Meru Networks Awarded 2003 "Product of the Year" by Internet Telephony Magazine

January 14, 2004




SUNNYVALE, Calif. - January 14, 2004

The only WLAN infrastructure providing over-the-air Quality of Service for toll quality voice, Meru's Wireless LAN System garners top award for its innovation, leadership, and vision

Meru Networks, the leader in voice over wireless LAN infrastructure technology, today announced that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC)'s INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine, named the Meru Wireless LAN System as a Product of the Year winner for 2003.

Announced in the January 2004 edition of INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine, the Product of the Year designation was given to a select few companies who display vision, leadership, attention to detail, and have demonstrated a commitment to quality and the further development of the IP telephony industry through their contributions.

Meru's Wireless LAN (WLAN) infrastructure products, using its patent pending Air Traffic Control technology, create the industry's only completely standards compliant Wi-Fi network capable of delivering toll quality voice calls over an enterprise WLAN network. This capability allows an enterprise to deploy a single converged wireless network for voice and data, reducing the cost of deployment and administration as well as equipment costs. In December 2003, Meru released independent test results measuring Mean Opinion Scores (MOS), a test normally reserved for voice equipment being evaluated for telecommunications companies. These tests validate Meru's claims that it had the industry's first enterprise Wi-Fi infrastructure capable of delivering high capacity toll quality voice (30+ voice calls on a single access point) that peacefully coexists with data on the same network.

"Meru is focused on pushing the envelope and delivering evolutionary Quality of Service for wireless LAN solutions that provide the best overall experience for enterprise users," explained Ujjal Kohli, CEO of Meru Networks. "The Meru WLAN System enjoys a strong reputation for its ability to deliver toll quality voice as well as high performance data on a single, converged network. The INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year award validates our efforts to provide enterprises with wireless infrastructure products that provide higher ROI and best meet their current and future voice and data needs."

"The Meru Wireless LAN System is clearly deserving of leadership status in the voice over Wireless LAN sector of the IP telephony industry. We're proud to award the Product of the Year Award for 2003 to them and recognize their efforts in furthering the IP telephony industry," said Rich Tehrani, president of TMC and group publisher of INTERNET TELEPHONY.

Meru's Wireless LAN System includes the Meru Access Point, a standards-compliant 802.11 access point that simultaneously acts as an access point and RF monitor; the Meru Controller, a centralized gateway by which all security, QoS and management policies can be configured and enforced across the entire wireless LAN, and the Meru System Director, an extensible, embedded software suite.

About Meru Networks, Inc.
Meru Networks designs and develops the standards-compliant, highly secure and scalable Wireless LAN System delivering enterprise-grade voice and data. The Meru solution is deployed in major Fortune 500 accounts, universities, and healthcare organizations. Meru's Air Traffic Control architecture minimizes contention-based throughput loss over the shared wireless medium to provide predictable bandwidth and over-the-air application-specific QoS. The Meru solution reduces security risk through strong authentication, encryption and continuous monitoring of the air. Meru, founded in 2002, is based in Sunnyvale, California. For more information on Meru Networks and its products, visit www.merunetworks.com or call (408) 215-5300.

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