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FINOW, 1 or FINOW-I, is the codename of a modular infra-red voice communication system, also known as a photophone, developed between 1981 and 1985 by VEB Carl Zeiss Jena in Jena (DDR) for the East-German security service, the Stasi (MfS). The device was intended for covert voice communication across the DDR borders, and could easily be concealed inside a regular object.

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FINOW-I receiver (left) and transmitter (right)

  1. The Finow is a river that flows in the German state of Brandenburg; a branch of the river Oder. The Stasi commonly used river names for its IR communication devices.

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