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Wilson Electronics Announces Sleek Residential Cell Booster Optimized for Smaller Living Spaces – the weBoost Home Studio

New cell signal booster’s minimalistic footprint is ideal for consumers looking to reduce clutter and maximize signal in cozy living quarters

SALT LAKE CITY – January 19, 2021 — Wilson Electronics, the industry leader in cellular signal booster technology, today announced the launch of the weBoost Home Studio, a sleek, compact and consumer-friendly indoor cell signal booster designed to provide solid cellular connectivity in one room or a studio condo or apartment. Compatible with all mobile devices and wireless carriers in North America, the booster allows users to enjoy optimal call quality, fewer dead zones, uninterrupted texts and faster data streaming.

The Home Studio fits effortlessly into any modern home’s decor. Thanks to its sleek, two-component design, the Home Studio is the most compact booster in weBoost’s residential product lineup. Its minimalistic footprint is perfect for anyone looking to make the most of a smaller space or simply reduce clutter while still receiving best-in-class cellular signal amplification.

With a max gain of 60 dB and a powerful outside directional antenna, the Home Studio can reach far away cell towers with ease. Whether the user is living in a studio condo or is only looking to boost signal in a home office or living room, weBoost’s new residential booster is a simple and cost-effective way to improve cellular connectivity in smaller spaces. The weBoost Home Studio is also optimized for the continued rollout of 5G and prepared to boost cell signal for all major carriers for the next decade and beyond.

“As the pandemic continues, we’re spending more time inside our homes, which makes staying connected more important than ever before,” said Wilson Electronics’ CEO Bruce Lancaster. “Whether working and learning remotely or virtually connecting with friends and family, the Home Studio is the perfect solution to ensure strong cell signal at home no matter what cellular-connected device you’re using.”

Out of the box, the Home Studio features everything needed for easy, do-it-yourself installation, including:

  • Cell signal booster and attached inside antenna
  • Outside directional antenna
  • Outside antenna mounting hardware
  • Power supply and cables

How it works: The powerful exterior antenna reaches out to cell phone towers to receive a signal. The Home Studio booster receives this outside signal and amplifies it using a series of sophisticated low noise amplifiers and filters. This amplified signal is broadcast through the inside antenna and back to the tower, providing stronger, more reliable calls, texting and data in the living space.

Certified by the FCC and Industry Canada and pre-approved by all carriers, the weBoost Home Studio is now available for purchase online at weBoost.com, weBoost.ca, or through authorized resellers for $349.99 USD or $499.99 CAD. The only cellular booster company that designs, assembles and tests its products solely in the U.S., all weBoost cellular signal boosters feature a two-year manufacturer’s warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

For more information, please visit www.weboost.com 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.com.

 

Contacts
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Alina Tichacek, CommStrat for Wilson Electronics
T. 415.625.3451
wilsonelectronics@commstrat.com

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Brooke Musat, Director of Partner Marketing
T. 435.673.5021
bmusat@wilsonelectronics.com

 

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AirMapper™ Ecosystem Phase 2

NetAlly Announces Major Software Enhancements to AirMapper Ecosystem for More Efficient Workflows in Wi-Fi Deployment and Validation.

NetAlly is pleased to announce the upcoming release of software updates across the  AirMapper Ecosystem line of products:

EtherScope® nXG (and LinkRunner® 10G) software v1.4
AirCheck™ G2 software v5.1
AirMagnet® Survey PRO software v10.2
Link-Live v5.9

The major new feature is the ability to manage floor plans in Link-Live (upload/create, calibrate) and automatically publish (send) those floor plans out to one or more EtherScope nXG and/or AirCheck G2 units in their organization. This feature is NOT gated by AllyCare; all owners can utilize this new function. This capability significantly enhances our message and customer value around COLLABORATION, and SIMPLIFYING (and speeding) our customers’ workflows.

The second important enhancement is the ability to conduct ACTIVE surveys with both EtherScope nXG and AirCheck G2. This provides evidence of how a typical client device would perform, giving our customers enhanced VISIBILITY into their WLANs.

“This is an expansive update with multiple enhancements across the AirMapper Ecosystem, including simultaneous active and passive site surveys, and simplified project management in the Link-Live cloud service, saving our customers time and enabling improved collaboration.”

 Dan Klimke, Director of Product Marketing, NetAlly




NetAlly Announces Major Enhancements to AirMapper Ecosystem for More Efficient Workflows in Wi-Fi Deployment and Validation

Multiple enhancements include simultaneous active and passive site surveys, simplified project management in Link-Live cloud service, saving time and enabling collaboration.

Colorado Springs, Colorado. USA – January 19, 2021 – NetAlly announced additional enhancements to its AirMapper™ Wi-Fi site survey ecosystem of products, promising enhancements in customer workflows by simplifying the process of managing survey projects via their complimentary Link-Live™ cloud service.

Just last summer, NetAlly announced the AirMapper Ecosystem, comprised of AirMapper Site Survey on the AirCheck® G2 and EtherScope® nXG instruments, with site heatmapping in the Link-Live cloud service, or AirMagnet® Survey PRO software. The handheld instruments allow Wi-Fi network professionals (and even non-experts) to perform a site survey without the need to carry around a laptop, use dongles, or tethered devices, while the cloud service provides a central repository and processing for creating, analyzing, and communicating survey data.

The addition of survey project management capabilities via Link-Live provides a major boost in productivity and collaboration for distributed teams conducting surveys at remote sites. A team lead can now create a project in Link-Live, upload and calibrate the floor plan, then automatically push the configured project out to the desired handheld instruments.

Rowell Dionicio, Wi-Fi consultant and co-host of the Clear-to-Send podcast says of the release, “NetAlly removes the frustration with licensing and enables teams to work efficiently on validation surveys. Team members can be miles apart and still work simultaneously on a single project, eliminating delays and unnecessary trips. Link-Live is the tool IT professionals have needed for a long time to help bring value to the business and their clients.”

In addition to further enabling collaboration, NetAlly has added the ability to execute active site surveys with the handheld tools, and the combination of simultaneous active and passive surveys using the EtherScope nXG Portable Network Expert.

“With EtherScope nXG’s dual radios, the surveyor can now – with a single walk – passively collect essential survey data, but also actively connect to the Wi-Fi network as a client, providing valuable information about real connection rates and roaming behavior,” says James Kahkoska, NetAlly CTO. “With the network topology discovery and mapping capability we launched in November, that single walk can now collect not only the passive and active Wi-Fi network metrics, but also map the Wi-Fi network and underlying wired infrastructure.”

“This is about much more than additional site survey data – this is about business agility, enabling more people to do more, faster,” says Dan Klimke, NetAlly’s Director of Product Marketing. “Deploying tools that simplify the collection of network metrics, provide visualization of that data, and enable seamless collaboration means more efficient use of your staff resources, and reduces or eliminates the use of expensive external contractors. Providing tools like these to network operations or installation teams increases the number of people who can execute the task, rather than relying on sole experts, and enables standardization on the use of site surveys for network management and troubleshooting.”

Other enhancements include: adding of comments/notes to the survey, selective data point deletion, autoscaling of various heatmap metrics (better visualizations), optical power meter function (in EtherScope nXG), enhanced Air Quality metrics including Adjacent Channel Interference detection in the 5GHz band (to detect 40 and 80 MHz-wide overlapping BSSIDs), with Air Quality results now being pushed to Link-Live for analysis and documentation.

For more information about NetAlly’s AirMagnet product line, please see https://www.netally.com/products/.

About NetAlly
The NetAlly® family of network test and analysis solutions has 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 EtherScope™ nXG, AirMagnet®, LinkRunner®, LinkSprinter®, 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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Siemon Announces Appointment of New President & CEO

Watertown, CT, USA – The Siemon Company, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, is pleased to announce Henry Siemon as the company’s new President and CEO, effective January 1, 2021. Carl Siemon, who has served as President and CEO since 1982, will continue to serve on the Board of Directors and will work with Henry and the leadership team as a strategic advisor. Henry becomes the 5th CEO in Siemon’s 118-year history and establishes a 5th generation of stable family leadership.

Since joining Siemon in 2017, Henry has served as Global Director of Supply Chain focused on initiatives to improve the company’s operational capabilities across the 150 countries Siemon serves today. Henry earned his Bachelor’s degree with a focus on Economics from the University of Richmond and later earned his MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to joining Siemon, Henry worked for Apple Inc. where he joined the Global Supply Chain Strategy team before leading Reseller Operations teams for various products. Before Apple, Henry worked for Deloitte Consulting, advising clients on organizational and operations strategy.

Carl Siemon expressed high praise for the values, talent, business sense and drive Henry brings to the CEO position. “I am pleased and proud to welcome Henry as Siemon’s next President. We are fortunate to have a fifth generation Siemon family member willing and able to chart a clear course and steer the company into the future. I know that the commitment to Quality and Innovation which has come to represent the Siemon brand will be embraced and advanced by Henry. Having seen Henry in action under fire this year creatively solving problems caused by the global pandemic has validated the soundness of the succession planning decision our Board made two years ago”, he explained. “The company will be in good hands, and I look forward to going where Henry leads us.”

Henry also acknowledged the importance of Carl Siemon’s contributions guiding the company’s development and growth over nearly 4 decades. “Carl and I often talk about stewardship, and how important it is in a family business for the chief executive to also be chief caretaker and to always be mindful of our responsibility to continuously improve and to have fun along the way. Each of my predecessors has left their own lasting mark on Siemon’s success, but perhaps none so much as Carl. During his time as CEO, Siemon has evolved from a US manufacturer into a leading global solution provider that is well-positioned for continued growth and innovation. I am fortunate to take the reins of such a healthy organization and look forward to serving our company, customers, and partners in the years ahead.”

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About Siemon
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specializing in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance IT infrastructure solutions and services for Data Centers, LANs and Intelligent Buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 150 countries, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suites of copper and optical fiber cabling systems, racks, cable management, and Intelligent Infrastructure Management solutions. With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of Industry Standards, underlining the company’s long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Through an ongoing commitment to waste and energy reduction, Siemon’s environmental sustainability benchmarks are unparalleled in the industry, including 179% global carbon negativity and zero-landfill status.

Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is a Siemon business unit comprised of a team of dedicated technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical and signal integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges. We provide custom network infrastructure solutions to OEMs, Leading Manufacturers, Value-Added Resellers and System Integrators.

Contact Information
Brian Baum
Brian_Baum@siemon.com
(860) 945-4325

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Wilson Electronics Acquires Cell Signal Meter Leader SignalTeQ

SALT LAKE CITY – December 9, 2020 — Wilson Electronics, the industry leader in cellular signal amplifier technology, today announced the successful acquisition of SignalTeQ, creator of the CellLinQ Meter + App. The CellLinQ Meter + App helps professional installers save time and money when conducting cellular site surveys for commercial installations. This acquisition is a result of rapidly increasing demand for Wilson Electronics’ professionally installed products.

“Rapid, comprehensive and correct installations are crucial in guaranteeing our cellular signal amplifiers function properly and provide the full range of user benefits,” said Wilson Electronics’ CEO Bruce Lancaster. “We are confident that the addition of SignalTeQ’s CellLinQ Meter + App into the installation process will provide a more nuanced way for integrators to fine-tune their installations for rapid, dependable commercial installs and increased customer satisfaction.”

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Headquartered in Salt Lake City, SignalTeQ provides the most advanced commercial cellular site surveying tools on the market to aid integrators in the site walk and design of complex enterprise commercial solutions. SignalTeQ’s CellLinQ Meter + App is a comprehensive two-part system that communicates via a Bluetooth connection.

When the scan button is pressed, the meter lists all available cellular tower information within range of its antenna. Towers are located, geo-mapped and pinned based on carrier ID and location. In addition, the CellLinQ Meter + App provides an individual tower or list view of results and data logging of scans.

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The implementation of the CellLinQ Meter + App will reduce the complexity of commercial installs, saving time and money for professional integrators and improving quality for enterprise customers of all types including healthcare facilities, commercial real estate properties, manufacturing buildings and educational institutions, among others.

The system will also be used by OnTech by DISH, Wilson’s partner for installation of its residential weBoost Installed Home Complete cellular signal booster, and the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA).

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NetAlly Announces Simplified Wi-Fi Multi-Floor Planning and other Improvements in AirMagnet® Survey PRO

Wireless network professionals will now be able to design Wi-Fi 6 networks for multi-floor environments quickly and easily.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – NetAlly continues to prove their commitment to support AirMagnet customers by releasing version 10.1 of their Survey PRO software. This new release introduces multiple installation workflow improvements and enhanced support for active surveys while using an Intel Wi-Fi 6 radio, but most importantly it also makes it easier to design Wi-Fi 6 networks in a multi-floor environment by adding the “Advisor Tool” to the AirMagnet Multi-Floor Planner.

“This provides Wi-Fi network professionals using AirMagnet Survey PRO a fast, efficient way to design for multi-floor installations,” says Julio Petrovitch, NetAlly Product Manager. “The Advisor Tool allows you to specify multiple Wi-Fi 6 network requirements, and then automatically calculates the optimal placement of access points throughout an entire multi-floor building in a single step.”

Earlier this year, NetAlly announced AirMapper Site Survey on the AirCheck G2 and EtherScope nXG as the preferred data collection option for AirMagnet Survey PRO. These handheld instruments allow Wi-Fi network professionals to perform a site survey without the need to carry around a laptop, use dongles, or tethered devices.

“The first few AirMagnet Survey PRO releases from NetAlly focused on adding support for newer technologies like Wi-Fi 6, and improving the way site surveys are done by providing unmatched flexibility for data collection and analysis through the interoperability of AirMagnet Survey PRO, AirMapper, and Link-Live,” Petrovitch says. “For this release we focused on adding new functionality to our multi-floor Planner and improving user workflows – from making it easier to perform an active site survey with an Intel Wi-Fi 6 adapter, to making it faster to install and register the software.”

Rick Murphy, CWNE #10 and Curriculum Director for WiTS Wireless Training & Solutions agrees, “While version 10.0 was a major upgrade to AirMagnet Survey Pro, the upcoming v10.1 provides incremental improvements, including new adapters, new antenna patterns and smarter Advisor for Multi Floor Planner. In my tests, the Advisor Tool consistently provided good channel separation even under challenging requirements. It is great to see this continuing commitment for improving Survey Pro by the folks at NetAlly. Much appreciated!”

The new enhancements are also available on other AirMagnet products like Survey Express, Survey on Demand, and Planner. Coverage with NetAlly’s AllyCare™ comprehensive support program provides access to this latest version of the AirMagnet software.

For more information about NetAlly’s AirMagnet product line, please see https://www.netally.com/products/.

About NetAlly
The NetAlly® family of network test and analysis solutions has 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 EtherScope™ nXGAirMagnet®LinkRunner®LinkSprinter®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.

Contact: Dan Klimke, NetAlly
Email: marketing@netally.com

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NetAlly Case Study: COVID Impacts Require Accurate Network Testing

PROBLEM:
With the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare systems around the world needed to rapidly expand capacity to effectively treat a large number of critical care patients. With this possible exponential growth in the numbers of patients needing treatment, this healthcare provider embarked on a plan to convert standard patient wards in their hospitals to ICU-level (intensive care unit) emergency overflow wards, which required reassigning data jacks to the critical care patient VLAN.

The problem was that they had no quick and accurate way to identify the port assignments. Manual methods, such as utilizing a cumbersome laptop, hand-writing the information (including the room, wall-plate, and jack numbers), and collating that data for the report to the network team was time-consuming and open to error. In the delivery of patient care, errors are simply unacceptable, and time of the essence.

SOLUTION:
Their biomed technician team turned to the NetAlly LinkSprinter® Pocket Network Tester and the secure Link-Live cloud service. Find out how this solution saved hours of time and ensured error-free changes.

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NetAlly® EtherScope® nXG Awarded Testing/Monitoring Product of the Year!

Network Computing 2020 reviews are out and they have voted NetAlly’s EtherScope nXG the Testing/Monitoring Product of the Year!

“NetAlly’s EtherScope nXG sets new standards for network analysis as it delivers a remarkably powerful set of diagnostics and troubleshooting features in a ruggedised handheld device. Ease of use is another key feature as it runs an Android based OS, so if you can use a smartphone
you’ll have no problems with the EtherScope nXG, making it ideal for network technicians and engineers alike.”

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NetAlly Announces New LinkRunner® Instrument for Cost-Effective Testing of Multi-Gig and 10Gig Ethernet

LinkRunner® 10G Advanced Ethernet Tester provides line-rate testing on copper and fiber networks to assure network managers and installers of infrastructure quality and capacity

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The fast pace of product development at NetAlly continues with today’s announcement of two new network testing hardware platforms, the LinkRunner® 10G and EtherScope™ nXG CE (Controlled Edition). “This pace of innovative releases underscores our ability to focus on our core customers and quickly develop products that provide the visibility network professionals require,” said Mike Parrottino, NetAlly CEO.

The LinkRunner 10G is an advanced Ethernet tester, with complete diagnostics for both copper and fiber network links. A pre-programed AutoTest covers OSI layers 1-7 and enables any technician to more easily find problems on high-speed networks. Customers with AllyCare (NetAlly’s premium customer support service) also get access to LinkRunner 10G’s network discovery features, with the ability to discover what devices are on the network, where they are connected, and their connection path.

“With the growth of edge computing and Wi-Fi 6, bandwidth demands in the access layer continue to increase. This is driving significant growth in multi-gig (1, 2.5, 5 gigabit) and 10Gig switching,” Says company CTO, James Kahkoska. “Also, the growth of devices utilizing high-power PoE up to 90 watts is driving the need for tools that can prove the ability of the infrastructure to deliver the required power.”

As a complement to the company’s flagship network analyzer, the EtherScope™ nXG, LinkRunner 10G acts as a test peer for 10G performance testing. “As a kit, these two products provide the most cost-effective combination of wired and Wi-Fi testing on the market today, to validate overall network infrastructure capacity, service provider SLAs, and ensure QoS from end-to-end,” claims Dan Klimke, Director of Product Marketing.

The other platform launched today is a ‘controlled version’ of the EtherScope nXG. The EtherScope nXG CE has been designed for use in facilities where heightened security postures restrict the use of certain features, such as Wi-Fi and packet capture. The CE version gives administrators the ability to temporarily or permanently disable select features. The Controlled Edition is ideal for military and agency use, as well as for highly secure enterprises.

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 EtherScope™ nXG, AirMagnet®LinkRunner®LinkSprinter®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.

Contact: Dan Klimke, NetAlly
Email: marketing@netally.com

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NetAlly Announcing AirMapper™ Site Survey for AirCheck™ G2 Wi-Fi Tester

Introducing the AirMapper Site Survey for AirCheck G2

Users of the AirCheck G2 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 or AirMagnet Survey PRO. Simple to use, the AirMapper app is ideal for quick site surveys of new deployments, change validation, and troubleshooting.

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AirMapper Site Survey “Ecosystem” Launch

AirCheck G2 (version 5) is part of an announcement that also encompasses new software releases for EtherScope™ nXG (version 1.3), AirMagnet® Survey PRO (version 10), and the Link-Live Cloud Service. This interoperable ecosystem allows you to prescribe the best solution for your customers’ needs, from the now MOST cost-effective survey solution in the market, to a fully enabled collaboration platform for overall Wi-Fi network maintenance. Note: Current owners with AllyCare (formerly GoldSupport) will be able to upgrade to these latest product upgrades free of charge.

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