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FRIDAY - APRIL 28, 2006 - ISSUE NO. 210

Dear friends of Wireless Messaging,

There is a lot of interesting news this week. Plans for the AAPC Wireless Forum in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina are shaping up. If you haven't registered and made your travel arrangements yet, please do so ASAP. (Yes, I have done mine.) You don't want to miss this event. I am looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones. I have been corresponding with a colleague in Australia who will be attending. I am looking forward to meeting him in person. I am also helping him set up meetings with various vendors.

So please check out the updated AAPC schedule of events immediately following this section. I hope to see you there.

Here are this week's headlines:

  • Revolutionary New Parking Service Launches In UK—ParkMagic
  • Wireless Venture Partners, Inc. is Striking Forth into New Markets
  • CTIA stands against proposal to create 700 MHz national public-safety network
  • FCC chairman nominated for new term
  • Hurricane Communication Devices Inadequate
  • Celebrate Earth Day…Recycle your Wireless Devices
  • Automated Phone System Will Call Residents In Emergency (ha ha ha—you gotta be kidding)
  • Some U.S. States Not Ready for Hurricanes
  • Chertoff Promises Reporters Improved Communications During Emergencies
  • FEMA Scapegoat: A Nation Still Unprepared With Communications
  • FCC’s Independent Panel Reviewing the Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Communications Networks will hold its next meeting on May 12
  • California Public Utilities Commission Approves BPL Regulations
  • House Committee Okays Telecoms Bill with BPL-Interference Study Amendment
  • SpectraLink Unveils New Handset
  • Various New Photographs
  • Letters to the Editor

I am hoping to hear from some of my EMMA colleagues about their meeting in Athens, Greece this week. Maybe I can have something in next week's newsletter about that.


Ogo a go in Germany with CT-17 for 1&1
Posted Apr 27th 2006 1:57PM
IXI Mobile has made good on its MacArthur-like promise to return to the mobile messaging arena, with the launch of the CT-17 in Germany. As previously reported, the handheld will be selling for about $60, with monthly plans, marketed through 1&1 as the Pocket Web service, starting at about $12. Unlike IXI's original effort, the text-centric AT&T Ogo (which IXI still markets in some countries), the CT-17 has broad support for a range of services, including web access and voice features (via an external headset). Voice and web functions were among the reasons for the original Ogo's failure to catch on (that and the fact that AT&T sort of lost interest in it amid the company's acquisition by Cingular). PocketWeb is being positioned as a lower-cost competitor to products like the Sidekick and BlackBerry, and with the new features and attractive pricing, the Ogo may just be a go this time around. [source]

Now on to more news and views.

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Tentative Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, May 31
8:00 am Registration Open, North Pre-function Lobby
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Paging Technical Committee Meeting
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Lunch On Your Own
12:30 pm – 5:00 pm Exhibit Set-up
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7:30 am Registration Open, North Pre-function Lobby
8:30 am – 10:00 am FCC Update
Ken Hardman, American Association of Paging Carriers
Mark Crosby, Enterprise Wireless Association
Bruce Deer, American Association of Paging Carriers
10:00 am – 10:15 am Break sponsored by Daviscomms USA and USA Mobility
10:15 am – 11:00 am Paging for the Future
Ben Resner, Ambient Devices
11:00 – 11:30 am Sponsor Presentations
11:30 am – 11:45 amBreak sponsored by Daviscomms USA and USA Mobility
11:45 am – 12:30 pm Paging—Where Do We Go From Here?
Derek Banner, European Mobile Messaging Association (EMMA)
12:30 pm – 1:30 pmLunch in the Exhibit Hall
12:30 pm – 5:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm AAPC General Meeting
3:15 pm – 4:30 pmAAPC Board Meeting
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Cocktail Reception
Sponsored by Unication USA and USA Mobility
Friday, June 2 
8:30 am – 9:15 am

Diversifying The Revenue Stream—Success Stories
What's Working In Marketing Wireless Messaging?

Panel Moderator: Brad Dye, Wireless Messaging Consultant

Tentative Panel Members: (* confirmed)

  • Paul Fitzgerald, ParkMagic
  • Jon Word, Contact Wireless
  • Jim Nelson, Prism Paging
  • Brooks Marsden, GTES *
  • Dietmar Gollnick, e*Message Europe
  • Mary Regan, Trace Technologies *
9:15 am – 9:25 am Break
9:15 am – 11:30 am Exhibit Hall Open
9:30 am – 10:15 amWireless Spectrum/Policy Landscape
Mark Crosby, Enterprise Wireless Association
10:15 am – 11:30 amThe Innovations of Today’s Answering Services—Promises of Revenues
Brian Gilmore, Fallon Communications
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1:00 pm SouthernNet Meeting
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Advanced RF Communications Ira Wiesenfeld
Advantra International  Minilec Service, Inc.
Aquis Communications, Inc.  Northeast Paging
Ayrewave Corporation  NotePage Inc.
Bay Star Communications ParkMagic
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CPR Technology  Prism Paging
CVC Paging  Product Support Services
Daniels Electronics  Ron Mercer
Daviscomms USA  Sun Telecom International
EMMA—European Mobile Messaging Association  Texas Association of Paging Services
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Global Fax Network Services  UCOM Paging
GTES LLC  Unication USA
Hark Systems  USA Mobility, Systems Application Division
Heartland Communications  WiPath Communications
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Following the phenomenally successful ParkMagic public pilot and live launch in Ireland during 2005 ParkMagic announces the immediate availability of the service to Parking Operators and Local Authorities across the United Kingdom.

From April, in conjunction with PageOne, the UK’s premier business wireless messaging provider, ParkMagic will be available, enabling the deployment of real-time in car “pay and display” style parking payment without the need for meters, IT infrastructure or other capital costs.

“We’re delighted be working with ParkMagic to bring this dynamic service to the UK”, said Chris Jones, Managing Director, PageOne. “Utilising our highly robust, nationwide network, ParkMagic can now offer councils and parking operators across the UK a highly cost effective parking control system. Best of all, ParkMagic requires the minimum of up front infrastructure investment.”

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“ParkMagic is about simplicity and usability for all”, added Paul Fitzgerald, Chief Executive ParkMagic. “It is about accessibility and making mobile payment a real and usable payment mechanism for millions. As for how it works - it’s just magic!” adding that the company ethos was to deliver only the best of proven technology but to keep the complexity well hidden.

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About ParkMagic:
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Expanding Horizons; Wireless Venture Partners, Inc. is Striking Forth into New Markets in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Kentucky

LAS VEGAS, April 25 /PRNewswire/—Wireless Venture Partners, Inc., the wireless products and services retailer, is expanding operations into Ohio, Pennsylvania and Kentucky.

"Our successes in the western United States have spurred us to look at new territories and markets of operation," says Kurt A. Swauger, Founder of Wireless Venture Partners (WVP). "These new markets will enable us to set even higher standards of service and product quality."

The primary market targets in each state are as follows: Cleveland and Cincinnati in Ohio, Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, and Louisville and Lexington in Kentucky. In these markets, WVP, dubbed "America's fastest growing retailer," will offer its suite of wireless products and services, phones, accessories and wireless messaging.

WVP has already found success in western US markets. Since its founding in 2002, WVP worked first with T-Mobile Deutsche Telecom and then with Verizon Wireless. Currently, WVP owns and operates 38 Verizon branded retail locations in the Mid-West US markets, and this partnership is, Swauger says, a stepping stone toward becoming the nation's largest franchised wireless retailer. The company plans to add an additional 179 locations operating in 15 additional states by the end of 2006.

"We're very excited about our forays into these three states," says Swauger. "We're looking forward to leveraging our experience and our partnership with Verizon to provide an unprecedented quality of products and services."

About Wireless Venture Partners, Inc.
Wireless Venture Partners, Inc. (WVP) was founded in 2002 by Kurt A. Swauger, a long-time wireless executive who began his career over 15 years an account manager at Paging Network, Inc. (PAGE) As an exclusive dealer of national wireless carriers, WVP expanded from its initial markets in the western United States to become a leading national wireless retailer serving over 42 US markets in 700 locations. For more information, please visit

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CTIA stands against proposal to create 700 MHz national public-safety network

By Jeffrey Silva
Apr 27, 2006

WASHINGTON—The U.S. mobile phone industry opposes a newly unveiled plan to reserve a large block of auction-bound spectrum for a national broadband public safety network, an initiative championed by former wireless executive Morgan O’Brien and designed to bring communications interoperability to first responders frustrated by the inability to talk to each other during large-scale emergencies.

“CTIA believes this new proposal will have the unintended consequences of halting deployment of this much needed communications system,” said Steve Largent, president of the cell phone carrier association.

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Largent noted that 24 megahertz at 700 MHz already has been set aside for public safety, and $1 billion of the proceeds from the auction of frequencies in that band are earmarked by Congress to fund first-responder communications.

“A new debate would arrest the progress Congress has made in providing both the spectrum and funding that it has pledged to public safety,” Largent said. “Additionally, this new proposal would deny American consumers the benefits of the spectrum allocation and assignment, both in terms of the billions of dollars in revenue that will flow into the U.S. Treasury, as well as the delivery of new services to more than 200 million U.S. wireless consumers, many of whom rely on their wireless devices for enhanced productivity, safety and security.”

O’Brien, joined by his team of wireless industry and public safety veterans heading startup Cyren Call Communications Corp., today petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to initiate a rulemaking to reserve 30 megahertz in the upper 700 MHz band for a next-generation public safety network that would cover major metropolitan areas as well as small rural communities throughout the country.

Click here to view details of Cyren Call's proposal. Click here to view RCR's previous coverage of this story by Jeffrey Silva.

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The FCC and Congress did not comment immediately on the Cyren proposal.

Cyren is headed by the two co-founders of Nextel Communications Inc. (now Sprint Nextel Corp.): O’Brien and Brian McAuley. The spectrum sought by Cyren is being returned by TV broadcasters as part of their transition to digital technology and is slated to be sold by January 2008. The U.S. government, currently facing a massive budget deficit, anticipates raising billions of dollars from the sale of 700 MHz licenses.

O’Brien said there is a narrow opportunity for fixing the interoperability problem, and it will be lost for good if the 30 megahertz is auctioned. He said he plans to travel around the nation to sell his idea to state and local government leaders and first responders themselves.

“There is enormous, bipartisan political support for giving America’s first responders more robust, interoperable communications tools, but until now we have not had the means,” said O’Brien. “The public sector has not had the necessary funding or spectrum to make it happen, and the private sector has not had the incentives. Under this proposal, it will no longer be a question of whether we have the means to enact change, but whether we have the will.”

O’Brien said the 24 megahertz Congress is currently considering is not contiguous and therefore would not accomplish the objective.

At a press conference this morning, O’Brien openly acknowledged his proposal is controversial and that Cyren faces a formidable challenge in changing hearts and minds on Capitol Hill and at the FCC. At the same time, he added, “Opposition is not something that I’m afraid of.”

Cyren envisions a public-private partnership with commercial operators that would underwrite network infrastructure deployment in exchange for leveraging the 700 MHz for wireless business opportunities. First responders and others would have preferential access to the 30-megahertz block during emergencies, but would otherwise occupy a very small portion of network capacity to satisfy day-to-day public-safety requirements.

Under the plan, the FCC would oversee a single licensee—known as the Public Safety Broadband Trust—with the authority to lease capacity in the 700 MHz block (747-762 MHz and 777-792 MHz) to entities responsible for helping construct the national broadband public-safety system. Cyren regards itself as the kind of experienced and qualified third party that could manage the trust, though the selection would be left to the FCC.

While Cyren offers a compelling solution to a public-safety communications interoperability problem that has eluded the FCC, Congress, the Department of Homeland Security and other governmental bodies to date, the proposal faces a number of challenges and likely will need backing from the public-safety community, wireless industry, the Bush administration and Capitol Hill to gain traction.

While CTIA was critical of the Cyren plan, rural cellular carriers appear willing to give it a hard look.

Moreover, O’Brien argues the debate his firm will ignite needs to be viewed in a broader, three-dimensional context in which spectrum is but one component.

“It’s not simply a spectrum problem. It’s a spectrum and funding problem,” said O’Brien. Indeed, safety communications requirements cannot always be consistently accommodated through sometimes erratic budget cycles of state and local governments, including those that are strapped for cash.

The U.S. government wants to auction in coming years the 700 MHz frequencies O’Brien has requested for a national broadband public safety network. The government is betting wireless, cable TV, Internet companies and others will be willing to pay billions of dollars for wireless licenses in frequencies with superb propagation characteristics. Some of the anticipated auction proceeds already have been spoken for in the form of local and federal programs requested by various lawmakers.

“Cyren recognizes that this 700 MHz spectrum has been designated in the Communications Act to be auctioned for commercial purposes. However, it believes that the public interest demands that this designation be revisited and already has committed itself to pursuing legislative relief,” stated the startup.

Source: RCR Wireless News

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FCC chairman nominated for new term

Apr 26, 2006

President George W. Bush has tapped FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin of North Carolina for a second, five-year term on the Commission starting July 1. The White House submitted Martin's name to the US Senate this week for confirmation. Martin says he's honored to be nominated for a second term as a commissioner and as FCC chairman. "This is an exciting time of growth and innovation in the communications sector," Martin said in a statement. "I look forward to working with the Administration, Congress, my fellow commissioners and the talented staff at the FCC to provide all Americans with the services and opportunities offered by the best communications system in the world today." His FCC colleagues issued statements expressing their confidence in Martin's leadership. Martin succeeded Michael Powell as FCC chairman in 2005. In the meantime, politics reportedly is keeping the FCC from having a full slate of commissioners. In February, the White House nominated Republican Robert M. McDowell of Virginia to fill the still-vacant fifth seat on the FCC. The Senate Commerce Committee okayed the telecommunications attorney's nomination in March, but US Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La) reportedly has blocked any of President Bush's non-judicial nominations—including McDowell's—from going forward to a vote by the full Senate. Landrieux is said to be unhappy with the pace of Hurricane Katrina recovery assistance to the Gulf Coast. The situation leaves the FCC split at two Republicans and two Democrats. If the Senate stalemate continues, Martin could continue to serve on the FCC beyond his term's expiration.

Source: ARRL


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10715 Gulfdale, Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78216

Phone: 877-764-4484
Fax: 210-341-2011

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Skydata BUC Model 2205

Specs: C Band Block Up converter.
Input: L Band, Power: 5 W The unit may be used, but in good working condition.

Optional: What we really need is the internal module SSPA (Solid State Power Amp), in order to repair a 2205 BUC. We have contacted a company that can manufacture the SSPA, and they accept to manufacture two SSPAs (but not only one). So, with the commitment of someone else to buy an SSPA, we could order SSPA x 2. The SSPA specifications are: Manufacturer: Nanowave, model: 5804-37-3, C-band, 5 watts. This is the original part number used in the Skydata BUC 2205.

Questions or comments please contact Karen Ham at e-mail: or by phone at: (504) 239-2424 (It's in Honduras. . . Not in the US)

Please note: To call this number from the USA dial: 011-504-239-2424


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GTES Corporate
Russ Allen
2736 Stein Hill Lane
Custer, WA 98240
Tel: 360-366-3888
Cell: 360-820-3888
GTES Sales
Brooks Marsden
340 Bethany Bend
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Tel: 770-754-1666
Cell: 404-518-6632


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 and select “Reseller Opportunities,” or call us at 770-754-1666 for more information.
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
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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



  • 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).

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

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Turn-key RF System Products, Engineering & Technical Services

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

Call (217) 653-8200 Fred Pakosta or Jim Neves (660) 341-0304 for your Project Requirements!
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

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Unication USA




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

We at Unication have listened and delivered.

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

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

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

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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

Prism Paging
300 Colonial Center Parkway,
Suite 100
Roswell, Georgia 30076 USA
Telephone: 678-353-3366
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Streaming Video from the
World Business Review web site.

Hurricane Communication Devices Inadequate, Pose Danger for Responders


With only 37 days before the start of the hurricane season, a new report reveals that many emergency responders in eight hurricane-prone states are not equipped with necessary communication gear.

Using government data and news reports, the report released by the First Response Coalition (FRC), "The Imminent Storm 2006: Vulnerable Emergency Communication in Eight Hurricane Zone States," examines the interoperability efforts in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.

As forecasters predict an active and dangerous 2006 hurricane season and with lessons learned from last year's Hurricane Katrina, which claimed the lives of over 1,300 people in Louisiana and Mississippi, improving first responder communications has become imperative, said Steven Jones, executive director of the FRC.

"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," Jones said.

The report details which of the eight states have implemented successful interoperability plans and which others have only begun to conduct needs assessments.

Mississippi has had 13 meetings to discuss how to merge its 40 radio systems and hasn't yet implemented a plan, the report said. Although Alabama's Emergency Management Agency provides pre-programmed radios to first responders during disasters, it has no statewide network. Georgia has just begun to deploy an $8 million voice-over- Internet protocol network, and a planned 800-megahertz communication system in North Carolina won't be finished until 2010, the report said.

Media reports indicate that representatives from the North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety and the North Carolina Highway Patrol have classified the report as "incorrect" and "misleading." Calls made to both offices were not returned as well as calls made to agencies and departments from the other seven states.

In addition, the report also noted a large discrepancy on how much funding has been spent on interoperability within the states as there have been different reports showing a wide range of funding – between $200 million and $5 billion – appropriated for interoperability grants.

Another big concern in not being able to communicate is the danger it poses to the emergency responder as well.

"Not only are emergency worker not able to effectively coordinate rescue efforts, but they are compromising their individual safety since they don't have the luxury of having situational awareness," Jones said.

A classic example, Jones said, was during 9/11, when New York firefighters failed to receive evacuation notices from the New York Police Department because the two departments operated with two different radio technologies.

The report offers five recommendations to speed the arrival of communications interoperability for emergency responders:

—Katherine Torres

Source: Occupational Hazards

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