The Organisation

Rediffusion Industrial Services was set up in 1934 to provide service support for the company's industrial, military and commercial products. By the late 1970's it's customer base had grown to more than 20,000, a figure which included some of those customers from the earlier pioneering days and the company was re-named Rediffusion Business Electronics.
With successful modern businesses becoming increasingly dependent upon its communications, the effective installation and maintenance of such systems became an essential factor. Rediffusion's track record and organisation together with their extensive group back-up, placed the business in a unique position to provide that service, both in the current marketplace, and in the ever emerging new technological fields some of which are listed below.

Networks  Audio:         Dedicated hard-wire systems to digitally encoded transmission mediums.
TV Distribution:           Video, HF VHF UHF and fibre optic.
Specialist Systems:     CCTV Telemetry micro-computer based systems and electro-mechanical pneumatic tube systems.
PA:                              From small systems involving a few watts, to extensive networks involving several Kw of audio power
Background Music:     The customer base in this sector ranged from the modest pub to the QE2.
TV:                              Conventional CATV systems in hotels and hospitals up to 30 channel co-axial and high-capacity switched
                                   star systems, with over with over 34,000 TV receivers and monitors on service. This included conventional
                                   televisions and purpose-built units for public authorities and the broadcast industry.
Specialist:                  Simultaneous translation, intercom, nurse call, warden call, pneumatic tube, etc.
Flight Information:      Up to the minute involvement Systems: in the latest computerised applications.

Service
The service organisation operated under the name of: Rediffusion Field Engineering and provided maintenance during normal working hours, with emergency back-up until 10.00 pm on weekdays, and over weekends with guaranteed response times.
At the disposal of the customers were 125 fully trained staff. Ranging from wiring and network technicians to specialist engineers,
Regional service centres were established in: Litchfield Staffordshire (Midlands Region),  Sale Cheshire (North West Region),
Wetherby Yorkshire (Northern Region), and Edinburgh (Scotland Region).







Conference Theatre, Intercontinental Hotel, Abu Dhabi.

Conference Theatre, Intercontinental Hotel, Abu Dhabi.

Cunard‘s Queen Elizabeth II.

Cunard‘s Queen Elizabeth II.

Airport information Systems in the Middle East.

Airport information Systems in the Middle East.

Closed Circuit TV Security Control Centre.

Closed Circuit TV Security Control Centre.

Repairs Carried Out In-House.

Bernie Cook Carries Out Repairs.

Commissioning Conlrol Equipment.

Commissioning Conlrol Equipment.

Industrial Plant Monitoring.

Industrial Plant Monitoring.

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REDIFFUSION BUSINESS ELECTRONICS LIMITED
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RBE Headquarters Surbiton, Surrey.   Late 1970's
Surbiton, Surrey KT6 7RP   Tel. 01-9379 533
The Business Electronics Support Team

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Typical RBE Projects in the early 1970's.
Management and Head Office  Surbiton.
Left to right:  A. McDougal, R Hobbs, P Miller,  B. Hall, S Cozens, AKiang, A Everard.

Left to right: A. McDougal, R Hobbs, P Miller, B. Hall, S Cozens, AKiang, A Everard.

Lynn Hubbard  Peter Tompkins  Marjory Lavingston.

Lynn Hubbard Peter Tompkins Marjory Lavingston.

Beryl Stevens and Colin Lane.

Beryl Stevens and Colin Lane.

Accounts Department Staff.

Accounts Department Staff.

Linda Hatch and Stan Linekar.

Linda Hatch and Stan Linekar.

David Knollys  Sale Manager.

David Knollys Sale Manager.

Regional Team Pictures.
Edinburgh

Edinburgh

North West

North West

Fulham

Fulham

Wetherby

Wetherby

Litchfield.

Litchfield.

Surbiton Assembly Team.

Surbiton Assembly Team.

Development Dept.

Development Dept.

Scotland Workshop Team

Scotland Workshop Team

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