Robert Adler co-inventor of the remote control, has died of heart failure, aged 93. Robert Adler died in a Boise, Idaho nursing home of heart failure on February 15, 2007.
In the mid 1950?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s Adler produced a remote control that communicated with a tuner using four prongs that produced ultrasonic sounds whilst working for Zenith Electronics Corp. His remote control was better than other previous remotes in that it did not require wires and was not prone to interference.
The remote control itself was called The Zenith Space Command remote control, which I?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢m sure was a really cool name at the time.
Adler leaves behind a legacy of gadgetry which makes it so much easier to operate our beloved televisions.
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