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Cradlepoint CBA550 Series LTE Adapter
Ideal for failover, branch, and pop-up networks

Cradlepoint CBA550 Series LTE Adapter

Cradlepoint Products
NetCloud Branch LTE Adapter Essentials Plan + Adapter
NetCloud Branch LTE Adapter Essentials Plan and CBA550 adapter (150M-D modem), 1 year
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Our Price: $471.00
NetCloud Branch LTE Adapter Essentials Plan and CBA550 adapter (150M-D modem), 3 years
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Our Price: $577.00
NetCloud Branch LTE Adapter Essentials Plan and CBA550 adapter (150M-D modem), 5 years
#BB5-0550150M-N0N
Our Price: $683.00

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Overview:

The purpose-built adapter

Cradlepoint endpoints provide industry-leading, Gigabit-Class LTE connectivity as well as Ethernet and Wi-Fi. These purpose-built endpoints are sold with a subscription to NetCloud Service for Branch Continuity which provides streamlined configuration and continuous cloud, modem, and adapter software feature enhancements.


Designed for remote sites that require secure, reliable failover connectivity in the event of a primary link disruption, the CBA550 Series LTE Adapter is a simple addition at the branch which significantly improves uptime and business continuity. These sophisticated devices can be configured at scale with NetCloud to offer a full range of zero-touch deployment, troubleshooting, and management features and integrate into existing configurations.


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Passthrough Throughput:
95 Mbps

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WAN Connectivity:
Cat 4

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LAN Connectivity:
FastE

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Management:
NetCloud

Notable Features

  • Plug-and-play failover, adaptive to any networking and SD-WAN environment
  • Embedded LTE with SIM-based Auto-Carrier Selection
  • Power-over-Ethernet (PoE)
  • External antenna options
  • Cloud-managed for ease of deployment, remote management, and reporting

4G LTE for Failover Link Diversity

LTE wireless WANs provide a powerful, flexible, and cost-effective failover option to minimize disruption in the event of an outage. Working in conjunction with an existing router or SD-WAN, the CBA550 adapter establishes a cellular connection based on established failover policies. With this adapter, many remote location operations and applications continue functioning while in failover.

Day-1 Connectivity for Rapid Deployment

Establish secure network connections to get operations running while waiting for a wired connection. CBA550 adapters uniquely connect through LTE independently of the primary link so they do not require prior connection through wired networks. Cradlepoint wireless broadband solutions can be set up in hours with zero-touch deployment without IT staff on location, so local personnel can set up the network. Once the wired link is established, the CBA550 adapter falls into backup mode.

Performance


IP Passthrough Mode Throughput:

75 Mbps

Standard NAT Mode Throughput:

95 Mbps

Captive Modem Mode Throughput:

95 Mbps


Performance testing was conducted based on requirements as defined in RFC2544 using fixed-frame 1518 byte packets. Throughput results reflect uni-directional.

UDP traffic with less than 1% packet loss as tested with wired connections.

Results do not reflect performance of the cellular wireless operator networks.


Features and Benefits:

Key Software Capabilities

The NetCloud Service provides everything needed to unlock the power of LTE at the network edge and connect devices to critical applications and services. It enables customers to build and manage wireless WANs with complete lifecycle management, true zero-touch deployment, and robust security. The service includes a warranty for as long as there is an active subscription on the router, online training, live and online support, and all software and firmware updates.


Cradlepoint Verify™ Mobile Application

As an extension to NetCloud, Cradlepoint Verify helps installers quickly and accurately install the CBA550 adapter for optimal LTE signal reception. Upon a verified installation, users receive a detailed report that includes installation pictures, speed test results, and modem health metrics.

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Specifications:


CBA550 Specifications

Category

Branch

Cloud Management

Yes

Wireless Connectivity

LTE

5G Status

None

Form Factor

Plastic

Ethernet Ports

1 x 10/100 Ethernet ports

Console Ports

0

Serial Ports

0

Dual-Modem Support

No

Network Operator Standards

PTCRB (U.S), GCF (global)

Network Operator Certifications

AT&T, Verizon

Public Safety Networks

FirstNet Ready™

Passthrough Throughput

95 Mbps

VPN Tunnel Count

No

Wi-Fi

No

GNSS/GPS

No

PoE

Uses PoE

Operating Temperature

0 °C to 50 °C (32 °F to 122 °F)

Rack Mountable

No

Size

100 x 100 x 34 mm (3.9 x 3.9 x 1.33 in)

Weight

0.18 kg (6.2 oz)


Enterprise-Class Modem Specifications

Specification CBA550-150M-D CBA550-150M-E
Technology Category 4 LTE (3GPP Rel 8)
  • DC-HSPA+
  • SIM-based auto-carrier selection
Category 4 LTE (3GPP Rel 8)
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  • SIM-based auto-carrier selection
Fallback DL/UL FDD LTE with DC-HSPA+ (150/50 Mbps) DL/UL FDD LTE with DC-HSPA+ (150/50 Mbps)
Carrier Aggregation N/A N/A
Peak Downlink Rates
  • LTE: 150 Mbps
  • DC-HSPA+: 42 Mbps
  • LTE: 150 Mbps
  • DC-HSPA+: 42 Mbps
Peak Uplink Rates
  • LTE: 50 Mbps
  • DC-HSPA+: 5.76 Mbps
  • LTE: 50 Mbps
  • DC-HSPA+: 5.76 Mbps
MIMO 2x2 MIMO 2x2 MIMO
QAM Up to 64 Up to 64
LTE Bands LTE FDD
  • B2, B4, B5, B12, B13, B14, B66, B71
LTE FDD
  • B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B12, B13, B18, B19, B20, B25, B26, B28

LTE TDD
  • B38, B39, B40, B41
HSPA+ Bands B2, B4, B5 B1, B2, B4, B5, B6, B8, B19
Power LTE 23 dBm ± 1, DC-HSPA+ 23 dBm ± 1 (typial conducted) LTE 23 dBm ± 2, DC-HSPA+ 23 dBm ± 1 (typical conducted)
Antennas SMA female connectors, external 600 MHz - 6 GHz cellular paddle antennas (Qty 2, included) SMA female connectors, external 600 MHz - 6 GHz cellular paddle antennas (Qty 2, included)
GNSS/GPS N/A N/A
SMS Yes Yes
Regulatory FCC (U.S.), IC (Canada) CE (EU), RCM (AU/NZ)
Network Operator Standards PTCRB (U.S., Canada) GCF-CC (Worldwide), IDA (SG), SIRIM (MY), NOM/NYCE (MX)
Network Operator Certifications AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon* See note*
Public Safety Network Certifications FirstNet Ready™ N/A
Private Cellular Network N/A N/A

* Cellular carriers and operators throughout the world may only require telecom industry certifications, like PTCRB or GCF, to operate on their network. Some carriers require additional testing and approval, beyond telecom certifications. A carrier listed in the approvals section means Cradlepoint completed additional testing and acquired technical approval for that given carrier. Any carrier not listed may not require additional testing or approval beyond telecom industry certifications to operate on their network.


Documentation:

Download the Cradlepoint CBA550 Series LTE Adapter Datasheet (.PDF)

Pricing Note:

Cradlepoint Products
NetCloud Branch LTE Adapter Essentials Plan + Adapter
NetCloud Branch LTE Adapter Essentials Plan and CBA550 adapter (150M-D modem), 1 year
#BB1-0550150M-N0N
Our Price: $471.00
NetCloud Branch LTE Adapter Essentials Plan and CBA550 adapter (150M-D modem), 3 years
#BB3-0550150M-N0N
Our Price: $577.00
NetCloud Branch LTE Adapter Essentials Plan and CBA550 adapter (150M-D modem), 5 years
#BB5-0550150M-N0N
Our Price: $683.00
LTE Adapter Plans
NetCloud Branch LTE Adapter Essentials Plan, 1 year
#BB1-NCESS
Our Price: $72.00
NetCloud Branch LTE Adapter Essentials Plan, 3 years
#BB3-NCESS
Our Price: $216.00
NetCloud Branch LTE Adapter Essentials Plan, 5 years
#BB5-NCESS
Our Price: $360.00
NetCloud Branch LTE Adapter Advanced Plan, 1 year
#BB1-NCADV
Our Price: $72.00
NetCloud Branch LTE Adapter Advanced Plan, 3 years
#BB3-NCADV
Our Price: $216.00
NetCloud Branch LTE Adapter Advanced Plan, 5 years
#BB5-NCADV
Our Price: $360.00
LTE Adapter Plans - Renewal
Renewal NetCloud Branch LTE Adapter Essentials Plan, 1 year
#BB1-NCESS-R
Our Price: $72.00
Renewal NetCloud Branch LTE Adapter Essentials Plan, 3 years
#BB3-NCESS-R
Our Price: $216.00
Renewal NetCloud Branch LTE Adapter Essentials Plan, 5 years
#BB5-NCESS-R
Our Price: $360.00
Renewal NetCloud Branch LTE Adapter Essentials Plan and Advanced Plan, 1 year
#BB1-NCADV-R
Our Price: $72.00
Renewal NetCloud Branch LTE Adapter Essentials Plan and Advanced Plan, 3 year
#BB3-NCADV-R
Our Price: $216.00
Renewal NetCloud Branch LTE Adapter Essentials Plan and Advanced Plan, 5 years
#BB5-NCADV-R
Our Price: $360.00