Cradlepoint to introduce two new personal 4G routers at CES, enterprise broadband adapter available now

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Cradlepoint, long-time manufacturer of cellular routers, is set to unveil two new 3G/4G combo routers at CES 2010 next week including a pocket-sized portable router and a larger home and office router. The portable router allows you to share a single 4G WiMAX connection with multiple devices via Wi-Fi and will even feature Wi-Fi 802.11n with VPN, WPA, and WEP for security. Better yet? It will support 16 simultaneous Wi-Fi-connected devices, a USB port for “legacy” 3G modems, and a run time of 4 hours. The home and office router is similarly spec’d and will include a single WAN port, four LAN ports, a USB port for 3G modems, Wi-Fi with VPN, WPA, and WEP for security, support for 16 simultaneous users/devices, and a backup wired connection if a wireless connection is no longer available. Cradlepoint also announced the immediate availability of  the CBA750, an enterprise wireless broadband adapter that will bring a 3G/4G connection into any enterprise environment. The broadband adapter will support 3G/4G USB and ExpressCard modems and will utilize existing CAT5 cabling to deliver wireless broadband internet connectivity to an entire company. The CBA750 is available now from Cradlepoint with a MSRP of $249. Both press releases are after the jump, too.

CradlePoint Technology Previews New 4G Products for Home, Office and On The Go
4G Routers Showcased to Media and Partners at CES, Public Release in 1st Quarter

Boise, Idaho – CradlePoint Technology, a global leader in 3G and 4G networking solutions, will preview two new 4G
embedded routers at the upcoming International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 7-10. The
routers – a portable unit for people on the go, and one for home and office – are still in pre-release and will be demon-
strated for media at the event.

Designed for the mobile worker, this portable router is a pocket-sized gateway to the speed of 4G. The portable 4G em-
bedded, personal hotspot comes with a USB port to support 3G modems, 802.11n Wi-Fi radio for exceptional range,
simultaneous access for as many as 16 people or devices, includes VPN, WPA and WEP for security, remote manage-
ment through CradlePoint’s WiPipe Central and an internal battery with up to four hours of continuous use. An optional
docking cradle for enhanced in-building 4G coverage, charging and an 10/100 WAN/LAN Ethernet port, will also be
available at launch.

For the small office environment, is a stationary version of the 4G embedded router designed to increase in-building 4G
coverage bringing the advantages of 4G and WiMAX into homes and offices for true wireless broadband Internet access.
It includes, 1 WAN port, four LAN ports, USB port for 3G modem support, access for up to 16 people or devices, with
VPN, WPA and WEP for security and failover from wired to wireless redundancy.

“By the end of 2010, over 120 million U.S. residents are expected to have access to high-speed 4G wireless networks.”
said Ken Hosac, Director of Product Management for CradlePoint. “This new family of CradlePoint products is strate-
gically positioned to lead the market for fixed and mobile routers, similar to our leadership in creating a market for 3G
networking solutions.”

CradlePoint will be showing these new routers and other new products during the CES at a hosted event in their
private suite in the Wynn on Thursday, January 7 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.


CradlePoint Technology Releases Enterprise Wireless Broadband Adapter
Device Enables Quick Wireless Broadband to Any Ethernet Connection for Best 3G/4G Signal

BOISE, Idaho–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CradlePoint Technology, a global leader in 3G/4G networking solutions, has announced another product in its “All-Connected” business series of routers. The CBA750 Mobile Broadband Adapter gives businesses and branch offices the ability to add a secure wireless 3G/4G broadband connection virtually anywhere for redundant or primary Internet access.

The CradlePoint CBA750 is an easy solution to bring the strongest 3G/4G wireless broadband signal back to the server room for true wireless broadband connection or redundancy. Place the CBA750 anywhere in the building for best signal and with the CBA750 Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) feature take advantage of existing CAT5 cabling to bring the connection back to the equipment room.

“Trying to get a good wireless broadband signal in the server room is always difficult. This solution opens a whole new way to provide wireless broadband to companies,” said Ken Hosac, Director of Product Marketing for CradlePoint.

Providing IP pass-through capability, the CBA750 is a solid option for LAN devices requiring wireless broadband access. For most applications, the CBA750 is truly a “drop-in” solution. Simply connect the CBA750, turn the unit on, and it’s ready to go – handling the connection without configuration and providing enhanced network connectivity with support for USB and ExpressCard modems running on 3G/4G networks.

Available immediately, the CradlePoint CBA750 has an MSRP of $249.99.

About CradlePoint Technology
CradlePoint engineers and manufactures cellular routers and software platforms that facilitate secure mobile computing via the 3G and 4G mobile broadband networks. CradlePoint’s unique WiPipe™ technology provides access and traffic management to improve the security and quality of the online mobile experience. CradlePoint is a privately held company with headquarters in Boise, Idaho. Learn more about CradlePoint products at http://www.cradlepoint.com.

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