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A Brief History of PDI Hospitality:

A division of PDI Communications Inc.

1960

1968

Don Edelman PDI Founder and CEO started in CABLE TV with VIKING Industries

1970

1973

1973

Don Edelman becomes PRESIDENT of RMS ELECTRONICS which goes public on the American Stock Exchange in 1980

1980

1985

1985

EDELMAN starts PDI COMMUNICATIONS INC: primary goal: the manufacturing of electronics for CATV-TELCO operators

1990

1990

1990

EDELMAN elected to the CABLE TV PIONEERS HALL OF FAME

2000

2000-2001

2000-2001

PDI, recognizing the consolidation of CATV MARKETPLACE, forms PDI-SAT: its new DIRECTV-SATELLITE division.

In 2001 PDI becomes a DIRECTV MASTER SYSTEM Operator for Commercial Markets which includes MDU and HOSPITALITY.

2010

2010

2010

PDI signs with SAMSUNG to provide Hotel TVs to Hospitality marketplace

2014

2014

PDI rebrands all proprietary products under its new STARBURST TECHNOLOGIES private label

2016

2017

STARBURST Mounting product line is born to help supplement its SAMSUNG Hotel TV sales.

Our initial goal was to develop a top end product line to compete with incumbent brands such as PEERLESS and CHIEF but at a price point up to 50% less.

TODAY

TODAY

Over 140,000 Hotel Rooms within our DIRECTV Management Portfolio. Samsung Hotel TV: Over $115 million sold! Our Starburst Technologies TV Mounts being used by most major Hotel Brands and in April 2020 launched on the Costco web site: our first venture into the consumer marketplace. 

Our next goal for PDI HOSPITALITY is expansion of our e-commerce digital markets.

2021

2021

PDI HOSPITALITY always moving forward!