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

Data sheet

A Powerful, Portable Cellular Hotspot

The MCD-Cradlepoint is a self-contained 3G/4G/LTE Cradlepoint 900 router enclosed in a portable ruggedized Pelican case that operates for up to 10 hours on the internal battery. Operation is one-button easy and closing the case lid allows it to operate in extreme weather.

The MCD-Cradlepoint has all the features inherent in a Cradlepoint router along with the optional FirstNet frequency operation for public safety agencies.


Extremely Ruggedized, High-Speed Cellular Internet

The MCD-Cradlepoint is enclosed in a watertight hardened plastic Pelican case 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 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 doesn’t faze it – the MCD-Cradlepoint operates from -22° to 158°F (-30° to 70°C).

  • One-button auto-connect – no training required.
  • Wi-Fi hotspot (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) with long-range connectivity.
  • Includes full-feature Cradlepoint COR IBR900-1200M router.
  • 3G/4G/LTE 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.
  • Doesn’t require user interaction after turning on.
  • No software to run. Establishes Wi-Fi 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 hydrid).
  • Dimensions are 16.75” x 13” x 7” and weighs 22.6lbs.
  • The MCD-Cradlepoint is integrated tech by Ground Control.
  • Case Default Color – Orange (other case colors 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) – One RJ-45 Ethernet ports with PoE – watertight connector (power over Ethernet Class 2)
  • WAN (External Port) – One 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 171mm)
  • MCD-Cradlepoint Weight – 22lbs (10kg)
  • 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 – One-year standard limited warranty – extended warranties available
  • Country of Origin – The MCD-Cradlepoint is integrated technology manufactured in the United States.
  • MCD-Cradlepoint Flyaway portable case
  • AC/DC power supply (110/240VAC)
  • Mini DC inverter for running off vehicle power
  • Ethernet cable – 10 feet / 3 meters
  • USB flash drive with user manuals
  • Carry bag to hold accessories

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