it-iQ
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Mobile Coverage Improvement

One of the solutions it-iQ offers is the Cel-Fi range for NZ.

How Cel-Fi Works

The Cel-Fi mobile repeater was designed to amplify and disburse a 3G mobile signal within a building without causing any interference to the mobile network. The Cel-Fi is locked to the carrier and will only amplify a signal in that carriers set frequency range. It does not support the GSM band. The System compromises of two boxes, a Window Unit (WU) and a Coverage Unit (CU):

Window Unit
Communicates with the mobile base station, amplifies the signal and passes it to the Coverage Unit via a wireless link.

Coverage Unit
Is responsible for disbursing the mobile signal within the building to multiple mobile devices.

Cel-Fi Setup

A typical setup involves placing the Window unit in an area within the building that gets the best possible mobile signal. This would usually be an upstairs window or a window at one end of the house.

The Coverage Unit is then placed within the main area of the house, or in an area that provides the best indoor signal dispersion.

Maximize Cel-Fi Coverage

The Cel-Fi repeater system is very unique in the way it maximizes the indoor coverage. The WU and CU units can be up to approximately 30m apart, the further apart they are the better indoor coverage area will generally be.

The Window Unit has a mobile signal strength indicator, the greater the signal strength it gets from outside the better the indoor coverage is going to be. The WU has a port for an external antenna to assist if you have poor signal.

The Coverage Unit has a LED indicator with a numbering system from 0-9 representing the output power. Ideally you require an 8 or 9 to ensure maximum indoor coverage. If the CU is close to the WU it will display a 1, as you move it further away the numbers should increase up to 9. At the same time the indoor coverage also increases.

Provides Indoor Mobile Coverage

All you need is somewhere in your home that gets at least 1 bar of 3G signal in your home, to enable the Cel-Fi to provide indoor coverage.

Simply place the Cel-Fi boxes inside your home and enjoy having great 3G mobile reception.

The indoor coverage is determined by several factors including the mobile signal strength at the Window Unit and the amount of walls in your home.

No longer will you need to go outside or be in a particular room of your house to make a phone call.

Increases Mobile Data Speeds

Slow internet speeds on your mobile device are often caused by low signal. If you suffer from low signal in your home you will be able to relate to the frustration of trying to access email or the internet.

The Cel-Fi will amplify the 3G mobile signal and increase your data speeds dramatically. Email, internet, video and social networking speeds will be like you never left the office.

Instead of purchasing fixed home broadband services, you can now use your mobile broadband as your primary internet source and save on internet costs.

Extends Mobile Phone Battery Life

Mobile phones use a lot more energy when in poor signal areas. The phone adjusts its internal power to compensate in an attempt to boost the poor signal. As a result the phone will consume a lot more battery power.

Using the Cel-Fi system your indoor mobile signal should be high and the battery will last noticeably longer for you to talk, check Facebook and browse the internet.

Improves Voice Quality

The quality of a voice call is usually determined by the phones signal strength and nearby interference.
With full signal strength inside your home and no interference, the Cel-Fi will provide crystal clear 3G voice quality for your mobiles.

Decreased Radiation to Mobile Users

Mobile radiation is at its greatest when your phone is using maximum power and when its close to your body.

By increasing the indoor signal strength using a Cel-Fi, your phone will not have to work as hard, lower its power and therefore decreasing radiation for the user.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements so we can get you the best solution possible.

IT Matters