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Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers

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  • Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Cradlepoint Routers is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.3

Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers

93%
76 Ratings
8.2

Cradlepoint Routers

82%
8 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Cradlepoint Routers

90%
1 Rating

Usability

7.3

Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers

73%
2 Ratings

Cradlepoint Routers

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.3

Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers

73%
3 Ratings
10.0

Cradlepoint Routers

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco

Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers bring a great technological advancement, so if you buy them, don't worry about inactivity, you won't have time to wait to maintain non-business communications, because you have a solid network. There is a link. We recommend it with great confidence, as we have obtained excellent results in our network. It is a very fast system with excellent quality and customization.
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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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Pricing Details

Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    Cradlepoint Routers

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Cradlepoint Routers editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      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

      Bandwidth allocation, control of UI features etc has been great in the sense of networking. Stable 5G connection reduced the load on internal servers
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      Cradlepoint

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Cisco

      We got help for the IT department in initial phase of implementation.
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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

      • It's expensive for startups but the networking services are the best on the market, Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers is at the top of software of its kind, it's the best you can implement, and know the results will be noticed immediately.
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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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