CEDIA EXPO 2010, ATLANTA, USA: Wi-Ex, the leading provider of consumer cell phone signal boosters for the home, office and on the go, launched its new zBoost active antenna amplifier at CEDIA. Showcased at Booth #4012, the zBoost active antenna amplifier is designed to provide maximum in-door cell phone signal performance in signal-challenged buildings and demanding applications.
The zBoost active antenna amplifier optimizes the performance of the external zBoost CI cell phone signal booster antenna reducing dropped calls and improving cell phone signal indoors, as well as maximizing signal and speed of aircards, EDGE and 3G technology, smart phones and use of data on mobile phones.
"The zBoost active antenna amplifier builds upon Wi-Ex's industry leading technology to provide custom installers with a new solution to help enrich their customers' home communication," said Lloyd R. Meese, CEO of Wi-Ex. "The new product utilizes an innovative design configuration to deliver unparalleled value: maximum performance at a lower total solution cost with greater installation flexibility and ease. No other booster manufacturer offers a similar device."
According to the annual zBoost "State of the Cell Signal" Survey, commissioned by Wi-Ex and conducted by Harris Interactive, nearly 70 percent of cell phone owners consider their cell phone their essential voice and/or data communication tool. The survey also found 67 percent of cell owners experience problems with their signal at home and 49 percent claim to have done something special to improve signal strength.
In addition and important to the many smart phone, iPhone and Blackberry users in metro areas, the survey revealed that 67 percent of cell phone owners use data functions on their cell phones and, of those, nearly 60 percent experience problems while using data.