Cradlepoint Awarded Twice for Top Honors in Retail Connectivity

Cradlepoint recognized by Compass Intelligence and CIO Review Magazine as the leading provider of networking solutions in retail IT

Boise, IDAHO – January 22, 2014 – Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-managed, 3G/4G networking solutions for distributed enterprises, has been recognized by leading IT analysts and publications as a top provider of retail networking solutions.

Compass Intelligence, a global market research and consulting firm, named Cradlepoint to its A-List in M2M for Retail Point-of-Sale Networking and Networking for Retail, Branch Office and Fast Food/Casual Dining.

CIO Review, a leading source for technology solutions that redefine the enterprise of tomorrow, named Cradlepoint as one of the 20 Most Promising Retail Technology Solution Providers in 2013. With solutions that provide enterprises with the ability to establish WAN Diversity™ through 3G/4G, Ethernet (T-1, DSL, Cable, MetroE), and WiFi as WAN, Cradlepoint was recognized for enabling a broad array of applications that may require standalone networks, increased bandwidth, or more reliability through backup wired and wireless connections. In particular, Cradlepoint was recognized for expertise in using 4G LTE for both primary and backup networking, helping distributed enterprises enable branch office connectivity and applications like digital signage, kiosks, surveillance, pop-up stores, point-of-sale systems, and in-store WiFi.

“Compass Intelligence is proud to honor and recognize innovators, technology leaders, and companies advancing the wireless industry,” said Stephanie Atkinson, CEO and Founder of Compass Intelligence. “The expert press and analysts who selected Cradlepoint recognized innovative solutions and advanced proficiency in 4G LTE. It’s clear Cradlepoint has established itself as one of the best connectivity solutions providers in the market today.”

The Compass Intelligence A-List in M2M awards are given annually to the best mobile computing, wireless data communications, and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) products and services offered in the market during the past year. Winners are chosen by 60+ industry-leading press and analysts who cover the mobile and wireless market. The list represents the future of connectivity solutions in the enterprise space. This is the second time Cradlepoint has been named to the Compass Intelligence A-List.

CIO Review’s recognition of Cradlepoint as one of the 20 Most Promising Retail Technology Solution Providers of 2013 results from Cradlepoint’s focus on addressing the challenges of retail networks at distributed branch locations. With the growth of cloud-based applications and mobile devices, Cradlepoint specializes in providing retailers with cloud-managed network architectures that provide more bandwidth, higher availability, and increased security for PCI compliance. CIO Review’s annual list is chosen from hundreds of retail solution providers and represents the best companies that solve the technology challenges faced by today’s retail industry. Members of the list fulfill the needs of retailers through retail-centric solutions that integrate the latest technologies and support core business processes necessary for retail success.

“With the growth of mobile devices and cloud-based applications at the network’s edge, reliable connectivity is a must-have for businesses looking to provide the connected retail experience that today’s shoppers expect,” said George Mulhern, CEO and Chairman of the Board at Cradlepoint. “We work closely with our customers and partners to enable them with the solutions they need to be successful. Our clients represent the largest brands in the retail market and we are proud to be recognized by industry experts Compass Intelligence and CIO Review for our leadership.”

About Cradlepoint

Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud-managed 3G/4G networking solutions, providing business-grade, secure connectivity to distributed enterprises. Specializing in business continuity, advanced edge routing, machine-to-machine (M2M), and primary connections, Cradlepoint’s award-winning solutions are purpose built for PCI-compliant networks. Cradlepoint is the first to pioneer and fully enable high-speed LTE in its solutions to maximize the potential of the cloud for businesses worldwide. Cradlepoint is a privately held company in Boise, Idaho. Learn more at or follow on Twitter @Cradlepoint.