The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.
Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .
Wed Jul 12, 2017
Hyndsight Vision Systems walked away with five huge wins at the recently held INPEX trade show in Pittsburgh. INPEX was held June 13-15 and is the country’s largest invention trade show featuring more than 300 inventors from around the world. With more than 1,000 new products introduced at the show, Hyndsight’s portable vision systems, Journey and Spectator, won the “best in show” or the Grand Prix with a $7,500 prize. The company also won the Gold Medals in the following categories:
Agriculture (Hyndsight Journey)
Safety & Security/industrial (Hyndsight Journey)
Specialized Technology (Hyndsight Journey)
Telecommunications (Hyndsight Spectator)
Journey is a portable, wire-free vision system that requires no internet or cell data. It can be mounted anywhere with the ability to pair-up to four cameras per monitor. The system is comprised of a custom designed camera and monitor with a sunlight readable screen, antenna set and two mounts in a solid case. It’s rugged, water resistant and provides a real-to-life visual field through a direct wire-free connection (camera to monitor) and a clear image that can transmit up to one-third of a mile with direct line of sight.
Because of its portability and versatility, Journey is used in a variety of industries, including marine, automotive, RV, agriculture, construction, tractor trailer, equine and hunting.
“We’re absolutely thrilled and honored to have received the Grand Prix at INPEX,” Hyndsight Vision Systems CEO Melissa Thompson says. "We saw some amazing new products at the show and to be chosen as the No. 1 product validates for us that Journey and Spectator are judged to be cutting-edge products with broad industry appeal by industry experts. Also, the opportunity to network and learn from some of the 'major leaguers' at INPEX was phenomenal. We were able to pitch our products to HSN, George Forman Jr. University, MPO Global as well as several others.”