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BreadCrumb® Cardinal

BreadCrumb® Cardinal


Introducing the Rajant BreadCrumb Cardinal – the smallest yet powerful mobile wireless network node available in the market today. Designed with the needs of the warehouse automation market and Industry 4.0 in mind, the Cardinal is the ideal solution to enhance your on-the-move connectivity in the most challenging environments.


The Cardinal BreadCrumb is intelligently designed to be compatible with a wide range of automation robots, collaborative robots, autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), unmanned guided vehicles (UGVs), wearables, and more. With a combined data rate of up to 1.73 Gbps, the Cardinal extends the range of traditional Wi-Fi past the limitations of fixed infrastructure, ensuring that you stay connected even in the most challenging environments.


At CMI, we believe that the Cardinal BreadCrumb is the perfect solution for a wide range of applications in warehouse automation, agriculture, energy, military, and manufacturing industries. With its versatile design and unparalleled connectivity capabilities, the Cardinal offers extended-range M2M communication, reducing the overhead for hardware needed to cover and manage an area.

BreadCrumb® Cardinal Highlights:


  • 2×2 MIMO 802.11 AC Wave2 radios: (1) Dual-band 2.4/5 GHz, 2×2 MIMO transceiver, and (1) 5 GHz 2×2 MIMO transceiver
  • Interfaces: Ethernet: (1) 10/100/1000, auto MDI/MDIX, RJ45 and (1) USB 2.0 (used for firmware update, zeroize, GPS, Modbus, SCADA, etc.); and power consumption – 4.2W (average, idle); 14.4W (maximum, peak) @ 24V
  • Max RF TX Power: 24 dBm combined
  • Enclosure Rating: IP40
  • Wi-Fi Access Point mode for compatibility with millions of commercial off-the-shelf Wi-Fi client and IoT devices such as laptops, tablets, smartphones, IP cameras, sensors, and other IP devices
  • Wi-Fi Client Mode allows seamless integration with existing Wi-Fi fixed infrastructure using the same frequencies
  • Cyber Secure: Configurable per-hop, per-packet authentication between BreadCrumbs; multiple cryptographic options; 256 bit AES encryption; and optional MAC address encryption
  • Form Factor: 50mm x 90mm (1.96” x 3.54”) and 105 g (0.23 lbs)
  • Temperature: Ambient (operating) -40°C to 60°C (-40°F to 140°F) and storage (TBA)

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