SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Meru Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: MERU), the leader in virtualized 802.11n enterprise wireless networking, today announced that it has been recognized by Everything Channel's CRN Magazine as one of the top 100 2010 Health Care Vendors. This first annual list recognizes the most important health care technology vendors with indirect channel programs or direct relevance to the channel. According to IDC Health Insights, growth in implementation of electronic medical records and health information exchange technologies will help to spur the worldwide growth of health care IT spending over the next three years to over $13 billion. As a result, these technologies are quickly becoming a lucrative, value-added play for solution providers and VARs, who need to identify the ideal vendors with which they can partner with on health care opportunities.
According to CRN, some of Meru's strongest products for health care were released this year, including its AP320i wireless access point designed for 802.11n at 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. The AP320i is Meru's most technologically advanced access point, based on its unique Virtual Cell™ architecture and support for mission-critical applications. Meru's AP320i is suited for bandwidth intensive applications and supports high speed data transmissions, including high definition video and VoIP services while offering ease-of-scalability.
"It is an honor to be acknowledged among the top health care technology vendors in the world," said Ihab Abu-Hakima, president and chief executive officer, Meru Networks. "Our solution reseller partners are an extremely important part of our overall company strategy, and Meru is proud to receive this honor from CRN and to be recognized as a leader within the reseller community."
"These vendors are offering innovative solutions to serve the growing demands of the health care market. We applaud them for helping customers and VARs solve some of the most difficult IT problems in a growing market," said Kelley Damore, Vice President, Editorial Director, Everything Channel.
As excitement over health care IT flourishes, many solution providers are still unsure how to get started or where they can seek health care IT resources and education. CRN's first annual list recognizes the key players in the health care space with indirect channel programs or direct relevance to the channel, bringing to the forefront 100 health care vendors solution providers should know. Final selections were made by CRN's editorial team. These 100 health care vendors were culled from industry research, interviews with numerous solution providers and analysts, and CRN editors' knowledge specific to the health-care space. A special feature of the top health care vendors is in the October issue of CRN Magazine and expanded coverage will be featured online at www.crn.com.
About Meru Networks
Founded in 2002, Meru Networks provides 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 Fortune 500 enterprises, health care, education, retail, manufacturing, hospitality and government. Meru is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has operations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. For more information, visit www.merunetworks.com or call (408) 215-5300.
Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at http://www.everythingchannel.com.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding Meru Networks expectations, hopes, plans, intentions or strategies, including, but not limited to statements regarding the growth in implementation of electronic medical records and health information exchange technologies spurring growth of health care IT spending, and the speed at which the technologies are becoming lucrative for solution providers and VARs. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties include those described in Meru Networks' documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Meru Networks as of the date hereof, and Meru Networks assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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