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FRIDAY - FEBRUARY 27, 2004 - ISSUE NO. 100

Dear wireless colleagues and friends of paging,

One thing that has been a worry for the paging industry since the two big manufacturers of paging infrastructure, Motorola and Glenayre, got out of the business, has been how to support the existing systems. This is even more troublesome when you think about the two-way ReFLEX systems which all use Glenayre infrastructure. Besides, two-way is just getting started—as recently as this month, a revision to the ReFLEX protocol was approved by the Paging Technical Committee (PTC).

I am very pleased to report that a new company has been formed to take care of some of these issues. Their press release, which just came out yesterday, follows. The company is called GTES (Global Technical Engineering Solutions) and is being led by Russ Allen who many of us know and respect from his senior management positions at Glenayre.

GTES will offer product sales, maintenance services, software development and product development to the wireless industry. The GTES team consists of highly qualified and seasoned associates who were formerly a part of Glenayre’s paging infrastructure support and engineering operations.

GTES is a joint venture—50% owned by Metrocall and 50% by former management and employees of Glenayre's paging infrastructure operation. Glenayre does not have any ownership in GTES, this is a licensing agreement. This is really good news for everyone using Glenayre equipment and should make some of those industry analysts sleep a little better as well.

Expect an encouraging report next week from a regional paging carrier saying that his business has never been better and the "band playing on the deck of the Titanic" analogy applies only to the big two-way carriers and not to the one-way part of paging. This is good to hear.

Now, on to the news and views.

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Keeping Paging Alive

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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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PAGING AND WIRELESS DATA NEWS
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GTES Commences Operations

For Immediate Release:
Thursday, February 26, 2004

Metrocall Ventures Invests in Licensee of Glenayre Electronics Paging Infrastructure Technology

Thursday, February 26, 2004 - Metrocall Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: MTOH), a leading provider of paging and two-way wireless messaging and Glenayre Electronics, Inc., a subsidiary of Glenayre Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMS), today announced that GTES, LLC, a global product and services provider, has commenced its operations effective February 11, 2004. GTES, with offices in the United States and Canada, is a joint venture that is 50% owned by Metrocall Ventures, Inc., a Metrocall subsidiary, and 50% by former management and employees of Glenayre’s paging infrastructure operations. GTES will support paging carriers as an authorized licensee of paging infrastructure technology owned by Glenayre Electronics, Inc.

"Since making our decision to discontinue the wireless messaging segment in May 2001, Glenayre has remained committed to fulfilling its contractual support obligations with its customers. The licensing of Glenayre’s paging technology to GTES is another step by Glenayre to fulfill this commitment," stated Clarke Bailey, chairman and chief executive officer of Glenayre. "While Glenayre does not have any ownership interest in GTES, we are pleased that this licensing agreement provides GTES with the opportunity to offer a long-term solution to the paging industry."

Metrocall President & CEO Vince Kelly stated, "The formation of GTES provides the paging industry with access to licensed technology for the software elements of paging infrastructure and creates a new organization committed to the long-term support of our wireless network technologies. We have a progressive outlook on this opportunity and believe it will satisfy short and long-term network software requirements consistent with profitable operations. We look forward to a successful venture with the partners of GTES."

GTES will offer product sales, maintenance services, software development and product development to the wireless industry. The GTES team consists of highly qualified and seasoned associates who were formerly a part of Glenayre’s paging infrastructure support and engineering operations. These employees were instrumental in the growth of the paging industry through the development of highly complex and stable hardware and software solutions. The Glenayre suite of products is the most widely deployed paging infrastructure worldwide.

Network services and reliability are key elements to ensuring the viability of the service provider networks and their ultimate profitability. GTES is poised to assist the carriers in the wireless industry in their efforts to operate their networks more efficiently.

GTES will initially focus on its core Partner Program where it will provide support to the paging industry through its Professional Service offerings. GTES will continue to develop its Partner Program.

"GTES is excited about the opportunity to offer its partners services through the most qualified and experienced team in the industry," said Russ Allen, President of GTES. "The paging industry has expressed interest and support for GTES to partner with them for the foreseeable future. The relationships that the paging carriers and the GTES team members have developed over the past years provides the carriers with a level of comfort that their networks will continue to be supported as they would expect."

To obtain detailed information about the GTES suite of product and service offerings including the Partner Program, please contact Mr. Tim Hall, Director of Sales and Customer Relations, 678-947-5649 or visit the GTES website at www.gtesinc.com. GTES has offices located in Custer, WA, Atlanta, GA, Quincy, IL, and Vancouver, BC.

About Metrocall Holdings, Inc.
Metrocall Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is the parent company of Metrocall, Inc., Metrocall USA and Metrocall Ventures. Branded Metrocall Wireless, the Company is a leading provider of paging products and other wireless services to the business, government and healthcare communities. In addition to its reliable, nationwide one-way networks, Metrocall’s two-way network has the largest high-powered terrestrial ReFLEX footprint in the United States with roaming partners in Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Metrocall Wireless is the preferred ReFLEX wireless data network provider for many of the largest telecommunication companies in the United States that source network services and resell under their own brand names. In addition to traditional numeric, one-way text and two-way paging, Metrocall also offers wireless e-mail solutions, as well as mobile voice and data services through AT&T Wireless and Nextel. Also, Metrocall offers Integrated Resource Management Systems with wireless connectivity solutions for medical, business, government and other campus environments. Metrocall focuses on the business-to-business marketplace and supports organizations of all sizes. For more information on Metrocall please visit our Web site and online store at www.metrocall.com or call 800-800-2337.

About Glenayre:
Glenayre, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a global provider of next generation enhanced services and messaging solutions for service providers including wireless carriers, fixed networks operators and cable companies. Glenayre's applications run on a carrier-grade, open platform featuring a standards-based web services architecture for low cost delivery of revenue generating services in IP-based and circuit-switched telephony networks. Since Glenayre first pioneered voice messaging over a decade ago, more than 200 service providers in over 60 countries have deployed Glenayre solutions for their legacy and 3G networks. Today, millions of subscribers around the world use Glenayre Versera solutions every day, including voice and fax messaging, one number services, speech interfaces, unified communications and one-button call return. For more information, please visit www.Glenayre.com.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
This press release includes "forward-looking statements," within the meaning of the federal securities laws, that involve uncertainties and risks. These include statements regarding events or developments that Metrocall Holdings expects or anticipates will occur in the future. A number of risks and uncertainties could cause actual results, events, and developments to differ from expectations. Please refer to Metrocall's most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q and annual report on Form 10-K, and any subsequently filed reports on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K, as well as its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, for a complete discussion of these and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected by these forward-looking statements.

Metrocall Holdings Contact:
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Dir. Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
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(703) 660-6677 x6231

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EDITORIAL FOLLOWUP ON WIRELESS INSTANT MESSAGING
Reader's Comments

Well you did stir up the proverbial hornets nest with the idea that 'yes you can do anything you set your mind to' type of mentality, thank goodness there are a few that still believe that. Good show.

Some good thoughts came out of it and I want to address them. One person mentioned that the 2-way paging industry needs a backhaul channel group on some band (VHF, UHF, whatever) to get more channels and most of the others scream that the throughput required for IM will burn their terminals into the ground.

I frankly am not sure if the paging industry can survive with the limited resources it has with or without IM, and I felt that was true when I invented Parallel Data Processing several years ago. I was an engineer at a prominent paging company and we were laughing at implementing Flex at a whirlwind pace of 1600 and then 3200 and ultimately (gulp!) 6400 bits per second data rates. Wowser, warp 9 Scottie.

We were sweating bullets to make our lousy 2400 BPS POCSAG work with overlaps, delays, etc. and the problems were enormous. Long after I left the company to re-pursue my private interests, they finally made their higher speed 4 level Flex work. At that point in time I collected several of the best minds I knew at the time, dissected the 'problem' as I saw it to be that we have pitifully slow data rates associated with even one way paging and once you add latency of 2 way it is down the drain. Now that it is working somewhat I doubt that they want to screw with it no matter what I dream up.

Now the solution of the 21st century… Parallel Data arrives… about 10 years too late it seems. I have a patent on the solution and I doubt that anyone is able to afford it even if it saves the world. Even so, I can't waste a golden opportunity to show off the result of thinking just like Mr. Land in your excellent story… everyone else is improving serial data and I patented parallel data. Whatever for?

When you have a moment check out Patent 6, 122, 324 at www.eeontheweb.com/patent.htm and you will find the method of retrofitting a typical 25 KHz paging/ data/ telemetry channel for 50KBPS operation by only changing out the cheapest component in the entire transmitter… the exciter board. You keep the expensive power supply, data receiver and power amplifier in every transmitter.

Got some extra money you don't need once that is operational? I have the expansion-and-upgrade for this patent waiting in the wings that multiplies that times 2 then times 8 then times 64 in that order. Yeah, everyone else is headed North and I am headed South. Is anyone listening? So far the answer is no. I contacted a prominent mobile data company, they were too busy trying to make their touted 19.2 KBPS machine work to consider tripling it. No money left in the budget, sorry. I am ready to feed streaming video to a handheld device on a few KHZ of bandwidth and they don't have time for me. What am I missing here?

I even designed it to be backwards compatible with the paging systems in use and it only takes one bit of information to change the exciter from a serial to a parallel encoder and transmit the standard codes in serial then shift-on-the-fly to parallel and zap out some data then shift back as needed. You keep your terminal and everything, but you do need to tell the exciter when to shift. Most if not all of the data receivers will take in a large drink from the satellite downlink well and then send it out one bit at a time at the local level, so why not just transmit it at higher data rates? The problem is the transmission system and I have the solution. Anyone interested in a partnership?

To the comment regarding the backhaul channels: I make a good portion of my income selling and servicing the in-house paging systems for medical facilities and they all want in-house 2-way paging. What keeps if from working? No backhaul channel is one problem the other is that pagers are only made (currently) with a 900-902 MHz back channel range. I thought… what if we contacted the Korean/ Taiwan/ Malaysia manufacturing community to see if they could build 2-way pagers with the receiver listening up in the 902-928 MHz ISM band which is something of a free-for-all of hams, Teletrac, microwave, cordless phones and other junk anyway, why not use it too? No one wanted to tackle that one. I would need to place an order for 10,000 of them to wake them up.

Next was the receiver (Vytek sells them cheap), the ReFLEX license (Only a paltry $10K) and a controller no one seems to have available. I went away without my 2-way system but not without the desire to make it work. I have the paying customers, what will it take to make it fly? Anyone else have some answers? We all have the customers, waiting to inhale our data, while we sit.

The pieces to the puzzle are there, just need to assemble them in an economical fashion to make it worthwhile. Oh, by the way,I did find out that only 2 nationwide carriers had used up 100% of the backhaul channels available from the FCC, are they really using all of that valuable spectrum territory everywhere in the USA? That question should start another range war.

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Robert L. (Bob) Burchett
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Enterprise Electronics
22826 Mariposa Ave.
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Email: rburchett@eeontheweb.com
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Aether revenues sluggish, further business moves possible

Feb. 18, 2004 12:44 PM EST

OWINGS MILLS, Md.—Aether Systems Inc. reported sluggish revenues and continuing net losses, which the company said was partly due to the recent sale of its wireless enterprise division. However, Aether hinted that additional sales or other major business moves may be on the horizon.

"In fiscal 2003, Aether took several important steps toward reaching its goal of profitability," said David Oros, the company's chairman and chief executive officer. "We substantially completed our organizational restructuring, which resulted in significant expense reductions, and we further reduced our cash burn by divesting assets associated with the (wireless enterprise) division. The combined effect of this aggressive expense reduction program, along with execution of our strategic divestiture process, clearly had a negative impact on our revenue in 2003, which came in somewhat below expectation.

"As we move forward, we will seek to improve the profitability of our Mobile Government and Transportation units. At the same time, we continue to explore possible acquisitions, additional divestitures and other strategic options that we believe will allow us to enhance the value of our assets for our shareholders."

Investors appeared disheartened by the news, sending Aether's stock down more than 11 percent to about $4.58 per share.

Aether reported revenues in the fourth quarter of $12.5 million, slightly up from the $15.9 million it scored in the same quarter last year. For the full year, Aether's revenues were down compared with 2002, which the company blamed on a decline in subscriber revenue partially offset by an increase in revenue from device sales. The company's full-year net loss, $35.8 million, was way down from its net loss in 2002.

Aether sold its wireless enterprise division—the company's largest division—to TeleCommunications Systems Inc. in December for $19 million. Aether is now relying on revenues from its government and transportation businesses.

Source: RCR Wireless News


Rogers AT&T Wireless Chats With Zim

February 18, 2004

Canada's Rogers AT&T Wireless is opening up the world of real-time two-way chats to its mobile customers, thanks to new deal with two-way SMS application developer Zim.

The service, dubbed Rogers Desktop TXT, gives customers an opportunity to participate in real-time two-way chats on their desktop computer or their mobile phone. The always-on functionality can be sent to a user's phone by using the Forward to Phone option. The service is downloadable and is being offered by Rogers AT&T Wireless free of charge. Text messaging rates will be paid when an IM recipient replies to a message using his or her wireless phone, the company says.

Last week, Zim unveiled a deal with Mexico's Telcel, a wholly-owned subsidiary of America Movil. The contract called for Zim to deliver its wireless e-mail solutions that use SMS text messaging. Specifically, Telcel plans to launch branded services — Telcel SMS Office and Telcel SMS Mail — using Zim's tools.

Telcel SMS Mail will enable e-mail forwarding from virtually any e-mail account to a mobile phone with reply capabilities. Telcel SMS Office Standard Edition, designed for the Microsoft Outlook environment, will give users the ability to receive, reply and forward e-mail, as well as provide access to reminders and calendar items. The more advanced Enterprise Edition is designed for a networked environment and includes real-time 'to phone' meeting invitations and uses phone initiated on-demand commands.

Source: Wireless Week


New Motorola CEO apparently shocked at their lack of Wireless E-mail

In an interview by USA Today, Motorola's new CEO, Ed Zander, revealed that he carries a wireless e-mail device from Good Technology. He is taking Motorola executives to task for not having the lead in this important area. Following is a clip from that interview.

He holds up his wireless e-mail device from Good Technology, which he carries because Motorola doesn't offer anything like it. The leader in that area is Research In Motion's BlackBerry. Motorola, once the king of pagers, should've spotted, developed and owned the wireless e-mail market long ago.

"I asked (Motorola executives), 'What are you going to do about that?' " Zander says, pointing to the Good gadget. "They said, 'Well, that's low volume now.' I said, 'Haven't you guys read The Tipping Point?' " The book describes how huge hits like camera cell phones or The Da Vinci Code build slowly to a tipping point, then release an energy that can't be stopped. If you're not in a market before the tipping point, you're too late.

[Bold emphasis added.]

Source: USA Today


AT&T to launch VoIP nationwide

Last modified: February 25, 2004, 10:39 AM PST

AT&T will begin selling unlimited local and long-distance Internet phone calling next month, as it guns to become the nation's "premier provider" of these less expensive dialing plans, the company said Wednesday.

The company expects to have 1 million businesses and homes signed up by the end of 2005, said Cathy Martine, AT&T senior vice president of voice Internet services and consumer product management.

The leading incumbent Internet phone service provider that AT&T will challenge is Vonage, which has about 150,000 subscribers paying about $35 a month for unlimited local and long-distance calling throughout North America. A Vonage representative could not be immediately reached for comment.

The forthcoming AT&T service, called AT&T CallVantage, will cost between $30 and $40 a month, Martine said. Features will include the ability to forward voicemail to anyone on the Internet and a "locate me" service to let users forward calls to any or all of their phones, the company said Wednesday. AT&T had previously announced that its Internet phone service would include unlimited local and long-distance calling and international calling for a per-minute fee.

Following several start-up's leads, AT&T and other traditional telephone companies have begun letting businesses and consumers place calls that travel over the Internet rather than traditional phone networks, at a greatly reduced cost.

Called voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, this technology is already being embraced by carriers as a way to cut traffic costs on international and long-distance calls, and it is expected eventually to replace the public switched telephone network as big phone companies convert to IP-based fiber-optic networks. Currently, about 10 percent of all voice traffic is classified as VoIP, although fewer than 1 percent of those calls are initiated on a VoIP phone.

CallVantage plays a central role in AT&T's effort to shrug off its stodgy Ma Bell image by embracing hot new technologies.

Source: CNET News.com


Paging firms in India Turn to Call Centers

New Delhi—February 25, 2004 09:40 IST

Paging companies have forayed into the lucrative call centre business to cushion an irreversible slump in their core business. Companies like Pagelink, Mobilink, RPG Paging and Modipage, which began operations in 1995, are leveraging near-similar infrastructure requirements to earn a major chunk of revenues from business process outsourcing. All three companies have suffered a 70 to 80 per cent fall in paging revenues over the past three years.

Pagelink, owned by the Himachal Futuristic Communications, is a case in point. Three years ago, at its peak, the company generated annual revenues of Rs 45 crore (Rs 450 million) offering paging services to 300,000 customers. Today, revenues from paging have dwindled to Rs 10 crore (Rs 100 million) and the subscriber base is just over 50,000.

Conversely, BPO operations now account for Rs 25 crore (Rs 250 million) of Pagelink's revenues. "The call centre solutions cushion a significant part of the losses from paging services," said Deepak Malhotra, chairman and managing director, Pagelink. Adds Y K Modi, chairman Modi Telecommunications, which owns the Modipage brand: "The call centre business has been able to return at least 50 percent of the loss from the paging business."

The number of paging subscribers has dwindled from a peak of one million users in 1998 to just about 100,000. Already six companies have shut shop even as others await regulatory intervention for a relief package.

Source: redif.com

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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.

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

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Prism Systems International, Inc. has recently purchased the Prism One-Way Paging product line from TGA Technologies, Inc. These products include the Prism Message Gateway Paging / Voicemail / Email Systems, PFE Encoders and SNAP E-mail Systems.

Prism Systems International continues to offer the same excellent products and service from the same people that supported you in the past.

WHAT WE DO. . . Prism Systems International designs and manufactures the Prism Message Gateway™ Series of products—modern communication systems for radio paging, voice messaging and e-mail messaging.

With several models of PMG's available you can choose a conventional radio paging terminal, or add voice mail and email to provide all of your messaging requirements in a single integrated system.

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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

Email: sales@commtechwireless.com
Web: www.commtechwireless.com

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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.

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Chris Kephart
888-645-7545
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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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Daviscomms USA Inc. is your direct connection to Daviscomms (S) Pte Ltd., the leading pager manufacturer in the world with many years experience in Engineering, Design, and Manufacturing of highly-reliable, premium-quality FLEX and POCSAG Alphanumeric and Numeric pagers. Daviscomms offers unparalleled quality, features and functions. We perform our own stringent quality testing as well as certification by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) to meet all of their standards. All of our paging products meet FCC and IC Standards for use in the USA and Canada.

Our manufacturing facility, located in Malaysia, is a 40,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility. Customers, globally, choose Daviscomms for our QUALITY, RELIABILITY, ON-TIME DELIVERY, COMPETITIVE PRICING and our TOTAL COMMITMENT to providing the best value for their needs.

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

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

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

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Since 1979

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

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

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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.

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10941 Pendleton Street
Sun Valley, California 91352-1522 USA
Telephone: 818-252-6700
Fax: 818-252-6711
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As you know, one of the most controversial and polarizing topics today is offshore outsourcing of software, and it's impact on the 'jobless recovery' in the U.S.

We examine both sides of this issue and sort out what it means to wireless software in our latest newsletter, 'Making Sense of Offshore Outsourcing'.

You can find it at www.outr.net/newsletter_outsourcing.htm

I hope you find it to be of interest.

All the Best,

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Sony Ericsson and RIM Announce BlackBerry Connectivity Support in P900 Smartphone

February 23, 2004

3GSM World Congress, Cannes, France - Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced their plans to enable BlackBerry® connectivity on Sony Ericsson mobile phones. The first product to feature BlackBerry services later this year will be the P900 Symbian OS smartphone.

Sony Ericsson and RIM recently signed an agreement to enable Sony Ericsson's Symbian OS based phones to connect to BlackBerry Enterprise Server™ and BlackBerry Web Client™ services for enterprises and individual users. The BlackBerry services infrastructure and platform has been approved and deployed by operators around the world and thousands of companies and government organisations have already installed BlackBerry Enterprise Server behind their firewall.

The combination of RIM's 'always on' connectivity and push technology that automatically delivers emails and other data to and from a wireless device, makes BlackBerry an efficient and reliable communications platform. The BlackBerry services will be able to run on the P900, while maintaining the existing P900 experience and functionality. BlackBerry connectivity support on the P900 is expected later this year.

"We're delighted to be adding BlackBerry connectivity to the palette of solutions we support with our smartphones, thereby further expanding customer choice. The P900 smartphone is a multi-faceted device which offers productivity, entertainment and communications and our agreement with RIM ensures our customers a proven, market-leading mobile e-mail and data solution," says Jan Wareby, Executive Vice President and Head of Sales and Marketing of Sony Ericsson.

"We are pleased to be working with Sony Ericsson to provide our end-user customers and carrier partners with greater wireless device choices while enabling IT departments to leverage their existing BlackBerry infrastructure," said Don Morrison, Chief Operating Officer at Research In Motion.

"IT departments and consumers are recognizing the productivity benefits that can be gained from wireless access to corporate data and email," said Marit Doving, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Symbian. "RIM has enabled Sony Ericsson to further exploit the rich functionality of Symbian OS and has now added integrated, push-based access to email and enterprise information enabled by RIM's BlackBerry solution."

The BlackBerry architecture for enterprise customers includes back-end integration with corporate information systems, enhanced manageability and end-to-end security. BlackBerry for individual users enables push-based access to one or multiple internet-based email accounts without the need for a corporate IT platform.

The P900 is a high-quality communications tool for voice calls, text and picture messaging and e-mail, as well as providing full PDA/organizer functions. In addition, it is a camera-phone capable of recording video and still images and also provides a good gaming experience on the 65K colour touch-screen. The wide range of applications available for download enables the P900 to do much more than making voice calls, thereby increasing its value for both consumers and operators. The P900 is based on Symbian OS v7.0 and the established UIQ user interface.

About Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB offers mobile communications products for people who appreciate the possibilities of powerful technology. Established in 2001 by Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson and Sony Corporation, the joint venture continues to build on the success of its two innovative parent companies. Sony Ericsson creates value for its operator customers by bringing new ways of using multimedia communications while mobile. The company's management is based in London, and has 4,000 employees across the globe working on research, development, design, sales, marketing, distribution and support. For further information, please visit: www.SonyEricsson.com.

About Research In Motion (RIM)
Research In Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications. RIM technology also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity to data. RIM's portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry® wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld™ product line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. RIM is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.

Forward-looking statements in this news release are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used herein, words such as "intend" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions made by and information available to Research In Motion Limited. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements include, without limitation, possible product defects and product liability, risks related to international sales and potential foreign currency exchange fluctuations, the initiation or outcome of litigation, acts or potential acts of terrorism, international conflicts, significant fluctuations of quarterly operating results, changes in Canadian and foreign laws and regulations, continued acceptance of RIM's products, increased levels of competition, technological changes and the successful development of new products, dependence on third-party networks to provide services, dependence on intellectual property rights and other risks and factors detailed from time to time in RIM's periodic reports filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory authorities. The Company has no intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. RIM, Research In Motion and BlackBerry are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be pending or registered in other countries. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners.

Source: RIM Press Release
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TGA Technologies

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Supports both current and future radio paging network needs. Offers both analog (2-tone, 5/6-tone, Quick-Call I and II) formats with voice and digital (Golay, POCSAG and FLEX™) paging formats. Can be tailored to meet special operating requirements of your organization.

Features redundant AC and DC power supplies, plug-in hard disk drives, standard MS Windows 2000 operating system, voice prompts, caller password screening, direct connection to your dispatch console and more. You can use common time source for logging. Supports PURC transmitter control or can be connected to existing transmitter control system.

Redundancy option with geographic separation is available to provide additional protection for critical message control points. Let us discuss your specific needs.

Other PMG models are available with more features and capacities. Also inquire about TGA’s Special Network Application Platform (SNAP)* featuring e-mail messaging inbound and outbound with Web Site Hosting, and don't forget:

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TGA Technologies, Inc.
100 Pinnacle Way
Suite 140
Norcross, Georgia 30071 USA
Tel: +1 770-441-2100
Fax: +1 770-449-7740
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Developers and Manufacturers of Paging and Mobile Data Equipment

Selective is a developer and manufacturer of intelligent 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 it, along with our range of other Paging Data Receivers provide a significant message processing capability. The PDT and PDR range have multiple uses and capabilities including:

  • FLEX or POCSAG decoding
  • TNPP input & output
  • TAP input & output
  • POCSAG output (encoder)
  • Parallel printer output
  • Serial inputs & outputs (up to 2)
  • Relay outputs (1-256 or more)
  • PC interfacing
  • Interception
  • Remote control
  • Cross band repeating
  • Paging 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, paging, GPRS & CDMA cellular, Mobitex etc. Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) and GPS solutions, Dispatch & Messaging software. Local area paging systems, paging interception and message reprocessing software, field force automation and mobile dispatch solutions. We export worldwide.

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TRANSMITTERS AND RECEIVERS
SALCOM designs and manufactures a range of VHF and UHF FM radio transmitters and receivers to integrate with systems data equipment as well as for voice operation. The design philosophy has always been to be low cost and yet meet the most demanding compliance requirements. Salcom's synthesized UHF and VHF transmitters, receivers and transceivers are utilized in many areas of the telecommunications industry, often in conjunction with Salcom signalling products. To realize additional market segments for the RF products, specialized OEM products have been developed utilizing the standard core technology. Most of these products are utilized in third party telecommunications and telemetry systems.

PAGING EQUIPMENT
Salcom manufactures an extensive range of POCSAG paging products suited to a wide range of system applications such as remote switching, automatic machine monitoring, security and fire alarm systems and nurse calling systems.

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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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WI-FI NEWS

Net6 Expands IP Telephony Application Suite with Zone Paging and Push to Talk Capabilities; With Voice Office, Net6 Turns IP into Increased Productivity

February 25, 2004 07:55 AM US Eastern Time zone

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Feb. 25, 2004 — Net6, Inc., a provider of applications for IP telephones and wireless devices, announced today that it is adding two new packaged applications, Push to Talk and Zone Paging, to the Voice Office application suite. Push to Talk enables IP telephone users to immediately connect to other users in their contact list. Zone Paging enables users to broadcast real time voice communications to groups of IP telephones. Net6 is unveiling and demonstrating these new applications, along with the rest of the Voice Office application suite, at the VoiceCon trade show on March 1-4 in Orlando, Florida.

Voice Office further justifies and leverages IP telephony investments by delivering practical, converged applications that increase user productivity, simplify user interaction, reduce user training, and enhance organizational communications.

Applications are packaged and delivered without any development work whatsoever. Voice Office applications include:

— Express Directory provides an LDAP-based, organization-wide directory with high speed, real time pruning. This new directory user interface reduces the time to look-up and dial to one-fourth of the time of current solutions.

— Visual Voicemail enables users to see a visual list of their voice messages with the ability to select the most important ones to review, without having to listen to each message in a serial fashion. During message playback, the user can play, pause, rewind, etc. using labeled soft keys rather than using cryptic control codes.

— Conference Manager enables real-time audio conference management right from the screen of the IP telephone.

— Push to Talk enables an IP telephone user to immediately connect with and talk to other users from a personalized contact list.

— Zone Paging enables users to page through groups of IP telephones in specific zones without the expense of installing an overhead paging system.

— Alerts delivers priority messages such as emergency, IT, and weather alerts in the form of text, graphics and audio messages to IP telephones.

Champlain College is using Alerts, Visual Voicemail, Express Directory and the Net6 Design Studio to turn their Cisco IP telephones into information appliances.

"The Voice Office Suite from Net6 enables Champlain College to better serve our students, faculty, and staff while reducing the amount of work on the department," said Aaron Videtto, Telecommunications Administrator at Champlain College. "The ability to send alerts to the screens of our IP telephones has been a lifesaver during weather and emergency situations as well as is a mainstay in our day to day communications."

Erlanger Health System is using Visual Voicemail, Express Directory, Visual Conference Manager, and the Net6 Design Studio to not only further leverage their Nortel Networks IP telephone system, but to also deliver medical applications to wireless LAN enabled PDAs.

"Erlanger strives to deliver applications and services that make it easier for our employees to do their job more effectively," said Brad Shoop, Network Analyst at Erlanger Health System. "Voice Office from Net6 improves the way our employees communicate by providing applications that are simpler, require less training, and save time."

"Until now, the benefits of IP telephony have primarily been for IT or telecom departments," said Murli Thirumale, CEO of Net6, Inc. "Voice Office applications help organizations boost productivity by providing their users with practical converged applications."

Zone Paging and Push to Talk will be available on the Net6 Application Gateway with Release 5 in Q2 2004. The Push to Talk and Zone Paging applications are initially supported on IP telephones from Cisco Systems and Nortel Networks. Pricing for the Application Gateway with Voice Office ranges from $10,000 to $75,000 per system.

About Net6
Net6 is the leading provider of business applications for use on the screens of IP telephones and mobile devices. Net6 Voice Office packaged applications include Express Directory, Visual Voicemail, Conference Manager, Push to Talk, Zone Paging, Alerts and Email. In addition, customers and developers can easily convert any existing HTML/XML application using the point-and-click Design Studio development environment.

Applications are delivered securely and in real-time through the Net6 Application Gateway — an open, standards-based network platform — supporting voice and data services, pull and push functionality for any wired or wireless device. Net6 solutions are sold globally by leading IP telephony manufacturers including Avaya, Cisco, Mitel, NEC, Nortel Networks, Siemens and their value-added resellers.

With over 500 systems shipped, Net6 delivers value to employees and customers of Fortune 50 companies, hospitals, educational and financial institutions, manufacturers, and small and medium businesses. Net6 is a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, visit www.net6.com.

(C) 2001-2004 Net6 Inc. All Rights Reserved. Net6 and the Net6 logo are trademarks of Net6 Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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