Building wireless networks for education that supports 21st Century learning initiatives is a challenging task
Meru Wireless Networks for Education
No longer is it sufficient to simply provide teachers and students with email and internet access, today a wireless solution for education also needs the capacity to support bandwidth-hungry multimedia content together with a fast, reliable connection. Meru Wireless Networks brings a 4th generation wireless solution for education with the speed and reliability that your teaching requirements need.
Meru Networks 4th generation wireless solution for education provides a service that leads the way in high performance and gives schools an easily scalable and future proof system that won’t break the budget.
SchoolCare is a Meru Wireless Networks for education specialist and can offer both schools and colleges a wealth of experience in providing high performance wireless networks.
Meru Wireless Networks for Education – Key Features
- Greater range and performance akin to fast Ethernet
- Virtual cell technology saving time and money on installations
- Access points with extremely high density and data throughput capacity
- Access points and controller can connect anywhere on your network
- Zero handoff between access points – perfect for VoIP solutions
- Award winning ‘Air Traffic Control’ system that brings ease of use to administrators
- Scalable solutions allowing future expansion of networks at reduced cost
Meru Wireless Networks for Education – Design and Deployment
Site surveys are a typical first stage of deploying a typical new multi-cell wireless solution for education. This will involve a detailed, time consuming study to ensure the complete RF coverage of the desired area, at the specified data rate and to ensure minimal channel overlap which will cause interference and degrade the school wireless LAN performance.
This is not necessary with a Meru wireless networks LAN saving considerable time and money. Meru’s “Air Traffic Control ™” and virtual cell technology allows the Meru access points to be quickly and easily installed into a school wireless LAN. This also makes a Meru wireless networks LAN very scalable as expansion of the network will not require future reconfiguration, simply decide where the access point needs to go and plug it in to your school wireless LAN network.
Meru Wireless Networks for Education – Lower Cost of Ownership
Whereas many leading multi-cell wireless solutions may require a ratio of up to one access point for every five school wireless devices, Meru’s access points have an extremely high density and data throughput capacity meaning high numbers of devices may connect to a single access point. It is not unknown for a school wireless LAN to have as many as 60 wireless clients connecting to a single Meru access point.
This, of course, saves money on the infrastructure requirements and on installing the necessary network points into a school wireless LAN. Furthermore, each Meru access point may be simply connected to the nearest convenient network point and does not require direct wiring to the system controller, again saving considerable installation time and money from a school wireless LAN budget.
Meru Wireless Networks for Education – Investment Protection
With its greater range and performance akin to fast Ethernet, 802.11 n is allowing school wireless LAN to now become their primary communication medium. Meru’s 802.11 n has also shown greater performance than other leading solutions such as Cisco and Aruba – consistently exceeding 170Mbps and up to 300mbps – ideal for the demands on any school wireless LAN.
With Meru’s “Air Traffic Control ™” technology, the system delivers the highest possible wireless speed and density whilst being fully backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g devices. This exciting new technology not only future proofs any school’s investment, but also protects investment already made in wireless devices without any degrade of speed.
School Wireless LAN – Designing the Right Solution for Your School
Contact us today for a demonstration of how Meru Wireless Networks for education could revolutionise your school or college’s wireless infrastructure!
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