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Rapid Deploy Cell Connectivity Solutions for COVID19 From WilsonPro

We realized our usual approach to connecting everyone, everywhere was no longer enough. Especially when medical professionals are testing patients in tents and drive-thru locations while millions of other people are now working remotely for the first time.

The ongoing COVID19 crisis has affected every sector of the global economy. To remain viable, companies everywhere have had to quickly adapt and come up with new, innovative solutions.

WilsonPro is no different. We realized our usual approach to connecting everyone, everywhere was no longer enough. Especially when medical professionals are testing patients in tents and drive-thru locations while millions of other people are now working remotely for the first time.

In response, we offer a new solution to help ensure business continuity in the U.S. and Canada:

The Pro 1000C – Rapid Deploy Kit (SKU 620042) Designed for use in temporary office, government, or medical facilities; MSRP $2,999.99 USA/$3,999.99 Canada.

- Along with the Pro 1000C amplifier, the kit includes outside and inside antennas with tripods, cables, power cords, and hardware.

- The Rapid Deploy Kit fully adheres to standard WilsonPro margins.

For the other essential employees who are working from home for the foreseeable future, both the Pro 70 Plus and Pro 1100 are highly recommended in-home cellular connectivity solutions.

For more details or to place orders, please contact your authorized WilsonPro sales rep today.

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NetAlly Announces AirMagnet is Back with Software Updates

As part of our commitment to your AirMagnet customers, we are pleased to announce the release of multiple AirMagnet software updates on April 14, 2020:

Software Updates
- Survey PRO v9.3
- Survey Express v9.3
- Survey on Demand v9.3
- Survey Mobile v1.1.2
- Planner v9.3
- Spectrum XT v3.10
- WiFi Analyzer PRO v11.3.2

Not only will all the AirMagnet products be rebranded as part of this release, we will also introduce multiple product enhancements:

Survey PRO
- Wi-Fi 6 Survey Support
- iPerf 3 and Test Accessory Support
- Lots of new Antenna Patterns
- AP Name Support for More Vendors
- Extreme Networks
- Mist Networks
Spectrum XT
- Wi-Fi 6 Support

This will be a great time to follow up with your old AirMagnet customers whose AllyCare support contract expired or is about to expire. You should also take this opportunity to approach users that are not happy with other solutions on the market. To help with this effort, the NetAlly marketing and product management teams are providing the following:

- Rebranded customer-facing resources
- Partner enablement sessions
- Social Media and Email announcements
- Customer-facing “AirMagnet – What’s New” webinar

You will be able to find all the rebranded AirMagnet customer-facing resources on the Partner Portal in the ”Sales Tools” tab in the Playbook “AirMagnet Software Releases”.

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NetAlly Launches New AllyRewards Program

Today is the NetAlly launch of AllyRewards! AllyRewards is a great way for your customers to get even more value from their purchase of NetAlly products, and for YOU – our valued partner – to sell even more.

How does it work?

The program offer is simple: For a limited time (April 6th – September 30th, 2020), purchasers of a NetAlly AirCheck™ G2 Wi-Fi Tester or LinkRunner® G2 Smart Network Tester are eligible to receive a FREE* reward for each tester purchased. Your customers can choose from either a Test Accessory Pocket iPerf Server or LinkSprinter® Pocket Network Tester as their reward – either one helps them get more done! All they have to do is to claim their free reward after purchase via this link.

Benefits to Your Customers – Why they should care…

More than just a “free gift” (both more than $400 USD), the AllyRewards program gives your customers a valuable, useful add-on to their purchase that makes them and their team more productive.

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NetAlly Announces AirMapperTM Site Survey App for EtherScope nXG to Speed and Simplify Wi-Fi Network Mapping

NetAlly delivers significant new functionality that simplifies network professionals’ task of generating Wi-Fi heatmaps, with enhanced performance visibility for AllyCare support program customers.

Phoenix, Arizona. USA – February 19, 2019 – Today at their vendor event at the Wireless LAN Professional’s Conference in Phoenix (#wlpc), NetAlly formally announced the upcoming release of the new AirMapper™ Site Survey app for EtherScope™ nXG Portable Network Expert. With AirMapper, EtherScope nXG users can now quickly and easily gather location-based Wi-Fi measurements and create visual heat maps of key performance metrics in the Link-Live Cloud Service. Ideal for quick site surveys for new deployments, validating changes, and fast performance verification, NetAlly is the first to provide a complete site survey and wired/wireless analysis solution in a handheld instrument.

Leveraging EtherScope nXG’s custom analysis hardware, AirMapper enables Wi-Fi network professionals to easily conduct enterprise-grade site surveys that include critical performance metrics such as noise, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), data rates, interference and more, all without the use of any external device or complex site survey software.

“No laptop, no dongle, no tethered device – AirMapper provides our customers with the simplest solution for conducting fast and thorough site surveys,” says James Kahkoska, CTO at NetAlly. “Combined with its extensive arsenal of Ethernet and Wi-Fi analysis tools, the EtherScope has become the industry’s most comprehensive network validation and service assurance tool.”

The portability of the analyzer enables the user to quickly and easily measure key WLAN performance metrics in physical spaces – which is key to optimizing Wi-Fi networks – by taking the actual user experience of mobile devices into account. With the cloud-based Link-Live service creating powerful visualizations of the recorded data, centralized engineers can analyze test results from far-flung remote sites without travel and collaborate remotely to ensure Wi-Fi performance.

The app (by way of EtherScope nXG firmware update version 1.2) will be available in mid-April 2020 for download.

While the upgrade is available at no charge to all, customers with AllyCare (NetAlly’s premium service and support program) will get extended mapping functionality including critical Wi-Fi performance metrics, as well as web-based remote control of the instrument.

“This reflects our ongoing commitment to delivering additional value and capability to our AllyCare customers,” says Mike Parrottino, NetAlly CEO.

For more information about AirMapper Site Survey, please visit https://netally.com/airmapper-site-survey

About NetAlly

The NetAlly® family of network test and analysis solutions have been helping network engineers and technicians better deploy, manage, and maintain today’s complex wired and wireless networks for decades. Since creating the industry’s first handheld network analyzer in 1993, NetAlly continues to set the standard for portable network analysis. With tools that include LinkRunner®, OneTouch™, AirCheck™, and more, NetAlly simplifies the complexities of network testing, provides instant visibility for efficient problem resolution, and enables seamless collaboration between site personnel and remote experts. To learn more and see how NetAlly helps network professionals get their jobs done fast, visit https://netally.com.

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NetAlly Introduces the EtherScope™ nXG

Multi-technology, all-in-one handheld network tester that enables engineers and technicians to get more done faster, from deployment to maintenance and documentation of their ever-changing Wi-Fi and Ethernet access networks.

Powerful analysis for Network Engineers, easy to use for Technicians

- Test, validate, and troubleshoot the latest network technologies: NBASE-T, 10G, Wi-Fi 5/Wi-Fi 6
- Verify network performance up to 10G line-rate
- Bridge the knowledge gap between engineers and technicians
- Automated assessment of Ethernet and Wi-Fi network health
- Discover devices and security risks
- Automated documentation and reporting

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weBoost Home Cell Signal Booster


Wilson Electronics Announces Its Most Powerful Cell Boosters for Residential Use in Canada – The weBoost Home MultiRoom and Home Complete

Dead zones are no match for weBoost’s new indoor cell signal boosters

SALT LAKE CITY–September 26, 2019—Wilson Electronics, the industry leader in cellular signal booster technology, today announced the Canadian launch of the weBoost Home MultiRoom and weBoost Home Complete, two powerful, consumer-friendly indoor cell signal boosters designed to provide reliable cellular connectivity in homes up to 5,000 and 7,500 square feet, respectively. Compatible with all mobile devices and wireless carriers in North America, the boosters allow users to enjoy better voice quality, fewer dropped calls, uninterrupted texts and faster data streaming at home.

The Home MultiRoom is perfect for solving cellular signal issues in two to three large rooms in a home. weBoost’s new, custom-designed antennas (in contrast to the generic supplier antennas used by competitors), as well as the booster’s max gain of 65 dB and up to 21 dBm in total uplink-output power, allow the Home Multiroom to reach cell towers up to 40 percent farther away than previous models with up to 80 percent moreindoor coverage.

For those looking to maximize cellular coverage throughout their entire home, the Home Complete is the ideal solution. It boasts 72 dB in max gain and up to 24 dBm in total uplink-output power,making it capable of reaching cell towers up to 26 percent farther away than the Home MultiRoom. The Home Complete also extends indoor coverage up to 46 percent more than the Home MultiRoom.

The weBoost Home product line offers consumers much more than technological breakthroughs. They also benefit from improved aesthetics, with booster units made to fit user-friendly custom mounting brackets while featuring stylish, fabric-covered inside antennas designed to complement contemporary décor. For ease of installation and versatility, the inside antenna can be installed in its own custom bracket (either vertically or horizontally) with the included 3M Command™ strips or placed on a shelf using its built-in kickstand. In addition, the Home MultiRoom also features a flat window cable to allow for accessbetween the outside antenna and booster with a simple, drill-free installation.

“In today’s fast-paced world, reliable cellular connectivity is crucial in the home,” said Wilson Electronics’ CEO Bruce Lancaster. “Whether it’s keeping in touch with friends and family or completing important tasks for your business, the Home MultiRoom and Home Complete are the perfect solutions to ensure strong cell signal in homes of all sizes.”

Out of the box, the Home MultiRoom and Home Complete feature everything needed for easy, do-it-yourself installation, including:

- Cell signal booster
- Outside directional antenna
- Fabric-covered inside panel antenna
- Outside antenna mounting bracket
- Custom mounting brackets for boosters and inside panel antennas, with 3M Command™ Strips
- Power supply, cables, and cable mounting clips

How it works: The powerful outside antenna reaches out to cell phone towers to receive a signal. The antenna then transmits this signal to the booster.The booster receives this outside signal and amplifies each of the supported frequency bands simultaneously for all carriers throughout the indoor space using a series of sophisticated onboard software, low noise amplifiers and filters; along with its inside antenna. The device utilizes this stronger signal as calls and data are transmitted back through the booster to the cellular network.

Certified by Industry Canada and pre-approved by all carriers, the weBoost Home MultiRoom and Home Complete are now available for purchase through authorized resellers. The Home MultiRoom is priced at $799.99 and the Home Complete is priced at $1399.99. All boosters feature a two-year manufacturer’s warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

For more information, please visit www.weboost.ca or follow weBoost using @weBoost on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About weBoost and Wilson Electronics, LLC

Wilson Electronics, LLC, home of WilsonPro and weBoost, is a market leader in cellular signal booster technology, dedicated to delivering wireless network coverage to everyone, everywhere. Each booster is FCC approved to amplify signal from all major carriers for all cellular devices; significantly improving cellular coverage in homes, vehicles and commercial buildings. The company has developed and manufactured cell phone signal boosters, antennas and related components for more than 20 years—establishing an extensive portfolio of intellectual property surrounding mobile phone repeater and booster architectures along the way. All Wilson Electronics products are designed, assembled, and tested in the USA. For more information, visit www.weboost.ca.

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Wilson Electronics’ New Enterprise Line of Cellular Amplifiers

First in Canada to Offer Multi-Tower Targeting (MTT) Technology with Three Outdoor Donor Ports and Feature Remote Cloud Management to Deliver Best-In-Class Indoor Cell Coverage

The WilsonPro Enterprise 1300/1300R and Enterprise 4300/4300R Provide Superior Cell Signal Coverage for Mid-Sized and Large Commercial Buildings—including Hotels, Financial Institutions, Restaurants, Retailers, Multi-Unit Dwellings, Warehouses, Office Buildings, and More

SALT LAKE CITY – August 15, 2019 — Wilson Electronics, the industry leader in cellular signal booster technology, today announced the launch of the new WilsonPro Enterprise 1300/1300R and WilsonPro Enterprise 4300/4300R family of cellular amplifiers in Canada. Most notably, the Enterprise 1300/1300R and Enterprise 4300/4300R feature the industry’s first foray into Multi-Tower Targeting (MTT) Technology, using its three outdoor-antenna-port configuration to receive cellular signal from multiple cell towers at the same time. The Enterprise 1300/1300R and Enterprise 4300/4300R are also integrated with WilsonPro Cloud remote functionality—enabling users and integrators in Canada to remotely manage, monitor, and adjust their cellular amplifiers and receive real-time updates with any mobile device, including tablets and smartphones.

As companies abandon landlines and increasingly rely on mobile phones, the need for strong, reliable cellular connectivity has never been more important. Unfortunately, cellular signal can be blocked by environmental factors such as mountains or trees, as well as building materials such as concrete, steel, brick and even LEED-certified windows.

The Enterprise 1300/1300R and Enterprise 4300/4300R solve this problem through their ability to dedicate separate outdoor antennas to specific carriers. This allows a single amplifier to provide the best possible indoor cell coverage in a multi-tower situation. In situations that don’t require multiple outdoor antennas, the Enterprise 1300/1300R and Enterprise 4300/4300R can utilize “common mode” to maximize indoor cellular connectivity with a single outdoor antenna.

The Enterprise 1300/1300R cellular amplifier has one indoor antenna port to provide up to 40,000 square feet of indoor coverage—making it a perfect solution for mid-sized buildings including restaurants, retailers, multi-dwelling units, and financial institutions. The Enterprise 4300/4300R’s four indoor antenna ports enable it to cover up to 100,000 square feet of indoor coverage, making it ideal for larger commercial buildings, such as hospitals, hotels, warehouses, office buildings, and more. Both the Enterprise 1300/1300R and Enterprise 4300/4300R help ensure that a building’s residents, employees, and visitors can all enjoy strong, reliable cellular signal—keeping them connected when it matters the most. In addition, the Enterprise 1300 and 4300 family of amplifiers are stackable and scalable. By combining amplifiers, installers can configure cellular coverage for in-building areas up to 1 million square feet— depending on the building’s architecture.

“Typical construction materials for mid-sized and large buildings, such as metal and concrete, are notorious for impeding cell signal,” said Bruce Lancaster, CEO of Wilson Electronics. “The Enterprise 1300/1300R and Enterprise 4300/4300R’s multiple outdoor antenna ports provide best-in-class coverage in Canada, making these powerful amplifiers a natural choice for installers and integrators looking to provide reliable cell signal for buildings up to 100,000 square feet.”

Previously, IT experts and department heads needed to be onsite to diagnose any cellular amplifier issues. Leveraging the Enterprise 1300/1300R and Enterprise 4300/4300R’s enhanced cloud capabilities, integrators and building managers can remotely monitor the amplifiers from any mobile device and be immediately notified of any issues, such as system failure, oscillation, or change in signal strength. This also gives them the ability to troubleshoot remotely when necessary. With this feature, the new Enterprise
amplifier line provides IT professionals with the necessary data and numbers needed to further justify return on investment (ROI) on infrastructure spend and manage expectations with employees and leadership.

Both cellular amplifiers feature improved uplink power of up to +26 dBm, which enables them to reach cell towers at much greater distances. Strong downlink power to provide greater indoor coverage is another crucial part of the Enterprise 1300/1300R and Enterprise 4300/4300R’s capacity for optimum cellular connectivity. Boasting the full legal limit of +17 dBm downlink power, WilsonPro’s new Enterprise amplifier line comprises the most powerful cellular amplifiers available in this price category (ISED Canada Certified) With the Enterprise 4300/4300R’s four independently controlled indoor antenna ports, each equipped with up to +17 dBm downlink power, the potential for enhanced indoor cell coverage is even greater.

The Enterprise 1300/1300R and Enterprise 4300/4300R each feature a large 4.3-inch LCD touchscreen, which provides an enhanced user experience. In addition, the “R” model of each cellular amplifier designates a rack-mount configuration, while the non-lettered model indicates a wall-mount setup.

Like most WilsonPro amplifiers, the WilsonPro Enterprise 1300/1300R and Enterprise 4300/4300R have eXtended Dynamic Range (XDR) technology, which allows for immediate and automatic adjustments to changes in outside signal—virtually eliminating issues like unforeseen system shutdowns or signal loss.

The new Enterprise series of cellular amplifiers are carrier agnostic and compatible with all Canadian cell phone networks—allowing every occupant within the building to enjoy the strongest cell signal possible, regardless of whether they use a smaller regional carrier or a national carrier. Both amplifiers also include a three-year manufacturer’s warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

The WilsonPro Enterprise 1300/1300R and Enterprise 4300/4300R are available immediately for purchase through authorized WilsonPro distributors and dealers. Visit WilsonPro.ca to find a dealer and learn more about the new Enterprise 1300/1300R and Enterprise 4300/4300R.

About WilsonPro and Wilson Electronics, LLC

Wilson Electronics, LLC, home of WilsonPro and weBoost, is a market leader in cellular signal booster technology, dedicated to delivering wireless network coverage to everyone, everywhere. Each booster is FCC approved to amplify signal from all major carriers for all cellular devices; significantly improving cellular coverage in homes, vehicles and commercial buildings. The company has developed and manufactured cell phone signal boosters, antennas and related components for more than 20 years—establishing an extensive portfolio of intellectual property surrounding mobile phone repeater and booster architectures along the way. All Wilson Electronics products are designed, assembled, and tested in the USA. For more information, visit www.WilsonPro.ca.

Contacts
CommStrat
Jessica Cheney, CommStrat for Wilson Electronics
T. 419-350-4614
jessica@commstrat.com

Wilson Electronics
Grace Kussow, Marketing Specialist
T. 435-673-5021
F. 435-656-2432
gkussow@wilsonelectronics.com

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NetAlly Spins Out of NETSCOUT to Further Drive Innovation in Handheld Network Testing Market

Company’s first product enhancements include AirCheck G2 Wi-Fi 6 support and new Link-Live cloud platform updates that centralize tester management and data visibility for network engineers and technicians

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today marks the launch of NetAlly®, a new company comprised of a team that has been developing highly recognized and respected brands of portable network test solutions for over 25 years. Formerly a business unit of NETSCOUT®, and previously part of Fluke Networks®, the company is now an independent provider of handheld testing solutions including the LinkSprinter® Pocket Network Tester, LinkRunner® Network Auto-Tester, OneTouch™ AT Network Assistant, AirCheck™ G2 Wireless Tester, and AirMagnet® Mobile solutions. As part of the launch, the company is also announcing Wi-Fi 6 support for AirCheck G2, as well as new updates to its centralized cloud platform, Link-Live, that dramatically improve data analysis and collaboration for network engineers and technicians.

“Our testers are sought-after by networking professionals around the world, and our mission is to continue to serve those responsible for planning, deploying, validating and troubleshooting access networks and the devices connected to them,” said Mike Parrottino, CEO at NetAlly. “We’re dedicated to simplifying the complexities of network testing, providing instant visibility for efficient problem resolution, and enabling seamless collaboration between site personnel and remote experts. Our testing technology has a rich DNA and we’re excited to build on that heritage to deliver testing customers can trust, from a new ally.”

NetAlly is a 100% channel-focused company, relying on their established global partners for local representation of their award-winning products; customers can contact info@netally.com immediately for information or see a complete list of resellers on their website at www.netally.com. Existing customers with active support contracts have already been transferred over to AllyCare, NetAlly’s service and support program, which offers technical assistance, instrument repair, documentation, and training videos from a dedicated team of expert engineers.

New AirCheck G2 and Link-Live Features

NetAlly is releasing version 4.0 of its software for the AirCheck G2 Wi-Fi tester. This adds visibility of Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) networks for installation, validation and troubleshooting. It also makes AirCheck G2 the first tool to integrate with new Link-Live Cloud Service enhancements. Link-Live is a centralized management workspace for network test results and site data capture, and offers results management, site data management, and user and tester management. The service now includes new data analysis and sharing features so network engineers and technicians can better coordinate field testing and verification, including:

- Wi-Fi and iPerf Analysis – Analyze a richer and broader set of uploaded data for better centralized management and visibility by remote engineers and project supervisors. Go beyond static tables to filter by text for channel and SSID, generate a filtered list of access points (APs), drill down into data instantly, and more. This ability to review connection and roaming test logs makes it easier than ever to collaborate while troubleshooting connectivity and roaming problems. In addition, users can automatically upload and document iPerf performance test results, quickly generating reports that provide Pass/Fail information that can be used to easily validate network upload and download speeds from anywhere, at any time. All of this results in faster mean time to repair (MTTR), and simpler documentation and collaboration.
- Link-Live API – New API allows for data extraction into an organization’s network management database or trouble-ticketing system for better data sharing and collaboration.

“These testers set the standard in the industry, and as a network analyst, I rely on them for accurate insight when testing today’s complex networks. I’m excited by the new NetAlly brand, and know their team is dedicated to delivering innovative new features and technologies,” said Mike Pennacchi, President and Owner of Network Protocol Specialists LLC, a network consulting company. “The new data analysis and sharing features are a perfect example of that innovation. This helps engineers better manage, analyze and share the test data, validating networks faster and solving problems more quickly.”

For more information about the new Link-Live features and to stay updated on NetAlly product and company news, visit https://netally.com/.

About NetAlly
NetAlly® offers testing you can trust, from your new ally. Our family of network test solutions have been helping network engineers and technicians better deploy, manage, and maintain today’s complex wired and wireless networks for decades. From creating the industry’s first handheld network analyzer in 1993 to being the industry pacesetter – first as Fluke Networks®, then as NETSCOUT® – NetAlly continues to raise the bar for portable network analysis. With tools that include LinkRunner®, OneTouch™, AirCheck™ and more, NetAlly simplifies the complexities of network testing, provides instant visibility for efficient problem resolution, and enables seamless collaboration between site personnel and remote experts. To learn more and see why NetAlly delivers the best in handheld network test visit https://netally.com/.

PR Contact
Anthony Cogswell
Voxus PR
ajcogswell@voxuspr.com
253.444.5980

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Wilson Electronics Announces Most Powerful Vehicular Cellular Signal Booster on the Market – The Drive Reach

SALT LAKE CITY () – May 29, 2019 – Wilson Electronics, the industry leader in cellular boosting technology, today announced the launch of the weBoost Drive Reach, a powerful in-vehicle cellular signal booster designed to provide solid cellular connectivity in cars, trucks and RVs. Compatible with all mobile phones and wireless carriers in North America, it allows users to enjoy strong call quality, fewer dead zones and faster data upload/download speeds while on the road.

The Drive Reach boasts uplink output power capabilities of 29.5 dBm and 50 dB gain – the maximum allowable gain under Industry Canada standards – allowing it to boost signal strength from locations over two times further away from cell signal towers than previous models. This provides users with the strongest connection and fastest data rate available in the mobile amplifier market.

“Whether you’re traveling for work or play, a strong cellular signal is crucial for both productivity and safety reasons,” said Wilson Electronics’ CEO Bruce Lancaster. “Thanks to the Drive Reach’s upgraded uplink capabilities, users will see a huge improvement in cellular connectivity and speed across all wireless carriers, providing peace of mind wherever the road takes you.”

The Drive Reach also shines in its ease of installation. Its versatile mounting plate allows users to install the booster in whatever way is most convenient for them. The typical everyday user can use velcro strips to sturdily attach the booster to the carpeting of the vehicle. More advanced installers can more permanently fasten the booster to a vehicle’s side walls. Once the booster is secured, weBoost’s innovative SMB connectors provide tactile confirmation that the antenna and booster have been successfully connected.

The Drive Reach has all components needed for installation, including:

- Powerful cellular amplifier

- Mini magnetic antenna

- Versatile mounting plate

- SMB connectors

- Power supply, including an extra port with rapid charging capabilities

How it works: The powerful exterior antenna reaches out to cell phone towers to receive a signal. The antenna then transmits this signal to the booster. The booster receives this outside signal and amplifies each of the supported frequency bands throughout the vehicle using a series of sophisticated low noise amplifiers and filters.

Priced at $699.99 and certified by Industry Canada, the weBoost Drive Reach is available for purchase now online at weBoost.ca or through authorized resellers. All boosters have a two-year warranty.

For more information, please visit www.weboost.ca or follow weBoost using @weBoost on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About weBoost and Wilson Electronics, LLC

Wilson Electronics, LLC, home of WilsonPro and weBoost, is a market leader in cellular signal booster technology, dedicated to delivering wireless network coverage to everyone, everywhere. Each booster is FCC approved to amplify signal from all major carriers for all cellular devices; significantly improving cellular coverage in homes, vehicles and commercial buildings. The company has developed and manufactured cell phone signal boosters, antennas and related components for more than 20 years—establishing an extensive portfolio of intellectual property surrounding mobile phone repeater and booster architectures along the way. All Wilson Electronics products are designed, assembled, and tested in the USA. For more information, visit www.weboost.ca.

Contacts

CommStrat
Linden Kohtz Garcia, CommStrat for Wilson Electronics
T. 512.964.3784
linden@commstrat.com

Wilson Electronics
Grace Kussow, Commercial Marketing Specialist
T. 435.673.5021 | F. 435.656.2432
gkussow@wilsonelectronics.com

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Fluke Networks Announces the New MicroScanner™ PoE – The First Technician’s Tool to Cut Through the Costly Confusion of New and Emerging PoE Standards

New Tool Allows Technicians to Ensure Sufficient Power is Available for PoE Devices.

Everett, Wash., March 18, 2019 – Today, Fluke Networks unveiled the MicroScanner PoE to speed the installation and troubleshooting of Power over Ethernet (PoE) devices including those supporting the new high power 802.3bt standard, which was ratified in September of 2018.  The tester, which can verify and troubleshoot Ethernet cabling, displays a simple indication of the class of power available as reported by the switch in accordance with the Ethernet Alliance designations.  This information indicates if sufficient power is available for the device in question. With an MSRP of $725 US, the product is priced within reach of every technician.

PoE provides substantial cost, efficiency and flexibility benefits, sparking an explosion of powered devices such as cameras, access points, and displays, along with switches to support them.  Unfortunately, the term “PoE” is not defined by any standard and a wide variety of standardized and somewhat-standardized implementations are available. Even more confusing, multiple standards, multiple power levels, a variety of non-standardized names such as “PoE+”, “PoE++”, and other designators are used. The result is that it’s difficult even for experts to know what devices will work together.

The Ethernet Alliance launched a certification program to end this confusion. Power levels and requirements are designated by a number from zero to eight indicating the amount (or “class”) of power sourced or required. Technicians need to simply ensure that the class number of the source is equal to or greater than the class of the powered device. When connected to a PoE switch, the MicroScanner PoE will display the maximum power class indicated by the switch, making it easy for the tech to know if the switch and device are compatible.

The MicroScanner PoE also provides a complete set of tools for the technician installing PoE and non-PoE devices. Cable wiremapping, a built-in toner, and distance-to-fault indicators can track down cabling problems quickly. When connected to a live switch port, the unit displays the speed of the port up to 10 Gbps, especially useful for troubleshooting slow access points. Cable identifiers can be used to track which cable goes where.

“Ensuring quality installations of a PoE network is a three-step process,” according to Harley Lang, RCDD, Director of Marketing for Fluke Networks. “First, designers should use EA PoE certification to ensure their selected equipment will work together. Second, the cabling installation should be certified to meet not only the category cabling requirements, but also the resistance measurements that are critical to PoE. Third, techs should be outfitted with tools such as the MicroScanner PoE so they can ensure they’re properly connected to devices which can supply the necessary power.”

Availability: The Fluke Networks MicroScanner PoE is available for purchase from resellers worldwide starting at $725.

About Fluke Networks

Fluke Networks is the worldwide leader in certification, troubleshooting, and installation tools for professionals who install and maintain critical network cabling infrastructure. From installing the most advanced data centers to restoring service in the worst weather, our combination of legendary reliability and unmatched performance ensure jobs are done efficiently. The company’s flagship products include the innovative LinkWare™ Live, the world’s leading cloud-connected cable certification solution with over seventeen million results uploaded to date.  For more information, call 1-800-283-5853 (US, Canada), 1-425-446-5500 (International) or visit  www.flukenetworks.com.

For additional information and updates, follow Fluke Networks on social media.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/flukenetdci
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/flukenetworks
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/fluke-networks

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Fluke Networks New MPO Inspection Camera Offers Fastest View from Complete Endface to Individual Fiber

Breakthroughs in efficiency and usability include multiple camera design, gesture-based UI and rugged ergonomics.

Everett, Wash., March 5, 2019 – Today, Fluke Networks unveiled the FI-3000 FiberInspector™ Pro, the industry’s most efficient Multi-Fiber Push On (MPO) endface inspection camera. MPO technology allow simultaneous connection of up to 32 fibers transmitting hundreds of gigabits of information, but are susceptible to the number one cause of fiber failure: contamination. Technicians using the FI-3000 can view the fiber endface instantly using the Live View feature and then use the gesture-based interface to zoom in on individual fibers or perform a pass/fail test in seconds.

“The growth of higher density networks in data centers and fiber-to the home, office, or antenna (FTTx) is driving widespread adoption of MPO technology,”, according to Mike Hughes, VP of Product Management at US Conec, a global leader in the development and supply of high-density optical interconnects, and inventor of the MTP® high performance MPO connector.  “A speck of dust that’s invisible to the human eye can cause intermittent errors or even complete failure on a fiber optic connection.  That’s why it’s essential that every fiber interconnect – even on cables straight from the factory – be inspected before it’s connected.”

“The FiberInspector Pro is the most efficient tool we’ve evaluated for inspection of MPO connectors,” stated Ed Wilson, Senior Operations manager of Curran IT, a leading independent engineering, IT and facilities services business.  The FI-3000 FiberInspector Pro offers an extensive feature set that makes testing MPO trunks easy and efficient.  The multiple camera design with autofocus provides a Live View of the entire endface on a smart phone or Versiv instantly.  Touching “Test” provides an automated PASS/FAIL result compliant with IEC 61300-3-35 in seconds– for any one- and two- row configurations or 8, 10, 12, or 16 fibers.

“While the FI-3000 offers breakthroughs in speed, documentation, and ergonomics, our beta users tell us their favorite feature of the product is the Live View user interface,” stated Harley Lang, RCDD, Director of Field Marketing for Fluke Networks. “This allows them to see the endface of the connector as soon as it’s plugged in and then touch any fiber to zoom in on it. After certifying, they can switch from a summary view of pass/fail results to an image of each individual fiber with defects highlighted and use simple gestures to pan across the entire connector. This view gives them complete confidence that the MPO is ready to connect.”

The FI-3000 features unique ergonomics that support easy inspection of panels or cables, with controls on the back which make it easy to operate with one hand. The built-in PortBright™ illumination makes it easy to find the right port in dark or crowded patch panels. LED’s indicate Pass or Fail conditions, and the handy holster not only keeps the FI-3000 at hand, but also includes room fiber cleaning supplies.

At launch, the tester works with iOS or Android smart devices through the FI-IN App. The app allows users to store results, or even share them with others as an image or a PDF report. Later this year, the FI-3000 will work with the Versiv™ Cabling Certification System. That will allow Versiv users to generate inspection reports using LinkWare PC or LinkWare Live – just like they do today for copper, fiber loss, and OTDR – and integrate them into a single, complete project report. With over 40,000 users and 17 million results uploaded to the cloud, LinkWare is the industry’s leading cable test reporting solution. All the tests from a single project – copper, fiber loss, OTDR and fiber inspection – will be able to be combined into a single report.

 

Availability: The Fluke Networks FI-3000 FiberInspector Pro is available for purchase from resellers worldwide starting at $5,995 US MSRP and is also available for rent from select suppliers.

 

About Fluke Networks

Fluke Networks is the worldwide leader in certification, troubleshooting, and installation tools for professionals who install and maintain critical network cabling infrastructure. From installing the most advanced data centers to restoring service in the worst weather, our combination of legendary reliability and unmatched performance ensure jobs are done efficiently. The company’s flagship products include the innovative LinkWare™ Live, the world’s leading cloud-connected cable certification solution with over fourteen million results uploaded to date.  For more information, call 1-800-283-5853 (US, Canada), 1-425-446-5500 (International) or visit www.flukenetworks.com.

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