Public safety agencies are able to be more connected at the network edge with Airgain partnership
When every second counts, connectivity for first responders is critical. It is imperative no matter where they are within their districts that they should be able to contact assistance, information, send data, and record video. Cradlepoint has long been a trusted provider of in-vehicle routers to link responders to their lifelines. Now, Cradlepoint and Airgain have announced a partnership to provide the best in performance for these personnel at the edge of network coverage or in tough coverage areas to maintain reliable, seamless, and secure network access.
Now, Cradlepoint offers Wireless WAN edge solutions with AirgainConnect® built for FirstNet MegaRange™, the High-Power User Equipment (HPUE) solution available on Band 14.
Benefits to first responders include:
- FirstNet MegaRange™ helps improve coverage issues, whether at the edges of coverage or in dense urban environments.
- It provides the greatest benefit in areas where data connectivity is traditionally unreliable, such as remote regions, rural areas, and maritime environments.
- It also boosts coverage in metropolitan areas that have challenges with cellular signal penetration through buildings and underground parking structures.
- The stronger signal may better assist those connecting from hard-to-reach places like building shadows (a coverage hole caused by dense urban surroundings), tunnels, basements, elevators, stairwells and parking garages – helping first responders communicate inside and out.
Cradlepoint is a worldwide leader in LTE and 5G enterprise networking solutions, and a trusted leader in enabling mission-critical communications for first responders. Cradlepoint provides a complete portfolio of routers and adapters, all managed through the NetCloud platform. Cradlepoint routers are certified for use on FirstNet - the only nationwide network built with and for America’s first responders.
Now, Cradlepoint routers can be paired with the AirgainConnect HPUE platform and FirstNet MegaRange™, enabling public safety agencies to use an HPUE solution that extends first responder connectivity on LTE Band 14. This new level of optimized coverage allows public safety personnel to be more connected and responsive at the edge of network coverage.
Together Cradlepoint, Airgain, and FirstNet empower first responders to go where they are needed and KNOW that vital communications will be connected.