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Wireless Heritage SIG - ‘100 Years of Radio’

Start date/time :  13:00 6th February 2014
End date/time :  17:00 6th February 2014
Venue :  Taylor Vinters - Cambridge

Limited FREE places for non-members available!

‘100 Years of Radio’ is the launch event of the newly established Wireless Heritage SIG. This half-day event will take a look back over the emergence of radio and its implementation in the last century through to contemporary mobile broadband networks. Presenters will each touch on a double-decade period and focus on the lessons that can be learnt from that time and their relevance today. Talks will be heard from Steve Haseldine, Deaf Alerter, Professor Nigel Linge, University of Salford, Colin Smithers, Plextek, Andy Sutton, EE and Geoff Varrall, RTT Online.

Registrations for this event have now closed.

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Focusing on 20 year timeframes, this event will walk you through the exciting rise and evolution of wireless technology from 1914 to present day, while showcasing live demos from each age.

The Wireless Heritage SIG is championed by Stirling Essex of Espansivo, Steve Haseldine of Deaf Alerter, Andy Sutton of EE, Geoff Varrall of RTT Online and Nigel Wall of Climate Associates. We are grateful to Taylor Vinters for kindly sponsoring and hosting this event.

Presentations will be heard from:

  • Colin Smithers, Chairman, Plextek "1914-1934: The wireless wave" - The Wireless Telegraphy Handbook of 1913 speculated on the future use of Continuous Waves and sets a benchmark against which fundamental trends in the industry can be measured and predicted including data costs and technology and transmission standard life spans.
  • Geoff Varrall, Director, RTT Online "1934 - 1945: The wireless war" - In his controversial book The Origins of the Second World War the revisionist historian AJP Taylor argues that the Second World War was not caused by Hitler but was the result of a combination of factors including the rapid growth of broadcasting technology.
    So was this the wireless war?
  • Steve Haseldine, CEO, Deaf Alerter, "1945 to 1974: The cold war - radio goes underground" - The National Communication Radio System, spy and clandestine radio, preparing for the Third World War
  • Nigel Linge, Professor of Telecommunications,  School of Computing, Science and Engineering, University of Salford "1974 to 1994" - The transistor comes of age, the role of radio in consumer electronics and cellular radio
  • Andy Sutton, Principal Network Architect, EE "1994 to 2014: Mass consumer cellular and the mobile broadband revolution" - Broadband radio, digital radio, smart phone and smart networks

To follow this SIG on Twitter, @cambwireless, please use #CWWH

Limited number of FREE places available for non members, after which places for non members will be charged at £180 plus VAT. To join Cambridge Wireless as a member and attend future events for free, please visit: www.cambridgewireless.co.uk/sign-up

We have limited sponsorship and display table opportunities available for this popular event so if you are interested in maximising your organisation’s profile, please contact sponsorship@cambridgewireless.co.uk for further information. 

This event is kindly sponsored and hosted by Taylor Vinters, which includes a drinks reception afterwards to celebrate the inaugural meeting of the ‘Wireless Heritage SIG’ and to launch of ‘Colour Shift’ – an innovative lighting installation by Cambridge-based artist, Susie Olczak.  Details here.

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Organisation:  Cambridge Wireless