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Why don’t cell phones work in my building?

Why don’t cell phones work in my building?

Commercial passive DAS systems improve cellular reception indoors. A passive DAS system brings usable cell signal inside a building, often working within a hostile signal environment brought on by many different types of building materials. So why does one building get strong, usable cell signal, while the building next to it is a cell signal disaster? Unfortunately there is no single answer to that question; there can be several major variables involved. There are four mai […]

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10 ways FirstNet will improve public safety

10 ways FirstNet will improve public safety

FirstNet.gov, the U.S. Department of Commerce agency created to develop a nationwide broadband network for first responders, recently published this helpful infographic about the new FirstNet public safety network: Across the country, millions of law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics and other public safety personnel bravely serve their communities every day. They answer the call when emergencies strike and risk their lives to secure and protect others. FirstNet is developing […]

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Powerful Signal solves the poor cell signal in a nationwide travel center’s Florida locations

Powerful Signal solves the poor cell signal in a nationwide travel center’s Florida locations

A nationwide travel center company, with truck stops in over 700 locations, had issues in several of their locations in Florida: Long-haul truck drivers were having trouble using their cell phones inside the stores. Reliable cell service is critical for general and emergency use in the trucking industry. While cell service on U.S. roads has vastly improved over the last decade, reception inside concrete and metal buildings can still be a challenge. Powerful Signal implemented a cost- […]

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How a Florida distribution center solved its cell phone reception problem

How a Florida distribution center solved its cell phone reception problem

A 90-year-old, $1 billion dollar international food distribution company had cell signal coverage issues in one of their newest distribution centers: Staff who were located in the offices of their 345,000-square-foot distribution center had trouble making and receiving cell phone calls due to the type of commercial building materials used in the distribution center. Powerful Signal designed and implemented a 4G cell amplification system to cover the main offices in the building. The […]

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Custom solution: Illinois city government building (54,000 ft²)

Custom solution: Illinois city government building (54,000 ft²)

A city utility building in Illinois had almost no cellular coverage. The building was constructed with concrete walls and a metal roof, very common materials used in commercial buildings that severely block cell phone signals. Offices and city services areas were affected, and a solution was needed to correct the issues. Working with the city’s exact building specifications, Powerful Signal designed and installed a 4G cellular system that covered 54,000 square feet inside the u […]

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Custom Solution: Colorado mining services company (82,300 ft²)

Custom Solution: Colorado mining services company (82,300 ft²)

A Colorado mining services and explosive systems company has an office building with building materials that were blocking usable cell signal, causing problems for employees and contractors. Powerful Signal designed and implemented a 4G cellular amplifier system for the company that covered 82,300 square feet of office space on two floors. The new system supported all major carriers, allowing anyone in the building to benefit from improved reception, with fewer dropped calls and miss […]

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Custom solution: South Carolina welding company (14,000 ft²)

Custom solution: South Carolina welding company (14,000 ft²)

Welding companies, by nature, have a lot of metal in their building materials. One South Carolina welding company has a 14,000-square foot metal building with a metal roof; all this metal was blocking cell signals from coming into the office areas. In addition to that, a transformer station behind the building was also interfering with cellular reception. Powerful Signal designed a cell signal amplification system that overcome the problems caused by the metal building and transforme […]

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Custom solution: Massachusetts hospital (76,000 ft²)

Custom solution: Massachusetts hospital (76,000 ft²)

A major hospital in Massachusetts had a problem with internal cellular communications. It was imperative that doctors be able to communicate with their cell phones to check on patients. There was no cellular service available in the underground level of the hospital. Hospitals are unique working environments: They operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, have very high standards for installation personnel, and unique installation procedures. Powerful Signal designed a 4G cellular syste […]

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The most popular weBoost home cell signal boosters

The most popular weBoost home cell signal boosters

Many people I talk to ask me what I do for a living. When I tell them about Powerful Signal and how we improve cell signal reception in cars, homes, and large office buildings all over the country, they are amazed. Almost always, their first response to me is, “I didn’t know you could do that!” There definitely seems to be a disconnect between the general public and cellular amplifier technology; not too many people know about this technology and how it works. Let’s ch […]

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Cell Signal Booster Coax Cable: The Complete Guide

Cell Signal Booster Coax Cable: The Complete Guide

Several types of coax cable are used in cell signal booster building systems. Each type of cable has physical and performance characteristics that may determine how it is used. There are many types and brands of coax cable; in this article we’ll discuss the most popular kinds. RG6 and RG11 coax cable RG6 coax cable with F connector Most consumers have experience with RG6 cable: It’s the type of cable used to connect televisions to satellite and cable TV system […]

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