Tuesday, November 13, 2012

FAU Students Complain About Poor Cell Service on University Campus

FAU's University Press has reported that students continue to complain about poor cellphone reception in dorms on campus, and that the University is not addressing concerns. 

Some students have said that they have been dealing with cellphone signal problems for over 2 years.  Some students have even taken it upon themselves to contact their local politicians to help solve the problem.  The Department of Housing has claimed that it has not control over cellphone reception.  Students complaining do not feel that they are being heard.

CellAntenna Corporation and its affiliate CA Wireless work with educational institutions to help boost cellphone signal in areas of weak or no reception.  Click here to learn about our solutions for colleges and universities.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

CellAntenna Issues Statement to the FAA Regarding Cell phones on Airplanes


Dear Sirs:

CellAntenna’s recommendation is to not allow the use of cell phones on airplanes, as cell phones are the #1 devices used by terrorists for the connection to Improvised Explosive Devices.  This use poses a definite threat to the safety of the passengers during inflight conditions where a terrorist may, through third parties knowingly or unknowingly, arrange a device on an airplane that can be detonated by a phone call received by the cell phone connected to the device.  Other forms of detonation may include the ability to explode the Lithium Ion Cobalt battery on the cell phone itself, which may puncture the fuselage.  The detonation also releases deadly carcinogens toxic Lithium gases into the plane’s air system, creating a chemical weapon.

According to our calculations, the cell phone output signal levels at full power do not pose any immediate threats to instrumentation within the cabin, since most cell phone power levels are limited to less than 20 dBm.  However, a cell phone used by the pilots may cause some interference (if any) due to the proximity of equipment.  Our findings indicate that the cell phone power levels at 1 meter from the antenna are at a maximum of -10 dBm of output power (1/10000 of a watt).  This is confirmed since many people elect not to turn off their cell phones in flight, or forget to, and to date there has yet to be a provable accident linked to the use of a cell phone on board the aircraft.

There are alternate forms of communication on board an aircraft to accomplish what a cell phone can provide.  Currently, several carriers have onboard Wi-Fi and most users connected to SKYPE services can in fact send out text messages and emails without the need of the cell phone.  As improvements to the Wi-Fi capability of equipment on aircraft progresses, calls may be placed using VOIP services without the need of the cell phone.  Therefore, the need of instant communication with the cell phone is not essential.

Should the FAA decide that cell phone use onboard aircrafts be allowed, we recommend the following precautions be introduced to limit the ability of terrorist activities:

  1. The cell phone service provider, or provider of equipment should insure that no incoming calls can be received by any cell phone used on an airplane.  This would limit the ability to remotely detonate an IED.
  2. Users of Cell phones should register their hardware (IMEI) and subscription number (IMSI) with the provider of service.  The service provider would not allow any change to the hardware configuration without registration.
  3. The use of Lithium Ion Cobalt batteries should be prohibited. Instead, a non-lethal Lithium Ion Phosphate battery should be used. This would limit the ability to detonate the battery onboard an aircraft.
  4. A failsafe mechanism should be put into place whereby the FAA / ATC / Pilot can disable immediately the system autonomously.  In times of crisis, immediate shutdown of the system nationwide can occur.
  5. The use of a cell phone in the bathrooms should be prohibited.  A simple detector can be placed to warn the pilot of this activity.  Again, this is to insure that no hidden means of using the cell phone is accomplished.

In conclusion, we believe that use of cell phones on airplanes in flight is currently too dangerous and should not be allowed.  A study risk analysis concerning the ability of cell phones to be used by terrorists needs to be undertaken prior to the consideration of this policy.

Best regards,
Howard Melamed
President / CEO
CellAntenna Corporation

About CellAntenna Corporation

CellAntenna Corporation and its affiliate, CA Wireless, provide cell phone signal enhancement services in buildings and cell phone control solutions for law enforcement. CellAntenna signal booster integration has customers worldwide and specializes in distributed antenna systems. CJAM Cell phone jamming, detection and managed access solutions are used in prisons and by other security-sensitive customers.

Monday, November 5, 2012

CellAntenna Increases Production of Emergency Cellphone Booster Kits in Response to Hurricane Sandy

954 3407053 ext. 2216 pr@cellantenna.com

Press Release
Monday, November 5, 2012

This week, CellAntenna Corporation increased production of its CAE-750 emergency communication cellphone deployment solution to meet demand generated by Hurricane Sandy. 

The CAE-750 can be immediately deployed to connect with cellphone towers that are working, even though they are at a far distance, in order to boost cell signal indoors and outdoors.

“We have increased our production capabilities and increased the hours of our engineering staff to meet the needs of our clients on the Eastern Seaboard who are leading recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy,” stated CellAntenna Corporation CEO, Howard Melamed. “We are proud to work with our country’s First Responders and provide them with a product that assists them in aiding the victims of this devastating hurricane.”

FEMA, the Border Patrol, Police Departments, Fire Departments and other First Responders have purchased the CAE-750. The unit is quickly set-up for instant communication boosting, and comes with a backup battery system that can operate for over 8 hours and has been proven when used in recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters.

The CAE-750 is available on the GSA schedule by visiting www.gsarf.com CellAntenna has also increased its call center hours to keep up with demand associated with the hurricane.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cellphones and Brain Tumors

Forbes magazine published a report this month about the scientific link between cellphones and brain tumors, due to the amount of radiation that emits from a single cellphone or smartphone.  

Click here to read the article.

Suggestions for reducing the amount of radiation emitted by cellphones include: 

  1. Use a hands-free headset to create distance between your body and the cellphone.  
  2. Avoid areas where there is weak cellphone signal. When the cellphone works harder to reach a tower, a greater amount of radiation is emitted.  
  3. Use a cellphone antenna booster or repeater to boost signal and therefore eliminate the amount of radiation connected to the phone.
Visit CellAntenna.com to shop for antennas, boosters, amplifiers and repeaters for your cellphone or smartphone.  Use our website to learn about the advantages of using our product solutions.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Due to Hurricane Sandy, CellAntenna Changes Points of Communication

Due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the Northeast, CellAntenna Corporation has been forced to change phone numbers so that we may continue to service our clients worldwide.  

CellAntenna can be reached directly through the following phone numbers:

United States -  (954) 840-3890
United States - (954) 780-5537
US Toll Free - (877) 285-5220
Fax - (754) 484-4359

United Kingdom - +44 0208 816 8488
Poland - +48 22 112 0884

Please email us at pr@cellantenna.com to report any problems with service or products.  

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

iPhone 5 and 4G LTE

The Mac Observer just published an article describing how the new iPhone 5's battery life is greatly reduced as a result of its overachieving signal searching capabilities.

Click here to read the article:

CellAntenna and CA Wireless offer a 4G LTE upgrade for existing cellphone systems.  Visit CellAntenna.com and CAWireless.com for more information on upgrades for homes, offices and buildings.  

Click here for information on CA Wireless' 4G LTE upgrade.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Guard Fired for Smuggling Contraband Cellphone

On Wednesday, KSLA reported that a guard in Hempstead County, Arkansas was fired for smuggling contraband cellphones and other illegal items into the prison where he worked.

Click here to read the story:

CellAntenna Corporation, and our affiliate CJAM, work with correctional facilities worldwide to prevent illegal cell phones in prisons through engineering solutions including: detection, managed access, and cellphone jamming.  Visit CJAM.com, or email us for more information about this growing problem and the solutions available to combat it.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Who is at Fault: The Prisoner or The Guard?

A Sing Sing prisoner received five years in solitary confinement for purchasing an illegal cellphone that was sold to him by a prison guard.  Click here to read the story in detail:


While many could debate the chicken-or-egg scenario accompanying the question of 'Who is at Fault', it cannot be debated that illegal cellphones as the newest form of contraband in prisons is an ongoing and ever-increasing problem.  CellAntenna Corporation, and its affiliate CJAM.com, provide cellphone detection, management, and jamming solutions for correctional facilities worldwide.

Monday, September 17, 2012

CellAntenna and Affiliate, CA Wireless, Offer 4G LTE Upgrade

As the iPhone 5 is released, new attention is being paid to 4G LTE.  Click here to read about 4G and what it means: http://www.wggb.com/2012/09/12/what-exactly-is-4g-and-how-will-it-work-on-iphone-5/.

CellAntenna and our affiliate, CA Wireless, now offer the 4G LTE upgrade for buildings.

The upgrade is a fast, efficient and affordable solution that meets the demands of customers around the world. The 4G LTE upgrade can be integrated into existing in-building (DAS) Digital Antenna Systems.

CA Wireless provides customized engineering solutions in buildings where cell phone service does not exist.

Although private individuals possess cell phones that are outfitted with 4G LTE capabilities, users are rarely able to access the full technology capabilities of the network as a result of non- implementation of technology in rural areas or large buildings. The 4G LTE upgrade provides a custom-engineered solution designed by CA Wireless engineers, who are able to anticipate current and future wireless requirements.

The 4G LTE upgrade results in seamless voice and data communication that delivers timely and accurate information accessible anywhere, enabling increased response time and maximized operational efficiency for businesses and organizations. Additionally, the upgrade provides easier access to security and emergency services in compliance with nationwide public safety codes.

The 4G LTE upgrade is applicable to the following industries: Hotels, Hospitals, Residential High- Rise Construction, Public Safety & Security, Higher Education, and Public and Private Enterprise.

About CA Wireless: CA Wireless delivers logistical communication solutions through the implementation of cutting- edge RF technology domestically and internationally. The company provides engineered hardware and software solutions for public and private enterprises and organizations. CA Wireless is a division of CellAntenna Corporation, an international systems aggregator with offices in the U.S. and Europe. Users looking for more information on the LTE upgrade can utilize the CA Wireless dedicated toll-free line at (877) 401-1944, or email LTE@cawireless.com

More information is available at http://cawireless.com/index.php?id=lte

Friday, September 14, 2012

How important is your cellphone?

How important is your cellphone or smartphone to you?  The following article details our ever-increasing dependence on our cellphones as communication tools:

HealthStyle: Cellphone mania

Make sure your cellphone is in working order!  Visit http://CellAntenna.com to view our pre-packaged selection of cellphone amplification tools, including: antennas, boosters, and repeater kits.