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FRIDAY - AUGUST 20, 2004 - ISSUE NO. 126

Dear friends of Wireless Messaging and Paging,

 

I am deeply saddened to report that Bill Clody, a dear friend and esteemed colleague in the Paging business, passed away last week. I worked with Bill in the 80's at BBL Industries in the Atlanta area. Bill had a heart of gold and was loved and respected by all who knew him. His obituary follows.

I must have received over a dozen messages telling me about the Citygear CTF-175 Pager by Cybertree. About half of them pointed out that it was being advertised on my own web site. The ad was two years old, and I have since removed it. This reminds me of the joke about getting old:

"When you get old, you lose two things. The first thing to go is your memory . . . and I forgot what the other one is."

By the way, the next time you talk to one of our advertisers, please mention that you saw their ad in the newsletter.

Now for the big new this week: AT&T Wireless (soon to merge with Cingular) is getting into the Paging Business. Not just a little bit! This looks like a major offensive. Take a look at their information about "enterprise paging" in the following wireless news section.

This news came in thanks to Brian Gilmore and Aaron Osgood. See Brian's comments below in the READER'S COMMENTS section.

Now on to the Wireless Messaging news and views.

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AT&T Wireless Gets Into Paging

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AT&T Wireless Enterprise Paging allows your organization to use your existing compatible enterprise paging application to send pages over the AT&T Wireless network to the compatible wireless handheld devices mobile workers already carry. AT&T Wireless is pleased to be the first carrier to introduce this convenient feature as an affordable alternative to current paging services.

With AT&T Wireless Enterprise Paging, mobile workers can receive regular or automated pages in the form of text messages on text-messaging-capable mobile phones, PDAs and wireless devices they currently carry, such as: BlackBerry®, palmOne™, PocketPC or other handheld devices that support text messaging.

The AT&T Wireless Enterprise Paging Gateway is designed for enterprise-grade reliability and performance to help ensure that your organization's mission-critical pages will get through.

Easy To Set-Up, Use and Maintain
Simply change the paging operator address to AT&T Wireless Services. AT&T Wireless Enterprise Paging supports the following standard paging protocols:

  • TAP
  • SMTP
  • SNPP
  • WCTP

One Device, One Invoice, One Provider
If your organization already has AT&T Wireless service, adding the AT&T Wireless Enterprise Paging feature to existing voice or data plans is a natural choice. Rather than paying a separate provider for paging services, Enterprise Paging charges will appear on your current AT&T Wireless invoice.

Receive unlimited pages for one flat rate of just $9.99 a month per end-user. That means no overage charges. Replies and messages that originate from end-users' devices are charged at the standard, applicable text-messaging rates.

Flexible Implementation Options
AT&T Wireless offers two easy ways to sign-up for Enterprise Paging service: bulk provisioning for large-scale deployments or through our self-provisioning Web site for individual end-users.

Our bulk provision process allows easy set-up of your end users. Our self-provisioning website allows individual end users to sign up for the service independently. It also allows you to personally evaluate the benefits of this feature before adding it to your end users' accounts using the bulk provisioning method.

Source: AT&T Wireless


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Bill Clody, organized Suwanee swim team

Bill Clody inspired hundreds of young Suwanee swimmers.

In 1993, he founded the summer swim program for his Richland subdivision, and he was president until his death. The community program, for boys and girls ages 3 to 18, fed into the Gwinnett County Swim League, where Mr. Clody was a vice president. Under Mr. Clody's leadership, annual participation in the Richland Waves team grew to more than 100 young people.

Richland Waves swim team founder Bill Clody is shown at a swim meet at Georgia Tech in July 1999. Mr. Clody was also a vice president of the Gwinnett County Swim League.

"Bill was always looking out for the best interests of the children; he wanted to see them succeed," said Angie Johnson of Scottsdale, Ariz., a former resident of the Richland community.

"He was very encouraging to them," Mrs. Johnson added. "He felt that if the children had one area in which they could excel, they would do well in life. Several swimmers on his team won state competitions. Several went to college on swimming scholarships, including my son Chris. Bill was extremely dedicated and had a real impact on the children's lives." "Bill bragged on those kids like they were his own," recalled Meg Rooney of Lilburn, the treasurer of the Gwinnett County Swim League. "They brought him a lot of joy."

William F. Clody, 60, of Suwanee died Thursday of a heart attack at WellStar Kennestone Hospital. The funeral is at 1:30 p.m. today at Wages and Sons Funeral Home, Gwinnett Chapel, Lawrenceville. Soon after graduating from North Carolina State University in 1975 with a business degree, Mr. Clody moved to Atlanta, where he found work in the computer industry.

"He was a computer whiz," said his son, Andrew Clody of Kennesaw. "He was in the forefront of computer engineering, involved with telecommunications companies, paging systems, cellular phones, things like that." "Bill was amazing," said his brother-in-law, Dr. Kenneth Carroll of Norcross. "He built his own computers, and if someone was having computer trouble, he could fix it. There was a time when we were getting pornographic pop-ups, and Bill solved the problem over the phone."

Fascinated by genealogy, Mr. Clody managed the Walker County section of the online GAGenWeb Project, part of the USGenWeb Project. "He traveled to Tennessee and North Carolina and compiled quite a family tree, going back some 200 years," Dr. Carroll said.

Mr. Clody also built his own model trains and helped his son Andrew refurbish a classic Ford Mustang, Dr. Carroll said. "He was a well-rounded person, up to date on everything, even medicine. He knew how to smooth things over and please people. He would listen quietly to a conversation, then could summarize everything that was said and tell you what you should do. Bill was a big man, but gentle as he could be, a gentle bear." His wife, Emily Clody, died in 2002. Survivors include two other sons, Patrick Clody of Suwanee and Michael Clody of Raleigh.

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution [free registration required]


Sprint Picks BlackBerry For Business

August 16, 2004

Sprint is gearing up to begin offering Research In Motion's BlackBerry e-mail platform to its business customers. The platform will launch on select devices later this year, Sprint says.

The carrier selected the wireless e-mail platform, in part, because its BlackBerry Enterprise Server software integrates with Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino. RIM has said support for Novell GroupWise is expected sometime this year, as well.

Sprint's vice president of enterprise marketing, Tim Donahue, believes the addition of the BlackBerry platform will enable Sprint to provide an "attractive wireless offering" that will enable it to better serve its enterprise customers, including government, financial and legal services.

The carrier has not yet announced an official availability date, and as such has held off on releasing pricing information.

At the end of June, RIM posted fiscal first-quarter revenue of $269.6 million, up 28 percent from $210.6 million in the fourth quarter. During the quarter, the number of BlackBerry subscribers increased by roughly 270,000 from the previous quarter to bring the total number of customers to about 1.34 million.

Source: Wireless Week


Cingular set for early clearance

Fri Aug 13, 6:00 AM ET

Cingular Wireless LLC is expected to win government clearance for its $41 billion acquisition of AT&T Wireless Services Inc. within the next two months, which is much faster than investors initially expected. Sources said the Justice Department (news - web sites) investigation into the deal is in its final stages and should be wrapped up by Sept. 25. The Federal Communication Commission would then conclude its probe in October. Cingular had predicted clearance late in the fourth quarter, and many analysts expected it to occur in 2005. "Our investigation is ongoing, and I won't comment on the timetable," a Justice Department spokeswoman said. Officials for Cingular did not return a call for comment.

One source involved in the transaction said the government will not require Cingular to divest significant wireless spectrum assets, though it appears the company will be required to make some targeted sales in narrow geographic markets. Most of these are rural areas where the companies are not fully utilizing the spectrum. Regardless, the required divestitures will not come close to giving Cingular the right to back out of the deal. The merger agreement requires the company to sell spectrum and customers worth up to $8.25 billion. That equates to dumping 10 million of the 22 million AT&T Wireless customers that Cingular is gaining in the transaction.

Sources said Cingular has been working overtime to secure government acceptance of the merger prior to the November elections. Cingular fears that a change in presidential administrations could significantly delay the deal, since a new assistant attorney general and FCC (news - web sites) chairman would require time to get up to speed on the transaction. "The thinking of the parties is to get this done before the election," one of the sources said. "This sets the tone for what is happening." Cingular's confidence in winning government approval for the deal only grew Wednesday when the Justice Department asked a federal judge to amend the 2000 consent decree that gave BellSouth Corp. and SBC Communications Inc. permission to create the wireless carrier. That 2000 decree required Cingular to divest spectrum in California and Indiana. It also barred the company from ever repurchasing the spectrum, which was bought by AT&T Wireless.

The Justice Department told the court that it saw no reason to keep that repurchase restriction in place because the market has changed dramatically in four years. It said there are more wireless carriers now offering service in Los Angeles and Indianapolis, many of which use newer spectrum. In a statement Assistant Attorney General R. Hewitt Pate warned that the government's motion does not mean that the antitrust division will clear Cingular-AT&T Wireless.

Yet sources said much of the analysis in the order indicates that the Justice Department is analyzing the markets in a way that favors the companies. For instance, it notes that the combined Cingular-AT&T Wireless would have at least 20% less market share if they merged than BellSouth and SBC had in Los Angeles and Indianapolis prior to the creation of Cingular.

The sources said it was significant that the government did not expand the scope of its analysis to include wireline systems owned by BellSouth or SBC. Not only would combining wireline and wireless carriers in a single market make modifying the 2000 order impossible, it also would have increased the amount of spectrum Cingular would have to divest to buy AT&T Wireless. "The Justice Department really tipped their hand," one investor said. "This does say something about how they will look at the deal." Atlanta-based Cingular agreed in February to acquire Redmond, Wash.-based AT&T Wireless for $15 in cash per share.

Source: Yahoo! News


MetroPCS withdraws IPO

Aug. 13, 2004 1:02 PM EST

Following a previously announced delay in its planned initial public offering due to accounting issues, regional wireless operator MetroPCS Communications Inc. has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to withdraw the IPO that was expected to commence during the third quarter.

The IPO registration was originally filed March 23 but was amended numerous times before MetroPCS announced late last month that it was delaying the offering so the company could review certain accounting issues that the carrier reported late last week, including an $845,000 understatement of revenues and $503,000 in net income for the first quarter of this year.

MetroPCS is not new to financial uncertainty as its previous incarnation as General Wireless Inc. was one of the first companies to file for bankruptcy protection following its participation in the Federal Communications Commission’s initial auction of PCS licenses. GWI eventually emerged from bankruptcy protection having reduced its debt to the FCC from more than $1 billion to $166 million.

Source: RCR Wireless News


Mounties Probe Nortel

August 17, 2004

Canadian authorities will begin a criminal investigation into financial accounting woes at Nortel Networks , the company said today. "These matters have been the subject of an ongoing review by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police," the Toronto company said in a statement. "Nortel Networks will continue to cooperate fully with the RCMP in connection with the investigation."

Accounting problems having been dogging the company for months. In April, Nortel's board of directors fired president and CEO Frank Dunn over questions about its books. They also dismissed CFO Douglas Beatty and controller Michael Gollogly, both of whom had been on month-long paid leaves.

Asked if authorities are focusing their investigation on former Nortel executives or if the scope is broader, Nortel spokeswoman Tina Warren said the "RCMP has not provided details about their timeline or the nature of their investigation." In addition to the criminal probe in Canada, the U.S. Attorney's Office's investigation of the company's accounting is ongoing, and the company faces class-action lawsuits from investors.

In related news, Nortel said it will release preliminary financial results for the first half of the year. It previously delayed earnings reports while an audit team pored over past results. In the midst of all this distraction, Nortel has notched some lucrative contracts. Just last week it confirmed that it has received a letter-of-intent from a state-owned telecom in India.

Under that contract, Nortel will supply equipment to expand the carrier's GSM (define) network in the eastern and southern sections of the South Asian country. Closer to home, Nortel has seen increased demand for softswitches (define), which allow service providers to offer Voice over IP (define) and other services. It recently expanded a deal with cable operator Charter Communications to provide softswitch equipment.

Source: InternetNews.com


Global Cellular Data Forecasts (2004 - 2009)

Author: Phil Taylor
Report Type: Viewpoint
Published: 08/04
Pages: 32

Summary
Overall, we have trended our outlook upwards since our last forecast. This is due to multiple factors, but principally the faster than expected penetration of rich feature sets into devices and growing evidence from various markets that demand is being converted into usage. Despite this however, we expect lowly text messaging via SMS to remain the dominant global application over the time frame of our forecast, generating 26% of all data service revenues in 2009. Overall, we anticipate that global revenues from mobile data will grow from around $61 Billion this year to just over $189 Billion in 2009. Outside P2P messaging applications, we believe that revenues from sales of mobile data products will increase from over $20 Billion this year to almost $99 Billion in 2009, a CAGR of 37.4%.

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READER'S COMMENTS

From: Brian Gilmore <brian gilmore's e-mail address>
Subject: News flash: ATT Wireless ups the ante
Date: August 19, 2004 9:20:35 PM EDT
To: Brad@braddye.com

Brad:

It looks like one of the first wireless telephone carriers to roll out a robust buffet of enterprise and TAS/call center type wireless text messaging input options (TAP, SNPP, WCTP) is AT&T Wireless.

See http://www.attwireless.com/midtolarge/solutions/email/entpaging.jhtml or www.enterprisepaging.com. This appears to be a very new offering and we have not evaluated it fully, but if their WCTP is being done over HTTPS (SSL) then the Internet hop may be well secured and thus, unlike SMTP or SNPP, suitable for HIPAA applications. As for OTA security, we also have not yet analyzed that.

Note that they are not giving this capability away as a freebie—it'll cost the individual user an extra $9.95/month.

AT&T Wireless seems to be well on their way to smart implementation with both bulk provisioning for TAS/call centers and a self provisioning website for end users. Their web form also looks like they are upping the ante on support, as you can identify yourself as the end user or an IT professional, and as an AT&T customer or not an AT&T customer. This makes sense when a call center tech is troubleshooting a problem on behalf of a client who is the AT&T customer and end user.

That suggests the possibility of a more intelligent approach to helping support different types of people seeking support.   If AT&T Wireless is smart, inquiries from IT professionals will be routed to technical personnel qualified to efficiently resolve problems instead of front line customer service reps.

I think the most significant thing about this offering is AT&T Wireless understands they add value by upgrading simple SMS on a wireless phone to an offering more competitive with paging service—AND THEY CHARGE A PREMIUM FEE for that added value. That tells you something about how AT&T Wireless sees their current bundled (free) SMS offerings relative to real paging service and what they think the market will bear.

This new service offering heralds an opportunity for both paging carriers and wireless telephone carriers. There are REAL differences - numerous pros and cons—when SMS and paging services are compared objectively. It is up to the paging industry to keep the competition intense as wireless telephone carriers offer more competitive alternatives and as AT&T Wireless narrows the price gap with a rate hike for their new offering.

Thanks to ATSI member Aaron Osgood of Streamline Solutions (http://www.streamline-solutions.net) for bringing this AT&T Wireless announcement to my attention. Aaron can be reached on 207-781-5561 or at AOsgood@streamline-solutions.net.

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The American Association of Paging Carriers (AAPC) Fall Conference is quickly approaching!  The conference will be held November 3-5 at the beautiful Pointe South Mountain Resort in Phoenix, Arizona.  This event is the perfect opportunity to learn about exciting changes in the field and network with other professionals in the paging industry. 

AAPC's Fall Conference promises to be a rewarding event with speakers and panel discussions presenting on a wide variety of topics surrounding this year’s theme—Answering the Challenges of Today & Tomorrow.  There will also be a golf tournament and ample opportunities to take advantage of other Pointe South Mountain amenities such as tennis, horseback riding, and hiking on the 200-acre property.

For more information about this event, contact AAPC at 651-203-7243.  Reservations at the hotel must be made before Sunday, October 10 by calling 1-877-800-4888 ext. 2.

A full conference brochure will be mailed in September and additional information will be sent via email and will be available on the website.

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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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  • 16 message slots for storing multiple pages
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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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Telemetry Remote Monitoring and Control Level 2 An enhanced ReFLEX transceiver, monitoring alarms from a remote site, and sending commands to the remote site.
Asset or Fleet Tracking Level 3 An enhanced ReFLEX transceiver, with the addition of a GPS module for the reporting of accurate locations to enable tracking.
Field Force Automation Level 4 An enhanced ReFLEX transceiver, with the addition of a GPS module and a handheld computer terminal for full automation of field service activities all the way from the customer's location back to the service company's back office.
We can generally turn a specification into a prototype in two to four weeks. If you have an interesting application in mind, please give me a call so we can talk about it. ()
WANTED WANTED

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

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

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

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

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AAPC Mission Statement

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

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

Our industry must move forward together or we will perish individually.

AAPC links:

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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!

MAXPage
More information

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

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

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

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

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

Features*

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

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

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

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

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888-645-7545
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Protect your Internet-enabled Paging System!

The Hark SAFe is a hardware firewall with SPAM and virus blocking designed to protect email servers, corporate intranets, and unified messaging systems like the Hark Omega Messaging and IPT products. System includes a Linux based operating system with Web-based configuration (no keyboard and monitor needed!). Price is $995.00 including hardware!

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Firewall protects your Internet enabled paging system:

  • Provides a firewall to protect your paging system and internal network.
  • Protect company workstations by giving them internal IP addresses.
  • Can redirect external IP addresses and ports to specific internal computers.

SPAM blocker eliminates un-wanted email:

  • Uses the latest techniques to identify and block SPAM
  • Supports new techniques as they become available

Virus blocker:

  • Prevents emails with viruses from being accepted.
  • Automatically downloads virus signature updates each night.

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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 800 pager
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At Daviscomms, we are proud to provide our customers with end-to-end manufacturing solutions while delivering superior quality and support. Daviscomms is at the forefront of the industry with its commitment to leading-edge technology, cost-effective manufacturing and the highest degree of customer service.

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

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

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Since 1979

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

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

Contact Sales sales@programmingconcepts.com
or 631-563-3800 x220.

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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NEWS
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, S.W.
Washington, D. C. 20554

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500
Internet: http://www.fcc.gov
TTY: 1-888-835-5322

This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

For Immediate Release:
August 4, 2004
Rosemary Kimball at (202) 418-0511
e-mail: rosemary.kimball@fcc.gov

FCC TAKES ACTION TO PROTECT WIRELESS SUBSCRIBERS FROM SPAM
Prohibits Sending Commercial Messages Referencing Specified Domain Names

Washington, DC—The Commission has taken action to protect consumers from receiving unsolicited commercial messages on their wireless phones and pagers. The action implements the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 (CAN-SPAM Act or Act).

The Commission adopted a general prohibition on sending commercial messages to any address referencing an Internet domain associated with wireless subscriber messaging services. To assist the senders of such messages in identifying those subscribers, the Commission required that commercial mobile radio service (CMRS) providers submit those domain names to the Commission for inclusion in a list that will be made publicly available. No individual subscriber addresses will be collected or included on this list. It also clarified the delineation between these new rules implementing the CAN-SPAM Act, and the existing rules concerning messages sent to wireless telephone numbers under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Specifically, the Commission has taken the following actions:

  • Interpreted the scope of material covered under the definition of mobile service commercial messages (MSCMs) in the CAN-SPAM Act to include any commercial message sent to an electronic mail address provided by a CMRS provider specifically for delivery to the subscriber’s wireless device. The Commission found that Short Message Service messages transmitted solely to phone numbers (as opposed to those sent to addresses with references to Internet domains) are not covered by these protections, but all autodialed calls are already covered by the TCPA.
  • Provided guidance on what falls within the definition of “commercial”, while emphasizing that the Federal Trade Commission is ultimately responsible for determining the criteria for “commercial” and what are excluded as "transactional or relationship" messages.
  • Prohibited the sending of MSCMs unless the individual addressee has given the sender express prior authorization. This authorization may be given orally, in paper or electronically.
  • Stated it will create a publicly available FCC wireless domain names list containing the domain names used for mobile service messaging. This will enable senders of commercial mail to determine which addresses, containing those domain names, are directed at mobile services.
  • Required all CMRS providers to supply the Commission with names of all the Internet domains on which they offer mobile service messaging service. The rule prohibits sending any commercial messages to addresses that contain domain names that have been listed on the official list for at least 30 days or at any time prior to 30 days if the sender otherwise knows that the message is addressed to a wireless device.

The Commission found that the establishment of a list of domain names appeared to be the most effective method to allow subscribers to avoid unwanted mobile service commercial messages. The new rules impose minimal burdens on CMRS providers, and provide a variety of ways to obtain authorizations from those mobile subscribers who want to receive messages from specific senders.

The Commission also encouraged industry to develop more mechanisms to protect wireless subscribers from unwanted commercial mail themselves.

Action by the Commission August 4, 2004, by Order (FCC 04-194). Chairman Powell, Commissioners Abernathy, Copps, Martin, and Adelstein. Separate statements issued by Chairman Powell and Commissioner Copps.

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CGB contact: Ruth Yodaiken at (202) 418-7928

CG Dockets 04-53, 02-278

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NEWS
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, S.W.
Washington, D. C. 20554

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500
Internet: http://www.fcc.gov
TTY: 1-888-835-5322

This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 9, 2004
News Media Contact:
Cindi Schieber at (202) 418-7530
e-mail: Cindi.Schieber@fcc.gov

SCOTT D. DELACOURT NAMED DEPUTY BUREAU CHIEF OF THE
WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU

Washington, DC—John Muleta, Chief of the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, has announced that Scott D. Delacourt will become a Deputy Bureau Chief.

In his new position, Delacourt will oversee matters before the Bureau’s Broadband Division and before the Bureau’s Spectrum & Competition Policy Division.

“As Chief of Staff, Scott has provided valuable leadership and counsel during an eventful year for the Bureau—including a reorganization and an active policy agenda,” said Muleta. “I am pleased to have someone of his talents to address the challenges of this new portfolio.”

Most recently, Delacourt served as Chief of Staff and Associate Bureau Chief of the Wireless Bureau. In that role, he was responsible for providing staffing and support for the Bureau Chief, long range agenda planning, and Bureau management.

Prior to assuming that position, Delacourt served as Senior Counsel in the Office of General Counsel, where he advised the Chairman’s Office on wireless and international matters. His tenure in the General Counsel’s Office followed prior service in the Wireless Bureau, as Legal Advisor to former Bureau Chief Tom Sugrue.

Prior to joining the Commission, Delacourt was an attorney with the law firm of Wiley, Rein & Fielding, where he specialized in communications law issues, including wireless, Internet, common carrier, and appellate matters. In addition, he is a Trustee of the FCBA Foundation, where he serves as the Secretary.

Delacourt received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Georgetown University. He received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School.

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TGA Technologies, Inc.
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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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2736 Stein Hill Lane
Custer, WA 98240
Tel: 360-366-3888
Cel: 360-820-3888
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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 to the paging industry.

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


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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.

CONTACT
Postal
Address:
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PO Box 8798
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Address:
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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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Telephone: 757-588-0537

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

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WI-FI NEWS

Intel group pitches broadband WLAN, opposes WWise

August 17, 2004 (8:55 AM EDT)

SUNNYVALE, Calif. —TGn Sync, a coalition of more than a dozen companies that includes Intel Corp. Cisco and Nokia among its members, has submitted a proposal for a next-generation wireless LAN standard to the IEEE 802.11 Task Group N (TGn).

As a result the great and the good of electronics and semiconductor industries are now drawn up in two conflicting camps. The WWise consortium, including Broadcom Corp., Conexant Systems Inc., STMicroelectronics NV and Texas Instruments Inc. announced their submission of a proposed broadband wireless standard achieving up to 540-Mbit/s last Thursday (Aug. 17).

The rival TGn Sync coalition is proposing a method using two antennas to deliver data rates up to 243-Mbit/s that it claims could scale to over 600 Mbit/s. In the TGn Sync camp are: Agere Systems Inc., Atheros Communications Inc. Cisco Systems Inc., Intel Corp., Marvell Semiconductor Inc., Nokia Corp., Nortel Networks Corp., Royal Philips Electronics N.V., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd., Sony Corp. and Toshiba Corp.

The proposal also uses adaptive radio techniques to ensure that wireless products can adjust to the planned expansion of unlicensed and licensed spectrum in China, Japan, South Korea, North America, the European Union (EU), and other regions.

The TGn Sync proposal will be presented at the next IEEE 802.11 meeting from September 13-17 in Berlin. The first draft of the 802.11n specification is scheduled to be completed in mid-2005 with its final ratification expected in late 2006 to early 2007.

Source: EETimes


Dear ZigBee™ Alliance Members and Friends,

Learn more about ZigBee at the Short Range Wireless Conference, October 06-07, 2004, in Denver, Colorado.

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On October 07, 2004 (9:30 a.m. in the Grand Mesa F Ballroom), ZigBee Alliance Member, Jon Adams (Freescale Semiconductor), will deliver the Keynote Presentation, Designing with ZigBee in Home, Industrial and Commercial Applications

This presentation will explain how to use ZigBee to solve your customers' needs. You'll dive deep into the technical details of ZigBee, starting with the flexible, robust and reliable IEEE 802.15.4 wireless short-range standard; moving into ZigBee's native mesh networking and data/network security methods; and then cover the ZigBee device object and application profiles. Discover what applications are planned in the building automation, home control and industrial automation markets. You'll also receive a brief overview of the ZigBee Alliance and find out what testing and certification services they offer, so you can quickly and successfully get your ZigBee-enabled products to market.

Also, on October 07, 2004 (10:45 a.m. in Wind Star B), ZigBee Alliance Member, Tod Riedel (Millennial Net) will deliver his presentation, Wireless Sensor Networks: Where Technologies Meet and Applications Are Endless

Lacking an efficient means to enable communication between non-computer devices—like motion-detection sensors used on the battlefield or thermometers gauging the temperature of food products or pharmaceuticals in transitwireless sensing networking and ZigBee technology has seized on a market need and opportunity. This presentation will discuss the challenges and benefits of using wireless, mesh networking for remote applications and as a short-range wireless technology.

Karen C. Naungayan
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Marketing Programs Manager
Global Inventures, Inc. (www.inventures.com)
Accelerating Results Through Collaboration
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UNTIL NEXT WEEK

I am going to be traveling for a few days, so if you need to contact me please use my cell phone: 972-523-8258.

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Brad Dye
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