Today, the widespread availability of 3G and 4G cellular or wireless broadband networks enables digital signage to be deployed virtually anywhere. Combined with cloud-enabled network management and content delivery systems, 3G and 4G wireless broadband networks are propelling digital signage deployments at an accelerated pace. In countless venues, digital signage networked via wireless broadband signal penetrates hard-to-reach locations, new markets, and can achieve a faster return on investment.
In a world where traditional tethers to the central office have all but vanished, enterprises that operate vehicle fleets require constant and dependable mobile Internet connectivity to keep up. Businesses, organizations, and public agencies with vehicle fleets find productivity gains and improved fleet management by deploying dependable mobile connectivity in vehicles. Additionally, travelers and mass transit commuters now expect constant connectivity, and not just through their mobile phones.
Once considered experimental merchandising for adventurous retailers and cash-strapped entrepreneurs, pop-up stores have become an established national phenomenon and a legitimate means of testing product, generating buzz, building brand awareness, and driving sales for big-name retailers and ambitious upstarts alike. Growth in mobile broadband technology is expanding the possibilities for a diverse array of applications in mobile pop-up. Furthermore, the “fly-by-night” qualities that might have characterized early pop-ups have now been supplanted by dependable, secure infrastructure solutions that put temporary retail locations on par with their more permanent counterparts. Download the whitepaper to learn more!
The automotive environment can be particularly harsh for electrical equipment such as routers and mobile devices. Power in automotive systems is not stable and is often subject to fluctuations and noise. This paper will provide background on the problems and solutions as well as guidance for the installation of CradlePoint devices. We’ll recommend some commercially available products to help minimize the effects of the harsh automotive power environment.
In this white paper, learn how PCI-DSS 3.0 effects how you deploy and maintain PCI compliant networks using CradlePoint solutions. Properly configure, monitor, and maintain your CradlePoint devices to meet the requirements of PCI DSS 3.0. Enabling features include network segmentation (ethernet ports, SSIDs, and VLANs), stateful firewall, MAC/IP/URL filtering, authentication/encryption, event logging, event alerts, time synchronization, and configuration/upgrade management from CradlePoint Enterprise Cloud Manager.
Every year, the public relations specialists from at least one bluechip company invariably find themselves working around the clock on a crisis communications effort, attempting to explain to an angry and justifiably fearful public what led to their company compromising customer data. There’s always an immediate hit to the company’s reputation, resulting in a loss of brand loyalty, as customers take their business elsewhere. This white paper provides strategies and best practices for distributed enterprises to protect their networks against vulnerabilities, threats, and malicious attacks.
While short outages are common, longer service disruptions – due to weather, human error or even squirrels – can be catastrophic, paralyzing business operations. Your organization can feel the consequences long after the connection has been repaired. This white paper explores the benefits of using 4G LTE as a back up solution to maximize revenue and minimize business risk downtime can have on your brand. You’ll learn how a 4G wireless solution has benefits over wired backup solutions for business continuity.
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Retailer Uses Cradlepoint Solution to Provide Wireless Failover & Redundancy for Point-of-Sale (PoS) Systems
Cradlepoint devices provide wireless backup of wired Internet connections for retail superstores in the Blinds To Go system. In the event of an outage of the primary Internet land line (T1/fi ber, DSL, or cable) at a Blinds To Go site, Cradlepoint devices automatically switch to its wireless 3G/4G broadband connection within 30 seconds. The point-of-sale (POS) systems connected to the Cradlepoint router continue to operate at broadband speeds without further interruption, ensuring continuous uptime for POS transactions at the Blinds To Go superstore.
Always-on Connections for Store Networks and Powering Intelligent Systems
In the fast-paced world of retail, network reliability is everything—but so are security, agility, and cost-effectiveness. Retailers want it all, and they depend on their IT administrators to balance these needs. Whether it’s ensuring an always-on connection for store networks, powering intelligent systems aimed at swaying buyer behavior, or transmitting real-time analytics to inform marketing and inventory decisions, the bedrock of successful retailing is a network that can support the growing list of mission-critical applications dependent on secure Internet connectivity.
In the past, finding a solution to balance these demands has been difficult at best. Less expensive wired options like DSL mean hours of downtime each month. Alternatives like T1 connections deliver more uptime but carry a price tag that usually puts large-scale distributed deployments out of reach.
Cradlepoint Helps Quick Serve Restaurant Achieve Network Success
The combined solution of Cradlepoint AER2100 devices and Cradlepoint Enterprise Cloud Manager (ECM) enables Raising Cane’s to intelligently manage their converged wired and wireless connectivity, utilize advanced security applications like IPS/IDS - all while enabling PCI compliance. This allows Severns and his team to centrally configure, monitor, and manage the Raising Cane’s network with ease.
This global corporation of quick service restaurants has about 17,500 locations serving millions of customers each day with concepts including popular pizza, chicken, and Tex-Mex chains. Most of the restaurants are on a wired network with Cisco routers, the main function of which is to process credit card purchases. With so many transactions taking place every day, the corporation decided to invest in a wireless failover system to guarantee uninterrupted connection. After careful consideration, the corporation chose Cradlepoint to provide “four-nines” (99.99% or better) connectivity via 3G/4G/LTE or wireless backup. - See more at: https://cradlepoint.com/success_stories/quick-service-restaurant-chain#sthash.ODr3J5uT.dpuf
The “consumerization” of healthcare and sweeping policy changes will require that healthcare providers become more competitive or risk being left behind. Gaining the competitive edge means finding scalable efficiencies, leveraging the wealth of available patient data for improved care, and figuring out how to meet (or sometimes treat) patients where they already are—whether that happens to be at work, at the mall, or on the street.
While Machine to Machine (M2M) and Internet of Healthcare Things (IoHT) technologies promise to create massive efficiencies and a transformed patient experience, traditional wired connectivity solutions are often costly, difficult to deploy, and don’t offer the flexibility required for effective M2M and IoHT deployments.
This white paper explores considerations for choosing network solutions that ensure secure, reliable, and cost-effective connectivity for enabling mobile healthcare — anywhere. it also discusses the advantages of 4G LTE over traditional wired lines.
Healthcare IT Enabled by 4G LTE
It’s time for healthcare providers to change the way they think about their services. No longer is healthcare simply about healing sick patients in the confines of the office or hospital. Growing competition driven by changes in public policy and consumer expectations mean that healthcare organizations must find ways to meet patients where they want and need healthcare the most—which requires extending care, and connectivity, beyond the boundaries of traditional healthcare facilities.
With its skilled nursing facilities located in remote areas of a state known for its unpredictable and sometimes violent weather, Texas-based Creative Solutions in Healthcare (CSNH) was suffering more than its share of network interruptions. According to CIO & CISO Shawn Wiora, the company was losing network connectivity multiple times each week. This downtime not only disrupted business continuity, but was bad for morale among both the company’s IT workers and its care-delivery staff. Creative Solutions in Healthcare wanted a network connectivity solution capable of delivering highly secure, uninterrupted, and centrally managed service.
Whether your businesses are connected to the Internet via T1/T3, DSL or Cable, incorporating a mobile broadband backup solution adds uptime whenever there is a loss in connectivity via your wired line. With CradlePoint routers as your Internet backup solution, you're ensured more uptime for your POS transactions and cloud-based services while gaining significant financial and operational benefits over wired backup solutions including: better reliability, lower operating costs, greater ease of use and management, and quicker speed to deployment.
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In this white paper you will get an overview of:
The changing QSR technology landscape
Cut-the-Wire solutions for ease-of-management
Managing IT costs via the cloud
A customer success story: Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers