BURLINGTON, Iowa – (September 18, 2012) – Winegard Company's, WX980 and WX1200 VSAT antenna systems and controllers have received GOST-R certification from the Euro-Asian Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification. The council is maintained by the 12 nations of the former Soviet republics, including Russia, and is now referred to as the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Winegard is a major U.S. manufacturer of reliable VSAT (very small aperture terminal) satellite communications systems frequently used in remote locations.
A GOST-R Certificate of Conformity, issued by the council, basically verifies that products meet specific safety standards for the clearance of customs and sale inside the countries of the Commonwealth. This means the two Winegard VSAT antenna systems and controllers can now be sold throughout the Commonwealth member countries.
The .98 meter WX980 and the 1.2 meter 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 the countries of Canada, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Egypt, Iraq, Pakistan, Columbia, Saudi Arabia and Mexico.
A pioneer in antenna, auto signal acquisition and tracking technology, Winegard has designed more than 1,000 different consumer and industrial antenna models and has been granted more than 60 U.S. patents.
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.