Meru Networks is claiming it has the fastest 802.11ac access points following competitive testing conducted by independent laboratory The Tolly Group. The tests showed that Meru outperformed Cisco in seven of eight and Aruba in all eight multi-AP, multi-client test cases.
The company said that the tests showed conclusively that the overall performance of the 802.11ac Meru AP832 Wi-Fi access point is far superior to the directly comparable Cisco AP3702i and Aruba AP225.
The differences were most significant in the video streaming traffic test, in which the Meru AP832 access point (pictured) was 43% faster than the Cisco 3702i and 103% faster than the Aruba AP225. Meru also demonstrated far lower latency when streaming video – 56% lower than Cisco and 61% lower than Aruba.
“The 802.11ac specification enables great gains in performance and all WLAN vendors seek to aggressively capitalise on its full potential,” said Kevin Tolly, founder of The Tolly Group. “Meru has demonstrated, with their 802.11ac AP832 access point, a clear performance advantage over its competitors in our labs.”
The testing varied the traffic by type and direction, including downstream and bidirectional data, bidirectional VoIP and unidirectional/downstream video streaming. Tests were conducted in both multi- and single-AP configurations.
“The results of the Tolly testing conclusively demonstrate that Meru’s AP832 is the fastest enterprise-grade access point in the market,” said Manish Rai, vice president of corporate marketing at Meru. “Meru’s network-in-control-based MobileFLEX architecture provides Meru 802.11ac customers measurable and sustainable performance advantages over the competition.”
The full report with test configuration details can be found here: http://bit.ly/1iuwQA0