| Episode #: 88|
Airdates: Mar - Aug '01 (see
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Porrazzo AMT Advanced Membrane Transducer can be used as a microphone, antenna,
speaker, and a sensor and can perform these tasks simultaneously! BWN
uncovers the man behind the product and its many applications.
"This is Business World News.."
On today's show we:
Spotlight the inventor of a communications device that's poised to revolutionize
the entire world of Communications. Is he the Edison of our time? Stay tuned to
We also look at the how the Internet is permeating into every
facet of our lives, even our Insurance Policies. We speak to a specialist who
says in the future, we won't have to deal with those dreaded Insurance Salesmen
Then, we see how Corporate America is scrambling to get connected
in a Broadband Era and how Optical Networking will shape the future of the Multi
..We also get an insight into how the Dental Industry has
embraced the World Wide Web and we'll take you to a Web Site that helps parents
make the process fun for their kids.
And finally, imagine using the computer
with your eyes only. Well today we investigate the revolutionary new technology
called "Quick Glance", your eyes won't believe it!
Business World News,
with your hosts, Mark Kriskie and Penny Griego.
Plus: Berit Mason
>From our Studios in Hollywood, this is Business World
When we think of Thomas Edison or Alexander Graham Bell,
a sense of pride overwhelms us, for these are the men that have shaped our last
century. So moving into the next millennium, who do we look to as leaders and
pioneers in a technology driven world? Perhaps the names Edward Porrazzo and Robert
Chappell will hold the same esteem, in centuries to come, for these are the inventors
of our time whose technologies promise revolutionary changes in the way we communicate.
Revolutionary indeed Mark, and as you know, most of the companies
we profile on our show have in some way or another changed the face of their respective
industries. Broadband technologies and the Internet are also sectors of the communications
industry boasting dynamic changes. Today we feature some of the companies spearheading
Well Penny, we start today's
show off with an extremely exciting story. A new communication technology, using
a fully digital transducer, has just hit the market. It's known as Advanced Membrane
Technology, and is a thin film of plastic that can be applied to almost any surface
transforming it into wireless antenna, a microphone, a loudspeaker, a sensor,
and even a 3-D joystick -- all simultaneously.
Now, you may wonder
how is this possible, but the technology is real and has been used by the military
and NASA for years. It is presently being adopted by some of the worlds leading
companies for production in systems ranging from PCs to Mobile Phones, from the
Internet to Home Entertainment, from Smart Clothes and Fashion Accessories to
new kinds of Medical Devices, Toys and even Robots.
this is indeed one of the most interesting stories we've covered and with this
new technology, the experts believe we'll see a complete transformation in our
world and everything electronic. Invented by Ed and Karen Porrazzo, this product
promises a paradigm shift in the way we live, work and play. Dennis Newhall reports.
What about its performance in different environments Russ, if this
thing is going to be used in so many different applications?