Dual-Modem Dock Enables In-Vehicle Failover, Load Balancing

Dual-Modem Dock for In-Vehicle Networking

New Dual-Modem Dock for COR IBR1100 Solution Keeps Mission-Critical Applications Connected

Cradlepoint’s newest product release, the Dual-Modem Dock created for the COR IBR1100, is special. Perhaps most importantly, the dock is a direct response to our customers. They expressed a need to keep their vehicle fleets and M2M connections up and running 24/7, and we supplied the solution.

A big portion of transportation fleets, more specifically public sector fleets, already had a device to provide them on-the-go connectivity (COR IBR1100). However, many of these fleets still lacked a failover network, which is a necessity for any organization — especially in public safety.

With the new COR IBR1100 Dual-Modem Dock, which was made available this fall, fleets and M2M applications now have the ability to incorporate a second modem for redundancy, or the second modem can be used for load balancing to manage bandwidth for peak periods based on usage.

This solution — with a modular, future-proof design — was engineered to help commercial fleets and first responders keep their mission-critical applications connected and effective.

Transit — At certain times of the day, metro transit commuters are seemingly all on their mobile devices, utilizing bus WiFi. For those situations, fleet managers can add bandwidth when needed to prevent network lag and to cultivate a positive rider experience. Alternatively, the additional network can be used for applications such as Point-of-Sale or CCTV.

Mission-Critical Connectivity — EMS and fire and rescue vehicles require mission-critical connectivity during life-or-death situations. Wireless-to-wireless failover — the IBR COR1100 and dock are certified with all major carriers — is a cloud-managed backup plan. This ruggedized solution ensures that when lives are on the line, connectivity is never an issue.

Managing a Moving Network — Adding NetCloud Manager (NCM), Cradlepoint’s network management and application platform, to the mix enhances the COR IBR1100 and Dual-Modem Dock. Within NCM, intelligently managing an organization’s network has never been easier. Remotely configure routers in groups or one at a time, organize load balancing, update firmware, and analyze network data — all from the comfort of your desk chair. Firmware updates that used to take weeks now take minutes — without climbing in and out of each vehicle.

Over the past years, our customers have shaped the trends in transportation connectivity. It all started with metro buses and public safety needing connectivity to create operational efficiencies and better serve the population. With agility and innovation, we are creating network technology our customers want and need, and that improves the way we live and work.

As the reliance on cloud-based applications and Internet connectivity grows, so does Cradlepoint’s commitment to bring to market best-in-breed solutions.

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Learn more about the COR IBR1100 Dual-Modem Dock here.