Meru Networks®, a leader in Wi-Fi networking, announced that Mount St. Mary College (The Mount) in Newburgh, N.Y. is addressing sharply rising device densities, "always-on" students and faculty, and accompanying increases in network traffic with a campus-wide Meru Education-grade (MEG™) Wi-Fi network. IT leaders at The Mount note that the 2,700 students and 800 faculty members and staff spread across the 52-acre campus typically have more than 12,000 devices connected to the network, more than twice the number they had just three years ago. Frequency of use of the Wi-Fi network for classroom instruction has also risen sharply. Unlike years past, students and teachers are now "always on" and always moving. The school's ability to provide high-performance uninterrupted learning has never been more critical. "People aren't just sitting in an office or class anymore, connected to a fixed access point. They're walking -- they go from class to class accessing information on their smart phones and iPads. It truly is a different era of wireless technology," said Alex Valentin, director of technical services for Mount Saint Mary. "The single-channel, virtual cell option in the Meru MobileFLEX architecture supports the way that people use mobility now. With other solutions you're constantly being released from one access point and then connecting to another -- Meru lets users move with the stream."