needed, but deploys quickly and reliably, ultimately resulting in less time rebooting access points and fielding IT calls.

Students of Faith Lutheran currently use the Wi-Fi network to participate in many collaboration projects, communicate, conduct research, and create and present videos.

News Facts:

  • Faith Lutheran is one of the largest private schools in the Lutheran Council. The single campus in Las Vegas, Nevada, houses a middle school and high school of over 1,400 students and growing, with 100 staff members. The campus-wide wireless initiative encompasses four main buildings and eight portables.
  • The network uses two MC3200 controllers in n+1 configuration for redundancy, which manages the access points.
  • The single channel layer allows all students to effectively collaborate in different buildings on and off campus, and successfully take part in efficient orientations and trainings.
  • The quick deployment and density management capabilities of Meru helped facilitate the school's one-to-one program, in which every student receives a MacBook to engage with the various methods of education styles the school offers.
  • The full case study for the Faith Lutheran and Meru Networks partnership can be found at

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Supporting Quotes:

  • Tom Chalfant, director of computer services, Faith Lutheran
    "People are using technology in a very mobile world and our students are no exception. The traditional classroom where everybody sits in rows doesn't really happen here that often. Having limitless wireless on campus allows students to be a part of an engaging learning experience. I think if you dream it, you can build it with Meru."

  • Sarosh Vesuna, general manager of education, Meru Networks
    "Meru worked with Faith Lutheran to address their density and scaling pain points, bringing their technology-dependent endeavors into action. In doing so, they were able to manage the increasing student population and even gain competitive advantage in recruiting students and faculty."

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About Meru Networks

Meru Networks (NASDAQ:MERU) designs, develops, and distributes virtualized wireless LAN solutions that provide enterprises with the performance, reliability, predictability and operational simplicity of a wired network with the advantages of mobility. Meru Networks eliminates the deficiencies of multichannel, client-controlled architectures with its innovative, single-channel, virtualized network architecture that easily handles device density and diversity. Meru wireless LAN solutions are deployed in major vertical industries including Fortune 500 businesses, education, hospitality, healthcare and retail supply chain. Founded in 2002, Meru is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Visit or call (408) 215-5300 for more information.

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