CradlePoint Introduces Always-On Connectivity to the Transportation Market at APTA 2014 with the Industry’s Most Rugged 4G LTE In-Vehicle Networking Solution

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The cloud-managed CradlePoint COR IBR1100 is designed to provide in-vehicle networks with a highly secure, highly available, ruggedized solution for always-on connectivity

The CradlePoint COR IBR1100

COR IBR1100

As a cloud-managed networking solution, the CradlePoint COR IBR1100 is designed for distributed enterprises, particularly in the transportation industry, that require mission critical connectivity in challenging environments. -Ian Pennell, CradlePoint CMO

CradlePoint, the global leader in cloud-managed, 3G/4G/LTE networking solutions for distributed enterprises, today announced the immediate availability of the CradlePoint COR IBR1100 in North America. Ruggedized and compact, the COR IBR1100 is engineered to support and scale to the unique challenges of networking in industries including transportation, oil and gas, utilities, and digital signage. CradlePoint is demonstrating the COR IBR1100 as a cloud-managed, in-vehicle networking solution at the 2014 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Expo (booth #7520).

“As a cloud-managed networking solution, the CradlePoint COR IBR1100 is designed for distributed enterprises, particularly in the transportation industry, that require mission critical connectivity in challenging environments,” said Ian Pennell, CMO at CradlePoint. “With cloud-based zero-touch configuration and plug-and-go capability, organizations can deploy quickly, manage their devices, and extend their networks to connect applications in extreme conditions."

Whether for a fleet of buses, heavy industrial equipment or police patrol vehicles, the use of wireless is growing as digital video systems, GPS, WiFi, credit card processing, and other cloud-based applications are relied upon to streamline operations and improve the customer experience. The CradlePoint COR IBR1100 provides reliable and trusted wireless connectivity packaged in a compact and ruggedized case that endures extreme temperatures, high vibration, and wiring and electrical issues often found in vehicle deployments.

The COR IBR1100 series, like all CradlePoint networking solutions, can be managed via Enterprise Cloud Manager – a cloud-based, real-time monitoring, management and application solution for the entirety of the mobile data fleet. This platform allows fleet vehicle IT staff a zero-touch solution for network deployment, real-time configuration changes, firmware updates, troubleshooting, status monitoring, and alerting. Cloud management greatly reduces IT overhead for maintenance and troubleshooting and significantly decreases the need for vehicles to be “out of service” for updates and network configuration.

Developed to withstand the challenges of the mass transit and in-vehicle networking markets, the CradlePoint COR IBR1100’s high bandwidth and support of dual SIM card connectivity powers mission-critical applications with confidence. Using a modern-day bus fleet as an example, the COR IBR1100 allows buses to process credit cards, power bus driver tablets, manage interior and exterior digital signage, as well as deliver segmented passenger and driver WiFi. Specific differentiating features of the CradlePoint COR IBR1100 include:

  •     Cloud-management to support remote device monitoring and configuration
  •     Certified 3G/4G/LTE enterprise-grade internal modems with secure dual SIM card access
  •     Compatible with all major North American and global carriers
  •     Software defined radio to support multiple carriers (Gobi)
  •     Active GPS support to monitor fleets and track assets
  •     High performance WiFi with dual-band, dual concurrent 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  •     Ruggedized for shock, vibrations, splash, and extreme temperatures
  •     Wide DC voltage input range (9-36V DC)
  •     Ignition-sensing for power
  •     Built-in transient and reverse polarity voltage protection
  •     Advanced security

The CradlePoint COR family also includes the COR IBR600 series, which is relied upon for broad connectivity within the most demanding applications, including kiosks and digital signage. CradlePoint's introduction of the COR IBR1100 further extends CradlePoint’s market leadership in the machine-to-machine (M2M), Internet of Things (IoT), digital signage and connected transportation market with a cloud-managed solution that provides unparalleled monitoring, management and security for a distributed deployment.

CradlePoint will be showcasing the COR IBR1100 at the 2014 APTA Expo October 13-15, 2014, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas (booth #7520). To receive a brief-ing or to learn more about CradlePoint’s suite of M2M and IoT solutions, please visit the CradlePoint website at http://www.cradlepoint.com.

About CradlePoint
CradlePoint is the global leader in cloud-managed 3G/4G LTE networking solutions, providing business grade and secure connectivity to distributed enterprises. Specializing in business continuity, advanced edge routing solutions, M2M, and primary connections, CradlePoint's award-winning solutions are purpose-built for PCI-compliant networks. CradlePoint was the first to pioneer and fully enable high-speed LTE in our 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 us on Twitter @CradlePoint.

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