Universities and schools have been deploying Meru Education-grade (MEG) Wi-Fi networks to cope with the large number of devices logging on to the network.
Meru Networks, a provider of 802.11n wireless LAN, has been selected by thousands of schools in the UK and Ireland in the past 18 months.
Universities and schools have been deploying Meru Education-grade (MEG) Wi-Fi networks to cope with the large number of devices, including smartphones and tablets, logging on to the network.
Meru, which recently launched its new AP832 access point, said an increasing number of classrooms are replacing their Wi-Fi technology with Meru solutions thanks to poor network performance and redundant technology.
Mark Howell, area director for UK and Ireland at Meru, said wireless technology in schools has become integral to creating a personalised learning environment.
"But while this increase in demand for Wi-Fi to support an ever-growing number of devices is good news, it’s easy to think that a low cost solution can deliver the performance and scalability required," he explained.
"Mobile technology is only as good as the network supporting it, and as you add more devices, your network needs to be able to grow and deliver the same performance today, tomorrow and in five years’ time."
Meru, which counts more than 2,750 primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, acquired Identity Networks in 2011.