Posted by: Raj Perumal
4th generation, access point, airtime fairness, ap, BYOD, centralized wireless, co-channel interference, Meru Networks
Hi folks! So in the past i’ve spoken about other wireless solutions such as Cisco. Today I wanted to talk a little bit about Meru Networks.
Meru Networks is a wireless company dedicated to selling wireless solutions. They don’t do anything else but that. They have a neat solution where they use a single channel instead of multiple channels and then crank the power on the AP’s to full to achieve good wireless connectivity. This helps with co-channel interference since everything is sitting in the same channel controlled by the controller.
The controller also truly gives airtime fairness by allocating time equally amongst clients. This way the speed of your wireless network is not dictated by the slowest client. This allows you to deploy very high density environments in mixed mode 802.11 a/b/g/n environments.
If you haven’t had a chance to check Meru out, I suggest you do. They are very price competitive and great in high density environments. In this day and age of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), it’s only going to be a matter of time where you will need a strong wireless solution.
You can read more here.