Vehicle fleets and micro branches use dual-modem cellular WAN solutions for 4G LTE primary and failover connectivity to enable their network to be more flexible, reliable, and efficient
Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-delivered 4G LTE network solutions for distributed enterprises, has announced that it is the first to integrate 4G LTE for primary and failover connectivity into a single, dual-modem platform for mobile and micro branches that can be deployed, managed, and optimised via the cloud. Cradlepoint is setting the new standard for connectivity and empowering enterprises in retail, financial services, transportation, and the public sector to cut their network wires and leverage 4G LTE to improve network efficiency, business continuity and incremental revenue.
“Enterprise adoption of 4G LTE has grown significantly in the last five years because cellular connectivity enables these businesses to address WAN challenges that traditional wired networks cannot. Carrier investments in consumer 4G LTE networks have led to improved performance and reduced access costs. Cradlepoint is helping enterprises understand how to leverage 4G LTE to improve operations and reduce networking costs,” said Peter Christy, research director at 451 Research. “Platforms that incorporate 4G LTE as a means for both primary connectivity and failover redundancy enable enterprises to act quickly by deploying secure, high-speed wireless network links, and at the same time improve network availability at a fraction of the cost of traditional redundant wired links.”
“Cradlepoint helps us intelligently manage network connectivity and the dual-modem feature provides peace-of-mind our network will stay up and running 24×7. If a location goes down, the Cradlepoint platform automatically switches over to 4G LTE while alerting us of the issue. We know the restaurant can continue operations uninterrupted while we contact our service provider to solve the underlying problem,” said Vince Severns, vice president of information technology at US food and drink chain Raising Canes. “With built-in support for both primary and failover connectivity, Cradlepoint makes it easy to future-proof our WAN and fully explore the benefits of 4G LTE.”
Cradlepoint’s cellular WAN platforms are the only 4G LTE networking solutions to offer dual-modem multi-carrier support, Unified Threat Management, and now dual-modem primary and failover capabilities to meet the evolving needs of distributed enterprises. The latest additions to the Cradlepoint solutions portfolio include the AER1600 platform for micro branch networks such as retail pop-up stores, mobile construction offices, or store-in-store insurance or banking services, as well as the COR IBR1100 dual-modem dock for in-vehicle networks like police cars, ambulances, and mass transit. In addition to integrated 4G LTE support for primary connectivity and failover/redundancy, Cradlepoint includes scheduled firmware updates to easily meet PCI requirements, an API that allows customers to customise solution features via the cloud, and proactive scanning for malicious rogue access networks.
“Cradlepoint continues to lead the WWAN market and respond directly to customer feedback and demands with innovative 4G LTE solutions that support the most critical connectivity requirements in every network, from pop-up retail stores to fleets of city buses,” said Ian Pennell, CMO at Cradlepoint. “Every enterprise has multiple requirements for 4G LTE networks and we’re helping them develop executable strategies with reliable, secure connectivity today that will support growing demands into the future.”
Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud-delivered 4G LTE networking solutions, providing secure business-grade connectivity to distributed enterprises with hundreds or thousands of locations. Specialising in Failover Solutions with OOBM, M2M-IoT, Transportation, and Parallel Networking, Cradlepoint’s award-winning solutions are purpose built for PCI-compliant networks. Cradlepoint was the first to pioneer and fully enable high-speed LTE solutions to maximise the potential of the cloud for businesses worldwide. Cradlepoint is a privately held company based in Boise, Idaho, USA.