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Dear friends of Wireless Messaging,
I hope everyone in the Northern Hemisphere is keeping warm. It is cold here in Illinois USA.
We have a big newsletter this week. I hope you enjoy it. I have actually been going down my list of e-mails to answer this week, and got several done. If you haven't heard from me yet, please send me a reminder as some e-mails go to the SPAM trash and I never see them.
I am very grateful for all the positive comments that I have received about the newsletter—it makes all the hard work worthwhile. I am also very grateful for the advertising support and the donations—they help pay the electric bill. I have just finished several upgrades to my computer and recording equipment so that I can get restarted with the podcast supplements to the newsletter. I started one podcast wishing everyone a happy new year, along with my colleague Ron Mercer, but still haven't finished it. My life operates much like a computer program — “Interrupt Driven” — oh well — Attention Deficit Disorder means you never get bored.
If you want a good laugh and have a fast Internet connection, check out this video making fun of the Cingular name change to AT&T. [ Thanks to W9FM]
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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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By Vic Jackson, Interconnection Services, Inc.
As most of you are probably aware, the FCC approved the AT&T/BellSouth Merger on Friday December 29, 2006. This transaction, which created the largest telephone utility in the USA since the breakup of the old AT&T system in 1983, has considerable significance for any paging carrier doing business in any of the 22 BellSouth or AT&T (formerly SBC) operating states. There was some substantial pressure to accomplish the merger prior to the end of 2006 for various business reasons including taxes considerations, but two of the Commissioners initially balked at approving the agreement and one Commissioner refused to participate in the approval process because of prior work with an association that was an objector to the merger. As part of the negotiation process with the FCC, AT&T agreed to some merger commitments and made some significant concessions of its prior positions on various subjects including Internet neutrality, Unbundled Network Elements (UNE’s), broadband deployment and interconnection agreements.
Of most significance to paging carriers, on page three of the Merger Commitments document, ATT agreed to allow adoption of any existing AT&T or BellSouth interconnection agreement by any telecommunications carrier, in all AT&T and BellSouth operating states.
With respect to AT&T, I am aware of at least three existing agreements between AT&T and paging carriers that provide for delivery of all ATT traffic to the paging carrier POI without charge of any kind to the paging carrier. It therefore seems reasonable that AT&T must now allow adoption of any one of these existing no-cost paging carrier agreements by any paging carrier in the AT&T/BellSouth states. Considering that AT&T has required payment for interconnection facilities that carry so-called “transit” traffic and inter-MTA traffic in most of their existing paging carrier agreements, a request to adopt one of the no-cost agreements could save a paging carrier whatever they are paying now for these LEC facilities. All paging carriers would do well to review their existing interconnection agreements in light of the AT&T/BellSouth Merger commitments.The AT&T/BellSouth Merger was approved and effective on Friday December 29, 2006 as Docket No. 06-74. The Appendix to the FCC approval document includes the following Commitments on page 3. (The entire Merger document is available on the FCC website.)
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1 . The AT&T/BellSouth ILECs-shall make available to any requesting telecommunications carrier any entire effective interconnection agreement, whether negotiated or arbitrated, that an AT&T/BellSouth ILEC entered into in any state in the AT&T/BellSouth 22-state ILEC operating territory, subject to state-specific pricing and performance plans and technical feasibility, and provided, further, that an AT&T/BellSouth ILEC shall not be obligated to provide pursuant to this commitment any interconnection arrangement or UNE unless it is feasible to provide, given the technical, network, and OSS attributes and limitations in, and is consistent with the laws and regulatory requirements of, the state for which the request is made.
2. The AT&T/BellSouth ILECs shall not refuse a request by a telecommunications carrier to opt into an agreement on the ground that the agreement has not been amended to reflect changes of law, provided the requesting telecommunications carrier agrees to negotiate in good faith an amendment regarding such change of law immediately after it has opted into the agreement.
3. The AT&T/BellSouth ILECs shall allow a requesting telecommunications carrier to use its pre-existing interconnection agreement as the starting point for negotiating a new agreement.
4. The AT&T/BellSouth ILECs shall permit a requesting telecommunications carrier to extend its current interconnection agreement, regardless of whether its initial term has expired, for a period of up to three years, subject to amendment to reflect prior and future changes of law. During this period, the interconnection agreement may be terminated only via the carrier’s request unless terminated pursuant to the agreement's "default" provisions.”
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Personal storm warning devices may soon be available
Thursday, January 18, 2007
By Edward Husar
Quincy residents who can't hear the city's storm sirens from inside their homes may soon have another option for being alerted if a tornado warning is issued.
The city plans to seek proposals from vendors wanting to sell personal electronic warning devices that can alert people in their homes whenever the city's storm warning system is activated.
Fire Chief Scott Walker said the city plans to put out a request for proposals within the next few weeks. The vendor with the winning proposal will be awarded a special paging frequency needed to activate the individual warning units. The activation would be performed by the Quincy/Adams County 911 center, which also can activate the outdoor warning system whenever a tornado is reported.
"My hope is to have the system available, set up and good to go by this next spring's storm season," Walker said.
Residents must decide for themselves whether they want to buy one of the devices, which would be sold locally and are expected to cost between $200 and $400 each, Walker said.
In addition to the hardware, the homeowner also would need some type of annual service contract for the paging service. Walker said the cost might range from $50 to $75 a year. "That's a guesstimate," he said.
Walker said the individual warning devices are viewed as a voluntary alternative to the existing storm warning system, which not only uses outdoor warning sirens, but also relies on local TV and radio stations to broadcast tornado warnings.
Walker said the warning sirens were designed to notify people who happen to be outdoors when a tornado warning is issued. While many people living close to the sirens can hear the warnings from inside their homes, many others can't.
Walker said the individual warning devices would be beneficial to people who are hard of hearing. The devices can be configured to trigger lights or other visual warnings, as well as auditory warnings, he said.
The devices also would be beneficial if a tornado warning is issued in the middle of the night, when people are sleeping, or at other times when homeowners are not watching TV or listening to radio.
Walker feels the existing outdoor warning system is working adequately for its intended purpose. However, "hearing is very much a subjective thing," he added. "What I might be able to hear and what my neighbor might be able to hear may be two entirely different things."
He said the individual warning devices might provide some peace of mind for anyone concerned they might not hear a tornado warning while inside their home.
Source: Herald-Whig.com (Quincy, Illinois)
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NOAA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS TO PROVIDE MORE PRECISE LOCATION THIS FALL
Jan. 16, 2007 — The NOAA National Weather Service will introduce this fall storm-based warnings for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, flash floods and marine hazards that are more geographically specific for these short-duration weather events. Currently, such warnings are issued county wide. (Click NOAA image for larger view of NOAA Storm-based Warnings by county versus the more geographically specific locations due to take effect in October 2007. Please credit “NOAA.”)
"Weather doesn't follow geopolitical boundaries," said retired Air Force Brig. Gen. David L. Johnson, director of the NOAA National Weather Service. "Storm-based warnings provide the public with more specific information about the location of severe weather and the direction it is expected to move. Seconds count during tornadoes and flash floods. We want to provide the public with the most accurate description of what's happening in their neighborhood. We also want to avoid warning non-threatened portions of the county."
When issuing a warning, the NOAA National Weather Service will specify areas within a county and refer to commonly known landmarks such as highways or rivers.
"This is a fundamental change in our warning procedures and a major enhancement in our service capability," said Johnson. "Storm-based warnings will drastically improve graphical displays and empower the private sector to easily distribute the information through Web-enabled PDAs, cell phone alerts, pagers and other technologies. Communicating severe weather threats in this way is imperative in today's digital world." (Click NOAA image for larger view of the improved NOAA Storm-based Warnings due to take effect in October 2007. Please credit “NOAA.”)
The new warnings will take effect October 1, 2007.
NOAA, an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department, is celebrating 200 years of science and service to the nation. From the establishment of the Survey of the Coast in 1807 by Thomas Jefferson to the formation of the Weather Bureau and the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries in the 1870s, much of America's scientific heritage is rooted in NOAA. NOAA is dedicated to enhancing economic security and national safety through the prediction and research of weather and climate-related events and information service delivery for transportation, and by providing environmental stewardship of the nation's coastal and marine resources. Through the emerging Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), NOAA is working with its federal partners, more than 60 countries and the European Commission to develop a global monitoring network that is as integrated as the planet it observes, predicts and protects.
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CALEA Monitoring Report For VoIP and Broadband Services Due February 12
Every facilities-based broadband Internet access service provider and interconnected voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) service provider is required to file an FCC Form 445 “CALEA Monitoring Report for Broadband and VoIP Services” with the FCC by February 12, 2007.
Looked at from a more positive viewpoint, the Monitoring Report constitutes a device to focus broadband providers and their equipment vendors on the approaching May 14, 2007 CALEA broadband compliance deadline, and to give the FCC and the FBI information regarding the current status of carrier compliance efforts.
Looked at more cynically, one could argue that the Monitoring Report is a device designed to pressure broadband providers into pestering their equipment vendors for CALEA software solutions, and to drive them into the arms of “Trusted Third Parties” (i.e., compliance contractors) if such software solutions are not quickly forthcoming. Although the Monitoring Report must be filed, it has minimal legal significance because compliance plans and circumstances may change between February 12 and the May 14 compliance deadline, and because noncompliance violations and penalties will not become ripe until the May 14 deadline.
We are available to assist clients in preparing the Form 445 Monitoring Report. To do so, we will need information with respect to current and prospective compliance plans and efforts. Generally, there are three ways to comply:
1. Broadband providers will eventually be able to purchase CALEA software for their routers or other relevant broadband equipment. Such software would not appear to be very complex or beyond the state of current technology (for example, the FBI’s Carnivore program was allegedly capable of identifying and reading certain packets several years ago). However, it is our understanding that industry standards have been slow to develop, and that (with the exception of a couple of rumored, but unsubstantiated, instances) little or no off-the-shelf (non-customized) CALEA software appears to be available at this time. Given the substantial demand for a CALEA software solution, it is possible (although far from certain) that this may change during the next four months. Clients who desire to employ this compliance option should contact their router, DSLAM and other broadband equipment vendors, and obtain letters, brochures and/or notes setting forth the vendor name, generic, characteristics, cost and likely receipt date of any proposed or promised CALEA software solution which they presently desire or plan to deploy. In addition to employing this information to prepare the FCC Form 445 Monitoring Report, clients should exert due diligence by following up this initial contact at reasonable intervals until the CALEA software is received and deployed, or until it is clear that such CALEA software will not be available before May 14.
2. Some Internet backbone providers are planning to offer CALEA surveillance services for Internet service providers (ISPs) and other broadband providers served by their backbones. Clients who desire to employ this compliance option should contact their backbone provider, and obtain literature or take notes regarding the characteristics, costs and availability of any proposed CALEA compliance services or facilities. To the extent that broadband traffic originating and terminating within a client’s service area may not traverse the backbone provider’s facilities, an important question will be whether and how the backbone provider’s services can intercept such local traffic.
3. At least some Trusted Third Parties (TTPs) appear to have convinced the FCC and the FBI that they can implement and provide electronic surveillance for substantial numbers of carriers. Whereas some TTPs are rumored to have substantial setup costs and recurring charges, there appear to be emerging some increased competition and some lower-cost proposals. Clients should keep in mind that reliability may be as important as cost, for service providers (not TTPs) will be responsible for CALEA compliance. Clients who desire to employ this option should identify their prospective TTP in their FCC 445 Monitoring Report, and proceed to finalize the necessary contractual and facilities arrangements. One way to test the TTP’s confidence in its own reliability and capabilities is to request a contract provision requiring the TTP to indemnify the broadband provider against liability for CALEA violations.
In the past, the present shortage or absence of commercially available CALEA software would be likely to result in an eleventh-hour FCC extension of the May 14 deadline. However, the current unholy mix of politics, war and terrorist fears in Washington makes it unlikely that the FCC will risk being blamed for an attack that someone might later claim was preventable if broadband CALEA requirements had been in place. The path of least resistance is for the FCC to hold firm to the May 14 deadline, and force broadband providers to sign up with TTPs if software and/or backbone solutions do not become available in time.
One potentially viable response is to persuade the FCC and Congress that an inflexible May 14 CALEA deadline will result in significant suspensions of broadband services in rural areas until less expensive CALEA solutions become commercially available. Carriers faced with CATV or other imminent broadband competition may not want to pursue this avenue. Clients that do not have broadband competition and that do not have significant numbers of law enforcement surveillance requests during recent years should contact us about this response option.
If a couple hundred carriers state in their FCC Form 445 Monitoring Reports that they are considering the suspension of certain broadband services if reasonably-priced CALEA solutions are not available by May 14, there might be some relief from the FCC or Congress. We would note that a client’s good faith consideration of the suspension option as of February 12 would not preclude a subsequent decision to sign up with a TTP if acceptable software or backbone solutions did not become available as the May 14 deadline approached. Any client interested in this approach should email Gerry Duffy at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Friday, January 26. We will compile an email list of interested clients, and if there is enough interest to make the strategy viable, we will provide suggested language and file the reports with the FCC and key members of Congress.
Source: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy and Prendergast, LLP
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Paging prayer: technology sends thoughts to ill
By JULIE KAY
Jerry Wilcox, though a retired engineer, gets paged routinely.
The pages don’t signal a need at work, but rather come to offer encouragement.
Each time the pager vibrates, Wilcox, who is being treated for lung cancer, knows someone is praying for him.
Technology meets spirituality in this new ministry at Broadmoor United Methodist Church, explained the Rev. Ginny Allen, minister of missions and spiritual growth.
Allen, who oversees the new prayer pager ministry, took part in a similar ministry two years ago at a church in Jackson, Miss.
There the first recipient of the prayer pager was a young man injured in a car wreck on his way back to college.
“I was with his parents when the neurosurgeon said he would be paralyzed,” Allen said. “That young man is walking today with just a crutch on his left side and his mother is still wearing the pager.”
Wilcox, who has been wearing the Broadmoor pager since Thanksgiving, said it has been “a thrill.”
“It gives you the knowledge that there is somebody praying for you and taking the time to let you know about it.”
After the pager buzzes, Wilcox said, he, in turn, says a prayer for the person who has paged him.
The pager doesn't show a phone number, but rather a zip code to indicate where the page has come from.
Marlene Wilcox said she removed the zip code page out of the phone book so her husband can handily trace the region from which the prayer page came.
After 20 years of activity in their church’s ministries, they know that friends from the Prime of Life group, Sunday school, the weekly men’s Bible study group, and the United Methodist Women are routine pagers. Add friends and former co-workers who have heard about his illness and the pager, and the pager can be quite active at times, he said.
The buzz signals support that Jerry Wilcox said he knew he had, but the page is a gentle reminder.
He leaves it on from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., taking it off and clearing it when he goes to bed.
He takes note of “the regulars.”
Prayer Pager tips for churches interested in the ministry:
For information, contact the Rev. Ginny Allen. E-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone (225) 924-6269, Ext. 212.
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President Expresses Appreciation to Amateur Radio Operators
NEWINGTON, CT, Jan 16, 2007 — President George W. Bush has written the ARRL to recognize the just-ended Hello Amateur Radio public relations campaign and to extend "greetings to all those celebrating 100 years of voices over the airwaves." The president said the centennial of Reginald Fessenden's landmark Christmas Eve 1906 voice broadcast "opened the door for technological advances" that improved the lives of people around the world.
"I appreciate all who work in radio, and I am grateful to the Amateur Radio operators who provide emergency communications that help make our country safer and more secure," President Bush wrote. "Your good work strengthens our society and represents the American spirit."
ARRL Media and Public Relations Manager Allen Pitts, W1AGP, conceived and developed the Hello campaign. He says that while that initiative is formally over, ARRL public information coordinators and officers will take advantage in the new year of the momentum it generated.
"As we begin launching the new Emergency Communications campaign, the friendships and goodwill developed in Hello will aid in future promotions of Amateur Radio," Pitts commented. "For 100 years, radio in its many forms has saved lives and aided in crises. We have a great legacy and a bright future."
The grand finale of the Hello campaign December 29-30 involved special event operations from W1AW, W1F at Brant Rock, Massachusetts, and GB1FVT in Scotland.
The theme of the ARRL's 2007 public relations initiative is "Ham Radio . . . Getting the Message Through for your Family and Community." It will focus on Amateur Radio's capability to provide reliable emergency communication when traditional systems fail or become overloaded.
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The EA1 is the solution for remotely activating public warning signage. Examples include tornado sirens, flash flood warnings, fire danger, Amber Alert, icy roads, etc. The EA1 can also send text messages to scrolling signs. This can occur in conjunction with the activation of audible alarms and visual strobes. This is ideal for public notification in buildings, schools, hotels, factories, etc. The group call feature allows for any number of signs or flashing lights to be activated at the same time over a wide geographic area. In addition, the EA1 Emergency Alert is the perfect solution for low cost yet highly effective alerting of volunteer fire fighters in their home. When activated the EA1 will emit an audible alarm and activate the power outlet on the units faceplate. A common setup is to simply place the EA1 on a table and plug a lamp into the faceplate. When paged from dispatch or any touch tone phone the EA1 will awaken the fire fighter to a lit room. As an option the EA1 can be ordered with a serial cable, allowing for attachment of a serial printer. When paged the alphanumeric message will be printed out at the same time the alarm sounds and the outlet is activated. The EA1 is an ideal complement to alphanumeric belt pagers common to volunteers.
The FAS-8 is designed for activating one or more relays in a firehouse and if desired, printing the alphanumeric message to a serial printer. For this application the FAS-8 is set to activate upon receiving the proper paging cap code sent from 911 dispatch. Up to eight different devices can be activated all with individual time functions. The most common devices to turn on include the PA amplifier, audible wake up alarm, and house lights. The most common device turned off is the stove. The FAS-8 can accept up to 8 different cap codes and have separate relay and time functions per cap code. This allows for different alerting to be accomplished at the same physical location depending upon which cap code is sent. This can be very helpful when fire crews and medical crews are housed in the same building.
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On Jan 18, 2007, at 2:41 PM, Terri Hulse wrote:
I have a question that I am trying to research and am not having much luck. I am writing in the hopes that you can assist me. I need to determine the power usage (in dollars or kw) of a PURC 5000 150 watt paging transmitter. I am trying to determine what the power costs would be at a facility if we placed our transmitter on site. Any assistance that you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
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If it's OK with you, I will put your message in my newsletter and see if someone who has a maintenance manual for the PURC 5000 and can do the calculation. Of course the amount of paging traffic on the channel will have a direct effect on the power consumption. To be accurate, we need to know what percentage of the total time, the PURC will be actually transmitting traffic. The rest of the time it will be in the standby mode and the power consumption will be much less. Can you estimate this?
That is certainly fine with me. I appreciate any assistance that you (or your audience) can offer. I would estimate that our transmitter is keyed up approximately 75% of the time. That should give us a close enough estimate for our current purposes.
Thank you again for your assistance in this matter.
Can you help with this? If you have a 150-watt PURC that you can measure the AC current or if you have a manual that you can look up the spec, this lady would appreciate your help.
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After having dug to a depth of 1000 meters last year, Scottish scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 1000 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 1000 years ago.
Not to be outdone by the Scots, in the weeks that followed, English scientists dug to a depth of 2000 meters and shortly after headlines in the UK newspapers read: "English archaeologists have found traces of 2000 year old fibre-optic cable and have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech digital communications network a thousand years earlier than the Scots."
One week later, Irish newspapers reported the following: "After digging as deep as 5000 meters in a County Mayo bog, Irish scientists have found absolutely nothing. They, therefore, have concluded that 5000 years ago, Ireland's inhabitants were already using wireless technology."
Date: January 17, 2007 10:04:13 AM CST
Subject: Question about advanced control
My name is Bryan KC8LMI. I am a ham radio operator and play with repeaters quite a bit. I have a friend that uses a PURC-5000 225 UHF model paging transmitter for his repeater transmitter. It is the unit with the frequency agile advanced control tray. I recently bought a MSF-5000 advanced control tray, complete with ACB, pslib boards. My question is, if the MSF-5000 tray can be swapped with the PURC advanced control?? In other words, can I unplug the current advanced control tray and put in the MSF-5000 tray?? (to the PURC transmitter) Or is there no compatibility?? Any info is greatly appreciated.
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