BOISE, Idaho, June 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-delivered LTE and 5G wireless network edge solutions, today announced the launch of its revised FirstConnect program for public safety agencies. Connected technology is a critical enabler for first responders and public safety agencies to do their jobs, often while making lifesaving decisions. But funding is often a barrier to replacing legacy systems and obtaining technology needed to do their jobs. Over 5,000 public safety agencies around the world rely on Cradlepoint wireless network solutions. To better support existing and new customers, the revised Cradlepoint FirstConnect program provides grant resources, equipment recycling, and other expanded elements to help public safety agencies with the challenges of funding, deploying, and supporting in-vehicle and other networks needed for enabling cutting-edge connected technology.
The Cradlepoint FirstConnect 2.0 program consists of three elements:
“As a company, our commitment to the men and women on the frontlines of public safety runs deeper than revenue,” says Todd Krautkremer, CMO at Cradlepoint. “This was the genesis of our FirstConnect program. Help public safety agencies acquire, deploy and support the vital network technology they need to keep their first responders safe and productive in these changing times.”
Since Cradlepoint’s FirstConnect program inception in 2019, more than 350 agencies have leveraged the program and this year is already seeing renewed and increasing interest.
About Cradlepoint FirstConnect™ Program
The Cradlepoint FirstConnect program helps public safety agencies obtain reliable network solutions for the most up-to-date technology and applications to help them act faster, improve communication, stay safer, and better protect their communities. These challenges include finding and applying for grant monies to help fund purchases and referrals to logistical and technical resources for installation of in-vehicle routers, training of IT and operational staff, and priority access to knowledgeable support resources around the clock at a moment’s notice.
Cradlepoint is a global leader in cloud-delivered 4G and 5G wireless network edge solutions. Cradlepoint’s NetCloud™ platform and cellular routers deliver a pervasive, secure, and software-defined Wireless WAN edge to connect people, places, and things – anywhere. More than 25,000 businesses and government agencies around the world, including many Global 2000 organizations and top public sector agencies, rely on Cradlepoint to keep mission-critical sites, points of commerce, field forces, vehicles, and IoT devices always connected. Cradlepoint was founded in 2006, acquired by Ericsson in 2020, and operates today as a standalone subsidiary within Ericsson’s Business Area Technologies and New Businesses. Cradlepoint is headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with development centers in Silicon Valley and India and international offices in the UK and Australia. www.cradlepoint.com
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