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Televic was originally formed in Belgium in 1946 and has an independent financial position ensuring its clients' complete confidence when placing high value on long term projects in its care.
Dynamic growth has continued over recent years with subsidiaries in France, the United Kingdom, Bulgaria and China now providing a management and skill base of over 200 employees.

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2010
Televic opens a new plant in China and invests in high-speed SMD lines.

To support futher growth, Televic builds a new factory. Works are progressing fast and the building is expected to be ready end of September.

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2008
Launch of a wireless Conference System working in the 2,4 - 5,8 GHz band.

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2007
Installation of new high speed SMD lines.

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Televic opens a new manufacturing plant in Bulgaria.

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2006 September 15th: 60th Aniversary of Televic
With big festivities, Televic celebrated its 60th aniversary.

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2006
New company logo

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2005: Televic wins ‘The award from the Flemish government for the Promising Company’
Televic wins ‘The Award from the Flemish Government for the promising Company’ . The trophy was personally handed over by Prime Minister Yves Leterme. The award is an initiative of Ernst & Young, organiser since 11 years of the ‘Entrepreneur Of the Year'.
 

 

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2005
Creation of a Joint Venture in China with KTK for the railway business.

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2003
Televic opens a new manufacturing plant in Izegem, Belgium.

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2002
Televic wins largest contract ever for supply of Conference Equipment to the European Union.

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Launch of first IP based training system: AVIDANET Tenjun.

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As the first manufacturer worldwide, Televic introduced in 2002 an IP-compatible nurse call system. In the Axio XT-system, all the central equipment is connected directly to the IP-network. This integration results in innumerable advantages. See our Axio XT leaflet in the "healthcare communications" section of the website.

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2001
Launch of Mobile, Digital Conference System TCS2500.

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2000
Televic delivers Passenger Information Systems for Virgin trains in the UK.

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1999
Introduction of the fully digital simultaneous interpretation, conference and voting system :TCS5000-D.

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1998
Mr Lieven Danneels and Mr Thomas Verstraeten take over from Mr Maes as owners/CEOs.

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1996
First introduction of the network-based nurse call system “AXIO ” with digital distribution of 8 music programmes and voice paging to the patient-rooms.

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1995
Televic uses its experience in electronics, audio and intercom systems to develop and manufacture voice announcement and intercom systems for the railway sector.

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1993
New digital controlled conference and simultaneous interpretation system, installed in the new European Parliament in Brussels.

 

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1992
Since the early eighties, Televic developed and manufactured a series of professional DJ-equipment like amplifiers and mixers. They were commercialized under the brand name “Stanford”. The Stanford mixer “Silver Shadow” became very popular in the nineties. This audio-mixer is still in use in many pubs and discotheques all over Europe.

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1989
Televic acquires the company Baert P.V.B.A.. This company also develops, manufactures and markets training systems and language laboratories under the brand name “ARTEC”. The product lines from Televic and Artec become one. This is the start of a new range of multimedia learning systems.

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1985
Already in the late seventies, Televic installed its first system for auction automation in Roeselare, Belgium. With the experience gained in data communications and microcomputer technologies, Televic introduced a revolutionary computer controlled auction automation system. From the buttons to initiate a buy, the clocks and displays to the central processing and printing of the invoice : everything was handled by the same Televic-system.
 

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1984
Introduction of the processor based simultaneous interpretation and conference system “TIS 2002”. For the TIS2000 and TIS2002-systems a special delegate microphone was designed which has been installed in hundreds of conference rooms all over the world. When looking at the television news, you have a big chance to see some of the leading politicians in the world, speaking into this type of microphone, connected to the TIS2000 or TIS 2002-system.

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1983
Process computer PROCOM : Televic developed its own computer to offer and manage nurse call facilities, access control, building management and serial interfaces to other systems, like paging. The result was one of the first software controlled, computer based integrated systems.

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1981
With the launch of the T.N.C. nurse call system, Televic was one of the first manufacturers worldwide, to have a processor-based, bus cabled and computer controlled nurse call system. In cooperation with the university of Leuven, a single-chip microprocessor was developed, the UNIF-05. The T.N.C. system was marketed and very successful during the eighties. On the picture you see the nurse station and the handset. This robust and user-friendly handset is still in use in many hospitals.

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1978
Mr. G. Maes becomes the new CEO/owner of the company. He will stay in the company for 21 years.
On the picture: Mr Maes presenting one of the realisations for the railway-business; big announcement displays for the Dockland-trains in London.

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1975
Training systems and language laboratories become one of the major business units during the seventies.

 

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1972
Introduction of the first system for simultaneous interpretation and conferencing, the TSV system (Televic Simultaan Vertaling)

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1971
Introduction of the T.N.V. (Televic Nurse Visualisation) and the T.N.A.(Televic Nurse Audio/Acoustic) nurse call system. For the first time with a bus cabling between rooms. Some years later, the new bed unit made it possible for the patient to control music programmes and lights from the bedside.
 

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1966
In the golden sixties Televic also starts developing, producing and marketing professional audio products like loudspeakers, mixers and PA systems (Public Address systems) for use on stage. Many theatres all over Europe were equipped with these products.

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1965
The Multel amplifier, the first integration of mixer and amplifier was especially designed for use in churches, schools, meeting rooms, ...
 

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Televic moves into the new premises in Izegem/Kachtem. The building also consisted of an R&D Department and two large production halls.
 

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1963
In the university Paul Pasteur Charleroi – Belgium, Televic installs a system that can be seen as a predecessor of didactic training systems. It can be used for real audiovisual presentations.

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1955
Quickcall, the revolutionary intercom system was marketed all over Europe. At that time intercom systems consisted of a central master unit and several slave units. In the Quickcall system every unit could act as a master unit.

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1953
Introduction of the first nurse call system "T.C.D." (Televic Clinic Dispatch), with integrated intercom facilities. The principle of a centralised intercom desk was innovative and well appreciated by the nurses.
 

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Multichannel distribution of music to the hospital rooms was a totally new phenomenon. Televic was one of the first companies in the world to implement such systems and to build centralised music racks. All the elements (except from the phonographs) were developed and manufactured in-house.
 

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1946
Foundation of the company "Televic Electronics" in Roeselare, Belgium, by Mr Van Hulle, known as "the radio doctor".

Initially, Televic started out manufacturing radio receivers. The giants in consumer electronics, however, quickly colonized this market and the company decided to focus exclusively on professional systems.

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