Newly introduced Winegard SPA (semi-permanent auto acquire) is this motorized auto-acquiring, multi- platform, fixed-base VSAT Communications satellite antenna for remote location facilities. It can be mounted to portable or permanent bases, and tracks inclined orbit satellites.
The mobile satellites are for use at oil and gas drilling sites, or other offshore work sites, and can be multi-functional. When traditional methods of communication are not feasible due to location or technological difficulties, an SPA antenna will provide Internet and telephone connectivity on demand — from the most remote locations.
The SPA is declared to provide an economic and superior low-cost alternative to similar antennas on the market. It has multiple deployment sensors for quick signal acquisition, including a GPS, a compass and a tilt sensor.
The 39-lb SPA antenna runs off GPS, and is available with a 0.96 meter, a 1.2 meter, or a 1.8 meter reflector. It works with multiple platforms — including iDirect and Hughes, and accepts a wide range of BUC sizes (including NGRC 3W and NGRC 4W).
The SPA is operational in winds to 50 mph and can survive 125 mph winds.
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3000 Kirkwood St., Burlington, IA 52601