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FRIDAY - OCTOBER 31, 2003 - ISSUE NO. 82

Dear Friends and Industry Colleagues,

We are fortunate to have the first in a series of articles about the Telephone Answering Service (TAS) industry and its relationship to Paging this week. These articles are being written by Brian Gilmore of the Association for TeleServices, International (ATSI). I think that Brian is doing an excellent job in highlighting issues that affect both of these industries. Our paging operators in Latin America will find much in common with US-based TAS businesses because almost all of them answer telephone calls and dispatch alphanumeric text messages to pagers. I would venture a guess that 95% of all paging in Latin America is alphanumeric. They wisely skipped numeric-display paging and went directly to alpha in their early days.

Coincidentally Kim Spitznagel, Chair of the Paging Technology Committee's Developer Subcommittee is asking for information about requirements for increased security in paging (2-Way). Barry Kanne president of TGA Technologies in Atlanta is taking the lead in supplying a solution for 1-Way paging. His contact information is in the TGA advertisement following.

This is exactly the sort of thing that is the goal of this newsletter—increased understanding and cross-communication between various groups using wireless.

You can help make it happen by recommending this newsletter to a friend or coworker.

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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Following below, I have a clip from Ericsson's web site where their CEO is reporting a third quarter pre-tax profit, and he promises even better results next year, with roughly the same amount of sales as this year. Don't read the quarterly financial report too carefully or you will find that this "profit" doesn't include their restructuring costs. If you include these costs then they lost more than 500 million dollars. But don't worry, they are going to cut some jobs and return to profitability next year. If you add up the job cuts since 2000 through next year, you come up with about 58,000. That is not just 58,000 people without jobs, it is 58,000 families who are going to suffer some very hard times. I think the folks over in Sweden can at least get medical care after losing their jobs. Too bad it isn't so here. It looks like they have learned the same financial doublespeak that US corporations use, like: "This is how much money we would be making, (if we weren't losing so much money)." It reminds me of EBITDA.

Telephone Answering Services and Paging (1)

Once essentially the same industry, pioneers in early paging and telephone answering service ventures ran family owned and operated small businesses throughout North America. As capital requirements intensified in the 1980s and 1990s to build out advanced paging networks, concentration and consolidation of the paging industry separated paging and telephone answering service (TAS) businesses. Many TAS companies continued to resell paging airtime and equipment into the late 1990s until retail sales channels for pagers made this unprofitable for TAS bureaus.

The 1990s saw an acceleration of change in the TAS industry and improving call center technology made it possible for TASs to offer more advanced services and fueled consolidation of TAS call centers. The old core market for telephone answering: simple message taking secretarial service for small businesses, also largely converted to bundled telco voice mail offerings, voice mail systems bundled into CPE, and use of cellular telephone service.

Meanwhile, TAS/Call Centers increasingly focused on offering telephone based customer service for small and mid-sized businesses, order entry, and answering for the medical services industry. The rise of ubiquitous Internet access and applications has fueled further growth in the TAS industry as call center seats were converted from dumb terminals to PCs with web browsers and other Internet based applications.

Starting in the 1980s text paging dramatically cut the internal labor cost of TAS companies since no operator time was required to deliver a message to a text pager. The message was entered at the time it was taken from the caller by the operator, and then automatically flowed out through the TAS system to the paging carrier—typically via TAP dialup modem.

But the rise of inexpensive wireless telephony has also led to changes in the TAS industry. Where TAS companies frequently used to resell pagers and airtime to their clients to deliver messages, it has become increasingly difficult to persuade clients to purchase and use paging services when their employees are already carrying a wireless telephone. This has increased the labor costs for TAS companies when messages are manually delivered by an operator to a wireless telephone.

Some wireless telephone companies provide TAP dialup modem access for their SMS wireless text messaging features, and SMS has been used with varying degrees of success by the TAS industry to keep message delivery costs in line when clients refuse to upgrade from wireless telephones to pagers for text message delivery. Increasingly wireless telephone carriers are dropping TAP dialup modem access (only four of the big six wireless telephone carriers still support TAP at this time) and TAS bureaus are increasingly being forced to use e-mail to deliver text messages to wireless telephones. Because e-mail delivery of text messages to a wireless carrier is not secure, and because it is often not timely, this has raised new difficulties for the TAS industry. It may also raise interesting new opportunities for the paging industry.

This is the first in a short series of articles in this newsletter about the TAS industry and its relationship to the paging industry prepared by Brian Gilmore of Fallon Communications on behalf of the Association for TeleServices, International (ATSI) - the international trade association for telephone answering services. Additional articles will examine the issues raised by medical data privacy laws and an initiative by the TAS industry to work more closely with the paging industry to improve service to our mutual clients, especially those in the medical services community. You can read more about ATSI at Contact Brian Gilmore via

Paging Security Solutions

There continues to be considerable demand for data applications on ReFLEX networks in areas like dispatch, field service, and order entry. The coverage, building penetration, durability and overall costs of these ReFLEX-based solutions are significant advantages for these types of applications.

However, some markets, like federal and medical, require higher levels of security. Kim Spitznagel, Chair of the Paging Technology Committee's Developer Subcommittee, is compiling information on security solutions for applications that run on ReFLEX devices. The results will be posted on the group's website at, and I'll let you know when it's posted. If you've got something to contribute, please contact Kim directly at


Glenayre Narrows Loss

October 28, 2003

Glenayre Technologies Inc. reported a third-quarter loss from continuing operations of $1.7 million, or 3 cents per share, compared with a loss of $4.2 million, or 6 cents per share, for the third quarter of 2002.

The company also confirmed yesterday that Eric Doggett, president and CEO, will leave the company on Friday. Clarke Bailey, the company's chairman, will assume the CEO responsibilities.

Source: Wireless Week

Wireless Telemetry

The advent of affordable GPS positioning and ubiquitous wireless communications is spurring interest and adoption of tracking capabilities in diverse fields: fleet management, personal location services, pets, electronic surveillance of parolees, cargo and other mobile assets. . .

. . .Asset management is a critical part of any business entity engaged in the transfer of raw or finished goods. Such companies must carefully manage the resupply of raw materials to ensure uninterrupted operations of the manufacturing or service element of the industries in which they are involved. This, in turn, requires them to carefully manage the transport of finished goods so as to minimize inventory held for sale. Businesses that fail to optimize manufacturing and materials handling are at a significant competitive disadvantage.

AXTrackerAXTracker integrates a low-power GPS engine, a Globalstar-compatible simplex satellite transmitter, GPS and Globalstar antennas, and hybrid lithium thionyl chloride batteries. It has programmable transmission modes, up to four independently configurable alarm inputs, a serial interface port, and smart sensor or user data input.

The uncertainty associated with raw materials and finished goods in transit presents a substantial problem in asset management. Companies generally operate with an element of uncertainty as to the exact time of delivery or the location of products and raw materials en route to their facilities. Unforeseen conditions affecting the arrival of truck, rail, or other vessel deliveries are impossible to predict and difficult to model. However, companies can use real-time information about material in transit to forecast deliveries, schedule manpower and other materials, and predict finished goods inventory supply.

Losses. The transportation industry estimates losses in excess of $40 billion a year due to the theft of cargo in transit alone. Organized loss of cargo takes place in a wide variety of ways, from employee/driver theft to hijacking of entire fleets of trailers and rail cars. Other losses resulting from accidents, traffic congestion, road closures, and other delays add to this mammoth expense.

The transportation industry has struggled to limit such losses by means of radio communications for more than a decade. Cellular telephone service providers and handset manufacturers have enabled a host of communications products that are making an impact. More than $3 billion to date have been invested in products and services intending to mitigate asset management problems. These products provide many functions from standard voice communication data services such as Internet or E-mail, and real-time position reporting and status of vehicle operations such as speed, temperature, or brake conditions.

Note: if you are interested in Wireless Telemetry and Asset Tracking, I recommend that you read the whole article by clicking on the following link. It is very technical but full of valuable information.

Source: GPS World

Enterprises to adopt wide range of wireless products

Oct. 28, 2003 12:49 PM EST

NEW YORK—Within the next four years, more than 50 percent of enterprises with at least 1,000 employees will be using at least five wireless network technologies ranging from wide area networks, wireless local area networks, personal area networks and software infrastructure, according to a report from Gartner Inc.

The report, which noted 45 percent of the U.S. workforce is already mobile in some manner, found that mobile devices, including portable personal computers and personal digital assistants, are the biggest revolution in corporate data collection and distribution during the past 10 years.

Source: RCR Wireless News

Shareholders approve Palm's Handspring buy

October 29, 2003 8:55 am ET

Shareholders put their stamp of approval on Palm Inc.'s buy of Handspring Inc. this week, allowing the handheld makers to officially merge under the new name of PalmOne Inc.

Palm stockholders also approved a spin-off of the company's handheld operating division, PalmSource Inc. The moves came at Palm's Annual Stockholders Meeting at the company's headquarters in Milpitas, California, Tuesday.

Palm announced its plan to scoop up Handspring and spin-off its operating system business last June, saying it wanted to focus on providing handhelds and smart phones.

In a statement released Tuesday, Palm said that its fusing with Handspring creates a stronger competitor in the handheld market. PalmOne is due to begin trading under the ticker symbol "PLMO" on the Nasdaq stock market Wednesday.

PalmSource, meanwhile, will begin trading on the Nasdaq Wednesday under the symbol "PSRC."

Source: MacCentral

percomm's e80 reflex pager PerComm’s New ReFLEX™ Pager

Text messaging has become one of the most efficient methods of business communication. Now, PerComm’s new e80 takes the efficiency of text messaging to a new level. With the e80, everyone from the CEO to the small home business person can remain connected at all times, and send and receive email on the go. Whether you are in a critical meeting or away on holiday, you can receive and respond to your messages at your convenience.

Operating on the next generation ReFLEX1 protocol on the most widespread network in North America, the e80 sets new standards for convenience and connectivity. Its innovative joystick navigation (a paging industry first!) and a large high resolution LCD, make the e80 a real pleasure to use. in spite of its convenient small size, the e80 has a complete 35 key QWERTY keypad optimized for easy typing.

The e80 comes with a holster, 1100 mAh Lithium Ion rechargeable battery, battery charger, full instructions on CD and printed Quick Start Guide.

5-Way Joystick navigation & QWERTY Keyboard Address Book with up to 200 Contacts2
High resolution display News and Information Services2
8 Line to 5 Line display zoom Choice of Alert Tones & Vibrate Alerts
Backlit Keyboard & Display User configurable Private Time
Up to 10 days operation on a single charge Two independent Alarm Clocks
Rechargeable, easily removable Lithium Ion battery Folders for Memos, Personal Information, and Drafts

1: ReFLEX™ 2.7 (compatible with ReFLEX™ 2.6 networks)
2: Service Provider Dependent


Apple's Panther Outruns Jaguar

OCTOBER 29, 2003

By Alex Salkever—BusinessWeek online

The latest OS X upgrade isn't a huge improvement, but it's faster and loaded with small enhancements that'll make your Mac purr.

Sometimes the little things mean a lot. That cliché holds truer when it comes to software than just about anything else. People refuse to upgrade programs when their favorite feature gets left on the cutting-room floor. Others get so frustrated with relatively insignificant bugs that they ditch perfectly good programs because of the annoyance factor. A lot of what Apple has been selling over the years is a minimization of the hassle factor and a maximization of the little things that make software work better.

I thought of this principle repeatedly over the weekend when, like many other Macheads, I got a chance to play with Panther. The latest version of OS X has been touted as a huge leap forward by Apple. I'm not sure that's entirely accurate. On the surface it looks pretty similar to Jaguar, the previous version of OS X. But in Panther, the little things matter a lot.

SPEEDY PAYOFF.  As I used it more, I came to appreciate the small courtesies that make it so much easier to use than Microsoft's Windows. First thing I noticed was the speed. It's still not blazingly fast, but I spent a lot less time waiting for applications to open up or software to respond.

Source: BusinessWeek online

Ericsson Financial Report

Third Quarter report 2003


"Ericsson is back to profit, which is an important milestone, but a lot still remains to be done before we reach good profitability," says Carl-Henric Svanberg, President and CEO of Ericsson. "The cost savings, as well as cash flow and gross margin improvements are the result of dedicated employees with a clear understanding of the need to be in control of our own destiny.

Our direction is clear. We are targeting an operating expenses run rate of SEK 33 b. by Q3 2004 and will continue to focus on cost and operational excellence. We must respond even quicker to customers' changing needs and leverage our technology and market leadership. This is the way to secure the profitability and cost advantages attainable by the market leader.

We are well positioned to capture new opportunities and are encouraged by our continued leading position in the market. We have gained a number of key contracts within the rapidly expanding markets for 3G/EDGE and MMS. Our solid 2G GSM position remains an important platform for further business expansion. We also see an increasing interest in our strong service offering where professional services have become a natural extension of our network contracts.

Leadership in this changing industry requires a clear understanding of operator and consumer needs in different markets. The ability to support operators in their launch of new services, changing business models and high quality standards in end-to-end solutions is crucial. A prerequisite is operational excellence in all aspects of our business.

The industry is recovering. Operators are successfully reducing debt and strengthening their financial position. The gradual shift in focus from financial restructuring to business development leads us to believe that the market is stabilizing and that the dramatic market decline is behind us. We expect the mobile systems market in 2004 to be in line with 2003," concludes Carl-Henric Svanberg.

Source: Ericsson web site

To read the full report click here.

Studies find strong sales of mobile phones

Oct. 30, 2003 1:07 PM EST

A new report shows the mobile-phone industry could hit almost 500 million shipments this year, a number driven by demand in emerging markets in Asia and Latin America and sales of color—and camera-enabled devices.

Source: RCR Wireless News


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: or Fax to: Engineering Dept. at: 415-456-5566.

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.



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Coming soon.



dx radio systems

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

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

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

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.

join aapc

Click on the logo above to find out about joining.

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Sophisticated And Affordable
Paging Terminals

zetron 2000 terminal

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

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

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

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

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


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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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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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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(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.
(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.

Rick McMichael
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Mark Dawson
972-467-8188 left arrow
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:

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.

selective logo

Developers and Manufacturers of Paging and Mobile Data Equipment

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

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

selective products

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

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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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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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.

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

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Radio Paging Transmitters

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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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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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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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Please call me so we can discuss your need or your idea. Please contact me directly for any additional information. left arrow CLICK

Unication Co., Ltd.

AP-90 Alpha Pager

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900 MHz

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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

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

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

Business Development Manager Seeks Position

Jay S. Westfall
6217 Spoon Bill
Katy, TX 77493

You can download his resumé here. left arrow CLICK

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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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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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

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

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.

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


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Brad Dye

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