Winegard Company Introduces DuraSAT Automatic Satellite TV Antenna to Truck Market at The Great American Trucking Show

Durable, Dependable Advanced Satellite Antenna Introducedat Winegard Company Booth 21139  

BURLINGTON, Iowa – (August 24, 2011) – Off-duty truck drivers and team members can now enjoy the best television entertainment available with the introduction of Winegard Company’s durable and dependable DuraSAT® automatic satellite truck antenna system.  Winegard will have the DuraSAT antenna on display in booth 21139 at The Great American Trucking Show (GATS) being held at the Dallas Convention Center Aug. 25th – 27th.

One of the primary differentiators for the DuraSAT is its dependable ruggedness in the long-haul trucking environment where vibration and shock are an every mile occurrence. Its unique shock absorbent feet are the first in the industry to isolate the antenna components from highway conditions and were specifically designed to help the antenna withstand the harsh and rugged trucking environment. 

It’s available in stationary and in-motion models, with a choice of a black or white dome covers.  DuraSAT antennas are compatible with DISH Network® Pay-As-You-Go TV that allows truckers to prepay for 30 days of standard and/or HD programming at a time without any contracts or commitments. The antennas also receive standard DIRECTV® programming and standard and HD programming for Bell TV® in Canada.


“We tried all of the competitors for satellite TV antennas and settled on Winegard’s DuraSAT because of its durability, functionality and ease of installation,” said John ‘Woody’ Wood, general manager of Indiana Custom Trucks. “Winegard produces a product that functions well in the trucking business. We install three to four DuraSAT antennas per month. I give them top billing as far as satellite antennas go. They deliver a very good digital signal. The Winegard team bends over backwards when I need something and they’re deliveries are always on time.”  Wood added that some 400 to 600 trucks a year go through the Indiana Custom Trucks service, conversion and production facilities. 


“DuraSAT’s in-motion model is ideal for drivers who want to enjoy live television either while parked or for a passenger or off-duty team driver to enjoy their favorite programs while traveling down the road,” said Jim Flynn, regional manager for Winegard Company. “It’s especially nice for owner operators and fleets that are willing to invest in equipping their rigs with the latest television entertainment systems.”


The primary benefits of DuraSAT for drivers is that it does not require any setup, nor does it take up any valuable storage space; the in-motion model provides access to entertainment for off-duty individual or team drivers during their mandatory 10-hour rest periods even when the vehicle is moving; automatic operation means no need to exit the cab to aim the antenna; ease of use with one button on/off operation. And, the DuraSAT is backed by a two-year parts and one-year labor limited warranty.  


Jim Flynn, Winegard Regional Manager, is available in the company booth at GATS to introduce and answer questions about the DuraSAT automatic satellite TV antenna system. He can be reached at  For more information about the DuraSAT truck TV antenna, visit



About Winegard




Winegard Company designs and manufactures world class antenna products for both satellite and over-the-air multi-media signal reception. With more than 55 years of antenna design, testing and manufacturing experience, Winegard’s innovative solutions have shaped the industry for home, recreational vehicle, truck, marine, medical, and automotive antennas. Winegard also offers commercial VSAT 2-way antennas that provide real-time broadband communication solutions for extreme and remote environments to oil and gas industries and to military and emergency response teams. A pioneer in antenna technology, Winegard has designed more than 1,000 different antenna models with more than 60 product patents, making Winegard products the benchmark for quality and performance.


Winegard Company is a privately held company led by Randy Winegard, son of founder, John Winegard and is headquartered in Burlington, Iowa. To learn more about Winegard, visit or call 800-288-8094.


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