Meru Networks announced Smart Connect, a solution that
simplifies WLAN access in Bring-Your-Own Device (BYOD) environments.
its history, Meru Networks has pioneered innovations that address the key challenges
facing large-scale WLANs and the enterprises that depend on them: capacity,
reliability, and manageability,” said Craig Mathias, a principal with the
wireless and mobile advisory firm Farpoint Group.
demands on the WLAN, particularly in the form of users bringing their own
devices for use in the enterprise point to the need for the architectural and
management innovations like System Director 5 – that have been the hallmark of
Meru’s products from the start,” Mathias added.
Meru’s new integrated
WLAN solution delivers a greatly improved user experience and offers the scale,
capacity, security, and manageability required for the BYOD phenomenon.
Meru System Director 5 offers scalability, performance, and increased support for
substantially more devices and unified communications applications, such as
Microsoft Lync. The virtual wireless operating system puts the network, rather
than the client device, in control of wireless connectivity.
Air Traffic Control technology, System Director 5 enables devices and
applications to access network resources simultaneously, ensuring equal access.
Traditional microcell WLAN architectures often provide inconsistent wireless
access and compromised quality of service.
Director 5 powers the newest Meru large-capacity controllers, the MC3200 and
MC4200 for maximum performance and scale.
multi-core Intel i5 and i7 processors, the MC3200 and MC4200 controllers offer
enhanced performance with increased memory and processing power. The MC4200
supports two 10-gigabit interfaces in a 1U form factor delivering five times
the capacity of other controllers in its class allowing organizations to
accommodate the higher capacity demands driven by the BYOD phenomenon.
AP433 access point delivers up to fifty percent higher capacity than any other
access point in the industry and features a three-radio, three-stream design.
The AP433is version offers a fully integrated RF sensor that, in conjunction
with the Meru Spectrum Manager, enables proactive detection and resolution of
non-Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi interference. It is designed to provide flawless
application delivery and optimal performance across the RF spectrum.