Itroduction of communication systems to society

Events

Electronic telegraph

1791

he telegraph revolutionized long-distance communication. It worked by transmitting electrical signals over a wire laid between stations.

Fiber optic invention

1791

A Brief History of Fiber-Optic Communications. Optical communication systems date back to the 1790s, to the optical semaphore telegraph invented by French inventor Claude Chappe

Telephone by Alexander Graham Bell

1876

Bell owes his immortality to his having been the first to design and patent a practical device for transmitting the human voice by means of an electric current. But Bell always described himself simply as a “teacher of the deaf,” and his contributions in that field were of the first order.

First transatlantic Radio

1901

At Signal Hill on December 12, 1901, Guglielmo Marconi and his assistant, George Kemp, confirmed the reception of the first transatlantic radio signals. With a telephone receiver and a wire antenna kept aloft by a kite, they heard Morse code for the letter "S" transmitted from Poldhu, Cornwall.

First transatlantic Radio

1901

At Signal Hill on December 12, 1901, Guglielmo Marconi and his assistant, George Kemp, confirmed the reception of the first transatlantic radio signals. With a telephone receiver and a wire antenna kept aloft by a kite, they heard Morse code for the letter "S" transmitted from Poldhu, Cornwall.

First TV Broadcast

1928

The Queen's Messenger, a one-act play broadcast on September 11, 1928, was the world's first live drama on television

First Satellite Transmission

1962

Telstar satellites were experimental and nearly identical. Telstar 1 launched on top of a Thor-Delta rocket on July 10, 1962. It successfully relayed through space the first television pictures, telephone calls, and telegraph images, and provided the first live transatlantic television feed

First Personal Computer

1975

Personal computer history doesn't begin with IBM or Microsoft, although Microsoft was an early participant in the fledgling PC industry. The first personal computers, introduced in 1975, came as kits

World Wide Web

1989

Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. Sir Tim Berners-Lee is a British computer scientist. He was born in London, and his parents were early computer scientists, working on one of the earliest computers.

Firts digital TV Broadcast In Australia

2001

1 January: Digital terrestrial television is introduced to audiences in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth