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FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 17, 2004 - ISSUE NO. 130

Dear friends of Wireless Messaging and Paging,

In reference to the AES encrypted pager that operates in the VHF band on the POCSAG protocol, I am pleased to inform everyone that the pager has completed the latest in a series of field tests. After evaluation of this testing, our next step will be to obtain FCC approval for the use of this pager in the USA. This will include laboratory testing for FCC certification and all the necessary paper work. Of course, several people in other countries have expressed an interest and clearly FCC approval is not required for them.

I will keep you informed about the progress of these procedures. We are very enthused about the initial expression of interest in this product and hope to have more definitive information for you shortly. We are still evaluating the possibility of developing a 900 MHz FLEX version, and would appreciate any additional thoughts on this issue. Any forecasts about market potential (by frequency band, market segment, and protocol) would be extremely helpful to us at this stage.

As you know, demand drives development. When I was the international market development manager in the Motorola paging product group, I used to tell engineering that if we didn't make a certain new product that I wanted—no one would buy it—sales would be zero. They didn't understand my humor and wanted me promise that I would sell "n" number of units BEFORE they would agree to develop a new product. So that's the way it goes. The point is, that if no one says anything, a new product may never make it to market.

In the meantime, please send me any questions or comments that come to mind. I am building a list of e-mail addresses of interested parties; please let me know if you would like to be added to the list. This will be for notices sent out about the encrypted pager that may not appear in this newsletter.

Don't forget about the AAPC 2004 Fall Conference, "Answering the Challenges of Today & Tomorrow" to be held November 3-5 at the beautiful Pointe South Mountain Resort in Phoenix, Arizona.

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WIRELESS NEWS

AT&T Wireless Preps New IM Device, Service

Monday, 7:32 PM source: FCC

AT&T Wireless is preparing to launch ogo, a unique clamshell instant-messaging device, to compete with T-Mobile's Sidekick, according to documents posted recently on the FCC web site. ogo will be the first device for North America to feature PMG (Personal Mobile Gateway), a Bluetooth-based technology from IXI Mobile. PMG will allow the ogo to connect wirelessly to other PMG devices nearby, such as cameras, watches, digital pens, and gaming devices. PMG could also link the ogo to a phone for voice service, which is not included in the device. ogo supports the e-mail and instant messaging functions of the AOL, MSN, and Yahoo! portals. The ogo also supports SMS and standard e-mail. The dual-band GSM device will be manufactured by Chi Mei Communication Systems. Documents submitted to the FCC show that service will start at $14.99 per month for customers with an AT&T Wireless voice plan, or $17.99 for other users, plus a $19.99 activation fee. The service includes access to one portal, with additional portals costing an extra $3 per month.

wireless chat device

Source: phonescoop.com

It is very interesting to those of us involved with ReFLEX Wireless Messaging, that the manufacturer of this device, Chi Mei Communication Systems in Taiwan, refers to is as a "GSM/GPRS Wireless Chat Terminal." Some are saying that this product will not be successful. Personally, I think it will succeed—with the right kind of marketing—that AT&T Wireless and Cingular are certainly capable of doing. This is going to be very interesting since this is essentially a two-way pager that includes the features that I have been harping on for some time.


Montana says wireline carriers can delay LNP through 2005

Western Wireless must pay termination fees to wireline carriers
by Heather Forsgren Weaver
Sept. 15, 2004 12:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON—The Montana Public Service Commission last week said that 11 rural wireline carriers could delay intermodal local number portability to no later than Jan. 1, 2006, and Western Wireless Corp. must reimburse them for terminating calls to their customers until Western Wireless can reach individual interconnection agreements.

“To the best of my knowledge, these agreements are almost unique in the country in the way they propose to address the underlying costs of transporting this traffic,” said Montana PSC Chairman Bob Rowe. “For the companies involved, these arrangements resolve the specific issue of wireline-to-wireless number portability, and also begin to address long-standing economic and operational difficulties between wireline and wireless telecommunications companies. There is still lots of work to do, but the negotiations and agreements help lay the basis for ongoing commercial relationships between the companies, and that will be good for customers who increasingly use both wireless and wireline service.”

Small rural wireline carriers were given the option of obtaining a waiver from their state regulators if they could prove that intermodal porting would be too burdensome. Eleven Montana carriers asked for waivers but Western Wireless objected, leading to the negotiated settlement.

Source: RCR Wireless News left arrowRead the rest of the story here.


For Immediate ReleaseSteve McLean
Phone: (206) 292-6511
Pager: (206) 680-2610

AT&T WIRELESS GRANT HELPS BLOOD CENTER USE TECHNOLOGY TO REACH BLOOD DONORS

Blood Center and AT&T Wireless launch pilot program in King County

Sept. 14, 2004—SEATTLE, WA—Puget Sound Blood Center today announced that AT&T Wireless is providing a $25,000 grant to fund the deployment of an innovative program that will change the way the local blood supply is managed in emergency situations. The Blood Center, the state’s largest blood center, will launch a pilot program—the first of its kind in the country—enabling the organization to directly alert specific blood donors and volunteers in “real time” via wireless text messaging.

AT&T Wireless is funding a text-messaging pilot for six months to help the Blood Center target type O blood donors—a blood type that is in the greatest demand. Type O blood is considered the “universal donor” and can be transfused into any patient in an emergency.

On Sept. 15 at 10 a.m., the Puget Sound Blood Center will host a press conference and demonstration to introduce the pilot program, answer questions and show how text messaging will be used to contact donors. Puget Sound Blood Center is located at 921 Terry Ave., in Seattle. Members of the press are encouraged to attend.

The need to reach donors and volunteers quickly and effectively has never been greater. Emergency situations, such as automobile or other accidents, create an immediate, lifesaving need for specific blood types. Furthermore, the active lives led by blood donors or volunteers can make it challenging for the Blood Center to reach them quickly using email or phone calls.

The Blood Center regarded the decision to work with AT&T Wireless as a natural extension of its history in leveraging technology to improve operations, reduce costs and increase its donor base.

“Puget Sound Blood Center must retain donors and increase our donor base in midst of an aging population and increasing health screening limitations,” said Dr. Richard Counts, CEO and president of Puget Sound Blood Center. “We currently utilize a combination of phone calls, email and online appointment scheduling to reach our donor and volunteer base. With the number of cell phones in use today, text messaging provides another avenue to efficiently reach our donors and volunteers in ways that are both convenient for them and resource efficient for us.”

Though text messaging is not a new technology, the idea of utilizing it to communicate quickly with potential donors is. Text messaging has recently gained popularity through associations with several high profile entertainment organizations. Every day it is being used to enhance personal and business communications across the country. The idea of broadening use of the technology to save lives appealed to AT&T Wireless.

Source: Aaron D. Osgood, Streamline Solutions


Music Phones - Nokia & Motorola Stake Early Lead In Reach Beyond Imaging

Feature Phones - 50 Million Unit Cellular Music Deck Opportunity In 2009

London, England & Boston, MA—September 14, 2004—Cellular Music Decks (CMDs) are the next 3G opportunity beyond still and video imaging, while total music-enabled device sales will scale to 54 percent of global handset sales in 2009, according to Strategy Analytics' newly released report, "Music Enabled Handsets—Next 3G Device Focus."

This report includes device segmentation research that finds that traditional GSM players are establishing an early brand position in CMDs - dedicated feature phones with cellular music as the centerpiece of functionality - clearly outpacing their Asian counterparts who are absorbed in the imaging device frenzy. Nokia, with its 3300 and 5510 handsets, and Motorola, with its aggressive pursuit of music-focused alliances with MTV and Apple, illustrate the importance that both device segmentation and branded music content will play in the emerging music-enabled device market.

Strategy Analytics Analyst, Eddie Tapiero, comments, "Music has strong emotive value which rivals that of imaging. As we move towards broad based music download services, vendors must walk the thin line between engaging "Sporadic Downloaders" with engaging feature sets while simultaneously limiting carrier exposure to expensive customer support requirements."

Chris Ambrosio, Director of the Wireless Devices Strategies Service, notes, "Music will be a "bridesmaid" value-add mostly found on converged devices and high end camera phones until 3G services are more widely deployed. Then, it is up to device vendors to make significant improvements in sound quality reproduction, storage capacity, wireless-fixed connectivity, and the user interface to make cellular music a broader reality."

Other findings from this report include:

  • MP3 is to remain a requisite format in the mobile market due to strengths in the wired broadband domain.
  • Converged devices will account for 50 percent of music enabled device sales through 2006, as the technical challenges of MP3 support force it to devices with robust platforms.
  • "Sporadic Downloaders" encompass the wider market opportunity in the long term. Tech savvy "Digital Musicphiles" are already indicating critical feature "must haves" for CMDs and music enabled feature phones.

Source: Strategy Analytics Press Release


FCC blasted for alleged secret Nextel negotiations

by Heather Forsgren Weaver
Sept. 16, 2004 12:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON—Verizon Wireless has sent a blistering letter to the Federal Communications Commission charging that the FCC is illegally negotiating with Nextel Communications Inc. regarding a key portion of the FCC’s plan to solve public-safety interference in the 800 MHz band.

“We filed the attached letter with the FCC yesterday to expose, and demand a halt to, the private negotiations Nextel is engaged in at the FCC to cut its cost for getting the G-block spectrum. Nextel is trying to increase the ‘value’ of the spectrum it is returning,” said Jeffrey Nelson, Verizon Wireless executive director of communications.

The G-block is the highly contested spectrum in the 1.9 GHz band that Nextel receives as part of the FCC’s plan.

Nextel is to pay money into the Treasury if the value of the spectrum it returns and relocation expenses do not equal $4.86 billion—the value the FCC put on the G-block. The FCC has valued the 800 MHz and 700 MHz band spectrum that Nextel will relinquish as part of the reconfiguration at more than $1.6 billion.

Source: RCR Wireless News


Certicom Launches Comprehensive Security Platform for Mobile Handset Development

Certicom Security Architecture for Mobility reduces the time and cost to embed security across multiple families of mobile devices.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario–(September 13, 2004)–Certicom Corp. (TSX: CIC), the authority for strong, efficient cryptography, today announced the Certicom Security Architecture™ for Mobility enabling device manufacturers to quickly and cost-effectively embed security across multiple families and generations of devices. To develop this overall architecture, Certicom worked with Intel and device manufacturers to develop a comprehensive security platform that is optimized for the Intel® Wireless Trusted Platform.

"Device manufacturers understand that security is best integrated early in the design cycle, which is why Intel developed the Intel Wireless Trusted Platform. This security co-processor, which is incorporated into the Intel PXA27x processor family, offers fundamental cryptographic algorithms that are optimized to run faster than in software," said Gary Forni, director of independent software vendor enabling for Intel’s Cellular and Handheld Group. "The Certicom Security Architecture provides the toolkits device manufacturers need to take advantage of the Intel Wireless Trusted Platform, by integrating them into a common API across multiple operating systems, platforms and high level protocols such as IPSec and SSL."

Enterprises, content providers and carriers are demanding that mobile handsets support security functionality such as secure messaging, secure voice over IP (VoIP), and digital rights management (DRM). To differentiate their mobile handsets, device manufacturers need to cost-effectively embed security functionality to meet their customer’s security requirements while preserving margins in a highly competitive marketplace. Moreover, device manufacturers often support multiple chipsets and operating systems, which can impact their time-to-market as the required security functionality must be integrated and optimized for each chipset.

To address these requirements, Certicom developed Security Builder® Middleware™, an optimized hardware abstraction layer that provides portable, hardware-based security across multiple devices and processors. Security Builder Middleware works with the Security Builder® API™, a common interface to all toolkits within the Certicom Security Architecture, to link applications with the strongest and/or fastest security available on the device. This results in a common security architecture that allows software vendors and device manufacturers to quickly enable hardware-optimized security across multiple platforms. The Security Builder API also provides backwards compatibility that allows existing Certicom customers to take advantage of the new optimized security functionality available through Security Builder Middleware for Intel Wireless Trusted Platform and future supported chipsets.

"In a standardized industry, one of the biggest challenges facing embedded developers is how to differentiate their products without affecting margins. For some time now, we at Embedded Market Forecasters have pointed to security as this key differentiator, especially as more and more embedded devices become connected," said Dr. Jerry Krasner, Vice President and Chief Analyst at Embedded Market Forecasters (www.embeddedforecast.com), the premier market intelligence and advisory firm in the embedded technology industry. "The Certicom Security Architecture for Mobility was designed to specifically address the need for a comprehensive security platform that can be quickly and cost-effectively added across multiple devices."

In addition to Security Builder Middleware, Certicom Security Architecture integrates a software cryptographic provider to deliver security functionality that is not provided on the chip and ties together all of Certicom’s proven developer toolkits to create a plug-and-play security development architecture that includes higher level protocol functionality such as SSL, IPSec and PKI. The Security Builder® developer toolkits now integrated into the Certicom Security Architecture for Mobility include:

  • Security Builder ® Crypto™, a cross-platform cryptographic toolkit;
  • Security Builder® GSE™, a FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic module;
  • Security Builder® PKI™, a digital certificate management toolkit;
  • Security Builder® SSL™, a complete secure sockets layer toolkit; and
  • Recently announced Security Builder® IPSec™, a client-side virtual private network toolkit.

"The new Security Builder Middleware toolkit is a key component of an evolving trusted computing platform that provides developers a single security API for all applications to use in accessing the fastest and/or strongest security available on the device’s chipset," said Roy Pereira, vice-president, marketing and product management at Certicom. "Intel provided valuable insight into the development of the Certicom Security Architecture and combined with the Intel Wireless Trusted Platform it enables device manufacturers to build in the secure computing platform required today."

Security Builder Middleware for Intel Trusted Wireless Platform, a key component of the Certicom Security Architecture, will be available in Q4 with support for other processors to follow. Other Security Builder toolkits in the Certicom Security Architecture for Mobility are available immediately. For more information, visit http://www.certicom.com/csa.

About Certicom
Certicom Corp. (TSX:CIC) is the authority for strong, efficient cryptography required by software vendors and device manufacturers to embed security in their products. Adopted by the US Government’s National Security Agency (NSA), Certicom technologies for Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) provide the most security per bit of any known public key scheme, making it ideal for constrained environments. Certicom products and services are currently licensed to more than 300 customers including Motorola, Oracle, Research In Motion, Terayon, and Texas Instruments. Founded in 1985, Certicom is headquartered in Mississauga, ON, Canada, with offices in Ottawa, ON; Reston, VA; San Mateo, CA; and London, England. Visit www.certicom.com.

Certicom, Security Builder, Security Builder Crypto, Security Builder GSE, Security Builder IPSec, Security Builder Middleware,Security Builder PKI, Security Builder SSL, movianVPN, movianCrypt and movianMail are trademarks or registered trademarks of Certicom Corp. All other companies and products listed herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Forward-Looking Statements
Except for historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially. Factors that might cause a difference include, but are not limited to, those relating to the acceptance of mobile and wireless devices and the continued growth of e-commerce and m-commerce, the increase of the demand for mutual authentication in m-commerce transactions, the acceptance of Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) technology as an industry standard, the market acceptance of our principal products and sales of our customer's products, the impact of competitive products and technologies, the possibility of our products infringing patents and other intellectual property of fourth parties, and costs of product development. Certicom will not update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. More detailed information about potential factors that could affect Certicom's financial results is included in the documents Certicom files from time to time with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities.

The shares of the company described above have been offered only to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S of the Securities Act. The shares have not been registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to a U.S. Person absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offering would be unlawful.

For further information, please contact:

For Certicom
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Brendan Ziolo
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(613) 254-9267
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Source: Certicom Press Release

READER'S COMMENTS

Gentlemen,

Does this sound like a familiar hardware dilemma?:

"Enterprises, content providers and carriers are demanding that mobile handsets support security functionality such as secure messaging, secure voice over IP (VoIP), and digital rights management (DRM). To differentiate their mobile handsets, device manufacturers need to cost-effectively embed security functionality to meet their customer's security requirements while preserving margins in a highly competitive marketplace."

See the rest of the Certicom press release [above]. It would seem the wireless carrier handset manufacturers will soon get the technology they need to secure SMS traffic. I wonder if this technology can be incorporated into one- and two-way paging devices on a cost-effective basis? Note that this technology would seem to also support user-transparent network-based text message security without the overhead and inconvenience that clumsier end-to-end ("first hop"+"second hop") solutions require.

Source: [name on file]


September 16th , 2004
Subject: India Paging
Mr Brad
E-mail : brad@braddye.com

Dear Brad,

Your website and newsletters make amazing reading. I am the Managing Director of two Paging Companies.

Pagelink started operations in 1995 in the cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Calcutta, Ahmedabat, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot. The last 4 cities are in the province of Gujarat in Western India. From a peak subscriber base of 100,000 in 1999 the base is down to 5000 and we are still operational only in Calcutta and Ahmedabad. In the year 2000 we acquired Pagepoint, a Paging Company owned and operated by Motorola. Pagepoint had started operations in 1995 in the cities of Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune. From a peak base of 90,000 in the year 2000 the base is down to 15,000 and we are planning to shut down Mumbai in December.

We still load about 100 Pagers per month with the bulk of these in Bangalore which is the Inofrmation Technology hub of India. Most of the new Pagers loaded are used by Technical Support Companies which are monitoring IT Networks or process as overseas (mostly in USA). In many of these applications an alarm in the network triggers a Paging message sent directly to a Port on our Paging System through dial-up or to an IP address on the web (SMPP Protocol).

We see Paging surviving in the foreseeable future (1 or 2 years down the road) only in Bangalore.

As a country India started Paging in 27 cities in 1995 and grew to a peak of about 0.8 Mn in 1999 with about 3 to 4 operators in each city. By the time licensing restrictions were removed to allow province vide Paging it was too late. Now there is hardly any Paging left in the country besides us. The ratio of Alpha to Numeric was always 80:20 and 75% of the messages were Operator Assisted.

Our 1000 workstations across all locations have been diverted to provide Call Centers for domestic clients. About 75% of our Call Center capacity is serving mobile phone companies for a range of Inbound and Outbound Applications.

Paging died in India due to mobile telephony becoming incredibly cheap. There are about 5 or 6 mobile phone companies (GSM and CDMA) in each province. The average RPU is Rs. 400/- per month (USD 9) and prices of some new phones are below USD 65 and IInd hand GSM phones are available for USD 25.

Warm Regards,

Dr. Deepak Malhotra
Managing Director
Pagepoint Services India (P) Ltd.
M-7 Commercial Complex,
Greater Kailash-II,
New Delhi-110 048
Direct Tele. # : 011-2921 1402
Mobile : 98100-1000-3


Brad,

The lack of visible progress on user-friendly OTA encryption from paging carriers is driving some in the TAS/call center industry who service healthcare accounts to look for more flexible (and responsive) alternatives.

Source: [name on file]

[We are trying to remedy this situation! Finding more potential users would help.]

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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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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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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.
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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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Zetron, Inc.
P.O. Box 97004
Redmond, WA 98073-9704 USA
Tel: 425-820-6363
Fax: 425-820-7031
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Prism Message Gateway Systems
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Your Choice of Options

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  • Voicemail Systems
  • Email and Network Text Messaging Systems
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  • Digital Trunk and Voicemail Concentrators
  • Remote Network Encoders
  • TNPP Network Routers

Popular Choice for Domestic and International

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  • Private Paging Systems
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  • Industrial Paging
  • Energy Companies – Load Management

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  • Designed and Supported by Industry Experts

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Prism Systems International, Inc.
300 Colonial Center Parkway,
Suite 100
Roswell, Georgia 30076 USA
Telephone: 678-353-3366
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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.

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Mr. Zane Lewis
Commtech Wireless USA
6900 Philips Highway, Suite #26-27
Jacksonville, FL, 32216
Phone: 904-281-0073
Fax: 904-281-0074
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Firewall protects your Internet enabled paging system:

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  • ISO 9001 - 2000 certified manufacturing facility.
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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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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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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.

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DX Radio Systems, Inc.
10941 Pendleton Street
Sun Valley, California 91352-1522 USA
Telephone: 818-252-6700
Fax: 818-252-6711
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September 9, 2004
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NEW FIGURES SHOW BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT ACCELERATING IN THE U.S.

FCC Adopts Fourth Report On Broadband Availability

Washington, D.C.—The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted today its fourth report on the availability of advanced telecommunications capability in the United States. Consistent with prior reports, it concludes that the overall goal of section 706 is being met, and that advanced telecommunications capability is being deployed on a reasonable and timely basis to all Americans.

The report demonstrates that the United States is making substantial progress in closing the gaps in access for traditionally underserved areas. Those in rural areas, those with low incomes, and those with disabilities – who stand in particular need of advanced services—are finding advanced services more available.

The report also documents the significant development of new access technologies that has taken place since the issuance of the last report. The report highlights the growth in Wi-Fi Internet access hotspots, WiMax, third-generation mobile phones, personal area networks, satellite technologies, fiber to the home, and broadband over power lines, in addition to more familiar cable modem and DSL services. The report also describes the development of new Internet-based services, such as voice communications over Internet protocol (or VoIP).

The FCC retains its existing definition of advanced telecommunications capability for purposes of this report. The terms “advanced telecommunications capability” and “advanced services” are used to describe services and facilities with an upstream (customer-to-provider) and downstream (provider-to-customer) of 200 kilobits per second (kbps) or greater. The term “high speed” is used to describe services with more than 200 kbps capability in at least one direction.

Summary of Broadband Deployment

  • Subscribership to advanced services providing connections to the Internet at speeds exceeding 200 kbps in both directions has more than tripled since the FCC’s last report, from 5.9 million lines in June 2001 to 20.3 million lines in December 2003.
  • High-speed lines providing connectivity of more than 200 kbps in at least one direction has almost tripled from June 2001 to December 2003, from 9.6 million lines to 28.2 million lines.
  • Cable modem and ADSL service providers provide the vast majority of advanced services lines, with cable representing 75.3 percent, ADSL representing 14.9 percent, and other technologies representing 9.8 percent in December 2003. The relative position of cable and ADSL was 56 percent and 16.8 percent at the time of the last report, in June 2001.
  • Looking more broadly at all high-speed lines, cable modem service represented 58 percent of lines, with ADSL representing 34 percent of lines as of year end 2003.
  • With respect to advanced services lines, in December 2003, there were 18.1 million lines serving residential and small business customers, compared to 4.3 million lines in June 2001. The number of high-speed lines for residential and small business subscribers more than tripled, to 26.0 million in December 2003, from 7.8 million in June 2001.
  • As of December 2003, only 6.8 percent of zip codes in the U.S. reported no high-speed lines, compared to 22.2 percent of zip codes with no reported lines in June 2001. There also has been a steady growth in the percent of zip codes reporting four or more providers of high-speed lines, from 27.5 percent in June 2001 to 46.3 percent in December 2003.

Background

Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 directs both the FCC and the states to encourage deployment of advanced telecommunications capability to all Americans on a reasonable and timely basis, and instructs the FCC to conduct regular inquiries concerning whether such deployment is occurring and to take action to accelerate deployment, if necessary. The FCC previously reported to Congress on the status of advanced telecommunications capability in the United States in February 1999, August 2000, and February 2002. Additionally, the FCC publishes data on advanced and high-speed services twice a year. The FCC is currently considering rule changes that will enable it to gather more information about “next-generation” broadband networks that offer services well in excess of 200 kbps for purposes of future reports. The FCC will continue to monitor the development and deployment of broadband networks to ensure that all Americans have affordable access to them and to the significant advantages they can offer.

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Docket No.: GN 04-54

Action by the Commission, September 9, 2004, Fourth Report, FCC No. 04-208.
Chairman Powell, Commissioners Abernathy and Martin, with Commissioners Copps and Adelstein dissenting. Separate statements issued by Chairman Powell, Commissioners Abernathy, Copps, Martin and Adelstein.

Wireline Competition Bureau Staff Contacts: Gina Spade at 202-418-7105, Regina Brown at 202-418-0792.

Source: FCC News Release (pdf)


FCC Report to Congress

The FCC's Report to the US Congress on their progress in deploying broadband access in the USA is very interesting reading. Readers in other countries may find it somewhat biased towards the US point of view, but please remember that this is one of our government agencies bragging to their superiors in the Congress about their accomplishments. Never-the-less, as pointed out in the news release above, progress is being made. This is especially important for people living in "rural areas, those with low incomes, and those with disabilities." The following information was extracted from this 60-page report. The complete report can be downloaded from the FCC web site by clicking on this link. (pdf)


Broadband Deployment in Other Countries

One tool the help assess the degree to which broadband and is being deployed in the United States on a timely basis is to examine broadband deployment in other countries. There are a number of studies comparing the availability of broadband across countries. For example, among the 30 member countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United States is tied for second in cable modem service and eighteenth in terms of DSL-service

The most comprehensive reports by the OECD and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) focus on penetration (adoption) rates. There are potential lessons to be learned from understanding what drives broadband adoption in other countries, especially those that exhibit comparatively high penetration rates, as increased adoption will drive future and more advanced deployment

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In terms of absolute numbers of broadband subscribers, the united States leads the world (Chart 13). In terms of residential broadband penetration (number of subscribers per 100 people), however, the ITU's 2003 Birth of Broadband Reports ranked the united States eleventh in 2002, as Chart 14 shows. The Republic of Korea (South Korea), Hong Kong, China SAR (Hong Kong), and Canada lead the world in penetration levels, while U.S. subscribership levels are close to those in Japan, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Comparing the U.S. broadband experience with Japan, South Korea, and Canada—three countries which have achieved high subscribership levels—is particularly interesting. Chart 15 shows each country's level of broadband penetration during the past few years. Among the factors that may contribute to the levels of subscribership in each country are population density, per capita income, government support, and competition.

In some cases, higher population density appears to support more rapid deployment and purchase of broadband services because more people live closer to exchanges upgraded for DSL service and more live in apartment buildings with easily upgraded networks. As shown in Chart 16, Japan and South Korea both exhibit high population density. While much of Canada's population is densely clustered along its southern border, its average population density is lower than the United States, while its broadband subscribership rate is higher. This suggests that population density alone may not explain broadband subscribership rates.

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Source: FCC's Report to Congress

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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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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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Emerging Broadband Networks: The Case for WiMAX

By Scott G. Richardson
General Manager, Broadband Wireless Division
Intel Corporation

Broadband wireless will revolutionize people's lives by enabling a high-speed connection directly to the information they need, whenever and wherever they need it. Broadband data services, such as delivery of rich Internet Protocol and media content, are an increasingly important component of the services and revenue of network operators, who want to expand the reach of their broadband data networks without expensive construction and infrastructure costs. High-speed broadband wireless data overlays to voice network are just emerging, as service providers respond to these consumer and enterprise demands for rich media, mobile applications and services.

Intel is and will continue to be a key player in this broadband wireless wave, offering silicon products, platform solutions and helping to drive and develop the industry ecosystem. Intel believes multiple wireless technologies will coexist, working synergistically where the user will be "best connected" with the technology most suited to network conditions and desired services. This issue of Intel Technology Journal (ITJ) delves deeply into one of these key wireless technologies—WiMAX.

WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) is poised to become a key technical underpinning of fixed, portable and mobile data networks. WiMAX is an implementation of the emerging IEEE 802.16 standard that uses Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) for optimization of wireless data services. OFDM technology uses "sub-carrier optimization," assigning small sub-carriers (kHz) to users based on radio frequency conditions. This enhanced spectral efficiency is a great benefit to OFDM networks and makes them very well suited to high-speed data connections for both fixed and mobile users. Systems based on the emerging IEEE 802.16 standards are the only standardized OFDM-based Wireless Wide Area Networks (WWAN) infrastructure platforms today.

Service providers will operate WiMAX on licensed and unlicensed frequencies. The technology enables long distance wireless connections with speeds up to 75 megabits per second. (However, network planning assumes a WiMAX base station installation will cover the same area as cellular base stations do today.) Wireless WANs based on WiMAX technology cover a much greater distance than Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN), connecting buildings to one another over a broad geographic area. WiMAX can be used for a number of applications, including "last mile" broadband connections, hotspot and cellular backhaul, and high-speed enterprise connectivity for businesses.

Intel sees WiMAX deploying in three phases: the first phase of WiMAX technology (based on IEEE 802.16-2004) will provide fixed wireless connections via outdoor antennas in the first half of 2005. Outdoor fixed wireless can be used for high-throughput enterprise connections (T1/E1 class services), hotspot and cellular network backhaul, and premium residential services.

In the second half of 2005, WiMAX will be available for indoor installation, with smaller antennas similar to 802.11-based WLAN access points today. In this fixed indoor model, WiMAX will be available for use in wide consumer residential broadband deployments, as these devices become "user installable," lowering installation costs for carriers.

By 2006, technology based on the IEEE 802.16e standards will be integrated into portable computers to support movement between WiMAX service areas. This allows for portable and mobile applications and services. In the future, WiMAX capabilities will even be integrated into mobile handsets.

Source: Intel

Intel Technology Journal This is required reading for anyone wanting to stay up-to-date on the latest in Wireless Data.


UT Dallas' controversial move raises WiFi regulatory issues

The University of Texas at Dallas has initiated a policy which forbids students from setting up their own WiFi networks. University authorities say that the many independent student-installed networks have been causing problems for students and faculty trying to connect to the university-provided wireless network. The UT Dallas move raises intriguing legal and regulatory issues. On its face, this is a case of a private organization attempting to regulate the airwaves—a right strictly reserved for the FCC. Not surprisingly, an association of university telecom administrators has already asked the FCC to clarify whether universities can ban WiFi networks.

The FCC told the Association of College and University Telecommunications Administrators that schools could prohibit students living in campus housing from building wireless networks, but that if the school leased residential property in which to house students, then the school could not restrict the use of wireless networks on the leased property. In other words, the right of colleges to prohibit students from using their own wireless networks depends on who owns the building in which the students live. The problem for UT Dallas is that it tried to impose its wireless networking prohibition on students who live in buildings located on university land, but which are owned and operated by a property management company. Lawyers are now looking at the issue.

Source: The 802.11 Report

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