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Wi-Ex Z-Boost Professional Installer Series Cell Phone Signal Booster - YX610KIT

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Improves Coverage Up To 10,000 Sq Ft/ Enhances All Cell Phone Functions/ Compatible With All Cell Phone Providers Except Nextel IDEN Frequency
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Wi-Ex Z-Boost Professional Installer Series Cell Phone Signal Booster - YX610KIT

Wi-Ex Z-Boost Professional Installer Series Cell Phone Signal Booster - YX610KIT (designed for professional instillation**)

** The yx600kit is not packaged with instructions for installation. Professional installation is strongly recommended for this product!

Features:

  • Improves coverage up to 10,000 sq ft and enhances all cell phone functions
  • Ideal for larger homes, warehouses or office buildings
  • Provides cell phone coverage where inside signal is weak or dead spots exist
  • Dual band product that works with all cell phone providers except Nextel IDEN frequency

Specifications:

  • Base Unit RF connectors F-type female and TNC female
  • Wall Supply Input 100-120 VAC 60Hz, 240 VAC also available
  • Power Consumption 2W standby, 5.5W max signal
  • System Certifications UL, FCC Parts 15 & 24 (PCS), FCC Parts 15 & 22 (CEL), Industry Canada
  • Base Unit and Power Supply Indoors Use Only 5º to 40ºC (40 to 105ºF)
  • Coverage (open areas) 4-5 signal bars at roof antenna; 120’ radius at 90' width; 3-4 bars inside; over 10,000 sq. ft

More Info:

Do cellular phone signal boosters really work?
There are a lot of cellular phone signal boosters out there that, quite frankly, do not live up to their promises. Wireless Extenders cellular phone signal boosters do. They are designed to take the same signal you receive outside and bring it inside, amplifying the signal indoors.

Who needs a cellular phone signal booster?
If you are tired of being part of the 35%+ of wireless phone users having trouble maintaining cell phone signal strength inside a home or office, you need a cellular phone signal booster. In order to improve the wireless service, the cell phone signal needs to be amplified. The Wireless Extenders YX500 Series units will boost the cell phone signal inside your home or office. You won’t have to go outside or to a window to use your cell phone again.

What benefits can I expect from using a Wi-Ex product?
You can stop suffering from dropped calls when you’re indoors.

  • Most cellular networks were built for highways -- to provide the best coverage for people in their cars. When you’re indoors, chances are you encounter dead cell zones—areas where your cell phone signal becomes weak, crackly and full of static, or where the cell phone signal drops off completely. Many building materials interfere with, or block, the cell phone signal. With a wireless range extender, you can bring that outside cell phone signal inside – where you need it the most.
  • You can extend the battery life of your cell phone. Because the Wireless Extender boosts the signal, the phone will consume less power to capture the cell phone signal, thus conserving the battery of the phone and enabling you to talk longer.
  • Many cell phone users see the benefit of replacing their expensive landline phone service because they use their cell phone the most. The problem is that in many cases the wireless coverage isn’t good in their home. Wireless Extenders’ cellular phone signal booster improves the wireless coverage and will allow you to do away with that expensive landline connection. Imagine being able to cut the cord from your local telephone company!
  • In addition, Wi-Ex cellular phone signal boosters enhance the following wireless applications:
    • Sending and receiving text messages
    • Instant messaging
    • Picture mail
    • Internet usage from your cell phone
    • PDA interactive messaging
    • 3G high-speed data
    • Downloading software
    • Security systems backup

Why do I lose cell phone signal strength indoors?
Several factors affect cell phone signal penetration into buildings, including building material (metal, concrete, wood), wall density, number of windows and building height. Cell phone signals work a little like television signals (without cable or satellite). Remember the tall antennas that used to be on every house in the neighborhood? That antenna captured the television signal and brought it into the house to the TV. Fortunately, modern technology lets us capture a cell phone signal in a similar fashion, but with a MUCH smaller antenna.

Can I use a Wi-Ex product in my home?
Yes, Wi-Ex products can be used in both homes and businesses. Many consumers want to use their cell phone to replace an expensive landline phone, and many more need a stronger cell phone signal for their home office. Please note: if you rent your home, you will need to get permission from your landlord before installing an antenna on the property.

Can I use a Wi-Ex product in my business?
Absolutely. Most businesses invest a great deal of money in cellular phone service for the benefit of owners, employees and customers. In a business situation, more than anywhere, a cellular phone signal booster is a necessity, not a luxury. Please note: if you do not own your building, you will need to get permission from the property owner before installing an antenna on the property.

How can I tell if it will help extend coverage in my home or office?
You can run a simple test. If you can place a call outside your home or office, the Wi-Ex unit will help you by boosting the signal inside the building. If there is no signal outside, this unit will not give you an improvement in coverage. Remember, we can only help improve your signal strength if you have enough of a signal outside to place a call.

How much will my cell phone coverage be extended with a Wi-Ex product?
The average coverage improvement indoors of the Wi-Ex YX500 basic unit is around 2,500 sq. feet. This is the perfect size for the typical home or office. According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2003, the average size of the American home built was 2,137 square feet. (source: http://www.census.gov/const/C25Ann/sftotalmedavgsqft.pdf)

The 2,500 sq. ft. number is an average only and represents open space. Some coverage will be greater, others smaller. Square footage will vary depending on the signal outside, type of building, foliage, installation quality and other factors. If you need additional coverage, we offer an upgraded interior antenna, which provides a stronger directional signal.

What can I expect my cell phone signal range and strength to be inside my home or office?
The closer you are to the base, the stronger the signal. This will vary with different conditions. Some of the conditions that will affect the improved coverage area are signal strength outdoors, the type of walls in the home, the placement of the unit and proximity to cellular towers.

Your expectations should be that your indoor coverage will be improved. You will be able to make calls where you couldn’t before. The coverage improvement will depend upon many factors. The intent of the Wi-Ex products are to bring outside coverage inside. If you want an even stronger signal, consider a more powerful signal antenna or an internal directional antenna, available as options in our online shopping cart.

How does a Wi-Ex cellular phone signal booster work?
Once installed, the Wi-Ex cellular phone signal booster captures the stronger cell phone signal from the outside wireless network and amplifies the signal inside, thus improving your wireless coverage. It’s that simple.

Can a Wi-Ex product help my signal in my RV?
The Wi-Ex YX500 Series units will work great in a RV. Because many RVs are metal, the wireless signal gets blocked. This unit will help coverage in your RV or boat. The only requirement is AC power and a signal outside strong enough to place a call. This unit can be installed in virtually any location that wireless service needs improvement.

Where should I put my Wi-Ex base unit to get the best coverage?
Where you need coverage the most. The Wi-Ex base unit is the component that amplifies the signal inside. The coverage is improved in a circular manner from the base unit. The farther you are away from the base unit, the weaker the signal. The base could be placed in the family room, the basement, an office, a bedroom, a home office or a central location.

Where is the best place to put my Wi-Ex signal antenna?
The Wi-Ex signal antenna should be placed at the highest point in your house in order to “catch” the signal as it goes by. This could be in the attic or on the roof. We advise against putting the signal antenna too close to the base unit. The signal antenna should have at least 15 feet of separation from the Wi-Ex base unit.

Is a cellular phone signal booster the same as a wireless router; will it help my WIFI signal?
The Wi-Ex unit will not help your WIFI service. This unit is designed to work with wireless PCS and Cellular phones and devices. The WIFI in your home or office uses a different frequency.

Can using a cellular phone signal booster improve the battery life of my wireless phone?
Yes! Because the Wi-Ex YX500 Series unit will boost the signal, the phone will consume less power to capture the cell phone signal, thus conserving the battery of the phone -- enabling you to talk longer.

Can I install a Wi-Ex product myself?
We have designed the Wi-Ex system so that it is easy to install. We have included installation instructions in the unit and on the web site.

Does Wi-Ex have a return policy on their Signal Boosters?
Yes. Wi-Ex offers you a 30-day money back guarantee. In order for a customer to receive a full refund within the 30-day period, they MUST call the 800 # to receive an RMA# and the RMA# should be written on the outside of the shipping box.

You may return the Wi-Ex Signal booster for a full refund within 30 days of receipt of your shipment. For specific details of the return procedure within 30 days, please call 1-800-871-1612.

Returned merchandise must include an RMA# written on the outside of the shipping box, all original components, literature, warranties and packaging in the same condition in which it was received. Refunds for returns will cover product amount and any sales taxes charged. Refunds will not be made for any shipping and handling charges. Returns not meeting these conditions will be subject to a repackaging fee of 20% of the price paid for the product (not including taxes). Damaged merchandise, cosmetically or otherwise, is subject to a restocking fee on a case-by-case basis. If an order has shipped, it is the purchaser’s responsibility to accept the shipment and return the order per this return policy. Orders that are refused at the designated shipping address may incur a 20% repackaging fee.

Installing Your zBoost:

zBoost cell phone signal extenders are not difficult to install, but they do require mounting an antenna (attic, roof or near a window location) and running coaxial cable.

Please see below for instructions on installing a Wi-Ex™ unit.

Choosing the best location for installation of the Signal Antenna provides the best performance and the largest area of improved signal. Determine the location that provides the strongest signal using the signal strength indicator on your cell phone. For the best reception, find the location that provides the most bars of signal strength and locate the Signal Antenna at that location.

  • Easiest Installation: Inside of a window. Locate a window where you get signal.
    1. Mount the Signal Antenna above the window.
    2. Place the Base Unit across the room (15 feet away) where you want to create a Cell Zone™.
    3. Attach the coaxial cable to the signal antenna.
    4. Attach the coaxial cable, which should already be attached to the Signal Antenna, to the Base Unit.
    5. Attach the Antenna to the Base Unit and position it so that it is at a 90 degree angle to the Base Unit.
    6. Set the Base Unit on a furniture piece.
    7. Attach the Power Supply to the Base Unit and plug the power supply into an outlet. See the Troubleshooting section if a red LED lights up.
  • Better Reception: Outside of a window. Locate a window where you get signal.
    1. Mount the Signal Antenna outside of the window.
    2. Place the Base Unit across the room (15 feet away) where you want to create a Cell Zone™.
      Attach the coaxial cable to the Signal Antenna.
    3. Run the coaxial cable from the Signal Antenna through the window to the Base Unit using a window entry kit (optional).
    4. Attach the Antenna to the Base Unit and position it so that it is at a 90 degree angle to the Base Unit.
    5. Set the Base Unit on a furniture piece.
    6. Attach the Power Supply to the Base Unit and plug the power supply into an outlet. See the Troubleshooting section if a red LED lights up.
  • Best Reception: Attic or Roof Installation. The following instructions are recommended for the best reception. Once you have confirmed that you have a cell phone signal either outside your home or inside your attic, you are ready to install the Signal Antenna using the supplied mounting brackets, Signal Antenna and coaxial cable.
    1. Identify the best location around your home with the strongest signal (best signal is typically found on the roof) for attachment of the antenna mounting bracket. For good the signal reception, install the Signal Antenna at the highest possible point in your area. Avoid placing the antenna within 3 feet (1 meter) of metal objects (pipes, metal siding, A/C unit, etc.).
    2. Attach the mounting bracket so that when the Signal Antenna is attached, it will be positioned vertically.
    3. Mount the Signal Antenna to the mounting bracket, making sure that the antenna is positioned vertically.
    4. Unroll the RG6 coaxial cable supplied with your zBoost Series kit removing any loops or kinks and attach to the base of the Signal Antenna.
    5. Run the coaxial cable from the Signal Antenna through the window to the Base Unit using a window entry kit (optional).
    6. Attach the Antenna to the Base Unit and position it so that it is at a 90 degree angle to the Base Unit.
    7. Set the Base Unit on a furniture piece.
    8. Attach the Power Supply to the Base Unit and plug the power supply into an outlet. If a red LED lights up, try further separating the antennas and then see the Troubleshooting section of the manual.

Package Includes:

  • the amplifier base unit
  • power supply
  • high gain signal and base unit antennas
  • mounting hardware

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 5"
  • Depth: 7"
  • Height: 2"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 12 oz
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

(NOTE: Proffesional Installation Is Recommended)

Wi-Ex Z-Boost Professional Installer Series Cell Phone Signal Booster

Wi-Ex Z-Boost Professional Installer Series Cell Phone Signal Booster

UPC Code: 000000004558
Discontinued


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