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FRIDAY - OCTOBER 6, 2006 - ISSUE NO. 231

Dear friends of Wireless Messaging,

Well I have returned from the Enterprise Wireless 2006 show in Orlando, Florida that I attended last week. I have several photos from the show, following in the AAPC Newsletter section.

As promised, I have produced three Podcasts from the Orlando show. At least they are similar to Podcasts, since I am still learning how to do them. The first thing you need to do, is install QuickTime and iTunes on your computer. These are two terrific pieces of software, and fortunately they are both free. You can download them with the following link.

Free download:
QuickTime for Windows with iTunes.
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Windows Minimum Requirements

  • A Pentium processor-based PC or compatible computer
  • At least 128MB of RAM
  • Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 or XP

If you can't get iTunes installed, you can listen to the "mp3" version on practically any computer, but you will miss out on the graphics, photographs, chapter stops, and other advanced features. Please note: the "m4a" Podcast files that follow must be viewed and listened to on iTunes and the "mp3" (audio-only) files should download and play on anyone's computer.

This has taken a lot of work and expense to get this far with the Podcasting project so I hope you enjoy the Podcasts. I really believe this is the "next big thing" on the Internet. Millions of people are already making use of Podcasts. These Podcast are not "fluff" — they contain very worthwhile information. The presentation that James Dabbs gave to the Paging Technical Committee, has the potential to completely re-invigorate the US Paging Industry — that is if anyone will listen and do what he suggests. The talk given by Bruce Deer at the opening session of the conference is one that everyone interested in wireless messaging should listen to.

To subscribe to this podcast series using iTunes please click hereleft arrow

Now on to more news and views.

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  • Telemetry
  • Location Services
  • Wireless Messaging
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MESSAGING

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There is no charge for subscription and there are no membership restrictions. Readers are a very select group of wireless industry professionals, and include the senior managers of many of the world's major Paging and Wireless Data companies. There is an even mix of operations managers, marketing people, and engineers—so I try to include items of interest to all three groups. It's all about staying up-to-date with business trends and technology. I regularly get reader's comments, so this newsletter has become a community forum for the Paging, and Wireless Data communities. You are welcome to contribute your ideas and opinions. Unless otherwise requested, all correspondence addressed to me is subject to publication in the newsletter and on my web site. I am very careful to protect the anonymity of those who request it.

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PAGING CARRIERS

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www.pagingcarriers.org • 866-301-2272
The Voice of US Paging Carriers

Special Report

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Orlando, Florida

September 2006

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Opening Session at Enterprise Wireless 2006

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Meetings, Exhibits, and Socializing

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Following are just a few of the great folks attending Enterprise Wireless 2006 in Orlando.

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Sherry Miles
Wireless Messaging Newsletter
Business Manager
roy pottle
Roy Pottle
American Messaging Services President
and new AAPC Board Member
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Al Lauttamus
Lauttamus Communications
President
bill eisele
Bill Eisele
Indiana Paging Network
President
lee lupton
Lee Lupton
Locus Location Systems
Business Development Manager
dave helfrich
Dave Helfrich
Locus Location Systems
Chief Operating Officer
mark crosby
Mark Crosby
Enterprise Wireless Alliance
President
ellen johnson
Ellen Johnson
CommtechWireless
Account Manager
stephen oshinsky
Stephen Oshinsky
Paging Technical Committee
Chairman
pat adams
Pat Adams
Paging Technical Committee
PWG Chairman
paul fitzgerald
Paul Fitzgerald
InfoRad
President
bruce deer
Bruce Deer
American Association of Paging Carriers & SkyTel
President
mark crosby
Mark Crosby
Enterprise Wireless Alliance
President
tim totten
Tim Totten
Enterprise Wireless Alliance
Chairman

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Ted McNaught — Linda Hoover — Perri McNaught
NE Paging President — AAPC Executive Director — NE Paging Vice President

Thanks to our Gold Vendor!
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PRISM Paging
Thanks to our Silver Vendors!
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ISC Technologies, Inc.
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Recurrent Software Solutions, Inc.

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
AAPC Regulatory Affairs Office
Suite 250
2154 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007-2280
Tel: 202-223-3772
Fax: 202-315-3587
AAPC BULLETIN

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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  • 2-tone format (also available 5- or 5/6-tone)
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  • Water resistant case
  • Synthesized, multi channel option

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  • Propagation Analysis & Mapping
  • Site Selection
  • In-Building Wireless Design & Installation
  • Network Design

Special Projects

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  • Aquis Message Manager (AMM)
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    • Number portability
    • PBX integration
    • Comprehensive message archive
    • Ubiquitous device notification
    • IRM-like functionality

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This Month's Feature:
Emergin Communication Gateway

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Harness the power of the Emergin Communication Gateway for real-time event notification of critical information across your entire enterprise
emergin logo Managing on-premise and wide area communications systems is challenging for any telecommunications department. For fast, easy and accurate notification, enhance your performance with the Emergin Communication Gateway (ECG). Integrating this suite of wireless messaging software to automate alarm notification, monitoring and dispatch allows decision makers to receive more timely information so they can respond quicker with better results. The ECG serves as a communications hub for the entire organization to dispatch, escalate and acknowledge critical alarms.

TIME-SENSITIVE DISPATCHING OF EVENTS

  • Reduce costs associated with downtime by enabling your IS and facilities management tools to automatically and accurately communicate status or out-of-tolerance conditions around the clock.
  • Provide optimal control and faster response times in emergency environmental/safety situations, such as network or power outages, severe weather conditions, and general disaster recovery.
  • Respond immediately to changing conditions by streamlining business processes and automating information flow between departments

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Incorporate automated alarm notification with leading IT and Facilities systems such as:

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  • E-mail
  • Security Systems

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

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.

Mike Mordan, VP Systems Applications Division. 610-831-0329

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— FINALLY HERE! —



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SAVE THE DATE

ZigBee Developers’ Conference

Get Your Products to Market Faster

The Developers’ Conference will be hosted by the ZigBee Alliance in San Jose, CA, at the McEnery Convention Center on April 3-5 2007 in conjunction with the Embedded Systems Conference, Silicon Valley.

Be among the first to see and learn about the Enhanced ZigBee Standard after public release in 2007.

Information and Registration soon available at www.zigbee.org

EUROPEAN Developers' Conference: June 18-20, 2007 in Munich, Germany - Additional Information Available Soon

———
Krista Burgess
Events Manager
Global Inventures, Inc. (www.inventures.com)
Accelerating Results Through Collaboration
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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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InfoRad Wireless Office

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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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Ask for Special Newsletter Pricing.

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


Contact
E-mail: info@minilec.com left arrow CLICK HERE
Minilec Service, Inc.
Suite A
9207 Deering Ave.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Minilec Service


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Satellite Uplink
As Low As $500/month

  • 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!
1-888-854-2697 x272
acarle@ucom.com www.ucom.com


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www.daviscommsusa.com

  • 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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Daviscomms—Product Examples

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


Daviscomms USA


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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We do the clever stuff in Paging & Wireless Data


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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WDT2000
Mobile Data Terminal

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

Contact
Postal
Address:
WiPath Communications LLC
4467 Terracemeadow Ct.
Moorpark, CA 93021
Street
Address:
4467 Terracemeadow Ct.
Moorpark, CA 93021
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Phone: +1-805-532-9964
WiPath Communications

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Preferred Wireless
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Equipment For Sale
  Miscellaneous:
13 Motorola/Glenayre Cabinets
3 Motorola SSC, Paging Controllers
2 Glenayre Power Monitor Panels
11 Skydata 8411B Satellite Receivers
15 Battery Backup for C2000
1 Generac 48 VDC Propane Generator, (NEW)
10 Motorola ACB V3.69 & Delay Enabled
  Link Transmitters:
1 Glenayre QT6994, 150W, 900 MHz Link TX
3 Glenayre QT4201, 25W Midband Link TX
2 Motorola Micor Link, 30W Midband Link TX
  UHF Transmitters:
10 Glenayre GLT5340, 125W, DSP Exciter
35 Motorola PURC 5000, 110W, ACB
3 Motorola PURC 5000, 225W, ACB
  900 MHz Transmitters:
1 Glenayre GLT 8600, 500W
10 Motorola PURC 5000, 300W
6 Glenayre QT-7995, 250W
6 Motorola Nucleus II 350W,  NAC
  GL3000 Cards:
1 Complete GL3000L w/ T1’s, 2.2G HD.

 SEE WEB FOR COMPLETE LIST:
www.preferredwireless.com/equipment
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Too Much To List • Call or E-Mail
Preferred Wireless
Rick McMichael
888-429-4171

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  • Creatalink, 1 Way, 900 MHz
  • Creatalink, 2 Way, 25 KHz, 900 MHz
  • Glenayre C2100 Transmitter Controller
  • Timeport P935 / Pagewriter 2000X

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

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



GTES LLC

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

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www.sherlocgps.com

GTES has recently made the strategic decision to expanding its development activities to include wireless location technologies; a market that researchers forecast could reach $3.6 billion by 2010. In support of this new strategic direction, GTES has developed SHERLOC™ a complete one-stop wireless location service, providing the flexibility of being protocol neutral and network agnostic. Targeted at business customers who need to track their high-value shipments or better manage their service or delivery fleets, SHERLOC™ is a hosted application that combines configuration flexibility with ease of use.

GTES is offering SHERLOC™ services both directly and through authorized resellers. If your company has an interest in finding out how location services can enhance your revenue stream, and has the contacts and expertise to make you successful in the location marketplace, please contact us for further information at www.sherlocgps.com and select “Reseller Opportunities,” or call us at 770-754-1666 for more information.


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Your Professional Services Partner


GTES is the only Glenayre authorized software support provider in the Paging industry. With over 200 years of combined experience in Glenayre hardware and software support, GTES offers the industry the most professional support and engineering development staff available.


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GTES Partner Program
Product Sales
On-Site Services
Software Development
Product Training


CALL US TODAY FOR YOUR SUPPORT NEEDS
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Prism Paging

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Prism Message Gateway Systems
Modular and Configurable

Your Choice of Options

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

Popular Choice for Domestic and International

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

Logical Choice

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

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


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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See the Prism Paging video

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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.

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M90™ Messenger™—Our newest ReFLEX 2-Way Advanced Messaging solution. Finally the Industry has a true replacement for the Motorola T900 but with more features and improved RF performance.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ISO 9001 and 14001 Certified
  • 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
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
3507 Iron Horse Dr., Bldg. 200
Ladson, SC 29456
Tel: 843-285-7200
Fax: 843-285-7220
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Hark Technologies

BLOOSTON, MORDKOFSKY, DICKENS, DUFFY & PRENDERGAST, LLP

BloostonLaw Telecom Update 4
Vol. 9, No. 35
October 4, 2006

Martin FCC Nomination Vote On Hold

Although the Senate Commerce Committee recently voted 21-0 to reconfirm FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, his nomination for a second term on the Commission is reportedly on hold.

According to press reports, U.S. Senator John Sununu (R-N.H.) has placed the hold, even though he was one of the Commerce Committee members who voted to unanimously reconfirm Martin. Apparently, the hold is linked to the FCC’s requirement that voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) providers deliver E911 calls to a local emergency operator as a standard feature rather than an option. Broadcasting & Cable Magazine reports that Sununu’s office has neither confirmed nor denied the hold.

Any Senator can place a hold on a nomination, and a hold can be lifted at any time. Martin’s first term expired June 30; he was re-nominated for a second five-year term by President Bush. Even if he were not reconfirmed (which is highly unlikely), he could serve until the close of the next session of Congress—that is, until the fall of 2007.

BloostonLaw contacts: Hal Mordkofsky, Ben Dickens, Gerry Duffy, and John Prendergast.

VOIP-E911 Provisions Stripped From Port Security Legislation: Provisions to ease the way for voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) enhanced 911 (E911) service were taken out of the conference version of Port Security Improvement Act (HR 4954) passed by the House and Senate before Congress recessed last weekend. According to press reports, Congressional sources have indicated that objections to the widely supported VoIP E911 provision were more political than substantive, with its inclusion in the port security bill viewed as weakening the chances for passing the major telecom legislation (HR 5252) still pending in the Senate. BloostonLaw contacts: Ben Dickens and Gerry Duffy.

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CTIA-The Wireless Association® Designated by FCC as Cost-sharing Clearinghouse for Post AWS-Auction Relocations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today formally designated CTIA -The Wireless Association® as a cost-sharing clearinghouse for relocating wireless licensees as a result of the 2006 Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) auction. The clearinghouse will administer fair and equitable cost-sharing functions for the relocation of Broadband Radio Service, Fixed Microwave Service, and Mobile Satellite Service incumbent licensees from the 2.1 GHz band.

"We appreciate the FCC for recognizing the important role CTIA can play to ensure that all parties involved in the post-auction spectrum distribution process are treated justly," said CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO, Steve Largent. "By registering with the CTIA Spectrum Clearinghouse, licensees can comply with FCC rules and ensure reimbursement for their relocation investments by new entrants for years to come," continued Largent.

In making spectrum available for AWS, the FCC requires that new licensees pay to relocate existing systems operating in the 2.1 GHz band. New entrants subsequently entering the market must share relocation costs by reimbursing a proportion of those costs that have already been paid by others. The purpose of a cost-sharing clearinghouse is to distribute the burden of relocation equitably and promote the rapid build out of new networks. The Clearinghouse encourages companies to register relocation costs to ensure notification of all cost sharing opportunities.

The Clearinghouse contracted with Comsearch, a leading provider of engineering services and software, to handle the day-to-day operations of relocation and cost-sharing. Headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia, Comsearch is an independent engineering firm specializing in spectrum management of terrestrial microwave, satellite, and mobile telecommunications systems. Since 1977, Comsearch has been a leading provider of engineering services and software both domestically and internationally for microwave, satellite, and mobile communications systems.

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Schwarzenegger terminates legislation on billing

By Jeffrey Silva
Oct 4, 2006

WASHINGTON—Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) vetoed legislation to allow California wireless and wireline telecom subscribers to contest unauthorized billing charges, including those arising from the theft or loss of mobile phones.

Schwarzenegger’s veto is a big victory for the mobile phone industry, which opposed the bill and has spent considerable resources in recent years fighting state efforts to impose new state regulations on wireless carriers.

Schwarzenegger said that while he supports protecting consumers, Sen. Jackie Speier's (D) cramming bill is unnecessary.

“The provisions this bill seeks to accomplish have either been resolved through existing statutory or regulatory provisions,” said Schwarzenegger in a veto statement. “In fact, earlier this year, the California Public Utilities Commission launched a consumer education effort in multiple languages focusing on a wide range of telecommunications consumer protections, including the very information required by SB 440. By requiring California-only billing practices, SB 440 actually has the potential to hurt consumers by raising costs for consumers by establishing a different billing practice for California residents. Consumers are better served by actual protections not simply words printed on their bills.”

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“It Seems to Us . . .” Pretending to Sleep

By David Sumner, K1ZZ
ARRL Chief Executive Officer
October 1, 2006


There is an Indian saying: “You can wake a person who is sleeping, but not a person who is pretending to sleep.


That sums up our dealings with the FCC on interference from Broadband over Power Line (BPL) systems. If the Commission were asleep — that is, if they were simply unaware of the intractable radio interference caused by some BPL technologies — the facts would wake them up. But they are only pretending to sleep. Factual arguments, no matter what the volume, will not arouse the FCC from its feigned slumber.

The most recent evidence is the FCC's Memorandum Opinion & Order (MO&O) adopted August 3. The MO&O disposes of the 15 petitions for reconsideration (one from the ARRL) that were filed after the FCC adopted new rules for Access BPL systems in October 2004. Most — including ours — argued that the new rules did not go far enough to protect radio communication systems from interference caused by the inevitable radiation of RF energy from unshielded, BPL-bearing power lines. We were not alone in our concerns; Aeronautical Radio, Inc (ARINC), the American Petroleum Institute, the Association for Maximum Services Television, Inc, and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), among others, sought additional protection.

The question that comes to mind after reading the MO&O is, "What has the FCC been doing for all this time?" The MO&O contains scant evidence that the FCC is any more knowledgeable about BPL interference now than it was when it adopted the Report & Order (R&O) in October 2004.

A good example is its treatment of the extrapolation factor for measurements performed at other than the distance from the power lines that is specified in the rules. This is important because the radiated emission limit for frequencies below 30 MHz is specified at 30 meters from the source, while the actual measurements are to be made closer to the source.

In 2004 the FCC chose to apply to BPL systems a 40 dB per decade extrapolation factor. While that factor has existed in Part 15 for some time and may be appropriate within the near-field region of a point source, it does not apply, theoretically or practically, to radiation from a line. In the R&O the FCC offered a ray of hope by saying that it would revisit the issue if new information became available. Unfortunately, in the MO&O it dismissed whatever new information did not support its original, flawed conclusion.

In its petition for reconsideration, ARINC demonstrated beyond any doubt that the Commission's rationale for 40 dB per decade was based on a misinterpretation of an NTIA report. ARINC pointed out specific examples of NTIA measurements that showed decay values much less than 40 dB/decade and more like 15 to 20 dB/decade. In fact, NTIA's measurements bear a striking resemblance to measurements performed a year later by the United Kingdom's Office of Communications (Ofcom). Ofcom's report of its measurements at a BPL (called PLT in the UK) installation in Crieff, Scotland noted, "Below 30 MHz...the electric field regression ...varied between approximately 16 and 21 dB/decade."

The ARRL's petition for reconsideration used proven software analysis tools to analyze a number of power line configurations that had been provided to the FCC by various parties to the rulemaking proceeding and showed that "The 40 dB/decade extrapolation consistently underestimated the actual field strength in any models that represented real-world BPL installations."

The FCC's conclusion after (presumably) reviewing all of this? "No new information has been submitted that would provide a convincing argument for modifying this requirement at this time." In other words, the FCC continues to believe that a point is the same thing as a line. One can only hope that the Commissioners don't help their children with their geometry homework.

Even more egregious than the FCC's failure to correct this obvious error is its introduction of a new rule aimed directly against mobile stations. The new rule, §15.611(c)(1)(iii), absolves BPL operators of responsibility for taking any action to correct interference to mobile operations other than to reduce emissions to 20 dB below the Part 15 limit below 30 MHz, or to 10 dB below the limit above 30 MHz. Coupled with the inappropriate extrapolation factor, this is far short of what is actually required to eliminate harmful interference.

Simply stated, this new rule is intolerable and we do not accept it. It is contrary to the FCC's obligations, under the international Radio Regulations as well as the Communications Act, to protect radio communication services from harmful interference. This was discussed in some detail on this page in August 2004; there is neither space nor necessity to repeat it. Apparently, however, it is necessary to state what should be obvious: The Commission has no authority to define away these obligations. Harmful interference is harmful interference. The operation of an unintentional radiator is conditioned on not causing harmful interference to a licensed radio communication service — fixed or mobile, amateur or otherwise.

BPL system operators who cause harmful interference in the amateur HF bands have demonstrated little ability either to measure the emissions from their systems or to adjust them to stay within the Part 15 limit, let alone 20 dB below the limit. Some of them can't tell the difference between the system noise floor of their insensitive test equipment and the ambient noise in the external environment.

Unlike the FCC, we have learned a lot about BPL interference since October 2004. Among other things, we have learned that some BPL systems can be operated without causing harmful interference to amateurs — and we have acknowledged that fact. The FCC had the opportunity to do the same, and to revise its rules so as to encourage radio-friendly BPL systems while discouraging those that pollute the radio spectrum unnecessarily. Doing so would have steered the BPL industry away from spectrum-polluting technologies that will cost those who choose to deploy them a lot of money to solve interference problems that could have been avoided altogether.

We had reason to hope that recent personnel changes at the Commission would lead to a more enlightened result on reconsideration. Therefore, the Commission's failure to take new information into account in the MO&O is a disappointment. But this is not the end of the battle — as anyone who chooses to deploy a BPL system that causes harmful interference to amateurs will quickly discover.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

From: ross.mohan@gmail.com
Subject: Comverse and Issue #224
Date: October 4, 2006 10:48:25 AM CDT
To: brad@braddye.com

Dear Mr. Dye,

Regarding your piece on "Kobi" Alexander in Issue #224:

From today's FT:

I'd call for more than a financial investigation and possible punishment. I'd call for interviews with the CIA and FBI as well: Comverse was the company that bought Odigo just after the 9/11 attacks. Odigo, you may recall, was the company that is strongly indicated to have sent warning instant messages to employees just before the attack. One can only hope that our security agencies are on top of this, and haven't simply let it drop.

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From: j.dombrouski@verizon.net
Subject: Political Cartoon
Date: September 23, 2006 8:20:18 AM CDT
To: brad@braddye.com

Hi Brad,

I thought it was good that you stayed away from the political stuff, but since you brought it up, you might have also said that Hugo Chavez's government is doubling the heating oil to 100 million gallons, at a 40% discount for the poor in this country. With the price of oil these days, that probably means that some people will actually have heat this winter. It is certainly more than you can say for the likes of ExxonMobil and the other big oil companies that recently made record profits. And remember the president is an oil main himself.

Here is a little news blurb I found on the announcement. If you are going to comment on it, you should at least tell the whole story.

Venezuela Doubles Discount Heating Oil Shipments to US

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced Thursday his government is doubling the amount of discounted heating oil it provides to poor Americans. The state-owned company, Citgo, will provide up to one hundred million gallons to low-income communities in eighteen states this winter. Chavez made the announcement at a Church ceremony in Harlem. He was introduced by actor and activist Danny Glover." During his remarks, Chavez also called President Bush an “alcoholic” and a “sick man.” His comments come one day after he referred to President Bush as “the devil” while addressing the UN General Assembly.

Keep up the good work on the newsletter.

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