Branch networks are undergoing dramatic change. Cloud applications and IoT devices demand direct Internet access while voice and video traffic is on the rise, and temporary sites, like retail kiosks and portable construction offices, are increasingly common—driving traditional enterprise WANs to their breaking point.
Cradlepoint’s Elastic EdgeSM vision provides a blueprint for next-generation Edge Networks that deliver pervasive broadband connectivity, cloud-like agility, and software extensibility—all while ensuring enterprise-class visibility, security, and control. All-in-one NetCloud Solution Packages for Branch Networks, based on Advanced Edge Routers (AER), are cloud-managed, and deployable anywhere in days, not months.
Purpose-built for small and medium branches, the AER Series replaces multiple “boxes” with a compact, cost-effective all-in-one branch solution. Each model supports multiple WAN connections, up to two 4G LTE dual-SIM modems, a multi-port Ethernet switch (some with PoE support), and 802.11ac WiFi with guest portal. Each solution is powered by Linux-based NetCloud OS software that provides advanced routing, SD-WAN, failover, and security functionality. Everything is configured, deployed, and managed in the cloud from a single pane of glass with NetCloud Manager.
NetCloud Solution Packages bring together Cradlepoint’s award-winning software plus hardware and support
specifically tailored to deliver networking best practices and the compelling value of secure networking for the modern branch.
Industry Leading Support
|Supports LTE-A||Optional with CBA850||Yes, 600 Mbps||Yes, 300 Mbps|
|Zscaler Internet Security Support||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|CP Secure Threat Management Support||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Ports (LAN/WAN)||8 GigE ports & 2 SFP+ ports||1 GigE WAN, 9 GigE LAN||1 GigE WAN, 4 GigE LAN|
|WiFi (Dual-band, dual concurrent a/b/g/n/ac)||Optional with AP22||External antennas, 4×4 MIMO||Internal antennas, 2×2 MIMO|
|Dual Modem Support||Optional with CBA850s||1 embedded, 1 integrated||1 embedded, 1 integrated*|
|WiFi and WAN||No||Yes||Yes|
|Processors||2.2 GHz x86 quad-core processor||716 MHz quad-core processor||800MHz dual-core processor|
|Memory||8GB DDR4 ECC; 16GB eMMC Flash||512 MB DRAM; 8 GB eMMC||256MB DDR3|
|Power-over-Ethernet||Yes (up to 8 ports) with PoE SKU||Yes (up to 4 ports .at)||No|
*LP6-M verison of the AER1600/AER1650 come with a single LTE-A capable modem. Dual modem operation is not supported.
|Centralized Management||Yes, with NetCloud Manager|
|High-Capacity WiFi||2×2: 2 DBDC|
|Wired Connectivity||Gigabit Ethernet|
|Client & Application Visibility||With AER Routers|
|Ports (LAN/WAN)||2 GigE Ports
(1 NAT; a IP Pass-through by default)
|Wireless Broadband Technology||3G/4G/LTE|
|Operating Temperature||32º F to 122º F
(0º C to 50º C)
|SIM Slots||Two 2FF|