Burlington, Iowa-based Winegard, which designs and manufactures connectivity products and services announced that it has acquired WiFiRanger, an Idaho-based mobile technology developer.
WiFiRanger produces American-made wireless indoor and outdoor routers used in RVs, buses and many other applications. It will continue to operate as a standalone brand, Winegard said.
“I am thrilled to welcome WiFiRanger into the Winegard family,” said Grant Whipple, Winegard’s president and chief operating officer. 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.”
Kelly Hogan, CEO of WiFiRanger, said, “This is an immensely gratifying milestone in nearly two decade’s worth of hard work.
“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 more connectivity solutions, Whipple said.
“Together, we’ll bring a greater array of lifestyle-enhancing, technological solutions to the RV market and far, far beyond,” he said. “We’ve always had eyes on the future, and our vision is going to keep us at the forefront of change.”