A leading maker of HD display technology for TVs, monitors and multi-functional displays, AOC may seem like a modern brand, but it is actually one of the oldest television makers in the industry. Today, it is known for being a gamer certified brand that allows the very best of a game's design to be enjoyed in mind-blowing detail and colour saturation; however, the firm has always innovated in regards to TVs and displays - even back to the dawn of the technology.
It may sound unlikely, but today's AOC began life as the Continental Radio and Television Corp in Chicago in the 1930s. It was then that Ross Siragusa founded the firm, specializing in radios and phonographs, but also with a sharp eye to the future and emerging technologies such as TV.
This advanced knowledge and specialization was what allowed the newly renamed Admiral Corporation to supply the United States military with many forms of electronics during World War II and to then have seven different styles of television sets for sale by 1951. At that time, TV was still a rarity and evolving industry, and yet Admiral had four models with 12" screens, one with a 16" screen, and two with 19" screens. Their designs were so successful that they sold more than five million sets within a two year time.
The brand was known as "the" brand, and was able to employ more than 8,000 and sell more than $300 million in merchandise before the end of the 1950s. They went global in the 1960s, turning the name into Admiral Overseas Corporation (AOC) and opening a factory in Taiwan. From here they became the first TV maker to produce sets for export, and within ten years the firm again was renamed to reflect the nature of its business operations, now becoming AOC International. The following year, they began marketing specifically as AOC, which is the name used today.
Market competition in the 1970s caused the many other divisions of the firm to be sold or acquired, and AOC is today a subsidiary of TPV Technology. At that time it shifted its focus strictly to displays, and then to CRT and LCD monitors, LCD and HD TVs and "all in one" PCs.
By 2008, the company was a global provider and had already started to win a long list of awards. It took a 2008 Red Dot Design Award for its first 1.9 cm display, and has continued to win industry awards for best monitors, its brand superiority, corporate policies and more. In 2014, the brand was among the top rated tablets and TVs in South American markets, and it has tripled its market share in Europe since 2009. Industry publications such as PC World, and Digit&Chip have recognized it multiple times for its products and design.
The range of monitors that AOD currently makes available is extensive and can provide truly premium experiences. The range is broken out into the following categories:
With its long history in making TVs and then monitors, AOC is a trusted and advanced source for all viewing and gaming needs.
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