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FRIDAY - OCTOBER 24, 2003 - ISSUE NO. 81

Dear Friends and Industry Colleagues,

I hope everyone had a good week. There is some very good advice for wireless carriers from Reed Hundt, former FCC chairman, in one of the following news articles. It is from his keynote address at the last day of the CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment show in Las Vegas this week.

I apologize for my recent comments about Motorola. It is a great company and I have many good friends who are both current and former Motorola employees. It is just coincidental that readers sent me copies of articles critical of Motorola, two weeks in a row. This one company has made such major contributions to the world of wireless communications over the last 75 years, that it is difficult to even describe them. Motorola has always stood firmly for the most important business principles: honesty, respect for people, total customer satisfaction, and integrity without compromise. I wholeheartedly supported their policies when I was an employee and continue to do so today.

Someone asked me the other day if I represent any of the companies that advertise in my newsletter. YES —almost all of them! If you see anything that you want please let me know. I am an authorized Manufacturer Representative (MR) for most of them, and they help pay my rent and my electric bill if you let them know you saw their company's advertisement in this newsletter. —Thanks, gracias, and obrigado.

Be sure to read the press release from our colleagues at SkyTel Argentina about the change in ownership there, and join me in wishing them good success with the new management team headed by Felipe Sklar.

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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I had the pleasure of being the convention speaker at the Atlantic States Telephone Answering Association (ASTAA) in Annapolis, Maryland this week. I met many interesting people and made a lot of new friends. It is very encouraging to see the Telephone Answering Service Industry doing so well. These folks have survived by diversifying their services and being nice to their customers. It should be no surprise that many people would much prefer talking to a live operator than to a machine. The theme of this year's convention was "Back to Basics" which I thought was very good.

It is very important that the synergy between TAS operators and Paging Carriers continue, and that it be strengthened as well. For this to happen we must improve the communication between these two vital industries. I plan to include articles from TAS Industry spokespersons in future issues of this newsletter, hopefully starting next week. Comments are welcome.

Here is some background information on the TAS Industry:

The size of the fee based TAS/Call Center market has been stable, and is now expanding in relation to the growth of its clients in the medical, professional and Small Office-Home Office (SOHO) business market. According to the DOL (Department Of Labor) there are 8,843 locations that are outbound/inbound and/or fee based calling centers which employee 511,000 people (US dept. of labor, 2000 County Business, www.bls.gov. OES [Occupational Employment Statistics], June 24). This represents the broad figures on all fee based TAS/Call Centers which include multiple locations for the same organization. There are approximately 4,450 TAS (answering services which include medical answering services) with gross annual revenues of $2.7 Billion. They service 2.29 million clients and average about 514 clients each and generate an average of $627,000 yearly. (Peter DeHaan, Ph.D. Connections Magazine) The fee based TAS industry employs 227,000 full time operators according to the U.S. Dept of Labor's 2001 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates. Their primary client base, the medical industry is growing.

Source: The Industry in Numbers, by Almond Hill Enterprises, in Connections Magazine

NEWS AND COMMENTS FROM READERS

Regional Paging Network Looking For Members

I had the pleasure of meeting Randy Murray of Redi-Call at the ASTAA convention this week. Randy is building an impressive regional paging network that currently covers from Kennedy airport on Long Island, all the way down the East Coast to the northern part of North Carolina. This network is called CH7Net and the details of how it works follow.

Redi-Call CH7NetWHAT IS CH7Net?

Ch7Net is a paging network being formed by VHF carriers to provide wide area coverage through the exchange of traffic on a common channel.

Redi-Call CH7NetWHO ARE WE?

Ch7Net was formed when Redi-Call Communications Co. (Georgetown, DE) and Salisbury Communications (Salisbury, MD) built a jointly owned paging system on RCC Channel 7 (152.120 Mhz) across much of the mid-Atlantic (see our history and our present coverage map). When the FCC’s Auction 40 occurred in 2001, Redi-Call and Salisbury formed a bidding consortium and purchased several EA's in the Eastern US. With the grant of these EA Licenses and coordination with existing co-channel users, it will be possible to operate a common network across all of this territory.

Redi-Call CH7NetWE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US AND LINK COVERAGE IF:

1. You currently operate on 152.120 Mhz OR

2. You purchased an EA License for 152.120 Mhz in any area of the US OR

3. You currently operate a paging system on any VHF channel in any of the EA areas we purchased in Auction 40 (your system must be capable of including 152.120 as an additional channel).

Source: www.ch7net.com


Paging News from Argentina

In English and Spanish.

Local Private Investment Group Buys SkyTel Argentina

Buenos Aires, April 2003 — A local private investment group, with Argentine capital, acquired SkyTel Argentina, a company that belonged to the global communications provider WorldCom. This investment group appointed Felipe Sklar as the General Director. His principal objective will be to implement a strategy of growth in the paging market.

The strategic positioning of SkyTel supports the concept of messaging — the management of all types of communication, coming from different sources: telephone, e-mail, Internet, sensors [alarm monitoring], and information systems. For this, the company will make use of high-tech solutions including:

  • Integrated telephone and information systems
  • Telephone Answering Service (TAS)
  • Nationwide wireless network with international roaming
  • Highly trained personnel

"We believe that conditions are right for us to continue growing from our current position of leadership. For this we now have a commercial structure that will allow us to focus on the paging business and at the same time respond rapidly to the requirements of the market," said Sklar.

The paging service provided by SkyTel Argentina has a wide range of telecommunications solutions directed toward the corporate market and those who see in the pager an effective solution at an affordable cost, for their communications needs.

For additional information:

Constanza Castro
Manager of Marketing and Customer Service
Skytel Argentina
(54-11) 4320-3332
constanza.castro@net.skytel.com.ar

Grupo inversor nacional privado compró Skytel Argentina

Buenos Aires, Abril, 2003 — SkyTel Argentina, empresa que pertenecía al proveedor global de comunicaciones WorldCom, fue adquirida por un grupo inversor privado de capitales argentinos. Dicho grupo inversor nombró Director General de la empresa a Felipe Sklar, quien tendrá como objetivo principal llevar adelante una estrategia de crecimiento en el mercado de paging.

El posicionamiento estratégico de SkyTel se sustenta en el concepto de "messaging" — manejo de todo tipo de comunicación proveniente de diferentes accesos: telefónicos, e-mail, Internet, sensores y sistemas informáticos. Para ello la empresa dispone de un alto nivel tecnológico que incluye:

  • Sistemas integrados de telefonía e informática.
  • Tecnología CTI.
  • Red inalámbrica nacional y roaming internacional.
  • Recursos Humanos altamente entrenados.

"Creemos que están dadas todas las condiciones para que, desde una posición de liderazgo, podamos seguir creciendo. Para eso contamos ahora con una estructura comercial que nos permite poner foco en el negocio de paging y al mismo tiempo responder en forma rápida a los requerimientos del mercado", afirmó Sklar.

El servicio de paging provisto por SkyTel Argentina tiene una amplia gama de soluciones de telecomunicaciones dirigidas al mercado corporativo y de particulares que ven en el pager una solución eficiente y a un costo accesible para sus necesidades de comunicación.

Para mayor información:

Constanza Castro
Gte. Marketing y Atención al Cliente
Skytel Argentina
4320-3332
constanza.castro@net.skytel.com.ar

PAGING AND WIRELESS DATA NEWS CLIPS FROM THE WEB

PRESS RELEASE

PowerPage™ - Worlds Most Advanced Private Wireless Paging Solution

power page imageBasingstoke, UK and Atlanta, GA – October 10, 2003 Multitone Electronics announces the introduction of PowerPage, a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, private paging solution intended for large medical and manufacturing facilities. PowerPage enables rapid, effective voice and messaging communications among personnel for enhancing productivity, and emergency responsiveness. It also handles inter-communications with alarm, monitoring and automation facilities. PowerPage also may be networked with digital wireless telephone systems for a totally wireless on-site enterprise communication capability.

PowerPage incorporates, Multitone’s PowerPage 3000, a core networking system to provide private digital paging for the most demanding facilities and organizations. PowerPage 3000 can be accessed by a dedicated operator terminal or conventional telephone system. PowerPage 3000 paging may also be initiated via a LAN, over the Internet, from building management systems, process monitoring systems or other systems through contact closures and other means. The system is designed to be fault tolerant and a hot standby (high availability) version is available for mission critical operations.

PowerPage 3000 is modular and can support up to 5000 users with individual addresses and incorporating as many as 250 teams. Four (4) message priority levels assure the vital and emergency communications reach users without loss of valuable time. PowerPage's Access Integrator option enables the routing of text and voice messaging from Multitone’s FuturePhone™ and other wireless telephone systems directly to pagers on its network. It also provides facilities to interface PowerPage 3000 to a variety of other communications technologies – including public wide area networks.

Multitone’s PowerPage 500 series of on-site pagers complements the PowerPage 3000 with a family of models to meet all modes of operation desired in a single network - including numeric only, alphanumeric or voice. Messages displayed by the PowerPage 550 can be pre-programmed for single instructions or free format text for more complex messages. An advanced 700 series will also be available with voice message storage capability.

PowerPage receivers embody a new design that is robust, comfortable and easy to use. Powered by a single rechargeable or disposable battery, the PowerPage 550 and has the convenient capability of a reversible display. The unit can be worn in a pocket or on a belt or uniform. The clip is designed to grip thick and thin clothing equally well. There are also intrinsically safe versions when messaging is required in hazardous environments.

The PowerPage wireless on-site paging solution is supported by a private wireless network that is designed to meet new spectrum efficiency standards recently established by the FCC. Private paging networks do not incur monthly airtime charges and are among the most economical wireless communication tools available today.

About Multitone Electronics
Multitone Electronics plc, a subsidiary of the Champion Technology Group, is one of the worlds leading designers, developers and manufacturers of wireless communications solutions. Founded in 1931 Multitone is headquarters 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.

With 70 years of experience delivering tailored paging solutions, globally Multitone has scored a number firsts in its innovative approach to paging: inventors of the worlds first wireless paging system, produced the worlds first digital paging solution and developed one of the worlds first voice and encrypted pagers. Its solution is available through a national network of experience wireless solution providers ranging from custom network design to 24/7 service support.

For More Information Contact Outside 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

Multitone is a registered trademark of Multitone Electronics plc.
PowerPage trademark application pending.
FuturePhone trademark application pending.

Doctor's Cell Phones May Spread Hospital Infections

Wed Sep 17, 6:11 PM ET

CHICAGO (Reuters Health)—Mobile phones used by healthcare personnel in the hospital can spread dangerous infectious agents, according to investigators in Israel.

In 2002, Dr. Abraham Borer, of Soroka University Medical Center in Beer-Sheva, and others randomly screened 124 hospital personnel for the germ Acinetobacter baumannii, a common source of in-hospital infections.

They found that 12 percent of healthcare providers' cell phones were contaminated with the bug, the researchers reported here during the annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

The results are disturbing because Acinetobacter baumannii has the propensity to develop resistance to almost all available antibiotics. It is especially dangerous because it "can survive on dry surfaces for a long period of time," Borer told Reuters Health.

"Cell phones provide a large dry surface that allows survival of A. baumannii—it requires no nutrients," he added.

A. baumannii is found in intensive care units, and the mortality rate among infected patients is very high—between 50 and 60 percent—Borer explained.

The bacterium was found not only on phones but also on 24 percent of the hands of the people tested, who included 71 physicians and 53 nurses.

"You can wash your hands correctly, as the guidelines recommend, but 'autoinfestion' commonly occurs" when cell phones are used by medical personnel in the hospital, the investigator said.

The use of mobile phones by medical personnel while they're caring for patients is no longer permitted at his institution.

Before this study was conducted, cell phones had completely replaced the traditional pagers among physicians and nurses. "We are now exploring the possibility of using pagers again or some type of device that can be worn on the wrist that doesn't require hand contact," Borer said.

Source: Reuters Health via Yahoo! News


Metrocall Holdings Effects 5-for-1 Common Stock Split

Alexandria, VA, Thursday, October 16, 2003 - Metrocall Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: MTOH), the nation's second largest paging and wireless messaging company, today implemented a 5-for-1 stock split effected through a stock dividend. Each holder of record of Metrocall common stock, as of October 6, 2003, received 4 additional shares of common stock as a dividend for each share held. The dividend was declared by Metrocall's board of directors on September 25, 2003 following shareholders' approval of an increase in the number of shares of authorized common stock to 7.5 million on September 24, 2003.

This stock split follows Metrocall's retirement in full of approximately $80 million aggregate principal amount of long-term debt securities prior to June 30, 2003 and the voluntary pro-rata redemption of 1,797,103 shares of its 15% cumulative series A preferred stock on September 30, 2003 for $20 million. This redemption retired approximately 30% of the then outstanding shares of the preferred stock.

Upon giving effect to the stock split and September's redemption, Metrocall has outstanding approximately 5 million shares of common stock and 4.2 million shares of series A preferred stock. The common stock currently trades on the Over the Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB) under the symbol MTOH. The CUSIP number is 59164 X 105. For background information about this stock split please refer to the Company's proxy statement filed with the SEC on August 7, 2003.

About Metrocall, Inc.
Metrocall, Inc., headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is the nation's second largest narrowband wireless messaging provider offering paging products and other wireless services to business and individual subscribers. With national networks and operations, the Company provides reliable and cost effective wireless services that are well suited for solving the mobile business communication needs. Metrocall focuses on the business-to-business marketplace and supports organizations of all sizes, with a special emphasis on the medical and government sectors. In addition to traditional numeric and one-way text paging, the Company also offers two-way interactive advanced messaging, wireless e-mail solutions, as well as mobile voice and data services through AT&T Wireless and Nextel. Also, Metrocall offers Integrated Resource Management Systems with wireless connectivity solutions for medical, business and campus environments. For more information on Metrocall please visit our Web site and on-line store at www.metrocall.com or call 800-800-2337.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
This press release includes "forward-looking statements," within the meaning of the federal securities laws, that involve uncertainties and risks. These include statements regarding events or developments that Metrocall Holdings expects or anticipates will occur in the future. A number of risks and uncertainties could cause actual results, events, and developments to differ from expectations. Business Risks include the possibility that two-way service may lack vendor support, quantity and quality. Please refer to Metrocall's most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q and annual report on Form 10-K, and any subsequently filed reports on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K, as well as its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, for a complete discussion of these and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected by these forward-looking statements.

Source: Metrocall


Seek Value Customers, Hundt Warns

October 23, 2003

LAS VEGAS—Wireless carriers should pay less attention to generating as many new subscribers as they can and pay more attention to their valuable subscribers, Reed Hundt, former FCC chairman, said today.

In a keynote address at the last day of the CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment show, Hundt said 70 percent of the new subscribers coming to major U.S. carriers are the result of churn. He added that industry wide, total net new subscribers is in the single digits.

The wireless industry needs to take the example of the financial industry, Hundt said, and focus more on retaining valuable customers than on acquiring new ones. This could mean that the carriers would jettison subscribers who ultimately cost them money.

"The fundamental problem is that you don't want to keep swapping customers back and forth," Hundt said, adding that carriers need to pay attention to individual customer data so they can bill and market to them based on their overall value.

The former FCC chairman also said the one thing that has surprised him about the wireless industry in the last few years has been its entrepreneurial capability and innovation. The wireless industry has been much more innovative than the wireline industry, he said, especially in moving into the broadband market.

Source: Wireless Week


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.

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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.

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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.

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

 

 

multitone logo

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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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: .

aapc logo

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.

zetron logo

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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hark logo

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

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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Business Development Manager

 

Jay S. Westfall
6217 Spoon Bill
Katy, TX 77493

281-391-6804
jaywestfall@att.net

Jay is seeking a position as a Business Development Manager.

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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: 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.
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tga logo PRISM 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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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Would You Like To Advertise Here? 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.

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

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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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Unication Co., Ltd. Introducing the new line of 802.11b products

Quantity—1,000 minimum each item—per order

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Wireless LAN Access Point

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Wireless LAN HOME Gateway

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Wireless LAN USB Dongle

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Wireless LAN PCMCIA Card

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And Pagers too. . .

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AP-90 Alpha Pager

Chinese/English
Alphanumeric
VHF
UHF
900 MHz
POCSAG
FLEX

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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

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Used Pagers For Sale

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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

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.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK

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With best regards,

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Brad Dye
WIRELESS DATA CONSULTANT



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