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.
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
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.