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TECHDAY 4 December Father of the Remote Control

Birthday of Robert Adler | Pioneer of the remote control invention | Techday, December 4th

On this TECHDAY in history, on December 4th 1913, Robert Adler was born. He was an Austrian-American inventor, mostly known for the development of the wireless remote control for televisions. His device may not have been the first remote control, but his solution of utilizing sound waves to transmit signals to the TV was a successful one. This technology was a great improvement over prior remote control systems. Later, in the 1960s, he adjusted the remote control to use ultrasonic signals, a technology that would be used by television sets for the next 25 years, until its replacement by infrared systems.

In the 1980s and 1990s, remote controls began to be developed for newer technologies, such as cable and satellite television, and home theater systems. These remote controls were smaller and more user-friendly than their predecessors, and often used a combination of IR and radio frequency (RF) technology to communicate with devices.

In the 21st century, remote controls have become even more advanced, with the development of universal remote controls. They can control multiple devices with a single device. There are also smart remote controls, controlled by a smartphone or tablet. With the growing popularity of home automation and the Internet of Things (IoT), it is likely that remote controls will continue to evolve and become even more sophisticated in the future.

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