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FRIDAY - AUGUST 4, 2006 - ISSUE NO. 223

Dear friends of Wireless Messaging,

THIS SHOULD BE HEADLINE NEWS
(Not just in this newsletter, but in all the newspapers too.)

On July 19th, St. Louis was hit with a tremendous storm that left upwards of a half million people without power. Some of those folks went for over 7 days without electricity, which is crucial with temperatures reaching into the upper 90s and even to 100 degrees.

After the storm and during the power crisis afterward, many people experienced busy signals, no coverage, and other issues with their cell phones. Many landline phone services were completely knocked out. It is my understanding that cell companies had more than 100 tower outages immediately after the storm. USA Mobility's District Manager in St. Louis reported zero customer complaints stemming from loss of service after the storm. In fact, our network was largely untouched by the storm and was not affected except in those situations where we lost power at site locations. All sites that had backup power remained on and working throughout the storm and the aftermath.

Following the storm, St. Louis was declared a disaster area by the Governor and the Missouri National Guard was mobilized to assist those in peril due to the heat and lack of power. Hospitals, police departments, fire departments and critical city services all relied on USA Mobility's paging services and were able to communicate with paging even while the cell companies were overwhelmed with traffic and tower outages.

Submitted by:
Allen Meyer
District Manager, Plains States
USA Mobility
Allen.Meyer@usamobility.com
913-908-3573

Thanks Allen for a great report on the high reliability of the USA Mobility paging system. This is just one more example of why paging technology could and should be relied on for critical communications in times of crisis. I am planning some follow-up articles on the issue of USA Mobility's RF coverage areas. I have new information that their overall coverage is much better than some us may have thought.


FCC KATRINA PANEL
Please note that comments on the FCC's NPRM concerning the Katrina Panel Recommendations are due on or before August 7, 2006 and reply comments are due on or before August 21, 2006. I urge everyone to take this opportunity to get directly involved in our governmental process by filing their comments with the FCC on this matter. This is not difficult and can be done directly online using the FCC's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS). I am certainly no lawyer and I plan to file my comments. I am also a member of the AAPC "Task Force on Emergency Communications." I have read the latest draft of their comments and it is extraordinary. (James Dabbs' description.)

Clearly, now is the time to make something happen. It may be our last big chance to "save the day" for the paging industry.


There are many changes in the newsletter this week — new ads, and various layout improvements. I hope you enjoy it. Your comments and opinions are always welcome.

You can help the newsletter readership grow by recommending it to a friend or colleague. Remember there is no charge for subscription and there are no membership restrictions.

Now on to more news and views.

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The American Association of Paging Carriers (AAPC) will be co-sponsoring ENTERPRISE WIRELESS 2006 along with the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA). The event will be held at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida — September 26-28 this year.

The conference homepage is here. The Rosen Centre Hotel rate is $149/night. Go here for hotel reservations.

Registration before August 27 is: $250 — All AAPC members will receive the EWA member rate. You can register online here. left arrow CLICK


AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PAGING CARRIERS

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The Voice of US Paging Carriers

Now is the time to register for Enterprise Wireless 2006

September 26–28
The Rosen Centre Hotel
Orlando, Florida

AAPC, in an effort to seek new alliances and wireless opportunities for its membership is pleased to join the USMSS, Inc. as a co-sponsor of the upcoming Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) fall event.

Enterprise Wireless 2006 Event Schedule

Tuesday, September 26

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. IP Technology Changes Everything…Are you ready?
Special workshop session, additional cost $295.

Noon – 6:00 p.m. EWA Exhibitor move-in

1 – 4:00 pm Paging Technical Committee Meeting

Wednesday, September 27

8:30 a.m. Welcome & Introductions

Mark Crosby, EWA
Bruce Deer, AAPC

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Everything Wireless – the Technologies, the Politics and The Money.
Smart, ROI-driven deployment of wireless for voice, two-way radio, messaging, data, control, paging and security is essential if you’re going to compete. How do you select the technology right for your business today and know it will integrate with what’s next? This is the only session you'll need to attend this year to get essential insights from experts in technology, regulatory issues, finance and security. Session organized by Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA), and Enterprise Wireless 2006 co-sponsors, the USMSS, the nationwide association of authorized Motorola Service Stations, and the AAPC, the American Association of Paging Carriers.

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Keynote Address by Captain Al Haynes
Do you possess leadership skills under stress? The survival of 184 passengers and crew after the crash landing of United 232 due to the catastrophic failure of both engines can be attributed to five main factors: luck, communications, preparation, execution, and cooperation. Captain Al Haynes, our keynote speaker, was the captain of that memorable flight. The story he tells is about an aircraft. However, his story is really about leadership skills you need whether facing a natural disaster or a business emergency. This dramatic and remarkable story has inspired and instructed business leaders and major organizations across the U.S. Don’t miss it!

12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibits Open

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch on show floor

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. USMSS General Meeting

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. AAPC Board Meeting

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Regional USMSS Meetings: EDMSS, GLMSS, SEMSS, Western Wireless Trade Association

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Effective Wireless Integration: Two-Way, Voice and Data
When planning deployment of wireless technology communications, you'll consider public or private network wireless choices to include Wi-MAX, two-way radio, paging, unlicensed Wi-Fi, VoIP and mesh networks. Insights and tips from real-business case studies presented by enterprise users and the latest vendor innovations pack every minute of this wide-ranging exploration.

  • How you deal with interface issues?
  • What is your short term and long term strategy?
  • What are the benefits of unlicensed and licensed technologies?
  • What’s the best way to build an enterprise network?
  • How do you ensure the security of those phones, pagers, radios and mobile computing devices on your wireless communications network?

4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Wireless for the IT Professional and IT Networking for the Wireless Professional
Increasingly, the responsibility for the wireless network falls to the IT professional and vendors traditionally offering IT solutions are now offering enterprise wireless solutions. If you’re a vendor, how do you approach buyers who have expertise and a background that is different from yours? If you’re in IT, how do you evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of new wireless choices and the RF environment? For the wireless professional, what are the critical requirements of networking and how well do you understand your IT prospect. The real question is this – can you speak their language?

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Reception on show floor

Thursday, September 28

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. AAPC Networking/Round Table Discussion Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. A Business Network Disaster Will Happen. Are You Truly Ready?
After Hurricanes Katrina & Rita, many companies focused on the physical readiness of their facilities. Safeguarding your business must expand beyond securing the physical assets, especially when disasters like widespread illness or human-caused events can also effect your company. The future of your business is only as viable as your immediate access to critical data and your ability to maintain communications continuity with employees, vendors and customers. Learn from those who have survived recent disasters how to create the framework of contingency plans to safeguard central functions before the worst happens.

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Winning at the RFP Game: Successful Design and Strategic Vendor Response
You've made the decision to deploy a wireless system. Now what?  We'll take you through the specific steps to carefully hone your specifications, issue the RFP, evaluate the abilities and accountability of vendors’ responses even when the technology is unfamiliar to you and guarantee your new supplier delivers on their promises. As a vendor responding to an RFP, do you know how to uncover buyer hot buttons, strategically position your responses and achieve successful and profitable deployment?

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch on the show floor

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Exhibits open

REGISTER BEFORE AUGUST 27 for just $250. Expose your business to adjacent markets — Register Today !

Thanks to our Gold Vendor!
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Thanks to our Silver Vendors!
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ISC Technologies, Inc.
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Thanks to our Bronze Vendors!
  • ACI
  • BLP Components, Ltd.
  • Canyon Ridge Communications, Inc.
  • Commtech Wireless
  • Critical Response Systems, Inc.
  • DX Radio Systems, Inc.
  • Global Technical Engineering Solutions (GTES)
  • Hark Technologies
  • Minilec Service, Inc.
  • Motorola Inc.
  • Nighthawk Systems, Inc.
  • Trace Technologies, LLC
  • Unication USA
  • United Communications Corporation
  • Zetron, Inc.
AAPC Headquarters
441 N. Crestwood Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405
Tel: 866-301-2272
E-mail: info@pagingcarriers.org
Web: www.pagingcarriers.org
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2154 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007-2280
Tel: 202-223-3772
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FEATURED ADVERTISERS SUPPORTING THE NEWSLETTER

Advertiser Index

AAPC—American Association of Paging Carriers  Minilec Service, Inc.
Advanced RF Communications Nighthawk Systems, Inc.
Advantra—INILEX   Northeast Paging
Aquis Communications, Inc.  NotePage Inc.
Ayrewave Corporation  Outr.net
CONTEL Costa Rica   ParkMagic
CVC Paging  Preferred Wireless
Daniels Electronics  Prism Paging
Daviscomms USA  Product Support Services
EMMA—European Mobile Messaging Association  Ron Mercer
Global Fax Network Services  Texas Association of Paging Services
GTES LLC  TH Communications
Hark Systems  UCOM Paging
Heartland Communications  Unication USA
HMCE, Inc.  USA Mobility, Systems Application Division
InfoRad, Inc.  WiPath Communications
Ira Wiesenfeld  Zetron Inc.

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This Month's Feature: The Kirk Phone System

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USA MOBILITY PROVIDES CUSTOMIZED WIRELESS SOLUTIONS FOR ENTERPRISES WITH COMPLEX MESSAGING NEEDS, OFFERING:

  • Integration of all wireless communications systems
  • Interoperability among multiple wireless device types
  • In-house paging systems
  • Wireless extension of existing PBX systems
  • Hands-free voice communications (Wi-Fi)
Communications solutions that meet the critical messaging needs of:
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitality
  • Government
  • Financial Services
  • Retail Services

Kirk Phone System – Wireless PBX
The Kirk is a wireless extension of your wired desktop phone extension.  With full PBX functionality, the z-1500 Wireless Telephone System is an add-on, customizable solution using the newest generation of on-premises communications, providing clear and reliable voice communications throughout any working environment.

kirk systemThe technology behind the z-1500 has been developed in harmony with world standards providing you with two-way voice communications of exceptional clarity and reliability.  If you’re concerned about coverage across a large installation then take a closer look at the z-1500.  A single control unit (CCFP) will support up to 125 handsets, 32 base stations and 224 repeaters.  By connecting two CCFP control units together, the entire capacity can then be doubled allowing an expansion of up to 250 handsets, 64 base stations and 448 repeaters.  This means that not only will the z-1500 satisfy the demands of almost any installation but ‘dead spots’ that occur within cellular networks are easily eliminated on the z-1500 system using a simple ‘plug and play’ repeater unit.

Used around the world in a broad spectrum of applications, whether you’re considering the z-1500 for Healthcare, Hospitality, Education, Retail, Manufacturing or Corporate environments, you can rest assure that the z-1500 will exceed the grandest of expectations.

CONTACT US TODAY FOR YOUR CUSTOMERS
... to learn more about our full suite of wireless integration products. Together, we can help your customers improve their productivity while maximizing oversight and control.

Nancy Green, VP Systems Applications Division. 972-801-0448

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INFORAD Wireless Office

Wireless Messaging Software

InfoRad® Wireless Office (Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP) is designed for the professional who needs full-featured wireless messaging capabilities. Features include enhanced user interface,  message log with search function, scheduled Paging,  group and individual message addresses, TAPI Smart™, multiple protocol SMS communication compatibility. AlphaCare™ support services available. With a 32-bit architecture, InfoRad Wireless Office is designed for compatibility with Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP. For more information on InfoRad Wireless Messaging software, and a free demo, please click on the logo.

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Newsletter repair prices—starting at:

  • $6.50 labor for numeric or alphanumeric pagers
  • $12.00 labor for 2-way pagers
  • $19.50 labor for cellular phones

**Special pricing on cellular and pager refurbishment**

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Please call: (800) 222-6075 ext. 306 for pricing.


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  • Data input speeds up to 38.4 Kbps
  • Dial-in modem access for Admin
  • Extremely reliable & secure
  • Hot standby up link components

Knowledgeable Tech Support 24/7

Contact Alan Carle Now!
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  • Contract Design, Engineering, & Manufacturing
  • Telemetry Devices
  • Bravo Pagers—Numeric/Alphanumeric
  • ISO9001-2000 Certified Facility
  • Low Cost-High Volume solutions
  • Maximize Time-To-Market Objectives
  • Minimize procurement materials management
  • FLEX-POCSAG-ReFLEX
  • Receiver Boards-FLEX-POCSAG
  • Integrate our RF Technologies into your product
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For information about our Contract Manufacturing services or our Pager or Telemetry line, please call Bob Popow at 480-515-2344, bob@daviscommsusa.com or visit our web site www.daviscommsusa.com


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NEWS FLASH—SATELLITE FAILURES

  • January 11, 1997—Telstar 401 suffers a short in the satellite circuitry—TOTAL LOSS
  • May 19, 1998—Galaxy 4 control processor causes loss of fixed orbit—TOTAL LOSS
  • September 19, 2003—Telstar 4 suffers loss of its primary power bus—TOTAL LOSS
  • March 17, 2004—PAS-6 suffers loss of power—TOTAL LOSS
  • January 14, 2005—Intelsat 804 suffers electrical power system anomaly—TOTAL LOSS

DON’T WAIT FOR THE NEXT SATELLITE OUTAGE

Allow us to uplink your paging data to two separate satellites for complete redundancy! CVC owns and operates two separate earth stations and specializes in uplink services for paging carriers. Join our list of satisfied uplink customers.

  • Each earth station features hot standby redundancy
  • UPS and Generator back-up
  • Redundant TNPP Gateways
  • On shelf spares for all critical components
  • 24/7 staffing and support

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PDT2000 Paging Data Terminal

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  • FLEX & POCSAG, (ReFLEX avail Q3) Inbuilt POCSAG encoder
  • Huge capcode capacity
  • Parallel and 2 serial ports, 4 relays
  • Message & System monitoring

LED Moving Message—LED Displays

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  • Variety of sizes
  • Integrated paging receiver

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PDR2000/PSR2000
Paging Data Receivers

  • Highly programmable, intelligent PDRs
  • Desktop and OEM versions
  • Multiple I/O combinations and capabilities

Specialized Paging Solutions
  • Remote switching and control (4-256 relays)
  • PC interfacing and message management
  • Message interception, filtering, redirection, printing & logging
  • Cross band repeating, paging coverage infill, store and forward
  • Alarm interfaces, satellite linking, IP transmitters
  • Paging software
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Mobile Data Terminals & Solutions

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  • Fleet tracking, messaging, job processing and field service management.
  • Automatic vehicle location (AVL), GPS.
  • ReFLEX, CDMA, GPRS, Conventional and trunked radio interfaces.

Contact
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Equipment For Sale
  Miscellaneous:
1 Glenayre Hot Standby Panel, New Style
2 Glenayre Power Monitor Panels
11 Skydata 8411B Satellite Receivers
15 Battery Backup for C2000
1 Generac 48 VDC Propane Generator, (NEW)
25 Motorola ACB V3.69 & Delay Enabled
  Link Transmitters:
1 Glenayre QT6994, 150W, 900 MHz Link TX
1 Glenayre QT4201, 25W Midband Link TX
1 Glenayre QT6201, 100W Midband Link TX
  VHF Transmitters:
6 Glenayre GLT8311, VHF, 125W
2 Motorola PURC 350W, DRC, w/Receiver
2 Motorola PURC 125W, ACB,  w/Receiver
1 Motorola PURC 125W, DRC, w/Receiver
  UHF Transmitters:
5 Quintron QT-6772, 90W
14 Glenayre GLT5340, 125W, DSP Exciter
50 Motorola PURC 5000, 110W, ACB
3 Motorola PURC 5000, 225W, ACB
  900 MHz Transmitters:
1 Glenayre GLT 8600, 500W
12 Motorola PURC 5000, 300W
6 Glenayre QT-7995, 250W
5 Motorola Nucleus 350W,  NAC
  GL3000:
1 Complete GL3000L w/ T1’s, 2.2G HD.

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Emergency Alerting Systems Nothing New for WiPath

Whilst EAS has recently become a fashionable industry buzzword, the business of emergency alerting has been core business for WiPath Communications (formerly Selective Communications) since long before 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina.

WiPath’s innovative paging data products including the PDT2000 and PDR2000 have been described as “the most intelligent paging devices in the world” and have been used by a number of agencies for various forms of emergency alerting and emergency infrastructure management.

A small selection of examples where these products are utilized for emergency alerting:

Unlike most paging products the PDR2000 and PDT2000 have few of the standard limitations of paging receivers such as limited capcode capacity. They also have extensive embedded software based capabilities including:

The unique feature-rich capabilities of these products are due to their powerful processing capability and programmable firmware operating systems that enable an extremely wide range of functionality in relatively inexpensive packages. Most of the functions of these units are only duplicated individually and less flexibly in other products costing up to tens of times as much.

WiPath continues to develop new EAS products including a soon to be released community alerting product designed to allow for important or emergency information to be relayed to whole communities or just to small local areas according to the nature of the alert.

WiPath encourages enquiries from emergency agencies, infrastructure providers, information distributors and other interested parties who are looking for powerful but cost effective emergency and informational solutions to discuss their requirements with us.

George Rishfeld
Vice President - North America
WiPath Communications LLC
805-532-9964
info@wipath.com
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Paging Patients

Dermatology office uses technology for welcome twist on waiting rooms

By Ken Sweet
Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona | Published: 07.06.2006

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Office nurse and skin care professional Cynthia Wood holds one of the pagers the Dermatology Center uses to let patients run errands while waiting for appointments. The pagers are the brainchild of Dr. Robert Segal, who had the idea when he was kept waiting in a doctor's office: "He said, 'People these days don't have time to wait,' " his wife, Anne, said.

There's no need to cool your heels in the waiting room at one of the newest doctor's offices on the Northwest Side — just sign in, then go shopping, grab a bite, or strike another errand off your list. The doctor's office will page you when they're ready.

The Dermatology Center, under the direction of Dr. Robert Segal, is a dermatology practice with a unique idea: give patients pagers to notify them when the doctor can see them.

"People live in a multitasking environment," Segal said. "Why can't you multitask in a doctor's office?"

Segal opened his office in February in the retail shops of Casa Adobes Plaza at 7005 N. Oracle Road. The Stanford University-trained doctor said this is the fourth office has opened. He previously practiced in New Mexico and moved here to be closer to family members.

When Segal was designing the new practice, wife Anne Segal said, he decided he wanted to allow people to do other things than just sit around and wait.

The paging system is similar to those seen at restaurants or salons, except the pagers cover a much larger radius. An antenna on the rooftop allows a patient with a pager to wander up to about a half-mile from the office.

And if you're at another appointment when the pager goes off, just finish the errands and then come in, Robert Segal said — there's no hurry when the pager goes off.

The office does feature a traditional waiting room, equipped with high-speed wireless Internet.

Anne Segal joked about how her husband decided to get a pager system.

"He went to a doctor's office and was kept waiting," she said. "He said, 'People these days don't have time to wait.' "

Doctors, in the wake of an increasingly strained health care system, are coming up with innovative ways to keep patients happy while they wait, said Arizona Medical Association spokeswoman Andrea Smiley.

"Physicians are trying to connect better with their patients," Smiley said. "Especially our younger doctors are interested in integrating technology into their practices."

Robert Segal's idea for a pager system is unique, Smiley said.

"I think it's a great idea for certain types of practices," she said.

The Dermatology Center uses state-of-the-art techniques for dealing with skin care, including several laser products for resurfacing of skin.

Each room is individually air-conditioned and equipped with scalable lighting, depending on the procedure.

"We had this office built to our specifications," Segal said.

The Dermatology Center also carries several skin-care products as part of its retail side, including sunscreens, hats, makeup and custom-made products.

For more information on the Dermatology Center, call 498-1818.

Source: The Arizona Daily Star


gabriel logoGabriel Technologies Corp.'s Subsidiary Trace Technologies, LLC Signs Agreement to Purchase Location Tag Assets from CSI Wireless LLC

July 31, 2006 03:26 PM US Eastern Timezone

OMAHA, Neb.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 31, 2006—Gabriel Technologies Corporation (OTCBB:GWLK), a leading provider of proprietary solutions in three rapidly growing segments of the homeland security market - asset tracking, physical security, and secure identity management for physical and logical access control -- announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Trace Technologies, LLC ("Trace"), on July 25, 2006, entered into an asset purchase agreement (the "Agreement") with CSI Wireless LLC ("CSI"). Under the Agreement, Trace agreed to acquire CSI's assets and technology related to the design, manufacture, enhancement and support of a GPS tracking device, engineered and manufactured by CSI for Trace, known as "Location-Tag," and agreed to terminate a Technology Development and Manufacturing Agreement with CSI (described below). For CSI's assets and technology, Trace agreed (i) to pay $125,000 into escrow at the signing of the Agreement, (ii) to pay $325,000 at the closing of the transaction, (iii) to pay $125,000 by way of a promissory note due 90 days after the closing of the transaction, and (iv) to pay $250,000 by way of a promissory note 180 days after the closing of the transaction (with such two promissory notes referred to as the "Promissory Notes"). In addition, Gabriel agreed to issue to CSI restricted common shares of Gabriel (with certain registration rights) with a value of $145,000 at the closing and, further, to issue restricted common shares of Gabriel with a value of $375,000 at the closing of the transaction as security for payment of the Promissory Notes. The common shares of Gabriel issued to CSI as security would be returned to Gabriel upon payment of the Promissory Notes. No CSI liabilities would be assumed by Trace in the transaction. The closing of the transaction, which is expected in August 2006, is contingent on the satisfaction of certain terms and conditions.

The Agreement also would terminate the Technology Development and Manufacturing Agreement between CSI and Locate Networks, Inc. ("Locate") dated February 4, 2004, with Locate's interest having been assigned to Trace on August 11, 2004. Under that agreement, CSI had certain exclusive manufacturing rights (with respect to the assets and technology which are the subject of the Agreement), which are terminated by the Agreement.

Maurice Shanley, President of Trace, said, "The acquisition of these assets and technology and the termination of the development and manufacturing agreement are significant steps for Trace in that they will provide Trace, other GPS tracking device manufacturers, and our customers greater flexibility and options in the design and manufacture of new GPS tracking devices, as well as the ability to enhance the existing GPS tracking device. Trace looks forward to being able to work with other manufacturers in all aspects of design and manufacture of paging devices which utilize the Qualcomm SnapTrack™ assisted-GPS technology."

About Trace Technologies

Trace Technologies, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gabriel Technologies Corporation. Trace's location tracking technology provides enhanced location services to devices supporting Qualcomm's SnapTrack™ assisted-GPS technology. Subscriber's licensees pay a fee to access the Trace SnapTrack-based location information to determine the precise location of enabled devices, such as the Trace Asset Tag. Trace works with a number of value-added resellers and distribution partners to give the technology a greater reach within the tracking services market. Trace Technologies' mission is to provide the highest quality security solutions available by creating innovative, proven technologies that can be implemented on a realistic basis. The company is headquartered in Omaha, Neb., with satellite offices in Seattle, Wash., and Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit http://www.trace-tech.net.

About Gabriel Technologies

Gabriel Technologies is a leading provider of proprietary solutions in three rapidly growing segments of the homeland security market - asset tracking, physical security, and secure identity management for physical and logical access control. The company intends to provide the highest quality security products available by creating innovative, proven technologies that can be implemented on a realistic basis. Gabriel Technologies develops, manufactures and sells a series of technically advanced systems in the physical locking systems market for the transportation and shipping industries through the WAR-LOK brand; GPS-assisted asset tracking through Trace Technologies; and biometric security products through Digital Defense Group. Security issues have evolved substantially in recent years due to increasing risks from identity theft, larceny and terrorism.

Further information can be found at http://www.gabrieltechnologies.com. For more information about Gabriel, contact Daniel Leonard at (402) 614-0258.

An investment profile on Gabriel can be found at http://www.hawkassociates.com/gabriel/profile.php.

Investors may contact Frank Hawkins or Julie Marshall, Hawk Associates, at (305) 451-1888, e-mail: info@hawkassociates.com. An online investor relations kit containing Gabriel Technologies' press releases, SEC filings, current Level II price quotes, interactive Java stock charts and other useful information for investors can be found at http://www.hawkassociates.com and http://www.americanmicrocaps.com.

Forward-Looking Statements: Investors are cautioned that certain statements contained in this document are "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements which are predictive in nature, which depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, which include words such as "believes," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "expects" and similar expressions. In addition, any statements concerning future financial performance (including future revenues, earnings or growth rates), ongoing business strategies or prospects, and possible future Gabriel actions, which may be provided by management, are also forward-looking statements as defined by the act. These statements are not guarantees of future performance.

Contacts:
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Frank N. Hawkins, Jr., 305-451-1888
or
Julie Marshall, 305-451-1888
E-mail: info@hawkassociates.com
http://www.hawkassociates.com
http://www.americanmicrocaps.com

Source: BusinessWire


'Towering' donation aids city police

Tower will double police radio coverage area

By Kym Boelter-Muckler, Staff Writer

PUBLISHED: August 3, 2006

In 1977, HAM radio enthusiast Don Churchill spent $700 for a 64-foot radio tower for his backyard. Last Friday, Churchill donated his great antennae to the Milan Police Department, which was more than happy to have it erected in their back yard.

Milan Police Chief Jeff Lewis said the new tower means better communications between dispatch and his officers on the street, and it will double the radio area covered, as well.

"I just have to give a big thank you to Mr. Churchill on behalf of the Milan Police Department," Lewis said. "This technology will greatly enhance our ability to communicate with one another. It's terrific."

For Churchill, the donation signals the end of what was an intense hobby for him in the 1970s.

He remembers many fascinating conversations with other HAM operators around the globe.

"I remember talking to an operator in Sydney, Australia," Churchill said. "He said he was up on a hill. He told me that when I spoke he could hear an echo."

The echo meant that Churchill's signal was so strong it was bouncing around the globe and hitting the Sydney signal twice, which is very fascinating fodder in the HAM radio world.

The new tower also will bring better coverage for the Milan Area Fire Department paging system and clearer voice messaging in their paging system, said Mike Armitage, Milan Police Department reserve dispatcher, who was full of praise for the new tower.

"Being interested in radios, and owning a scanner since the age of 10, I have always been disappointed in the radio coverage for our fire dispatch," he said.

"It is also a safety issue as the firefighters have a limited radio range when talking to our dispatch."

The 64-foot tower was given 20 feet more height from the fire department antennae, bringing the entire tower to an impressive height of 84 feet.

The new tower will have the following antennas: wireless Internet, fire VHF paging, Fire 800 MHz, Monroe Sheriff 800 MHz, scanner and Milan police backup radio. It's also expected to improve fire department paging coverage by some 50 percent.

The installation was done with the help of Milan Area firefighter Dan Carpus, who works for the Michigan 800 MHz Communications system.

"He is used to climbing towers that are 150 feet high," Armitage said. "I don't know how he does it."

The tower donation came as a result of a chance conversation between Churchill's daughter, Martha, and Armitage.

"On the way to Algonac for Mayor Exchange Day, Martha and I began talking about radios as we were trying to turn off the two-way radio in the transit van we were in. We began talking about her father's interest in radios," he said.

Martha Churchill mentioned that her father no longer uses his equipment, and the idea was born from there, Armitage said.

With the help of the Milan Department of Public Works and the Federal Corrections Institution prison crew, the tower was disassembled and cut off its concrete base with a torch.

Reassembly of the tower was a team effort, with Carpus assembling the tower with the help of City Administrator Dan Bishop, Charles Alan, Michigan International Speedway Director Chris Slay, Department of Public Works Director Todd Knepper, DPW employee Charles Knepper, Police Chief Lewis, Milan Building and Zoning official Robert Grostic and Armitage.

"HAM radio was an intense hobby for him," Martha Churchill said of her father. "His call letters were WD8DTL, and my mother's were WD8DTK. She was dead-tired-kisser, and he was dead-tired-lover. It was their little joke, they used to laugh about it."

As soon as the new tower is wired, which should be this week, the former tower will be relocated to serve the DPW paging system.

Churchill said he paid some $700 for the tower in 1977, and if purchased new today would retail at about $7,000.

While the new technology will significantly enhance Milan's public safety communications it will not affect the police radios, as that system is based from a Scio Township tower. That system will be upgraded within the next two years with funds from the 800 MHz millage passed earlier this year in Washtenaw County.

Source: The Milan News-Leader (Saline, Michigan)


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BloostonLaw Telecom Update 4
Vol. 9, No. 31
August 2, 2006

The FCC has issued a Public Notice to remind parties of the broad context of its recently adopted Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) addressing the recommendations of the Independent Panel Reviewing the Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Communications Networks (BloostonLaw Telecom Update, June 28 and July 12). Specifically, parties should address not only the applicability of the Independent Panel’s recommendations to areas of the country subject to hurricanes, but to areas prone to other types of disasters. Would other types of disasters warrant modifications or other changes to the Independent Panel’s recommendations? For example, would the characteristics of earthquakes, floods, forest fires, or other natural disasters require modifications to the Independent Panel’s recommendations? In addition, the FCC requested that parties filing comments discuss the impact of the country’s diverse topography on the Independent Panel’s recommendations. Would a region’s topography warrant modifications or other changes to the Independent Panel’s recommendations? If additional steps are warranted to account for unique topography, what actions can the Commission take to improve network resiliency and reliability, recovery coordination, first responder communications and emergency communications to the public in those areas? Finally, different regions may have different communications capabilities. For example, a metropolitan urban area may have greater and diverse communications capabilities than a rural, mountainous region. Would the availability of different communications capabilities in a region affect the Independent Panel’s recommendations? If so, what actions should be taken in this regard? Comments in this EB Docket No. 06-119 proceeding are due August 7, and reply comments are due August 21. BloostonLaw contacts: Hal Mordkofsky, Ben Dickens, Gerry Duffy, and John Prendergast.

Source: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy and Prendergast, LLP

For additional information, contact Hal Mordkofsky at (202) 828-5520 or halmor@bloostonlaw.com



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