SnapperNet introduce secure routers that enable new M2M and IoT technologies
Posted on 6-Aug-2015 12:18.
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Snapper Network Distributors has announced a new distribution agreement and partnership with Idaho-based company Cradlepoint, to provide solutions joining data, cloud, security and the evolving IoT with intelligent networking.
Richard Paul, Managing Director for SnapperNet Distributors, says Cradlepoint’s products will provide 3G/4G/LTE network solutions, and focus on Machine-to-Machine, transportation and the Internet-of-Things solutions.
“In the States, companies like American Apparel uses Cradlepoint's MBR series and Enterprise Cloud Manager for high-speed failover, cloud-based networking management and VPN support,” Paul says. “Our partnership allows New Zealand customers for the first time to have access to Cradlepoint’s routers and other networking products. These products will help distributed enterprises improve operational efficiency and enhance customer experiences by delivering 4G LTE networking solutions engineered to perform exactly as needed.
“This teaming up with Cradlepoint helps us to complete our range in this space – it gives us tools that we can offer integrators for specific market segments like transport, retail (POS) and health.”
Cradlepoint plays in three key segments – networking, where its products and services compete with the likes of Cisco and Juniper; wireless, competing with Aruba, Ruckus, Motorola and Aerohive; and the Internet-of-Things/M2M market.
Within that IoT space, Cradlepoint’s product sets connect three key areas: networks in motion (transport logistics and ‘anything that moves’), connected people (enterprise mobility devices connecting into the network) and connected networks (ATM machines, video, security and surveillance, HPAC monitoring and control.
Paul says the potential for expansion in the M2M and IoT space is massive and because of this SnapperNet is seeking to appoint a full time Business Development Manager to work with the Cradlepoint offerings. “We’re about to start the recruiting process and we’re happy to hear from candidates with extensive experience in the networking area who understand these products and can communicate their merits to customers,” he says. “It’s vital that this role be filled by someone with strong business development skills.”