A "direct connect" or M2M (machine-to-machine) booster skips over the interior antenna, and connects directly to the input antenna jack of a single target device - which means that phones and tablets without an antenna port will not be able to benefit.
The Pro IoT 5-Band has an antenna that goes on the roof, an amplifying unit that is kept indoors, and then the interior output cable plugs directly into a single target device with an antenna port.
Of particular interest to RVers is the potential for using two of these in a dual-booster configuration to go into a device with MIMO antenna ports, such as many cellular routers and some mobile hotspot (like the Verizon AC791L and AT&T UnitePro).
More Information on MIMO and boosters: Understanding MIMO (Multiple Input, Multiple Output) – LTE Speed & Cell Booster Implications
NOTE: This product was previously made by weBoost as the Signal 4G, but it was discontinued and replaced by the identical IoT 5-Band, only now with a blue casing to better fit into weBoost's commercial focused sister company WilsonPro.
- Model: 460119
- Gain: 15dB
- Max Uplink Power: 24 dBm
- Impedence: 50 ohm
- # of Devices Boosted Simultaneously: One
- LTE Bands Supported: 5, 12, 4, 13, 25/2
- Exterior Antenna: 4" Magnetic Mount - 15' Cable
- Internal Antenna: None - Direct Wired
- Range of Interior Coverage: Direct Wired
- In Motion Usage: No
- Power: AC/DC 5V/2A
- Connectors: SMA Female
- Dimensions: 1.25" x 3.5" x 6.25"
- Warranty: 3 Year
- List Price: $249
Review & Testing Status
weBoost had sent us two Signal 4Gs (now Wilson Pro IoT), and we conducted extensive testing with the pair as part of our Spring 2016 round of Cellular Antenna Testing.
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