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Cradlepoint AER2100
Advanced Edge Routing with WiFi for Primary, Temporary, and Pop-Up Networking

Cradlepoint AER2100

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Overview:

Ideal for Primary, Temporary, Pop-up and Mobile Branch Networks

Ideal for Primary and Application Specific Branch Networking

The Cradlepoint AER2100 is the first in a new generation of cloud-managed 4G networking solutions that helps enterprises increase bandwidth and achieve four-nines reliability in a secure, flexible, and open-architecture platform. As a cloud-managed solution, the Cradlepoint AER is designed for the distributed enterprise to intelligently manage wired and 4G wireless connectivity for a more reliable “connected experience” at the Edge. Network administrators can extend applications and services to remote branches with a solution that is customizable through the real-time deployment of cloud-enabled services, applications, and analytics. This all-in-one solution combined with Cradlepoint’s Enterprise Class Support is defining a new standard for networking in the distributed enterprise.

  • Supports LTE Advanced, with SIM-based auto-carrier selection (LP6 versions only)
  • Optimized for WAN Diversity with integrated wired and wireless 4G WAN (including private network support)
  • Dual-band concurrent 802.11ac high performance WiFi
  • Cloud-managed for zero-touch configuration at deployment
  • Advanced routing and best-in-class, cloud-based security options
  • Extensible and easily integrated best-in-class, enterprise applications via an Open API
  • Certified dual modem models for a “Cut-the-Wire” solution

Advanced Edge Routing for the Agile, Connected Enterprise

Wired and LTE Wireless Routing Platforms for Branch Office, Retail, and More

The Cradlepoint AER Series of advanced edge routing platforms combines enterprise routing, multi-WAN support—wired plus 4G wireless, SD-WAN capabilities, advanced security, private network support, and high-performance WiFi in a series of routers that can be deployed, managed, and optimized via the cloud.

With the combination of Cradlepoint AER routers and NetCloud software and services, administrators can define, deploy, and manage branch networks on a highly capable solution platform that is customizable and lowers the total cost of ownership.

Applications:

  • Branch office networks
    • Wired and wireless WAN, WiFi, and failover
  • M2M / IoT for branch office
    • Kiosks, cameras, and sensors
    • Transactions and security
  • Failover networks
    • Easy overlay for existing networks
    • Out-of-Band Management
  • Specialty networks
    • Pop-up store and events
    • Connect anywhere

All-in-One Features:

  • Cloud-managed with NetCloud platform
  • WAN Diversity: wired and wireless for backup and bandwidth, or all wireless
  • Dual-modem and multi-carrier support
  • Industry-leading 4G failover and Out-of-Band Management
  • Cloud-enabled advanced routing and security options for UTM
  • Purpose-built for PCI Compliance

Benefits:

  • Centralized management with proactive alerts and analytics provide peace of mind for network administrators
  • Agile networks for changing environments
  • Deploy and scale quickly: day 1, zero-touch Internet
  • Increased availability and improved user experience (QoE)
  • Additional bandwidth options with traffic control
  • Built-in security, plus add-ons from best-in-class technology partners

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Benefits:

Deploy & Manage the Intelligent Network

Rapidly deploy and dynamically manage networks at geographically-distributed stores and branch locations with Enterprise Cloud Manager, Cradlepoint's network management and application platform. Improve productivity, reduce costs, and enhance the intelligence of your network and business operations.

  • Deployment — configure devices by groups or individually, and update firmware easily with a few clicks for zero-touch at installation.
  • Management — monitor device statuses in real-time and set proactive alerts for optimized 3G/4G data usage and network uptime.
  • Intelligence — easy-to-use network analytics help optimize WAN traffic, improving network performance and the quality of experience at the Edge.

Deploy & Manage the Intelligent Network

Secure & Reliable

Cradlepoint Enterprise Cloud Manager uses real-time, secure encrypted protocols for managing your Cradlepoint devices. Additional security and reliability features include:

  • Secure device registration and authentication
  • Enterprise class Tier 4 datacenter, SSAE Type II (SAS 70) compliance
  • Redundant systems and architecture to support high availability
  • Efficient protocol optimized for management over 3G/4G networks

Secure & Reliable

Management & Alerts

Cradlepoint Enterprise Cloud Manager can help you protect mission-critical applications – improve network uptime and performance while reducing costs:

  • Perform remote diagnostics — status reports and error logs
  • Troubleshoot without onsite IT support
  • Upgrade firmware remotely — ensure up-to-date security and PCI compliance
  • Monitor 3G/4G data usage, avoid overages
  • Reduce truck rolls, saving time and money
  • Prevent poor customer experiences and lost revenue caused by Internet downtime

Management & Alerts

Analytics

Proactive alerts and reporting enable you to better understand how devices are deployed across your organization. Alerts can notify you of:

  • 3G/4G modem connectivity issues
  • Data usage thresholds for wireless data plans
  • Failed login attempts and modem removal, which can indicate physical or cyber security breaches
  • Unauthorized users or configuration changes

Analytics

Specifications:


Cradlepoint AER2100 Series Specifications
Technical Specifications
WAN
  • Integrated LP6 Category 6 LTE Advanced LTE modem (with DC-HSPA+ failover), LP5 Category 6 LTE Advanced LTE modem (with DC-HSPA+ failover), LPE 4G LTE modem (with HSPA+/ EVDO/3G and 2G failover), or LP3 4G LTE modem (with HSPA+ and 2G failover)
  • One modem included, dual-modem option • Five 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports (cable/DSL/T1/satellite/Metro Ethernet; WAN/LAN switchable)
  • WiFi (as WAN; Metro WiFi) 3x3 MIMO 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
LAN
  • Dual-band dual-concurrent WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
  • Five 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports (WAN/LAN switchable)
  • Serial console support w/ USB-to-serial adapter
Temperature
  • 0 °C to 50 °C (32 °F to 122 °F) operating
  • -20 °C to 70 °C (-4 °F to 158 °F) storage
Humidity (non-condensing)
  • 10% to 85% operating non-condensing
  • 5% to 90% storage non-condensing
Memory 256 MB DRAM; 16 MB SPI Flash; 256 MB NAND Flash
Size 10.25 × 8.5 × 1.75 in (260 × 214 × 45 mm)
Weight 6 lb
Certifiication FCC, WiFi Alliance, CE, IC, carrier certifications
WAN to LAN 940 Mbps
LAN to WAN 940 Mbps
Stateful Throughput 940 Mbps
WiFi Power (FCC)
  • 2.4 GHz band: 24.47 dBm
  • Lower 5 GHz band: 16.9 dBm
  • Upper 5 GHz band: 27.77 dBm
Power Consumption (Typical)
  • Idle: 8.0 W
  • Single Modem: 13.2 W
  • Dual Modem: 16.0 W
Specific Features
WAN
  • Integrated 4G LTE (with 3G failover)
  • LP6: LTE Advanced LTE/HSPA+ (SIM-based Auto-Carrier Selection for all North American carriers and European operators)
  • LP5: LTE Advanced (SIM-based Auto-Carrier Selection for Asia Pacific and Saudi Arabia operators)
  • LP4 (accessory option only): LTE/DC-HSPA+ for AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Canadian carriers (SIM-based Auto-Carrier Selection, dual-modem capable)
  • LPE: 4G LTE/HSPA+/EVDO (multi-carrier, North America)
  • LP3: 4G LTE/HSPA+ (Europe, EMEA, and Australia/New Zealand)
  • Dual integrated modem option
  • Dual SIM slot in each modem
  • Most models include support for active GPS
  • WiFi as WAN
  • Failover/Failback
  • Load Balancing
  • Advance Modem Failure Check
  • WAN Port Speed Control
  • WAN/LAN Affinity
  • IP Passthrough
  • Standby
LAN
  • VLAN 802.1Q
  • DHCP Server, Client, Relay
  • DNS and DNS Proxy
  • DynDNS
  • UPnP
  • DMZ
  • Multicast/Multicast Proxy
  • QoS (DSCP and Priority Queuing)
  • MAC Address Filtering
WiFi
  • Dual-Band Dual-Concurrent (3×3 MIMO)
  • 802.11ac (a, b, g, n, ac)
  • Up to 256 connected devices (128 per channel – 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)
  • WPA2 Enterprise (WiFi)
  • Hotspot/Captive Portal
  • SSID-based Priority
Management
  • Cradlepoint Enterprise Cloud Manager2
  • Web UI, API, CLI
  • GPS Location
  • Data Usage Alerts (router and per client)
  • Advanced Troubleshooting (support)
  • Auto APN Recovery
  • Device Alerts
  • SNMP
  • SMS control
  • Serial Redirector
VPN and Routing
  • IPsec Tunnel – up to 20 concurrent sessions
  • OpenVPN (SSL VPN)1
  • L2TP2
  • GRE Tunnel
  • VTI Tunnel support
  • OSPF/BGP/RIP1
  • Route Filters (Access Control Lists, Prefix Filters, Route Maps, Communities for BGP)
  • Per-Interface Routing
  • Routing Rules
  • Policy-based Routing
  • NAT-less Routing
  • Virtual Server/Port Forwarding
  • NEMO/DMNR1
  • IPv6
  • VRRP1
  • STP1
  • NHRP1
  • CP Secure VPN compatible
Security
  • RADIUS and TACACS+ support*
  • 802.1x authentication for Ethernet
  • Zscaler integration1
  • Certificate support
  • ALGs
  • MAC Address Filtering
  • Advanced Security Mode (local user management only)
  • Per-Client Web Filtering
  • IP Filtering
  • Content Filtering (basic)
  • Website Filtering
Cloud Optimized IP Communications
  • Automated WAN Failover/Failback support
  • WAN Affinity and QoS allow prioritization of VoIP services
  • Advanced VPN connectivity options to HQ
  • SIP ALG and NAT to allow VoIP and UC communications to traverse firewall
  • MAC Address Filtering
  • 802.1p/q for LAN QoS segmentation and treatment of VoIP on LAN
  • Private Network support (wired and 4G WAN)
  • Cloud-based management2
What's In The Box
What's In The Box
  • AER 2100 with integrated MC400 4G LTE modem
  • External 3G/4G mobile broadband modem antennas (2) (SMA) w/ multiplexing for GPS; finger tighten only
  • External dual-band high-gain WiFi antennas (3) reverse SMA (5 dBi, 2.4 GHz, 5 dBi 5 GHz, VSWR 2); finger tighten only
  • 12 V / 3 A AC/DC power adapter
  • Multipurpose Retaining Tool
  • Ethernet cable
  • Quick Start Guide with warranty information
Support and Warranty
Support and Warranty
  • CradleCare Support Agreement available with technical support, software upgrades, and advanced hardware exchange – 1-, 3-, and 5-year options
  • One-year limited hardware warranty available in the US and Canada; two-year limited hardware warranty for integrated EU products when purchased from an authorized EU distributor – extend warranty to 2, 3, or 5 years
Router Accessories
Accessories
  • Second integrated 4G LTE modem
    • MC400LP6 (North America or EU)
    • MC400LP5 (Asia Pacific or Saudi Arabia)
    • MC400LP4 (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Canada)
    • MC400LPE-VZ (Verizon)
    • MC400LPE-AT (AT&T)
    • MC400LPE-SP (Sprint)
    • MC400LPE-GN (generic – for use on T-Mobile in the U.S. and Rogers, Bell, & TELUS in Canada)
    • MC400LP3-EU (Europe)
  • Standard rack mount with modem and WiFi cables (Part # 170629-000)
  • 12 V 3 A wall power adapter (Part # 170623-000)
  • 12 V 4 A wall power adapter (Part # 170624-000)
  • 700 MHz – 2700 MHz Wide Band Directional Antenna (Yagi/Log- Periodic) (Part #: 170588-000)
  • 12” Mag-Mount Antenna with SMA Male Connector (Part #: 170605-000)
  • 4” Mini Mag-Mount Antenna with SMA Male Connector (Part #: 170606-000)
  • 2.4/5 GHz Dual-band Dual-concurrent WiFi Antenna (Part #: 170628-000) (WiFi models only)
  • Universal 3G/4G/LTE Modem Antenna (Part #: 170649-000)
  • GPS Screw-Mount Antenna (Part #: 170651-000)
  • GPS Mag-Mount Antenna (Part #: 170652-000)
  • Multi-Band Omni-Directional Antenna (Part #: 170668-000)
  • Indoor/Outdoor Panel Patch (Part #: 170669-000)

* Native support for authentication. Authorization and accounting support through hotspot/captive portal services.
1 Requires an Extended Enterprise License
2 Enterprise Cloud Manager requires a subscription
3 Requires a CP Secure Threat Management license

Business-Grade Modem Specifications:

Business-Grade Modem Specifications

AER2100 LP6 models include an integrated LTE Advanced Category 6 4G LTE modem. The LP6 modems support SIM-Based Auto-Carrier selection so there is only one model for all of North America. Simply insert the SIM and wait for the router to automatically detect the SIM and establish a connection. The LTE bands certified for each carrier are listed below.

AER2100LP6-NA, AER2100LP6-EU, AER2100LP6-UK

  • Technology: LTE Advanced, HSPA+
  • Downlink Rates: LTE 300 Mbps, HSPA+ 42.2 Mbps
  • Uplink Rates: LTE 50 Mbps, HSPA+ 5.76 Mbps
  • Frequency Bands:
    • LTE Bands 1-5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 41
      • Verizon: 2, 4, 5, 13 (XLTE support w/carrier aggregation)
      • AT&T: 2, 4, 5, 12/17, 29, 30
      • Sprint: 25, 26, 41 (LTE Plus Support)
      • T-Mobile: 2, 4, 12 (T-Mobile Wideband LTE Support)
      • Generic: all
  • Carrier Aggregation:
    • 1+ 8
    • 2+ 2/5/12 (17 w/MFBI)/13/29
    • 3+ 7/20
    • 4+ 4/5/12 (17 w/MFBI)/13/29
    • 5+ 2/4/30
    • 7+ 3/7/20
    • 8+ 1
    • 12 (17 w/MFBI) + 2/4/30
    • 13+ 2/4
    • 20+ 3/7
    • 30+ 5/12 (17 w/MFBI)
    • 41+ 41
  • Fallback: WCDMA/DC-HSPA+ (42/5.76 Mbps): Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8
  • Power: LTE: 23 dBm ± 1; HSPA+: 23 dBm ± 1
  • Antennas: two SMA male (plug), finger tighten only (maximum torque spec is 7 kgf/cm2)
  • GPS: active GPS support
  • SMS: SMS support
  • Industry Standards & Certs: CE, FCC, GCF-CC, IC, PTCRB, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon
  • Modem Part Number: MC400LP6

AER2100 LP5 models include an integrated LTE Advanced Category 6 4G LTE modem, and support Asia Pacific and Saudi Arabia. The LP5 modems support SIM-Based Auto-Carrier selection. Simply insert the SIM and wait for the router to automatically detect the SIM and establish a connection.

AER2100LP5-AU

  • Technology: FDD/TDD (Category 6) LTE Advanced, DC-HSPA+
  • Downlink Rates: LTE 300 Mbps, DC-HSPA+ 42.2 Mbps
  • Uplink Rates: LTE 50 Mbps, DC-HSPA+ 5.76 Mbps
  • Frequency Bands:
    • LTE Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 18, 19, 21, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41
    • TD-SCDMA 39
  • Carrier Aggregation:
    • 1+ (8, 18, 19, 21)
    • 3+ (5, 7, 19, 28)
    • 7+ (5, 7, 28)
    • 19+ 21
    • 38+ 38
    • 39+ 39
    • 40+ 40
    • 41+ 41
  • Fallback: WCDMA/DC-HSPA+ (42/5.76 Mbps): Bands 1, 5, 6, 8, 9, 19
  • Power: LTE: 23 dBm ± 1; HSPA+: 23 dBm ± 1
  • Antennas: two SMA male (plug), finger tighten only (maximum torque spec is 7 kgf/cm2)
  • GPS: active GPS support
  • SMS: SMS support
  • Industry Standards & Certs: CE, GCF-CC, RC Australia, others pending
  • Modem Part Number: MC400LP5


AER 2100 models include an integrated 4G LTE modem (MC400); specific model names include a specific modem (e.g., the AER 2100LPE-VZ includes an MC400LPE-VZ modem for Verizon). Please note that LPE models are flexible and support bands for multiple cellular providers; however, only the frequency bands in bold below are supported by the listed provider.

AER2100LPE-VZ – 4G LTE/HSPA+/EVDO for Verizon

  • Technology: LTE, HSPA+, EVDO Rev A
  • Downlink Rates: LTE 100 Mbps, HSPA+ 21.1 Mbps, EVDO 3.1 Mbps (theoretical)
  • Uplink Rates: LTE 50 Mbps, HSPA+ 5.76 Mbps, EVDO 1.8 Mbps (theoretical)
  • Frequency Bands:
    • LTE Band 2 (1900 MHz), Band 4 – AWS (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850 MHz), Band 13 (700 MHz), Band 17 (700 MHz), Band 25 (1900 MHz)
      • HSPA+/UMTS (850/900/1900/2100 MHz, AWS)
      • GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
      • CDMA EVDO Rev A/1xRTT (800/1900 MHz)
  • Power: LTE: 23 dBm ± 1; HSPA+: 23 dBm ± 1; EVDO: 24 dBm +0.5/−1 (typical conducted)
  • Antennas: two SMA male (plug), 1 dBi (LTE), 2 dBi (Cellular/PCS) gain; finger tighten only (maximum torque spec is 7 kgf/cm2)
  • GPS: active GPS support
  • Industry Standards & Certs: FCC, Verizon
  • Modem Part Number: MC400LPE

AER2100LPE-AT – 4G LTE/HSPA+/EVDO for AT&T

  • Technology: LTE, HSPA+, EVDO Rev A
  • Downlink Rates: LTE 100 Mbps, HSPA+ 21.1 Mbps, EVDO 3.1 Mbps (theoretical)
  • Uplink Rates: LTE 50 Mbps, HSPA+ 5.76 Mbps, EVDO 1.8 Mbps (theoretical)
  • Frequency Bands:
    • LTE Band 2 (1900 MHz)Band 4 – AWS (1700/2100 MHz)Band 5 (850 MHz), Band 13 (700 MHz), Band 17 (700 MHz), Band 25 (1900 MHz)
      • HSPA+/UMTS (850/900/1900/2100 MHz, AWS)
      • GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
      • CDMA EVDO Rev A/1xRTT (800/1900 MHz)
  • Power: LTE: 23 dBm ± 1; HSPA+: 23 dBm ± 1; EVDO: 24 dBm +0.5/−1 (typical conducted)
  • Antennas: two SMA male (plug), 1 dBi (LTE), 2 dBi (Cellular/PCS) gain; finger tighten only (maximum torque spec is 7 kgf/cm2)
  • GPS: active GPS support
  • Industry Standards & Certs: PTCRB, FCC, IC, AT&T
  • Modem Part Number: MC400LPE

AER2100LPE-SP – 4G LTE/HSPA+/EVDO for Sprint

  • Technology: LTE, HSPA+, EVDO Rev A
  • Downlink Rates: LTE 100 Mbps, HSPA+ 21.1 Mbps, EVDO 3.1 Mbps (theoretical)
  • Uplink Rates: LTE 50 Mbps, HSPA+ 5.76 Mbps, EVDO 1.8 Mbps (theoretical)
  • Frequency Bands:
    • LTE Band 2 (1900 MHz), Band 4 – AWS (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850 MHz), Band 13 (700 MHz), Band 17 (700 MHz), Band 25 (1900 MHz)
      • HSPA+/UMTS (850/900/1900/2100 MHz, AWS)
      • GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
      • CDMA EVDO Rev A/1xRTT (800/1900 MHz)
  • Power: LTE: 23 dBm ± 1; HSPA+: 23 dBm ± 1; EVDO: 24 dBm +0.5/−1 (typical conducted)
  • Antennas: two SMA male (plug), 1 dBi (LTE), 2 dBi (Cellular/PCS) gain; finger tighten only (maximum torque spec is 7 kgf/cm2)
  • GPS: active GPS support
  • Industry Standards & Certs: FCC, Sprint
  • Modem Part Number: MC400LPE

AER 2100LPE-GN – 4G LTE/HSPA+/EVDO for T-Mobile/US Cellular/Canada

  • Technology: LTE, HSPA+, EVDO Rev A
  • Downlink Rates: LTE 100 Mbps, HSPA+ 21.1 Mbps, EVDO 3.1 Mbps (theoretical)
  • Uplink Rates: LTE 50 Mbps, HSPA+ 5.76 Mbps, EVDO 1.8 Mbps (theoretical)
  • Frequency Bands:
    • LTE Band 2 (1900 MHz), Band 4 (AWS), Band 5 (850 MHz), Band 13 (700 MHz), Band 17 (700 MHz), Band 25 (1900 MHz)
      • HSPA+/UMTS (850/900/1900/2100 MHz, AWS)
      • GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
      • CDMA EVDO Rev A/1xRTT (800/1900 MHz)
  • Power: LTE: 23 dBm ± 1; HSPA+: 23 dBm ± 1; EVDO: 24 dBm +0.5/−1 (typical conducted)
  • Antennas: two SMA male (plug), 1 dBi (LTE), 2 dBi (Cellular/PCS) gain; finger tighten only (maximum torque spec is 7 kgf/cm2)
  • GPS: active GPS support
  • Industry Standards & Certs: PTCRB, FCC, IC
  • Modem Part Number: MC400LPE

Below is a list of carrier-supplied modems compatible with the AER2100.

AT&T

  • USB
    • Cradlepoint MC400LP6
    • Cradlepoint MC300LP-AT
    • Cradlepoint MC400LPE-AT
    • Cradlepoint MC400LP4
    • Sierra Wireless AirCard 340U [Beam]

Band 14 Public Safety LTE

  • USB
    • Cradlepoint MC400L2

Bell Mobility (CA)

  • USB
    • Cradlepoint MC400LP6
    • Cradlepoint MC400LPE-GN
    • Cradlepoint MC400LP4
    • Novatel Wireless U679

POTS (Analog)

  • USB
    • Portsmith PSA1U1M

Rogers (CA)

  • USB
    • Cradlepoint MC400LP6
    • Cradlepoint MC400LPE-GN
    • Cradlepoint MC400LP4
    • Sierra Wireless 330U [LTE Rocket Stick]

Sprint

  • USB
    • Cradlepoint MC400LE2-SP
    • Cradlepoint MC400LP6
    • Cradlepoint MC400LPE-SP
    • Franklin Wireless U772 [Franklin U772 Smart USB Modem]
    • Franklin Wireless U770 [Plug-in-Connect Tri-Mode USB]
    • Franklin Wireless U600
    • NETGEAR 341U

T-Mobile (USA)

  • USB
    • Cradlepoint MC400LP6
    • Cradlepoint MC400LP4
    • Cradlepoint MC400LPE-GN
    • ZTE MF683 [Rocket 3.0]

Telstra/BigPond (AU)

  • USB
    • Sierra Wireless AirCard 320U

TELUS (CA)

  • USB
    • Cradlepoint MC400LP6
    • Cradlepoint MC400LPE-GN
    • Cradlepoint MC400LP4
    • Huawei E3276

Verizon

  • USB
    • Cradlepoint MC400LP6
    • Cradlepoint MC300LE-VZ
    • Cradlepoint MC400LPE-VZ
    • Cradlepoint MC400LP4
    • Novatel Wireless Ovation MC551 [ 551L 4G LTE USB Modem]
    • Novatel Wireless U620L [MiFi 4G LTE Global USB Modem U620L]
    • Pantech UML295

Hardware Specifications:

Cradlepoint AER2100 Front and Back Specificaitons

Cradlepoint AER2100 Sides Specificaitons

Cradlepoint AER2100 Dual Modem

Software:

Cradlepoint’s NetCloud

Cloud Networking for Branch Office, Retail, and More

Cradlepoint’s NetCloud platform includes an industryleading router operating system, an award-winning management platform optimized for cellular, and virtual private cloud networking. When combined with Cradlepoint routers, this integrated platform of flexible, extensible, and rapidly deployable applications enables an entirely new way to easily build, secure, control, and manage end-to-end private networks in the cloud.

NetCloud OS

Firewall, Advanced Routing-Optimized for LTE
NetCloud OS is the heart of our industry-leading LTE routers. Sustained commitment to new features and capabilities ensures your network is always up to date and secure.

NetCloud Manager

Quickly Deploy, Manage & Monitor Your Network
NetCloud Manager is a cloud management service that enables zero-touch deployment, remote management, alerting, and network analytics for all Cradlepoint routers.

NetCloud Engine

Software-Defined. Security-Driven. Cloud-Delivered.
NetCloud Engine leverages SoftwareDefined Networking (SDN) to instantly create secure Virtual Cloud Networks over more cost-effective wired and wireless broadband Internet services.

Security Applications

Enhance network security with best-in-class applications from Cradlepoint Technology Partners. Create, deploy, and manage network security applications at remote locations with the Cradlepoint NetCloud platform. Improve productivity, reduce costs, and enhance the security intelligence of your network.

Zscaler Internet SecurityZscaler Internet Security

Configured in minutes, best-inclass Zscaler Internet Security protects your organization from web-based threats.

CP Secure Threat ManagementCP Secure Threat Management

A comprehensive intrusion prevention and detection system (IPS/IDS) for full defense-in-depth.

AER Platform Extensibility
AER Platform Extensibility

Cradlepoint Extensibility enables customers and developers to build one-of-a-kind applications and vertical solutions by extending key elements of the Cradlepoint platform. By leveraging our hardware, firmware, and cloud services, developers can add differentiation and unique value to the solutions they offer.

Router SDK (Open Beta)
Build custom vertical applications securely running at the Edge, protected on device, and deployed through the cloud. Manage, deploy, and monitor customer Edge applications from the cloud across the entire fleet.

NetCloud API
Cradlepoint’s API provides the building blocks developers need to craft applications that access the data from a software platform.

Developer Community (Open Beta)
The Cradlepoint Developer Community enables members to leverage knowledge, share, and collaborate with other developers.

Compare:

Enterprise Branch Routers: AER Routers

Connect confidently at the network's edge with Cradlepoint AER, the cloud-managed Advanced Edge Router that supports both wired (Broadband/MPLS) and 4G LTE wireless.

  AER1600 / AER1650 AER2100 AER3100 / AER3150
Supports LTE-A Yes Yes Yes
Cloud Management Yes Yes Yes
NetCloud Engine Yes Yes Yes
Zone-Based Firewall Yes Yes Yes
Zscaler Internet Security Support Yes Yes Yes
CP Secure Threat Management Support Yes Yes Yes
Ports (LAN/WAN) 4 / 1 (Switchable) 4 / 1 (Switchable) 12 / 1 (Switchable)
WiFi (Dual-band, dual concurrent a/b/g/n/ac) No external Antennas
2x2 MIMO
External antennas
3x3 MIMO
External antennas
3x3 MIMO
Dual Modem Support 1 embedded, 1 integrated* 2 integrated 2 integrated
WiFi as WAN Yes Yes Yes
Rack Mount No Optional Kit Yes
Housing Industrial Plastic Metal Metal
Processor 800MHz dual-core processor 800MHz dual-core processor 1.2GHz dual-core processor
Memory 256MB DDR3 256MB DDR3 1GB DDR3
Power-over-Ethernet No No Yes (4 ports .af OR 2 port high power.at)

*LP6-M versions of the AER1600/AER1650 come with a single LTE-A capable modem. Dual modem operation is not supported.

CradleCare Support:

CradleCare SupportFrom initial device deployment to long-term operations, Cradlepoint Global Support offers world-class resources and expertise to keep your network secure, simple and efficient. Cradlepoint offers multiple tiers of support to provide you exactly what you need.

With Cradlepoint Global Support and CradleCare, you can:

  • Maximize revenue through always-on uptime and response times
  • Save time with our web-based Connect Portal and Knowledge Base
  • Collaborate with our multi-certified technical team
  • Maintain PCI Compliance with up-to-date router and modem firmware

The following chart provides an overview of Cradlepoint's support and maintenance offerings:

Included with every Cradlepoint purchase CradleCare Basic CradleCare

Web-based Cradlepoint Connect Portal:

  • 24x7x365 access to our Knowledge Base and Firmware download library
  • 12x5 email support (for Enterprise Cloud Manager and NetCloud Gateway only)
  • Knowledge Base access
  • Firmware upgrades
  • Standard warranty with extended warranty options

Included +

  • Covers all products and services
  • 12x5 phone, email and chat support for Cradlepoint routers, ECM and NetCloud Gateway
  • Knowledge Base access
  • Firmware upgrades
  • Standard warranty with extended warranty options

CradleCare Basic +

  • 24x7 qualified phone support and 12x5 email/chat support for Cradlepoint routers, ECM and NetCloud Gateway
  • Advanced Exchange: Next business day replacement
  • Service level targets
  • Assigned Enterprise Support Engineer (for deployments of 50 routers or more)
  • Enterprise engineering resources for network design and best practices implementation
  • Priority consideration of future feature requests and beta trials
  • Knowledge Base access
  • Firmware upgrades
  • Extended Warranty for routers for the term of CradleCare license

Extended Warranties

Extended Warranties can be purchased in subsequent years, and as a follow-on warranty at the conclusion of the standard warranty period. No gap in coverage is allowed: the new warranty must be in place before the existing warranty expires.

Standard One-Year Warranty (With Extended Warranty Option) Includes:

  • Access to Cradlepoint Connect portal and Knowledge Base
  • Hardware repair/replacement with 3-5 day shipping
  • Software bug fixes
  • An option to extend your warranty to 2, 3, or 5 years at the conclusion of the standard warranty period*

*Hardware warranties cannot be extended beyond 5 years from the date of purchase.

Documentation:

Download the Cradlepoint AER Series Datasheet (.PDF)

Download the Cradlepoint AER2100 Spec Sheet (.PDF)

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