CradlePoint Announces Advancement in Network Solutions with Latest Firmware Release

New Features Include Advanced Enterprise Routing Protocols to Maximize Network Uptime

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Tom Loutzenheiser, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, CradlePoint

Now, in addition to WAN connection failover, if a business’ main router fails, the CradlePoint router will recognize the failure, take over the connection as the primary router, and keep the business online for complete router redundancy.

Boise, Idaho (PRWEB) March 05, 2013

CradlePoint, the global leader in 3G/4G wireless networking solutions for distributed enterprises, today announced the release of version 4.2.0 of its firmware.

“With the release of firmware version 4.2.0, our enterprise routers now have advanced routing protocols (VRRP, OSPF, BGP), which allow our customers to increase the intelligence of their networks, improve reliability, and maximize uptime,” said Tom Loutzenheiser, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management. “CradlePoint routing solutions now communicate more efficiently with other routers that have these advanced protocols. Many of our enterprise customers already use the failover feature on our networking solutions to provide a redundant connection for business continuity. Now, in addition to WAN connection failover, if a business’ main router fails, the CradlePoint router will recognize the failure, take over the connection as the primary router, and keep the business online for complete router redundancy.”

CradlePoint’s release of firmware 4.2.0 also includes the GPS NMEA sentence additions for the CradlePoint COR IBR6x0 series and Site-to-Site Dynamic VPN with NHRP for enhanced security on its flagship routing devices. With further support for GPS, the CradlePoint COR, with its small form factor and semi-ruggedized housing, will continue to set the standard as the go-to connectivity solution for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications like kiosks, digital signage, surveillance, and vehicles, which frequently depend on flexible networking capable of geo-location.

“The feature upgrades released in firmware 4.2.0 combined with CradlePoint’s cloud-enabled application management platform, WiPipe Central, are reflective of our end-to-end solution approach,” noted Loutzenheiser. “For enterprises with large fleets of CradlePoint routers, WiPipe Central supports the deployment, management, and enhanced intelligence of geographically-dispersed systems. This includes the ability to group routers, configure and manage them, and download the latest firmware with just a few clicks avoiding the use of costly truck rolls or on-site technical resources.”

To download the latest firmware for your CradlePoint router or to review the release notes for firmware version 4.2.0, please visit: http://www.cradlepoint.com/firmware

Key features in firmware release 4.2.0 include:

  •      OSPF (Open Shortest Path First), BGP (Border Gateway Protocol), and RIPv1 and RIPv2 (Routing Information Protocol) routing*
  •     STP (Spanning Tree Protocol, IEEE 802.1D-1998) bridged Ethernet LAN support
  •     Multicast Proxy support*
  •     VRRP (Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol)*
  •     Site-to-Site Dynamic VPN with NHRP (Next Hop Resolution Protocol)*
  •     DHCP Relay
  •     Per-client web filtering and per-client data usage tracking
  •     Router Administration username and password can now be configured used RADIUS or TACACS+
  •     IP setting overrides
  •     Custom AT scripting for modems
  •     Simultaneous firmware upgrade and system config restore
  •     GPS NMEA GGA, VGT and/or RMC sentence support (IBR600/IBR650 only)

*supported only on MBR1400, ARC MBR1400 (requires H/W2.0) and COR IBR6x0 series.

About CradlePoint
CradlePoint is the global leader in cloud managed 3G/4G networking solutions providing business grade, secure connectivity to distributed enterprise, small business, and mobile customers. With support for over 350 modems on more than 70 different carriers, CradlePoint defines excellence in connectivity. Specializing in failover, machine-to-machine (M2M), and primary connections, CradlePoint’s solutions are purpose built for PCI compliant networks. CradlePoint is 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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