Repeater is designed for private trunked radio networks.

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Adaptive and self-maintaining, SpotCell 167 provides solution for organizations looking to mitigate issues associated with indoor wireless coverage for their private networks. Fully programmable intelligent repeater provides typical coverage area of 25,000 sq ft. System management interface software enables configuration for up to 20 channels in 800 MHz trunking frequencies through standard PC.

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Spotwave Unveils First Intelligent Repeater for Private Trunked Radio Networks

Latest offering from in-building wireless leader sets new standard for performance and price in public safety and private radio environments

ORLANDO, FL, APCO Conference Booth 892, Aug. 7 // -- Spotwave Wireless, the leader in intelligent in-building coverage products for cellular and PCS networks, today unveiled the first adaptive, fully programmable repeater for private trunked radio networks, the SpotCell 167 at the APCO 2006 event, focused on public safety communications.

"Organizations such as first responders, municipalities and utilities operating a private 800 MHz trunked radio network rely on wireless as a critical part of their day to day operations and communications," said Paul Tinney, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Spotwave. "This vital dependence however is often put at risk since these private networks are faced with the same wireless challenges as in public networks, unreliable in-building coverage. We're pleased to introduce the SpotCell 167 to ensure a cost-effective scalable solution built for private radio networks built on our patented intelligent repeater technology."

Communications Service, a Wisconsin-based value added reseller specializing in products and services for the private radio market was one of the first organizations to field test the Spotcell 167. "Our team was very impressed not only with the coverage improvement and cost-effectiveness of the solution, but with the fact that the system was deployed in 20 minutes with essentially no tools and no test equipment," said Steve Dubberstein, General Manager of Communications Service. "This is a perfect product for any agency faced with potential 800 MHz frequency migration, its flexibility assures it does not become obsolete. We look forward to adding the SpotCell 167 to our current product and service offerings."

The SpotCell 167 is an ideal solution for service providers, dealers and integrators currently delivering products and services to the public safety and private radio community. An easy addition to their portfolio of products and services assured to bring incremental revenue and value to their customers through the Spotwave Certified Dealer program.

The Issue: Unreliable Coverage

Despite the ubiquitous use of two-way radios and the increased use of cell phones and other wireless devices to coordinate response efforts in emergency situations, many public safety offices, dispatch centers and headquarters are located in buildings where wireless coverage is a critical network problem. The often increased, ruggedized building materials associated with public safety facilities and emergency command centers inevitably lead to unreliable wireless signals inside.

The SpotCell 167: A Network Protecting Solution

While the use of bi-directional amplifiers and conventional repeaters in this type of building environment has been relatively common, these types of products must be tuned by technicians and can cause interference within the wireless network because they cannot adjust to changes in the signaling environment. Unlike traditional repeaters or BDAs, Spotwave products are adaptive and self-maintaining, an ideal solution for any organization looking to solve the problems associated with indoor wireless coverage for their private networks. Built on the Spotwave's patented intelligent platform, the SpotCell 167 and SpotCell 267 product models can cover areas between 25,000 and 50,000 square feet. The system management interface software enables configuration for up to 20 channels in the 800 MHz trunking frequencies through a standard PC.

Product Pricing and Availability

The SpotCell 167 base model pricing starts at $3995, and provides a typical coverage area of 25,000 sq ft. Product availability begins October 2006. More information on Spotwave's product line, and channel partner opportunities can be found on the company website:

About Spotwave

Spotwave Wireless provides carrier-approved, intelligent indoor coverage solutions that seamlessly bring the outdoor signal inside - ensuring that cell phones and wireless devices work reliably indoors. Changing the economics of in-building wireless coverage, Spotwave's solutions are cost-effective, quick and easy to install, and require no maintenance. Spotwave solutions are also backed by a range of comprehensive installation services and support and are now the preferred coverage solution in networks operated by the top North American cellular and PCS carriers. The company website is


Media Contact: Connie Costigan, Spotwave Wireless,
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