Mobile Networks

For organizations that depend on field forces and mobile networks—like first responders, transportation departments, utility crews, insurance disaster teams, and many others—secure and reliable LTE connectivity is essential. Vehicles and mobile command centers have become the field communications hub, allowing users to access mission-critical applications and the Internet from anywhere, and keeping data flowing to the cloud from on-board telemetry, sensors, surveillance cameras, and other devices.

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Cradlepoint’s Elastic EdgeSM vision provides a blueprint for next-generation mobile networks that deliver pervasive connectivity, cloud-like agility, and software extensibility with enterprise-class visibility, security, and control. All-inclusive NetCloud Solution Packages for Mobile Networks, based on COR Series routers, are flexible, reliable, and cloud-managed.



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Ruggedized All-in-One Solution

Purpose-built to withstand extreme environments, the NetCloud mobile solutions replace multiple “boxes” with a ruggedized, comprehensive mobile network solution that is ideal for in-vehicle and command center installations. Each model supports up to two Gigabit-Class LTE modems, a multi-port Ethernet switch, 802.11ac WiFi, GPS, and ports for ignition and sensor integration. NetCloud software provides advanced routing, SD-WAN for LTE, and security functionality. Everything is simple to configure, orchestrate, and manage from the cloud using NetCloud Manager.




Mobile SD-WAN

Cradlepoint brings the reliability and efficiency of SD-WAN technology to mobile networking. NetCloud optimizes multi-link LTE connectivity and combines application-based visibility, security, and control with dynamic, policy-based traffic steering based on cellular signal strength, throughput, latency, and data plan consumption. Other unique features include Auto-QoS, intelligent selection of carriers and APNs, and the ability to persist application sessions during periods of temporary signal loss.




GPS & Telematics Integration

Precision GPS and telematics integration enable a wide range of location-based applications, such as Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL), asset tracking with geofencing, and vehicle performance data. With secure data center and cloud connectivity and real-time data, fleet and field managers have a wealth of actionable data at their fingertips to make better-informed decisions—saving time and money while improving business outcomes.


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Unified Internet Security

Many mobile networks require strong Internet security for on-board public WiFi and cloud application access. NetCloud OS integrates Unified Threat Management (UTM) for direct Internet access with multi-zone firewall, IPS/IDS and content filtering, as well as Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 support for public safety and government agencies. Cradlepoint’s unified and cloud-managed approach to mobile network security reduces cost and minimizes risks by eliminating extra hardware, increasing visibility and control, and delivering continuous security updates.




Connect & Protect Mobile & IoT Devices

Many field forces utilize laptops, tablets, and smartphones that are not always connected to a secure mobile network. Deploying NetCloud Perimeter Client on these devices allows users to access the data center and cloud from any Internet connection over a perimeter-secured and encrypted cloud network. For on-board IoT devices such as sensors, cameras, and digital signage, NetCloud Perimeter Gateway on the router provides secure, persistent device-to-cloud connections that can be set up in minutes and are self-optimizing.

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Cloud Management Optimized for LTE

NetCloud Manager makes it easy to configure, deploy, and manage a mobile network from anywhere with minimal impact on cellular data, thanks to Cradlepoint’s efficient Stream management protocol that is optimized for LTE. Additionally, advanced analytics provide comprehensive visibility into cellular, application, and WiFi utilization and security—all from a single web console. Now IT organizations can do more with less resources than ever before.

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Cradlepoint Mobile Solutions are First Responder Ready

As public safety and first responder organizations around the country begin to move to public safety wireless networks such as FirstNet®, they can rely on Cradlepoint for their in-vehicle connectivity solutions. A trusted provider of mobile solutions for state and local organizations around the US, Cradlepoint is proud to connect and serve our nation’s first responders, giving them reliable and rugged solutions that they can count on and the industry’s fastest LTE connectivity.

FirstNet and FirstNet Ready are registered trademarks and service marks of the First Responder Network Authority, an independent authority within the U.S. Department of Commerce.



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Extensibility Dock

Mobile deployments come in all sizes. That is why Cradlepoint offers an Extensibility Dock for the COR IBR900 Series that extends connectivity with a second, modular 4G LTE modem; two Ethernet ports; and programmable, general purpose I/O ports. The Extensibility Dock allows customers to configure the right size solution for each specific deployment, or easily expand a vehicle’s capabilities at any time as uptime or connectivity needs change.




NetCloud Packages for Mobile Networks:

NetCloud Packages bring together Cradlepoint's award-winning software plus endpoints and support — specifically tailored to deliver networking best practices and the compelling value of mobile networking for transportation, first responders, and other mobile and in-vehicle locations.

NetCloud Service Subscription

  • Network Management
  • Continuous software delivery
  • Extensible through SDK
  • 24x7 comprehensive support
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • On-demand training

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Related Resources

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Customer Success Stories


Ewing Police Department
This New Jersey agency combined Cradlepoint routers and software-defined services to create in-vehicle networks that keep officers connected at critical times.


Roanoke Electric
Roanoke Electric Cooperative deployed Cradlepoint’s ruggedized and cloud-managed COR Series routing platforms in its truck fleet, with some trucks using dual-modem docks for SD-WAN capabilities.


Harley Marine
Deploying Cradlepoint solutions has provided innovative changes to how Harley Marine communicates and perform day-to-day business aboard its tug boats and barges.


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