Seven decades of technological innovation

Founded in 1946 as a Belgian manufacturer of professional radio systems, Televic is now an international leader in high-end communication systems across many different markets.

2010s

2017 Televic opens new office in Plovdiv Bulgaria, to accommodate the growing software engineering staff. The plant in Tsaratsovo remains a large manufacturing center locally.
2016 First US plant opens. Televic manages all its activities in the Americas from Sacramento, California.
  The Innovation Space opens at Televic HQ to provide employees with a collaborative space they can use to brainstorm ideas, and create new product features and innovative solutions for our clients.
  Televic's conference systems are installed in the world’s most advanced conference room, the UN's Salle XVII, Geneva, Switzerland.
2015

New joint venture established in Changzhou, China.

  Televic Rail gains its first US client – Calgary 9 LRV –  installing a Passenger Information System, which includes an on-board network, Livecom and iSync for 70 cars.
2014: Televic’s HQ expands into an impressive, new modern and high-tech building. 2014: Televic’s HQ expands into an impressive, new modern and high-tech building.
2014 To meet recent market growth, Televic expands into 5000m² of office space in a modern HQ where the innovative, open architecture makes employees and visitors alike feel at home.
  Lingua Interpreter Desk, new interpreter unit, launches. Created in close collaboration with interpreters, and widely regarded as highly innovative because of its user-centered design.
 

First full IP nurse call system launches, an area in which Televic remains a market leader.

2013

Hitachi Rail, one of the largest global companies in the world, selects Televic's Passenger Information System for 800 cars. This includes LED displays, seat reservation and LiveCom.

2012 New offices open in Wambrechies, France in order to meet the growing demand of the local market.
2012

Offices in Shanghai open to support the expansion of Televic's business in China and the Asia Pacific region.

2011 New R&D center opens in Bulgaria. Focused mainly on the software development of all our products, (including those marketed under the name of Demasys)
 

Thameslink project kicks off in southern England with Televic chosen to deliver the Passenger Information System for 1,140 cars on what is one of the busiest commuter routes in the world.

2000s

2007

Installation of new high-speed Small Mounting Devices (SMD) lines.

 

Televic opens a manufacturing plant in Bulgaria.

2006

The company rebrands with new a logo and tagline  - ‘Providers of reliable interaction’.

2005 Televic wins the Flemish Government’s ‘Most Promising Company Award’, which is sponsored by Ernst
  A new joint railway venture is created in China with KTK.
2003 A new manufacturing plant opens in Izegem, Belgium.
2002 Televic wins the largest ever contract to supply conference equipment to the European Union.
  The first IP-based training system, AVIDANET Tenjun, launches.
  Televic is the first manufacturer in the world to launch an IP-compatible nurse call system - the Axio XT-system. This connects equipment directly through the IP-network.
2000 In the UK, Televic delivers Passenger Information Systems for Virgin trains.

1990s

1999

In a previously analog world, Televic launches the first fully digital simultaneous interpretation, conference and voting system – the TCS5000-D.

1998

Lieven Danneels and Thomas Verstraeten take over as owners and joint CEOs of Televic. They will transform the company, turning it into a truly global firm with plants in Bulgaria, China and the US.

1993

Televic installs the digital controlled conference and simultaneous interpretation system for the new European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. It is a major milestone for the company.

1992

The Stanford audio mixer, ‘Silver Shadow’, becomes ever more popular and is widely used in pubs and discotheques all over Europe for many years.

1998: The company begins a new chapter with Lieven Danneels and Thomas Verstraeten taking over  as joint CEOs 1998: The company begins a new chapter with Lieven Danneels and Thomas Verstraeten taking over as joint CEOs

1980s

1989

Televic acquires Baert P.V.B.A., a company that develops and manufactures training systems and language laboratories under the brand name ‘ARTEC’. This is the start of a new range of multimedia learning systems.

1983

Televic launches its own process computer – PROCOM – to better provide and manage nurse call facilities, access control, building management and serial interfaces to other systems, such as paging. The result is one of the first software-controlled, computer-based integrated systems.

1989: With the acquisition of ARTEC/Baert, the foundations of today's Televic multimedia learning systems are laid. 1989: With the acquisition of ARTEC/Baert, the foundations of today's Televic multimedia learning systems are laid.

1970s

Late ‘70s

Televic installs its first automated auction system in Roeselare, Belgium. Auction houses in Sweden and the Netherlands will also implement the new system as well.

1978

Gilbert Maes becomes the CEO and owner of Televic. He will stay with the company for 21 years.

1975

Training systems and language laboratories become one of Televic’s major businesses.

1972

Televic launches the first system for simultaneous interpretation and conferencing – Simultaan Vertaling (T.S.V) – Dutch for Televic Simultaneous Translation.

1978: Gilbert Maes becomes CEO of Televic. 1978: Gilbert Maes becomes CEO of Televic.

1960s

1966

Televic diversifies its product portfolio and starts developing, producing and marketing more professional audio products such as loudspeakers, mixers and PA systems for use on stage. Many theatres across Europe are equipped with Televic’s products.

1965 Televic relocates to a new building in Izegem, Belgium.
1965: Televic relocates to new buildings in Izegem, Belgium 1965: Televic relocates to new buildings in Izegem, Belgium.

1950s

1955
 

Quickcall is marketed all over Europe. At a time when standard intercom systems consist of a central master unit and several slave units, this product is revolutionary as Quickcall allows every unit to act as a master unit.

1953

Televic Clinic Dispatch (T.C.D.), the first nurse call system, launches. With its integrated intercom facilities, this centralized intercom desk is innovative and well appreciated by the nurses.

1953: Televic Clinic Dispatch (T.C.D.), the first nurse call system, launches. 1953: Televic Clinic Dispatch (T.C.D.), the first nurse call system, launches.

1940s

1946

 

Urbain Van Hulle, known as ‘the radio doctor’, founds Televic Electronics in Roeselare, Belgium. With multi-national corporations increasingly taking over the consumer electronics sector, he quickly decides to focus solely on professional systems

Urbain Van Hulle founds Televic in 1946. 1946: Urbain Van Hulle founds Televic.