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FRIDAY - JUNE 16, 2006 - ISSUE NO. 216

Dear friends of Wireless Messaging,

Indiana Paging Network (IPN)
Congratulations to Bill Reid on his recent promotion to COO & General Manager of Indiana Paging Network. He has also become a member of the AAPC Board of Directors, taking Bill Eisele's place. Bill Eisele is the President of IPN and is recuperating from bypass surgery. I have never known anyone so respected by his employees as is Bill Eisele. They would follow "Mr. E" — as they all call him — into battle. That would be a tough act to follow, as the old cliché goes, but Bill Reid is just the man for the job. When I first met him, I told some friends that he is just the kind of guy you would want to have for a next-door neighbor. He is also one of the most analytical and creative Sales & Marketing managers that I know in the Paging Industry.

IPN also has a new CFO—Mary Stradinger. Congratulations Mary and good luck to you. This is one company that appears to be doing things right. They are taking care of business, diversifying, trying new innovative approaches in marketing, and new technology. They have many talented people working there.

Most of the "old timers" in the Wireless Messaging industry are familiar with the name, Clayton Niles, one of our industry's pioneers.

Niles received a radio common carrier license in 1952 for general communications services in Tucson, Ariz. He and his wife, Jo Ann, operated the paging and mobile phone business for many years. From 1959-60, Niles served as president of the National Association of Radiotelephone Systems, a predecessor trade group to PCIA. His company later merged with Dallas operator and manufacturer Communications Industries, probably the first wireless conglomerate. Niles became the company's chairman. Portions of CI's business eventually were merged with major paging and antenna manufacturing operations still serving the wireless industry. [source]

I have just received a copy of his autobiography. It is a beautiful, bound volume. In the coming months I plan to publish excerpts from the book relating to the wireless (RCC) industry. I have upgraded my scanner software so I won't have to re-type everything.

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The FCC's Independent Panel Reviewing the Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Communications Networks
I spoke to Lisa Fowlkes, the Designated Federal Officer of the FCC's Katrina Panel this morning and she said that the Panel's Recommendations would be made available "as soon as possible."

American Messaging Services
I had the pleasure of interviewing Roy Pottle of American Messaging this morning. Here is the background information on him from their web site:

J. Roy Pottle
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Pottle joined American Messaging Services, Inc. in November 2005 and is responsible for its overall direction. He has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry with particular knowledge of the wireless messaging or paging industry. From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Pottle was Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Arch Wireless, Inc., predecessor to the largest wireless messaging company in the United States. During this period, Mr. Pottle was one of three senior executives responsible for managing all aspects of the company. Prior to joining Arch Wireless, Mr. Pottle was a senior executive for a publicly traded cable television company in Denver, CO and a banker to the media & telecommunications industries in New York and Toronto. Mr. Pottle earned a bachelor of commerce and an MBA from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

crystal ballI congratulated him on the recent acquisition of the paging operation from Verizon Wireless and asked him to look into his crystal ball and tell me what he saw for the future of paging. His comments were all very positive. He sees the prospects for the "core group" of paging subscribers that come from large commercial enterprises as "very solid."

When he looks at how pagers are used by this "core group" his conclusion is that no other service "at all" can provide just what they need. Other services may provide what they need plus much more, but why pay for additional functions if they are not needed? He also said, "I don't see that sector diminishing."

Consumers, on the other hand, may change to "substitute services" but there is no substitute available for the "core group." American Messaging's sole focus is Paging and their goal is to be "the best Paging company in the United States." They have not ruled out the possibility of further acquisitions, according to Mr. Pottle.

I thoroughly enjoyed this interview. It was good to hear from yet another industry leader that the future of Wireless Messaging is solid and the prospects for our industry look very good.

Now on to more news and views

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Ex-Verizon Wireless employee sentenced for stealing numbers

By Kelly Hill
June 14, 2006

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—A former Verizon Wireless employee has reportedly been sentenced to almost six years in prison for stealing access numbers for about $21 million in prepaid minutes and selling them to retailers at a discount.

The Associated Press reported that Timothy Charles Mattos, 34, of Folsom, Calif., received a sentence of 70 months in federal prison and three years of probation after his release; he also was ordered by the district court judge to pay back $21.3 million to Verizon Wireless parent company Verizon Communications Inc.

Mattos pled guilty to two counts of fraud in February, acknowledging that he had gotten unauthorized access to the personal identification numbers, which allow customers to replenish their prepaid accounts, and then sold them, the AP reported.

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Jangle lets you give out phone number, stay anonymous

By Michael Bazeley and Matt Marshall
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Posted on Mon, June 05, 2006
Notes on Silicon Valley innovations:

Jangl is a new phone service that, initially anyway, will allow people to keep their phone numbers anonymous the same way they can their e-mail addresses when posting on places such as craigslis.

When you sign up with Jangl, you get access to disposable phone numbers that you can share with friends or strangers with whom you transact business. The phone numbers forward to your real number and make them anonymous in both directions.

The first time people call a Jangl user, they go through an approval process. It's similar to the challenge-response systems used by some e-mail services. When we tried it with Jangl founder Michael Cerda, it took nearly a minute of back-and-forth key commands before we could connect. Once you're on the white list, though, all subsequent calls go through more quickly.

Where would you use something like this? When you're buying and selling online. We see people publicize their cell phone numbers all the time on craigslist. With Jangl they could add a layer of anonymity.

TUNE IN FOR A TOUR: TurnHere, the cool little video site started by Bay Area real estate entrepreneur and journalist Brad Inman, revamped its site for an official launch last week.

Now Inman and his team are positioning TurnHere as a local video guide for both tourists and locals seeking places to go.

"Now it's very focused on destination and travel," Inman told us recently. "We said, let's use this for a travel experience or a local experience. Something that maybe I can turn to and depend on like I do craigslist or Citysearch, and say 'Hey, that's a place we're going to go tonight or this weekend.'"

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It wants you to window shop online.

Most leading shopping sites are useful if you know what you're looking for, said founder Anand Jagannathan. But what if you want to buy a gift for Father's Day, and you want to browse for men's clothes for fall fashion, but you don't really have your mind made up?

That's what Whatsbuzzing wants to help you with. So far, Whatsbuzzing is in beta testing mode, and it will include some of the latest Web 2.0 features to make browsing easy. For example, if you find shoe site, you can tag it ``shoes'' to make it easy to find the next time.

The company makes money if somebody clicks from the site to buy a product from a merchant.

GOOGLE LOOKS TO SPIFF UP ITS DESIGN: Don't look now, but Douglas Bowman is joining Google as "visual design lead."

Bowman's work includes a redesign of the Wired News site a few years ago. More recently, he punched up some of the templates for Blogger, and apparently helped with Google Calendar.

It'll be interesting to see what influence Bowman has over Google products. It's a company that's never really been known for its design sensibility — fairly or not.

Bowman notes on his blog a very cool Google Calendar feature that lets you get a daily agenda of your appointments via SMS whenever you need it. Very nice.

Bowman said he would be helping Google establish a "common visual language" across all its products including Gmail, Writely, Page Creator and other projects in the pipeline.

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Verizon Offers Families a Chaperone

By Sue Marek
June 12, 2006

Verizon Wireless became the latest carrier to add a family tracking service to its portfolio. The company today debuts Chaperone, a service designed to help parents locate their young children.

There are two components to Chaperone. Child Locator helps parents locate children who are outfitted with the LG Migo phone. The service costs $9.99 per line and lets parents perform single location requests that will display the location of the Migo phone on a map via the Chaperone Website or on the parent’s Verizon Wireless phone.

The second component, called Child Zone, lets parents use the Chaperone Website to construct an area around locations that the child visits, such as the child’s school or playground. Different locations can be zoned for certain times of the day for up to 24 hours. When the child arrives at or leaves the Child Zone with the Migo phone, the parent is alerted via text message.

The Child Zone feature costs $19.99 per month when combined with the Child Locator service. The services can only be purchased if the parent has a Verizon Wireless Family Share plan. The child must have a Migo phone and the parent must have a compatible device. Currently, Verizon offers a handful of compatible devices, including the location-based services (LBS) capable LG VX 9800 and the Motorola V3c RAZR.

During a press briefing Friday, Verizon executives said that the service initially will be limited to the Migo phone; however, the company is considering expanding the service to older children as well.

The LG Migo phone has been available from Verizon for several months and is designed specifically for young children between ages 5 and 9. The Migo is green and has four programmable call buttons and one pre-programmed emergency call button, making it easy for children to call their parents. The Migo is available for $49.99 with a 2-year contract.

Verizon isn't the first carrier to offer a family locator service. Sprint debuted its service in April. The service lets parents and guardians list up to four phone numbers they want to locate. When the locator service is activated, an interactive map will display the location, along with the street address, on the parents’ phone or PC.The service costs $9.99 per month.

Source: Wireless Week


Arkansas Utility Places Initial Order With Nighthawk Systems

SAN ANTONIO—June 14, 2006—Nighthawk Systems, Inc. announced today that it has received an initial order for its CEO700 meter-based whole house disconnect units from Conway Corporation, which operates the electric, water, wastewater and cable television utility services for the city of Conway, Arkansas. The CEO700’s will be used to wirelessly disconnect and reconnect power to electric customers, including local college students who frequently move into and out of houses and housing complexes. The sale was made with the assistance of the Stuart C. Irby Company of Jackson, Mississippi, one of the nation’s leading electrical wholesalers.

The CEO700 gives electric utilities the ability to remotely connect and disconnect power to residential electric meters on a moment’s notice, saving them significant time and money over the traditional manual method that typically requires multiple truck rolls and field personnel.

H. Douglas Saathoff, Nighthawk’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “I’m extremely pleased to receive this order from Conway Corporation, which provides 24-hour connection services for its customers. Our wireless devices continue to gain acceptance among utilities across the country, who are finding a variety of situations in which the CEO700 or our other remote power control units can save them time and money.”

About Nighthawk Systems, Inc.

Nighthawk is a leading provider of intelligent wireless power control products that enable simultaneous activation or de-activation of multiple assets or systems on demand. Nighthawk’s installed customer base includes major electric utilities, internet service providers and fire departments in over 40 states. Nighthawk’s products also enable custom message display, making them ideal for use in traffic control and emergency notification situations.

Individuals interested in Nighthawk Systems can sign up to receive email alerts by visiting the Company’s website at www.nighthawksystems.com.

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Doug Saathoff, 877-7-NIGHTHAWK, Ext 701
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Posted Wednesday, June 14, 2006

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Brooks Marsden
340 Bethany Bend
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Tel: 770-754-1666
Cell: 404-518-6632
brooks.marsden@gtesinc.com

sherloc

www.sherlocgps.com

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.


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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
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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
Internet: www.prismpaging.com left CLICK HERE
E-mail: info@prismpaging.com left arrow CLICK HERE
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See the Prism Paging video

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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.

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M90™ Messenger™—Our newest ReFLEX 2-Way Advanced Messaging solution. Finally the Industry has a true replacement for the Motorola T900 but with more features and improved RF performance.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ISO 9001 and 14001 Certified
  • 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
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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Gates to step out of daily role at Microsoft

By Elizabeth Montalbano, IDG News Service
June 15, 2006 5:01 pm ET

Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates said Thursday he will step out of his daily role at Microsoft in July 2008 so he can take on a full-time role at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the charity organization he runs with his wife.

To prepare for this move, Microsoft is enacting a plan that includes executive changes in order to make the transition as smooth as possible, Gates said.

“Obviously, this decision was a hard one for me to make,” he said. “I feel lucky to have two passions that are so important to me. Even as I prepare to shift my focus … I know Microsoft is well-positioned [for the future].”

Gates said he will remain as chairman “indefinitely,” but Ray Ozzie, now chief technology officer, assumed the chief software architect title immediately.

Another executive assuming a new role effective Thursday is Craig Mundie, who is now chief research and strategy officer and also will partner with Brad Smith, Microsoft’s general counsel, to lead the company’s intellectual property and technology policy efforts.

Gates downplayed his role as the great innovator at the company, and said Microsoft will continue to show leadership in providing software that changes people’s lives.

“The world has had a tendency to focus a disproportionate amount of attention on me,” he said. “In reality, Microsoft has had an unbelievably strong breadth and depth of talent.”

Gates founded Microsoft, then Micro-Soft, in 1975 with Paul Allen, and dropped out of Harvard University in his junior year. Five years later Gates persuaded his Harvard buddy Steve Ballmer to join. Ballmer, the first non-engineer at Microsoft, became the company’s chief executive officer in 2000 after having long been regarded as Gates’ co-pilot.

Allen left Microsoft in 1983 after he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease, a cancer of the lymphatic system.

Ballmer said Thursday was an emotional day for him, having worked “shoulder to shoulder” with Gates for 26 years. He said even when Gates’ role at the company diminishes, his impact will be felt for years to come.

“Bill may reduce his time here, but his imprint on the company will never diminish,” he said. “It will continue to be reflected in everything we do.”

Source: Macworld



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