Cell Signal Booster: Which kind is right for your office building?

Does your office have a cell-phone dead-zone? Convergence Solutions has been installing cell signal boosters for 9 years. We’ll take you through some of the most common questions and concerns that a small business has when amplifying their cell reception. 

Cell signal boosters can significantly improve reception, allowing calls and data speeds to stay the same throughout the office or entire building enclosure. They are often a cost-effective way to increase productivity and enhance communications. it’s a matter of choosing the right technology and installation for your environment. 

Over the next couple of scrolls-downs we’ll give you the short version of what environments cell boosters work best in, and what type you’re most likely to need for your office. 

Do Cell Phone Boosters Work for Everyone?

One of the critical things to understand about cell phone boosters: They are as effective as the deadening effect of your building or office. The outside signal could be great or just OK, but if the inside signal is appreciably worse, then a cell phone booster can really elevate your office communications.

“What if I can hear callers, but they can’t hear me?”

We hear questions like this all the time. For a variety of reasons, outgoing reception could be worse than incoming, and vice versa. Cell phone boosters are also referred to as “bidirectional amplifiers” because they amplify inbound and outbound cell signals. No matter which kind of problem you have, a cell phone booster can help. 

What about data?

Data speed is increasingly a concern as we use our “pocket communications and calculations arrays” (AKA mobile phones) for more activities. If data is important (and typically it is) we recommend multi-band cell-phone boosters with LTE as one of their listed bands.

Which Cell Signal Booster Is Right for Small Businesses?

With thousands of boosters on the market and technology changing every day, it can be challenging to make an educated choice in your booster solution without spending a lot of time researching specific units. Convergence is here to make the entire process much more convenient.

Low-loss Coaxial Cellular Repeater Systems: When wouldn’t you use one?

Most businesses will need a coaxial-based cell repeater because in 2019 these are ideal for small business. They are low-cost, easy to maintain, and they support 20-50 users. Considering that 98.2% of businesses in the US employ fewer than 100 workers, Coaxial repeaters have almost every business covered.

Setup is simple to explain, but it does need to be professionally done. First, you need a “donor antenna” on the outside of the building. This takes the existing signal and then transmits it to an amplifier. The amplifier enhances and distributes the signal by coaxial cable to a series of indoor antennas inside the building. (These look like Wi-Fi access points.)

Low-loss Coaxial Cellular Repeater Cheat Sheet

  • Single floor and multi-floor installations
  • 20-50 users
  • Requires decent or good cell signal outside building
  • Ask for multi-band including LTE network for data
  • Ask for multi-carrier to ensure coverage for everyone
  • Trusted Brands: Surecall and Wilson Commercial Solutions

Do I need a Distributed Antenna System (DAS)?

DAS is one type of cell signal booster that is used for large installations where hundreds or thousands of people would overload cell traffic without some additional help. Although DAS is a type of repeater, the technology is very different than what small businesses typically need. A DAS setup includes a central processor with fiber-connected antennas and often uses a direct connection to a high-speed circuit from your telecom carrier. If you need to support more than 50 users, DAS could be the right technology.

Cell Signal Booster Installation in Denver

Mobile devices are now an integral productivity tool. Every business needs strong cell reception throughout the office as part of any professional-grade business communications solution.

Many telecommunications companies focus on cloud services to the exclusion of on-premise hardware installations. At Convergence, we take a broader approach so that we can make a real difference in our clients’ workspaces.

Our mission is to guide companies through the convergence of communications systems — of voice, video and data networks, and also of personal and work lives — to provide more efficient and enriching ways of doing business

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Bob Conway

Convergence Solutions was incredibly helpful to me when I joined my firm. Convergence had long managed our Telecomm PBX and handset equipment so I turned to them to help our full office renovations. Once our immediate phone relocation and wiring needs were handled promptly and professionally by the Convergence team, I found we were using a variety of unrelated vendors to manage our voice, conference call, IP Phones, and internet services. It was clear there was a lot to improve upon in terms of service, price and quality with this confederacy of dunces, so I stopped to talk with Steve Solton about our overall communications infrastructure.  After a brief discussion, it was apparent Convergence were experts on more than just the PBX in my back room, they began to identify our network server and port issues, suggested solid state industry enhancements, AV Conferencing solutions and  much more.  We are implementing many of these ‘Convergence’ solutions presently, none of which are minor, but all which are being expertly handled.

Bob Conway
Kaplan Kirsch Rockwell

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