What are the differences between the WilsonPro 1000 and WilsonPro 1050?

WilsonPro 1000 (460236) vs. WilsonPro 1050 (460230)

The WilsonPro 1000 is Wilson Electronics’ flagship single-antenna commercial cellular amplifier. The WilsonPro 1050 is a variant of the 1000 for unique applications.

WilsonPro 1000 460236 kit WilsonPro 1000
WilsonPro 1050 460230 kit WilsonPro 1050

The main difference: long or tall buildings

The WilsonPro 1000 is a wideband cellular amplifier with two lengths of 400-type coax cable (75 feet and 100 feet), an interior broadcast antenna, and an exterior donor antenna.

The WilsonPro 1050 has the same amplifier and antennas as the WilsonPro 1000, but also includes an inline amplifier and an additional length of cable. The WilsonPro 1050 system can be used in situations where the main amplifier has to be installed a long distance away from the inside broadcast antenna. The inline amplifier compensates for up to 300 feet of extra 400-type cable.

Let’s say, for example, that you install the donor antenna on the roof and run 75 feet of cable to the WilsonPro 1050 main amplifier. You could then run up to 300 feet of 400 coax cable from the main amplifier to the inline amplifier, and then an additional 100 feet of cable from the inline amplifier to the interior broadcast antenna. The inline amplifier compensates for the extra 300 feet of cable, reducing the 11 to 17 dB of signal loss that would normally be involved to zero.

This makes the WilsonPro 1050 an excellent choice for long or tall buildings, like warehouses, office towers, and other facilities where the area that needs improved cell signal is a long distance from the rooftop.

Price

  • WilsonPro 1000: $3,999
  • WilsonPro 1050: $4,999

There is a $1,000 price difference between these two systems. The WilsonPro 1050 includes all the components of the WilsonPro 1000, but has the additional inline cellular amplifier and cable.

Booster design

  • WilsonPro 1000: Metal housing
  • WilsonPro 1050: Metal housing (for both amplifiers)

The WilsonPro 1000 and 1050’s main amplifiers use the same metal housing. The WilsonPro 1050’s main amplifier has different onboard programming, and the kit includes the inline amplifier.

Both boosters receive power from a standard 110-volt wall outlet, and have a built-in power supply.

Power (gain)

Gain is the booster’s increase in the signal strength it receives from the outside antenna, measured in dB (decibels).

Both the WilsonPro 1000 and the WilsonPro 1050 have the same gain:

  • WilsonPro 1000 max gain: +70 dB uplink / +26 db downlink
  • WilsonPro 1050 max gain: +70 dB uplink / +26 db downlink

LCD display

WilsonPro 1000 LCD display and D-pad WilsonPro 1000 / WilsonPro 1050 LCD display and D-pad
  • WilsonPro 1000: color LCD panel with signal meter
  • WilsonPro 1050: color LCD panel with signal meter

The WilsonPro 70 and 70 Plus systems have a black-and-white LCD panel and single control button to check the booster’s status.

The WilsonPro 1000 and 1050 systems feature an upgraded color LCD display panel and a multifunction D-pad that allows you to cycle through the five cellular bands received by the amplifier to see how each is functioning.

Connectors

  • WilsonPro 1000: N connectors
  • WilsonPro 1050: N connectors

These 50-ohm WilsonPro cellular amplifiers use the robust N connectors found in most commercial-grade systems.

Coax cable

Wilson Electronics 400 coax cable 100 feet 952300 icon 100′ 400 coax cable
Top Signal 1/2-inch coax cable 100 feet TS360100 icon 100′ ½-inch coax cable
  • WilsonPro 1000: 400-type (-3.7 dB signal loss per 100 feet) or ½-inch FPE or plenum air (-2.0 dB loss/100 feet)
  • WilsonPro 1050: 400-type (-3.7 dB signal loss per 100 feet) or ½-inch FPE or plenum air (-2.0 dB loss/100 feet)

Both 50-ohm systems come standard with 400-type coax cable. Powerful Signal also offers upgraded ½-inch coax cable with nearly half the signal loss of 400 cable, allowing for longer runs of cable in large buildings.

See our Complete Guide to Coax Cable for more information about types of cable for cell signal booster systems.

Antennas

Top Signal dome antenna TS250374 icon Dome antenna
Top Signal omni antenna TS210471 icon Omni antenna
Wilson Electronics LPDA antenna 314475 icon LPDA antenna
  • WilsonPro 1000: inside dome  / outside omni 
  • WilsonPro 1050: inside dome  / outside LPDA

The WilsonPro 1000 and 1050 use the same indoor 50-ohm dome antenna. Powerful Signal’s WilsonPro 1000 kit includes an outside omni antenna, while the standard WilsonPro 1050 kit has a directional LPDA antenna.

At Powerful Signal, we’re always happy to help you customize any system to meet your building’s unique needs. Please contact us if you’d like to discuss switching the antennas on this or any other cellular amplifier system.

Best uses

  • WilsonPro 1000: Most commercial buildings
  • WilsonPro 1050: Commercial buildings that are long or tall, or otherwise require exceptionally long runs of coax cable

The WilsonPro 1000 is one of Powerful Signal’s most popular commercial cellular repeater solutions, and it’s an excellent choice for large buildings and offices.

The WilsonPro 1050 performs best in large warehouses or high-rise offices, where long runs of coax cable are needed to get from the amplifier to the area where cell signal coverage is weak or nonexistent.

Need help choosing the best WilsonPro system?

The experts at Powerful Signal have been improving cellular reception in buildings of all sizes since 2007. Please call us at 866-912-3444 or contact us online—we’ll be happy to help you find the best system to improve cellular reception in your office or home.