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FRIDAY - MARCH 26, 2004 - ISSUE NO. 104

Dear wireless colleagues and friends of paging,

This newsletter is coming out on Monday morning, rather than the date indicated above, due to my attendance at the IWCE show in Las Vegas. The main sections of this week's issue are composed of photos of people and companies involved in paging who were exhibiting at the show. There is no logic behind those who appear and those who do not, other than the fact that some of the photos came out better than others. Occasionally the flash wasn't ready when I was, and of course, sometimes people close their eyes or look away. So, if a paging-related company or advertiser doesn't appear, it just means that I didn't get around to their booth or the photo didn't turn out well.

Now for the good news and the bad news. Actually everything was good—in fact very good. I was just sorry that I didn't get to talk to everyone as much as I wanted. It happened many times—I would be talking to someone and very interested in our conversation—then someone new would tap me on the shoulder. By the time I said hello to that person and turned back around, the first person would be talking to someone else or would have moved on to the next booth. I sure hope no one was offended. It reminded me of the "glory days" of paging when people at a trade show would be lined up three or four deep waiting to talk.

There was more excitement and enthusiasm at this show than I have seen in many years. Several of my colleagues expressed the same feeling. Like I have been saying for quite a while: "it's not over yet!"

It was really great to see so many old friends in one place. Several of us have a little less hair and maybe a larger belt size, but it was wonderful to see people who I have known and worked with for as many as 30 years.

I hope you enjoy seeing the following photographs half as much as I did taking them. Let me know what you think.

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Keeping Paging Alive

This is my weekly newsletter about Wireless Data and Radio Paging. You are receiving this message because you have either communicated with me in the past about a wireless topic, or your address was included in another e-mail that I received on the same subject. This is not a SPAM. If you have received this message in error, or you are not interested in these topics, please click here, then click on "send" and you will be promptly removed from the mailing list with my apology.

A new issue of the Paging and Wireless Data Newsletter gets posted on the web each week. A notification goes out by e-mail to subscribers on most Fridays around noon Eastern US time. The notification message has a link to the actual newsletter on the Internet. That way it doesn't fill up your incoming e-mail account.

There is no charge for subscription and there are no membership restrictions. Readers are a very select group of wireless industry professionals, and include the senior managers of many of the world's major paging and wireless data companies. There is an even mix of operations managers, marketing people, and engineers, so I try to include items of interest to all three groups. It's all about staying up-to-date with business trends and technology.

I regularly get reader's comments, so this newsletter has become a community forum for the paging, and wireless data communities. You are welcome to contribute your ideas and opinions. Unless otherwise requested, all correspondence addressed to me is subject to publication in the newsletter and on my website.

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Special Report—IWCE Las Vegas 2004
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Multitone Electronics
6135 Barfield Road
Suite 119
Atlanta, GA 30328 USA
www.multitone.com/usa

PRESS RELEASE

Multitone and Prism Systems International Sign Licensing Agreement

Basingstoke, UK and Atlanta, GA— March 24, 2004 Multitone Electronics announces it has licensed Prism Systems International to incorporate its Mk7 paging protocol into Prism's paging terminals. This will enable Prism Systems International to provide support for Multitone's PowerPagers that utilize the Mk7 paging format and provide a unique range of features for both private and commercial paging users. Multitone's Mk7 digital format:

  • Enables over-the-air speech (POCSAG & FLEX do not support speech).
  • Supports tone, numeric and free text.
  • Synchronized Team Calling - Multiple RIC* codes enables one text/voice message to multiple users - POCSAG and others rely on a single unified RIC, which can be inefficient.
  • Better control messaging, i.e. system integrated time and date stamping - POCSAG and others take their time from the pager.
  • More efficient over-the-air programming.

[* RIC = "Radio Identity Code" or "capcode."]

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Graeme Hull
Head of International Sales
Multitone Electronics

  

Jim Nelson
President and CEO
Prism Systems International

About Multitone Electronics
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.

For More Information Contact:Outside the USA:
Multitone Electronics
6135 Barfield Road
Suite 119
Atlanta, GA 30328 USA
Tel: 404-255-8399
Fax: 770-234-5790
Internet: www.multitone.com/usa
Multitone Electronics plc
Multitone House
Shortwood Copse Lane
Kempshott, Basingstoke
Hampshire, RG23 7NL UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1256 320292
Fax: +44 (0) 1256 471177
Internet: www.multitone.com

About Prism Systems International
Prism Systems International designs and manufactures the Prism Message Gateway Series of products—modern communications systems for radio paging, voice messaging, and e-mail messaging.

Prism is the former one-way Paging Marketing, Sales, Engineering, and Technical-support team of TGA Technologies with 35-plus years in the industry with such companies as Arch, BBL Industries, Multitone, Metromedia, and Quintron.

For More Information Contact:

Prism Systems International, Inc.
300 Colonial Center Parkway
Suite 100
Roswell, Georgia 30076 USA
Tel: 678-353-3366
Internet: www.prismpaging.com
E-mail: info@prismpaging.com


[PTC-PWG-RXP] RXP Specification 2.0 — Congratulations — RXP 2.0 is released!

The complete specification is described in the files RxpSpec-2.0.pdf and RxpASN-2.0.asn in the root directory of the Yahoo RXP group.  From this point, PTC-PWG will take on management of the spec and PTC-PWG-DeveloperCommunity will take on the official role of assisting the developer community.  Of course, those of us in active development will keep working together as always, and I'll keep the RXP group going for continuity.

Many people assume that I personally wrote this spec with vague guidance from the industry.  This is not the case.  What we are releasing now barely resembles what I initially proposed over 3 years ago.  In fact, this specification is indeed the product of a very large group, some of which have since left the industry.  A successful design requires balancing the "real world" and the "ideal" across a set of meaningful objectives.  As long as everyone has this in mind, the more people participate, the stronger the end result.  Our end result — RXP 2.0 — is strong indeed, and we all get credit for it.

-James Dabbs, TGA

To visit the PTC-PWG-RXP group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PTC-PWG-RXP/
 (membership required)

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vytek boothVytek Inc.
2310 Cousteau Court
Vista, CA USA 92801

Tel: 760-536-1000
Fax: 760-536-1025
Internet: www.vytek.com/products/pbw/pwm.htm
E-mail: bk@sonik.com

Vytek Inc. designs and manufactures RF solutions for a wide variety of commercial and government applications. Their standard products include NTIA approved Narrowband Paging Transmitters, Telemetry Devices, and Wireless Modems.

prism booth 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

Prism Systems International, Inc. designs and manufactures PRISM™ Paging Terminals, E-mail, and Voicemail Systems. Supporting 1,000 to 200,000+ users with T1, E1, Analog trunking, Digital, Analog paging formats, and Quick-Call signaling. Introducing PrismSynch™ for local or remote redundant systems. Messages, Database, and Configuration changes are "mirrored" to other Prism systems.

digital paging boothDigital Paging Company
10825 Burbank Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA USA 91601
Tel: 818-508-5700
Fax: 818-508-5800
Internet: www.apollopagers.com
E-mail: kami@apollopagers.com

As a global provider and distributor of high quality pagers, equipment and services, DPC continues to deliver product excellence to the national wireless marketplace. . . Since 1989, our mission continues to furnish a combination of high-level dealer support and cost-effective product solutions that make a difference. As eye catching, as they are performers, all models will certainly enhance and increase your sales bottom line.

wavewear boothWaveWare Technologies, Inc.
9726 Skillman Street
Dallas, TX USA 75243
Tel: 972-479-1702
Fax: 972-479-1702
Internet: www.wirelessmessaging.com
E-mail: jb.holley@wirelessmessaging.com

Manufacturer of POCSAG radio paging systems, and messaging/monitoring software. Distributor of pagers, paging systems, messaging software, and LED message boards. Pager repair services.

dx radio boothDX Radio Systems, Inc.
10941 Pendleton Street
Sun Valley, California 91352-1522 USA
Telephone: 818-252-6700
Fax: 818-252-6711
Internet: www.dxradiosystems.com
E-mail: Info@DXRadioSystems.com

A leading provider of Paging Transmitters, base stations, RTF repeaters, mobiles, and handhelds since 1988. DX Radio provides network system manufacturing, design, implementation, and engineering of quality land-mobile products from low-band through 900 MHz.

zetron paging boothZetron, Inc.
P.O. Box 97004
Redmond, WA 98073-9704 USA
Tel: 425-820-6363
Fax: 425-820-7031
Internet: www.zetron.com/pages/paging
E-mail: zetron@zetron.com

Worldwide manufacturer of wireless communications systems offering more than 100 different products. We design, manufacture, and market products and services that cover paging and mobile radio equipment, radio dispatch, dispatch telephony, utility network and more.

zetron boothMultitone Electronics plc
6135 Barfield Road
Suite 119
Atlanta, GA 30328 USA
Tel: 404-255-8399
Fax: 770-234-5790
Internet: www.multitone.com/usa
E-mail: Steven.Beeferman@multitone.com

Multitone Electronics develops, suppliers, and supports high performance wireless networks that lives depend on 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Demonstrating PowerPage™ the world's most advanced private paging system, and FuturePhone™ their new wireless telephone system. Photo shows announcement of new agreement with Prism Systems for Multitone Mk7 coding format.

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Amtel Wireless Jerry Griffith
Cassel & Associates Preferred Wireless
Commtech Wireless USA Prism Systems International
CONTEL Costa Rica Programming Concepts
Daviscomms USA Ron Mercer
DX Radio Systems Selective Communications
Enrique Llaca—Authentium rep. in Mexico Swissphone Wireless
Global Fax Network Services TGA Technologies
GTES Inc.The Wireless Watchman
Hark Systems UBICAR Argentina
ISC Technologies UCOM Paging
Motorola Inc.Zetron Inc.
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Building on its long success story in 1-way paging, Advantra International has become the expert in designing and manufacturing of the most advanced and lowest cost ReFLEX™ radio modems for 2-way data-communication. The company also focuses on offering total telemetry solutions.

Advantra has acquired a solid reputation thanks to its renowned development team, state-of-the-art manufacturing, an exact understanding of the market and its proven technology.

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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.

MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2003.

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QUATTRINO RE529

  • Reliable operation
  • Flexible programming
  • Weather resistant

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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Advanced RF Communications offers a complete line of products and services for one and two-way paging/data messaging systems. Services include:

  • Simulcast RF coverage design, verification and optimization services for one and two-way paging systems.
  • Design of GPS-synchronized simulcast tone & voice and digital one-way paging systems and two-way digital paging/messaging systems.
  • System integration of dispatch, email, mobile data, status/messaging, SCADA, meter reading, load management and telemetry services.
  • System design, installation and maintenance by experienced paging engineers and technicians.

Advanced RF Communications is a proud sponsor of the:

American Association of Paging Carriers

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Our System design and installation services integrate all the "boxes" and deliver fully operational one or two-way paging "system". We can also "tune-up" that existing paging system with our diagnostic and troubleshooting services to restore System performance that has deteriorated over time.

CONTACT
Advanced RF Communications, Inc.
301 Oak Street—Suite 2-46A
Quincy, IL 62301 USA
For further information please contact:
Fred Pakosta or Jim Neves
Telephone/Fax: 217-221-9500
E-mail: sales@advancedrf.biz
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Atlanta Area

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Wireless Telemetry

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Data CommunicationsLevel 1A basic ReFLEX transceiver, sending and receiving serial RS-232 ASCII data.
Telemetry Remote Monitoring and ControlLevel 2An enhanced ReFLEX transceiver, monitoring alarms from a remote site, and sending commands to the remote site.
Asset or Fleet TrackingLevel 3An enhanced ReFLEX transceiver, with the addition of a GPS module for the reporting of accurate locations to enable tracking.
Field Force AutomationLevel 4An 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. ()
WANTEDWANTED

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’s Mission Statement Defines Purpose

  • 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. If you want to get involved, please click here. Come and join us! The AAPC "newsroom" is a great source of information. The AAPC also hosts the Paging Technical Committee site. There is a lot of good paging industry information here.

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

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

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

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

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

Features*

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

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

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

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

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  • Integrated e-mail/organizer software
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  • 5 MB of memory
  • Large screen optimized for viewing of data
  • Was developed for Mobitex networks and operates on 900 MHz.

Wynn & Associates is offering a special discount on these RIM (data only) units to readers of this newsletter. Please call 301-292-3030 or e-mail and mention The Paging and Wireless Data Newsletter to receive this special offer.

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ISC Technologies is the industry leader in the pre-owned Paging equipment marketplace. We specialize in purchasing, reconditioning, reconfiguring and sales of quality paging infrastructure. We can customize and configure equipment at a fraction of the cost of new. All equipment carries a standard warranty to insure your trouble free operation.

At ISC Technologies we service what we sell and more. Our factory-trained technicians repair most Quintron, Glenayre, Motorola, and Skydata equipment. All of our repairs are done on a Time and Material basis, saving you money over flat rate repair. From vacuum tubes to surface mount equipment, we are ready to handle your repair needs quickly and cost effectively.

Glenayre’s only licensed repair facility!

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Chris Kephart
888-645-7545
972-221-4528
ckephart@mckcom.com
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888-223-4028
217-221-0985
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SECOND TERM SUPPORTER

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Wireless Communication Solutions

Hark Systems has provided the wireless industry with innovative products for over 20 years. The Omega family of products continues that tradition.

The Omega Gateway performs the function of a TAP Concentrator, a TNPP Router, and an Internet Paging Gateway. This allows the paging operator with TAP and TNPP connections to their paging network to offer e-mail and Internet based paging services. Any message coming in via any supported protocol (SMTP, SNPP, TAP, TNPP, HTTP) can be converted to another protocol and sent. Pages can also be sent to e-mail boxes for safe keeping. Subscribers can log on with a web browser and view stored alpha messages. The TNPP router function has the most extensive routing and filtering capabilities in the market today. The Internet Gateway also has extensive anti-SPAM and other selective filtering options to protect your system. The Gateway is available as a turnkey system or software only.

The Omega Unified Messaging Platform gives you the competitive edge by offering the ability to bundle a variety of services that can include Voicemail, FAXmail and e-mail as part of customized subscriber packages. Subscribers can view faxes, listen to voicemails, and modify features using a common browser. System administration can also be performed remotely as well as locally. This robust set of features allows the system operator to build a profit center with low initial expense and expand as needed

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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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Paging Technician

Mark Hood mehood@cox.net
Telephone: 757-588-0537

Paging Field Engineer/Electronic technician in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area.
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  • 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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Programming
Concepts, Inc.

Since 1979

RTS Wireless ADVX System
Support and Enhancements

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

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

Contact Sales sales@programmingconcepts.com
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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Microsoft Creates New Opportunity for Windows Mobile Developers With New Software Platforms and Tools

Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition, Visual Studio 2005 Community Technical Preview And $100,000 Mobile2Market Contest Catalyze Innovation

SAN FRANCISCO— March 24, 2004—Today at Microsoft Corp.'s third annual Mobile Developer Conference (DevCon) 2004, Microsoft continued to deliver on its commitment to mobile and Microsoft® Windows® developers by unveiling the new Windows Mobile™ 2003 Second Edition software focused on enabling unprecedented hardware innovation and application development. In addition, Microsoft delivered the Visual Studio® 2005 Community Technology Preview that provides valuable developer resources and announced a Mobile2Market contest to assist developers with application promotion and distribution opportunities. This year's event has been designed to help both mobile and PC developers take advantage of the opportunities that Windows Mobile is delivering.

"The convergence of the mobile and PC development environments represents a tremendous opportunity for software innovation. Microsoft is proud to support our hardware partners and the developer community by providing innovative software like the new Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition software," said Ya-Qin Zhang, corporate vice president of product development for the Mobile and Embedded Devices Division at Microsoft. "At this show, we are also focused on providing the best integrated tools and technical resources that will ignite application development and bring new value to customers and the mobile industry."

New Customer-Driven Software: Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition
Today, Microsoft showcased Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition software, the newest version of the Windows Mobile software platform, which offers new functionality and fosters device and application innovation. The Windows Mobile platform adds support for dynamic screen switching between landscape and portrait modes and square screen resolution support that enables smaller devices with keyboards—both of which are platform firsts. Additional features include VGA and QVGA that support high-resolution displays for Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs and Smartphones, respectively.

"The Motorola MPx with a unique, compact dual-hinge design is one of the first devices that take advantage of key capabilities enabled by Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition software," said Michael Tatelman, vice president and general manager of the MOTOPro group, Motorola Mobile Handset Business. "Microsoft's continued commitment to drive innovation and engage with the developer community is beneficial in providing our customers with a robust set of applications and solutions that, when combined with the MOTOPro Innovation Platform, deliver a powerful wireless experience."

With this release, Microsoft is focused on enabling hardware diversity while preserving platform consistency. Hardware diversity facilitates creation of exciting new form factors by device makers to address specific market needs. Platform consistency enables developers to reach a large addressable market with a single code base. Also benefiting developers is Microsoft's updated Windows Mobile Developer Resource Kit, which allows developers to easily create new applications and services based on the new software and thus benefit directly from the new functionality expected, such as higher-resolution screens and new form factors.

This kit includes eight new white papers focused on Windows Mobile development and new and updated code samples, Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition emulators, embedded Visual C++® 4.0 SP3, and Windows Mobile 2003 SDKs.

"Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition software creates an opportunity to bring our existing solutions to a new generation of innovative devices," said John Psuik, president and CEO of Developer One. "Microsoft's new software has enabled us to build new, innovative solutions for our customers that take advantage of new display functionality like support for landscape orientation and high-resolution screens."

Platforms and Tools That Empower
Today at the event Microsoft released a Community Technology Preview version of Visual Studio 2005 to provide developers with a glimpse of future tools. This preview version includes the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 2.0, which enables smart device development. It is the first deliverable in a series of prebeta Community Technical Preview versions of Visual Studio 2005 that will be distributed to target segments of the developer community and are intended to help developers plan for future projects, evaluate Microsoft's development tools, and provide feedback to Microsoft throughout the development process.

In addition, Microsoft highlighted great momentum around the .NET Compact Framework, launched at last year's conference. This includes a growing partner roster and positive feedback from partners and customers that have realized the benefits of the combination of the familiar Visual Studio development environment and the .NET Compact Framework for building smart device applications. Customers are seeing cost reductions and increased productivity benefits with this combination of tools. Landmark Graphics Corp., for one, has cut its development costs by 40 percent to 50 percent using Microsoft .NET technology. The combination of Visual Studio .NET and the .NET Compact Framework has proved to be an efficient and very productive environment for building Windows Mobile-based applications.

Continuing to Foster the Ecosystem
Microsoft's Mobile2Market program is designed to help commercial developers connect with multiple distribution channels including retailers, e-tailers, original equipment manufacturers and mobile operators. To date, 40 distributors including 22 mobile operators have requested and received access to Microsoft's catalog of applications for Windows Mobile-based devices.

Building on the current success of the Mobile2Market program, Microsoft announced the $100,000 Mobile2Market application contest. Four grand prizes of $25,000 and application promotion and distribution opportunities will be awarded to four independent software vendors in the following categories: Smartphone Work, Smartphone Play, Pocket PC Work and Pocket PC Play. More information on the contest can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/information/devprograms/mobile2market/contest.mspx.

About the Microsoft Mobile Developer Conference
The Microsoft Mobile Developer Conference is the premier developer event for building and bringing to market mobile applications, content and services for the Windows Mobile and Windows platforms. The third annual U.S. Microsoft Mobile Developer Conference is co-located with Fawcette Technical Publication Inc.'s VSLive! San Francisco 2004 and AVIOS~SpeechTEK Spring 2004 in San Francisco, Calif., making it the first major developer-focused event since Microsoft's sold-out Professional Developers Conference last October.

About Microsoft
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Microsoft, Windows, Windows Mobile, Visual Studio and Visual C++ are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Source: Microsoft Press Release


RIM premieres color BlackBerry

March 23, 2004 11:26 AM EST

COLOR BLACKBERRY

ATLANTA—Research In Motion introduced its color BlackBerry 7750 wireless handheld at the CTIA Wireless show. The Java-based device is scheduled to be available from Verizon Wireless in April.

Features of the 7750 include:

BlackBerry 7700 series
  • a large, high-resolution color screen that supports more than 65,000 colors,
  • support for 800/1900 MHz CDMA 1X networks,
  • cradle-free wireless e-mail synchronization,
  • integrated e-mail attachment viewing that supports popular file formats,
  • a push-based wireless architecture that delivers messages automatically,
  • wireless integration with multiple existing e-mail accounts,
  • a “thumb-typing” keyboard and navigation trackwheel,
  • backlit screen and keyboard, and
  • a pocket-sized, lightweight and ergonomic handheld design with an internal high-performance antenna.

Source: RCR Wireless News

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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 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. Our range of Paging Data devices and software products have multiple uses and capabilities including:

  • 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
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Address:
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PO Box 8798
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Auckland, New Zealand
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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.

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

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  • Paging terminal upgrades, relocations, troubleshooting, emergency repair & training
  • Transmitter installation & maintenance
  • Experienced industry technicians and engineers
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed

Call or write today to learn more Alan Carle, Dir of Engineering 888 854 2697 x272 or

acarle@ucom.com

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CUSTOM APPLICATIONS

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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Sun Shines on Hotspots

March 23, 2004

Pleasanton, Calif.-based Pronto Networks, which makes operational support systems (OSS) for network operators, particularly for hotspot and other wireless providers, is behind the power of a new product branded and sold by Sun Microsystems.

The product is called iForce Wi-Fi Hotspot Appliance and was unveiled this week at the CTIA Wireless 2004 show in Atlanta.

Jasbir Singh, president and CEO of Pronto, says that while his company has previously had hotspot controllers -- the hardware that would be located at the hotspot itself, such as in a hotel or coffee shop—this unit is meant for operators to install in their network operating center (NOC).

"One size does not fit everybody," says Singh. "The right segmentation is required. And the mid-tier players need a turnkey solution that can work for them." The unit will come in flavors licensed for 25, 50 or 100 hotspots and handles all AAA, log-in pages/walled gardens, trouble tickets, and even roaming settlements with hotspot aggregators.

Sun will sell the iForce Appliance for $14,995 (base price) via its Sun Authorized iForce Channel Partners. The product will support not only Sun's Solaris platform (on the Sun Fire V210 server) but also Linux OS (the Sun Fire V60x server). Hotspot controllers are $799.

"This is a first of its kind—no other OSS appliances will let you set up 25 to 100 hotspots," says Singh. "The primary motive is to make it so simple that the real barrier—how to set this up—goes away."

Carriers needing to support over 100 hotspots can move up to Pronto's software running on Sun Netra systems.

Source: INTERNETNEWS.COM

UNTIL NEXT WEEK

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Sahara Hotel—Las Vegas, Nevada—Swimming Pool Area—March 2004

After the show was over, I sat by the pool for about an hour listening to music on my iPod. That was the only relaxing that I got to do on this trip. Thanks again to all the readers and supporters of the newsletter.


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With best regards,

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Brad Dye
WIRELESS DATA CONSULTANT


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