graduating from high school in Brooklyn, NY, Saul Mineroff continued
his education in electronics by attending the RCA Institute. Studying
and designing circuits, he applied his knowledge in creating and
enhancing electronics for both industrial and consumer products.
the 1950's, he worked with the first wire recorders and the first
U.S. tape recorder that used a paper tape coated with a ferrous
emulsion. It was manufactured by 3M.
tested the first Sony recorder brought into the country
by Superscope, a company that was known in the motion picture
industry. Saul opened and managed the New York office for Uher,
a West German recorder manufacturer. Uher's primary end users
were professional entertainment, the motion picture industry and
government agencies. Saul modified many of these recorders to
meet the needs of specific applications for these users. In 1970,
Saul left Uher and started his own business,
Saul Mineroff Electronics, Inc. (SME), which was located in his
ranch house in Valley Stream, NY. A year later, he become the
exclusive US importer of UHER.
In the 1970's, Saul developed body recorders for the Drug Enforcement
Administration. The recorders could not be detected via tape recorder
was also involved with the recording machines used at the White
House during the Nixon Presidency (Watergate). He was one
of the experts in determining the 18 minute erasure of the conversation
between Nixon and former White House aid H.R. Haldeman.
Over the years, Saul established relations with many celebrities,
including Ron Wood, David Brinkley, Ed McMahon,
Gig Young, Buddy Hackett, Tom Jones, and
Pete Townsend whose pictures line his office walls. Saul
has also been included in many feature articles included in High
Fidelity Trade News, Audio Times and TIME magazines,
and has appeared on national television including The Walter
Cronkite Show during Watergate.
In the 1980's Saul Mineroff worked along with the FBI, DEA, and
the US Customs Service to develop the first highly sophisticated,
fool proof, stereo micro cassette surveillance body recorder.
Throughout the years, law enforcement required special needs for
information gathering which were not available using off the shelf
equipment. Saul met with the tech people discussing, developing,
and manufacturing equipment for special requirements. While the
equipment was user friendly there was a need to educate the agents
on the proper selection and placement of the equipment in the
environment where information was to be gathered. Saul suggested
meetings where law enforcement could gather to test and train
with the new equipment.
Century: Saul Mineroff Electronics, Inc. (SME) focuses on
Engineering, Development, Production, Sales and Service of Audio
and Video equipment. We offer custom conventional and non-conventional
technical services. Our group of engineers, technicians and craftspeople
possess a unique skill mix.
Our customers look to our personnel for design consultation, technical
service, sales assistance and user instruction information. Our
in-house staff includes electrical and mechanical engineers, electronic
technicians, computer-aided designers, machinists, leather workers
and seamstress (concealment and holster division). These diverse
capabilities allow in-house project control, assuring confidentiality
and schedule control.