DataCom, Meru Networks and Clavister Official Suppliers to LOVE Stockholm 2010

Largest temporary wireless network ever in the Nordics built for the Royal wedding

Jun 14, 2010, 08:00 ET from Meru Networks

STOCKHOLM, June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Swedish Crown Princess Victoria will marry Daniel Westling in Stockholm on the 19th of June 2010. The City of Stockholm honors the marriage with a two week celebration; LOVE Stockholm 2010. Thousands of journalists are expected to attend the event. They will spread text, photos and video to the world via the largest temporary wireless network ever built in the Nordics. Swedish network provider DataCom has been appointed Official Supplier to LOVE Stockholm 2010 and will provide high-speed Internet access together with Meru Networks and Swedish network security specialist Clavister.

The assignment from the City of Stockholm is to provide The Media Center, several theme areas and approximately 10 hot spots around the city with fast and secure wireless connections. The Media Centre, which is the largest and most complex ever built in Sweden, will host approximately 3,000 working journalists during the celebration.

DataCom was appointed Official Supplier to LOVE Stockholm 2010 after having delivered a successful wireless network to the Volvo Ocean Race Stockholm stopover in 2009.

"We are honoured that the City of Stockholm selected us among the other giant partners and providers. With over 20 years experience of IT, and a strong competence in IT infrastructure, we are confident that we will assure a solid network delivery, just as we did in Stockholm during Volvo Ocean Race 2009. We have teamed up with the same partners, Meru Networks and Clavister, and together we have built a secure and fast wireless network that is the largest temporary network ever in the Nordics," says Ralf Aspholm, Managing Director DataCom.

Reliable wireless coverage

Sweden is a strong supporter of technology and for LOVE Stockholm 2010 it is crucial that the technology works exceptionally well. Meru Networks was chosen by DataCom because of its proven ability to support large numbers of concurrent users with predictable and reliable wireless coverage. Meru Network's virtual wireless LAN (WLAN) solution is easy to deploy and scalable, having delivered Wireless-like-Wired™ service for similar, large scale events around the world.

"We are very happy to have been selected to provide the wireless LAN infrastructure for such a fantastic event. There will be many journalists from all over the world and countless many visitors connecting to the network. An event like this with many concurrent users, with a demand for reliability and high speed access, is where Meru really shines," says Bo Ericson, Vice President Europe Meru Networks.

Meru Networks (Nasdaq: MERU) are supplying more than 50 AP320i access points, from the high-performance AP3000 series platform, the industry's first enterprise-class 802.11n access point, as well as Meru Network MC3000 controllers. Two controllers will share the load and the third will act as a failover. To ensure network performance throughout the event, DataCom will build a two layer system in order to be sure of load balancing and to provide a failover function.

Secure wireless connectivity

Swedish network security specialist Clavister will provide protection for incoming and outgoing internet traffic via specialized firewalls to ensure that nothing inappropriate takes place and that information and online users are protected throughout the event.

"Most hot spots around the world, like airports, shopping malls etc are totally open, and many people do not realize how dangerous this potentially is," says Jonas Herner, VP Sales Clavister Nordic Region.

"Visitors using the LOVE 2010 hotspots for internet access can do so in the knowledge that they are secure. We have employed our most advanced network security technology to combat threats like intrusion, eavesdropping, and identity theft. We are splitting the traffic over two 1GB Internet links for load balancing and guaranteed bandwidth. We also have a failover function in place to deal with situations where one link goes down," he concludes.

The security will be provided by Clavister SG4370 firewalls with its advanced intrusion detection functionality. To guarantee necessary bandwidth and to avoid bottle necks at critical locations Clavister's advanced traffic management system will be used as well.

DataCom is organizing the integration, deployment and set-up, Meru Networks is supplying the WLANs and controllers and Clavister is providing specialized firewalls to protect incoming and outgoing internet traffic and online users.

About DataCom

For more information, contact Jonas Kopniwsky, PR DataCom, tel. +46 8 545 063 24, +46 70 882 84 40,

DataCom's focus is to help companies and organizations to increase benefits by delivering products and services that simplify the management, operation and development of IT infrastructure. DataCom has existed since 1989 and knows by experience which solutions that work best for your business. The company is also an independent label, and therefore chooses the most cost-effective solution for every situation.

DataCom creates solutions for customers so that they do not have to think about or worry over their IT environment. They should instead concentrate on developing their business. DataCom is one of four companies in the DC-group that also consists of CanCom, CloudCom and Kabeldragarna.

About Clavister

Since 1997 Clavister has delivered leading network security solutions to the commercial benefit of tens of thousands of companies worldwide. Clavister's family of UTM (Unified Threat Management) products and solutions deliver secure remote access to networks providing flexible and innovative network security with world class administration and control.  Clavister is a pioneer in virtual network security, which together with a portfolio of hardware and software solutions gives customers the full choice. Clavister's products are backed by the company's award-winning support, maintenance and training. Clavister is based in Sweden, and the company's products are sold through international sales offices, distributors and resellers throughout EMEA and Asia.

About Meru Networks

Founded in 2002, Meru Networks develops and markets a virtualized wireless LAN solution that cost-effectively optimizes the enterprise network to deliver the performance, reliability, predictability and operational simplicity of a wired network, with the advantages of mobility.   Meru's solution represents an innovative approach to wireless networking that utilizes virtualization technology to create an intelligent and self-monitoring wireless network, and enables enterprises to migrate their business-critical applications from wired networks to wireless networks, and become all-wireless enterprises.  Meru's solutions have been adopted in major industry vertical markets, including education, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing and retail.  Meru is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has operations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.  For more information, visit

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