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FRIDAY - FEBRUARY 11, 2005 - ISSUE NO. 151

Dear friends of Wireless Messaging and Paging,

This week I went to visit Mountain Communications in Mountain Home, Arkansas, and I had the privilege of meeting Jack Baker, the company's owner and founder. Jack is really a nice guy but his health and other business interests compel him to sell his paging company. The headquarters of the operation is located in a beautiful resort area of the Arkansas mountains and the system covers a big chunk of northern Arkansas and southern Missouri on 152.480 MHz. I am working on a special web page with background information on the company—with several photos—for anyone who might be interested in this opportunity.

I am pleased that Multitone Electronics has chosen to announce their new pager here in this week's newsletter. It is called the PowerPage™ 750 and it includes both stored voice and alphanumeric display. This sounds like a great idea to me, especially for the public safety and medical fields. People really like voice paging. They always have. Voice conveys certain emotions that are much more difficult with text—like urgency and sincerity for example. And then there is the absolute identification of the speaker, that is possible with voice. You can't fake it. Two or three words from a spouse and we all know instantly if we are in trouble or not—because we know the voice so well. The problem with some voice messages is that you have to write them down to make sure you have the details correct. Here is a wonderful solution: the spoken message can give instant, hands-free instructions to the user, with the "written-down" details following in a second alphanumeric display message so that there is no mistake about the meaning. The other problem with receiving voice messages in noisy locations has been solved too. If you don't hear it the first time, since the message has been stored digitally, you can find a quiet spot and play it again. Old voice-paging messages were like smoke in the wind—once played, they were gone.

We are fortunate to have an exclusive guest editorial from Vic Jackson, the president of Interconnection Services Inc., about the FCC issuing a precedent-setting "Numbering Order" allowing VoIP providers to obtain numbering resources directly from the North American Numbering Plan.

Now on to the News and Views.

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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.

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Multitone Electronics announced the addition of a new state-of-the art pager incorporating stored voice technology and other innovative features to its world-class PowerPage™ product line. The new pager offering, called the 750 series, represents a significant step forward in advancing reliable, versatile and flexible one way messaging by incorporating digital voice storage technology in the palm of one’s hand. Now suitably equipped paging system users can receive, store and retrieve messages in both aural (voice) and visual (alphanumeric) form, for use at a later time or to repeat the message without resending them This valuable feature can provide enhanced communications where voice is imperative and Recipients can promptly replay message content-particularly in emergencies.

powerpage 750 image PowerPage 750 series pagers are equipped with memory system capable of recording up to 120 seconds (2 minutes) of voice messages speech plus five, easy-to-retrieve, fully integrated, speech and text message memories. However in a busy or noisy the workplace, voice messages can be quickly and simply repeated, maximizing total paging performance. Combining single button interrogation and plain language prompts, the PowerPage 750 is easy-to-use, whatever the conditions. Its advanced design also supports up to 120 character alphanumeric messages with a 600-character message memory capability plus multi-language support. PowerPage 750 delivers truly user-friendly pager capability.

The new pager also has eight ‘system generated’ alert tone codes, the origin of a paging call is instantly identifiable; a doorbell, fire alarm, code blue, machinery failure, whatever the condition prompt, appropriate action is assured. Additional alert features include vibrate alert, optional Warble Alert—for enhanced definition, escalating alert—an increasingly louder alert—to elicit an urgent response, Extended Message Alert—to remind the user of unread message content—and Silent Alert—flashing lamp and vibrate-only modes for non-disturbance operation.

Designed for demanding industrial, commercial and military use the PowerPage 750 has a speaker volume control to determine the desired level of pager voice output. For hands-free belt operation, volume can be set to maximum. To minimize disturbance and maintain silence, set the volume to minimum and hold the pager to the ear and listen to the message. For alphanumeric viewing, the unit features a bright, crystal-clear, fully reversible, top viewing 14-character display and incorporates a powerful luminescent backlight display. The PowerPage 750 is operable in all lighting conditions, from bright sunlight to total darkness. Its enhanced case design Incorporates a tough, dustproof, water-resistant case and slip proof case designed to meet IP54 and Intrinsically Safe certification to ATEX and UL standards, enabling PowerPage 750 to effectively operate in hazardous and hostile environments. The specially designed grip-tight clip enables users to carry their pager in the pocket or on the belt, keeping hands free for those more important tasks.

Multitone’s new PowerPage 750 is fully narrowband compliant with FCC and NTIA spectrum refarming initiatives.

Multitone North America Inc.
2300 M Street, NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20037

Tel: (202) 973-2827
Fax: (202) 293-3083   left CLICK HERE

Source: Multitone Press Release

Verizon launches CDMA Blackberry

Posted 8-FEB-2005 08:19

Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion (RIM) have announced the new BlackBerry 7250 Wireless Handheld will be available from this month of February. This new model features built-in phone, Bluetooth support for use with a headset or car kit, a brighter full color screen, increased memory and full HTML Web browsing.

Using the device's wireless Personal Information Management (PIM) synchronization, customers can have automatic wireless synchronization of their calendars, contacts, emails and tasks. The system is based on a push wireless architecture that delivers messages automatically to a customer's device without prompting or downloading.

The Blackberry 7250 offers e-mail attachment viewing supported by popular file formats, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, WordPerfect, ASCII, JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG and TIFF.

The handheld comes with 32MB of flash memory and 4MB of SRAM for storing messages, calendar appointments and pictures. It supports 800/1900 MHz CDMA2000 1X network and the rechargeable battery provides over 3 hours of talk time or 8 days of standby time.

Wireless integration is possible with multiple existing email accounts including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and popular ISP email accounts.

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RIM and 3COM working to bring VoIP to Blackberry

Posted 8-FEB-2005 08:00

3Com Corporation and Research In Motion (RIM) are working together to combine 3Com's Internet Protocol (IP)-private branch exchange (PBX) and wireless local area network (WLAN) switch with RIM's BlackBerry wireless solution for WLAN networks. The companies plan to offer a rich set of voice and data applications to on-campus enterprise users.

The joint 3Com - RIM WLAN solution will provide corporate and government organizations with a session initiation protocol (SIP)-based BlackBerry handheld that is tied into their existing PBX telephony. The solution will enable on-campus employees to use always-on BlackBerry applications such as email, VoIP, browser and organizer in conjunction with the BlackBerry platform's connectivity features including push-based services, security and back-end integration.

The 3Com - RIM alliance integrating SIP standard-based products will start with the Blackberry 7270 (pictured above).


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Instant messaging comes to mobiles

By Robin Langford

Last modified 08-02-2005 02:08 PM

Mobile firm Echovox has launched a mobile Instant Messaging (IM) service, billed as a cheaper and more interactive alternative to traditional text messaging.

The “ZeeWee” service, the first of its kind in the UK, is being targeted at teenagers and frequent SMS users.

It enables customers to interact with multiple users by sending messages in real time, using a similar system to online IM services such as MSN Messenger.

Unlike SMS services and mobile chatrooms, ZeeWee offers users an always-on connection with the ability to manage “Buddy Lists” and invite people for a mobile chat. Users can also add emoticons and images to their text.

The service, which is being marketed as a white-label mobile solution for web-based portals, is compatible with all JAVA-enabled handsets on both 2.5G and 3G networks.

The firm claims that by using 2.5G and 3G capabilities to transmit messages, it can save users as much as 90% off equivalent conversations using SMS.

User can subscribe for free via text message or online at a supporting web portal. Users are then notified by a reverse-charged SMS (costing around 10p) when one of their contacts starts an IM session.

Once a user has logged on, they will be able to access the full history of messages and chat for the rest of the session, with the only extra billing coming from a “minimal” GPRS charge.

The firm believes that by using a ‘recipient pays” billing model, subscribers could increase in a viral-like fashion as more users join the group chat sessions.

Echovox said its proprietary network infrastructure ‘ICON’ (Inter Carrier Open Network), means ZeeWee will work across both Europe and the US. ZeeWee uses a patent-pending IP-based IM infrastructure to send and receive messages over the ICON network rather than standard SMS.

This IM infrastructure uses a combination of GPRS (or UMTS) and Reverse Charged SMS to overcome the fact that mobile phones are not ‘always connected’ when initiating IM sessions.

David A. Marcus, CEO of Echovox, said: “In order to reap the benefits of investment in next generation network infrastructure, the wireless industry must transition much of the traffic and hence the revenue that is currently generated through SMS towards interactive, multi-media communication based on IP networks.

“The launch of ZeeWee represents one of the first meaningful steps in this direction, and we are now looking to work with major global brands—possibly on an exclusive basis—to bring this service to the consumer market,” Marcus added.




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While I am speculating, it sounds as though 2004 was a transition year of some sort and I just wanted to offer my thoughts and best wishes. While you probably don't hear it often enough, the newsletter is a wonderful resource and I look forward to it's release each week.

All the best Brad

FCC Issues Precedent Setting Numbering Order Allowing VoIP Providers to Obtain Numbering Resources directly from the North American Numbering Plan
February 9, 2005

Exclusive to the Brad Dye Newsletter

By Vic Jackson, President
Interconnection Services, Inc.
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Brief Analysis and Comment.

On February 1, 2005 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an Order granting SBC Internet Services, Inc. (SBCIS) a waiver of section 52.15(g)(2)(i) of the Commission’s rules. This precedent setting waiver allows SBCIS, which may not be able to show it is authorized to provide telephone service by either state or federal agencies and/or does not have an interconnection agreement with a local exchange carrier, to obtain blocks of telephone numbers directly from the North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA) for use in providing Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services.

Previously, VoIP providers in general, if they wanted to provide their customers with telephone numbers, were required to obtain blocks of telephone numbers from incumbent or competitive local exchange telephone companies (LEC’s) under a LEC tariff.

The waiver involves Section 52.15(g)(2)(i) of the Commission’s rules which require each applicant for North American Numbering Plan (NANP) resources to submit evidence that it is authorized to provide service in the area for which the numbering resources are being requested. With this waiver, SBCIS only has to “submit evidence that it has ordered an interconnection service pursuant to a tariff that is generally available to other providers of IP-enabled voice services.”

The FCC Order also allows other VoIP companies to be granted the same waiver given to SBCIS.

The FCC waiver additionally requires that SBCIS comply with the Commission’s other numbering utilization and optimization requirements, numbering authority delegated to the states, and industry guidelines and practices, when obtaining telephone numbers from the NANPA or the Pooling Administrator.

The FCC’s wording of their Order, directly addressed the SBCIS request in precise terms:

Specifically, subject to the conditions set forth in this order, we grant SBCIS permission to obtain numbering resources directly from the North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA) and/or the Pooling Administrator (PA) for use in deploying IP-enabled services, including Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services, on a commercial basis to residential and business customers.

Currently, in order to obtain NANP telephone numbers for assignment to its customers, SBCIS would have to purchase a retail product (such as a Primary Rate Interface Integrated Services Digital Network (PRI ISDN) line) from a LEC, and then use this product to interconnect with the PSTN in order to send and receive certain types of traffic between its network and the carrier networks. SBCIS seeks to develop a means to interconnect with the PSTN in a manner similar to a carrier, but without being considered a carrier. Specifically, SBCIS states that rather than purchasing retail service it would prefer to interconnect with the PSTN on a trunk-side basis at a centralized switching location, such as an incumbent LEC tandem switch. SBCIS believes this type of interconnection arrangement will allow it to use its softswitch and gateways more efficiently to develop services that overcome the availability and scalability limitations inherent in retail interconnections with the PSTN. SBCIS states that the requested waiver is necessary for it to be able to obtain its preferred form of interconnection.

This is an interesting situation where the FCC is allowing a VoIP service provider to obtain telephone numbers so that it can compete with traditional telephone service over the Internet. Cable broadband and Wireless Internet providers will also qualify under this FCC rule.

The FCC Order:
FCC 05-20, In the Matter of Administration of the North American Numbering Plan, CC Docket 99-200, ORDER Adopted: January 28, 2005, Released: February 1, 2005

A copy of the FCC Order can be downloaded at:

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System Operation
Payment Guardian™ is the only patented, low-cost system that truly saves your company’s time, money and manpower! This technologically advanced -wireless payment-assurance system is easy to operate from virtually anywhere in the world using the online System Control Center.

Payment Guardian requires absolutely no customer interaction and integrated seamlessly into the vehicles electrical system and is not visible to the customer, decreasing the possibility of tampering.

Unlike other similar products on the market, Payment Guardian™ requires no keypads or input devices, eliminating the hassle of having to generate codes and giving those codes to the customer each and every payment cycle. With Payment Guardian?, lenders no longer have to rely on customers to enter codes into a keypad correctly.

With Payment Guardian, only non paying customers require use of the system. Once the system has been activated in the customer’s vehicle—each time the ignition is turned to the OFF position, Payment Guardian reminds the customer that payment has not yet been received or insurance is not current and provides them with specific instructions to contact the leinholder immediately. If the reminder is ignored, you can simply activate Payment Guardian’s Starter Interrupt feature allowing no one to start the vehicle until the system is reset.

Payment Guardian’s system control center has been designed to meet the different need of individual lenders and dealers that want a total customized solution to manage their systems, providing you with 3 different ways to use the systems features. This enables you to instantly activate system features, schedule activations to occur at a preset time or completely automate the systems features, allow you to just manage your systems with just a click of the mouse.

System Features

Audible Voice Reminder
Payment Guardian is designed to meet most states right to cure laws. Each time the ignition is turned to the OFF position, Payment Guardian reminds the customer that payment has not yet been received or insurance is not current and provides them with specific instructions to contact the leinholder immediately. As an option, we can also provide you with a customized message, in any language or gender, to fit your specific needs.

Starter Interrupt
If the customer ignores the voice warning and chooses not to respond, you can simply activate Payment Guardian’s Starter Interrupt feature allowing no one to start the vehicle until the system is reset.

Emergency Override
Payment Guardian’s override feature enables the customer to start the vehicle for an additional 2 days in cases of emergency, eliminating potential liability.

Vehicle Finder
Payment Guardian can also be interfaced into the vehicle’s horn, allowing the customer or repossession agent to easily locate the vehicle if needed. This feature also may aid local police in the recovery of the vehicle if stolen. Once this feature has been triggered, the horn will sound for 30 minutes, or until turned off.

Door Unlock
Payment Guardian gives you the optional ability to connect the system to vehicles with power door locks which enables you to remotely unlock the doors if ever needed. This provides a tremendous advantage in the event of customers locking themselves out of the vehicle as well as aiding in repossession.

For more information, please contact Brad Dye .

Or visit the Payment Guardian web site .

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AAPC—American Association of Paging Carriers   Northeast Paging
Advantra International   NotePage Inc.
CONTEL Costa Rica
CPR Technology   Ira Wiesenfeld
Daniels Electronics   Payment Guardian
Daviscomms USA   Preferred Wireless
Electronic Entities Group   Prism Systems International
Global Fax Network Services   Ron Mercer
GTES LLC   Selective Communications
HMCE, Inc.   TGA Technologies
Hark Systems   UCOM Paging
Minilec Service, Inc.   Zetron Inc.
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Newsletter repair prices—starting at:

  • $4.50 labor for numeric or alphanumeric pagers
  • $6.50 labor for 2-way pagers
  • $9.50 labor for cellular phones

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Multitone North America Inc.
2300 M Street NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20037
Tel: (202) 973-2827
Fax: (202) 293-3083

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TAPS—Texas Association of Paging Services is looking for partners on 152.480 MHz. Our association currently uses Echostar, formerly Spacecom, for distribution of our data and a large percentage of our members use the satellite to key their TXs. We have a CommOneSystems Gateway at the uplink in Chicago with a back-up running 24/7. Our data is live on two different satellites at all times in case of a failure of one of them and covers the North American Continent. Our paging coverage area on 152.480 MHz currently encompasses Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Kansas. The TAPS paging coverage is available to members of our Network on 152.480 MHz for $.005 a transmitter (per capcode, per month) broken down by state or regions of states and members receive a credit towards their bill for each transmitter which they provide to our coverage.

Members are able to use the satellite for their own use, for their own frequencies, by paying only for the data which they transmit, we track the data on a per bit basis and what ever percentage of the total data sent by each user is billed back to them as a percentage of the total satellite bill, (ex: if 6% of the data is the members', the member is billed for 6% of the cost of the sat plus 10% for overhead.) If you are on 152.480 MHz or just need a satellite for keying your own TXs on your frequency we have the solution for you. TAPS will provide the gateways in Chicago, with Internet backbone and bandwidth on our satellite channel for $500.00 to $1,500.00 a month (depending on the amount of traffic).

Contact Ted Gaetjen @ 1-800-460-7243 or left arrow CLICK HERE TO E-MAIL

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For information about our Contract Manufacturing services or our Pager or Telemetry line, please call Bob Popow at 480-515-2344, or visit our website

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Popular Choice for Domestic and International

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Go ahead . . . be choosy . . . choose Prism Systems International

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300 Colonial Center Parkway,
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Roswell, Georgia 30076 USA
Telephone: 678-353-3366
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Intelligent Paging & Mobile Data Products

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Selective is a developer and manufacturer of highly innovative paging receiver/decoders and mobile data equipment including the PDT2000 Paging Data Terminal , 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 or 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
  • Message printing etc.

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Our mobile data equipment includes a range of intelligent Mobile Data Terminals (MDTs) which may be interfaced to a variety of wireless networks including GPRS & CDMA cellular. 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 with the inbuilt job processing system which may be interfaced to a variety of CAD & JMS platforms.

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

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PO Box 8798
Symonds St.
Auckland, New Zealand
3/2 Haultain St.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Phone: +64-9-3021142
Fax: +64-9-3021148

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TGA Technologies, Inc.
100 Pinnacle Way, Suite 140
Norcross, Georgia 30071 USA
Tel: +1 770-441-2100
Fax: +1 770-449-7740
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Now the real reason to choose the EE Group and Telegauge over the host of others; we pay you permanent residual income every month on your airtime sales forever .

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

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

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

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

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

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



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AAPC Mission Statement

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

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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

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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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  • 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
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Hasbro Aims to Connect with 'Tweens' with ChatNow

Thu Feb 10, 2005 08:03 AM ET

By Angela Moore NEW YORK (Reuters) - After a rough 2004, Hasbro Inc. (HAS.N) is setting its sights on "tweens," and beefing up its offerings to that lucrative market.

The No. 2 toy maker is putting a good deal of its research and development behind its Tiger Electronics unit, which also makes handheld video player VideoNow, music recorder PlayItNow, and the Furreal Friends line of interactive, lifelike pets.

For 2005, in addition to a souped-up version of Furby, and I-Dog—an ornamental dog that responds to music—the company is rolling out ChatNow, a cellular phone-like communication system aimed at kids who want a cell phone, but whose parents don't want to pay airtime charges.

Hasbro, which struggled in 2004 with weaker sales of some key items, said in its conference call earlier this week that it had high hopes for its tween consumer electronics line. The items would "blur the division between toys and electronics."

Tweens—a demographic of kids aged 7 to 12—weigh in on family purchases, have their own spending money and a wide range of interests. What's more, these picky shoppers are abandoning toys in favor of video games, clothes, and, increasingly, electronic gadgets.

"This group is big, there's 20 million of them, they spend money and they influence buying decisions," said Duncan Billing, chief marketing officer for Hasbro, Inc. "This is a significant toy business spending for us. It's a huge opportunity."

ChatNow, which will be in stores by fall and cost $74.99 for two, looks like a cell phone and lets kids "call" or "text" each other, with technology similar to a walkie-talkie. Each ChatNow comes with a seven-digit "Buddy Number" that can be used like a phone number so kids can call each other directly within a 2-mile radius.

The new product will be shown to toy buyers and reporters during the American International Toy Fair, which officially opens on Feb. 20 in New York City.

"The toy business is transitioning from purely toys to family entertainment," said Jim Silver, publisher of Toy Book and other industry magazines. "We live in a different world than we did 10 years ago, and high-tech electronics are going to make up a large part of kids' playtime in the future."

With ChatNow, kids can create a buddy list with their friends' numbers. It has a built-in digital camera allowing kids to assign a photo to their friends.

Other features include 10 ring tones, text messaging and a flashing light to let users know they have an incoming call.

And in a bid for the "big wow" factor: ChatNow can also take up to 30 digital photos that can be animated with cartoonish eyes or wild hairstyles.

Source: Reuters

Report: Verizon Makes Call for MCI

By Nate Mook, BetaNews

February 10, 2005, 1:30 PM

Just one week after Qwest submitted a $6.3 billion buyout offer to MCI, Verizon is eyeing a deal of its own. According to reports, Verizon has begun talks with the long-distance company and recently made an informal acquisition offer in stock and cash that matches the one made by Qwest.

Purchasing MCI would enter Verizon into a highly competitive corporate market, but a deal is far from assured. The Wall Street Journal reports that Qwest's talks with MCI have cooled off as speculation grew regarding Verizon's interest. With Qwest sitting on over $17 billion in debt, Verizon could easily come in with a higher offer.


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This is a one-day training course on paging that can be conducted at your place of business. Please take a look at the course outline to see if you think this might be beneficial in your employees: Paging training course outline. 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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$12 Billion Risk of Lost Profits Facing North American Wireless

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WiFi Expansion Threatens Verizon, Cingular & Sprint/Nextel

Boston, MA - January 26, 2005—Increased deployment and aggressive pricing of WiFi capabilities from operators such as SBC, AT&T, and MCI, as well as the increased provisioning of free WiFi hotspots will place as much as $12 Billion of projected profits at US wireless operators at risk, according to new analysis from Strategy Analytics. The key impacts on US wireless operators will include a reduction in projected wireless data ARPU (average revenue per user) from $3.40 to $3.20 in 2005, and from $10 projected in 2008 to $7.20; an effective reduction in the average projected cost in the US to transmit one megabyte of data from nearly $12 previously projected for 2005 to about $6, and for 2008, a reduction from about $4 down to $1.50; a reduction in US wireless industry EBITDA (Earnings before Interest, Tax, Depreciation, and Amortization) as a percent of revenue from 30.5 percent in 2005 to 30 percent and in 2008, from about 30.5 percent down to 26.5 percent.

Wireless data activity and revenues will grow rapidly in the US. The growing availability of lower cost or free WiFi services will definitely cut into the projected revenues and profitability for cellular-based services.

"It is not only a question of lower cost alternatives for high-speed wireless access, but of more intense price competition for an expanding number of operators," says Harvey Cohen, President of Strategy Analytics. "Operators, including Verizon, Cingular/AT&T, and Sprint/Nextel will make more than $100 Billion in investments into advanced wireless capabilities over the next four years, but the returns may not be as high as initially expected due to the growing intensity of competitive forces. This increased competition is good news for wireless data users interested in multimedia applications. Lower effective rates will accelerate total demand, while keeping operators from their financial goals," adds Cohen.

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Nextel to End Flarion Trial


Nextel Communications Inc. is to pull the plug on its Flash-OFDM network trial with infrastructure startup Flarion Technologies at the end of June this year.

Launched twelve months ago in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area of North Carolina (approximately 1,300 square miles), the 130 base-station project has attracted over 3,000 subscribers.

“We are concluding the trial in June,” Nextel’s senior director of corporate communications, Chris Grandis, tells Unstrung. “The next steps are to analyze all the data from the trial.”

Early customer feedback from the service was encouraging, and Nextel had initially been considering a nationwide deployment of Flash-OFDM as its next-generation technology of choice. A merger with CDMA 1xEV-DO carrier Sprint Corp. (NYSE: FON - message board) announced last December, however, put an end to any potential plans.

Despite the imminent loss of its most high-profile deployment to date, Flarion is keen to hide any disappointment. “It validated the fact our system scales to a large network, delivers the performance and experience we were claiming, and proves that customers are very happy with this type of service,” says the vendor’s EMEA marketing director, Joe Barrett.

OFDM, which stands for Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing, is a modulation scheme that can support an average data rate of around 1 Mbit/s for users in a standard, PCS-sized cell site, while using only 1.25 MHz of spectrum. This makes it approximately four or five times more spectrally efficient than comparable 3G technologies, such as CDMA2000 or UMTS. Earlier this week Flarion announced further improvements to its offering, touted to deliver peak data rates of 5.3 Mbit/s downstream.

—Justin Springham, Senior Editor, Europe, Unstrung


Cisco's price cut may wreck stand-alone AP market

February 9, 2005 1:32:45 PM CST

Cisco Systems' deep price cuts of its Aironet AP line might have a "devastating" effect on the standalone AP market, says Unstrung Insider analyst Gabriel Brown. Cisco has been steadily discounting its Aironet AP line for a while now in order to secure its leadership position in the market (Cisco accounts for 43 percent of the global enterprise WLAN market, followed by Symbol). Cisco's new 1230 AP product is priced at $999 but is available for a street price of $650; Cisco's 1130 AP is priced at $699, but is available for $450—a 35 percent discount off the list price. The combination of Cisco's market dominance and the deep discounting of its products has resulted in a substantial fall in the average market price of stand-alone enterprise APs. Six months ago, enterprise-grade 802.11a/g APs commanded $840; now they post an average list price of $733. Street prices go as low as $400.

"The effect of this on competing vendors of standalone APs is likely to be devastating," Brown warns. "Aironet is the leading product line in the 'smart' AP segment, which has always sold at a premium, and if Cisco wants to drop its prices, traditional enterprise AP vendors such as 3Com, Enterasys, and Proxim are doomed to follow." The effect is already felt: Proxim adjusted fourth-quarter revenues downward, from a $32 million to $35 million target range to $22 million to $24 million. Proxim, once a leading enterprise WLAN vendor, was clear, and bitter, in its blame: Cisco's "unforeseen WiFi pricing action . . . and resulting pricing pressure" had contributed to "lower-than-expected WiFi product revenue."

Source: FierceWiFi


Thanks again to everyone for their comments and their generous support. I am glad there are still a lot of people in the world vitally interested in Wireless Messaging. There are lot of things that we can be doing to rekindle interest in the things our messaging systems can do for people.

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