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The differences between home and professional mobile signal repeaters

10 Jun 2021

You’re probably already familiar with the basic functioning of a mobile signal repeater, and the advantages of having a powerful mobile signal to make and receive calls, surf the Internet at high speed, and enjoy a whole host of services on your mobile. As you will know, the repeater’s job is to receive the existing mobile signal outside, amplify and distribute it inside a building.

When it comes to purchasing a repeater, it is good to know the differences between signal repeaters for home use and the ones used in commercial and professional environments.

So, should you go for a home mobile signal repeater or a professional one?

To answer this question, let’s have a look at the differences between the two:

1) Range (coverage area)

One important difference between a signal repeater for use at home and one for use in, for example, a large office building, is the internal coverage.

Home signal repeaters can cover the equivalent of 4 normal sized rooms in a house, while large area repeater systems have a range that can be adjusted to suit the customer’s needs. If you want to amplify the mobile signal in your home or small office, a home repeater such as the Stellahome will work perfectly well. However, for multi-storey offices, large commercial premises, airports, hospitals, etc., you will need a professional repeater system such as the iRepeater (iR6). The i-repeater is part of a
modular system, where you can add as many amplifiers as you like. This allows you to bring the mobile signal deep inside your building. The i-Repeater system is regularly installed in multi-storey buildings up to 70 floors!

The image below shows 1 repeater used in conjunction with 4 lineamps. This gives us 16 internal antennas.

Total Coverage is approximately 60 rooms.

2) Control

Unlike home repeaters, commercial repeaters like the iR6 allow you to monitor (over the internet or locally via the LCD screen) the signal on all the bands.

  • You can monitor and control the Gain of each band.
  • You can turn off or on any band.

This allows you to ‘tune’ the system to achieve the best results for your building.

3) Remote control and monitoring via the Internet

Home repeaters are not connected to the internet and therefore cannot be monitored.

However, the iR6 repeater with line amplifiers are all connected to the internet and can be monitored 24/7 for any potential problems.

This professional system allows the installer to manage all the buildings of his customers from the one location, the Stelladoradus cloud.

This allows him to be forward of any potential problems and react before even the client knows anything.

4) Possibility to install it yourself

Home repeaters are designed so that you can install them yourself without the need for special equipment.

Commercial repeaters however do require professional installers. Fortunately, Stelladoradus has an extensive network of professional installers all across the world, especially in the EU.

Please contact us for more information.

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