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MCD-Cradlepoint - A Powerful Portable Cellular Hotspot   
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MCD-Cradlepoint - Complete Package
A Ground Control Product
MPN: MCDCRA900 - $3,699
MPN: MCDCRA900SIM - $4,099

A portable Cradlepoint cellular router in a ruggedized Pelican case with one-button operation. No training or certification required for full operation.

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Price $3,699 USD
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FirstNet Capable

Price $4,099 USD
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One-Button WiFi Cellular Hotspot
Place the MCD-Cradlepoint case ANYWHERE then press the power button and close the case lid... In a minute the terminal will become a waterproof WiFi hotspot up to 300 meters (1,000 feet) with your chosen cellular provider. The MCD-Cradlepoint is an easy-to-use portable office.

High-Speed Cellular Internet
The MCD-Cradlepoint is a self-contained 3G/4G/LTE CradlePoint 900 router enclosed in a carry-portable ruggedized Pelican case that operates for up to 10 hours on the internal battery. Operation is one-button easy and operates fully with the case lid closed. We designed this MCD device to be used in extreme weather. The MCD-Cradlepoint has all the features the inherent in a Cradlepoint router along with the optional FirstNet frequency operation for public safety agencies.

MCD-Cradlepoint Features

  • One-Button Auto-Connect - No training required.
  • WiFi hotspot (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) with long-range connectivity.
  • Includes full-feature Cradlepoint COR IBR900-1200M router.
  • 3G/4G/LETE modem with dual SIM slots for all carriers.
  • Optional Firstnet connectivity SIM slots.
  • Integrated battery provides up to 10 hours of use.
  • External ports allow for hard-wired waterproof Ethernet connections to any device.
  • External RJ-45 WAN port for failover least-cost-routing.
  • Does not require user interaction after turning on.
  • No software to run. Establishes WiFi hotspot automatically.
  • Case operates stationary or inside a moving vehicle.
  • Ruggedized hardened Pelican case. All weather operation.
  • May be plugged into vehicle 12V power for continuous use.
  • Operates in extreme temps -22° to 158°F (-30° to 70°C).
  • Operates in heavy rain with the case lid closed.
  • Internal fan keeps internal electronics cool in hot weather.
  • Portable - Ships UPS, FedEx or flight luggage anywhere.
  • The onboard battery is FAA flight allowed (nickel-metal hydride).
  • Dimensions are 16.75” x 13” x 7” and weighs 22.6 lbs.
  • The MCD-Cradlepoint is integrated tech by Ground Control.

Extremely Ruggedized
The MCD-Cradlepoint is enclosed in a watertight hardened plastic Pelican case that is time proven to take a beating and keep out the elements. Full operation of the terminal can be with the case lid closed, so it operates in heavy rain, or in sloshing water environments. External ports are inset to avoid breakage with impacts. With an IP rating of IP66, the terminal is dustproof and can take high-pressure water jets from any direction. Besides the onboard cooling fan, there are no moving parts of this system. Cold or hot weather?... the MCD-Cradlepoint operates from -22° to 158°F (-30° to 70°C).

MCD-Cradlepoint Contents

MCD-Cradlepoint Contents
MCD-Cradlepoint Flyaway Portable Case
AC/DC power supply (110/240 VAC)
Mini DC inverter for running off vehicle power
Ethernet cable - 10' feet / 3 meters
USB flash drive with user manuals or here

Carry bag to hold accessories

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MCD-Cradlepoint Documentation

  MCD-Cradlepoint Brochure
Cradlepoint COR 1100 User Manual
User Manual

Spec Sheet
MCD-Cradlepoint Brochure
MCD-Cradlepoint Front Panel
Disaster Area Communication
Public Safety Comms
MCD-Cradlepoint On The Ground
Miltary Comms
Marine Comms
Field Communications - Cradlepoint
Disaster Communication

MCD-Cradlepoint Photos

MCD-Cradlepoint Top View   External Power and Display
The MCD-Cradlepoint operates with multiple cellular carriers.
The front panel of the MCD-Cradlepoint shows battery level as well as a charge port for the system.
Cradlepoint Status LED Lights   SIM Trays for MCD-Cradlepoint
Status LED lights of the Cradlepoint are visible when the case lid is open.
Cellular SIM slots are readily available for a preferred cellular provider.
Cradlepoint Dashboard   Cradlepoint NetCloud
The Cradlepoint is accessible at and provides for powerful tools for connectivity.
The Cradlepoint NetCloud service is also available.
LAN WAN port for the MCD-Cradlepoint   MCD-Cradlepoint Case Open
While the MCD-Cradlepoint is a WiFi hotspot, it may also be used for a direct Ethernet connection, or provide a failover WAN connection using cellular as a secondary connection.
The MCD-Cradlepoint is a ruggedized cellular hotspot that can run on internal power for up to 10 hours.

 MCD-Cradlepoint Terminal Specifications
Cradlepoint Detailed Specs Link to .pdf
Case Default Color Orange (other case colors are available upon request).
Service Used Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, FirstNet
Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wireless Range Tested at 300 meters (1,000 feet) with good wireless signal (-78 dBm signal) to standard laptop computer.
LAN (External Port) 1 RJ-45 Ethernet Ports with PoE - Watertight connector (Power over Ethernet Class 2)
WAN (External Port) 1 RJ-45 Passthrough failover parameters set in the web interface - Watertight connector.
Cradlepoint Web Interface URL:
MCD-Cradlepoint Case Dimensions 17"L x 13.75"W x 6.75 "H (432 x 349 x 171 mm)
MCD-Cradlepoint Weight 22 lbs (10 kg).
Battery Life 10 hours average
AC/DC Power Supply Input 110 to 240 Volts AC. Output 28 Volts DC @ 8 Amps. Total cable length is 12' (3.6 meters)
Internal Battery Type NiMH (Nickel-Metal Hydride) - FAA Flight Approved
Operating Temperatures -22°F to +158°F / -30°C to +70°C
Environmental Rating IP 66 Compliant - Excellent in all kinds of weather/dust
Standard Warranty 1 year standard limited warranty - Extended warranties available
Country of Origin The MCD-Cradlepoint is integrated technology manufactured in the United States.

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