October 17, 2008

Zencos Becomes Authorized Reseller for Meraki Wireless Networking Technology

CARY, N.C., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Zencos is now an authorized reseller for Meraki wireless MESH technology. Meraki is a network equipment manufacturer that provides hardware and software for low-cost, plug and play wireless community networks. Meraki equipment creates a wireless mesh network (WMN) in a plug and play format while delivering network management services of the web via a software as a service (SaaS) architecture

"We feel that this product allows us to expand our service offerings to our customers," said Joe Costanzo, Zencos CTO. "Meraki hardware will allow us to deploy and manage pay for use wireless networks with multiple tiers in a quick and easy fashion. The low price point tied with the data collection and advertising capabilities allows for small and midsize business to use their networks to enhance their customers experience much in the same way that larger hotels and resorts currently do."

Zencos will provide all aspects of network deployment from site survey and installation, to continuous network support. Meraki will allow Zencos to expand its product and service offerings in the small and medium business (SMB) market. Network traffic and statistical data is collected via the Meraki dashboard allowing analytics on customer network usage patterns. Vital feedback is provided back to customers for more effective marketing and advertising initiatives.

"We see this as an expansion of our data collection capabilities for our customers," added Costanzo. "The Meraki toolbar allows for the ability to offer real-time opportunities to users based on their location. This also provides the opportunity for customers to have immediate interactions with special offers, announcements or any other type of marketing communication programs."

The Meraki solution expands on Zencos core product offerings and services focused in customer intelligence and customer experience analytics - for customers that did not previously have access within their budget. The solution is targeted for mid-market companies and is well suited for companies in the hospitality entertainment industries as well as educational institutions and campus environments.

About Meraki

Meraki's wireless networking technology began its development in the labs of MIT and has since gained rapid commercial adoption around the world, helping millions of users connect to the Internet. By focusing on rapid network deployment and simplified operations, Meraki's patented networking systems and technologies are fundamentally changing the economics of providing Internet access around the world. Our customers span 125 countries and range from operators covering individual buildings, to large carriers connecting entire towns and regions. Meraki is based in San Francisco, California, and is a privately held company backed in part by Google and Sequoia Capital.

About Zencos

Zencos implements and supports business intelligence solutions which provide the vital intelligence necessary to interpret information accurately, allowing companies across all industries to make timely critical business decisions. Zencos offers a full breadth of solutions including: hosted solutions; hardware and software planning, installation and configuration; application development and data storage mechanisms; training and ongoing BI administration support. See where our vision and strategy for business intelligence can take your company at http://www.zencos.com/ .


CONTACT: Brian McDonald, Zencos Consulting, +1-919-434-5289,[email protected]

Web site: http://www.zencos.com/