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Do you think Paging is obsolete? It is a common misconception that paging technology has been superseded by newer and better means of wireless communication. This is far from the truth. Jim Nelson, President & CEO of Prism-IPX Systems, has written an excellent paper explaining why paging continues to be the right choice for critical messaging.

“Is Paging Going Away?” by Jim Nelson

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  • Click here for German.
    (Berlin Revision: November 8, 2016)
  • Click here for French.

With the help of Angelo Saccoccia and his team at Swissphone we now have this great report on the health and wellbeing of Paging available in French and German. Let's work together to get this important message circulated to a wider audience. Dr. Dietmar Gollnick and his staff at e*Message in Berlin have contributed some minor but valuable revisions to the German translation.

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A Directory of Paging Service Providers is under perpetual construction. Please click on the "Directory" button above. Carriers that want to be listed, need only submit the information about their companies via e-mail. To submit your company's information, just click here left arrow and send me the information.


pagerman Hello, I am Brad Dye. Welcome to my homepage — THE PAGING INFORMATION RESOURCE — a collection of articles about Radio Paging, Wireless Messaging, and Wireless Data communications.

If you are involved in Wireless Messaging. Paging, or Wireless Telemetry, you will find many items of interest on this web site. Recommended wireless products and services can be located by clicking on the PRODUCTS button above. Come on in and browse around. There are over 10,000 files on this site. I hope you find it interesting and helpful. The good stuff about Wireless Messaging, Telemetry, and Paging is in the MAIN TOPICS section.

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There is no charge for subscription and there are no membership restrictions. The newsletter is supported by advertising. Readers are a very select group of wireless industry professionals, and include the senior managers of many of the world's major paging and wireless data companies. There is an even mix of operations managers, marketing people, and engineers, so I try to include items of interest to all three groups.

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My colleagues and I do consulting work in the areas of:
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Brad Dye, Ron Mercer, Allan Angus, Vic Jackson, and Ira Wiesenfeld are friends and colleagues who work both together and independently, on wireline and wireless communications projects. Click here left arrow for a summary of their qualifications and experience. Each one has unique abilities. We would be happy to help you with a project, and maybe save you some time and money.

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brad dye I work in the radio paging industry. Some of the information included on these pages is personal — about my hobbies and family for example — and some of it is professional. A lot of it is made up of papers about Radio Paging that I wrote several years ago while working for Motorola. I add new information about once a week and occasionally throw away things that are no longer of interest. All of the information here is in the public domain and you are free to use it as you wish. Of course, neither I, nor my former employers, accept any responsibility for its accuracy. I can't guarantee that you will become rich and famous if you follow my advice—some do and some don't. The ideas and opinions expressed here are my own, except for those papers obviously written by others. This site is a community effort.

I am involved in promoting the worldwide use of pagers, both one-way and two-way, and paging on the Internet, so if you would like to share any ideas you have about new and innovative applications, please send them to me. I am very sorry, but due to the large volume of e-mail that I receive, I cannot respond to all the requests for more information on paging. I get a lot of very interesting messages, especially from students from all over the world. Several have asked for help in writing papers at school. As much as I would like to, time just doesn't permit. Thank you for visiting my web site.


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Here is everything about contacting me in one place: my personal Contact Page .

You can get a good indication of my ideas and experience in Pager Marketing, Paging Infrastructure Sales, and Paging Systems Engineering by reading my various papers on these subjects. There are copies following in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. For additional information about me please read: Who is Brad Dye?

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Although this web site is not going to be of great interest to the general public, many people searching for information on paging have found THE PAGING INFORMATION RESOURCE to be very helpful. Please read the comments from visitors page. [en español también]


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There is a charge for companies wanting to put their products in the newsletter and on my web site. There is no obligation for payment of a commission for this kind of basic advertising. I would be very pleased, however, to get involved in the sales process as a manufacturer representative—for quality wireless products and reputable companies. left arrow CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO



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This is the entrance to the main wireless section. Here you will find all of the articles on paging and wireless data:
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This section has a few miscellaneous articles, my favorite Spanish poem, my family tree, and other things that don't have anything to do with the wireless industry.

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Disaster-Proven Paging for Public Safety

Paging system designs in the United States typically use a voice radio-style infrastructure. These systems are primarily designed for outdoor mobile coverage with modest indoor coverage. Before Narrowbanding, coverage wasn’t good, but what they have now is not acceptable! The high power, high tower approach also makes the system vulnerable. If one base station fails, a large area loses their paging service immediately!

Almost every technology went from analog to digital except fire paging. So it’s time to think about digital paging! The Disaster-Proven Paging Solution (DiCal) from Swissphone offers improved coverage, higher reliability and flexibility beyond anything that traditional analog or digital paging systems can provide. 

Swissphone is the No. 1 supplier for digital paging solutions worldwide. The Swiss company has built paging networks for public safety organizations all over the world. Swissphone has more than 1 million pagers in the field running for years and years due to their renowned high quality.

DiCal is the digital paging system developed and manufactured by Swissphone. It is designed to meet the specific needs of public safety organizations. Fire and EMS rely on these types of networks to improve incident response time. DiCal systems are designed and engineered to provide maximum indoor paging coverage across an entire county. In a disaster situation, when one or several connections in a simulcast solution are disrupted or interrupted, the radio network automatically switches to fall back operating mode. Full functionality is preserved at all times. This new system is the next level of what we know as “Simulcast Paging” here in the U.S.

Swissphone offers high-quality pagers, very robust and waterproof. Swissphone offers the best sensitivity in the industry, and battery autonomy of up to three months. First responder may choose between a smart s.QUAD pager, which is able to connect with a smartphone and the Hurricane DUO pager, the only digital pager who offers text-to-voice functionality.

Bluetooth technology makes it possible to connect the s.QUAD with a compatible smartphone, and ultimately with various s.ONE software solutions from Swissphone. Thanks to Bluetooth pairing, the s.QUAD combines the reliability of an independent paging system with the benefits of commercial cellular network. Dispatched team members can respond back to the call, directly from the pager. The alert message is sent to the pager via paging and cellular at the same time. This hybrid solution makes the alert faster and more secure. Paging ensures alerting even if the commercial network fails or is overloaded.

Swissphone sets new standards in paging:

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  • It’s much faster to send individual and stacked pages digitally than with analog voice.
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  • A self-healing system that also remains reliable in various disaster situations.
  • Place base station where you need them, without the usage of an expensive backhaul network.
  • Protect victim confidentiality and prevent unauthorized use of public safety communications, with integrated encryption service.


  • Reliable message reception, thanks to the best sensitivity in the industry.
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  • Battery autonomy of up to three months, with a standard AA battery.
  • Bluetooth enables the new s.QUAD pager to respond back to the dispatch center or fire chief.


  • Two-way CAD interfaces will make dispatching much easier.
  • The new s.ONE solution enables the dispatcher or fire chiefs to view the availability of relief forces.
  • A graphical screen shows how many of the dispatched team members have responded to the call.

Swissphone provides a proven solution at an affordable cost. Do you want to learn more?
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