This article is copied with permission from the WilsonPRO blog.
New feature breaks down cellular power and signal quality levels by carrier — enabling users to quickly diagnose and solve issues for the best overall performance and carrier-specific optimization.
SALT LAKE CITY – WilsonPro, the industry leader in cellular signal amplifier technology, announced the integration of industry-first Network Scanning capabilities into all new WilsonPro Enterprise 4300/4300R cellular amplifiers moving forward. For the first time, this built-in Network Scanning feature will eliminate the ambiguity of whether the cellular amplifier is working properly for all carriers by providing users with real-time measurements of cellular signal power level, signal quality, and frequencies for every major U.S. and Canadian carrier, helping give the user a better installation, better performance and optimization by carrier. The addition of Network Scanning to the Enterprise 4300/4300R amplifiers will not increase product pricing, with the data being accessible through the WilsonPro Cloud.
Until now, cellular signal amplifiers could only measure the average power level for the whole set of frequencies, not for each specific carrier. If an issue arose, users didn’t have visibility into which carrier was experiencing connectivity issues or a means to compare respective signal strength by carrier. The only way to verify that the system was working was to attempt phone calls on all carriers or take measurements with a Cell LinQ or similar meter. As a result, diagnosing and fixing issues took a significant amount of time and resources. Installers were often required to make several trips to the cellular amplifier to pinpoint the problem through trial and error manual testing that included the time-consuming task of having to place calls through various carriers.
With the Enterprise 4300/4300Rs’ built-in Network Scanning facilitates a more seamless installation and carrier-specific optimization for the best overall system performance. If an issue arises, the user can immediately determine the actual strength and quality of each carrier’s cellular signal. In addition, the Enterprise 4300/4300R’s WilsonPro Cloud functionality enables users and integrators to remotely manage, monitor, troubleshoot and adjust the amplifiers. It is also capable of providing real-time updates to any mobile device; including tablets and smartphones, reducing the need for onsite visits. As an added benefit, historical carrier information will now be available via the WilsonPro Cloud, enabling integrators or WilsonPro technical support to use the cloud to verify if and when carrier-specific issues have occurred in the past for remote troubleshooting.
“We had always hoped to offer this granular level of measurement in our cellular signal amplifiers, and it is a feature that our installers have always requested, but it was very difficult technologically to pull each carrier’s separate readings from the cellular signals the amplifier was picking up,” said Bruce Lancaster, CEO at Wilson Electronics. “We are thrilled to have cracked the code and can now provide these exclusive, groundbreaking Network Scanning capabilities on all new Enterprise 4300/4300R amplifiers moving forward at no additional cost so users can enjoy the strongest cell signal possible.”
If a specific carrier is experiencing a weak signal, the Enterprise 4300/4300R’s Multi-Tower Targeting Technology™, featuring three outdoor-antenna-ports, will allow the user to point the antenna in the direction of the strongest signal for specific frequency bands for carrier-specific optimization and the best possible indoor cell coverage.
“Prior to the addition of WilsonPro’s Network Scanning feature, we had to manually use a spectrum analyzer to view signals on the various carrier bands,” said Vince Zagarri, owner of Zagarri Engineering. “The new Network Scanning capabilities on the Enterprise 4300 make it really easy to see how many carriers and bands are available to repeat at a client site and enable us to show a client what signals are available to repeat, streamlining the process and saving time.”
The Enterprise 4300/4300R is stackable and scalable so installers can configure cellular coverage for in-building areas up to 1 million square feet, depending on the building’s architecture, making it ideal for larger commercial buildings, such as office buildings, hospitals, hotels, warehouses, and more. The amplifier helps provide strong, reliable cellular signal to a building’s residents, employees, and visitors; regardless of the carriers they use.
The WilsonPro Enterprise 4300/4300R featuring enhanced Network Scanning capabilities are available immediately for purchase through authorized WilsonPro distributors and dealers.
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