IBM Wireless Translation System

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IBM Wireless Translation System

A cutaway view of a typical conference room using the Wireless Translation System

As part of his efforts to bring about global understanding and "World Peace Through World Trade," Thomas Watson made this equipment available without charge to international meetings. Between 1947 and 1953, for example, the IBM Wireless Translation System was used in 258 international meetings in 120 cities -- from Amsterdam to Zurich -- in 34 countries.

A cutaway view of a typical conference room using the Wireless Translation System
A cutaway view of a typical conference room using the Wireless Translation System
Among the organizations supported by IBM's Wireless Translation System were the International Olympic Games Committee, International Red Cross and the United Nations.



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