Meru's 802.11ac speed is attributable to the Virtual Cell, a single-channel option provided by the MobileFLEX architecture and its support for the use of 80 MHz channels as outlined in the IEEE 802.11ac draft specification. Competitors' wireless architectures largely restrict support for 40 MHz channels due to limited channel availability, reducing data rates to approximately half of the 1.3 Gbps-per-radio the specification allows. Meru customers also report that 802.11n devices run up to 30 percent faster on the AP832 than on 802.11n access points.
The Meru 802.11ac solution is extremely power-efficient, enabling the use of three spatial streams over two 802.11ac radios on standard 802.3af power. This eliminates the need for customers to upgrade their entire Ethernet switching infrastructure, as currently required by many Meru competitors when deploying their 802.11ac solutions.
"Ubiquitous and instantaneous access to information resources is essential to ensuring the best possible learning experience for our students and is essential to our future," said
"Bellarmine is committed to staying on the leading edge of technology adoption to ensure that our students have the best possible learning experience," said
802.11ac adoption is driven by the quickly-growing number of mobile devices, the BYOD trend and high-bandwidth applications such as HD video, video conferencing and cloud-based services and storage. Consumer devices such as smart phones and tablets supporting 802.11ac are available now.
"With the advent of the new 802.11ac standard, WLAN infrastructures are expected to see early adopter deployments in the enterprise this year, largely focused on addressing the need to support rapid growth and density of BYOD devices. This is coupled with the transition of video, collaboration and cloud applications towards becoming relatively ubiquitous in highly-productive mobile enterprises," said
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