Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Cell Phones Cannot Crash Planes


CellAntenna Says FAA is Wrong

Coral Springs, FL – CellAntenna’s CEO contested that cell phones do not interfere with airplane navigational equipment, and cell phone use during takeoffs and landings cannot crash airplanes.

FAA rules dictate that airlines force passengers to turn off cell phones during takeoffs and landings because of interference problems with navigational equipment. This ruling went into effect when tower operators complained that cell phone use on airplanes was generating havoc on systems, as cell phones contacted more than one tower and caused interference.  Older models of cell phones, like cell bag phones, emitted larger transmissions.  This has been corrected in this century, as cellular carrier software has experienced upgrades and small, low-energy pocket and smart phones have become prevalent. The FAA has not updated its rules to accommodate such cell phone progression.

“It’s ridiculous that Flight Attendants, who are not engineers, and have no knowledge of engineering make-up of planes, tell passengers to turn off their cell phone because it interferes with navigational equipment,” stated Howard Melamed, CEO of CellAntenna.  “It frightens passengers and it is unnecessary. If the FAA was right, and cell phones were dangerous, why would they even allow them on airplanes? There are reasons for keeping a cell phone off before takeoff and landing, which include making sure attention is given to safety procedures and for common courtesy.  However, since it’s almost impossible to make a call above 3500 feet, let alone at cruising altitude, keeping the cell phone on will ultimately only drain battery as it tries to reach a tower with which it cannot communicate”.

Melamed further states that CellAntenna engineers and manufactures cell phone detection equipment that is used by law enforcement on trains, in correctional facilities, and can also be used on planes, but to date no inquiries have ever been received on behalf of an airline or the FAA. “If this were truly the issue, we would know about it. “

About CellAntenna

CellAntenna Corporation and 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.  More information available at:

Contact: Kelly Casey

Corporate Communications Director

CellAntenna Corporation


Thursday, March 15, 2012

CA Wireless Announces 4G LTE Upgrade Program for Existing Cell Phone Signal Booster Systems

Coral Springs, FL, March 16, 2012 --( CA Wireless, a division of CellAntenna Corporation, has announced that it has begun implementation of a 4G LTE upgrade program for all existing cell phone signal booster for in-building DAS systems.

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 More information is available at and

Contact Information:
CellAntenna Corporation
Kelly Casey
954 510 2219
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Monday, March 12, 2012

New Zealand Sees Surge in Illegal Cell Phone Jammers

It appears that New Zealand, like the United States, is fighting its share of illegal cell phone jamming devices.

The concern with these illegal devices is their threat to public safety and well-being.  The devices were originally used by military officials, but have made their way into the hands of renegade members of the public.  Besides being an invasion of privacy, the illegal jammers can also disrupt emergency services.

Click here to read the article.

PC World Dedicates Coverage to Cell Phone Jamming

Check out the latest article from PC World with regard to illegal cell phone jamming.  Look for CellAntenna's response to the FCC regarding when cell jamming should be permitted.  It is our opinion that first responders and law enforcement be the ONLY groups permitted to engage in the use of cell jamming in emergency situations.  CellAntenna can provide successful case studies of worldwide implementation of cell jamming solutions in conjunction with law enforcement and correctional facilities.

Click here to read the article.

CellAntenna is a leading worldwide provider of cell boosting and amplification solutions.

FCC Reminder: Cell Phone Jammers are Illegal

Another article posted this week regarding illegal cell jamming devices.  Cell jamming is prohibited under the 1934 Communications Act.  At CellAntenna, we advocate the illegality of cell jamming devices to the general public.  However, jamming should be legal for emergency responders and law enforcement.

Click here to read the article.

CellAntenna provides has provides cell boosting solutions and has also executed successful cell jamming solutions internationally.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Cell Jamming Continues to Trend as Hot Topic

Cell phone jamming has been a hot topic trending on Google this week.  At CellAntenna, we  reiterate our strong stance on cell jamming being illegal to the general public.  However, Dr. Kidder asks valid questions regarding the need for emergency situations and the ability to block cell communication, which is currently illegal.  Our opinion is that first responders and law enforcement should have the ability to block or jam cell communication in times of crisis or natural disaster.

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