Winegard and Uplogix deliver automated management of satellite antennas for new functionality and expanded reliability
New integration between industry leading products enables persistent access and programmable responses for equipment in the field.
Austin, Texas (November 18, 2010) – Uplogix, the leading provider of network management automation, and Winegard Company, a leader and innovator in mobile satellite and antenna solutions, today announced the interoperability of their products, bringing a new level of uptime and reduced support costs to satellite communications.
Deployed in remote and often rugged locations to provide Internet and phone connectivity, controllers for Winegard auto-acquiring antennas are now compatible with Uplogix remote management appliances. The appliances are able to monitor parameters on the antenna controllers and issue commands to enable, reposition, retarget and stow the antenna. This functionality allows operators to control remote equipment as if they were onsite.
“We’re excited to work with Uplogix to bring this level of remote management to our customers,” said Brent Guffey, director of sales and marketing for Winegard’s Special Products Group. “With antennas deployed all over the Earth, the added functionality Uplogix brings will enable even greater connectivity over satellite.”
The Uplogix platform combines local access to devices like satellite components and traditional IP networking gear with onboard intelligence to automate management—whether the network is up or down. A customizable rules engine makes it possible to create specialized operations such as stowing an antenna on a satellite truck when power is cut in preparation for travel. Especially valuable in satellite-enabled networks, Uplogix integrates with an out-of-band connection to provide persistent management access to remote sites.
“Uplogix has delivered automation to remote satellite installations for the oil & gas and defense industries for several years,” said James Dollar, Uplogix chief architect and founder. “Integrating with Winegard antennas allows us to expand functionality for our customers who deploy a variety of auto-acquire and stabilized antennas in their networks.”
Mutual Winegard and Uplogix customer Data Technology Solutions (DTS) utilizes Winegard’s antenna systems for their portfolio of connectivity services for the oil and gas, maritime and disaster recovery industries. DTS standardizes on Uplogix across all deployments for remote systems management and local automation. This integration and interoperability gives DTS the same high level of visibility and manageability of service across the fleet of Winegard systems that DTS deploys.
About Winegard Special Products
Winegard Special Products
is a division of the Winegard Company of Burlington, Iowa. Winegard has built a worldwide reputation based on an unwavering commitment to innovation and continuous improvement in the quality, cost and delivery of its products, services and processes. Winegard employs more than 450 highly skilled, dedicated professionals, some of whom have 20, 30 and even 40 years with the company.
Winegard currently manufactures a wide array of products in five distinct product lines:
- Special Products: Two-way VSAT satellite communications systems for the enterprise, energy, and emergency response industries in 0.84 meter, 0.96 meter, 1.2 meter and 1.8 meter configurations.
- Mobile Television Reception Products: Recreational vehicle, truck, marine, and automotive applications. Digital and HD satellite TV antennas ranging from manual crank-up models to fully automatic stationary and in-motion systems with GPS/DVB. DTV and HDTV bi-directional and omni-directional over-the-air antennas. Ground antenna mounts and accessories.
- Satellite TV Antennas and Mounts: Residential antennas ranging in size from 46 cm to 1 meter, including mounts and accessories.
- Over-the-Air DTV/HDTV Antennas: DTV and HDTV VHF/UHF/FM TV antenna systems, distribution and preamplifiers, power supplies and accessories.
- Telemetry: Medical and data antenna systems, distribution amplifiers, power supplies and accessories.
Data Technology Solutions was founded in 2002 with one solid focus: To Provide Top Quality Satellite Communication Products and Services, with an Emphasis on Personalized Customer Service. Data Technology Solutions has taken telecommunications to the next level by offering breakthrough technologies and providing customers with leading edge solutions to communicate around the world.
DTS provides Satellite Communication Products and Services to the Oil & Gas, Commercial Shipping, Recreational Boating, Government and Military, Disaster Recovery and Maritime Industries. DTS Services include Satellite Communication, Two-way radios, Design & Fabrication, Remote Video Streaming, Disaster Recovery and Asset Tracking. Visit www.dtscom.com
to learn more.
Uplogix provides the first fully integrated local management solution. Our co-located management appliances automate routine administration, maintenance and recovery taskssecurely and regardless of network availability. In comparison, traditional network and systems management depends on the network, uses multiple tools, and remains labor intensive. Uplogix puts the power of your most trusted IT administrator everywhere, all the time.Uplogix is privately held and headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit www.uplogix.com.
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