Burlington, Iowa (PRWEB) November 8, 2005 –
Winegard Company announced today that it has concluded an exclusive agreement with Macab AB, Trelleborg, Sweden for its new MultiletTM Internet Protocol (IP) on a single coax technology. This agreement provides Winegard Company with IP technology necessitated in supporting its customer base with a “Triple Play” platform for the distribution of Video, VoIP and Internet services to the multi-dwelling unit (MDU) installers across the nation. Bob Howell, Director Signal Distribution/Off-Air Antenna Business Group, said “Winegard now has the ability to offer these MDU unit installers, the enormous advantage to network or retro-fit an entire MDU project onto a single or existing RG-6 coaxial run, eliminating the necessity to pull additional coax or CAT-5 wire-runs. To the consumer, Winegard can now offer a product to easily network their home. The savings in time and money to these installers, builders and homeowners will immediately be self evident and undeniable.”
An international manufacturer, Winegard Company currently supplies products and services to other OEMs, aftermarket retailers, master distributors and dealers in all of the markets targeted by Multilet US, several of which, Winegard currently experiences over a 90% market share. Winegard’s presence and dominance in the market, its 51-year highly regarded reputation, the Winegard team of highly trained professionals and its tradition in leading the industry with new technology innovation and quality built products, exemplify its ability to get this product to market and accepted quickly. Winegard’s staff of professional and technical support services will serve to ensure the correct training, installation and reliably of these products to the consumer.
Stefan Johansson, Managing Director of Macab said “Although we’re currently selling some Multilet product into the US market, specifically to the cable industry, Multilet US sees this exclusive agreement with Winegard Company as an opportunity to create a new and highly targeted Winegard product line and expand our effort into additional markets. Macab sees this agreement as a giant step forward for our Multilet product.”
Howell continued “TV and Ethernet use signals at different frequencies, so 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."
There’s no need to rewire a building with multiple cables to support incoming signals from an “Off-Air” Antenna for local broadcasts and satellite dishes for DBS programming from DIRECTV® or Dish Network. Multilet technology provides for a Full Duplex distributed Local Area Network to each unit, modem-free, feature rich service including high speed Internet, VoIP, Virtual Private Networks, Secured Private Networks, Real Time Webcasts via Multicast Delivery and much more, the complete host of services expected by high speed broadband subscribers. Howell continued, “the unique benefits of using existing wiring for the delivery of a “Triple Play” (Video, VoIP, IP) is obviously more cost effective, easier to install and easier to service and maintain.”
About 1/3 of the dwellings in the US are MDUs, including not only apartments, but universities, the hospitality market, town homes complexes, condominiums, health care facilities, master planned communities, small office, home office and commercial markets, not forgetting the 70 million homes that will benefit from a retrofit. “We’re very excited about this opportunity to bring the Multilet product to satisfy this underserved market need,” said Howell.
Through a single connection point within the MDU property owners can manage IP and video services by unit number throughout the property, with easy to install, virtually maintenance free, highly reliable quality components.
Winegard’s new Multilet product line will be introduced at the EHX Show in Anaheim, November 9 – 11 in booth #810.
If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Bob Howell, please call Michael Sherman at 319-754-0604. To schedule an interview with Stefan Johansson, call +46 (0) 410 36 36 66 or access Winegard at http://www.winegard.com.
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 six product lines distributed in all states and worldwide, including:
- Bundled Signal Distribution: Video, VoIP and High Speed Data and More, On A Single 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.
Multilet is a wholly owned subsidiary of Macab AB. In business over 20 years, Macab AB is well known for a wide range of quality products providing superior solutions for MDU, CATV and SMATV applications. The Multilet equipment is a system for the distribution of broadband services within and between residential buildings. It uses the buildings' existing wiring infrastructure and overlays a new network using Ethernet technology. More information can be found at http://www.multilet.us.
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