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Alexander Wiese
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TELE-satellite was established in 1981 and today is the oldest, largest and most-read digital tv trade
magazine in the world. TELE-satellite is seen by more than 350,000 digital tv professionals around the
world and is available both in printed form and online.
Dear Readers,
There’s an important reason why Smartphones, Tablets and Laptops
are so popular these days and this reason is often overlooked: all
of these devices can be used with hardly any need for cables. You
have to connect them to recharge the battery but otherwise they
are wireless products. Wireless basically means no local connection
required; you can take your Tablet with you wherever you go and
watch videos or TV.
What does this have to do with digital TV receivers? It’s exactly the
opposite of wireless: they are devices that have to be connected
with every conceivable cable and because of this they are fixed in
place wherever they’re set up and have to stay there. And this is no
longer a modern way to do things. We live in a wireless age and as
TV watchers we therefore have come to expect our receivers to be
wireless as well.
But this changeover is not instantaneous. A digital TV receiver
requires a connection to an antenna, whether it’s a satellite dish, a
terrestrial antenna or a connection to a cable network. And then the
TV has to be connected to the receiver and let’s not forget the hard
drive so that programs can be recorded and of course the Internet
connection for web-based TV. And what about the power plug?
Those are a lot of cables; how are they supposed to be eliminated?
Technical solutions to eliminate some of the cables already exist. In
this issue we are introducing a product that can wirelessly transmit
HDMI signals. This eliminates one cable and permits TV reception
in your home on multiple TVs or tablets instead of only that one TV
in the living room. Further technical developments can only mean
that the remaining cables can also be eliminated such that only the
power cable is left (and this could also be replaced with wireless
battery charging stations).
Cables do not need to be in a home anymore. The technology to
carry all of the signals wirelessly already exists and the popularity of
all the Smartphones (keyword iPhone, iPad) proves that users don’t
want to fight anymore with cables and plugs. The devices should
switch between each other and link to each other by themselves.
And this brings us to another subject: the wireless connection of
audio and video also falls under the heading of TELE-audiovision.
And that’s exactly why we changed the title of this magazine from
TELE-satellite to TELE-audiovision.
If you recall, the new title is a throwback to the beginning when this
magazine was founded in 1981: back then it was also called TELE-
audiovision; only later on was the name changed to TELE-satellite.
Back then TELE referred to the long-distance reception of audio
(radio) and video (TV). Long-distance reception is always wireless
and in this way the TELE in TELE-audiovision can be interpreted in
a new way: it’s not only wireless audio and video reception over
long distances, but now also over very short distances within the
confines of your own home.
The future is wireless.
Alexander Wiese
Editor-in-Chief TELE-audiovision International
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