Definitions for iconoscopeaɪˈkɒn əˌskoʊp
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a television camera tube in which a beam of high-velocity electrons scans a photoemissive mosaic.
Category: Radio and Television
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Origin of iconoscope:
1930–35; formerly a trademark
the first practical television-camera for picture pickup; invented in 1923 by Vladimir Kosma Zworykin
an early television camera having a mosaic of photoactive cells
The Iconoscope was the first practical television camera. The iconoscope produced a much stronger signal than earlier designs, and could be used under any well-lit conditions. This was the first fully electronic system to replace earlier cameras, which used special spotlights or spinning disks to capture light from a single very brightly lit spot. Some of the principles of this apparatus were described when Vladimir Zworykin filed two patents for a Television system in 1923 and 1925. A research group at RCA headed by Zworykin presented the iconoscope to the general public in a press conference in June 1933, and two detailed technical papers were published in September and October of the same year. The German company Telefunken bought the rights from RCA and built the Iconoscope camera used for the historical TV transmission at the Olympic Games in Berlin 1936. The Iconoscope was the leading camera tube used for broadcasting in the United States from 1936 until 1946, when it was replaced by the image orthicon tube.
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