Zenith introduces the Space Command – the world’s first practical, wireless TV remote control. Robert Adler, who helps run Zenith’s research department, is handed the task of improving Eugene Polley’s Flash-Matic design. Adler and his team of engineers use ultrasonics – high frequency sound waves inaudible to the human ear – to control the television. The Space-Command emerges from the assembly line in the fall of 1956, and ads $100 to the price tag of the television set.
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