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FRIDAY - APRIL 9, 2004 - ISSUE NO. 107

Dear friends of wireless messaging and paging,

There were some very favorable responses to last week's article on ReFLEX and Homeland Security. Two or three more articles are currently being prepared by leading industry experts so I expect to continue reporting on this topic over the next several issues.

Over the last year we have been extremely fortunate to have received several very interesting and very important articles about wireless messaging, telemetry, and remote tracking—all authored by people who really know their topics. This is where the traditional paging business must go if it is to survive. I would like to issue another appeal for papers on these topics. If you have something to contribute—for the good of the industry—I would love to hear from you. Pertinent first-time articles or reprints will be gladly accepted.

I have asked suppliers and manufacturers of electronic sign paging products to send me information about what they can offer. I believe that sending alerts to a common capcode, on a nationwide basis, would be a valuable public service. I see nothing wrong with supporting "Amber Alerts" with periodic advertising.

idea graphicI would like to draw your attention this week to a very valuable product from Hark Systems. It is their ISI-LX device that can connect two serial ports together over the Internet. There are several ways that a pair of these Internet-modem-type devices can be used. Every critical circuit in a paging system should have a back-up, and with this hardware you can do it over the Internet. When you compare the cost of a traditional dedicated-data circuit with the cost of a link over the Internet—it's an easy choice. This is a great way to send TNPP paging traffic over the Internet. Please check out their ad, which follows, and give them a call if you think this might be an economical solution to one of your network issues. Hark has been a generous supporter of this newsletter since its commercial re-launch last August. When you call, please mention the newsletter.

RIM's fourth quarter financial results are out. Looks like they are doing well—making money and growing. Would someone like to offer an opinion piece on why they are succeeding in markets where the ReFLEX devices are not?

I have added a NOSTALGIA section to the newsletter this week. One of my more pleasant pastimes, as I grow older, is reminiscing about the "good old days." Now on to the news and views. . .

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Keeping Messaging and Paging Alive

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

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

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Followup on Homeland Security topics

Reader's Comments

Nice article [on Homeland Security] as a Rescuer and Communication Specialist With Missouri Task Force 1 a FEMA Urban Search and Rescue group I took 6 T900's with me from my store to ground zero on Sept 11. From Sept 11 to 14 No cellular worked in the square blocks around the area but the T900 did! It was the only communication from the Javitis Center (our base) and Ground Zero for the 3 days till radio communications was established.

Carter Blumeyer

Hi Brad,

The State of Maine has several thousands of pagers with us. Everyone from police to bomb squads, HAZMAT teams, social workers, doctors, road crews and even executive assistants. They generate a fair amount of traffic on our network—particularly via SMTP e-mail.

Well, sometimes in the past they have swamped us with non-emergency type traffic—like when their servers go down for example. Because of this deluge of traffic from them and other accounts, we installed some filtering on our Hark server to cut down on this problem. Basically, if the rules of the filter are violated, we block traffic from that particular IP address for X amount of time. Anyway, once we implemented the filtering, the State of Maine noticed immediately because their emergency testing of their disaster recovery group paging test began to fail. This was for their true "emergency" type paging.

We were able to work with their IT group and determine where the true emergency type paging would originate. We then gave just these emergency groups 2 redundant open pipes into our network. In other words, no filtering at all. Their 2 methods of access are now SMTP and dial up TAP—both unrestricted. All their regular day to day traffic continues to flow into our network filtered. So far, everyone seems to be happy!

We told them that our main purpose for being in business was to process emergency paging. We want to put a "priority" on this type of paging. That's our story. Feel free to use it if you want.


Alan W. Carle
Dir. Engineering
NEP, LLC d/b/a Northeast Paging & UCOM Paging
Office: 207-856-1276 x272
Pager: 207-580-0150
Cell:   207-318-0580

Hi Brad

First, we truly enjoy your article and reference it often. On your last newsletter, there was a wonderful article about Narrowband PCS written by Peter Kapsales. Do you have any information on how I may contact him to see if we can provide his article to potential customers?

Thank you


Arch Wireless Honored with Best Performance in Public Markets Award at Massachusetts Telecommunications Council Annual Ceremony

WALTHAM, Mass., and WESTBOROUGH, Mass., April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Massachusetts Telecommunications Council (MTC), an industry association of leading telecommunications companies, and Arch Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq: AWIN, BSE: AWL) a leading paging and mobile messaging service provider, today announced that the MTC honored Arch Wireless with the Best Performance in Public Markets Award at its annual ceremony last week. In 2003, Arch Wireless registered the single greatest percentage increase in stock price by a New England telecommunications company.

The MTC Annual Awards Ceremony, held at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge, was attended by more than 400 industry leaders, and was emceed by John Gallant, president and editorial director of Network World.

"Arch Wireless' share price last year was driven by the ability of the management team to generate substantial cash flow from wireless data services, while simultaneously reducing debt and operating expenses," said Bob Schechter, chair of the MTC, and chairman and CEO of NMS Communications. "In addition, investors recognized important enhancements to Arch's product offerings, services and network operations during 2003, just as they valued similar factors at other Massachusetts companies."

"In today's public markets, investors evaluate telecommunications companies based on the strength of their network operations, business processes and customer service, as well as their financial health," said C. Edward Baker, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Arch Wireless. "Although the wireless messaging industry remains competitive, the appreciation of Arch Wireless stock in 2003 reflects our successful performance in these key operating and financial areas."

About Arch Wireless
Arch Wireless, Inc., headquartered in Westborough, Mass., is a leading wireless messaging and mobile information company with operations throughout the United States. The company offers a full range of wireless messaging services to business and consumers nationwide, including paging, two-way wireless e-mail and messaging and mobile data solutions for the enterprise. Arch provides wireless services to customers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and in the Caribbean principally through its nationwide sales force, as well as through resellers, retailers and other strategic partners. Additional information on Arch Wireless is available on the Internet at

About the Massachusetts Telecommunications Council
The Massachusetts Telecommunications Council (MTC) supports voice and data communication companies as they build successful and growing businesses in Massachusetts and New England. By providing advocacy to the state and federal government, education about key technical and business trends, and visibility with customers, partners, and investors, the MTC fosters entrepreneurship and growth in the telecom sector in Massachusetts. Through our successful workforce development activities, including a unique scholarship program for high school students in Massachusetts, we help ensure a vibrant and well-trained workforce in the region long-term.

The MTC Annual Awards Ceremony enjoyed the support of the following sponsors: Charles River Ventures; Ernst & Young; Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault; and Mass High Tech.

Contact: For Mass. Telecom Council: Amy Goggins 781-684-0880 For Arch Wireless: Bob Lougee 508-435-6117

Source: Arch Wireless Press Release

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Contact: Jean Walcher/Liz DeBord
JWalcher Communications, (619) 295-7140


New System Ensures Homeland Security and Cargo Protection

SAN DIEGO—March X, 2004—Satellite Security Systems (S3), a global provider of asset security and logistics control, has launched IONIT™, the first satellite security and monitoring solution for tethered and un-tethered units, providing superior accountability and efficiency for the trucking industry.

IONIT is a covert system placed on individual units and tracked via satellite communication and Global Positioning System (GPS) for up-to-the-minute location and monitoring. IONIT is solar powered with a reserve battery and works with FleetGuard™, a desktop application that allows managers to view, monitor and track each vehicle in an entire fleet at once.

Rust and Sons, a San Diego-based trucking company, recently tested IONIT on an interstate trip from California to Indiana.

“IONIT offers a much needed accountability solution to the trucking industry,” said Joe Graves, X of Rust and Sons Trucking. “Our truckers used to drive their routes and would call to report on their locations. Now, through S3’s monitoring center we track and monitor our fleet 24/7, helping us increase efficiency.”

Tractors and trailers carry cargo ranging from high-value to hazardous-waste or petrochemical products. The need to secure these units is of paramount concern to trucking companies, California Independent Oil Marketing Association (CIOMA) members, and State and Federal departments. The California state government is considering Assembly Bill (AB) 575 (requiring truck disabling devices, global positioning or other "location reporting systems" on hazardous material haulers), and the CHP has been tasked with researching various technologies to support these regulatory initiatives.

IONIT is S3’s latest development in its continuing efforts to offer solid and affordable business solutions that also provide for and aid heavily in homeland security procedures.

According to John Phillips, president of S3, “IONIT is the logical next step for our company. In October 2003, S3 demonstrated how, with our law enforcement partnerships, we can shut down a truck or other asset should it become a public risk. S3 will continue to lead the way in developing solutions that protect this country.”

About IONIT Technology
IONIT’s communications backbone is the Motorola ReFLEX™ satellite communications system. The ReFLEX system is a secure, two-way messaging infrastructure that stretches across North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico) and is also available throughout Europe and Asia. Compared with competing data networks, ReFLEX’s capabilities provide a wide range of crucial technical and economic advantages. S3 adds the government’s GPS data to keep decision makers fully aware of operational circumstances. A 24-hour, seven-day-a-week Monitoring and Support Center (MSC) is staffed with trained professionals to respond immediately to emergency situations.

About Satellite Security Systems (S3)
Satellite Security Systems' applications (or products?) secure, track, and control assets throughout the US, Mexico, and Canada for clients including military, government, police, and the consumer market. S3’s technology allows users to communicate with, monitor, track, analyze and control the movement of virtually any object in transit. The integration of Motorola's two-way satellite communications, on-board CPU and an integrated Global Positioning System (GPS) make it possible for users to send data back and forth from a central command unit or monitoring center while being continually alerted to new or dynamic changes. The company’s active communication and GPS system can be incorporated into unlimited applications. For more information, log onto or call (877) 437-4199.

Source: Satellite Security Systems Press Release

Research In Motion Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results for Fiscal 2004

April 7, 2004

Waterloo, Ontario - Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM), a world leader in the mobile communications market, today reported fourth quarter results for the three months and fiscal year ended February 28, 2004 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP).

Revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2004 was $210.6 million, up 37% from $153.9 million in the previous quarter and up 141% from $87.5 million in the same quarter of last year. The revenue breakdown for the quarter was approximately 66% for handhelds, 23% for service, 8% for software licences and 3% for other revenue. Revenue for fiscal 2004 was $594.6 million versus $306.7 million in the prior year.

The total number of BlackBerry® subscribers in the quarter increased by 204,000 to approximately 1,069,000 total subscribers.

"Innovation and execution continued to drive RIM's business in the fourth quarter. We surpassed the pivotal one million subscribers mark and the continuing escalation of BlackBerry's popularity is evident in our fourth quarter results and outlook," said Jim Balsillie, Chairman and Co-CEO at RIM. "The past fiscal year saw dramatic progress on both operational and strategic fronts as RIM and its partners achieved significant traction in the market and continued to expand the reach of the BlackBerry platform around the world."

Net income for the quarter was $41.5 million, or $0.46 per share diluted, compared to net income of $16.3 million or $0.20 per share diluted in the prior quarter. Higher revenues and continued operating efficiencies contributed to the strong net income growth in the quarter. Excluding the litigation provision of $12.9 million and a tax recovery of $4.2 million, the Company's adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share were $50.2 million and $0.56 cents respectively. The adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP and therefore are unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. These adjusted measures should be considered in the context of RIM's GAAP results.

RIM is increasing revenue and earnings guidance for the first quarter of fiscal 2005 and introducing guidance for the second quarter. This guidance reflects the effective 2 for 1 split of RIM's shares that was announced today. Revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2005 is currently expected to be in the range of $250-265 million. Revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2005 is currently expected to be in the range of $270-290 million. RIM is expecting GAAP earnings per share for the first quarter in the range of 21-26 cents per share diluted and adjusted EPS, excluding the litigation provision, in the range of 28-33 cents per share. For the second quarter, RIM is expecting earnings per share to be between 24-29 cents per share diluted on a GAAP basis and 32-37 cents adjusted.

The total of cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term investments was $1.49 billion as at February 28, 2004, compared to $532 million at the end of the previous quarter. The majority of the $958.7 million increase was due to the issue of 12.1 million shares during the quarter for net proceeds of approximately $905.2 million.

Highlights of the fourth quarter:

  • RIM closed a public offering of 12.1 million shares for net proceeds of $905.2 million.
  • BlackBerry surpassed the one-millionth subscriber milestone.
  • RIM was added to the NASDAQ-100 index.
  • Sony Ericsson announced plans to enable BlackBerry connectivity on Sony Ericsson mobile phones, starting with the P900 Symbian OS smartphone.
  • Samsung announced plans to enable BlackBerry connectivity on Samsung wireless handhelds.
  • PalmSource and RIM formalized a development relationship and began efforts to jointly develop a software client that enables BlackBerry connectivity to Palm OS.
  • Nextel introduced the BlackBerry 7510™ in the US.
  • Cingular Wireless introduced the BlackBerry 6280™ and BlackBerry 7280™ in the US.
  • Rogers Wireless introduced the BlackBerry 7280™ in Canada.
  • Cable & Wireless announced plans to introduce BlackBerry in the Cayman Islands.
  • Orange France announced plans to offer BlackBerry.
  • Vodafone UK introduced the BlackBerry 7730™ and BlackBerry Web Client™ service in the UK.
  • Vodafone Netherlands introduced the BlackBerry 7230™ and BlackBerry Web Client™ service.
  • 02 UK introduced BlackBerry Web Client™ service.
  • Swisscom in Switzerland and SFR in France introduced the BlackBerry 7730™.
  • TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile) launched pre-paid voice and data services for BlackBerry in Italy.
  • Telefonica Moviles Espana introduced the BlackBerry 7230™ in Spain.
  • StarHub introduced the BlackBerry 7230™ and BlackBerry Web Client™ service in Singapore.
  • BlackBerry ISV Alliance partners continued to build upon the BlackBerry platform with a range of new products and services that help customers extend their wireless data strategies beyond wireless email.
  • BlackBerry continued to win recognition as an industry leader through a wide range of positive product reviews and awards including the CNET Editor's Choice award, the Law Technology News award and the MSD2D People's Choice Security award.


Advertiser Index
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Advanced RF
Advantra International Infostream Pty. Ltd.
Amtel Wireless  
Cassel & Associates Preferred Wireless
Commtech Wireless USA Prism Systems International
CONTEL Costa Rica Programming Concepts
Daviscomms USA Ron Mercer
DX Radio Systems Selective Communications
Enrique Llaca—Authentium rep. in Mexico Swissphone Wireless
Global Fax Network Services TGA Technologies
GTES Inc.The Wireless Watchman
Hark Systems UBICAR Argentina
ISC Technologies UCOM Paging
Motorola Inc.Zetron Inc.

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

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

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6135 Barfield Road
Suite 119
Atlanta, GA 30328 USA
Tel: 404-255-8399
Fax: 770-234-5790

Multitone Electronics develops, suppliers, and supports high performance wireless networks that lives depend on 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Featuring PowerPage™ the world's most advanced private paging system, and FuturePhone™ a new wireless telephone system.

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

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

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102A West Main Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Tel: +1 717 591 2630
Fax: +1 717 591 1838
Tammy Decker
President & CEO
Lance Decker
Executive Vice President
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Dacosta Page
300 Bloor Street E. Suite 1701
Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3Y2
Tel: +1 416 207 4316
Fax: +1 416 920 8682
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Motorola PageBridge

1 Motorola PageBridge Paging terminal with the following:

  • 1 power supply
  • 1 Memory Board
  • 5 I/O Boards
  • 1 VDT
  • 1 Keyboard
  • 1 Set of Manuals

Completely tested and 100% operational. Full details, pictures or description available upon request.

Brad Dye


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Quintron / Glenayre QT-7795 any vintage parts or chassis Universal exciters and freq. TXC-TCC controllers. UHF link receivers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Reliable operation
  • Flexible programming
  • Weather resistant

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

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

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

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

Advanced RF Communications is a proud sponsor of the:

American Association of Paging Carriers

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

Advanced RF Communications, Inc.
301 Oak Street—Suite 2-46A
Quincy, IL 62301 USA
For further information please contact:
Fred Pakosta or Jim Neves
Telephone/Fax: 217-221-9500
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Authentium's COMMAND Antivirus™

COMMAND Antivirus™ is used by leading education institutions, Fortune 500 companies and government agencies for one simple reason—it works. Based on the proven F-Prot engine and developed continuously over a period of more than ten years, COMMAND Antivirus™ deploys more easily, detects more viruses (and potential viruses), handles more file extensions, and returns fewer false positives than competing antivirus products.

Authentium's representative in Mexico:

Enrique Llaca
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Mexico City
Telephone: 011 52 55 53734241

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Wireless Telemetry

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

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

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  • 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
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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.


  • 1000 Pager capacity
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  • Reminder messages
  • Dual mode function keys - one touch messaging
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  • 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.

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Commtech Wireless USA
6900 Philips Highway, Suite #26-27
Jacksonville, FL, 32216
Phone: 904-281-0073
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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:

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  • Dial Backup to another ISP or Modem
  • Can be Configured to use 1 to 4 Serial Ports
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Daviscomms USA Inc. is your direct connection to Daviscomms (S) Pte Ltd., the leading pager manufacturer in the world with many years experience in Engineering, Design, and Manufacturing of highly-reliable, premium-quality FLEX and POCSAG Alphanumeric and Numeric pagers. Daviscomms offers unparalleled quality, features and functions. We perform our own stringent quality testing as well as certification by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) to meet all of their standards. All of our paging products meet FCC and IC Standards for use in the USA and Canada.

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

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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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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.

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

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New Legislation To Outlaw Taxes On Internet Phoning Filed

April 5, 2004 (12:44 p.m. EST)
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U. S. Senator John Sununu (R-NH) has filed a bill that would treat Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) as “an information service” that would block federal and state jurisdictions from collecting taxes on the service.

The legislation generally supports the stance of the Federal Communications Commission and presumably wouldn't interfere with the drive by some of his Republican colleagues in the Senate who want to tax Internet access. The entire VoIP arena is roiling as companies from across a broad swath of the U. S. telecommunications business race to introduce the nascent technology.

“I propose a clear, but limited federal role to enable future growth of this technology,” said Sununu in a statement. “Congress must establish federal authority in this area, provide direction for any action by the FCC, and preclude individual states and jurisdictions from regulating VoIP.”

A definition of VoIP as a telephone service would open it up to taxation by the federal government and states. Various state and municipal associations have complained that the loss of their ability to continue to tax telephone service—much of it is expected to eventually move to VoIP—will result in the loss of billions of dollars in taxes.


North American Passenger Vehicle Telematics and Remote Vehicle Diagnostics Market

April 07, 2004 07:55 AM US Eastern Time zone

Lower Prices and Greater Awareness Can Put Telematics Back on Track to Being the `Next Big Thing'

PALO ALTO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 7, 2004--The high price of telematics has led to its low adoption and renewal rates, translating into slow market development, contrary to earlier expectations. Decreases in both hardware and service prices are needed for this market to achieve desired growth.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (, "North American Passenger Vehicle Telematics and Remote Vehicle Diagnostics Market," reveals that revenue in this market totaled $1.23 billion in 2003, and is projected to reach $2.62 billion by 2010.

If you are interested in a virtual brochure, which provides manufacturers, end-users and other industry participants an overview of the latest analysis of the "North American Passenger Vehicle Telematics and Remote Vehicle Diagnostics Market," send an e-mail to Danielle White, Transportation Corporate Communications, at with the following information: your full name, company name, title, telephone number, fax number and e-mail. Upon receipt of the above information, an overview will be sent to you via e-mail.

"Greater integration of hardware and economies of scale due to increasing production volumes can bring about a downward trend in hardware prices," says Frost & Sullivan senior industry analyst Joerg Dittmer.

However, economies of scale are harder to realize in a service industry, such as response center operations. As a result, subscription fees have crept up in recent years. Automation of services through speech-recognition and text-to-speech technologies, however, is expected to allow some reduction in subscription fees after 2006.

Decreasing hardware prices at both the manufacturer and retailer levels would help the market move closer to fulfilling its potential. Though telematics was anticipated to see phenomenal consumer demand, providing steady revenues for automakers and other industry participants, its market did not take off as expected.

The growth it did experience was due to automakers that took the initiative to equip their vehicles with telematics and offer free introductory service. This, however, left the industry unsure about whether its customers were automakers or vehicle owners.

"A clear focus on this issue would assist market growth because it would provide guidance about the nature of products and services that should be offered," says Dittmer.

Another step that can contribute to market growth is creating awareness among vehicle dealers and salespersons. These are the people in a position to educate consumers on the benefits and usage of telematics, thus encouraging higher adoption and renewal rates.

Additionally, establishing standards to ease interoperability of devices, offering flexible and value-added service suites, possibly including dynamic routing and remote vehicle diagnostics (RVD), can help telematics to evolve from a "nice to have" to a "must have" feature.

"These emerging trends and lower insurance rates for telematics-enabled vehicles can also provide the telematics industry with the critical mass required to stand on its own," concludes Dittmer.

The "North American Passenger Vehicle Telematics and Remote Vehicle Diagnostics Market," a part of the World Automotive Telematics and Infotainment and North American Advanced Automotive Technologies subscriptions, provides in-depth forecasts, discusses industry challenges, and describes the drivers and restraints of the telematics market. Hardware, services, remote vehicle diagnostics and cellular airtime sectors are researched in detail, and comprehensive information is provided. Executive summaries and interviews are available to the press.

Frost & Sullivan, an international growth consultancy, has been supporting clients' expansion for more than four decades. Our market expertise covers a broad spectrum of industries, while our portfolio of advisory competencies includes custom strategic consulting, market intelligence and management training. Our mission is to forge partnerships with our clients' management teams to deliver market insights and to create value and drive growth through innovative approaches. Frost & Sullivan's network of consultants, industry experts, corporate trainers and support staff spans the globe with offices in every major country.

Source: Business Wire


Reminiscing about the "good old days"

On Apr 7, 2004, at 1:34 PM, <> wrote:

Hello Brad:

My name is Paul Flickinger, and I am a Motorola/Radius Two-Way dealer in Ohio. This is my 41st year. I also operate a paging system on 152.810 MHz. with 15 transmitters in N.E. Ohio. I would like to receive your Email newsletter.

Thank You,
Paul Flickinger
Pro-Com, Inc.


Hello Paul,

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You have been added to the database. Thanks very much for your interest in my newsletter. Previous copies may be viewed at:

I guess you share my love for radio. I built my first radio 50 years ago. I used a 1N34 germanium diode as a detector. The coil was wound from bell wire and I used some pieces of metal from my erector set. The earphone was from an old magneto-crank wall telephone that my grandmother gave me. A condenser was ordered from out of town through my aunt's father who was a radio repairman just down the street. When I heard the "powerful" AM broadcast station across town, I was hooked forever. I think the transmitter must have been running 100 watts or so.

Best regards,
Brad KM5NK
ex KN9IQY, K9IQY, WB4JCF, ZP5TQ, WA4VXU, WA9RVL, /TI2, /9Y4, /6Y5, /KP4
47 years as a licensed amateur radio operator
31 years as a licensed first class commercial radio technician

Hi Brad,

I also built my first radio 50 years ago and used a piece of germanium with a safety pin for a cat whisker (until I could afford a 1N34). I used an oatmeal box to wind the coil on and also used a crystal earphone (which I still have). I used a slinky (spring toy) for an antenna and a water pipe for a ground. Later I used my bed springs for the antenna, and eventually put up a long wire. Now I run a Motorola dealership and service shop along with a paging system on 152.810 MHz. and a conventional mobile phone system on 454.350/ 454.450/454.525/454.125 MHz. (not much activity here anymore). :-) We still have 15 community repeaters and a few trunked channels also. I have a ham repeater on 147.345 at the top of my 420' Rohn 80. I had Cellwave build me a ASPR-685 cut for the ham band and fed it with 1 5/8" heliax. It works VERY well. Well, it was nice meeting you and thanks for putting me on your Email list.

Thank you and '73,
Paul Flickinger

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Selective is a developer and manufacturer of highly innovative paging receiver/decoders and mobile data equipment. The PDT2000 Paging Data Terminal is a large display pager designed for desktop or in-vehicle mounting and is widely used by emergency services and in onsite paging systems for forklift dispatch etc. Our range of Paging Data devices and software products have multiple uses and capabilities including:

  • FLEX and POCSAG decoding
  • POCSAG encoding and transmitter control
  • Parallel printer output
  • Serial inputs & outputs
  • Relay control (1-256 or more)
  • PC interfacing and message management
  • Message interception & logging
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  • Cross band repeating & paging coverage infill
  • LED sign control
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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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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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Combined with TI's TNETW3422M radio frequency front end (RFFE) and power amplifier chip, the solution utilizes 25% less board area than competitive solutions.

The TNETW1250 has been designed to be used with TI's OMAP application processors; GSM, GPRS, CDMA, EDGE and UMTS chipsets; and single-chip Bluetooth solutions.

Designed specifically for Mobile Phones with TI's ELP™ technology for low power standby modes, the TNETW1250 offers the industry's best standby power consumption and reduced power in active modes. It is designed for real world cell phone applications including VoWLAN, streaming media and fast roaming between access points.

Key features of the TNETW1250 include:

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    • Up to 50 percent power reduction in active modes.
  • Small size:
    • 25% smaller than competitive WLAN designs.
  • Advanced Bluetooth / WLAN coexistence for data and voice.
  • Significantly reduced bill of materials (BOM).
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  • Optimized system architecture for cellular handsets:
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    • Re-use of standard cell phone clock frequencies.
    • On-chip power management.
    • Major reduction in host processor overhead.

Qwest Makes Wi-Fi Access Easier For DSL Customers

April 8, 2004

Qwest DSL customers are embracing home networking, and the telecom giant believes it has found a way to make wireless connectivity even easier and cheaper: a Wi-Fi capable DSL modem.

In response to customer requests, Qwest is now offering an Actiontec-designed DSL wireless gateway (Model #GT701-WG) to give its DSL customers a way to decrease Wi-Fi network setup costs. "More and more customers are moving to home networking," Qwest spokeswoman Silvia McLachlan says. "This is an affordable way to get started." The modem, according to McLachlan, will save customers about $50 on their network setup costs because the wireless component already is built in; there is no need to purchase additional hardware to make the modem wireless ready.

The Yankee Group projects that 16 percent of small and medium-sized businesses in the United States will purchase or upgrade a wireless local area network by the end of 2004. The recent study from the research firm also found that individual consumers are choosing wireless connectivity for their home network. Qwest is marketing the modem to new individual and small-business DSL customers.

Using 802.11g technology, the modem will give customers speeds of 54 megabits per second. "The modem has the fastest wireless networking speed built into it because it uses 802.11g," McLachlan says. "According to the Yankee Group, we are the first major telecom company to market with such a 'g' product," she says.

The wireless gateway enables users to work wirelessly up to 300 feet from the DSL modem. "[The modem] adds flexibility to enable customers to connect where and how they want. They are not tethered to their desktop," McLachlan says.

The modem is priced for purchase at $59.99, or customers can rent it for $3 per month. Customers will still be required to purchase a wireless network card for each computer. Qwest recommends purchasing an Actiontec wireless network card because it will ensure the best setup, McLachlan says, but customers do have the option of purchasing another brand of card.

Source: Wireless Week


Well that's it for this week. Many thanks to all of you who have helped out with the newsletter. If everyone reading this would help sign up one new reader then we could double the outreach. This is not exactly higher mathematics, but just a reminder that you can make a difference. Remember that old saying: "if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem." Personally, I respond better to a more positive motivation like "do your best"—the Boy Scout motto.

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