On February 1, 2023, Cradlepoint, the leading company in cloud-delivered LTE and 5G wireless network solutions, announced the R2100 Series 5G Ruggedised Router, which expands the company's growing 5G Wireless WAN portfolio. The sleek exterior-mounted solution, designed for vehicle and IoT networks, provides a uniquely flexible and simplified form factor to public safety, mass transit, and other organizations, that need a high-bandwidth IoT or mobile router with modern cellular performance.
In-vehicle applications have rapidly advanced, creating more use cases and diverse deployment requirements. The R2100 integrates the modem, antennas, and router into an aerodynamic, IP67-rated casing that shields from weather, shocks, and vibration for mounting on vehicle rooftops or IoT cabinet enclosures. In addition, the R2100 is available with or without Wi-Fi 6 and can be used as a standalone router or with a 5G adapter.
Streamlined router installation since antenna cables are not required reduces installation complexity and cost.
Easy Wi-Fi addition as the R2100 Series will act as an additional Wi-Fi source in captive mode to expand coverage, similar to Cradlepoint's unique Captive Modem capability.
A seamless 5G extension for an existing installation using the R2100 in Captive Modem mode as an adapter managed by a Cradlepoint router.
3rd party 5G add-on using R2100 with third-party, in-vehicle routers through the WAN port.
Accessible edge computing via integrated containers since the R2100 was created to support local containers with edge computing functionality.
Cradlepoint NetCloud powers the R2100 Series 5G Ruggedised Router, providing unified edge security solutions for IoT and in-vehicle networks. NetCloud provides vital public organizations with solutions such as end-to-end encryption, cutting-edge threat detection, and defense functionality to allow secure internet and direct cloud access for applications and IoT devices, with or without Wi-Fi. The R2100 also supports the NetCloud Exchange services, providing customers with 5G Optimised SD-WAN and Zero Trust Network Access.
Cradlepoint Founded in 2006, Cradlepoint is a innovator in Wireless WAN based in Boise, Idaho. The company assists customers in deploying 4G and 5G cellular technology to connect places, people, and things in any location. It is trusted by over 36,000 businesses and government agencies worldwide, including many Global 2000 companies and top public sector agencies, to keep mission-critical sites, field forces, vehicles, points of commerce, remote employees, and IoT devices always connected. Cradlepoint was acquired by Ericsson in 2020 and is a wholly owned subsidiary in its Business Area Technologies and New Business portfolio.