Certificate of Conformity Opens Markets in South America for Winegard
BURLINGTON, Iowa – (September 11, 2012) – Winegard Company today announced it has received government approval from the Peru MTC for its WX980 and WX1200 VSAT antenna systems and controllers.
This means the Winegard VSAT systems have been reviewed and approved for sale and installation in Peru, and potentially other markets in South America.
The Peru Homologation Certificate verifies that products meet specific safety standards for the clearance of customs and sale inside the nation of Peru. This means the two Winegard VSAT antenna systems and controllers can now be sold throughout the country. Homologation means to confirm or sanction the validity of a product or item.
Winegard is a major U.S. manufacturer of reliable VSAT (very small aperture terminal) satellite communications systems frequently used in remote locations.
The .98 meter (dish diameter) WX980 and the 1.2 meter (dish diameter) W1200 VSAT systems and their controllers are primarily deployed on the roofs of emergency vehicles, disaster recovery vehicles, satellite news gathering vehicles, tour buses and trailers often in extreme environments.
Winegard VSAT systems and controllers are operational worldwide, including countries such as Canada, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Egypt, Iraq, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Columbia and Mexico.
In a highly competitive global economy, Winegard continues to lead its industry through the integration of advanced production technologies and lean manufacturing.
Winegard Company is a respected world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative antenna products for satellite and terrestrial communications. Since its founding in 1954, Winegard's pioneering solutions have shaped the industry for home, recreational vehicle (RV), truck, marine, medical and automotive antennas. The company's 2-way VSAT antennas provide real-time broadband solutions for extreme and remote environments in support of the oil and gas industries, as well as military and emergency response teams. Winegard is a privately-owned company that designed the first residential antenna for the U.S. It has designed more than 1,000 antenna models and does custom antenna design and development work. To learn more about Burlington, Iowa-based Winegard, visit http://www.winegard.com or call 800-288-8094.