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FRIDAY - MARCH 3, 2006 - ISSUE NO. 202

Dear friends of Wireless Messaging,

HURRICANE KATRINA PANEL
When I was a kid my favorite pastime was going to the movies on Saturday afternoon. The most exciting time in the old Western movies was when someone was in trouble and you thought all was lost, but then you heard the bugle sound! That meant that the cavalry was coming to save the day. I can still hear the cheers from all the kids in the theater, with their popcorn and licorice, as the cavalry came riding over the hill to save whoever was in trouble. Whether we save the day or not remains to be seen, but the cavalry of the Paging Industry is definitely riding into Jackson, Mississippi on Monday to present our case to the FCC's Independent Panel. We are not sending in the reserves either—two of our commanding generals are leading the charge.

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("Cavalry Charge" by Fredrick Remington)

Vince Kelly, President and CEO of USA Mobility and Bruce Deer, President of SkyTel (now part of Verizon Business) are both going to speak to the panel. According to my estimates, at the end of 2005, USA Mobility had about a 60% share of the US market with a little less than five million subscribers, followed by Verizon Paging and SkyTel with approximately 1.1 million and .72 million subscribers respectively. Of course, Bruce Deer is also President of the American Association of Paging Carriers (AAPC)—so these two gentlemen truly represent the vast majority of our US Paging Industry. (I think I probably said that last week as well.)

They only have about five minutes each to make their oral presentations, but I think that will be enough time to get the points across that Paging never went completely out of service during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and why they should be making more use of this technology. Many of the Paging sites that were damaged as the hurricanes passed by were quickly restored to service, and since the umbilical cord back to the network control center is via satellite and not landline circuits, the inherent redundancy of Simulcast* Paging really proved its worth. The Paging hot points that I am always harping on are well known:

  • Paging is reliable
  • Paging is economical
  • Paging is fast
  • Paging has true group call

Even with all the fancy new technology, nothing works better than Paging for emergency communications.

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PAGING CARRIERS

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Following is another good example:

 

BEFORE THE
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20554

In the matter of) 
 ) 
ICOM AMERICA, INC.)RM-11311
 ) 
Amendment of Parts 22 and 90 of the) 
Commission’s rules to reallocate certain) 
150 MHz frequencies to the public safety) 
radio services) 

To: Secretary, Federal Communications Commission

Attn: The Commission, en banc

OPPOSITION TO PETITION FOR RULEMAKING

     THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PAGING CARRIERS (AAPC), by its attorney, respectfully submits its comments opposing the captioned petition for rulemaking (the “Petition”) filed by Icom America, Inc. on June 15, 2004, public notice of which was not given until Report No. 2755 dated January 27, 2006. AAPC respectfully submits that the Petition should be dismissed without further consideration, both because it is patently not well-founded from a factual standpoint and because, in any event, the relief it requests is superfluous. As its opposition thereto, AAPC respectfully states:

     The Petition requests the Commission to reallocate the unsold Part 22 geographic licenses for the 152 MHz band to the Public Safety Radio Services. Despite two auctions in which the licenses were offered for what Petitioner characterizes as “miniscule” prices,1 it observes that various geographic licenses for paired 152 MHz channels “remain unsold” in such metropolitan areas as “Cincinnati . . . Indianapolis . . . Nashville . . . and Memphis . . . in addition to a host of smaller communities across the country.”2 Petitioner concludes, therefore, that there is a “wealth of unused spectrum” which can and should be used to “significantly aid public safety entities which are clamoring to add capacity to their systems.”3

     AAPC is the national trade association representing the interests of paging carriers throughout the United States. AAPC’s members serve the vast majority of all paging customers in the United States; and they include all of the nationwide paging operators licensed under Parts 22, 24 and 90 of the Commission’s rules, as well as a representative cross-section of the operators of regional and local paging systems licensed by the Commission.

     The Petition is so obviously flawed that extended discussion is unnecessary. First, and most obvious, it is a patent non sequitur to conclude, as the Petition does, that because some licenses did not sell after two auctions, there is therefore a “wealth of unused spectrum” available. Quite to the contrary, the fact that licenses did not sell despite being offered in two auctions for what Petitioner characterizes as “miniscule” prices almost certainly means that it already is being so heavily used by incumbent licensees that there is essentially NO usable spectrum left in them whatsoever. Petitioner offers no factual evidence at all to support its contrary conclusion, merely its illogical and counterintuitive a priori reasoning. However, without reasonable factual support for its claims, the Petition is blatantly defective as a factual matter and should be rejected without consideration on that basis alone.

     Moreover, even if Petitioner’s factual predicates were correct, the reallocation relief it seeks is superfluous. In its Report and Order in WT Docket No. 03-103, the Commission explicitly eliminated the restriction that Part 22 licenses must be held by existing or proposed “common carriers”. 4 Thus, even if Petitioner’s major premise were correct, which is at best dubious, i.e., that there is a “wealth of unused [152 MHz] spectrum” available that private commercial entities are not interested in, then it follows that public safety entities will have no difficulty picking up this spectrum at the next auction for “miniscule” prices that they can readily afford. Stated another way, even if Petitioner’s principal factual predicate is true, which is unlikely, the relief it seeks is in any event wholly unnecessary since public safety entities are entirely free to obtain this spectrum for “miniscule” prices in the next auction. On this basis, once again, the Petition is patently without merit and should be dismissed.

     Other infirmities also infect the Petition that are unnecessary to address. The governing considerations at this time are that the Petition’s factual predicates are unsupported and illogical, and, even if true, the relief the Petition seeks is superfluous. The Petition should therefore be dismissed without further consideration.

February 27, 2006

Respectfully submitted,

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PAGING CARRIERS

By: s/Kenneth E. Hardman
Kenneth E. Hardman
2154 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20007-2280
Telephone: (202) 223-3772
Facsimile: (202) 315-3587
kenhardman@att.net

Its Attorney


1 Petition at p. 7.
2 Id.
3 Id.
4 Amendment of Part 22 of the Commission’s Rules to Benefit the Consumers of Air-Ground Telecommunications Services, Biennial Regulatory Review – Amendment of Parts 1, 22, and 90 of the Commission’s Rules (Report and Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking), 20 FCC Rcd 4403 (FCC 2005), at ¶¶ 101-103. This rule change was pending at the time the Petition was filed, a fact Petitioner neither noted nor discussed.

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February 28, 2006 09:30 AM US Eastern Timezone

American Messaging Announces New Corporate Headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Feb. 28, 2006—American Messaging Services, Inc. ("American Messaging," formerly SBC Paging) today announced their new headquarters located at 854 E. Algonquin Road, Suite 110, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173.

American Messaging offers a variety of local, regional and nationwide messaging services, including numeric, alpha-numeric and two-way messaging services. The company markets its services through an experienced direct sales force to businesses, healthcare providers and to various federal, state and local government officials.

American Messaging offers its services over its own wireless messaging network covering seven mid-western states and through other nationwide networks, providing American Messaging customers with coverage and features that maximize convenience and accessibility throughout much of the United States.

J. Roy Pottle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, joined the company in November 2005 and is responsible for the overall direction of American Messaging.

Rodger McDowall, President and Chief Operating Officer, joined the company through the acquisition of SBC Paging and is responsible for sales, marketing, customer service and finance operations.

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Paging provider could transmit dollars to county

By Jonathan Hiskes
Staff writer

An existing communications tower rising out of Brown County State Park might be a money-maker the county has not yet utilized, according to discussion at the Brown County Board of Commissioners last Tuesday, February 21.

Indiana Paging Network wants to extend an agreement that gave the county free paging service for several years in exchange for permission to house a repeater, which transmits paging signals, on the tower.

According to Kathy Dayhoff-Dwyer, an audience member at the meeting in the county annex building, other counties receive $2,000 to $5,000 a month from the company in similar deals.

The company, which sells pagers to police agencies, firefighters and medical workers, first placed the repeater on the tower in 1999. The company offered the county four years of free paging serving, which have since run out, according to Commissioner Amy Couch.

The commissioners appeared willing to accept as payment more free paging service, which the sheriff’s department and Emergency Management Agency would use. However, Ms. Dayhoff-Dwyer suggested the commissioners do more research and seek a better deal.

She added that Monroe and Bartholomew counties rely on the Brown County repeater for service near the edges of Brown County. The commissioners said they would look into the matter.

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Pagers could improve disaster response

County fire departments seek grant funds

February 28, 2006

BY GINA DAMRON
FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER

Fire departments throughout Oakland County are looking to improve the way they communicate with one another during disasters.

Departments are hoping to use grants from the federal Department of Homeland Security to purchase a paging system that would more effectively get word to fire crews during emergencies, Independence Township Fire Chief Steve Ronk said last week.

It could happen within the next few weeks if a county grant-allocation committee decides to designate Homeland Security money to the project, said Ronk, a member of the committee.

The system is necessary, he said, because when several departments are deployed to an emergency now, many rely on a system of having one fire official call another. This can create confusion, and sometimes misinformation is relayed, Ronk said.

"You call a friend, I call a friend -- it's a mess," he said. "It needs to be fixed."

With a paging system, he said, one message could be typed in and sent to every department being called on to respond to a scene.

"This takes the human factor out of it," said Ronk, whose department has been using a paging system created by Codespear, based in Birmingham, on a trial basis.

Glen Seaman, vice president of business development for Codespear, said the system would likely cost $5,000 to $10,000 per department, depending on the number of users in each city. The county has more than 40 fire departments.

The need for a paging system became obvious Feb. 1, Ronk said, after several departments were called to the scene of a trench accident in Bloomfield Hills in which a 29-year-old man was buried alive.

Fire departments in Southfield, Independence Township and Pontiac deployed their heavy rescue crews, and firefighters from other communities, including West Bloomfield, Bloomfield Township and Waterford, were called to help.

But, dispatchers from the department in charge of calling Waterford didn't relay the message correctly, and the department was late in responding, Ronk said.

And though in this case, firefighters soon realized that the rescue would be a body recovery, the results of poor communication in a different emergency could have been dire, said Southfield Battalion Chief Dean Masser, who was at the trench scene.

"It identifies where we're falling short," he said shortly after the accident. "It's glaringly obvious that a paging system of that sort would correct a lot of the problems that we have of getting the message to people in a timely manner."

Source: Detroit Free Press

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  • TAP Concentrator and TNPP Routing Functions w/TNPP over Internet
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  • 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
Prism Paging

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World Business Review web site.


GSS To Build Mississippi Homeland Security Alert System

28th February, 2006

Global Security Systems (GSS) has been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract by the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, in partnership with the University of Mississippi, to create and build a statewide emergency alert network.

The system developed by GSS will allow text messages to be sent via FM radio signals (through Mississippi Public Broadcasting and other private FM broadcast transmission networks) to emergency responders in crisis situations. The statewide alert system is the first of its kind in the country.

"Events of recent years, including the Hurricane Katrina crisis, have shown that current emergency communication systems are not adequate," said Robert L. Adams, president of Global Security Systems. "GSS's expertise and experience with a proven system of single point to multipoint messaging, previously applied to a wireless information and paging system prior to the mass distribution of cell phones, is being directed to address the needs of a new digital Emergency Alert Network."

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour said, "When the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 took place, there was no way to let the responders know that the buildings were going to come down. Radios were clogged with traffic, cell phones didn't work, and it was immediately apparent that a new means of emergency communications needed to be developed. Global Security has leveraged their 20 years of experience in the FM-based messaging technology area to provide our state with this solution."

"It is critical that Mississippi develop this project since many areas have limited alert coverage and because of our vulnerabilities to natural disasters," said Mississippi Homeland Security Director Edwin L.

Worthington. "GSS's system offers a redundant footprint at a fraction of the cost of most systems. Our ability to communicate simple but important and timely messages throughout the state during active emergencies is critical."

GSS is a Mississippi-based company that uses a standard commercial FM receiver chip that can be inserted into pagers, smoke detectors, cell phones, PDAs, and other like devices to alert responders and provide vital information as a situation develops. Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) has agreed to partner with the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security and allow the use of its tower network as the backbone of the statewide alert system.

Source: broadcastbuyer.tv


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