CEDIA 2009

  • CEDIA Wrap Up

    September 16, 2009 - Leave a Comment

    The Wi-Ex team had a very successful CEDIA!  The training classes, zBoost 3G Shoot Out and the "Into Tomorrow" broadcast were very successful.  

    As you can see from this picture CEDIA attendees lined up for their shot at the zBoost 3G Shoot Out!  The basket looked easier than than it turned out to be.

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     Also make sure to check out the broadcast of "Into Tomorrow" with David Graveline this week.  Check out their site for "Our coverage from the CEDIA Expo in Atlanta, GA airs this weekend. Special thanks to Wi-Ex for hosting our broadcast!" http://www.graveline.com/

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  • Wi-Ex Launches zBoost 710 for Installers

    September 12, 2009 - Leave a Comment

    Wi-Ex  launched its new zBoost 710 for custom installers today at CEDIA. The newest product in the zBoost CI Series, the zBoost 710, is aimed at providing custom installers with a cell phone signal booster solution for both home and commercial installations. Showcased at Booth #6157, the zBoost custom installer product is designed to create Cell Zones™ in signal-challenged homes and commercial buildings. The zBoost line of products reduce dropped calls and improve cell phone signal indoors, as well as increases signal and speed of aircards, EDGE and 3G technology. “Our new zBoost 710 is designed for the custom installer market. We have listened to our customers in this area and designed the 710 to meet their needs,” said Lloyd R. Meese, CEO of Wi-Ex. “With a new ruggedized case, increased gain and availability to only the custom installer market, the zBoost 710 provides customer installers the ability to offer increased cell phone signal to their customers while at the same time experience increased margins and profits.” According to the zBoost “On the Go” survey, commissioned by Wi-Ex and conducted by Harris Interactive®, 72% of cell phone owners have experienced service problems such as dropped calls (45%), poor signal reception at home (36%) or dead zones at work (34%). The zBoost CI Series is designed to help installers provide optimal in-door cell signal performance. zBoost 710 – Increasing Bars The zBoost CI Series is designed for demanding custom installation application includes homes and professional coverage applications and increases coverage up to 10,000 square feet. The zBoost 710 uses a Bi-Directional Amplifier (BDA) System that captures and amplifies the cell signal and extends a Cell ZoneTM. This reliable product captures and amplifies both the 800MHz signal and 1900MHz bands simultaneously and increases the signal coverage while decreasing dropped or missed calls. Increasing the indoor coverage translates into increased productivity and savings. Some of the benefits include extending the battery life, replacing landlines phones, reducing or eliminating dropped calls and increasing wireless applications such as instant messaging, 3G high-speed data picture mail and more. Available only through Wi-ex.com and Wi-Ex authorized custom installer dealers, the zBoost 710 features a white ruggedized case designed to meet the needs of custom install applications. Other benefits: • Future compatibility is important for users. For instance, some carriers may use one frequency for voice and another for data on new communication devices. zBoost already works with those newer devices and their carriers • Uses patent-pending technologies that protect the carrier network. • Works on both bands, so the installer and their client do not have to guess what cell phone frequency is being used. The product package includes an antenna configuration system consisting of two receiving antennas, an Antenna for Cellular and an Antenna for the PCS band. An antenna combiner is included to combine the signals from the two antennas onto one coaxial cable for connection to the zBoost Base Unit. For best signal enhancement, the antennas should be installed in the attic or outside where the cell signal may be stronger.

  • Wi-Ex hosting “Into Tomorrow” with Dave Graveline at CEDIA

    September 11, 2009 - Leave a Comment

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    Wi-Ex is hosting Dave Graveline and his “Into Tomorrow” high tech talk show at CEDIA on  Saturday, September 12, 2009 in booth #6157 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.

    "Hosting ‘Into Tomorrow’ at CEDIA is a perfect fit for Wi-Ex," said Bethany Mangold, Wi-Ex Marketing Manager. "As the leading international technology show, ‘Into Tomorrow’ is the perfect venue to discuss our new commercial offerings.  We are launching our Commercial Solutions Division, as well as a new custom installer product which provide CEDIA members with a solution that reduces dropped calls and improves indoor cell phone signal, as well as increases signal and speed of aircards, EDGE and 3G technology.   

    "Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline" is a 3-hour radio program (as well as 60 second Daily Features and ITTV Video Reports) covering the latest in consumer electronics and technology available today and into tomorrow.  The show will cover a variety of top companies exhibiting at CEDIA including Wi-Ex and its Commercial Solutions Division as well as its new custom installer product. 

    The Wi-Ex booth will also feature the “zBoost 3G Shoot Out” which provides attendees the chance to try and make a free throw and win a zBoost basketball.  The zBoost line of professional products is designed to create Cell Zones™ in signal-challenged professional buildings.  The zBoost line of products reduce dropped calls and improve cell phone signal indoors, as well as increases signal and speed of aircards, EDGE and 3G technology. Here's a picture from the zBoost 3G Shoot Out!

  • Visit Us at CEDIA for a the 3G Shoot Out - Booth 6157

    September 10, 2009 - Leave a Comment

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    zBoost is giving CEDIA attendees the chance to shoot for improved in-door cell phone reception including 3G at booth #6157. The “zBoost 3G Shoot Out” provides attendees the chance to try and make a free throw and win a zBoost basketball.  The zBoost line of professional products is designed to create Cell Zones™ in signal challenged professional buildings.  The zBoost line of products reduce dropped calls and improve cell phone signal indoors, as well as increases signal and speed of aircards, EDGE and 3G technology.

    Launched today at CEDIA, the Wi-Ex Commercial Solutions Division includes a dedicated team of Wi-Ex engineers who work closely with building managers and contractors to utilize the zBoost Professional Products to enhance cellular coverage for large indoor environments.  The zBoost line of professional products is designed to create Cell Zones™ in signal-challenged professional buildings.

     The zBoost Commercial Solution 

    zBoost is designed for signal-challenged buildings and demanding applications.  It increases voice and data coverage up to 10,000 square feet.  The zBoost ProPack Series uses a Bi-Directional Amplifier (BDA) System that captures and amplifies the cell signal and Extends a Cell ZoneTM. This reliable product captures and amplifies both the 800MHz signal and 1900MHz bands simultaneously and increases the signal coverage while decreasing dropped or missed calls. 

    Increasing the indoor coverage translates into increased productivity and savings for tenants and increased tenant satisfaction for the property managers.  Some of the benefits for the cell phone users include extending the battery life, replacing landlines phones, reducing or eliminating dropped calls and increasing wireless applications such as instant messaging, 3G high-speed data picture mail and more.

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    • Future compatibility is important for users. For instance, some carriers may use one frequency for voice and another for data on new communication devices.  zBoost already works with those newer devices and their carriers
    • Uses patent-pending technologies that protect the carrier network.
    • Works on both bands, so the installer and their client do not have to guess what cell phone frequency is being used.

     

    zBoost: Meeting the Needs of our Wireless Society

     

    Wi-Ex has conducted several recent surveys showcasing the growing need for improved cell phone signal.  According to the zBoost “State of the Cell Signal” Survey, commissioned by Wi-Ex, the leading providers of consumer cell phone signal boosters, and conducted by Harris Interactive, 70 percent of cell phone owners experience problems with their cell phone service including dropped calls (44%), poor signal reception in their home (34%) and dead zones at work (28%). 

     In addition and important to users of the iPhone and Blackberry, more than 60 percent of cell phone owners use data functions on their cell phones and of those consumers 51 percent experience problems with their cell phone while using data functions.

  • CEDIA - Atlanta Attractions

    August 31, 2009 - Leave a Comment

    The CEDIA tradeshow is in Atlanta this year which is the corporate headquarters for

    Wi-Ex.  Since the attendees will be visiting "our town" we asked the employees of Wi-Ex to share some of their favorite places.

    Courtney - The Atlanta Aquarium where he recently spent the night and had breakfast with his daughter.  (Downtown) www.Georgiaaquarium.org

    Desiree – The High Museum of Art (Midtown) www.high.org

    Lee - The Varsity the World's Largest Drive-In Restaurant (Downtown near Georgia Tech) www.thevarsity.com  Lee says you gotta visit the Varsity

    Derick – Dannemans Coffee on Edgewater (Downtown) www.dannemans.com

    Matthew - Piedmont Park (Midtown) www.piedmontpark.org Great concerts

    Julie – Park Tavern at Piedmont Park (Midtown), Free Music every Sunday evening www.parktavern.com Julie also recommends The Vortex Bar and Grill, and Noche in the Highlands area.

    Lloyd – Stone Mountain laser show at Stone Mountain Park www.stonemountainpark.com and Chastain Amphitheater www.classicchastain.com

    Frankie – Pittypat's Porch Restaurant (Downtown) www.pittypatsrestaurant.com

    Alper – Café Istanbul (Decatur) www.cafeistanbulatlanta.com Going back to his roots

    Ryan – The Old Spaghetti Factory (Midtown) www.osf.com Great says Ryan

    Kate – Max's Coal Oven Pizzeria (Downtown near CEDIA) www.maxsatl.com Real close to the show and really good

    Catherine - Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse (Buckhead) www.fogodechao.com

    Tiffany - Agatha's Mystery Dinner Theater (Downtown) www.agathas.com Lots of fun with a group

    Doug - The Braves at Turner Field (Downtown) www.braves.com Darn, not in town during CEDIA so go to the CNN Tour instead www.cnn.com (Downtown)

    Roman - Craft Atlanta (Buckhead) www.craftrestaurant.com Romans favorite restaurant owned by one of the Top Chef judges, Tom Colicchio.  Roman also recommended Paulo's Gelato in the Highlands area and The International Farmers Market (Chamblee)

     

    Deanna - If you love seafood then Legal Seafoods is a must stop in Atlanta.  In addition to having great seafood they have an awesome gluten free menu so if you or someone you are traveling with has gluten or food allergy issues the Legal Seafoods is a MUST visit!  I recommend the GF Caesar salad and GF fried (yes for those of you out there that are gluten free I said FRIED!!!) shrimp!  They have an entire menu for those of you like me. Another plus is it's convenient to the convention center! Enjoy! (OK, now you know why Deanna is in PR)

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    Roni - The King Center (Downtown) www.thekingcenter.com The Civil Rights story has been a big part of Atlanta's history.  My aunt is writing a book about Rosa Parks, so we have toured various locations related to the Civil Rights movement and the King Center is very interesting.

    John suggests the Fox Theater for a great show (Downtown) www.foxtheater.com

    Sharon thinks Fat Matt's Rib shack has the best ribs in town. It’s small, crowded, picnic tables and yet a blues band plays at one end.   Don’t let the line out the door or the “shack” appearance detour you – pit moves and it’s worth it. www.fatmattsribshack.com/about.php

    A few other wonderful places mentioned by several people are:

    -The World of Coca Cola www.worldofcocacola.com

    -Six Flags Over Atlanta www.sixflags.com

    -Atlanta Botanical Gardens www.atlantabotanicalgardens.org

    -Fernbank Museum www.fernbankmuseum.org

     Your friends at Wi-Ex hope you can visit some of our favorite places while visiting Atlanta.  See you at CEDIA!

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