Communitech, a not-for-profit organization that has been the back bone for many companies in Ontario, Canada by helping them start, grow and succeed while promoting Waterloo Region as a technology cluster has recently adapted Meru wireless network at the Communitech Hub.
The hub is spread across a 44,000 square-foot facility that includes 75 companies and 3 post-secondary educational institutions as well as more than 30 functional peer groups involving the 1,000 tech companies in Waterloo Region. Various companies such as Research In Motion (RIM), OpenText, Desire2Learn, Christie Digital Systems Canada, and COM DEV are present in this region.
"What we do here involves a lot of people coming in and out of our doors all the time bringing in their own mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets, and laptops," said Brad Buckborough, Communitech network administrator. "A wired network is not going to work in this situation, and many wireless vendors are unable to meet our needs, due to the stone and steel architecture and historical status of the building. The Meru network was the right choice for us, and Meru's E(z)RF management makes it very easy and cost effective to maintain."
Meru Networks (News - Alert) eliminates the deficiencies of multichannel, client-controlled architectures with its innovative, single-channel, virtualized network architecture that easily handles device density and diversity. The Communitech Hub is utilizing e Meru APs that keeps up with the historical integrity of the building, and enables the users to travel throughout the Hub without losing their network connection.
"Meru is intently focused on meeting the needs of highly dynamic and architecturally challenging environments like the Communitech Hub, where other wireless vendors often struggle," said Srinath Sarang, co-founder and general manager of hospitality and entertainment solutions at Meru.
Sarang said that their single-channel architecture and expertise with high-density environments made it possible for them to meet Communitech's members' needs while ensuring against interference with and from neighbors such as Google (News - Alert).
Meru is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.
Edited by Carlos Olivera