Paso Sound Products, Inc. Innovation through technology since 1931
Our brief history takes us back to 1931, the year John Geloso founded our Company. Geloso, a pioneer in the Electrical and Electronics fields, emerges into history as one of the "forefathers" of today's electronics' industry. In 1919, as a young immigrant, he came to America from Genoa, Italy, immediately fascinated by the potentials of electricity, especially with Marconi's Radio Transmissions across the Atlantic. Subsequently, he worked for one of the radio and telegraph shops that opened on Cortland Street in New York City. In 1924, he graduated in Electrical Engineering at the Cooper Union University: the college where Thomas Edison had also studied. Geloso then joined Pilot Electric Manufacturing (PEM) and became project engineer for what was then called "The Magic Lantern", the beginning of television. The first transmission experiment took place in 1928, between the transmitter located at Station WRNY in Coytesville, NJ and the receiver (designed and built by John Geloso) inside Philosophy Hall at the New York University. Witnessing the experiment was Lee De Forest, the inventor of the "Triode Vacuum Tube". The screen was only 2 square inches but it clearly showed the image of a woman smiling.
As Chief Engineer at PEM, he continued the development of various projects in radio and television including the "Giant Photoelectric Cell"the predecessor of the TV "Cathode Ray Tube"(CRT). In 1931, he left PEM and founded his own company, John Geloso SA Manufacturing.
PASO A BRIEF HISTORY
1931 - present Our Company, then called GELOSO ELECTRONICS, engineered and produced over 2000 professional, commercial and consumer products from the early years of operation until 1972. Products included: Audio and Sound Products, Intercommunication and Security Systems, Radio and Television sets, Transmitters, Receivers and RF Communication Systems, Tape Recorders, Dictating Machines, Medical Equipment, Components and countless other products manufactured under various OEM Labels. Twenty-four factories were built in North, Central and South America, Europe and the Far East to satisfy distribution in 53 countries worldwide. Many innovative products covered by over 2000 patents were introduced, including, in 1954, the first compact consumer Tape Recorder, manufactured in large volume (more than 500,000 were produced). In 1956, the first Solid State Tape Dictating Machine was manufactured for McGraw Edison of West Orange, NJ under the Edison Voice-writer label and more than 1 million Voice-writers were produced In 1973 the privately owned Geloso Electronics, producing over 3000 products, was split into nine separate divisions. PASO SOUND was born inheriting the patents and "know how" with the intent to continue producing Professional and Commercial Sound and Audio Products (hence the name PASO - for Professional Audio & Sound). Today PASO SOUND is part of a multi-national, multi-billion dollar conglomerate, BUTANGAS SPA, engaged in refining natural oil and gas products. The ELVOX Division, initially formed to produce Intercommunication and Security Products, is a one hundred million dollar leader in this industry today. Projecting into the new millennium, the continuous success of our company stems not only from a strong engineering and manufacturing background, but also by more than 70 years of experience in the Electronics and Intercommunication Fields. Thank you for choosing PASO and ELVOX Products as your applications provider.