Wi-Ex, the leader of consumer cell phone signal boosters, helps installers put more money in their wallets at CEDIA 2008. Showcased in booth 120, the zBoost Custom Installer Series provides installers with added margins and profits per installation.
Denver, CO - September 4, 2008 - Wi -Ex (www.wi -ex.com), the leading provider of consumer cell phone signal boosters, is helping installers put more money in their wallets this year at CEDIA. Showcased in booth 120, the zBoost Custom Installer (CI) Series provides installers with added margins and profits per installation. As an added benefit to CEDIA attendees, the zBoost booth is home to the zBoost Margin Maker Money Machine.
"The zBoost Margin Maker Money Machine is a fun way to demonstrate just how easy it is for custom installers to enjoy increased margins and profits with our products," said Lloyd R. Meese, President and CEO of Wi -Ex. "Consumers expect strong cell phone coverage in their home, office and on the go. With our products, custom installers can now offer increased cell phone signal to their customers while at the same time experience increased margins and profits."
According to the zBoost "On the Go" survey, commissioned by Wi -Ex and conducted by Harris Interactive®, 72% of cell phone owners have experienced service problems such as dropped calls (45%), poor signal reception at home (36%) or dead zones at work (34%). The zBoost CI Series is designed to help installers provide optimal in -door cell signal performance. The Series includes the zBoost Professional Signal Meter (PSM) and the zBoost ProPack Series.
zBoost Professional Signal Meter: Finding the Perfect Spot
Designed for installers, the zBoost Professional Signal Meter (PSM) reads the signal level for best placement of an antenna or aiming of a directional antenna. In addition, it helps the installer identify the signal strength and variation inside the building to aid in the placement of the internal antenna. It is designed to operate in both the CELL and PCS bands. The zBoost PSM package includes everything you need - the meter, power supply, cable and antenna. It's lightweight, low cost, and cell phone specific reads make it ideal for installers.
• Detects best location for the antenna - Reads signal strength
• Identifies peak antenna alignment - Attach to antenna to read signal strength from directional antenna
• Easy to use - just plug in (or add batteries) and start reading signals
• Small footprint and lightweight
• Dual -band works with most carriers at both Cellular and/or PCS frequencies (excluding Nextel or iDEN)
zBoost ProPack Series - Increasing Bars
zBoost is designed for demanding professional coverage applications and increases coverage up to 10,000 square feet. The zBoost ProPack Series uses a Bi -Directional Amplifier (BDA) System that captures and amplifies the cell signal and Extends a Cell ZoneTM. This reliable product captures and amplifies both the 800MHz signal and 1900MHz bands simultaneously and increases the signal coverage while decreasing dropped or missed calls.
Increasing the indoor coverage translates into increased productivity and savings. Some of the benefits include extending the battery life, replacing landlines phones, reducing or eliminating dropped calls and increasing wireless applications such as instant messaging, 3G high -speed data picture mail and more.
• Future compatibility is important for users. For instance, some carriers may use one frequency for voice and another for data on new communication devices. zBoost already works with those newer devices and their carriers
• Uses patent -pending technologies that protect the carrier network.
• Works on both bands, so the installer and their client do not have to guess what cell phone frequency is being used.
The product package includes an antenna configuration system consisting of two antennas, a Yagi Antenna for Cellular and a Panel Antenna for the PCS band. An antenna combiner is included to combine the signals from the two antennas onto one coaxial cable for connection to the zBoost Base Unit. For best signal enhancement, the antennas should be installed in the attic or outside where the cell signal may be stronger.
About Wi -Ex (www.wi -ex.com)
Wi -Ex (www.wi -ex.com ), the leading provider of consumer cell phone signal boosters, developed zBoost, the first consumer -priced signal booster for the small office/home office (SOHO) cell phone market. Wi -Ex manufactures and distributes the zBoost line of cell phone signal extenders for the home, office or car. They are easy to install, affordable and available at many retail and etail outlets including RadioShack (www.radioshack.com), Fry's (www.frys.com), WPS Antennas (www.wpsantennas.com), Tiger Direct (www.tigerdirect.com) and Solid Signal (www.solidsignal.com ). The zBoost product line works with most carriers including AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T -Mobile. They were selected as a 2007 Consumer Electronics Association Innovations Honoree by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). They also were selected as a finalist for the 2007 CTIA Emerging Technologies (E -Tech) Award in the Hardware - Mobile Accessory category. As the leader, zBoost has more awards, more sales and more locations than all their competitors combined. Wi -Ex continues to develop innovative products to meet the demands of an increasingly wireless society by enhancing wireless signals. The zBoost product line is expected to expand to add international frequencies and commercial applications in the year 2008.