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WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 17, 2003 - ISSUE NO. 76

Dear Friends and Industry Colleagues,

This week's newsletter is going out early because the National Hurricane Center forecast track of tropical cyclone Isabel is right through the middle of the southeastern coastal area of Virginia where I live. This storm, which started out as the strongest one in the last five years, has weakened considerably but continues to be a serious threat.

My daughter just called from the other side of town and said that the police are going down the streets with loud speakers telling people to evacuate. I may have to load-up the computer and the dog and start driving West soon.

A lively but cordial debate continues this week about the confusing and inconsistent regulations concerning telephone interconnect costs.

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.

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NEWS AND COMMENTS FROM READERS

Continuing Discussion On Interconnect Issues From Last Week

September 12, 2003

Vic,

I read with interest your article on Wide Area Calling Charges in today's edition of Brad Dye's newsletter. While I am sympathetic to your arguments, the FCC, unfortunately, has not been. In the so-called TSR Wireless decision in June 2000, the FCC considered the status of wide area calling arrangements under the interconnection provisions of the 1996 Act. The FCC specifically ruled that the status of a call as intraMTA does not preclude the ILEC from imposing toll charges on its end users for carrying the call. The upshot of the FCC's decision thus far has been that wide area calling arrangements are considered to be "optional" arrangements which paging carriers must negotiate on an arms length basis with ILECs. In the absence of such negotiated arrangements, ILECs are entitled to charge their customers toll usage charges for delivering the call to a paging terminal outside of the ILEC's local calling area.

AAPC is a party to a petition for declaratory ruling at the FCC in CC Docket No. 01-346 which, if granted, would make ILEC charges to paging carriers for wide area calling arrangements subject to the pricing limitations of the 1996 Act. The initial impetus for the petition was Verizon's decision two years ago to terminate such arrangements altogether, a position it reversed after the petition was filed. Nonetheless, so long as AAPC and the paging carriers are successful in "jawboning" with the ILECs to keep such arrangements in place (and AAPC has enjoyed some successes in this regard), it is unclear how soon the FCC will act on the petition. Until it does so, ILEC charges for wide area calling likely will remain unregulated, the status of these calls as intraMTA traffic notwithstanding.

Kenneth E. Hardman
Attorney At Law and Counsel to the AAPC
1015 - 18th Street, N.W., Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036-5204
Telephone: (202) 223-3772
Facsimile: (202) 833-2416
Pager: (978) 788-1499
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September 15, 2003

Note to Brad Dye's Newsletter Readers: Ken Hardman and I have known each other for something like 30 years or so and he knows I enjoy a good debate, especially on behalf of wireless carriers. The truth is, when it comes to "chewing the fat" Ken is a lot smarter than I am, but I lay claim to having the bigger mouth!

Ken:

Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment on my Wide Area Calling Charges article in Brad Dye's 9/12/03 newsletter. Your comments are certainly appropriate and noteworthy. I wrote that article to alert the wireless carriers to "the rest of the story" regarding wide area calling charges. That is, I believe the FCC has made some decisions on wireless issues of late that rely on non-factual information, unsupported conclusions or that directly contradict some of the FCC's earlier decisions. Hopefully, individual carriers and organizations such as AAPC, supported by capable and famous attorneys such as you, will call the FCC to task on their errors in the form of appeals to the Courts.

For example, in the TSR Wireless decision you referenced in your note to me, in the middle of paragraph 31, the FCC discusses the wide area calling issue and makes the statement:

"For example, to the extent the Yuma-Flagstaff T-1 is situated entirely within an MTA, does not cross a LATA boundary, and is used solely to carry US West-originated traffic, U S West must deliver the traffic to TSR's network without charge. However, nothing prevents U S West from charging its end users for toll calls completed over the Yuma-Flagstaff T-1. (Footnote 107)"

Footnote 107 says: "We assume for the sake of this argument that a call from Yuma, Arizona to Flagstaff, Arizona would be billed as a toll call to the caller placing the call."

The problem with the FCC's footnote is that it is only true for landline-to-landline calls but is specifically not true for the landline-to-wireless calls at issue here. Apparently the FCC forgot about their rule 51.701(b)(2) which says reciprocal compensation applies to "telecommunications traffic between a LEC and a CMRS provider that, at the beginning of the call, originates and terminates in the same Major Trading Area." By logic, and the FCC's other rules, if reciprocal compensation applies, then access charges (toll calling) cannot. Quite obviously, the FCC mixed up the rating (whether calls are classified as local or toll) with the routing (how calls are physically sent to the destination) of the Yuma to Flagstaff call. As a result of this "error", the FCC made a very important but erroneous conclusion, as referenced in your letter to me, about the validity of possible calling charges that can be imposed by US West, based on a "factually untrue" statement. And that is not the end of the FCC's faulty conclusions on this subject. In the FCC's Mountain decision of February 2002, the FCC concluded that Mountain had to pay for a T-1 facility exactly similar to the one given as an example in the TSR order shown above, in which the FCC says "US West must deliver the traffic to TSR's network without charge."

My point here is that the FCC has discriminated against the wireless carriers, especially the paging carriers, with some "off the wall," unfair, and illogical decisions of late and I'm hoping some wireless carriers, such as ones you represent, will go kick some FCC patootie and stop the unfair treatment and unlawful bills being handed out by the LEC's.

I wholeheartedly support your efforts to maintain wide area calling for your clients and do not want to detract in any way from those efforts. My comments are intended to help the wireless carriers better understand the issues involved and the possible options available, which in turn will help them, make the most viable business decisions.

Sincerely,

Vic Jackson

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September 15, 2003

Vic,

A dialogue with you is always informative, stimulating and enjoyable. I quite agree with you that the FCC has blown badly some recent interconnection decisions affecting wireless carriers. As a result, the industry is starting from a substantial hole at this point; and it will be that much more difficult to get the law back to where it should be. Unfortunately, this Commission seems to be more attuned to the RBOC point of view than previous ones, which may help to explain the apparent inconsistencies you cite in the FCC decisions and rules. It also puts a premium on picking interconnection battles at the FCC very carefully.

One of AAPC's priorities is to try to keep interconnection policy under control for paging carriers, without getting bogged down in the RBOC strategy of drawn-out and costly litigation that has no payback for the industry. This is always a challenge, and your highlighting of the problems with current FCC decisions on wide area charges illustrates how much remains to be done. Articles like yours are essential to understanding where we must go; working together we can hopefully make a good start.

Ken

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The FCC’s 8/21/2003 UNE Order

Brief Analysis and Comment
By Vic Jackson, President
Interconnection Services, Inc.
September 12, 2003

On August 21 the FCC released its long awaited Order on Unbundled Network Elements (UNE’s) and other related issues. The big question in the wireless world; what impact does this FCC Order have on paging and cellular carriers? The short answer; the news is generally bad, but the show is likely not over.

Here are some pertinent points gleaned so far from this 576 page FCC Order.

Officially, it’s a Report and Order on Remand and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking under FCC Order 03-36 and is in response to three separate dockets at the FCC: Review of the Section 251 Unbundling Obligations of Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers, CC Docket No. 01-338; Implementation of the Local Competition Provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, CC Docket No. 96-98; and Deployment of Wireline Services Offering Advanced Telecommunications Capability, CC Docket No. 98-147.

Interestingly, this FCC Order was “adopted” by the Commission on February 20, 2003 but not “released” until August 21, 2003. The note concerning how the commissioners themselves “voted” tells a lot about the ongoing controversy and political pressure involved in this Order.

“By the Commission: Chairman Powell and Commissioner Abernathy approving in part, dissenting in part and issuing separate statements; Commissioners Copps and Adelstein approving in part, concurring in part, dissenting in part and issuing separate statements; Commissioner Martin issuing a separate statement .”

This FCC Order is available for download on the FCC’s website, www.fcc.gov [scroll to bottom of page]

First the good news; the UNE Order says CMRS carriers "qualify for access to UNE's." But then the bad news: "subject to the limitations described herein." (Paragraph 140) Later in the Order the FCC defines "transport network element" as only those facilities between incumbent LEC switches (Paragraph 366) and denies UNE pricing for both "entrance facilities" (footnote 1116) and dedicated transport between wireless switches and base stations (cell sites) (footnote 1124).

It may tell something of the priorities given by the FCC, to note that the important decisions regarding wireless UNE’s are described mostly in the footnotes.

In essence, the facilities (trunks) used to connect wireless switches to the LEC network, either tandem (Type 2) or end office (Type 1) connections, and the leased wire facilities used to connect wireless switches with base stations or cell sites, for both paging and cellular, do not qualify for UNE pricing. This means the LEC can charge the price set by the state commission for these facilities, (in those states where this has been done), the state subscriber tariff price, or in those states where neither of these rates are applicable, the “market” price, which is whatever the “market” will allow.

It appears the only wireless facilities that qualify for UNE pricing under the FCC Order would be circuits "between LEC switches". I am not sure there are very many instances where wireless carriers use LEC transport facilities, such as T-1 circuits, “between LEC switches” but I am certainly interested to see if I am wrong in this opinion.

I expect CTIA and/or some of the larger Cellular carriers will appeal this Order, probably to the Court of Appeals, if necessary.

I am also sure you will be seeing more analysis and comment on this FCC Order from various viewpoints in the near future.

Vic

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Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC)

There is currently an FCC rule making in progress with comments having been filed for the road side to vehicle two-way service DSRC. Search on DSRC to see the background. This is set to become the new two-way standard for vehicle data transfer and comments have been filed under part 90 for both private and public safety use. These units can become effectively two-way links to the vehicle for non-voice communications, and highway safety. Some of your readers may have an interest in either applying for licenses or becoming equipment providers as it is still developing technology. Some of the auto manufacturers have also formed a manufacturers group within DSRC to study implementation. Uses have been varied such as Chrysler's "InfoFueling"* (downloads at the pump) to electronic payment, vehicle identification, collision avoidance, and a lot of things that paging at one time was trying to do. This is all being driven by the Intelligent Transportation Society and is now before the IEEE for standards development.

* DaimlerChrysler DriveBy InfoFueling Car

Your readers may want to visit the home page for DSRC: www.leearmstrong.com/DSRC/DSRCHomeset.htm

[The following is quoted from that site:]

5.9 GHz DSRC (Dedicated Short Range Communications) is a short to medium range communications service that supports both Public Safety and Private operations in roadside to vehicle and vehicle to vehicle communication environments. DSRC is meant to be a complement to cellular communications by providing very high data transfer rates in circumstances where minimizing latency in the communication link and isolating relatively small communication zones are important.

Lee Armstrong is the Chairman for the DSRC Steering Committee.

Also search on DSRC for other related items from ITS including rule making comments. The current approach is to develop a new standard (802.11 RA—roadside access) for communication. It is still unclear if this spectrum is to be allocated strictly to public safety or to a shared body of private and public use.

Submitted by: Dale Carter

PAGING AND WIRELESS DATA NEWS CLIPS FROM THE WEB

Washington court rules police must have warrants for GPS devices on vehicles

Sept. 12, 2003 12:53 PM EST

A warrant is required for police to use a global positioning system (GPS) tracking device on a suspect’s vehicle, according to a ruling this week from the Washington Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court disagreed with a previous finding by the Court of Appeals that warrants were not necessary to authorize the use of a GPS device on a private vehicle. The Supreme Court’s decision was based on article I, section 7 of the Washington State Constitution which holds “no person shall be disturbed in his private affairs, or his home invaded, without authority of law.”

The ruling came in regard to an appeal by a man convicted of murdering his daughter. The conviction was based partly on evidence police gathered after attaching a GPS device to his vehicle, for which they had obtained a warrant. The GPS device enabled police to locate the body of the girl after the man drove to the site.

The guilty verdict was appealed for several reasons, including that the warrant issued for the GPS device was not supported by probable cause. The Court of Appeals then concluded that warrants are not necessary to authorize the use of a GPS device on a private vehicle, and so it was not necessary to decide whether their issuance was supported by probable cause. The Supreme Court unanimously decided the Court of Appeals erred in that decision under article I, section 7 of the state constitution.

“If police are not required to obtain a warrant under article I, section 7 before attaching a GPS device to a citizen’s vehicle, then there is no limitation on the state’s use of these devices on any person’s vehicle, whether criminal activity is suspected or not,” wrote Justice Barbara Madsen in the court’s decision.

Source: RCR Wireless News


Microsoft Rings Up Smartphone Alliance

By Wireless Week Staff
September 15, 2003
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In what many are considering a big win for Microsoft, the software giant has forged a smartphone alliance with Motorola Inc. and AT&T Wireless.

Speculation has been swarming for months that Microsoft would roll out a smartphone through a partnership with Motorola, the No. 2 handset maker. Today's announcement confirms the first wireless phone to be sold in the United States running on Microsoft software will be available in the fourth quarter.

Motorola will introduce the Motorola MPx200 with Microsoft Windows Mobile software targeted at the mobile business professional. The clamshell style phone, which will run on GSM/GPRS networks, will enable users to manage their personal information and synch their e-mail, calendar and contacts with Microsoft Outlook via a PC connection or over-the-air synchronization with Exchange Server.

Source: Wireless Week


Proxim Sinks On Patent Ruling

By Wireless Week
September 15, 2003
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Symbol Technologies Inc. is claiming victory in the first phase of its patent suit against rival Proxim Corp. A jury found Proxim guilty of two infringements and assessed a 6 percent royalty on the sales of certain products since 1995. Proxim's stock sank more than 18 percent following the news.

Proxim estimates that if it has to pay the royalty fee it would be on sales of roughly $22 million, but says it has not yet been enjoined from continued sales of these products and royalty payments. The court has yet to determine exact dollar amounts.

Since the jury ruling was the first phase of a suit before the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, Proxim is not yet financially obligated to pay Symbol. The next phase of the case will consists of a bench trial covering Proxim's remaining equitable defenses. The wireless networking equipment provider says it will 'vigorously' defend itself in the litigation.

In a related matter, a trial is set for Sept. 16 to address counterclaims filed by Proxim which allege certain Symbol products infringe on a Proxim patent. A different jury will hear this case.

As of 12:01 p.m. Eastern time, Proxim shares were down 36 cents to $1.60. In the last 52 weeks, the company's shares have traded as low as 40 cents and as high as $2.49.

Source: Wireless Week


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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.

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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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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.

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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:

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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
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  • TAP input & output
  • POCSAG output (encoder)
  • Parallel printer output
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  • Relay outputs (1-256 or more)
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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.

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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
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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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Designers and Manufacturers of Communications Systems

salcom technologies 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.

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.

The Ambient Orb

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Now in stock at your local Brookstone store

Green... the market's up. Yellow... unchanged. Red... stocks are down. Know your financial position at a glance. The Orb slowly transitions between thousands of colors in response to stock market activity. Pre-configured to track the Dow, it can also be set up to mirror NASDAQ, S&P 500 or your individual portfolio.

You don't need a PC or an Internet connection. Just plug the Orb into a standard outlet, and you're instantly tapped into the pulse of the market. There are no monthly service charges for the basic service, and it only costs $150.00!

Mirrors more than markets

As an alternative to tracking stocks, the Orb can be customized to respond to weather conditions, pollen levels, or even the Homeland Security Channel.

This is a Wireless Data receiver that receives its market updates over the WebLink Wireless nationwide paging system. It should work just fine in most major populated areas in the United States.

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

Web site: http://www.fivestarmail.net
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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UNTIL NEXT WEEK

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With best regards,

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Brad Dye
WIRELESS DATA CONSULTANT



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