AT&T launches business-centric CradlePoint MiFi devices

By on May 10, 2010 at 10:44 PM.

AT&T launches business-centric CradlePoint MiFi devices

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Business users on AT&T who have a serious need for mobile data connectivity but think it a serious waste of cash to have multiple members of a work team outfitted with a mobile data card/stick should rejoice as AT&T has announced it is now carrying two MiFi devices from CradlePoint. First up is the PHS300 Personal WiFi Hotspot. Able to maintain simultaneous data connections for up to 16 802.11b/g connections, the Personal WiFi Hotspot supports WEP and WPA/WPA2 encryption in addition to a built-in firewall and support for NAT and SPI. Then there’s the CTR350 Mobile Broadband Travel Router. Again featuring support for up to 16 devices and the same, the Mobile Broadband Travel Router has all of the same security features as the Personal WiFi Hotspot, but differs in that it is more of a solution to failover redundancy with its ability to automatically connect to AT&T’s HSDPA network in the event one’s ethernet-based data connection goes dead.

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

By on January 5, 2010 at 6:21 PM.

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.

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Sprint announces Personal Hotspot PHS300S and MBR-1000 router, both 3G/4G-capable

By on August 5, 2009 at 1:54 PM.

Sprint announces Personal Hotspot PHS300S and MBR-1000 router, both 3G/4G-capable

Sprint announced a pair of wireless routers this morning that will surely grab the attention of subscribers who frequent various WiMAX-covered regions, both present and forthcoming. The Personal Hotspot PHS300S (pictured above, left) and the Cradlepoint MBR-1000 each support 3G (EV-DO Rev. A) and 4G (WiMAX) connectivity and combine to cover consumer and enterprise markets. The PHS300S is a 3G/4G portable hotspot that supports up to 4 simultaneous WiFi connections. Think of the MiFi as Barry Bonds before steroids and the PHS300S as Barry Bonds after steroids. The MBR-1000 on the other hand, is designed for enterprise use and is more of a stationary solution. It too supports 3G and 4G, and it allows up to 32 simultaneous connections. The Personal Hotspot PHS300S goes for $159.99 via telesales, online and in retails stores while the Cradlepoint MBR-1000 costs $249.99 via business channels. Both are available immediately and require a 3G or 4G data plan ranging from $39.99 to $79.99 per month.

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