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Industry Leaders Share Views on Issues Facing the Disabled

SAN FRANCISCO – Sept. 4, 2003 – Myers Johnson, an innovator in the design, development and engineering of antenna technology, was asked to present their new advancements in technology at the Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR) conference, Sept. 4 at Gallaudet University, Washington D.C. In addition, Meyers Johnson was asked to work with other attending experts in the wireless communications industry to help pave the way towards viable solutions for the disabled.

Jim Johnson, CEO and President of Myers Johnson, demonstrated and provided insight and explanation regarding Myers Johnson’s new patent-pending product, The Vortis antenna, which will be available to the general public in early 2004. The Micro Interferometric Array Antenna is the first array technology-based antenna that attaches to cellular phones and redirects the energy of the cellular signals away from the user and toward cellular towers to enhance overall cell phone performance and produce better sound quality. The Vortis is also the first attachable array antenna to eliminate the disruptive interference experienced by cellular phone users with hearing aids.

“It was the goal of the ICDR Technology Subcommittee and its constituents to raise the awareness level about key findings to encourage and increase outreach efforts to stakeholders,” Jim Johnson, President and CEO, Myers Johnson said. “Myers Johnson was founded on the premise that we need to work together to find viable solutions to the interference problem.”
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Jim Johnson brings more than 30 years of experience in technology organizations, with disciplines including management, engineering, manufacturing, quality assurance, sales, marketing and finance. He is a recognized expert within the telecommunications industry.

He began working on the development of an array antenna for near field control of radio frequency (RF) energy in 2000 after recognizing the vast market opportunity. Finding no effective solution, Mr. Johnson founded Myers Johnson Inc. in collaboration with Dr. Steven L. Myers, who developed the prototype for The Vortis antenna, the first step in addressing the hearing aid compatibility issue.

About ICDR
The Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR), mandated by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is comprised of policy makers, consumer rights groups, industry experts and researchers whose purpose is to identify, assess and seek to coordinate all Federal programs, activities and projects with respect to the conduct of research related to rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. The ICDR holds regular conferences to bring together assistive technology with mainstream technology in hopes to bring solutions forward. Since its inception, the ICDR has been responsible for several major changes including greater access wheelchair ramps.

About Myers Johnson
Since its inception in 2000, Myers Johnson has worked as a pioneer to design, develop and engineer products that address the Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) issue, while enhancing the mobile device communication experience for the average consumer. The Myers Johnson Board of Directors, Technical Advisors and management team are comprised of industry experts with experience in the wireless communications, antenna technology, manufacturing, product launch and financial management spaces. The company is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information, visit
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