Cradlepoint IBR1700 LTE router

Working our way up the Cradlepoint totem pole from the IBR900, we now come to the Cradlepoint IBR1700. This is a ruggedized Gigabit-Class LTE appliance, and starts at $1369 with a 1-year NetCloud Essentials plan. It boasts full-featured routing, security, and Wi-Fi. The Cradlepoint IBR1700 is designed for persistent connectivity across a wide range of in-vehicle scenarios. It is ideal for first responders like vehicles and mobile command centers. It’s also great for mass transit, school buses, commercial truck fleets, and near-shore vessels. Ruggedized for harsh environments, it will “take a licking and keep on ticking.”

And you can manage a fleet of thousands of vehicles with it’s cloud-management platform, NetCloud.

Speaking of NetCloud…

The ICradlepoint BR1700 is sold as a package with a cloud-based plan called NetCloud. It is a secure, cloud-based plan built for IoT 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 IBR1700. Netcloud is offered in three and five-year software subscriptions that include 24×7 support.

In addition, there’s the option of the Advanced Plan, with NetCloud Perimeter. It provides critical security protocols for IoT networks. Also, it adds remote connect, out-of-band management, advanced VPN and tunneling, and location-based services.

Some cool features of the Cradlepoint IBR1700

Cradlepoint touts the IBR1700 as the world’s first LTE mobile router with three-carrier aggregation. This delivers outstanding performance with an embedded LTE Advanced 600 Mbps modem. The IBR1700 also offers five Gigabit Ethernet ports and three-radio Gigabit Wave 2 ac.

Is is field-upgradable with 2nd modem (second wireless carrier) for continuous connectivity. It has an MC400 slot. Additionally, it has a precision GPS with dead-reckoning, enabling location-based applications.

Performance of the IBR1700

The Cradlepoint IBR1700’s WAN connectivity is 4G Cat 11 or Cat 18, GbE. LAN connectivity is Wi-Fi 5, GbE. By the way, these are the main differences between this and the IBR900-600 router. It is 5G ready, and can act as a controller for external 5G adapters.

It’s embedded Category 11 LTE modem offers 600 Mbps download speeds. Upload speeds are 75 Mbps. It has 802.11ac Wi-Fi, as well as LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation of 2x 20MHz, and 2×2 MIMO. Lastly, it has Firewall Throughput of 940 Mbps.

In conclusion, we hope this has been helpful in explaining the IBR1700 and it’s core technologies in a useful, readable way. And, if you have any further questions about the Cradlepoint IBR1700, Wi-Fi, LTE, or anything else, please email us or call Corporate Armor at 877-449-0458. Thanks for reading!

Cradlepoint IBR1700 highlights

Gigabit-speeds for LTE, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet
5G ready
Field-upgradable with second modem for continuous connectivity
nified edge security including multi-zone firewalls
Precision GPS with dead-reckoning