Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 24, 2010
Wi-Ex (http://www.wi-ex.com), the leading provider of consumer cell phone signal boosters for the home, office and car, has been selected as one of the Top 40 Innovative Technology companies in Georgia by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state's leading technology organization.
Wi-Ex developed the zBoost line of products to meet the growing need for reliable indoor cell phone signal. The zBoost family of products allow consumers to take full advantage of voice, data and Internet services on their mobile phones including 3G high-speed data and video, instant messaging, pictures and more - at home or in their personal workspace.
According to the annual zBoost "State of the Cell Signal" Survey, commissioned by Wi-Ex and conducted by Harris Interactive®, nearly 70 percent (66 percent) of cell phone owners consider their cell phone their essential voice and/or data communication tool. The survey, fielded December 8 - 10, 2009 via Harris' online omnibus survey, also found that 67 percent of cell owners experience problems with their cell phone signal at home including poor quality and 49 percent claim to have done something special to improve signal strength in order to make or receive a call in their home.
The TAG Top 40 finalists were chosen based on a number of criteria, including: degree of innovation; scope and financial impact of innovation; likelihood of success; and promotion of Georgia's innovative efforts nationally and internationally.
"We are excited to be part of the TAG Top 40 Innovative Companies this year. We strive to continue to create innovative solutions that meet the needs of our increasingly wireless society," said Lloyd R. Meese, CEO of Wi-Ex. "As a Georgia company it is an honor to be recognized by TAG for our ongoing commitment to wireless innovation."
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support its members by generating opportunities for personal, professional and business growth. By forging strategic alliances, TAG serves as a primary catalyst to foster a rich environment for economic development in Georgia's technology community.
Founded in 1999 through the merger of the Business & Technology Alliance (B&TA), the Southeastern Software Association (SSA) and Women in Technology (WIT), TAG is one of the largest state technology associations in the nation. TAG is made up of 9,000 members representing technology leaders from over 1500 Georgia-based companies, affiliated technology and business organizations. For more information on the Summit visit http://www.tagonline.org, email membership(at)tagonline(dot)org or call 404-817-3333.
Wi-Ex (http://www.wi-ex.com), the leading provider of consumer cell phone signal boosters, developed zBoost, the first consumer-priced signal booster for the small office/home office (SOHO) cell phone market. Wi-Ex manufactures and distributes the zBoost line of cell phone signal extenders for the home, office or car. The zBoost product line works with most carriers in the US and abroad including AT&T, Sprint, Vodaphone, Verizon and T-Mobile. They were awarded a 2007 and 2010 Consumer Electronics Association Innovations Honoree by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). They also were selected as a finalist for the 2007 and 2009 CTIA Emerging Technologies (E-Tech) Award. As the leader, zBoost has more awards, more sales and more locations than all their competitors combined. Wi-Ex continues to develop innovative products to meet the demands of an increasingly wireless society by enhancing wireless signals.