If you work in the rural or remote parts of Alberta, you know the challenge of unreliable internet and cellular service. The problem is only made more frustrating by the fact that your business is no less dependent on connectivity than it would be in an urban environment. You need to send emails, pay bills, make calls or access online information like anyone else. The fact that you live on the outer edges of cellular coverage doesn’t change that.
The challenge is real and, fortunately, there are solutions – namely, signal boosters.
Tridon has been supporting customers with booster solutions for years. So, if workdays are spent driving down rural roads, or if you have a remote office that needs cellular support, Contact Us.
Or, if you want to know more about what we have to offer, keep reading.
In-Building Boosters for Remote Offices
If you’re working in a remote location, odds are there is no infrastructure for landline phone service. And, if the office is temporary, then there is nothing to be gained from building it. Cellular is the best option of longer conversations not suited for two-way radios, but there’s also a chance that you might be out of range of the nearest cellular tower. Cellular signal boosters can solve that problem. Here are a few options we can suggest.
WeBoost Home Complete
The WeBoost Home Complete is a powerful cellular signal booster ideal for larger buildings. It can carry signals 25% farther than the WeBoost Multiroom and provide significantly better coverage, supporting an area of up to 7500 square feet. Coverage like this means your remote office will have more reliable internet access and better call quality once this booster is up and running.
WeBoost Home Multiroom
The Multiroom is ideal for buildings or sites that need cellular support over up to 5000 square feet. It provides considerably better coverage than its smaller cousin, the WeBoost 4G, meaning team members in and around your remote facility will get better call quality and data access with this booster solution. That means easier voice communication and more regular reporting from the field to head office. And, like all WeBoost devices, it will work with any carrier.
WeBoost Home 4G
The 4G signal booster is an ideal solution for small remote offices, like portables. Your team will have easy access to the and reliable cellular coverage with this booster supporting their communications.
In-Vehicle Boosters for Rural Areas
Every Albertan knows what it’s like to drive down the highway or on a long dirt road, only to find themselves without a cellular signal. This can range from a minor inconvenience to a major roadblock to productivity, all the way up to a safety risk in the event of an emergency.
Having your fleet vehicles equipped with cellular boosters means your remote teams will always be able to call in from the road to send status updates, check-in for safety purposes and even send in reports and images from the road, giving you access to real-time information.
So, to make communicating from the road easier, here are a few boosters we can recommend.
WeBoost Drive Reach
WeBoost’s Drive Reach is the most powerful in-vehicle booster they have to date. Offering a 29.5 dBm uplink-output power, it ensures that everyone in the company vehicle will get a boost to their cellular signals. It can send cellular signals 69% farther than other WeBoost in-vehicle boosters, essentially turning your company fleet into a fleet of mobile offices.
WeBoost Drive Sleek
The Drive Sleek is ideal for teams and employees that spend a lot of time trucking through remote and rural Alberta, like surveyors and forestry workers. The cradle design can hold a smartphone while boosting the signal by up to 23 decibels. That means your team will be able to communicate, hands-free, from the road, run apps, or send and receive emails from the middle of nowhere.
Is Getting A Booster Worth the Investment?
The answer to that question depends entirely on your need for communication from the field.
For example, if you don’t need regular updates from the field, or if you don’t need real-time information, then a booster might not be necessary. Equipping your team with a satellite phone (for emergency communication only) might meet your requirements.
But if being in regular contact with your team provides a real benefit to your project, then a booster is worth the investment.
Likewise, if having a booster means your team won’t have to stop work to find a signal (so they can phone in, send reports, or download critical information), then the investment will benefit safety and productivity.
Wherever you are – rural or urban settings – a weak signal can obstruct the flow of business. At the very least, a lack of coverage means frustrating delays or gaps in getting information from the field or accessing it when you’re on the road.
The right booster solution means your remote offices and mobile teams never have to be in that position. If you’d like more information, just Contact Us. Tridon’s Service Technicians and Account Managers are here to help.
Tridon is a full solution Telecom Systems Integrator with CSA certification and licensed by APEGA. Our Engineering, Service and Tower Divisions collaborate with customers to build engineered solutions including communications systems design, tower inspections, and co-location, wireless broadband, fiber optic cabling, site security, and two-way radio communication.