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Dual-Use Cellular-Signal Booster Launched

8/18/2008 06:01:00 AM Eastern

St. George, Utah — Wilson Electronics launched a cellular-signal booster promoted as the industry’s first booster designed for both in-vehicle and in-building use.


The SignalBoost Mobile Professional, available in four kit configurations from $259 to $279, is targeted to business travelers who conduct business from vehicles, hotel rooms, airports, offices and homes. To power it up, users plug the amplifier into a 110-volt outlet in a home or building, into a car’s cigarette lighter via an adapter or into a laptop’s USB port.

Wilson’s previous signal-boosting devices were dedicated either to in-building or in-vehicle use.

The cellular amplifier works with any cellphone phone or cellular data modem operating in an 850/1900MHz network to fill in dead spots, reduce the incidence of dropped calls and speed up a cellular modem’s download speeds.

It ships Sept. 8 to retailers, including RadioShack franchise stores and select online stores

The amp is the size of a candy bar so users can take it from place to place easily. In two kits, it comes with both a magnet-mount antenna for vehicle use and a window-mounting suction-cup bracket for in-building use. The antenna connects to the amplifier via cable, and the amplifier broadcasts the boosted signal within a vehicle or room through its built-in antenna, requiring no cable connection from amplifier to phone. Two other kits include only magnet-mount antenna.

The kits also include USB power cable, cigarette-lighter and AC power adapters, and portable carry case.

"It is extremely common, and equally frustrating, for business travelers to find themselves in places without adequate cellular signals to do what needs to be done to remain productive and successful," said Wilson COO Joe Banos. "No competing product on the market delivers the performance, convenience and portability of the SignalBoost Mobile Professional," he continued.

Wilson Electronics launched a cellular-signal booster promoted as the industry’s first booster designed for both in-vehicle and in-building use.