Who Makes Linear Gate Openers?


Linear Gate Openers has a long and vibrant history that began in 1961 when C.G. Johnson, a mechanical engineer, started the company. His goal was to create an exclusive electric garage opener that had never been seen before. This invention caused homeowners fewer inconveniences with opening their garages and quickly increased in popularity. After all, in 2013, 84% of people used a garage for parking a vehicle, according to the Home Innovation Research Labs.

However, Linear Gate Openers continued beyond garage openers; they advanced to create battery-powered transmitters, created the first GDO radio controls, and introduced Delta-3 digitally coded radio controls. Linear made waves in the industry and grew in success. Initially based in Los Angeles, California, Linear soon moved to Carlsbad, California, to fit all employees in a 30,000 sq. ft. building.

Was Linear Known As Nortek?

Linear Gate Openers was initially sold to Nortek, Inc., based in Providence, R.I., in 1987. However, later in Linear’s history, it became a part of the Nice North America family of brands and expanded worldwide. As part of Nice North America, Linear sells telephone entry systems, gate openers, and accessories. They are known for their reliable and durable gate openers.

Did Linear Develop The First Million-Code Format?

Linear not only created the electric garage opener, but in 1985, they developed the first million-code radio format. Known as MegaCode, it removes the need to field code transmitters. Every Megacode product can be formatted to a unique digital code. Many transmitters or remotes from Linear Gate Openers are created in a MegaCode format today.

MegaCode Transmitters

Transmitters help you control your gate opener by sending a signal to the receiver. There are options for single and multi-channel transmitters.

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