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FRIDAY - OCTOBER 22, 2004 - ISSUE NO. 135

Dear friends of Wireless Messaging and Paging,

I would like to extend a big WELCOME to a new advertiser, NotePage—supplier of Paging Software and Messaging Software. Following is a sample of two of their products. For more info please visit their web site.

NotePager Pro
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Send text or SMS messages to pagers, mobile phones, and PIMs using an easy to use desktop application. Send SMS messages or text messages through the Internet or a modem. Group messaging, pre-programmed messages and scheduled paging. Send SMS to anyone, anywhere, any time!

PageGate
Full-featured SMS server gateway application
SMS messaging server software sends SMS and text messages to: pagers, mobile phones, PIMs, wireless devices. Messages can be accepted from: networked computers, email, web pages (CGI), command line executables, text files, serial ports, modems. Messages can be delivered via: the Internet (SNPP, WCTP, SMTP), modems (TAP, UCP, GSM, TONE), direct serial connections (TAP). Advanced features: redundant outbound connections, message rerouting on failure.

There have been a lot of nice people calling up and asking for the current size of the US Paging Market. Of course, there are two markets, the "Public" and the "Private" markets. Or the "Subscriber" and the "On-site" (On-premise) markets. As you have probably noticed, I have been trying to get the carriers to voluntarily publish numbers of subscribers for the last couple of years. Arch and Metrocall have been good to give their units in service in Press Releases, 10-Q Reports, Annual Reports, and an Investor Presentation. Some of the other carriers don't publicly report units in service. So I went back through all the materials that I could find and put together a short Paging Market Report that follows below.

If there are mistakes maybe they will evoke comments and corrections. Whether you think it is good or bad is not important; we need to know the facts. Everyone needs to know—analysts, investors, manufacturers, academics, and marketing people. I had to estimate some of the Paging market attrition in the last six months. If you have access to more accurate figures, please share them with me. It is for the good of our industry. People in the cellphone industry can go to the CTIA web site anytime they want to and find out how many US subscribers there are. Why can't we?

Harold Geneen, the CEO who built ITT Industries Inc. into a major computer conglomerate [used to say]: "Get the real facts. Not the apparent facts, the hoped-for facts, or the obvious facts. Get the real facts, based on analysis." [source] (Contributed by Ron Mercer.)

For next week, I am working on a short report on the pending Arch/Metrocall merger.

Now on to the Wireless Messaging news and views.

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WIRELESS NEWS

Churches Installing Cell Phone Jammers

Sun Oct 17, 7:17 AM ET

Technology—AP

MONTERREY, Mexico—It was the reporters who noticed first. Unable to call their editors while covering the weddings of the rich and famous, they asked the priest why their cell phones never worked at Sacred Heart. His reply: Israeli counterintelligence. In four Monterrey churches, Israeli-made cell phone jammers the size of paperbacks have been tucked unobtrusively among paintings of the Madonna (news - web sites) and statues of the saints.

The jarring polychromatic din of ringing cell phones is increasingly being thwarted—from religious sanctuaries to India's parliament to Tokyo theaters and commuter trains—by devices originally developed to help security forces avert eavesdropping and thwart phone-triggered bombings. The Indian parliament had jammers installed after politicians ignored requests to turn off their cell phones and legislative sessions were constantly interrupted. In Italy, universities started using the blockers after discovering that cell phone-savvy teenagers were cheating on exams by sending text messages or taking pictures of tests.

The four Roman Catholic Churches in this northern city began using the devices, from Tel Aviv-based Netline Communications Technologies Ltd., after an insurance salesman imported them as a personal favor for a priest. "There are still many people who don't understand that being at Mass is sharing a moment with God," said the Rev. Juan Jose Martinez, a spokesman for archdiocese. "Sadly, we had no other choice but to use these little gadgets."

Purchased for about $2,000 each, they can be turned on by remote control and emit low-level radio frequencies that thwart cell phone signals within a 100-foot radius. Users get a "no service" or "signal not available" message on their cell phones. Although Mexico has no law against the devices, the private use of cell phone blockers is illegal in the United States and most Western countries. But the tide is turning.

Japan allows public places such as theaters and concert halls to install jammers, provided they obtain a government-issued license. And last week, France's industry minister approved a decision to let cinemas, concert halls and theaters install them — as long as provisions are in place so emergency calls can still be made. Canada had considered allowing blocking in similar situations. But Industry Canada, which regulates the country's telecommunications, decided against it, saying the devices could infringe on personal freedom and affect public safety by crippling communication with law enforcement and security agencies.

Officials at Netline, which sold its first jammer in 1998, say they are selling thousands of jammers a year and have expanded their business throughout the world. They're far from the only manufacturers. The devices are sold the world over, with dozens of suppliers selling them on the Internet.

Tokyo-based Medic Inc. sold thousands of its Wave Wall jammers before the government stepped in and regulated their use to venues with live performances. Commuters still buy mobile jammers to shut up chatty train passengers, even though their use is illegal. In Scotland, businessman Ronnie McGuire, owner of Electron Electrical Engineering Services, imported Taiwan-made cell phone blockers and sold them to hotels, restaurants and bars until a local newspaper reported his activities, which were illegal in Britain.

McGuire has said he will still import the Taiwanese devices but sell them for export only to countries where they are allowed. Loreen Haim, the director of marketing and sales for Netline, wouldn't say how many devices the company sells per year or what country buys the most.

In Mexico, the main clients have been banks looking to stop would-be robbers from communicating with their accomplices and the Mexican government, which is planning to use them at prisons, Haim said. In Monterrey, the Sacred Heart church, a baroque temple favored by Mexico's elite for weddings, church officials acquired their blockers two years ago. "Whenever there was a wedding, cell phones would ring every five minutes," said Bulmaro Carranza, a parish clerk. "It was a real problem because there were times when even the groom would forget to turn his cell phone off."

For months, the devices went unnoticed until reporters covering the weddings began complaining that their cell phones never worked. Since word of the jammers went public, priests from around Mexico have been calling to find out how to get them, said Carranza. At Sacred Heart, a device at the entrance to the church and another by the altar are turned on right before every Mass. Still, priests remind parishioners to turn off their phones before beginning the services, hoping good cell phone etiquette will eventually catch on.

The other Monterrey churches with the devices—The Rosario, San Juan Bosco and Our Lady Queen of the Angels—are also frequented by wealthier parishioners, Martinez said. "For a lot of them, the cell phone is a necessity. But that shouldn't prevent them from having good manners and remembering that one must respect sacred places," Martinez said. Margarita Escobedo, a Catholic who goes to church at least twice a week and volunteers at the San Genaro church, says she would welcome the jammers in her parish, where cell phones are becoming a nuisance. "Those who bring cell phones to church are not committed to God," Escobedo said. "It's very distracting to be praying and suddenly hear birds chirping or techno music."

Source: Associated Press via YAHOO! News


Want to know the hardware behind Echelon?

15 October 2004

You've probably heard about Echelon, the vast listening system run by the US, UK, Canada and Australia that scans the world's voice traffic looking for key words and phrases. Aside from using the system for industrial espionage and bypassing international and national laws to listen in on people, it is also used to listen out for people like Osama bin Laden and assorted terrorists in the hope of preventing attacks.

All this is out in the relative open thanks to investigative journalists and a European Commission report into the system, concerned and annoyed that the Brits and Yanks has got there first. It works like this: The calls are recorded by geo-stationary spy satellites and listening stations, such as the UK's Menworth Hill, which combine satellite-intercepted calls and trunk landline intercepts and forward them on to centres, such as the US' Fort Meade, where supercomputers work on the recordings in real time.

But what, you ask, can deal with that overwhelming mass of data that helps our government spy on the world? And how does it work? Well, a Texas Memory Systems SAM product - a combined solid-state disk (SSD) and DSP (digital signal processor). Woody Hutsell, an executive VP at TMS, said: "Fifty percent of our revenue this year will come from DSP systems, more than last year. The systems are a combination of SSD with DSP ASICs." ASICs are application-specific integrated circuits - chips dedicated to a specific purpose.

TMS has a TM-44 DSP chip which has 8 GFLOPS of processing power - that's eight billion floating point operations per second. The processing uses floating point arithmatic operations to supply the accuracy needed for the analysis. A DSP chip turns analogue signals from a sensor or recorder into digital information usable by a computer. Digital cameras will use a DSP to turn the light signals coming through the lens into digital picture element, or pixel, information.

A SAM-650 product is called a 192 GFLOPS DSP supercomputer by TMS. It is just 3U high and has 24 DSP chips and is positioned as a back-end number cruncher controlled by any standard server - a similar architecture to that used by Cray supercomputers. There are vast streams of information coming from recorded telephone conversations. The ability to have the DSPs work in parallel speeds up analysis enormously. Spinning hard drives can't feed the DSPs fast enough, nor are they quick enough for subsequent software analysis of the data. Consequently TMS uses its solid state technology to provide a buffer up to 32GB that keeps the DSPs operating at full speed. A cluster of five SAM-650's provides a terra flop of processing power; one trillion floating point operations per second.

Echelon is a global surveillance network set up in Cold War days to provide the US government with intelligence data about Russia. One of the main contractors is Raytheon. Lockheed Martin has been involved in writing software for it. Since then it has expanded into a general listening facility, an electronic vacuum cleaner, sucking up the world's telephone conversations. Information about it's existence has been reluctantly revealed, prompted by scandals such as the recordings of Princess Diana's telephone calls by the NSA. Recorded signals are fed into the TMS SAM systems where the DSPs filter out the noise to produce much clearer signals that software can work on to detect individual voices, perform voice recognition, and listen out for keywords, such as, for example, "Semtex". Decryption of encrypted calls is also a likely activity.

Hutsell says the SAM systems, "are supplied to intelligence agencies and the military though system integrators like Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and Zeta. It's an intelligence community application involving data from various sources. This is loaded into RAM and then real-time analysis is carried out on it. Step one is to filter out the noise and our DSP chips are used for that. Then they look into patterns using other tools - images or voice. It's very high-speed." TMS has supplied its RAMsan high-speed SSD technology to several US government agencies. Hutsell said, "We have recently sold another terabyte system to a federal agency. It's installed in the DC [District of Columbia] area via our partner Vion. There's another in a government data centre with Oracle indices that needed to be accelerated."

TMS has had 40 percent year on year growth for three years. It has no debt and is privately-owned. Hutsell said: "This year is the healthiest year ever." Half the company's revenue comes from the government sector. Fast, very fast, database and recorded signal access is the name of this game. The US government wants to know what you and I are talking about. Spy in the sky satellites listen in to what we say and look at what we do. Then solid state disk keeps the real time analysis of these calls and images operating at full speed. The world's fastest storage system is used in the world's most sophisticated spying operation. Impressive and scary at the same time.

Source: TECHWORLD


RIM Intros Souped-Up BlackBerry for Mobile Enterprise

BLACKBERRYY 7270

By Jay Wrolstad
Wireless NewsFactor
October 18, 2004 11:50AM

Research In Motion is launching a new wireless BlackBerry in conjunction with its BlackBerry Enterprise Server software in an appeal to enterprise customers and developers of mobile-workforce applications.

Research In Motion (RIM) is offering a peek at the company's latest wireless BlackBerry , a handheld that operates on Wi-Fi (802.11b) networks and supports both voice over Internet communications and data connectivity on local area networks.

The BlackBerry 7270, now in beta testing, is being launched in conjunction with RIM's latest BlackBerry Enterprise Server software. The company is targeting both enterprise customers and software vendors creating applications for the mobile workforce.

Making Wi-Fi Connection
Most noteworthy in the new handheld is that rather than using cellular wide area networks for voice calls, the 7270 is the first BlackBerry to offer VoIP over wireless LANs, said Dave Werezak, vice president of the enterprise business unit at RIM.

The company is confident the 7270 will appeal to organizations that have workers on the move throughout their on-campus facilities—such as hospitals and manufacturing firms—and need access to both data and voice networks, he told NewsFactor.

"This is comparable to current BlackBerry models in that it helps users keep in touch with enterprise applications, such as CRM, inventory management and call-center data," Werezak said. The new device also integrates with a company's internal telephony equipment to enable VoIP calling, extending desktop phone functionality to the BlackBerry.

BlackBerry Software Upgrade
The BlackBerry 7270 uses SIP-based call control for interoperability with IP PBX and traditional corporate telephony infrastructure. Users can interact with enterprise data applications via the Mobile Data Service (MDS) feature of BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.0, which enables both "push" and "pull" wireless applications.

The new software integrates with Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and Novell GroupWise for the type of wireless e-mail access that has made the BlackBerry a favorite among mobile-enterprise workers.

The new handheld should be commercially available early next year, and RIM will begin field trials starting next month in an effort to gather feedback from users before the official launch, said Werezak. Pricing details will be related at a later date.

Source: NEWSFACTOR TOP TECHNEWS


AFA Supports Recommendations for Portable Electronic Devices

Common Symbols and Terminology Will Help Improve Management of Wireless Device Use on Aircraft

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/—The Association of Flight Attendants- CWA strongly supported a set of proposed standards, unveiled today by an electronics industry association, aimed at making it easier and more verifiable for passengers to disable wireless device components in compliance with airline safety rules.

"With the proliferation of new multi-function electronic devices with wireless transmitters, including cell phones, laptop computers and PDAs, airline crew and passengers are often not sure whether transmitters on a given device are on, or capable of being turned on inadvertently," said Candace Kolander of the AFA Air Safety, Health and Security Department. "Many travelers want to use these devices in-flight to write letters, check appointments, listen to music or play video games. The purpose of this Recommended Practice is to give passengers and crew, during those in-flight periods when non-transmitting electronic devices are allowed, a clear, consistent indication that wireless transmitters are truly disabled."

Portable Electronic Devices, or PEDs, often include transmitters that may interfere with an aircraft's communications and navigational systems. "Recommended Practice—Status Indicator for and Control of Transmitters in Portable Electronic Devices" meets three critical objectives:

  • To develop an easily identifiable symbol, consistent across a wide variety of device types, shapes and sizes, which indicates that a wireless device's transmitter is disabled;
  • To make it easy to disable and enable a device's wireless transmitter; and
  • To encourage consistent terminology across the airline and technology industries with regard to portable electronic devices.

The recommendations were developed during the past year by the Consumer Electronics Association's PEDs Working Group, which includes AFA and other airline labor organizations as well as airline management groups and wireless product and component manufacturers.

More than 46,000 flight attendants join together to form AFA, the world's largest flight attendant union. AFA is part of the 700,000 member strong Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO. Visit us at http://www.afanet.org.

Source: PR Newswire

READER'S COMMENTS

From: Rob Lockhart
Subject: From the newsletter
Date: October 15, 2004 5:31:11 PM EDT
To: Brad Dye

Hiya Brad, ol' buddy

I just read your readers comment section. . .

Mike obviously has a valid point about business models but encryption is a freebie from the network side. Speaking as the father of FLEXSuite and the editor of several of the PCIA's standards for paging and wireless data from TAP to TNPP to CALEA, the ability to encrypt has always been included in all the paging protocols from the OTA stuff (FLEX, ReFLEX, et al the "FLEXs") to TNPP and even the old TDP Suite. For the most part, such encryption methods were transparent once we allowed 8-bit data in the early '90s. Anyone who wants to provide encryption from end-to-end has a free ride on the networks. Even VPN is possible in two-way networks.

Rob Lockhart
formerly "a Paging Motorolan"
Systek Labs

US PAGING MARKET ESTIMATES

US Public Subscriber Paging Market Report

Section three contains my new report on the US Subscriber Paging Market. The other sections are background information from previously published reports. In the first two sections, the number of units in service (UIS) and the number of units lost, are given as they were reported by Metrocall and Arch, at the end of the first and second quarters in 2004, in press releases. The third section is my estimate of how many paging units remained in service at mid-year 2004. The fourth section is the Metrocall estimate of the 2003 market size from their December 3, 2003 Investor Presentation1. The fifth section is the Metrocall estimate for the total US market at its peak in 1999 and was taken from the same Investor Presentation.

 
 
1.First Quarter 2004One-way lossTwo-way lossTotal lossTotal pagers 
 Metrocall2:-221,811-17,711-239,5223,225,422 
 Arch3:-246,000-13,000-259,0004,178,000 
 Combined total:-467,811-30,711-498,5227,403,422 
     
 
 
2.Second Quarter 2004One-way lossTwo-way lossTotal lossTotal pagers 
 Metrocall4:-205,961-16,070-222,0213,003,391 
 Arch5:-202,000-7,000-209,0003,969,000 
 Combined total:-407,961-23,070-431,0216,972,391 
     
 
 
3.2004 (mid-year)Brad Dye's Estimate   
 Subscriber Paging  (millions)   
 CARRIERShare of MarketUnits In ServiceSource of numbers  
 Arch:36%3.97From Arch 2Q Press Release 
 Metrocall (+WebLink):30%3.00From Metrocall 2Q Press Release 
 Verizon:13%1.44BD estimate 
 SkyTel:7%.850BD estimate 
 SBC:6%.575BD estimate 
 All Others:8%.860BD estimate based on Metrocall1 
 Total Market:100%10.7Summation (see caveat below)  
     
 
 
4.2003Source: Metrocall's December 3, 2003 estimate (Investor Presentation)  
 Subscriber Paging  (millions)   
 CARRIERShare of MarketUnits In Service   
 Arch:36%4.32   
 Metrocall (+WebLink):30%3.60   
 Verizon:13%1.56   
 SkyTel:7%.840   
 SBC:6%.720   
 All Others:8%.960   
 Total Market:100%12.0   
     
 
 
5.1999Source: Metrocall's December 3, 2003 estimate (Investor Presentation)  
 Subscriber Paging  (millions)   
 CARRIERShare of MarketUnits In Service   
 PageNet:22%9.90   
 Arch:16%7.20   
 Metrocall:13%5.85   
 AirTouch:7%3.15   
 PageMart (WebLink):6%2.70   
 TSR:6%2.70   
 Ameritech:3%1.35   
 SkyTel:3%1.35   
 Preferred Networks:1%.450   
 Aquis:1%.450   
 All Others:22%9.90   
 Total Market:100%45.0   
 
 

Parity with cellphones happened at somewhere around 40 million subscribers. The CTIA web site, at this writing, reports “170,485,622 Current US Wireless Subscribers” (cellphones). So then, cellphones surpassed Pagers at about 40 million. Paging continued to grow for a short time, and peaked at about 45 million in 1999. Cellphone growth then accelerated to its current 170.4 million subscribers. Public Paging lost about 35 million subscribers from its peak in 1999—to the present—and continues to drop at an alarming rate. I estimate the attrition has been about one million users so far this year.

Caveat:
The figures in this report were reviewed by several senior industry insiders before being published. While some of my estimates in section 3 were confirmed as being very close, the general opinion was that the overall industry numbers are too high (mostly the "All Others" section). This is because they are based on the Arch Inventor Presentation numbers that some believe to be overstated in certain areas (and understated in others). It also uses the Metrocall 2003 share-of-market percentages. The US public Paging industry was more likely between 9 and 10 million subscribers at mid-year 2004 according to others. They may be right.

1 Metrocall Investor Presentation December 3, 2003
2 Arch Wireless Reports First Quarter Operating Results
3 Metrocall Reports First Quarter 2004 Operating Results
4 Arch Wireless Reports Second Quarter Operating Results
5 Metrocall Reports Second Quarter 2004 Operating Results

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OWN A PIECE OF TECHNOLOGY HISTORY

The plaque in the photo at the left contains one of the original Carterfone phone patches. The inscription on the metal plate has been transcribed directly below the photo.

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This plaque is being offered for sale here via an informal bid. The minimum bid is $500.00. The best offer received by the end of the day Wednesday, October 27, 2004 gets it! The buyer pays shipping and insurance. Please contact the seller directly by e-mail.

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THE ORIGINAL "CARTERFONE"

This Original Carterfone, manufactured by Carter Electronics in 1959, served a need for mobile radio users to interconnect with the public telephone network. Use of the Carterfone was challenged by the telephone companies in 1966, and a lengthy struggle began that ultimately led to the Federal Communications Commission.

On June 26, 1968, the FCC handed down the landmark Carterfone decision. The resolution of Tom Carter’s struggle for acceptance of the concept of interconnection permitted the creation of a multi-billion dollar industry that today serves all areas of communications needs . . . data, voice, message. The historic Carterfone decision allowed an open, competitive market to exist for communications equipment and facilities to the benefit of the communications user.

This original Carterfone is one of the few remaining devices in existence and has been preserved to commemorate the historic legal milestone it represents.

1959

 
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Multitone Electronics plc, a subsidiary of the Champion Technology Group, is one of the world's leading designers, developers, and manufacturers of wireless communications solutions. Founded in 1931 Multitone is headquartered in Basingstoke, Hampshire in the United Kingdom and has sales and service facilities throughout the world, including North America, Europe, South America, Australia, and the Far East.

With 70 years of experience delivering tailored paging solutions, globally Multitone has scored a number of firsts in its innovative approach to paging: inventors of the world's first wireless paging system, produced the world's first digital paging solution, and developed one of the world's first voice and encrypted pagers.

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

Advantra thanks its solid reputation to its world-renowned development team, state-of-the-art manufacturing, excellent customer service and its proven track-record.

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Dave has served as the Sr. Human Resources leader in both a stores and supply chain environment. He has helped lead the company through years of rapid growth and superlative performance.

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Motorola Introduces Two New Pagers Ideal for Health Care, Hospitality, Manufacturing, and Utilities Markets

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:

  • Displays up to four lines of text and 80 characters per line
  • Zooms in on two lines for larger view
  • Optimax® EL Electra Light for optimum readability
  • 52 message slots for storing multiple pages
  • Two notebook areas, including a personal notebook and a mail drop notebook

ls355 The LS355 numeric pager enables users to receive a "call-back" number that can be returned at the user's convenience. This pager has a one-button design for ease of use. Features of the new LS355 pager include:

  • 16 message slots for storing multiple pages
  • Six individual addresses to allow the user to receive individual or group pages
  • 4 icons including Message Preview, Unread Message Indication, Alert Mode, and Out of Range Indication
  • Saves messages when off or when the battery is being changed and offers the time and date when on standby
  • RS232 programmable to allow for programming changes in the field

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

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A fast and reliable alarming system is an indisputable prerequisite for emergency fire and rescue services to respond successfully and efficiently. State-of-the-art paging enables groups as well as individuals to be alerted.

The Quattrino Voice and Memo two-tone pagers are suitable for everyone, even for those working in an emergency during severe weather conditions. Continual further development of previous popular models has resulted in a practical, reliable and user-friendly device, innovatively housed with ergonomic operating controls. Design elements include a very long standby function, and weather proofing to the European IP54 specifications.

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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 
     
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 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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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.

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

 

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Telephone: 757-588-0537

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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
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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
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Hark Systems, Inc.
2675 Lake Park Drive
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Tel: +1 800-367-4275
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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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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.

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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 Wi-Fi Will Drive

October 15, 2004

The future was supposed to have flying bubble cars. That's what they promised us, and frankly we are pretty disappointed. Nonetheless, "talking" cars are a close second, and they may be here sooner than we think. We don't mean cars that talk to drivers ("a door is ajar. . .") but rather cars that talk to their environment and perhaps eventually to one another. All this, thanks to the wonder of Wi-Fi.

Known collectively as Vehicle-Infrastructure Integration, the applications of Wi-Fi in the automotive telematics (define) world may take on a range of identities. Systems might for instance monitor traffic in order to adjust the changing of lights. Sensors might use Wi-Fi feedback from vehicles to detect traffic jams. Emergency vehicles might use broadcast via wireless to change traffic signals in order to speed themselves along. Cars might also "communicate" with one another, as an exchange of Wi-Fi signals makes it possible to sound proximity alerts when two vehicles come too close to one another.

An entire study group in the 802.11 Working Group of the IEEE is devoted to this, called "Wireless Access for the Vehicular Environment." It will go by the moniker of 802.11p. The government is encouraging such applications, with both the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Transportation (DoT) expressing support for a wireless infrastructure that would support such safety- and traffic-management uses. Analysts say it could happen, but they express significant reservations too.

On the one hand, "there is quite a bit of automaker support behind this," said Dan Benjamin, an analyst at ABI Research. "They are looking to put [Wi-Fi] transceivers into vehicles later in this decade, and once those transceivers are in the vehicles, there will be a greater argument for moving to implement the infrastructure to make use of this technology." The government could speed such implementation in two ways, he said. First, the FCC would license the 5.9 GHz spectrum for 802.11p applications in the automotive realm. Then the DoT would take up the effort, deploying the receivers, transmitters and other physical infrastructure needed to make use of that wireless capability.

Some analysts see major hurdles, however. In the first place there is the money, or lack thereof. While Wi-Fi components may not be terribly expensive, large-scale public networks could put new pressures on already strained civic budgets, notes Julie Ask, senior analyst at Jupiter Research. The cost savings inherent in reducing congestion and saving lives "probably doesn't pay for this," she said. To make these uses financial feasible, she suggested, government might need to compete with the private sector, perhaps by selling commercial or residential access on the same networks.

Privacy also is a major issue that will need to be addressed. Some civil liberties advocates for example already are questioning the automatic toll-collection systems in use today: They argue that such systems could be used to collect information on individual driver behaviors, which in turn could lay the foundation for some sort of broad-based government snooping. Expand such wireless identification to every vehicle at every street corner, and the privacy concerns are multiplied.

"Each machine or user who communicates with an access point has a MAC address," Ask explained. "Cars would also have some sort of identity. The 'system' may choose not to store that identity, but it would be possible." At the same time there exists the possibility that competing technologies could squeeze Wi-Fi out of this space before such uses even get off the ground. General Motors for example is reportedly equipping about 3 million new cars each year with Onstar which uses cellular signals, and some observers argue that this same technology could fulfill the traffic-management ambitions envisioned for Wi-Fi.

Still, the expressed support of major government agencies suggests that an automotive implementation of Wi-Fi for civic uses is indeed a real possibility. That being the case, the Wi-Fi community will undoubtedly be wondering what business opportunities may exist. In this respect there is some potential good news. The big opportunities could come in the form of roadside infrastructure. With miles of open road in this country, there likely will be a lot of street corners in need of sensors. In addition, those in the back-end business could find themselves with new work on their hands, connecting those sensors back to a central network. At the same time, analysts say there may not be much new business in the way of Wi-Fi installation in cars themselves: Such equipment likely would be low-cost and would be managed by the automakers themselves.

Okay, it's not flying bubble cars. But it's a start.

Source: Wi-Fi Planet

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2736 Stein Hill Lane
Custer, WA 98240
Tel: 360-366-3888
Cel: 360-820-3888
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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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NETGEAR, Flarion Team On Wireless Data Nets

October 18, 2004 (11:54 AM EDT)

NETGEAR Inc. and Flarion Technologies announced Monday that they are developing Flarion's high-speed mobile-wireless technology for delivery to cell-phone service providers through NETGEAR 802.11b/g products.

Expected to be available for testing this quarter, the offerings could compete with Qualcomm Inc.'s EV-DO mobile-wireless high-speed wireless network technology and with AT&T Wireless' EDGE mobile-data network.

The companies said that Flarion's FLASH-OFDM technology has average downlink speeds of 1Mbps, with bursts of 3.2 Mbps. Uplink speeds average 300-500 Kbps, with bursts of 900Kbps, the companies added. Flarion has been testing the technology with Aloha Partners, Nextel, T-Mobile, Telstra, Vodafone, and the city of Washington, D.C.

Nextel, which is incompatible with the world's dominant CDMA and GSM networks, is currently testing the Flarion service in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina. The nation's cell phone service providers are already rolling out high-speed data networks with AT&T Wireless, claiming the country's widest coverage with its EDGE service and Verizon Wireless close behind in coverage but ahead in speeds with its BroadbandAccess service.

NETGEAR and Flarion said they expect their combined effort will result in the delivery of FLASH-OFDM and Wi-Fi functionality to service providers beginning in 2005.

Other firms are racing to take advantage of the improvements in high-speed data offerings. SBC Communications was scheduled to announce on Monday that its existing DSL customers will be offered access to its network of nearly 4,000 Wi-Fi hotspots for $2 a month. Last week, Siemens AG said it would develop a line of equipment for users of Flarion's technology.

Source: TechWeb


BOINGO WIRELESS AND VONAGE® TEAM TO SIMPLIFY WIRELESS VOIP SERVICES

SANTA MONICA, Calif.—October 18, 2004 - Boingo Wireless and Vonage Holdings Corp., the leading broadband telephony provider in North America, today announced a relationship that teams two industry innovators in an effort to simplify voice over Wi-Fi services and make them more accessible to customers.

In the first phase of their partnership, the companies have agreed to co-market a service bundle that includes Vonage's SoftPhone service and Boingo's Wi-Fi service. The XPRO SoftPhone, from XTEN, the preferred Softphone Client utilized by Vonage is available for personal computers running Windows 98SE/NT/ME/2000/XP/MACOS-X operating systems. Mobile travelers using this product can access the Vonage service from almost any Internet connected personal computer. It provides increased mobility of the Vonage service, while maintaining the same quality of service consumers have come to expect from Vonage.

This offering targets business travelers, enabling them to make and take phone calls at Boingo's network of 11,000 airports, cafes, and hotels around the world. The companies will conduct a trial before the end of the year and expect to rollout the offering to major retail locations where consumers can now purchase the Vonage service.

"History has shown that adding mobility to any type of communications has proven to be a winning combination and I think we are on the verge of that happening again with VoIP," said Peter Barris, managing general partner of New Enterprise Associates and a board member for both Boingo and Vonage. "With these two demonstrated innovators in partnership, the market prospects become a lot brighter."

"VoIP is causing a paradigm shift in the telecom world because it offers a new level of value and features to anyone with a broadband connection. Adding mobility to this bundle will help to make it compelling to a new audience," said Jeffrey A. Citron, president and CEO of Vonage Holdings Corp. "Our ability to plug the Vonage solution into Boingo's massive Wi-Fi network makes our service even more useful to customers."

"For Wi-Fi to really change the world it needs to spread to every device that uses information- from phones to portable game machines to MP3 players. Boingo is the leader in simplifying Wi-Fi connectivity and is aggregating the world's largest network of hot spots. We will start leveraging this leadership by enabling Vonage to add a worldwide Wi-Fi network to its soft phone VoIP service," said Sky Dayton, Boingo founder and CEO. "Our next step is to work with the manufacturers to integrate our device software into Wi-Fi-ready phones. VoIP will be a key driver in spreading Wi-Fi to non-PC devices, and as the pioneering company bringing VoIP to the masses, Vonage is a perfect partner to have in this endeavor."

Wireless VoIP is an outgrowth of the dramatic success of enterprise and consumer VoIP services, which shuttle telephone calls across the Internet rather than using the traditional circuit-switched telephone network. Analysts estimate that growth in wireless VoIP will be spurred on by the growth of public Wi-Fi networks and the availability of Wi-Fi enabled phones due to hit the market by the end of the year.

The Vonage agreement is the first step in Boingo's comprehensive VoIP strategy, integrating a new class of device software into non-PC devices like mobile phones to login and authenticate onto any of the thousands of hot spots in the Boingo® Roaming System. The device software provides essential Wi-Fi services including signal sniffing, authentication, network selection, and profile management—and can be private labeled for major service providers.

About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc. is an ultra-high-speed wireless Internet service available in thousands of locations such as hotels, airports, cafes, and other public places, in dozens of countries throughout the world. Both directly and through major carrier and ISP partners, Boingo provides business travelers with a wireless broadband Internet connection to improve productivity while on the road. Through its Wi-Fi software and Roaming System, Boingo makes finding and connecting to Wi-Fi networks point-and-click simple and secure. More information about Boingo is available at http://www.boingo.com.

Boingo is a registered trademark of Boingo Wireless Inc.

About Vonage
Vonage is redefining communications by offering consumers and small businesses an affordable alternative to traditional telephone service. The fastest growing telephony company in North America, Vonage's service area encompasses more than 1900 active rate centers in over 125 North American markets. Vonage is sold directly through www.vonage.com and retail partners such as Amazon.com, RadioShack, Best Buy, Circuit City, Staples, Fry's Electronics and Office Depot. Wholesale partners such as EarthLink, ARMSTRONG®, Advanced Cable Communications and the Coldwater Board of Public Utilities resell the Vonage broadband phone service under their own unique brands. With more than 275,000 lines in service, Vonage continues to add more than 25,000 lines per month to its network. Over 5 million calls per week are made using Vonage, the easy-to-use, feature-rich, flat rate phone service. Vonage is headquartered in Edison, New Jersey. For more information about Vonage's products and services, please visit www.vonage.com or call 1-VONAGE-HELP. Vonage®, Vonage Digital Voice™, Toll Free PlusSM and Virtual Phone NumberSM are trademarks of Vonage Holdings Corp.

CONTACTS:  
For Boingo Wireless:
David Rodewald
805-494-9508
david@davidjamesagency.com
For Vonage:
Mitchell Slepian
732-528-2677
mitchell.slepian@vonage.com

Source: Boingo Wireless Press Release

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