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"The claim management feature is exceedingly simple.""The initial setup is easy to handle. It's quite simple.""The feature that I really liked is the mesh feature. Currently, we are in quarantine, and the request of home users is that they need to cover the whole house or the whole indoor house. Mesh solution works really nice in Cambium environment. Being able to set up access points in advance is a good feature. It lets you set up the whole environment in your lab or any other place before deploying the access points.""It is easy to deploy, and it is not that complicated. There are a lot of systems that are very complicated, and they require a special kind of training. Their response is also very slow, especially with the Chinese vendors, but with Cambium, we have not faced any issues. Everything is going well in terms of cooperation from Cambium. We are happy with them, their services, their cooperation, and their quick response. They are just amazing.""It's a good product and works well when there is a lot of interference.""The pricing of the product is very, very reasonable.""Technical support has been good.""One could say that Cambium is a scalable solution."

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"The solution is extremely user-friendly.""The initial setup was was just beautiful. It was straightforward."

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"Pricing tends to be higher than its competitors.""The solution needs to add an LTE solution and/or something in 3.5GHz.""It has voucher generation. These vouchers are provided to the customers. It would be great if there is a possibility to integrate these vouchers with the system that vendors use to print the receipts. For example, if you go to Starbucks, they provide you a receipt, and in that receipt, you have the code for the Wi-Fi network. I would like some kind of integration or API that can be integrated into any other system for generating such receipts. It would be a really nice feature. It has the cnMaestro portal that normally an integrator sets up. When you deploy this solution to a user, rather than generating a Cambium account, I would like to share this console with the users so that they can at least see the stability of the network and not necessarily trust what I said. It also allows the customers in visualizing the way that they are connecting and the way the network is behaving. I have been in touch with the Cambium team for these features, but they don't yet have the final answer. It is kind of hard to get these solutions immediately. It is a bit challenging to bring these devices to Lima, Peru, or to get Cambium from the distributors. They need to import these devices.""If they could move from the fixed wireless point to mobile, it will make a big change in the market. The cnPilot coverage should be covering big spaces. It should also have an external antenna, not a built-in antenna.""The installation is difficult.""The range of the product is disappointing so far.""The installation and configuration are a bit complex.""The Cambium user interface and configuration should be improved."

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"The engineering of the solution has some negative points, especially in terms of troubleshooting. It's difficult to troubleshoot when we have a problem. It's not like other products like Cisco or Palo Alto which make troubleshooting much easier.""The solution would be a lot better if it was a little bit more intuitive. Additionally, the help menu would be a lot better if it was easier to identify the items that I was looking for. I find the graphical interface a little bit difficult to navigate. And I find the font that is used on the HTML interface not conducive to being able to be read in low light situations."

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"Its price is in the middle range.""There are no licensing fees, it's a one-time cost.""I think the pricing is fine for Cambium.""When it comes to licensing costs we have been using the Cambium devices on a trial basis."

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Top Answer: When it comes to licensing costs we have been using the Cambium devices on a trial basis.
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Cambium PMP Series, Cambium ePMP Series
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Cambium Networks is a leading global provider of wireless broadband solutions that connect the unconnected. Through its extensive portfolio of reliable, scalable and secure WiFi and wireless broadband point-to-point (PTP) and point-to-multipoint (PMP) platforms managed by cloud-based software, Cambium Networks makes it possible for all service providers; enterprises; governmental and military agencies; oil, gas and utility companies; Internet service providers; and public safety networks to build powerful communications networks, reach users from 200 kilometers across mountain tops down to the last meter to their devices and intelligently manage their infrastructure through end-to-end network visibility and actionable analytics.

With businesses increasingly relying on cloud and remote applications, WAN connectivity must always be available. FortiExtender can be used as a primary connection or deployed as a backup connection to ensure reliability. FortiExtender integrates directly into the FortiGate security platform. This provides centralized management and enables seamless security. In addition, deep visibility into performance and data usage lets you monitor health and avoid excess data charges.

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Sample Customers
Wireless Etc, Agricultural Technology Company in Brazil, Redfox, SKYNET, HOUSTON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, APPLEBEE’S
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider50%
Computer Software Company12%
Manufacturing Company6%
Media Company5%
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Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise40%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Cambium vs. Fortinet FortiExtender and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Cambium is ranked 5th in Wireless WAN with 8 reviews while Fortinet FortiExtender is ranked 8th in Wireless WAN with 2 reviews. Cambium is rated 8.0, while Fortinet FortiExtender is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cambium writes "A stable, scalable, and easy-to-deploy solution that lets you set up the access points in advance and has the useful mesh feature". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiExtender writes "Very user-friendly, extremely simple to set up and good scalability". Cambium is most compared with Ubiquiti Wireless, Ruckus Wireless WAN, Aruba Networks Wireless WAN and Cisco Wireless WAN, whereas Fortinet FortiExtender is most compared with Cisco Wireless WAN. See our Cambium vs. Fortinet FortiExtender report.

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