With the completion of its new, state-of-the-art testing facility this summer Winegard Co. will soon establish itself as a “world class” antenna testing facility.

According to a press release, the newly added facilities will allow Winegard engineers to quickly and accurately characterize antennas from 50 MHz to 50 GHz in-house and reduce design and development time in half. The test facility will reside in Winegard’s newly constructed North Plant which expands the company’s manufacturing and warehouse space to approximately 410,000 square feet.

“This is the next step in the evolution of our company,” said Winegard President Jon Manley. “Rapid growth in the enterprise and consumer markets are driving the company’s expansion, and the desire to move all testing in-house. Having the ability to test all of our products in-house gives Winegard a competitive advantage. Not only does this decrease development time significantly, it also reduces expenses incurred by outsourcing and improves our quality control.”

Winegard currently maintains an extensive portfolio of antenna test and measurement capabilities, including indoor and outdoor VHF and UHF antenna ranges and a Nearfield Systems Inc. (NSI) indoor near-field scanner. The company is adding an advanced NSI indoor compact range and spherical near-field scanner to create a comprehensive testing facility that can test virtually any antenna product manufactured today that operate in the 50 MHz to 50 GHz range. Measurements include 2-D and 3-D pattern cuts as well as antenna gain and directivity. All equipment complies with IEEE standards.

For more information on Winegard visit http://www.winegard.com.