Founded in 2002, Meru Networks were the first to virtualize wireless LANs. Like server and storage virtualization, Meru pools physical resources together and then partitions them in new ways tailored to match users or applications. Where legacy networks cover large areas using a patchwork of microcells, Meru offers a seamless Virtual Cell that extends enterprise-wide. Where others depend on hub-like contention for access, Meru partitions the Virtual Cell into Virtual Ports, each dedicated to an individual user or application.
Supporting IEEE standards including 802.11n, Meru Access Points are Wi-Fi® certified for interoperability. They are available in single or dual radio models, with a scalable architecture – customers who require more coverage can simply plug in additional APs.
As Meru’s Virtual Cell architecture eliminates co-channel interference, installations typically need 30% fewer APs than other wireless LAN solutions, resulting in substantial cost and energy savings.
The controller is the core of Meru’s Virtualized Wireless LANs, tightly synchronizing access points to optimize the user experience by avoiding interference and governing all traffic on the network.
Supporting from five to thousands of access points, controllers can be centralized at an enterprise or distributed to datacenters and branch offices, with both chassis-based and appliance models available.
The Meru Services Appliance family is an intelligent and extensible platform for E(z)RF™ Application Suite which provides a set of applications for comprehensive management of 802.11 networks. The Secure Gateway appliance is designed for organizations that need to ensure the highest level of security for their wireless systems.