Meraki and Meraki Go are both awesome WiFi products, and we've been receiving a lot of questions about them. We just wanted to look at the difference between one and the other. Now, the short version is this: Meraki Go is intended for startups, home offices, and small businesses with little or no IT expertise, while customers who want more robust wifi gear should find themselves in the Meraki line.
The main point of Meraki Go is simple: Provide quality, business-class hardware (Appliances and IoT devices) that can be set up in minutes, and even small business owners who have little to no experience with IT can do it. This product is aimed at cafes, bookstores, and boutique shops—businesses like this. As such, with every feature streamlined, from deployment settings to the app which is used to configure it all, Meraki Go is perfectly tailored to this market.
In terms of features and functionality, you shouldn't expect all the same features you do on the typical enterprise-level Meraki products. However, they are trying to offer the most basic and essential features in order to make it a worthwhile investment in your business.
The Meraki line scales upward, with units like the MR57 that offer the latest wifi speeds. Plus, Meraki hardware also includes other product lines, including security appliances, switches, and security cameras.
Meraki Go is designed to be an entry point into the Meraki brand. It's a budget-friendly line designed to be an affordable option for startups and smaller businesses. If you have a growing business, you'll want to upgrade to the main series Meraki products. They offer much more functionality, configuration options, and potential.
To learn more about Meraki products, and get a full consultation on which hardware fits your growing business, contact us today.