The AV integrators strolling the aisles of InfoComm 2018 presumably looked for new solutions to bring their customers – and new revenue opportunities for themselves. Well, SureCall Force5 2.1 addresses both of those priorities, according to VP of sales Frankie Smith.
What Is SureCall Force5 2.1?
SureCall’s Force5 2.1 is a self-contained, five-band, cellular signal booster for commercial grade buildings. It includes a built-in SENTRY to provide remote monitoring, through an app, to adjust and optimize booster performance while located off-site.
“People are very tied to their phones these days so having coverage inside the building is important,” says Smith during an InfoComm 2018 interview with CI.
The reason they’re excited about SureCall Force5 2.1, he adds, is that it “not only boosts signal for all carriers inside the buildings but it also has our built-in remote monitoring and our new built-in cellular modem.”
That means that contractors such at SV integrators are able to access their remote monitoring without having to use the end users’ local Internet connection.
Learn more about SureCall Force5 2.1’s features here.
Business Opportunity for AV Integrators
SureCall’s Smith makes a good argument that Force5 2.1 is a “natural add-on” for AV integrators. He describes a scenario in which an AV integrator is in a customer’s building doing work when a very clear challenge emerges.
Research shows that 60 percent of people struggle with the problems that come with having weak signals in a building.
“They see that their cell phone is not working. Obviously, we assume that the customer’s cell phone is not working. Now they say, ‘Mr. Customer, we have a solution for you to boost your signal so you can keep connected with your calls [and] improve your employee efficiency.’”
For AV integrators, Smith adds, cellular signal boosters are a logical tool to add to their tool belt – one that adds value for customers.
“Research shows that 60 percent of people struggle with the problems that come with having weak signals in a building whether it be dropped or missed calls,” Smith says. To AV integrators that means, 60 percent of your customers potentially need this solution.”
Learn more about how to offer SureCall cellular signal booster solutions here.