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Cradlepoint launches New COR IBR350 and Secure VPN

 

 

Cradlepoint COR IBR350: Perfect for digital signage, kiosks and ATMsCradlepoint have launched the latest model in their COR IBR range of products, the COR IBR350, as well as their latest Software-as-a-Service product, Secure VPN.

The new Cradlepoint COR IBR350 provides a low cost option perfect for machine-to-machine applications, enabling the essential remote monitoring and management of digital signage, ATM, and kiosk estates. Compact and high performing, the IBR350 gateway has been designed for reliable enterprise connectivity and, when coupled with Cradlepoint’s Enterprise Cloud Manager, is a fully cloud-managed solution.

Providing reliable and high speed cellular connectivity, the IBR350 is able to support a range of uses:

 

Parallel networking

Many organisations require and rely on the advanced technologies available today to improve consumer and worker experience. Taking retail as a prime example of this, retailers deliver digital signage across their stores to help guide and enhance their customer’s shopping experience to build loyalty and value. Digital signage systems however rely on a connection to the Internet for remote management and content delivery, which is generally managed by a third party.

Allowing this third party, however trustworthy, on to the primary network is often not an option though, as it potentially weakens the retailer’s network security and performance. By installing a cellular device such as the IBR350 however, the digital signage provider can establish their own independent network which runs parallel to the retailer’s, keeping it secure, while also enabling a dedicated remote monitoring and management service.

 

Primary connectivity

In addition to cases where a parallel network is required, the IBR350 also enables primary connectivity in areas where fixed lines cannot physically reach or are not a financially viable option to install. For example Kiosks are placed not for optimised Internet reach, but instead for optimised usage by consumers – and often the two can conflict. By installing the IBR350 a cellular connection can be delivered to any location though, providing instant remote access to the terminal.

 

Securing your connection

With a constantly expanding network edge, IT Managers need to be able to secure the network using architectures that scale quickly and are easy to maintain – Cradlepoint’s Secure VPN release delivers a virtual private data network, minimising both the cost and complexity of achieving this. It allows you to:

  • Deliver secure/private access to your corporate Intranet from branch offices
  • Set up and maintain networks in minutes – no special skills required
  • Support any access transport (Wired/Wireless/Metro-E/Satellite)

Secure VPN is a simple console integrated with Enterprise Cloud Manager, and is instantly and infinitely scalable to suit your business needs.

 

 

For more information on the Cradlepoint COR IBR350 please follow the link below or call Co-Star on: +44 (0) 1423 340066

http://www.co-star.co.uk/prod/4040/cradlepoint-ibr350lp3-router.html

 

 

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CradlePoint solutions Power YESCO Digital Signage Networks

 

YESCO Digital Signage Powered By CradlePoint  

 

  • DEPLOYMENT: CradlePoint COR IBR600 Series Router, Enterprise Cloud Manager3G/4G
  • INTERNET CONNECTION: Primary
  •  MARKET: Digital Signage

SUMMARY
YESCO, one of the world’s largest signage and digital outdoor display manufacturers, has pioneered the creation of connected digital signs. YESCO digital signs operate using several applications like heat monitoring, air conditioning, and a selfcontained security and surveillance systems that all require network connectivity. Using the CradlePoint COR IBR600 and Enterprise Cloud Manager, CradlePoint’s cloud-based management platform, YESCO deploys network-ready digital signs for placement virtually anywhere. Using Enterprise Cloud Manager YESCO can activate, configure, deploy, and manage the connectivity of signs from a central location.

“With Enterprise Cloud Manager we have each sign’s network at our fingertips,” said Justin Montalto, Network and Wireless Communications Administrator for YESCO. “We can configure and activate the CradlePoint routers as groups or independently. We have greatly improved the speed to deployment and the ability to troubleshoot once a sign has been deployed.”

COMPANY PROFILE
Founded in 1920 and headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, YESCO designs, fabricates, installs, and provides ongoing maintenance for signage ranging from traditional vinyl and neon signs for small businesses to landmark digital signs like the largest digital sign in the world on the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas. In the 1930’s, YESCO made its mark by pioneering the creation of neon spectacular signs. Today, YESCO is at the forefront of creating network connected digital signage that is literally changing the face of advertising.
BUSINESS NEEDS
YESCO wanted to offer its customers a connected digital signage solution with “plug and play” networking capability. Previously, customers provided their own Internet connection, which may have required them to trench for a wired line or provide expensive antennas at their own costs. As YESCO’s digital signage solutions have grown in size, more and more operational functions of their signs like the air conditioning unit and security systems have required network connectivity. With the deployment of thousands of signs, YESCO’s IT operations required remote management capability of every sign from a central location. YESCO signs needed a highly reliable, robust, and easy to integrate network solution that could, be managed through the cloud, accommodate wired and wireless connections, and improve YESCO’s overall end product by simplifying the customer experience.
SOLUTION
Turning to CradlePoint, YESCO selected the CradlePoint COR IBR600 series router for its small form factor, two Ethernet ports, its cloud-based management capability, and its resistance to 140 F temperatures on the Las Vegas strip. With two Ethernet ports, the CradlePoint COR IBR600 can support a converged infrastructure with wired and wireless connections. All of the signs’ operations that rely on network connections are assigned their own static IP addresses run by the CradlePoint. 4G speeds allow surveillance cameras to stream video to monitor the sign’s operations and for security purposes. YESCO also uses Enterprise Cloud Manager CradlePoint’s remote management application platform to activate, configure, and manage the network connectivity of signs making IT more productive.
BENEFITS
Reliability
YESCO needed a networking solution that was small enough to fit in its signs, yet robust enough to power the network connectivity of the signs’ supporting functions like surveillance cameras, heat monitoring, and the security system. The CradlePoint COR IBR600 managed remotely through the cloud with Enterprise Cloud Manager for dynamic management allowed for easy integration into the sign, reliable operations, and flexible networking through wired and wireless connections.

“We make some of the largest digital signs in the world, so downtime is not an option,” said Montalto. “Coupled with Enterprise Cloud Manager, the CradlePoint COR IBR600 provides the most reliable network solution for the multiple applications that require connectivity to function in our signs.”

Cloud-based Network Management
YESCO deploys and manages thousands of signs to remote locations. Using Enterprise Cloud Manager, YESCO’s IT team can more rapidly configure and deploy the connectivity of those signs. Remote monitoring and management also means uptime is maximized and data usage is optimized resulting in fewer truck rolls and increased productivity for IT.

“With Enterprise Cloud Manager we have each sign’s network at our fingertips,” said Montalto. “We can configure and activate the CradlePoint routers as groups or independently. We have greatly improved the speed to deployment and the ability to troubleshoot once a sign has been deployed.”

Flexibility
The CradlePoint COR IBR600 Router provides YESCO and its customers with the flexibility to connect through wired or wireless networks (3G/4G/WiFi), which allows for the placement of signs wherever a cell signal is available.

“The flexibility to connect with wired and wireless connections provides us and our customers with a sign that is network ready and easier to deploy,” said Montalto. “If a wired line is not available, customers no longer need to assume the costs of trenching to find a wired line, which translates into a much smoother installation process.”

Co-Star supply CradlePoint Wireless routers for all types of M2M applications

http://co-star.co.uk/range/610/wireless-routers/cradlepoint.html

Source: CradlePoint