Abu Dhabi's Etihad Towers Selects Wi-Fi from Meru Networks [Travel & Leisure Close - Up]
(Travel & Leisure Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Meru Networks, a provider of Wi-Fi networking, announced that Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi has selected Wi-Fi from Meru networks for high-performance connectivity to more than 90 percent of its retail and corporate space, as well as common areas in its three residential towers.
According to a release, near-term plans also call for deployment of Ascom voice-over-Wi-Fi to support communications among more than 350 staff members across the development.
"The seamless handoff between access points with the Meru single- channel, virtual-cell deployment option was a major factor in our selection of a Wi-Fi solution," said Mohamed Ghorab, ELV and controls engineer for Etihad Towers. "The other was the ability that the architecture gives us to add access points whenever and wherever they are needed, expanding coverage at will, without the need to conduct site surveys or channel reconfiguration. It simply and effectively meets our and our tenants' very high expectations."
Meru said its Wi-Fi is deployed in four of the five towers and four additional retail and administration podiums. These structures contain more than 45,000 square meters of leasable retail and commercial office space, common areas supporting 879 residential apartments and seven luxury penthouses, as well as 14 conference rooms, an 1,800 square meter ballroom and 38 high-end retail units.
"Etihad Towers is the premier location for commercial offices in Abu Dhabi, and among the top residential addresses in the Emirate," said Zakir Lokare, director of the Middle East and Africa region at Meru. "We are very pleased to have been selected to meet their needs, and look forward to working closely with Etihad Towers for Real Estate (ETRE) to ensure their tenants' experiences with wireless networking are exceeded in every way."
Meru Networks is a provider of mobile access and virtualized Wi- Fi solutions.
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