Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Introducing CioTv by Winegard at 2011 CES

Featuring Live Mobile Digital TV (ATSC-M/H) and WiFi Compatibility
BURLINGTON, Iowa - (Nov. 19, 2010) - Winegard Company, innovator in television antenna and mobile satellite television systems, introduces Cio Mobile Digital TV, a10.2-inch touch-screen multi-standard media player that supports a wide range of A/V content and formats and through mobile digital TV signals.

Where can you Cio? Car. Home. Anywhere. Its sleek, self-contained design makes CioTv perfect for home and mobile applications. Powered by a 12-volt automotive system, an AC power adapter, or a rechargeable battery back, CioTv can be viewed anywhere.
The patents-pending CioTv comes equipped with a universal, clamp-style headrest mount that fits 90 percent of new vehicle models without professional installation. In addition to providing a complete automotive mobile entertainment solution, CioTv is fully portable for in-home and handheld use.

CioTv's 10.2-inch diagonal LCD touch-screen is the largest of any headrest-mounted screen in the world. The PCAP touch-screen technology is hi-bright and provides a super fast, super clear and intuitive user-interface.

What can you Cio? Designed to receive live mobile digital television (DTV) signals, this MDTV™ certified receiver is equipped with Winegard's touch-screen technology
and plays a wide range of other formats, including 3G Internet, DVD video with Dolby audio decoding, CD, iPod music and video, MP3, SD card photo and video files, USB audio and video storage and game devices. CioTv offers A/153 ATSC-MH mobile digital television with its fully enclosed MDTV antenna. You can enjoy real-time network simulcast combined with local content, such as broadcast news/weather and other locally produced broadcast formats like trailers and clips.

CioTv is made for iPod and works with your iPhone. Watch iTunes music videos and movies on the clear CioTv big screen. It supports high-quality, true digital iPod music audio output. Browse the Web with CioTv's Wi-Fi capabilities enabled by Opera and enjoy streaming video and wireless music applications.

"Perhaps the most exciting aspect of CioTV is its ability to receive live mobile DTV signals, which is the most cutting-edge technology available today," said Aaron Engberg, director of the Mobile Entertainment Division, Winegard. "CioTv can provide everything consumers want, all in a small, portable device. It's truly the most comprehensive portable entertainment device on the market today."

Mobile DTV enhances the existing "terrestrial" digital television system by allowing a high-quality digital broadcast signal to be received by a moving receiver - either at walking or driving speeds - and is being transmitted by broadcasters across the country.

Mobile DTV systems from current television broadcasters use the existing digital television spectrum and the existing, nationwide digital television infrastructure. As such, the broadcast industry has a substantial amount of spectrum available and has already invested and built the majority of the infrastructure needed to enable mobile DTV.

The unique QuickLink mating connector allows CioTv to plug into either an optional CioTv home-counter stand or CioTv battery pack for handheld use. CioTv also comes standard with dual-channel wireless headphones, a multi-channel FM modulator for audio playback through a vehicle's factory sound system and a remote IR control. A five-hour battery pack is optional.

Cio Tv meets all OEM automotive electronics, environmental and materials standards and is safety compliant with all U.S. government NHTSA Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

CioTv will be available in the first quarter of 2011 ($799 MSRP - includes auto mount, wiring harness, wireless headphones and remote control) at mobile electronics outlets and Winegard dealers across the country.

CioTv will be on display at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics show in the Las Vegas Convention Center's North Hall, Booth #9461, Jan. 6 through 9. For more information about CioTv, visit

About Winegard:
Winegard Company has been manufacturing quality television and radio reception products for more than 55 years. Headquartered in Burlington, Iowa, Winegard enjoys a worldwide reputation that is based on many industry "firsts," including the all-channel "Yagi" TV antenna, 82-channel antenna, antenna mounted preamplifiers, antenna amplifiers, the anodizing process, perforated aluminum satellite antenna and the RV television antenna, among others.

Winegard Company currently manufactures and markets four distinct product lines:

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; and 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.

For consumer product questions, contact Winegard Customer Service at 800-288-8094 or visit; a wide selection of downloadable Cio press releases and images are available on Cio's online news archive at