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FRIDAY - JANUARY 7, 2005 - ISSUE NO. 147

Dear friends of Wireless Messaging and Paging,

I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. I guess it's time for us to get back to work.

Well, let's start the new year off right by thanking all the advertisers for making this newsletter possible with their support. When you talk to them please mention that you saw their ad in the newsletter. iland Internet Solutions Corporation has hosted The Paging Information Resource web site and the similar Paging site on NO LONGER ACTIVE for several years without charge. This company is operated by a couple of great gentlemen who know a lot about wireless and have the amazing talent of speaking English, Spanish, and Portuguese fluently. If you have a need for a US-based-web-hosting service, no matter where you are located in the world, please consider iland. You can find out more about this company by clicking on their logo on the right. right arrow graphic Tell them Brad sent you.

Cellphones continue to include more user-friendly features to make text messaging easier for their users. I hate to say this, but "I told you so." (Wireless text messaging is a big deal and somehow we missed getting the point across—that Paging technology is the best way to deliver text messages.) Please see the news article below abut Digit Wireless Fastap technology.

The first several weeks of the new year always have lots of news releases coming out. I think it is because when everyone gets back to work the first thing they do is to finish-up all their pending projects. So it make my job a little easier—to find lots of interesting things for you to read.

There is a very interesting scientific article about the new time standard that came on line on December 29. I am sure we can all sleep better knowing that it will neither gain nor lose a second in nearly 20 million years. But seriously, increased accuracy is important in this hi-tech age. Timing accuracy is important in all types of modern digital radio transmission. Timing distributed through the GPS system is what makes simulcast paging transmission work so well.

It is with great sadness that I hear the news reports of of increasing numbers of fatalities from the effects of the South Asia Tsunamis. Some are saying that this is the worst natural disaster in recorded history. I am offering updated links to several different relief organizations for those wishing to help the survivors. Of course I can't vouch for the integrity of every organization, but they seem to be trustworthy. I got them from Apple Computer's web site.

There is an important PUBLIC NOTICE from the FCC that follows about half way down in the middle of the newsletter.

And now on to more Wireless Messaging 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.

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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Cingular Wireless to use text messaging to attract tsunami-relief donations

By Mike Dano
Jan 5, 2005

Starting Thursday Cingular Wireless will send text messages to all of its 46 million customers, giving them a chance to make $1 or $2 donations to the Asian tsunami disaster relief effort, charges that will appear on their monthly bills.

Cingular's offering mirrors that of a variety of other European and Asian carriers, which have set up similar text-messaging donation schemes. The move also marks a further evolution of the U.S. text-messaging market, which has traditionally trailed that of the more advanced European and Asian wireless markets.

Cingular's text messaging campaign follows the carrier's plan to match its employees' tsunami relief donations up to $1 million. Other corporations have announced similar matching programs.

Under Cingular's text-messaging program, it will send a text message free to each of its subscribers. The text message will allow subscribers to make a donation of either 99 cents or $1.99 to one of three organizations: the American Red Cross, UNICEF or Save the Children. Subscribers can make their selections by replying to the message, and the donations will be charged to their monthly bills.

The donation system uses Cingular's premium text-messaging technology, which allows the carrier to bill for select text messages above the standard 10-cent transmission fee. Text messaging services have slowly been gaining prominence in the United States during the past several years.

Source: RCR Wireless News

Three cheers for Cingular Wireless!

NIST-F1 Cesium Fountain Clock

Dec. 29, 1999
Contact: Fred McGehan (Boulder)
(303) 497-3246
 Michael E. Newman (Gaithersburg)
(301) 975-3025
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There's nothing like the joy of receiving a precision timepiece as a holiday gift. Thanks to the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology, the whole world can share that feeling because the agency today placed into operation a new atomic clock that will neither gain nor lose a second in nearly 20 million years.

Termed NIST-F1, the new cesium atomic clock at NIST's Boulder, Colo., laboratories, began its role as the nation's primary frequency standard by contributing to an international pool of the world's atomic clocks that is used to define Coordinated Universal Time (known as UTC), the official world time. Because NIST-F1 shares the distinction of being the most accurate clock in the world (with a similar device in Paris), it is making UTC more accurate than ever before. NIST-F1 recently passed the evaluation tests that demonstrated it is approximately three times more accurate than the atomic clock it replaces, NIST-7, also located at the Boulder facility. NIST-7 has been the primary atomic time standard for the United States since 1993 and is among the best time standards in the world.

cesium fountain clockNIST-F1 is referred to as a fountain clock because it uses a fountain-like movement of atoms to obtain its improved reckoning of time. First, a gas of cesium atoms is introduced into the clock's vacuum chamber. Six infrared laser beams then are directed at right angles to each other at the center of the chamber. The lasers gently push the cesium atoms together into a ball. In the process of creating this ball, the lasers slow down the movement of the atoms and cool them to near absolute zero.

Two vertical lasers are used to gently toss the ball upward (the "fountain" action), and then all of the lasers are turned off. This little push is just enough to loft the ball about a meter high through a microwave-filled cavity. Under the influence of gravity, the ball then falls back down through the cavity.

As the atoms interact with the microwave signal—depending on the frequency of that signal—their atomic states might or might not be altered. The entire round trip for the ball of atoms takes about a second. At the finish point, another laser is directed at the cesium atoms. Only those whose atomic states are altered by the microwave cavity are induced to emit light (known as fluorescence). The photons (tiny packets of light) emitted in fluorescence are measured by a detector.

This procedure is repeated many times while the microwave energy in the cavity is tuned to different frequencies. Eventually, a microwave frequency is achieved that alters the states of most of the cesium atoms and maximizes their fluorescence. This frequency is the natural resonance frequency for the cesium atom—the characteristic that defines the second and, in turn, makes ultraprecise timekeeping possible.

The NIST-F1 clock's method of resolving time differs greatly from that of its predecessor, NIST-7. That device—and the versions before it—fired heated cesium atoms horizontally through a microwave cavity at high speed. NIST-F1's cooler and slower atoms allow more time for the microwaves to "interrogate" the atoms and determine their characteristic frequency, thus providing a more sharply defined signal.

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FIGURE 1: A gas of cesium atoms enters the clock's vacuum chamber. Six lasers slow the movement of the atoms, cooling them to near absolute zero and force them into a spherical cloud at the intersection of the laser beams.FIGURE 2: The ball is tossed upward by two lasers through a cavity filled with microwaves. All of the lasers are then turned off.FIGURE 3: Gravity pulls the ball of cesium atoms back through the microwave cavity. The microwaves partially alter the atomic states of the cesium atoms.FIGURE 4: Cesium atoms that were altered in the microwave cavity emit light when hit with a laser beam. This fluorescence is measured by a detector (right). The entire process is repeated until the maximum fluorescence of the cesium atoms is determined. This point defines the natural resonance frequency of cesium, which is used to define the second.

NIST-F1 was developed by Steve Jefferts and Dawn Meekhof of the Time and Frequency Division of NIST's Physics Laboratory in Boulder, Colo. It was constructed and tested in less than four years.

This new standard is more accurate by a wide margin than any other clock in the United States and assures the nation's industry, science and business sectors continued access to the extremely accurate timekeeping necessary for modern technology-based operations. Together with the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., NIST provides official time to the nation.

Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology

Wireless, Telecom Industry Answer Relief Call

By Susan Rush
January 3, 2005

In the aftermath of South Asia's tsunami, many telecommunications companies have stepped up to help, with some making outright donations, while others have gotten their customers involved.

Vodafone Group has donated $1.9 million. The donation will be allocated to the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Telecoms Sans Frontiers and MapAction and the Disasters Emergency Committed. The operator also has pledge to match individual donations made by its employees.

Texas Instruments has made a $500,000 donation to the American Red Cross International Response Fund. The company also has set up an employee-matching program.

Making a donation of its own to the Red Cross and UNICEF organizations, Nortel Networks has pledged a $350,000 corporate donation. The company also plans to match employee gifts.

In an effort to get customers directly involved in the relief effort, several European mobile operators prompted their customers to donate through sending text messages. Telecom Italia, for instance, says its test message relief fund effort had already raised $20 million by the end of last week.

Source: Wireless Week

Samsung Shows Voice-To-Text Phone For Messaging

January 04, 2005

By Mobile Pipeline News
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The company said the speech-to-text capabilities of its p207 phone enable users to create text messages using their voice. They dictate the message and the phone translates what they say into a text message, the company said in a statement.

The technology also enables users to address and send the message, enabling nearly hands-free operation for sending text messages, according to the company. The capability is available on Samsung's new p207 and a890 phones.

In addition, users can use voice commands to activate standard phrases for text messages. The messages can be pre-programmed on the phone.

"This new technology will significantly change how people interact with their wireless phones," Peter Skarzynski, Samsung's senior vice president, said in a statement.

Separately, Samsung's U.S. operation confirmed that a statement made by its Korean parent last week that it will make its SCH-a890 phone available soon for Verizon's 1xEV-DO 3G network. A Verizon spokesperson said late last week, however, that it will take a while for the wireless operator to set up the phones for shipment to customers.

Currently, the operator's 3G network, which provides typical speeds of as high as 500 Kbps, is available only by using a PC Card in a laptop.


Telus Takes Digit Wireless Technology Commercial

By Susan Rush
January 3, 2005

Digit Wireless Fastap technology is finally available on a commercially available handset, the Fastap LG 6190 from LG Electronics. Telus Mobility is offering the handset in Canada.

The technology, first introduced a few years ago at the Wireless IT show, is designed to promote the use of text and multimedia messaging by offering a direct-entry, 1-touch alphanumeric input. The Fastap keypad is designed with the familiarity of existing 12-button keypads for number entry, but adds localized letter keys for text. The technology enables users to select letters, numbers and basic punctuation using a single button, rather than "triple-tapping" keys or relying on predictive text software, according to Digit.

"Like wireless carriers, we seek to improve adoption of text applications such as SMS, chat, e-mail, instant messaging and Web browsing," says Digit founder and CEO Dr. David Levy. "Most users want an easier way to use data, but also like the familiar form factor of their existing handsets."

Telus Mobility began offering the Fastap LG 6190 a few weeks ago, and says the technology-enable handset "proved to be extremely popular" for the holidays.

In April 2004, Digit Wireless completed a second round of financing worth $44.3 million. Investors included Qualcomm and Telus Ventures.

Source: Wireless Week

Global carriers, vendors unite on 'Super 3G' standard

Jan 3, 2005

A group of 26 carriers and manufacturers will work together to develop a new generation of high-speed networks capable of instantly sending high-resolution video between handsets.

Japan's NTT DoCoMo Inc. and NEC Corp. will join Vodafone Group plc of the United Kingdom, Germany's Siemens AG, Alcatel of France and others to create the new standard, dubbed "Super 3G." Basic specifications for the technology, which may be 10 times faster than current third-generation services, will be set by 2007.

DoCoMo reportedly will invest about $1 billion in the new technology to upgrade its infrastructure for the network, and other carriers are expected to upgrade their existing 3G platforms. DoCoMo reportedly hopes to launch service as early as 2009.

As voice revenues continue to plateau, operators worldwide are looking to data services to increase revenues. 3G networks have already been deployed in many Asian markets, and many European carriers launched 3G services during the past few months.

It's hoped a new unified standard will drive demand for cutting-edge handsets for playing games, watching broadcasts and sending video messages. Additionally, widely supported technologies could help manufacturers lower costs for mass-produced handsets.

Source: RCR Wireless News


Paging Transmitters For Sale

4 Motorola Nucleus I & II paging transmitters on 900 MHz, three with 300 watts output and one with 100 watts output. These radios are reported to be in good condition, and they each have SkyData satellite receivers. Each base station has a "matched pair" of Exciter and SCM modules, firmware revision unknown. This equipment is located in Guatemala and the seller would prefer to make the sale locally. It can be packed for shipment out of the country at the buyer's expense. Please contact the seller directly:

Rolando Chavarria
Sec 4 mz e casa 19 Los Olivos Zona 18
Guatemala, C.A.
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Pagers Needed

A friend in Mexico is looking for 50 new Advisor or Memo Elite alphanumeric pagers on 900 MHz FLEX.

More Paging Equipment For Sale

Per our conversation yesterday, I'm sending a list of excess Glenayre equipment.

1 ea. Of the following

  • 900 MHz
  • GL C2000 TX controller
  • GL-S2164 Satellite Rcvr
  • Backup Battery unit
  • Power Amp ( No number on the front, but I believe its around 200 Watts)
  • Power Supply
  • Cabinet

It all appears to be in good condition including the cabinet. All very clean. We removed it from operating service Nov 30, 2004.

I also have 2 VHF Glenayre 100 Watt VHF transmitters, rack mounted. They are not at this office so I don't know the model. Both appeared clean and both were operational until late Dec. 2004.

Also, a Glenayre GL 3000 paging terminal equipped for FLEX and Voice mail. I have it boxed complete with all manuals. It was in service until Nov 30, 2004 and includes several spare modules. If you have someone interested in more details, I can un-box it and get part numbers, etc.

We also have some Zetron Model 640 terminals with voice prompts, and 2 DID ports. All very nice.

We bought out one of our competitors and have this equipment as excess.

L. Van Heuveln
Vantek Communications
221 S. Jessica Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
605-332-4144  left arrow click here to e-mail

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Wireless Overview

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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.

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Daviscomms USA   Ira Wiesenfeld
DX Radio Systems  Payment Guardian
Electronic Entities Group   Preferred Wireless
Global Fax Network Services   Prism Systems International
GTES LLC   Ron Mercer
HMCE, Inc.  Selective Communications
Hark Systems   TGA Technologies
Minilec Service, Inc.   UCOM Paging
Northeast Paging   Zetron Inc.

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  • $4.50 labor for numeric or alphanumeric pagers
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Your Choice of Options

  • Radio Paging Terminals
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Go ahead . . . be choosy . . . choose Prism Systems International

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300 Colonial Center Parkway,
Suite 100
Roswell, Georgia 30076 USA
Telephone: 678-353-3366
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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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Paging Since 1987
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Signal Pro Test Equipment For Sale

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This equipment is used for monitoring, optimizing, and capturing paging data which includes full messages, capcodes, times, frame information, and other technical data.

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

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The Electronic Entities Group

Remember that old word “Residuals”?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Advantra thanks its solid reputation to its world-renowned development team, state-of-the-art manufacturing, excellent customer service and its proven track-record.

Sales and Marketing Contacts
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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: 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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2736 Stein Hill Lane
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GTES is the only Glenayre authorized software support provider in the paging industry. With over 200 years of combined experience in Glenayre hardware and software support, GTES offers the industry the most professional support and engineering development staff available.

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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:

  • Hardware Based
  • Uses Embedded Linux as the Multitasking OS
  • Secure access for Configuration and Maintenance
  • Converts Serial TAP message to SNPP or SMTP
  • Converts Serial Data to TCP/IP and TCP/IP back to Serial
  • Connects to Internet using 10Base-T Network
  • Connects to Internet using Modem and PPP
  • Dial Backup to another ISP or Modem
  • Can be Configured to use 1 to 4 Serial Ports
Hark Systems, Inc.
2675 Lake Park Drive
N. Charleston, SC 29406
Tel: +1 800-367-4275
or 843-764-1560 ext. 8104
Fax: +1 843-764-3692
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 Federal Communications Commission
445 12th St., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
News Media Information 202 / 418-0500
TTY: 1-888-835-5322

DA 05-2
January 4, 2005


     The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau is in the process of auditing site-specific licenses authorized under Part 22 in the Paging and Radio Telephone Service with a “CD” radio service code and site-specific licenses authorized on private carrier paging exclusive channels under Part 90 with a “GS” radio service code.1 Licensees must respond to the license audit, electronically, by January 21, 2005.2      To assist licensees in this audit, two reports have been added to the license audit web site at The links to these new reports are under the section “Audit Progress and Results” for the paging audit. The first report lists licenses cancelled by licensees for discontinuance of service and the second report lists licenses that do not have an audit response. These reports will be updated weekly until the close of the audit on January 21, 2005.      If you have any questions about the audit or the new reports, contact Denise Walter of Bureau’s Mobility Division at 202-418-0620 or


1      See Public Notices “Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Announces an Audit of the Operational Status of Stations Authorized in the Paging and Radiotelephone Service (Part 22) and Stations Operating on 929-930 MHz Private Carrier Paging Exclusive Channels (Part 90),” DA No. 04-2596 (rel. Aug. 24, 2004) and “Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Begins an Audit of Site-Specific Licenses in the Paging and Radiotelephone Service (Part22) and Site-Specific Licenses Operating on 929-930 MHz Exclusive Private Carrier Paging Channels (Part 90),” DA No. 04-3050 (rel. Sept. 29, 2004).

2      See Public Notice “Wireless Telecommunications Mails Its Second License Audit Letter and Notice of Cancellation To Certain Licensees in the Paging and Radiotelephone Service and Site-Specific Licensees Operating On 929-930 MHz Private Carrier Paging Exclusive Channels,” DA No. 04-3817 (rel. December 8, 2004).


Source: FCC web site (pdf)

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Vonage Goes WiFi


Vonage Holdings Corp., an upstart company known for pushing the boundaries of IP-based communications, announced today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that it has partnered with UTStarcom Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSI - message board) to produce a portable WiFi handset that allows users to access Vonage’s VOIP network from multiple locations. Known as the F-1000, the unit will allow users to “roam from home” and access their Vonage service through 802.11b hotspots.

Michael Tribolet, executive VP of operations at Vonage, says that the new handset, set for release later this year, will give Vonage users the freedom to access their service while on the go. “This is a great application for travelers, especially international travelers where there tend to be more WiFi hot spots, because it will allow them to stay in contact with communications the way they expect them to be,” Tribolet says.

Tribolet says that there were some technical hurdles that had to be overcome before the company could introduce a WiFi option to its subscribers. “The predominant issue has to do with battery life,” he says. “It’s different than a traditional cell phone which can go into sleep mode. A WiFi handset must always stay awake and be able to search for hotspots. The F-1000 has a battery life of about 100 hours, similar to a standard cordless phone.”

Another issue had to do with reliability and quality. “We’ve wanted to introduce a WiFi product for some time, but the products that were out there didn't have good enough quality for the consumer market,” Tribolet says. “We finally found a product that gives us the quality and reliability that consumers expect.”

The wireless handset will connect to an existing wireless network out of the box and allow users to begin making calls over their broadband Internet connection right away, using their existing Vonage account. As a user travels to another location (like a Starbucks or their office), the handset will automatically scan for available authorized WiFi networks and connect to them, allowing users to make calls.

Pricing for the F-1000 hasn't been determined, but Vonage spokesman Jamie Serino says that one of the models currently being explored is offering the handset as a free option to customers when they sign up for service. Currently, Vonage customers must use an adapter to connect a phone to their IP network, but Serino says that letting customers choose between the wired or wireless option is something the company is looking at. “If you wanted both the wired and wireless option, then it would cost money,” he says.

Tribolet says that Vonage is exploring a multiple vendor strategy for offering additional wireless handsets, but is working exclusively with UTStarcom to bring the product to market. He noted Vonage’s existing relationship with UTStarcom as its voicemail provider. “We already have a great relationship with them and will continue to advance the partnership and add new features and improvements to the product.


Wayport Hits 6,300 Locations

January 3, 2005

Wayport has 6,300 locations equipped; 5 million sessions in 2004: Wayport announced that they have exceeded 6,300 hotspots between locations with which they have directly contracted and those that they operate as a managed service, primarily for SBC Communications’s FreedomLink network. The company also said that they had 5 million connections in 2004, with 600,000 in October alone. Wayport had about 1,000 location at the end of 2003, and a significant subset included in-room wired broadband hotels with Wi-Fi just in lobbies. Virtually all new locations are Wi-Fi only in retail establishments.

Dan Lowden, vice president of marketing at Wayport, said in an interview on Monday that Wayport believes they are now the biggest Wi-Fi network in the U.S., having exceeded T-Mobile’s count, which is just under 5,300 according to T-Mobile’s location finder. (This doesn't include T-Mobile’s fee-based roaming partners.) “We’re very very excited about it; it’s a big milestone for us. We’re excited to be the biggest in the United States,” Lowden said.

Lowden said that Wayport is adding about 150 locations per week. They expect to exceed 6,000 McDonald’s restaurants by third quarter of 2005, pushing their total over 10,000 locations.

Because certain large footprints have already been tied up, such as many coffee chains, and because of Wayport’s exclusive deal for fast-food restaurants with McDonald’s, Wayport is pushing into different kinds of spaces and services. For instance, their deal with Hertz gives them an alternate presence at airports. And Wayport will work with venues that may not need public Wi-Fi at all, or it’s an adjunct to the real purpose: private services like cashless transactions (which they’re doing with McDonald’s) and security.

Lowden also noted that even with the hotel market so widely built out with high-speed services, there’s still a lot of room to grow or rebuild. “We continue to see opportunities where folks have had three or four service providers over the last three or four years,” he said. Wayport’s now an established firm with major partners making it easy for them to bat clean up in cases such as these.

The company has grown fairly rapidly in the last year to handle the new contracts with over 330 employees now, with 150 hired in the last year.

Source: Wi-Fi Networking News

Posted by Glenn Fleishman on January 3, 2005 at 09:23 PM


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