Cradlepoint Evolves LTE Router Portfolio, Management Capability

Orinally published April 4, 2018

Cradlepoint continues to enhance its LTE wireless-router portfolio while providing a cloud-based NetCloud network-management solution that can make it much easier for public-safety agencies to maintain and monitor their broadband connections, according to company officials.

During the recent IWCE 2018 show in Orlando, Cradlepoint exhibited its ruggedized IBR900 in-vehicle LTE router within the FirstNet/AT&T booth. Both the IBR900 and the IBR1700—Cradlepoint’s newest router, introduced in January—are capable of being used on the AT&T network, according to Jonathan Fischer, Cradlepoint’s vice president of business development.

“AT&T is a major partner of ours, and the products are approved by AT&T,” Fischer said during an interview with IWCE’s Urgent Communications. Cradlepoint’s IBR900 is a single-modem device that enables LTE throughput speeds up to 600 MB/s and Wi-Fi connectivity and can be utilized with a dock that provides a secondary modem, Fischer said. In contrast, the IBR1700 provides this dual-modem functionality in a single package that also supports automatic-vehicle-location (AVL) applications, he said.

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