AVEC has been providing system integration, equipment sales and product support since 1968.
In 1983 KDKA TV, Pittsburgh’s premier television station, contracted with AVEC to build a microwave
repeater truck. The hilly terrain of Western PA demanded an innovative approach. The result was a 2-masted ENG van. This concept worked so well that KDKA added 3 more dual mast units to
1983 also marked the introduction of the ALPHATIZED TYPE 5 VTRs. The Alphatized VTR added time code,
balanced audio and increased shuttle speed to the industrial grade ¾” VTR.
The remainder of the 80’s resulted in such products as the time code restripe, a system that allows
time code to be added to a pre-recorded ¾” tape. It also marked the introduction of the AVEC wide band ¾” machine, a direct color recorder that rivaled 1” machines in bandwidth.
While the 80’s were the decade of the VTRs, the 90’s were the decade of system integration and mobile
products. The Resale Division also changed from a traditional dealer organization to that of a Manufacturer’s Representative Organization, representing such diverse products as Pixel Power and
AVEC constructed systems are in use at the Meadowland Sports Complex in East Rutherford, NJ, Fox Sports in
Pittsburgh, Sam Houston Racetrack in San Antonio, etc.
Mobile systems ran the gamut, from a 40’ production trailer for International Sound, to a digital uplink
truck built on an E-350 frame for KDKA TV. Our ENG units are also operating in Chicago, Denver, and Green Bay.
The new millennium has brought a new emphasis on the Manufacturers' Representative field. This allows AVEC to function as a direct Sales Representative for such companies as Pixel Power Graphics, Nverzion Automation, and Lamar Systems.
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