Monroeville businessman inducted into Space Technology Hall of Fame

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A technology developed by a Monroeville businessman was inducted Thursday into the Space Technology Hall of Fame.

Giorgio Coraluppi, 87, of Pittsburgh accepted the honor during a pre-recorded conference for his company’s invention of the technology behind the digital teleconference call.

Coraluppi is the founder and president of Compunetix, Compunetics and Chorus Call, companies based in Monroeville that manufacture electronic products and offer conferencing services. He and his wife moved to the Pittsburgh area in 1964.

Four years later, while Coraluppi was a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University, he founded Compunetics Inc. alongside two others from CMU. Their first business site was located in a rented space behind an ice cream parlor along Saltsburg Road in Penn Hills.

By 1984, Coraluppi had invented an algorithm – a

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