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NetComm Launches Range of Wireless Boosters to Improve Wireless Access at Low Cost

  • 24 January, 2006 14:14

<p>NetComm, a leading Australian provider of communications products and solutions, has announced a new range of Wireless Boosters that plug into an existing wireless router or wireless access point to boost the signal. The result is a massive increase to the available range and coverage area of a wireless signal.</p>
<p>The boosters work similar to an amplifier for stereo speakers, the more power output the greater the effective range,” said David Stewart, Managing Director, NetComm. “Most typical wireless routers and access points have a power output somewhere between 20-50mW – our basic indoor wireless booster outputs 200mW.”</p>
<p>“You hear a lot of claims about products being ‘plug and play’ but NetComm’s Wireless Boosters are the real deal – you literally just plug them in and they work immediately”, said Jon Lobendahn, Apples &amp; Oranges, reseller and wireless hotspot operator. “For businesses generating revenue from wireless hotspots, this carries the added benefit of expanding their coverage area so they can serve more customers and generate additional revenue. These products spread the footprint of our wireless hotspot to the furthest distance we have ever seen”.</p>
<p>There are four models available in the range with two indoor boosters (200mW and 500mW) and two outdoor boosters (500mW and 1,000mW)</p>
<p>The indoor booster units are slightly larger than the size of a matchbox and will fit between any wireless router or access point with an SMA connector and its detachable antenna. There are also a range of adaptors available for other aerial types.</p>
<p>“The boosters will be a revolution for anyone using wireless who has experienced problems with range and physical barriers preventing good coverage,” said David Stewart. “In fact, testing by our engineers has shown very surprising results including signals passing through concrete walls and over several levels of a building.”</p>
<p>NetComm’s Wireless Boosters are available now through computer resellers. The range is priced as follows: NetComm Indoor Wireless Booster 200mW, $181 ex. GST; NetComm Indoor Wireless Booster 500mW, $226 ex. GST; NetComm Outdoor Wireless Booster 500mW, $545 ex. GST; NetComm Outdoor Wireless Booster 1000mW, $635 ex. GST. Product inquiries can be made on 02 9424 2070 or sales@netcomm.com.au.</p>
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<p>About NetComm</p>
<p>NetComm is Australia's leading provider of broadband hardware solutions. It holds a commanding position in the key markets of Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), high-speed networking, wireless, hotspots and digital surveillance systems, and is developing a strong presence in the VoIP sector. NetComm products are researched, developed and engineered in Australia to meet local requirements and conditions. The company has a history of sustained growth and innovation, and is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX: NTC). For more information visit www.netcomm.com.au.</p>
<p>Media contact:
Belinda Cotter
Kinetics Pty Ltd
02 9212 3848
Belinda@kinetics.com.au</p>

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