For more than 1,700 metro buses, King County Metro chose to utilize easily accessible and near ubiquitous cellular networks for building a new wireless infrastructure. The agency standardized on Cradlepoint’s NetCloud Service for Mobile and ruggedized IBR1700 wireless LTE routers to keep on-board devices and applications connected, and to enable the IT team to monitor data security and manage and troubleshoot the network from anywhere.
NCM provides a single pane of glass through which the IT team can view easy-to-read connection and security dashboards for actionable insights, and to troubleshoot certain issues remotely instead of in person. This benefits the organization as a whole by increasing workforce efficiency and decreasing operational costs — freeing up resources that allow King County Metro to continue providing industry-leading public transit services.
Streamlined Installation & Setup
King County Metro can quickly add new in-vehicle connectivity through NCM, and by using Cradlepoint Verify, a mobile installation app that helps staff quickly and accurately assemble, set up, and begin using Cradlepoint routers.
Prepared to grow with Cradlepoint’s Gigabit-Class LTE mobile routers featuring integrated Wi-Fi, ethernet and serial ports, and dual-modem capabilities, the agency is fully enabled to adopt new technologies, scale over time, and enhance operational efficiency and on-time service.