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Variable Message Repeater (VMR)

Variable Message Repeater ; Rola Company AUS Pty (ID = 2427898) Equipment
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Variable Message Repeater ; Rola Company AUS Pty (ID = 2427898) Equipment
Rola Company AUS Pty: Variable Message Repeater [Equipment] ID = 2427898 1038x1350
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For model Variable Message Repeater (VMR), Rola Company (AUS) Pty. Ltd.; Melbourne:
The Telecommunication Journal of Australia Vol 12, No 2 OCT 1959.
 
Country:  Australia
Manufacturer / Brand:  Rola Company (AUS) Pty. Ltd.; Melbourne
Year: 1957 Category: Service- or Lab Equipment
Wave bands - without
Details
Power type and voltage Direct Current supply (DC) / 50 Volt
Loudspeaker - - No sound reproduction output.
Power out
from Radiomuseum.org Model: Variable Message Repeater - Rola Company AUS Pty. Ltd.;
Material Metal case
Shape Rack
Notes

In late 1957 the Australian Postmaster General's Department approached the Rola Company (Aust) Pty. Ltd. and asked it to produce a drum announcing system, similar to the one used by the British Post Office. The services were wanted urgently for the England-Australia cricket test series in 1958-59. A system was installed in the major telephone exchanges in each capitol city.

The system was very successful and cricket fans throughout Australia made 5,250,000 calls to get up-to-the minute scores during the Test Series.

The system was later used for many recorded messages such as;

  • Sports Results
  • Stock Exchange information
  • Weather
  • Dial-a-Prayer
  • TAB Results

Rola also developed various types of drum announcing units for different applications.

One type was a magnetic drum-recording unit to inform callers of changed telephone numbers, service disconnections and out-of-order services. It was a multichannel device in which each channel accommodates a single message of up to 15 seconds duration. The unit had 24 channels. Later, as equipment was introduced into more exchanges the device capacity was reduced to 12 channels.

From Recorded Voice Services, Plessey  Electronics Pty Ltd, PV 41

Mentioned in -- Original-techn. papers. (The Telecommunication Journal of Australia Vol 12, No 2 Oct 1959, Page 140)
Literature/Schematics (1) -- Original-techn. papers. (Telecommunication Journal of Australia Vol 12, No 1, JUN 1959, Page 46, 47)
Literature/Schematics (2) -- Original-techn. papers. (Telecommunication Journal of Australia Vol 12, No 5 OCT 1960, Page 373 - 376)
Documents about this model
  The Telecommunication Journal of Australia Vol 12, No 5 OCT 1960, Page 373 - 376. 1911 KB
  Telecommunication Journal of Australia Vol 12, No 1, JUNE 1959_Page 46,47 717 KB

Model page created by Gary Cowans. See "Data change" for further contributors.



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