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THURSDAY - OCTOBER 9, 2003 - ISSUE NO. 79

Dear Friends and Industry Colleagues,

I am now caught up on my correspondence after the hurricane and the 11-day electric power outage. I am asking again, that anyone waiting on a response from me, please resend your message. I am afraid that some messages got lost since many mail servers were down during this time.

There are several new regulatory issues this week that affect wireless, as the FCC issues new rulings. The other hot topic affecting the telephone industry—and currently tied up in the courts—is whether or not the "do not call" lists are a restriction of every American's constitutional right to "free speech." Some complainers are even saying that activating the "don't call" list would put many telemarketers out of work. I for one am in favor of re-training these poor telemarketers—starting with instructions in good manners. Most of the people that I have talked to are in favor of restricting the activities of telemarketers. They are pests.

Please join me in welcoming DX Radio Systems to the list of advertisers supporting this newsletter. I met these folks at the IWCE trade show in Las Vegas this spring. They nice people and have a tremendous line of radio communications equipment including several different models of paging transmitters.

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One reader reports that he cannot click on the link in the e-mail that I send out notifying that a newsletter is ready. He uses AOL with their e-mail client, and has to cut and paste, or type in the URL, in order to read the newsletter. Does anyone have an idea about how to fix this? Has anyone else had this problem?

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

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

There is no charge for subscription and there are no membership restrictions. Readers are a very select group of wireless industry professionals, and include the senior managers of many of the world's major paging and wireless data companies. There is an even mix of operations managers, marketing people, and engineers, so I try to include items of interest to all three groups. It's all about staying up-to-date with business trends and technology.

I regularly get reader's comments, so this newsletter has become a community forum for the paging, and wireless data communities. You are welcome to contribute your ideas and opinions.

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NEWS AND COMMENTS FROM READERS

Hi Brad,

Glad things are getting back to normal for you!!! As I read your newsletter this week about the Cellular Industry and all us Paging companies in the same fish bowl, I thought about the group of pagers I lost this last week because they are going to use Cellular messaging from their Verizon cell phones instead of pagers. Hope their batteries last during the next emergency they have???

I have been trying desperately to come up with a new area that Paging can compete out there, and the item that keeps coming up is that Paging is in a great position to become the carrier to transmit and receive large amounts of data to people. I believe that cellular will eventually get down to their core business of Video Phones, and finally drop the "everything but the kitchen sink" type of services. Some of this will be because they have "thrown" the service into their mix of business, It is unprofitable to them, but it's taking up spectrum that they could use for a "profitable" type of service. They can't keep giving away "Paging" on their Cellular system for "free" for ever, when they need the spectrum for "Video Phone" usage. You don't need SMS, and Paging type messaging on a phone when you can call them and "look them in the eye", what's the old phrase, "a picture is worth a 1000 words."

That leaves Data up for systems that have been dedicated to data for a long time. . . Paging !!!! However, Paging needs to transform to be a data carrier. We need to become 2 way data carriers. We need to somehow get additional back channel spectrum to allow data to be received at our terminals. We need to receive data from our base stations. The 462. mhz spectrum could be used, there are low power channels on what would normally be the receive channel of a "repeater" there. The problem is to get the FCC to authorize such a configuration. There are several 900 mhz. receive channels available. We also need to get a "data" terminal that will allow data "in and out". There is a software program that will allow you to use an Internet connection to send and receive a serial port over long distances, this could be used from the remote base stations back to the data terminal. A transmission format needs to be found that will allow "high speed" data to be sent on 25 khz channels, something that can be encrypted and is secure. We need a format that is a " free standard" , unlike "ReFLEX", that can be used by anybody, carrier or manufacturer to help keep equipment low in cost and readily available.

Right now, Swissphone has a product, "SlyFox", that has a POCSAG pager to receive data to a Palm Pilot unit. This allows a service industry to receive large data, like service calls, work on it in the field, and then upload it back into a computer at night through a infrared or serial port. This unit is available "right now" on VHF and UHF. There are lots of service entities out there that could use this type of data product. Use your imagination!!!!! This is a great product to take your unprofitable paging system to the next level and get away from the $ 1.00 a month paging mentality!!!! Hopefully, more manufacturers will see the need out there and bring other products out that paging can use. [http://www.thebroker.ch/Slyfox.asp (in German)]

Why can't Paging be the carrier to send and receive data to support those police and fire agencies out in the rural areas that don't have or can't afford that expensive MDT system ??? Why can't Paging be the carrier to support those electronic traffic signs you see along the road. Why can't Paging be the carrier. . . ?????? Paging "CAN" be that carrier !!!!!!!

Wayne Markis
Handy Page
Tempe, Arizona
waynem@handypage.net
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PAGING AND WIRELESS DATA NEWS CLIPS FROM THE WEB

More on Motorola—Chris Galvin and Hector Ruiz Criticized

EE Times
September 29, 2003 (10:42 a.m. ET)

Austin, Texas—A spin-off of Motorola Inc.'s Semiconductor Products Sector is seen as more likely following the upcoming retirement of Christopher B. Galvin, the head of the parent corporation, based in Schaumburg, Ill. Galvin unexpectedly announced his resignation last week.

Two years ago, employees at the semiconductor unit feared a separation from "the Motorola mother ship," one company employee said. Now, however, staffers "just want to be on a winning team," even if that's as a separate company.

Galvin, who will remain as chief executive officer and chairman of Motorola until his successor is named, was believed to be against any sale or divestiture of the Semiconductor Products Sector. Though the chip operation is losing money, system-on-chip devices have become the repository of the company's most advanced intellectual property, Galvin told employees at a recent company event. After Galvin leaves, a new CEO may be more inclined to spin out the division, a move that Wall Street has been suggesting for years, analysts said.

In my opinion, management at [the sector] has been a comedy of errors in recent years," said Will Strauss, president of Forward Concepts (Tempe, Ariz.). Former boss Hector Ruiz "really screwed up big-time, organizationally speaking," Strauss said, "and Chris Galvin has not been the leader that the company needed.

Source: EE Times

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Motorola Zeroes In On Communications, Spins Chip Biz

October 6, 2003

The waves of change are already beginning to crash on Motorola shores. The company is making a shift, announcing plans to spin off its semiconductor business so it can concentrate on the communications sector.

"Over the past several months, we have carefully weighed the best way to optimize the long-term potential of Motorola's semiconductor business with the leverage we would gain by concentrating our resources on our communications products and electronic systems businesses," Motorola's outgoing CEO Christopher Galvin said in a statement.

Although the details of the spinoff have not been finalized, Motorola plans to make the chip unit into its own publicly traded company.

News of the spinoff ignited Motorola's shares. The company's stock hit a new 52-week high of $13.19 in mid-morning trading. Motorola shares were boosted a few weeks ago when Galvin announced his retirement to make way for a new Motorola.

Once the chip unit is out on its own, Motorola will be left with five divisions:

  • Personal Communications Sector
  • Global Telecom Solutions Sector; Commercial
  • Government and Industrial Solutions Sector
  • Integrated Electronic System Sector
  • Broadband Communications Sector

Last week, Motorola predicted its third-quarter handset sales would increase by at least 20 percent compared with the second quarter.

Source: Wireless Week


D.C. Circuit to determine whether wireless carriers are common carriers

Oct. 07, 2003 1:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON—Are wireless carriers common carriers, and if they are, can they negotiate with their customers? This was the question before a federal appeals court Tuesday, and the answer could have dramatic consequences for the wireless industry.

Jacqueline Orloff, a Cleveland-area subscriber of Verizon Wireless, sued Verizon Wireless after she found out that another customer had gotten better concessions, which she claims is illegal because Verizon Wireless is a common carrier.

While Orloff’s attorney, Randy Hart, has applied for class-action status for the lawsuit, the Ohio legal action was put on hold when the Federal Communications Commission was asked to decide the issue. To Hart and Orloff’s dismay, the FCC agreed with Verizon Wireless that in a competitive market different consumers can and should get different rates, terms and conditions. Now Hart and Orloff are asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to decide the responsibilities of a common carrier.

If the D.C. Circuit agrees with Hart and Orloff and rejects the FCC/Verizon Wireless view, the current way business is done in the wireless world would change because all rates, terms and conditions would have to be available to all customers.

Source: RCR Wireless News


Reports Circulate About Combustible Phones

October 8, 2003

It's not exactly an epidemic, but there has been a recent rash of reports about cellular phones spontaneously catching fire.

Reports of three incidents—one in Omaha, Neb., involving a Kyocera phone and two in the Netherlands involving Nokia phones—have been circulating this week.

On Sunday, a woman in Omaha reported her Kyocera cell phone bought just days before exploded in her daughter's lap while the two women and her baby granddaughter were traveling in a car. The trouble began when the handset—which was not charging or being used at the time—began to smoke, according to WOWT in Omaha.

The woman's daughter told her to pull over, and then the phone apparently exploded, according to the woman's story. The battery was propelled out of the phone and embedded in her granddaughter's car seat. Neither the child nor the woman's daughter was injured.

Source: Wireless Week


FCC Aims To Put Flexibility Into Secondary Markets

October 8, 2003

WASHINGTON—The FCC issued a finalized text of its decision on wireless secondary markets on its Web page yesterday to little fanfare, yet the impact of the new rules could be immeasurable, commissioners say.

The commission's 200-page report and order on wireless secondary markets was hailed by most of the FCC commissioners as a landmark for wireless regulation. Although it voted on the issue last spring, it didn't issue final rules until yesterday.

The new rules will allow greater flexibility for spectrum holders by permitting them to more easily lease their spectrum to others. The rules essentially eliminate the FCC's prior approval for license transfer. The new regulations, says FCC chairman Michael Powell, would allow license holders that want to serve only the most densely populated areas to quickly and easily lease the balance of their spectrum to others.

Source: Wireless Week


Wireless use continues to increase at steady pace

Oct. 08, 2003 12:30 PM EST

The percentage of consumers using mobile-phone service has markedly increased during 2003, according to research from Solomon Wolff Associates.

According to the firm, 77 percent of households use wireless phone service, up from 66 percent a year ago. "We are seeing a growth pattern similar to what we saw the previous year," said Joey Wolff, partner in Solomon Wolff. "Rapid growth in the number of users occurs in the first half of the year, and there is relatively little growth in the second half." In addition, wireless users are increasingly transferring their calling from wireline phones to wireless, especially for long-distance calls.

The Solomon Wolff study was based on results from an online survey of 6,000 participants in the company's online database.

Source: RCR Wireless News

FEATURED ADVERTISERS SUPPORTING THE NEWSLETTER

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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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IDEA™

Paging Encryption and Security

For years paging users have needed the extra security that only encryption provides—for certain sensitive applications. Swissphone and the Swiss-based computer security technology company, MediaCrypt, got together to satisfy this need. Using MediaCrypt’s IDEA™ (International Data Encryption Algorithm), this encryption technology will provide Swissphone customers with the added security feature needed in today’s time-critical applications.

A short slide show has been prepared to explain the concept of this important new technology. Please click here left arrow to view this presentation.

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Warranty service for Swissphone products is available from their Paging and Wireless Service Center located in West Palm Beach, Florida.

dx radio systems

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

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

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

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

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

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

Their "newsroom" is a great source of information.

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

join aapc

Click on the logo above to find out about joining.

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Sophisticated And Affordable
Paging Terminals

zetron 2000 terminal

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glenayre’s only licensed repair facility!

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

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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Web: http://www.harksystems.com
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Coming soon.

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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.
TOO MUCH TO LIST • CALL OR E-MAIL

Rick McMichael
888-429-4171

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Mark Dawson
972-467-8188

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tga logoPRISM PMG 4500e

Radio Paging
Control Terminal

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

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

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

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

sparkgap logoTWO-WAY PAGING

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

selective logo

Developers and Manufacturers of Paging and Mobile Data Equipment

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

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

selective products

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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OTHER PAGING AND WIRELESS DATA PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Two-way Radio Products

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

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

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

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Radio Paging Transmitters

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VHF PAGING TRANSMITTER

Specifications & Features User's Manual

ptx-150

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

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Wireless Automation & Telemetry

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

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

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CUSTOM APPLICATIONS

outrnet custom apps

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

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

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

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

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Unication Co., Ltd.

Introducing the new line of 802.11b products

Quantity—1,000 minimum each item—per order

unication 802.11b base

Wireless LAN

Access Point

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unication 802.11b gateway

Wireless LAN

HOME Gateway

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unication 802.11b dongle

Wireless LAN

USB Dongle

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unication 802.11b pc card

Wireless LAN

PCMCIA Card

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And Pagers too. . .

unication alpha pager

AP-90 Alpha Pager

Chinese/English
Alphanumeric
VHF
UHF
900 MHz
POCSAG
FLEX

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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

Used Pagers For Sale

bravo plus pager

Motorola Bravo Plus (numeric) units:

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

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

Wireless Messaging Software

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

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Legacy Technology Solutions LLC

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

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

Your ad can go right here.
UNTIL NEXT WEEK

I hope that when you contact any of the companies mentioned here, that you will tell them that you saw their ad in Brad Dye's newsletter. Some people have gone out of their way to contact the manufacturers that I represent directly—and purposely not mentioning me—thinking that they will get a better price. It is not supposed to work that way. This will probably keep me from making anything on the deal, but the manufacturer is supposed to give them the same price either way. I recently lost my largest account like this. It's almost like stealing. It doesn't cost anything extra to do the right thing, and even if it did, what's right is right—simple business ethics.

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With best regards,

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Brad Dye
WIRELESS DATA CONSULTANT



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