Meru Education-grade (MEG) wireless solution is supporting the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) program by The Duston School.
The program is currently offered to the sixth form students of the school and will support the proposed 1:1 Apple iPad implementation for all 1,400 students and 90 teaching staff in the Northamptonshire-based academy.
The Duston School has already completed the first phase of its iPad project and is planning the second phase that involves launching a 1:1 iPad program for its students.
The students and teaching staff of the school depend on the Wi-Fi to remain connected but were not satisfied with their existing wireless network. The school decided to replace its existing solution with the Meru solution that has successfully eliminated complaints about bad connections.
The new wireless network from Meru will provide support to 500 pre-existing devices and about 2,000 iPads for both staff and students.
Meru’s Education-grade (MEG) wireless solution connects all BYOD devices reliably anywhere on campus. The solution is very popular and is used by over 3,000 schools in UK and Ireland.
“The Duston School is making fast advances into 21st Century learning with their mobile device initiatives, enabled by Meru,” said Mark Howell, area director for UK and Ireland at Meru Networks (News - Alert). “We are extremely pleased to have been selected to support the broad device deployment, and are very enthusiastic about the very positive feedback they have received from staff and others about the high quality experience they are having.”
Meru Networks develops mobile access and virtualized Wi-Fi solutions. The company was in the news earlier this year when Pleckgate High School, located in the northern outskirts of Blackburn, Lancashire with Darwen in Great Britain, distributed 1,200 iPad minis with the Meru Education-grade (MEG) Wireless solution and Meru Bonjour Gateway (News - Alert).