Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Meru Raises $12 Million for VoIP Mobility

Meru Networks, a start-up based in Sunnyvale, California, secured $12 million in Series C funding for its VoIP mobility technology. With its unique Cellular WLAN architecture, Meru's system delivers the over-the-air QoS, scalability, predictable performance and ease of deployment required for large, enterprise-class WLANs.

The new funding round was led by BlueStream Ventures, Clearstone Venture Partners and NeoCarta Ventures. Meru Networks has now raised $42.7 million in total funding to date.

The company said it has achieved significant customer traction, with deployments by U.S. snack-maker McKee Foods, the University of Miami Medical Center in a 1,000+ access point deployment, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Pacific Sunwear and system integrator Azulstar Networks, a division of Ottawa Wireless, to deliver the nation's largest Metro voice and data Wi-Fi service to the city of Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

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