The zBoost-METRO iP for the iPhone and the new zBoost z-Force for the car initiated lots of interest at the 2nd Annual CEA line show. This consumer electronics event was well attended by buyers, analysts, manufactureres and the media.
zBoost Brings Your iPhone to Life zBoost Provides Improved Signal, Faster Data and Longer Battery LifeJune 22, 2011
Wi-Ex, a leading provider of consumer and commercial cell phone signal boosters, announced today the launch of the zBoost Metro YX540iP iPhone™ Signal Booster initially available exclusively at Amazon. Showcased at the CEA Line Show and Pepcom Digital Experience, the zBoost Metro YX540iP is optimized for use with the iPhone allowing users to take full advantage of their iPhone’s voice, data and Internet services including 3G high-speed data and all those “apps”. The zBoost Metro YX540iP includes a $15 apps gift card and a zBoost Your Business Application Guide featuring iPhone and iPad™ apps for the business user or teleworker on the go.
“The app guide and app card deliver an ideal zBoost bundle for Apple users. iPhone, iPad and now iCloud™ users are leading today’s rapid increase in data consumption and connected devices. No longer is a reliable cell phone signal nice to have, it is a necessity for a wide variety of users, from teleworking executives and moms on the go, to teens and grandparents staying connected,” said Sharon Cuppett, Wi-Ex vice-president of marketing. “The zBoost Metro YX540iP is bundled with an iTunes gift card and the zBoost your Business Application Guide to help our customers looking for an iPhone centric solution to maximize their device, reduce dropped calls and put an end to slow data.”
Designed for use in a single-story urban living, the zBoost Metro YX540iP iPhone Signal Booster boosts indoor signal for multiple users operating any mobile device that operates on the 800 and 1900MHz frequencies including AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and Sprint. The zBoost Metro YX540iP includes everything a user needs to boost their signal up to 1500 square feet including a base unit, base antenna, low-loss cable, window-mount signal antenna and power supply. The zBoost Metro YX540iP is now available.
Unlike other boosters in the market, the zBoost Metro YX540iP requires no vertical separation making it a perfect solution for the many urban dwelling iPhone users. Other benefits of the zBoost YX540iP iPhone Signal Booster include:
• Supports multiple users simultaneously
• Increases voice and data transmission
• Easy to set up – comes with everything needed to boost signal
• No cradle or connections to your iPhone
• Extends battery life – uses less power when signal is stronger
• Protects the carrier network with patented technology
According to the annual zBoost State of the Signal Survey commissioned by Wi-Ex and conducted online by Harris Interactive in April 2011, 65 percent of online cell phone/smartphone owners experience problems with their cell phone or smartphone service including dropped calls or data, poor reception or dead zones in their home or poor signal reception or dead zones at work. In addition and important to iPhone and iPad users, 58 percent of online cell phone/smartphone owners who use data functions have experienced problems with service while using data functions including slow transmission of data (38 percent), poor signal/dead zone in home (23 percent) and poor signal/dead zone at work (20 percent.)
“Consumer reliance on iPhones, iPads and other smartphone and connected devices is increasing rapidly, making a strong cell phone signal indoors even more important. Who wants a device you can only use half the time because you don’t have a strong in-door signal,” added Cuppett. “We are constantly looking at the needs and digital lifestyles of our customers so we can provide them with a zBoost solution to fit their needs.”
Tablet Techie – It is estimated that nearly 70 million media tablets will be shipped in 2011 and they are being used as a personal device as well as an enterprise tool that enables users to stay on top of work after hours and during down time.
Smartphone Savvy – The smartphone is a staple in today’s hyperconnected world and by the end of 2011 it is expected that half of Americans will use a smartphone. A third of Americans use these digital Swiss Army knives to keep up with their schedules, check personal and work emails, the weather and stay connected on Facebook and Twitter.
iFamily – Today’s families are more connected than ever before with moms leading the adoption of smartphones to check weather, stay connected to the family and manage their schedules at home and on the go. The zBoost State of the Signal Survey found that 54 percent of online cell phone/smartphone owners have used their cell phone or smartphone to stay connected to others in the home by calling or texting others who are in the home at the same time.
iWorker – The zBoost survey also revealed that 55 percent of online teleworkers who use a smartphone/cell phone for teleworking experience problems with their service while teleworking including poor signal, dead zones or dropped calls. Cell phones/smartphone can be essential communication tools for teleworkers and when they don’t get signal, it can make even more work.
InfoComm 2011 was a great success especially for Wi-Ex. With over 30,000 attendees and a half million sq ft of exhibition space it takes something pretty unique to garner attention. Wi-Ex was the sole cell-phone signal booster present at the event and gained a lot of notice from integrators and installers present that wish to add another install option to their arsenal. Wi-Ex focused on displaying its Commercial Solutions products for cell phone signal problems this year.
The Commercial Solutions division of Wi-Ex works on providing cell phone signal in areas from 10,000 sq ft all the way up to 100,00 sq ft. Each signal solution is custom designed depending on the size, shape, and structure of the building.
zBoost State of the Signal Survey Reveals More than 50 percent of Online Teleworkers Experience Cell Phone/Smartphone Service ProblemsJune 16, 2011
ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With summer in full swing and gas prices remaining high, more companies are providing employees the opportunity to telework. However, according to the annual zBoost State of the Signal Survey commissioned by Wi-Ex, a leading provider of consumer and commercial cell phone signal boosters, and conducted online by Harris Interactive from April 5-7, 2011, 55 percent of online teleworkers1 who use a smartphone or cell phone for teleworking experience problems with their service while teleworking including poor signal, dead zones or dropped calls. The survey also found that almost 60 percent of online teleworkers who own a cell phone or smartphone said a cell phone or smartphone is extremely or very important to successfully teleworking.
“Teleworking is quickly becoming a necessity in today’s workplace. From transportation challenges with the high cost of gas and long commutes to added flexibility and work life balance, employees and companies are embracing teleworking, but without the right tools teleworking can become a frustrating experience”
“Teleworking is quickly becoming a necessity in today’s workplace. From transportation challenges with the high cost of gas and long commutes to added flexibility and work life balance, employees and companies are embracing teleworking, but without the right tools teleworking can become a frustrating experience,” said Sharon Cuppett, vice president of marketing of Wi-Ex. “No one can afford to miss or drop more than 50% of their business calls. It’s why so many of use cell phones for business in the first place, but they HAVE to work – that means they need a strong signal and in 50% of the cases, they need an indoor signal booster like zBoost.”
The zBoost line allows users to take full advantage of data, voice and Internet services on their iPhones, BlackBerry, DROID, connected devices, smartphones and other mobile phones including 3G high-speed data and video, instant messaging, pictures and more – at home, in their personal workspace or in a corporate office, both in the U.S. and abroad.
State of Teleworking
Cell phone and smartphone owners are helping lead the growth of teleworking. The zBoost State of the Signal Survey found that 34 percent of employed online cell phone and smartphone owners’ telework and 22 percent of those online teleworkers expect their time teleworking to increase in the next 12 months due to increase in gas prices, changes in the economy and more flexible work situations.
The zBoost State of the Signal Survey also found that nearly 80 percent (76 percent) of online teleworkers who own a smartphone or cell phone save time each week due to teleworking. However, the survey also found that 27 percent of employed online cell phone/smartphone owners strongly or somewhat agree that their work day has been extended by the use of their cell phone or smartphone for business use and 28 percent of employed online cell phone/smartphone owners sometimes read emails or websites when they can’t sleep.
Tablets Take on Teleworking
Tablets like the iPad and Android Zoom are quickly becoming a staple in today’s businesses. The zBoost State of the Signal Survey found that 28 percent of online teleworkers cite a tablet as at least somewhat important to successful teleworking.
The zBoost line of products improves signal strength for better voice and data transmission while maintaining the integrity of the carriers’ networks using patented technology. zBoost speed tests reveal that the zBoost line of cell phone signal boosters can increase data speeds by as much as 180 percent or almost three times as fast helping the growing number of tablet teleworkers with faster data speeds.
zBoost Commercial System Demo Kit Creates New Opportunities with Business and Commercial Customers
Orlando – June 15, 2011 – Wi-Ex, a leading provider of commercial and consumer cell phone signal boosters, is showcasing its new zBoost Commercial System Solutions at InfoComm. Displayed in booth 483, the zBoost Commercial System Solutions improve cellular voice and data signal within buildings from 20,000 to 100,000 square feet. The zBoost Commercial System Solutions are an affordable and uncomplicated solution designed to meet the needs of challenging indoor environments. InfoComm attendees can get started with a special offer on the zBoost Commercial System Demo Kit.
” The rapid adoption of smartphones including iPhone and BlackBerry, tablets and other connected devices has caused a shift in the way businesses operate. InfoComm provides us a good opportunity to connect with information, communications and systems integrators who can benefit from adding zBoost to their product offerings,” said Sharon Cuppett vice president of marketing at Wi-Ex. ”Our zBoost Commercial System Demo Kit provides integrators with an excellent tool to demonstrate zBoost as an affordable and effective solution to poor in-door cell phone signal in large spaces.”
The zBoost Commercial System Solutions come in 20,000 and 40,000 square feet packages and provide the key components and design elements to allow professional installation over a wide variety of building conditions. The zBoost Commercial System Solutions use a network of active amplifiers and antennas configured to provide optimum signal strength for multiple cellular providers while protecting the integrity of the carrier network using patented technology.
The zBoost Commercial System Demo Kit includes all of the components needed to demonstrate the zBoost Commercial Solutions System including:
- zBoost CI YX745 – a BiDirectional Amplifier (BDA) System which captures and amplifies the cell signal to extend a Cell Zone up to 12,000 square feet. The zBoost YX745 is designed for the professional installer and sold only to professional installers supporting both 800MHz (Cellular) and 1900MHz (PCS) bands.
- zBoost RF Signal Meter – reads the signal level for best placement of an antenna or aiming of a directional antenna. In addition, it will help the installer identify the signal strength and variation inside the building to aid in the placement of the internal antenna. It is designed to operate in both the CELL and PCS bands.
- 100 feet of RG-11 Coaxial Cable
The kit is a valued at $950 but available exclusively to InfoComm attendees at the special show pricing of $299. For more information on the kit visit zBoost in booth 483.
The Commercial Solution Division Process
The Wi-Ex Commercial Solution Division Process delivers an enhanced indoor cell signal for complex and large environments.
The process provides a step-by-step program to ensure a successfully product implementation including:
- installation survey consultation
- site survey
- proposal of zBoost Commercial System Solutions
- implementation including detailed equipment and schematic list
- remote assistance from the Wi-Ex team of experienced wireless design professionals
Even in the down economy, investments in home technology continue to grow and with consumers increasingly relying on connected devices including iPads, smart phones and laptops to access the Internet at home and in the office, a strong in-door cell phone signal is a necessity for today’s digital lifestyle. Wi-Ex is showcasing its zBoost line of cell phone signal boosters this week at ESX in booth 517.
The zBoost line allows users to take full advantage of data, voice and Internet services on their iPhones, BlackBerry, DROID, connected devices, smartphones and other mobile devices including 3G high-speed data and video, instant messaging, pictures and more – at home, in their personal workspace or in a corporate office, both in the U.S. and abroad.
The security, alarm and custom installers at ESX can experience zBoost’s product line including the zBoost Metro, zBoost SOHO and zBoost CI 745.
zBoost Metro Designed for consumers in single story urban dwellings, the zBoost METRO boosts indoor signal up to 1500 sq ft for multiple users in their home or office. The zBoost METRO supports all U.S. phones and mobile devices using 800 and 1900 MHz and doesn’t require an outside antenna placement.
zBoost SOHO Designed for consumers, zBoost SOHO cell phone signal 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.
zBoost CI YX745
Designed for demanding professional coverage applications, the zBoost CI YX745 is a BiDirectional Amplifier (BDA) System which captures and amplifies the cell signal to extend a Cell Zone™ up to 12,000 square feet. The zBoost YX745 is designed for the professional installer and sold only to professional installers supporting both 800MHz (Cellular) and 1900MHz (PCS) bands.
This video is well worth 10 minutes of your time. Great concepts and a whole new way of looking at motivation.
the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce gives a comprehensive animated seminar on what motivates workers to work, and how to take advantage of that as a business. This video, which is animated entirely on a whiteboard, is extremely valuable, especially for those marketing and sales professionals. The animation is clean, clever, and imaginative, and illustrates the various studies and research used in this piece extremely well.
Take the stress out of vacations with the perfect travel companion, your iPhone! Its summer and time for some much needed vacation but without all the hassles. Our list of apps can make tracking and booking flights, packing for the right weather, getting transportation, and finding good food so much easier.
This app gives you cab numbers, lets you track them, and even pay for your cab. This is a free app and essential for city traveling.
This free app is one you definitely need if eating in a new city. Even if you don’t travel much its perfect for finding new good eats in your own city. Just shake your iphone to get a list based on food type, pricing, and current city.
Before you even leave home, this travel app will tell you if your flight is on time, delayed or canceled. It integrates with TripIt, allowing you to email your itinerary confirmation to a specific address and then automatically save your flight itineraries to the app. The biggest downfall of this app is the price. At $9.99, it’s definitely targeted to frequent travelers.
Whether you’re deciding what to pack or figuring out if you can leave your umbrella in your hotel room for the afternoon, the best travelers know to keep a close eye on the weather. Yes, the iPhone comes with a built in weather app. But adding locations can be cumbersome and you’re limited to current temperature and expected highs and lows.
The Weather Channel app lets you instantly get the weather forecast for your current location or add another location with a few taps on the keypad. You can get an hour by hour forecast or a full ten day picture of what you can expect while traveling. The Weather Channel app even alerts you to any severe weather alerts in the area – perfect for travelers who don’t spend their vacations glued to the hotel room TV.
Need to do a little work off your iPhone and on your computer? WiFi Finder is a free iPhone App that finds the nearest available WiFi, but it’s not just limited to finding free connections, because sometimes you’re in such need that you don’t care if you have to pay. But if you do only want to see the free WiFi, just tap the “Free Only” button and you’ll see all your gratis options.
With graduation season fully underway and a new onslaught of job seekers, Henry DeVries, Assistant Dean for External Affairs for Continuing Education at University of California San Diego and co-author of the new book “Closing America’s Job Gap”, writes about top industries poised for success in 2011.
DeVries, through extensive research and trend monitoring, lists the hottest and most sustainable industries that recent grads should target.
Among the top of the pack: Mobile Media
According to DeVries’ team, UC San Diego Extension, today’s four billion mobile phone users outnumber both Internet users and land-line owners. Cell phones and other mobile devices are now multifunction devices that enable users to surf the Web, listen to music, download podcasts, use maps, access global positioning satellites, shoot and send photos and videos, and send text messages. With the countless new software applications, the number of ways to use smart phones is exploding.
Graphic designers, videographers and video editors, casual game/app developers and software engineers are in demand.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, software engineers will see an increase of 32 percent, with an expected 295,000 new jobs created over the decade 2008 to 2018 — a much greater increase than other occupations. Massive growth is also expected in mobile video. The BLS predicts more than 23,000 film and video editing jobs will be added through the year 2016.
Not interested or don’t qualify for the mobile industry? Visit ClosingAmericasJobGap.com for the complete list on America’s top industries.
For more information regarding the trend study and for a complete list of resources, visit, Hot Careers for College Graduates 2011