First 5G cellular router R1900 from Cradlepoint

12. April 2021 | Planegg

Atlantik Elektronik, provider of innovative embedded solutions, presents advanced in-vehicle connectivity and edge computing at its best with Cradlepoint's new  R1900 Ruggedized 5G Router.



R1900 5G cellular router from Cradlepoint
  • WAN: 5G and LTE (CAT20), wireline (via gigabit Ethernet), and a dual modem option
  • LAN: Simultaneous dual-band Wi-Fi 6 (2x2) and 4 gigabit Ethernet ports
  • BLE: Long-range, low-power Bluetooth 5.1 to support IoT connectivity
  • GPS: Discrete GNSS location with dead reckoning
  • WIRED: RS232, USB and GPIO ports for serial and ODB-II connections

The new R1900 router is optimized for in-vehicle networks and offers superior ruggedness, performance, security, connectivity, and utility in a purpose-built, compact design. Again, Cradlepoint sets the bar for 5G wireless edge solutions.

Big Connectivity in a Small Footprint
The IP64-rated R1900 provides wireless and wired connections in a rugged, compact design with optimal port placement to ease installations in even the tightest spots.

The R1900, the first product to utilize Cradlepoint's second-generation 5G architecture, supports nationwide coverage (low-band) and capacity (mid-band) networks at speeds up to 1Gbps as well as gigabit LTE. Powered by the Cradlepoint NetCloud Service, the R1900 delivers full 5G performance, enterprise-class security and SASE support, IoT connectivity with Bluetooth, and edge computing for Microsoft Azure IoT Central or AWS Greengrass environments.
The R1900 will come with several Managed Accessories to expand connection options (sold separately). They will include a 4-port gigabit Ethernet switch with PoE (RX30-POE) and a second modular modem (RX30-MC) for redundant cellular connections. These optional accessories fit the same compact footprint of the R1900 and are installable at any time.

The R1900 provides precision GPS with dead-reckoning and OBD-II integration. It automatically uploads location and telematics data to NetCloud Manager and back-office applications, such as fleet management and computer-aided dispatch (CAD). Using location-based services within NetCloud Manager, admins can easily track and trace vehicle locations and routes in real-time and determine LTE and 5G cellular coverage over a traveled area. Additionally, NetCloud Manager offers pre-built connectors that share location data with popular fleet management solutions, providing more flexibility to customers than a one-size-fits-all approach.

Mobile is a demanding environment for ensuring application performance. Vehicles, such as police cars or municipal buses, are constantly driving in and out of LTE and 5G cellular coverage and Wi-Fi zones – affecting available WAN bandwidth. Cradlepoint NetCloud for Mobile provides non-stop availability and control of application performance, whether uploading video via Wi-Fi in a garage or parking lot or transitioning between LTE and 5G coverage on the road. Features like mobile SD-WAN and intelligent connection manager policies allow precise control of applications over the multiple wireless and wired WAN links.

The growing number of mobile endpoints creates a bigger attack surface and more security challenges for enterprise and public sector IT organizations. Cradlepoint NetCloud provides an enterprise-class, unified edge security solution for in-vehicle networks with end-to-end encryption and industry-leading threat detection and defense functionality to enable secure direct cloud and internet access for applications and IoT devices. Using NetCloud Manager, an organization can centrally monitor and manage its entire mobile security posture in real-time.

Cradlepoint is a first-mover in the "5G for Business" market and has already launched its first enterprise-class 5G product in June 2020. The R1900 is the first product to market with its second-generation 5G architecture - most network providers haven't even shipped their first 5G product yet. The company's early 5G and longstanding mobile and IoT experience has helped create a global mobile platform that supports the fiber-fast speeds and broad range of use cases enabled by 5G worldwide.

The R1900 from Cradlepoint will be available from Atlantik Elektronik in May 2021. Pre-orders are already being accepted.