Wireless devices emit more power when they need to work harder to send and receive signals. Power emission of any kind is a concern for many people. Below we provide background on when cell phones may emit more RF energy, and how improving indoor coverage can lower the power, and ensure better battery life.
Cell phones use adaptive power control, which means they transmit with the lowest possible power to allow communication with the nearest base station. The further to the nearest base station, the more obsticals to the signal (such as building materials, walls, roof, etc.), the more power your phone will use, and the more radiation will be emitted from compensation of signal loss. Inside, where signals are weakest, your cell phone will operate at maximum power in order to attain these signals.
A strong indoor signals means your phone will use less power and radiation. By improving your indoor coverage you shorten the signal path from your cell phone to the base station. When you install a SpotCell indoor coverage system, this path is only a few feet away since your cell phone responds to the SpotCell system instead.
The SpotCell system transmits the wireless signal to the cell tower which means your cell phone emits less power, stays cooler and your battery lasts longer.
It's important to keep in mind that you shouldn’t substitute one power concern with another when looking to enhance coverage and battery life for wireless devices. There are several devices on the market claiming to enhance your indoor coverage with a product that emits up to 3,000 milliwatts of power! This is not a good option for an enterprise or hospital is looking to benefit from reduced RF emissions while improving wireless reception.
Unlike traditional amplifiers, Spotwave’s products emit very low RF power - between 1 and 4 milliwatts.
Spotwave products lower the overall RF energy indoors by providing consistent coverage so your wireless devices emit less power.