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Winnebago Selects King Controls TV Antenna

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July 12, 2011 by   Leave a Comment

JACK digital antenna from King Controls

JACK digital antenna from King Controls

Supplier King Controls announced today that Winnebago Industries Inc. has selected the new JACK digital over-the-air TV antenna for its 2012 model year motorhomes.

“While the digital transition of over-the-air TV signals provides enhanced picture quality and a greater selection of available channels, the process of finding digital signals has proven to be much more difficult than with analog,” said Craig Bartyzal, vice president of sales and marketing for Bllomington, Minn.-based King Controls.

The JACK antenna includes a built-in digital signal meter to allow fast and accurate antenna pointing without having to blindly scan in multiple directions to find local digital TV channels.

“The ability to pin-point the location of broadcast towers before scanning for channels is exactly the type of innovation that our customers have come to expect from Winnebago Industries,” said Russ Garfin, director of product development for Forest City, Iowa-based Winnebago.

Measuring 11.25” high x 16” wide x 12.5” long and weighing just over 2 pounds, the JACK OA8200 Series antennas are up to 70% smaller than traditional RV antennas yet require no cranking up or down, so less roof space is needed for installation. The antenna is easily rotated a full 360-degrees, allowing complete flexibility in finding the strongest signal.

“After testing all the available antenna options, we chose the JACK for its superior performance, ease of use and design flexibility,” said Brad Stricker, electrical engineer at Winnebago. “It’s great when we can incorporate new technology into our products that have such a positive effect on the overall customer experience.”

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