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Dear friends of Wireless Messaging,

We are enjoying beautiful fall weather here in the midwestern USA today.

In an effort to learn more about our readers, I am asking the following question:

What else do you like besides Wireless Messaging?

brad and rhonda I would like to start a new section in the newsletter about the hobbies and personal interests of our readers. To start things off, I will tell you that I have become a fan of Bluegrass Music in the last couple of years. My favorite recording artist is Rhonda Vincent. I had the great pleasure of hearing her and her group The Rage perform this summer, in Nashville, at the Grand Ole Opry, and then later at the Ernest Tubb Record Shop and Museum, after they performed live on WSM Radio—Midnight Jamboree program.

Did you know that:

  • Bill Reid, of Indiana Paging, builds fine furniture in his spare time?
  • Bruce Deer, of SkyTel, won a contest to see who could get the most peanuts on a pair of chopsticks and beat some Chinese colleagues in the process?
  • Bill Eisele, of Indiana Paging, is a very accomplished pilot and owns several airplanes?
  • Consultant Ron Mercer is an outstanding Italian chef and even gives cooking lessons complete with cap and apron. He speaks fluent French, Italian, Ojibway, and is conversant in several other languages.
  • Many of our readers are avid hunters, Myron Anduri (Nighthawk), Scott Forsythe (SelectPath), and Ted Gaetjen (ASAP) —just to name a few?
  • Ted and Perri McNaught, of NE Paging, are divers?
  • Alan Hills, of Recurrent Software Solutions, is a gentleman farmer?
  • Allan Angus, of Trace Technologies, has studied philosophy and can speak Ojibway, French, and “technobable” (I hope he still has a good sense of humor too)?
  • Jay Moskowitz, of SPD Control Systems, is a physicist and his wife is an artist?
  • Barry Kanne is a ham radio operator—W4TGA? (How many others are hams?) His wife Judi is a nurse and a writer?

Please send me background information on people in the Wireless Messaging field and include a photo if possible.

I have made my reservations to attend Enterprise Wireless 2006 in Orlando—have you?

Now on to more news and views.

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enterprise wireless 2006


September 26–28
The Rosen Centre Hotel
Orlando, Florida


We are looking forward to seeing you.

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

Thanks to our Gold Vendor!
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.
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Fax: 202-315-3587


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
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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  • Network Design

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  • Interconnection Agreements
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    • Web access
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    • PBX integration
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    • IRM-like functionality

Expense Reduction Services

  • Expense Reduction Analysis
  • Lease Negotiation
  • Network Analysis
  • Telecom Auditing

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This Month's Feature: The Kirk Phone System



  • 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 system The 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.

... 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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Ask for Special Newsletter 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

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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
  • Receiver Boards-FLEX-POCSAG
  • Integrate our RF Technologies into your product

State-of-the-art Manufacturing Facilities

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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, or visit our web site

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  • 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


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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  • Integrated paging receiver

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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

Mobile Data Terminals & Solutions

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Mobile Data Terminal

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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.

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Equipment For Sale
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
  VHF Transmitters:
3 Glenayre GLT8311, VHF, 125W
  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.

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Wherify Wireless Expands Online Distribution With; Leading Retailer to Distribute Wherifone GPS Locator Phone via E-Commerce Site

September 06, 2006 08:01 AM US Eastern Timezone

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Sept. 6, 2006—Wherify Wireless, Inc. (OTCBB:WFYW), a leading developer of wireless location products and services, today announced that its breakthrough Wherifone® GPS Locator Phone is initially available through leading retailer Costco's online sales site, The Wherifone is the world's first GSM/GPS locator cell phone designed for children and seniors. The two-way cell phone has built-in Aided-GPS location and "managed dial" features that give on-the-go parents the peace of mind of being able to quickly locate and communicate with their young children and elderly relatives, while also controlling who they can call and how much it will cost.

"We're excited to be working with a leading retailer with the experience and reach of Costco to reach out to consumers through their e-commerce site," said Timothy Neher, CEO and Founder of Wherify Wireless. "Working with them allows us to make the Wherifone broadly available to consumers across the country."

The Wherifone GPS Locator Phone will retail for $99.95, and fixed-usage Wherify Family Locator Service plans that include both voice and location services start at just $19.95 per month. The competitively priced, all-inclusive service plans are straightforward and easy to understand, and there are no hidden costs for additional required services, so parents always know exactly what to expect. A Rate Protection Plan is also available to help save money when actual usage exceeds the current service plan's limit. Under the Rate Protection Plan, when a subscriber goes over their basic monthly limit their plan automatically adjusts itself to the most cost-effective service plan rather than blindly racking up overage charges. Their service plan then automatically resets back to the basic plan at the beginning of each month.

About The Wherifone

The Wherifone is the world's first GSM/GPS locator cell phone designed for children and seniors. The two-way cell phone has built-in Aided-GPS location and "managed dial" features that give on-the-go parents the peace of mind of being able to quickly locate and communicate with their young children and elderly relatives, while also controlling who they can call and how much it will cost. Wherify's Aided-GPS performance will vary, but often provides location results in places where conventional GPS solutions may have performance issues, such as in many types of wood frame buildings and vehicles, and under dense foliage. The Wherifone's patented Aided-GPS location solution is supported by the Wherify Global Location Service Center, which maintains information on all the GPS satellites in space through a series of GPS Reference Receivers, and applies location information into Wherify's mapping and location management system to let users see a device's position displayed on a map or aerial photograph.

About Wherify Wireless, Inc.

Wherify Wireless, Inc. (OTCBB:WFYW) is a pioneering developer of personal location products and services, as recognized by the Smithsonian Institution Museum's adoption of Wherify Wireless' groundbreaking first product, the Child Locator, into permanent display as the world's first commercial personal GPS tracking device. With three U.S. patents granted in the areas of personal location and position tracking and four more patents pending in the area of GPS locator phones, Wherify Wireless continues to be a leader in location technology development by integrating Aided-GPS location into a GSM cellular platform that has been demonstrated on over 100 GSM networks world-wide. Wherify Wireless' expertise in GPS technology for wireless devices and its patented back-end location service engine enable customers to obtain real-time location information on individuals and property directly through the Internet or any phone. Wherify Wireless was founded in 1998, and is located in Redwood Shores, California.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including statements containing the words "believes," "plans," "anticipates," "expects," "estimates" and similar expressions) should be considered to be forward-looking statements. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including general conditions in the relevant industries and markets, the impact of competitive products, intellectual property issues and the other factors described in Wherify Wireless' periodic filings with the SEC. The company disclaims any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this press release.

Wherify, Wherify Wireless and FACES are registered trademarks of Wherify Wireless, Inc. Wherifone is a trademark of Wherify Wireless, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Wherify Wireless
John Cunningham, 650-551-5271
(Director of Communications)
Joe Noel, 650-551-5231 (Investor Relations)

Source: BusinessWire Press Release

Parco Wireless Set to Release World Class Tracking System

Précis Line of Tracking Products Available by Year’s End

Parco Wireless, the leading provider to healthcare of real time tracking technology has unveiled plans for the release of a new product line based upon its next generation of ultra-wideband (UWB) tracking systems.

According to Parco’s founder and CEO Scott Cohen, the new systems should begin to appear at client hospitals by the end of the year. Called “Précis” (pronounced “prey-sis”), the new line of products includes the latest achievements in active RFID technology. States Mr. Cohen, “this new product offering represents a major shift in the way tracking will be accomplished in the future. Historically we believed we presented the most robust tracking solutions available to hospitals. Even so, the market demanded overall improvement in what we offered. Our new Précis product line represents marked improvement in tag and receiver designs, as well as enhanced performance capabilities when compared to our earlier systems”. Mr. Cohen then adds, “Hospitals will be very pleased with both the costs of these newer systems and the better performance they can expect.”

Précis incorporates Time Domain Corporation’s Pulson™ ultra-wideband technologies in its design. The new line will include a full suite of products that include assets tags, patient wristbands, personnel badges and two design type readers.

According to company leadership, the new Précis tags and receivers will help dispel all misconceptions about the higher cost of implementing a UWB tracking system. While the cost of UWB tracking technologies were historically higher when compared to competing technologies such as Infrared (IR) or WiFi systems, many hospitals felt compelled to hold off on implementing a UWB active RFID tracking system despite the superior benefits UWB systems offered. “Hospitals will no longer need to compromise performance, accuracy, and reliability for costs to acquire a tracking system” states Michael Farnsworth, the chief software architect behind Précis. He adds that “In the past IR and WiFi made it easy to buy because of the low cost. But many hospitals came away disappointed with the performance they were seeing with these technologies. They liked what they saw with Parco’s performance capabilities, but were put off by the higher costs.” Citing tags that now cost around $19, Farnsworth concludes, “Précis is now affordable for any size hospital, it will outperform any tracking technology out there. Compromise is no longer necessary”.

The entire Précis line has been designed from the ground up to support various installations in the healthcare field. The new Précis readers are aesthetically designed for hospital and clinical environments. Receivers casually blend into the hospital environment using an innovative ceiling mount design that works with most acoustic and hard plaster ceilings.

The various Précis tags revolve around a basic yet versatile design that makes them suitable for mounting to moveable assets, attaching to patient wristbands, or to caregivers. They report location data once every second with over 98% reliability.

The locations of the tags are tracked by UWB readers installed at fixed locations within a medical facility providing the location of patients, caregivers, and equipment within accuracy of 1.5 feet. The tags use extremely low-power as evidenced by their average life of over four years using a single 3 volt battery.

All Parco Précis products are branded with the PulsON Powered™ certification mark which identifies them as genuine, licensed Time Domain UWB products employing Time Domain’s patented PulsON® technology. The Parco Wireless products are available through technology wholesalers such as CDW and healthcare information system developers such as Patient Care Technology Systems. A full list of authorized resellers and developers is available on Parco’s website

Source: Parco Wireless Press Release

RIM Targets Consumer Market With BlackBerry Pearl

SEP 07, 2006 11:38:28 AM

Research In Motion (RIM), producer of the widely used BlackBerry handheld device, will soon release its newest offering, the BlackBerry Pearl. The Waterloo, Ontario-based firm is targeting the vast consumer market—and veering away from its traditional focus on business users—with such new features as a 1.3-megapixel digital camera, a memory-card port and a music player that can be used while performing other functions, The New York Times reports.

The new Pearl will initially be available exclusively through T-Mobile, and it will go for $200 with a two-year service agreement, according to the Times. T-Mobile currently offers 1,000 minutes of talk time and unlimited Web access for $70 a month, the Times reports.

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BlackBerry Pearl 

The Pearl gets its name from the dime-sized, glowing ball positioned just below its display, which is used to navigate the various functions like a mini-mouse, according to the Times. The ball can be used to move left and right—not just up and down—and users need only depress it for various lengths of time to perform different functions, the Times reports.

BlackBerrys have become an essential tool for corporate users in recent years, due largely to their “push” e-mail functionality, or the ability to receive and show electronic messages the moment they arrive, as well as the fact that they wirelessly connect to work e-mail accounts so changes made via the handheld carry over to PCs. Consumer users have been slower to jump on the BlackBerry bandwagon, as the handhelds have tended to contain fewer bells and whistles and were less “chic” than phones offered by firms like Motorola and Palm.

RIM a couple of years ago tried its hand in the consumer space with the BlackBerry 7100, and it cut down the average BlackBerry size by squeezing two letters onto its 14, easy-to-click keys, but its reception was less than noteworthy, according to the Times. Since the buttons each had two characters, the BlackBerry 7100 also came pre-installed with a software called SureType, which helps to form words from the jumble of letters that appear when a user types the first few letters of a word, the Times reports. For instance, a person looking to type the word “get” would need to press the GH, ER and TY buttons, but that combination could also be used to type “hey.” In such instances, multiple word options appear below the word in question, according to the Times. SureType works to determine the appropriate words, and it even remembers specific word combinations over time, the Times reports.

The Pearl uses a version of the SureType keyboard software, and the Times identifies it as one of the device’s “weak spots.” Its meager 3.5-hour battery life for talk time was also cited by the Times as one of its weaknesses.

Among the phone’s strengths the Times mentions are its appearance and size—it’s shiny black and chrome and “incredibly tiny” at 4.2 by 2 by 0.6 inches—its Bluetooth connectivity and the fact that it operates on a GSM phone network, meaning it can function overseas. The BlackBerry Pearl has a 240-by-260-pixel color screen that also functions as a flashlight, a speakerphone, voice-dialing capabilities, movie playback, and built-in AOL, Yahoo, MSN and ICQ instant messaging, according to the Times. Users can even read PDF and PowerPoint files, as well as make changes to spreadsheets and documents, using the Pearl, the Times reports.


Unefon Holdings, a Company Controlled by Ricardo B. Salinas, Trusts and Invests in Wireless Business in Mexico

Wednesday September 6, 9:56 pm ET

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ — Unefon Holdings, S.A. de C.V., a company controlled by Ricardo B. Salinas, owner of 44.4% of Unefon's capital (BMV: UNEFON) — a Mexican mobile telephony operator for the mass market — and of 50% of the capital of Cosmofrecuencias — wireless Internet access provider-announced today that it is confident of the outlook of wireless communications market in Mexico. Therefore, its Board of Directors approved the acquisition of 45.6% of the shareholders' equity of Unefon in a private transaction with the family of Moises Saba.

The amount of the operation is US$300 million, from which US$200 million come from domestic and international financing and US$100 million will be paid by transferring Unefon Holdings' 50% capital stake in Cosmofrecuencias to Mr. Saba. The acquisition was approved by the National Securities and Banking Commission (CNBV) and has been presented for consideration to the Federal Commission of Competition.

The Board of Directors of Unefon Holdings also approved a public offering to buy Unefon's outstanding capital traded in the stock market in approximately 60 days, under the same terms offered to Mr. Saba. Unefon Holdings has requested authorization from the CNBV for this offering.

Through the acquisition and public offering, Unefon Holdings expects to own all the shareholders' equity of Unefon, from its current 44.4% holding. Unefon has 21.6MHz at the 1.9GHz of the radio spectrum, optimum bandwidth to continue with a dynamic development of services of high quality cellular telephony nationwide. Unefon currently has 1.3 million subscribers and operates with technology CDMA 2000 1X, which is able to offer higher value services. The company's network will soon be migrated to CDMA-EVDO.

Unefon Holdings considers that the wireless industry dynamism in Mexico, the managerial capabilities of Grupo Salinas and the proven ability of Unefon to grow with effective cost management translate into high performance with great profitability.

"We will develop even more solid competitive advantages than the ones Unefon currently holds, in market segments that offer enormous growth opportunities," said Diego Foyo, CEO of Unefon Holdings. "Additionally, we have received instructions to explore the consolidation of operations with Grupo Movil@ccess — owner of the majority of Iusacell's capital — that generates maximum value for shareholders, reducing expenses, making joint acquisitions and the development of supplementary networks, using the same CDMA-EVDO technology."

"As a result, Unefon will be the second largest mobile telephone and data company in Mexico, with economies of scale and important synergies that will allow the company to strongly compete in the industry, which translates into better price options and services in the market, benefiting millions of subscribers."

About the Company

Unefon Holdings, S.A. de C.V. is a controlling company, owner of 44.4% of the capital of Unefon-Mexican mobile telephony operator for the mass market-and 50% of the capital of Cosmofrecuencias-wireless broadband Internet access provider.

Except for historical information, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.



Ricardo B. Salinas

As chairman and founder of Grupo Salinas, which includes several the largest companies in Mexico, Ricardo B. Salinas is one of Latin America’s leading entrepreneurs. He has fought monopolists and created new markets among Mexico’s working classes.

Grupo Salinas began as a family-owned company, Elektra, in 1906. When Ricardo Salinas became CEO in 1987, the company was facing bankruptcy. He refocused Elektra’s offerings and developed a consumer market among Mexico’s lower middle class by providing credit sales and financial products and services. In 2002, Elektra became Mexico’s biggest consumer-finance company.

Mr. Salinas is also chairman of TV Azteca, one of the world’s two largest producers of Spanish-language television programming and one of only two nationwide broadcasters in Mexico. In 2001, he launched Azteca America, the fastest-growing Spanish-language broadcasting network in the U.S., reaching 38 markets.

Unefon Holdings is a Grupo Salinas telecommunications company that built its client base to 1.4 million subscribers in just three years. Its network covers 19 cities and reaches an additional 23,000 urban areas through an agreement with Iusacell.

Mr. Salinas has been recognized as a visionary by leading business organizations. He has addressed the World Economic Forum, The Young Presidents’ Organization, The Economist Roundtable on Mexico, The Institute of the Americas and Harvard Business School.

Source: American Venture Magazine


Amcom Announces Partnership Agreement with USA Mobility To Provide Communications Center Solutions for the Enterprise; Completes First Joint Project for Duke University Medical Center

September 07, 2006 06:00 AM US Eastern Timezone

MINNEAPOLIS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Sept. 7, 2006—Amcom Software, Inc. today announced that it has entered into an agreement with USA Mobility, Inc. (NASDAQ:USMO) in which the companies will leverage each other's complementary technologies to provide advanced automated communication center capabilities. As part of the agreement, the respective sales organizations will provide recommendations around their mutual solutions. Joint customers benefit by having access to an integrated, total communication center solution versus having to work with multiple vendors.

The companies today also announced their first dual customer solution, a program recently completed for Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. Duke's goal was to link all of the Medical Center's facilities with its private messaging system so that communications throughout the entire Medical Center were fully redundant for emergency and disaster preparedness. Together, USA Mobility and Amcom designed a solution that seamlessly integrated both systems to effectively and efficiently meet Duke's communications needs.

"We are pleased to work with USA Mobility to provide the highest quality products and services coupled with a rapid return on investment for our joint customers," said Jack Collins, Amcom President and CEO. "Large organizations have a greater need than ever for efficient and timely communications in the event of a disaster and when we combine our experience with USA Mobility's expertise, the result is highly-effective and versatile communications system."

Communication center applications from Amcom include Smart Console, Smart Web and Smart Speech help USA Mobility customers cut costs and streamline communications, Speech-enabled calls, web directory lookups, complex agent-handled calls and emergency notifications and responses are all processed from a single, central database.

In addition, Amcom Software's e.Notify automated event notification system is designed for business continuity and disaster recovery by providing automated event notification, response processing and escalation for emergencies and other mission critical communications needs.

"USA Mobility is pleased to join with Amcom to help provide enterprise solutions for communication center automation," said Vince Kelly, President and Chief Executive Officer, USA Mobility. "We believe our technical experience, coupled with Amcom's expertise in communications applications, will prove to be a winning combination for those organizations seeking to enhance their communications systems and performance."

About USA Mobility

USA Mobility, Inc., headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is a leading provider of paging products and other wireless services to the business, government and healthcare sectors. USA Mobility offers traditional one-way and advanced two-way paging via its nationwide networks covering more than 90% of the U.S. population. In addition, the company offers mobile voice and data services through Sprint Nextel and Cingular Wireless, including BlackBerry and GPS location applications. The company's product offerings include Integrated Resource Management Systems with wireless connectivity solutions for medical, business, government and other campus environments. USA Mobility also focuses on the business-to-business marketplace and supplies wireless mobile connectivity solutions to businesses and organizations of all sizes. In addition to its reliable, nationwide one-way networks, USA Mobility's two-way networks have the largest high-powered terrestrial ReFLEX footprint in the United States with roaming partners in Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. USA Mobility provides the preferred ReFLEX wireless data network for many of the largest telecommunication companies in the United States that source network services and resell under their own brand names.

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About Amcom Software

Amcom Software provides mission-critical communications technology solutions for organizations that depend on speed, accuracy, and productivity to support day-to-day business continuity and event-driven communications. Amcom's open technology, standards-based technology solutions are used by more than 400 blue-chip companies in healthcare, education, finance, utilities and government agencies. Amcom customers include Stanford University Medical Center, Emory University, Banner Health System, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, U.S. Department of the Army, Yale University, New York Presbyterian University Hospital, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Yale New Haven Hospital, Duke University Medical Center, the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Navy.

For more information, call (800) 852-8935 or go to

Smart Center, Smart Console, Smart Web, Smart Speech and e.Notify are trademarks of Amcom Software, Inc. All other trademarks herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Tiffany Collins,
for USA Mobility
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Bob Lougee, 703-721-3080

Source: BusinessWire


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Bowie State University Advances Campus Safety With e2Campus Emergency Notification System

Wednesday September 6, 9:03 am ET

New System Will Send SMS Text Messages of Urgent News to Students' Mobile Phones

LEESBURG, Va., Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ — Omnilert LLC, the leading provider of selective mass communications, today announced that Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland has advanced campus safety with the roll-out of the e2Campus mass notification system. Bowie State will tap the power of text messaging by using the e2Campus Web-based service to communicate emergency news to the cell phones of students, faculty and staff.

Ernest L. Waiters, Police Chief and Director of Public Safety at Bowie State said, "Bowie State University Department of Public Safety in partnership with the Division of External Relations and the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life is providing faculty, staff and students with instant notifications of all university closings and pending emergencies facing Bowie State University."

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Endorsed by Security On Campus Inc. and used by schools around the country, e2Campus is the Web-based mass notification system that enables school officials to self-administer and send time-sensitive messages for a fraction of the cost and complexity of existing notification solutions. There is no traditional software to install, no hardware to buy and no additional phone lines needed. A school can set up a secure notification system in minutes to send routine, urgent or emergency notifications to their entire campus community or groups, such as multiple campuses, residence halls, staff- only or sports news. e2Campus instantly and simultaneously sends mass alerts to a subscriber's mobile phone (via SMS text message), BlackBerry, smart phone, wireless PDA, text pager, e-mail account and relevant Web page. To learn more, visit online.

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Omnilert LLC is the leading provider of selective mass communications for sending time-sensitive information to large groups of people. The self- service, Web-based system enables a single person to communicate timely information to thousands of people anywhere, anytime, on any device. It is ideal for announcing school closings, game cancellations, weather warnings, terrorist alerts, and marketing promotions. The system is built around a reliable SMS text messaging system that sends content directly to a mobile phone, as well as an e-mail address, Web page, pager or wired phone. Omnilert Text and Voice solutions are sold under the names e2Campus, Amerilert, RainedOut and through resellers. The privately held company is headquartered in Leesburg, Va., and at online.


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