Tadiran Communications developed a new technology that delivers video to a tiny receiver--small enough to fit in a wristwatch.
Tadiran Communications developed a new technology that delivers video to a tiny receiver--small enough to fit in a wristwatch. I'm going to gloss over the fact that I still remember Dick Tracy, and start with ten years ago--give or take a few months--I saw an Arrow Electronics publication with a photo of a wristwatch TV that Philips created. I don't remember if it worked at all--I think not--but was just supposed to be a mockup of things possible. You know--future stuff.
Well, here we are. Called V-Rambo, the first application is for a receiver that will tell Israeli army troops what's over the next hill. Not a very romantic application, but practical I guess. The V-Rambo system not only shortens the time to identify and strike targets, it eliminates the process of sending the data to a central location for display on a large screen before it was sent to the battlefield.
At $50,000 the device sounds very affordable for military use. From what I remember of the Philips application, the $50,000 would put the wrist TV in the Rolex category.
Anyone else remember this one?