Nextivity Inc.

Nextivity Inc.

September 11, 2014 11:08 ET

New Cel-Fi PRO Takes Home Top Honors in the 2014 CE Pro BEST Awards

Latest smart signal booster from Nextivity recognized in the Digital Phone System/Cellular Booster category

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 11, 2014) - Nextivity Inc. today announced that its all-new, all-digital Cel-Fi Pro smart signal booster, which launched earlier this week, has won the 2014 CE Pro BEST awards in the Digital Phone System/Cellular Booster category. The annual awards recognize products that offer innovation, functionality, competitive advantages and benefits to installers.

"Cel-Fi Pro has the most advanced features of any consumer signal booster on the market today, and we're very proud to have it recognized by CE Pro," says Werner Sievers, President and CEO of Nextivity.

"The BEST Awards are recognized as one of the most prestigious awards in the custom installation industry," says Jason Knott, editor-in-chief at CE Pro. "The awards are independently scored by a team of integrators in the field who evaluate the submissions based on their innovation, their benefit to the integrator and their ultimate benefit to the consumer. The scores are tallied up and the winner is selected. So Nextivity's recognition is really coming from custom installers in the field, not just from CE Pro."

The majority of all cellular calls originate indoors, and an increasing number of households have given up their landlines and now rely primarily on their mobile phones. However, poor indoor cellular signals continue to frustrate mobile subscribers. "Our goal in developing the Cel-Fi Pro was to provide mobile subscribers superior voice and data services indoors for 3G, 4G/LTE," continued Sievers. "The CE Pro BEST award reinforces that we have indeed delivered a groundbreaking product to the industry."

Cel-Fi Pro was built on Nextivity's proprietary third-generation Cel-Fi baseband processor for the indoor wireless coverage market. It quadruples wireless data speeds, eliminates dropped calls, and addresses the issue of in-building dead zones for wireless subscribers in their homes/offices by boosting signal strength from one bar up to five.

Cel-Fi Pro provides up to 13,000 sq. ft. of coverage and four times the data throughput for HSPA+/LTE. It offers 10 times the gain of earlier versions and 1,000 times the gain of analog consumer boosters. Cel-Fi Pro is also the first all-digital consumer signal booster to support both UMTS and LTE (including VoLTE), and the first to maximize capacity and coverage by automatically configuring and prioritizing the use of available bands to create a better overall experience for users.

Cel-Fi Pro is the ideal solution for solving the indoor coverage challenges experienced by mobile subscribers. With its plug-and-play functionality and advanced features, Cel-Fi Pro is the easiest booster to install. It ensures users have a strong cellular signal within minutes after plugging it in, and enables authorized Cel-Fi resellers to complete more signal booster installs in a day since it require no external cabling or drilling.

The CE Pro BEST Awards, now in its sixth year, recognize the most noteworthy new products and technologies for installers. Winners are chosen by an industry panel made up of respected industry leaders and the editors of CE Pro, the leading trade publication for professionals involved in the custom electronics business.

About Nextivity Inc.

Headquartered in San Diego, Nextivity Inc. develops the Cel-Fi Smart Signal Booster, which is authorized by more than 160 leading global carriers (including AT&T and T-Mobile) in 83 countries for use on their networks. Nextivity's engineering team has leveraged advanced signal processing and intelligent antenna design to develop the world's only self-configuring, environmentally aware indoor coverage systems. Additional information is available at, on Twitter @5bars, and on Facebook (

Nextivity, the Nextivity logo, and Cel-Fi are registered trademarks of Nextivity Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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