Shakespeare Booster Raises the Bar on Marine Cellular Reception

Poor cellphone reception is inconvenient and frustrating at best, and can even result in calamity. With the Shakespeare CA-VAT Anywhere Voice and Data Cellular Booster Kit, boaters will no longer miss making or receiving important calls. Rugged enough for the most demanding marine environment, Shakespeare’s Anywhere booster optimizes cellular coverage wherever reception is weak or spotty.

Ideal for recreational boats or yachts, the booster remains operational even at low temperatures, and comes protected in a weather-resistant metal casing with stainless hardware to ensure durability. Dual bands make it compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon 2G and 3G wireless networks.

The Anywhere booster features a unique compartmentalized design that extends handset battery life, while delivering enhanced call clarity and noise reduction for up to five users simultaneously. An indoor directional panel antenna and adjustable dials allow for reception optimization, covering up to 6,000 sq. ft. Highly energy efficient, the unit consumes under 20 W. Measuring a compact 5.5″ x 4.75″ x 1.25″, the unit weighs only 1.7 lbs.

The booster’s uplink frequency is 824-849/1850-1910MHz; downlink frequency 869-894/1930-1990MHz. The input impedance is 50 ohm, with an average gain of 65 dB and maximum gain of 70 dB. Standards supported include CDMA, GSM, WCDMA, HSPA, EVDO, EDGE and all other standard cellphone networks.

Easy to set up, the booster kit’s top quality components include a marine-ruggedized Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile enabled cellular signal amplifier; outdoor antenna; indoor antenna; UV-resistant coax cable; and user manual. The unit is supplied with N female connectors on both ends. Shakespeare recommends installation with LMR400 or CM400 cable. The product comes backed by a two-year warranty.

Suggested retail price for the CA-VAT Anywhere booster kit is $612.86. For a short time only, consumers can take advantage of a $50 rebate. All they have to do is purchase a CA-VAT kit between 12/1/2013 and 2/28/2014. The rebate form is included with product shipment and must be postmarked prior to June 30, 2014.

Contact Shakespeare Company LLC, 6111 Shakespeare Rd., Columbia, SC 29223. 803-227-1590; Fax: 803-419-3099. www.shakespeare-marine.com. Shakespeare Company LLC is a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH).