Miami-Dade County Public Schools expand Meru Education Grade Wi-Fi

Meru Networks (NASDAQ: MERU) reported that Miami-Dade County Public Schools has expanded its Meru Education-Grade Wi-Fi solution and rolled out Meru Identity Manager to automate student access as part of their 1: 1 mobile device program.

During this second wave of its 1: 1 computing program, M-DCPS is giving every student in elementary, seventh and ninth grades Microsoft Windows 8 devices. The Meru Wi-Fi currently supports about 150,000 students and their mobile devices. When the rollout is complete, it will connect all 345,000 students and 40,000 teachers in 392 schools.

To ensure success for its 1: 1 program, M-DCPS expanded its Wi-Fi to better support rich-media content and online assessments in its high-density environment. The ability to do so is vital to implementing Common Core State Standards (CCSS). M-DCPS uses a variety of academic and administrative applications over the Meru wireless network. Educational applications on the network include e-textbooks, Lightspeed, Edmodo, Discovery Education, IMath and Scantron. Administrators and staff also access student information systems and financial applications over the Wi-Fi, in addition to systems that support food services, transportation and facilities.

Meru Networks is a leader in intelligent 802.11ac Wi-Fi solutions, delivering uninterrupted user experience for education, healthcare, hospitality and enterprise. Its website is at www.merunetworks.com.

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