Innovations design and Engineering Award given to Caztek’s work

November 2011, Saint Paul, MN – The “Tailgater” remote viewing satellite dish, a product developed by a local company, has been named an International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree. The Tailgater is a lightweight, all-weather, portable satellite dish ideal for watching TV while tailgating, camping, in an RV or at other outdoor activities. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a pre-eminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 32 categories.


Caztek Engineering was instrumental in several aspects of the mechanical design of the product. Engineers developed the case design for injection molding and an innovative bearing design that reduces production cost.


The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, and has been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.


Tailgater by DISH will be displayed at the 2012 International CES from Jan. 10-13, 2012, in Las Vegas. Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: the official press event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in the Venetian Ballroom at the Las Vegas Venetian Resort Hotel Casino.


The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:

  • Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
  • Aesthetic and design qualities
  • The product’s intended use/function and user value
  • Unique/novel features that consumers would find attractive
  • How the design and innovation of the product compares to other products in the marketplace


Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured at www.CESweb.org/Innovations.


More information about Tailgater is available at www.dish.com/tailgater.


Caztek Engineering is in the business of providing innovative design and engineering solutions to a variety of industries including the aerospace, medical, consumer and industrial sectors.