Winegard Turns the Triple Play Into an MDU or Residential Home Run™, Adds Triple Stacked HDTV Technology and Remote MDU System Monitoring

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All on one existing coax cable, distributing throughout multi-dwelling-units from one connection point.

Installers and builders got their first look at Winegard’s newest product, the HOME RUN, at EHX in Anaheim in November and will get another look at CES 2006. Bob Howell, Director Signal Distribution/Off-Air Antenna Business Group, said “Winegard has taken the Triple Play, VoIP, High Speed Broadband Internet and Satellite/Off-Air Video, one step further, by incorporating all the Triple Play services and much more, in one delivery system and bundling them in a new HOME RUN structured wiring box that distributes this package on a single existing RG-6 coax cable.”

First in the new HOME RUN structured wiring box is Multilet™ technology, under an exclusive agreement with Multilet US. Because TV and Ethernet use signals at different frequencies, they can be combined and transmitted on the same existing cable using the new Multilet system, providing High Speed Internet, local VHF/UHF TV broadcasts and Satellite TV (DBS) programming, even HDTV onto a single existing coaxial cable run. This offers multi-dwelling unit installers, the enormous advantage to network or retro-fit an entire MDU project on one existing RG-6 coaxial run. One central distribution point saves time and money, makes retrofits easy, inexpensive, fast and cost efficient. There’s no need to rewire for LAN or Cat-5 to distribute to each room/unit and cross technology capabilities make it completely transparent to fiber, copper cables, satellite or xDSL broadband. To the consumer, Winegard can now offer a product to easily network their home.

Winegard’s has added its new TRIAD™ triple-stacking technology for total HDTV reception. Winegard’s TRIAD takes LNB Technology to the next level. Before TRIAD, a minimum of 2 cables had to be pulled to provide full satellite HDTV signals. TRIAD allows new installations and retrofitting of MDUs and SDUs to receive all HD channels from all three satellites, by stacking all 3 signals and combining them onto a single cable.

And to make this Triple Play Plus™ Bundle absolutely unique, Winegard then added Advanced Media Services’ QuantumAlertTM, under an exclusive agreement with AMS. It provides proactive web-enabled real-time 24/7 remote system that simultaneously monitors the entire MDU IP physical signal distribution network of entire properties, single buildings and/or an individual users IP network. Chris Silk, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at AMS said “AMS’s web-enabled QuantumAlert provides real-time information to the AMS Network Operation Center, allowing AMS technicians to monitor, manage and troubleshoot MDU system status from signal source, through distribution and amplification, to the modem. This network management capability allows AMS to achieve optimum performance with minimal service disruption, minimizing repair time and costly outages, while maximizing optimum user performance and fast resolution. AMS will also provide customized Triple Play design options for each property and attractive revenue sharing programs for MDU owners, while offering outstanding customer service, providing the necessary peace of mind that property managers and owners expect and Winegard requires. And we guarantee it.”

ComponexX™ has been picked as the commercial distributor for the HOME RUN. ComponexX has been supplying products and services to Winegard for over three years. Howell continued “Eddie Diaz, President of ComponexX has consistently stood out among other vendors in his ability to understand and support the technology Winegard desired in penetrating new markets. These efforts were paramount to the success of new Winegard products. Diaz said, “Critical to reaching maximum market potential for the HOME RUN product line will require the development of additional MDU component accessory items for effective signal distribution.” “In addition to Winegard’s relationships”, continued Howell, “Eddie has worked very successfully with the engineers and business development executives in the satellite and telephone industries and will be an invaluable resource in assisting Winegard in achieving product acceptance for the HOME RUN.”

No other Triple Play offering on the market can deliver this Bundle of services on one existing coax cable. Winegard’s HOME RUN products will be on display, live, at CES 2006 in booth #26135 in the South Hall.

If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Bob Howell, Eddie Diaz or Chris Silk, please call Michael Sherman at 319-754-0604 or send an email to or access Winegard at, ComponexX at or AMS at

About Winegard:

The Winegard Company is widely considered an innovator and pioneer in product design, performance and assembly and has consistently adapted to meet the challenges of the ever-changing electronics market. It remains committed to continuous improvement in the quality, cost and delivery of its products and services to effectively meet all of its customer’s needs and currently designs and manufactures more than 1,000 different products in seven product lines distributed in all states and worldwide, including:

  •     Bundled Signal Distribution: Video, VoIP and High Speed Data and More, on a single existing cable run.
  •     Satellite Antennas and Mounts: Residential antennas ranging in size from 46 cm to 1 meter.
  •     Mobile Television Reception Products: RV, Trucking, and Marine applications. Satellite systems ranging from manual crank-up models to automatic satellite tracking systems with GPS/DVB. Off-air antennas including bi-directional and omni-directional VHF/UHF/FM antennas. Ground Antenna Mounts and Accessories.
  •     Off-Air Antennas: From DC to 5.8 gigs AM/FM/VHF/UHF Antenna Systems, Distribution and Pre-Amplifiers, Power Supplies and Accessories
  •     Telemetry: Medical and Data Antenna Systems, Distribution Amplifiers, Power Supplies and Accessories.
  •     Two-way Fixed/Transportable Mobile Satellite Internet Systems: offers real-time IP, video, voice, audio and data communications virtually anywhere, anytime.
  •     Wireless Remote Home Control System: Sends the entertainment you want, remotely, where you want it, when you want it.

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