SET-UP OVERVIEW zBoost® Metro YX540 Download the YX540 User Guide at www.Wi-Ex.com SECOND: Place the zBoost Base Unit where you want to create a Cell ZoneTM. Connect the Base Unit Antenna to the Base Unit and place it where you need signal. For the widest possible signal area, it is recommended that you position the Base Unit near the middle of a room or mount it on an interior wall. This Base Unit uses an omni-directional antenna that delivers signal in a circular pattern around the antenna. PACKAGE CONTENTS SETUP OVERVIEW Setup Overview User Guide available at www.Wi-Ex.com Signal Antenna Power Supply Coax Cable RG-59(mini), 40 ft Short Suction Cup Attachments Base Unit Antenna Long Suction Cup Attachments The Base Unit can be mounted either directly on a wall or placed on a flat surface (e.g. a bookshelf, desk, end table, etc.). For best results, keep the Base Unit off the floor and at least 2 feet away from other cords, metal objects or other wireless devices such as wireless routers or wireless access points. The zBoost METRO performs best when there are no obstructions between the zBoost Base Suction Cup Unit and your mobile device. Should you desire to improve coverage, you may: • Move the Base Unit and/or adjust the angle of the Base Unit Antenna. • Move the Signal Antenna around the window – higher is usually better. • Move the Base Unit farther from the Signal Antenna or around a wall. BASE UNIT LED INDICATORS At Initial Power Up Only Solid GREEN Normal condition at power up. Slowly Alternating RED and GREEN zBoost is working, but at reduced performance and coverage due to “non-ideal” setup. Increase the distance between antenna and amplifier to achieve maximum performance and coverage. Fast Flashing RED Indicates insufficient distance between the antenna and the amplifier. The amplifier is operating at significantly reduced coverage. Solid RED System is receiving signals from either the mobile device or the base station transceiver which are too strong for proper operation. Fast Alternating RED and GREEN followed by no light The amplifier is disabled. Attachments zBoost Base Unit SETTING UP YOUR zBOOST® SIGNAL BOOSTER The METRO boosts signal up to 1500 square feet, making it perfect for apartments, condos and lofts. No outside antenna placement is required. Boost voice and data transmission and improve call clarity in 4 easy steps: FIRST: Place the Signal Antenna on the interior of a window located in the area of best signal. Determine the location that provides the strongest signal using the signal strength indicator on your cell phone. Find the location on the window that provides the most bars of signal strength. Before proceeding, make sure that the intended surface is clean and clear of any dust. Then choose the suction cup attachments appropriate for your setting (short or long), fasten to the Signal Antenna, and secure to your window. In order to capture the strongest signal, you may do one or all of the following: 1. Move the antenna around the window – higher is usually better. 2. Use the long suction cup attachments provided, in order to create a greater angle in which to capture the signal. The antenna must be vertical on the window (as pictured in the illustration to the right, with cable at the bottom – not on the side). Avoid draping the coax near the antenna. 3. Keep the Signal Antenna 2 feet from any metal. The zBoost METRO does not require vertical separation; however, the Signal Antenna and Base Unit Antenna should have at least 8 feet of horizontal separation. Decreasing this distance will decrease the performance and generally, increasing the distance (up to 40 feet), will produce greater coverage. signal level, building construction, and antenna placement. Coverage in adjoining rooms (next to, above, or below) will be reduced by walls and ceiling/floors. THIRD: Run the provided coaxial cable between the Base Unit and Signal Antenna. Use the provided RG-59(mini) coaxial cable to connect the Signal Antenna and the Base Unit. Connections can loosen when the cable is moved so be sure the connections stay hand-tight. Signal Antenna 8 ft separation Base Unit Antenna FOURTH: Connect the zBoost Base Unit to the provided power supply and plug into a power outlet. Upon initial power up, a solid GREEN LED should appear indicating normal conditions. If a RED light appears, adjustments may be needed to optimize performance. If you find the increased signal coverage is acceptable, however, no additional adjustments are needed. See LED Indicator section for more information. When your zBoost® system is in place and fully connected, walk throughout the room and verify that you are able to reliably place calls. Remember, coverage varies based on outdoor Coaxial Cable After Initial Power Up zBoost Base Unit Power Supply Solid GREEN Normal condition Solid RED System is receiving signals from either the mobile device or the base station transceiver which are too strong for proper operation. Unplug your system and re-orient the Signal Antenna and/or Base Unit to reduce excessive signal. If LED remains RED after reconnecting power, contact customer support at 1-800-871-1612. DMAN-0037 Rev A zBOOST-METRO YX540 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS WARRANTY INFORMATION PCS band Cellular band Frequency Uplink: 1850-1910 MHz Downlink: 1930-1990 MHz Uplink: 824-849 MHz Downlink: 869-894 MHz Wi-Ex warrants every Wi-Ex product to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use for the warranty period of 1 year. System G ain 54dB 52dB Who Is Covered? Band supported A, D, B, E, F, C A, B, A’, B’ N et wo r ks CDMA, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, EVDO, 1xRTT, UMTS, HSPA, 3G Power Consumption- Power Supply Current 3W standby; 7W max signal - 2.0A Max You must have proof of purchase to receive warranty service. A sales receipt or other documentation showing the product purchased and the purchase date is considered proof of purchase. This limited warranty extends only to the original consumer purchaser or any person receiving the product as a gift from the original consumer purchaser and to no other purchaser or transferee. This warranty does NOT extend to commercial users. Wall Supply Input; Voltage 100-240VAC 50-60 Hz; 5.0VDC System Certifications FCC Parts 15 & 24 (PCS), Parts 15 & 22 (CEL), Industry Canada Base Unit Size and Weight 5” x 7” x 1.25” – 9 oz. Operating Conditions Indoor Use Only (40° - 105° F) Coverage (open areas) Over 1500 sq ft This product uses patented technology to protect the carrier network FCC Information FCC ID: SO4YX545-PCS-CEL Warning: Changes or modifications to this device not expressly approved by Wi-Ex could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If the equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver • Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. In accordance with FCC requirements of human exposure to radiofrequency fields, the radiating element (antenna) shall be installed such that a minimum separation distance of 20cm (8in) is maintained from all persons. Industry Canada Regulations Canada IC: 5544A-YX545PCSCEL This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference Causing Equipment Regulations. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. The term “IC:” before the radio certification number only signifies that Industry Canada technical specifications were met. RF Exposure: The manufacturer’s rated output power of this equipment is for single carrier operation. For situations when multiple carrier signals are present, the rating would have to be reduced by 3.5 dB, especially where the output is re-radiated and can cause interference to adjacent band users. This power reduction is to be by means of input power or gain reduction and not by an attenuator at the output of the device. Please note: This unit has been approved for use in Canada under RSS 131, however, consent for the use of this device to improve cellular or PCS coverage, must be obtained through your cellular or PCS provider, prior to placing the unit in operation. Please refer to the Industry Canada document CPC 2-1-05, Section 6.1 available or viewable at: http://www.ic.gc.ca/epic/site/smt-gst.nsf/en/sf08942e.html Cet appareillage numérique de la classe [B] répond à toutes les exigences de l’interférence canadienne causant des règlements d’équipement. L’opération est sujette aux deux conditions suivantes: (1) ce dispositif peut ne pas causer l’interférence nocive, et (2) ce dispositif doit accepter n’importe quelle interférence reçue, y compris l’interférence qui peut causer l’opération peu désirée. Le fabricant nominale de la puissance de sortie de ce matériel est simple transporteur. Pour les situations lorsque plusieurs signaux porteurs sont présents, l’évaluation devrait être réduite de 3.5 dB, en particulier lorsque le signal de sortie est ré-émise et peut provoquer des interférences adjacentes à la bande utilisateurs. Ce pouvoir est de la réduction par le biais de la sortie d’alimentation ou la réduction de gain et non par un atténuateur à la sortie du dispositif. LIMITED 1 YEAR WARRANTY | REGISTER AT WWW.WI-EX.COM What is Covered? Warranty coverage begins the day you purchase the product. For one year from the original date, the Wi-Ex Cell Phone Signal Booster will be repaired or replaced with a new, repaired, refurbished or comparable product (whichever is deemed necessary by Wi-Ex) if it becomes defective or inoperative. The exchange will be made without charge to you for parts and labor. You will be responsible for the cost of shipping to the location designated by Wi-Ex. If Wi-Ex cannot reasonably repair or replace the unit then Wi-Ex may, at its sole discretion, refund the price you paid for the product or the price of the unit. All products, including replacement products, are covered only for the original warranty period. When the warranty on the original product expires, the warranty on the replacement product also expires. What is Excluded? Your warranty does NOT cover: • Labor charges for set up of the unit. • Product replacement because of misuse, accident, lightning damage, unauthorized repair or other cause not within the control of Wi-Ex. • Incidental or consequential damages resulting from the product. Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusion may not apply to you. • Any modifications or other changes to the product, including but not limited to software or hardware modifications in any way other than as expressly authorized by Wi-Ex will void this limited warranty. • Product that has been modified or adapted to enable it to operate in any country other than the country for which it was designed, manufactured, approved and/or authorized, or repair of products damaged by these modifications. Make sure you keep… Please keep your sales receipt or other document showing proof of purchase. Attach it to this Setup Overview and keep both nearby. Also, keep the original box and packing material in case you need to return your product. Before requesting repair service… Please review the BASE UNIT LED INDICATORS section listed in this overview - This may save you a call. To get warranty service… Warranty service will be provided by Wi-Ex. If you believe you need service for your unit, contact Wi-Ex at 1-800-871-1612 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A representative will go through a diagnostic checklist with you. If it is determined that the product needs to be returned for service or exchanged, you will receive a return merchandise authorization (RMA) number. The representative will give you complete shipping details. Do not return products to Wi-Ex without a Return Authorization Number (RMA). To get out of warranty service… To obtain out of warranty service, contact Wi-Ex at 1-800-871-1612 or email@example.com for information on the possibility of any costs for repair or replacement of out-of-warranty products. Reminder: Record the model and serial number found on the product below: Model #: Serial #: Purchase Date: CUSTOMER SERVICE The zBoost Metro YX540 User Guide and additional product information is available at www.Wi-Ex.com For questions or assistance, contact Wi-Ex customer service at 1-800-871-1612 or email Support@Wi-Ex.com.