Cradlepoint Provides Distributed Enterprises with Best-In Class Reliability, Performance, and Cloud-Enabled Management on Sprint’s 4G LTE Network
Boise, ID and New York, NY – January 13, 2014 – Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-managed, 3G/4G networking solutions for distributed enterprises, today announced at the National Retail Federation Conference (NRF) that its suite of enterprise-grade networking solutions are the first to receive certification on Sprint’s 4G LTE Network. “Sprint is recognized throughout the industry for its high-quality broadband capabilities,” said Ben Vos, vice-president and general manager for Sprint’s Emerging Solutions Group. “Sprint’s delivery of 4G LTE empowers enterprise customers with the ability to deploy and manage both operational and customer-facing applications to improve business operations. Cradlepoint is a leading solution provider in the wireless networking market and we look forward to helping our shared customers capitalize on the unique features of our joint solution.” Cradlepoint’s support of Sprint 4G LTE ensures that enterprise networks are optimized to take advantage of the speeds afforded by 4G LTE to create, manage, and maintain agile enterprises. As businesses use 4G LTE to increase bandwidth and improve uptime for mission-critical applications, the certification of networking devices is important to ensure enterprise-grade performance. Certification represents a standard of rigorous lab testing and field evaluation to insure Cradlepoint solutions operate on Sprint’s network with the highest performance, availability, and compatibility.
Networking is at a watershed point in its evolution. Improved connectivity and advanced speeds afforded by 4G LTE are at the heart of seismic shifts in enterprise networking, including the movement toward converged infrastructures and cloud computing. Sprint’s growing 4G LTE network, which currently serves 300 markets and continues to expand, is indicative of the enterprise market’s appetite for better coverage, improved network reliability, greater bandwidth, and increased management capabilities. Today’s announcement is in concert with Cradlepoint’s introduction of its new advanced edge networking solution, the AER2100. The Cradlepoint AER2100 combines advanced routing, WAN Diversity™, advanced security, and 802.11ac high performance WiFi in a platform that can be deployed, managed and optimized via Cradlepoint NetCloud Manager. The introduction of the Cradlepoint AER2100 meets the changing needs of retail and Small Footprint Distributed Enterprise (SFDE) networks. Specific benefits include:
• Increased bandwidth and availability
• Easily integrated best-in-class enterprise applications through an open API/3rd party application environment
• Network analytics and intelligent management of the network
• Enhanced data protection with advanced security
• Purpose-built for PCI Compliance
In addition to the AER2100, the Cradlepoint COR and ARC networking solutions are now certified to leverage Sprint’s 4G LTE for a variety of enterprise and M2M (machine-to-machine) networking applications. Customers include retail stores, restaurants, branch offices, kiosks, digital signage suppliers, and transportation providers such as buses and taxis. Customers have the ability to use Cradlepoint NetCloud Manager to easily configure, deploy, manage, and monitor on-premise network equipment in real-time from a central location, enabling significantly lower operating costs.
“Sprint’s networks are well recognized throughout the industry as fast and reliable,” said George Mulhern, CEO at Cradlepoint. “Cradlepoint is helping enterprises across a wide spectrum of markets to utilize the speeds afforded by Sprint’s 4G LTE network to improve operations, achieve a lower cost of ownership, and become more agile through the use of wireless technology. Our customers represent the largest brands in the retail market and we are proud to incorporate Sprint’s 4G LTE network into our overall offering."
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 Cradlepoint.com or follow on Twitter @Cradlepoint.