Mobile Networks

For organizations that depend on field forces and mobile networks—like first responders, transportation departments, utility crews, insurance disaster teams, and many others—secure and reliable 4G LTE connectivity is essential. Vehicles and mobile command centers have become the field communications hub, allowing users to access mission-critical applications and the Internet from anywhere, and keeping data flowing to the cloud from on-board telemetry, sensors, surveillance cameras, and other devices.

 

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Cradlepoint’s Elastic EdgeSM vision provides a blueprint for next-generation mobile networks that deliver pervasive connectivity, cloud-like agility, and software extensibility with enterprise-class visibility, security, and control. All-inclusive NetCloud Solution Packages for Mobile Networks, based on COR Series routers, are flexible, reliable, and cloud-managed.

 

 

Ruggedized All-in-One Solution

Purpose-built to withstand extreme environments, the COR Series replaces multiple “boxes” with a ruggedized, all-in-one mobile network solution that is ideal for in-vehicle and command center installations. Each model supports up to two 4G LTE modems, a multi-port Ethernet switch, 802.11ac WiFi, GPS, and ports for ignition and sensor integration. The Linux-based NetCloud OS software provides advanced routing, SD-WAN for LTE, and security functionality. Everything is simple to configure, orchestrate, and manage from the cloud using NetCloud Manager.

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Mobile SD-WAN

Cradlepoint brings the reliability and efficiency of SD-WAN technology to mobile networking. NetCloud OS optimizes multi-link 4G LTE connectivity and combines application-based visibility, security, and control with dynamic, policy-based traffic steering based on cellular signal strength, throughput, latency, and data plan consumption. Other unique features include Auto-QoS, intelligent selection of carriers and APNs, and the ability to persist application sessions during periods of temporary signal loss.

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GPS & Telematics Integration

Precision GPS and telematics integration enable a wide range of location-based applications, such as Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL), asset tracking with geofencing, and vehicle performance data. With secure data center and cloud connectivity and real-time data, fleet and field managers have a wealth of actionable data at their fingertips to make better-informed decisions—saving time and money while improving business outcomes.

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Unified Internet Security

Many mobile networks require strong Internet security for on-board public WiFi and cloud application access. NetCloud OS integrates Unified Threat Management (UTM) for direct Internet access with multi-zone firewall, IPS/IDS and content filtering, as well as Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 support for public safety and government agencies. Cradlepoint’s unified and cloud-managed approach to mobile network security reduces cost and minimizes risks by eliminating extra hardware, increasing visibility and control, and delivering continuous security updates.

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Connect & Protect Mobile & IoT Devices

Many field forces utilize laptops, tablets, and smartphones that are not always connected to a secure mobile network. Deploying NetCloud Perimeter Client on these devices allows users to access the data center and cloud from any Internet connection over a perimeter-secured and encrypted cloud network. For on-board IoT devices such as sensors, cameras, and digital signage, NetCloud Perimeter Gateway on the router provides secure, persistent device-to-cloud connections that can be set up in minutes and are self-optimizing.

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Cloud Management Optimized for LTE

NetCloud Manager makes it easy to configure, deploy, and manage a mobile network from anywhere with minimal impact on cellular data, thanks to Cradlepoint’s efficient Stream management protocol that is optimized for LTE. Additionally, advanced analytics provide comprehensive visibility into cellular, application, and WiFi utilization and security—all from a single web console. Now IT organizations can do more with less resources than ever before.

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Advanced 4G LTE in Preparation for FirstNet Deployments

Cradlepoint is leading the wireless WAN revolution with 4G LTE network solutions capable of up to 600Mbps in preparation for FirstNet’s National Public Safety Broadband Network. With Gigabit LTE and 5G right around the corner, Cradlepoint is at the forefront of delivering next-generation wireless networks that are software-defined and cloud-delivered—with the performance necessary for today's mobile public safety applications, and tomorrow's.

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Extensibility Dock

Mobile deployments come in all sizes. That is why Cradlepoint offers an Extensibility Dock for the COR IBR900 Series that extends connectivity with a second, modular 4G LTE modem; two Ethernet ports; and programmable, general purpose I/O ports. The Extensibility Dock allows customers to configure the right size solution for each specific deployment, or easily expand a vehicle’s capabilities at any time as uptime or connectivity needs change.

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NetCloud Solution Packages for Mobile Networks:

NetCloud Solution Packages bring together Cradlepoint’s award-winning software plus hardware and support—specifically tailored to deliver networking best practices and the compelling value of secure networking for the modern branch.

 
 

NetCloud Software

Network Management, Security & SD-WAN

Cradlepoint NetCloud Manager

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Hardware

Purpose-Built for Mobile

Cradlepoint COR IBR1700

 

COR IBR1700

Cradlepoint COR IBR900 Series

 

COR IBR900 Series

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Support

Industry-Leading

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  • Phone: 24-hour weekdays & emergency-only weekends
  • Web: 24x7 online case management, 24x5 Chat & 24x7 Knowledge Base
  • Limited lifetime warranty for hardware
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Related Resources

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Customer Success Stories

 

Ewing Police Department
This New Jersey agency combined Cradlepoint routers and software-defined services to create in-vehicle networks that keep officers connected at critical times.

 

San Antonio VIA
With Cradlepoint, this metro transit organization was able to install more than 700 routers in 30 days.

 

Statue Cruises
Statue Cruises solved the connectivity and configuration challenges its fleet had been experiencing between the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and headquarters.

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White Papers

 

Networks on the Move: What to Consider When Choosing In-Vehicle Solutions
Take a deeper look into applications, challenges, and best practices for in-vehicle networking.

 

End-to-End Secure Cloud Services
NetCloud Perimeter provides cloud-based networking services that add multiple, embedded security features. Customers do not sacrifice visibility or control.

 

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Webinars

 

In-Vehicle Network Solutions Overview
Learn how networks on the move are staying always connected and protected.

 

LTE, SD-WAN & Network Trends
Organizations of all sizes and industries are challenged to extend their networks to more people, places, and things than ever before.

 

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BLOGS

 

What to Consider for in-Vehicle Connectivity
IT teams are faced not only with the challenge of how best to utilize in-vehicle technology solutions, but also with how to determine which solutions best fit their unique needs.

 

 

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