MESSAGING

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$44,895.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
1913
Agency Tracking Number:
1913
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
120 Admiral Cochrane Drive, Annapolis, MD, 21401
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Leonard A. Blackshear
Principal Investigator
(301) 841-6920
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS IN RURAL AREAS ARE FACED WITH COMMUNICATION GAPS IN THE GATHERING, SHARING, ANDDISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION DUE TO CHANGES IN THE CO COMPLEXION AND NEEDS OF THEIR CONSTITUENCY, NEW LEGISLATION,TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS, SOCIAL CHANGES TURNOVERS IN IN LEADERSHIP, AND CHANGES IN THE ECONOMY. UNDER PHASE I, WE PROPOSED TO ESTIBLISH THE TECHNICAL MERIT AND FEASIBILITYOF USING VOICE MESSAGING TECHNOLOGY AS AN INFORMATION EXCHANGE VEHICLE. THE HYPOTHESIS IS: USING VOICE MESSAGING TECHNOLOGY, IT IS POSSIBLE TO DEVELOP AN EFFECTIVE BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE E EXCHANGE NETWORK LINKING LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS IN RURAL AREAS WITH: (1) THEIR OWN CONSTITUENTS, (2) STATE, REGIONAL AND NATIONAL AUTHORITIES, (3) OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS, AND (4)A PRERECORDED SUPPLEMENTAL LIBRARY OF USEFUL INFORMATION. AEDI'S WORK PLAN WILL INCLUDE: (1) THE PRIVATE SECTOR RURAL BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITIES: (2) THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A TRIAL INFORMATION EXCHANGE SYSTEM: (3) THE EVALUATION OF THE TECHNICAL MERIT AND FEASIBILITY OF INTEGRATING VOICE MESSAGING TECHNOLOGY IDENTIFICATION OF PROSPECTIVE CAPITAL COMMITMENTS FOR COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS.

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