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Compact Disc

Society: IEEEMain Category: ElectricEra: 1970-1979DateCreated: 1979High Tech Campus EindhovenEindhovenCountry: NetherlandsWebsite:,_1979
On 8 March 1979, N.V. Philips' Gloeilampenfabrieken demonstrated for the international press a Compact Disc Audio Player. The demonstration showed that it is possible by using digital optical recording and playback to reproduce audio signals with superb stereo quality. This research at Philips established the technical standard for digital optical recording systems. This event marked the start of the worldwide development of consumer digital optical recording and reproduction equipment, obtainable by the peoples of the world for a low price.
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Greg Goebel (CC BY-SA 2.0) Era_date_from: 1979
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