a device or system for displaying video
‘Have you seen the televue?’…A face became visible, not all of it at firse [sic], but forehead and eyes, then nose, mouth and chin; then, as the face turned in obedience to my request by the phone, my friend’s face was not only visible, but unmistakable.
Mr. Fowler calls his device the ‘televue’, and says that by its operation one can see the image of the person to whom he may be talking through a telephone…. On entering an ordinary telephone booth, one is confronted by a round plate glass disc…. The face of the person to whom he is talking, or any object held before the plate, is seen clearly.
‘As the name indicates…the Teleview is a device for viewing things that happen at a distance.’ ‘Oh, I see…. It’s a television apparatus.’ ‘Not at all…. My invention is quite different from the regular televisor. To be sure, it is like television in the sense that it enables one to see things at a distance, but the essential difference between the Teleview and a Televisor is this: For Television it is necessary to have both a sending and a receiving apparatus…. The Teleview is not hedged in by any such restrictions. All the apparatus is concentrated at the receiving end. No sending set is required. Within certain limits, it may be focused on any spot so that one actually sees the events themselves, exactly as they happen.’
With control studs at hands, location chart and teleview screen before his eyes and fifteen men waiting below for his commands, he had no fear.
This teleview surpasses anything in use on the surface. No transmitter is necessary to actuate it; a searching ray is sent out to the point to be viewed and the light impulses are brought back to us for observation in natural color.
Stubbs just appeared on the teleview with an announcement.
The others turned their attention to the teleview screen.
In the teleview screen the Chief looked up and saw us.
The teleview buzzed. Flora reached over, screened the caller. ‘Oh, good afternoon, Mr. Westgeller’—for it was indeed Mr. Westgeller’s round ruddy features on the screen. ‘I’ll put you through to Mr. Farrero.’
She forgot to call a doctor on the teleview and arrange for him to come at nine to give a physical examination.
He watched the teleview screen across the room, tuned to a pickup behind the Speaker’s chair in the Executive Council Chamber ten stories below.
Mercedes Lamballe’s teleview number responded with a
She sent back a teleview saying, ‘I wonder if this is an observers’s nest after all.’]
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