Aruba Networks buys Meridian

Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) said it has acquired Meridian Apps, Inc. enabling new location-based services by combining its unique, network-based contextual information about users, devices and applications with Meridian´s Wi-Fi based wayfinding solution for smartphones and tablets.

The Meridian enterprise software platform is targeted at public-facing enterprises, including casinos, hospitals, malls, stores, transport hubs, convention centers, museums and campuses, to help customers navigate these large, indoor facilities. Enterprises use the platform to create custom-branded mobile applications to provide turn-by-turn directions, highlight points of interest along the way, deliver context-awareness advertising and offer detailed analytics about users´ travel patterns and preferences.

Aruba Networks is a provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise. The company´s website is at http://community.arubanetworks.com.