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Cradlepoint Solutions for Transportation
Always-On Connectivity for Vehicles

Solutions for Transportation
Transportation technology has developed rapidly over the past decade, and wireless connectivity has played a large role in this. Fleets now require reliable and always-available Internet connectivity to keep up with these innovations, and to enable improved productivity, fleet management, and extended services for passengers and public servants.

The benefits delivered by an in-vehicle network are diverse and numerous. These applications can lead to value-added passenger services, streamlined work processes, increased fleet security, and access to essential information on the road or rail.

There are a multitude of connectivity options available for in-vehicle networking solutions. Boasting an extensive list of safety and hardening certifications, Cradlepoint solutions are purpose-built to for transportation networks.

Cradlepoint NetCloud

Challenge:
Managing the fleet network on a tight budget.

Solution:
Enterprise Cloud Manager for remote deployment, troubleshooting, and more.

Zscaler

Challenge:
Protecting privacy, passengers and important data.

Solution:
Cradlepoint 4G LTE solutions, cloud-based security services.


Connectivity to Power Mission-Critical Police Technologies:

Challenge: Always-available connectivity for police officers

As a part of a renewed focus on law enforcement accountability, public safety, and building better relationships with the communities they serve, modern police departments are coming up against challenges when utilizing big data technologies to improve operations and foster transparency and accountability for their officers.

As Police departments implement body cameras, tablets, and upgrade the technology for dashboard cameras, in-vehicle routers that support these technologies are becoming more and more important. But, as the need for these applications grows, public sector IT teams that manage these initiatives are facing bandwidth and resource challenges.

Solution: Utilizing in-vehicle network solutions to streamline mission-critical applications in the field

With 3G/4G/LTE, police vehicles can use the in-vehicle connectivity to power missioncritical applications, not only for reporting, but also for body cameras, video streaming, and dashboard cameras. With ignition sensing, in-vehicle networks can run even while the vehicle is parked, creating networks that are powered by the officer’s vehicle.

Wireless connectivity provides a means to securely stream video “in the moment” to dispatchers with real-time updates on officer safety. Wireless also frees up camera systems of the storage limitations that would otherwise be placed on them by the availability of local storage media, allowing video to be compressed, encrypted, and sent to dispatch centers to inform command units of the whereabouts and operations of their officers during a call. These applications can give police departments greater granularity on how to use and store videos – allowing them to send and save tamper-proof copies to thirdparty audit companies.

Connectivity to Power Mission-Critical Police Technologies

Cradlepoint Advantages

  • Remote monitoring, maintenance, and updates – Wireless networks require constant management. When the network is always in motion, consistent physical access to equipment is impossible. Cradlepoint’s cloud-based management software makes it simple to configure, deploy, and maintain public sector fleet networks.
  • Designed for mission-critical networks – Cradlepoint’s COR family of products are compact, ruggedized 3G/4G networking solutions designed for mission-critical connectivity for M2M and in-vehicle applications.
  • Protects against extremes – With an extensive list of safety and hardening certifications, the COR IBR1100 is engineered to protect against extreme temperatures, humidity, shock, vibrations, dust, water splash, reverse polarity, and transient voltage.

Summary

The rate of technology changes for the public sector can be overwhelming. It is essential that law enforcement executives stay current with the ever-changing landscape and what these technologies can do for their agencies. With Cradlepoint, departments can have peace of mind that they have a technology partner that is capable of running their mission-critical applications.

Network Solutions for Emergency Services:

Challenge: Rugged, flexible mobility in challenging life-dependant environments

Whether it’s police officers protecting communities, paramedics responding to a medical emergency or fire fighters executing rescue operations, emergency services are constantly on the move. Police cars, ambulances, central dispatch, and other first responders need flexible mobile connectivity that can stand up to physical abuse, high and low temperatures, varying moisture levels, and physical contaminants, all while still performing flawlessly. The demands for high-availability in these applications are not only mission-critical but are also life-dependent in most cases.

Solution: Flexible, cloud-managed wireless networking

Cradlepoint has the most flexible, rugged, dependable solutions on the market for emergency service applications. Our wireless solutions are deployed in thousands of emergency services applications worldwide. At the federal level, our ruggedized devices are inside troop carriers, helicopters, and jet aircraft. Cradlepoint equipment is so light that advance ground troops carry it in their backs and so tough that fire rescue teams take it into the rugged backcountry to maintain secure communications and GPS positioning.

Network Solutions for Emergency Services

Cradlepoint's Advantages for Emergency Services

  • Ruggedized connectivity: Cradlepoint’s solution for emergency services is a compact, ruggedized network solution designed for mission-critical connectivity in the most challenging environments. With an extensive list of safety and hardening certifications, this solution is engineered to protect against extreme temperatures, humidity, shocks, vibrations, dust, water splash, reverse polarity, and transient voltage.
  • Remote monitoring, maintenance, and updates: Wireless networks require constant management. When the network is always in motion, consistent physical access to equipment is impossible. Cradlepoint’s cloud-based management software makes it simple to configure, deploy, and maintain emergency service fleets.
  • Connected to the cloud: Today’s organizations benefit from the advantages of virtualized and cloud-based enterprise services and applications, which require uninterrupted connectivity and best-in-breed security. Cradlepoint solutions allow you to maximize the benefits of cloud management and security without losing your connection when you need it most.

Summary

The ability of emergency service organizations to operate to protect their communities and save lives is ever more dependent on technology to execute real-time applications. Equipped with right-sized Cradlepoint solutions, emergency responders can be tracked and coordinated more effectively, fire fighters can react faster to save lives, and police departments can better protect and serve.

Providing Internet connectivity with best-in-breed cloud applications and management gives emergency service IT teams the cutting-edge resources they need serve the public.

4G LTE Mobile Healthcare:

Challenge: Enterprise Connectivity for Healthcare Anywhere, Anytime

No longer is healthcare simply about healing sick patients in the confines of the office or hospital. Growing competition driven by changes in public policy and the “consumerization” of healthcare means finding the competitive edge requires extending care and connectivity beyond the boundaries of traditional healthcare facilities.

While mobile healthcare promises to create massive efficiencies and a transformed patient experience, wireless networks require constant management. When the network is always in motion, consistent physical access to equipment is impossible and when the network is deployed in vehicles, issues with temperature, vibrations, and electricity may result in sensitive networking hardware failure when it’s needed most.

Solution: Cradlepoint 4G LTE Mobile Solutions

Cradlepoint solutions leverage 4G LTE to let medical professionals sever traditional ties to the office. Cradlepoint’s routing devices are built to go wherever patients need care, and high-speed connectivity with “four-nines” (99.99%) reliability means healthcare providers can bring advanced care to patients anywhere and everywhere.

M2M & IoHT Solutions for Healthcare

Examples of how Cradlepoint mobile solutions improve healthcare delivery

  • With their own mobile routers small enough to fit in a backpack, carry-on, or similar bag, in-home and mobile caretakers enjoy a secure and reliable Internet connection for accessing reference materials, email, and patient medical and prescription histories.
  • Emergency medical personnel send triage information and patient medical histories to the emergency room from the road or live video stream, so that when they arrive, on-site physicians can take over without missing a beat.
  • Mobile clinicians and personnel back at the office connect and consult via teleconferencing, and may review electronic medical records, scans or X-rays together.
  • Providers, non-profits, and public health organizations create mobile clinics to treat traditionally underserved populations. From these clinics, they run diagnostic tests, update health records, and even allow patients to consult with specialists via video conferencing.

Cradlepoint's 4G LTE Mobile Healthcare Advantages

  • Real-time, mission-critical connectivity
    Cradlepoint offers solutions that are unlike other mobile solutions on the market. First responders, emergency services, and mobile caregivers can look up vital information and update records immediately while using secure connectivity.
  • Enterprise-class security
    Cradlepoint’s devices and cloud-based management and applications platform offer best-in-breed security applications to enable healthcare providers to create highly secure network environments. Additionally, utilizing Parallel Networks with Cradlepoint devices to keep credit card and patient health data separate from non-sensitive information, and therefore limit the scope of Payment Card Industry (PCI) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance, is recommended as a best practice.
  • Cloud-managed deployments
    Cradlepoint’s Enterprise Cloud Manager lets network administrators remotely deploy and manage hundreds or thousands of devices from a central location, reducing expensive truck rolls and IT resources needed to keep the network up and running.

Summary

Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud-managed 4G LTE networking solutions, providing business-grade, secure connectivity for mobile healthcare solutions.

K-12 In-Vehicle Solutions:

Challenge: Extending connectivity from the classroom to the road

With the increased need to provide WiFi to students during long commutes on school buses, whether for a school-sponsored activity or as part of a student’s regular daily commute to attend classes, the ability to bring the classroom to the road is a necessity to achieve academic excellence. However, deploying network connectivity within school buses can involve a number of challenges:

  • Terrain – navigating urban and rural roads
  • Carrier selection – choosing the best carrier for reliable coverage
  • Secure, reliable connectivity – dependable WiFi connection with content filtering

Solution: Cloud-managed 3G/4G networking

Cradlepoint has the most flexible, rugged, dependable solutions on the market for emergency service applications. Our wireless solutions are deployed in thousands of emergency services applications worldwide. At the federal level, our ruggedized devices are inside troop carriers, helicopters, and jet aircraft. Cradlepoint equipment is so light that advance ground troops carry it in their backs and so tough that fire rescue teams take it into the rugged backcountry to maintain secure communications and GPS positioning.

  • Ease-of-Use with Cloud Management: Monitor, configure, and upgrade geographically dispersed systems without requiring onsite technical resources. Improve productivity, reduce costs, and enhance the intelligence of your network. Cradlepoint solutions allow you to maximize the benefits of the cloud without losing your connection when you need it most.
  • Best-in-Class WiFi: Today’s students require WiFi connectivity inside and outside the classroom. Cradlepoint’s high-speed, highly available connectivity allows students to continue to stay productive while on the go.
  • Real-Time, Mission-Critical Connectivity: Cradlepoint offers solutions that are unlike other mobile solutions on the market. The same mission connectivity used by first responders can be used by educational agencies to update rider records and track vehicles while using secure connectivity.

K-12 In-Vehicle Solutions

Security

When the operators of conveyances offer WiFi to passengers, the need for content filtering and the policies that govern such filtering invariably arise. Educational agencies can block sites not approved by school administration, while transit authorities may wish to prevent downloads, streaming, and inappropriate content. Cloud-based software, such as Zscaler, enables IT managers to customize content preferences and be alerted to security breaches immediately.

Vehicle Fleets:

Mobile, Cost-Effective Networking & Cloud Management

Commercial transportation companies are finding new, technologydriven ways to monitor and manage fleets, ensuring productivity, improving driver satisfaction, and ultimately saving time and money. Cost-effective fleet technologies are readily accessible—but only with constant network connectivity and cloud management.

Advanced Fleet Technologies Save Time & Money

Popular fleet vehicle technologies that Cradlepoint helps enable include:

  • Asset tracking & inventory scanning
  • Surveillance cameras
  • On-board laptops & tablets
  • Traffic monitoring / accident detection & avoidance
  • Active GPS
  • Engine diagnostics
  • Monitoring/managing fuel usage & refrigeration
  • Content filtering

Cradlepoint 4G LTE solutions provide simplicity with proven results

Cradlepoint’s purpose-built transportation networking platforms allow fleets to minimize data usage, maximize uptime, increase agility, and streamline operations on many levels. Features include ignition sensing, active GPS, and dual-band, dual-concurrent WiFi.

Cradlepoint’s Enterprise Cloud Manager (ECM) makes remote tracking, monitoring, and management of fleet vehicles easier than ever—from a centralized location and a single pane of glass.

With Cradlepoint’s Dual-Modem Dock, fleet managers benefit from load balancing to manage bandwidth based on usage, as well as wireless-to-wireless failover across multiple carriers.

Solutions for Vehicle Fleets

Cradlepoint 4G LTE Advantages

  • Uninterrupted network connectivity: Always-on 4G LTE connectivity ensures that your fleet’s on-board technologies maintain productivity for the duration of each long haul.
  • Save time & money: From a single pane of glass, Enterprise Cloud Manager allows IT professionals to actively monitor fleets and reduce staff hours spent troubleshooting. Real-time analytics and multi-carrier 4G LTE support with dual-sim capabilities give companies the budget control they need—and deserve.
  • Ruggedized for the road: Cradlepoint’s COR IBR1100 is purposebuilt to withstand vibration, shock, dust, splash, and humidity with ease.
  • Better vehicle efficiency: With Enterprise Cloud Manager, fleet managers can monitor fuel usage, driving and braking patterns, engine diagnostics, and more.

COR IBR1100 Series Features

  • Remote cloud management, configuration & monitoring
  • Integrated 3G/4G/LTE
  • Integrated multi-carrier software-defined radio
  • Dual-band, dual-concurrent WiFi (802.11ac)
  • Ruggedized for vibration, shock, dust, splash & humidity
  • Ignition sensing

COR IBR1100 Dual-Modem Dock Features

  • Flexibility in deployment across multiple carriers
  • Wireless-to-wireless failover
  • Augment bandwidth for passenger WiFi, video or cloud access
  • Modular design for futureproof network
  • FirstNet/Band 14 ready
  • Remote cloud management, configuration & monitoring

Enterprise Cloud Manager Features

  • Remote cloud management, configuration & monitoring
  • WAN access over 3G/4G and wired Ethernet connections
  • Real-time alerts on downtime, security & data usage
  • Group & device reporting
  • Secure device registration & authentication
  • Open API

Public Transportation:

Metropolitan Bus Service Deploys LTE & More Reliable, Flexible & Easy to Use Connectivity

VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio recently upgraded the 3G wireless service provided on a portion of the agency’s fleet, replacing the service with 4G LTE WiFi on all buses, paratransit vans, and facilities. Cradlepoint played a key role in providing VIA with a cost-effective option that offers more reliable service with the ability to update units remotely.

Working with Cradlepoint, VIA was able to install more than 700 routers in 30 days.

VIA has been the public transportation provider for the Greater San Antonio region since 1978. VIA operates seven days a week on 90 routes, providing approximately 134,000 passenger trips each day and serving 7,225 bus stops, seven park and rides, six transit centers, and 12 major transfer points.

Previously, 3G wireless services had been provided on VIA’s express and bus rapid transit routes. Using Cradlepoint’s unique technology and expertise for in-vehicle solutions, VIA was able to upgrade to 4G LTE WiFi service on every bus and van, and passenger facility. Cradlepoint’s solution provided VIA with the ability to quickly and easily manage and configure the network all at once, resulting in a paradigm shift in how the agency deploys routers and wireless services.

With Cradlepoint, installing the in-vehicle network was simple. This allowed VIA to create a deployment template that was easy to follow, helping the agency install 769 platforms in approximately 30 days. Instead of taking several months of turnover time for installation, VIA was able install the platform and return the bus to service in a matter of hours. The ease of installation allowed VIA to simplify deployments and significantly reduce turn-up time.

The cloud-delivered capabilities from Cradlepoint help VIA in two main ways. First, they centralize monitoring and configuration activities across the network, making management much simpler. Second, they provide VIA with a means to deploy analytics to visualize what kinds of devices are connected to the network, as well as track which destinations are the most heavily visited areas. Cradlepoint also provides VIA the opportunity to leverage cloud-delivered in-vehicle connectivity for more applications in the future.

Public Transportation