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Dear friends of Wireless Messaging,
Congratulations to David Balsick of Mountain Communications on his "David vs. Goliath" victory in his long battle with Qwest Communications.
Dave said that they are “very pleased for all the paging industry.”
We have been following and reporting on this legal battle for some time. It is really good to see this well-deserved victory in the courts. It will benefit many others as well. The whole history of the interconnected industry in the United States has been one of the “little guy” resisting attempts by the big telcos to unfairly restrict their activities through “red tape” and unreasonable pricing.
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SAN ANTONIO, TX – 10/10/06- Nighthawk Systems, Inc. (OTC BB: NIHK), a leading provider of intelligent wireless power control and emergency notification products, announced today that El Paso Electric has placed an additional, larger order for Nighthawk’s CEO700 remote power disconnect units, which will operate on the American Messaging wireless network. El Paso Electric has chosen to move forward with their ongoing remote disconnect program utilizing the Nighthawk Systems-American Messaging partnership.
Nighthawk’s CEO700 gives electric utilities the ability to remotely disconnect and reconnect power to residential electric meters, saving them significant time and money over the traditional manual disconnect method requiring field personnel. Last month, Nighthawk Systems and American Messaging announced they had strengthened their joint marketing agreement to take advantage of their core competencies and provide the best wireless remote control solutions possible to their customers.
“We are focused on providing our customers with the most dependable one-way local and nationwide paging services in the United States,” said American Messaging President & COO, Dave Andersen. “El Paso Electric has been utilizing our network for their traditional paging needs for 10 years. We are very happy that El Paso Electric chose to use the same reliable paging network for their remote disconnect program utilizing the Nighthawk CEO700.”
H. Douglas Saathoff, Nighthawk’s CEO, stated, “El Paso Electric, like most utilities, has identified a growing need to implement a remote connect/disconnect program to better service its customers and to save money. Reliable access to our units was a key factor in continuing to move forward with El Paso Electric. Simply put, customers will not deploy on an ongoing basis if they cannot count on access to our units. This sale is a great example of how we expect team selling with American Messaging to accelerate the rate at which Nighthawk can provide reliable, ongoing solutions to our customers.”
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct 10, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ — Leading wireless advanced messaging and paging services provider USA Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: USMO) today announced it has launched a new, user-friendly Web site with enhanced functionality and interactive upgrade capabilities. A reflection of its marketing strategy, "One Source for Wireless," (http://usamobility.com) the Company's new Web site was created to give the Company a stronger online presence and to provide customers and clients with a single online resource to help meet their total wireless needs.
USA Mobility was formed in November 2004 through the merger between Arch Wireless, Inc. and Metrocall Holdings, Inc. USA Mobility provides a broad base of products, services and solutions for customers and clients, including paging (http://www.usamobility.com/products/messaging/all_devices.html), advanced messaging, wireless phones, wireless data, increased homeland security, M2M services, systems solutions and government services.
Through the Company's new "One Source for Wireless" Web site, customers and prospective clients can review information about all USA Mobility products and services, including paging and advanced messaging services. (http://www.usamobility.com/products/messaging/ ) They can also access Company representatives to help answer questions and process purchase orders. The improved site includes an updated home page with streamlined and stylized features. It also provides businesses with regular updates on new services and offerings. Other site enhancements reflect an improved user experience, such as reorganized site navigation and concise functionality, including "Send-A-Message," an online shop, search links within the site, a personal account page, a careers section and detailed coverage area maps.
"The site has a much more intuitive navigation now, and allows clients to retrieve the information they are seeking with a new 'quick links' feature," said Mark Garzone, executive vice president of marketing. "Not only is this simple navigation pleasing to consumers, but it reduces our site loading time and bandwidth by more than 50 percent." In addition to enhanced navigation, the site provides businesses with downloadable online product and solution guides for USA Mobility's paging and advanced messaging services, a partner spotlight and advertising opportunities.
USA Mobility operates the largest traditional, or one-way, paging network throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as the nation's largest two-way wireless data network. It also provides advanced messaging services to customers in more than 1,000 U.S. cities. Thousands of business and government customers — including providers of healthcare, government, education and manufacturing services — rely on USA Mobility to wirelessly connect their workforces to each other and to the systems they use in their daily operations.
About USA Mobility
USA Mobility, Inc., headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is a leading provider of paging products and other wireless services to the business, government, healthcare and emergency response sectors. USA Mobility offers traditional one-way and advanced two-way paging via its nationwide networks covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population. In addition, the Company offers mobile voice and data services through Sprint Nextel and Cingular Wireless, including BlackBerry and GPS location applications. The Company's product offerings include wireless connectivity systems for medical, business, government and other campus environments. USA Mobility focuses on the business-to-business marketplace and supplies mobile connectivity solutions to more than 80 percent of the Fortune 1000 companies. For further information visit http://www.usamobility.com.
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act: Statements contained herein or in prior press releases which are not historical fact, such as statements regarding the benefits of USA Mobility's enhanced web site, are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause USA Mobility's actual results to be materially different from the future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expectations include, but are not limited to, declining demand for paging products and services, the ability to continue to reduce operating expenses, future capital needs, competitive pricing pressures, competition from both traditional paging services and other wireless communications services, government regulation, reliance upon third-party providers for certain equipment and services, as well as other risks described from time to time in periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although USA Mobility believes the expectations reflected in the forward- looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. USA Mobility disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
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REPORTS SAY xG GETTING READY FOR LONDON IPO: Florida-based xG Technology Inc. is getting ready for a $56.9 million IPO on the London stock exchange, according to RCR Wireless News. Although the company did not confirm that reports about its initial public offering plans, there is speculation that xG is demonstrating its wireless Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology called xMax to investors and expects to be listed in early November. In mid-July, according to RCR Wireless News, xG announced it was considering applications from parties interested in operating its technology, with the first systems expected to be up and running in the first quarter of 2007. Using single-cycle modulation to deliver longer range and lower power RF communications, xG said its patented xMax base-station technology works in the 900 MHz band but is also suited to work within other bands. xMax is designed to deliver three times the range of other wireless technologies with comparable power and antenna height (BloostonLaw Telecom Update, July 19). The company said its proprietary modulation method differs from conventional approaches where tens to hundreds of thousands of RF cycles are required to convey a single bit of information. With each additional cycle representing more RF power, the company says its technology reduces the amount of cycles, and thus power, needed to transmit signals. The result is power-efficient RF transmission, which is important for battery-operated mobile devices. RCR noted that Chris Whitely, vice president of communications at xG, said the company’s strategy includes “regional Internet service providers, CLECs, local communications carriers and entrepreneurs that can operate xMax networks within exclusive territories.” In late March, privately held xG announced that its first consumer product, a VoIP handset, would be available by the end of this year and that the device would work with low-cost xMax-enabled base stations. The handsets are expected to be dual-mode, equipped with both xMax and Wi-Fi chips, enabling users to roam into areas not covered by the xMax network of base stations. In addition, xG said the handsets would include Ethernet jacks so that users can plug into data networks for fixed-line VoIP calling, RCR said. The company held its first public demonstration of xMax technology for media and investors in November in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In that demonstration, an xMax-equipped transmitter broadcast a 3.67 megabit-per-second signal more than 18 miles using only 35 milliwatts of RF output power. In February, xG hired the London office of Credit Suisse as a strategic adviser for the company's technology launch. Frank Peake, head of sales and marketing at xG, said initial offerings will target fixed-line VoIP users, un-tethering them from their landline connections. BloostonLaw contact: Hal Mordkofsky.
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Aquis Communications Group Receives UCC Article 9 Notice
PARSIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Aquis Communications Group, Inc. ("Aquis" or the "Company") (OTC: AQIS) (BULLETIN BOARD: AQIS) , a full service telecommunications company, today announced that it had received a notice from ComSoft Corporation ("ComSoft") regarding ComSoft's intention to proceed with a UCC Article 9 foreclosure. ComSoft is the Company's senior secured debt holder and majority shareholder. The notice covers substantially all of the Company's assets. After extended deliberation and consultation with its legal and financial advisers, the Board of Directors of Aquis has concluded that an attempt to prevent or delay ComSoft from the Article 9 proceeding would not benefit the Aquis stockholders or its other creditors. Aquis anticipates that the value of its assets will be insufficient to satisfy creditor debt in full, and that no equity will remain for Aquis stockholders at the conclusion of the foreclosure.
Aquis does not anticipate any interruption of service to its customers. Aquis has been notified that ComSoft intends to promptly integrate the Aquis operation and employees with those of ComSoft. ComSoft has also informed Aquis that, once it integrates the Aquis operations with its existing infrastructure, it believes that Aquis customers will have expanded coverage areas, increased customer support and access to additional products and services.
About Aquis Communications
Aquis Communications, Inc., headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, is a leading full-service telecommunications company that provides affordable business and critical communication solutions and wireless product integration. Services and products include voice and data services, wireless messaging, cellular/PCS, telemetry, mobile radios, telecom consulting services and a wide array of customized solutions. Aquis' client list consists of Fortune 500 companies, small to mid-sized companies and government agencies throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Additional Aquis Communications offices are located in Freehold, NJ and Tyson's Corner, VA.
For more information on Aquis Communications visit http://www.aquiscommunications.com/.
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Wherify Wireless Expands Online Distribution with DiscoveryStore.com
October 10, 2006
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. —Business Wire— Wherify Wireless, Inc. (OTCBB:WFYW), a leading developer of wireless location products and services, today announced that its breakthrough Wherifone® GPS Locator Phone is initially available at www.discoverystore.com , the electronic commerce site of the documentary and education programming leader Discovery Channel. The Wherifone is the world's first GSM/GPS locator cell phone designed for children and seniors. The two-way cell phone has built-in Aided-GPS location and "managed dial" features that give on-the-go parents the peace of mind of being able to quickly locate and communicate with their young children and elderly relatives, while also controlling who they can call and how much it will cost.
"We're very pleased to work with the Discovery Channel to make the Wherifone available through its e-commerce site," said Timothy Neher, CEO and Founder of Wherify Wireless. "The Discovery Channel provides top of the line programming and products to one of our key demographics, families with pre-teen children. Working with Discovery Channel, we'll be able to bring those families the safety and peace of mind benefits of the Wherifone service."
The Wherifone GPS Locator Phone will retail for $99.95, and fixed-usage Wherify Family Locator Service plans that include both voice and location services start at just $19.95 per month. The competitively priced, all-inclusive service plans are straightforward and easy to understand, and there are no hidden costs for additional required services, so parents always know exactly what to expect. A Rate Protection Plan is also available to help save money when actual usage exceeds the current service plan's limit. Under the Rate Protection Plan, when a subscriber goes over their basic monthly limit their plan automatically adjusts itself to the most cost-effective service plan rather than blindly racking up overage charges. Their service plan then automatically resets back to the basic plan at the beginning of each month. Visit www.wherifone4you.com for more information.
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The Wherifone is the world's first GSM/GPS locator cell phone designed for children and seniors. The two-way cell phone has built-in Aided-GPS location and "managed dial" features that give on-the-go parents the peace of mind of being able to quickly locate and communicate with their young children and elderly relatives, while also controlling who they can call and how much it will cost. Wherify's Aided-GPS performance will vary, but often provides location results in places where conventional GPS solutions may have performance issues, such as in many types of wood frame buildings and vehicles, and under dense foliage. The Wherifone's patented Aided-GPS location solution is supported by the Wherify Global Location Service Center, which maintains information on all the GPS satellites in space through a series of GPS Reference Receivers, and applies location information into Wherify's mapping and location management system to let users see a device's position displayed on a map or aerial photograph.
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Wherify Wireless, Inc. (WFYW:OTCBB) is a pioneering developer of personal location products and services, as recognized by the Smithsonian Institution Museum's adoption of Wherify Wireless' groundbreaking first product, the Child Locator, into permanent display as the world's first commercial personal GPS tracking device. With three U. S. patents granted in the areas of personal location and position tracking and four more patents pending in the area of GPS locator phones, Wherify Wireless continues to be a leader in location technology development by integrating Aided-GPS location into a GSM cellular platform that has been demonstrated on over 100 GSM networks world-wide. Wherify Wireless' expertise in GPS technology for wireless devices and its patented back-end location service engine enable customers to obtain real-time location information on individuals and property directly through the Internet or any phone. Wherify Wireless was founded in 1998, and is located in Redwood Shores, California. Visit www.wherifywireless.com for more information.
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BPL Orders Exceed FCC's Jurisdiction and Authority, League Court Filing Says
NEWINGTON, CT, Oct 12, 2006 — The ARRL this week notified the US District Court of Appeals — DC Circuit that it's appealing certain aspects of the FCC's Part 15 rules governing broadband over power line (BPL) systems. The ARRL Executive Committee ratified plans to go forward with the Petition for Review when it met October 7. The League is asking the court to review the FCC's October 2004 Report and Order (R&O) establishing Part 15 rules to govern BPL systems as well as its August 2006 Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O) that dealt with various petitions for reconsideration of the 2004 R&O, including one from the ARRL.
"ARRL seeks review of the orders on the ground that they exceed the Commission's jurisdiction and authority; are contrary to the Communications Act of 1934; and are arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion, and otherwise not in accordance with law," the League said in its petition. "ARRL requests that this court hold unlawful, vacate, enjoin and set aside the orders."
A court filing that details the League's specific objections regarding the two orders is pending. Although the petition will argue a number of points, two specific aspects of the FCC's BPL orders precipitated the League's appeal. One is a new rule, only revealed after the FCC made the MO&O public, that limits the extent to which an unlicensed, unintentional radiator must protect a licensed mobile station.
The new rule, §15.611(c)(1)(iii), provides that BPL operators only have to reduce emission levels below established FCC permissible limits by 20 dB below 30 MHz and by 10 dB above 30 MHz -- even if that's not enough to resolve harmful interference complaints. The FCC called these levels "modestly above the noise level."
ARRL CEO David Sumner, K1ZZ, contends the rule change in the MO&O regarding mobile stations contravenes the International Radio Regulations and the Communications Act of 1934. "The FCC has, in effect, tried to redefine harmful interference," he said. "It can't do that. The Commission doesn't have the authority to do that, and we're going to demonstrate that to the Court of Appeals."
ARRL Laboratory Manager Ed Hare, W1RFI, has said the levels applicable to mobiles would be some 25 dB higher than the median values for man-made noise in residential areas and up to 40 dB higher than the minimum values hams use for reliable communication.
The Commission also declined to adjust the 40 dB per decade "extrapolation factor" applied to measurements performed at distances from power lines other than those specified in Part 15. Sumner says this is an important technical point because the existing Part 15 rule underestimates actual field strength.
In their petitions for reconsideration, the ARRL and others demonstrated that the 40 dB per decade extrapolation factor was wrong and that a figure closer to 20 dB per decade was appropriate. Sumner called the Commission's stand on the 40 dB per decade rule "clearly, demonstrably and inarguably wrong."
Sumner said the League decided to go forward with its appeal only after considering the effect on licensed spectrum users of letting the BPL rules stand. He addressed a number of ARRL's concerns with the FCC's BPL rules in his "It Seems to Us . . ." editorial in October QST.
The firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP of Washington, DC, is handling the ARRL's Petition for Review in conjunction with ARRL General Counsel Chris Imlay, W3KD.
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On Oct 10, 2006, at 7:16 AM, Schofield & Partner wrote:
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Please excuse this disturbance, but I would like to kindly ask for your help to answer a technical question regarding the terms: “Alerting” vs. “Alarming.”
As a translation agency with contracts to translate technical documentation for such firms as Swissphone Telecommunications, we are constantly confronted with this word choice. Your pages such as:
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Dear Mr. Schofield,
In the context of “paging” the common American usage of the term “alarming” is generally limited to situations where an automated device is monitoring some parameter on a home or business security system. As such, an “alarm” would be an indication sent directly to a pager (without human intervention) that a smoke detector has been triggered, or a door has been opened when it shouldn't have been, or a window has been broken. These are security alarms. This is a relatively uncommon usage in paging.
The term “alerting” is the more common one, referring to all other types of paging — like the action of one person communicating with another via a pager and alerting them to an action that needs to be taken.
I hope that this helps.
Wireless Messaging Consultant
P.O. Box 266
Fairfield, IL 62837 USA
From: "Schofield & Partner" <email@example.com>
Date: October 10, 2006 8:39:38 AM CDT
To: "Brad Dye" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: from the newsletter
Reply-To: "Schofield & Partner" <email@example.com>
Hello Mr. Dye,
Thank you ever so much for the quick and extensive answer to my question. Please let me know if you ever need a hand with foreign language queries and I'll try to return the favor.
With best regards from a cooling Rhineland,
Schofield & Partner
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From: "Michael L. Higgs Jr." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: October 6, 2006 9:04:07 PM CDT
To: "'Brad Dye'" <email@example.com>
Subject: RE: Wireless Messaging Newsletter for Michael Higgs
Just in case you did not catch this one from the Digest today, a nice victory for paging carriers came down courtesy of David Balsick's Mountain Communications. Mr. Balsick waged this battle against Qwest against tremendous odds, and all of his selfless persistence has finally paid off with a well deserved victory.
Thanks for all the great work on the newsletter,
Michael L. Higgs Jr.
Higgs Law Group, LLC
Ph. (301) 762-8992
Fax (301) 762-8993
MOUNTAIN COMMUNICATIONS, INC. V. QWEST COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC.. Granted Mountain's claim that Qwest's charges for transporting traffic to Mountain from Qwest's own customers are unlawful. Action by: By the Commission. Adopted: 10/05/2006 by Order on Remand. (FCC No. 06-147). EB FCC-06-147A1.doc FCC-06-147A1.pdf FCC-06-147A1.txt
Source: FCC Daily Digest October 6, 2006
Subject: Used Paging Equipment
Date: October 9, 2006 12:13:03 PM CDT
We are currently in need of the following refurbished equipment:
Manufacturer - Glenayre
1 - Paging Terminal - Model GL3000 – Capacity 300 or 500 k users
100 – Transmitters: 500 Watt model GLT8500 or 250 Watt model GLT8250
Manufacturer – Motorola
1 - Paging Terminal - Model CNET - Capacity 300 or 500 k users
100 – Transmitters: 400 Watt model Nucleus or 250 Watt Model Nucleus II
Frequency – 900 MHz
Russell "Rusty" O'Bryan
Tel.: + 1.703.635.6092
Subject: Podcast Feedback
Date: October 9, 2006 1:11:01 PM CDT
Brad - the podcasts were great! Very professional, clean and enjoyable. I listen to a lot of podcasts each week and I think yours are at the same level as the others. I hope you can continue with these.
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Please listen to the Podcasts and let me know if I should continue. So far, I have received only one e-mail about the podcasts. (above) Fortunately, it was positive.
With best regards,
P.O. Box 266
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