“Well if the government can trust me, then maybe you can too.” — Famous words from Maverick in the movie Top Gun. Well I quoted that to make a point, because maybe if HBO’s “Entourage” Production Company likes the Cradlepoint Router product, then maybe you will to. Read: TV Production Case Study
CradlePoint Keeps HBOs Entourage Production Company Connected
MBR1000 Broadband Router Provides Web and Email Access to Members of TV Production Company While Theyre Filming Entourage On Location
The award-winning hit series Entourage on HBO is shot almost entirely on location. Yet even though the production company is out of the office, they cant be out of touch. Producer Wayne Carmona explains: Were always on the move, always on location. But I still need to be able to communicate and have web access. The reason I have three cell phones with three different carriers is because if one phone isnt getting a signal, I have the other two for back up.
The company had used a couple of different 3G cellular broadband router solutions before using the CradlePoint MBR1000 Mobile Broadband N Router. We were upgrading our air cards. We asked the company we work with that specializes in routers if theyd recommend anything new. They told us about the MBR1000.
CradlePoint has designed a terrific piece of equipment, Wayne reports. I dont know if its because it has three antennas, but I [sic: It] works better than anything weve had before. Technology is always advancing.
Simple. [The MBR1000] is plug-and-play, Wayne
Good Support. The second time we used [the MBR1000], recalls Wayne, We had a small problem with the configuration. I called [CradlePoint] tech support and they helped me reconfigure it. The young man that I spoke with knew the product backwards and forwards.
Reliable. Weve had no issues, reports Wayne. The only problems weve experienced are inherent in the cellular system. It seems like were never in an ideal place, transmission-wise. But the [MBR1000] unit itself is solid.
Affordable. Contrary to popular perception, budget is always a concern one TV show set. The price was competitive, notes Wayne.
Wayne summed up his feelings about the MBR1000: If I wasnt doing this [producing a hit HBO] series, Wayne jokes,
I would look for a way to market [the MBR1000]. I would certainly do that. Terrific piece of equipment [that] works better than anything weve had before.
* Thanks for the idea Wayne. I’ll look for a way to market the MBR1000 🙂 — Alan Spicer
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