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April 27, 2010
Meru Networks' Joe Epstein to Offer Insights on 802.11n Migration At Interop Las Vegas 2010

Meru Networks (News - Alert), Inc., a provider of virtualized and optimized 802.11n enterprise networking, has announced that Joe Epstein (News - Alert), its Senior Director of Technology will be present to offer valuable insights upon operational considerations for 802.11n migration at a panel discussion at Interop (News - Alert) Las Vegas 2010.

Title of this panel discussion will be 'The Big Upgrade: 802.11n in the Enterprise,' where Epstein will offer vital information upon important technical considerations such as backward compatibility, range and coverage, and diversity of clients. Meru Networks was the first company to introduce 802.11n products in the marketplace, and ever since, has been offering consultation to a number of companies that want to upgrade their networks, but are not able to do so due to lack of necessary information and guidance.

At the event, Epstein will discuss the operational benefits of 802.11n, and suggest the enterprises how they can perform the big upgrade with minimal costs and disturbances. Additionally, the ways these companies must adopt in order to manage the 802.11n wireless devices to ensure zero disruption and contention will also be a part of Epstein's discussion at the event as end-user behavior is changing the way the enterprises do business, introducing a variety of smart devices that potentially compete with critical business-critical devices for airtime.

High-speed 802.11n wireless is a mature technology that is being adopted at a fast pace within the industry. More and more consumers, enterprises and service providers are recognizing the benefits of the technology everyday. In seamless integration with Virtualized Wireless LANs, the 802.11n technology helps the users in breaking free from their dependence on wires altogether.

Meru Networks was the first company to provide solutions based upon the 802.11n technology and began shipping products in the year 2007 itself, although the standard was ratified later in the year 2009. Customers of the company include corporations and large and small universities, who have been relying on the standard for mission and business critical applications.

At the same time, the technology is being adopted by the end users at even fast paces, with most new laptops now shipping with an 802.11n radio. More and more enterprises are installing access points that support 802.11n in order to boost the wireless bandwidth by a factor of five or more over 802.11g.

Apart from increased speeds, 802.11n wireless networks also offer cost advantages as they are able to replace both legacy wired and legacy wireless networks. Meru Networks leverages its next-generation architecture to provide all the performance, reliability and scalability through 802.11n that users expect from Ethernet.

Joe Epstein, Senior Director of Technology at Meru Networks, is a wireless innovator and industry thought leader, and is responsible for articulating the technology vision of the company. Apart from holding the chair at the Voice over Wi-Fi Technical Certification Task Group for the Wi-Fi Alliance (News - Alert), Epstein has offered his contributions to IEEE 802.11 standards, and has also authored a book titled 'Scalable VoIP Mobility: Integration and Deployment', which focuses upon how the 802.11n standard directly impacts voice mobility.

In March 2010, Meru Networks introduced a new series of high performance 802.11n wireless access points featuring a new Orthogonal Array Beam Forming or 'OABF' antenna system.

Raja Singh Chaudhary is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raja's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Alice Straight

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