Technology

Apr 1, 2015

True pioneers

For years Pioneer has introduced innovative and high quality products into the market. A world-first in many ways, the japanese company has been through several changes over the years, but kept the original philosophy that gave birth to some of the best audio products for decades. After a few years away from the limelight, the brand is coming back.

<

Pioneer developed the LaserDisc, helped introduce the CD player to the world, created the modular hi-fi and the Plasma TV. Yes, they did all this and most of us never noticed.

As other brands came and gone, this japanese company continued to live on its clients memory, becoming a synonym of quality, reliability and fair prices. Well… most of the times. The LaserDisc was one of Pioneer's many inventions, but it failed to become a standard, mainly due to the size of the optical discs and the complexity of the engineering, wich never allowed for a budget-priced equipment. Nevertheless, Pioneer kept on manufacturing the LaserDisc players and selling them to a slowly-growing market. The "LD" as it is known today, was the first consumer digital optical video disc, until the introduction of the DVD.

Pioneer started, as many other brands, in the mind of its creator, Nozumu Matsumoto, back in 1937 when he developed the A-8 Dynamic Speaker. A small, all-in-one compact speaker, that allowed for better sound quality speaker systems. The product was well accepted by the local japanese market and in January the next year, Mr. Matsumoto founded Fukuin Shokai Denki Seisakusho. After the Second World War, the company's name was changed to Fukuin Denki Kabushiki Kaisha, but the name only changed definitely in 1961 when Pioneer Corporation was started in Tokyo.

In 1962 Pioneer enters an era of research, discovery and expansion with the release of the world's first separate stereo system, wich was different from existing products as the speakers were detached from the main body. This totally revolutionized the design for this type of products and was adopted by all major brands. With the company's expansion into Europe and the USA, Pioneer began to have more funds to apply into research and development of new products and concepts. As the brand's market share grew, the products line expanded and Pioneer introduced more innovative products.

In time, Pioneer lauched various products that proved the company's technological advance. The first component car stereo, the LaserDisc – both for industrial and home use -, the first combined LD/CD player, the first car CD player, the first GPS car navigation system, the first DVD recorder for home use, the first 50-inch HD plasma display for consumers – followed by the first 1080p TV screen -, the first DVD player for DJ and VJ use, the first BlueRay player, and many more wich became word's first, by Pioneer.

Today, the japanese brand is the primary choice for DJs and VJs around the world, developing professional products where high quality and durability are the main concern. Its car audio products are used by some of the main names in industruy to equip their vehicles and the home product range, updated with new engineering designs is redefining itself as a standard.

More Articles

FeaturedArticles

  • food_salad_pexels

    Food & Beverage

    Apr 27, 2018

    INNOVATIVE FOOD PARADIGM

    The new food trend has come to stay. Coloured bowls, edible flowers and healthy plants are the choices for this year!

  • DAK1xK3VoAEzFAG

    Helthcare & Wellness

    Aug 1, 2017

    CONTROL YOUR SLEEP

    It is pure common sense that a good and restful sleep is fundamental for the wellbeing of both mind and body. Sleep monitoring is thus fundamental to prevent negative disruptions.

  • ApisCor_febr_03

    Technology

    May 1, 2017

    As if by magic

    It looks like a figurative expression: "houses grow like mushrooms", but it will soon become literal. In February, 2017, in Russia, appeared the first house with 38 m2 area. The house grew up within 24 hours in the town of Stupino,...


  • 4

    Research & Education

    Nov 2, 2018

    FINLAND'S EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

    "Here goes the bad news: in case you haven't notice, there is no such job as "math". So, don't bother you children with getting a degree as mathematician – he, probably won't like the idea and he will not get a regular job."

    ...

  • quinoa

    Helthcare & Wellness

    Apr 1, 2017

    QUINOA - INCA'S GOLD

    The Inca Empire was the largest and longest in South America pre-Hispanic era, spreading along the Pacific Ocean coast since southwestern Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina, between the years 1438 up to 1533 A.D....

  • GallerySlide1

    Technology

    Jul 1, 2017

    IT'S NOT BIG, IT'S HUGE

    Imagine an airplane which looks like two airplanes glued to each other by the wing. Them add six Pratt & Whitney engines, like the ones used by Boeing 747. The result is 580 tons of weight at maximum takeoff.


  • Lifestyle & Travel

    Mar 1, 2015

    In the Heart of Africa

    Located at Rua da Missão, in downtown Luanda, just a step from important corporate and administrative spaces, Epic Sana Luanda Hotel offers you the strategic privilege of being in the very heart of the city and simultaneously near leisure...

  • 1

    Business & Industry

    Aug 1, 2015

    It's all about location

    San Francisco, California, USA. One of the most thriving and cosmopolitan cities in the world has one of the bigest sellers of luxury real estate in the country. Malin Giddings has been a household name in the northern side of San Francisco...

  • 1. Fashion-Perfecto-Story Of An Icon

    Luxury & Fashion

    Feb 1, 2018

    STORY OF AN ICON

    It was created for the emerging social gang of bikers, in 1928, and it rose supported by the strength of major brands of motorcycles. Harley, Norton, Triumph, Indian, and even the Japanese Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki "pasted" the use...