The AER1600 advanced LTE edge router from Cradlepoint, along with their NetCloud Essentials package, offers enterprise-class wireless communication to small and mid-sized businesses with limited IT resources. It’s ideal for branch offices, pop-up retailers, and kiosks. These types of business applications rely on the AER1600 Netcloud branch solution to provide reliable 24x7 Gigabit-Class LTE performance to meet increasing communication needs.
The AER1600 offers flexible wired and wireless WAN deployment options. It comes equipped with an embedded Cat 4 (150 Mbps) or Cat 6 (300 Mbps) Advanced Pro LTE modem. It can be easily upgraded to Cat 18 Gigabit-Class speeds (1200 Mbps) with the installation of the MC400 Advanced Pro modem. The AER1600 is dual-modem capable. A second modem offers continuous connectivity, failover, and support for two wireless carriers. The router also includes advanced WiFi (simultaneous dual-band, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), 2x2 MIMO antennas, 5 Gigabit LAN and WAN ports, and active GPS.
The NetCloud Branch Essentials package improves productivity, management, and security. It is a service platform that administers the AER1600 and its network from the cloud, making wireless WAN set up painless. From a secure web browser, you can monitor, visualize, control, and troubleshoot your network and connected routers. NetCloud provides routing functions, security, and control of the LTE and WiFi interfaces. It dramatically simplifies branch networking, offering simple “zero-touch” deployment, and it optimizes your cellular connection for reliable and efficient communication.
The AER1600 is sold in a complete NetCloud Solution Package for Branch Networks, which includes cloud management, 24x7 support, and a Limited Lifetime Warranty. It’s offered in a one, three, or five-year subscription plan. The NetCloud Advanced option adds features such as data traffic analytics, firewall, and URL content filtering.
Cloud ManagementConfigure, monitor, visualize, control, and troubleshoot your branch network and endpoints.
OrchestrationQuickly establish a VPN over wired and wireless broadband.
Edge ComputingCreate custom applications, then deploy them networkwide from the cloud. Ensure application performance and availability while controlling LTE utilization.
Unified Edge SecurityIncludes an application-aware firewall, intrusion protection, threat management, and web content filtering.
BA1-1600LP6I-NNN, AER1600 router with LP6 modem (300 Mbps), 1-year NetCloud Branch Essentials (no spare MC400 slot)
BA3-1600LP6I-NNN, Same as above with a 3-year NetCloud Branch Essentials plan
BA5-1600LP6I-NNN, Same as above with a 5-year NetCloud Branch Essentials plan
BA1-1600LP4-NNN, AER1600 router with a LP4 modem (150 Mbps), 1-year NetCloud Branch Essentials
BA3-1600LP4-NNN, Same as above with a 3-year NetCloud Branch Essentials plan
BA5-1600LP4-NNN, Same as above with a 5-year NetCloud Branch Essentials plan
BA1-1600NM-0NN, AER1600 router with NO modem, 1-year NetCloud Branch Essentials
BA3-1600NM-0NN, Same as above with a 3-year NetCloud Branch Essentials plan
BA5-1600NM-0NN, Same as above with a 5-year NetCloud Branch Essentials plan
Data plans and NetCloud renewals are available. Contact Westward Sales for a quote.
The AER1600 branch router is an excellent choice for enhancing communications in retail stores and businesses. For a complete package with active SIM cards, data plan, and high-performance antennas, speak with one of our Cradlepoint specialists at Westward Sales. We have solutions that meet both technical and budget needs.
|Carrier||AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon|
|Category||Cat 6 (300 Mbps) or Cat 4 (150 Mbps)|
|SIM Holder||Dual SIM slots per modem|
|Networks||LTE frequency bands and carrier aggregation per data sheet.|
|Antenna||2 x 2 MIMO|
|Firewall Features||RADIUS and TACACS+, IEEE 802.1x authentication, Zscaler integration, certificate support, ALGs, MAC address filtering, Advanced Security Mode (local user management only), client web filtering, IP filtering, content filtering (basic), website filtering|
|IP Suite||VLAN 802.1Q, DHCP (Server, Client, and Relay), DNS and DNS Proxy, DMZ, Multicast/Multicast Proxy, MAC address filtering, LLDP, UPnP|
|VPN Features||IPsec Tunnel (up to 20 concurrent sessions), IKEv2 support (includes MOBIKE), OpneVPN (SSL VPN), L2TP, GRE Tunnel, OSPF/BGP/RIP, Route Filters (Access Control Lists, Prefix Filters, Route Maps, Communities for BGP), Per-Interface Routing, Static Routing, Policy-based Routing, NAT-less Routing, Virtual Server/Port Forwarding, NEMO/DMNR, IPv6, VTI Tunnel support, VRRP, STP, NHRP|
|QoS||IEEE 802.1p/q AutoQoS with DSCP and Priority Queuing, prioritization of VoIP services with segmentation|
|System Configuration||NetCloud Manager, NetCloud Perimter gateway, SDK support, Web UI, API, CLI, Data Usage Alerts (router and per client), Advanced Troubleshooting (support), Device Alerts, SNMP, SMS control, out-of-band management (OOBM) via USB to serial port|
|Reliability||Advanced Modem Failure Check, Failover/Failback|
|Cloud Protocols||NetCloud Branch Essentials and Advanced plans with cloud-based management with SIP ALG and NAT to allow VoIP and UC communications to traverse firewall, private network support (wired and 4G WAN)|
|Frequency||2402 to 2483.5 MHz (2.4 GHz band), 5150 to 5250 MHz (5 GHz band 1), and 5725 to 5850 MHz (5 GHz band 3)|
|Antenna Type||Internal 2x2 MIMO|
|WLAN Operation Mode||IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac, concurrent dual-band 2.4 and 5 GHz frequencies, 2x2 MIMO, up to 128 connected devices (64 per channels - 2.4 and 5 GHz), hotspot/captive portal, SSID-based priority|
|Wireless Security||WEP Auto, WPA/WPA2 Personal, WPA2 Enterprise|
|LAN Ports||5 Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000TX) LAN or WLAN with port speed control, WiFi and WAN, WAN/LAN affinity, IP passthrough, standby, load balancing, failover, DynDNS, and Split DNS|
|USB||1 USB 2.0|
|Console Port||Serial port for out-of-band management of a connected device|
|Power Consumption||15.2 W max, 9.5 W standby|
|Input Voltage||12 VDC, AC/DC power adapter included|
|Connector Type||2 SMA for LTE antenna|
|Dimensions||8.3 x 6.6 x 1.7 inches (210 x 167 x 44 mm)|
|Mounting||Flange or rack mount|
|LED Indicators||Power, WiFi broadcast, signal strength, WAN status, and modem status|
|Operating Temperature||0 to 50° C (32 to 122° F)|
|Humidity||10 to 85% non-condensing|
|Certifications||FCC, CE, IC, PTCRB|
|Warranty||Limited Lifetime with active NetCloud plan|