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Telecommunications Conference (HISTELCON), 2010 Second IEEE Region 8 Conference on the History of

Date 3-5 Nov. 2010

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  • [Front cover]

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  • Contributions to the history of Telemedicine of the TICs

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    The first use of tests of communications technologies applied to medicine is almost as old as the invention of the telephone. Within a very short time, the telephone was shown as an essential element to ask or exchange information of medical content between health professionals. The spectacular development of broadcasting in the first quarter of the 20th century brought about the intere... View full abstract»

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  • The true story of Radio Atlántica 1947: A wonderful but once failed Spanish dream

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    In this paper the history and political motives behind the failure of Radio Atlántica are explored. The object of the "Compafiia de Radiodifusion Intercontinental" is to provide a powerful and permanent daily service of the highest possible value and efficiency for artistic and commercial broadcast over Europe, Africa, North and South America, for variegated concerts and recordings taken o... View full abstract»

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  • History of TV in Siberia

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    TV was invented about a century ago but it was not used by everybody immediately. The paper tells how TV was first installed in Siberia. View full abstract»

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  • Radio broadcasting for modernization of daily life in Turkey

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    Since the beginning in the early 1920s, radio broadcasting has contributed to the structural revolutions for foundation of a modern nation in Turkey. Apart from profound economic, political, social and cultural revolutionary reforms, one of the significant transformations was about timekeeping, and it was intended to synchronize the country with the rest of the world in formally adopting the use o... View full abstract»

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  • The first Spanish Short Wave Stations: Development of radio & TV technology

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    In the thirties in Spain there were three big Short Wave Stations. One, belonging to Transradio Española in Aranjuez, 50 kilometers south of Madrid, which rendered radiotelegraphic services to the Canary Islands, Europe and America. Another, belonging to the Sociedad Anónima Radio Argentina (via Radiar), in Vallecas, on the outskirts of Madrid, also rendered radiotelegraphic service... View full abstract»

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  • Communications without secrets. Activities of Spanish listening and cipher services during two wars (1939–1945)

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    The appearance of radio communications supposed a revolution in the commercial field and also in the military field. Problems for information coordination and distribution disappeared due to the great simplicity of the wireless telegraphy. Moreover it was possible to avoid rigid and costly infrastructures that limited, in many cases, the correct use of communications. However the flexibility and t... View full abstract»

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  • Radio broadcasting and its political use in Italy between the two world wars

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    Radio broadcasting started in Italy in 1924 when URI (Unione Radiofonica Italiana) was founded, followed three years later by EIAR (Ente Italiano Audizioni Radiofoniche) and in 1944 by RAI (Radio Audizioni Italiane). Broadcasting was used for entertainment, for news reports, for commercial advertisements and for political propaganda. Radio made it possible, in particular, to disseminate speeches b... View full abstract»

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  • Broadcasting and the forging of History a case-study

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    The marathon event, in which the Greek soldier Pheidippides run 42.195 kilometers (26 miles and 385 yards), to announce to the people of Athens the victory of its army at the Battle of Marathon, shows how important the transfer of information is to History. Throughout modern-time history, radio has been the conveyor of important information at critical moments. As mentioned by Boyd “It was ... View full abstract»

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  • 133 years of telecommunications universal service in Portugal

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    This paper presents an overview of the implementation of the telecommunications universal service in Portugal. An historical approach will be followed, showing the evolution over the last 130 years along with the legislative changes. Special attention is devoted to the impact of the European Union influence in Portuguese legislative framework. Finally this paper raises a number of questions concer... View full abstract»

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  • Historical perspective of Anti-Broadcasting

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    “Anti-Broadcasting” is not a well-known word but its concept is one of the most important issues in broadcasting. “Broadcast jamming”, “broadcast interference”, “blocking of broadcast” are some other similar phrases that are used interchangeably. Based on my empirical experiences, I think if we don't pay enough attention to “Anti-Broad... View full abstract»

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  • The role of Russian scientists in the history of electrical and radio communication development

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    The given article describes the contribution of Russian scientists to development of electrical and radio communication during the period since the second half of the 19th century till the first half of 20th century, i.e. approximately more than one hundred years. Development of wire communication means is connected with the names of famous Russian scientists Pavel Shilling a... View full abstract»

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  • The American influence in Telefónica's public relations strategy during the 20's and 30's.

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    The Compañía Telefónica Nacional de España (CTNE, `Telefónica' in colloquial speech then) was incorporated in 1924. It was a strategic move of New York-based holding ITT. In contrast with a landscape of State-owned networks across Europe, Telefónica was the subsidiary of an American corporation, with internal organization, procedures and ideas that rev... View full abstract»

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  • A historical approach to R+D+E in Telecommunications

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    This paper provides a historical perspective of the Research activities carried out in Telecommunications in the US and Europe. It describes the three phases that embody innovation in Telecom and explains the “triangular models” of the Bell System and ITT that enabled the funding of huge RDE expenses. The output of these efforts is reviewed in terms of products and the prestige attai... View full abstract»

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  • On the development of early vocoders

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    The historic acoustic-phonetic collection (HAPS) of the Dresden University of Technology [47] preserves historic material from more than 100 years of experimental phonetics in Germany and more than 50 years of speech technology in Dresden. The latter begun with the development of a channel vocoder in the 1950-th which was the starting point for continuous investigations in speech analysis and synt... View full abstract»

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  • The dawn of video tape recording and development of the helical scanning system

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    At the dawn of video tape recording in the early 1950s, various recording systems were proposed by American, European and Japanese engineers. Among them, the transverse scanning system was the first practical system to be used. Twenty years later, helical scanning systems gained in popularity and many VTR (video tape recorder) formats began to appear in the broadcasting market. The helical scannin... View full abstract»

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  • Calling all cars: Motorola's early police radios

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    In June 1930 Galvin Manufacturing Corporation introduced the Motorola radio, one of the first commercially successful car radios. Company founder Paul V. Galvin created the brand name Motorola for the car radio - linking “motor” (for motorcar) with “ola” (which implied sound). Thus the Motorola brand meant sound in motion. This radio was intended for the general public,... View full abstract»

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  • The telephonic work of Spanish pioneer electrician Enrique Bonnet

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    The authors summarize the results of their research to bring to light and put into an international context the activities of this little-known, Cádiz-based inventor and entrepreneur who seems to have built Bell-type telephones as early as 1876, introducing his own commercial version in January 1878. In June 1878 he also had Hughes-type microphones for sale, and one year later he had combi... View full abstract»

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  • The BBC Monitoring Service - A short engineering history

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    At the end of World War II, the BBC had one of the most comprehensive radio monitoring centers in the world. The key to this success was the rapid and outstanding development of the engineering facilities for monitoring signals - this included an antenna farm and specially designed amplifiers, receivers, recorders and transcribers. View full abstract»

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  • Transformation of cable TV driven by the satellite TV broadcast revolution

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    The rapid evolution of satellite TV broadcast technology resulted in a tremendous increase in the number of available TV programs. Cable TV systems worldwide faced the challenge of expanding program capacity to catch up with the ever increasing number of programs being broadcast. In this paper, I will share the sequence of development, which transformed cable TV installations for Oil & Gas res... View full abstract»

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  • Digital broadcasting for context-aware services in tourism

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    Tourism sciences represent a very active research field in Computer Science today. In particular, in the realm of ubiquitous computing. The evolution of mobile devices and their proliferation in society, the advancement of communication technologies and the trend toward creating hybrid spaces (symbiosis between nature and technology) will trigger a radical change in the way persons involved in mob... View full abstract»

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  • Broadcasting in the Spanish Civil War. Military engineers work in the conflict

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    When part of the Spanish Army rose in Morocco on Friday July, the 17th, 1936, the Government tried unsuccessfully to channel all news through Union Radio network in Madrid and Barcelona, and overseas by the foreign language broadcasters of EAQ at Aranjuez, Madrid. The collapse of republican authority caused a “chaos” environment from the very beginning in the network, whil... View full abstract»

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  • Konstantin Perskiy — Russian electrical engineer, the man who coined the term “television” 110 years ago

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    In this paper, we describe how the term “television” and its related terms were introduced. We explain why and how this neologism was coined and briefly consider past and present definitions of television. We also briefly present a biographical information about K.D. Perskiy. The past international projects, related with term “Television” and some results of R&D on ... View full abstract»

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  • The influence of the telegraph in the united states society in the 19th century

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    This paper explores the relationship of the telegraph, the first means of long-distance communication, with the development of 19th century American society. Among the numerous effects of the telegraph, three will be treated more deeply in this paper: the simultaneous development of railway service along with the telegraph, the change in the scope and speed of the diffusion of news acro... View full abstract»

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