School Deploys Meru

Meru Networks announced that TPS has deployed an all-wireless, campus-wide network using Meru's Wireless LAN (WLAN) System

October 31, 2006

2 Min Read

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Meru Networks, the global innovation leader in wireless infrastructure for the All-Wireless Enterprise, today announced that The Presentation School (TPS), a private K-8 school located in Sonoma, California, has deployed an all-wireless, campus-wide network for its students, faculty and staff using Meru's Wireless LAN (WLAN) System. Serving 190 students and 25 employees in four buildings, the innovative school has created an advanced technology infrastructure to support its unique curriculum.

Entering its ninth year of operation, The Presentation School offers students an integrated curriculum, emphasizing high expectations, active learning, and the arts. The school recently moved to a new, state-of-the-art, 4.5 acre campus and wanted an equally advanced technology infrastructure for students and staff to use in their daily campus life. Working with technology consultants from GreenIT of Sonoma, California, TPS wanted a networking infrastructure to support both its current and future needs, while minimizing costs and reducing the environmental impact. GreenIT recommended a wireless LAN that could deliver both voice and data applications while substantially reducing the costs associated with a wired network. At the same time, wireless technology would help TPS minimize the environmental impact of IT systems by reducing the amount of plastic-coated copper cabling in school buildings and by completely eliminating many traditional school system components such as overhead paging, televisions, and synchronized clocks and bells.

After evaluating several wireless solutions, TPS concluded that Meru's Wireless LAN System was the best solution to meet the School's current and future needs for providing scalability, ease of deployment and support for both data and toll-quality voice.

"Implementing a flexible, scalable and secure infrastructure that could help us integrate technology into the student educational experience was a top priority during the design process," said Richard Hodges at GreenIT. "With Meru's Wireless LAN System we accomplished our goal of deploying a converged wireless network that supports VoIP, high speed Internet access and all of the School's educational applications, and delivers the added benefits of cost reduction and minimal environmental impact. The WLAN has already resulted in improved communication between faculty, parents, and administrators. The Presentation School is excited about the enhanced learning environment we can now offer to students."

Meru Networks Inc.

Subscribe and receive the latest news from the industry.
Join 62,000+ members. Yes it's completely free.

You May Also Like