QuickerTek Inc. on Monday announced its
27db Transceiver for AirPort Base Station. The transceiver extends the effective line-of-sight signal range of Apple’s AirPort and AirPort Extreme Base Stations up to one-half mile, according to QuickerTek. The transceiver combines a more powerful signal with a low-noise amplifier to help increase the receiver sensitivity.
The device works with all Apple base stations, including original AirPort Graphite and Snow models and all AirPort Extreme systems too. It includes an antenna, and can work with other QuickerTek omnidirectional and directional antennas as well. It also works with Mac desktop systems equipped with AirPort and AirPort Extreme cards. Mounting brackets, adapter cable, power supply and utility software CD are included; no installation software is required to get the transceiver to work. The transceiver costs US$149.