|Terk enters into agreement with XM Satellite Radio|
|Home Theater News XM-Satellite Radio News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Thursday, 18 January 2001|
TERK Technologies has just announced a development agreement with XM Satellite Radio to develop, manufacture and distribute XM’s retail antennas to receive digital satellite radio signals for automobile and home use. XM Satellite radio is developing a new 100-channel band of digital radio stations. With music, news, sports, talk, comedy and children’s programming, this subscription-based service requires specifically designed antennas to receive these signals.
"As satellite radio enters the market, consumer demand for digital satellite radio reception products for the car and home will explode. We intend to support TERK with the necessary technology as well as engineering and technical support to design products to meet this demand. We are extremely excited that through the agreement with TERK, XM Radio will be able to offer a wide selection of antenna solutions to our retail distribution partners," said Steve Cook, XM’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
TERK's new car XM antennae for 2001 can be mounted on a vehicle’s rear or side window without any drilling and retrofit to most body types. TERK also plans to create EX antennas for RV, marine, long haul trucking and off road vehicles. For home applications, TERK is creating indoor and outdoor XM antennas including one that attaches to DirecTV and Dish Network type satellite dishes. Users will be able to remotely connect their antennas and a home/portable XM radio either wirelessly or by using existing home wiring. TERK and XM have set the second half of 2001 as their date to launch these new products. AudioRevolution.com will keep you informed when official release dates are announced.