Meraki is expanding beyond its grassroots beginnings to announce the Meraki Partner Program, which is designed to help resellers and IT solution providers deploy Meraki wireless networking solutions. By targeting these resellers and solutions providers, Meraki is apparently looking to broaden its market for WiFi hardware.
Meraki has always had a unique strategy to deploy wireless mesh technology. It makes WiFi equipment and sells its WiFi repeaters and network gateways to residents who volunteer to deploy the equipment on rooftops or on their windowsills to create a wireless mesh. In San Francisco, Meraki is picking up the tab for the Internet service and provides free access through the wireless network to anyone without advertising. Meraki is building a citywide network in San Francisco it hopes to complete by 2009. About 150,000 of the city's 860,000 residents use the network.
The new Meraki Partner Program includes dedicated account management, discounted pricing, training, lead distribution, technical support, and access to a partner portal. These benefits are being offered to complement the network deployment and support services Meraki authorized resellers provide their customers.
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