Mobile phone charging stations leverage 4G LTE to ensure reliable, always-on network connectivity
Boise, ID – January 9, 2016 — Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-based network solutions for connecting people, places, and things over wired and wireless broadband, announced today that ChargeItSpot is utilizing Cradlepoint to connect its phone charging stations for retailers, malls, arenas, hospitals and casinos. With Cradlepoint, ChargeItSpot can ensure every kiosk is secure and connectivity is always on, regardless of where it is located.
The businesses that leverage ChargeItSpot, like Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Under Armour, and Caesars Entertainment, rely on the kiosks to drive brand awareness and revenue. In fact, in retail stores in particular, a study conducted by Gfk showed ChargeItSpot users shop for twice as long, convert to a higher rate, and ultimately spend more dollars at the register.
By leveraging Cradlepoint’s COR series, every ChargeItSpot kiosk has trustworthy connectivity to ensure customer phones remain safely charging while they stay in the store to shop. The Cradlepoint solutions also provide secure, reliable VPN functionality to keep data safe as it travels to and from these widely dispersed kiosks on an entirely separate ChargeItSpot network. This allows the store or venue’s network to be virtually untouched.
“Our biggest hurdle was providing the connectivity necessary to power the key applications running in our kiosks without connecting through our clients’ internal networks. Ultimately we went with Cradlepoint because its solutions are durable, secure, and provide the connectivity we need at anytime, anywhere,” said Robert Kay, senior vice president of operations, ChargeItSpot. “The flexibility of Cradlepoint is simply unmatched, as it can work off the 4G LTE network or even a wired connection if there is interference in the area. We never have to worry about a kiosk going offline because of a connectivity issue.”
“Cradlepoint is committed to providing secure, reliable, and scalable solutions that make connectivity simple. For businesses like ChargeItSpot, that means having remote connectivity that can reach the right location for a retailer while also eliminating security risks,” said Ian Pennell, chief marketing officer at Cradlepoint. “Whether we are connecting a branding platform in a shop or a mobile charging station at a football stadium, Cradlepoint solutions are powerful connectivity tools that enable businesses to do more with less. We ensure that connections work when and where they are needed so our customers can worry less about their networks and can stay focused on meeting their business goals.”
Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud-based network solutions for connecting people, places, and things over wired and wireless broadband. Cradlepoint NetCloud is a software and services platform that extends the company’s 4G LTE-enabled multi-function routers and ruggedized M2M/IoT gateways with cloud-based management and software-defined network services. With Cradlepoint, customers can leverage the speed and economics of wired and wireless Internet broadband for branch, failover, mobile, and IoT networks while maintaining end-to-end visibility, security, and control. Over 15,000 enterprise and government organizations around the world — including 75 percent of the world’s top retailers, 50 percent of the Fortune 100, and 25 of the largest U.S. cities — rely on Cradlepoint to keep critical sites, workforces, vehicles, and devices always connected and protected. Major service providers use Cradlepoint network solutions as the foundation for innovative managed service offerings. Founded in 2006, Cradlepoint is a privately held company headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with development centers in Silicon Valley and Kelowna, Canada, and offices in the UK, Australia, and Japan. Learn more at cradlepoint.com or follow us on Twitter @cradlepoint.
ChargeItSpot® saves consumers from their constantly dying phones with free and secure phone charging stations. This locker-based solution can be found in retail stores, malls, casinos, hospitals, and arenas. In retail stores, it’s been independently proven that when people charge, they shop longer, spend significantly more, and become happier customers. Many clients use ChargeItSpot as an out-of-home branding platform to win consumer affinity, increase brand awareness, and collect key consumer data such as opt-in email addresses, mobile numbers, and survey responses. ChargeItSpot charging stations are elegantly designed and can be customized to fit any aesthetic. ChargeItSpot serves clients such as Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Under Armour, Uniqlo, Westfield Malls, Caesars Entertainment, Verizon Wireless, Dell, and dozens of other customer-centric brands. Visit ChargeItSpot.com for more info or download the mobile app for ChargeItSpot locations.