An engineer from Arandas, Mexico, Guillermo González Camarena developed the technology that paved the way for color television. In 1940, at 23 years old, Camarena patented a chromoscopic adapter, an early color television transmission system.
Camarena hand-built the Chromoscopy Adapter for Television Equipment, which was designed specifically to adapt to black-and-white TV equipment.
Camarena’s creativity extended beyond his inventions—as a successful songwriter, Camarena wrote songs that helped underwrite his pioneering engineering work.
Building a Trusted Future
Camarena’s technology is responsible for how the modern world consumes television and the countless innovations that have occurred in the field of screens.
NASA employed similar technology in 1979 to transmit some of the earliest images of the planet Jupiter.