St. Louis, MO, July 17, 2008 -- St. Louis-based Antennas Direct announced the introduction of ClearStream1 -- a high-performance, compact TV antenna designed specifically for the 2009 digital conversion. The Clearstream1 goes on sale today.
ClearStream1 is Antennas Direct's latest model of digital TV antennas designed to receive high VHF and core DTV UHF. The new antenna comes on the heels of Antennas Direct's ClearStream2, which was the first in the ClearStream series.
"When we introduced the ClearStream2, its small size and high performance made it so popular we sold out of them within a week," said Antennas Direct President Richard Schneider. "Demand for ClearStream1 is expected to be even higher considering its high performance and even smaller form."
ClearStream1's single-loop design, which is 10" x 10" and is 50 % smaller than the ClearStream2's dual-loop design, has been engineered with the same efficient geometries to reach optimum performance levels.
Using the latest simulation software and test equipment, the ClearStream1 antenna is optimized for post 2009 digital frequencies (both UHF and high VHF). Its high gain (8 db) and extremely low impedance mismatch (typical 2:1 VSWR) provides dramatic improvements in performance and gains over commonly available compact antennas.
The ClearStream1 has a range of up to 30 miles and a wide, 70-degree beam width that allows it to capture signal from multiple broadcasting towers. Its MSRP is $59.
After the nationwide switch to digital broadcasting on Feb. 17, 2009, millions of Americans may need to upgrade to outdoor antennas, which are designed with the DTV frequencies in mind.
"There hasn't been significant innovation in TV antenna technology for the past 30 years," Schneider said. "Although television broadcasts have changed -- with the introduction of digital broadcasting -- antenna design has been stagnant. Antennas Direct is committed to fostering research and development of stronger, more-efficient antennas designed specifically for digital television."
Antennas Direct provides customers with a 90-day, no-fault return guarantee on all Antennas Direct antennas and a lifetime warranty against failure, corrosion, defects in materials or workmanship.
If you'd like more information on ClearStream products or to schedule an interview with Richard Schneider, please call Scott Kolbe at 636-379-3895, ext. 13, or an e-mail scott @ kolbeco.net.
About Antennas Direct
Antennas Direct is a St. Louis-based manufacturer and distributor of over-the-air antennas. The company was founded by Richard Schneider in 2003 and has since been widely recognized for superior product design and performance by a number of industry publications and main stream media outlets. Having invested major resources into the discovery and implementation of new technological advances in television antenna design, Antennas Direct continually tests and modifies antenna designs, raising the bar by which antenna performance and appearance are measured. For additional information on Antennas Direct, visit www.antennasdirect.com.