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Murray Ramsay demonstrates fiber-optic video communications to Queen Elizabeth II

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Fiber Optics Demonstration

Murray Ramsay demonstrates fiber-optic video communications to Queen Elizabeth II.

Video transmission over optical fibers at a physics exhibition in London in 1971 for Queen Elizabeth II demonstrated the technology’s potential to revolutionize telecommunications. (Photo: Courtesy of the Institute of Engineering and Technology Archives)

(Courtesy of Institute of Engineering and Technology Archives)