Founded in 1886 as Westinghouse Electric Company and later renamed Westinghouse Electric Corporation by George Westinghouse. The company purchased CBS in 1995 and was renamed CBS Corporation in 1997. George Westinghouse had previously founded the Westinghouse Air Brake Company.
The company pioneered long-distance power transmission and high-voltage transmission. Westinghouse Electric received the rights for the first patent for alternating-current transmission from Nikola Tesla and unveiled the technology for lighting in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
In addition to George Westinghouse, engineers working for the company included William Stanley, Nikola Tesla, Oliver B. Shallenberger, Benjamin Garver Lamme and his sister Bertha Lamme. It was historically the rival to General Electric which was founded by George Westinghouse's arch-rival, Thomas Edison (see War of the Currents).
The company is also known for its time capsule contributions during the 1939 New York World's Fair and 1964 New York World's Fair.
Westinghouse's principal business operations include Westinghouse Digital Electronics the leading source for LCD TVs, LCD HDTV, LCD monitors, LCD flat screen TVs, LCD flat panel monitors and digital photo frames. Westinghouse Digital Electronics is one of the top five LCD TV manufacturers in the U.S. (2007*). The company offers a complete suite of innovative LCD displays for the professional and consumer markets as well as LCD-based consumer electronic products that deliver the latest digital content for the ultimate entertainment or commercial display experience.
Westinghouse Digital’s award-winning consumer HDTV line up includes a complete family of 720p and 1080p LCD HDTVs and HD 1080p monitors in a wide range of sizes and formats, HD Grade™ computer standard and widescreen monitors, and a full line of digital photo frames. Westinghouse Digital’s Commercial Business Unit offers a full suite of high-end LCD HDTVs and video monitors targeted to meet the demanding needs of the Pro A/V business sector, including digital signage applications.
As a fully-integrated, complete technology provider, Westinghouse Digital has the capability to provide customers with hardware, software and content in one box for the ultimate all-in-one solution. As the power behind Adtek Media’s PumpTop TV network, Westinghouse Digital is the exclusive supplier of thousands of specially-designed LCD screens which deliver entertainment, news and advertising in major brand gas stations to millions of viewers each month.
Westinghouse logo (designed by Paul Rand)
|Fate ||Sold |
|Successor ||Viacom, Inc. (after 1997 renaming to CBS Corporation) |
|Founded ||as Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company (1886) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania |
|Defunct ||1999 |
|Headquarters ||Monroeville, PA |
|Key people ||George Westinghouse, Founder |
|Industry ||Electronics, etc.|
2008/2009 Westinghouse LCD Models
Westinghouse SK Series
A series of smaller 720p LCDs the Westinghouse SK series are aimed at the smaller rooms in a budget minded customer's home. The SK-19H210S, SK-26H240S, SK-26H520S and SK-32H240S feature built in NTSC, ATSC and QAM tuners, a pair of HDMI inputs and Westinghouse's unique "Spine Design" and Waterfall cable Management system. The SK-26H590D and SK-32H590D add a built in DVD player to the above.
Westinghouse SK-19H210S, Westinghouse SK-26H240S, Westinghouse SK-26H520S, Westinghouse SK-26H590D, Westinghouse SK-32H240S, Westinghouse SK-32H590D
Westinghouse VK Series
Stepping up from the SK series the VK-40F530S, VK-42F130S, VK-42F240S, VK-47F130S step up to larger sizes and 1080p panels. They retain the Spine Design cable management, built in tuners and dual HDMI inputs of the SK series.
Westinghouse VK-40F530S, Westinghouse VK-42F130S, Westinghouse VK-42F240S, Westinghouse VK-47F130S
Westinghouse TX Series
The westinghouse TX series represents their top of the line in LCD TVs. The TX-42F430S, TX-42F450S, TX-47F430S, TX-47F450S and TX-52F480S are 1080p panels with 4 HDMI inputs in a charcoal and black bezel with rounded edges and a built in stand. These LCDs also retain the Spine Design cable management system and built in tunes of the above TVs.
Westinghouse TX-42F430S, Westinghouse TX-42F450S, Westinghouse TX-47F430S, Westinghouse TX-47F450S, Westinghouse TX-52F480S
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