The R500-PLTE ruggedized router and the NetCloud IoT service plan offer reliable and high-performance connectivity and edge computing for Private LTE networks. Built to withstand demanding mobile or stationary environments, the Cradlepoint R500 PLTE is a complete wireless networking device delivering enterprise-class standards of quality, data security, scalability, and management. It’s ideal for manufacturing, distribution, transportation, education, and other applications requiring low operating costs and dependable connectivity.
The compact R500 PLTE router with Cat 7 performance provides a Private Cellular Networks (PCN) solution for connecting and securing fielded IoT devices. In addition to the cellular interface, you get Wi-Fi 5, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, and active GPS. The optional COR extensibility dock attaches to the Cradlepoint R500 PLTE to provide a secondary modem, additional LAN ports, and GPIO channels. The R500 PLTE delivers excellent reliability and continuous operation. A wide operating temperature range allows it to endure extreme cold and heat, and with Mil-STD-810G and SAEJ1455 certifications, it’s protected against shock, vibration, and power transients.
The Cradlepoint R500 PLTE includes NetCloud Service Plan for IoT — an all-inclusive service package consisting of remote cloud management, technical support, lifetime hardware warranty, antennas, and power adapter. The NetCloud software features complete visibility to the fielded routers, firewall, VPN, diagnostics, health and status alerts, analytics, and third integrations.
Cradlepoint’s NetCloud IoT plan provides optimal performance and centralized management for the Cradlepoint R500 PLTE. It is a service-based platform extending from the cloud to the router, which makes deploying and managing a wireless R500 PLTE router simple and straightforward. Remotely configure, monitor, control, and troubleshoot your network from a web console rather than at the device. NetCloud also improves lifecycle management by delivering updates that are tracked for every endpoint. In addition, it keeps the network operating without disruption with subscription and license administration.
NetCloud is sold in a three or five-year subscription plan and includes 24x7 support, online training, and a Limited Lifetime Warranty on the Cradlepoint R500 PLTE. The NetCloud Advanced option features out-of-band management, real-time troubleshooting tools, location services, health dashboards, and third-part integrations like Microsoft Azure.
Key Software CapabilitiesThe endpoint with NetCloud provides powerful, centralized management of the R500 PLTE router. It allows users to build and manage wireless WANS with robust security and routing protocols. NetCloud includes VPN services, remote configuration, zone-based firewall, and free updates.
Cradlepoint Verify Mobile ApplicationCradlepoint’s Verify mobile app, included with NetCloud, helps installers set up the R500 PLTE quickly and accurately and optimize it for the LTE signal reception. It includes installation pictures, speed test results, and modem metrics.
Connection ManagerCradlepoint’s Connection Manager manages all WAN connections - whether cellular, Wi-Fi-as-WAN, and wired - from a single software-defined policy. The proprietary software in the modem quickly establishes connectivity at the highest level of security and reliability.
Cloud ServicesNetCloud Manager delivers zero-touch deployment and defined policies across entire fleets of endpoints. Users can gain insights, view analytics, and remotely troubleshoot and diagnose issues. Location services and geofence alerts aid in loss prevention and enhance physical security.
Enable your R500 with a cost-effective monthly data plan to ensure your router is ready to deploy. Select Verizon or AT&T and the data plan size from 100 MB to 5 GB. You are billed monthly; there’s no long-term contract. Plus, manage all of your fielded gateways from a single cloud-based web portal.
Purchase a SIM card from this page. It will be mailed to you in 2 to 3 business days. Then after you receive your card, sign up for a data plan at Westward Connect.
The Cradlepoint R500 includes two LTE antennas and two WiFi antennas. For mobile and industrial applications, consider these high-performance antennas listed on this page:
4-in-1 (MIMO LTE and MIMO Wi-Fi) combo antennas
5-in-1 (MIMO LTE, MIMO Wi-Fi, and GPS) combo antennas
TD03-0500C7C-NN, Cradlepoint R500 PLTE router with Cat 7 modem and 3-year NetCloud IoT Essentials Plan for Private Cellular Networks
TD05-0500C7C-NN, Same as above with a 5-year plan
TDA3-0500C7C-NN, Cradlepoint R500 PLTE router with Cat 7 modem, 3-year NetCloud IoT Essentials, and Advanced plan for Private Cellular Networks
TDA5-0500C7C-NN, Same as above with a 5-year plan
Data plans and NetCloud renewals are available. Contact Westward Sales for a quote.
|Category||Cat 7 (300 Mbps down, 150 Mbps up)|
|SIM Holder||2 SIM Slots (2FF), accepts only Private LTE CBRS SIM cards|
|Networks||LTE TDD bands B42, B43, B48 (FCC Part 96, CBRS OnGo Band 48)|
|Antenna||2x2 MIMO LTE and 2x2 MIMO WiFi|
|VPN Features||IPSEC with 10 concurrent VPN tunnels|
|Protocols||Standards-based routing, traffic shaping, and VPN support.|
|Cloud Protocols||NetCloud IoT Essentials for Private Cellular Networks cloud-based management and optional Advanced plan, includes NetCloud SDK and API, and NetCloud Edge Connector for Azure IoT Central|
|Wi-Fi Frequencies||2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, dual-band concurrent operation|
|WLAN Operation Mode||IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wave 2 WiFI with up to 256 QAM support|
|LAN Ports||2 Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000TX) ports (LAN/WAN switchable)|
|USB||1 USB 2.0 (Type A)|
|GPS||Active GNSS with GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo support|
|Digital IO||2 GPIO channels|
|Console Port||Serial port for out-of-band management of a connected device|
|Ignition||Automatice ON and time-delay OFF|
|Power Consumption||9 W max, 4 W standby|
|Input Voltage||9 to 33 VDC|
|Reverse Polarity Protection||Reverse polarity and transient voltage protection per ISO 7637-2|
|Dimensions||4.6 x 4.5 x 1.2 in (118 x 113.5 x 29.3 mm)|
|Mounting||Flange mounting or extensibility dock|
|Shock / Vibration||MIL-STD-810G and SAEJ1455|
|LED Indicators||Power, signal strength, Wi-Fi broadcast, modem status, GPS|
|Antenna Connection||2 SMA for cellular antennas, SMA for GPS, and 2 RP-SMA for WiFi|
|Operating Temperature||-20 to 60° C (-4 to 140° F)|
|Humidity||5 to 95% non-condensing|
|RoHS Compliant||WEEE, RoHS, REACH, California Prop 65|
|Certifications||FCC, IC, CE, PTCRB, Carrier|
|Safety Standards||UL/CUL, CB Scheme, EN60950-1, EN 62368|
|Download Name||File Size|
|Cradlepoint R500-PLTE Datasheet||781.71KB|
|Cradlepoint R500-PLTE Product Brief||140.38KB|
|170700-000||Cradlepoint 170700-000 Extensibility Dock for COR IBR and R500 Routers||$179.00|
|170767-000||Cradlepoint 170767-000 COR Extensibility Port to Serial Cable with DB-9 Connector||$79.99|
|170680-001||Cradlepoint 170680-001 9-wire Power and GPIO Cable for COR Series Routers||$49.99|
|170635-000||Cradlepoint 170635-000 12-Volt Vehicle Power Adapter for COR Series Routers||$24.99|
|170585-001||Cradlepoint 170585-001 Power and GPIO Cable for COR Series Routers, 3-Meter||$14.49|
|170704-002||Cradlepoint 170704-002 Universal LTE Antenna, 600 to 6000 MHz, 3 dBi Gain||$12.99|
|170665-000||Cradlepoint 170665-000 Barrel to 4-Pin Power Adapter for COR Series Endpoints||$7.99|
|170836-000||Cradlepoint 170836-000 WIFI Antenna for Cradlepoint Routers, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz||$14.99|
|MC400||Cradlepoint MC400 Modular LTE Advanced Pro Modem with 5G or Cat 18 Speed||$708.00|
|170716-001||Cradlepoint 170716-001 AC/DC Power Supply for IBR and E Series Routers||$29.95|
|SIM Card||SIM Card for Westward Connect IoT Data Plan from 100 MB to 5 GB, Verizon or AT&T||$10.00|
|PTA2CN||Parsec PTA2CN (Condor) 2-in-1 MIMO LTE Window Mount Antenna, (3400-4000 MHz)||$82.95|