The Cradlepoint W2000 is an enterprise-class, dual-connectivity 5G and LTE wireless adapter. It is designed for temporary networks, or networks where wired connections are impractical. It’s perfect for branches that require the higher performance of Cat 20 LTE and low-band and mid-band 5G, where a signal is acquirable indoors. As an example, Cradlepoints have long appealed to RVers and boaters with their demanding mobile internet needs. In short, it brings cellular connectivity to any device that requires it.
The W2000 gives you a secondary, failover connection in the event of a disruption to primary WAN links. You can even establish a secure day-1 LTE connection to get operations running while waiting for a wired connection to be set up.
Cellular Failover – Almost every organization in the public and private sectors need to connect to the internet to roperate. When the internet goes down, operations grind to a halt. Generally, this results in a loss of productivity and revenue. In more severe cases, like in public safety, it could slow responsiveness to emergency situation.
Network Failover – Most small organizations have a single modem and router with a hardwired internet connection. And if your organization accepts payments, you depend on stable connections to service your clients. Natural disasters and other unexpected service failures can slow or knock-out those connections. The Cradlepoint W2000 can provide you with the connectivity your business needs to stay up and running when your hardlines go down.
Parallel Networks – The security of your networks is more important today than ever. With parallel or air-gapped networks, application-related data can be completely separate from the corporate network. This is especially important in retail because constant hacking attempts undermine the faith of clients and investors when their data becomes compromised. Parallel, air-gapped networks can add the extra layer of security your organization needs to protect its critical data and ensure business continuity. And fast Cradlepoint LTE routers can serve as primary connectivity.
Compare the W2000 and the W1850
The W1850 is a 5G router, just like the W2000. They both have Passthrough Throughput of 2 Gbps. Plus, ithey have 2 x 2.5 GbE LAN/WAN switchable ports and dual connectivity with 5G low/Mid-band and 4G LTE Cat 20 LTE. But the W2000 has single-band Wi-Fi in the 2.4 GHz. It is 2×2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi 6, (Endpoint Setup only).
While the performance of 5G is top of mind, the W2000 was also designed to be hugely scalable. Because 5G is a new technology that is rolling out over several years, the Cradlepoint W2000 accommodates diverse deployments of an organization with hundreds or even thousands of sites.
The Cradlepoint W2000 is sold as a package with a cloud-based plan called NetCloud. It is a secure, cloud-based networking plan built for Internet of Things and machine-to-machine uses. It’s similar to the bundles that firewalls often come with. This cloud-based service adds greatly to the features and capabilities of your router. For example, NetCloud offers secure, cloud-based management and control of your W2000.
Cradlepoint W2000 Highlights
|Dependable dual connectivity with simultaneous 5G and 4G LTE connections|
|Can be deployed within any existing networking or SD-WAN environment|
|Advanced Out-of-Band Management|
|Manage the router and 5G adapter as one entity|
|2×2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi 6|