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FRIDAY - MAY 4, 2007 - ISSUE NO. 260

Dear Friends of Wireless Messaging,

I have made all my reservations and registrations to attend the AAPC Wireless Forum and the PTC meeting in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina at the end of this month. I hope to see you there. Details about these important and enjoyable events follow.

The original designer of what became the famous GL3000 paging terminal passed away last week in Vancouver after a short battle with cancer. He was Nils Eriksson, 57. The funeral service was held today. A more fitting obituary will follow — possibly next week.

* Silent Key refers to an amateur radio operator who has deceased. The term is frequently abbreviated SK. The key in the term refers to a telegraph key, the instrument that all early amateur radio operators, as well as many contemporary amateur radio operators, have used to send Morse code. The term SK is used to refer to any amateur radio operator who has deceased, regardless of whether or not they were known to have actively used a telegraph key or Morse code in their communications. When transmitted as two Morse code characters without separating audio delay, SK is a Morse code prosign meaning "end of communications." [Wikipedia]

Ham Radio operators are called "Amateur" Radio operators because of of their non-commercial status, much like olympic athletes, who are not paid for their activities. The term "amateur" does not refer to their technical expertise as technicians, engineers, and operators. They are just as "professional" as those who do receive pay for their work.

By the way, the FCC recently dropped the requirement to learn the Morse code in order to obtain a Ham Radio license. If that was the only thing holding you back, you can now get your "beginner's" license by passing a simple written exam. Click here to get started.

Barry Kanne needs some pagers. See his letter to the editor at the end of the newsletter.

Now on to more news and views. . .

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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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May 30 — June 1, 2007
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Confirmed Exhibiting Companies

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DX Radio Systems, Inc. Electronic Paging Products, Inc.
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Hark Technologies Inilex
ISC Technologies, Inc. Microspace Communications
Prism Paging Space Data Corporation
United Communications Corporation Zetron

Tentative Schedule of Events

Wednesday, May 30  
8:30 am – 12:00 pm PTC Meeting Sponsored by Sun Telecom
  Lunch on Your Own
12:30 pm – 5:00 pm Exhibit Set-up
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Infostream Vendor Training Session
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Nighthawk Systems Vendor Training Session
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall Sponsored by Northeast Paging & UCOM, Indiana Paging Network, and Unication USA
Thursday, May 31  
8:30 am – 9:45 am Surviving,Then Thriving
Keynote Address, Bernhoff Dahl, MD
9:45 am – 10:00 am Break Co-sponsored by Daviscomms USA and InfoRad
10:00 am – 10:45 am FEMA Representative Presentation (Invited)
10:45 am – 11:00 am Break Co-sponsored by Daviscomms USA and InfoRad
11:00 am – 11:30 am Ron Mercer, Global Fax Networks
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Alerting and Notification, Jim Weichman, City of Richmond
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm FCC Forms 101, Interactive Workshop
Presented by Ken Hardman, Esq., Counsel to AAPC;
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm AAPC General Meeting
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm AAPC Board Meeting
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Cocktail Reception Sponsored by SkyTel
Friday, June 1  
8:45 am – 9:30 am Getting it Right—How to Meet and Exceed Customer Expectations, Panel Discussion
Vic Jensen, Unication USA, Moderator
Mark Youngblood, Duke Power
Trace Morris, Morris Wireless
Cathy Rammelsberg, St. Lukes Hospital
9:45 am – 10:00 am Break
10:00 am – 10:30 am Market Challenges and Success in the UK and Europe, Derek Banner
10:30 am – 11:00 am New Generation Weather Station: Paging Growth in Germany and France, Dietmar Gollnick
11:15 am – 11:45 am Carrier’s Top Ten
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1:30 pm Golf Tournament (pre-registration required)
Co-sponsored by United Communications Corporation and Zetron
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Thursday, May 31 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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AAPC—American Association of Paging Carriers   Nighthawk Systems, Inc.
Advanced RF Communications   Northeast Paging
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ATCOM Wireless
Ayrewave Corporation   
CONTEL Costa Rica   Preferred Wireless
CVC Paging   Prism Paging
Daniels Electronics   Product Support Services
Daviscomms USA   Ron Mercer
EMMA—European Mobile Messaging Association   Swissphone
Global Fax Network Services   Texas Association of Paging Services
GTES LLC   TH Communications
Hark Systems   UCOM Paging
Heartland Communications   Unication USA
HMCE, Inc.   United Communications Corp.
InfoRad, Inc.     WiPath Communications
Ira Wiesenfeld   Zetron Inc.
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RIM Outage Makes Case for Openness

By Fabrizio Capobianco
WirelessWeek - May 03, 2007

When the majority BlackBerry users recently lost access to their e-mail, Research In Motion (RIM), the Canadian provider of mobile e-mail services behind the outage, hardly even apologized. After hours of silence, during which the rest of the world could only speculate as to the nature of the problem, they reluctantly cried mea culpa and raised a tepid defense: oh, this kind of thing happens to everyone.

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Of course, they're right. Not that it's inevitable, but since most enterprise users are locked into their proprietary messaging service, when RIM's Network Operations Center goes dark, so does everyone else. Of course, that's not much consolation if your business began to suffer the moment your BlackBerry died.

Businesses did indeed suffer, but the damage wasn't limited to the end users of RIM's popular mobile e-mail. RIM itself, of course, suffered a serious blow to its reputation as a reliable service provider and rightly so, given the vulnerable design of its service, and the prompt failure of their backup systems.

But the most prominent victims of the outage also bear some of the blame, and they're hoping you don't think of them. I'm referring, of course, not to the legions of corporate "Crackberry" users addled by their addictions, but to your cellular carrier – Cingular/AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless and others. Thursday was the day American carriers had to accept the realization that they had outsourced mobile e-mail, increasingly their most valuable service and the messaging format of the future, to a third party that couldn't deliver.

Carriers had to confront the extent of their own dependency on RIM. Not only were they helpless to respond to the outage, they had no idea what the underlying problem was, when it would be fixed, even if it could be fixed. To the scores of subscribers calling their service centers, all they could offer was refunds. And to all those enterprises invoking their Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and threatening performance penalties, all they could say was – please don't.

Carriers' only solace was that their respective brands have already been largely overshadowed by RIM, such that they escaped the brunt of the blame. Dubious consolation.

The good news is that solutions to this mess are on the rise, and you can bet the carriers began revamping their strategy accordingly in anticipation of what studies continue to tell us is the growing consumer demand for mobile e-mail. In this case, the key is platform standardization, a common practice in the IT industry for years.

As a member of the open source movement, I favor open standards - rigorously tested, well-understood and widely respected, common solutions that aren't compromised by secret flaws and vulnerabilities. But that's just the technologist's view.

From the operator's perspective, open source standards also look pretty lucrative. Open source mobile infrastructure will lower costs to consumer-friendly levels, restore credibility to carriers' brands and end their reliance on proprietary software they can't control.

To its credit, RIM perceives open standards to be the future, too. It recently announced the release of software to run the RIM platform on Windows Mobile and Palm-based devices such as the Treo. Jim Balsillie, RIM's co-CEO, said customers would opt for standardization rather than confining themselves to Blackberry devices.

"You have a responsibility of either supporting openness or you're not the standard platform," said Balsillie. "If you don't do this, you're really not giving the carriers and corporations what they expect."

Of course, supporting other proprietary systems is a long way from "supporting openness," but the movement toward true openness will almost certainly be an incremental shift. As open platforms rise to meet the increasing demand from consumers for commodity mobile services, competing proprietary platforms such as RIM's are destined to become outdated. The question now is, how many more mobile e-mail blackouts before there is a wholesale stampede for the open alternative?

Capobianco is CEO of Funambol.

Source: Wireless Week

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Microsoft said to be in buyout talks with Yahoo

By John Blau, IDG News Service and James Niccolai, IDG News Service

Having lost out to Google in a bid to acquire Internet advertising company DoubleClick, Microsoft has initiated a new round of talks to acquire Yahoo, according to published reports Friday.

Microsoft and Yahoo have held informal talks in the past, with the U.S. software giant making an offer for Yahoo that was turned down, according to Friday’s New York Post, citing unnamed sources. The fresh talks suggest a renewed urgency on Microsoft’s part to make a deal, the paper said.

The companies appear to be in “early-stage discussions” over a merger or some other type of deal that would combine their respective strengths, according to The Wall Street Journal, which also reported the talks on Friday.

Financial analysts have valued Yahoo at approximately $50 billion, the Post reported. Goldman Sachs is working with Microsoft, it said.

Google announced early last month that it would buy DoubleClick for $3.1 billion in cash, bolstering the search company’s status as an online advertising powerhouse. Microsoft had also been interested in DoubleClick and was understood to have lost out in a bidding war with Google, analysts said at the time.

Microsoft and Yahoo have both been struggling to rein in Google’s lead in the search and online advertising markets. Losing DoubleClick and a few other deals to Google, including an advertising tie-up with AOL two years ago, gave Microsoft renewed interest in a merger with Yahoo, the Post reported. “They’re getting tired of being left at the altar,” a banking source told the Post.

Microsoft and Yahoo could not immediately be reached for comment. They both declined to comment to the Post, which broke the story on its Web site Friday morning.

Acquiring Yahoo would expand Microsoft’s presence on the Web and could make it easier for the software giant to attract new advertising customers. And Yahoo could benefit from Microsoft’s technical expertise, the Journal said.

Despite heavy investments in its own search engine and search ad network, Microsoft has not matched the levels of online advertising revenue that Google and Yahoo have achieved. Traffic to Microsoft’s Web sites is strong—it consistently ranks first in Web site visitors worldwide—but the company has not monetized the traffic effectively.

Microsoft and others, including two civil rights groups, have asked regulators to examine Google’s planned DoubleClick acquisition, saying it would be bad for competition in the online advertising market.

Juan Carlos Perez in Miami contributed to this report.

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Friday, May 4, 2007


A recent bomb scare that forced Gloucester County College to close for a day last month has prompted county officials to try to get more people to sign on to the county's emergency alert system.

The GloucesterAlert system is administered by the Gloucester County Office of Emergency Management. When an incident occurs, emergency management can notify subscribers via the technology they select when they sign up: e-mail, cell phone, text pager, Blackberry or wireless Personal Data Assistant.

The county says there are 2,100 residents currently signed up for the system and the county offers it to each school district to send messages to subscribers who sign up to their group.

"We have recently met with Gloucester County College and they are going to be undertaking a major push during their registration season to have all of their students subscribe to the system for the fall semester," said Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney on Thursday.

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Custer, WA – May 1, 2006

GTES is pleased to announce today that it has released the latest update to the SHERLOC™ Hosted Location Services (, which support the SVR-200 GPS tracking device. The SVR-200 combines a high-performance SiRFstar GPS engine with wireless linking via the ReFLEX two-way data network, and provides extremely competitive pricing both for the hardware and the airtime services.

“In discussions with our customers we identified a number of applications requiring a lower-cost hardware platform combined with reduced operating costs,” stated GTES Vice-President of Marketing and Business Development Mark Pocock. “We believe that the SVR-200 price point will attract both consumer and small to medium business operators who had previously considered GPS vehicle tracking too expensive to justify”.

The SVR-200 is a 12-24V vehicle tracking device which supports scheduled or on-demand location reporting, geofences, background tracking, speed and motion alerts, external I/O connectivity, and is available with service plans for the US or Canada. When used in combination the SHERLOC™ web-based tracking service, the SVR-200 provides the means for subscribers to determine the current location of the vehicle either on-demand or on a regularly scheduled basis. Alerts can be sent to a cell-phone or e-mail account, notifying subscribers when the vehicle speed exceeds a programmable threshold, enters or exits a defined geographic area, or is stopped for more than a configurable length of time. Visibility of the vehicle location and behavior increases security, reduces operating costs, and improves the efficiency of fleet management.

“We’re pleased to add the SVR-200 to the suite of tracking solutions we offer,” stated GTES President Russ Allen. “SHERLOC™ is already gaining strong acceptance in the security industry. With the unique combination of performance and value afforded by the SVR-200, we are looking forward to addressing the vehicle tracking needs of even our most cost sensitive customers.”

For more information on the SVR-200 or SHERLOC™ please contact Brooks Marsden, VP of Sales, at 770-754-1666 or refer to our website at

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GTES has historically focused on providing support for Glenayre wireless messaging infrastructure and software. Recently, however the company has expanded its development activities to include wireless location technologies, a market that analysts forecast at $3.6 billion by 2010. In support of this new strategic direction, GTES has developed SHERLOC™ (, a complete one-stop wireless location service, which provides support for multiple asset tracking devices including the latest generation utilizing Assisted GPS technologies. Targeted at business customers who need to improve security or efficiency by tracking their high-value goods in transit or field assets, SHERLOC™ is a hosted application that provides the flexibility to support complex enterprise applications, yet is intuitive enough that a small business operator can track their mobile assets with minimal training.

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Icahn steps up Motorola campaign

Published: Tuesday, May 01, 2007

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn on Tuesday stepped up his public campaign for a seat on Motorola Inc.'s board, saying the company has "suffered a critical failure in oversight and leadership."
In a letter to investors, published as a full-page advertisement in the Wall Street Journal, Icahn called the company "troubled" and likened reported comments by Motorola Chief Executive Ed Zander to "something straight out of Alice in Wonderland."

In the letter, Icahn said he was seeking a single seat on the board and not control of the company.

Activist investor Carl Icahn responds to a question at a meeting in New York, February 7, 2006. Icahn is stepping up his campaign to get a seat on Motorola Inc.'s board, according to a report on the Wall Street Journal's Web site on Tuesday.
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"I am convinced that significant stockholder representation in the Motorola boardroom, even by a single director, is absolutely necessary at this troubled company," he said in the letter.

A Motorola representative was not immediately available for comment.

Icahn said in late January he was seeking a board seat at Motorola, which has struggled in recent quarters with weak cell phone sales that led to a first-quarter loss. He and his affiliates own over 68 million Motorola shares, or a roughly 3 percent stake, with a value of over $1.2 billion.

The Motorola shareholder vote is scheduled for May 7.

Motorola has lost about a third of its market value, or $22 billion, in the last five months due disappointing results.

Last week, two proxy advisory firms backed Icahn's effort to join the board, while a third came out against the activist investor's election bid and his turnaround plan.

The dominant advisory firm, Institutional Shareholder Services, said a need for change at the company meant shareholders should elect Icahn to the board. Another firm, Proxy Governance Inc., backed that view.

But Glass Lewis withheld its support, saying Icahn did not provide a detailed plan for overcoming Motorola's problems.

Motorola shares closed cents at $17.33.

Source: Financial Post


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340 Bethany Bend
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Tel: 770-754-1666
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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 and select “Reseller Opportunities,” or call us at 770-754-1666 for more information.
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RNID Contact Mat - keep track of your toddlers

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contact mat It's not easy to keep a watch on your child every single second of the day - but the RNID Contact Mat could do it for you.

Obviously it's no replacement for being watchful, but it can help if you happen to be momentarily distracted. The pressure mat detects when even the tiniest of feet have crossed the door threshold! It then sends a signal via a transmitter to activate a vibrating pager or a flashing/audible receiver that you can carry around the house with you, or have by your own bedside at night.

It also has other uses - for example, to carers to alert that a patient has got out of bed or its original use - for deaf and hard of hearing people, to alert them to someone entering or leaving the house. Particularly relevant with Deaf Awareness Week (7th - 13th May) coming up.

Find out more at the RNID shop (UK)

Source: TechDigest

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The Paging Industry expects quality, reliable, and high performance paging products.

We at Unication have listened and delivered.


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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  1901 E. Lamar Blvd.
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Hark Technologies

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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


  • 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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  • 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).

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BloostonLaw Telecom Update
Vol. 10, No. 19
May 2, 2007


MAY 31: FCC FORM 395, EMPLOYMENT REPORT. Common carriers, including wireless carriers, with 16 or more full-time employees must file their annual Common Carrier Employment Reports (FCC Form 395) by May 31. This report tracks carrier compliance with rules requiring recruitment of minority employees. Further, the FCC requires all common carriers to report any employment discrimination complaints they received during the past year. That information is also due on May 31. The FCC encourages carriers to complete the discrimination report requirement by filling out Section V of Form 395, rather than submitting a separate report. Clients who would like assistance in filing Form 395 should contact Richard Rubino.

JUNE 30: ANNUAL ICLS USE CERTIFICATION. Rate of return carriers must file a self-certification with the FCC and the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) stating that all Interstate Common Line Support (ICLS) and Long Term Support (LTS) will be used only for the provision, maintenance, and upgrading of facilities and services for which the support is intended. In other words, carriers are required to certify that their ICLS and LTS support is being used consistent with Section 254(e) of the Communications Act. Failure to file this self-certification will preclude the carrier from receiving ICLS support. We, therefore, strongly recommend that clients have BloostonLaw submit this filing and obtain an FCC proof-of-filing receipt for client records. BloostonLaw contacts: Ben Dickens and Gerry Duffy.

FCC Meetings and Deadlines

May 7 – Rural Health Care Pilot Program applications are due.

May 7 – Deadline for oppositions or responses to recon petitions to refresh record on CALLS Order (DA 07- 1001).

May 7 – Deadline for reply comments on FCC’s cable franchising FNPRM (MB Docket No. 05-311).

May 7 – Deadline for comments on annual CMRS market competition report (WT Docket No. 07-71).

May 11 – Deadline for reply comments on NPRM regarding assessment and collection of FY 2007 regulatory fees (MD Docket No. 07-81).

May 14 – Mock auction, broadband PCS auction (Auction No. 71).

May 15 – Deadline for reply comments on Skype petition to open wireless industry via “Carterfone” rules (RM-11361).

May 16 – Auction No. 71, broadband PCS auction, begins.

May 16 – Deadline for comments on Broadband Deployment NOI (GN Docket No. 07-45).

May 21 – Up-front payments due, Phase II 220 MHz Auction (Auction No. 72).

May 22 – Deadline for comments on Section 504 review of FCC programs and activities (CG Docket No. 03-123)

May 22 – Deadline for reply comments on annual CMRS market competition report (WT Docket No. 07-71).

May 23 – Deadline for reply comments on proposal to reduce collisions between migratory birds & towers (WT Docket No. 03-187). Extended from Feb. 20.

May 25 – Deadline for comments on NPRM to allow fixed service operators to use smaller antennas in the 11 GHz band (WT Docket No. 07-51.)

May 29 – Deadline for comments by interested parties to update the record pertaining to issues raised in the Commission's equal access and nondiscrimination proceeding (CC Docket No. 02-39).

May 31 – Deadline for reply comments on Broadband Deployment NOI (GN Docket No. 07-45).

June 11 – Deadline for reply comments on NPRM to allow fixed service operators to use smaller antennas in the 11 GHz band (WT Docket No. 07-51.)

June 15 – Deadline for filing annual access charge tariff revisions on 15 days’ notice (carriers proposing to increase any of their rates).

June 15 – Deadline for comments on Broadband Marketing Practices NOI (WC Docket No. 07-52).

June 18 – Mock Auction, Phase II 220 MHz Auction (Auction No. 72).

June 18 – Deadline for comments on NPRM to evaluate access to multiple dwelling units for video programmers (MB Docket No. 07-51).

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

For additional information, contact Hal Mordkofsky at 202-828-5520 or


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Zetron Simulcast System

High-speed simulcast Paging with protocols such as POCSAG and FLEX™ requires microsecond accuracy to synchronize the transmission of digital Paging signals.

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Zetron's Simulcast System uses GPS timing information to ensure that the broadcasted transmissions between the nodes of the Simulcast System and associated transmitters are synchronized to very tight tolerances.

This system is ideal for public or private Paging system operators that use multiple transmitters and wish to create new Paging systems or to build out existing systems into new regions. For more information about Zetron's High Speed Simulcast Paging System, the Model 600 and Model 620, go to: left arrow CLICK HERE

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“Hook-up fee” for two-way pagers a scam, officials say

By The News-Gazette
Tuesday, May 1, 2007 6:44 AM CDT

State officials on Monday warned against a scam attempting to trick seniors into giving out credit-card numbers.

The scam involves an emergency two-way voice pager the Illinois Department on Aging's Community Care Program provides for free to help qualifying seniors continue to live independently.

According to the department, a client of the program who lives in Jacksonville received an unsolicited phone call asking for a credit-card number to pay a $399.97 "hook-up fee" to activate the service.

No such fee is required.

"The good news here is that this quick-thinking senior did not fall for this scam and was even able to jot down a phone number that may help in locating the perpetrator," said a statement from Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

Madigan and Aging Director Charles Johnson urged seniors to use common sense, and never give personal information to an unknown caller.

"It's a sad commentary on our society that as we try to help older adults live their final years in dignity that some see it as an opportunity to enrich themselves," Johnson said.

Source: The (East-Central Illinois)

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Nighthawk Systems Inc. manufactures low cost and reliable remote control products for fire house alerting, volunteer alerting, activation of warning signs and sirens, and a number of applications for public safety.  The Company manufactures the EA1 and the FAS-8 which have been designed specifically for these applications.  Both products are paging based and will work with any public or private paging network.  They are available in all VHF, UHF, and 900 MHz paging frequencies.  The products can serve as the primary notification system or an excellent, low-cost backup to existing systems.

Public Emergency Notification & Volunteer Alerting

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.

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Firehouse Automation

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.



Put the innovative technology of Nighthawk to work for you. For more information on any of our products or services, please contact us.

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Phone: 877-764-4484
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The Glenayre GL3000 RXL is a fully redundant paging terminal with 1 million subscriber database, POCSAG and FLEX encoding, TNPP, and 10x2Mbit E1 input trunks.

The terminal supports most paging services including tone, voice (live agent), numeric DDI, and alphanumeric paging. It comes complete with integrated voice mailbox facilities, intelligent call queuing, and a self-contained 1 million mirrored subscriber database. The paging terminal is powered up and can be inspected and tested in a live paging environment.

The GL3000 has proven to be a supremely reliable and stable system.

The three Glenayre GL3900’s have been configured to provide data and voice services to live agents in a call centre environment. The GL3960 systems are integrated into GL3000 RXL to provide 2 fully functional 60 channels live agent systems, with the addition of a 30-channel system for agent training purposes. Voice calls and data pops to agents PC screens are processed by the GL3900 and then cross-connected to the customers inbound calls from the GL3000, creating a fully functioning call centre.

The Glenayre Paging System is complete and housed within 6 cabinets, still powered up and connected to its interfaces with a fully functional arbitrator console.

A large number of unused spares are also included.

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Sigaba Introduces SigabaNet™ 6.0 Secure Messaging Suite

May 01, 2007 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Leading Security Management And Secure Messaging Provider Continues Its Innovation In Concert With Evolving Market Demands

SAN MATEO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Sigaba (, a leader in the delivery of secure messaging solutions to managed service providers, financial services, healthcare and the government, today unveiled its newest offering – Sigaba Secure Messaging 6.0.

“The evolving needs of our customers help shape the improvements in Release 6.0” said Troy Hartless, CEO of Sigaba. “Our capability to deliver federation, authentication, encryption, policy enforcement and robust auditing capabilities for business critical data sent securely over the Public Internet to colleagues, partners, and constituents continues to drive demand for SigabaNet and our suite of secure messaging products.”

In addition to a rich set of new features targeted at heightened ease of administration, ease of deployment, enhanced cryptographic capability, improved performance and improved product support capability, Sigaba Secure Messaging 6.0 delivers the following set of key new features and capabilities.

  • Enhanced End-User Features for Sigaba’s flagship Secure Email 6.0 applications: Sigaba SendAnywhere™ and Sigaba Secure Vault™.
    • Secure forwarding capability added to provide the highest dimension of e-mail security by allowing secure e-mail recipients to maintain message encryption when distributing secure content to additional destinations.
    • Sigaba SendAnywhere™ delivers secured messages to any e-mail in-box regardless of the e-mail client. No special software is needed to receive, decrypt, read, securely reply, and now, to securely forward SendAnywhere messages, including attached encrypted files.
    • Sigaba Secure Vault™ directs e-mail recipients, via their web browser, to a secure e-mail in-box to access their secure messages. Vault enables organizations to create a secure location inside their network where users login in order to read, reply, compose and forward their encrypted e-mails and attachments. In addition, organizations can use Sigaba’s embeddable database to enable integration directly into their existing portals.
  • Enhanced End-User Features for Sigaba Secure Messaging for Mobile Devices 6.0:
    • Sigaba Secure Vault Mobile™ is Sigaba Secure Vault's secure web mail application for mobile devices. This solution is currently supported on Windows Mobile 5.0 and Black Berry 4.0 and now also affords customers heightened security with a new secure message forwarding capability.
  • Enhanced Application Compatibility
    • Secure Messaging 6.0 now offers support for Outlook 2007 with Sigaba Secure Desktop Email Plug-Ins. Desktop Plug-Ins provide desktop-to-desktop security through a small software plug-in that quickly installs into both Outlook or Lotus Notes. To send a message securely, users simply click the "Send Secure" button that the Sigaba Plug-In adds to the e-mail interface, and the message is encrypted immediately. Incoming messages can be set to decrypt automatically or at desired intervals.
    • Sigaba SendAnywhere, Sigaba Secure Vault, and Outlook Web Access (OWA) to Sigaba Secure Desktop Email now support Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 7 and Mozilla’s Firefox 2
    • Additional support for BlackBerry and Windows Mobile portable devices is now available through newly designed secure e-mail Plug-Ins.
  • Extended Operating Systems Support
    • Sigaba now offers 64-bit support for its award winning server based SigabaNet™ Secure Messaging Platform and for the Sigaba Gateway as well as support for SQL Server 2005.
    • Sigaba’s Secure Desktop Email Plug-Ins are now supported on Windows Vista.

New Sigaba Secure Paging Application
With release 6.0, Sigaba introduces to the healthcare market the capability of Secure Paging. This breakthrough in secure messaging technology is of paramount importance to doctors, nurses, hospitals and healthcare providers who cannot safely operate mobile telephones and PDA’s in proximity to medical equipment in operating rooms and intensive care units because of the electromagnetic interference caused by these devices, but can safely carry pagers. With Sigaba Secure Paging, healthcare workers can now securely receive significantly larger amounts of critical protected healthcare information (PHI) from their e-mail system to their paging devices thus enabling a seamless and user friendly transfer of encrypted information.

“We see a burgeoning demand for this secure e-mail-to-pager capability,” said Lyall Vanatta, SVP of Marketing at Sigaba. “Sigaba takes great pride in being able to offer new technology that provides for the secure transmission of patient information to emergency room personnel thus allowing doctors and nurses the ability to receive information much quicker in an emergency situation and ultimately save more lives.”

Sigaba® provides patented security infrastructure solutions that enable industry and government to exchange information securely with their colleagues, customers, partners and constituents. The company’s standards-based SigabaNet™ platform takes the complexity out of strong encryption and enables organizations to easily authenticate users across federated environments. The result is a unique way to separately encrypt sensitive data in order to mitigate risks while strengthening relationships, improving efficiencies and safeguarding intellectual property. Sigaba’s technology is used by government organizations and businesses to secure the world’s most critical information. Sigaba is headquartered in San Mateo, California with sales offices in Reston, Virginia; San Diego, California; Chicago, Denver, and New York. Sigaba (sï-gá-ba) takes its name from the SIGABA encryption machine used by the United States during WWII – it was the only device of its kind never compromised by the enemy. For more information visit

Steve Amador, 650-572-6100

Source: BusinessWire


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This will never happen again in our lifetime!

From: stephen oshinsky skytel
Subject: PTC Agenda for May Meeting
Date: May 4, 2007 10:53:45 AM CDT
To:Paging Technical Committee

Here is the agenda for the upcoming PTC meeting scheduled for May 30th starting at 8 AM EDT in Atlantic 3 Conference Room at the Marriott Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach. I would like to thank Sun Telecom for their sponsorship of this meeting and their continued support of our committee and the industry.

8:00 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast - Atlantic 3
8:30 - 8:45 Welcome
8:45 - 9:15 Subcommittee Reports – PWG, 1-way, Next Gen, Industry Awareness
9:15 – 10:00 InfoStream Air Interface Overview – Paul Schlusser
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:00 Verizon’s Perspective on FIOS & Wireless – Gagan Puranik
11:00 - 11:15 WARN Committee Status Update
11:15 - 12:00 Next meeting/New Business
12:00 - 1:00 Adjourn/Lunch


Stephen M. Oshinsky
Director, Systems Architecture

Subject: Looking for pagers
Date: May 2, 2007 9:43:07 AM CDT

Hi Brad:

The Georgia ARES group is re-activating our pager alert system in anticipation of a more active hurricane season. To that end we are looking for a source of VHF Advisor POCSAG Alpha pagers on 152.480 MHz. These pagers must be unlocked so we can program the capcodes. We have cradle and software.

We are hoping to find some in the $15 per unit or less range. We will purchase them in lots of 10 and pay via credit card or PayPal.

Thanks & 73,
Barry Kanne
ASEC-Public Health


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