This is the Autogram Section of
The Broadcast Archive

Maintained by:

Barry Mishkind - The Eclectic Engineer
Last updated 1/20/10


 

Autogram

Plano, TX

Veteran Dallas engineer Ernie Ankele and his wife DeLores started Autogram to produce an automation system after Continental discontinued their Pro-Log Automation line. (Autogram = Automated Programming?  or some such variation?)

Later, after building the 212V, Collins asked Autogram to design a new series of consoles. The IC (Instant Custom) 10 and 6 pot consoles were the result. Their sturdy construction and modular electronics made them an instant hit - over 2500 were sold. The console was built like a tank (one of them even lived through a revolution in Central America, complete with a bullet hole!).

For a while after purchasing Collins broadcast, Rockwell International tried to build the IC series themselves. A dispute arose. Ultimately, Autogram was able to make the consoles more cost effectively than Rockwell. The IC series and the cousins, the Autogram AC-6 and AC-8, continued to be popular for a long time. Their Ankele's friendly faces were a fixture at NAB shows for many years.

In 2006, Orban purchased the company from the Ankeles, allowing them to retire. 

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IC-10

 

IC-6
  AC-6
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