What are Commercial Cellular Repeaters?
19 January 2014 - 0:06, by , in Blog, 12 comments

digital repeaterA commercial cellular repeater or cellular booster is a type of bi-directional amplifier (BDA) as commonly named in the wireless telecommunications industry.  The device is used for boosting the cell phone reception to a designated through the usage of an antenna for reception, an amplified signal and an internal rebroadcast antenna.

What Do Digital Repeaters Do?

Commercial cellular repeaters are intended to provide coverage for a larger area as opposed to a smaller residential amplifier.  Commercial repeaters are  very similar to the standard cellular broadcast towers used by the network providers.  They are much smaller and usually intended for use in one building.  Cellular repeater amplifiers rebroadcast cellular signals inside the building and ensure adequate and reliable cellular signal.  The system generally uses a directional antenna to collect the best cellular signal from outside of the building.  The signal is in turn transmitted to an amplifier unit which amplifies the signal, and retransmits it to the pre-designated enhancement area.  This providing significantly improved signal strength. The more advance models are dual band and will amplify more than one cellular signal as referenced in an earlier posting to use the same repeater at the same time.  This application is suitable for commercial use or home use.

Analysts predict the market for cellular repeaters is expected to experience rapid growth in the coming years, especially in the United States. In addition to better coverage, cellular repeaters include an increase in the cell phone’s battery life because the phone no longer searches for a signal.

Harris Communications specializes in commercial cellular repeater installations.  We have implemented solutions in hospitals, hotels. manufacturing facilities, office buildings and in some cases large residences.  Harris Communications custom designs solutions to meet your needs and assist you in achieving the in-building cellular reception you are seeking.

Do you have less than adequate reception in your building?  If you would like to learn more about the solutions we are able to provide please contact us.

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