About Us

Panalogic Technologies Pty Limited is an Australian owned and operated company.

The name Panalogic owes its origins to a former company called Panalogic Corporation Pty Ltd, an electronics manufacturing company which began as Raidek Sound Industries Pty Ltd, in 1981. Panalogic Corp was based in Castle Hill, (a suburb of Sydney), in the state of New South Wales. Panalogic Corp designed and manufactured cutting edge products for the cinema industry, including sound equipment and automation products along with automation products for general industry.

Panalogic Corporation was at the forefront of cinema electronics technology with a long history of introducing WORLD FIRST ground breaking products including -

  • 1985 - The world's first Logic Steering Home Surround decoder. The Raidek SD100 preceded the introduction of Dolby Prologic home decoders by two years.
  • 1988 - The world's first studio quality cinema sound processor - The Raidek CSP2200 was the first cinema processor to provide studio quality performance complete with studio-style balanced outputs and digital total remote control.
  • 1988 - The world's first cinema sound processor with Surround SX. The Raidek CSP2200 was the first and only cinema processor to provide an optional rear wall surround channel, a process called Surround SX.
  • 1989 - The world's first cinema sound processor with optional built-in screen channel crossovers - The Raidek CSP2200X contained built-in two-way crossovers for all three screen channels, an feature adopted seven years later by Dolby for the CP500.
  • 1993 - The world's first microprocessor controlled cinema sound processor. The Panastereo CSP3200 was the first cinema sound processor to use computer control and digital rotary encoder volume controls - three years before Dolby introduced the CP500.
  • 1995 - The world's first microprocessor controlled cinema monitor system. The CX230 was the first cinema monitor system to use computer control and serial data communication with other equipment.
  • 1998 - The world's first total integration computerised cinema automation. The Panalogic CA1400 cinema automation introduced for the first time, total automated control of ALL cinema equipment including serial control of local equipment and serial network communication plus digital rotary encoder control and programming of volume levels.
  • 2002 - The world's first E-Cinema Digital Media Player, originally designed for cinema advertising but enhanced in 2004 for playback of E-Cinema movies, the movie Ladies in Lavender, being the first such movie released in this format in Australia.

Panalogic Corp marketed it's renowned products under the Panastereo, Panalogic and PanaMedia trademarks. The company closed down in 2005 and the owner and chief design engineer Ray Derrick has continued with other ventures culminating in the present company Panalogic Technologies, which carries on the tradition of high quality design and engineering services introduced by Panalogic Corp.

Panalogic Technologies continues to serve the cinema industry, providing sales, installation and maintenance of digital projection systems, as well as providing hardware and software design services for general industry.