As originally written by Chris Browning and published on INOC
Recently, during the 2015 HIMSS Interoperability Showcase held at the HIMSS Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, I had the opportunity to implement the Cisco Meraki cloud-managed (or cloud-based) wireless solution. I have done a number of wireless installs using autonomous and controller-based wireless solutions, so I was eager to see how the cloud-based solution compared.
For the implementation, we were provided with the MR34 model of access point, which is recommended for high density and performance-critical environments. With thousands of visitors from across the country and the globe in attendance, it was very important to provide a stable and high-performing wireless experience for the clients that were showcasing their products and services.
I was impressed. From the ease of creating a Meraki account and registering our access points, to the user-friendly interface and out-of-the-box reporting features, the Meraki wireless solution looked very nice. Likewise, HIMSS was very impressed with the metrics gathering and reporting features. So impressed that they wished to use the information for marketing of the 2016 Showcase; they had 11,590 wireless visitors over the course of the event!
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