Cam \Cam\ (k[a^]m), n.
(a) A turning or sliding piece which, by the shape of its periphery or face, or a groove in its surface, imparts variable or intermittent motion to, or receives such motion from, a rod, lever, or block brought into sliding or rolling contact with it.
(b) A curved wedge, movable about an axis, used for forcing or clamping two pieces together.
(c) A projecting part of a wheel or other moving piece so shaped as to give alternate or variable motion to another piece against which it acts.


CAM means Computers As Mediators. The term and title describes a new business focussed on mobile computing. Lap and palm top computers, pagers, cell phones, all have great utility when functioning as links between individuals and others at some distance. CAM adds value to components that are in the market. Though such devices are succeeding through their use as individual aides with communication and computing advantages, they enable much more. CAM works to add practical value and special features. It does that by systems design and software development activities.

The CAM concept is both a business entity and means for starting technical work. Current CAM assets are based on two technological areas, Cognosis and PGI, and the Campo business development environment.

Cognosis is a suite of web-based computer services. Because it knows you, more capability and highly desirable executive functions can be implemented. Each Cognosis product depends on proprietary speaker-dependent recognition software, protected by a pending U.S. patent,.

PGI is the second technological area. It aids a software developer working to create a multisite computing utility. PGI is an enabling technology. It adds interpretive tools to the internet software protocols so that transmitted signals permit parts of programs called Procedures can execute at different locations. The PGI invention is also protected by a pending U.S. patent. PGI supports rapid software development for networked computers.

Campo is the development process. It is both a field covering concept origination and a staged process leading to product development.

Memorandum of Understanding.

Allen Klinger, Victor Sze and Steve Smyrski hereby establish a renewable three (six, or twelve) month agreement to function as principals in the CAM effort.