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FRIDAY - JUNE 9, 2006 - ISSUE NO. 215

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

From: slferguson@inilex.com
Subject: Help Wanted
Date: June 8, 2006 10:35:20 AM CDT
To: Brad Dye

Inilex is looking for two great firmware engineers for embedded software and hardware development.

(job descriptions follow)

If you know someone let me know. Please forward this job description to anyone you know that might be interested

Thanks,

Scott Ferguson
CEO
Inilex
Office 480 889 5676
Direct 480 889 5670
Cell 480 818 2608


CAN Firmware Development Engineer Inilex, Inc.
Summary

Required Skills and Experience

Preferred Skills and Experience


ReFlex Firmware Development Engineer Inilex, Inc.
Summary

Required Skills and Experience

Preferred Skills and Experience


From: Cdrom2135@aol.com
Subject: Motorola M15 paging
Date: June 2, 2006 11:17:36 AM CDT
To: brad@braddye.com

Brad,
I am trying to interface to the serial ports on this system. I have no manuals. I would appreciate info on how to set up baud rates and pin out of connection.

Thank You,

Cris Gallagher
A.A.S.,C.E.T., C.S.S.
WTEC System Technician
Shop (941) 343-0020
Cell (941) 915-5514
CDROM2135@AOL.COM


From: van@vantek.org
Subject: from the newsletter
Date: June 1, 2006 1:51:32 PM CDT
To: brad@braddye.com

Brad:

I came across a problem last week that I hadn't heard of before and I wondered if your readers might be familiar with it.

I contacted Qwest to move a D.I.D trunk to a new location and was told I needed to fill out an ASR (Access Service Request) available on-line, and that the instructions for filling out the form were available from ATIS, also on-line.

Well, the ASR is a very cryptic form that cannot be completed without the instructions, and the instructions (the ASOG) is $750.00 from ATIS. That's right, Qwest says to order service, you need to fill out the form but we won't tell you how, and the instructions cost $750.00. I promptly filed a complaint with the SD Public Utilities Commission and am waiting for their response.

In the meantime, I borrowed a copy of the ASOG and tried to learn how to order the moving of a D.I.D. trunk. This requires an intimate knowledge of telephone terminology and systems, certainly more knowledge than I possess, and I think more than 98% of paging people possess.

I wonder if others have encountered this issue and how they solved it?

Thanks,

L. Van Heuveln
Vantek Communications
Sioux Falls, SD

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Brad:

In my previous email regarding problems with Qwest, I was complaining about having to buy instructions to fill out their form. Since then, I have found that the real problem is that they have moved paging carriers to the wholesale side of their business which is where they have Cellular, PCS and CLEC operators.

Since we are now "wholesale" business, it is their policy to not provide any help and to make it as difficult as possible to do business with them. I suppose this is a result of CLECs and Cell carriers taking business from them.

The instruction guide for filling out the Access Service Request is $750, but that's just the beginning. The ASR requires a CLLI code which is assigned by Telcordia for another $750. I haven't been able to get all the way through the ASR yet, but there may be more expenses. This is all to move a D.I.D. trunk 1 block from it's present location.

It looks like small operators like us will never be able to afford to add a trunk or move a trunk.

I am curious whether other small paging operators have run into this situation.

Thanks,

Van


kantronics
3115 W 6th Street, Suite A
Lawrence, KS 66049

sales@kantronics.comTelephone 785-842-7745
 Facsimile 785-842-2031
  
 May 24, 2006

Dear Kantronics Customer:

It is with regret that we must inform you of the pending discontinuance of the Kantronics FC Paging Controller line of products.  All paging products manufactured by Kantronics will be discontinued by June 30, 2006.

Like all technology, obsolescence of components dictates the life cycle of the product.  This is the case of our paging product line.  Many of the components used to manufacture the FC controllers have been discontinued, and finding components through brokers have become extremely difficult the past year.

It is our goal to manufacture one last build.  We ask that you contact us with requirements for controllers so that we may order and build to your needs.  Please contact us no later than June 30, 2006 with your final orders.  Kantronics will then purchase components, and manufacture the final build.

Again, it is with regret that I must contact you with this information.  Kantronics has made many friends in the paging community, and I personally found the technology, market, and customers to be a rewarding experience.  It is my goal to find a company interested in the FC algorithm or code for a new hardware or software design.  Please feel free to contact me for an update of my progress, or to just say hello!

With Regards,

Cheryl Seiwald
President and CEO
ceo@kantronics.com


From: daviddrake@cox.net
Subject: Re: Wireless Messaging Newsletter for David Drake
Date: May 26, 2006 12:49:49 PM CDT
To: brad@braddye.com

Hey Brad,

I have a tip on a job offering for an RF engineer. Would you know someone who might be interested?

David Drake
760-291-1980


MYRTLE BEACH PHOTOS

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Held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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ron mercer

The distinguished Ron Mercer
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The glamorous Perri McNaught
VP—NE Paging

susan lunday

The gorgeous and graceful Susan Lunday
Daviscomms USA

 

Gracious People—Industry Leaders

ted brooks perri

Ted McNaught/Brooks Marsden/Perri McNaught
Great folks from NE Paging and GTES

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paul james

Paul Fitzgerald & James Asanuma
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linda hoover

The young and pretty Linda Hoover
She is the one that made it all happen
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nancy green

The famous Nancy Green
Beauty and Brains
VP—USA Mobility

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Derek Banner
Chairman of EMMA
European Mobile Messaging Association
Former Secretary of the POCSAG committee

jim mclochlin

Jim McLochlin
Stratus Communications
AAPC Director

dietmar gollnick

Dr. Dietmar Gollnick
CEO e*Message Europe
Berlin, Germany

jim nelson

Jim Nelson
President Prism Paging
Roswell, Georgia

bruce deer

Bruce Deer
President
AAPC and SkyTel

mark crosby

Mark Crosby
President/CEO
Enterprise Wireless Alliance

randy murray

Randy Murray and his beautiful wife
Redi-Call Communications
Georgetown, Delaware

ken hardman

Ken Hardman
Attorney At Law
AAPC Regulatory Affairs

vic jensen

Vic Jensen
Unication USA
Former Manager of FLEX/ReFLEX at Motorola

philip hayes

Philip Hayes
Director, ParkMagic
limerick, Ireland

brian gilmore

Brian Gilmore
Fallon Communications
Award Winning Spokesman for
the Answering Industry

stephen oshinsky

Stephen Oshinsky
Chairman of the Paging Technical Committee
Engineering Guru at SkyTel

mary regan

Mary Regan
Trace Technologies

jon word

Jon Word
President
Contact Wireless
Industry Innovator


WI-FI / WI-MAX & VOIP NEWS

Shareholder suit slams Vonage IPO

June 05, 2006 6:13 pm ET
By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service

Vonage may know how to sell cheap phone calls, but it messed up when it tried to unload overpriced stock, according to a lawsuit filed Friday.

The VOIP (voice over Internet Protocol) service provider pre-sold shares in its May 24 initial public offering (IPO) to its customers. The value of Vonage's stock plunged from its IPO price of US$17 on the first day of trading and had dropped about 30 percent by last Wednesday before a modest rebound. Some customers have refused to pay for the shares they had agreed to buy, according to the suit.

Vonage sold its customers on the IPO without regard for whether the investment was right for them, and that blunder helped to sink the stock, the suit alleges. It was filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey on behalf of investors in the IPO. Motley Rice LLC, a specialist in class-action lawsuits, is seeking that status for the Vonage case.

Vonage's stock market debut was widely anticipated. The company, a VOIP pioneer in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., achieved dramatic subscriber growth while becoming one of the biggest advertisers on the Internet. But it faces big-name competition from eBay's Skype service as well as from cable operators and telecommunications carriers that want to offer "quadruple play" service bundles including Internet access, TV, fixed-line voice calls and mobile phone service.

According to the complaint, Vonage couldn't generate enough interest in its IPO among traditional institutional investors so it turned to its own customers and recommended they buy the pre-sold shares. Vonage asked its underwriters to set aside as much as 13.5 percent of the IPO shares for its customers, according to the company's prospectus. The company broke an NASD (National Association of Securities Dealers) rule that says a company can't recommend its customers buy its stock unless it has "reasonable grounds for believing that the recommendation is suitable for such customer," the complaint said.

The suit also goes after the investment banks that underwrote the IPO, including Deutsche Bank Securities, Citigroup Global Markets and UBS Securities, alleging they allowed the illegal moves to take place. Vonage protected those investors from liability if customers refused to pay for their shares, the suit says.

Vonage, based in Holmdel, New Jersey, did not immediately respond to questions about the suit. The company's stock (ticker symbol: VG) was up $0.38 at $12.36 in afternoon trading Monday on the New York Stock Exchange.

Source: Macworld


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Brad Dye
Wireless Messaging Consultant

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