Monnit and Cradlepoint integrate to deliver wireless sensor-to-cloud connectivity offerings for internet of things

Monnit Corp. announced a partnership with Cradlepoint to offer wireless sensor-to-cloud connectivity solutions for internet of things. Under the partnership, Monnit’s ALTA wireless sensor adapters integrate with Cradlepoint wireless edge routers to provide reliable and secure connectivity of sensors to cloud-based monitoring applications.

ALTA products offer four times the wireless range (1,200+ feet, non-line-of-site) and much stronger battery life than traditional sensors (12+ years on two AA batteries at 10-minute check-ins). ALTA products also include bank-level security for data transmissions, onboard memory for data logging and over-the-air updates allowing for remote maintenance and feature enhancements.

Cradlepoint offers a portfolio of wireless edge routers, powered by the Cradlepoint NetCloud service, that provide secure and reliable IoT connectivity for on-premise, in-vehicle and in-field deployments.

NetCloud Manager simplifies deployment, management and troubleshooting of edge routers while NetCloud Perimeter lets customers setup a secure, software-defined overlay—in minutes—that isolates and connects Monnit wireless sensors over the 4G LTE and internet-to-cloud monitoring applications.

Monnit’s IOTvantage partner program allows business partners to private label the solution. Custom kitting, product development and customized software features are also available to help tailor the solution for the customer’s specific needs.

Cradlepoint is a vendor of cloud-delivered wireless edge solutions for branch, mobile, and IoT networks. The Cradlepoint Elastic Edge vision—powered by NetCloud services—provides a blueprint for agile, pervasive, and software-driven wireless WANs that leverage 4G and 5G services to connect people, places, and things everywhere with resiliency, security, and control. Over 20,000 enterprise and government organizations globally, rely on Cradlepoint to keep critical branches, points of commerce, field forces, vehicles, and IoT devices always connected and protected.

Major service providers use Cradlepoint wireless solutions as the foundation for innovative managed network services. Founded in 2006, Cradlepoint is a privately held company headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with a development center in Silicon Valley and international offices in the UK and Australia.

Monnit is a provider involved in the design and manufacturing of turnkey, self-installed, low-cost wireless sensor solutions targeted at commercial and industrial markets. Monnit’s sensing solutions are used by enterprise and SMB customers wanting to remotely monitor information and activities around a variety of variables (i.e. temperature, motion, humidity, vibration, etc.) and receive alerts based on user-defined conditions. Monnit products are fully tested, FCC, CE and IC compliant for use anywhere in the world.

“Monnit is excited to extend reliable sensing capabilities to Cradlepoint wireless routers with our ALTA wireless sensor adapter. Merging the two solutions allows both Monnit and Cradlepoint partners the ability to expand functionality of deployments in the field,” said Brad Walters, CEO and founder, Monnit. “Whether you’re an enterprise business or a smaller remote branch, you require the highest level of reliability when it comes to local sensor networks and connecting them to the cloud. ALTA wireless sensors combined with Cradlepoint’s high-performance routers offer businesses more flexibility and reliability than ever before.”

“Combining Cradlepoint wireless edge routers with Monnit’s ALTA wireless sensors offers business customers an enterprise-grade IoT connectivity solution that provides secure and reliable access to cloud applications,” said George Mulhern, CEO and chairman, Cradlepoint. “We’re pleased to offer new and existing Cradlepoint customers, as well as our carrier and channel partners, these integrated solutions for a wide array of sensor monitoring use cases.”


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