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FRIDAY - JANUARY 20, 2006 - ISSUE NO. 196

Dear friends of Wireless Messaging,

I am pleased to report that the rumors of my demise were greatly exaggerated. It looks like I am going to survive a bad cold that I have been fighting for over a week. For my friends and customers who may think I don't like them anymore—I'm back.

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This week's headlines:

  • Supreme Court may consider BlackBerry case
  • USA Mobility Names Mark Garzone Executive Vice President for Marketing
  • Long Range Systems and Dynamics Direct Bring Email Marketing to Restaurant Industry
  • Bidders submit plans to wire NYC subway stations
  • “A Call to Arms” by Derek Banner, Chairman of the European Mobile Messaging Association (EMMA)
  • In China, 111 million Net users counted
  • Upgrades needed for emergency radio system
  • Bill Targets Phone Record Fraud
  • USA Mobility Joins American Association of Paging Carriers (AAPC)
  • Oregon Scientific Complete Regional Weather Station Review (Microsoft SPOT)
  • Bid to sue Motorola for faulty equipment fails
  • Motorola in Macedonia wireless broadband
  • What will generate the real heat in '06? Let's start with VoIP security
  • Linksys Announces SIP-Based IP PBX, Desktop Phones, and Gateway For Internet Telephony Service Providers
  • US to open Wi-MAX spectrum

I am very happy that USA Mobility has joined the AAPC. With their membership and the alliance that is forming between EMMA and the AAPC, we have an unprecedented level of collaboration and teamwork in the Wireless Messaging industry—worldwide. I hope some of our friends “south of the border” decide to join one of the associations soon. Hace falta nuestras colegas en América Latina. ¡Vaminos!

Please don't miss the article by Derek Banner, the chairman of EMMA, on page two—“A Call to Arms.”

For the last couple of years we have been closely following Microsoft's entrance into the Wireless Messaging arena. As you may recall, their “SPOT” initiative uses one-way FM sub-carrier transmission of data on a nationwide network that rides “piggyback” on commercial FM broadcasting stations. There have been SPOT-enabled wristwatches available for about a year now. The first non-watch device has just been announced. It is a little desktop weather station from Oregon Scientific. Read all about it on page three.

Now on to the 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 web site. I am very careful to protect the anonymity of those who request it.

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PAGING CARRIERS

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The Voice of US Paging Carriers

HAPPY 2006!

AAPC is beginning 2006 by offering a new Member benefit.   

One of our members recently suggested the association investigate purchasing internet advertising.  We heard you, and we are!  In the next month, the AAPC web site, www.pagingcarriers.org, should be easy to find on numerous internet search engines with a variety of key words.  On our member page, we will be making a live link to your company web site.  Therefore, hopefully directing more traffic to you, our members!  Eventually we will be able to track the number of visits, we get and that we direct to your company web site.

Invoices for 2006 membership fees were sent via e-mail. If you would like a hard copy sent or did not receive yours, please contact Linda at info@pagingcarriers.org.

Mark your calendars to attend the premier paging event of the year!

AAPC Wireless Forum
May 31-June 2, 2006
Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
www.pagingcarriers.org

Building on the excitement and energy generated at the Emerging Technology Symposium, several events are being added to the Wireless Forum agenda.  In addition to the outstanding vendor exhibits and technical sessions, participants will hear a review of the current practices and opportunities from the European Messaging Mobile Association (EMMA).  Vendors will host dedicated training sessions and both the Paging Technical Committee and SouthernNet will meet during this outstanding networking opportunity.   


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Supreme Court may consider BlackBerry case

01/12/06

By Rob Thormeyer
GCN Staff

BlackBerry users are crossing their thumbs in hopes that the Supreme Court intervenes in the long-running patent dispute over the wireless handheld e-mail devices.

Attorneys involved in the case expect the high court to consider a petition from BlackBerry developer Research in Motion Ltd. of Waterloo, Ontario, to review an appeals court decision that ruled the company’s technology infringed upon patents owned by patent holding company NTP Inc. of Arlington, Va. The court will hold a conference to consider this petition and others Jan. 20.

A decision on whether the high court will hear the case could be announced as early as Jan. 23, attorneys for both companies said.

RIM filed the brief in December, claiming that the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in an August decision left open for interpretation whether NTP’s patents apply to Internet technology housed outside the United States.

In this case, RIM says its Network Control Center, which processes nearly 100 million e-mails a day from BlackBerry users, should be exempt from patent infringement cases because it is in Canada.

“In its … opinions, the federal circuit clearly struggles with the important Internet Age question of whether a transnational high technology system can be used ‘within the United States’ under” the Patent Act, “even though it has very significant foreign components, here a Canadian Network Control Center, that is fundamental to the operation of the whole system,” RIM wrote.

If the high court takes up the case, it could prompt a lower court that is holding a hearing on NTP’s request for an injunction—likely to be held next month—to stay its proceedings until the Supreme Court rules, said RIM attorney Herbert Fenster of McKenna Long and Aldridge LLP of Washington.

“This could have a significant impact on the injunction case,” Fenster added.

The circuit court is expected to hold hearings on the injunction this winter, with briefs due Jan. 17.

At issue is the long-running and complicated patent infringement case that threatens the usage of BlackBerry devices worldwide.

NTP claimed in November 2001 that RIM’s BlackBerry technology infringed upon several patents the firm registered with the Patent and Trademark Office.

It sought an injunction against BlackBerry usage from the 4th U.S. District Court in Richmond, Va., while PTO determines whether NTP’s claims are legitimate.

To date, the government has rejected NTP’s claims, although a handful remain under investigation.

Threats of an injunction fueled fears in government and industry about how users will cope without their “crackberries,” as some who have become hooked on using the devices call them. Although RIM says it has a workaround plan that would exempt federal, state and local employees from any shutdown, it is unclear just how that would happen.

Source: Government Computer News


USA Mobility (ticker: USMO, exchange: Privately Held) News Release - January 16, 2006

USA Mobility Names Mark Garzone Executive Vice President for Marketing

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—USA Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: USMO), a leading provider of wireless messaging services, has announced that Mark Garzone has been appointed executive vice president for marketing, effective today.

Vincent D. Kelly, president and chief executive officer, stated: "We are very pleased to have Mark join the USA Mobility team. He has an extensive background in marketing and sales support management, including more than 10 years in the wireless services industry. We believe Mark's broad experience and marketing expertise will serve us well as we continue to focus USA Mobility's sales and marketing initiatives on customers in the health services, government, corporate, and emergency service first-response sectors. In addition, as a seasoned marketing executive, his leadership ability and business skills should prove very beneficial as we continue to support our core customers and expand our service offerings."

Garzone has more than 23 years of experience in product marketing and marketing communications, successfully developing cost-effective marketing programs that have resulted in customer and revenue growth. A 10-year wireless industry veteran, Garzone most recently was a vice president of marketing for Nextel Communications, Inc. (now known as Sprint/Nextel) where he was responsible for developing and implementing innovative strategies for business and field marketing, including sales communications and channel development, that contributed to both subscriber growth and customer loyalty. Previously, he served as general manager for Market Direct America and, before that, held marketing and business development positions at McGraw-Hill Information Services Group and Dun & Bradstreet. Garzone holds a B.S. degree in marketing from Seton Hall University.

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% of the U.S. population. In addition, the company offers mobile voice and data services through Nextel, Sprint and Cingular/AT&T 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 over two-thirds 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 USA Mobility's expectations for future operating and financial performance, 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, the timely and efficient integration of the operations and facilities of Metrocall and Arch 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.

Contact:
Bob Lougee
703-721-3080

Source: USA Mobility, Inc.


Long Range Systems and Dynamics Direct Bring Email Marketing to Restaurant Industry

(2006-01-17) Dynamics Direct, Inc.

First-of-its-kind Distributed Solution Allows 15,000 Restaurants to Leverage Email Channel

Los Angeles, January, 17th, 2006—Dynamics Direct, Inc., a leading provider of email marketing software and ASP solutions for the enterprise market announced today that Long Range Systems, the creators of the first wireless coaster pager and worldwide leader of onsite wireless solutions, has chosen the Dynamic Messenger™ Email Relationship Management platform to add email marketing capabilities to their restaurant offerings, including Long Range Systems new Allegiant® customer loyalty products. This new line of interactive paging solutions allows customers to provide their local restaurant with an email address to receive special offers, discounts, advanced seating, and other loyalty benefits.

The new solution combines hardware, software, databases and the Internet to deliver an innovative customer loyalty solution that empowers restaurant visitors to provide instant feedback on everything from menu items, to quality of service, to reservations. In addition, restaurant owners have unprecedented visibility to customer satisfaction and the ability to immediately act on that data. The system automatically delivers personalized and localized email to subscribers, and provides a self service interface for corporate and individual restaurant owners to view reports or modify creative content. It is the first email marketing solution offered to restaurants that provides corporate control with distributed use.

“We needed a scalable solution that could be customized for each restaurant, a tough combination”, said Ken Todd, Vice President at LRS. “Dynamics Direct is the only email marketing vendor we found that provided such a complete product suite. Dynamic Messenger has a customizable interface, an open architecture that can work with our existing systems, and a sophisticated User Manager that will allow us to support thousands of restaurants and users.

“The solution we have built with LRS is a great example of the exciting future email marketing has in front of it,” says Bob Hale, Vice President of Business Development at Dynamics Direct. “Email marketing is entering its second generation. New email marketing platforms enable customer centric marketing programs that are delivered on demand, are highly integrated with other enterprise applications, and empower multiple users across the enterprise. Dynamics Direct helps market leaders like LRS turn email into a competitive weapon.”

About Long Range Systems
lrs pager Since 1993, Long Range Systems, Inc. (LRS) based in Dallas, Texas has been a leading innovator of on-premise wireless enterprise communications solutions for the retail, manufacturing, healthcare and food service industries. LRS is widely recognized for introducing coaster-style wireless customer paging systems to restaurants nationwide, visit www.pager.net for more information.


About Dynamics Direct, Inc.
dynamics direct Email marketing software and ASP solution provider, Dynamics Direct, helps companies realize the benefits and ROI of email messaging across the enterprise by providing the most powerful, yet easy to use email marketing solutions available. Founded in 1998, Dynamics Direct is headquartered in Valencia , California , visit www.dynamicsdirect.com or call 661-600-2059. Media Contact: Ms. Loretta Knapp, lknapp@dynamicsdirect.com


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  • A Taiwan company founded in 1992 with extensive experience designing and manufacturing paging and broadband products.
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NEW YORK SUBWAY

AP New York

Bidders submit plans to wire NYC subway stations

By ADAM GOLDMAN
Associated Press Writer

January 18, 2006, 6:55 PM EST

NEW YORK—Some of the best-known companies in the world submitted bids Wednesday to wire 277 subway stations for cell phone use, including one proposal that involves the nation's cellular carriers forming an alliance.

The bids mark a significant step in a long-running effort to make cell phone service available to the millions of New Yorkers who descend into subway stations every day and lose all ability to talk on their phones.

The 10-year contract calls for the winning bidder to wire only the platforms and not the moving trains. But the companies were required to discuss how they would expand the network to the tunnels.

Whoever wins the contract will have to make the network available to other carriers, Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Tom Kelly said.

Cingular Wireless, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and Sprint Nextel teamed up to submit one of the bids, according to Cingular spokesman Clay Owen. Cingular will take the lead on the project if awarded the bid, Owen said.

GE Capital, Time Warner Cable, Andrew Corp., Transit Technologies and Dianet Communications made up the second team that submitted a bid, according to Dianet President Jeffrey Just.

"This is the right project at the right time for the MTA," Just said. "The financial model is there for the MTA to earn substantial revenue while increasing the safety, security and services to their riders."

American Tower Corp. also was said to be among the bidders, but a message left with the company was not immediately returned.

The fourth and final bid wasn't disclosed. Kelly said the MTA would not reveal the companies until the viability of their bids is documented.

Kelly did not know how long it would take to select a winning bid.

The deadline for entering a bid was Wednesday, more than three months after the original one was set for Oct. 12.

It is not clear if wiring the subways will pay off. Industry experts said it made sense for the companies to form a partnership to allay the costs.

"I think everyone recognizes that there is very little money to be made but they very intelligently approached it from the pool concept to offset costs," said Jonathan Spira, chief analyst at Basex, an IT research firm in New York City.

Spira said the real "pot of gold at the end of the rainbow" for the companies was in the wiring of the trains _ not in merely making it possible for commuters to talk in the brief time they spend on the platforms.

T-Mobile spokesman Peter Dobrow said in an e-mail that similar partnerships in Seattle and Boston have been successful in the past.

He added that the wiring would be important if there was ever an emergency.

"In New York, we firmly believe that installing wireless solutions throughout the subway system is an important emergency services ... initiative," he wrote.

But there are also concerns about whether the wiring could allow terrorists to trigger bombs using cell phones.

At least one subway rider advocacy group is taking a wait-and-see approach to the project.

"We thought it was a good first step to wire the stations," said Gene Russianoff, an attorney for Straphangers Campaign. "There is a big difference between the stations and trains."

Source: Newsday.com


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