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
(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
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
Cognosis is a suite of web-based
computer services. Because it knows you, more capability and
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