In 1947 quot. as the name of a company providing matter-transmission services.
‘I’m one of the consulting engineers on Transmat.’ ‘The matter-transmission gang? What were you doing around the space-docks?’ Ibid. 43/2 ‘Better not tell the skipper you’re a Transmat man. He’d hang you over one of the jets. Send him for’rd when he’s fixed up, Bruno.’ ‘Yessir,’ Bruno said, grinning faintly. An old deep-space man, he didn’t like Transmat either.]
From every city on Mars, via transmat, other rivers of worshippers were debouching into the valley…. Via huge transmats on Terra and Venus, other rivers of worshippers numbering millions were flowing across the void. They, too, would…return by transmat sender to their own worlds.
One of these days…, they’ll invent a Transmat that’ll set you down anywhere.
In this spacious catacomb many types of transportation devices were manufactured, covering all needs that the transmat could not meet.
The Castellan nodded to the transmat booth in the corner. ‘We have a power-boosted, open-ended transmat beam.’
What is it with you people and transmats? What’s wrong with a good, old-fashioned shuttle?
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