Contact: Mariellen Fagan
Crowl, Montgomery, & Clark
Winegard Introduces Wingman™ DTV Upgrade
for Popular Sensar® TV Antenna
BURLINGTON, Iowa - (January 12, 2009) - In preparation for the transition to digital television on February 17, 2009, Winegard Company introduces the Wingman™ DTV Upgrade for Sensar RV television antennas.
Designed to increase performance up to 100% on DTV channels, consumers get more antenna range so they can enjoy free local programming in both digital and high- definition (assuming their TV is digital ready or they have a converter box). Winegard Sensar antennas currently provide excellent VHF reception (Ch. 2 - 13) and great UHF reception (Ch. 14 - 51). With the Wingman DTV upgrade, RVers will enjoy excellent reception for both VHF and UHF frequencies.
"The Number One antenna in the RV industry just got better," said Aaron Engberg, director, mobile and digital TV reception products, Winegard. "The new Wingman is a simple and very affordable upgrade that will significantly improve over-the-air television reception for RVers now and after the switch is made to digital in February."
The Wingman, model RV-WING, is compatible with all Winegard crank-up Sensar antennas and lists at just $29.99 MSRP. The sleek, lightweight add-on easily attaches to the existing Sensar head with four simple snap-on screws. It installs in just minutes with no tools required. Compact Wingman add-on measures 16.5" x 14" x 1.4" and the elements are powder coated for long-lasting durability in harsh environmental conditions. It weighs in at just 1 lb.
Go to www.winegard.com/wingman for more information.
Winegard Company has been manufacturing quality television and radio reception products for more than 50 years. Headquartered in Burlington, Iowa, Winegard enjoys a worldwide reputation that is based on many industry "firsts," including the all-channel "Yagi" TV antenna, 82-channel antenna, antenna mounted preamplifiers, antenna amplifiers, the anodizing process, perforated aluminum satellite antenna and the RV television antenna, among others.
Winegard Company currently manufactures and markets four distinct product lines:
- Mobile Television Reception Products: Recreational vehicle, truck, marine, and automotive applications. Digital and HD satellite TV antennas ranging from manual crank-up models to fully automatic stationary and in-motion systems with GPS/DVB. DTV and HDTV bi-directional and omni-directional over-the-air antennas. Ground Antenna Mounts and Accessories.
- Satellite TV Antennas and Mounts: Residential antennas ranging in size from 46 cm to 1 meter, including mounts and accessories.
- Over-the-Air DTV/HDTV Antennas: DTV and HDTV VHF/UHF/FM TV Antenna Systems, Distribution and Preamplifiers, Power Supplies and Accessories.
- Telemetry: Medical and Data Antenna Systems, Distribution Amplifiers, Power Supplies and Accessories.
For technical product questions, contact Winegard Customer Service at 800-288-8094 or visit www.winegard.com; for additional downloadable press releases and images, visit Winegard's online pressroom, www.editorpressroom.com/winegard.
The first photo at top left shows the Wingman attached to a Winegard Sensar antenna. The second photo below right shows the Wingman by itself.
To download high-resolution copies of these images, please go to: www.editorpressroom.com/winegard/offair_photos.html