The future is upon us. The Internet of Things, or IoT, is poised to bring us more smart appliances, smart cars and amazing technologies to enhance our lives. But none of these can happen without a good, fast, and reliable internet connection.
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Many things can block or impede cell phone signals: building materials, not being in direct site of the provider’s tower, being too far from the provider’s tower, or other means of electrical or physical interference. If you are in an area or building that doesn’t receive consistent 4G signals, a signal booster may be just what you need.
At least 4G is required for smart appliances, security systems and more. If you are in an urban area where there are plenty of cell phone towers and nothing is in their way, you are set. If you are in a more rural area, the network is not built up in your area, or there is interference from anything, you may need a signal booster to amplify your cellular signal to work at home, download data faster, or to take advantage of IoT devices.
If you run a business, the applications for automation are infinite. The need for fast, reliable and consistent cellular data is essential for competing with state-of-the-art companies around the world. There is a signal booster designed for every application. As long as you have cellular signal, you can use a signal booster.
What is M2M?
Many new technologies use M2M communications. M2M stands for Machine to Machine. One device talks directly to another through a communication channel that could be wired or wireless. Special applications are programmed to let the devices share data and tell each other how the data should be used. After setup, no human interaction is necessary for day to day operations.
What is IoT?
The Internet of Things is a network of physical objects such as devices, vehicles, buildings and other items that are equipped with software and hardware that allows it to talk to and exchange data with other devices. These technologies are often called “smart” devices or “smart” applications. Using M2M communications, they do not need human interaction to work.
Applications that use this technology are expanding exponentially in numerous industries, as well as with home applications.
M2M communications can touch almost every area of our lives. For individuals, think of “smart” cars, Bluetooth or wi-fi capabilities programmed into your car, the ATM tied right to your bank account for instantaneous transactions, or the electric company monitoring your meter without having to come to your property.
Business applications are infinite. Industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, agriculture, the military or public utilities can use M2M technology for closed-circuit networks, relays, vending machines, fleet traffic, or factory floors. From simple to more complex applications, M2M is necessary to compete in the world economy. Automation saves time and money as well.
In order for these things to work properly and effectively, they often need a good, strong, reliable internet signal, which is more frequently being provided by cellular networks.
What is a Signal Booster?
Signal boosters, in their simplest form, have an antenna attached to the outside of your home, vehicle, or business. This captures the available, but perhaps weak, cellular signal. The antenna is attached to a signal booster inside. An indoor antenna rebroadcasts the signal, then your device picks up the signal and amplifies your 4G, 4G LTE, and 3G cellular signal. You can get signal boosters for use in your home, car, boat, or business. You can boost signals in the area around the signal booster. For home use, you can boost signals in one room or your whole house depending on the booster’s configuration. For businesses, you can boost the signal in one area of the office or in a whole warehouse depending on the strength of your booster and your indoor antenna setup.
Some boosters work with 3G technology and some work with 4G LTE. Many work for both. If you are choosing a booster for your home, choose the one that works for the number of devices as well as the location of those devices. If you just have one computer in one room, choose a simpler device. If you want cellular signal boosted in your larger home or business, choose a more robust signal booster.
What are M2M Boosters?
M2M Boosters take this to the next step. M2M boosters are designed to amplify signals for smart devices or large applications. They amplify the signal and provide a clear and consistent signal for these smart devices. M2M boosters have an outdoor antenna to capture the cellular signal. The M2M booster gathers that signal, amplifies it and then a device or application attached to the booster, or in the vicinity of the booster, will pick up the signal. Depending upon your application and how much data you are downloading, there are simpler and more complex M2M boosters. Check the specs carefully and remember, a customer support representative is available to help you choose the right one as well.
The Best M2M Signal Booster
- Boosted 4G LTE and 3G for any IoT or M2M device. 5G Ready.
- Designed to be attached to a machine for boosted signal
- Works for any machine-to-machine cellular signal
- Most popular M2M signal booster kit
- Better & faster signal guaranteed
The WilsonPro IoT 5-Band Signal Booster is a pure M2M signal booster that can be attached directly to your smart devices. It requires decent cell signal in the area, but can speed up the responsiveness of an individual device dramatically. If your business relies on multiple M2M devices, installing a booster on each can drastically reduce your downtime. Different IoT 5-Band signal booster kits are available to boost the performance of different smart devices, such as ATMs, vending machines, LTE modem hotspots, cellular-based security systems, and more.
It should be noted that this booster WILL NOT improve the signal received by your cell phone, or amplify the signal in a general area. If you're looking to stop dropped calls and improve your data in your business as a whole, start with a cell phone signal booster for office.
Should I Choose an M2M Booster or a Signal Booster?
Don’t just look at price when deciding which signal booster to buy. If you need a basic booster and you are boosting 3G or 4G LTE signals, it is safe to go with a booster that handles the 4G signal. It will work for both and give you room to expand. If you purchase a 3G booster and your area installs a new cellular tower and you now get 4G signals, you may need to upgrade your booster. The cost of the 4G booster is about the same as 3G, so it generally pays to go with the 4G booster.
If you are looking to run a smart appliance such as a thermostat and your signal is not strong, you will want to look into an M2M booster. These boosters are more robust than the 3G and 4G LTE boosters and are designed for more complex devices. Remember, you must have somewhat of a cellular phone signal in order for a signal booster to work. The boosters will work with all US carriers.
For businesses, boosting your signal makes your building safer with better cellular coverage in case of emergencies, can enhance productivity, can enable you to add better technology, and can you save money. It’s best to speak to a representative who can look at your business, operations and devices and have them design a system and installation plan that will optimize your operations.
Choosing Wilson Signal Boosters
A Wilson M2M Signal Booster can enable you to buy that smart appliance to make your life easier. Decide what your internet needs are and choose the signal booster that fits those needs as well as what you envision for your future.
In commercial applications, Wilson stands above the rest. Our team can look at your current configuration and recommend the correct signal booster for your needs. Whether you are looking at a complex layout of your warehouse, a challenge with your building construction, a complicated outside signal, or network interference, there is a solution that will work for you. If your business wants to keep up with the Internet of Things and new technologies, you need to have the infrastructure to handle the future. Call a representative to schedule a consultation.
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