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FRIDAY - OCTOBER 5, 2007 - ISSUE NO. 281

Dear Friends of Wireless Messaging,

Some readers have said that they like seeing the news headlines so they know what to look for in the newsletter. So . . . I plan to include them in my notification message on each Friday.

I am really happy for RIM and the success of BlackBerry, but at the same time I am sad because the ReFLEX™ paging industry totally missed the boat.

BlackBerry maker sees $1.37B in revenue

October 4 2007: 6:07 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Smartphone maker Research In Motion Ltd. said Thursday its fiscal second-quarter profit and revenue more than doubled, boosted by strong sales of its flagship BlackBerry products.

For the quarter ended Sept. 1, the Canadian company earned $287.7 million, or 50 cents per share, up from $140.2 million, or 25 cents per share, in the same period a year earlier.

Revenue more than doubled to $1.37 billion from $658.5 million.

I have already expressed my opinions and those of several of the best minds in our industry, about WHY Two-way Paging didn't catch on. Every day it becomes even more clear that the public loves text messaging — in all its forms — and that the wireless implementations of this form of communication will only continue to grow.

One of the advantages of getting old is 20/20 hindsight. Besides everyone expects old men to be grumpy. They even made a movie called Grumpy Old Men. So indulge my grumpiness.

We failed because:

  • Too many Harvard-MBA weenies were making engineering and marketing decisions (I heard one of them say that his company had no interest in sending e-mail to pagers — his company no longer exists today.
  • Grouchy "engineering managers" started their meetings with the marketing people by saying, "the answer is no, now what is the question?
  • Too many marketing weenies were scared of those grouchy engineering managers (who weren't managers or engineers) and couldn't get the features implemented to make two-way messaging a success.

“For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are those ‘It might have been’.”

—John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) American Poet

Now on to more news and views. . .

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October 4, 2007

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New this year – CEO Forum Roundtable

Join your wireless sales and service provider colleagues at the CEO Forum Roundtable on Friday, October 26th from 8-9:15AM. Share your successes, bring your questions and learn from your peers. An expert for each subject will facilitate each roundtable.

Pick your topic now and get there early! Thanks to ETA for co-sponsoring this CEO Forum Roundtable Event!

Promote, Differentiate, and Attain a ROI for your Organization by Maximizing the Value of your Employees Certifications. Facilitated by Kim Hudson, Director of Marketing and Association Development with ETA International.

FCC Licensing – the Basics and Beyond – facilitated by Andre Cote, Senior Vice President Wireless Solutions and Nancy Gruen, Director of Business Development with Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA).

High efficiency, low cost ideas for marketing success – facilitated by Elaine Baugh Walsh, President, E Comm International, Inc.

How to hire the right IT person to grow your company’s sales – facilitated by Dave Thiess, Director of Sales, SmartSource, Inc.

Free Exhibits Only Passes for Enterprise Customers

Bring your enterprise user customer and they get a free exhibits only pass! Log on to the EWA web site registration page fill in your enterprise customer’s company name and address and fill in your wireless sales/service provider name and there will be a badge waiting – courtesy of your company – for your customer. You can buy your customer a hospitality package so they can participate in all networking events.

EWA Annual Membership Meeting – Put this in your planner

The EWA Annual Membership Meeting will be held at 1PM on Wednesday, October 24th, in Executive Salon 4.

The Buzz Is Out There for the Conference Keynote

Industry publications and newsletters, as well as the local San Antonio business press, are all talking about the Enterprise Wireless 2007 Keynote Speaker, Martin C. (Marty) Cooper. For those of you who have heard him speak, you know why you have got to be there at 9:30AM sharp on Thursday, October 25th. For those of you who haven’t, you have a treat in store for you as our industry’s best futurist and technology innovator shares his vision for what’s going to happen in 2008. We'll tell you this – you are going to be very surprised at how Marty thinks the spectrum landscape is going to look in the years ahead, you owe it to your business not to miss this keynote.

Still Space Available at the Headquarters Hotel

The Crowne Plaza Riverwalk still has rooms available, so call 1-800-381-9553 and tell them you are with EWA and give them code JN6 to get the EWA rate. Room availability is running low, so call today and make sure you’re at the headquarters hotel and the center of all the action for Enterprise Wireless 2007.

Enterprise Wireless 2007 Conference Schedule

Wednesday, October 24

8:00 a.m. Paging Technical Conference
11:30 a.m. Motorola Service Conference
1:00 p.m. EWA Annual Member Meeting - Followed by the EWA Annual Board Meeting
4:00 p.m. AAPC Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, October 25

8:00 a.m. Opening Session
9:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker - Martin C. Cooper, ArrayComm, Inc.
10:45 a.m. Exhibits Open
12:15 p.m. Lunch on Show Floor
1:30 p.m. USMSS General Membership Session
2:30 p.m. USMSS Regional Meetings
3:30 p.m. New Opportunities with Public Safety DAS
Distributed Antenna Systems are now mandated for buildings due to new state and city ordinances. Learn about the requirements of in-building wireless systems and proactive monitoring of these systems, which can produce ongoing revenue opportunities for wireless system providers.
Michael Berta, Director, Technical Services, Zinwave
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Whether you lease or buy, there are new options today.
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6:00 p.m. Reception on Show Floor

Friday, October 26

7:00 a.m. AAPC Open Networking Event
8:00 a.m. CEO Forum Roundtables
Open to all attendees
Concurrent sessions with four different topics. Come prepared to compare what’s worked in your area with others and get your questions answered. Each Roundtable will be facilitated covering the following topics:
  • Promote, Differentiate, and Attain a ROI for your Organization by Maximizing the Value of your Employees Certification
  • FCC Licensing — Basics and Beyond with EWA Spectrum Specialists
  • RFP Preparation for Success
  • High Efficiency, Low Cost Ideas for Marketing Success
  • How to Hire the Right IT person
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12:00 Noon Lunch on Show Floor

Be sure to attend!

If you are a communications service provider, dealer, service shop, systems integrator, consultant or VAR or responsible for specifying, purchasing and integrating wireless technologies at your business . . . this is the annual event for you. Make valuable business connections, visit leading wireless exhibitors and get live demonstrations of the latest technology. You'll get answers you need for tomorrow’s challenges in regulatory issues, legislative issues and network with the pros in wireless. Availability is limited Register today!

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October 25-26
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AAPC is pleased to co-sponsor the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) fall conference and we encourage you to join the AAPC board of directors and attend this outstanding event consisting of regulatory updates, compelling industry forecasts, and expert speakers to help make wireless communications more productive. AAPC members receive EWA member rates on both conference registration and exhibit space for the Enterprise Wireless 2007.

Keynote Speaker: Martin (Marty) C. Cooper
Marty Cooper is a pioneer in wireless and is known as a technology futurist. Cooper, while known as the father of portable cellular telephony, continues to focus his energy and work on consumer freedom in his vision of the wireless Internet and is widely recognized as an innovator in spectrum management. He is Executive Chairman of ArrayComm, Inc., the world leader in smart antenna technology.  On a side note, his wife, Arlene Harris was the first woman inducted into the RCR/Wireless Hall of Fame. 

VENDORS: There are only two exhibition spaces left!
Join Motorola, Kenwood, Aeroflex, Zinwave, Systems Implementation and our own Prism Systems, DX Radio Systems, and Critical Response Systems and showcase your latest products and technologies.  To confirm your participation and booth space, please email Linda at

Paging Technical Committee Meeting on Wednesday, October 24th at 8:30 AM at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in San Antonio. 

Welcome to our newest carrier members!


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Deadline to submit a presentation is October 1, 2007!



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ATCOM Wireless   Northeast Paging
Ayrewave Corporation
Critical Response Systems (CRS)   Port City Communications
CVC Paging   Preferred Wireless
Daviscomms USA   Prism Paging
EMMA—European Mobile Messaging Association   Ron Mercer
Global Fax Network Services   Swissphone
GTES LLC   Texas Association of Paging Services
Hark Systems   TH Communications
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HMCE, Inc.   Unication USA
InfoRad, Inc.     United Communications Corp.
Ira Wiesenfeld   WiPath Communications
Minilec Service, Inc.   Zetron Inc.

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The University of Missouri's four campuses will expand their emergency notification capabilities through a new partnership with 3n (National Notification Network), the leading mass notification system provider.

The University and 3n announced Monday that the 3n InstaCom Campus Alert system has been selected to automate emergency communications with students, faculty, staff and administration on the UM campuses in Columbia, Kansas City, Rolla and St. Louis. The 3n system will be installed during the coming weeks.

Using 3n's InstaCom Campus Alert system, the University of Missouri will be able to communicate quickly and reliably in any situation. The 3n system notifies message recipients using a variety of modes of communication, including phone, e-mail, text messaging, instant messaging, pager, fax and BlackBerry devices.

The system will allow fast communications with multiple electronic devices on or off campuses, greatly expanding the University's capacity and confidence in delivering quick and reliable crisis notifications to the entire UM community, or to targeted audiences on a specific campus. This will enhance the University's existing notification efforts, which include phone call lists, voice messages and e-mail.

"The University of Missouri is committed to providing a safe and secure environment to learn, live and work," said Dr. Gordon H. Lamb, Interim President of the University of Missouri. "By partnering with 3n for its mass notification services, the University builds on that commitment in a significant and strategic way. This will help us to quickly and efficiently communicate with our students, faculty, staff and others using an array of technologies."

"The incident at Virginia Tech reinforced the need for colleges and universities to adopt a crisis notification solution that communicates rapidly and reliably across newer technologies popular with students, such as instant messaging and native text messaging, during the first critical moments of a crisis" said Cinta Putra, CEO and co-founder of 3n. "We are excited to support the University of Missouri System and the State of Missouri in their proactive efforts to ensure the safety of their constituents with the most comprehensive and reliable notification solution available."

With about 64,000 students plus thousands of faculty and staff spread statewide across four campuses, the University of Missouri's crisis notification and communications needs are far-reaching and complex. The University needed the capacity to issue event-based alerts tailored to specific, targeted audiences as well as the ability to communicate rapidly across a single campus or system-wide for large-scale emergencies.

The University identified several key criteria in its notification system selection process: ease of use; ability to integrate with existing systems; guaranteed infrastructure security and reliability; and ability to address challenges specific to a campus environment, including delivering messages using student-friendly contact paths, such as instant messaging and true two-way Short Message Service (SMS) text messaging.

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The University of Missouri is the state's land-grant, research and doctoral-granting public higher education system, with campuses at Columbia, Kansas City, Rolla and St. Louis. The University was founded in 1839 as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state University in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. For more information, log onto the University of Missouri System homepage at

About 3n (National Notification Network)
3n (National Notification Network) is the leading global provider of mass notification solutions to Global 2000 corporations, government agencies, healthcare systems, and educational institutions in more than 70 countries with the ability to communicate in more than 230 countries worldwide. 3n's innovative and powerful mass notification system is the most advanced, efficient and easy-to-use on the market today, enabling organizations to respond rapidly and effectively to crises and achieve considerable bottom-line savings in routine and emergency situations. For more information about 3n, log on to or call toll-free at 1-888-366-4911.

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Office: (573) 882-9724

3N (National Notification Network):
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Office: (818) 230-9733

Source: University of Missouri

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AT&T's Tilt Combines GPS, Windows Mobile, And BlackBerry

The smartphone has a slide-out QWERTY keypad and a 2.8-inch color screen that tilts up, making it more convenient to write e-mail, browse the Web, and play videos.

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ATT tilt AT&T(T) on Thursday said it will begin selling its new Tilt smartphone this week, which is the first AT&T device to run Microsoft's latest Windows Mobile 6 operating system.

The Tilt, manufactured by HTC, is packed with features for both consumers and businesses, including high-speed data access, several mobile e-mail options, location-based services, expandable memory, and a 3-megapixel resolution camera.

The smartphone has a slide-out QWERTY keypad and a 2.8-inch color screen that tilts up, making it more convenient to write e-mail, browse the Web, and play videos. It also includes Bluetooth 2.0 technology, which allows up to six Bluetooth devices to be simultaneously connected to the smartphone.

A feature that any mobile user will enjoy is the Tilt's GPS-enabled mapping software from TeleNav, a provider of mobile location-based services. TeleNav GPS Navigator provides turn-by-turn audible and on-screen driving or walking directions in addition to 3D maps and traffic alerts.

Businesses can use the TeleNav Track mobile workforce management application for locating their employees and wirelessly updating timesheets while away from the office, among other capabilities.

Location-based services and mapping technology are becoming a big selling point for smartphone makers. Earlier this week, Nokia(NOK) announced a $8.1 billion acquisition of mapping data and location-based services provider Navteq. The deal is expected to transform Nokia into a provider of Internet-based services and applications, including mobile mapping services. Also this week, Garmin, a maker of navigation devices and applications, rolled out software that can turn a smartphone into a GPS device. The software provides turn-by-turn audible directions and the ability to see the exact position on a detailed moving map.

One AT&T customer, the Johnson City Police Department in Tennessee, plans to deploy Tilt smartphones to its workforce later this year. "The embedded GPS will help us track officers' whereabouts, identify the fastest route to incidents and download mapping data for onsite traffic reports," said John Hames, a sergeant at the police department, in a statement.

The Tilt uses AT&T's third-generation (3G) high-speed cellular network to connect to the Internet and has tri-band UMTS/HSDPA capabilities, which means it can work in other countries. Alternatively, the smartphone's built-in Wi-Fi provides access to hotspots and wireless local area networks (WLANs).

For IT departments that support a mix of Windows Mobile and BlackBerry smartphones, the Tilt would make a smart choice. Windows Mobile 6 comes with Microsoft(MSFT)'s "direct push" technology for automatic delivery of e-mail from Exchange Servers. The Tilt also includes Research In Motion(RIMM)'s BlackBerry Connect 4.0 software, which offers features found in BlackBerry smartphones such as push e-mail, security, and device management. As another option, users can choose to access their e-mail through AT&T's Xpress Mail service.

AT&T said the Tilt will be available in retail stores and online starting Friday, October 5. The smartphone costs $299.99 with a two-year subscription to AT&T and a mail-in rebate. AT&T's unlimited monthly data plans, including business e-mail, are $44.99 with a voice contract, and personal data plans begin at $29.99 a month for 20 MB of data.

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Memeo Adds Postini Founder Scott Petry to Its Board of Directors

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 2, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) — Memeo Inc., a worldwide provider of digital life and information management solutions for the consumer and small business markets, today announced that Scott Petry, Product Management Director for Google's Enterprise Apps group and founder of recently acquired Postini, has joined the company's Board of Directors.

"Mr. Petry brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, and we are thrilled to add such a seasoned professional to the team," stated Hong Bui, CEO of Memeo. "Since founding Postini in 1999 until its market leadership position with more than 36,000 business world wide, Scott oversaw all product strategy and product development activities. His experience with establishing new product categories and scaling businesses will be invaluable as Memeo increases its market momentum."

"Memeo has done a tremendous job developing products, securing distribution and reaching profitability and is now is experiencing rapid growth as consumers and small businesses adopt their LifeAgent platform to help them manage their digital content. I am thrilled to join Memeo at this time in the company's development -- a time where the base product is seeing excellent traction and the company is investing in scale," stated Petry. "Memeo's dedication to developing simple solutions for syncing, sharing and protecting valuable digital content puts it in a leadership position in the digital content management market. I am confident that my experience will help Memeo to scale the business and capitalize on its tremendous growth opportunities."

Petry was named Product Management Director for Google's Enterprise Apps Group after Google acquired Postini, a company that Scott founded in March of 1999. Postini was the innovator and leader in SaaS-based messaging security and compliance solutions. At Postini, Petry served as the Founder, Chief Technology Officer, and Executive Vice President of product development and was responsible for helping to guide product development from initial product launch to a diversified product line deployed across all industries and sectors. When Postini was acquired by Google in fall 2007, the company had 36,000 customers worldwide and processed more than 2 billion messages per day. Prior to Postini, Petry was Vice President and General Manager at Cygnus Solutions, an open source tools and RTOS vendor, which was acquired by RedHat. Before Cygnus, Petry led the Advanced Products Group at SkyTel, the pioneer in 2-way PCS and text messaging. Petry began his career at Apple Computer, where he held product management positions in the Networking group and was an original product manager on the Newton platform. Petry has a BS degree from San Diego State University and was a member of the U.S. National Rowing Team, receiving a bronze medal in the 1987 World Championships.

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About Memeo
Memeo, Inc., based in Aliso Viejo, CA, is a privately held software company backed by venture firm G51 Capital. The company is focused on helping consumers and businesses manage and protect their digital life. Founded in 2003 in an effort to capitalize on the rapid move towards a digital world from everything from finance to photography and music, the company developed its flagship software, Memeo AutoBackup, to give consumers and businesses alike a better way of protecting, managing and sharing digital, portable files and make them universally accessible. For more information on Memeo and its products, please visit

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WiPath manufactures a wide range of highly unique and innovative hardware and software solutions in paging and mobile data for:

  • Emergency Services Messaging
  • Utilities Job Management
  • Telemetry and Remote Switching
  • Fire House Automation
  • Load Shedding and Electrical Services Control

PDT2000 Paging Data Terminal

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  • Built-in POCSAG encoder
  • Huge capcode capacity
  • Parallel, 2 serial ports, 4 relays
  • Message & system monitoring

Paging Controlled Moving Message LED Displays

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  • Variety of sizes
  • Integrated paging receiver

PDR2000/PSR2000 Paging Data Receivers

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  • Highly programmable, intelligent PDRs
  • Message Logging & remote control
  • Multiple I/O combinations and capabilities
  • Network monitoring and alarm reporting

Specialized Paging Solutions

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  • Remote switching & control
  • Fire station automation
  • PC interfacing & message management
  • Paging software and customized solutions
  • Message interception, filtering, redirection, printing & logging
  • Cross band repeating, paging coverage infill, store and forward
  • Alarm interfaces, satellite linking, IP transmitters, on-site systems

Mobile Data Terminals & Two Way Wireless  Solutions
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  • Fleet tracking, messaging, job processing, and Field service management
  • Automatic vehicle location (AVL), GPS
  • CDMA, GPRS, ReFLEX, conventional, and trunked radio interfaces
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WiPath Communications LLC
4845 Dumbbarton Court
Cumming, GA 30040
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2 Aluminum Equipment racks
1 Outdoor Motorola Cabinet (many others)
1 Outdoor Hennessey Cab w/AC
10 Glenayre PM-250C (NEW) Power Monitor Panels w/Alarms
13 RL-70 XC Midband Link Receivers
  Several New 900 MHz Antennas
Link Transmitters:
1 Glenayre QT6994, 150W, 900 MHz Link TX
3 Glenayre QT4201, 25W Midband Link TX
3 Glenayre Hot Standby Panels
3 Motorola 10W, 900 MHz Link TX (C35JZB6106)
2 Motorola 30W, Midband Link TX (C42JZB6106AC)
VHF Paging Transmitters
8 QT-100C, 100W VHF, TCC, RL70XC
1 Glenayre GL-T8311, 125W
1 Motorola PURC 5000, 350W, ACB
5 Motorola PURC 5000, 125W, ACB or TRC
2 Motorola PURC 5000, 350W, ACB or TRC
6 Motorola Nucleus 350W, NAC
UHF Paging Transmitters:
10 Glenayre GLT5340, 125W, DSP Exciter
3 Motorola PURC 5000, 110W, ACB
2 Motorola PURC 5000, 225W, ACB
900 MHz Paging Transmitters:
1 Glenayre GLT 8600, 500W
35 Glenayre GLT-8500, 250W, C2000, I20
10 Motorola PURC 5000, 300W, DRC or ACB
6 Glenayre QT-7995, 250W (will part out)
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Sprint Nextel is said to seek a new chief

By Laura M. Holson
The New York Times
Published: October 4, 2007, 9:50 PM PDT

Sprint Nextel's board is seeking a new chief executive to burnish the company's fortunes both on Wall Street and with investors who have grown increasingly impatient with the company's less-than-stellar performance, according to people apprised of the executive search.

Gary D. Forsee, Sprint's chief executive who oversaw the company's merger with Nextel Communications in 2005, has been under pressure from the board to improve the company's profitability. Analysts have noted that the benefits of the merger have been meager.

In August, the company, based in Reston, Va., announced a sharp decline in second-quarter profit despite adding new subscribers. Its rivals added subscribers at a faster pace.

Sprint's stock price has been in decline, down 17.7 percent from its 52-week high to its close Thursday of $19.28.

A spokesman for Sprint Nextel declined to comment. But according to people with knowledge of the search, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss it, the board stepped up its efforts to find a successor to Forsee after the company was unsuccessful in finding a replacement for Len J. Lauer, the company's former chief operating officer.

At the time of Lauer's departure in August 2006, Sprint said he had left because of a change in the company's organizational structure and that he would not be replaced. Sprint has in recent months tried to find a replacement for Lauer, but no candidates were interested, said several people in the executive search industry.

At the time of Lauer's departure, communications industry analysts said the well-regarded executive had left because of Sprint's weak performance.

It was not the only executive shake-up at the company. Last year, Timothy M. Donahue, Sprint's former executive chairman, said he would resign earlier than expected to spend more time with his family.

The board hopes to replace Forsee by December, but there were no internal candidates, said the people briefed on the search. Instead the board is looking for a candidate with a sales and marketing background who can help Sprint improve its image.

Sprint, one of the nation's largest communications companies, has lost ground in recent years to AT&T and Verizon Wireless, which have aggressively sought new customers.

Shareholders have expressed their discontent, among them Ralph W. Whitworth, a founder of Relational Investors. The firm, based in San Diego, owns about 1.9 percent of Sprint's shares. Whitworth has said that he was dissatisfied with how Forsee has managed the company. The real issue though, analysts have said, is that Sprint has not performed well since its 2005 merger with Nextel Communications.

The Sprint and Nextel networks operated on different wireless technologies, which made it harder to merge operations. The company has been hurt, according to analysts, by its lack of attractive handsets as well as by accepting too many customers with weak credit. It has also suffered because of a high customer turnover rate, although the percentage of customers who switched to rival services decreased in August.

Forsee has sought to improve the Sprint network as well as offer new services to customers, including a high-speed wireless network using new WiMax technology. Some in the industry has suggested that Sprint could be an acquisition target, although any merger with rivals would be critically reviewed because of antitrust concerns.

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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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Prism Message Gateway Systems
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BlackBerry maker sees $1.37B in revenue

Smartphone maker, Research In Motion, says revenue more than doubled in the second quarter, thanks to BlackBerry's popularity.

October 4 2007: 6:07 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Smartphone maker Research In Motion Ltd. said Thursday its fiscal second-quarter profit and revenue more than doubled, boosted by strong sales of its flagship BlackBerry products.

For the quarter ended Sept. 1, the Canadian company earned $287.7 million, or 50 cents per share, up from $140.2 million, or 25 cents per share, in the same period a year earlier.

Revenue more than doubled to $1.37 billion from $658.5 million.

Analysts, on average, were expecting a profit of 50 cents per share on revenue of $1.36 billion, according to a poll by Thomson Financial.

"RIM's second-quarter results were exceptionally strong on all metrics, including revenue, subscriber account additions and net income," said Jim Balsillie, co-chief executive, in a statement. "This growth is fueled by the depth of the BlackBerry product portfolio and the continued diversification of our business across market segments and geographies."

Waterloo, Ontario-based RIM added about 1.45 million BlackBerry subscriber accounts in the quarter and shipped more than 3 million devices.

In after-hours trading, RIM (Charts) shares fell $1.02 to $99.52. Earlier, they rose $4.26, or 4.4 percent, to end regular trading at $100.54.

In its outlook, RIM said it expected revenue for the upcoming third quarter to be in the range of $1.60 billion to $1.67 billion and earnings per share of about 59 to 63 cents. Subscriber account additions in the third quarter were expected to be approximately 1.65 million.

"It's better than I thought it would be and I think it's better than what the street thought," said Deepak Chopra, an analyst with the National Bank Financial. "I think people are seeing these results relatively well right now given the stock has had a massive run in such a short period."

Peter Misek, an analyst with Canaccord Adams, called it a great quarter and great guidance.

"They've started to extend to the consumer market. They've now gone international," Misek said. "They have absolutely executed remarkably well and that's why the stork has performed so well."

Misek said the stock has had a great run and he expects it go higher once new BlackBerry models are released. He doesn't see another company taking market share away.

"I don't see any competition now and I don't see any on the horizon," Misek said.

Paul Coster, an analyst with JP Morgan, called the revenue guidance encouraging.

"This story still has a great deal of momentum to it," Coster said.

RIM has been targeting the consumer market after enjoying success in the corporate market for years. RIM's push e-mail software allows customers to access their e-mail on their wireless devices in real time

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Wireless Communication Solutions

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ISI-LX Internet Serial Interface with Protocol Conversion

  • Converts Serial TAP message to SNPP, SMTP, or WCTP
  • Pass through Serial Data to TCP/IP and TCP/IP back to Serial
  • Supports Ethernet or PPP Connection to Internet w/Dial Backup
  • Includes 4 Serial Ports for Multiplexing Traffic
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IPG Internet Paging Gateway

  • No Moving Parts Such as Hard Drives or Fans to Fail
  • Supports 10Base-T Network Connection to Internet
  • Accepts HTTP, SMTP, SNPP, and WCTP from Internet
  • Sends TAP or TNPP to Your Paging Terminal


  • Inexpensive method of automating your paging monitoring
  • Uses standard paging receiver
  • Available in 152-158 POCSAG or 929 FLEX (call for others)
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Omega Unified Messaging Server

  • Full Featured Internet Messaging Gateway
  • TAP Concentrator and TNPP Routing Functions w/TNPP over Internet
  • Serial Protocols Supported: GCP, SMDI, SMS, TAP, TNPP
  • Internet Protocols Supported: AIM, HTTP, SMPP (out only), SMTP, SNPP, and WCTP
  • Full Featured, Easy-to-use Voice/Fax/Numeric Mail Interface
  • One Number For All Your Messaging
  • Optional Hot-swap Hard Drives and Power Supplies Available
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BloostonLaw Telecom Update
Vol. 10, No. 37
October 3, 2007

FCC Seeks Comment On Alleged Access Stimulation

The FCC has launched a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to investigate cost and tariffing issues raised by allegations that some rural local exchange carriers (LECs) are experiencing significant increases in access demand, resulting in unreasonable access rates. The Commission noted that chat lines, conference calling and similar services can generate substantial growth in access traffic to the LECs from long-distance companies, which pay access fees to LECs at tariffed rates for every call delivered.

In addition to the NPRM, the Commission granted in part a formal complaint filed by Qwest Communications alleging that Farmers and Merchants Mutual Telephone Company of Wayland, Iowa, earned an excessive rate of return. But the Commission ruled that Qwest could not recover damages because the Farmers tariff at issue was “deemed lawful” under the Communications Act.

The Commission said that tariffed rates are set at levels targeted to recover the costs of providing access. Although it is reasonable for LECs to seek to increase demand for their services, the Commission said rates should remain just and reasonable over time as costs and demand change. In the NPRM, the Commission tentatively concludes that it must revise its rules so that tariffed rates remain just and reasonable even if a carrier experiences significant increases in access demand.

The Commission asks for comment on several possible approaches to address alleged access stimulation strategies. For example, one proposal would require carriers to file revised tariffs if demand increases beyond a threshold level. The NPRM requests information about rate-of-return LECs, price-cap LECs, and competitive LECs.

In the cases that have given rise to its inquiry, the FCC said that increased switched access traffic appears to be caused by the deployment of chat lines, conference bridges, or other similar high call volume operations in the service areas of certain rate-of-return or competitive LECs. The LECs may provide space in their central offices for the call operators’ equipment and may provide other services, including telephone numbers, for the call service operators. The chat lines or conference services, along with the associated number(s), are advertised, generally on the Internet, as being free (or for the cost of a long-distance call). Users of these services make interstate calls to those numbers and the local exchange carriers assess interstate access charges on the IXCs that deliver the calls. The applicable per minute access charge rates are often high because many of the carriers involved in these arrangements are small carriers whose rates were set based on higher than average per minute costs and a low volume of traffic based on historical levels. IXCs allege that the LECs experiencing or “creating” this access growth share the access revenues they receive with the service providers whose services are generating the demand growth. As a direct result of the increase in traffic volume, the LECs are alleged to be earning returns on these access services that are substantially above the maximum rate of return authorized by the Commission.

The FCC invites interested persons to comment on the prevalence of these types of operations and to describe in detail how each type of service is provisioned. Interested persons should also identify other types of operations that may result in significant stimulation of access traffic and describe their provisioning arrangements. Parties should explain what interstate and intrastate fees the service provider pays to the LEC. The FCC also asks interested parties to describe in detail what monies or other benefits the LEC provides to the provider of the stimulating activity, including, for example, direct payments, revenue sharing, commissions, or free services. If possible, parties should quantify these benefits to the provider of the stimulating service. The FCC said it understands that carriers complaining about the access stimulation arrangements also offer conferencing and other services that may result in increased traffic. The Commission asks such carriers to explain how they provide each of the above mentioned services, including what charges they assess on the provider, whether access charges are assessed on such calls, and what compensation, if any, is paid to such provider.

Just and reasonable rates: “The limited information we have suggests that, in certain instances, some LECs are experiencing dramatic increases in demand for switched access services,” the FCC said. According to the Commission, if the average cost per minute falls as demand grows, the realized rates of return are likely to exceed the authorized rate of return and thus the tariffed rates become unjust and unreasonable at some point. It is well established that there is a large fixed cost to purchasing a local switch and that the marginal or incremental cost of increasing the capacity of a local switch is low (some contend that it is zero) and certainly less than the average cost per minute of the local switch. Thus, if the average revenue per minute remains constant as demand grows, but the average cost per minute falls (which occurs if the marginal cost per minute is less than the average cost per minute) then profits (or return) will rise. This principle is equally applicable to all LECs. Moreover, the cost of local switching increases incrementally, while the price for local switching is established based on average costs, which are significantly higher. As a result, most of the switch costs are recovered by the demand used to establish the local switching rate. Carriers offering tandem switching services would experience a similar effect for their tandem switching costs. Accordingly, when local switching demand increases significantly, a carrier’s increased revenues generally will exceed any cost increases. As a result, a carriers’ rate of return at some point is likely to exceed the maximum allowed rate of return, making the rates unjust and unreasonable, the Commission said.

It added that a similar effect to that associated with local switching would also occur in the transport segment of the exchange access network. As demand increases, the number of circuits needed for transmission will increase. Again, the incremental cost is lower than the average cost (although the disparity is likely not as great as in the local switching case), which would lead to the rates for transport becoming unreasonable at some point as demand increases.

The FCC asked for comment on this analysis, and asked parties to submit data that quantifies the projected increase in investment and plant-related expenses associated with increases in switched access minutes. Carriers experiencing significant increases in local switching demand may also see a projected increase in their non-plant related expenses related to their switched access services. The FCC asked parties to identify with specificity any additional projected non-plant related costs that may be incurred as a result of the increased demand. Parties should quantify the amount of such projected increases to the extent possible in order to permit the FCC to evaluate the effect of the demand increase on the projected realized rate of return. If possible, parties should provide switched access investment and cost data they would expect to incur for increases in local switching demand of 30, 100, and 1000 percent over a representative base period. Parties should indicate the effect that such increased demand would have on the carrier’s rate of return.

There are various other tariffing issues in this NPRM. Comments in this WC Docket No. 07-135 proceeding will be due 30 days after publication of the item in the Federal Register, and replies will be due 15 days thereafter.

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

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Purdue Emergency Test a Success

Sep 24, 2007 02:27 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University says its test of an emergency messaging system was a success.

Purdue sent text messages to nearly 10,000 students, faculty and staff Monday morning. Officials also sent out e-mails to more than 50,000 people.

School officials say it took less than seven minutes to send out the test messages. Within 10 minutes, 865 people responded to the e-mails and more than 2,000 responded to text messages.

Officials now hope to look for any kinks in the system so they can be worked out.

The messages are part of an effort by Purdue and other schools to more quickly notify students and others in an emergency following the April shootings at Virginia Tech.

Source: WANE.COM News Channel 15


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From: Derek Banner
Subject: EMMA conference in Cork, October 17th to 19th 2007.
Date: October 2, 2007 8:26:17 AM CDT
To: EMMA member and interested parties
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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Please find attached the updated programme for the next EMMA conference and Round Table meeting to be held in Cork, Ireland on 17th to 19th October. If you have not already done so I strongly advise you to book your hotel room - we have reserved facilities for thirty people and at the last count we had 29 confirmed attendees, we will be meeting up with old friends and new colleagues from all over the planet.

Take a look at the programme and you will see that the quality and experience of the speakers is quite exceptional, we have also made sure that there will be enough time for networking and business development throughout the event.

The exceptional Maryborough Hotel, where we shall be staying and meeting, has a state-of-the-art spa and health-club, as well as access to the local golf courses. We have arranged a very special price of 125 Euros per night to include the room, breakfast and taxes. You can check out a comprehensive list of the hotels facilities at

The theme for the conference is Innovation. It seems that we have settled for a simple and robust radio-messaging technology that only requires a fairly small black-box for its delivery. Is this, however, what the market expects – or, rather, something more in line with the present times and anticipated trends? Is this the only way forward? Or can we, as an industry body, go back to the drawing board and rethink the future?

It looks as though participation in this industry get-together will be even stronger than the previous ones. Even so we would like to encourage you all to attend in big numbers and encourage other professionals from your respective countries, who have not been at an EMMA meeting before, to come and envision paging in the 21 st century with the rest of us.

We look forward to seeing you in Cork later this year.

Kind Regards,

Jacques and Derek

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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.



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Up next for Apple: the return of the Newton

By Kasper Jade
Published: 10:00 AM EST
Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Apple Inc, which helped spawn the PDA market with its Newton MessagePad line in the early '90s, plans to give the concept another go with a modern day reincarnation of the old fan favorite based on the company's new mutli-touch technology, AppleInsider has learned.

For Apple, the ongoing project represents its second stab at reinventing the PDA since the Newton met its fate in the late 90's -- the first of which never saw the light of day and is only known to have existed based on a one-off comment from chief executive Steve Jobs over three years ago.

Speaking at the 2004 edition of the Wall Street Journal's D: All Things Digital conference, Jobs stated that he was proud not only of the products Apple had released in recent years, but also the products the company had decided not to ship.

When asked by an audience member to elaborate, Jobs said simply, "an Apple PDA."

It appears that Jobs and Co. never gave up hope, and instead returned to the drawing board. For the past 18 months, well-respected sources tell AppleInsider, a small team of Apple engineers have been at it again, this time tapping the company's revolutionary multi-touch technology as a foundation.

During that time, sources have observed the project slip in and out of limbo, as Apple struggled to meet its self-imposed June, 2007 launch date for the iPhone. In at least two instances, the company pulled software engineers off the project to assist in the completion of the iPhone software, only to return those same engineers to the their original task months later.

With the initial iPhone now out the door and two successive models well underway in Apple's labs, it's believed to be full steam ahead for the modern day Newton project. Like iPhone and the iPod touch, the new device runs an embedded version of Apple's Mac OS X Leopard operating system.

Externally, the mutil-touch PDA has been described by sources as an ultra-thin "slate" akin to the iPhone, about 1.5 times the size and sporting an approximate 720x480 high-resolution display that comprises almost the entire surface of the unit. The device is further believed to leverage multi-touch concepts which have yet to gain widespread adoption in Apple's existing multi-touch products -- the iPhone and iPod touch -- like drag-and-drop and copy-and-paste.

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Artist rendition showing approximate size ratio to existing Apple handhelds | Artwork by audiopollution.

More broadly characterized as Apple's answer to the ultra-mobile PC, the next-gen device is believed to be tracking for a release sometime in the first half of 2008. Assuming the project remains clear of roadblocks, sources believe it could make an inaugural appearance during Jobs' Macworld keynote in January alongside some new Mac offerings. Still, manufacturing ramp and availability would seem unlikely until closer to mid-year, those same sources say.

As AppleInsider has hinted in recent months (1, 2), the next-gen PDA will signal the advent of a fifth core business segment (fourth if you discount Apple TV) for Apple, but at the same time represent just smidgen of what's to come from the company's new multi-touch platform, which has already proven to be a game-changer.

Source: AppleInsider


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