GREENSBORO, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--There’s an emerging market in consumer electronics for powerful indoor antennas that allow consumers to cut the cord on expensive cable and switch to free broadcast television. For many consumers, indoor antennas are a welcome option to the hassle and expense of installing an outdoor antenna. A leader in this rapidly growing category is WallTenna, an innovative indoor antenna that combines superior performance with sleek, flat design. For just $40, less than one month of cable charges, consumers can purchase a WallTenna, and access their favorite stations broadcast for free over the air (OTA).
According to a recent industry survey, only 15 percent of U.S. households currently take advantage of free OTA broadcasts, which were mandated as part of the 2009 Digital TV transition that required all full-power television stations to provide all-digital broadcasts over the air. OTA picture quality is also touted as brighter and crisper than what consumers receive from pay TV. Cable or satellite providers use data compression that compromises picture quality.
“The majority of consumers simply don’t know that OTA broadcasts exist; they assume that they need cable to get their favorite TV stations,” said WallTenna inventor Snowdon Parlette. “But the reality is that digital OTA broadcasts are free and deliver better picture quality – you just need to access those free channels using a powerful antenna.”
In recent tests performed by the Research Triangle Compliance Engineering (RTCE) lab in Raleigh, N.C., WallTenna achieved unmatched performance across the digital spectrum. WallTenna’s flat, clear design enables it to be placed virtually anywhere indoors – a key factor in receiving more TV channels.
“When considering the whole UHF Television band, WallTenna definitely performs better than other indoor, broadband antennas that we’ve tested,” said Glenn Robb, RF engineer with the RTCE lab. “Most omni-directional antennas have efficiency of 25-50 percent; WallTenna is 72 percent efficient.” In competitive testing, WallTenna delivered up to 40 times the gain versus the current top-selling indoor antenna.
In addition to its powerful performance, WallTenna is sleek, convenient and easy to install. Ultra thin and weighing just three ounces, WallTenna hangs on any wall and its crystal clear design means it can also be affixed to a window without blocking the light and is ideal for people living in apartments, condos or dorms who can’t have rooftop antennas. The omni-directional design ensures that WallTenna receives broadcasts from multiple directions. It’s also compatible with TiVo and other DVR recording devices.
“Like me, people are simply fed up with ever-increasing cable rates and hundreds of junk channels,” said Parlette. “WallTenna frees you from ever paying for cable again with a powerful, smart solution.”
WallTenna invites consumers to learn more about its indoor antenna by going to www.walltenna.com. In addition, consumers who “Like” WallTenna on Facebook beginning Dec. 15, will be eligible to win a WallTenna. For every 25 “likes” to its Facebook page, the makers of WallTenna will give one away.
WallTenna is designed and made in the U.S.A. It is a product of Urban Freedom, LLC, a Greensboro, NC-based company founded to create smart solutions that liberate people from paying for what’s free.
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