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AAPC Wireless Messaging News

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FRIDAY - AUGUST 28, 2009 - ISSUE NO. 374

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Dear Friends of Wireless Messaging,

Apple unleashes Snow Leopard

by Steven Musil
CNET News
August 28, 2009 11:00 AM PDT

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Apple released its Snow Leopard into the wild a little early, while Microsoft revealed its release plans for Windows 7 this week.

Apple began shipping its newest operating system to customers on Friday, a little earlier than expected. Mac OS X Snow Leopard is not as much about adding new features as it is about refining the code in the operating system. For instance, according to Apple, 90 percent of the Mac OS X code has been worked on for the Snow Leopard release.

The CNET Reviews team took the new OS for a spin and gave it a rating of excellent in its review:

Interface enhancements like Expose in the Dock and better file and folder viewing in Stacks make finding apps and files much easier. A completely overhauled QuickTime X now sports a cleaner interface and recording tools. The much-anticipated Exchange support across Mail, the Address Book, and iCal is huge for those who take their Macs to work.

However, the team notes that Snow Leopard will work only on Intel-powered Macs; PowerPC users are out of luck.

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Feds get $28B in broadband stimulus requests

Friday, August 28, 2009, 11:40am EDT
Jacksonville Business Journal

The Federal government has received nearly 2,200 applications requesting nearly $28 billion in stimulus funding for proposed broadband projects —representing nearly seven times the amount of money available.

The applications are for the first round of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding — which totals $4 billion in loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations — and were received by the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service and proposed projects in all 50 states, and territories and the District of Columbia.

When including about $10.5 billion in matching funds committed by the applicants, the total price tag for the proposed broadband projects topped $38 billion.

The Recovery Act provided a total of $7.2 billion to the two agencies to expand broadband services, of which NTIA will use $4.7 billion, largely to deploy broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas, and RUS will invest $2.5 billion to facilitate broadband deployment in primarily rural communities. Approximately $2.4 billion from RUS and up to $1.6 billion from NTIA is available in this first grant round.

Applications were submitted by state, local, and tribal government as well as by nonprofits, industry and community institutions such as libraries, schools and hospitals, among others.

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This is the AAPC's weekly newsletter about Wireless Messaging. You are receiving this because you have either communicated with me in the past about a wireless topic, or your address was included in another e-mail that I received on the same subject. This is not a SPAM. If you have received this message in error, or you are not interested in these topics, please click here, then click on "send" and you will be promptly removed from the mailing list.

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A new issue of The Wireless Messaging Newsletter gets posted on the web each week. A notification goes out by e-mail to subscribers on most Fridays around noon central US time. The notification message has a link to the actual newsletter on the Internet. That way it doesn't fill up your incoming e-mail account.

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 readers' 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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A CONSULTING ALLIANCE

Brad Dye, Ron Mercer, Allan Angus, and Vic Jackson are friends and colleagues who work both together and independently, on wireline and wireless communications projects. Click here  for a summary of their qualifications and experience. They collaborate on consulting assignments, and share the work according to their individual expertise and their schedules.

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Is There a Softphone in Your Future?

Much depends on what kind of work you do and where you do it, according to a Frost & Sullivan report.

by Robert Poe

Softphones – that is, software programs that run on computers to let users make phone calls over IP links, rather than phone lines – can bring a lot of benefits. They can let you dial by clicking once rather than by pressing 10 or more keys. They can make spending money on a desk phone unnecessary. They can provide access to other computer-based communication methods including IM (instant messaging) and video. And they can of course help a company save money by avoiding the public telephone network.

But softphones are not ideal for every person in every situation. Whether you get one will depend a lot on what kind of work you do and where you do it.

A Growing Market

A new Frost & Sullivan report finds that softphone use in North America is growing rapidly. Sales rose to 416,000 units worth $18.9 million in 2007, a 30 percent increase in dollar terms over the previous year. In 2014, sales should reach 4.2 million units worth $135.1 million, according to research analyst Alaa Saayad. The percentage of the total IP-telephone market that softphones represent will increase from 5 percent to 20 percent in that time, Saayad added.

Who's Using Softphones

Four categories of workers are most likely to end up with softphones, Saayed stated. The first is telecommuters who split their work time between home and the office. Softphones let them access corporate phone features even when they're working from home. The second key category is mobile users who make calls through their laptops, for reasons of savings and convenience. A growing subset of this category is mobile-phone users with client software on their handsets, which also lets them access corporate telephony features while away from the office.

The third category is those with telephone-centric jobs, such as customer service or sales representatives. By providing such workers with softphones, companies may be able to save money by not buying them desk phones at all. The fourth category is SMBs that need to save money. Buying IP desk phones for employees can be a major expense, so such companies can cut costs by using softphones almost exclusively.

The Benefits

The savings can be considerable, Saayed noted. Softphones from third-party developers such as CounterPath Corp., IP blue Software Solutions and Nuvoiz Inc. may run from $25 to $50, he said, while those from major IP PBX vendors such as Avaya Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc. can cost from $50 to $150. Low-end IP desk phones, by contrast, can start at $140 or $150, with more expensive models approaching $1,000. In addition, softphones are easier to upgrade, because getting the latest capabilities doesn't require buying new hardware.

The Drawbacks

The biggest disadvantage of softphones is, of course, that they depend on a PC. That means you can't just sit down at your desk and dial. In addition, many workers have trouble getting comfortable using headsets, preferring the feel of a handset when they're talking. Some workers and companies also continue to worry about the quality and security of IP telephony. Because of such issues, Frost & Sullivan expects softphones to remain for the most part a supplement to rather than a replacement for desktop phones in enterprises.

Future Trends

An increasingly powerful trend will be the addition of unified communications capabilities to softphones, according to Saayed. "As we see more unified communications come into play, uniting different services under the same GUI or umbrella, softphones will be the path to more complex unified communications clients," he explained. Those services can include IM, video conferencing, text-to-speech translation, advance scheduling of conference calls and Web conferencing. To make such unification possible, softphones will have to access the capabilities of unified communications servers, especially their ability to detect availability or presence across multiple services.

Whatever form future softphones take, one thing is certain: top executives will have the most innovative features first. While technically they may or may not all qualify as power users, they definitely have all the control.

Source: VoIP News (Thanks to Barry Kanne.)

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Rural northern Michigan college gets long-range Wi-Fi

POSTED: AUG. 18, 2009
BY ROBIN ERB

Northern Michigan University, where students are handed a laptop when they get to campus, has taken another leap forward in technology.

The Marquette school has converted to WiMax, a long-range wireless network that measures its reach in miles rather than feet, like the common Wi-Fi networks. It's a crucial technology upgrade for the hilly and rural northern Michigan school, where commuter students and staff may live several miles off-campus and away from Wi-Fi hotspots, said David Maki, director of NMU's technology.

The NMU WiMax is mobile, so that it may be used by a passenger in a moving vehicle. It's also encrypted for use by university students and employees. Some governmental entities also will have access, he said.

The per-student cost to WiMax is included in the cost of tuition, as are the laptops that have been handed out to students since fall 2000.

Source: Freep.com

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BLOGBAND AT THE FCC ...

mark crosby I'm not saying that it's right or wrong, but if you want to confirm what the number one priority at the FCC is these days, you need only review the FCC's home page at www.fcc.gov. In the month of August, there have been ten headlines alone that relate to the development of the National Broadband Plan that the agency must deliver to Congress on or before February 10, 2010. A few illustrative examples include: "FCC Announces Participants in National Broadband Plan Staff Workshop," "FCC Announces Senior Advisor on Broadband," "FCC Begins Sixth Section 706 Broadband Deployment Inquiry," and "FCC Launches Blogband to Chronicle National Broadband Plan."

Now that I mention it, I haven't seen or heard for quite some time of any new homeland security communication issues that must be handled immediately or else Armageddon will result. These mission critical matters certainly exist of course, but they do not generate headlines like they used to. This is clearly a new day.

And you know that it is a new day at the FCC when, in its efforts to enhance agency openness and communications, it launches its own blog named "Blogband" to foster public dialogue and keep people up-to-date about the work the FCC is doing. The official News Release noted that the FCC wanted to create a "two-way conversation" with the public. This is indeed revolutionary. Can you imagine previous administrations having the desire to converse with the public every day in a blog? (Based on certain press reports, they didn't even want to talk with their own FCC employees.) And if this wasn't enough, the FCC also launched its own Twitter capability that will include tweets covering FCC news and National Broadband Plan progress reports.

I think all of this is great for the Commission and for the public, although I'm sure FCC personnel responsible for these new communication capabilities recognize that not all of these conversations necessarily will be two-way. I'm not so sure that subject content can be or should be limited to the ubiquitous broadband objective since the FCC is responsible for so many other equally urgent policy matters. I also wonder who is going to do all of the posting at the agency and who will be reviewing content beforehand to make sure that is timely and suitable for public consumption.

We'll wait and see, but I remain hopeful.

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August 28, 2009

AVTECH’s TemPageR Is Flexible Enough For Any Data Center Or Server Room

tempager Planning for disaster recovery is a good idea, but the best approach is disaster prevention. In any data center—regardless of size or location—environmental sensors, offsite duplication systems, and even simple JavaScript routines that trigger air-conditioning units when temperatures are above normal can help prevent serious problems that cause business delays and infrastructure nightmares. One simple monitoring product is AVTECH’s TemPageR, a small monitoring device with sensors that installs on a server rack, wall, or ceiling and regularly scans data center locations for temperature changes.

The product name has a unique story. AVTECH (888/220-6700; www.avtech.com) started 21 years ago providing alerting software for IT staff and other field personnel who would receive the notice on their pager. Now that pagers are not as ubiquitous, AVTECH has improved its flagship PageR Enterprise software to support a myriad of smartphone devices, text messages, and email alerts. TemPageR is the company’s entry-level hardware solution that’s designed for small to medium-sized IT environments that need to monitor a server room but may not need the more advanced Room Alert monitoring systems that AVTECH also offers.

“The name is kind of antique; we also alert to iPhones, BlackBerrys, and that kind of thing,” says Michael Sigourney, senior product specialist at AVTECH. “The original product could automatically dial out via a phone line and send a message to a pager. Since 1988, we started making more environmental sensors for monitoring temperature, power, humidity, and other things. We wanted a product that only monitors temperature, and that’s how we came up with the name TemPageR.”

How TemPageR Works

About the size of a smartphone, TemPageR has one port for your network and a 5-volt power connector. The unit also runs on a backup 5-volt battery-powered mini UPS for about 20 to 30 minutes in the event of a power failure. Every TemPageR device comes with a license for PageR Enterprise monitoring software with advanced alert features. There’s also an extra 25-foot RJ-11 cable and remote thermostat sensor for monitoring another location or part of a cabinet.

TemPageR provides a great amount of flexibility in how you configure the alerts. There is no limit on the number of messages and emails you can configure, and you can set up a hierarchy so that, for example, a technician receives an email at one level, and everyone in the IT group receives a more urgent alert at another level. Network managers can also use JavaScript, VB script, or another command to automatically enable an air-conditioning unit or other device on the network.

TemPageR automatically logs temperature data, which managers can view for historical reference and make decisions about IT equipment configuration. A graphing option in the bundled Device ManageR software shows a visual representation of temperature fluctuations over time and for each sensor.

AVTECH provides a clear upgrade path for the TemPageR so that an SME can add Room Alert products that monitor more environmental conditions, such as power and humidity, but use the same software to track all sensors. The TemPageR package comes with a license for PageR Enterprise, but you don’t necessarily have to use the monitoring software with the TemPageR product and could use it with other sensors. At that point, you would just use the Device ManageR software that also comes with TemPageR.

“What makes TemPageR attractive is that it is so cost effective,” adds Sigourney. “It has the ability to log the data; graph the data; [and] send out alerts as monitoring packets instead of a simple thermostat, so when you have a problem, if you are anywhere in the world, you can see the real-time temperature and see a real-time graph showing the temperature every minute with historical data.”

Upcoming Features

One of the main upgrades in the works for the TemPageR product is PoE (Power over Ethernet), which should be available as an option early next year. Sigourney says there is not a high demand for PoE today because the product is designed for smaller data centers in which power connections are readily available. TemPageR runs on firmware that can be upgraded, and there is a secondary application for managing the device, which is also updated frequently. One of the upgrades that AVTECH is considering is adding the capability of sending sensor data to a Twitter feed so that managers can track the status that way, without needing to always have email running or a phone available.

AVTECH is also considering an iPhone app for TemPageR, which would allow managers to see sensor data, historical temp readings, and graphs on the iPhone. These additions to the product line provide more flexibility in how an SME manager can get a view into the temperature readings inside the data center. This helps prevent equipment failures or a catastrophe when, as Sigourney put it, someone in a small company forgets to turn off a heating unit or the plumbing fails in the office complex. Sigourney explains that, in an SME, the data center or server room is often not built from scratch with environmental conditions in mind and is often built in a location where there may have been office staff at one time, or right next to a restroom or lunchroom.

“We don’t believe in disaster recovery per se, but in disaster prevention—that is what all of our products are designed to do,” says Sigourney. “You can keep the sensor management as simple as you want, because an SME does not always have the time to manage the sensors. We have people who get very creative and complex and those who just want an alert when a server goes past a set temp.”

by John Brandon

Source: PROCESSOR.com

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Intelligent Solutions for Paging & Wireless Data

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

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

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

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  • Variety of sizes Indoor/outdoor
  • Integrated paging receiver

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  • Highly programmable, off-air decoders Message Logging & remote control Multiple I/O combinations and capabilities
  • Network monitoring and alarm reporting

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  • Emergency Mass Alerting Remote telemetry switching & control Fire station automation PC interfacing and 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

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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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Contact
Postal
Address:
WiPath Communications LLC
4845 Dumbbarton Court
Cumming, GA 30040
Street
Address:
4845 Dumbbarton Court
Cumming, GA 30040
Web site: www.wipath.com left arrow CLICK
E-mail: info@wipath.com left arrow CLICK
Phone: 770-844-6218
Fax: 770-844-6574
WiPath Communications

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Preferred Wireless

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Equipment For Sale
Terminals & Controllers:
1 Motorola C-Net Platinum Controller
1 Motorola ASC1500 Controller
25 C-2010 Controllers
45 Glenayre GPS Kits, Trimble RX & cables
1 Skydata Model 5090 Uplink Power Control
1 Skydata Model 8360 MSK Modulator
8 Skydata Multi Channel Receivers - NEW
8 Skydata Multi Channel Receivers - NEW
1 GL3000L Terminal
2 GL3100 RF Director
2 Zetron Model 2200 Terminal
Link Transmitters:
6 Glenayre GL C2100 Link Repeaters
1 Glenayre QT6994, 150W, 900 MHz Link TX
1 Glenayre QT4201, 25W Midband Link TX
3 Glenayre QT-6201, 100W Midband Link TX
3 Motorola 10W, 900 MHz Link TX (C35JZB6106)
2 Motorola 30W, Midband Link TX (C42JZB6106AC)
VHF Paging Transmitters
3 Motorola Nucleus 350W, NAC
1 Motorola VHF PURC-5000 125W, ACB or TRC
UHF Paging Transmitters:
24 Glenayre UHF GLT5340, 125W, DSP Exciter
2 Quintron QT-7795, 250W UHF, w/TCC & RL70 Rx.
3 Motorola PURC-5000 110W, TRC
3 Motorola PURC-5000 225W, ACB
900 MHz Paging Transmitters:
3 Glenayre GLT 8600, 500W
20 Glenayre GLT-8500, 250W, C2000, w/ or w/o I20
4 Motorola PURC 5000, 300W, DRC or ACB
3 Motorola PURC 5000, 150W, DRC or ACB

 SEE WEB FOR COMPLETE LIST:
www.preferredwireless.com/equipment
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Too Much To List • Call or E-Mail
Preferred Wireless
Rick McMichael
888-429-4171

rickm@preferredwireless.com
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www.preferredwireless.com/equipment
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Preferred Wireless

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HMCE Inc.

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HMCE Inc.

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Easy Solutions

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Easy Solutions provides cost effective computer and wireless solutions at affordable prices. We can help in most any situation with your communications systems. We have many years of experience and a vast network of resources to support the industry, your system and an ever changing completive landscape.

  • We treat our customers like family. We don't just fix problems...
    • We recommend and implement better cost effective solutions.
    We are not just another vendor — We are a part of your team.
    • All the advantages of high priced full time employment without the cost.
  • We are not in the Technical Services business...
    • We are in the Customer Satisfaction business.

Experts in Paging Infrastructure
Glenayre, Motorola, Unipage, etc.
Excellent Service Contracts
Full Service—Beyond Factory Support
Contracts for Glenayre and other Systems starting at $100
Making systems More Reliable and MORE PROFITABLE for over 28 years.

Please see our web site for exciting solutions designed specifically for the Wireless Industry. We also maintain a diagnostic lab and provide important repair and replacement parts services for Motorola and Glenayre equipment. Call or e-mail us for more information.

Easy Solutions
3220 San Simeon Way
Plano, Texas 75023

Vaughan Bowden
Telephone: 972-898-1119
Website: www.EasySolutions4You.com
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E-mail: vaughan@easysolutions4you.com

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Hark Technologies

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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

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PageTrack

  • 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

Please see our web site for even more products designed specifically for Personal Messaging carriers. For example, the Omega Messaging Gateway and E-mail Throttling Gateway (anti-spam).

Contact
Hark Technologies
717 Old Trolley Rd Ste 6 #163
Summerville, SC 29485
Tel: 843-821-6888
Fax: 843-821-6894
E-mail: sales@harktech.com left arrow CLICK HERE

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Hark Technologies

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UCOM Paging

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Satellite Uplink
As Low As
$500/month

  • Data input speeds up to 38.4 Kbps Dial-in modem access for Admin Extremely reliable & secure
  • Hot standby up link components

Knowledgeable Tech Support 24/7

Contact Alan Carle Now!
1-888-854-2697 x272
acarle@ucom.com www.ucom.com

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UCOM Paging

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AT&T Snubs Motorola, Android

Posted on Thu, 27 Aug 2009 10:50:00 CDT
by Robert Evans
Topic: Mobile Phones

It's hardly a secret that Motorola's future as a company depends heavily on how well their new line of Android smartphones does in Q4 2009. Their sales in Q2 of this year were down almost 50% since 2008, and Android seems to be the hope they've pinned their glorious rebirth on. That's why the news that AT&T has cancelled their plans to carry Motorola Android phones (thanks, TheStreet.com), is so bad for the ailing company.

Apparently Moto's plan was to convert WinMo phones over to Android and sell them through AT&T. Ma Bell didn't like that plan and complained that the phones were too outdated to sell well. Now Motorola is going to have to trust to its two remaining carriers to give its new line of Android smartphones the exposure they need to blossom. T-Mobile and Verizon are likely to be the carriers Moto's been referring to, although nothing will be announced officially until the Sept. 10 Android event.

So how much does losing AT&T as a carrier hurt Motorola? It's certainly not a good thing, but I don't think it's going to end up being as much of a blow as others have been making it out to be. Yes, AT&T is a huge carrier that's shown substantial growth as of late, but much (if not most) of that growth has been due to the iPhone. Those customers are not going to switch over to Motorola's lower-end Android smartphones anyway.

While it's true that Moto needs as many potential sales as possible to lift their business out of the muck, I think that T-Mo and VZW are much more valuable partners than AT&T. Both of them have oodles of customers looking to upgrade from their old 'feature' phones to smartphones. The Motorola Morrison, which is billed as being a cheap, budget smartphone, could be just the phone needed to entice these people into the world of smartphones.

Motorola isn't out of the woods yet, and AT&T backing out is certainly bad news for them, but I wouldn't count them out quite yet. They've got some of the best phone designers in the world, and they seem to have a good idea of what is attractive about Android. I think it's possible they just might surprise us all.

Source: I4U News

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LEAVITT COMMUNICATIONS

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It's still here — the tried and true Motorola Alphamate 250. Now owned, supported, and available from Leavitt Communications. Call us for new or reconditioned units, parts, manuals, and repairs.

We also have refurbished Alphamate II, and the original Alphamate.

E-mail Phil Leavitt (pcleavitt@leavittcom.com) for pricing and delivery information or for a list of other available paging and two-way related equipment.

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Phil Leavitt
847-955-0511
pcleavitt@leavittcom.com
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  7508 N. Red Ledge Dr.
  Paradise Valley, AZ • 85253

   www.leavittcom.com

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LBS

911 Bracelet Locator

laipac The S-911 Bracelet Locator is a wrist-wearable security device with Assisted GPS technology for indoor location, as well as a quad-band GSM Phone for voice and data communication. It has been designed based on application requirements from law enforcement agencies and health authorities, and is waterproof with a strong enclosure, tamper detection, motion sensor, power-saving feature, and data encryption. It uses a SiRFStarIII chipset and features GSM/GPRS quad-band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz; LCD display; and AGPS for indoor location. It is useful for child protection, law enforcement, house arrest, the parole system, lone worker protection, and elderly care. Laipac Tech, www.laipac.com

Source:

August 2009 | GPS World

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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From: Jenna Richardson
Date: August 25, 2009 1:23:34 PM CDT
To: Brad Dye
Subject: For the newsletter

Brad, here is Max's obituary.  Thanks so much for including this.

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Robert W. "Max" Dugan
1965 - 2009

Robert William "Max" Dugan, 44, of Bozeman passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009, in Peculiar, Mo.

Max was born March 23, 1965, in Flagstaff, Ariz., to George "Mike" and Valerie (Miller) Dugan. He attended school in Tucson, Ariz., and graduated from Canyon Del Oro High School in 1983.

Upon graduation, Max joined the United States Navy, where he received training in basic electronics and electricity, meteorology, and microwave and digital communication. He later worked for Mobile Communication Paging, Verizon Wireless, and most currently at Stricker Cato Murphy Architects.

He was active in the Boy Scouts of America and enjoyed motorcycles, RC helicopters, guns, horseshoeing, rocketry, and reading of all genres.

Survivors include his mother, Valerie; siblings, Brian Keith Dugan of Belgrade, Jennifer Michelle Tingey of Rathdrum, Idaho, and Patricia Kathleen Gagnon of Las Vegas, Nev.

He was preceded in death by his father, George Robert Michael Dugan; grandfather, Albert William "Bill" Dugan; and grandmother, Roberta Myra (Maurel) Dugan.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at Sunset Hills Cemetery. Friends and family are encouraged to meet at 10:45 a.m. at Dahl Funeral Chapel to process to the cemetery.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.dahlcares.com.

Source:

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Bozeman, Montana

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Brad,

I would like to add that I had the great honor of working with Max in the Salt Lake City AirTouch Paging operation. He taught me everything I know on the technical side. One of my favorite stories about Max is when the satellite fell out of the sky in the early 90s and we were all down. On day 2 he requested me to go with him as his assistant to sight-in all the dishes to the new satellite stream. The terrain is difficult in Utah and we spent the day together in and out of a helicopter and at some points over 12,000 feet in altitude in the snow . . . A couple days later after things returned to normal, he presented me with a pink hard hat and said I had earned my honorary paging engineering degree. He was a gentle giant and will be deeply missed. 

Jenna Richardson
Vice President, Product Development
American Messaging
office - (623) 581-0740
cell - (602) 448-0396
jenna.richardson@americanmessaging.net

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From: Eric Troy
Subject: eDispatches
Date: August 21, 2009 3:58:56 PM CDT
To: Brad Dye

Brad,

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UNTIL NEXT WEEK

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Newsletter Editor

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Brad Dye, Editor
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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

From William Shakespeare's As You Like It

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms;
And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' brow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lin'd,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;
His youthful hose, well sav'd, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion;
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything."

— Jaques (Act II, Scene VII, lines 139-166)

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Interpretation

The man in the poem goes through these stages:

  • Infancy: In this stage he is a baby
  • Childhood: It is in this stage that he begins to go to school. He is reluctant to leave the protected environment of his home as he is still not confident enough to exercise his own discretion.
  • The lover: In this stage he is always remorseful due to some reason or other, especially the loss of love. He tries to express feelings through song or some other cultural activity.
  • The soldier: It is in this age that he thinks less of himself and begins to think more of others. He is very easily aroused and is hot headed. He is always working towards making a reputation for himself and gaining recognition, however shortlived it may be, even at the cost of his own life.
  • The justice: In this stage he has acquired wisdom through the many experiences he has had in life. He has reached a stage where he has gained prosperity and social status. He becomes very attentive of his looks and begins to enjoy the finer things of life.
  • Old age: He begins to lose his charm — both physical and mental. He begins to become the brunt of others' jokes. He loses his firmness and assertiveness, and shrinks in stature and personality.
  • Mental dementia and death: He loses his status and he becomes a non-entity. He becomes dependent on others like a child and is in need of constant support before finally dying.

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Source: "All the world's a stage." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

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