BURLINGTON, Iowa -- Fast Satellite Acquisition Time, Superior Reception in All Weather Conditions An Extensive Geographic Coverage Area
Winegard has been a leader in mobile TV reception for the RV market for many years. Winegard has now entered the automotive market, applying its advanced satellite antenna tracking technology to the new RoadTripXLP(TM).
"Unlike the Movin' View(TM) Series and the low profile LP-1000 in-motion satellite tracking systems that preceded it, the RoadTripXLP was specifically designed with a 33.4 inch width to fit between the roof luggage rails of SUVs, minivans, conversion vans and limousines, while using the same advanced DVB circuitry and GPS technology for fast and reliable satellite acquisition. Just as they do at home, these vehicle owners can now enjoy the same consistently clear digital programming on the move, as RV owners have for years," said Reed Brown, Director of Winegard's Mobile Group.
When Winegard introduced the Movin' View(TM) Series of domed in-motion mobile satellite TV systems for the RV market, it was first to provide automatic toggle (switching) between multiple satellites using a remote control. Winegard next focused on a low-profile version of in-motion mobile satellite TV systems, introducing the low profile LP-1000, only six inches in height, ensuring easy overhead clearance for even the tallest RVs.
The RoadTripXLP covers an extensive geographic area. The lightweight RoadTripXLP, weighing only 62 lbs and only 6 inches high, mounts securely to the rooftop of most SUVs and minivans for an aerodynamic, integrated look. The unit is easy to install and has tamper-resistant mounting hardware to deter theft. It also is removable when a vehicle is sold. The antenna housing is constructed of rust- and impact-resistant plastic which is sealed to keep out all elements, and can be finished to match virtually any vehicle color.
As evidence of it's potential impact on the market, Winegard's new low-profile RoadTripXLP(TM) Mobile Satellite Television System received an Editors' Choice Award from Popular Mechanics Magazine during the 2004 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show. The award was one of just 16 awards given to the thousands of products on display at both the SEMA and AAPEX shows, which ran concurrently during Automotive Week.
"Our team of editors pounded more than 2 million square feet of displays to find the newest, most innovative new products and technologies in the automotive aftermarket," said Jim Meigs, editor in chief, Popular Mechanics Magazine.
"We are thrilled and honored to have been chosen for such a prestigious honor," said Randy Winegard, president, Winegard Company. "We poured a tremendous amount of time and resources into developing highly sophisticated, cutting-edge GPS-based satellite software for the RoadTrip XLP mobile satellite television system and it is gratifying to have those efforts recognized by a magazine with such a stellar reputation."