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FRIDAY - JULY 16, 2004 - ISSUE NO. 121

Dear friends of Wireless Messaging and Paging,

We have some interesting news this week. Some very encouraging and some not. It is important to keep a balanced outlook. Readjustment of the Wireless Messaging and Paging industry continues, but the show is not over yet. There are still many encouraging things happening. I frequently remind the readers of this newsletter that if we wait to see what "they" are going to do with the Paging industry, it may fail, but if we realize that it is up to "us" then maybe we can do something about it.

First, two short jokes for engineers:

  • There are 10 types of people in the world, those who understand binary numbers and those who don't.
  • As the number of components in a system approaches Infinity the Mean Time Before Failure approaches Zero.

I am going to start a new open forum discussion about paging system issues with an emphasis on Motorola/Unipage paging control terminals. It will be moderated by Shane Scofield who was one of the leading support technicians in Motorola's Advanced Messaging Group. Shane is well known to many in our industry and it will be good to have someone with his expertise available to answer our questions.

I would not be opposed to answering questions in a forum type arrangement about Unipage equipment i.e., setups, commands, maintenance, etc. . . If it's too in depth obviously it could be taken offline and if need be like I do with other clients I could go to the customer's location. . .
[Shane Scofield]

There is a news article following from Barron's Online entitled "New Love for an Old Gadget" that has some very positive things to say about the financial viability of the Paging industry. It's nice to see some good news about our industry.

Now on to more news and views.

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WIRELESS NEWS

MCI awarded $125 million contract with HP

ASHBURN, Va., July 14, 2004—MCI, Inc., (NASDAQ: MCIP) today announced it has been awarded a five-year, $125 million agreement with HP to deliver advanced communications services and is now one of HP's selected communications providers. Under the terms of the agreement, MCI also will continue to provide HP with secure Internet remote access services, enhanced contact center services and SkyTel wireless paging and messaging services.

"This deal extends our recent contract wins to more than $1 billion and further supports our commitment and success in managed services," said Jarrett Appleby, senior vice president of MCI Solutions. "This is a perfect example of how MCI's services can enhance a customer's business operations as well as its business relationships. Together, we will explore mutually beneficial opportunities for our respective customers."

MCI will become one of the selected providers for the HP Managed Services Systems Integrator for Telecommunications Program, helping HP fulfill strategic outsourcing needs for its business customers in North and South America through MCI's managed services unit, MCI Solutions. Through this expanded relationship, MCI also plans to incorporate HP capabilities into its MCI Solutions portfolio to meet the individual requirements of its enterprise customers.

"MCI's extensive global IP footprint and hosting assets are an ideal fit for HP to deliver next-generation communications services for our managed services customers," said Ray Webb, director of managed network services, HP. "We've successfully counted on MCI's communications expertise for the past nine years, and we look forward to growing our business capabilities with the ongoing quality service and support we've come to expect from them."

MCI's Internet Corporate Dial services, featuring the company's expansive global Internet and leading remote access capabilities, will continue to be used to securely connect more than 55,000 remote and mobile workers in 150 countries to HP's corporate network. Additionally, through MCI's remote access solution, all new HP PC users can more simply complete their product registration online by clicking on a pre-configured icon on their desktops.

MCI will also remain HP's primary communications provider for its customer contact centers, delivering toll-free 800 services with enhanced call routing capabilities that enable HP to expedite responsiveness to its customers.

As SkyTel's longest standing continuous enterprise customer, HP uses a wide range of wireless paging and messaging services, including two-way text messaging and Blackberry messaging services for more than 6,500 HP employees.

In addition, MCI provides the company with Internet Dedicated Service, ATM, Frame Relay, and domestic and international private line services.

Separately, HP today announced a five-year, $112 million outsourcing agreement with MCI to provide day-to-day technical support services for up to 36,000 notebook and desktop computers for its employees at more than 600 MCI locations across the United States.

About MCI
MCI, Inc., (NASDAQ: MCIP), is a leading global communications provider, delivering innovative, cost-effective, advanced communications connectivity to businesses, governments and consumers. With the industry's most expansive global IP backbone, based on the number of company-owned points of presence, and wholly-owned data networks, MCI develops the converged communications products and services that are the foundation for commerce and communications in today's market. For more information, go to www.mci.com.

Source: MCI Press Release


C-Chip Technologies Corporation: The Shadow 100 Obtains Certification from Metrocall Wireless Inc.

July 15, 2004 09:23 AM US Eastern Time zone

MONTREAL—(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 15, 2004—C-Chip Technologies Corporation (OTCBB:CCHI) is pleased to report that the Shadow 100, C-Chip's Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) solution that wirelessly communicates on ReFlex networks has recently obtained its certification from Metrocall Wireless Inc. ("Metrocall").

After extensive testing for device reliability, effectiveness and accuracy, Metrocall has concluded that the SHADOW 100 complies with their Production Network. Mr. Craig A. Green of Metrocall's technical department indicated: "The Shadow 100 telemetry device application and the Shadow 100 user application are found to be compliant with usage on the Metrocall Production Network. No deleterious effects were observed during testing and the deployment of this telemetry device application and telemetry application is recommended."

Metrocall is a leading provider of paging products and other wireless services to the business, government and healthcare communities. In addition to its reliable, nationwide one-way networks, Metrocall's two-way network has the largest high-powered terrestrial ReFLEX footprint in the United States with roaming partners in Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Metrocall Wireless is the preferred ReFLEX wireless data network provider for many of the largest telecommunication companies in the United States that source network services and resell under their own brand names.

The SHADOW 100 is the first AVL device embedding Advantra's Karli EXT 2-way radio modem to be certified by Metrocall. The Karli EXT is the smallest and lowest cost radio modem available on the market today. Relying on Advantra's technology, C-Chip engineers have developed the smallest AVL on the market. "The Advantra family of ReFLEX radio modems plays a very important role where power saving and size are essential" says Mr. Dykmans, CEO of Advantra. "C-Chip has fully understood the possibilities behind our product. Advantra is very pleased to cooperate with C-Chip on this project that Advantra believes will be very successful".

Developed in late 2003, the SHADOW 100 is now commercialized in North America via a network of agents and distributors. The SHADOW 100 is a very effective solution for credit and security management and the monitoring of urban fleets.

Stephane Solis, President & CEO of C-Chip stated: "Metrocall's certification for the SHADOW 100 is a very important recognition for our R&D team who have done an outstanding job in designing this product. It is not only a nice feather in our cap, but more importantly, this certification is a definite advantage over potential competitors".

About C-Chip Technologies Corporation
C-Chip Technologies Corporation is positioned in an emerging and rapidly growing industry which is about interconnecting machines with IT infrastructures and mobile assets. We integrate wireless communications, on-line transactions, software applications, RFID technology, the Internet and, when location is required, GPS technology to enable business users to efficiently access, control and manage remote assets at low costs. The Company's goal is to be recognized as a leading provider of credit management solutions for financial institutions, of security solutions for insurance companies and asset management solutions for car rental companies and urban fleets. Detailed information on the technology and its applications is available on our website at www.c-chip.com.

About Metrocall Wireless
Metrocall Wireless, Inc., headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is a leading provider of paging products and other wireless services to the business, government and healthcare communities. In addition to its reliable, nationwide one-way networks, Metrocall's two-way network has the largest high-powered terrestrial ReFLEX footprint in the United States with roaming partners in Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Metrocall Wireless is the preferred ReFLEX wireless data network provider for many of the largest telecommunication companies in the United States that source network services and resell under their own brand names. In addition to traditional numeric, one-way text and two-way paging, Metrocall also offers 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, government and other campus environments. Metrocall focuses on the business-to-business marketplace and supports organizations of all sizes. On March 29, 2004, Metrocall and Arch Wireless, Inc. announced a merger agreement that would result in a combination of the two businesses. That transaction is subject to several conditions, including shareholder and regulatory approvals. For more information on Metrocall please visit their Website and online store at www.metrocall.com.

About Advantra International
Building on its long success story in 1-way paging, Advantra International has become the expert in designing and manufacturing the most advanced and lowest priced ReFLEX radio modems for 2-way data-communication. The company focuses on offering total telemetry solutions. It has acquired a solid reputation thanks to its renowned development team, state-of-the-art manufacturing, an exact understanding of the market and its proven technology. Advantra's central position also enables the company to identify synergies and form strategic partnerships with suppliers and customers, resulting in innovative products. This unique combination of expertise has made Advantra the preferred supplier and integrator of hundreds of wireless customers, including Fortune 100 companies. Since 2001, Advantra is a member of the Punch Group. For more information on Advantra please visit their website at www.advantra.com

FORWARD-LOOKING-STATEMENT
Except for factual statements made herein, the information contained in this press release consists of forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including the effect of changing economic conditions, competition within the credit and security industry, customer acceptance of products and other risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance, and C-Chip Technologies Corporation results could differ materially from those contained in such statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release, and C-Chip Technologies Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date of this release.

ContactsC-Chip Technologies Corporation
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Source: Business Wire


Police test hi-tech zapper that could end car chases

Ian Sample, science correspondent
Monday July 12, 2004
The Guardian

A hi-tech device that can bring speeding cars to a halt at the flick of a switch is set to become the latest weapon in the fight against crime. Police forces in Britain and the US have ordered tests of the new system that delivers a blast of radio waves powerful enough to knock out vital engine electronics, making the targeted vehicle stall and slowly come to a stop.

David Giri, who left his position as a physics professor at the University of California in Berkeley to set up a company called ProTech, is developing a radio wave vehicle-stopping system for the US marine corps and the Los Angeles police department. Tomorrow, at the Euroem 2004 science conference in Germany, Dr Giri will describe recent trials of the device. The tests proved that the system could stop vehicles from up to 50 metres away.

The bulk of the device is designed to fit in a car boot and consists of a battery and a bank of capacitors that can store an electrical charge. Flicking a switch on the dashboard sends a burst of electricity into an antenna mounted on the roof of the car. The antenna then produces a narrow beam of intense radio waves that is directed at the vehicle ahead.

When the radio waves hit the targeted car, they induce surges of electricity in its electronics, upsetting the fuel injection and engine firing signals. "It works on most cars built in the past 10 years, because their engines are controlled by computer chips," said Dr Giri. "If we can disrupt the computer, we can stop the car." A prototype is due to be ready by next summer.

The Association of Chief Police Officers confirmed that researchers at the Home Office's police scientific development branch are testing a radio wave vehicle-stopping system. "There's a potential to use this type of device to stop criminals on the road. High speed pursuits are very dangerous, especially in built-up areas," said an association spokesman.

Source: Guardian Unlimited


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ICOM AMERICA, INC. FILES RULE CHANGING PETITION WITH FCC
Icom Moves To Reallocate Unused 150 MHz For Public Safety Use

BELLEVUE, WA (July 6, 2004) On June 16, 2004, Icom America, Inc. filed a petition with the FCC that would allow the reallocation of unused spectrum at 150 MHz to be used for Public Safety applications. This “Petition For Rule Making” is the first step towards making unused spectrum available to increase the public safety channels throughout the U.S.

“As a company, Icom has always been a leader in public safety communications,” explains Chris Lougee, Vice President. “Our leadership in this area extends far beyond simply the creation of products. We have been, and will continue to be, on the forefront of this industry. Right now, that means making sure that unused bandwidth is reassigned to the people who need it, who use it, and who protect us.”

The unused 150 MHz is currently allocated for use by the paging industry. These are frequencies that were originally used for the telephone systems that preceded cellular. As that demand lessened, they were reallocated to the paging industry, but with advances in personal wireless communication, paging is becoming obsolete.

The FCC conducted 2 auctions for licenses in this spectrum. In these auctions, there were 1700 licenses that went unpurchased, even though they could have been purchased for as little as $350 each.

“Clearly there is not enough demand in the paging industry, and this bandwidth will remain vacant,” explains Lougee. “Meanwhile, as the population spreads and increases in outlying areas, there is not enough bandwidth allocated for public safety, which presents a risk to the population and frustration to those charged with protecting people.”

Alan Tilles, a partner in the Rockville, Maryland law firm of Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., filed the petition in June on behalf of Icom America. Although Tilles and Icom America do not expect the petition to be challenged, it could take 6 months to a year for the rules to be changed. They expect the public safety industry to use this as a way to reach out to lawmakers and make their needs known.

“We are giving the public safety industry a legal leg to stand on,” furthers Lougee. “Together, we will work together to create change and improve protection.”

Icom America's parent company, Icom Inc., was founded in Osaka Japan. Icom is a publicly held Japanese corporation; its stock is traded on the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchange. Icom began as an engineering and manufacturing company, making advanced, compact solid-state radio equipment for use by amateur radio enthusiasts. Icom has since grown to become an industry leader with a product line that includes state-of-the-art communications equipment for land and marine use as well as avionics. Icom America's headquarters are in Bellevue, Washington. www.icomamerica.com

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New Love for an Old Gadget

PLUGGED IN , by JAY PALMER

MONDAY, JULY 12, 2004

MENTION PAGERS AND WHAT immediately comes to mind are horse-drawn carts, typewriters, fountain pens and even eyeglasses—all once vibrant, large industries that have faded (or are fading) to obsolescence and irrelevance in today's world, replaced by new and much better technologies, from cars and laptops to rollerballs and laser surgery.

The humble pager—a once-common device for sending simple alerts to friends and colleagues—is increasingly rare. Instead, people are carrying jazzy cellphones, "always on" BlackBerries and a growing array of other wireless e-mail gizmos.

The stocks of the only two significant public pager companies, Arch Wireless and Metrocall Holdings, have had good runs since both emerged from bankruptcy not so long ago, handsomely outperforming the broad market. But investors seem to think this is enough. Certainly, most yawn at the idea there is any real opportunity in a plan by these two players to combine into one bigger company. One big dinosaur is no more promising than two smaller ones, the thinking goes.

That might be a mistake, suggests Chris Fox, who runs a $550 million New York-based hedge fund for Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn, a private investment firm. Though pagers are a declining business, and subscribers have been quitting steadily for the past six quarters and are likely to continue doing so for some time come, Fox sees potential.

He notes the rate of decline has been slowing every quarter, from a drop of 12% in the final three months of 2002 to a loss of just 5.8% in the opening months of this year. At some point not far off, Fox sees the pager business settling at a bedrock, sustainable subscriber base.

Antiquated or not, pagers still offer some advantages. They are cheap, costing as little as $5 a month for a basic service. More to the point, they are far more reliable for passing on a phone number to call back or an urgent instant message than cell phones and wireless personal digital assistants, which have limited coverage and fall in and out of service zones all the time. Pagers, by contrast, work on radio technology that can be picked up virtually everywhere—from a Maine mountain top, a Chicago basement, a Colorado ski run and even a private aircraft.

For people who must, absolutely must, be contactable quickly, and 24/7, a pager is the only solution. Think of the doctor on call for emergencies. Or the Homeland Security official who has to be alerted if there is a terrorist threat. Or, the computer technician on standby to cope with a new virus. Or Wall Street traders waiting for the right moment to dump stock. Or military officers, high level Government officials, off-duty cops and firemen, parents with sickly children or . . . the list gets rather long.

"Yes, profits will continue to fall as subscribers quit," says Fox. "But as you approach a certain point, a core level of determined users will remain—and earnings and cash flow will then stabilize. Right now, the companies are highly profitable and, since pager infrastructure is already in place, and the companies don't have to recruit new users, build new cell towers or import expensive new wireless technologies, the revenue is flowing down to earnings. Lose some subscribers, and the basic dynamics don't worsen that much. The pager companies will still be cash-rich. That is not reflected in the stocks, which are priced to assume that profits ultimately disappear."

Arch trades at 27, or for little higher than four times free cash flow, compared with a multiple of about 20 for the broad market. Free cash flow amounts to 25% of the stock price, five or six times the S&P 500's free-cash-flow yield. Metrocall, at 66.48, is slightly less attractive but not greatly so. Both stocks sport modest market capitalizations; Arch's is $533 million, Metrocall's $363 million.

Right now the investment picture is clouded by the fact that Arch and Metrocall are proposing to merge, a deal likely to win federal antitrust approval. The terms are as complicated as they come, but if the deal is consummated, investors could win big time. Fox reckons Arch is worth as much as $60 to $65, while Metrocall could be worth north of $115.

If the deal were to collapse, the rewards would be less but not markedly so. On that basis, Fox values Arch at around $45, and Metrocall at close to $80. All the numbers are based on his conservative estimates for a continued decline in revenues. But, as he sees it, free cash flow will never disappear. To the contrary, on a core subscriber base even significantly smaller than current levels, it will remain prodigious, funding a war chest that can spin off cash to investors. A buggy whip, anyone?

Source: BARRON'S Online

[Article sent in by Randy Murray—thanks Randy!]

READER'S COMMENTS

Brad,

The more things change the more they stay the same. When I read the article in your July 9 newsletter; about the "Stratellite" wireless messaging airship; I was reminded of a similar project Westinghouse and Glen L Martin, Co tested in 1945-1949. They called it Strat-o-vision. They envisioned 14 B-29's flying about the US delivering TV to 78% of the country. Later in 1960 the program was evaluated for delivery of instructional TV to the mid-Western US. For more information follow these links.

http://www.farewellanalog.net/mpati.htm

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/ggninfo/77.htm

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=strat-o-vision

Mike Candell

[Don't miss the press release about the Sanswire demonstration that follows below.]


Re: PerComm

Brad, I have a friend who used to work for Percomm, I talked with him today. Apparently all the employees in the Woburn Ma facility were let go on May 14th, with the notable exception of the president/owner and a single other employee (he thinks it's an IT tech). The phones are still active, but no one will ever be logged in to handle calls. They screen all the messages and respond to the ones that they have to. That explains why nobody answers the phone when you call, but there is still room to leave voicemail messages. He doesn't really know details about the Canadian facility, other than the fact that they declared bankruptcy a few weeks ago. The two entities were legally segregated some time ago. For some reason the Woburn portion needed to stay open longer, he has no idea why. I think I hear a hammer being used to put another nail in our collective paging industry coffin.

Source: Anonymous


Dear Brad:

Read with interest Vic Jackson's comments about the FCC's new interconnection ruling. Vic was one of the first to recognize the importance of reciprocal compensation to paging companies; so, when he talks about interconnection, folks listen. I agree with his observations, but would add a few. In my experience, most paging carriers were content to make a "most favored nation" request under Section 252(i) of the Act, and take the entire agreement, so long as they could find a reasonable LEC/CMRS interconnection agreement. The real problem that the FCC has created with this new rule is that someday soon, all of the remaining "decent" LEC/paging interconnection agreements will expire; there'll be nothing left from which to choose, other than whatever standard contract terms the LECs care to offer.

With the remand of the FCC's UNE-P rules, this latest FCC decision on 252(i), and, consolidation of the paging industry, the real worry is that the next round of agreements that the LECs offer to paging companies will be far worse than what we've seen to date, forcing carriers to choose between either arbitration (an expensive and risky proposition) or whatever the LEC's care to offer. Two-way wireless carriers have always had at least some leverage in interconnection negotiations since LECs receive compensation for terminating CMRS calls (and, of course, most LECs also have a two-way wireless business). For the foreseeable future, paging carriers will probably have to be content with the fact that the Telecom Act of 96, and the FCC's reciprocal compensation rules, eliminated one of the longest standing inequities in the communications industry: at least LECs cannot charge paging carriers for delivering their own traffic to a paging network.

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Building on its long success story in 1-way paging, Advantra International has become the expert in designing and manufacturing the most advanced and lowest cost ReFLEX™ radio modems for 2-way data-communication. The company also focuses on offering total telemetry solutions.

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

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

advisor 2 The Advisor II pager's alphanumeric four-line display and expanded functionality incorporate many of the most advanced paging features available. A major advantage of the Advisor II pager is that it is synthesized which enables the user to program the pager to a specific frequency in the field. Other features of the Advisor II pager include:

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Both the Advisor II pager and the LS355 pager are available in POCSAG, UHF or VHF models and ship with a one-year standard warranty. As part of the continued support of these pagers, Motorola offers a two-year Express Service Plus program. This feature provides hardware repair coverage for two years beyond the standard one-year warranty for a total of three years of pager repair coverage. Both pagers are available through Motorola Authorized Resellers.

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ZETRON 2100 PAGING TERMINAL
I have a Zetron 2100 paging terminal complete. The original price was 25,000.00 it is for sale for 9,500.00 with full warranty. It is less than 5 years old. This package includes the following:

2000 subscriber with a 1000 subscriber expansion. Additional options that shipped with this terminal:

  • Standard CPU/RAM
  • System Hard Disk Card
  • 3 Dual Telco Card
  • 3 Dual Alpha Messaging Input Modem
  • Radio Station Card PURC Control (non addressing)
  • Voice Controller (4 channels)
  • Extra (4) Voice Channels
  • 6 Hour Pager Saver
  • Memory Expansion Card

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QUATTRINO RE529

  • Reliable operation
  • Flexible programming
  • Weather resistant
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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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ReFLEX Two-Way Paging/Data Messaging Systems
Technical Services support for existing paging systems
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call (217) 221-9500 or e-mail sales@AdvancedRF.biz
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From Antenna Specialists/Andrew or equivalent model from another company. Please e-mail Brad Dye if you have one for sale. I have a customer who needs one ASAP.

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The Electronic Entities Group

www.EEonTheWeb.com

Remember that old word “Residuals”?

The EE Group is actively seeking Dealers with sales/ service/installation capabilities to promote the latest wireless AVL, SCADA and data products from Telegauge Systems, Inc. This innovative program requires NO inventory and NO billing by your facility; you just sell it and sign up the end user to collect the commissions.

Now the real reason to choose the EE Group and Telegauge over the host of others; we pay you permanent residual income every month on your airtime sales forever.

Airtime commissions range up to 12% per month based on prior sales and you buy all equipment direct from the factory at 2-tiered wholesale prices as well for great margins. 

Telegauge builds fully 2-way overt and covert (hidden) GPS based Automatic Vehicle Location, SCADA, remote management, telemetry and data systems routed via cellular and satellite that are delivered to the end user via the Internet or direct to the desktop. Applications are both ‘canned’ and custom depending upon the customers needs. We even have full dispatch systems including credit card swipe and billing if needed.

Finally, the prices on the product are guaranteed to be the LOWEST in the industry at under $600 retail for the equipment and from $6 to $30 on the monthly airtime with most customers in the $15 range. Note too that the price is the same for cellular OR satellite world wide coverage and no one else has this exclusive capability.

Telegauge provides the product, software, airtime, billing and final information from a single source and you can be a BIG part of it. You stock NOTHING, just collect the checks.

We are paid by the manufacturer to support YOU and unlike other factories; we never bid against you, restrict you or take your deal. We help you with demo equipment, brochures, information, sales assistance, web advertising and user name/passwords for the website so that you don’t even need to buy anything to start up fast.

Contact us for a no-obligation CD of all the presentation and training material, price spreadsheets and information at: EEGroup@EEonTheWeb.com or for fast action call for a link to the Dealers Only page: 310-534-4456 and mention that you found out about it via Brad Dye’s Newsletter. You have nothing to lose and some great residual income to gain. Call or e-mail NOW.

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Data Communications Level 1 A basic ReFLEX transceiver, sending and receiving serial RS-232 ASCII data.
Telemetry Remote Monitoring 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.
We 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 about it. ()
WANTED WANTED

Thank you to all of Brad's readers who provided equipment and leads for my last want list. I continue to search out and recreate early wireless e-mail systems from the 80s and 90s and am looking to acquire the following:

  • CE Software's QuickMail Server from, or prior to 1995 on any OS c/w documentation.
  • MobileVision server plug-in for QuickMail server c/w documentation.
  • Working MOTOROLA MARCO with MobileVision client c/w user guide documentation.
  • Motorola AirMobile software. Both client and server apps.
  • Working NEC D4 or D7 alphas on any band. RS232/Printer interface. Any user manuals or brochures.
  • Early Motorola ADVISOR PrintPals c/w Version 1.0 PC software and documentation for reading the Advisor.
  • Complete IBM KDT based DCS terminals, documentation, user manuals, anything associated with the IBM KDT based DCS system.
  • MOTOROLA PAGER CARD the PCMCIA pager card from Motorola on any frequency. Also looking for any documentation and software for the pager card.

If you have any of the above or a lead on same please contact us.

Cassel & Associates
E-mail: paul@ve3sy.com
Phone: 519-634-5139

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AAPC Mission Statement

To represent paging carriers throughout the United States to ensure the success of our industry by:

  • 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 we will perish individually.

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Zetron Simulcast System

High-speed simulcast paging with protocols such as POCSAG and FLEX™ requires microsecond accuracy to synchronize the transmission of digital paging signals.

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Zetron's Simulcast System uses GPS timing information to ensure that the broadcasted transmissions between the nodes of the Simulcast System and associated transmitters are synchronized to very tight tolerances.

This system is ideal for public or private paging system operators that use multiple transmitters and wish to create new paging systems or to build out existing systems into new regions. For more information about Zetron's High Speed Simulcast Paging System, the Model 600 and Model 620, go to:

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CONTACT
Zetron, Inc.
P.O. Box 97004
Redmond, WA 98073-9704 USA
Tel: 425-820-6363
Fax: 425-820-7031
E-mail: zetron@zetron.com
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Prism Message Gateway Systems
Modular and Configurable

Your Choice of Options

  • Radio Paging Terminals
  • Voicemail Systems
  • Email and Network Text Messaging Systems
  • Digital Trunk Switching Systems
  • Digital Trunk and Voicemail Concentrators
  • Remote Network Encoders
  • TNPP Network Routers

Popular Choice for Domestic and International

  • Commercial Paging Carriers
  • Private Paging Systems
  • Hospitals
  • Public Safety
  • Federal, State and Local Government
  • Industrial Paging
  • Energy Companies – Load Management

Logical Choice

  • Replace Outdated, UNLICENSED Paging Terminals
  • Eliminate Outrageously High Support Costs
  • Add New Paging System with ALL THE FEATURES
  • Provide Your Customers With Features They Want
  • Designed and Supported by Industry Experts

Go ahead… be choosy… choose Prism Systems International

CONTACT
Prism Systems International, Inc.
300 Colonial Center Parkway,
Suite 100
Roswell, Georgia 30076 USA
Telephone: 678-353-3366
Internet: www.prismpaging.com
E-mail: info@prismpaging.com
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MAXPage
It's like a Motorola PeopleFinder™ on Steroids!

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Commtech Wireless introduces MAXPage, a desktop paging terminal packed with features.

Alpha, Numeric, Tone, & Voice
MAXPage, from Commtech Wireless, is the ideal replacement for the Motorola PeopleFinder™. With its advanced features, it can be used with Alphanumeric, Numeric, Tone only, Coaster pagers as well as 2-tone voice pagers in countless applications.

Serial Interface
With the inclusion of a serial interface, MAXPage can interface with Comp, TAP, Scope™, Waveware & Tekk systems as well as Commtech's Wireless Callpoints.

Telephone Interface
Anyone can be given easy access to the MAXPage system through its telephone interface. Once the system is connected to a telephone port, anyone can pick up a telephone, dial the MAXPage unit and use the keypad on their phone to send messages to pagers. The telephone can also be used to transmit voice messages to 2-tone voice pagers.

Alarm Inputs
A powerful feature of MAXPage is its onboard alarms. The four, dry contact closure, onboard alarm inputs will automatically dispatch messages to pagers or groups when activated. Alarms not cleared within a configured time frame can activate a repeat message (escalation) to either the same pager/group or to an alternative pager/group.

Features*

  • 1000 Pager capacity
  • Selectable 2 or 4 watt transmitter
  • Reminder messages
  • Dual mode function keys - one touch messaging
  • 2-tone voice paging - from on-board mic or telephone
  • 4 alarm inputs
  • Voice prompted telephone paging
  • QWERTY keyboard interface (PS2)
  • Windows® interface for advanced features
  • Serial interface for Comp/TAP/Scope™/Waveware/Tekk
  • Coaster paging management system

*Some of the features listed are optional and are not supplied as standard

For more information, simply fill out the feedback form or contact us on the details below.

CONTACT
Mr. Zane Lewis
Commtech Wireless USA
6900 Philips Highway, Suite #26-27
Jacksonville, FL, 32216
Phone: 904-281-0073
Fax: 904-281-0074
E-mail: sales@commtechwireless.com
Web: www.commtechwireless.com

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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.

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This device is the perfect companion for the Hark Gateway products. An ISI can be located at a remote location for receiving TAP, TNPP, or Billing traffic using a local ISP eliminating long distance phone charges.

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System Features & Benefits:

  • Hardware Based
  • Uses Embedded Linux as the Multitasking OS
  • Secure access for Configuration and Maintenance
  • Converts Serial TAP message to SNPP or SMTP
  • Converts Serial Data to TCP/IP and TCP/IP back to Serial
  • Connects to Internet using 10Base-T Network
  • Connects to Internet using Modem and PPP
  • Dial Backup to another ISP or Modem
  • Can be Configured to use 1 to 4 Serial Ports
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
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  • ISO 9001 - 2000 certified manufacturing facility.
  • THE High-Quality RF design and Contract Manufacturer of choice.
  • Do you have a product or product component that you would like to have manufactured?
  • Would you like to have us design and manufacture a product just for you?
  • Would you like to know firsthand that your contract manufacturer is one of the leading providers of service with the highest degree of quality in mind?

Daviscomms USA Inc. is your direct connection to Daviscomms (S) Pte Ltd., the leading pager manufacturer in the world with many years experience in Engineering, Design, and Manufacturing of highly-reliable, premium-quality FLEX and POCSAG Alphanumeric and Numeric pagers. Daviscomms offers unparalleled quality, features and functions. We perform our own stringent quality testing as well as certification by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) to meet all of their standards. All of our paging products meet FCC and IC Standards for use in the USA and Canada.

Our manufacturing facility, located in Malaysia, is a 40,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility. Customers, globally, choose Daviscomms for our QUALITY, RELIABILITY, ON-TIME DELIVERY, COMPETITIVE PRICING and our TOTAL COMMITMENT to providing the best value for their needs.

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We offer full product support (ODM/OEM) for our worldwide customers, including a complete design center, research facilities, proto-typing, field services, contract manufacturing, commodity sourcing, and distribution.
In addition to both Numeric and Alphanumeric pagers, we have designed, engineered and manufactured 1-way Telemetry devices, paging receivers, 2-way paging (ReFLEX) telemetry devices, DECT phones/devices and PDA accessories. bravo 800 pager
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At Daviscomms, we are proud to provide our customers with end-to-end manufacturing solutions while delivering superior quality and support. Daviscomms is at the forefront of the industry with its commitment to leading-edge technology, cost-effective manufacturing and the highest degree of customer service.

Daviscomms delivers low cost, high volume manufacturing solutions to our customers. We help maximize time-to-market objectives while minimizing procurement, materials management, and manufacturing costs.

For information about our contract manufacturing services or our Bravo-branded line of numeric and alphanumeric pagers, please call Bob Popow, our Director of Operations for the Americas, 480-515-2344. (Scottsdale, Arizona) or visit our website www.daviscommsusa.com.

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Since 1979

RTS Wireless ADVX System
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Programming Concepts, Inc. provides authorized RTS ADVX Wireless Gateway Support & Enhancements. Our RTS lab includes source code control, development tools, and test beds for all deployed RTS systems. Call now to sign-up for our first class support of your aging RTS system. More info ...

PCI (www.programmingconcepts.com) has been in business for 24 years providing custom application programming for medium to large businesses. PCI's primary business segments include web enabled application development, financial industry systems, telephony (IVR, CTI, and Wireless), Secure Enterprise Instant Messaging System, Microsoft Customer Relationship Management (MS-CRM) Applications, and a wide variety of commercial applications.

Contact Sales sales@programmingconcepts.com
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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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6135 Barfield Road
Suite 119
Atlanta, GA 30328
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PRESS RELEASE

Multitone MK7 Supported by Zetron 2000

Atlanta,GA July 14, 2004—Multitone Electronics plc has signed a license agreement with Zetron, Inc. that will allow Zetron to supply its Series 2000 paging terminals with Multitone’s MK7 protocol (a combined voice and data paging protocol) on-board. Zetron terminal resellers will now be able to support Multitone’s extensive range of quality paging receivers that include voice and alphanumeric capability, including narrowband versions.

Ron Wray, Marketing Director for Multitone Electronics commented, “The strong market for paging continues to surprise some analysts, but it should be no surprise really. For many customers, paging provides the right solution at exactly the right price. It delivers immediacy, reliability, simple group calling, and our campus solutions put them back in control. Our continued work with infrastructure vendors, such as Zetron, again shows the demand in the market and is good news for everyone Multitone and Zetron have collaborated on several projects in the past and this agreement will continue to enhance the respective offerings from both companies. Later this year Multitone will also launch its new PowerPage 750, which includes loud from-the-belt voice, as well as voice storage.

“Zetron's agreement with Multitone signals our commitment to the paging market as well as our ongoing commitment to supply a broad range of protocol support to our customers,” says Jim David, Vice-President of Sales for Zetron, Inc. “We are pleased to be able to provide this protocol support.”

About Multitone Electronics PLC
Multitone, headquartered in Basingstoke, UK, is a leader in Integrated Wireless Networking (IWN) with expertise ranging from wireless telephony and security to complete wireless communications systems. The company designs and manufactures one of the broadest ranges of on-site and wide-area mobile communication systems. Its strengths lie where high-speed communications and reliable performance are critical, hence a 55% market share in hospitals and an 85% share in fire services, with other penetrated markets in manufacturing and retail security communication systems. Founded in 1931, the company employs over 220 people around the world, and is part of Champion Technology, an international telecommunications group.

The company’s web site address is www.multitone.com where more information is available on Multitone, its product range and applications and country office locations.

About Zetron Inc.
Established in 1980, Zetron is a leading manufacturer of mission-critical communications systems for public safety, paging, wireless telemetry, land mobile, and trunking applications. Its wide and growing paging terminal portfolio addresses the continued demand for modern paging solutions in specific vertical markets and territories. Through operations in Europe, Australia, and North America, Zetron markets its products and systems worldwide.
The company’s web site address is www.zetron.com.

For more information please contact:
Steven J. Beeferman
Multitone Electronics
6135 Barfield Road
Atlanta GA 30350
Tel: 404-255-8399 info@multitone.com


Sanswire Networks Demonstration a Success

July 14, 2004 08:30 AM US Eastern Time zone

ATLANTA—(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 14, 2004—Sanswire Networks, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GlobeTel Communications Corp. (OTCBB:GTEL) announced today that the live demonstration of the communications capabilities of its Stratellites was a success.

The live demonstration was held at the Company's Atlanta headquarters yesterday and will be repeated again today for the public and media. Only pre-registered guests will be permitted to attend the demonstration.

The Company demonstrated how it will use Stratellites as high-altitude wireless transmission platforms. The demonstration consisted of a number of wireless tests using various IP products and services over different frequencies, all from a fixed position in the sky. Sanswire held the platform in one stationary position using GPS technology. A series of antennas were mounted to the platform that received a wireless signal from an earth station and retransmitted the live signal to the demonstration area on the ground, allowing the Company to demonstrate the voice and data capabilities of the high-altitude wireless platform. Attendees were able to make an international phone call and surf the Internet.

Subsequent to the two-day demonstration, the Company will set a date for the next round of testing that will involve launching a Stratellite into the stratosphere and holding it in position at 65,000 feet.

"We were on a very large stage today and things worked out extremely well," said Michael Molen, CEO of Sanswire Networks. "It was a team effort and everyone did their job flawlessly. In the last couple of days, we've had a connection from several different altitudes. Today we were just shy of three miles up. Now we can turn all of our attention toward the stratosphere."

Timothy Huff, CEO of GlobeTel added, "We had our international partners in attendees today and in addition to surfing the Internet, they were able to make phone calls to Asia, Africa, North America, South America, and Europe. Our international partners got a chance to engage our Sanswire engineers and management team and sample the fruits of their labor. The goal now becomes to commercially launch a Stratellite into the stratosphere. I'm excited about the many products that GTEL is releasing onto the international front, but Sanswire's technology when deployed, will change the world."

A Stratellite is similar to a satellite, but is stationed in the stratosphere rather than in orbit. At an altitude of only 13 miles, each Stratellite will have clear line-of-site communications capability to an entire major metropolitan area as well as being able to provide coverage across major rural areas. Several Stratellites linked together could cover many hundreds of thousands of square miles. The Stratellite will allow subscribers to easily communicate in "both directions" using readily available wireless devices. In addition to voice and data, proposed telecommunications uses include cellular, 3G/4G mobile, MMDS, paging, fixed wireless telephony, HDTV, real-time surveillance and others. To learn more about the Stratellites, visit Sanswire Network's website at http://www.sanswire.com.

To register to attend the demonstration, contact Jairo Rivera at jrivera@sanswire.com.

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Certain statements in this release constitute forward-looking statements or statements which may be deemed or construed to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Placement Act of 1995. The words "forecast", "project", "intend", "expect", "should", "would", and similar expressions and all statements, which are not historical facts, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause the Company's actual results, performance (finance or operating) or achievements to differ from future results, performance (financing and operating) or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The above are more fully discussed in the Company's SEC filings.

Source: Business Wire

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TGA Technologies, Inc.
100 Pinnacle Way, Suite 140
Norcross, Georgia 30071 USA
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GTES Corporate
2736 Stein Hill Lane
Custer, WA 98240
Tel: 360-366-3888
Cel: 360-820-3888
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GTES Sales
870 Mountclaire Drive
Cumming, GA 30041
Tel: 678-947-5649
Cel: 770-598-4442
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Your Professional Services Partner


GTES is the only Glenayre authorized software support provider to the paging industry.

The GTES team consists of highly qualified and seasoned associates who were formerly a part of Glenayre's paging infrastructure support and engineering operations. We are poised and ready to "Partner" with you to ensure the viability of your network, reduce your long-term cost of ownership, and to provide future solutions for profitability. GTES will offer product sales, maintenance services, software development and product development to the wireless industry.


GTES SUITE OF PRODUCTS

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Intelligent Paging & Mobile Data Hardware & Software

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Selective is a developer and manufacturer of highly innovative paging receiver/decoders and mobile data equipment. The PDT2000 Paging Data Terminal is THE MOST INTELLIGENT PAGING RECEIVER IN THE MARKET. The PDT2000 is a large display pager designed for desktop or in-vehicle mounting and is widely used by emergency services and in onsite paging systems for forklift dispatch etc. All of the following capabilities are standard features of the PDT2000 and of our other paging data receivers:

  • FLEX and POCSAG decoding
  • POCSAG encoding and transmitter control
  • Parallel printer output
  • Serial inputs & outputs
  • Relay control (1-256 or more)
  • PC interfacing and message management
  • Message interception & logging
  • Remote control
  • Cross band repeating & paging coverage 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, GPRS & CDMA cellular, Mobitex etc. Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) and GPS solutions, Dispatch & Messaging software.   We offer mobile communications dealers and systems integrators a "fast to market" job dispatch and job management capability.

Specialised local area paging systems, paging interception and message reprocessing software, field force automation and mobile dispatch solutions. We export worldwide.

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Address:
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PO Box 8798
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Paging Training Course

Specially designed course for sales, marketing, and administration personnel. Engineers will only be admitted with a note signed by their mothers, promising that they will just listen and not disrupt the class. (This is supposed to be funny!)

This is a one-day training course on paging that can be conducted at your place of business. Please take a look at the course outline to see if you think this might be beneficial in your employees: Paging training course outline. I would be happy to customize the content to meet your specific requirements.

Although it touches on several "technical" topics, it is definitely not a technical course. I used to teach the sales and marketing people at Motorola Paging and they appreciated an atmosphere where they could ask technical questions without being made to feel like a dummy and without getting a long convoluted overly-technical answer that left them more confused than before. A good learning environment is one that is non-threatening.

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PAGING TECHNICIAN

Mark Hood mehood@cox.net

Telephone: 757-588-0537

Paging Field Engineer/Electronic technician in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area.

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TELEMETRY OVER PAGING NEWS

Electricity Customers in SWCT Participate in New CoolSentry™ Summer Energy Program to Forestall Local Power Emergencies

FAIRFIELD, Conn., July 13 /PRNewswire/—Comverge, Inc. announced today the roll out of CoolSentry™, its free service offered to businesses and residents in Connecticut's Fairfield and New Haven counties. Participation reduces electricity consumption during peak demand periods through remote conservation cycling of central air conditioning units. CoolSentry™ is a locally deployed program to help forestall summer power emergencies, while offering the positive environmental benefit of reducing greenhouse gases.

CoolSentry™ is Comverge's new consumer brand for its decades-proven technology and implementation of residential and small commercial load control programs. Over 5 million Comverge load control devices are deployed in hundreds of similar utility-based programs throughout all regions of the United States.

CoolSentry™ is a quick response initiative that provides a robust tool to help forestall power emergencies in real-time, especially during critical hot summer weekday afternoons. When there is a severe deficiency of electricity supply in Southwest Connecticut, Comverge will be alerted by the regional power system operator. Within minutes, Comverge will reduce electricity demand by sending paging signals to small, outdoor CoolSentry™ devices connected to central air conditioning compressors. Once the paging signal is received, participants' air conditioning compressors cycle off. As enrollment in the program steadily grows, CoolSentry™ will become an increasingly more powerful and effective tool to help thwart local power emergencies.

In addition to providing progressive business and residential customers with a simple way to participate in making the power grid more efficient and reliable, CoolSentry™ participants are offered a choice of enrollment bonuses. They can either receive an annual thank you payment of $20, or a CoolSentry™ Green Tag Certificate—a guaranteed purchase of clean renewable energy, including wind or solar power. This purchase of green energy on the participant's behalf reduces 15,000 cubic feet of harmful greenhouse gases, which is equivalent to a year's reduction of CO2 from an automobile's exhaust, if an average commuter rode mass transit two days a week rather than drove.

CoolSentry™ is a voluntary service for local businesses and residents. More information and simple online enrollment can be found at http://www.coolsentry.com or by calling 1-800-717-6697.

About Comverge, Inc.
Comverge, Inc., The Power in Power Technology™, is a leading energy intelligence company whose investors include Nth Power, EnerTech Capital, Data Systems & Software, Inc., E.ON Venture Partners GmbH, Ridgewood Capital, Easton Hunt Capital Partners, L.P., Norsk Hydro Technology Ventures and Shell Internet Ventures, an affiliate of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies. Comverge has more than 500 energy supplier clients worldwide, with offices and research facilities in Atlanta, Georgia; East Hanover, New Jersey; Newark, California; Pensacola, Florida; and Tel Aviv, Israel. The Company's PowerCAMP™ Group provides End-to-End Energy Intelligence™ software solutions. Comverge's Technologies Group provides integrated, full-spectrum solutions for direct or voluntary load control programs, remote meter reading, price-responsive programs, time-of-use billing, distributed generation monitoring, theft/outage detection and more. Comverge's Enterprise Group provides pioneering turnkey business solutions including owned and operated systems, Virtual Peaking Capacity™ "negawatt" contracts, and joint ventures. For more information visit http://www.comverge.com.

Media Contact
At Comverge, Sky Filippi, Director of Retail Marketing, 973-884-5970, filippi@comverge.com.

Source: PR Newswire

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