OnLine bags Meru distribution rights
Dubai, June 17, 2008
Online Distribution Limited, a leading distributor of value-added networking products in the Middle East, has announced the addition of Meru Networks, a global leader in wireless infrastructure solutions, to its fast-growing convergence & mobility business portfolio.
US-based Meru Networks had recently established its office in the UAE as part of a regional expansion strategy.
The partnership signifies OnLine Distribution’s growing presence in the convergence & WLAN technologies sector and will provide its channel partners with solid technology solutions that enable the All-Wireless Enterprise – a concept pioneered by Meru Networks, rapidly gaining popularity as a way to increase productivity through access to network resources from any location.
“An important part of our business is to provide our customers with leading technology solutions that are reliable, cost effective, and help enhance their business,” said Venu Menon, sales and marketing director, OnLine Distribution.
“Meru Networks’ unique wireless technology is well suited to a large part of our customer base who are looking for leading convergence technology to cope with the rapid infrastructure growth throughout the region. We are looking forward to working with Meru Networks to introduce all-wireless enterprises to the Middle East,” he added.
Meru's single-channel approach to wireless coverage minimises interference by automatically selecting one channel for use enterprise-wide and layering additional channels where more capacity is required.
With all access points (APs) occupying the same channel in a single "virtual cell," the network can select the AP that will provide a given client with the highest data rate; reliability of wireless connections is maximized independent of client type, and the elimination of "handoffs" when mobile users move between APs reduces dropped connections.
Its award-winning Air Traffic Control technology brings the benefits of the cellular world to the wireless LAN environment.
Zakir Lokare, regional sales director for Meru Networks said: "OnLine represents a excellent fit for the Meru portfolio and distribution partner model, that working together we can rapidly expand across the region with their strong channel partner base."
"Online Distribution has a reputation for quality channel development and consistent first rate customer service. These attributes were key and main driving factors for our decision to appoint OnLine as our value added distributor for the region. We look forward to working with them to leverage our reach into key markets across the region and develop a strong channel landscape.” added Lokare.
Meru's WLAN System is the only solution on the market that delivers predictable bandwidth and over-the-air Quality of Service with the reliability, scalability, and security necessary to deliver converged voice and data services over a single WLAN infrastructure.
As a value-added distributor, OnLine Distribution currently represents more than 30 vendors under its business portfolios and provides ongoing training and development plans for their partners.-TradeArabia News Service