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FRIDAY - MARCH 31, 2006 - ISSUE NO. 206

Dear friends of Wireless Messaging,

Well, spring has arrived. It's 75º (F.) here in Southern Illinois today. A photographer friend of mine shot this photo in Washington, DC on Wednesday.

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Jim Brickett—Photography With Imagination

More of his work on page three.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson once penned, “In the spring, a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” So what happens to an old man's fancy? Baseball, politics, fixing the rocking chair, and doctor's appointments? Bah!

I found some more submissions to The FCC's Independent Panel Reviewing the Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Communications Networks and you will find them throughout the three pages of this issue. I hope you enjoy it.

Hector Rodrigo, an experienced paging engineer in Mississippi, is looking for a job. You can download his resumé here. left arrow

I am sorry that I don't have any news about the American Messaging / Verizon Paging deal. Several people from both companies have signed up for the newsletter recently, and I suspect that you all want to know what's going on. Well, so do I. Just as soon as I find any verifiable details, I will let you know. From what I am hearing "off the record" it sounds like a done deal. Stay tuned.

Now on to more news and views

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AAPC—American Association of Paging Carriers  Minilec Service, Inc.
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GTES LLC  UCOM Paging
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Heartland Communications  USA Mobility, Systems Application Division
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WIRELESS MESSAGING NEWS

PageOne Expands Sales Team

As its share of the Corporate and Public sectors continues to grow

London 28th March 2006 – PageOne, the UK’s foremost supplier of wireless SMS messaging technology and services, today announces the addition of three new members to its sales team. PageOne has seen tremendous growth in its corporate and public sector business in the last year, leading to these new appointments. Public Sector Messaging Solutions will welcome Nick Smith and Lisa Cornwall, with Sandra Jones the newest member to the Corporate Messaging sales team.

Nick joins PageOne from Global Crossing where he was a member of the direct sales team and has over 25 years’ experience in the telecoms sector. Lisa has spent the last nine years honing her skills in messaging and joins PageOne from Vodafone, where she was a member of their direct sales team. Sandra, who has worked in sales for most of her career, brings with her a wealth of corporate sector experience again from the messaging industry, the last 9 of which were spent at Vodafone.

Chris Jones, Managing Director, said: “PageOne’s market share in the corporate and public sectors has grown tremendously in the last year. We see 2006 as offering PageOne a host of opportunities for further growth in these sectors. Nick, Lisa and Sandra are joining to ensure we explore these opportunities to the full. I look forward to welcoming them to one of the most dynamic sales teams in the mobile messaging sector, and I’m confident they will be great additions to an already great team!”

PageOne is a leading provider of SMS mobile messaging solutions and is a government approved paging and mobile messaging technology supplier. It provides a range of products from desktop texting and paging to customised, integrated bespoke messaging solutions. www.pageone.co.uk

About PageOne. www.pageone.co.uk
PageOne has been providing award winning wireless messaging solutions for nearly 20 years and has established a track record of leading the field in the introduction of innovative products and services. PageOne owns and operates a UK nation-wide paging network and provides business SMS messaging solutions; PageOne Paging and PageOne Connect respectively.

All PageOne systems are powered by the company’s own flexible platform Oventus, developed to enable the seamless integration of mobile messaging across different networks and technologies. These services have consistently been designed to meet and exceed the demands of an increasingly mobile environment, providing reliable and cost effective communications to thousands of organisations across the government, NHS and major corporate sectors.

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Jason Bird, Stewart-Muir Communications, Tel: 020 8971 6400
Email: jason@stewartmuir.com

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Telenor Launches First Global Satellite Phones

With new satellite equipment from the Norwegian telecommunications company Telenor, you can make calls and send faxes, data and e-mail to and from almost everywhere on earth.

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"We are very exited... and even at this very early stage, trials have been going extremely well," said Telenor satellite services managing director Knut Reed "This product means that all travelers, from aid workers to businessmen, will be able to go literally anywhere in the world secure in the knowledge" that they can keep in touch with each other and the home office.

Through satellites in stationary orbits high above the earth, users of this new "world telephone" may communicate with any telephone user in the world. The price of this phone is around $4,000, and fees for calls are about $3 a minute. The equipment is easy to use and weighs only about four pounds. The new telephone functions just like an ordinary GMS mobile phone and runs on batteries that can be recharged by car generators.

Developing the world smallest satellite phone required teamwork. It started in 1992 as 30 researchers and engineers from NERA, another Norwegian telecommunications company, joined the development team. Telenor also received help from SINTEF and NTNU in Trondheim.

Norwegian Telenor Satellite Services is now cooperating with British Telecom to offer global services. Together they market the new product as Mobiq.

Firm’s History
On January 1, 1995, Televerket AS changed its name to Telenor AS. The company that had been state-owned emerged with a business-orientated organization. With some 18,500 employees and annual revenue of 20 billion kroner,Telenor is one of the biggest companies in Norway. Its operations are divided into seven areas.

The company is Norway’s market leader in the fields of telecommunications, data services and media distribution. Its services cover everything from simple telephone subscriptions to installation and operation of complete information technology systems. Internationally Telenor concentrates on mobile telephony and on strengthening its leading position in satellite communications.

In Europe Telenor AS is now a leading provider of international satellite operations and terrestrial wireless systems. It operates cellular and paging businesses in Norway, Poland, Hungary and Russia, and has the highest traffic earth station within IMMARSAT satellite networks. Telenor has annual revenues of about $3 billion.

NORCOM- Sister Company in the USA
NORCOM Networks Corporation, a subsidiary of Telnor AS, is the first U.S. provider of a high-speed, mobile satellite communications network that serves the commercial vehicle industry. It is located in McLean, Virginia, near the nation’s capital, and its largest shareholder is Telenor. The company’s services branch, NORNET, offers coverage throughout North America.

A mobile satellite network is a wireless communication system that uses satellites to relay signals to and from mobile units such as cars, trucks, ships and airplanes. A satellite network’s use is functionally similar to that of ground-based mobile radio and cellular services. However, because satellite service is largely unaffected by distance or terrain, mobile satellite systems provide communications service to customers with wide-area coverage needs. Truck drivers that deliver goods across long distances, across the United States, for example, may use this system to advantage. I In addition to the commercial vehicle market, NORCOM’s key markets are maritime, aeronautical, governmental and fixed-site. The fixed-site data networks include security systems and natural gas, crude oil, propane and water pipelines. NORCOM will begin commercial operations in early 1997 with a staff of around 40.

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1420 Springhill RD suite 420
McLean VA 22102
Phone: (703) 903-9192
Fax: (703) 903-9528
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P.O. Box 6701 St. Olavs pl.
N-0130 Oslo
Phone: +47 22 77 89 90
Fax: +47 22 77 89 19

Source: Norway


WPCS spans country with new contracts

Philadelphia Business Journal - 11:16 AM EST Tuesday

WPCS International Inc. said Tuesday it has been awarded $5.4 million in contracts for specialty-communication systems and wireless-infrastructure projects.

WPCS (NASDAQ: WPCS) said contractors include the Gloucester, Carteret, Milburn, North Brunswick and Woodridge police departments in New Jersey, Rutgers University, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Amtrak, FedEx Corp. of Memphis, Tenn., and the St. Louis Science Center.

Additionally, the Exton, Pa., company's Walker Comm Inc. subsidiary is doing work as a contractor to Johnson Controls Inc. of Milwaukee for the Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in San Francisco. Walker Comm is installing enhanced security features, a paging and nurse call system and high-speed voice and data connections between buildings for the hospital, which is the largest single-site municipally owned and operated skilled-nursing-care facility in the country.

Source: Philadelphia Business Journal


USA Mobility Reschedules Date to File 10-K and Amended Financial Statements

Quarterly Conference Call to Proceed as Planned

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—USA Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: USMO), a leading provider of wireless messaging services, today announced it has delayed the filing of its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005 as well as its previously announced financial restatements, from today, March 31, 2006, and will file as soon as practicable. The company will release limited and unaudited operating results on April 3, 2006, and will host its quarterly conference call with investors to review fourth quarter 2005 and annual operating results as scheduled on April 4, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

The company said the delay was the result of unforeseen time requirements in connection with completing its restatements of income taxes and deferred tax assets for 2003, 2004, and the interim periods in 2004 and 2005.

The company's quarterly conference call for investors will be Tuesday, April 4, at 11:00 a.m. ET. The dial-in number is 800-262-1292 (toll-free) or 719-457-2680 (toll). The pass code for the call is 4879478. A replay of the call will be available from 3:00 p.m. ET on April 4 until 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 18, 2006. The replay number is 888-203-1112 (toll-free) or 719-457-0820 (toll). The pass code for the replay is 4879478.

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 Sprint Nextel and Cingular 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: This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, that involve risks and uncertainties and reflect the company's judgment as of the date of this release. These statements include those related to the company's completion of its restatement and audit of its consolidated financial statements, new determinations and calculations, time to complete the review and audit and internal controls over financial reporting. Actual events or results may differ materially from the company's expectations. There can be no assurance that the review or subsequent processes or filings will be timely completed, that any modifications or changes can be timely or effectively implemented, that other errors or internal control deficiencies or weaknesses will not be identified during the preparation and audit of the consolidated financial statements nor that adjustments for other periods will not be required. In addition, our financial results and stock price may suffer as a result of this review and any subsequent determinations from this process or any actions taken by governmental or other regulatory bodies as a result of this process. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors affecting the company's business can be found in the company's public periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, available via the company's web site at http://www.usamobility.com. The company disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements beyond the date of this release.

Contact: Bob Lougee (703) 721-3080

Source: USA Mobility, Inc.


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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

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PageTrack


  • Inexpensive method of automating your paging monitoring
  • Uses standard paging receiver
  • Available in 152-158 POCSAG or 929 FLEX (call for others)

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Omega Unified Messaging Server


  • Full Featured Internet Messaging Gateway
  • TAP Concentrator and TNPP Routing Functions w/TNPP over Internet
  • Serial Protocols Supported: GCP, SMDI, SMS, TAP, TNPP
  • Internet Protocols Supported: AIM, HTTP, SMPP (out only), SMTP, SNPP, and WCTP
  • Full Featured, Easy-to-use Voice/Fax/Numeric Mail Interface
  • One Number For All Your Messaging
  • Optional Hot-swap Hard Drives and Power Supplies Available

Please see our web site for even more products designed specifically for Personal Messaging carriers. For example, the Omega Messaging Gateway and Email Throttling Gateway (anti-spam).


Contact
Hark Technologies
2675 Lake Park Drive
N. Charleston, SC 29406
Tel: +1 843-764-1560
Fax: +1 843-764-3692
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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!
E-mail: sales@AdvancedRF.biz
301 Oak St., Suite 2-46A, Quincy, IL 62301

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  • Supplier of Motorola and Unication
    pagers, offering an extensive range of
    UHF and VHF models
  • Repair service on all Motorola pagers
    and two-way radios
  • Motorola's appointed service centre for
    parts, repairs and accessories

Contact us to find out more:
Tel: +44 (0)2380 666 333
e-mail: enquiries@thcomms.co.uk
Web: www.thcomms.co.uk

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Unication USA

Unication’s

Paging

Products

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

We at Unication have listened and delivered.

  • 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
  kirk@unication.com

Unication USA

Prism Paging

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Prism Message Gateway Systems
Modular and Configurable

Your Choice of Options

  • Radio Paging Terminals
  • Voicemail Systems
  • E-mail and Network Text Messaging Systems
  • Digital Trunk Switching Systems
  • Digital Trunk and Voicemail Concentrators
  • Remote Network Encoders
  • TNPP Network Routers

Popular Choice for Domestic and International

  • Commercial Paging Carriers
  • Private Paging Systems
  • Hospitals
  • Public Safety
  • Federal, State and Local Government
  • Industrial Paging
  • Energy Companies – Load Management

Logical Choice

  • Replace Outdated, UNLICENSED Paging Terminals
  • Eliminate Outrageously High Support Costs
  • Add New Paging System with ALL THE FEATURES
  • Provide Your Customers With Features They Want
  • Designed and Supported by Industry Experts

Go ahead . . . be choosy . . . choose Prism Systems International


Contact
Prism Paging
300 Colonial Center Parkway,
Suite 100
Roswell, Georgia 30076 USA
Telephone: 678-353-3366
Internet: www.prismpaging.com left CLICK HERE
E-mail: info@prismpaging.com left arrow CLICK HERE
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Streaming Video from the
World Business Review web site.


Devices give weather at-a-glance

By Stokely Baksh Mar 31, 2006, 4:00 GMT

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (UPI)—A variety of new and novel devices are changing the way consumers get their weather—including such techno items as a weather-forecasting umbrella.

The fusion of various objects and technology has sparked much consumer interest by providing the simplest of practical convergent devices.

The Cambridge, Mass-based company Ambient Devices Inc. is a leading maker of 'glanceable' forecasting devices using wireless technology and is winning over praise since its start in the fall of 2001. The company aims not to crowd consumers with a number of features but rather produce objects that are so-called polite technology.

'Ambient devices are a new category of devices, I call them 'calm computing'—you don`t interact with it like a cell phone,' said Ambient President David Rose. 'These devices allow you to do one thing at a time; it`s really pleasant, polite than other electronic devices that require a lot of attention. You'll never be bugged by your orb.'

All of Ambient`s devices use a wireless solution, the Ambient Information Network and the Ambient Device Design, which creates an infrastructure of back-end service delivery and wireless network and a set of hardware specifications to turn everyday objects into glanceable information devices.

The company, aside from its products, also licenses this technology out to other companies aimed with the same goal such as GPS systems for cars allowing for individuals to know traffic congestion, or LG refrigerators with weather forecasts.

But their latest anticipated device is the 'Forecasting Umbrella' set to debut in summer 2006 and the 'E Ink Weather Wizard' this fall.

The Forecasting Umbrella uses proprietary data-radio in the handle, which receives accuweather.com information and pulses when rain is forecast.

Battery-operated, its handle also glows to remind a forgetful individual to take the umbrella with them.

Meanwhile, the E Ink Weather Wizard is a thin display mounted to the wall, refrigerator or used as a bedside clock, and shows the 'Atomic time' with current conditions and the five-day forecast, according to the company.

Using batteries, it too connects to accuweather.com, updating the forecasts every hour, using weather icons and giving temperature expectations.

'People have had an anticipatory attitude (for the new devices),' Rose said. 'People really want more information about their weather. It`s about putting the information exactly in the right place, in a golf bag for golfing conditions or a surfboard that knows waves.'

But this is just two of many products however, which includes the 5-Day Weather Forecaster, Executive Dashboard, Weather Beacon and the Ambient Orb.

In particular, the Executive Dashboard, the Weather Beacon and Ambient Orb offer more than just weather forecasts but give individuals the ability to track any dynamic Internet-based information whether it is stocks or energy prices.

And the last two changes color depending on the information on the Ambient channels ranging from S&P 500, NASDAQ Composite, pollen count, traffic congestions, presidential approval and even gardening, golfing or sailing conditions.

In particular, the weather colors correspond with the standard color-spectrum used on weather maps used by the Weather Channel among others the paging networks.

'Consumer attitudes to convergent devices are dreadful,' he said. 'The average person is not using their phone for sports scores or watching videos, instead we`re looking for devices that don`t complicate our lives.'

He added, 'People would rather have 100 devices that do one thing good, than a cell phone that does 100 things.'

Source: Monsters and Critics



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