Uniden Cellular by Siyata has been gaining traction in the custom integration market with its cellular booster kits that are designed specifically for cars, boats, RVs, as well as the fleets of vans and trucks used by systems integrators. Designed to be easy to install and configure, the boosters promise strong cellular reception while traveling through areas plagued with spotty service.
Uniden In-Vehicle Cellular Boosters pick up and amplify cellular signals as users move between cellular towers, making dropped and muddy calls and finicky internet connectivity less of a concern, according to the company.
By maintaining consistent strength and coverage of cellular signals, the In-Vehicle Kits help extend the battery life of cell phones and minimize the amount of radiation they emit. The USB charging port on select models keeps a cell phone powered and charged, which frees up a vehicle’s integrated USB ports for other devices.
“Everyone deserves a great cellular signal to enjoy all the benefits of a cellular device — whether they need it for safety and security on a job site, to communicate with loved ones and co-workers, or for streaming entertainment content as they travel to a vacation home in the mountains,” said Ari Schachter, COO of Siyata. “We’re excited to increasingly work with integrators in the custom home technology channel, as well as those who do resimercial and light commercial work. The breadth of our product line means there is a solution for both a single car with one cellular customer or an entire fleet of installation service vans.”
Uniden’s range of In-Vehicle Cellular Boosters are compatible with all major 3G, 4G/LTE networks and are 5G ready. They boost signals that employ 700MHz, 850MHz, 1900MHz, and 1700/2100MHz frequencies and work with all major carriers.
Each kit includes the cellular signal booster, a donor antenna, a server antenna, and cables. All cellular boosters are equipped with smart software that increases or decreases the power of the booster depending on the strength of the cellular signal.
Mounted to the exterior of a vehicle or boat, the donor antenna captures the cellular signal from the nearest tower and sends it to a booster mounted to the interior. The booster amplifies the signal and sends it to the server antenna. Finally, the server antenna distributes the new, stronger signal to support phone calls and data speeds while on the road, on the lake, or at remote destinations.
Several different models are available. The Uniden Link Cradle Style Cellular Signal Booster ($197 MSRP) has 23 dB of gain which enables an increase of up to 3 bars of signal. It is a single-user device that either attaches via a suction cup to a vehicle’s window or rests unattached in a handy spot elsewhere. An integrated cradle employs a strong magnet to hold a cell phone in place.
Supporting a range of donor antennas, the Uniden UM50 Cellular Signal Booster Base Kit ($397 MSRP) can be customized to the application, such as utilizing a larger donor antenna in remote or mountainous geographic locations. Integrators and consumers have a choice of several different donor antennas, can achieve a 50 dB gain, and wirelessly connected as many as 20 devices.
The Uniden UM2M ($377 MSRP) is designed to connect directly to any cellular device that has an external antenna, such as a cellular modem, and is located either inside a vehicle or building. This model achieves a maximum gain of 30 dB and accommodates a wide range of antennas
Enterprise-grade boosters and custom solutions are also available for residential and commercial environments. All Uniden cellular boosters work with major U.S. and Canadian cellular service providers.