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Wilson Pro 1050 Main & Inline Amplifier Signal Booster.

May 15, 2017

Wilson Pro 1050 Main & Inline Amplifier Signal Booster.

Wilson Pro 1050 Main and Inline Amplifier Signal Booster System (Wilson Pro 460230) is a powerful cellular amplifier designed specifically for installations with long cable runs. WilsonPro 1050 (Part number WilsonPro 460230) is perfect for installations in wide horizontal buildings, basement levels of buildings, and multi-storey structures. This is because long cable runs are often a problem causing diminishing signals farther away from the main booster unit. The reason for this is that cables cause attenuation or loss of signal (approximately 3 to 6 dB over every hundred feet of cable length). An innovative technology in the PRO1050 allows you to achieve results which were until now, impossible - All at a fraction of the price of an active data system. Watch the video below for more details.


Cellular coverage in large buildings.

Many times, when installing a cellular amplifier system in large buildings, covering the main floors isn't a problem. However, there're hard to reach areas like basements due to the long cable runs which are necessary. Therefore, there's a lot of cable loss between the main amplifier unit and interior building antennae. The coverage area in these hard to reach areas is small or non-existent because there simply isn't that much signal to work with, at that point. The PRO-1050 double booster kit is the first cellular signal amplifier system of its kind. It was designed specifically to solve this situation. It compensates for signal loss in long cable runs anywhere from 100 to 300 feet using an inline signal amplifier. It can overcome significant signal losses. This allows the Wilson Pro commercial signal booster system to provide cell coverage in areas that were previously impossible. 

What exactly does Wilson Pro 1050 consist of?

It is a specially designed two-part reception amplifying system consisting of a main amplifier unit and a separate in-line unit. Inline boosting unit is installed between the main amplifier and the broadcast antenna. It provides additional amplification to compensate for signal loss in up to 300 feet of installed cable(s). Throughout the video provided above, signal loss in cable is referenced. That reference is being made to the Wilson 400 coaxial cable. It has a loss of 3.5 dB at 700 MHz and 6 dB at 2150 MHz per 100 feet. Wilson 1050 will work with other types of cables as well. You just need to calculate the signal loss for the type of cable you're using when creating a system layout.

Features of WilsonPro 1050.

Like all Wilson solutions, the Professional 1050 booster is FCC approved and operates under Part 20 of FCC rules. This means that unlike active DAS (distributed antennas systems), this passive DAS system is pre-approved by all carriers such as AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Not only that, but it comes fully loaded with sophisticated on-board software, auto calibration and XDR technology. As with all Wilson amplifiers, the Pro Ten Fifty is designed with advanced internal programming. This allows it to automatically adjust for a variety of conditions while still boosting weak cell signals. Each amplifier unit will continually monitor and adjust itself to provide the maximum amount of coverage inside. All without the need to manually set or adjust anything.

The two amplifier units automatically link, calibrate and adjust themselves on power up. They communicate with each other continually. This keeps the system performing at maximum output. The inline amplifier will automatically calculate the signal loss through the cable for the system. It will also provide added gain of 4 to 25 dB to make up loss for 100 to 300 feet. The main amplifier will communicate to the inline how much output power it started with. The inline unit will add power back into the system that was lost to the cable. Up to 25 dB to provide the same output power that the system began with. Up to 15 dBm. With XDR technology built in, you will never have to deal with overloading issues. No matter how strong the incoming signal, the system will never overload. This will save you time and money. The system will adjust its gain according to the incoming signal. It will provide great, consistent coverage inside the building.

Creating a modular layout.

Wilson Electronics Pro 1050 signal booster is also modular. It can be configured in any number of ways to fit your installation. You just need to follow a certain layout. The inline booster must be connected between the indoor broadcast antenna or antennas and the main amplifier unit. Do not attempt to split, attenuate or apply filters between the main amplifier and the inline unit. This must be a direct connection. However, on the broadcast antenna side of the inline booster, you can split out to multiple antennas, apply filters and so forth. As long as you remember this rule of thumb, the Wilson Electronics PRO1050 can be customized to fit nearly any installation.

Can the Pro 1050 be used as a companion amplifier with other models?

The Pro 1050 works well on its own but in many cases, it will be utilized as a companion amplifier to the PRO4000 or the PRO1000. One of these boosters will be used to provide coverage for most of the building. The Pro 1050 would be used to cover those hard to reach areas like basements. The Pro 1050 contains two booster units but is designed as a single system. Both 1050 amplifiers must be installed for the 1050 system to function. If the 1050 main amplifier detects that the inline amplifier is not installed, it will not even power on as a safeguard.

Likewise, the inline amplifier will not power on if it does not detect that the 1050 main booster is installed. The 1050 cannot be used to add additional amplification to other systems. For example, installing the inline amplifier with a Pro 1000 or a Pro 4000 amplifier. Or installing a complete 1050 system downline from another amplifier. It will also add more amplification to a system than is needed or allowed by the FCC. For example, installing multiple inline boosters between the broadcast antennas and the 1050 main amplifier. You can, however, split the signal coming from a donor antenna to multiple amplifiers including the 1050. This will cover different parts of the building.

Please contact us for more details or submit location details to request a cell phone signal booster installation quote by certified cellular signal installers.

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  • I’m still puzzled by how these cell phone boosters can amplify a signal throughout an entire building. It’s quite the feat and reading this blog shows that in certain conditions it takes more than just putting the booster in. It may require some fine tuning and making some adjustments.

    Willie Greene Jr. on
  • I’m no electrician, but even I know that long cables can reduce signal strength. It’s amazing how much technology can do to improve cell phone signal strength, boost data, and whatever else you have in mind. I hope I.T. people come across this site because it has a lot of useful information.

    Walt G. on

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