YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 18, 2004--mPhase Technologies
in a press briefing at NanoBusiness 2004 said that
their power cell product under development will significantly
enhance extensive military, security and emergency
services applications and subsequently consumer applications.
The company said they expect to reduce the weight
of batteries and increase shelf life greatly over
conventional power cells.
"This technology will be invaluable in homeland
and other security applications in which continuous
readiness and long shelf-life are critical,"
said Ron Durando, CEO, mPhase Technologies. "The
weight and transient shelf-life of conventional batteries
limits their usefulness in many applications. Our
planned product will make order of magnitude improvements
in portability and durability. Further, we are planning
to make it very friendly to the environment."
mPhase is developing the product under a license from
Lucent Technologies as a member of the New Jersey
Nanotechnology Consortium. The company explained the
product technology at both an exhibit and a panel
presentation. Steve Simon, Executive Vice President,
Research and Development, was featured in the energy
panel at NanoBusiness 2004, http://www.nanobusiness2004.com.
"We are showcasing this technology at forums
like NanoBusiness 2004 in order to gather additional
and detailed requirements for specific applications,"
Durando explained. "We plan to select a few major
applications and focus development on those."
One application the company has identified is powering
sensors and communications for military applications.
"The average infantryman carries more than 20
pounds of batteries into action," Durando explained.
"We believe we can significantly reduce that
The planned power cells will use the super-hydrophobic
effect of liquids to permit precise control and activation
of the batteries on demand. The release of the liquid,
an electrolyte, causes electrical action across the
nano-sized electrodes, called a Nanograss structure,
which creates the power of the battery.
To promote better understanding of the potential of
nanotechnology on power cell applications, mPhase
Technologies and the New Jersey Nanotechnology Consortium
are sponsoring a seminar: "Nanotechnology -Tactical
to Practical," at Bell Labs in Murray Hill on
Wednesday, June 16.
email@example.com for more info and invitations.
About mPhase Technologies, Inc.
mPhase Technologies Inc. develops and commercializes
next-generation telecommunications and nanotechnology
solutions, delivering novel systems to the marketplace
that advance functionality and reduce costs. In nanotechnology,
mPhase is co-developing and commercializing a 'Super
Battery' providing a technology disruption in form
factor, shelf life and activation characteristics.
In telecommunications, the Company's mPhaseTV+ platform
cost-effectively and reliably delivers entertainment
digital television, high-speed Internet access and
traditional telephone service over existing copper
telephone lines. mPhase also offers a growing line
of innovative DSL component products, such as the
iPOTS, designed to help service providers lower the
provisioning and operating costs associated with DSL.
More information is available at the mPhase Web site
at www.mPhaseTech.com. Investors may obtain additional
information and subscribe to investor services by
referring to the Investor Information section at the
mPhase Web site or by calling Sky Investor Relations,
Inc., 212-440-5000, www.skyir.com.
About The New Jersey Nanotechnology Consortium
The New Jersey Nanotechnology Consortium (NJNC) provides
rapid and cost-effective access to world-class nanotechnology
research and development services. Based at and run
by Lucent Technologies' Bell Labs, the NJNC conducts
basic and applied nanotechnology research and provides
fabrication and packaging capabilities, fulfilling
its mission of bringing nanotech ideas from concept
to commercialization. The NJNC is also supported by
the State of New Jersey, who enables consortium participation
for local research universities including Rutgers
University, New Jersey Institute of Technology and
The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.