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CED

(Capacitance Electronic Disc) An earlier videodisc technology from RCA that was released in 1981 under the RCA SelectaVision brand. With more than a decade and a half of development, the CED was like an analog, vinyl phonograph record with spiral grooves. However, the grooves were much finer than vinyl records, and the stylus that tracked the grooves used a much smaller electrode.

CEDs had approximately 240 lines of resolution, similar to the resolution of half-inch VHS and Beta videotapes. However, by the mid-1980s, videotapes, especially VHS, were extremely popular and helped bring about the CED's demise in 1986. See LaserDisc and VHS.


An RCA Videodisc
RCA's VideoDiscs were similar to LaserDiscs in size, but like a high-resolution vinyl record in structure. When the caddy-like cover was inserted into the player and removed, the disc and spine remained inside. With 60 playback minutes per side, the award-winning, three-hour Godfather movie came on two CED discs, compared to the single Blu-ray disc shown on the left.
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ABOUT CED Founded in 1942, the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, business-led public policy organization that delivers well-researched analysis and reasoned solutions to our nation's most critical issues.
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We extend sincere thanks to Roger Ferguson for his years of leadership at CED," said Carl Camden, President & CEO of Kelly Services.
We are thrilled at the response we have received from demo participants and look forward to showcasing them at CED's Venture 2011," said Joan Siefert Rose, president, CED.
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CED has received statewide support from a number of partner organizations, including Business Innovation and Growth Council (BIG), the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA), the North Carolina Rural Center, the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC), the North Carolina Department of Commerce with corporate support from Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.
President and Chief Executive Officer of TIAA-CREF and co-chair of CED.
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