HERNAN VIDAL URREA, current Director of VIDAL & ASTUDILLO, is an Electronic Engineer from the Universidad del Cauca, was linked to the NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY - TELECOM - in Colombia, for 25 years, a period in which he worked in the areas of Instrumentation and of Card Repair.
In 1985, commissioned by the Vice Presidency of Operations, he implemented and coordinated the CARD REPAIR CENTER, whose function consisted of managing, controlling and repairing the printed circuit boards (PCBs) of the digital switching systems REAX-GTE, NEAX61 S / K / M-NEC, NEAX61E-NEC, FETEX-FUJITSU, System 1240 ALCATEL, AX-ERICSSON, JISCOS-JS, X-PLESSEY System, D2000-WE, of equipment of the COHERENT telegraph carrier system, I / O equipment of the KENNEDY and 3M brands and power equipment.
At the end of his term in June 2000, 25,000 cards had been repaired at a cost that for TELECOM represented “… a true source of deep and solid knowledge for the maintenance of the equipment acquired through different suppliers, which leads to an important reduction of the technological gap, in addition to autonomy with increasing quality, effectiveness and profits … “(Taken from NOT-ITEC magazine No. 17 April 1994)
The organization of the CARD REPAIR CENTER was supported, among others, by the following achievements:
Development of test software for PCBs.
Development of test modules for PCBs and expert systems through agreements with the Universidad del Cauca and the Universidad Javeriana.
In October 1992 Hernán Vidal Urrea was a speaker on “CONFORMATION OF A PHYSICAL SUPPORT CENTER FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT” at the IX NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONGRESS, held in Bogotá DC
In 1980 and 1984 Hernán Vidal Urrea carried out training courses in Tokyo Japan on the NEAX system and peripheral I / O equipment.
Recently, Hernán has carried out, among others, the following activities:
Telecommunications Equipment Repair
Advice on the repair of switching, transmission and energy systems units NEC.
Repair of UFA, UCM units and TELETTRA and ALCATEL transmission radios.
Repair of “non-Directional Beacon Transmitter” cards from SOUTHER AVIONICS COMPANY.
Assistance in the repair of RAD-Modems and SKY-PLEX radios.
Repair and replacement of the MK II control system for Buckeye SN setters and hatchers.
Redesign of the head of the BREUIL chicken counting machine.
Electronic Equipment Repair
- SEGA ROYAL ASCOT electronic game card repair.