Cradlepoint introduces big capabilities in a small form factor with new 5G router for retail pop-up sites and small offices


Cradlepoint has released the E100 5G Enterprise Router.

Specifically designed to support retail and small office applications – including POS, video surveillance, inventory applications, and IOT – the E100 5G combines the performance of 5G with modern security through Cradlepoint NetCloud Exchange.

Integrated SD-WAN and zero trust deliver leading edge 5G SASE capabilities and enable IT teams to provision and manage networks and security at scale with fewer staff.   

Research has revealed a decline in in-store foot traffic, prompting retailers to shift their focus inward by exploring creative pop-ups and experiential stores, often smaller in size, to meet consumer demands for interactive experiences. With this, IT teams need to sustain creative business models while supporting applications and security policies consistently even in small spaces where higher performance, lower latency and minimised downtime is imperative.   

The E100 5G Enterprise Router meets this demand in the retail and small office markets by enabling reliable connectivity and protecting the network and users accessing web applications, from external threats.  IT teams can gain further confidence in deploying communications, IoT and point of sale (POS) devices in small and temporary sites just as they would in flagship locations.   

Key capabilities of the E100 5G Enterprise Router include:   

  • Connect-and-go zero trust architecture: Secures the WAN by enabling enterprises to replace complex VPNs with a more secure zero trust network 
  • Additional high availability: Integrated and easy to configure failover for hybrid WAN or dual cellular locations provides IT teams with the confidence needed to be assured of connectivity during unpredictable conditions 
  • Latest 5G standard to match the latest capabilities from carriers: Access high performance 5G and future proof network connectivity with an integrated 5G modem. 
  • Scalability across locations: Supports thousands of small offices and temporary sites, allowing global management with limited-to-no incremental staff.  

“Historically, many of the connectivity capabilities that large enterprises, including retail and financial services organisations, need for their businesses have been unavailable or unaffordable for small footprint locations,” said Donna Johnson, CMO of Cradlepoint and Ericsson’s Head of Enterprise Wireless Solutions Marketing. 

“With market-leading 5G connectivity, zero trust security, SD-WAN, and cloud management in a small form factor, IT managers can now scale to distributed locations with confidence—something that is increasingly necessary in the rapidly changing market we see today.”   

“Cradlepoint’s ever expanding portfolio consistently caters to our enterprise customers’ wireless connectivity requirements,” said Dan McDuffie, GM Wireless at Granite Telecommunications.   

“Our retail customer base is asking for services that offer high performance, lower cost 5G connectivity solutions. The E100-5GC addresses the needs of today’s small offices and retail applications. Granite customers will gain from a manageable, scalable solution, plus additional services such as Zero Trust.”

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