Software-defined network provides reliable and always-on LTE connectivity to keep N.J. officers on the job and on the road.
Boise, ID – August 11, 2016 – Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-based network solutions for connecting people, places, and things over wired and wireless broadband, announced today that the Ewing Police Department is leveraging Cradlepoint’s software-defined LTE solutions to provide vital in-vehicle connectivity for its officers in the field while saving IT staff and officers dozens of hours each month in network management time. With the Cradlepoint NetCloudTM platform, officers can now access mission-critical police applications from their vehicles from any location, allowing them to stay connected to the information needed to protect the community.
Many police and other transportation departments face the same challenges when it comes to supporting in-vehicle networks. With traditional approaches, software updates and network changes require each vehicle to be brought in for maintenance, causing massive downtime and lost hours that could be spent serving the public. Moreover, without a reliable, secure remote network connection, officers can spend a lot of time commuting back and forth to headquarters to submit critical information and reports. Cradlepoint empowers the Ewing Police Department to create a secure end-to-end private network in the cloud over wired and wireless broadband Internet leveraging Cradlepoint’s NetCloud Manager (NCM) and NetCloud Engine. The solutions enable the police department to streamline network and fleet management with the ability to efficiently configure, monitor, and manage all of its devices from one central location. Officers have instant, resilient, and secure network connectivity while accessing critical online systems no matter where they are.
“We are exceedingly happy with the Cradlepoint Technology,” said Robert Green, Director of Technology, Ewing Police Department. “It works seamlessly and Cradlepoint showed us that we could manage everything remotely. The officers don’t have to do anything to get it to work. It is always there and always on.”
“Cradlepoint provides customers with solutions that not only meet their needs, but address the issues of future scalability and connectivity needs. More and more police departments, like Ewing, are realizing the benefits that cloud-based, software-defined LTE technology provides when it comes to secure and reliable in-vehicle networking,” said Ian Pennell, CMO, Cradlepoint. “We are committed to creating software-defined solutions that can meet the customer’s expectations while making their network management simpler and more efficient.”
To learn more about the Ewing Police Department is leveraging LTE, you can download the case study here.
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](https://cradlepoint.com) or follow us on Twitter @cradlepoint.
*Please note NetCloud Engine has now been named NetCloud Perimeter.