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FRIDAY - JULY 28, 2006 - ISSUE NO. 222

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Wireless Messaging Newsletter
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From: derek.banner@wirelessmessaging.org
Subject: Vox Pro - New Member
Date: July 21, 2006 8:43:51 AM CDT
To: EMMA Members

Dear Members,

I am sure you will all join in welcoming Dan Kiely from Vox Pro in Ireland as a new EMMA Member.

I believe that Dan and his colleagues at Vox Pro will provide a significant addition to EMMA and important contributions to our work.

Dan intends to attend the Budapest meeting in November and we can all look forward to meeting him there.

I have added Dan's contact details to the attached contacts list.

Regards

Derek

PS You can view Vox Pro's website at www.voxpro.ie.

PPS I will be on holiday from Sunday so you will not be hearing much from me for the next two weeks.

Derek Banner
Chairman,
European Mobile Messaging Association


Please read the new EMMA whitepaper Radiopaging for Alerting First Responders and Informing the Public during Emergencies.

You can contact Mr. Banner by calling him on +44 1895 473 551 or e-mailing him at: derek.banner@wirelessmessaging.org.  left arrow CLICK HERE


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Advertiser Index

AAPC—American Association of Paging Carriers  InfoRad, Inc.
Advanced RF Communications  Ira Wiesenfeld
Advantra—INILEX  Minilec Service, Inc.
Aquis Communications, Inc.  Nighthawk Systems, Inc.
Ayrewave Corporation   Northeast Paging
   NotePage Inc.
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CONTEL Costa Rica  ParkMagic
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CVC Paging   Prism Paging
Daniels Electronics   Product Support Services
Daviscomms USA   Ron Mercer
EMMA—European Mobile Messaging Association   Texas Association of Paging Services
   TH Communications
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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DANIELS Electronics Receives over $4 Million in Orders with Public Safety Agencies

Victoria, B.C. Canada – August 1, 2006 – Daniels Electronics Ltd., a supplier of high reliability Land Mobile Radio (LMR) radio equipment, today announced it has received over $4,000,000 in orders with various government agencies (provincial/state and federal) for digital public safety radios.  

These orders will be used in the ongoing expansion and upgrading of the respective government agency radio networks to provide state of the art communications for the first line public safety responders, be they police, fire or emergency management staff responding to forest fires, hurricanes or other public safety events.

“Daniels is very pleased with this substantial repeat business order from existing customers. It reaffirms that Daniels has and is developing the right public safety products to meet the needs of our front line responders.” says Robert Small, Chief Operating Officer of Daniels Electronics. “We are pleased to be able to support our public safety agencies with equipment that facilitates digital interoperable communications across all branches of the Government.”

About Daniels Electronics Ltd.

Daniels Electronics Ltd. is a North American leader in the design and manufacture of customized radio communications systems for specialized applications. For the past 50 years Daniels has provided our customers in North America and internationally with highly reliable base stations, repeaters and paging equipment that is environmentally robust and operates in rugged and extreme temperature conditions where low current consumption is a key requirement. For more information about Daniels Electronics, visit www.danelec.com.

Contacts:

Gerry Wight
Daniels Electronics Ltd.
(250) 382-8268
Gerry_Wight@danelec.com

 

Source: Daniels Electronics News Release


Emergency Communications Bill Includes Amateur Radio as Interoperability Agent

NEWINGTON, CT, July 27, 2006 — A bill to enhance emergency communication at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) includes Amateur Radio operators as part of an overall effort to provide interoperability among responders. The 21st Century Emergency Communications Act of 2006 (HR 5852), an amendment to the Homeland Security Act of 2002, passed the US House this week on a 414-2 vote and has gone to the Senate. Its sponsor, Rep David G. Reichert (R-WA) — who chairs the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Science and Technology — says his legislation is designed "to improve the ability of emergency responders to communicate with each other" — interoperability.

"Until the events of September 11, 2001, many people in this nation believed and assumed that first responders from different disciplines and jurisdictions could actually talk to each other," Reichert — a former police officer — told the House in support of his bill. "It wasn't happening. It is still not happening today. Unfortunately, that was not the case then, and, as demonstrated by the inadequate responses to Hurricane Katrina, that is not the case today."

Reichert told his colleagues that the inability of first responders to communicate with each another effectively led to the loss of many lives along the US Gulf Coast last year. "This is simply unacceptable," he said.

His measure also would require the DHS to strengthen its efforts to improve emergency communications. HR 5852 calls for Amateur Radio operators to be part of a "Regional Emergency Communications Coordination Working Group" (RECC Working Group) that would be attached to each regional Department of Homeland Security office. The RECC Working Groups would advise federal and state homeland security officials.

Membership in the RECC Working Groups would include state and local officials; law enforcement, first responders such as fire departments; 911 centers; hospitals; ambulance services; communications equipment vendors, telephone, wireless satellite, broadband and cable service providers; public utilities; broadcasters; emergency evacuation transit services; state emergency managers, homeland security directors or representatives of state administrative agencies; local emergency managers or homeland security directors, and "other emergency response providers or emergency support providers as deemed appropriate."

Federal government representatives to the RECC Working Groups would include representatives from the DHS "and other federal departments and agencies with responsibility for coordinating interoperable emergency communications" with state, local, and tribal governments.

According to the bill, the RECC Working Groups would function to assess the survivability, sustainability, and interoperability of local emergency communications systems to meet the goals of the National Emergency Communications Report. That report would be developed by the Assistant Secretary for Emergency Communications "to provide recommendations regarding how the United States can accelerate the deployment of interoperable emergency communications nationwide."

Among other things, the RECC Working Groups would report annually to the Assistant Secretary for Emergency Communications "on the status of its region in building robust and sustainable interoperable voice and data emergency communications networks and on the progress of the region in meeting the goals of the National Emergency Communications Report." The RECC Working Groups also would be tasked with ensuring a process to coordinate the establishment of "effective multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency emergency communications networks" that could be brought into play following acts of terrorism, natural disasters and other emergencies.

HR 5852 has been referred to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Source: ARRL


CalAmp's Dataradio Unit Signs Contract to Replace Onondaga County, New York Mobile Data Network; Countywide Network to Provide Mobile Data Communications for Fire, Police and EMS Personnel

OXNARD, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 26, 2006—CalAmp Corp. (Nasdaq:CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products and engineering services, today announced that its operating unit, Dataradio Inc., has signed a contract with New York's Onondaga County to replace the County's existing mobile data network used by first responders. The contract is valued at approximately $3.8 million and will provide mobile data to the City of Syracuse, NY and all areas within Onondaga County. Work on the project is expected to begin in mid-August with system acceptance scheduled for April 2007.

The new Dataradio G3 800 MHz IP platform operates at 48 Kbps, and can be upgraded to higher speeds in the future. The system will initially support approximately 800 first responders and is provisioned for expansion in the future.

"Dataradio is pleased to be selected to upgrade and expand Onondaga County's network," remarked Dataradio President Bob Rouleau. "We take our customers' demand for mission-critical mobile data networks seriously and understand the importance of providing fast and reliable data communications. Onondaga County's trust in our company reaffirms the commitment we've made to providing innovative solutions that are highly reliable and cost effective. The G3 platform offers the increased data speed that is required by the County while minimizing infrastructure costs. More importantly, this system provides the functionality Onondaga County needs today, along with a platform that will make system expansion easy in the future."

Onondaga County Executive Nicholas J. Pirro said, "Onondaga County's 911 Communications Center provides our citizens with the finest in emergency communications service and we remain committed to providing them and the public safety forces who serve them with the best tools available to respond to all emergency situations. Dataradio will continue to ensure that quality."

John Balloni, Acting Commissioner of 911 Emergency Services for Onondaga County, said, "The recent growth in the use of this technology by emergency service providers expedited our need for a faster network. The G3 product offered us a network that can expand as our needs continue to grow. Our prior experience with Dataradio and their reputation for quality products and superior support positively influenced our decision to stay with Dataradio."

About Dataradio
For 25 years, Dataradio has been a recognized and innovative supplier of advanced wireless data products and systems for mission-critical applications. Public safety organizations, utilities, local government, water management, and other critical infrastructure operations depend on Dataradio to ensure that vital data wirelessly reaches the people who need it, when they need it most. From mobile data systems and radio modems, to analog radios and telemetry devices, Dataradio products are found at the heart of private wireless networks around the world. For additional information, please visit www.dataradio.com. Dataradio was acquired by CalAmp in May 2006.

About CalAmp Corp.
CalAmp is a leading provider of wireless equipment, engineering services and software that enable anytime/anywhere access to critical information, data and entertainment content. With comprehensive capabilities ranging from product design and development through volume production, CalAmp delivers cost-effective high quality solutions to a broad array of customers and end markets. CalAmp is the leading supplier of Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) outdoor customer premise equipment to the U.S. satellite television market. CalAmp also provides wireless connectivity solutions for the telemetry and asset tracking markets, private wireless networks, public safety communications and critical infrastructure and process control applications. For additional information, please visit CalAmp's website at www.calamp.com.

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Statements in this press release that are not historical in nature are forward-looking statements, which involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Words such as "may", "will", "expect", "intend", "plan", "believe", "seek", "could", "estimate", "judgment", "targeting", "should", and variations of these words and similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those implied by such forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including general and industry economic conditions, competition, development factors, operating costs, CalAmp's ability to eliminate operating losses in its Solutions Division and make this business segment profitable, CalAmp's ability to efficiently and cost-effectively integrate its acquired businesses, and other risks and uncertainties that are detailed from time to time in CalAmp's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although CalAmp management believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. CalAmp undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contacts
CalAmp Corp.
Rick Vitelle, 805-987-9000
or
Financial Relations Board
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Source: BusinessWire


Japan's bullet-trains to get Wi-Fi

July 28, 2006

Passengers on the famous Japanese Shinkansen "bullet trains" will be able to surf the Internet while traveling at 300 kilometers per hour thanks to a new service planned by the railway operator. But there's going to be quite a wait until the first wireless LAN equipped trains arrive at the platform.

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai), which operates the Shinkansen service between Tokyo and the western Japanese city of Osaka, said that it plans to offer wireless Internet service throughout all cars of its new N700-series trains from early 2009.

A general upgrade of the communications system for the trains will enable the service, which will be supplied to the train through a leaky coaxial cable that runs alongside the train tracks. A similar analog system is already in operation providing basic communications and a radio channel that is rebroadcast in the train but the new system will be digital and carry Internet traffic.

Few details of the Internet service have been worked out, except that it will be delivered to passengers through wireless LAN base stations located in each car of the train. A service provider has yet to be selected and no decision has been made on whether the service will be offered at no charge, a JR Tokai spokesman said.

The communication system upgrade will bring other benefits. Also new will be an internal mobile phone service that allows the train's driver and guard to speak to each other at any time and also allows for three-way calls with other such as train company officials or station controllers in the event of a problem or emergency.

Source: PC•WELT


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THEY ALL USE NIGHTHAWK.

Nighthawk Systems Inc. manufactures low cost and reliable remote control products for fire house alerting, volunteer alerting, activation of warning signs and sirens, and a number of applications for public safety.  The Company manufactures the EA1 and the FAS-8 which have been designed specifically for these applications.  Both products are paging based and will work with any public or private paging network.  They are available in all VHF, UHF, and 900 MHz paging frequencies.  The products can serve as the primary notification system or an excellent, low-cost backup to existing systems.

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The EA1 is the solution for remotely activating public warning signage.  Examples include tornado sirens, flash flood warnings, fire danger, Amber Alert, icy roads, etc.  The EA1 can also send text messages to scrolling signs.  This can occur in conjunction with the activation of audible alarms and visual strobes.  This is ideal for public notification in buildings, schools, hotels, factories, etc. The group call feature allows for any number of signs or flashing lights to be activated at the same time over a wide geographic area.  In addition, the EA1 Emergency Alert is the perfect solution for low cost yet highly effective alerting of volunteer fire fighters in their home.  When activated the EA1 will emit an audible alarm and activate the power outlet on the units faceplate.  A common setup is to simply place the EA1 on a table and plug a lamp into the faceplate.  When paged from dispatch or any touch tone phone the EA1 will awaken the fire fighter to a lit room.  As an option the EA1 can be ordered with a serial cable, allowing for attachment of a serial printer.  When paged the alphanumeric message will be printed out at the same time the alarm sounds and the outlet is activated.  The EA1 is an ideal complement to alphanumeric belt pagers common to volunteers.

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Firehouse Automation

The FAS-8 is designed for activating one or more relays in a firehouse and if desired, printing the alphanumeric message to a serial printer.  For this application the FAS-8 is set to activate upon receiving the proper paging cap code sent from 911 dispatch.  Up to eight different devices can be activated all with individual time functions.  The most common devices to turn on include the PA amplifier, audible wake up alarm, and house lights.  The most common device turned off is the stove.  The FAS-8 can accept up to 8 different cap codes and have separate relay and time functions per cap code.  This allows for different alerting to be accomplished at the same physical location depending upon which cap code is sent.  This can be very helpful when fire crews and medical crews are housed in the same building.

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This is a one-day training course on Paging that can be conducted at your place of business. Please take a look at the course outline to see if you think this might be beneficial in your employees: Paging Seminar outline. I would be happy to customize the content to meet your specific requirements.

Although it touches on several "technical" topics, it is definitely not a technical course. I used to teach the sales and marketing people at Motorola Paging and they appreciated an atmosphere where they could ask technical questions without being made to feel like a dummy and without getting a long convoluted overly-technical answer that left them more confused than before. A good learning environment is one that is non-threatening.

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TAPS—Texas Association of Paging Services is looking for partners on 152.480 MHz. Our association currently uses Echostar, formerly Spacecom, for distribution of our data and a large percentage of our members use the satellite to key their TXs. We have a CommOneSystems Gateway at the uplink in Chicago with a back-up running 24/7. Our paging coverage area on 152.480 MHz currently encompasses Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Kansas. The TAPS paging coverage is available to members of our Network on 152.480 MHz for $.005 a transmitter (per capcode per month), broken down by state or regions of states and members receive a credit towards their bill for each transmitter which they provide to our coverage. Members are able to use the satellite for their own use If you are on 152.480 MHz or just need a satellite for keying your own TXs on your frequency we have the solution for you.

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Brad Dye
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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Radio? “You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.”
—Albert Einstein (When asked to describe radio)

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