I/NET: Investing in innovation
A software development firm based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, I/NET has
been a leader in the research and development of innovative technology
since its founding in 1982. With a team of leading developers and
scientists, the company has been a pioneer in the areas of digital
imaging, voice recognition, multimedia, and natural language.
Making technology work for you
I/NET developed the first commercial digital imaging using compression
algorithms to bring digital pictures to analog computer screens —
eventually used by a multiple-listing real-estate service — and
supported the technology for 15 years.
Our enhanced imaging system formed the basis for the early IPACS
system for transmission and storage of digital X-rays. An animal
research company successfully used our voice recognition system for
pathology reporting for eight years.
Working with IBM, I/NET built the ADSTAR system for automated document
storage and retrieval that eventually became a $70 million with the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
We also developed some of the first Internet server technology for the IBM AS/400. Despite newer releases by IBM with more features, customers worldwide still use the I/NET products after eight years because of a level of reliability and durability that's rare in the software world.
Let's talk about the future
Today, I/NET has focused our efforts on the development and
application of conversational interface technology. Unlike voice
recognition systems that simply substitute sound for typed commands, a
conversational interface provides a natural, intuitive dialogue
between people and computing systems. Potential applications range
from heavy industry to space missions, and the burgeoning automotive
Internet market — known as telematics.
I/NET has assembled a team of leading scientists and software
engineers to develop our conversational interface technology. This
team has worked with organizations such as NASA, where they developed
conversational interfaces and intelligent control systems for robotic
systems, and the federal government's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where
they designed and developed autonomous navigation software for the
Mars Rover prototype.
The newest I/NET products include conversational interface toolkits,
ready to integrate into a variety of applications such as our
factory-control product, Phone Automation Manager
and Converse Server for Web applications.
Partner with the leader
As part of a strategic plan to build shareholder value, I/NET is
pursuing strategic relationships in the form of equity affiliates,
joint ventures, marketing partnerships, mergers and acquisitions. We
invite you to contact us and see how you too can play a leading role
in the future of CI.