Theodore Paraskevakos

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Theodore George "Ted" Paraskevakos (Θεόδωρος Παρασκευάκος; born March 25, 1937, in Athens, Greece) is a Greek-American inventor and businessman.wikipedia
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Caller ID

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Paraskevakos' most notable inventions relate to the transmission of electronic data through telephone lines which formed the original basis for what is now known as caller ID.
In 1968, Theodore George "Ted" Paraskevakos, while working in as a communications engineer for SITA in Athens, Greece, began developing a system to automatically identify a telephone caller to a call recipient.

Load management

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Paraskevakos holds over 50 patents worldwide including a digital alarm communication system, which also covered handheld or portable cardiac alarms automatic meter reading and load management, digital vending machine communications, indoor archery, vertical parking, intelligent currency validation network, and a method for identification of currency used in unlawful activity.
In 1972, Theodore George “Ted” Paraskevakos, while working for Boeing in Huntsville, Alabama, developed a sensor monitoring system which used digital transmission for security, fire, and medical alarm systems as well as meter-reading capabilities for all utilities.

Automatic meter reading

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Paraskevakos holds over 50 patents worldwide including a digital alarm communication system, which also covered handheld or portable cardiac alarms automatic meter reading and load management, digital vending machine communications, indoor archery, vertical parking, intelligent currency validation network, and a method for identification of currency used in unlawful activity.
In 1972, Theodore George “Ted” Paraskevakos, while working with Boeing in Huntsville, Alabama, developed a sensor monitoring system which used digital transmission for security, fire and medical alarm systems as well as meter reading capabilities for all utilities.

Athens

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Theodore George "Ted" Paraskevakos (Θεόδωρος Παρασκευάκος; born March 25, 1937, in Athens, Greece) is a Greek-American inventor and businessman.

Greece

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Theodore George "Ted" Paraskevakos (Θεόδωρος Παρασκευάκος; born March 25, 1937, in Athens, Greece) is a Greek-American inventor and businessman.

Hellenic Air Force

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Paraskevakos graduated from the Superior College of Electronics in Greece and served for 28 months as communications and electronics instructor in the Hellenic Air Force.

Alabama

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He attended a variety of courses for digital engineering in Alabama and in Florida.

Florida

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He attended a variety of courses for digital engineering in Alabama and in Florida.

SITA (company)

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Paraskevakos began his work in this field in 1968 while working as a communications engineer with SITA and has since been issued over 20 patents worldwide based on this technology.

Patent

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Paraskevakos began his work in this field in 1968 while working as a communications engineer with SITA and has since been issued over 20 patents worldwide based on this technology.

Technology

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Paraskevakos began his work in this field in 1968 while working as a communications engineer with SITA and has since been issued over 20 patents worldwide based on this technology.

Transmitter

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His transmitter and receiver were put into practice in 1971 in a Boeing facility in Huntsville, Alabama.

Receiver (information theory)

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His transmitter and receiver were put into practice in 1971 in a Boeing facility in Huntsville, Alabama.

Boeing

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His transmitter and receiver were put into practice in 1971 in a Boeing facility in Huntsville, Alabama.

Huntsville, Alabama

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His transmitter and receiver were put into practice in 1971 in a Boeing facility in Huntsville, Alabama.

Inventor

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Machine to machine

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Machine to machine devices that combined telephony and computing were first conceptualized by Theodore Paraskevakos while working on his Caller ID system in 1968, later patented in the U.S. in 1973.

Smart meter

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In 1972, Theodore Paraskevakos, while working with Boeing in Huntsville, Alabama, developed a sensor monitoring system that used digital transmission for security, fire, and medical alarm systems as well as meter reading capabilities.

STIR/SHAKEN

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The idea of sending the phone number to the customer for identification purposes dates to 1968, when Ted Paraskevakos introduced the idea of modem-like devices that would send and receive the information over normal voice lines.