The vast potential of IoT to enable new business opportunities, streamline operations, and reduce costs is accompanied by significant IT challenges, including the diversity and widespread distribution of IoT devices, the need for a pervasive and elastic wireless WAN with more intelligence at the edge, and far-reaching security implications.

Cradlepoint’s Elastic EdgeSM vision provides a blueprint for next-generation IoT networks that deliver pervasive wireless connectivity, cloud-like scale and agility, and edge extensibility — together with the visibility, security, and control that IT requires. All-inclusive NetCloud Solution Packages for IoT Networks, based on Cradlepoint’s industry-leading 4G LTE routers, are flexible, and include cloud-based management.

Compact and Flexible Solution

Purpose-built for optimum deployment flexibility, the COR IBR200 and IBR600 Series provide a compact and semi-ruggedized 4G LTE router solution that is ideal for an array of IoT and M2M use cases, including kiosks, ATMs, digital signage, remote monitoring, remote sensors and control systems, and Smart City infrastructure automation. Models support various broadband and narrowband 4G LTE modems and Ethernet and WiFi connectivity options, and are powered by NetCloud OS software with cloud-based management and security features to maximize uptime and protection with limited resources.

Device Management and More

NetCloud Manager provides a cloud-scale device management platform for global IoT deployments with complete visibility and control of cellular and local device networks. Built-in multi-role administration allows both Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) personnel to collaborate on deployment and management responsibilities from anywhere. Cradlepoint’s efficient Stream Protocol enables complete, real-time device management with minimal impact on cellular data.

Built-in Security for IoT and M2M

IoT deployments across the enterprise are expanding dramatically, creating an attack surface too vast to protect with traditional security tools. Cradlepoint IoT solutions have built-in, policy-based security that scales to any size of distributed IoT network. Cradlepoint’s NetCloud Perimeter service leverages Software-Defined Perimeter technology to make it easy to spin up secure, micro-segmented device-to-cloud overlay networks that are isolated and cloaked from trusted networks and the Internet using automated PKI, advanced encryption, admission control, and a private IP address space

Edge Computing for Customized Cost-Efficiencies

Cradlepoint delivers robust Edge Computing functionality, including the ability to run edge applications in NetCloud OS on select COR routers and gateways. Using NetCloud SDK and API tools, enterprises can build and deploy custom applications to reduce cellular bandwidth consumption and latency—and support localized IoT data collection, parsing, and processing requirements. Everything within NetCloud works together, making it easy to deploy, connect, and secure edge applications at scale across the organization.

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.