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Technical Review History


Further on there is a comprehensive article on the broadcasting developments in the Fiji Islands provided by the FBC. In the development section, one of the items relating to a sub-miniature wireless microphone developed by NHK.

Evidently, since its inception, the ABU Technical Review has been regarded as a well devised publication containing a wide variety of information in areas of interest to the industry, as well as to its members.

Going further in time, the first colour advertisements in the Review started appearing in the late seventies, including an ad for Ampex video recorders.

The Engineering Committee during one of its meetings

One of the Directors of the ABU Technical Centre, Mr A M M A’abad, joined the ABU in 1981 and remained for about ten years. The early 1980s also saw advertisements coming from a large number

of broadcasting manufacturers which included Sony, Broadcast Electronics, Yagi Antenna, Hitachi, TCI, NEC, AEG Telefunken, LTG Telecommunications, HARRIS and Thomson-CFF.

In the 1990s, the Review got a new cover and focused on high quality technical articles as well as news from the ABU region and the rest of the world. Mr O P Khushu, the then Director, brought in several new features.

The first decade of the new millennium was a watershed for the Review as it was up-sized to A4 size and published in full colour. Mr Wayne Heads, the Director of the Technical Department during that time, initiated this transformation, providing the Review with a new cover design and presentation style.

Ampex advertisement in 1990s

Towards the later part of the last decade, the Review saw further enhancements such as profiling of the members, including those hosting the General Assembly meetings, interviews with the Engineering Heads of organisations, full reports on events such as the Technical Committee meetings and the ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposia. The latest change was the new cover design which was brought in with the first issue of 2012.

The Technical Review has journeyed over time and has provided its readers with industry news and high level articles on technology developments and implementation.

The latest is that, following the current demand for Smart Apps, the TR can be downloaded on Android devices using a QR Code.

Sony advertisement in 1990s Dear Reader, thank you for your support.

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