Article Index

    I Joined Telkor in 1992 in South Africa The company made payphones and parking

     solutions The company was  a great place to work and I learned a lot from the way

    the company worked was  sucsessfull f. Telkor Gained 12% of the payphone 1992

    market in eastern europe and was taken over by TMSA in what was for me a very

    traumatic take over as I was one of the ten people who moved the Telkor  products to TMSA.


    Moving from a Young Vibrant company to TMSA was a culture shock.TMSA was in 1994 a old style

    company. I saw a factory of over 700 people crash  when Telkor closed   


    My Job at Telkor and Later at TMSA was related to coin recognition that may seem a simple Job
     but it was in fact very involved The phones were for a large part made for eastern europe were
    many diffrent coins put into the example is hungary where the  old 5 forrent coin
    was legal tender but the Ugoslavian 10 Dinnar was almost the same coin but 1 percent of the
    value of the 5 forrent.


    I needed to make the Phone accept 90% of 5-forint and reject 90% of 10 dinnar ( From -25 degrees to 30 degrees )  

      look at the Exchange rate between these coins.  ( I spent many hours in a cold room at -25 degrees getting the system to meet

    the 90% spec.

    Reforms of the Yugoslav dinar
    DateConversion Rate
    January 1, 1966100
    January 1, 199010,000
    July 1, 199210
    October 1, 19931,000,000
    January 1, 19941,000,000,000
    January 24, 1994~13 million


    10 Dinar Yugoslav


    5fHUFf 5 1948



     Here is a quote from the book below there it talks About Telkor  






     page 199-200







    14 years years later I still have the letter I got when I left Telkor TMSA written by a Man I respected who knew how I stood fast

    when our whole world was crashing down as we moved from the Dynamic  Telkor  to TEMSA that was part of the dark ages.





    Call me on Skype

    My Tweets

    © 2017 Your Company. All Rights Reserved. Designed By

    Please publish modules in offcanvas position.