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Winegard Company acquires WiFiRanger

This merging of forces marks a new chapter in Winegard’s drive toward technological innovation and customer-focused expansion.

BURLINGTON, Iowa, Aug. 19, 2020 — Winegard, the company dedicated to designing and manufacturing the greatest range of world-class connectivity products and services, announces today it has acquired WiFiRanger, a leading mobile technology developer.

Based in Meridian, Idaho, WiFiRanger is dedicated to producing American-built, top-of-the-line wireless routers for life on the move. WiFiRanger will continue to operate as a standalone brand.

Winegard Company acquires WiFiRanger.

A phenomenal partnership

“I am thrilled to welcome WiFiRanger into the Winegard family,” says Grant Whipple, Winegard Company President and COO.

“We’ve worked together for some time now, and they’re phenomenal partners. WiFiRanger brings so much networking and cloud computing experience to the team. This depth of knowledge will make us stronger as we grow in areas such as 5G, AI, the Internet of Things, and more.”

An immensely gratifying milestone

“This is an immensely gratifying milestone in nearly two decade’s worth of hard work,” says Kelly Hogan, CEO of WiFiRanger.

“Since 2001, we’ve pioneered connectivity solutions for the RV park industry, evolving our technology to include both park systems and consumers. This synergy is pivotal for further innovations in the industry, particularly when it comes to new connectivity opportunities and media offerings.  

“With this mission in mind, it makes sense for us to align with an established industry player like Winegard. They have more than 60 years of experience, along with a stellar reputation that will accelerate our combined drive to remain on the cutting edge of innovation.”

Customers can expect a greater array of connectivity solutions

“Winegard moves with our customers, and this merging of talent and expertise is part of that evolution,” says Grant.

“Together, we’ll bring a greater array of lifestyle-enhancing, technological solutions to the RV market and far, far beyond. We’ve always had eyes on the future, and our vision is going to keep us at the forefront of change.”

About Winegard Company

Built on more than 60 years of heritage in Burlington, Iowa, Winegard Company is a trusted partner for designing and manufacturing high-performance connectivity solutions. This includes WiFi, 4G LTE, 5G, satellite, IoT, broadband, video, and over-the-air technology for residential, commercial, and mobile. All made in the U.S.A.

More information about the company can be found at

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WiFiRanger Ships 40,000th Unit to End Customers, Expands Manufacturing Capacity

After 8 years of consisent OE & End Customer Demand, Rapid Adoption Continues

WiFiRanger, the Premier RV Network solution, shipped its 40,000th unit this week, after strong and significant demand from its large customer base. With 30% of all WiFiRangers sold going direct to the aftermarket customer base, and the 70% being installed directly by industry leading coach and towable manufacturers, it is becoming clear that the market expects the rich features and capabilities of the WiFiRanger network solution over all others.

“We’re very pleased with the relationships we’ve established with leading brands of towable and coach units in the RV industry. The change in demographic of the RV market buyer is demanding experience, reputation, and proven results with a WiFi and Cellular tethering system, and WiFiRanger pioneered that technology. We continue to innovate new features for not only the end customer, but for the OE’s themselves, simplifying their technology adoption and usability at the RV level.” explained Kelly Hogan, CEO and Product Visionary, WiFiRanger.

With 40,000 units operating in the field, WiFiRanger gathers better customer feedback and suggestions, allowing them to innovate new and desired capabilities into the product, and work with major manufacturers on implementing needed shop floor tools for the implementation of technology-rich towable and coach offerings.

WiFiRanger has recently quadrupled their manufacturing capacity in their Meridian, Idaho manufacturing facility, and facilitated stocks of available inventory with their Elkhart-based exclusive distributor, MITO Corporation.

“We’ve built up a good supply of our most popular products in Elkhart with MITO so that new OE customers can immediately take advantage of the excellent features and reputation by including a WiFiRanger solution.” Hogan continued.

WiFiRanger offers a spectrum of solutions to the RV market, matching network solutions from small towable’s to class A luxury coaches.

WiFiRanger products, assembled and designed in Meridian, Idaho, are available directly at or for OE integration from their Elkhart, Indiana distributor, MITO Corporation. For more information, direct inquiries can be sent to or call 208-321-5544 or for OE inquiries, call 574-295-2441.