Monthly Archives: September 2012

  • NYC Holiday Spectacular: zBoost DataBlast Shines

    September 24, 2012 - Leave a Comment

    The zBoost 4G DataBlast was a shining star at the New York Holiday Spectacular, an annual event that features holiday gift ideas to the press for their 4th quarter holiday stories.

    Here are pictures from the event including the zBoost 4G DataBlast 20x Faster car tins with mints giveaway.

    A few other exhibitors caught our eye, including  iHealth Wireless body Analysis Scale, Looxcie mobile video camera, a Pentax water proof camera,fitbit Wireless activity Tracker and livescirbe's Echo Smartpen that captures everything consumers hear and write.

    iHealth
    Looxcie
    Pentax Water proof camera
  • zBoost Your Holidays!

    September 20, 2012 - Leave a Comment

    zBoost Your Holidays - zBoost Makes Connected Gadgets Faster With a Strong Cell Phone Signal

    New York - September 20, 2012 - Wi-Ex, a leading provider of consumer and commercial cell phone signal booster kits, is showcasing its award-winning cell phone signal booster kits including the now shipping 4G zBoost DataBlast and its zBoost Your Holidays Profiles today at the Pepcom's Holiday Spectacular. The zBoost line, including the zBoost DataBlast which speeds data 20 times faster, allows consumers to take full advantage of voice, data and Internet services on their mobile phones including  high-speed data and video, instant messaging, pictures and more - at home, in their personal workspace, in the office or on the go.  The zBoost Your Life Holiday Profiles can help connect everyone on consumers’ wish list with the zBoost fit for their lifestyle and help everyone’s devices stay “smart.” “With the wave of new tech devices including Apple, Amazon and Android, the holiday tech season is already gearing up. Many of these devices will top tech wish lists, but rely on a strong indoor cell phone signal for making calls, receiving and sending texts, checking email and online multimedia applications including gaming, downloading music, uploading pictures and streaming high-definition video,” said Sharon Cuppett with Wi-Ex.  “Our zBoost product line helps consumers maximize their devices and now with our new zBoost DataBlast we can also help the millions of consumers using 4G LTE and AWS.” According to recent study by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, 72 percent of cell owners experience dropped calls at least occasionally. In addition, the study found that more than 75 percent (77%) of cell phone Internet users experience slow download speeds that prevent data from loading as quickly as they would prefer. zBoost Holiday Necessities zBoost DataBlast - Speeds Data up to 20X The newest addition to the zBoost line, the zBoost DataBlast includes 4G models for Verizon LTE and T-Mobile AWS.  The DataBlast provides these consumers with an end to slow data allowing them to maximize their 4G devices including accessing the web or online multimedia applications such as gaming, downloading music, uploading pictures and streaming high-definition video at optimal quality and speed.  In recent speed tests, the installation of  the zBoost SOHO DataBlast resulted in data speeds up to 20X faster.*   The zBoost DataBlast, like the entire line of zBoost products, features patented technology that protects the carrier network.  The zBoost DataBlast’s MSRP is $399 and starts shipping in October.  The package includes everything you need: amplifier base unit, power supply, base unit antenna, coaxial cable (RG59-mini), signal antenna and mounting hardware. The wide radio wave beam width directional antenna receives signals from multiple cell towers. zBoost SOHO - Cell Zones at Home or the Office   Designed for consumers, zBoost SOHO cell phone boosters extend a Cell Zone™ for multiple users and all devices operating on 800 and 1900 MHz frequency bands except those using Nextel/iDEN, 4G or 2100MHz. zBoost SOHO boosts signal up to 3000 square feet, making it perfect for your home or office.  The package includes everything you need: amplifier base unit, power supply, base unit antenna, coaxial cable (RG59-mini), signal antenna and mounting hardware. The wide radio wave beam width directional antenna receives signals from multiple cell towers. Easy-to-install, the zBoost-SOHO retails for $399. zBoost zForce - Miles of Signal The zBoost zForce YX240 cell phone signal booster extends an in-vehicle Cell Zone™ for cell phones or smartphones making it perfect for travel or long commutes. The dual band unit captures outside signal and amplifies it on the inside for a more reliable signal.  The zForce is easy to install and includes a bi-directional amplifier unit housed in a sturdy, lightweight cradle for hands free operation, 12V cigarette power adaptor, external magnetic mount antenna with 15 ft. cable and optional gooseneck cigarette lighter adapter.   The zForce retails for $99 and is also available with an optional gooseneck attachment for $149.

    Connected Consumers From the Holiday Hopper to the Smartphone Savvy to the Tablet Techie, the zBoost Your Holidays Profiles highlights key technology insights of target consumers to connect them with the perfect zBoost solution to fit their need.   This holiday season help family, friends and co-workers stay connected at home, in the office or on the go.

    Tablet Techie - Tablet sales continue to skyrocket.  Apple and Android tablet sales are expected to soar by 50 percent or more this year.  Tablets are now used for everything from business presentations to keeping kids occupied on the go.  Tablet users want access to their data fast - 60% of tablet users expect a wait of less than three seconds for a Web site to load.

    Smartphone Savvy The smartphone is a staple in today's hyper connected world with nearly 50 percent of American adults owning a smartphone and more than 65 percent of those 18-29 owning a smartphone.  These digital Swiss Army knives help consumers keep up with their schedules, check personal and work emails, the weather, stay connected on Facebook and Twitter and share on Pinterest and Instagram.

    Holiday Hopper The holidays are a time to pack up to visit family and friends.  It is estimated that more than 90 million travelers will take a trip of at least 50 miles from home this holiday season.  From tablets to smartphones, these travelers need to stay connected to work and entertain themselves along the trip.  

    iFamily - Today's family room is full of the latest technology gadget with 24 different consumer media and communication devices in the average home.   The use of tablets for watching television and video content has more than doubled in 2012 and is expected to continue to grow.

    iWorker - It is estimated that 20 to 30 million Americans work from home at least one day a week.  Smartphones and tablets are an essential communication tools for these teleworkers and when they don't get signal, it can make even more work.   

    About Wi-Ex Wi-Ex (www.wi-ex.com), a leading provider of cell phone signal boosters, developed zBoost, the first consumer-priced signal booster that “extended cell zones” for the small office/home office cell phone market. Wi-Ex has expanded their “extending cell zone coverage” beyond consumers to corporate enterprises and large commercial applications. From M2M applications to large commercial complexes to the rising number of teleworkers, the zBoost line provides a business-centric solution for improving poor in-door cell phone coverage domestically and internationally. The zBoost product line works with most carriers in the US and abroad including AT&T, Sprint, Vodaphone, Verizon and T-Mobile. The award-winning zBoost home and office solutions help today's connected consumers including iPhone, iPad, Android (DROID), BlackBerry, and smartphone users with dropped calls and slow data. They were awarded a 2007 and 2010 Consumer Electronics Association Innovations Honoree by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and a 2011 EXC!TE honoree. They also were selected as a finalist for the 2007 and 2009 CTIA Emerging Technologies (E-Tech) Award. As the leader, zBoost has more awards, more sales and more locations than all their competitors combined. Wi-Ex continues to develop innovative products to meet the demands of an increasingly wireless society by enhancing wireless signals.

    For more about the zBoost SOHO DataBlast YX550 click here

  • Thank you for seeing us at CEDIA Expo 2012

    September 14, 2012 - Leave a Comment

    "Wi-Ex"

    Thank you for stopping by the Wi-Ex booth last week at CEDIA!

    The show was a success for us as we were able to see a number of our existing dealers along with meeting so many new people. The Wi-Ex booth was a buzz from the beginning of the show to the end.The most common question we were asked in the booth was "How do you know it will work when signal is weak outside?" The answer is an onsite demonstration! Keep a YXC3500 in your work vehicle to be able to do a quick setup to show your customer the performance first-hand. The success rate of the installers doing this is through the roof!

    The Wi-Ex zBoosts are a great add-on sale and can provide your business with an additional revenue stream. We maintain our commitment to custom installers by continuing to offer trade specific cellular signal boosting solutions with best-in-class performance.

    For additional information on how to become a Wi-Ex zBoost authorized dealer or which distributors carry zBoosts, reach out to us.
    1-800-871-1612 x6404
    Miss the show? Check out what products were in our booth here!
    CEDIA booth
  • Wi-Ex Launches zBoost DataBlastTM - Speeds Data 20 Times Faster

    September 5, 2012 - Leave a Comment

    zBoost SOHO DataBlast Provides CEDIA Installers with New Opportunities and Add-Ons to Current Installs


    Indianapolis, IN - September 5, 2012 -  Wi-Ex, a leading provider of consumer and commercial cell phone signal booster kits, announced today its zBoost SOHO DataBlast 4G line of cell phone signal boosters at CEDIA in booth #5647. For CEDIA installers, the zBoost SOHO DataBlast provides the opportunity for new installs, as well as an add-on to current booster installs.   In recent speed tests, the installation of  the zBoost SOHO DataBlast resulted in data speeds up to 20X faster.* Continue reading

  • zBoost Responds to Cell Phone Signal SOS

    September 5, 2012 - Leave a Comment

    zBoost Increases Cell Phone Signal on Aircraft Carrier Turned Museum

    Indianapolis, IN - September 5, 2012 - Wi-Ex, a leading provider of consumer and commercial cell phone signal boosters for the home and office, announced today the "zBoost Responds to Cell Phone Signal SOS” case study today at CEDIA in booth #5647.

    The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, a military museum located on a historic World War II aircraft carrier in New York City, struggled with cell phone signal due to the solid steel infrastructure which hosts both the museum and offices of the staff. Darren Stone, AVP of Technology for the Intrepid, said the lack of cell phone signal “made life difficult especially in emergencies or power outages. Even simple tasks, like Enterprise Activation of Blackberries, required a technician to go outside and activate from our pier.”

    Frustrated with the lack of cell phone signal, Stone installed the zBoost YX545 SOHO aboard the Intrepid. “The installation of zBoost was simple, quick and required no technical knowledge. As soon as we powered on the device, it was an instant success. We went from no coverage in our office to complete coverage with full signal, not only on a cellular level but also for data communications.” Continue reading

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