Cradlepoint R500-PLTE Rugged Cat 7 LTE Router for Private Cellular Networks

Cradlepoint R500-PLTE Category 7 LTE IoT Router for CBRS and PLTE
Model: R500
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Cradlepoint R500 PLTE Cellular Router for Private Cellular Networks with NetCloud IoT

The R500-PLTE ruggedized router and the NetCloud IoT service plan offer reliable and high-performance connectivity and edge computing for private cellular networks (PCN). 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.

NetCloud IoT Package

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 Capabilities
The 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 Application
Cradlepoint’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 Manager
Cradlepoint’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 Services
NetCloud 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.

Key Features of the R500 PLTE

  • Advanced IoT router for Private LTE networks
  • NetCloud IoT Essentials or Advanced plan for remote management, monitoring, reporting, policies, and diagnostics
  • Dynamic routing, multi-zone firewall, VPN, traffic steering, and QoS
  • Private LTE and CBRS (FCC Part 96 standard and Band 48)
  • 2x2 MIMO Category 7 modem with 300 Mbps download / 75 Mbps upload
  • 2x2 MIMO WiFi Wave 2 (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), concurrent dual-band 2.4 and 5 GHz)
  • 2 SIM card slots for PLTE SIM cards
  • 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Active GPS
  • Dual modem with optional extensibility dock
  • GPIO (1 input, 1 output) and USB ports
  • 9 - 33 VDC power input with ignition sensing
  • 24 x 7 support with a limited lifetime warranty

Contact Us About Data Plans

Enable your R500 with a cost-effective data plan to ensure your router is ready to deploy. To enable cellular connectivity, at least one activated 4FF-sized SIM card with an active cellular data plan is needed. Call Westward Sales for information.

High-Performance Antenna Options

The Cradlepoint R500 includes two LTE antennas and two WiFi antennas. For mobile and industrial applications, consider these high-performance antennas listed on these pages: 

  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.

Included In the Box

  • 170716-000, 12 VDC Power supply
  • 170704-002, Qty 2 Cellular Antenna, Black Mini, 600 MHz - 6 GHz, SMA
  • 170836-000, Qty 2 Wi-Fi Antenna, Charcoal, Dual-Band 2.4/5 GHz, RPSMA
CategoryCellular Router
Cellular Interface
CategoryCat 7 (300 Mbps down, 150 Mbps up)
SIM Holder2 SIM Slots (2FF), accepts only Private LTE CBRS SIM cards
NetworksLTE TDD bands B42, B43, B48 (FCC Part 96, CBRS OnGo Band 48)
Antenna2x2 MIMO LTE and 2x2 MIMO WiFi
Network Management
Firewall Features
IP Suite
VPN FeaturesIPSEC with 10 concurrent VPN tunnels
System Configuration
ProtocolsStandards-based routing, traffic shaping, and VPN support.
Cloud ProtocolsNetCloud 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 Frequencies2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, dual-band concurrent operation
WLAN Operation ModeIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wave 2 WiFI with up to 256 QAM support
Wireless Security
LAN Ports2 Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000TX) ports (LAN/WAN switchable)
USB1 USB 2.0 (Type A)
WirelessNo WiFi
GPSActive GNSS with GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo support
Digital IO2 GPIO channels
Console PortSerial port for out-of-band management of a connected device
IgnitionAutomatice ON and time-delay OFF
Power Consumption9 W max, 4 W standby
Input Voltage9 to 33 VDC
Reverse Polarity ProtectionReverse polarity and transient voltage protection per ISO 7637-2
Dimensions4.6 x 4.5 x 1.2 in (118 x 113.5 x 29.3 mm)
Weight14 oz.
MountingFlange mounting or extensibility dock
Shock / VibrationMIL-STD-810G and SAEJ1455
LED IndicatorsPower, signal strength, Wi-Fi broadcast, modem status, GPS
Antenna Connection2 SMA for cellular antennas, SMA for GPS, and 2 RP-SMA for WiFi
Operating Temperature-20 to 60° C (-4 to 140° F)
Humidity5 to 95% non-condensing
RoHS CompliantWEEE, RoHS, REACH, California Prop 65
CertificationsFCC, IC, CE, PTCRB, Carrier
Safety StandardsUL/CUL, CB Scheme, EN60950-1, EN 62368
WarrantyLimited Lifetime
ImageModelProduct NamePrice
170700-000Cradlepoint 170700-000 Extensibility Dock for COR IBR and R500 Routers$199.99Add to Cart
170767-000Cradlepoint 170767-000 COR Extensibility Port to Serial Cable with DB-9 Connector$99.99Add to Cart
170680-001Cradlepoint 170680-001 9-wire Power and GPIO Cable for COR Series Routers$59.99Add to Cart
170635-000Cradlepoint 170635-000 12-Volt Vehicle Power Adapter for COR Series Routers$24.99Add to Cart
170585-001Cradlepoint 170585-001 Power and GPIO Cable for COR Series Routers, 3-Meter$14.49Add to Cart
170704-002Cradlepoint 170704-002 Universal LTE Antenna, 600 to 6000 MHz, 3 dBi Gain$15.99Add to Cart
170665-000Cradlepoint 170665-000 Barrel to 4-Pin Power Adapter for COR Series Endpoints$7.99Add to Cart
170836-000Cradlepoint 170836-000 WiFi Antenna for Cradlepoint Routers, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz$14.99Add to Cart
MC400Cradlepoint MC400 Modular LTE Advanced Pro Modem with 5G or Cat 18 Speed$708.00Add to Cart
170716-001Cradlepoint 170716-001 AC/DC Power Supply for Routers$24.99Add to Cart
SIM CardSIM Card for Westward Connect IoT Data Plan from 100 MB to 5 GB, Verizon or AT&T$10.00Add to Cart
PTA2CNParsec PTA2CN (Condor) 2-in-1 MIMO LTE Window Mount Antenna, (3400-4000 MHz)$82.95Add to Cart
PRO5D2L2WGParsec PRO5D2L2WG (Doberman) 5:1 Antenna with MIMO 5G LTE, MIMO WiFi, & GPS$355.95Add to Cart
PRO5C2L2WGParsec PRO5C2L2WG (Collie) 5-in-1 Multi-Antenna, MIMO LTE, MIMO WIFI, and GPS$271.95Add to Cart
PRO5RParsec PRO5R (Rottweiler) 5-in-1 Antenna with MIMO 5G LTE, MIMO WIFI, and GPS$315.00Add to Cart
PRO5ST2LBWGParsec PRO5ST2LBWG (Chihuahua) 5:1 Antenna with 5G LTE, Bluetooth, WiFi, & GPS$219.45Add to Cart
B4BE-6-60Panorama B4BE-6-60 SISO LTE 5G/4G LTE Antenna with Mounting Bracket$35.33Add to Cart
LG-IN2456Panorama LG-IN2456 3-in-1 Multi-Antenna Kit with MIMO 5G LTE and GPS, 16' Cables$333.95Add to Cart
LG-IN2457Panorama LG-IN2457 5:1 MIMO 5G LTE, MIMO WiFi, and GPS Antenna Kit, 16' Cables$424.66Add to Cart
LP-IN2455Panorama LP-IN2455 2:1 Low Profile MIMO 4G/5G Cellular Antenna Kit, 5-meter Cables$273.78Add to Cart
LPBEM-6-60Panorama LPBEM-6-60 Magnetic Mount SISO LTE 5G LTE Cellular Antenna$34.92Add to Cart
WMM29G-24-58-NJPanorama WMM29G-24-58-NJ 2x2 MIMO WiFi Directional Antenna, 9 dBi Gain$213.34Add to Cart
PRO5BParsec PRO5B (Beagle) 5:1 Hotspot Case for Cradlepoint IBR600 & IBR900 Routers $733.95Add to Cart
PTA3BC2LGParsec PTA3BC2LG (Border Collie) 3-in-1 MIMO 5G LTE Multi-Antenna with GPS$124.95Add to Cart