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White Flat Ceiling Cellular Signal Booster Broadcast / Server Antenna

May 18, 2020

Introducing 50 Ohm Flat Antenna with Reflector and Flat Antenna without Reflector for cellular amplifier systems. Watch the video illustration or read below the video for more details on these fascinating new inside / server / broadcast cell phone signal booster antennas.

The new stylish dome antenna - the most low profile antenna.

One of the goals with the most low-profile antenna was to offer something that is very aesthetically pleasing. It looks really great but also has the same great performance that our existing dome antennas have. As you can see in video, it is a really low profile flat ceiling antenna. When it is installed, it is not at all prominent.

This white color flat ceiling antenna used in cell phone signal booster systems is really not very recognizable nor does it stand out at all. Flushed right against the ceiling, it is not going to have any negative impact on aesthetics of the building. That is important to a lot of our customers. A lot of times, aesthetics to them is one of the most important factors. They will want to boost their cell phone signal but also not have something that is changing the aesthetics of the building.

Installing the most low profile antenna.

This antenna offers great signal gain and also looks really nice after it is installed. With this antenna, we also offer a hard ceiling mounting hardware. What that does is, you can cut a hole directly into the ceiling, put it up, and the wings come down and screw it into place. This is really beneficial because a lot of times, you don't have access to the ceiling space. If it is a drywall ceiling, metal or concrete, you're not going to be able to get up into the ceiling like you can with a drop ceiling. Therefore, having the hard ceiling mounting kit makes it so you can install this antenna in a lot more places. Furthermore, it makes it a lot easier to install, even if you have a drop ceiling.

Versions of the low profile antenna

This antenna comes in two different versions: one with a reflector and one without a reflector. What the reflector does is that it essentially pushes that radiation downwards. That is important because you want the highest amount of gain pushing down towards the floor. This is because that is where people are working and walking around. Instead of losing that gain into the ceiling, the reflector pushes it down towards the floor.

Therefore, we highly recommend using this broadcast or server antenna with a reflector when possible. In a lot of installations, having access to the ceiling space is impossible because it is a drywall ceiling or something like that. In those situations, using the reflector isn't an option. Nevertheless, if ever you can use the reflector, you should because it will offer the best performance.

Where does the low profile antenna work?

The low profile antenna is designed to work in 2G, 3G, 4G and LTE systems and will work great with any Wilson Pro booster or booster of any brand. It has 50 Ohm impedance so will only work with systems that have 50 Ohm impedance associated with broadcast antenna port.

The low profile antenna has a plenum pigtail cable, and this is really nice because it makes it so you can be certain that this antenna is going to be up to code in any installation. This meets any national fire protection agency codes and any national electric codes for installations in any building plenum spaces. The cable just essentially makes it so that if it lights on fire, it is not going to spread the fire quickly and also not going to emit toxic smoke throughout the building.

Comparisons of the 4G low profile dome antenna.

Now we're going to look at some data sheets comparing the low profile dome antennas in the 304412 antenna, which is the existing bulkier dome. When you're looking at the data sheets, it could be kind of hard to figure out how the antenna actually performs. Usually, you will see peak gain, average peak gain, or average gain for the antenna, and it is kind of difficult to figure out how this is going to work in the room that you're trying to boost the signal in.

A lot of times, you will see that an antenna has a peak gain of seven decibels, and you think that is really great; we have seven decibels of gain, but that is not always happening in the area where you want your antenna to be boosting. With a low profile ceiling antenna, you want that gain to be happening below the antenna or at 45 degree angles from the antenna. If it is happening up in the ceiling or a 90 degree angle from the antenna, or a 90 degree angle up in the ceiling, it is not really benefiting anyone that is walking around on the floor.

Using datasheets to get an idea of performance.

One of the things that is done is, we have all of our antennas third-party tested for 2D and 3D plots, and as you can see in diagrams showing the low profile with reflector and low profile without reflector and into the 304412 antenna. The different lines show you the gain at different frequencies and what these polar plots actually look like. This is the entire radiation pattern for the antenna, and this can give you a really good idea of how the antenna is going to perform in the space where you're boosting.

One of the things we can do with this 3D data is, we can generate a 3D image of the antenna radiation pattern at different frequencies, and this is really beneficial as an installer because this can help you see what the radiation pattern’s going to look like and help you understand if it is going to fit in the space where you're boosting the antenna signal strength.

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  • Stylish dome antenna? Some of those cell signal booster antennas are hideous. I wouldn’t exactly call this one something that makes a fashion statement, but it is more subtle than the majority of antennas I’ve seen. Hopefully it works well too.

    Jana B. on
  • I’d say that while cell signal boosters are helpful, some people are not thrilled with the way they look, whether it’s for the home or the office. What’s nice about this one is that it doesn’t look like you have an old 1950s TV antenna in your home with this antenna.

    David Christensen on

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