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FRIDAY - JULY 2, 2004 - ISSUE NO. 119

Dear friends of Wireless Messaging and Paging,

The Association of TeleServices International, Inc. (ATSI) held their 2004 Convention and Expo: “A Rising Tide Raises All Boats” June 16th through June 19th at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver, BC. (One of my favorite cities.) Brian Gilmore, a frequent contributor to this newsletter, received the prestigious president's award. I am sure it was well deserved. A reprint from the ATSI newsletter follows.

We have some very good reader's comments this week. One, a letter from a physician about his recent experiences with paging, and another from a reader comparing his RIM/Blackberry experiences to those with a ReFLEX pager.

I think everyone knows that I am an enthusiastic supporter of the American Association of Paging Carriers (AAPC). The Association has been very supportive of the newsletter from the beginning. This week I have published a membership list with each member company and a contact name. If you, or your company, is a member of the AAPC, please check it for accuracy. If you own or manage a paging company, this might be good time to think about becoming a member. This is the only nationwide association that proposes to represent the best interests of all the Paging Carriers. The AAPC motto is: "Our industry must move forward together or we will perish individually." I can personally confirm that the AAPC is made up of a great group of men and women who are working hard to make sure that Paging and Wireless Messaging continue to supply communications to people on the move in the most cost-effective manner available. If you are interested in joining, here is a link to their website where you can find more information. Tell them Brad sent you.

Rumors continue about the status of Percomm's ReFLEX pager. I have tried calling them and I get their voice mail system, but the "sales," "customer service," and "operator" extensions are all "unavailable." Others have reported similar experiences.

I hope everyone has a great weekend. For those of you in the USA, Happy Fourth of July!

Now on to more news and views.

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Gilmore Receives President’s Award

At the 2004 Awards Luncheon President Steve Diels began his introduction of the award winner and went for several sentences without mentioning his name. However, as soon as he said Brian Gilmore’s name the room erupted into tremendous applause and a standing ovation that completely interrupted Steve’s speech. For those who were there as well as those who were not, here is the text of Steve’s comments:

Most of us, through the years, can claim to know a lot about a few things. This years’ President’s award recipient, however, is the kind of guy who knows a lot about a lot of things—and he shares his knowledge. That sharing, his thoroughness, and his concern for fellow members, are the reasons for his selection for this award. Specifically, he utilized these talents to return the “Purloined D.I.D.” to Excel Telemessaging. Brian Gilmore took on the Phone Company for a fellow member. Brian won. We all won. Brian’s actions represent the Rising Tide. All of our businesses are better and more secure because of his effort.

Brian’s career in the Paging/Telephone Answering Service Industry began in 1983 at Loomis Telephone Answering Service in Houston Texas.

In 1991 he began working at Fallon Communications (FCI), with responsibility for telecom and systems needs. His responsibilities vary among contract negotiation, government regulation, physical plant (space planning, furniture, etc.), and Sales support Brian has been the driving force behind FCI’s evolution into a custom application powerhouse in the Houston metropolitan area.

Brian is a major contributor to ATSI’s Legislative Affairs Committee. He has served as the President of the Telemessaging Services Association of Texas (I’m pretty sure he’s the only non-owner to have served in that capacity) and he is a contributing author to the Paging Industry Association’s newsletter.

I am honored to honor Brian Gilmore with the ATSI President’s Award.

Thank you, Brian.

Indeed, we all thank you, Brian.

Source: The TeleCommunicator, the official biweekly newsletter of the Association of TeleServices International, Inc. June 28, 2004 issue. Reprinted with permission.

Here are links to a series of articles that Brian Gilmore wrote last year for this newsletter about the TAS industry and its relationship to the paging industry:

RIM shares gain 14 percent after beating expectations and raising guidance

Wednesday, June 30, 2004

TORONTO (CP)—Shares of Research In Motion Ltd. gained 14 per cent and hit a four-year high Wednesday, a day after the maker of the popular BlackBerry wireless e-mail device reported a quarterly profit of $55 million US and projected increasing profits for the next two quarters.

RIM shares (TSX:RIM) gained $11.48 to close at $91.48 in heavy trading of more than 1.9 million shares Wednesday on the Toronto stock market. "Once again, forward guidance easily beat expectations," J.P. Morgan analyst Paul Coster wrote in a research note in which he raised his estimates for RIM's revenues and earnings per share. Coster forecast that RIM will earn $1.76 per share for its 2005 financial year, up from an earlier estimate of $1.41, on sales of $1.3 billion, up from an estimate of $1.14 billion. "Bulls and bears have plenty of material to work with. RIM is executing brilliantly, appears untouched by competition at present and is ramping rapidly in the enterprise and consumer markets," he said.

However, Coster—who reiterated his neutral rating on the stock—also said RIM's effective taxes will jump in 2006, its revenue and earnings growth rates will likely decline, and litigation risk remains a concern for the company. "The stock is likely to trade up on the strong results, but we believe there is growing likelihood that the valuation multiple will contract as year-on-year EPS comparisons get much tougher," he wrote. "We think better returns, with more modest risk, are available elsewhere."

Late Tuesday, RIM reported a profit of 28 cents a diluted share for the first quarter ended May 29. That compared with a loss of $8.2 million US, or five cents a share, in the year-earlier period. Excluding one-time items and litigation costs, RIM, which reports in U.S. dollars, had net earnings of $70.6 million, or 36 cents per share. Analysts had expected an adjusted profit of 32 cents a share. RIM's sales grew to $269.6 million from $104.5 million. The company, based in Waterloo, Ont., also increased its guidance for the current quarter—the second quarter of fiscal 2005—projecting revenue to climb to between $290 million and $310 million, with earnings per share expected to come in at between 32 and 37 cents per diluted share.

In the third quarter, RIM predicted sales could reach a high of $360 million, with earnings per share of 45 to 50 cents. RIM has signed up hundreds of thousands of new BlackBerry subscribers in recent months as the handheld e-mail devices have gained momentum and become the latest "must-have" gadget, even making talk-show diva Oprah Winfrey's list of favorite things of 2003. The company, based in Waterloo, Ont., expects to grow its number of subscribers to 1.6 million by the end of the current second quarter, a quarter it described as slow for information technology sales.

However, the good news has been tempered by the fact that RIM is currently appealing a U.S. court decision that ruled Virginia firm NTP Inc. owns the rights to some of the key technology used in the BlackBerry. NTP claims that RIM's BlackBerry wireless e-mail device infringes on five of its patents. Last August, a U.S. court awarded NTP $53.7 million in damages and an 8.6-per-cent royalty on all the revenue from U.S. BlackBerry sales. The court also ordered an injunction that would prevent RIM from making, selling or servicing its devices in the United States. The injunction was stayed while RIM appeals the decision before the highest U.S. patent court. A decision is expected by the fall.


Motorola premieres camera phone at New York event

July 01, 2004 12:40 PM EST

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Motorola Inc. released the A630 wireless handset at a gala in New York City today.

The candy bar-shaped device features a hidden QWERTY keyboard for texting, e-mailing and instant messaging. It offers integrated Bluetooth wireless technology, a speaker phone and e-mail support for POP3, SMTP and Imap4.

The device also comes with a VGA camera with four-times zoom, a color display and multimedia messaging capabilities for sharing images.

Finally, the phone includes GSM tri-band capabilities, J2ME downloading functionality, gaming keys and a polyphonic speaker for enhanced sounds and advanced MP3 ring tones.

The phone will be available through Cingular Wireless L.L.C. late this summer for between $200 and $300, depending on subsidies offered.

“With the debut of the model A630, Motorola delivers a uniquely designed handset that stands apart from the pack, promising simplified voice and messaging communications supported by the latest technology,” said James Burke, senior director of product operations for Motorola. “With its clever combination of fun and function, the model A630 is sure to please style-conscious movers and shakers.”

Last week Motorola paired with Canada’s Rogers Wireless to announce the North American launch of the Motorola V220 and the Motorola C650 phones. Both quad-band handsets include world-roaming technology, cameras, color displays and MP3 downloading capabilities.

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Brad Dye, Wireless Data Consultant
Wireless Messaging Newsletter,
P.O.B. 2265

Dear Mr. Dye:

In response to your question about why cellular companies are eating the paging business' lunch, I would like to offer a consumer's view. I am a true believer in paging. I work in a hospital where cell phones are not allowed in many areas. When I got tired of losing my one-way pages in radiology (shielding), I thought a two-way pager would be perfect, as all pages would eventually get through. Narrow-band PCS is advertised as having better building penetration, and more reliable than cellular at a cheaper cost. I eagerly ordered my PerComm e80 from WebLink Wireless, looking forward to being able to SMS back and forth with my wife and kids on their cell phones, and not disturbing others nearby. I was more than willing to pay $20 per month (double the one-way) for all this. This is a far better bargain than BlackBerry charges, though without the security and ability to sync/push calendars and e-mail with attachments.

Now I'm under whelmed. The ability to get a signal is only marginally better than my old Cingular TDMA phone, which weighs 110 grams vs. the PerComm 155 grams. The PerComm is, of course, far easier to text. I'm not sure about the response time of numeric paging vs SMS or e-mail, but they are close.

The real disappointment came when I tried to use the advertised service of being able to SMS my pager from a cell phone. WebLink offers "Cell Text Messaging" which, like "SkyTel SMS", allows a cell phone to text directly via SMS and not have to set up an e-mail address or link. That service didn't work with my pager, and after numerous frustrating e-mails and conversations with their new owner's (MetroCall) customer service; I was told that this service was no longer offered after they combined. Why don't others just e-mail me from their phone? Actually, they initially didn't even know what the service was until I brought it to their attention. A simple inquiry about whether or not they are completely upgraded to ReFLEX 2.7 (for which the e80 should be able to use all features) was totally confusing. Please tell me that tech support reads more than I do.

Everybody has a cell phone and a PDA or combination thereof. Is it worth carrying a pager around as well? Will a Palm based communicator be the "killer app" that saves the industry? Will the data charges be on par with the cells? Will ReFLEX providers do SMS as well as Verizon does? My guess is that there will be too little, too late. Jay Moskowitz is right when he says that paging companies are shooting themselves in the foot with bad customer service.

Yours truly,

Scott E. Smith, MD

CC: Vincent D. Kelly, President & CEO, MetroCall Holdings, Inc.
N. Ross Buckenham, Chief Carrier Services and Integration Officer
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Alexandria, VA. 22306

Hi Brad . . .

Thanks for maintaining and keeping this great site up and running. It always makes for some great reading and a single source for what's happening in the paging industry.

Let me start off by saying that I'm currently utilizing a Blackberry 7510—on Nextel's iDen network. If you had asked me two years ago if I would be using a cellular based two-way messaging device, I would have said no-chance ever. I work in the security industry, where reliable communications, coverage, message latency and unlimited messaging are the four main aspects I look at in selecting which service I go with. I have always been the strongest advocate for ReFLEX based devices. I had a SkyTel Pagewriter back in 1999, later switching to Metrocall—utilizing the Motorola P935. As others around me started to jump on the Blackberry bandwagon, my advice was to stick with the stable ReFLEX based devices. My reasoning was the excellent coverage, reliability (little if any downtime), standard message latency and most of all the proven reliability of the ReFLEX network during a crises. I tried to explain to everyone who bragged about their Blackberries, that when a major crises occurs, the overloaded cellular frequencies may cripple the Blackberry—or at a minimum cause the message latency time to be far too great for time-sensitive emails. However, being a bit of a techie, I never found the P935 device to be cumbersome, however others I work with did. They said the P935s are too complicated and involved to set up message rules, you can't just "flip through" the e-mails quickly, the unit just seems too clunky to navigate, no unlimited service, etc. My response was, well wait and see when some type of a large-scale crisis happens, you will understand what I'm saying.

Well, low and behold, someone was coming off a contract with a Blackberry 7230 (t-mobile) and gave me the device to kick around for a few weeks before the unit was shut-off. I got to say, within a day or two I was hooked. The ease-of-use, the one-hand operation, the speed of the operating system, the quick transmit time for outgoing e-mails . . . even the slightly (about 1.25 minutes faster receipt of e-mails) was quite impressive. I found myself relying on the Blackberry more and more—simply b/c it was more convenient. Finally, amidst all the horror stories of GPRS/iDen coverage issues, I was very impressed. Granted, I live in the NY Metropolitan area but with trips up to NY State, Jersey Shore and Pennsylvania, the signal strength remained very strong. Bottom-line, I don't think that the average guy in the street gives a hoot about the network details, as long as everything works. I have always said to my associates, that if RIM made a ReFLEX-based device (color, small form factor, etc.) . . . and the device was marketed correctly that people buy it. I truly believe one of the main reasons that the ReFLEX based two-way industry is suffering is because device technology is passing them by . . . plus they do not seem to know how to market their industry. I know if RIM made a ReFLEX based device, I'd be the first in line to buy one.

With all that said, I still carry a Arch P935 device around with me in my bag—just in case.

All the best,
Joe DiCocco
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AlLauttamus IIA.V. Lauttamus Comm, Inc.
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JimNevesAdvanced RF Communications
  Advantage Comm. - TX
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  Airwaves Communications
PhilipZimmermanAll Page / Standard Electronics
DeanParkerAllpage (Mobile, Ala)
PerryVincentAmerican Page Network
BrianBobeckAquis Communications, Inc.
  Arbuckle Communications, Inc.
  ASAP Paging
  Awesome Paging, Inc.
  AZLE Communications
ChuckMoffattB&M Network
  Bay Star Communications
DavidRittenhouseBeepers Etc.
Ben HoffBlack Bear Paging Service
RizwanAhmadBLP Components Ltd.
VernonEngleBlue Ridge Mountain Paging
BradDyeBrad Dye's Wireless Data Consulting
  Burg Communications, Inc.
Jeff EddinsCanyon Ridge Communications, Inc.
MittRogersCapRock Communications
SteveHelmsCentral Link Paging
SteveSukerCentral Vermont Communications, Inc.
ZaneLewisCommtech Wireless
FrankMcNeillCommunication Specialists Company, LLC
JimHamiltonCommunication Specialists Company of Jacksonville, Inc.
CharlesBeardCommunications Sales and Service, Inc. - CSSI
Tom MosleyComtronix, LLC
  Copeland Communications & Electronics Inc.
GaryBrakeDial A Page - St. Louis
JohnnyBlankenshipDigi Comm Communications, Inc.
MartinEarhartEarhart Communications
MatthewForsythEASE Diagnostics
LauraPhippsEast Kentucky Network, LLC d.b.a Appalachian Wireless
LawrenceGabriel Gabriel Wireless LLC
Ron MercerGlobal Fax Network Services Inc.
RandyHargenraderHark Systems, Inc.
  Highland Digital Paging
AlanHillsIn-Touch Management Systems, Inc.
JohnWendelIndiana Paging Network, Inc.
  Interstate Wireless, Inc.
TomGentryIronRhino, Inc.
TimAndersonISC Technologies Inc.
  Kenneth Hardman
  LeFlore Communications Inc.
  MetroTel Paging
DaveHarrellMicro Tech Paging
BryanButlerMid-Atlantic ProTel, Inc.
TomJacksonMidwest Paging
TommyLyonsMo-Ark Communications
RobertWatsonMobile Communication Service, Inc.
  Mobile Electronics
JimJohnsonMobile Radio Com, Inc.
Richard (Tim)JonesMPW Paging
BobBecraftMTCO Communications
TedMcNaughtNEP, LLC aba Northeast Paging
RichardStarckNetflow Inc.
MikeOzbornOzborn Communications
DavidBalsickPage Me! Inc.
Stephen WhitePage One Inc.
JohnRobertsPage One of Wyoming, Inc.
RustyLaughlinPagers Unlimited
  Paging Tulsa
JimNelsonPrism Systems International, Inc.
JosephButtnerRadio Communications Of Virginia, Inc.
JoePetersRanger Paging
Rick BucknerRCC First Page
RandyMurrayRedi-Call Communications Co.
AlanRayRiver City Wireless of Tennessee LLC
Stephanie WilleySalisbury Communications
KathyGrimesSelect Path
ScottForsytheSelect Path Holding, Inc.
TommySharpSharp Communications
GeorgeWoodgateSouthern Message Service
Gary CooperSouthern Ohio Communications Services Inc.
Richard (Tim)JonesSouthernNet Association of Paging, LLC
Dan StricklandSRS Paging
Jerry YoungTele-Page
RalphMcLainTeletec Communications
MikeBatisTeletouch Communications, Inc.
  Texas Association of Paging Services (TAPS)
  Texas Communications of Abilene, Inc.
  Texas Communications of Brownwood, Inc.
  Texas Communications of Bryan, Inc.
  Texas Communications of San Angelo, Inc.
BarryKanneTGA Technologies, Inc.
Tim JonesThe Great American Enterprise Inc. dba MPW Paging
JoanneKocakTri-Cities Communications, Inc.
ChuckMarseeTri-State Paging
LouisParchmanUnited Communications Corporation
GaryWattsUnity Communications, Inc.
SteveBlankenbeclerVA-KY Communications
TomKeysVCP International, Inc.
KevinWixomVytek Inc.
BenjaminMcKayWireless Internet Services dba Advanced Wireless
BobbyBrooksZetron, Inc.
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Amtel Wireless Ira Wiesenfeld
Cassel & Associates Preferred Wireless
Commtech Wireless USA Prism Systems International
CONTEL Costa Rica Programming Concepts
Daviscomms USA Ron Mercer
DX Radio Systems Selective Communications
Electronic Entities Group Southeastern Communications Association
Global Fax Network Services Swissphone Wireless
GTES LLC TGA Technologies
Hark Systems The Wireless Watchman
ISC Technologies UBICAR Argentina
Infostream UCOM Paging
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With 70 years of experience delivering tailored paging solutions, globally Multitone has scored a number of firsts in its innovative approach to paging: inventors of the world's first wireless paging system, produced the world's first digital paging solution, and developed one of the world's first voice and encrypted pagers.

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

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Motorola's newest one-way pagers—the Advisor II pager and the LS355 pager—are ideal for users in demanding business environments who need a convenient and cost effective way to stay in touch.

Both the Advisor II pager and the LS355 pager were developed for use in hospitals and medical facilities, manufacturing environments, utilities, hospitality applications, campus settings, and for businesses that own and operate their own paging systems.

advisor 2 The Advisor II pager's alphanumeric four-line display and expanded functionality incorporate many of the most advanced paging features available. A major advantage of the Advisor II pager is that it is synthesized which enables the user to program the pager to a specific frequency in the field. Other features of the Advisor II pager include:

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

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

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  Quantities subject to prior sale.      
  Prices: plus 15% IVA tax.      

The Electronic Entities Group

Remember that old word “Residuals”?

The EE Group is actively seeking Dealers with sales/ service/installation capabilities to promote the latest wireless AVL, SCADA and data products from Telegauge Systems, Inc. This innovative program requires NO inventory and NO billing by your facility; you just sell it and sign up the end user to collect the commissions.

Now the real reason to choose the EE Group and Telegauge over the host of others; we pay you permanent residual income every month on your airtime sales forever.

Airtime commissions range up to 12% per month based on prior sales and you buy all equipment direct from the factory at 2-tiered wholesale prices as well for great margins. 

Telegauge builds fully 2-way overt and covert (hidden) GPS based Automatic Vehicle Location, SCADA, remote management, telemetry and data systems routed via cellular and satellite that are delivered to the end user via the Internet or direct to the desktop. Applications are both ‘canned’ and custom depending upon the customers needs. We even have full dispatch systems including credit card swipe and billing if needed.

Finally, the prices on the product are guaranteed to be the LOWEST in the industry at under $600 retail for the equipment and from $6 to $30 on the monthly airtime with most customers in the $15 range. Note too that the price is the same for cellular OR satellite world wide coverage and no one else has this exclusive capability.

Telegauge provides the product, software, airtime, billing and final information from a single source and you can be a BIG part of it. You stock NOTHING, just collect the checks.

We are paid by the manufacturer to support YOU and unlike other factories; we never bid against you, restrict you or take your deal. We help you with demo equipment, brochures, information, sales assistance, web advertising and user name/passwords for the website so that you don’t even need to buy anything to start up fast.

Contact us for a no-obligation CD of all the presentation and training material, price spreadsheets and information at: or for fast action call for a link to the Dealers Only page: 310-534-4456 and mention that you found out about it via Brad Dye’s Newsletter. You have nothing to lose and some great residual income to gain. Call or e-mail NOW.

Wireless Telemetry

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

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
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: left arrow CLICK HERE

Zetron, Inc.
P.O. Box 97004
Redmond, WA 98073-9704 USA
Tel: 425-820-6363
Fax: 425-820-7031
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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

Prism Systems International, Inc.
300 Colonial Center Parkway,
Suite 100
Roswell, Georgia 30076 USA
Telephone: 678-353-3366
commtech wireless

It's like a Motorola PeopleFinder™ on Steroids!

More information

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

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

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

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

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


  • 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.

Mr. Zane Lewis
Commtech Wireless USA
6900 Philips Highway, Suite #26-27
Jacksonville, FL, 32216
Phone: 904-281-0073
Fax: 904-281-0074

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Wireless Communication Solutions

The Hark ISI-400LX is a hardware device that encapsulates serial data into TCP/IP for transmission over the Internet. It can also be configured to convert incoming TAP messages from the serial port and send them over the Internet to paging providers in email (SMTP) or Simple Network Paging Protocol (SNPP) format. The ISI-400LX with the optional external modem can connect to a secondary dial-up ISP when a failure on the ethernet port is detected.


This device is the perfect companion for the Hark Gateway products. An ISI can be located at a remote location for receiving TAP, TNPP, or Billing traffic using a local ISP eliminating long distance phone charges.

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System Features & Benefits:

  • Hardware Based
  • Uses Embedded Linux as the Multitasking OS
  • Secure access for Configuration and Maintenance
  • Converts Serial TAP message to SNPP or SMTP
  • Converts Serial Data to TCP/IP and TCP/IP back to Serial
  • Connects to Internet using 10Base-T Network
  • Connects to Internet using Modem and PPP
  • Dial Backup to another ISP or Modem
  • Can be Configured to use 1 to 4 Serial Ports
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
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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

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Concepts, Inc.

Since 1979

RTS Wireless ADVX System
Support and Enhancements

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

PCI ( 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
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.

DX Radio Systems, Inc.
10941 Pendleton Street
Sun Valley, California 91352-1522 USA
Telephone: 818-252-6700
Fax: 818-252-6711
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Tecnomen supplies prepaid expansions in Guatemala and Nicaragua


Tecnomen has supplied prepaid service capacity expansions for two subsidiaries of the América Móvil Group – PCS Digital Guatemala and PCS Digital Nicaragua. Both companies have Tecnomen Prepaid platforms.

Tecnomen Prepaid is an intelligent network (IN)-based real-time prepaid solution for GSM, TDMA and CDMA networks. It addresses today’s increasingly complex service requirements, while providing PCS Digital with a scalable solution to meet their future needs. Tecnomen Prepaid enables the operator to tailor service packages to specific customer segments. It is the most cost-efficient IN-based prepaid solution that provides everything PCS Digital requires to charge for voice and data.

For more information contact:
Mr Oscar Fernandez, Managing Director, Tecnomen Latin America, tel, +55 11 5505 9103
Mr Eero Mertano, Vice President, Sales, Tecnomen Corporation, tel. +358 9 8047 8523

About Tecnomen
Tecnomen develops value-added service systems for teleoperators and service providers. Founded in 1978, the company is one of the world's leading suppliers of messaging systems. Tecnomen has a strong market position in prepaid systems and intelligent network components, and is the market leader in paging systems. Tecnomen markets its products and services through its own worldwide organisation, as well as through global and local partners. The company operates in 10 locations worldwide and has supplied its products to customers in over 40 countries. Tecnomen has around 340 employees and its shares are quoted on the Helsinki Exchanges. For more information on Tecnomen visit

About América Móvil
América Móvil is the leading provider of wireless services in Latin America. It has more than 48 million wireless subscribers in the Americas. The company has subsidiaries and joint ventures in the telecommunications sectors of Guatemala, Ecuador, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, the United States, Mexico and Spain. For more information visit or

Source: Tecnomen  
TGA Technologies

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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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5 Analog DID Cards 140-0636 $400
2 ETE 140-0645 $800
3 APT 140-1858 $400
1 4M RAM + Card 140-1808 $1,200
2 8M RAM 140-1323 $2,000
1 CPU 030 + 140-2046 $4,500
1 CPU 302 8MB 140-1996 $5,500
1 QVSB 140-1857 $1,000
1 SIO Card 140-1099 $1,000
1 UOE Card 140-0868 $1,800
1 Dual 550 MB Drives 140-2125 $3,500
2 LCC Card 140-1869 $3,700
1 48V Power Supply 140-1869 $1,000
1 48V Power Supply w/Floppy 140-1830 $1,100
1 Net 060 50/16MB 2000-00257 $3,500
1 CPU 604 NPCS 333/128MB 2000-02350 $3,500
1 PC/NVR 16MB 2000-00384 $3,500
2 Switch+Clock 140-1759 $600
2 ISIO 140-1080 $700
2 SCSI 2 140-1867 $600
2 CPT 140-0642 $450
2 ECIF 140-2012 $450
3 12V Converter 140-1714 $750
3 5V Converter 140-1715 $750
1 Alarm Card 140-0766 $600
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GTES Corporate
2736 Stein Hill Lane
Custer, WA 98240
Tel: 360-366-3888
Cel: 360-820-3888
GTES Sales
870 Mountclaire Drive
Cumming, GA 30041
Tel: 678-947-5649
Cel: 770-598-4442
Your Professional Services Partner

GTES is the only Glenayre authorized software support provider to the paging industry.

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


GTES Partner Program
Software and/or Hardware Support Programs

Product Sales
Software and Hardware Sales

On-Site Services
Upgrades, Relocations, Repairs, Consolidations

Software Development
New features, application development

Product Training
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Intelligent Paging & Mobile Data Hardware & Software

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Selective is a developer and manufacturer of highly innovative paging receiver/decoders and mobile data equipment. The PDT2000 Paging Data Terminal is THE MOST INTELLIGENT PAGING RECEIVER IN THE MARKET. The PDT2000 is a large display pager designed for desktop or in-vehicle mounting and is widely used by emergency services and in onsite paging systems for forklift dispatch etc. All of the following capabilities are standard features of the PDT2000 and of our other paging data receivers:

  • FLEX and POCSAG decoding
  • POCSAG encoding and transmitter control
  • Parallel printer output
  • Serial inputs & outputs
  • Relay control (1-256 or more)
  • PC interfacing and message management
  • Message interception & logging
  • Remote control
  • Cross band repeating & paging coverage infill
  • LED sign control
  • Remote printing etc.

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Our mobile data equipment includes a range of Mobile Data Terminals (MDTs) which may be interfaced to a variety of wireless networks including trunked and conventional radio, GPRS & CDMA cellular, Mobitex etc. Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) and GPS solutions, Dispatch & Messaging software.   We offer mobile communications dealers and systems integrators a "fast to market" job dispatch and job management capability.

Specialised local area paging systems, paging interception and message reprocessing software, field force automation and mobile dispatch solutions. We export worldwide.

Selective Communications Group
PO Box 8798
Symonds St.
Auckland, New Zealand
3/2 Haultain St.
Eden Tce
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. I would be happy to customize the content to meet your specific requirements.

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

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Industry executive looking for new position.

Many people in this industry know Bob Spillar. Please read his impressive resumé here. left arrow CLICK


Mark Hood

Telephone: 757-588-0537

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

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outrnet custom apps If you see someone in the field (like salespeople, technicians, and delivery people) using paper forms, their company could probably save a pile of money, and get much better timeliness, accuracy and efficiency, by using converting to Outr.Net's Wireless Forms. Custom applications for as little as $995, delivered in just a few days.Outr.Net has a web page on Wireless Forms for Timeports at: left arrow Their latest newsletter is: "Business Development in Mobile Data" left arrow

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Wi-Fi and UWB to play leapfrog in home entertainment, says ABI Research

[June 29, 2004]

Technologies for networking home entertainment equipment will compete for dominance over the next five years, but ultimately Wi-Fi will use 802.11n to continue its early lead, according to a new study by ABI Research.

The report, "Wi-Fi Home Entertainment Networks," identifies three candidates for wireless home entertainment networking: powerline networking, Wi-Fi (802.11x) and Ultra Wide Band (UWB). ABI Research believes that the real contest will be between Wi-Fi and UWB.

Phil Solis, ABI Research senior analyst, points out that although the official data transmission rate of the 802.11a and 802.11g protocols is 54 Mbps, the actual throughput is only about half that, due to the communications overhead required.

The UWB standard will offer theoretical speeds up to 480 Mbps, says Solis. However the first generation of UWB chipsets coming off the assembly lines in 2005 and into actual equipment in 2006-2007, will only offer 100-200 Mbps, and that doesn't take the required overhead into account.

Meanwhile the standard for the next member of the 802.11 family—802.11n—will have been ratified. The result? "Wi-Fi will continue to work its way into home entertainment networking, and will become entrenched," says Solis. "By the time UWB comes out—or just a little later—802.11n solutions will start to appear."

That may spell trouble for UWB, because 802.11n will offer actual throughput of 100 Mbps, after wireless overhead is accounted for—enough for multiple high-definition video streams.

"In the end," concludes Solis, "UWB will wind up being faster, and the chipsets will be cheaper. But if it's going to compete with Wi-Fi in home entertainment networking, it will probably be in non-real-time data transfer, such as moving video from a camera or camcorder to a PC, where distance is not an issue."



One faithful reader has suggested that I ask how many of our subscribers are Amateur Radio operators. If you are a ham radio operator, please send me your call sign and a note about how the hobby has affected your life. We think that many of us got into various parts of the communications industry because of an early interest in ham radio. QRU?


With best regards,

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Brad Dye

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31 years as a licensed first class commercial radio engineer
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