Signal Boost For In-Building Coverage

Wilson Electronics launches SignalBoost DB Pro to improve in-building cell signal strength. It's easy to install kit delivers the strongest cellular connection possible for mobile phones and data cards in any building experiencing weak cell signals.

ST. GEORGE, Utah – April 20, 2009 – Wilson Electronics, the leading provider of quality amplifiers and antennas for cellular phones and data cards, today announced the launch of the Wilson Electronics’ SignalBoost DB Pro™, the in-building wireless cellular amplifier kit that significantly improves voice and data performance of any cellular device, on any network, inside buildings or homes experiencing weak signals. Unique to the industry, the SignalBoost DB Pro is designed for simple installation without sacrificing the high quality performance Wilson Electronics is known for.

“Dependency on cellular signals is on the rise as more and more people choose to drop their landlines in favor of their cell phones, making the need for strong cellular signal connection in the home, office, or any other building more important than ever before,“ said Joe Banos, COO of Wilson Electronics. “While most solutions on the market require complex installation or do not deliver the quality cellular signal enhancement promised, the SignalBoost DB Pro offers consumers, and professional installers, an easy to install, dependable solution, giving cellular users the confidence that their signal connections will be there when they need it most.”

At the center of the DB Pro kit is the dual band amplifier with a new high gain design. An external omni directional high gain antenna with multiple mounting options eliminates researching cell site locations and antenna pointing. The inside panel antenna which rebroadcasts the amplified signal inside the home is designed for easy installation. All components are interconnected using provided standard TV cable which is also easily available and often found pre-installed, simplifying cable runs.

The SignalBoost DB Pro has been tested in real world, weak signal environments ensuring that consumers receive cell signals that could go undetected by most cell phones and data cards. Wilson Electronics’ patent pending techniques monitor and prevent harmful interference to cell sites, allowing the amplifier to perform at the highest specifications for maximum performance. The kit increases power to the cell site up to 20 times over a typical cell phone and provides the bulk of the power needed for signal reception and transmission, allowing users also benefit from longer cell phone battery life. With minimal outside signal the DB Pro can typically provide coverage for an average 2,000 square foot home. If there is a stronger exterior signal, for example if the exterior antenna can be placed on the roof or above the tree line, the coverage could be up to 25,000 square feet.

The Wilson Electronics’ SignalBoost DB Pro kit includes:

* Dual Band bi-directional amplifier (62dB 75 Ohm)
* Power supply (110/220 V AC)
* Omni-directional exterior antenna with multiple mounting options (75 Ohm)
* Panel antenna (75 Ohm)
* 3 sets of standard TV Cable (RG-6 Cable in 50, 30 and 20 ft lengths)
* 30-day customer satisfaction money back guarantee
* One year warranty on all components

The SignalBoost DB Pro is now available through authorized Wilson Electronics’ dealers with an average selling price around $600. Visit the dealer locator page at to search for dealers by ZIP code, or to buy the product immediately from an online retail partner. For more information on how to become a Wilson Electronics’ dealer, visit

About Wilson Electronics

Wilson Electronics, Inc., a leader in the wireless communications industry for over 40 years, pioneered the design and manufacture of a variety of cellular amplifiers, antennas and related components that significantly improve cellular communications in mobile or in-building installations. Wilson Electronics has consistently led the industry in performance standards and holds a number of patents including the industry’s fastest and most reliable method of oscillation prevention and carrier cell site protection. Wilson Electronics’ designs consistently outperform the competition in real world performance. All Wilson Electronics products are engineered, assembled and tested in the company’s headquarters in St. George, Utah. Wilson Electronics amplifiers fully comply with FCC regulations for cellular devices and are FCC and Industry Canada type accepted. For more information, visit

*The SignalBoost DB Pro works with all carriers except those on the iDEN frequency. Contact Wilson Electronics for specific iDEN/Nextel Solutions

How To Select A Cellular Amplifier

With an estimated four billion cell phones in use worldwide, and the reliance on mobile voice and data on the rise, a strong cell signal is more important than ever. Cellular amplifiers have emerged as a viable tool to address cellular connectivity. Wilson Electronics outlines criteria for selecting the right cellular amplifier to protect consumers and ensure cellular signals stay within reach. The leading provider of quality amplifiers and antennas for cellular phones and data cards, released the six criteria to select a quality cellular amplifier to address the issue of dropped calls, slow data and bad cellular signal strength.

Due to a lack of industry standards in the cellular amplifier market, consumers are at risk of purchasing an inferior product that will not help them stay connected. “The lack of appropriate industry standards for cellular amplifiers allows for numerous products on the market that, while holding FCC approval, do not have the technical specification to deliver on their claims to improve cell signal quality to any significance,” said Joe Banos, COO at Wilson Electronics. “If a product does not meet six core elements, the user is at risk of purchasing a technology that cannot deliver on its promises.”

To protect buyers from purchasing a low-quality product, a cellular amplifier must have bi-directional amplification, high downlink receiver sensitivity, high uplink output power, oscillation detection and shut down, cell site overload protection and 100 percent unconditional customer satisfaction guarantee. With these elements, cellular phone and data card users can be confident that the amplifier they are selecting will virtually eliminate dropped calls, increase data rates and provide a quality cell signal.

6 Tips How To Select A Quality Cell Phone Amplifier

1) Bi-directional amplification: Select an amplifier that is bi-directional, meaning an amplifier that boosts both the cell site’s incoming downlink signal and outgoing uplink signal. Some amplifiers on the market only boost the downlink signal to the phone, with no amplification of the uplink signal. In this scenario, users will show an increase in bars and might be able to receive calls, but will not have the power to reach back to the cell site for a reliable call. High power uplink amplification yields two benefits - better call reliability and longer battery life.

2) High downlink receiver sensitivity: Receiver sensitivity is an amplifier’s ability to pick up weak signals that a typical cell phone may not hear. The higher the receiver sensitivity an amplifier can provide the better. Buyer beware, some amplifier manufacturers claiming to have high receiver sensitivity are touting numbers collected in perfect cellular signal scenarios. Quality amplifiers should be tested in real world, weak signal, environments to ensure unsurpassed receiver sensitivity.

3) High uplink output power: The lack of output power from the phone to the cell site is the reason most dropped calls occur. Lowering output power is the easy and low-quality method to prevent oscillation and to keep costs down through less expensive components and simpler designs. By cutting these corners, many amplifiers on the market today deliver less output power than a typical cell phone or data card. Higher output power, with no corners cut, ensures the strongest possible cellular connection.

4) Oscillation detection and shutdown: Similar to a microphone being too close to a speaker, oscillation, also known as feedback, can be attributed to improper installation. However, improper design of a wireless amplifier can also be the cause. This oscillation can make cell sites shut down, violating FCC regulations. A violation could lead to fines imposed by the FCC and confiscation of a user’s amplifier. An amplifier that has a reliable and proven method of quickly and automatically detecting oscillation and shutting down when needed will protect both the cell site and the user.

5) Cell site overload protection: A quality amplifier is capable of monitoring proximity to a cell tower and automatically adjusts its output power to accommodate this change in distance. An amplifier operating at full power when too close to a cell tower will overload the site and impair service to a large number of users. Like oscillation, cell site overload can lead to intervention by the cellular operator and the FCC, as well as put the user at risk to costly fines and amplifier confiscation.

6) 100 percent customer satisfaction guaranteed: Identify a company that stands behind its products and be skeptical of sellers and manufacturers that do not offer an unconditional money back guarantee. Also, read the fine print to make sure the guarantee you are getting is legitimate. A company that stands behind its products and offers extended customer services to the end user, such as a U.S. based tech support helpline, is a good indicator that the product is of high quality.

Wilson Electronics delivers proven, tested cellular amplifiers for in-building and mobile applications with industry-leading performance and quality. For more information about Wilson Electronics’ products and services visit.

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