Winegard Expands TV Antenna Offering in Truck Market Through Partnership with DAS Distributing, Inc.
More than 500 truck stops now feature a combination of Winegard portable satellite and/or over-the-air TV antennas
BURLINGTON, Iowa (October 30, 2014) — Winegard, a leader in antenna design, development, and manufacturing, moves full throttle into the truck market after partnering with DAS Distributing, Inc. to offer its line of antennas directed at professional truck drivers at Travel Centers of America locations and independent stores. The Pathway X1, Carryout G2, Rayzar Amplified, and Rayzar Mini are available at select truck stops across the country with plans to expand to additional stores.
"Winegard's commitment to quality and ease-of-use is reflected in all of our trucking products, and we're thrilled to bring our collection to a top travel plaza network," says Erik Guldager, Truck Market Sales Manager for Winegard. "Our antennas can make life on the road enjoyable by offering more entertainment options with satellite or over-the-air TV on-the-go."
Pathway X1 Portable Satellite TV Antenna ($549): Take DISH on the road with the Winegard Pathway X1, and fill the down time with great TV programming. It is a portable, 100 percent automatic satellite antenna that can find a signal within minutes without having to point or aim the device.
The Pathway X1 easily fits into the cab of the truck or a window mount allows the antenna to stay closer to the driver. A DISH ViP 211z receiver is included with the antenna and provides professional drivers with the unique ability to pay for programming 30 days at a time without a contract.
Carryout G2 Portable Satellite TV Antenna ($649): This fully automatic satellite antenna is similar in appearance to the Pathway X1, but it receives both DISH and DIRECTV programming for the road warrior lifestyle. Compatible with most receivers, the setup is fast and easy – simply connect the coaxial cable from the main port to the primary receiver, plug in the power source, set-up the receiver and the antenna will pinpoint the satellite.
Winegard offers several mount options for both the Pathway and Carryout antennas including a window mount, roof kit mount or a rear cab mount (all sold separately) giving drivers options for securing their antennas.
Rayzar Amplified Digital Broadcast HD TV Antenna ($89.99): This powerful antenna pulls in local, over-the-air signals for crystal clear high-definition programming. Like its name, the sleek, razor-thin (0.43mm) antenna is easy-to-install on the inside of a truck window with quick release suction cup clips. Lightweight (9.6 ounces) and portable (13X12 inches), the Rayzar is the perfect companion for TV viewing on the move.
The Rayzar Amplified boasts a revolutionary low noise amplifier for up to twice the range with only a 1db noise figure which minimizes pixelation or dropouts from passing trucks.
Rayzar Mini Digital Broadcast HD TV Antenna ($39.99): The Rayzar Mini boasts all of the great features of the Rayzar Amplified, but on a much smaller scale. It weighs only 5.44 ounces, and has a small footprint of 7.25X9.25 inches. This small yet powerful antenna pulls in free local TV channels in high-definition quality.
For more information about Winegard and its trucking antenna collection or to locate a participating truck stop, please head to www.winegard.com/trucking.
About Winegard Since its inception in 1954, Winegard has been on the forefront of antenna technology delivering unmatched expertise and experience in the development, design, and manufacturing of satellite and terrestrial television reception products.
As a privately-owned company, Winegard has achieved many milestones over the years including designing the first U.S. multi-channel television antenna for the home market and later introducing the first over-the-air antenna to the RV industry.
Winegard has introduced more than 1,000 different antenna models with more than 80 product patents, making its products the benchmark for design, quality and performance.