Cellular signal boosters raise stakes for wireless system integrators, custom installers

June 18, 2014
Wilson Electronics features new products at InfoComm 2014.

Wilson Electronics, LLC (St. George, Utah), a noted North American manufacturer of cellular signal boosters, is introducing two new boosters for its Custom Installer (WCI) product line at InfoComm 2014, in the company's booth #C4726.

The Pro 70 and the Pro 70X are high performance cellular signal boosters designed specifically for custom integration applications in larger venues where weak cell reception is a problem indoors. Both cellular signal boosters detect and amplify weak outside cellular signals which are then redistributed inside structures, resulting in reliable voice and data coverage (including 4G) inside today’s energy efficient – but cellular challenged – buildings.

The Pro 70 booster is designed for installations where one inside antenna is sufficient for improved indoor signal coverage and ships as a complete kit including outdoor and indoor antennas, lightning surge protector and RG-11 cable. The Pro 70X booster is designed for wider indoor distribution of the cell signals in applications where four or more inside antennas are required.

“The Pro 70 and Pro 70X are optimized to provide solid coverage in larger venues," comments Joe Banos, managing director, strategic market development. “Signal boosters like the Pro 70 and Pro 70X represent a tangible new revenue opportunity for contractors and custom installers. They are a perfect opportunity to circle back to an existing customer with a new product that can demonstrably improve their cellular communications, while boosting integrators’ bottom line."

Like the Pro 70, the Pro 70X ships as a complete kit except it includes four indoor antennas and splitters. Expansion kits consisting of additional splitters and indoor antennas are available for even wider indoor signal distribution. Like all Wilson Electronics signal boosters, these units are designed to work with all U.S. carrier networks and technologies, feature numerous network protection techniques, and are FCC certified to the most up-to-date technical specifications.

Additionally at Infocomm, the Wilson Electronics team is showing the company's newly redesigned RF Signal Meter, a portable, multi carrier signal detector that measures signal strength of available cellular signals at any location, and displays actual signal levels on the device’s LCD screen.

The RF Signal Meter’s new features include an internal rechargeable battery that provides up to 30 days of stand-by power and up to three hours of continuous use, a new ergonomic case for easier handheld operation and a larger, more high definition screen. The meter is typically used to map the outdoor cellular signal strengths around a building for proper outside antenna placement as well as orientation. It can also be used to verify indoor signal improvement results. Cellular signal booster systems are typically no more difficult to install than a satellite TV system, notes the company.

For more information, visit www.wilsonelectronics.com.

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