CHALLENGE: TAKING A TECHNOLOGY-RICH Mobile Libraries EXPERIENCE ON THE ROAD
To bring Mobile Libraries services to under served populations and better serve the community, many library districts use mobile libraries to reach constituents who would otherwise be unlikely to visit a brick-and-mortar branch. High-performance Internet connectivity is integral to creating a technology-rich mobile library.
CHALLENGE: TAKING A TECHNOLOGY-RICH LIBRARY EXPERIENCE ON THE ROAD
- Librarians access cloud-based inventory services for updates and searches.
- Patrons utilize Internet-connected computers and mobile devices for online research and access to digital media.
- Citizens who are otherwise unable to obtain Internet access utilize the mobile library’s connectivity to apply
for jobs, do homework, and read email.
SOLUTION: CRADLEPOINT CLOUD-MANAGED 4G LTE NETWORKING
Cradlepoint solutions leverage 4G LTE to let libraries take their technology anywhere and everywhere.
Ruggedized connectivity: Compact, ruggedized devices are designed for in-vehicle connectivity in the most challenging environments, and they support all four major wireless carriers.
Cloud-managed deployments: Cradlepoint’s cloud-based management software makes it simple to configure, deploy, and manage the network from a centralized, remote location to reduce costs and improve productivity without sacrificing performance.
Next generation firewall and security: Cradlepoint’s suite of security solutions lets IT administrators easily and transparently enforce security policies from any remote device while patrons and employees surf the web and access cloud applications with confidence.
CITY LIBRARY DEPLOYS BOOKMOBILE WITH MOBILE INTERNET
A library hoping to enhance services for seniors, disabled citizens, children, and patrons without a nearby branch invested in a mobile library. The bus brought books and programming to daycares, retirement communities, and neighborhood parks each week. However, without mobile Internet, librarians were unable to reserve books for patrons in real time, search the cloud-based resource database, sell books with electronic Point-of Sale systems, or provide other important services like research help and Internet access.
The library deployed Cradlepoint’s IBR1100 wireless in-vehicle router to take Internet access on the road. Combined with NetCloud Manager and enterprise-grade firewall, the library’s IT administrators secure, update, and troubleshoot the network remotely to minimize management costs and maximize the mobile library’s time in the community. Patrons enjoy better service and access to a wider variety of materials and resources.
Learn how Cradlepoint’s IBR1100 wireless in-vehicle router to take Internet access on the road. Combined with NetCloud Manager and enterprise-grade firewall, to minimize management costs and maximize the mobile library’s time in the community.