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MONDAY - NOVEMBER 1, 2004 - ISSUE NO. 137

Dear friends of Wireless Messaging and Paging,

As it turned out, I can't go to the Metrocall shareholder's meeting on November 8th. I found out that in order to attend you need to be a shareholder. It is not open to the public or the press. However, I am very happy to report that things worked out so I can attend the AAPC conference in Phoenix this week, Answering the Challenges of Today and Tomorrow. That is why this week's issue is coming out so early.

I will be away from my desk from Wednesday through Saturday. In next week's issue I hope to have some photos and a report on the AAPC conference. For details on this event you can download their "pdf" brochure. For this week, there are some hot topics about the pending merger of Arch and Metrocall. Important facts came out last Friday.

Here is my understanding of the latest on the merger. Evidently the merger agreement between Arch and Metrocall says that a stockholder with more than 8% of Metrocall’s Common Stock can “seek appraisal” or “demand appraisal” of their shares in the Delaware courts.

Scion Capital, LLC managed by Michael Burry, MD (a neurologist from Stanford and Vanderbilt who left his medical career to become a private portfolio manager) recently acquired an additional 22,000 shares of Metrocall Common Stock (on 10/28/04). This put them just over the required 8% ownership. At current market value, their block of shares is worth over $30 million. They have spent $5,842,496 acquiring additional shares since 5/28/04.

On Friday (10/29/04) as reported in an amendment to their SEC Schedule 13D filing, Scion Capital initiated action to “demand appraisal” of their shares. So they have elected to have the Delaware courts set a fair price using “dissenters rights.” Depending on the outcome of the appraisal, Metrocall stockholders could end up getting more shares of stock or more valuation per share of what they already have. This could increase the cost of closing the deal significantly and cause a re-negotiation of the whole merger agreement. Apparently if the conditions of the agreement substantially change, either party could abandon the proposed merger instead of entering into re-negotiation. I don't claim to understand this whole process, but I am told that it could potentially stop the merger—so that makes it very important news for those of us following these events. More on this follows below, including a copy of the letter from Scion Capital to Metrocall Wireless.

Don't miss the newsletter's first comic strip: The Fable of the Farmer's Son with an MBA.

Now on to the Wireless Messaging news and views.

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Metrocall Holdings, Inc. Announces Receipt of Notices from Stockholders Purporting to Exercise Appraisal Rights

October 29, 2004 06:26 PM US Eastern Timezone

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Oct. 29, 2004—Metrocall Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MTOH) today announced that Metrocall stockholders claiming to hold in the aggregate approximately 8.7% of the fully-diluted common stock of Metrocall have delivered to Metrocall written notice of their intent to exercise their right under Delaware law to seek appraisal of their shares of Metrocall common stock in connection with the proposed merger of Metrocall and Arch Wireless, Inc. The exercise by holders of more than 8% of the fully-diluted common stock of Metrocall of their appraisal rights, if valid and not withdrawn, would constitute a failure of one of the conditions to the merger. Under the merger agreement, Metrocall and Arch may jointly waive this condition with the approval of their respective boards of directors. Neither the Metrocall nor the Arch board has made any determination at this time as to whether or not to waive this condition. The financing commitment for the cash election portion of the merger consideration payable to Metrocall stockholders is also conditioned on the 8% threshold not being met and would require a waiver for the financing to be available. Subject to discussion with its board and the Arch board on this issue, Metrocall intends to proceed with the special stockholder meeting scheduled for November 8, 2004 to consider the merger.

If Metrocall and Arch waive this condition and the merger is completed, any Metrocall stockholder who validly exercises appraisal rights will not be entitled to participate in the $150 million cash election to be paid to Metrocall stockholders in the merger with respect to the shares for which they validly exercised their right to seek appraisal, unless such exercise is withdrawn prior to 5:00 p.m. EST on November 5, 2004, the deadline for Metrocall stockholders to make cash elections. Instead, any such stockholder who exercises appraisal rights and complies with the requirements of Delaware law would receive the appraised value of their shares as determined by the Delaware Court of Chancery following a hearing on a petition filed by such stockholder. In the event that any such stockholder does not do so, such stockholder would receive the common stock of USA Mobility, the parent company of Metrocall and Arch following consummation of the merger, as provided in the merger agreement, but would have waived its right to participate in the $150 million cash election.

About Metrocall Holdings
Metrocall Holdings, 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. For more information on Metrocall please visit our Web site and online store at www.metrocall.com or call 800-800-2337.

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

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Alexandria, Virginia
Brett Mankey, 703-660-6677 x6231

Source: Business Wire


Arch Wireless 3Q Profit Rises 9 Percent

10.28.2004, 07:11 PM

Arch Wireless Inc., a provider of paging and wireless e-mail services, said Thursday that third-quarter profit rose 9 percent—thanks to cost-saving measures—despite a drop in revenue. The company earned $6.7 million, or 34 cents per share, up from $6.2 million, or 31 cents per share, a year ago.

Revenue fell 24 percent to $109.4 million from $143.6 million. The company said it had 3.8 million messaging units in service at the end of the quarter, a drop of 197,000 units. Most of the lost business was in one-way messaging. The company said it expects to close its acquisition of rival Metrocall Holdings Inc. in November. Shares closed earlier up 25 cents, or just under 1 percent, at $29 on the Nasdaq, but lost 8 cents in the extended session.

Source: Forbes


Arch Reports Third Quarter Units In Service

Arch reported a net decline of 197,000 messaging units in service for the quarter ended September 30, 2004 comprised of 191,000 one-way messaging units and 6,000 two-way messaging units. Messaging units in service totaled 3,772,000 at September 30 including 3,247,000 direct units in service and 525,000 indirect units in service.

Source: News Release contained in SEC Form 425


Arch Reports Continued Reduction In Number Of Transmitter Locations

From the Arch 10-Q filing last week:

Lease payments for transmitter locations are largely dependent on our messaging networks. We operate local, regional and nationwide one-way messaging networks and a two-way messaging network. These networks each require locations on which to place transmitters, receivers and antennas. Generally, lease payments are incurred for each transmitter location. Therefore, lease payments for transmitter locations are highly dependent on the number of transmitters, which in turn is dependent on the number of networks. In addition, these expenses generally do not vary directly with the number of subscribers or units in service and are generally fixed in the short term. In order to reduce this expense, we have an active program to consolidate the number of networks and thus transmitter locations, referred to as network rationalization. We have identified frequencies in each geographic region onto which we are migrating customers as network capacity allows. We attempt to migrate customers in a manner which minimizes customer impact; however, in certain circumstances messaging coverage may not entirely replicate that of the network being consolidated, which may result in some customers experiencing differences in coverage patterns or possible disruptions of service. Network rationalization results in consolidated networks, and therefore fewer transmitter locations, which we believe will result in lower operating expenses. Due to the nature of the underlying contractual agreements for our transmitter locations, there can be no assurance that network rationalization will result in immediate, proportionate savings in lease payments.

In 2003, we removed 4,520 transmitters from various networks and plan to remove approximately 1,200 additional transmitters in 2004, including approximately 660 that were removed during the nine months ended September 30, 2004.

Source: Arch 10-Q 10/28/04

READER'S COMMENTS

Hi Brad,

thanks for sending me the newsletter. So many names that I recognize. Especially Alan Carle. He used to be my boss at Glenayre. Such a great guy.

Maria Cavaliere


Outstanding writeup on the proposed AWIN-MTOH merger. Really, really nice. Funny you should mention telemetry. AWIN just reported their third quarter earnings, and revealed that they signed up 2,300 telemetry units during Q3, as well as 4,900 in Q2. While small in the grand scheme, those seem like a big numbers when they hit all at once . . . even if ARPU is lower. Any idea who the customers might be?


Lots of good stuff in this week's newsletter. Keep up the nice work! We were one of the regional carriers contacted by the DOJ (re: Metrocall/Arch merger) on two occasions. Their most recent inquiry centered on the number of paging users in various West coast geographically defined markets. Obviously appears they are attempting to determine market share.

Not sure what they plan to do, but I suspect not much. When was the last time the DOJ put a stop to any merger?? Maybe MCI/Sprint deal, although I recall the European's opposed the merger much more than the DOJ.

Seems the issues include market share, spectrum warehousing, and lack of any competition in many markets. I talked to the same DOJ people who called in the past about the Nextel/Motorola connection and numerous transmitter site mergers (which really killed us). Nothing at all came out of those discussions and I expect the same.

My question is what direction the new Metrocall/Arch company will take. If I were in control, I would do a fast rap up of the few remaining paging companies and become vertically integrated by acquiring the exclusive rights to the one or two quality pager suppliers (they already have a share of a paging switch supplier), and quickly dominate the public and private paging scene in the U.S. This should assure increased cash flow for several years to come until other business opportunities arise. Cash flow rules, and I believe overall P/E ratios will come down in the future to the point where other opportunities not available today will become viable.

You may want to take note that AT&T Wireless has experienced an average 3.5% per month churn over the past two years . . . that's 42% per year! Cingular, meanwhile, has a 2.5% monthly churn, or 30% annually. Not all is rosy in cellularville. I recall reading that four of the top 10 advertisers in the U.S. are cellular companies . . . the cost per customer must be awfully high. Which brings me full circle . . . where was the DOJ and FCC when the LEC's regained control of everything.


Last week I said that opinions on the Arch/Metrocall merger were divided into three camps:

1. It's a good thing
2. It's a bad thing
3. It doesn't matter

Here is a comment on that:


The only correct answer is 3—it doesn't matter. The merged company is doomed from the get go. If you look at the loss of units you posted in last week's report, it shows a decline in actual numbers (not a percentage) that has not changed in two years. There is no reason to think that the merger will change things appreciably.

Having been through more mergers that I even want to think about, the synergies do not happen quickly, easily or at all. The combining of billing systems can take over a year and only adds to the opportunity to lose additional customers. The combining of systems does not happen overnight either. Plus, many of the leases are multi-year in length and you have to pay them for the duration or buy them out. While all of this is happening, you are racing to cut other costs, such as headcount, faster than the loss of revenue.

In the end, the large, publicly traded paging companies will not have the resources to support themselves, their stockholders and the reporting required to remain standing. They are going to wither to nothing whether they merge or not. The private, local paging companies are in a much better position to last. Their overhead is lower, they know their market intimately and they can provide better customer service, AND many have other business lines to help cover costs.

One last comment on the industry as a whole—has anyone sold a truly new paging account in the last year or is success just stealing an account from another carrier. If the answer is we are just stealing accounts, then we all know where the entire industry is headed.


This earnings release reinforces my statements. The rise in earnings came through cost reductions that out paced the drop in revenue. You can get away with this for only so long. It is just like the Foo-Foo bird. The Foo-Foo bird flies in ever decreasing circles until it disappears up its own tailpipe.


By the way, I particularly enjoyed your article about the pending merger. What was conspicuously absent was any comments about their behavior in the marketplace. We primarily compete with Arch and they are introducing rates 30% to 40% lower than what exits. It's unfortunate for the carriers who will continue to operate in these markets, including Metrocall, once they're gone. PageNet did the same thing just prior to their acquisition.

MORE ABOUT THE PENDING ARCH - METROCALL MERGER 

Scion Capital filed (10/29/04) a 13-D form that shows the fund manager, a Dr. Michael Burry, is officially protesting the merger through a process known as appraisal rights through the Delaware Chancery Courts. AWIN-MTOH lists this as one of the risks in the proposed merger. It has the power to de-rail the entire deal. Here is his letter:

Exhibit 99.6

Scion Capital, LLC
20400 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite 840
Cupertino, CA 95014
Tel. (408) 441−3601

Mr. Royce Yudkoff, Chairman of the Board
Metrocall Holdings, Inc.
6677 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22306

October 28, 2004

Dear Mr. Yudkoff,

We have recently been informed that Institutional Shareholder Services (“ISS”), considered the world’s leading independent advisor on proxy issues and corporate governance, has recommended that Metrocall shareholders vote against the proposed merger between Metrocall Holdings and Arch Wireless. Here at Scion Capital, we are rather pleased by this development, although I imagine you do not feel the same.

While I cannot know the logic behind the recommendation of ISS, I would hazard that such logic cannot be too far off from Scion’s, as detailed in my May 3rd and May 28th letters to you.

Under the merger agreement between Metrocall and Arch, if holders of more than 482,400 shares of Metrocall common stock properly demand appraisal of their shares under Section 262 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, either Metrocall or Arch could abandon the merger. Funds managed by Scion Capital hold more than 484,000 shares. By separate letters being sent to Metrocall, we are providing notices of our demand for appraisal and thereby perfecting our appraisal rights under Delaware law.

I suggest that you follow the advice of ISS and negotiate a better deal for Metrocall shareholders. Under the condition that I receive no information that is non−public, I would be happy to meet with you to discuss acceptable terms.

Sincerely,

/s/ Michael J. Burry
Michael J. Burry
Managing Member
Scion Capital, LLC

CC: Vincent D. Kelly
Eugene I. Davis
Nicholas A. Gallopo
David J. Leonard
Brian O’Reilly
Steven D. Scheiwe
George Z. Moratis
Stan Sech
William E. Redmond, Jr.
Richard A. Rubin
Samme L. Thompson
James V. Continenza
Eric Gold
Carroll D. McHenry
Matthew Oristano
J. Roy Pottle
C. Edward Baker, Jr.
David Abrams

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THE FABLE OF THE FARMER'S SON WITH AN MBA

A basic lesson that they evidentially don't teach in business school.

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farmerA certain farmer had a very bright son so he sent him to the state university to study. The son did well in school and when he finished his undergraduate studies his father sent him on to graduate school to study business management.farmWhen the son graduated with an MBA, his father gave him a portion of the farm . . . horse. . . and a horse so that he could start his own farming business.
farmer's sonThe son told his father not to worry, with the business management skills he had acquired at the university, he would have his part of the farm making big money in no time at all. With his new laptop computer and a business-modeling spreadsheet from graduate school he analyzed his expenses and projected his income from the harvest. Using a business plan that he developed, he borrowed money from a bank and built a luxurious new home.hay stackAlthough the horse was working hard, the fields were getting plowed, the crops planted, and the financial forecast looked good, the son noticed that the cost of hay for the horse to eat was a significant operating expense.profit lossThe cost of this food for the horse was causing the projected profits to drop on the spreadsheet. So the son decided to reduce the amount of food that he was giving to the horse to improve efficiency. It worked.
profit gainThe business forecast looked better, and for a while the horse still worked very hard. Production was up and costs were down. The local banker was impressed and loaned the son more money. (They had been fraternity brothers at the university.) The son bought a nice fishing boat with the money.greedEach time the son cut back on the horse's food the profitability of the farm increased—but eventually the horse died. The son declared bankruptcy. The bank foreclosed on all the son's and the father's property. The father moved to Florida and now lives in a house trailer. The son became an alcoholic and now sleeps under a bridge somewhere. These are the natural results of greed and naiveté.

What is the moral of the story?

dead horseThe horse represents the Paging-system infrastructure. The number and placement of Paging transmitter locations or "towers" as some people call them, determine the geographic coverage of the Paging company's radio signal. The rental of these places where transmitters, receivers and antennas are installed also represents a significant portion of the Paging company's operating expense.

antenna siteThese MBA-managed Paging companies are now eliminating many thousands of transmitter sites to reduce their operating expenses and to improve their profitability. The price of their stock is going up. sad customerA customer outside the coverage area of a transmitter site who misses an important message, from then on will always use a cellphone instead of a pager. They will switch and never come back. The main advantage that Paging had over cellphones was better coverage.

got the idea?Get it? Do you see what's happening?

The farmer's son didn't see it and neither do these big Paging companies.

A story similar to this one was told to me by Daniel Crocker about 14 years ago.
Naiveté is a French word that you can use to call someone stupid. It sounds more polite.

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Space Data Corporation invites the AAPC to an Open House and Cocktail Reception

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Space Data extends an invitation for you to join them during your visit to Phoenix for an Open House and Cocktail Reception at Space Data’s headquarters in Chandler. Visitors will be welcome to visit the Space Data facilities on Wednesday, November 3rd. Activities include:

  • A tour of the Operations Center to see the SkySite Network technology in action.
  • A discussion of how to offer unmatched messaging coverage to your customer base.
  • A presentation and discussion of ways that you can leverage the SkySite Network to bring new data services and revenue to your customers at affordable prices.

Tour hours are 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. with van service picking up attendees at the hotel at 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. A Cocktail Reception will follow immediately after each tour, with shuttle service back to the hotel immediately following.

We look forward to meeting you in Chandler.

Address
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460 S. Benson Lane, Suite 12
Chandler, AZ 85224

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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. ()

USED-FUNCTIONAL MOTORLA AND GLENAYRE RADIO PAGING EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE FOR SALE
     
  MOTOROLA  
 1125 Nucleus Paging Transmitter$2,500.00 
 2Advanced Simulcast Controller (ASC)$4,000.00 
 3Data Splitter$200.00 
 4Monitor Receiver$600.00 
 5UHF Link Transmitter$1,500.00 
 6Unipage Paging Control Terminal (Model 15) configured for Multiframe with 68040 CPU and following cards/Modules:
  • Memory Card
  • Channel Processor Card
  • Alarm control Module
  • Fast load card
  • Group processor card
  • Extra card for repeat paging
  • Voice Prompt Card
  • Tandem Link Card
  • Group Modem card
  • Channels interface card
  • TNPP card
$15,000.00 
 7Trunk Frame with Z280 CPU and Message Manager Complete$ 11,000.00 
 8Spare Cards e.g. Memory Card, TNPP Card, 68040 CPU, Z280 ATC Card, TK2 Card with R2MFC daughter board, OTK, TLUNI etc.$1,200.00
(each)
 
 9Link Receiver$500.00 
     
  GLENAYRE  
 1GL 3000 ES COMPLETE$6,500.00 
 2Network Management System (Hardware & Software)$2,600.00 
 3UHF Link Transmitter Model GL 5351 (40W) with Hot Standby$8,500.00 
 4Paging Transmitter Model GLT8411$3,000.00 
 5C2000 Transmitter controller$1,400.00 
 6GPS KIT$320.00 
 7Combiner Unit 350W (Two Port)$2,450.00 
 8Link controller complete set$1,500.00 
 9Link Receiver$500.00 

To inquire about this equipment, please send me (Brad Dye) an e-mail and I will put you in touch with the seller.

Update: The Glenayre is a FLEX System with 12 Transmitters in the Frequency Band 150-174 Mhz (166.2375 MHz). There are 4 Motorola Systems, all POCSAG, in the Frequency Band 150-174 Mhz, with about 25 Transmitters (166.3625 MHz).

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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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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

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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888-645-7545
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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
E-mail: leanne@harksystems.com
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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 500
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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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Concepts, Inc.

Since 1979

RTS Wireless ADVX System
Support and Enhancements

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

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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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When Wireless Networks Merge

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Now that Cingular has taken over AT&T Wireless, ads will feature brand elements of both companies, like AT&T's five bars logo.

Published: October 28, 2004

After an intense marketing blitz beginning tonight, anyone left unaware that Cingular Wireless is acquiring and absorbing AT&T Wireless may have been too busy talking on the phone to pay attention. Now that its $41 billion takeover of AT&T Wireless has been approved by regulators and completed, Cingular, based in Atlanta, will spend hundreds of millions of dollars in coming weeks on its campaign. The company's goal is to reassure its own 25.7 million customers, to welcome the 21.9 million customers of AT&T Wireless and to woo the tens of millions of customers of competitors like Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless.

The campaign, by the Atlanta and New York offices of BBDO Worldwide, part of the Omnicom Group, seeks to be omnipresent, appearing on television and radio, in newspapers and magazines and online as well as at 2,700 company-owned retail stores, in direct mail and even on handsets and billing statements. Although the deal makes Cingular the nation's largest cellphone company, surpassing Verizon Wireless, the campaign, big as it is, faces a daunting challenge. It may be difficult to convince cellphone users that the combination is an attractive one because AT&T Wireless has a reputation for erratic service and Cingular has not been a completely national service provider.

Indeed, in a semi-annual ranking of brand loyalty released this week by Brand Keys, a New York consultant, AT&T Wireless ranked 143rd out of 203 marketers, down from No. 99, while Cingular, owned by the BellSouth Corporation and SBC Communications, ranked No. 104, a marginal improvement from 107th. By contrast, Verizon Wireless, owned by Verizon Communications and the Vodafone Group, was No. 34 in the Brand Keys ranking, up from 37th; T-Mobile USA, part of Deutsche Telekom, jumped to No. 38 from 76th; and Sprint PCS Wireless, owned by the Sprint Corporation, was 52nd, up from No. 60.

"Cingular has been an underdeveloped brand that kind of didn't stand for anything," said Robert Passikoff, president of Brand Keys, "and AT&T Wireless's service has been reported back to us as substandard." "Mergers are the merging of customer values," he added, "so it will be interesting to see what happens." While Cingular will continue operating under its own brand name, the campaign adopts some elements of the recent advertising for AT&T Wireless created by Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide in New York, part of the WPP Group, most notably a graphic device of five signal bars gauging the strength of cellphone reception.

The bars are the basis of a new ad theme for Cingular, replacing "Cingular fits you best," which BBDO introduced early last year. The new theme, "Cingular. Raising the bar," will appear alongside a Cingular logo that is being switched to the AT&T Wireless color, blue, from the Cingular color, orange. Since the Cingular brand symbol, a blob shaped like a jack, remains orange, the combination of the two colors will undoubtedly evoke comparisons to the New York Mets. Hopefully, the results will be more effective, said Mark Lefar, chief marketing officer of Cingular, who described himself as a Mets fan growing up. More seriously, Mr. Lefar, who offered a preview of the campaign in an interview last week, acknowledged the risks ahead.

"The combination is fraught with potential land mines," Mr. Lefar said. "AT&T Wireless customers didn't vote to be acquired by us. It's always about 'what have you done for me lately?'" "My rallying cry is that we have to communicate tangible benefits to customers today," he added. "If it's about chest-beating, nobody cares." As a result, the introductory aspects of the campaign are focused on "giving specific reasons why we believe our sales and service have improved," Mr. Lefar said, as summarized by a new term, "Allover," meant to convey that, in his words, the new Cingular operates "the largest digital voice and data network in America."

"We have to neutralize Verizon's perceived superiority in network quality," Mr. Lefar said. "You can't be viewed as anything but parity or better." As for the perceptions of subpar performance by AT&T Wireless, "we've got to fix that," he said, because "as the new leader, we have a new responsibility to deliver." In print ads, to start appearing tomorrow in national newspapers, Cingular says that joining forces with AT&T Wireless will mean "more coverage, more reliability and the promise to improve wireless every day."

A 22-page print ad will be sent to 35 million customers of AT&T Wireless and Cingular, in the form of a magazine custom-published for Cingular by the Time Inc. division of Time Warner. A television commercial that begins running tonight celebrates the deal by showing the pitchers Roger Clemens and Randy Johnson sharing a mound at a ballpark. "What if two of the biggest players in the game became one?" asks the announcer, the actor Stanley Tucci. Special effects fuse Mr. Clemens, nicknamed the Rocket, and Mr. Johnson, known as Big Unit, into a single superhurler wearing a T-shirt with "Rocket Unit" stitched across the back.

The Clemens/Johnson amalgam, resembling a taller, thinner version of Mr. Clemens with facial hair, tosses a ball far and hard enough to smash through the stadium's seats. "This is hair by hair," Charlie Miesmer, vice chairman and senior executive creative director of the BBDO New York office, said of the process of creating the Rocket Unit pitcher through computer-generated imagery. "We were at Charlex the last half of August and the first half of September," he added, referring to the production company.

In another commercial, as the song "The Weight" by the Band plays on the soundtrack, a Cingular customer sends text messages as he takes a road trip from Chicago to San Francisco. The spot ends with the AT&T Wireless blue globe morphing into the orange dot atop the Cingular jack symbol. The signal bars will be brought to life in the commercials, print ads, billboards and store signs, some carrying the headline "More bars in more places." There will be images of five objects lined up in a row from shortest to tallest: skyscrapers, trees, houses, highway signs, piles of tires at a service station, stacks of coffee cups at a diner.

"We love the metaphor," Mr. Miesmer said. Some elements of the campaign are playful, like direct mail sent to customers of both companies, designed to look like a wedding invitation, which asks them "to share in the joy of our coming together." "No R.S.V.P. necessary," the mock invitation continues. "You're already part of the family. See how this union will benefit you at www.newcingular.com." And it concludes: "Reception to follow immediately."

Source: The New York Times

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CONTACT
TGA Technologies, Inc.
100 Pinnacle Way, Suite 140
Norcross, Georgia 30071 USA
Tel: +1 770-441-2100
Fax: +1 770-449-7740
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outrnet custom apps If you see someone in the field (like salespeople, technicians, and delivery people) using paper forms, their company could probably save a pile of money, and get much better timeliness, accuracy and efficiency, by using converting to Outr.Net's Wireless Forms. Custom applications for as little as $995, delivered in just a few days.Outr.Net has a web page on Wireless Forms for Timeports at: http://www.outr.net/overnight_pw.htm left arrow Their latest newsletter is: "Business Development in Mobile Data" left arrow

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GTES Corporate
Russ Allen
2736 Stein Hill Lane
Custer, WA 98240
Tel: 360-366-3888
Cel: 360-820-3888
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GTES Sales
Brooks Marsden
340 Bethany Bend
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Tel: 770-754-1666
Cell: 404-518-6632
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GTES is the only Glenayre authorized software support provider in the paging industry. With over 200 years of combined experience in Glenayre hardware and software support, GTES offers the industry the most professional support and engineering development staff available.


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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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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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WIRELESS DATA NEWS

Intel, Clearwire Pair For WiMAX

October 26, 2004

Intel scratches Craig McCaw's back, while his Clearwire scratches Intel's. In exchange for a 'significant' investment by Intel Capital, Clearwire has agreed to use Intel silicon products in its deployment of WiMAX networks.

As part of the deal, the companies have agreed to jointly develop WiMAX-based solutions. The companies announced their engineers have been working together since last summer to develop, test and deploy WiMAX base stations and customer premise equipment.

Intel is a big supporter of WiMAX, the popular name for the IEEE 802.16 set of protocols. The chipmaker believes the metropolitan area wireless networking technology could surpass cable and DSL for connectivity. WiMAX equipment is expected to have a 30-mile range and optimum data rates of 70 Mbps.

'Craig and his team have helped shape the communications industry over the past two decades. Their vision, energy and leadership will help us achieve the promise that WiMAX technology offers,' Intel Communications Group Executive Vice President Sean Maloney said in a statement. McCaw, a wireless industry entrepreneur, made a fortune in 1994 selling McCaw Communications to AT&T Corp. for $11.5 billion. He has since invested in Nextel Communications and founded several telecom companies, including Teledesic, XO Communications and most recently, Clearwire.

This deal with Clearwire is one of several Intel has forged over the last several months in hopes of propelling the fixed wireless technology. This summer, the company announced it was teaming with Alvarion to launch a WiMAX network in Latin America, as well as with Proxim to deliver WiMAX products, including base station and subscriber unit access points.

Source: Wireless Week

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