Las Vegas — MoGo Wireless today relaunched its line of intelligent signal-strength amplifiers for cellular phones under the new name Cell Ranger at CTIA 2008, here.
The line includes two products that boost cellular signal strength: the Cell Ranger STIX, powered by a standard automotive 12-volt power supply, and the Cell Ranger Port, powered by a computer’s USB port.
Neither product requires physical connection to the PC or pairing with the phone. Users plug the Cell Ranger unit into the power source and position the magnetic antenna. The Cell Ranger then automatically detects the closest handset. It can be used by multiple handsets simultaneously. It does not require software or drivers.
Port users with broadband cellular air cards also experience increased data rates and signal reliability, according to MoGo.
Cell Ranger is compatible with handsets offered by all U.S. service providers operating on the 800 and 1,900 MHz frequencies including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Alltel and U.S. Cellular, MoGo said. It is also compatible with Bluetooth and GPS devices.
The products will be distributed at major retailers and electronics stores with a suggested retail of $149.
In addition to the Cell Ranger products, the company will unveil two upcoming line extensions at the show this week. Scheduled for a third-quarter launch is a universal charger capable of charging most 5V devices including mobile phones, iPods, MP3 players, digital cameras, camcorders, PDAs and Sony PlayStation Portable. Scheduled for a fourth-quarter launch is a home and small-office version of Cell Ranger that will offer an AC-powered modular format. Further details will be announced at the show.