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Join us as we introduce some exciting new technologies to the world. There’s more in progress, but you can now explore the following:

An E-mail Spam Solution

We call it “The Notary”. It’s an enhancement to the SMTP e-mail protocols that will stop junk mail.

In the early days of the Internet, e-mail was a trusted environment between colleagues at universities and research facilities like Bell Labs. Consequently, the e-mail protocols were established as an enabler, with little concern of fraudulent usage. It is the looseness of these protocols that allows spam to exist.
Unlike some other proposed approaches to stop spam that are extremely complex, our protocol enhancement is an elegant solution to the fundamental weakness in the e-mail protocols, while being straightforward and simple to implement. Specifically, it adds one new SMTP e-mail command, and one additional step in the process of receiving e-mail by an e-mail server.
Click here or on the menu button on the left to read a white paper describing this innovative approach to solving the Internet’s most annoying and vexing problem.

The Notary is a technology licensing opportunity.

Computer Keyboard Enhancements

The basic layout of today’s computer keyboard is the same as the standard typewriter -- the way they’ve been for the last seventy years, and made most popular by the IBM Selectric typewriter of the 1970’s and 1980’s. Our enhancements offer four primary improvements:

  1. Texturize Important Keys: Using a mouse causes the hands to constantly move away from and back to the keyboard causing frequent errors and requiring constant glances at the keyboard to assure proper hand placement and key operation. Textured keys help your fingers find the home keys and other important keys, avoiding those errors and minimizing the need to look at the keyboard for assurance. This improvement offers better tactile feedback to correctly reposition your hands on returning to the keyboard, as well as providing positive feedback as reassurance that you’ve hit the right key for a few “important keys” (Enter, Delete, Backspace, and Tab) that can cause undesirable actions if hit inadvertently.
     
  2. Tired of Accidentally Typing in All Caps?  We have software improvements that provide visual and audible clues that will virtually eliminate accidentally typing in ALL CAPS. This software functionality can be incorporated into a keyboard driver, into an application, or sold directly to users as a DLL. We have a demo application (much like Notepad or Wordpad) so you can see this in operation for yourself. Go to the CAPS LOCK page and then click on the download link to download and install this application.
     
  3. Load Balancing Right and Left Hands.  The typewriter layout was designed to balance the workload between your two hands. But, the introduction of the mouse wrecked that balance. Now your right hand must flip back and forth between the mouse and the “editing” keys (Enter, Delete, Backspace), which are only on the right-hand side of the keyboard. So your right hand is very busy, while your left hand has little to do. Our new left-handed “editing” keys enable the left hand to operate these keys while the right hand operates the mouse. This is an improvement that should have been made twenty years ago when the Graphical User Interface was invented.
     
  4. Numeric Keypad as Fully Functional Calculator. With the power of a computer, the least you would think it could do is replace a lowly desktop calculator. But, most people still have a desktop calculator alongside their computer or handy in a drawer, because deficiencies in  keyboard design make it awkward as a calculator replacement. The reason is that the computer numeric keypad was designed by IBM in the mid 80’s to function as a data entry terminal for mainframe computers, not as a highly functional computer calculator. So, to this day, you suffer from a twenty-year old design limitation. Our design improvements to the numeric cluster turn it into a very useful, full-function calculator in conjunction with a desktop calculator emulation software application. Other improvements to the numeric keypad make it easier to use and more useful when working with word processor tables and spreadsheets. Isn’t it time to move on to the next generation of design?

The conventional keyboard layout is an archaic design that does not meet the needs of modern PC usage patterns. It is the weak link in the present day human-machine interface. We believe that, over time, our designs will become the standard for PC keyboards -- the designs are better because they solve problems and make the computer more useful, at an insignificant incremental manufacturing cost.

The Keyboard Enhancements are a technology licensing business opportunity for partnership with investors.

Merging the Telephone and Internet Networks

Our remarkable MultiMedia Telephony technology is a true quantum leap that will fully merge the telecommunications and Internet networks. The benefit will be MultiMedia telephone communications having graphical and videophone capabilities on screen phones, yet dialed on the public telephone network like any other call, and fully compatible with the world’s billion POTS lines (POTS = Plain Old Telephone Service).

The “convergence” of voice and data has been the elusive goal of the telecommunications industry since the mid-80’s, hallmarked by the introduction of digital PBXs, digital telco central office switching systems, and digital transmission networks. But conversion hasn’t happened, and can’t happen without a rethinking of these “digital” designs.
On the opposite side of the fence, the Internet is slowly bringing about a limited type of convergence in the form of Internet Telephony, also called Voice over IP (VoIP). VoIP is, in general, devoted to providing cheaper long distance service by using the Internet as a transport medium.
There are standards efforts that have been underway for a few years with the objective of providing greater VoIP functionality. And, even though they seem to hold out the promise of graphical and video communications, they miss the mark by wide margins for a number of serious technical reasons.
By comparison, the Emerson Development MultiMedia Telecommunications provides the carrier class infrastructure, operations, management, and billing capabilities that will be absolutely necessary for the major telecommunications companies throughout the world to venture into this field. These mandatory capabilities include requirements for security, privacy, secrecy of communications, and unlisted numbers, including the guaranteed ability to keep the identities of callers secret under every circumstance imaginable. And just as importantly, the MultiMedia Telecommunications, provide for these privacy and security requirements while still enabling government mandated provisions for law enforcement wiretapping and call tracing.
MultiMedia Telecommunications is a technology licensing business opportunity for partnership with investors.

 

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