Meru Networks appoints Westcon as UK distributor

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Wireless network vendor Meru Networks has appointed Westcon Group as a distributor in the UK.

As part of the agreement, Westcon will provide value-added services to Meru’s technology range, which includes which includes Access Points, Controllers, System Director OS and its E(z)RF Application Suite. It will also target key verticals such as education, healthcare, retail, hospitality and logistics.

Westcon has also been granted Authorised Training Partner status, while Meru will participate in Westcon’s ConvergencePoint Programme.

The 802.11n vendor says it views the move as a milestone in its channel activities in the UK, and will bolster its position against other vendors such as Cisco and Aruba.

“Westcon Group is a natural fit for our partner strategy and our previous experience of working with the company in other territories will ensure a smooth start to the programme in the UK, enabling both parties to quickly expand their customer base further in this region,” says Dave Kelly, VP International Sales, Meru Networks. “Westcon Group offers an impressive range of voice, video and data products and the addition of Meru’s wireless infrastructure will enable resellers to implement all of these applications simultaneously, and more importantly reliably, through the use of Meru’s innovative virtual cell and virtual port technology.”

“Meru Networks has an important place in our Convergence portfolio and presents an excellent market opportunity for our comprehensive value proposition,” says Tim Brooks, UK managing director, Westcon Convergence. “This is an excellent opportunity for both companies to build on the successful relationship that already exists in other regions, and we look forward to generating significant new business opportunities for our resellers.”


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