08 February 2023
Imagine you’re a contractor and when you start working on a new site, you’re unable to contact anyone, even in the event of an emergency? Or, how about being a member of the Armed Forces, deployed far away from home in the most remote of locations, with no way of being able to talk to your nearest and dearest? This happens more often than you’d think in so many sectors due to the number of sites that have (or should we say, had!) little to no coverage – even in today’s always-on and fully connected world.
UK Connect thrives on resolving these kinds of connectivity challenges, as we know just how much I.T. matters. A lack of connection in army bases, construction sites and other trade sectors can lead to periods of frustration, missed opportunities and workers feeling lonely and isolated – especially during tumultuous times and periods of high-pressure. To enable the UK’s most remote sites to get fully connected, we harness the power of Cradlepoint’s R1900 router.
Rugged enough to withstand the toughest of terrains and environments with operating temperatures ranging from -30 °C to 70 °C, this powerful router is designed to handle mobile 5G connectivity and edge computing while also offering Enterprise-Grade levels of reliability, functionality and security. Taking advantage of Wi-Fi 6 for the best possible connections, it includes an embedded 5G modem that can automatically connect to Cat 20 Long-Term Evolution (LTE) if the site is based outside of an area with 5G coverage.
These capabilities, along with the continually improving NetCloud platform, ensure the router has scope for future expansion and that it offers the best investment protection available. The R1900 router can also extend far beyond its deployment with additional PoE ports, GPIOs, NetCloud SDK and API, Bluetooth and a range of customisable solutions. The router is specially designed so that I.T. departments can enjoy access for remote management, troubleshooting and analytics.
While we install the ruggedised R1900 in Armed Forces bases, construction sites and many more developments, the router is also perfect for keeping moving vehicles, including emergency response units and police cars, connected while on the go. This is because it’s part of a NetCloud Mobile Performance Package that provides connectivity, network, security, location and Internet of Things (IoT) services to keep everything connected, wherever you are.
Category Mobile Cloud Management: Yes
Wireless Connectivity: Dual Connectivity 5G & Cat 20 LTE 5G
5G Status: 5G Embedded
Form Factor: Ruggedised Metal
Ethernet Ports: 4GbE (LAN/WAN switchable)
Ports USB Port: 1, Serial Port: 1
Bluetooth: Yes, embedded Bluetooth 5.1
Dual-Modem Support: Yes, with RX30-MC
Firewall Throughput: 940 Mbps
VPN Tunnel Count: 20
PoE: Yes, with RX30-PoE
Operating Temp: -30 °C to 70 °C (-22 °F to 158 °F)
Private Cellular Network: Yes (4G, 5G, CBRS)
Secure and reliable, versatile and scalable, simple and sophisticated, Cradlepoint is the world’s market leader in Wireless Edge WAN solutions and by working with them, UK Connect’s customers get the chance to experience and enjoy world-class cellular broadband connectivity – wherever they are based.
All of Cradlepoint’s routers push the boundaries of what’s possible when it comes to connectivity and we’ve harnessed the power of the R1900 throughout many Armed Forces bases, improving their communications during mission-critical times and giving serving personnel more access to online training solutions and the chance to phone home on a regular basis. We’ve also used it to get construction sites and other sectors online in next to no time, helping them connect and communicate with their customers.
With our engineers providing professional installations of their routers in the harshest of regions, we’re an Elite Partner of Cradlepoint. We share the same values and goals of wanting to Connect the Disconnected and have installed R1900 routers in many different locations. With its rugged black metal casing, the Cradlepoint R1900 is an all-in-one mobile networking solution offering unbeatable connectivity.
Firewall Throughput: 940 Mbps
WAN Connectivity: 5G & LTE Cat 20
LAN Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6, GbE, BT 5.1
NetCloud Solution: Mobile Performance
About UK Connect
Established in 2013, UK Connect is one of the nation’s leading I.T. Managed Service Providers. UK Connect has transformed the construction industry – enabling housebuilders and construction companies to improve how they communicate, collaborate and work. UK Connect also works with other sectors including The UK Ministry of Defence, UK MET Office and Manufacturing and Logistics companies, as it continues to drive growth in every corner of the UK. Find out more at www.ukconnect.com
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“Working with UK Connect has been a smooth and easy process. The team has been fantastic by going above and beyond, getting our broadband installed for us within extremely tight deadlines and ensuring the client relationship is done in an efficient manner. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the UK Connect team, as I find they are highly reliable and have good attention to detail and carry out the job to an exceptional standard.