BURLINGTON, Iowa – (September 6, 2012) – Winegard, a U.S. manufacturer of reliable VSAT (very small aperture terminal) satellite communications systems, has received CE Certification for its WX1200 and WX980 VSAT antenna systems and controllers.
These VSAT systems are primarily deployed on the roofs of emergency vehicles, disaster recovery vehicles, satellite news gathering vehicles, tour buses and various types of trailers for maximum reliability in extreme environments.
The CE marking indicates the Winegard products are compliant with European Union (EU) legislation that allows products to be sold to countries in the European Economic Alliance. It also means that Winegard has verified that the VSAT products comply with applicable EEA requirements, including such items as safety, environmental protection and health. The certification denotes that the products also have been examined by an appropriate European conformity assessment body.
Thousands of Winegard VSAT systems and controllers are operational worldwide, including the countries of Canada, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Iraq, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Germany, Columbia, Mexico and Russia.
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.