Wave Point Enhances Television Quality

Just in time for the start of the popular summer season, local DISH regional service provider WeConnectTM has taken its expertise for connecting satellite television in homes, businesses and major public institutions to a Door County hot spot. The company recently installed a DISH smartboxTM system to deliver satellite TV with an enhanced viewing experience for guests, especially boaters, at Wave Pointe Marina & Resort near Sturgeon Bay.

“I replaced (the system) with one piece. This little guy – size of a microwave – is running the whole resort, all of the marina and has the capability to expand to double of what they have, if not triple,” said Justin Geitner, sales manager for WeConnect.

Geitner considers the smartbox system “a game changer when it comes to the industry of hotel, motel, free-to-guest type of industries.”

“It’s taking a TV signal and delivering it through high-quality coax (coaxial cable) throughout the building, versus having a receiver at every TV,” Geitner said.

And, the lean, but powerful smartbox is more than a space saver.

“The benefit is very low energy consumption,” Geitner said. “A smartbox runs about 300 kilowatts, versus each receiver running 85 kilowatts. You have a hotel of 100 units or more, holy cow, that is a massive energy consumption.”

“Everyone seems to love the clarity of the picture because, now, it’s in HD, especially the boaters that live here in the summertime,” said Andrew Sternard, Wave Pointe assistant manager and resort manager.

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