Back in August 2011, DISH Network announced an amazing new piece of DISH technology, the Tailgater™, a portable, lightweight satellite dish that allows DISH subscribers to watch TV while tailgating, camping, or traveling in an RV. The DISH Tailgater™ lets you enjoy your favorite shows, sporting events and movies while you participate in outdoor activities.
Weighing in at a mere ten pounds, the DISH Tailgater™ is the smallest portable satellite dish in the industry and is extremely easy to use. No manual adjustment is ever needed for the DISH Tailgater™ because it automatically locates satellite positions and easily connects to a small DISH box and to your TV. Recently, the DISH Tailgater™ was recognized by a panel of experts in the field of technology design and engineering at the Innovations Design and Engineering Awards show in Las Vegas in November.
DISH is happy to announce the DISH Tailgater™ was recently named an International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award Honoree. The competition is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), which has been recognizing leaders in consumer product design and engineering since 1976. This is a huge honor because products entered into the program are judged by a panel of world-renowned industrial designers and engineers who evaluate cutting-edge technological products across 32 categories and it is the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow.
This year’s competition featured a record number of exhibitors (over 3,000 companies) on a showroom floor that exceeded 1.85 million square feet of exhibit space. The products entered into the competition were placed in one of thirty-two categories (e.g. Audio/Video, Gaming/Entertainment, Home Theater, Satellite Systems, Wireless Accessories, etc.).
The products entered into the competition were judged on the following criteria:
- Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
- Aesthetic and design qualities
- The product’s intended use/function and user value
- Unique/novel features that consumers would find attractive
- How the design and innovation of the product compare to other products in the marketplace
Ira Bahr, former Chief Marketing Officer for DISH Network, said, “This award from CEA recognizes the Tailgater™ as an innovative solution to bring high definition television outdoors.” He added that tailgaters across the country can now watch their teams play in high definition, and convenient month-to-month pricing making this DISH product the “best TV-on-the-go option for outdoor enthusiasts.”
In addition to having the most advanced satellite TV system technology in the business today, DISH offers a variety of affordable packages, superior customer support available 24/7, and a commitment to provide you the most enjoyable and convenient television-viewing experience possible. Ready to make the switch to DISH? Contact us or order online today!