Faith Lutheran has selected Meru Networks to deploy a campus-wide wireless network.
Serving students and faculty, the wireless network will assist Faith Lutheran to modernize the network and engage students through creative teaching approaches.
“The ongoing changing classroom environment that once presented a challenge on the school’s former Wi-Fi network is now made possible through Meru. Meru’s solution scales easily as needed and deploys quickly and reliably, ultimately resulting in less time rebooting access points and fielding IT calls,” said Tom Chalfant, director of computer services at Faith Lutheran.
Students of Faith Lutheran currently use the Wi-Fi network to participate in many collaboration projects, communicate, conduct research, and create and present videos.
Meru Networks said Faith Lutheran houses a middle school and high school of over 1,400 students and growing, with 100 staff members.
The campus-wide wireless initiative encompasses four main buildings and eight portables.
The network uses two MC3200 controllers in n+1 configuration for redundancy, which manages the access points.
The single channel layer allows all students to effectively collaborate in different buildings on and off campus, and successfully take part in efficient orientations and trainings.
The quick deployment and density management capabilities of Meru helped facilitate the school’s one-to-one program, in which every student receives a MacBook to engage with the various methods of education styles the school offers.
“Meru worked with Faith Lutheran to address their density and scaling pain points, bringing their technology-dependent endeavors into action. In doing so, they were able to manage the increasing student population and even gain competitive advantage in recruiting students and faculty,” said Sarosh Vesuna, general manager of education, Meru Networks.