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FRIDAY - APRIL 21, 2006 - ISSUE NO. 209

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Subject: pagethru equipment
Date: April 17, 2006 2:46:51 PM CDT

Hola Brad, tengo 3 Pagethru que me sobran, la complicación es que están acá en Venezuela. Infórmame sobre el interés que pueda tener tu cliente y el precio.

Un abrazo,

Ricardo Baquero

Free translation:

Hi Brad, I have three extra Pagethrus, the only problem is that they are here in Venezuela. Let me know if your client is interested and what they are worth.


Ricardo Baquero

Subject: Consulta de Radio Mensajes - Costa Rica
Date: April 18, 2006 5:32:37 PM CDT

Que tal, Brad?!

Quisiera preguntarle si usted conoce de proveedores de pagers (POCSAG y Flex, VHF y 929 MHz) y repuestos, y tambien de algun proveedor para la adquisicion de un transmisor o estacion de paging Glenayre GL-T8600 en la frecuencia 929.6625 MHz (debe incluir en lo posible PA 500 W, Controlador GL-C2000S, Excitador, Fuente, Gabinete, Receptor satelital en banda L (1.059 GHz), LNB banda C (4.091 GHz), Antena parabolica 2.4 mts, y un Receptor GPS). Le agradeceria muchisimo cualquier informacion que nos pueda brindar al respecto.

Quisiera aprovechar para indicarle que su revista electronica se ha ido convirtiendo en un medio informativo y de foro muy valioso sobre aspectos relevantes y trascendentales del sector de paging y de las telecomunicaciones en general. El newsletter nos es de gran utilidad para conocer sobre aspectos no solamente informativos en cuanto a nuevas tecnologias y tendencias de la industria, sino tambien sobre la oferta innovadora de diferentes proveedores en amplios sectores de las telecomunicaciones y otras industrias conexas.

Gracias por su gentil atencion!

Miguel Gonzalez A.
Director de Operaciones
Grupo Empresarial Radiomensajes

Free translation:

Hello! How are you Brad?

I would like to ask if you know any suppliers of pagers (POCSAG & FLEX, VHF, & 900 MHz) and spare parts and also a supplier of a transmitter or paging base station Glenayre GL-T8600 on the frequency of 929.6625 MHz (it should include, if possible, a 500 watt PA, a GL-C2000S controller, exciter, power supply, cabinet, and satellite receiver on the "L" band (1.059 GHz), "C" band LNB (4.091 GHz), 2.4 meter parabolic antenna, and a GPS receiver. I would appreciate any information that you could make available to us on these items.

I would also like to take advantage of this opportunity to say that your electronic magazine has become an informative media and a very valuable forum for new technologies and trends in the industry, and about innovative offers from different suppliers en various sectors of telecommunications and other related industries.

Thank you for your kind attention,

Miguel Gonzalez
Director of Operations
Radiomensajes Industrial Group
Costa Rica

Subject: Pager requirement
Date: April 14, 2006 2:09:15 AM CDT

Dear Sir:

We Microhit Technologies LLC based in Dubai have the following urgent requirement . Please advise the pricing urgently.

A) Motorola Advisor II 450-470 MHZ Synthesized Alphanumeric Display Pager, POCSAG 512, 1200 and 2400 BAUD, AA Alkaline Battery, Plastic Carry Holster, User's Manual, 23 Coding options. Part No. A04DTS5962BA - Qty - 200 Nos

B) Universal Programming Kit 110 volt. Kit includes 3005020S09 9-pin Computer cable, 3005020S10 25-pin computer cable, 3005187R02 "phone type" cable, 2505044J02 Power supply, NRN8815B Universal Interface Box, RVN4238B Software Disk,. Motorola Part No. NLN3548B - Qty - 01 No

Thanks and best regards

Sales Coordinator
Microhit Technologies L.L.C.
Phone: +971 4 2979961
Fax: +971 4 2979964


Motorola's RAZR-Sharp Performance

By Jeremy MacNealy
April 20, 2006

AT&T (NYSE: T) and BellSouth's (NYSE: BLS) recent announcement that they'll be suspending sales of the ultra-sleek RAZR phone due to technical glitches didn't stop RAZR maker Motorola (NYSE: MOT) from touting the cell phone's success in its newest earnings conference call.

CEO Ed Zander pointed out that slick designs like RAZR have helped the company capture a coveted position among consumers: "We are more and more identified as the cool, innovative company with quality to match." As Apple has often demonstrated, the cool factor can be a definite strategic advantage in the consumer electronics market.

In its mobile devices segment, which composes 63.9% of net sales, the company increased its global market share to 21% in the first quarter. It's the first quarter in seven years where Motorola has achieved more than a 20% share of that market. For the period, total revenues in this segment increased a staggering 45%, fueled by a 61% increase in units shipped. "We anticipate that none of our competitors are close to this kind of performance," Zander added.

The high growth hasn't hampered profitability. When one analyst asked management about the competitive environment in emerging markets, Ron Garriques, Motorola's President of Mobile Devices, stated that the strength of the company's product lineup allows it to keep prices strong in these areas. Repeated price cuts from competitors have had little effect on Motorola's emerging-market business, Garriques said. Operating margins for mobile devices increased 10 percentage points, to 11%, in Q1. In the second quarter, the company expects further improvements over its year-ago operating margins.

Motorola wasn't so successful in other areas. Revenues in its networks segment dropped 14% year over year, largely because of poor results in China, which the company attributed to uncertainties in 3G licensing. In the next quarter, management expects sales in this segment to stabilize, though operating margins will remain weaker. Additionally, stock options will continue to weigh upon Motorola's bottom line; they drained $0.02 per share from earnings in the recent quarter, and the company expects that they'll exact a similar cost in Q2.

Clearly, Motorola has some wrinkles to iron out in the networks market. Fools should keep an eye on whether its strength in its core business will be enough to offset these other challenges going forward. Motorola believes it's well-positioned to continue increasing its market share and operating margins in the handset market. Now, if it can just figure out the networking biz. . .

Source: The Motley Fool


Apple shares rise on growth hopes

Thu Apr 20, 2006 12:19 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—Apple Computer Inc. (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research) shares rose as much as 5 percent on Thursday on hopes the worst for the year was behind the company, with new Intel-chip powered Macintosh computers boosting sales.

Citigroup raised its price target for the Cupertino, Calif. maker of the iPod digital music and video player to $85 from $82 and reiterated its "buy" rating on the stock.

The stock was trading at $67.79 in the afternoon

Apple on Wednesday reported a 41 percent rise in quarterly profit fueled by iPod sales, although its revenue of $4.36 billion was short of average Wall Street estimates of $4.5 billion, according to Reuters Estimates.

iPod shipments were also lighter than some analysts' estimates. Apple shipped 8.5 million iPods in the just-passed fiscal second quarter, below Lehman Brothers' target of 9.5 million.

Sales of iPods and songs and videos sold on its iTunes service accounted for half of revenue.

Although Apple issued a financial forecast that was below market expectations, analysts said on Wednesday the company was being conservative.

"Most of the negative news in the stock now appears to be out," Harry Blount, a Lehman Brothers analyst wrote in a research note. "Further, AAPL is likely to use margin levers to drive EPS growth until the next product cycle kicks in."

To boost sales of its Macintosh computers, Apple introduced new models that use Intel Corp. (INTC.O: Quote, Profile, Research) produced chips that also has the ability to let users run the Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research) Windows operating system.

Wall Street expects the company to release a new iBook laptop in time for the back-to-school season and a new computer that will run Windows and Mac operating systems by the end of the year.

Bear Stearns lowered its full year price target to $94 from $100.

"The challenge to our (estimates) is reflecting the timing/type of new products, but AAPL has demonstrated a track record of innovation, which we expect to continue," Andrew Neff, an analyst at Bear Stearns wrote in a research note.

Apple shares rose $2.14, or 3.26 percent, to $67.79 on Nasdaq in afternoon trading.

Source: Reuters

Press Release

DFW International Airport Dedicates Most Advanced Airport Operations Center in the World Post 9/11

Thursday April 20, 9:30 am ET

Facility Consolidates Communication in One Control Center; Expands Mutual Aid Capabilities for DFW in North Texas and Throughout the State

DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Texas, April 20 /PRNewswire/—With a CareFlight helicopter flying overhead and a fleet of first-responder vehicles lighting the way, DFW International Airport dedicated its new Airport and Emergency Operations Center today, enabling the world's third busiest airport to more efficiently and effectively respond to emergencies at the airport and around Texas. The new $12.4 million facility—the most advanced of any airport in the world—will be the center of daily operations at DFW, with the ability to manage day-to-day operations seamlessly for passengers and respond quickly in the case of an emergency with a more highly coordinated use of both Airport and mutual aid resources.

"DFW is a large and complex enterprise," said Jan Collmer, DFW International Airport Board Chairman. "This new facility provides us with a unified Department of Public Safety, Airfield, Airport and Emergency Operations Center which will effectively manage daily operations as well as emergencies. This great new facility is now the communications heart of DFW with increased ability to coordinate the massive resources located on our grounds. The professionals located here will coordinate responses to public inquiries from our terminals, airfield maintenance calls, police and fire calls and the coordination of all emergency communications. If and when the Airport is called upon to activate its Emergency Operation Center again, as we have in the past for the space shuttle Columbia accident, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the West Texas wildfires, we're more prepared than ever. Now, our capabilities to assist our owner cities, surrounding communities and the entire state are even greater."

DFW has worked over its entire 32-year history to foster positive relationships and develop mutual aid agreements with communities across North Texas. The addition of the new facility will serve as an opportunity to bring together public safety leaders from around the region to further the Airport's efforts to build on the more than 100 mutual aid agreements already in place.

"DFW is always willing to step forward and assist our neighbors in case of emergency," said Lillie Biggins, DFW International Airport Board Vice Chair. "DFW is a great example of cooperation between Fort Worth and Dallas and between the communities that it serves. After 9/11, it was very clear to everyone that public safety departments need to work more closely together to keep our communities safe. This new facility will serve not only DFW and millions of passengers, but millions of citizens who may never use the Airport. And we're very proud of that."

The facility will house more than two dozen personnel at any given time during the day, with as many as 84 in the building when the Emergency Operation Center is activated. The new 13,950 sq. ft. facility will house four primary operation areas including the Airport Operations Center consisting of 2,785 sq. ft., the Emergency Operations Center capable of seating 33 key staff in its 3,150 sq. ft., Airfield Operations comprising 980 sq. ft., and the 825 sq. ft. DPS dispatch area.

"Integrating the business processes of all of our operations departments has greatly enhanced every aspect of the services we offer to the traveling public and streamlined our emergency response efforts," said Jim Crites, executive vice president of operations at DFW. "We worked very hard with our FAA counterparts and appreciate all of their help and expertise. The FAA ultimately granted DFW $3.8 million in funding to help build this great facility. What's more airports are calling me saying they want a consolidated facility for themselves. This will be a great model for our partners across aviation."

The new Airport Operations Center will be busy the moment it opens today, monitoring more than 10,000 radio transmissions weekly, equivalent to one transmission per minute. The facility will also manage an average of 15 aircraft alerts per month, as well as monitoring terminal paging systems, satellite television and radio, the fire alarm system, airfield lighting systems, closed circuit television, the Storm Sentry Weather Radar system and 1,685 daily phone calls.

About DFW International Airport

Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW International Airport is the world's third busiest, offering nearly 1,900 flights per day and serving 59 million passengers a year. DFW International Airport provides non-stop service to 131 domestic and 36 international destinations worldwide. For the latest news, real-time flight information, parking availability or further details regarding the many services provided at DFW International Airport, log on to

Source: Yahoo! Finance

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42 Days and Counting: FRC Report Finds Emergency Communications in Eight Hurricane Zone States Unprepared for Potentially Dangerous 2006 Storm Season

Lessons from 2005’s deadly storms still unlearned, Federal interoperability funds impossible to track due to lack of transparency and jurisdictional infighting

Washington, D.C. – April 20, 2006 – With only 42 days before the 2006 hurricane season begins, the First Response Coalition (FRC) today released a new report that shows many first responders in eight hurricane prone states in the Gulf Coast and Atlantic regions still do not have the necessary equipment and resources for communications interoperability. The report, “The Imminent Storm 2006: Vulnerable Emergency Communications in Eight Hurricane Zone States,” examines the interoperability efforts in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. With forecasters predicting an active and dangerous 2006 hurricane season, improving first responder communications before the next catastrophic storm arrives is imperative.

The FRC finds a wide disparity in the commitment to interoperability by states in this hurricane prone region. Some states have implemented successful statewide interoperability plans, while others have only begun to conduct needs assessments.

South Carolina and Florida have extensive statewide interoperability efforts, with robust 800 MHz networks available to all jurisdictions that choose to connect. Texas uses gateway patches to connect networks from different departments in areas the networks overlap. Louisiana operates an aging statewide analog network that connects state agencies, but does not interconnect with local public safety departments.

Mississippi has 40 different radio systems in use across the state. Since June 2005, the state’s Wireless Communication Commission has held 13 meetings to discuss interoperability but has implemented no solutions. Alabama’s Emergency Management Agency provides preprogrammed radios to first responders during disasters, but has no statewide network. The Georgia Office of Homeland Security and the Emergency Management Agency have just begun to deploy an $8 million VoIP interoperability network. North Carolina’s 800 MHz Interoperability Plan is not scheduled to be completed until 2010.

Senator Joe Lieberman, Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, said, “I am grateful to the First Response Coalition for sounding the alarm - again - about insufficient communications capabilities as the 2006 hurricane season approaches. This report should guide the Department of Homeland Security, Congress, and state and local officials in their efforts to achieve interoperable communications so they can better protect the American people during every day emergencies as well as major catastrophes. Stronger national leadership and sufficient, dedicated resources – which I have called for consistently - are necessary to avoid a repeat of the disastrous communications problems that hampered the response to Hurricane Katrina.”

The FRC report also cites a lack of clarity on how much money has actually been spent on interoperability in many of the states. Various public sources, from media stories to Congressional Research Service reports, show a wide range of funding appropriated for interoperability grants; between $200 million and $5 billion. Reasons for the confusion include the number of grant programs offering funding for interoperability programs and the lack of transparency in block grants.

“Once again, interoperability has received national attention following a disaster, but as we enter another potentially deadly hurricane season, first responders still can’t talk to one another. The FRC believes much more needs to be done, in these eight hurricane zone states and across the country,” said Steven Jones, Executive Director of the First Response Coalition.

First responder groups, including those from states in the hurricane region, endorsed the FRC’s report.

Bill Dobson, CMI (Lt. Col. Ret.), Executive Director of Southeast Louisiana Search & Rescue said, “This report should serve as a ‘call to action’ for all levels of government to make emergency communications interoperability a priority.”

Lois Clark McCoy, President of the National Institute for Urban Search and Rescue (NIUSR) said, “The FRC has shone a spotlight on the communications struggles of those first responders who are in the bulls-eye of the approaching hurricane season. This report is essential reading for anybody who cares about first responders having the support they need to safely and effectively protect the communities they serve.”

Ronald E. Hampton, Executive Director of the National Black Police Association said, “The First Response Coalition has developed an important and timely report about the distressing state of emergency communication in hurricane-prone states.”

The FRC report offers five recommendations to speed the arrival of communications interoperability for first responders in the eight hurricane zone states and across the country:

The FRC report is available at

For more information, contact Steven Jones at 202 263 2904 or

About the FRC
The First Response Coalition is a 501(c)(3) organized formed to educate the public on the needs of our first responders. The FRC is an independent voice ensuring that policymakers and legislators address public safety issues such as funding and equipment for communications interoperability, spectrum allocation, and coordination between first responders at the federal, state and local level.
FRC supporters include: American Public Health Association, Fire Department Safety Officers Association, National Association of Hispanic Firefighters, National Black Police Association, National Institute for Urban Search and Rescue, Operation Respond Institute, and Southeast Louisiana Search and Rescue.

For more information, visit

Source: The First Response Coalition



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Motorola to Extend Wireless Broadband Capabilities Through Acquisition of Orthogon Systems

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. 18 April 2006—Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Orthogon Systems, a privately held, leading provider of high-performance fixed wireless solutions. The addition will expand the MOTOwi4 portfolio of IP, wireless broadband solutions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition, which is subject to regulatory and other customary conditions, is expected to close in the first half of 2006.

Orthogon's industry leading expertise in wireless Ethernet connectivity is highly strategic to Motorola’s rapidly growing wireless broadband business. A pioneer in intelligent OFDM-based, wireless IP, point-to-point transmission solutions, Orthogon has developed and successfully marketed innovative, software-defined Ethernet bridges. With this acquisition Motorola will enhance its OFDM capability and broaden the support of its MOTOwi4 wireless broadband offerings—including WiMAX, Mesh Solutions and Canopy products—and accelerate the growth of its existing wireless IP access business. Motorola expects to advance Orthogon core technology to build it into a series of future products.

Orthogon, headquartered in Ashburton, England, is known for delivering true non-line of sight and reliable connectivity in the most challenging environments. The Company has an impressive portfolio of products and technologies including its award-winning wireless Ethernet bridges that are renowned for their high performance, security, and ease of installation and management. Since July 2003, Orthogon has installed thousands of wireless links, successfully connecting disparate networks within corporate enterprises, service providers and municipalities in 53 countries worldwide.

"Orthogon is at the forefront of innovation in wireless OFDM point-to-point solutions and is highly complementary to Motorola’s MOTOwi4 wireless broadband capabilities," said Greg Brown, President, Motorola’s Networks and Enterprise business. "Orthogon products and technologies will advance Motorola’s vision of seamless mobility by providing customers with easy, uninterrupted access to communication and information. By combining Orthogon’s expertise and best-in-class product portfolio with Motorola’s strength in product and technology development, we are confident that Motorola will be a stronger competitor with a broader product portfolio and enhanced prospects for continued growth and success."

"This is an outstanding transaction for our company and we look forward to taking our solutions to the next level as part of Motorola," said Philip Bolt, President and CEO of Orthogon. "Motorola is at the forefront of mobile communications and wireless broadband technology, making it the ideal partner for Orthogon. This combination creates exciting future growth opportunities for Orthogon, our customers and our employees and we look forward to joining the Motorola team."

Motorola has an existing minority equity investment in Orthogon, which was driven by its venture capital arm, Motorola Ventures. In addition, Motorola has been a distributor of Orthogon’s products through its Canopy business since 2004.

About Motorola
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of Seamless Mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you get and stay connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering "must have" products, "must do" experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $36.8 billion in 2005. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit

About Orthogon
Orthogon Systems is a leading provider of high-performance fixed wireless solutions known for delivering reliable connectivity in the most challenging environments. Based on unique, patented intelligent radio technology, the award-winning OS-Gemini and OS-Spectra products are secure, easy-to-install and self-managing. Since July 2003, Orthogon has installed thousands of wireless links, successfully connecting disparate networks within corporate enterprises, service providers and municipalities in 53 countries worldwide and growing. Orthogon Systems is headquartered in Ashburton, England with offices in Moscow, Dubai, Singapore and Shanghai. The legal name of the company is Piping Hot Networks Limited, which operates under the name of Orthogon Systems. For more information, please visit

Business Risks
The statements in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements based on current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements include, but may not be limited to, statements about the anticipated timing of the transaction and the potential impact the acquisition will have on Motorola. Motorola wishes to caution the reader that the factors below and those contained in Item 1A of Motorola's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005, as amended, and in its other SEC filings could cause Motorola's results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These factors include: (i) unforeseen factors that could impact the timely completion of the transaction on the terms described, (ii) difficulties in integrating the operations of the newly-acquired business and achieving strategic objectives, (iii) difficulties in retaining employees at Orthogon, (iv) difficulties and delays in the further development, production, testing and marketing of acquired technologies, (v) uncertainties related to broader deployment of relatively new technologies, including customer acceptance of the products and technologies, (vi) the ability to differentiate our products and compete with other companies in the same markets and (vii) the general outlook for the economy and the telecom industry.

Media contacts
Jennifer Weyrauch
+1 847 435-5320

Anastasia Bullinger
+1 847-632-3342

Dava Curtin
+1 703-830-1912

Source: Motorola


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