Mohu announced the SkyHDTV outdoor/attic antenna, intended for those looking to watch over the air TV broadcasts, and promising much better performance in a smaller package. Read on for details.
Mohu announced the SkyHDTV outdoor/attic antenna, intended for those looking to watch over the air TV broadcasts, and promising much better performance in a smaller package. Here is the press release:
RALEIGH, N.C., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Today Mohu announced its first-ever outdoor/attic-mounted antenna, The SkyHDTV. Weighing three pounds and measuring only an inch thick, the Sky is a progressive multidirectional antenna that has redefined antenna technology for the consumer market.
“The Sky antenna is closely related to the mudflap antenna developed for covert, wide bandwidth military communications by Mohu’s parent company, GreenWave Scientific,” said Mike Barts, Ph.D., Senior RF Engineer at Mohu. “The Sky belongs to a class of ultra wideband antennas, which are inherently non-resonant and provide even performance over large frequency ranges. This is a big advantage for over-the-air (OTA) TV reception where the frequency range from high to low is more than 10 to 1. The Sky’s performance is remarkably consistent across the channels and we are extremely proud of it.”
“The patent pending Sky is a variant of an antenna developed for Naval Surface Warfare special applications and has no similarities to any HDTV antenna products on the market,” said Mohu Founder and President Mark Buff, Ph.D. “The design has inherent frequency independent properties, leading to optimized performance across the VHF and UHF bands. We take pride in the fact that all of our antenna products are original and highly innovative. We believe customers know great products when they see them and will be highly satisfied with the Sky’s performance and unique style.”
About Mohu/Greenwave Scientific, Inc.
Mohu is a leading technology company based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Since introducing the best-selling paper-thin Leaf Antenna in March 2011, Mohu has positioned itself as a leader in the “cord-cutting” movement in the United States. Mohu estimates it has saved its customers more than $220 million in monthly cable and satellite bills in only two years.
Founder Mark Buff performed research & development relating to Improvised Explosive Device (IED) neutralization and defeat for various military initiatives. His research included the development of “low and no-profile” antenna systems for military ground vehicles, multi-channel antenna apertures for ground robots and anatomically accurate RF absorption measurement systems. Co-founder Russ Winstead was part of the development team responsible for IBM’s first laptop, the Thinkpad.
Mohu products can be purchased from Mohu and Amazon.com. For more information, visit www.gomohu.com. Mohu and its related products are registered trademarks with several patents pending.
The idea here is intriguing: a more compact antenna that does not need to be aimed and performs much better than current solutions. This currently lists for $169.99 on Muhu’s website and is worth checking into!