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FRIDAY - JULY 30, 2004 - ISSUE NO. 123

Dear friends of Wireless Messaging and Paging,

From the FierceWireless Newsletter July 27, 2004:

Apple Computer said it plans to install a "slimmed down" version of its iTunes media player on a new handset by Motorola. The new device, dubbed the "iPhone" by some, will be similar to existing media-centered handsets that feature built-in MP3 players. Unlike other MP3 phones, this device will be able to access content from Apple's popular iTunes music service and store up to dozens of songs. The phone will download iTunes content from a user's PC through a USB or Bluetooth connection. Apple and Motorola said they plan to launch the iTunes-equipped handset in the first half of 2005. No additional details about the new phone were released.

Some insiders speculate that Apple is testing the wireless waters with this new media phone. If it proves a hit, they claim Apple will likely partner with Motorola to develop a wireless iPod. For the last two years rumors have circulated that Apple was planning to design a smart phone. Apple denied those rumors, instead focusing its efforts on its growing iPod business. Apple has sold more than 4 million iPod handhelds and more than 100 million songs on its iTunes online service.

Do you remember ReadyCom and their "ReadyTalk" product? The following old news article may help your memory:

From the August 23, 1996 issue of the Triangle Business Journal:

ReadyCom Inc. of Chapel Hill has introduced ReadyTalk, a service integrating components of paging, cellular and voice mail technology. The service is being test-marketed in the Triangle and will be made available nationally in 1997. It's the first system of its kind in the industry. Through ReadyTalk, users receive and store voice messages in a handset similar to a cellular phone. Users listen to and respond to messages with the handset. [source]

Well, they claimed to have a patent on downloading music to wireless devices. I wonder if trouble is brewing with Apple and Motorola or if something has already been worked out? I tried to talk ReadyCom into making a wireless MP3 player about six or seven years ago but they wouldn't do it.

People on the move
Tim Hall decided to move on in his career and left GTES on July 29th.  Brooks Marsden started working for GTES on Monday July 26th as Vice President, Sales. The contact information for Brooks is in the GTES ad that follows below.

In our prayers
I am sure that many people in the paging industry know Bob Spargo. He worked in Paging at Motorola for many years and was known and respected by many of us. I recently learned that Bob is very sick and is under the care of a full time Hospice facility in his home. Friends have asked that we not call, but if you care to send him a card, the address is:

Bob Spargo
6701 NW 23rd Way
Boca Raton, FL 33496

Please be sure to read the letter from my friend Vaughan Bowden in the READER'S COMMENTS section below. I have known Vaughan for over 20 years and highly recommend him as being qualified to provide engineering support for Paging systems. Now on to the news and views.

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San Francisco Unified School District Upgrades to Satellite Security Systems for its Bus Safety Tracking and Monitoring Solution

SAN DIEGO–July 23, 2004–Satellite Security Systems (S3), a global provider of asset security and logistics control, announced that the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) has signed on to use its GlobalGuard™ and Virtual Perimeter™ technology to track and protect 220 school buses for the safe transport of 7,500 students everyday.

GlobalGuard allows a team of SFUSD school administrators to view and monitor the exact location of every bus at once. Based on Global Positioning System (GPS) and ReFLEX™ (two-way satellite communication) technology, GlobalGuard provides up-to-the-minute vehicle location and can identify every time bus doors open and close and when the engines are turned on and off. Using Virtual Perimeter technology, the school district set up unique zones extending north to Napa, east to Concord and south to Gilroy. S3’s staff in San Diego monitors exact bus locations and alerts school district officials if a bus crosses set boundaries with data including date, time, precise location and the direction the bus is moving.

“Our top priority is protecting the children who use our bus system everyday,” said Dennis Garden, director of transportation for SFUSD. “S3’s first-class security and service enables us to have the best possible accountability for our children. It’s very comforting to know that if there is an emergency such as an earthquake, we can instantly know where all of our buses are, which ones are carrying children and the best course of action.”

“The system is particularly helpful in responding to parents’ questions and concerns,” added Garden. “I can tell them exactly where their child is and when they got on board.”

SFUSD recently upgraded from an older GPS system to S3 for its capabilities, growth potential, the ability to retrieve data in multiple forms (whether students are on board or not, direction of movement and when doors open and close) and applying the data to administrative tasks such as fee analysis, scheduling and efficiency in route planning.

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Headquartered in San Diego, Satellite Security Systems is a privately held company supported by a nationwide team of sales and service professionals with expertise in law enforcement, transportation technology, military applications, wireless communications and investment banking industries. Clients include the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FBI, U.S. Secret Service, Fairfax County Public Schools, InterState Oil Company, Coca-Cola, Thrifty Car Rental, British Petroleum, Comerica, Salt River Project (energy utility) and more than 600 other entities representing a broad spectrum of industries.

Satellite Security System’s GlobalGuard technology secures, tracks and controls assets throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada for clients in the military, government, law enforcement and commercial/industrial markets. GlobalGuard is the only technology that is able to remotely shut-down vehicle engines via satellite. With GlobalGuard, users can communicate with, monitor, track, analyze and control the movement of virtually any object, fixed or mobile. The integration of ReFLEX, Motorola's secure two-way messaging infrastructure, on-board CPU and an integrated Global Positioning System (GPS) make it possible for GlobalGuard users to send data back and forth from a central command unit or monitoring center while being continually alerted to new or dynamic changes. S3’s 24-hour, seven-day-a-week Monitoring and Support Center (MSC) is staffed with trained professionals to respond immediately to emergency situations.

With the patent-pending Virtual Perimeter a vehicle or asset’s location is monitored within a specified zone and an alert containing date, time and precise location is generated when a boundary crossing occurs. For more information, log onto www.satsecurity.com or call (877) 437-4199.

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Wireless data services shape up at Verizon

By Ben Charny
CNET News.com
July 27, 2004, 12:20 PM PT

Verizon Wireless announced that its cellular data services now generate revenue rivaling what some phone companies gain by selling DSL, as more U.S. consumers use their cell phones like PCs.

According to financial data released Tuesday, Verizon Wireless subscribers generated $255 million in revenue during the last three months by sending or downloading record numbers of short text messages, photo messages and game or business applications.

By comparison, Verizon Communications' DSL revenue accounted for $300 million, according to the company's second-quarter financial results.

U.S. service providers believe that text messages, ring tones and more expensive features, like wireless broadband and video streaming, will combat the steep drops in revenue from voice calls, now a commodity because of fierce competition. But for years, it was a tough sell, mainly because wireless networks were too slow, and handsets were too unsophisticated to accommodate anything more than simple services like short-text messaging.

But during the past two years, wireless carriers have sped up their networks at least fourfold, and color-screen cell phones have become the norm rather than the exception. That's helped increase the popularity of data services, according to analysts and service providers.

"Wireless data is now a billion-dollar industry," Doreen Toben, chief financial officer at Verizon Communications, told financial analysts.

Verizon Wireless is not the only carrier claiming that the wireless data mind-set is starting to change among U.S. cell phone customers. Cingular Wireless, the nation's second-largest cell phone service provider, recently said its wireless data revenue during the last three months more than doubled compared with a year ago.

Source: ZDNet


Verizon Wireless, the No. 1 U.S. mobile provider, said operating income rose to $1.6 billion from $981 million and total revenue rose to $6.85 billion from $5.48 billion a year earlier.

It added 1.53 million customers in the quarter, about three times as many as its fastest growing rivals that have already reported this quarter. Deutsche Telekom AG's T-Mobile USA is expected report its numbers in August.

``It was an impressive quarter,'' said Loop Capital Equity Research analyst William Cram, who said consumers are signing up with Verizon Wireless because they believe it has the best U.S. mobile network with fewest dropped calls.

Verizon said data services, including text messaging and wireless Internet access, contributed 4.2 percent of its second-quarter service revenue of $6.04 billion.

Data services represented 3.6 percent of revenue in the first quarter and 1.7 percent in the 2003 second quarter.

The percentage of Verizon customers canceling their service in the second quarter dropped to 1.4 percent from 1.7 percent a year earlier.

Average monthly revenue per subscriber, a key measure in the wireless industry, rose 3.2 percent from a year earlier, to $50.80.

Source: msn.com


Spain's Telefonica Moviles hikes first half profits 14 percent

Wed July 28, 8:09 AM ET

MADRID (AFP) - Spain's market leading mobile telecommunications operator Telefonica Moviles unveiled a 14-percent rise in first-half net profits largely in line with analyst forecasts. Net profit was 889 million euros 1.08 billion dollars), a 14.2-percent rise from 778.9 million euros for the corresponding period in 2003, to the lower end of analysts forecasts of between 871 and 938 million euros. Sales rose by 14.1 percent to 5.287 billion euros, again in line with expectations.

Receipts from business within Spain advanced 12.5 percent and raced ahead 19.3 percent in Latin America which took an overall 26 percent share. EBITDA earnings for January to end June were up 6.8 percent to 2.27 billion euros while the group's net consolidated debt was down 27 percent to 4.856 billion dollars.

At the end of June, Telefonica Moviles had 56 million customers for a 21 percent increase on the first half of 2003, of whom 35 million are in Latin America. Taking into account the acquisition in March of BellSouth total customers stand at 68 million.

Vivo, the Brazilian operator controlled by Telefonica, "continues to be the leader in the market's growth process with 23.5 million clients", Telefonica Moviles said in a statement. The company's share price edged ahead 0.08 euros at 8.33 after the firm said it was poised to hit full-year revenue targets.

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READER'S COMMENTS

Subject: The Jim Page Letter
Date: July 23, 2004 3:55:07 PM EDT
To: brad@braddye.com

Brad,

Very interesting letter from Jim Page.  His comment that MobileComm’s bankruptcy is another story is factual.  Although only a regional general manager with MobileComm at the time, the version of the bankruptcy as I understood it, is as follows:  MobileComm was in financial trouble (but still growing as rapidly as the industry at that time) and had run up a 27 million dollar debt with Motorola, all for new pagers.  Motorola was the only manufacturer they were using at the time.  Due to the huge price MobileMedia paid Bell South (all borrowed cash) for MobileComm, money was tight but growth demanded a constant flow of new units.  MobileComm (MobileMedia) offered to pay Motorola about half of the outstanding balance if they would resume shipments of the backlogged orders.  After what seemed to be (to us in the field) a lengthy delay, Motorola announced they would not resume shipments until the entire balance was paid off.  They were running at full speed and were selling all they could produce to the other carriers, especially PageNet, and I assume, saw no reason to go out on a limb with MobileComm with their shaky financial (debt) condition.  Motorola was concerned that if they resumed shipments and MobileComm still went bankrupt, they would not only not collect the monies due but also may be forced to pay back the 13 million they had received.  Since there were other creditors waiting, Motorola could have been viewed a preferred vendor receiving preferential treatment and may have had to refund the money to be split among all vendors in a bankruptcy proceeding.  Therefore, they chose to call MobileComm’s bluff and MobileComm responded by fining Chapter 11 shortly thereafter (still owing the original 27 million).  I am sure there are others much closer to the situation than I who are knowledgeable about what really happened but this was the version we were told at the time.  There are not many of us who were there left in the industry.  I request that my name not be published should you care to print this letter.   Thanks once again for the newsletter.


I like Jim Page's article very much, the Mobilecomm bankruptcy really did start things going down hill, but no one considers the independents still working along no matter what the BIG carriers are doing.


You were right: your newsletter did contain quality information. It is good to hear that technology is being used for good and not just for profit.


Brad, Jim Page's article is very good, however, one major point is missed. That is the paging industry, Glenayre, Motorola, and PageNet put all of their eggs into InFLEXion for about a 2 to 3 year period. This put the industry behind the 8 ball to begin with. Every engineer that I knew, knew that ReFLEX was the way to go and the top people never listened.

Anyway, good read,
Keep up the good work


Hi Brad,

Again, keep up the good work, as I look forward to each every week. I think that the article by Jim Page was extremely interesting. We have used the RIM units to send information to our system for the last 6 years, as we were never happy with the ReFLEX technology. We have found that the Cingular units are far superior to the Motient units, as far as coverage. Additionally, as I told you earlier, Metrocall's ReFLEX system has many "holes" in the NY Metro area and they are not inclined to fix them, so they loose out, as Mobitex goes to great lengths to keep customers satisfied, raising antennas or repositioning them to assist in coverage, whereas Metrocall could care less. I just wish that RIM would improve the thumb-wheel on their units, as it is the weakest link and improve the back-light. If they did that, they would really have a home run.

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Hi Brad,

Per our discussion here is a quick email outlining some of my background and experience in the paging business, as well as the service plans we provide.

Easy Solutions can help in most any situation with your communications system. We have many years of experience and operate a lab with four Glenayre Paging systems in various configurations which allow us to provide design, support and repair services. We also have similar capabilities for Motorola C-NET and other systems.

Personally I’ve been in the paging business for over 24 years (since graduating from college with an electronics degree in 1978). I have experience on both the manufacturing and service sides of business. I have worked with the very smallest to the very largest carriers all over the world. In manufacturing, I started with Commonwealth Communications, a manufacturing company in Ashland, Virginia and have worked for industry leaders BBL and Glenayre. I have worked in production, testing, engineering, project management and sales.  

My most recent role prior to offering this service was Vice President of Engineering for PageNet at the corporate level. PageNet was the largest paging carrier in the world at the time with over 10 million subscribers. While our primary breadwinner was traditional one way paging, we also built one of the first and largest two-way systems to date.

While at PageNet, I established and managed a large-scale lab (TVC Technical Validation Center) that developed solutions for our business and the industry. I worked closely with industry leaders Motorola, Glenayre, Samsung, Sony, Ericsson, NEC, Phillips, etc in developing pagers and infrastructure for this market place. I was an active player in the industry technical committees when PCIA was the leader of the paging industry. I was chairman of the Y2K technical committee and the committee for two-way applications standards.

While I have traveled throughout the world providing solutions, I am most proud of my ability to provide real time solutions to both savvy and non-technical people over the telephone. I am creative and communicate well at all levels in the business and technical side of the industry. I am meticulous and set very high quality standards, yet always look to provide value and consider the practical side of complex solutions. I’m very good with hardware and software solutions and can provide system level, as well as board and component level, troubleshooting.

Some of the unique features of our service plans include time we spend with your system and or staff on a monthly basis, ensuring that your system is in good working order and has no signs of pending failure. This process will ensure a minimum amount of downtime for you and your customers.

With hardware support we provide immediate replacement of your hard drives at no cost. This is one of the most expensive and vulnerable components of the system. This optional service will provide drives pre-configured to your system configuration. The drives will be built with extra redundancy to minimize downtime in any future failures.

As a part of your service plan, we work with your paging equipment and staff to document the specific hardware and software setup and operating environment. This often uncovers important issues and details that can minimize or eliminate costly outages. After this exercise, we are familiar with your system and ready to provide timely and efficient services. Generally, we are able to provide suggestions that often pay significant dividends from an engineering, operational and marketing perspective.

We are also very familiar and creative with the Telco, control, RF transmission, and device side of the business. We have developed creative C2000 system controls that allow the paging carrier to more efficiently diagnose and build RF systems. We can help you gain efficiencies and unlock additional revenues generating features of your system. Our claim to fame is making your system more reliable and profitable.

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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. ()
WANTED WANTED

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

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

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

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

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AAPC Mission Statement

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

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

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

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Zetron Simulcast System

High-speed simulcast paging with protocols such as POCSAG and FLEX™ requires microsecond accuracy to synchronize the transmission of digital paging signals.

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Zetron's Simulcast System uses GPS timing information to ensure that the broadcasted transmissions between the nodes of the Simulcast System and associated transmitters are synchronized to very tight tolerances.

This system is ideal for public or private paging system operators that use multiple transmitters and wish to create new paging systems or to build out existing systems into new regions. For more information about Zetron's High Speed Simulcast Paging System, the Model 600 and Model 620, go to:

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CONTACT
Zetron, Inc.
P.O. Box 97004
Redmond, WA 98073-9704 USA
Tel: 425-820-6363
Fax: 425-820-7031
E-mail: zetron@zetron.com
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Prism Message Gateway Systems
Modular and Configurable

Your Choice of Options

  • Radio Paging Terminals
  • Voicemail Systems
  • Email and Network Text Messaging Systems
  • Digital Trunk Switching Systems
  • Digital Trunk and Voicemail Concentrators
  • Remote Network Encoders
  • TNPP Network Routers

Popular Choice for Domestic and International

  • Commercial Paging Carriers
  • Private Paging Systems
  • Hospitals
  • Public Safety
  • Federal, State and Local Government
  • Industrial Paging
  • Energy Companies – Load Management

Logical Choice

  • Replace Outdated, UNLICENSED Paging Terminals
  • Eliminate Outrageously High Support Costs
  • Add New Paging System with ALL THE FEATURES
  • Provide Your Customers With Features They Want
  • Designed and Supported by Industry Experts

Go ahead… be choosy… choose Prism Systems International

CONTACT
Prism Systems International, Inc.
300 Colonial Center Parkway,
Suite 100
Roswell, Georgia 30076 USA
Telephone: 678-353-3366
Internet: www.prismpaging.com
E-mail: info@prismpaging.com
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MAXPage
It's like a Motorola PeopleFinder™ on Steroids!

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

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

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

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

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

Features*

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

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

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

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

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Wireless Communication Solutions

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

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

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System Features & Benefits:

  • Hardware Based
  • Uses Embedded Linux as the Multitasking OS
  • Secure access for Configuration and Maintenance
  • Converts Serial TAP message to SNPP or SMTP
  • Converts Serial Data to TCP/IP and TCP/IP back to Serial
  • Connects to Internet using 10Base-T Network
  • Connects to Internet using Modem and PPP
  • Dial Backup to another ISP or Modem
  • Can be Configured to use 1 to 4 Serial Ports
CONTACT
Hark Systems, Inc.
2675 Lake Park Drive
N. Charleston, SC 29406
Tel: +1 800-367-4275
or 843-764-1560 ext. 8104
Fax: +1 843-764-3692
E-mail: leanne@harksystems.com
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  • ISO 9001 - 2000 certified manufacturing facility.
  • THE High-Quality RF design and Contract Manufacturer of choice.
  • Do you have a product or product component that you would like to have manufactured?
  • Would you like to have us design and manufacture a product just for you?
  • Would you like to know firsthand that your contract manufacturer is one of the leading providers of service with the highest degree of quality in mind?

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

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

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We offer full product support (ODM/OEM) for our worldwide customers, including a complete design center, research facilities, proto-typing, field services, contract manufacturing, commodity sourcing, and distribution.
In addition to both Numeric and Alphanumeric pagers, we have designed, engineered and manufactured 1-way Telemetry devices, paging receivers, 2-way paging (ReFLEX) telemetry devices, DECT phones/devices and PDA accessories. bravo 800 pager
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At Daviscomms, we are proud to provide our customers with end-to-end manufacturing solutions while delivering superior quality and support. Daviscomms is at the forefront of the industry with its commitment to leading-edge technology, cost-effective manufacturing and the highest degree of customer service.

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

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

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Programming
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Since 1979

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

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

Contact Sales sales@programmingconcepts.com
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DX Radio Systems

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DX Radio Systems, Inc. manufactures high quality, high specification type communications products. The following is a list of products that DX Radio Systems, Inc. manufactures or supplies as a single supplied product and can be included as part of a turnkey system:

  • Repeaters
  • Repeater Systems
  • Paging Transmitters
  • Paging Systems
  • LTR & MPT1327 Trunking Systems
  • MPT1327 Trunking Repeaters
  • SmarTrunk II Trunking Repeaters
  • Complete Trunking Systems
  • Airport Ground to Air Base Radios
  • Airport Ground to Air Systems
  • Rural Radiotelephone Link Systems
  • Antenna Systems
  • Combining Systems
  • Complete Turnkey Systems
  • Engineering & Installation of All Systems

Performance that is tough to find anywhere at a price you can afford.

CONTACT
DX Radio Systems, Inc.
10941 Pendleton Street
Sun Valley, California 91352-1522 USA
Telephone: 818-252-6700
Fax: 818-252-6711
E-mail: Info@DXRadioSystems.com
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Aether Signs Agreement to Sell Transportation Division

Company to Focus on Mortgage-Backed Securities, Seek Sale of Mobile Government Division

OWINGS MILLS, MD—July 21, 2004—Aether Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: AETH) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Transportation Division to an affiliate of Platinum Equity for $25 million in cash. Completion of the sale is subject to customary closing conditions, including the approval of Aether's stockholders.

The Company also announced that it had received initial indications of interest from several parties regarding a sale of its remaining wireless business, the Mobile Government division. Together with its financial advisor, Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co., Inc. ("FBR"), the Company is actively pursuing discussions with these potential buyers.

"With the agreement to sell our Transportation business and progress on a potential sale of our Mobile Government business, our plan is to expand the investment strategy that we outlined last month so that our Company's focus will become building and managing a leveraged portfolio of mortgage-backed securities," said David Oros, Aether's Chairman and CEO. "During our extensive strategic evaluation process, we carefully considered growing our existing operations through acquisitions and additional investment, but we concluded that such an approach would not allow us to enhance shareholder value within a reasonable time. We believe the new business strategy, while requiring a major transition in our Company, will allow us to become profitable much more quickly and realize substantial value (through tax savings) from our accumulated net loss carry-forwards."

"Our hard-working employees have done an outstanding job building and improving the operations of our two existing businesses, as well as managing a time-consuming sales process, and we are grateful for their hard work," Mr. Oros added. "We believe that finding new owners for these businesses is in the best interests of our customers, suppliers, employees, and stockholders, given the strategic objectives we are looking to achieve as a company. We believe Platinum Equity will be a very good owner for our Transportation business. Of course, until both businesses have been sold, we will continue to ensure that the needs of our customers, suppliers, and employees are fully served."

The Company said it will seek to hold a Special Meeting of Stockholders before the end of the third quarter to seek approval of the sale of the Transportation business, which will require the affirmative vote of a majority of the outstanding shares of Aether's common stock. The Company also reported that Mr. Oros has signed an agreement with Platinum to vote the shares of Aether stock that he owns or controls, which represent approximately 10% of Aether's outstanding shares, in favor of the transaction.

The Company reported that consistent with its recent announcement to begin investing in mortgage-backed securities, it has committed approximately $75 million of its own funds to the new portfolio. "We have begun the process of assembling our portfolio of mortgage-backed securities, and we have initially kept our leverage ratio below the 5-8 times target that we discussed in June," Mr. Oros said. "For the balance of this year, while we work to complete the sale of our two wireless businesses, we plan to use the mortgage-backed securities strategy to offset as much of the cash burn from our current wireless operations as possible."

The Company said it is seeking to complete both sales over the next several months. At that time, the Company said, it expects to provide detailed financial information about its new operating strategy.

The Company also commented that upon completion of the sale of the Transportation business, as contemplated by the terms of its 6% convertible subordinated notes due 2005, it will provide appropriate notice and honor requests from noteholders to repurchase at par all or a portion of the outstanding $155 million of these notes. "We have more than sufficient cash on hand to repay the notes," said David Reymann, Aether's Chief Financial Officer.

Source: Aether Press Release


MetroPCS leads IPO list this week

First telecom IPO in 3 years valued up to $528 mln

By Steve Gelsi, CBS.MarketWatch.com
Last Update: 2:49 PM ET July 27, 2004

NEW YORK (CBS.MW)—MetroPCS Communications leads a busy calendar of initial public offerings this week, as the wireless carrier seeks to become the first major telecom firm since 2001 to go public. After working through issues of debt, consolidation, and downsizing, the telecom sector is finally making tentative steps into the IPO market this year as its fortunes improve.

Dallas-based MetroPCS plans to offer 24 million shares at $20 to $22 each to raise as much as $528 million. The deal is underwritten by Bear Stearns and Merrill Lynch. The IPO could price as early as Wednesday night for trading on Thursday, according to Dealogic.

A wireless carrier in San Francisco, Miami, Atlanta and Sacramento, Calif., MetroPCS reported 2003 net income of $20.6 million and revenue of $460 million, compared with net income of $139 million and revenue of $126 million in 2002 after selling assets. Formed in 1994 to buy PCS licenses, the company filed under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in 1998. The company emerged from bankruptcy proceedings in 1998.

The company is the first major wireless carrier to file an IPO since AT&T Wireless went public in 2001. Shareholders in MetroPCS include Accel Partners, Auchincloss, Wadsworth & Co., BancAmerica Capital Investors, Battery Ventures, Berkeley Investments, Chestnut Venture Partners, Invesco, Clarity Partners and MetroPCS CEO Roger Linquist.

Linquist, 66, a co-founder of MetroPCS, founded Metrocall, a U.S. paging company, and also worked at PacTel Personal Communications, which later became AirTouch. Waiting in the wings as well is FairPoint Communications of Charlotte, N.C., which plans to offer 42.8 million income deposit securities at $15 to $17 per share via underwriter CIBC World Markets. Aiming at the rural telephone market, FairPoint operates in 17 states with local, long distance and broadband product offerings.

Source: CBSMarketWatch


MetroPCS Shelves IPO

July 29, 2004

The first major wireless initial public offering since AT&T Wireless went public was slated for this week, but MetroPCS has decided to hold off.

The IPO, which was to consist of a 24-million share offering, was expected to rake in $504 million, with shares priced between $20 and $22 each. Instead of going through with the planned IPO, MetroPCS said it is postponing the offering.

In a statement, company executives said they are "postponing such offering pending their review of certain accounting issues that came to their attention today." The accounting issues related to the company's previously disclosed financial results, but MetroPCS would not comment further on the status of the IPO.

MetroPCS recently agreed to fork over $43.5 million to acquire two PCS spectrum licenses from NextWave Telecom. The licenses consisted of two Florida 10 MHz licenses covering Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater and Sarasota-Bradenton.

The company currently operates in the metropolitan areas of Miami, San Francisco, Atlanta and Sacramento.

Source: Wireless Week

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TGA Technologies, Inc.
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Norcross, Georgia 30071 USA
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GTES Corporate
2736 Stein Hill Lane
Custer, WA 98240
Tel: 360-366-3888
Cel: 360-820-3888
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GTES Sales
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Alpharetta, GA 30004
Tel: 770-754-1666
Cell: 404-518-6632
brooks.marsden@gtesinc.com

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

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


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Intelligent Paging & Mobile Data Hardware & Software

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

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

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

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

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Address:
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PO Box 8798
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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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WI-FI NEWS

New Wi-Fi cell phone unveiled by Motorola

12:47 PM CDT Wednesday

Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT), the world's second-largest maker of cellphones, has introduced a new phone that it says can switch calls between cell services and wireless Internet networks.

The CN620 Wi-Fi cell phone, which uses technology supplied by Dallas-based Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN), should be in stores by early 2005, making it among the first in a new class of phones that promise to disrupt the cell phone industry by reducing the number of minutes billed to customers' phones.

Motorola employs more than 2,000 workers at production plants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and at its AllianceTexas distribution center for personal communications products, near Alliance Airport in Fort Worth.

Motorola began working on the WiFi cellphone last year, when it struck a deal with TI to use chips it had designed for the purpose.

Several companies have announced that they are at work on phones that will let business customers switch calls from their cellular carriers to their own company networks using short range wireless technology known as Wi-Fi.

Once on the network, callers will be connected using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), a fast growing technology that's already shaking up the wired telephone industry by bypassing most of the traditional network and its multitude of fees.

Support from signal carriers has been weak, so far. The problem of how to ensure that customers are billed properly as their phones skip from one network to another has yet to be worked out.

Motorola has not yet struck a deal with a wireless carrier to support the CN620. Because the phone uses the standard GSM cell phone technology -- the most popular in the world --- GSM carriers AT&T Wireless, Cingular Wireless and T-Mobile USA are the most likely candidates in the United States to support the phone.

Industry insiders say the technology is the wave of the future, however. Equipped with the right software, WiFi cell phones could someday use a home's WiFi access point to make phone calls using VoIP over the Internet, rather than a traditional wired telephone line.

Source: Dallas Business Journal

UNTIL NEXT WEEK

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