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Dear Friends and Industry Colleagues,

Greetings and happy holidays to one and all.

Here is a link to the available paging channels that I mentioned last week. They are in the Pueblo (CO), Austin, and DFW areas. They are mostly VHF and UHF but there are some 900 MHz channels available. Let me know if you are interested.

I have developed some new options for supporting the publication of this newsletter. This is the 21st issue since its re-launch at the beginning of August and I am very pleased that there are now 15 companies directly supporting its publication. Every reader can help by mentioning that you saw the name of an advertiser in the newsletter when you talk to them. In the new 2004 Advertising Plan there are support posters and advertising packages for every budget. Paging service providers may see no need to advertise directly to our readers, but they might like to help out a little by committing to one of the "sponsor posters" in 2004. These can be useful in promoting a company's image. Following are some examples.

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More options and examples follow farther down. OK, enough of this—on to the news. Motorola is in the spotlight this week. They have a new boss and they are going to spin off their semiconductor business as expected.

Want to guess who is getting into wireless? Here is a hint: Got your ears on?

Rumor has it that the two South Korean manufacturers, HuneTec and Hoseo Telnet (HST), are both moving closer to having approved ReFLEX devices ready for the two-way paging market. More products—this should help everyone.

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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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PAGING CARRIERS: Our industry must move forward together or we will perish individually.

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Your help and Advice Needed

ENGLISH VERSION (versión en español siegue)
I am exploring product opportunities for wireless data delivery and control products using the FLEX protocol and would like to obtain your input and feedback. Primary frequency bands are expected to be 900 MHz, with secondary opportunities in the VHF Band.

Market applications are expected to be as follows:

  • Municipalities: Irrigation, Lighting, and Traffic Signaling;
  • Industrial/Commercial: HVAC, Utility Control, Equipment Control;
  • Automotive: Vehicle Function Control, In-Vehicle Messaging;
  • Wireless Information Delivery Services: Personal Computer, LED Signs, etc.

Are you aware of a market for a FLEX 900 MHz synthesized frequency paging data receiver with both RS-232 data output and digital control outputs? If so, what could the total expected unit requirement per year be in your market area? This is your opportunity to participate in the planning of a new product. I look forward to receiving your comments. Thank you.

Estamos investigando oportunidades para productos inalámbricos de data y control usando el protocolo FLEX y nos gustaría obtener sus comentarios. Esperamos que las banda primarias de frecuencia van a ser 900 MHz con oportunidades secundarias en la banda VHF.

Esperamos que aplicaciones en los mercados serian:

  • Municipalidades: control de irrigación, luces, y semáforos;
  • Industrial/Comercial: control de equipos de calefacción, de aire accionado, y otros equipos industriales;
  • Automotriz: control de funciones remotos, y mensajería en el vehículo;
  • Servicios de entrega inalámbrica de información: a computadoras personales, y letreros electrónicos, etcétera.
Sabe Usted si un mercado existe para un receptor paging de datos, en 900 MHz, con salida de datos en RS-232 y salidas de control digitales? Si existe, cuantos unidades por año estima que podría necesitar en su mercado? Este es su oportunidad de participar en la planeación de un producto nuevo. Espero sus comentarios con anticipación. Gracias.

ReFLEX Specification Being Updated

On December 18, 2003, a new draft version of the ReFLEX Protocol Document, Version 2.7.3a was made available for ReFLEX Licensee review on the ReFLEX Licensee Extranet Website. This draft release includes the changes (10 RFCs) that have been requested and approved by the AAPC Protocol Working Group over the past 18 months.

After a period of review and comment, the final version of this document is scheduled to be released by the end of January, 2004.

Source: Courtesy of Motorola

Zander selected to lead Motorola

Dec. 16, 2003 1:21 PM EST


Motorola Inc. bowed to investor clamor for an outsider with the appointment of former Sun Microsystems Inc. president Edward Zander as the new helmsman, officially ending the reign of the Galvin family.

Zander, who is at private equity company Silver Lake Partners, edged out Motorola President Mike Zafirovsky, who was the strongest internal candidate for the job.

Noting that his new responsibility is a challenge, Zander said he looks forward to making the vendor "the definitive industry force for today as well as the next global generation."

The position has been vacant since Chris Galvin resigned as the company leader in September over disagreements with members of the board on managerial vision.

Zander's choice may not only inject new blood into a company that has not only lost its premier position as a handset maker, but has lagged in infrastructure, semiconductor and a number of other areas.

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Zander To Fill Galvin's Shoes At Motorola

December 16, 2003

Well, the search is over. Edward Zander has been picked to take the helm at Motorola Inc. when outgoing CEO Christopher Galvin officially steps down in January.

The former Sun Microsystems president brings more than 25 years of technology experience to his new post as Motorola's new chairman and CEO, which becomes effective on Jan. 5.

Zander said he is looking forward to working to establish "Motorola as the definitive industry force." Motorola has been struggling to revitalize itself, and from the get-go, Zander will have a full plate. In October, the company announced plans to spin off its chip unit to focus on its communications segment.

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More Background on Edward Zander

Brooklyn, N.Y. on Jan. 12, 1947

The son of Jewish immigrants from Europe, he grew up cheering for the Dodgers (''I cried when they left''). In college, he supported McGovern and protested the Vietnam War—even getting gassed during marches in Washington.

Engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1968; MBA from Boston University in 1975.

A senior marketer with computer makers Data General and Apollo Computer Systems in the 1980s, he resisted Sun CEO Scott McNealy's recruiting efforts for five years before joining Sun in 1987.

Clothes (he favors Armani suits), Porsches (he's on his 6th), and family. He recently arranged a nostalgic return to Cape Cod to celebrate 30 years since he met wife Mona there. ''He's more romantic than I am,'' she admits.

He takes breaks when he needs them and urges subordinates to do the same. ''I don't accept 'burnout' as an excuse,'' says Zander. ''This is only a job, and if you're feeling burned out—get a life.''

Source: BusinessWeek online (DECEMBER 13, 1999 ISSUE)

Motorola files $2B chip unit IPO

Dec. 17, 2003 1:28 PM EST

In what might be the first stamp of Edward Zander, new chief executive officer, Motorola Inc. said it has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a $2 billion initial public offering for its proposed chip unit spinoff.

The new company, which bears the temporary name of SPS Spinco, was first announced in October. The definitive name will be announced before the real offering, said the company.

The new company is expected to be one of the top semiconductor companies in the world and will do battle with such bellwethers as Intel Corp., Texas Instruments and STMicroelectronics.

Source: RCR Wireless News left arrow Read the rest of the article here.

Advertiser Index
AAPC—American Association of Paging Carriers Motorola Inc.
Advanced RF
AMTEL Wireless Preferred Wireless
Cassel & AssociatesProfitPlu$
Cook Paging SALCOM Technologies (company introduction)
DX Radio Systems SALCOM Technologies (product brochures)
Enrique Llaca—Authentium rep. in Mexico Selective Communications
Hark Systems Swissphone Wireless
InfoRadTGA Technologies
ISC Technologies Vytek Wireless
Legacy Technology Zetron Inc.

Motorola Introduces Two New Pagers Ideal for Health Care, Hospitality, Manufacturing, and Utilities Markets

Motorola's newest one-way pagers—the Advisor II pager and the LS355 pager—are ideal for users in demanding business environments who need a convenient and cost effective way to stay in touch.

Both the Advisor II pager and the LS355 pager were developed for use in hospitals and medical facilities, manufacturing environments, utilities, hospitality applications, campus settings, and for businesses that own and operate their own paging systems.

advisor 2 pager

The Advisor II pager's alphanumeric four-line display and expanded functionality incorporate many of the most advanced paging features available. A major advantage of the Advisor II pager is that it is synthesized which enables the user to program the pager to a specific frequency in the field. Other features of the Advisor II pager include:

  • Displays up to four lines of text and 80 characters per line
  • Zooms in on two lines for larger view
  • Optimax® EL Electra Light for optimum readability
  • 52 message slots for storing multiple pages
  • Two notebook areas, including a personal notebook and a mail drop notebook
ls355 pager

The LS355 numeric pager enables users to receive a "call-back" number that can be returned at the user's convenience. This pager has a one-button design for ease of use. Features of the new LS355 pager include:

  • 16 message slots for storing multiple pages
  • Six individual addresses to allow the user to receive individual or group pages
  • 4 icons including Message Preview, Unread Message Indication, Alert Mode, and Out of Range Indication
  • Saves messages when off or when the battery is being changed and offers the time and date when on standby
  • RS232 programmable to allow for programming changes in the field
Both the Advisor II pager and the LS355 pager are available in POCSAG, UHF or VHF models and ship with a one-year standard warranty. As part of the continued support of these pagers, Motorola offers a two-year Express Service Plus program. This feature provides hardware repair coverage for two years beyond the standard one-year warranty for a total of three years of pager repair coverage. Both pagers are available through Motorola Authorized Resellers.

MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2003.

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, California and Cook Paging offers a competitive salary and a full benefits package.

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Or fax it to: Cook Paging, Engineering Dept. at: 415-456-5566. If you tried to submit an application previously by e-mail, the address was incorrect. Please try again. The addresses above are now correct.

swissphone excellence

quattrino pager

two tone pager

  • 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.

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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.


  • TGA Prism & SparkGap paging terminals
  • Zetron products
  • Hunetec ReFLEX 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.

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
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Please mention that you saw them in Brad's Newsletter.


Authentium's COMMAND Antivirus™

COMMAND Antivirus™ is used by leading education institutions, Fortune 500 companies and government agencies for one simple reason - it works. Based on the proven F-Prot engine and developed continuously over a period of more than ten years, COMMAND Antivirus™ deploys more easily, detects more viruses (and potential viruses), handles more file extensions, and returns fewer false positives than competing antivirus products.

Authentium's new representative for Mexico:

Enrique Llaca
Llacom, SA de CV
Mexico City
Telephone: 011 52 55 53734241

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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.

DX Radio Systems, Inc.
10941 Pendleton Street
Sun Valley, California 91352-1522 USA
Telephone: 818-252-6700
Fax: 818-252-6711
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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: . The seller is motivated and willing to negotiate. This is a great opportunity for someone to obtain this equipment.

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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.

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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.

Zetron, Inc.
P.O. Box 97004
Redmond, WA 98073-9704 USA
Tel: 425-820-6363
Fax: 425-820-7031
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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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Wireless Communication Solutions

Hark Systems has provided the wireless industry with innovative products for over 20 years. The Omega family of products continues that tradition.

The Omega Gateway performs the function of a TAP Concentrator, a TNPP Router, and an Internet Paging Gateway. This allows the paging operator with TAP and TNPP connections to their paging network to offer email and Internet based paging services. Any message coming in via any supported protocol (SMTP, SNPP, TAP, TNPP, HTTP) can be converted to another protocol and sent. Pages can also be sent to email boxes for safe keeping. Subscribers can log on with a web browser and view stored alpha messages. The TNPP router function has the most extensive routing and filtering capabilities in the market today. The Internet Gateway also has extensive anti-SPAM and other selective filtering options to protect your system. The Gateway is available as a turnkey system or software only.

The Omega Unified Messaging Platform gives you the competitive edge by offering the ability to bundle a variety of services that can include Voicemail, FAXmail and email as part of customized subscriber packages. Subscribers can view faxes, listen to voicemails, and modify features using a common browser. System administration can also be performed remotely as well as locally. This robust set of features allows the system operator to build a profit center with low initial expense and expand as needed

hark messaging

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
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Glenayre Paging Equipment For Sale
Any Reasonable Offer Accepted

Hello Mr. Dye,

Please find attached pictures of the equipment I'm selling. The system consists of 3 units and some spare parts.

One GL3900TAS with 4 quad DOD cards. (fully operational when taken out of service). 3 monitors & Keyboards.

Two GL3000ES with 1 DID card each and dual hard drives and the additional cards that can be seen in the pictures.

The system came with spare parts, documentation, software (and updates). Voice mail is turned on, and the system has both TNPP and Agency software.

The equipment is currently located in Lima, Ohio and can be inspected at any time. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Best regards,

Mohamed Dahi left arrow CLICK HERE TO E-MAIL
Telephone: 567-204-1800

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Your company's logo and product promotion can appear right here for 6 months. It only costs $500 for 26 issues—that's $19.23 an issue.

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PalmSource and RIM to Jointly Develop BlackBerry Connectivity Support for Palm OS

December 18, 2003

Sunnyvale, Calif. and Waterloo, ON - PalmSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSRC) provider of Palm OS, a leading operating system powering next generation mobile devices and smartphones, and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM), a leading developer of wireless solutions, have formalized their development relationship and have begun efforts to jointly develop a software client that enables BlackBerry® connectivity to Palm OS.

Following the recent announcement of the Palm Powered Mobile World program, the PalmSource and RIM agreement continues on this momentum by initiating the technology development phase of the relationship. RIM and PalmSource anticipate negotiating a technology distribution agreement for the BlackBerry connectivity solution on Palm OS at a later date.

The goal of this development effort is to create a BlackBerry connectivity solution for Palm OS licensees in the second half of 2004. This solution will be designed to provide Palm OS licensees the ability to connect their Palm Powered™ wireless handhelds and smartphones to BlackBerry Enterprise Server™ using the same secure push-based wireless architecture and infrastructure that currently supports thousands of companies and government organizations. The BlackBerry Connect™ solution for Palm OS will also support BlackBerry Web Client, a wireless Internet email service for individuals and small business that does not require server software.

"We view wireless data connectivity as being fundamental to the continuing growth and success of mobile devices and services around the world," said Mike Lazaridis, president and co-CEO at Research In Motion. "Together, PalmSource and RIM are leveraging our respective strengths to provide licensees, carriers and developers with a strong wireless foundation to address a wide range of customer needs."

"The development of BlackBerry connectivity for Palm OS offers our licensees and carrier partners an industry leading solution and further demonstrates our commitment to mobile data and enterprise solutions," said David Nagel, president and chief executive officer for PalmSource. "We believe that Palm OS, together with RIM's innovative BlackBerry connectivity will meet the growing needs of our customers and Palm OS developers."

Source: RIM Press Release

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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.

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:
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GL3000 Cards

  • RAM Cards, CPU’s, LCC, UOE, QVSB’s, T1s, DIDs, SIO, Drives, Almost any card you need—priced right.
  • TOWERS (NEW) Self supporting, Guyed, Monopoles, with all the hardware
  • Antenna Line Hanging kits, and misc hardware.


  • (12) Motorola Nucleus, 350W, VHF, Advanced Control
  • (2) Glenayre QT5994, 45W, 900 MHz Link TX, w/ Hot Standby
  • (1) Glenayre QT6994, 150W, 900 MHz Link TX.
  • (3) Glenayre QT4201, 25W Midband Link TX.
  • (15) Glenayre RL70XC, Midband Link RX.
  • (10) Glenayre GLT5340, 125W UHF TX.
  • (75) Motorola PURC 5000, UHF, 110W, ACB
  • (12) Glenayre GLT85/8600, 250/500W, 900 MHz w/C2000
  • (5) Micor PURC UHF, 250W Complete – (Make Offer)

Motorola PURC UHF RF Trays & UHF 110W PAs, tested and ready to ship. Motorola PURC Advanced Control Units, tested and ready to ship.


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TGA Technologies, Inc.

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

TGA Technologies, Inc.
100 Pinnacle Way
Suite 140
Norcross, Georgia 30071 USA
Tel: +1 770-441-2100
Fax: +1 770-449-7740
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* TGA SNAP is a trademark of TGA Technologies, Inc.

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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
  • 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.

Selective Communications Group Ltd.
PO Box 8798
Symonds St.
Auckland, New Zealand
3/2 Haultain St.
Eden Tce
Auckland, New Zealand
Web site:
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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.

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.

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.

120 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 3792298 • Fax: +64 3 3651580

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A Call For Help With Paging History

A late comer claims to have invented Wireless E-mail in 1991. We all know that the paging community was doing this in the mid to late 80s and I need your help to prove this.

I am looking for the following:

  • Early Motorola NewsStream pager—any band
  • HP NewsStream software card for the HP95—with 1st edition manual
  • Any copies of articles on the announcement of the HP95 and the NewsStream or any printed articles describing reception of e-mail on the NewsStream/HP95
  • NewsStream RSS software and cradle for same—unless Motorola still sells same?
  • Copies of Motorola Paging Price pages from 1989-91
  • NEC Printer/RS-232 interface for the NEC D4 Alpha
  • HP95 LX with 1st edition manuals
  • ZETRON DAPT 1000 encoder with TAP dial-up port capable of Golay and POCSAG Alpha—must have been manufactured before 1991
  • Operational Motorola Moden Plus encoder with dual-port interface option and documentation
  • Old Motorola bag phone (pre 1991) with Telular, CellJack or equiv RJ-11 Interface

Please look in your storeroom or your basement and see if you have any of these items. It would be very helpful if you could assist me in showing that wireless e-mail was being used before 1991.

Best regards,

Paul Cassel VE3SY
Cassel & Associates
1083 Notre Dame Drive
Petersburg, ON
N0B 2H0

Telephone: 519-634-5139

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Verizon Wireless Deploys Rich Instant Messaging for Wireless

Verizon Wireless Mobile IM Resembles Desktop Application


BEDMINSTER, NJ — The first graphics-based instant messaging (IM) application with access to multiple services for mobile, Verizon Wireless Mobile IM, was announced today by Verizon Wireless. Verizon Wireless Get It NowSM customers can individually log on to MSN Messenger, or AOL IM through a rich, always on experience starting today, while Yahoo! Messenger is expected to launch in early 2004.

With the same branding and ease of use as their desktop applications, IMers will think they are on their PC with Verizon Wireless Mobile IM. Its full-color user interface lets customers:

  • Separately, view, refresh and manage Buddies, Contacts and Friends lists
  • Easily create messages using symbols and T9 predictive text
  • Receive instant messages, even if the handset is closed
  • Remain logged in, without incurring airtime charges
  • Hold multiple IM conversations
  • Change availability status
  • Block unwanted messages
  • Get on-screen help

"Verizon Wireless customers are the only people in the world who will be able to instant message from their handset regardless of whether they use AOL Instant Messenger, MSN Messenger or Yahoo! Messenger," said John Stratton, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. "Our focus is always to give our customers superior products and services, and this service now joins the list of quality innovations that Verizon Wireless consistently brings to its subscribers."

Source: Verizon Wireless Press Release


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.

Check out their web site. I am an authorized Manufacturer Representative for AMTEL Wireless. Please contact me directly for any additional information. left arrow CLICK

Radio Paging Transmitters

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Specifications & Features User's Manual


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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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.

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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.

December 17, 2003Lauren Van Wazer
 (202) 418-0030


Washington, D.C. – In light of the ever increasing demand for radio spectrum, and to facilitate new technologies and services and permit more intensive and efficient spectrum use, the Federal Communications Commission today adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Notice) and Order that sets forth proposals and seeks comment on the use and applications for cognitive "smart" radio systems. The Commission’s proposals would provide additional technical and operational flexibility for service providers, particularly in rural and underserved areas, and also offer the potential for facilitating increased interoperability for public safety first responders. As a result, consumers may benefit from new and enhanced services.

Smart radios have the technical capability to adapt their use of spectrum in response to information external to the radio. For instance, a system could use geolocation information to determine whether certain transmissions are permissible. Alternatively, such radios could sense their operating or radio frequency (RF) environment and use this information to determine the optimal frequencies and transmit powers to use, while avoiding harmful interference. Many smart radios also can interpret and transmit signals in different formats or modulation schemes. Because of their technical and operational flexibility, they also make it possible to use vacant spectrum channels – that is, spectrum that may be available in a particular geographic location or during a particular period of time – spectrum that would otherwise go unused.

Certain smart radio capabilities are employed to some extent today in applications such as commercial mobile wireless services and wireless local area networks (WLANs). Further advancements in the technology promise greater future benefits.

The Notice seeks comment on the ways in which the Commission can encourage and remove regulatory impediments to continued development and deployment of smart radio technologies, including, for example, facilitating the ability of licensed spectrum users to deploy them for their own use to increase spectrum efficiency, and to facilitate secondary markets, allowing licensees to lease their spectrum access to third parties using such technologies. The Notice also seeks comment on ways in which smart radios can facilitate opportunistic use of the spectrum by unlicensed devices, while protecting incumbents from harmful interference.

In addition, the Notice seeks comment on rules permitting additional technical flexibility, including allowing unlicensed devices in limited bands to use higher transmit powers in rural and underserved areas. This would potentially reduce network infrastructure costs, facilitating broadband and other services in these areas. The Notice also seeks comment on a specific technical approach that would provide licensees with the ability to retain real-time access to spectrum they lease to third parties, such as public safety entities, if the Commission decides to permit such leasing. Also, the Notice seeks comment on how smart radios could facilitate public safety interoperability. Specifically, because of their frequency agility, smart radios may potentially be used as a communications bridge between two different radio services – effectively translating the signals from one service into the format and frequency of another. This could enhance the ability of different public safety entities to communicate with one another in the event of an emergency.

The Notice also seeks comment on specific applications for smart radios, such as mesh networks and real-time frequency coordination between NGSO satellite and other services. Further, the Notice proposes changes to the Commission’s equipment authorization processes to better accommodate software-defined radios and smart radio systems.

Action by the Commission December 17, 2003, by Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order (FCC 03-322). Chairman Powell, Commissioners Abernathy, Copps, Martin, and Adelstein, with separate statements issued by Chairman Powell, Commissioners Copps, Martin, and Adelstein.

Office of Engineering and Technology contact: Mr. Hugh L. Van Tuyl, (202) 418-7506, e-mail or Mr. James Miller, (202) 418-7351, e-mail

ET Docket No. 03-108


Source: FCC Press Release

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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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

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Numeric Display Pagers

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Brand NEW Numeric Display Pagers. "Primo Plus" is the model. The color is black (not the color in picture). Pagers are VHF and are programmable.
65 pagers at $20.00 each (or best offer).

Kevin Moss
Contact Communications
2026 Williston Road
So. Burlington, VT 05403
phone: 802-860-0000
fax: 802-860-5037
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Paging Professional seeks position

I have a friend from Venezuela named Elio Soto. He now lives in Florida and is looking for a job. Elio received his engineering degree at the prestigious engineering school of the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez. He has had extensive experience in paging and I hope someone reading this will offer him a job. You can download his resumé here. left arrow CLICK

It is best to contact him by e-mail.

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