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FRIDAY - OCTOBER 17, 2003 - ISSUE NO. 80

Dear Friends and Industry Colleagues,

Wow, this newsletter continues to grow with more advertising and more subscribers. Thanks a lot to everyone who has recommended it to friends and co-workers, and especially to those companies who are giving it their support through advertising.

There are more negative reports about Motorola this week. I can't guarantee the accuracy of all of this, since most of it is made up of personal opinions, but I can say that it certainly rings true to my ear. I worked for Motorola twice over a 21-year period and used to tell people (jokingly) that I had to leave for health reasons: Motorola's management style was making me sick. Why twice? I guess I am a slow learner.

It wasn't many years ago when paging and cellular telephones were about even in their numbers of subscribers. Parity happened somewhere around 40 million. Unfortunately most of the paging companies are unwilling to say how many subscribers they have now. My guess is that the US paging industry is somewhere around 15 million—probably less. In a news article that follows, the CTIA reports 148.1 million wireless subscribers as of June 2003. I never thought that I would see this much disparity—15:150 (million)—in round numbers. The cell phone people are reporting a 70 percent increase in wireless data revenues over last year. The big paging carriers should have gotten a large portion of this data revenue, but they didn't. I suspect that this arrogant, Harvard-MBA-know-it-all, customer-unfriendly attitude is just too ingrained in their culture for them to recover. I hope I am wrong.

This is my weekly newsletter about Wireless Data and Radio Paging. You are receiving this message because you have either communicated with me in the past about a wireless topic, or your address was included in another e-mail that I received on the same subject. This is not a SPAM. If you have received this message in error, or you are not interested in these topics, please click here, then click on “send” and you will be promptly removed from the mailing list with my apologies.

A new issue of the Paging and Wireless Data Newsletter gets posted on the web each week. A notification goes out by e-mail to subscribers on most Fridays around noon Eastern US time. The notification message has a link to the actual newsletter on the Internet. That way it doesn't fill up your incoming e-mail account.

There is no charge for subscription and there are no membership restrictions. 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. It's all about staying up-to-date with business trends and technology.

I regularly get reader's comments, so this newsletter has become a community forum for the paging, and wireless data communities. You are welcome to contribute your ideas and opinions. Unless otherwise requested, all correspondence addressed to me is subject to publication in the newsletter and on my website.

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NEWS AND COMMENTS FROM READERS

The Hospital Paging Market

A subscriber remembers recently reading an article that stated that cell phones have been traced to intra-hospital infections and that some hospitals are no longer using them and are going back to pagers. Has anyone seen this report published? We are trying to find the article. Of course the other issue is that cell phones are not allowed in many hospitals because as long as they are turned on, and even when they are not being used, they transmit radio signals that can interfere with sensitive medical equipment. The same applies to two-way pagers.


Regional Paging Company Is Still Available

A US paging company is being offered for sale. Their main coverage areas include San Antonio and Houston. They hold exclusive frequencies in Texas, Louisiana, Southern Mississippi, Southern Alabama, and the panhandle of Florida up to and including Jacksonville. They also hold licenses in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. I have prepared a page with more information about the company and their assets. Please note that this information is not completely up to date and that it is being presented as "typical" and "planned" only. Please get in touch with me if you are interested. None of this information is warranted as being totally correct and current. Part of a potential buyers "due diligence" would be to inspect and verify the company and its assets before purchase. This is a unique opportunity for someone. Please click here for more information and then call me.

PAGING AND WIRELESS DATA NEWS CLIPS FROM THE WEB

PRESS RELEASE

Multitone’s FuturePhone™ Wireless Telephone Systems Offer Enhanced Personnel Mobility and Communications

future phoneBasingstoke, UK and Atlanta, GA—September 29, 2003, Multitone Electronics plc announced the introduction of FuturePhone, a new digital wireless telephone and messaging system that combines voice and text messaging. FuturePhone systems have been designed as business tools to increase individual, group and organizational communications for improved productivity. They integrate the benefits of a full feature portable telephone system, with the ability to receive data from contact closures to monitoring and alarm systems. The systems can also route messages from PC's connected to a LAN to mobile users.

The result is higher mobility for employees. FuturePhone gives employees the ability to go virtually anywhere in their business environment and remain in touch. This means that they can accomplish more, react faster in emergencies and provide significantly better customer service. FuturePhone also helps reduce piling up of messages in voice mailboxes. It improves personnel responsiveness; reducing the reliance on how quickly they get back to their office to check their messages. They can make, answer and transfer calls and make decisions on-the-move. Since FuturePhone is a private system there are no "air time" costs that may discourage usage.

Multitone’s FuturePhone solution is highly modular in design and is affordable by small organizations and large corporations alike. Mobility solutions are available for as few as eight employees who must cover a large facility to up to 128 users who are constantly on the move in their work area.

With FuturePhone's exclusive Access Integrator option, important alarm and process monitoring systems can automatically send messages to individuals or key groups of individuals using a lightweight and compact handset rather than on-desk wired phone instruments. Another exclusive is Multitone’s FastCall feature where the single touch of a button can activate a contact whereby a door can remotely be opened or other device be operated—all while being able to "walk and talk".

The FuturePhone system consists of lightweight (4.8 oz) and easy-to-use handset that communicates with wireless base stations. Repeaters extend the range and allow users to roam over large areas without losing a call. Base stations and repeaters are connected to a central control unit that is easily integrated into most telephone systems. System expansion is steps of 8, 16, 32, 64 and 128 users, providing for graceful growth. FuturePhone handsets provide all standard phone features and have a built-in screen for messaging for displaying both monitoring and alarm information as well as messages from a PC or terminal on a LAN. Text and vibrate modes provide silent alerting so as not to disturb meetings.

About Multitone Electronics
Multitone Electronics plc, a subsidiary of the Champion Technology Group, is a developer, manufacturer and distributor of wireless business solutions. Founded in 1931 Multitone headquarters is in Basingstoke, Hampshire in the United Kingdom and has sales and service facilities throughout the world, including North America, Europe, South America Australia and the Far East.

FreedomPhone reflects the latest advancement Multitone’s almost 70 years of business wireless and digital messaging technology research and development directed towards improving organizational and individual productivity, safety and customer service.

For More Information ContactOutside the US Contact

Multitone Electronics
6135 Barfield Road
Suite 119
Atlanta, GA 30328 USA

Tel 404-255-8399
Fax 770-234-5790
www.multitone-usa.com

Multitone Electronics plc
Multitone House
Shortwood Copse Lane
Kempshott, Basingstoke
Hampshire, UK RG23 7NL

Tel: +44 (0) 1256 320292
Fax +44 (0) 1256 462643
www.multitone.com


FCC Sets New Spectrum Rules

October 16, 2003

WASHINGTON—The FCC today unveiled new rules for a long-awaited chunk of wireless spectrum with a view to auctioning it off in the coming months. It also has high hopes of making 90 MHz of "3G" spectrum, as well broadband wireless services using GHz bandwidths, more easily available and workable for commercial interests.

Commissioners agreed on new service rules for the 1710-1755 and 2110-2155 MHz bands that would use flexible allocation and bidding procedures for the spectrum. Although the auction dates for the spectrum apparently are still up in the air and largely dependent on relocation of existing government users, the FCC is hoping the new rules will set the stage for new voice, data and broadband services in the near future.

The spectrum will be licensed by geographic area in a total of five blocks under more flexible market-oriented rules, according to John Muleta, chief of the commission's wireless bureau. The plan includes blocks suitable for a mixture of license sizes and geographic areas. The licenses for the spectrum will run 15 years, with 10-year renewal terms. Licensees will be able to aggregate spectrum and can partition and disaggregate their licenses.

The plan will "allow the marketplace, rather than the FCC, to determine what services area ultimately offered," the commission said in a statement.

The additional spectrum and flexible licensing, says FCC Chairman Michael Powell, will add momentum to companies such as Verizon Wireless and smaller provider Monet Networks to use their infrastructure to support advancing applications like Internet access.

He added that the new rules would maximize the flexibility of licensees to choose what kinds of services they will offer. He said the plan also would group like spectrum uses together, ensuring technically compatible operations stay close together and minimize interference.

The rules won't have any impact until the spectrum is set up for auction, however, and that may not happen for another year or even longer, according to Muleta. Legislation that would fund existing government users' move from the spectrum is tied up on Capitol Hill.

In another move toward pushing advanced wireless services out to the marketplace, the FCC also approved the opening up of 70, 80 and 90 GHz spectrum bands for advanced point-to-point wireless services and other applications. The spectrum is used to transmit focused 'pencil beam' high-speed transmissions for applications such as wide area networks and campus-type wireless broadband services. The FCC used a non-exclusive licensing approach in its new rules that would be more flexible for the localized applications.

There already is interest in the licenses from a number of smaller start-up companies looking to provide wide area networks and point-to-point data services using the technology. Wireless Communications Association President Andrew Kreig said the move would "trigger an unprecedented wave of innovation in millimetere wave technology."

Source: Wireless Week


Kyocera resumes phone shipments, denies phone exploded

Oct. 14, 2003 1:08 PM EST

Kyocera Wireless Corp. resumed shipments of several phone models following the company's investigation into an incident of an apparent exploding phone.

"There was no explosion," said Kyocera spokesman John Chier.

Chier said the incident was actually caused by a safety feature built into the phone's battery. Chier said the phone's battery short circuited, causing heat and pressure to build up inside of the battery. To prevent a "more serious failure," Chier said the battery "vented" the heat and pressure by expelling graphite dust. The graphite dust might have led to reports of a smoky explosion, but Chier said the release of graphite dust is a safety feature common to cell-phone batteries, and the dust itself is harmless.

"This is a very unique incident," Chier said. "We're very confident in the safety of the battery and the phone."

Chier said Kyocera resumed shipments of its KE400/KX400 series mobile phones late last week, following an extensive investigation into the incident. According to Nebraska TV station WOWT 6 News, an area family purchased a Kyocera phone through Cricket carrier Leap Wireless International, and it exploded without warning. None of the family members was injured in the incident, which occurred the weekend of Oct. 4.

Chier said Kyocera has been selling the type of battery involved in the incident for two years, and the company is satisfied with its performance.

Source: RCR Wireless News


Scoop From The May Report

10/13/2003

Briefly noted, by Ron May

Major scoop time, folks. It has been a long time since one of my regular sources gave me a great scoop.

I found out today that the relationship between Motorola and its IT outsourcing partner CSC is on the rocks big time. Everyone is pulling their hair out and systems are crashing.

To make matters worse, Sam Desai, the architect of the deal, has been told very recently by Motorola COO Mike Zafirovski that he cannot retire in December as he had planned, but must now stay on for at least six more months to straighten out the mess.

And what a mess it is! A disk drive takes a Motorola executive four months to get. There is a four step approval process for anything you want. The reason is that when the outsourcing was done, they decided to use a hybrid of Motorola's processes and CSC's processes rather than going with either firm's procedures. As a result, no one understands the system and no one knows who is in charge.

This situation is complicating the ability of Motorola to spin off SPS (Semiconductor Product Sector) as its own IPO. This operation has been losing $150MM a quarter for years. So Motorola has decided to spin it off, but the computer systems are so entangled now that they can't do the IPO.

Lest you think this is a minor problem, easily solved, think again. There are hundreds of millions of dollars involved. First of all, CSC is hugely hamstrung here. My source indicates that Motorola management is well, shall we say, "pathetic."

Source: The May Report


Motorola insider agrees that Motorola-CSC relationship is a mess

10/13/2003

From: Name withheld upon request [Editor's note: Name was in original e-mail but this has been modified at sender's request at 8pm on October 14]
To: <ron@themayreport.com>
Subject: Motorola - CSC comments
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 10:51:19 -0500

Ron, read your brief comments on the Motorola - CSC mess.

I couldn't agree more. Motorola IT management are useless & unfortunately there's too many over-paid pathetic managers who care more about their own arses rather than doing the right job. They have Motorola-itis which is the inability to use the word "no" when communicating to their superiors. They are also predominantly 20+ year industry 'veterans' but have seen no other IT environments outside of Motorola. This is because they lack the talent to go anywhere else. Unfortunately because they've been there that long they *think* they know what they're doing.

CSC are amateur to say the least, and I've no idea what due diligence they were doing before the deal was announced, but they certainly weren't talking to the people that actually run the IT there & highly technical people are being moved off the account to plug holes at other accounts, which invariably is resulting in a decrease in service. Regular Motorola IT staff have had enough of the 70+ hour weeks while still getting threatened with being laid off, and thus we're not doing it anymore. I put in my 40 hours. That's it.

The good people are starting to leave, and this will only increase once the economy picks up.

Chris Galvin even had to make a personal plea with Michael Dell to not hire Motorola IT staff!

Motorola is a mess across the company, which is why I sold all of my Motorola stock [at a loss] over three years ago — a decision I will never regret.

Getting rid of Galvin was the first step [5 years too late]. Now they need to remove half the middle management...

Source: The May Report


CTIA: Growth Marks Wireless Sector

October 15, 2003

The wireless industry is on a growth high, fueled by increased minute usage and new service offerings, according to new stats released by CTIA.

In its Semi-Annual Wireless Industry Survey, CTIA found that for the first six months of 2003, U.S. carriers earned service revenue of $41.4 billion, up 13 percent from the $36.7 billion posted in the first half of 2002. Total billable minutes of use was 380 billion for the first half of the year, up from 292 billion a year ago.

Data revenue skyrocketed, up 70 percent from $411 million to $700 million. "Wireless data is advancing at a particularly swift clip, as more companies introduce more features for consumers and business users alike," CTIA President and CEO Tom Wheeler said in a statement. "From ringtones to picture phones, from text messaging to hi-speed Web browsing, wireless data is making waves in both the consumer and business marketplaces." 

Overall, wireless subscribership was up 10 percent from 134.6 million as of June 2002 to 148.1 million as of June 2003.

Source: Wireless Week


Atlanta leads the nation in wireless penetration

Oct. 15, 2003

Wireless penetration in a number of top U.S. markets is reaching levels comparable with a number of European markets, led by Atlanta where three-quarters of households said they subscribe to cellular phone service, according to a report.

The report from Scarborough Research found that Atlanta led the nation in wireless penetration with 75 percent of respondents claiming at least one member of their households subscribed to wireless service followed by 74 percent in Detroit, and 72 percent in Washington, D.C., Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, and Austin, Texas.

Source: RCR Wireless News


Motorola Nucleus II Paging Transmitters with SkyData Satellite Receivers

I have 80 of these used paging stations for sale. The have "matched pair" exciter/station control modules which means they can do 4-level FLEX and ReFLEX (a call to Motorola's support line confirmed this). They operate on 900 MHz with 300 watts RF output. I have photos and more details here.

Please contact me by e-mail for any additional information. left arrow CLICK HERE

Or better yet, call me on the telephone at: .

FEATURED ADVERTISERS SUPPORTING THE NEWSLETTER

Paging System Technician

Immediate opening for technician responsible for maintenance and expansion of paging systems throughout Northern California.

Applicant should have experience with Glenayre and Motorola Paging Transmitters. Experience with related equipment including paging switching terminals and telephone interconnection, Excel and light Word processing is a plus.

Position is based in San Rafael, CA and Cook Paging offers a competitive salary and a full benefits package.

Send Resume to: cookinc@sbcglobal.com or Fax to: Engineering Dept. at: 415-456-5566.

swissphone excellence

quattrino pager

two tone pager
QUATTRINO RE529

  • Reliable operation
  • Flexible programming
  • Weather resistant

A fast and reliable alarming system is an indisputable prerequisite for emergency fire and rescue services to respond successfully and efficiently. State-of-the-art paging enables groups as well as individuals to be alerted.

The Quattrino Voice and Memo two tone pagers are suitable for everyone, even for those working in an emergency during severe weather conditions. Continual further development of previous popular models has resulted in a practical, reliable and user-friendly device, innovatively housed with ergonomic operating controls. Design elements include a very long standby function and weather proofing to the European IP54 specifications.

The quality of the RE529 Quattrino pagers is assured by their being ISO 9001 certified. A wide spectrum of programmable features makes it possible to include every conceivable radio network, so the pager becomes an economic investment for mission-critical alarming systems.

I am an authorized Manufacturer Representative for Swissphone. Please contact me directly for any additional information. left arrow CLICK

advanced rf logo

Advanced RF Communications offers a complete line of products and services to support your new or existing paging system. Our technical services utilize the latest technologies and techniques to implement in high-speed digital data messaging or tone/voice paging for local or wide area simulcast paging systems.

Products

  • TGA Prism & SparkGap paging terminals
  • Zetron products
  • Hunetec ReFLEX 2.7.1.1 pagers
  • Vytek transmitters
  • Reconditioned Glenayre & Motorola products

Technical Services

  • RF simulcast coverage studies
  • Coverage verification & optimization
  • Product integration & system installation
  • System upgrades to FLEX/ReFLEX
  • System maintenance & operation

Our integration and installation services take all the "boxes" and deliver fully operational one or two-way paging system. We can also "tune-up" that existing paging system with our diagnostic and troubleshooting services to restore System performance that has deteriorated over time.

CONTACT
Advanced RF Communications, Inc.
301 Oak Street—Suite 2-46A
Quincy, IL 62301 USA
For further information please contact:
Fred Pakosta or Jim Neves
Telephone/Fax: 217-221-9500
E-mail: sales@advancedrf.biz
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Web: www.advancedrf.biz
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Please mention that you saw them in Brad's Newsletter.

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Coming soon.

dx radio systems

DX Radio Systems, Inc. manufactures high quality, high specification type communications products. The following is a list of products that DX Radio Systems, Inc. manufactures or supplies as a single supplied product and can be included as part of a turnkey system:

  • Repeaters
  • Repeater Systems
  • Paging Transmitters
  • Paging Systems
  • LTR & MPT1327 Trunking Systems
  • MPT1327 Trunking Repeaters
  • SmarTrunk II Trunking Repeaters
  • Complete Trunking Systems
  • Airport Ground to Air Base Radios
  • Airport Ground to Air Systems
  • Rural Radiotelephone Link Systems
  • Antenna Systems
  • Combining Systems
  • Complete Turnkey Systems
  • Engineering & Installation of All Systems

Performance that is tough to find anywhere at a price you can afford.

CONTACT
DX Radio Systems, Inc.
10941 Pendleton Street
Sun Valley, California 91352-1522 USA
Telephone: 818-252-6700
Fax: 818-252-6711
E-mail: Info@DXRadioSystems.com
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Web: www.dxradiosystems.com
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AAPC’s Mission Statement Defines Purpose

  • Identifying issues of common concern to its members
  • Providing an effective forum for the discussion and progression of issues relating to the industry
  • Monitoring and addressing regulatory and legal matters as a unified organization
  • Providing research into and development of our industry and its current and prospective markets
  • Providing education and resources to address the challenges and trends affecting our operating environments
  • Encouraging and maintaining high standards of ethics and services
  • Championing the industry and representing paging carriers with a positive voice

Our industry must move forward together or perish individually. If you want to get involved, please click here. Come and join us!

Their "newsroom" is a great source of information.

They also host the Paging Technical Committee site. There is a lot of good paging-industry information here.

join aapc

Click on the logo above to find out about joining.

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Sophisticated And Affordable
Paging Terminals

zetron 2000 terminal

The Zetron 2000 Series Paging Terminals are designed for the paging operator needing a flexible, modular approach to system operation, with the capacity to expand to a region-wide or national network. The terminals are incrementally expandable in both capacity and options.

The 2000 Series can act as the hub of an integrated communications system and are suitable for the larger private paging system. The terminals are incrementally expandable in both capacity and options, so a system can start small and grow as required.

The terminals are available with advanced features such as PageSaver voice messaging. They connect with a wide range of PBX or PSTN equipment and can be integrated with security systems, monitoring and control systems, nurse call, product control, building management systems etc.

CONTACT
Zetron, Inc.
P.O. Box 97004
Redmond, WA 98073-9704 USA
Tel: 425-820-6363
Fax: 425-820-7031
Email: zetron@zetron.com
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isc logo

ISC Technologies is the industry leader in the pre-owned Paging equipment marketplace. We specialize in purchasing, reconditioning, reconfiguring and sales of quality paging infrastructure. We can customize and configure equipment at a fraction of the cost of new. All equipment carries a standard warranty to insure your trouble free operation.

At ISC Technologies we service what we sell and more. Our factory-trained technicians repair most Quintron, Glenayre, Motorola, and Skydata equipment. All of our repairs are done on a Time and Material basis, saving you money over flat rate repair. From vacuum tubes to surface mount equipment, we are ready to handle your repair needs quickly and cost effectively.

Glenayre’s only licensed repair facility!

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CONTACTS
Chris Kephart
888-645-7545
972-221-4528
ckephart@mckcom.com
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Ken Knapp
888-223-4028
217-221-0985
kknapp@4isctech.com
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Wireless Communication Solutions

The Hark ISI-400LX is a hardware device that encapsulates serial data into TCP/IP for transmission over the Internet. It can also be configured to convert incoming TAP messages from the serial port and send them over the Internet to paging providers in email (SMTP) or Simple Network Paging Protocol (SNPP) format. The ISI-400LX with the optional external modem can connect to a secondary dial-up ISP when a failure on the ethernet port is detected.

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This device is the perfect companion for the Hark Gateway products. An ISI can be located at a remote location for receiving TAP, TNPP, or Billing traffic using a local ISP eliminating long distance phone charges.

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CONTACT
Hark Systems, Inc.
2675 Lake Park Drive
N. Charleston, SC 29406
Tel: +1 800-367-4275 or 843-764-1560 ext. 8104
Fax: +1 843-764-3692
Email: leanne@harksystems.com
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Web: http://www.harksystems.com
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profit plus logo

ProfitPlus by Netflow—the software that streamlines pager billing and system maintenance. ProfitPlus interfaces to your Zetron terminals allowing easy changes to pager settings and billable services.

Zetron Interface: Multiple Zetron Series 2000 terminals supported. Default pager settings. Terminal/phone number association. Future activation/deactivation dates. Easy group maintenance.

Automatic Billing Records: Point of Sale transaction automatically enters pager airtime into monthly billing cycle. Contract pricing. Recurring and one-time billing capabilities.

Tracking: Agent commissions. Phone number inventory/analysis. Product inventory transfer from stockroom to sales locations to customer. Capcode usage reports. Duplicate capcode detection.

  • Automatic Past Due Prompts and Disconnects!
  • Customer Alerts!
  • Over 70 reports!

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Contact Netflow, Inc at: 800-236-5861
or e-mail: sales@netflow-usa.com
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 Transmitters
(8)Motorola PURC 5000, VHF, 350 & 125W, ACB & Tone
(18) Motorola Nucleus, 350W, VHF, Advanced Control
(2)Glenayre QT5994, 45W, 900 Mhz Link TX, Hot Standby
(3)Glenayre QT4201, 25W Midband Link TX.
(15)Glenayre RL70XC, Midband Link RX.
(14)Glenayre GLT5340, 125W UHF TX.
 (NEW LOWER PRICE)
(45)Motorola PURC 5000, UHF, 110W, ACB
(10)Glenayre GLT85/8600, 250/500W, 900 MHz w/C2000
(5) Micor PURC UHF, 250W Complete – (Make Offer)
  • GL3000 Cards - LCC, UOE, Memory, CPU’s, QVSB’s, T1’s, DID’s, SIO, Drives, Many more.
  • TOWERS (NEW) Self supporting, Guyed, Monopoles, with all the hardware.
  • Antenna Line Hanging kits, and misc. hardware.
TOO MUCH TO LIST • CALL OR E-MAIL

Rick McMichael
888-429-4171

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Mark Dawson
972-467-8188

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tga logoPRISM PMG 4500e

Radio Paging
Control Terminal

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Supports both current and future radio paging network needs. Offers both analog (2-tone, 5/6-tone, Quick-Call I and II) formats with voice and digital (Golay, POCSAG and FLEX™) paging formats. Can be tailored to meet special operating requirements of your organization.

Features redundant AC and DC power supplies, plug-in hard disk drives, standard MS Windows 2000 operating system, voice prompts, caller password screening, direct connection to your dispatch console and more. You can use common time source for logging. Supports PURC transmitter control or can be connected to existing transmitter control system.

Redundancy option with geographic separation is available to provide additional protection for critical message control points. Let us discuss your specific needs.

Other PMG models are available with more features and capacities. Also inquire about TGA’s Special Network Application Platform (SNAP)* featuring e-mail messaging inbound and outbound with Web Site Hosting, and don't forget:

sparkgap logoTWO-WAY PAGING

CONTACT
TGA Technologies, Inc
100 Pinnacle Way
Suite 140
Norcross, Georgia 30071 USA
Tel: +1 770.441.2100
Fax: +1 770.449.7740
Email: sales@tga.com
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Web: www.tga.com
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* TGA SNAP is a trademark of TGA Technologies, Inc.

selective logo

Developers and Manufacturers of Paging and Mobile Data Equipment

Selective is a developer and manufacturer of intelligent paging receiver/decoders and mobile data equipment. The PDT2000 Paging Data Terminal is a large display pager designed for desktop or in-vehicle mounting and it, along with our range of other Paging Data Receivers provide a significant message processing capability. The PDT and PDR range have multiple uses and capabilities including:

  • FLEX or POCSAG decoding
  • TNPP input & output
  • TAP input & output
  • POCSAG output (encoder)
  • Parallel printer output
  • Serial inputs & outputs (up to 2)
  • Relay outputs (1-256 or more)
  • PC interfacing
  • Interception
  • Remote control
  • Cross band repeating
  • Paging infill
  • LED Sign Control
  • Remote Printing etc.

selective products

Our mobile data equipment includes a range of Mobile Data Terminals (MDTs) which may be interfaced to a variety of wireless networks including trunked and conventional radio, paging, GPRS & CDMA cellular, Mobitex etc. Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) and GPS solutions, Dispatch & Messaging software. Local area paging systems, paging interception and message reprocessing software, field force automation and mobile dispatch solutions. We export worldwide.

CONTACT
Postal
Address:
Selective Communications Group Ltd.
PO Box 8798
Symonds St.
Auckland, New Zealand
Street
Address:
3/2 Haultain St.
Eden Tce
Auckland, New Zealand
Web site:
E-mail:
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Phone:
Fax:
+64-9-3021142
+64-9-3021148

 

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TRANSMITTERS AND RECEIVERS
SALCOM designs and manufactures a range of VHF and UHF FM radio transmitters and receivers to integrate with systems data equipment as well as for voice operation. The design philosophy has always been to be low cost and yet meet the most demanding compliance requirements.

Salcom's synthesized UHF and VHF transmitters, receivers and transceivers are utilized in many areas of the telecommunications industry, often in conjunction with Salcom signalling products.

To realize additional market segments for the RF products, specialized OEM products have been developed utilizing the standard core technology. Most of these products are utilized in third party telecommunications and telemetry systems.

PAGING EQUIPMENT
Salcom manufactures an extensive range of POCSAG paging products suited to a wide range of system applications such as remote switching, automatic machine monitoring, security and fire alarm systems and nurse calling systems.

EMERGENCY TRANSCEIVER
A transceiver has been developed to meet the demand for a low cost, simple to use, fully immersible, floatable emergency radio. It provides a means of communication from aircraft to personnel in distress where they can not be reached and no alternative communication method exists.

SEA AIR AND LAND COMMUNICATIONS LTD
120 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 3792298 • Fax: +64 3 3651580

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If you have any wireless equipment that you would like to buy or sell, please let me know. I don't charge individuals for listing something for sale. If a sale is made through this newsletter, I ask the seller to send me a 10% commission, much the same as the voluntary payments that are requested on the Internet for shareware. It's on the honor system. There is no cost to the buyer.

There is a small 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.

It's only $15.38 per issue for the basic advertising package. ($400 for 6 months or 26 issues.)

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OTHER PAGING AND WIRELESS DATA PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Two-way Radio Products

relm wireless logo For over 55 years, RELM has manufactured and marketed two-way FM business-band radios as well as high-specification public safety mobile and portable radios, repeaters and accessories, base station components and subsystems. Products are manufactured and distributed worldwide under RELM Communications, Uniden PRC and BK Radio brand names.

bk logo Distribution agreements for Dealers and Stocking Distributors are available in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe.

uniden logo If you have the ability to sell and service two-way radio equipment and would like to represent Uniden PRC, BK Radio, and RELM Wireless, please let me know as soon as possible. This is a unique opportunity. Requests for other countries will also be considered. Please call me today.

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Radio Paging Transmitters

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VHF PAGING TRANSMITTER

Specifications & Features User's Manual

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I am an authorized Manufacturer Representative for Vytek. To request pricing and delivery information for the PTX-150, please click here. left arrow UHF and 900 MHz models now available as well.

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Wireless Automation & Telemetry

Check out the following four categories of two-way wireless data communications. We have the ability to customize solutions to meet your (or your customer's) needs.

Data Communications Level 1 A basic ReFLEX transceiver, sending and receiving serial RS-232 ASCII data.
Telemetry (Alarm and Control) Level 2 An enhanced ReFLEX transceiver, monitoring alarms from a remote site, and sending commands to the remote site.
Asset or Fleet Tracking Level 3 An enhanced ReFLEX transceiver, with the addition of a GPS module for the reporting of accurate locations to enable tracking.
Field Force Automation Level 4 An enhanced ReFLEX transceiver, with the addition of a GPS module and a handheld computer terminal for full automation of field service activities all the way from the customer's location back to the service company's back office.
AMTEL Wireless can generally turn a specification into a prototype in two to four weeks. If you have an interesting application in mind, please give me a call so we can talk.

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CUSTOM APPLICATIONS

outrnet custom apps

If you see someone in the field (like salespeople, technicians, and delivery people) using paper forms, their company could probably save a pile of money, and get much better timeliness, accuracy and efficiency, by using converting to Outr.Net's Wireless Forms. Custom applications for as little as $995, delivered in just a few days.

Outr.Net has a web page on Wireless Forms for Timeports at:

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Their latest newsletter is: "Crossing the Chasm" with Mobile Data

http://www.outr.net/newsletter_chasm.htm left arrow

Please call me so we can discuss your need or your idea.

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Unication Co., Ltd.

Introducing the new line of 802.11b products

Quantity—1,000 minimum each item—per order

unication 802.11b base

Wireless LAN

Access Point

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unication 802.11b gateway

Wireless LAN

HOME Gateway

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unication 802.11b dongle

Wireless LAN

USB Dongle

More details here. left arrow

unication 802.11b pc card

Wireless LAN

PCMCIA Card

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And Pagers too. . .

unication alpha pager

AP-90 Alpha Pager

Chinese/English
Alphanumeric
VHF
UHF
900 MHz
POCSAG
FLEX

More details here. left arrow

 

I am an authorized Manufacturer Representative for Unication. These are wholesale, direct-from-the-factory products. To send me an e-mail for pricing information please click here. left arrow CLICK

Unication also has an excellent OEM FLEX™ receiver that can be used in telemetry products.

Sea Air & Land Communications Ltd.

Designers and Manufacturers of Communications Systems

salcom logo Following below is a comprehensive list of SALCOM product brochures. You can click on a product description and download a "pdf" brochure. Give it a try and then send me an e-mail or call me for additional information or pricing.

SALCOM Product Brochures
TR160 FM Transceiver 160 MHz Band
Synthesized VHF FM Transmitter and Receiver
Synthesized UHF FM Transmitter and Receiver
Search and Rescue Communicator
Universal Paging Telephone Interface
Synthesized UHF FM Transceiver
Personal POCSAG Paging Transmitter
POCSAG Paging Repeater
Multicall Paging Transmitter ("NurseCall")
25 Watt VHF Power Amplifier
Paging Message Receiver
1200/2400 Baud Radio Data Modem
VHF-UHF 4 Watt POCSAG Paging Transmitters
Personal or Wall Mounting POCSAG Transmitters
Salcom CTCSS Products
Eight Relay Output POCSAG Receiver
VHF-UHF 4 Watt NRZ Data Transmitters
Marine Band FM Search and Rescue Communicator
Relay Output POCSAG Receiver
Personal or Wall Mount POCSAG Transmitters
1200 Baud Full Duplex Radio Data Modem
25 Watt UHF Power Amplifier
Eight Relay Output UHF POCSAG Receiver
1 or 2 Relay Output UHF POCSAG Receiver
Serial Cable POCSAG Encoder
Synthesized Numeric Pocket Pager
VHF & UHF Synthesized Alphanumeric Pager

You can check out their web site here. left arrow CLICK

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Used Pagers For Sale

bravo plus pager

Motorola Bravo Plus (numeric) units:

  • 900 MHz or VHF POCSAG
  • Shelf-ready: $5.90 not on frequency
  • Mixed units (untested): $4.00
  • Units Needing LCDs: $3.00
CONTACT

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E-mail: Darren Hensley
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Telephone: 915-580-3303

Wireless Messaging Software

InfoRad® Wireless Office (Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP) is designed for the professional who needs full-featured wireless messaging capabilities. Features include enhanced user interface, message log with search function, scheduled paging, group and individual message addresses, TAPI Smart™, multiple protocol SMS communication compatibility. AlphaCare™ support services available. With a 32-bit architecture, InfoRad Wireless Office is designed for compatibility with Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP. For more information on InfoRad Wireless Messaging software, and a free demo, please click on the logo.

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Legacy Technology Solutions LLC

Telephone:  972-436-8044
Fax:  972-436-8944
Toll free telephone:  877-436-8044

Paging infrastructure repair with warranty. Please ask for Virgil Jarrard, President, and tell him Brad Dye sent you. They are located in the Dallas suburbs, and they occasionally have some good deals on reconditioned paging equipment as well. Check with them for current product availability. You can send Virgil an e-mail by clicking here. left arrow CLICK

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UNTIL NEXT WEEK

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With best regards,

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Brad Dye
WIRELESS DATA CONSULTANT



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