Winegard Partners with ITDRC to Modernize and Outfit its Mobile Technology Units with Satellite and Local Broadcast HDTV Antennas for Disaster Relief Efforts


   

Winegard donates Pathway X1 and Rayzar Automatic TV antennas for improved situational awareness and faster setup time at disaster sites

BURLINGTON, Iowa (March 24, 2015) — Winegard, a pioneer in antenna design and development, is proud to announce a strategic partnership with the Information Technology Disaster Resource Center, a non-profit, public charity that provides communities with resources to continue operations and recover their technology infrastructure from disaster. Winegard's Pathway X1 (pictured above) and Rayzar Automatic (not shown) antennas are outfitted on the ITRDC's mobile technology units for enhanced situational awareness during disaster relief efforts.

"The relief and assistance that ITDRC provides to communities hit with disasters is a noble, worthwhile, and necessary cause, and we're thrilled to be able to contribute to such a fantastic organization," says Keith Larson, Aftermarket Sales Manager for Winegard. "Our expertly designed antennas are able to provide the ITDRC volunteers with situational updates along the way to a disaster site so they can be best prepared when they arrive for a fast, efficient setup."

The Pathway X1 is a 100 percent automatic, portable satellite TV antenna designed exclusively for DISH. It is able to receive high-definition signals for a clear picture anytime, anywhere. The Rayzar Automatic is a fully automatic HD TV antenna that quickly scans for all available local broadcast channels. The dual band antenna boasts state-of-the-art technology and an ultra-low noise amplifier for unmatched signal strength for better picture quality in even the harshest weather conditions.

"Winegard is a model practitioner of corporate social responsibility; they saw the opportunity to help, and immediately rolled up their sleeves to get our fleet outfitted with the latest satellite and local broadcast HDTV antennas," says Joe Hillis, Operations Director of ITDRC.

For more information about Winegard's range of antennas and ITDRC's disaster relief efforts, please head to www.winegard.com or http://www.itdrc.org/.

About Winegard Company
Winegard Company designs and manufacturers a spectrum of world class antenna products from mass produced consumer antennas and accessories to enterprise focused broadband solutions. Since its incorporation in 1954, Winegard has designed more than 1,000 antenna models and been granted over 80 U.S. patents. The company's heritage includes recognition by NASA for contributions to the Apollo 11 mission, and the induction of founder John Winegard into the Consumer Electronics Association Hall of Fame. Winegard's superior antenna design and manufacturing facilities that total 410,000 sq. ft include a state of the art testing and measurement center. The company's in-house and vertically integrated capabilities support its accelerated product design and development cycle. www.winegard.com

About Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC)
The Information Technology Disaster Resource Center, Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity comprised of volunteer technology professionals who provide information, Communications, and Technology recovery assistance to communities affected by disaster. Services are provided at no cost, as a public service of the technology community. To volunteer, sponsor, or learn more about the ITDRC, visit www.itdrc.org.



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