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FRIDAY - MAY 12, 2006 - ISSUE NO. 212

Dear friends of Wireless Messaging,

The FCC's Independent Panel Reviewing the Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Communications Networks will be holding an important meeting in Washington today. They will be discussing their proposed recommendations to the FCC that are due by June 15, 2006. Their report is supposed to include ways to improve disaster preparedness, network reliability, and communication among first responders such as police, fire fighters, and emergency medical personnel.

I certainly hope that their report includes something about using our established Paging Networks. Our industry was well represented by Bruce Deer and Vince Kelly who both made oral and written presentations to the Panel at their meeting last March in Jackson, Mississippi.

Sometimes when writing this column I feel torn between loyalty to two groups or two companies. Today is one of those times. Most of you know that I do consulting work with any time that is left over after finishing the newsletter each week. I have many friends and respected colleagues involved in Paging, Wireless Messaging, Telemetry, and related fields. Usually the challenge is convincing the small operators that I still love them after saying something nice about the large ones. The complaints come quickly. Right now two of the "big guys" are squabbling. I like them both and have done consulting work for both of them as well. I always point out that my time is for hire but my opinions are not—not unlike newspapers that don't let their advertisers influence their editorials.

I also sign NDAs and promise not to divulge any information from one customer to another. For many years I worked for Motorola and—as a condition of my employment—had to sign an agreement every year, promising to closely guard any proprietary information, so it is second nature to me.

I refer now to USA Mobility and Verizon Wireless (The Paging division of Verizon Wireless). I have been wondering recently —in print—why there hasn't been any official news about Verizon Paging being sold to American Messaging Services Inc. (AMSI) Well, one of the reasons surfaced this week. Many of us have been watching the FCC web site for progress on transferring Paging licenses from Verizon Paging to AMSI. From what I have been able to find out, USA Mobility and Verizon Wireless have a 50/50 partnership in a company called “Nationwide 929.8875 LLC” and the Paging license issued to that company got transferred to AMSI by Verizon Wireless without asking for their partner's approval. [Read page 3 here.]

So, USA Mobility has filed a couple of really hot protests with the FCC. (In legalese: A Petition for Reconsideration and A Motion for Stay.) These submissions are both part of the public record and will eventually show up on the FCC web site as File No. 0002488164. Either party is welcome to comment here—just not too long please.

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  • Nighthawk Systems, Inc.
  • Prism Paging
  • Space Data Corporation
  • Spectrum Wireless
  • Trace Technologies
  • United Communications Corporation
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WIRELESS MESSAGING NEWS

RIM Announces Plans to Launch BlackBerry Service in China

May 11, 2006

Beijing, China and Waterloo, ON - Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced that China Mobile Communications Co., Ltd (China Mobile) plans to offer BlackBerry® in China.

RIM and China Mobile will initially focus on supporting multinational corporations with operations in China. China Mobile will soon offer BlackBerry service nationwide and provide SIM cards to support BlackBerry service. Availability of BlackBerry Wireless Handhelds™ and BlackBerry Enterprise Server™ will be announced at a later date.

“Millions of mobile professionals around the world have recognized the unique security, manageability, efficiency and reliability of the BlackBerry architecture,” said Jim Balsillie, Chairman and Co-CEO at RIM. “We are very excited to bring BlackBerry to China. The collaboration of China Mobile and RIM will extend the reach of BlackBerry to a large and important market.”

BlackBerry on China Mobile’s GPRS network will enable corporate customers to enjoy wireless access to email, phone, organizer, Internet and other corporate data applications.

About Research In Motion (RIM)

Research in Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications. RIM technology also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity to data. RIM’s portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry® wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld™ product line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. RIM is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.

Forward-looking statements in this news release are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used herein, words such as "intend" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions made by and information available to Research In Motion Limited. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements include, without limitation, possible product defects and product liability, risks related to international sales and potential foreign currency exchange fluctuations, the initiation or outcome of litigation, acts or potential acts of terrorism, international conflicts, significant fluctuations of quarterly operating results, changes in Canadian and foreign laws and regulations, continued acceptance of RIM's products, increased levels of competition, technological changes and the successful development of new products, dependence on third-party networks to provide services, dependence on intellectual property rights and other risks and factors detailed from time to time in RIM's periodic reports filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory authorities. The Company has no intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. RIM, Research In Motion and BlackBerry are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be pending or registered in other countries. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners.RIM assumes no liability and makes no representation, warranty or guarantee in relation to third party products or services.

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New Skype 2.5 With SMS Text Messaging

Posted: 2006/05/09
From: Skype-News

skype smsSkype has released the beta version of Skype 2.5 Beta, the latest edition of its software that allows anyone with an Internet connection to make worldwide voice and video calls for free over the Internet and low cost calls to and from telephones.

Anyone who downloads the free Skype software can now send an SMS message to most mobile phones worldwide, usually for a fraction of the cost of sending SMS from a mobile cell phone. The sender can optionally specify a mobile phone number to which replies can be sent, so the receiver simply replies as to any normal SMS. It is much easier to type out and send an SMS from Skype.

Other improvements include easier dialing feature for international calls, as Skype users can now select the country without knowing the country dialing code, and much improved speed of topping up with new Skype credit without having to actually login to Skype.com, from within the Skype window.

Skype users who also use Microsoft Outlook can now quickly view their Outlook contacts in Skype and call them directly using SkypeOut, a call from Skype to traditional landlines or cell phones.

Conference Calling is also improved, in that you can now instantly see who is talking on a conference call as the participant's picture flashes when they begin to speak.

Further new features in the free Skype 2.5 Beta are "Shared Contact Groups" which makes it even easier to share contacts with friends and family and help them connect with other people. You can now bring groups together with the click of a button to start a group chat or conference call.

At long last Skype has also introduced "Automatic Updates" so you can opt to receive a prompt to download the latest Skype software any time the product is upgraded.

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Paging System to be Upgraded May 6

Some restrictions will be in place for one hour on May 5

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Durham, N.C.—On Saturday, May 6, at 4 a.m., Duke’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) will be performing phase I of the upgrade to Duke’s central paging system infrastructure. This upgrade will affect Duke Hospital and Duke University only. Phase II, is scheduled for later in May and details will be shared in a future memo.

During phase I of the upgrade, Duke will be operating on its backup paging system. Therefore, all pages will be processed and calls routed by the OIT Telephone Operators (such as code calls) will be performed as usual.

The upgrade will require performing certain tasks prior to the actual cutover which will affect individual users. During the one-hour window (9 p.m. and 10 p.m.) on Friday, May 5, please note the following restrictions:

For questions in advance of this upgrade, please contact John Robinson at 684-3830. If you experience problems during the upgrade, please contact the OIT Communications supervisor at 684-2588.

Source: Duke University


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GTES has recently made the strategic decision to expanding its development activities to include wireless location technologies; a market that researchers forecast could reach $3.6 billion by 2010. In support of this new strategic direction, GTES has developed SHERLOC™ a complete one-stop wireless location service, providing the flexibility of being protocol neutral and network agnostic. Targeted at business customers who need to track their high-value shipments or better manage their service or delivery fleets, SHERLOC™ is a hosted application that combines configuration flexibility with ease of use.

GTES is offering SHERLOC™ services both directly and through authorized resellers. If your company has an interest in finding out how location services can enhance your revenue stream, and has the contacts and expertise to make you successful in the location marketplace, please contact us for further information at www.sherlocgps.com and select “Reseller Opportunities,” or call us at 770-754-1666 for more information.


www.gtesinc.com
Your Professional Services Partner


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.


Continued Support Programs
GTES Partner Program
Product Sales
On-Site Services
Software Development
Product Training


CALL US TODAY FOR YOUR SUPPORT NEEDS
GTES LLC


Hark Technologies

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Wireless Communication Solutions


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ISI-LX Internet Serial Interface with Protocol Conversion


  • Converts Serial TAP message to SNPP, SMTP, or WCTP
  • Pass through Serial Data to TCP/IP and TCP/IP back to Serial
  • Supports Ethernet or PPP Connection to Internet w/Dial Backup
  • Includes 4 Serial Ports for Multiplexing Traffic

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IPG Internet Paging Gateway


  • No Moving Parts Such as Hard Drives or Fans to Fail
  • Supports 10Base-T Network Connection to Internet
  • Accepts HTTP, SMTP, SNPP, and WCTP from Internet
  • Sends TAP or TNPP to Your Paging Terminal

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PageTrack


  • Inexpensive method of automating your paging monitoring
  • Uses standard paging receiver
  • Available in 152-158 POCSAG or 929 FLEX (call for others)

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Omega Unified Messaging Server


  • Full Featured Internet Messaging Gateway
  • TAP Concentrator and TNPP Routing Functions w/TNPP over Internet
  • Serial Protocols Supported: GCP, SMDI, SMS, TAP, TNPP
  • Internet Protocols Supported: AIM, HTTP, SMPP (out only), SMTP, SNPP, and WCTP
  • Full Featured, Easy-to-use Voice/Fax/Numeric Mail Interface
  • One Number For All Your Messaging
  • Optional Hot-swap Hard Drives and Power Supplies Available

Please see our web site for even more products designed specifically for Personal Messaging carriers. For example, the Omega Messaging Gateway and Email Throttling Gateway (anti-spam).


Contact
Hark Technologies
3507 Iron Horse Dr., Bldg 200
Ladson, SC 29456
Tel: 843-285-7200
Fax: 843-285-7220
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Hark Technologies


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Turn-key RF System Products, Engineering & Technical Services

  • Conventional Single Site and Wide Area Simulcast System Configurations
  • Analog Tone & Voice and Digital POCSAG/FLEX™ One-Way Paging Systems
  • ReFLEX™ Two-Way Paging and Conventional LMR Mobile Data Systems
  • System Design, Integration/Interface Specials, Pre-install Staging/Configuration
  • On-Site Installation, Documentation and Technical/Administrative Training
  • RF Coverage Prediction, “Drive Test” Verification & Simulcast Delay Optimization
  • Domestic and International Project Support

Call (217) 653-8200 Fred Pakosta or Jim Neves (660) 341-0304 for your Project Requirements!
E-mail: sales@AdvancedRF.biz
301 Oak St., Suite 2-46A, Quincy, IL 62301

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  • Supplier of Motorola and Unication
    pagers, offering an extensive range of
    UHF and VHF models
  • Repair service on all Motorola pagers
    and two-way radios
  • Motorola's appointed service centre for
    parts, repairs and accessories

Contact us to find out more:
Tel: +44 (0)2380 666 333
e-mail: enquiries@thcomms.co.uk
Web: www.thcomms.co.uk

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Unication USA

Unication’s

Paging

Products

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The Paging Industry expects quality, reliable, and high performance paging products.

We at Unication have listened and delivered.

  • One-Way Pagers
    • Alpha Elite and Alpha Gold—Our top of the line FLEX™ / POCSAG, 4-line alphanumeric pagers with an identical user interface and comparable RF performance to the Motorola Elite and Gold pagers.
    • NP88—Our newest numeric FLEX / POCSAG pager with the best backlight in the Industry.
  • Two-Way ReFLEX™ Advanced Messaging Pagers
    • Partner—A refreshed version of Motorola’s T900 Classic.
    • e80—A fully licensed version of the former PerComm e80.
  • Telemetry
    • We offer RF and decoding solutions.
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About Unication Co., Ltd.

  • A Taiwan company founded in 1992 with extensive experience designing and manufacturing paging and broadband products.
  • An ODM to major telecommunications companies.
  • More than 300 associates worldwide with Engineering Design Centers in Taipei, China and Vancouver, BC.  The engineering team has years of experience in wireless systems, embedded SW, RF design and protocols for infrastructure and pagers.
  • Our Accelerated Life Testing facility ensures the highest quality of products for our customers.
  • Fully licensed by Motorola for product design technology and the FLEX Family of Protocols.
  • Sales and Engineering support office in Arlington, Texas.
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  Contact Information

  Kirk Alland
  Unication USA
  1901 E. Lamar Blvd
  Arlington, TX 76006
  (817) 926-6771
  kirk@unication.com

Unication USA

Prism Paging

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Prism Message Gateway Systems
Modular and Configurable

Your Choice of Options

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

Popular Choice for Domestic and International

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

Logical Choice

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

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


Contact
Prism Paging
300 Colonial Center Parkway,
Suite 100
Roswell, Georgia 30076 USA
Telephone: 678-353-3366
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E-mail: info@prismpaging.com left arrow CLICK HERE
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ARRL Updates Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Level 3 Course

arrlNEWINGTON, CT, May 4, 2006—The ARRL Certification and Continuing Education (CCE) Program has revised and updated its Amateur Radio Emergency Communications (AREC) Level 3 course. The new top-level EmComm course, designated EC-003R2, will replace EC-003 in the program's list of online offerings. ARRL Online Course Development Coordinator Howard Robins, W1HSR, says the updated curriculum incorporates some major changes.

"This update is very significant, because it brings the management training part of the AREC program into line with today's homeland security environment," Robins remarked. "This is the first revision of the AREC Level 3 course since it was originally introduced in December 2000. Needless to say, much has changed since then, and this revision reflects those changes."

EmComm Online Course Editor Dave Colter, WA1ZCN, was the principal author of EC-003R2, Robins noted. He says a number of individuals with experience in the emergency communications arena beta-tested the updated course, and it underwent a thorough final review prior to its release. The AREC Level 1 (EC-001) and 2 (EC-002) courses are prerequisites for the Level 3 course.

According to Robins, EC-003R2 includes significant information about how Amateur Radio emergency communication leadership must prepare and function in the post-September 11, 2001, era. He says the updated course takes into account the "many changes in the homeland security landscape—a term that did not exist when the original Level 3 curriculum was developed—and how Amateur Radio fits into that landscape."

New topics include:

Robins points out that several other Level 3 units have been revised to better focus on leadership and management.

Registration for EC-003R2 opens Monday, May 15 and will remain open through June 4. The inaugural class will begin Friday, June 16.

To learn more about this and other online educational offerings from ARRL, visit the CCE Course Listing page or contact the CCE Department.

Source: ARRL



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