Best-in-Class
4G LTE Failover

Cradlepoint ARC CBA850

*Now supports LTE Advanced

The Cradlepoint ARC CBA850 is a turnkey networking solution for best-in-class 3G/4G/LTE failover that integrates seamlessly with existing network infrastructure.

 

Description

Using NetCloud Manager PRIME, the ARC CBA850 provides the ability to extend management capability to any primary router Out-of-Band without a static IP. Equipped with Power-over-Ethernet for flexible, unobtrusive placement anywhere to optimize cellular reception, this powerful solution reduces truck rolls, consolidates infrastructure, and maximizes uptime for businesses that require always-on connectivity.

Defining the industry standard for reliability in cellular routing, the cloud-managed ARC CBA850 empowers administrators to maximize infrastructure investments with a high-speed, automatic secondary path to access and control the network at remote locations when connectivity is lost or even if the primary router goes down.


Benefits

BEST-IN-CLASS BUSINESS CONTINUITY

  • Supports LTE Advanced (LP6, LP5 versions only)
  • Multi-carrier 4G LTE support with dual SIM capability
  • High-speed 4G LTE for the most demanding applications
  • Access primary router CLI Out-of-Band to avoid costly truck rolls
  • Maximize revenue and protect your brand from downtime

MANAGE REMOTELY

  • Robust analytics to manage performance, data, and usage
  • Configure, monitor, and manage remotely
  • Create real-time alerts to monitor network availability

DEPLOY QUICKLY, SCALE, AND LOWER INSTALLATION COSTS

  • SIM-based auto-carrier selection (LP6, LP5, LP4 versions only)
  • Increase speed to deployment with “zero-touch” configuration
  • Integrates easily with existing infrastructure for turnkey networking failover

SECURE AND PROTECT

  • Virtual Server/Port Forwarding, IPv6
  • Designed for PCI 3.0 compliant network architectures

Specifications

Specifications

WAN

  • LP6: LTE Advanced LTE/HSPA+ (SIM-based Auto-Carrier Selection for all North American carriers and European operators)
  • LP5: LTE Advanced LTE (SIM-based Auto-Carrier Selection for Asia Pacific and Saudi Arabia operators)
  • LP4: LTE/DC-HSPA+ for AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Canadian carriers (SIM-based Auto-Carrier Selection)
  • LPE: 4G LTE/HSPA+/EVDO (multi-carrier, North America)
  • LP3: 4G LTE/HSPA+ (Europe, EMEA, and Australia/New Zealand)
  • Advanced Modem Failure Check
  • IP Passthrough
  • Standby
  • Ethernet WAN for inline failover

LAN

  • Two LAN 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports (default one NAT, one IP Passthrough)
  • RJ45 Serial Port for console access or Out-of-Band Management
  • VLAN 802.1Q
  • DHCP Server, Client, Relay
  • DNS and DNS Proxy
  • DynDNS
  • UPnP
  • DMZ
  • MAC Address Filtering

MANAGEMENT

  • Cradlepoint NetCloud Manager¹
  • Web UI, API, CLI
  • Data Usage Alerts (router and per client)
  • Advanced Troubleshooting (support)
  • Device Alerts
  • SNMP
  • SMS control

¹NetCloud Manager requires a subscription

ROUTING

  • Routing Rules
  • NAT-less Routing
  • Virtual Server/Port Forwarding
  • IPv6

SECURITY

  • RADIUS and TACACS+ support*
  • 802.1x authentication for Ethernet
  • ALGs
  • MAC Address Filtering
  • Advanced Security Mode (local user management only)
  • Per-Client Web Filtering
  • IP Filtering
  • Content Filtering (basic)
  • Website Filtering

*-Native support for authentication. Authorization and accounting support through hotspot/captive portal services.

PORTS AND BUTTONS

  • 12 V DC Power
  • Two 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
  • RJ45 Serial
  • Two cellular antenna connectors (SMA)
  • GPS antenna connector (SMA)
  • Lock compatible
  • External USB port for USB modem and/or firmware updates
  • Cable Guide Slot
  • Factory Reset

TEMPERATURE

  • 0 °C to 50 °C (32 °F to 122 °F) operating
  • −20 °C to 70 °C (−4 °F to 158 °F) storage

HUMIDITY (non-condensing)

  • 10% to 85% operating non-condensing
  • 5% to 90% storage non-condensing

POWER

  • 12 V DC / 1.5 A adapter
  • 802.3af (15 W) or 802.3at (30 W) PoE capable

SIZE

  • 4.8 in × 4.8 in × 1.7 in (122 mm × 122 mm × 42 mm)

HOUSING

  • White plastic, locking compatible
  • Wall, desk, or DIN Rail mounting

CERTIFICATIONS

  • FCC, CE, IC
  • Safety: UL/CUL/CB Scheme
  • Materials: WEEE, RoHS, RoHS-2, California Prop 65

What's In The Box

  • CBA850 with integrated MC400 Multi-Carrier Software-Defined Radio modem
  • Universal 3G/4G/LTE antennas with dedicated active GPS antenna port
  • 12 V DC / 1.5 A power adapter (1.5 meter cord)
  • Ethernet cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Mounting hardware
  • Warranty and regulatory information

Feature Details

  • WAN Security – NAT, SPI, ALG, inbound filtering of IP addresses, port blocking, service filtering (FTP, SMTP, HTTP, RPL, SNMP, DNS, ICMP, NNTP, POP3, SSH), protocol filtering, WAN ping (allow/ignore)
  • Intelligent Routing – UPnP, DMZ, virtual server/port forwarding, routing rules, NAT-less routing, WAN-to-LAN IP passthrough, route management, content filtering, IP filtering, website filtering, per-client Web filtering, local DHCP server, DHCP client, DHCP relay, DNS, DNS proxy; ALGs: PPTP, SIP, TFTP, FTP, IRC; MAC address filtering, Dynamic DNS, LAN/WAN affinity, VLAN 802.1Q, IP setting overrides, IPv6 support
  • Management – NetCloud Manager: cloud-enabled management and application platform (subscription-based); web-based GUI (local management), optional RADIUS or TACACS+ username/password; remote WAN web-based management w/ access control (HTTP, HTTPS); SNMP v1, v2c, & v3; CLI over SSH, SSH to serial, SSH to telnet; API; one-button firmware upgrade; modem configuration, update, and management; modem data usage w/ alerts, per-client data usage; custom AT scripting to modems
  • Performance & Health Monitoring – Modem Health Management (MHM) improves connectivity of modem, WAN port speed control, several levels of basic and advanced logging for troubleshooting

Support and Warranty

  • CradleCare Support available with technical support, software upgrades, and advanced hardware exchange – 1-, 3-, and 5-year options
  • One-year limited hardware warranty available in the US and Canada – extend warranty to 2, 3, or 5 years

Accessories

  • 700 MHz – 2700 MHz Wide Band Directional Antenna (Yagi/Log- Periodic) (Part #: 170588-000)
  • 12” Mag-Mount Antenna with SMA Male Connector (Part #: 170605-000)
  • 4” Mini Mag-Mount Antenna with SMA Male Connector (Part #: 170606-000)
  • Universal 3G/4G/LTE Modem Antenna (Part #: 170649-000)
  • GPS Screw-Mount Antenna (Part #: 170651-000)
  • GPS Mag-Mount Antenna (Part #: 170652-000)
  • Universal 3G/4G multi-band cellular modem antenna (white) – 2 dBi / 3 dBi (Part # 170659-000)
  • Multi-Band Omni-Directional Antenna (Part #: 170668-000)
  • Indoor/Outdoor Panel Patch (Part #: 170669-000)
  • DIN Rail Mounting Bracket (Part # 170656-000)
  • Wall/Ceiling Mounting Bracket (Part # 170666-000)
  • Rollover Adapter for RJ45 Ethernet cable M/F (Part # 170662-000)
  • RJ45 Rollover serial console cable 7 ft (Part # 170663-000)
  • RJ45 Rollover serial console cable 14 ft (Part # 170663-001)

See the Cradlepoint antenna accessories page for more information about antennas. Also see the Antenna Ordering and Installation Guide, available as a PDF in the Resources section of antenna and router product pages.


Business-Grade Modem Specifications

ARC CBA850 LP6 models include an integrated LTE Advanced Category 6 4G LTE modem. The LP6 modems support SIM-Based Auto-Carrier selection so there is only one model for all of North America. Simply insert the SIM and wait for the router to automatically detect the SIM and establish a connection. The LTE bands certified for each carrier are listed below.

ARC CBA850LP6-NA, CBA850LP6-EU

  • Technology: LTE Advanced, HSPA+
  • Downlink Rates: LTE 300 Mbps, HSPA+ 42.2 Mbps
  • Uplink Rates: LTE 50 Mbps, HSPA+ 5.76 Mbps
  • Frequency Bands:
    • LTE Bands 1–5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 41
      • Verizon: 2, 4, 5, 13 (XLTE support w/carrier aggregation)
      • AT&T: 2, 4, 5, 12/17, 29, 30
      • Sprint: 25, 26, 41 (LTE Plus Support)
      • T-Mobile: 2, 4, 12 (T-Mobile Wideband LTE Support)
      • Generic: all
  • Carrier Aggregation:
    • 1+ 8
    • 2+ 2/5/12 (17 w/MFBI)/13/29
    • 3+ 7/20
    • 4+ 4/5/12 (17 w/MFBI)/13/29
    • 5+ 2/4/30
    • 7+ 3/7/20
    • 8+ 1
    • 12 (17 w/MFBI) + 2/4/30
    • 13+ 2/4
    • 20+ 3/7
    • 30+ 5/12 (17 w/MFBI)
    • 41+ 41
  • Fallback: WCDMA/DC-HSPA+ (42/5.76 Mbps): Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8
  • Power: LTE: 23 dBm ± 1; HSPA+: 23 dBm ± 1
  • Antennas: two SMA male (plug), finger tighten only (maximum torque spec is 7 kgf/cm2)
  • GPS: active GPS support
  • SMS: SMS support
  • Industry Standards & Certs: CE, FCC, GCF-CC, IC, PTCRB, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon
  • Modem Part Number: MC400LP6

 

 

ARC CBA850 LP5 models include an integrated LTE Advanced Category 6 4G LTE modem, and support Asia Pacific and Saudi Arabia. The LP5 modems support SIM-Based Auto-Carrier selection. Simply insert the SIM and wait for the router to automatically detect the SIM and establish a connection.

ARC CBA850LP5-AP

  • Technology: FDD/TDD (Category 6) LTE Advanced, DC-HSPA+
  • Downlink Rates: LTE 300 Mbps, HSPA+ 42.2 Mbps
  • Uplink Rates: LTE 50 Mbps, HSPA+ 5.76 Mbps
  • Frequency Bands:
    • LTE Bands: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 18, 19, 21, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41
    • TD-SCDMA 39
  • Carrier Aggregation:
    • 1+ (8, 18, 19, 21)
    • 3+ (5, 7, 19, 28)
    • 7+ (5, 7, 28)
    • 19+ 21
    • 38+ 38
    • 39+ 39
    • 40+ 40
    • 41+ 41
  • Fallback: WCDMA/DC-HSPA+ (42/5.76 Mbps): Bands 1, 5, 6, 8, 9, 19
  • Power: LTE: 23 dBm ± 1; HSPA+: 23 dBm ± 1
  • Antennas: two SMA male (plug), finger tighten only (maximum torque spec is 7 kgf/cm2)
  • GPS: active GPS support
  • SMS: SMS support
  • Industry Standards & Certs: CE, GCF-CC, RC Australia, others pending
  • Modem Part Number: MC400LP5

 

 

ARC CBA850 LP4 models include an embedded LTE Advanced Category 4 4G LTE modem. The LP4 modems support SIM-Based Auto-Carrier selection so there is only one model for North America. Simply insert the SIM and wait for the router to automatically detect the SIM and establish a connection.

CBA850LP4

  • Technology: Category 4 LTE, DC-HSPA+
  • Downlink Rates: LTE 150 Mbps, DC-HSPA+ 42.2 Mbps
  • Uplink Rates: LTE 50 Mbps, DC-HSPA+ 5.76 Mbps
  • Frequency Bands:
    • LTE: Band 2 (1900 MHz), Band 4 – AWS (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850 MHz), Band 13 (700 MHz), Band 17 (700 MHz)
    • DC-HSPA+/UMTS Rel. 9, Cat 24: Bands 5 and 2 (850/1900 MHz)
  • Power: LTE: 23 dBm ± 1; DC-HSPA+: 23 dBm ± 1
  • Antennas: two SMA male (plug), finger tighten only (maximum torque spec is 7 kgf/cm2)
  • Industry Standards & Certs: FCC, Verizon, AT&T, PTCRB, carrier Private Networks, IC
  • SIM: two 2FF slots (secured)
  • Modem Part Number: MC400LP4

 

 

ARC CBA850 models include an integrated 4G LTE modem – specific model names include a specific modem (e.g., the ARC CBA850LPE-VZ includes a Verizon LTE modem).

Please note that LPE models are flexible and support bands for multiple cellular providers; however, only the frequency bands in bold below are supported by the listed provider.

ARC CBA850LPE-VZ – 4G LTE/EVDO for Verizon

  • Technology: LTE, EVDO Rev A
  • Downlink Rates: LTE 100 Mbps, EVDO 3.1 Mbps (theoretical)
  • Uplink Rates: LTE 50 Mbps, EVDO 1.8 Mbps (theoretical)
  • Frequency Bands:
    • LTE: Band 2 (1900 MHz), Band 4 – AWS (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850 MHz), Band 13 (700 MHz), Band 17 (700 MHz), Band 25 (1900 MHz)
    • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
    • CDMA: EVDO Rev A/1xRTT (800/1900 MHz)
  • Power: LTE: 23 dBm ± 1; EVDO: 24 dBm +0.5/-1 (typical conducted)
  • Antennas: two SMA male (plug), 1 dBi (LTE), 2 dBi (Cellular/PCS) gain; finger tighten only (maximum torque spec is 7 kgf/cm2)
  • GPS: active GPS support
  • Industry Standards & Certs: FCC, Verizon
  • SIM: two 2FF SIM slots
  • Modem Part Number: MC400LPE

ARC CBA850LPE-AT – 4G LTE/HSPA+/EVDO for AT&T

  • Technology: LTE, HSPA+, EVDO Rev A
  • Downlink Rates: LTE 100 Mbps, HSPA+ 21.1 Mbps, EVDO 3.1 Mbps (theoretical)
  • Uplink Rates: LTE 50 Mbps, HSPA+ 5.76 Mbps, EVDO 1.8 Mbps (theoretical)
  • Frequency Bands:
    • LTE: Band 2 (1900 MHz), Band 4 – AWS (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850 MHz), Band 13 (700 MHz), Band 17 (700 MHz), Band 25 (1900 MHz)
    • HSPA+/UMTS: (850/900/1900/2100 MHz, AWS)
    • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
    • CDMA: EVDO Rev A/1xRTT (800/1900 MHz)
  • Power: LTE: 23 dBm ± 1; HSPA+: 23 dBm ± 1; EVDO: 24 dBm +0.5/−1 (typical conducted)
  • Antennas: two SMA male (plug), 1 dBi (LTE), 2 dBi (Cellular/PCS) gain; finger tighten only (maximum torque spec is 7 kgf/cm2)
  • GPS: active GPS support
  • Industry Standards & Certs: PTCRB, FCC, IC, AT&T
  • SIM: two 2FF SIM slots
  • Modem Part Number: MC400LPE

ARC CBA850LPE-SP – 4G LTE/HSPA+/EVDO for Sprint

  • Technology: LTE, HSPA+, EVDO Rev A
  • Downlink Rates: LTE 100 Mbps, HSPA+ 21.1 Mbps, EVDO 3.1 Mbps (theoretical)
  • Uplink Rates: LTE 50 Mbps, HSPA+ 5.76 Mbps, EVDO 1.8 Mbps (theoretical)
  • Frequency Bands:
    • LTE: Band 2 (1900 MHz), Band 4 – AWS (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850 MHz), Band 13 (700 MHz), Band 17 (700 MHz), Band 25 (1900 MHz)
    • HSPA+/UMTS: (850/900/1900/2100 MHz, AWS)
    • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
    • CDMA: EVDO Rev A/1xRTT (800/1900 MHz)
  • Power: LTE: 23 dBm ± 1; HSPA+: 23 dBm ± 1; EVDO: 24 dBm +0.5/-1 (typical conducted)
  • Antennas: two SMA male (plug), 1 dBi (LTE), 2 dBi (Cellular/PCS) gain; finger tighten only (maximum torque spec is 7 kgf/cm2)
  • GPS: active GPS support
  • Industry Standards & Certs: FCC, Sprint
  • SIM: two 2FF SIM slots
  • Modem Part Number: MC400LPE

ARC CBA850LP3-EU – 4G LTE/HSPA+ for Europe

  • Technology: LTE, HSPA+
  • Downlink Rates: LTE 100 Mbps, HSPA+ 21.1 Mbps (theoretical)
  • Uplink Rates: LTE 50 Mbps, HSPA+ 5.76 Mbps (theoretical)
  • Frequency Bands:
    • LTE: Band 1 (2100 MHz), Band 3 (1800 MHz), Band 7 (2600 MHz), Band 8 (900 MHz), Band 20 (800 MHz)
    • HSPA+/UMTS: (800/850/900/1900/2100 MHz)
    • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: Quad-Band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • Power: LTE Band 1/3/8/20: 23 dBm ± 1; LTE Band 7: 22 dBm ± 1, HSPA+: 23 dBm ± 1 (typical conducted)
  • Antennas: two SMA male (plug), 1 dBi (LTE), 2 dBi (Cellular/PCS) gain; finger tighten only
  • GPS: active GPS support
  • Industry Standards & Certs: CE, GCF-CC
  • SIM: two 2FF SIM slots
  • Modem Part Number: MC400LP3

ARC CBA850LPE-GN – 4G LTE/HSPA+/EVDO (generic – for use on T-Mobile and US Cellular in the U.S. and Rogers, Bell, & TELUS in Canada)

  • Technology: LTE, HSPA+, EVDO Rev A
  • Downlink Rates: LTE 100 Mbps, HSPA+ 21.1 Mbps, EVDO 3.1 Mbps (theoretical)
  • Uplink Rates: LTE 50 Mbps, HSPA+ 5.76 Mbps, EVDO 1.8 Mbps (theoretical)
  • Frequency Bands:
    • LTE: Band 2 (1900 MHz), Band 4 (AWS), Band 5 (850 MHz), Band 13 (700 MHz), Band 17 (700 MHz), Band 25 (1900 MHz)
    • HSPA+/UMTS: (850/900/1900/2100 MHz, AWS)
    • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
    • CDMA: EVDO Rev A/1xRTT (800/1900 MHz)
  • Power: LTE: 23 dBm ± 1; HSPA+: 23 dBm ± 1; EVDO: 24 dBm +0.5/-1 (typical conducted)
  • Antennas: two SMA male (plug), 1 dBi (LTE), 2 dBi (Cellular/PCS) gain; finger tighten only (maximum torque spec is 7 kgf/cm2)
  • GPS: active GPS support
  • Industry Standards & Certs: PTCRB, FCC, IC
  • SIM: two 2FF SIM slots
  • Modem Part Number: MC400LPE

Below is a list of carrier-supplied modems compatible with the CBA850.

AT&T

  • USB
    • Cradlepoint MC400LP6
    • Cradlepoint MC400LPE-AT
    • Cradlepoint MC400LP4
    • Sierra Wireless AirCard 340U [Beam]

Band 14 Public Safety LTE

  • USB
    • Cradlepoint MC400L2

Bell Mobility (CA)

  • USB
    • Cradlepoint MC400LP6
    • Cradlepoint MC400LPE-GN
    • Cradlepoint MC400LP4
    • Novatel Wireless U679

POTS (Analog)

  • USB
    • Portsmith PSA1U1M

Rogers (CA)

  • USB
    • Cradlepoint MC400LP6
    • Cradlepoint MC400LPE-GN
    • Cradlepoint MC400LP4
    • Sierra Wireless 330U [LTE Rocket Stick]

Sprint

  • USB
    • Cradlepoint MC400LPE-SP
    • Cradlepoint MC400LP6
    • Franklin Wireless U770 [Plug-in-Connect Tri-Mode USB]
    • Franklin Wireless U772 [Franklin U772 Smart USB Modem]
    • Franklin Wireless U600
    • NETGEAR 341U

T-Mobile (USA)

  • USB
    • Cradlepoint MC400LP6
    • Cradlepoint MC400LP4
    • Cradlepoint MC400LPE-GN
    • ZTE MF683 [Rocket 3.0]

Telstra/BigPond (AU)

  • USB
    • Sierra Wireless AirCard 320U

TELUS (CA)

  • USB
    • Cradlepoint MC400LP4
    • Cradlepoint MC400LP6
    • Cradlepoint MC400LPE-GN
    • Huawei E3276

Verizon

  • USB
    • Cradlepoint MC400LP6
    • Cradlepoint MC400LPE-VZ
    • Cradlepoint MC400LP4
    • Novatel Wireless U620L [MiFi 4G LTE Global USB Modem U620L]
    • Novatel Wireless Ovation MC551 [ 551L 4G LTE USB Modem]
    • Pantech UML295

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ARC CBA850 SKUs

The ARC CBA850 seamlessly integrates 4G LTE from your preferred carrier. Choose from Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, international, and a "generic" model that works on T-Mobile in the U.S. and Rogers, Bell, and TELUS in Canada.

  • ARC CBA850LP6-NA — LTE Advanced (Cat 6) modem for all North American carriers
  • ARC CBA850LP6-EU — LTE Advanced (Cat 6) modem for Europe
  • ARC CBA850LP5-AP — LTE Advanced (Cat 6) modem for Asia Pacific and Saudi Arabia
  • ARC CBA850LP4 — LTE Advanced (Cat 4) modem for AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Canadian carriers
  • ARC CBA850LPE-VZ — LTE/EVDO for Verizon
  • ARC CBA850LPE-AT — LTE/HSPA+ for AT&T
  • ARC CBA850LPE-SP — LTE/EVDO for Sprint
  • ARC CBA850LPE-GN — LTE/HSPA+ (generic)
  • ARC CBA850LP3-EU — LTE/HSPA+ for International

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CRADLECARE EXTENDED WARRANTY

A limited one-year warranty is included with the product, with hardware repair or replacement. Extend this warranty to two, three, or five years.

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Cost of Downtime

$5,600 in revenue is lost to downtime each minute. When network connections fail, there is a loss off productivity, brand credibility, and revenue — revenue that is likely lost to competitors.


What would happen if during peak business hours your company’s wired Internet connection fails?