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Kajaani Elaktroniikka; Kajaani

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Name: Kajaani Elaktroniikka; Kajaani    (FIN)  
Abbreviation: kajaani
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Kajaani Oy Elektroniikka
Nuaskatu 11, 87400 Kajaani

Kajaani Elektroniikka started in 1970 to produce mesurement and control systems for paper/pulp industry. Large-scale mixing consoles were produced for YLE between 1975-1987

Founded: 1907
Production: 1970 - 1993

Kajaani Oy was founded 9.3.1907 as pulp and paper manufacturer. The company expanded in the forest industry, and in 1970 electornics production was started. First products were measuring and control devices for pulp industry. Other products were cash registers (EDACOM brand) and taxi metere (Semel brand). Kajaani had subsidaries in Germany (Kajaani GmbH) and USA (Kajaani Inc automation)

In mid - 1970:'s finnish broadcast company (YLE) started building a new broadcast house. 100 control rooms needed new desks, and because of the nordic requirements, no such consoles were available. Yle asked Kajaani to produce these desks. Desing personnel moved from YLE studio laboratory to Kajaani, and the first desk (named 10EA- series) was created. 

After the new YLE broadcast house was finished, several 10EA- series consoles were installed to the regional studios around the country in 1980's. A few desks were sold to Soviet-Union. 

Another product line, 34EA series outdoor broadcast consoles, were introduced in the early 1980's. 

in 1987, the audio product line was sold to Jutel Oy in Oulu. Jutel continued to produce 34 EA series and supported the 10EA series to 1990´s

Other branches of Kajaani electronics merged 1993 to Valmet, today part of Metso Automation. 

This manufacturer was suggested by Matti Adolfsen.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
FIN  84 Master Channel 34EA-2   Master channel module for Kajaani 34EA- series outdoor broadcast mixers. features: ... 
FIN  77–85 Phase oscilloscope 10EA-20 DG7-52A  Phase oscilloscope 10EA- 20 10EA- series mixing desks all have this phase oscilloscope ... 
FIN  87 Stereo Input Module 34EA-21   Stereo input module for Kajaani 34EA- series outdoor broadcast mixers. Features: ... 
FIN  78 Broadcast Mixing Console 10EA-series   First series of audio mixers made by Kajaani electronics. Versions: 10EA-61P (6/2, t... 
FIN  84 Channel Strip 34EA-15   Channel strip for Kajaani 34EA- series outdoor broadcast mixers (further development of... 
FIN  84 Control Room Monitor Module 34EA-3   Control room monitor module for Kajaani 34EA- series outdoor broadcast mixers Features:... 
FIN  84 Commentator unit 34EA-8   Commentator desk unit for Kajaani 34EA- series outdoor broadcast mixers. This desk contain... 
FIN  84 Communications unit 34EA-5   Communications module for Kajaani 34EA- series outdoor broacast mixers. This module is con... 
FIN  84 Talkback Module 34EA-16 (-10, -4)   Talkback module for Kajaani 34EA- series outdoor broadcast mixers Features: Built... 
FIN  84–95 Outdoor broadcast mixer 34EA-122 (122L)   Outdoor broadcast mixer for sports events etc. YLE had a long tradition of OB mixers (s... 
FIN  78–84 Telephone interview system 12EA-16   Telephone interview system for Kajaani 10EA-series broadcast consoles 10EA-16 2 l... 
FIN  78–85 Channel Strip Module 10EA-71   Channel strip (microphone/line input amplifier, channel fader, overload indicator) for Kaj... 


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Kajaani electronics logo and address. From a document binder covertbn_kajaani_logo2.jpg


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