About eight months ago it became obvious to the engineering department of Tele-Vue Systems, Inc., that we were having too many disappointing experiences with the new solid state equipment. Such as, why was the tilt changing in the system, why were we getting beats, why the excessive noise, etc.?
We were planning on building about 1000 miles of new plant over the next two year period, plus modernizing our existing 600 miles. It was rather clear to me that we could not afford to make that kind of expenditure without knowing in advance whether the equipment would meet our specifications.