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FRIDAY - JUNE 9, 2006 - ISSUE NO. 215

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Wireless Messaging Newsletter
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WIRELESS
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MESSAGING

EUROPEAN MOBILE MESSAGING ASSOCIATION

A Global Wireless Messaging Association

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EMMA’s Presence at AAPC

On behalf of EMMA I was kindly invited to participate in the AAPC Convention in Myrtle Beach, SC. last week. I must say that the event was very informative and superbly organised. So, I say “well done” to Bruce Deer, Linda Hoover and all those others who contributed to the event. I would also say that it was well worthwhile attending and I urge anyone in this business to attend the next AAPC event.

It was not only I who attended from EMMA though, we had Dietmar Gollnick (CEO e*Message, Germany and France), Roy Chandler (CEO Infostream, Australia), Philip Hayes (Director ParkMagic, Ireland), Kirk Alland, (VP & GM, Unication Group, USA) and Brad Dye (Brad Dye Consultancy, USA).

I personally spoke about the new opportunities that are now coming into play for paging, Dietmar Gollnick spoke about revenue opportunities from news, finance and sports information that are being exploited in Germany and France, and Philip Hayes spoke about the exciting new parking payment application now operating in Ireland. Both of their companies have found new revenue streams from their applications.  Brad Dye chaired a group discussing new revenue lines so I think that EMMA made a sound contribution to the success of the event and I would also like to say a personal thank you to the EMMA members who attended.

This cross pollination of EMMA and AAPC can only be healthy for the industry. Hearing other operator members’ success stories and trying the same in different geographies makes sense. It allows members to maximise the chance of success learn how best to launch new services whilst avoiding the pitfalls. Manufacturers meet with operators face to face and find out what they really want from them. They can also meet other manufacturers with whom they can partner for application development or technical support.

Lastly, it was apparent both at the EMMA April convention in Athens and the AAPC convention last week that the mood in the industry is much more upbeat than it has been for many years. There seems to be new life being breathed into paging with a number of new opportunities, mass alerting, ParkMagic, Ambient Services, information broadcasting to name but a few. The industry needs to embrace and exploit these opportunities. For the good of the industry and your business I ask you to invest the time and energy to find out how to make them succeed for you……… Then do it.

I will strongly advise EMMA members to attend the next AAPC convention and I invite all AAPC members (and those in the business throughout the world) to attend the next EMMA Convention to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, 25 to 27 October 2006. I can assure you that there will be information on new products, new services and some very provocative and healthy debate. Further details will be announced soon.

Derek Banner
Chairman EMMA


On October 19, 2005, in Helsinki, Finland, a new paging association was formed. Successor to WMA (Wireless Messaging Association UK) and EMMA (European Mobile Messaging Association), the new association retained EMMA as its name. Derek Banner, former chairman of WMA was elected chairman of the new EMMA.

You can contact Mr. Banner by calling him on +44 1895 473 551 or e-mailing him at: derek.banner@wirelessmessaging.org.  left arrow CLICK HERE


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FEATURED ADVERTISERS SUPPORTING THE NEWSLETTER

Advertiser Index

AAPC—American Association of Paging Carriers  InfoRad, Inc.
Advanced RF Communications  Ira Wiesenfeld
Advantra—INILEX  Minilec Service, Inc.
Aquis Communications, Inc.   Northeast Paging
Ayrewave Corporation   NotePage Inc.
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Bay Star Communications  ParkMagic
CONTEL Costa Rica   Preferred Wireless
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CVC Paging   Product Support Services
Daniels Electronics   Ron Mercer
Daviscomms USA   Sun Telecom International
EMMA—European Mobile Messaging Association   Texas Association of Paging Services
eRF Wireless  TH Communications
Global Fax Network Services   UCOM Paging
GTES LLC   Unication USA
Hark Systems   USA Mobility, Systems Application Division
Heartland Communications  WiPath Communications
HMCE, Inc.  Zetron Inc.

WIRELESS MESSAGING NEWS

Roxanne Robbins
CTIA-The Wireless Association™
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Communications Department
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
703-837-6111

MEDIA ADVISORY

WIRELESS AMBER ALERTS™ ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP REUNITE ABDUCTED CHILDREN WITH THEIR FAMILIES

Lubbock Texas – June 5, 2006 – An AMBER Alert was recently issued in Texas, urging citizens to be on the lookout for an abducted child and his or her abductor. During these times, when a child's safety is in question, many people wonder if there is anything they can do individually to help.

Your viewers/listeners/readers might be interested in knowing that in addition to paying close attention to AMBER Alerts when they are distributed via broadcast outlets or on highway signs, they can also sign up to receive AMBER Alerts as free text messages on their wireless devices. Their participation will add critical eyes and ears to the search of abducted children.

Any wireless subscriber capable of receiving text messages, and whose wireless carrier participates in the Wireless AMBER Alerts Initiative, may opt in to receive alerts by completing a simple registration process at http://www.wirelessamberalerts.org or their wireless carrier's website.

AMBER stands for "America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response" and was created in 1997 when Dallas-Fort Worth broadcasters teamed with local police to develop an early warning system to find abducted children. The AMBER Alert Program was soon adopted across the nation and is a legacy to Amber Hagerman, a 9-year-old girl who was kidnapped while riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas, and then murdered. All 50 states have since established AMBER Alert programs.

President Bush authorized the national AMBER Alert program as part of the PROTECT Act signed in 2003. The law formally established the federal government's role in the AMBER Alert program, appointing the Department of Justice (DOJ) as the agency responsible for coordinating AMBER Alerts on the national level. DOJ has officially partnered with NCMEC, authorizing them as the agent that coordinates and disseminates AMBER Alerts to secondary distributors.

More than 250 children have been successfully recovered as a result of the AMBER Alert network.

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CTIA is an international association for the wireless telecommunications industry, representing carriers, manufacturers and wireless Internet providers.
http://www.ctia.org

The Wireless Foundation is a non-profit organization that was formed by member companies of CTIA-The Wireless Association™ in 1991. The Foundation oversees a number of programs designed to put wireless technology to work addressing the challenges of society.
http://www.wirelessfoundation.org

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. NCMEC's congressionally mandated CyberTipline, a reporting mechanism for child sexual exploitation, has handled more than 365,600 leads. Since its establishment in 1984, NCMEC has assisted law enforcement with more than 117,100 missing child cases, resulting in the recovery of more than 99,500 children. For more information about NCMEC, call its toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 1-800-THE-LOST or visit its web site at http://www.missingkids.com

Source: Virtual Press Office


AppleBerry might be the next big thing

SIMON AVERY
Globe and Mail Update

Is the day near when you will get music on your BlackBerry and e-mail on your iPod?

The idea of an “AppleBerry” partnership between Research In Motion Ltd. and Apple Computer Inc. was floated yesterday by Peter Misek, an analyst with Canaccord Capital Inc., who last year accurately predicted a partnership between RIM and Intel Corp.

Such a deal would have huge merit because each company lacks what the other provides. RIM wants a firm foothold in the consumer market and Apple doesn't have a presence in the booming wireless data sector, he said.

The two might jointly develop a new device: Apple could create a cellphone combining its iPod music device with RIM's wireless technology, or RIM might embed Apple's iTunes music into a future BlackBerry, he speculated.

Senior executives at Intel have recommended that Apple work with RIM, Mr. Misek said in a research note.

“Yeah, it could make sense. Technically it could work,” said Jean-Louis Gassée, a venture capitalist in Silicon Valley who once oversaw Apple's global products division and research and development. But he questioned whether the strong personalities leading the two companies could work together.

“I want to see the two CEOs of RIM and [Apple CEO Steve] Jobs working together,” he said. “The thought of this ménage à trois is absolutely hilarious.”

Both companies found success by controlling the hardware that runs their software, which could prove a point of contention during any negotiations.

Indeed, a partnership between Apple and Motorola Inc. announced last year has yielded little because of efforts by each to control the hardware, analysts say. The two worked together on Motorola's Rokr cellphone, which stores up to 100 songs from Apple's iTunes on-line music store. But so far sales have fallen short of expectations.

Both companies declined to comment on the speculation.

Source: The Globe and Mail


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Zetron Simulcast System

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

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

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

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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 Seminar 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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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 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 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.

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