BDP Deploys Meru's WLAN Solution to Optimize Productivity and Staff Creativity
December 03, 2013
By Shamila Janakiraman
, TMCnet Contributor
Meru Networks (News - Alert), a specialist in mobile access and virtualized Wi-Fi solutions, will be deploying its solution to enhance the voice and data network of BDP, an international practice of architects, designers, engineers and urbanists.
Steve Peary, IT operations manager for BDP said, “We wanted a WLAN that would help ensure high performance of both voice and data over IP now and in the future. Our architects and designers working in the studios are always in and out of meeting rooms and break-out sessions in our main open-plan office environment. Being available all the time is critical for collaboration.”
The upgraded voice and data network is also expected to augment productivity, collaboration and staff creativity. The Meru network will support BDP offices in London, Bristol, Sheffield, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow.
The WLAN will ensure secure, instant access for visitors via Meru’s identity manager solution. . The Meru identity manager solution simplifies secure device on-boarding while the Meru context-aware application layers enable dedicated channel assignments for specific applications, devices and usage scenarios.
BDP will also be deploying Microsoft (News - Alert) Lync for the optimum delivery of both voice and data over the Meru Wi-Fi network. Also BDP and Building Zones, a Meru gold partner collaborated to enable a perfect work environment which leverages technological innovation to boost business productivity, said officials.
Steve Woolley, UK sales manager for Meru remarked, “BDP is committed to enabling the highest levels of collaboration to enhance productivity and creativity among its employees and clients. We are extremely pleased that BDP selected Meru to support their multi-city wireless deployment and are delighted that the technology has become integral to the way they do business.”
Meru’s MobileFLEX wireless architecture serves the burgeoning bandwidth and higher client density demands of the education, healthcare and hospitality sectors.
In related news, German baked goods wholesaler BAeKO has chosen Meru to support a pick-by-voice system at its Grimmen (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania) and Michendorf branches. The pick-by-voice system has enabled BAeKO to reduce the error rate for order consignments by 95 percent. The solutions offered by Meru are designed for high performance and reliability to support mission-critical systems such as BAeKO’s pick-by-voice.
Edited by Cassandra Tucker