Cradle points disappoint.
February 24, 2022

Cradle points disappoint.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Verified User

Software Version

COR IBR600B Series

Overall Satisfaction with Cradlepoint Routers

Our organization is an MSP that has partnered with a large healthcare provider to stand up a mobile medical unit to assist patients all over the country. We purchased a few of the cradle point devices to install in the units with a full network cabinet, in addition, to building out a full HIPAA secured mobile workstation.
  • Better than other solutions for integration with full network cabinet.
  • Better build quality that others.
  • External antenna connector.
  • 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.
  • Rugged build quality.
  • Failover capability.
  • External antenna.
  • For the price I don't think it effectively "wow'd" the client.
  • Throughput caused our network service to not be fully utilized.
We have used Verizon partners for hotspots as well Inseego and jetpacks Mainly... We decided to take a chance with cradle point as they have 2 sim slots with failover as well as high build quality and external antenna As I have mentioned a few times already we had some issues with performance and with such a steep price tag and paid management portal which we would probably not move forward with these again.

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If redundancy (dual sim slots for failover) and minimal hardware is what you are looking for then the cradle point does a great job and with the option of an external antenna, it adds lots of versatility to the setup. However, the throughput and the management portal really put a damper on our opinion of going with this product again as the throughput was around half of that of other solutions with the same card.