Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers vs. Cradlepoint Routers

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Cisco 1100 Series Industrial Integrated Services routers, or the Cisco IR1101, are presented as compact, modular, and ruggedized, with a design that is optimal for mission-critical cases. It boasts stronger industrial router security and simplified management with SD-WAN architecture, edge compute, and IOS XE. The IR1101 has modular and expandable hardware designed to extend product lifetime. Its internal and expansion modules enables users to add or upgrade WAN and storage components as…N/A
Cradlepoint Routers
Score 8.1 out of 10
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Cradlepoint in Boise offers a range of routers supporting cellular or wireless failover, branch and IoT networks, and related needs, available through a variety of appliances, and via the Cradlepoint virtual edition router.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 8.5 out of 10
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Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series RoutersCradlepoint Routers
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(55 ratings)
7.7
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.3
(10 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.9
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.9
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series RoutersCradlepoint Routers
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
Great for sites with AC power. Would prefer something in the 5W consumption range, but otherwise it is ideal for any small industrial facility. These are suitable for DIN rail mounting and DC power (12/24/48V) and are relatively small and fanless. It really is a great product for any small industial site.
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Cradlepoint
It has worked great for our emergency vehicles and mobile remote dispatch stations. We did have them at other bases as secondary internet access in the event of failure of our fiber, but I have found that is not as useful as we thought it may have been. I have temporarily disabled cellular on those devices and just did not have the need for it.
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Pros
Cisco
  • Scalability provides the flexibility to add or update WAN and storage components.
  • Highly programmable with built-in multi-layer security, ideal for workflow automation and rapid service deployment
  • 5G-ready and dual WAN gigabit connectivity, Two cellular modules provide simultaneous connectivity to two cellular networks for WAN redundancy.
  • Provides a simplified data management system
  • The company maintains a stable internet flow.
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Cradlepoint
  • Ease of setup. After the SIM card is installed, you can have the device up in a matter of minutes.
  • Central management using NetCloud.
  • You get the bang for your buck.
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Cons
Cisco
  • The configuration is not easy to do with the console. A more user-friendly approach would be appreciated.
  • When a problem occurs doing the configuration, the debug information is not very helpful.
  • WiFi capability would be great.
  • Maybe have a version with GPU to be able to run AI models on it.
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Cradlepoint
  • Throughput was not great compared to similar solutions with same sim cards.
  • Paid management portal.
  • Overly complicated setup mainly due to the paid management portal.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
They are positive routers for us, since they are highly durable and with minimal energy consumption, they generate great confidence to continue using them in the future. We are very happy because it has increased the positive aspects of our network and our technological security, since we can trust that our information will be completely safe with these routers.
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Cradlepoint
I have been using some type of device like this for a very long time. We have and will maintain the need for this and have no immediate plan to make any change from Cradlepoint Routers. They have been very solid. These devices are a bit pricey, however worth the money as they always work and are reliable and save IT staff time.
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Usability
Cisco
These worked well out of the box. Low cost, easy to manage, stable code base. Its small footprint and DIN rail mounting is welcome for crowded enclosures. It also is very easy to replace if something goes wrong. I especially appreciate that when 5G becomes available, I can simply replace the modem without incurring significant costs to replace and rewire the router.
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Cradlepoint
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Support Rating
Cisco
It is a technical support very capable of responding to each of our needs, they are fast and with adequate and very timely responses, from the beginning of the implementation they gave us good suggestions so that the routers were successful, the attention they gave us was great and no hiccups.
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Cradlepoint
It has always been a pleasure working with that team. They always go above and beyond with getting the device working as you need it to work and are always willing to explain and answer any questions.
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
I have not experienced performance from other networking platforms though Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers is very powerful and most effective in service delivery. The operational cost can be afforded by both small and large-scale businesses. Workflow automation enhances faster service delivery and creates room for the deployment of new services. I commend this platform to any organization that is struggling to realize development dream in networking programs.
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Cradlepoint
I have not used a cellular router before this, so I can't compare.
I am however familiar with Cradlepoint as designing components for Emergency Responders to keep them connected and online while dispatched. That was a deciding factor for us. We wanted something heavy duty and reliable.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • The routers of the Cisco Catalyst IR1100 IR1100 series guarantee that every corner of the company maintains and maintains the same speed. It is better to implement and promote the fluidity of the work to continue using this system. The consumption of low energy consumption is interested because the completion is completed.
  • The overall management of server power efficiency has been greatly improved.
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Cradlepoint
  • For the price I don't think it effectively "wow'd" the client.
  • Throughput caused our network service to not be fully utilized.
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