Meru Brings the Wireless Edge Outdoors With First 1.3 Gbps, Rugged, Three-Radio, Three-Stream Access Point


By Telecom Lead Team: Meru Networks has launched the Meru OAP433e,
a new, rugged outdoor Wi-Fi access point designed to deliver uncompromising
wireless coverage in outdoor environments.


The Meru OAP433e is a
three-radio device with three-stream 802.11n outdoor access point, offering
1.35 Gbps of datarate capacity. It is designed to work with Meru’s virtual WLAN
operating system, System Director 5.


The company said that
it is expanding the boundaries of the wireless enterprise by bringing
high-capacity, high performance and highly-reliable WLAN infrastructure to
thousands of users who are on the go, both indoors and out.


“People require
reliable network access as they travel between buildings, enter stadiums, move
across campuses — and they expect their applications and Wi-Fi devices to
perform flawlessly. Our new OAP433e brings all the reliability and performance
that our internal access points are known for, and does it in a ruggedized,
outdoor-ready form factor,” said Kamal Anand, VP of product management for Meru.


The newly launched
access point is integrated with Meru System Director 5, a virtual wireless operating
system that controls and optimizes wireless connectivity across the RF
spectrum. Through its unique Air Traffic Control technology, System Director 5
enables thousands of devices and applications to seamlessly access network
resources simultaneously, ensuring equal access for all, even as these devices
are being used by people on the go.


The company also added
that these new access points, in conjunction with its recently released System
Director 5 software and high-capacity controllers, raise the standard for
BYOD-ready wireless — both indoors and out.

Last month, Boston Red Sox selected Meru Networks’ wireless LAN (WLAN) solutions for its
wireless network at Fenway Park in Boston.

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