Digital Panel Devisor Pate Dead at 61

WHITEFISH, Mont. — The digital communicators and receivers that alarm industry professionals take for granted were once a dream until the engineering mind of John Pate made them a reality. After a long illness, Pate, one of the co-founders of pioneering manufacturer Radionics, has passed away.

The creator of the first microprocessor-based control panel was 61. Pate died at his Whitefish, Mont., home on Feb. 18, but his legacy will live on for a long time to come in much of the equipment that dealers and integrators sell and install.


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