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FRIDAY - OCTOBER 20, 2006 - ISSUE NO. 233

Dear friends of Wireless Messaging,

An excellent idea was discussed during the EMMA board meeting this week. It was held using Skype conferencing over the Internet. Apparently, Chris Jones, Managing Director of PageOne Communications Limited in Brentford, Middlesex, UK has been using the term “Critical Communications Messaging” [correction] for some time. This is certainly a “catchy” phrase and one that gets across what we do in just two words. I intend to start using it — although I hope Chris doesn't charge me royalties for doing so.

Actually, I used to like Chris a lot until this week. As the managing director at PageOne in the UK, he is one of the leading spokesmen for Wireless Messaging in Europe. As for being a Brit — I don't hold that against him — Tony Blair being America's best friend these days and all. . . He is a good looking guy too — his photo has been in the newsletter more than once.

It was just too much when he said he didn't like the music in my Podcasts! You probably all know that my home state is Illinois. You may not know, that my ancestors came to this state 155 years ago — before the civil war. They came down the Ohio River on a raft to Shawneetown, Illinois and went over land to Wayne County where they homesteaded.

My first ancestor, Laurens Duyts, came to America in 1639 aboard the ship “De Brant van Troyen” or “Fire of Troy” from Holstein, Denmark (now in Germany) The ship sailed from The Hoorn sometime after April 1639, and arrived in New Amsterdam (now New York City) sometime before June 16, 1639. After arriving, he paid for his passage by working for a Mr. Jonas Bronck, clearing farm land — that is now called The Bronx, in New York City.

muddy waters Now, it just happens that my favorite music comes from Chicago, Illinois. It is a unique form of blues called “Chicago Blues” made famous by the great singer “Muddy Waters” (McKinley Morganfield) who moved there from Mississippi in 1943. So I selected some “canned” background music for my Podcast called: “Windy City.” It has that Chicago-Blues beat! Unfortunately, Chris didn't like it. I can't understand why. I guess being an English gentleman and all, this heavy beat from the colonies is just too much for him. Oh well. . .

So I am going to dedicate a famous American song to Chris Jones: The Battle of New Orleans, a tune to commemorate a battle in the war of 1812 when our American General Andrew Jackson defeated the British.

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The Battle of New Orleans

by Johnny Horton
© 1991 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

In 1814 we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip.
We took a little bacon an' we took a little beans
And we caught the bloody British at the town of New Orleans.

We fired our guns an' the British kept a'comin'.
There wasn't nigh as many as there was awhile ago.
We fired once more an' they begin to runnin'
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

We looked down the river an' we seed the British comin',
There must a'been a hundred of 'em beatin' on the drum.
They stepped so high an' they made their bugles ring,
We stood beside our cotton bales an' didn't say a thing.

Ole Hickory said we could take 'em by surprise,
If we didn't fire our muskets 'til we looked 'em in the eyes.
We held our fire 'til we seed their faces well,
Then we opened up our squirrel guns an' really gave 'em ...well!

Yeah, they ran through the briars an' they ran through the brambles
An' they ran through the bushes where the rabbits couldn't go.
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

We fired our cannon 'til the barrel melted down,
So we grabbed an alligator an' we fought another round.
We filled his head with cannon balls an' powdered his behind,
An' when they touched the powder off, the 'gator lost his mind.

Chris has been invited to respond and to defend his poor taste in music. Let's see if he sends in something for next weeks' newsletter. If he has a good sense of humor, maybe his company will renew their advertising.

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Please notice the EMMA section of the newsletter this week. We are reminding everyone about the conference in Budapest, Hungary next month.

We would like to ask wireless messaging companies throughout the world to consider joining EMMA. You may contact Derek Banner for more information at:

Now on to more news and views.

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Note to AAPC members:

Since the attacks on 9/11, federal, state, and local governments have been focused on improving communications during a crisis situation. Communication problems before, during, and after hurricane Katrina underscored the need to make changes sooner rather than later. As a result, the FCC established the Hurricane Katrina Independent Panel to find out what worked, what did not, and what could be done to improve communications in a crisis situation.  AAPC President Bruce Deer’s testimony about the reliability of paging got the attention of the panel. The panel made several comments in its recommendations that included paging as a solution.

After testifying, President Deer established a task force to keep the momentum moving in our industry’s direction. One of the key duties of the task force was to create materials that AAPC members could use to make presentations about the merits of paging during a crisis situation to federal, state, and/or local emergency management agencies.   

By echoing the message delivered to the Katrina Panel at the state and local levels, we hope to raise the overall awareness about the reliability and successful history of paging in a crisis situation.  By doing this, we expect that paging will be recognized as a “must have” component of our Emergency Alerting System and as an adjunct to other communication systems in times of crisis. While we are certain that the widespread adoption of paging as a communication solution in a crisis situation will benefit our membership, we are just as certain it will benefit our first responders and the victims of a disaster.

The only way this strategy will succeed is with your participation.  To access these materials, click here.  We have also included a list of the emergency management agencies throughout the country.

Please keep us informed on your progress and any need for additional material.


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Advanced RF Communications   Northeast Paging
Aquis Communications, Inc.   NotePage Inc.
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CONTEL Costa Rica   ParkMagic
CVC Paging   Preferred Wireless
Daniels Electronics   Prism Paging
Daviscomms USA   Product Support Services
EMMA—European Mobile Messaging Association   Ron Mercer
Global Fax Network Services   Swissphone
GTES LLC   Texas Association of Paging Services
Hark Systems   TH Communications
Heartland Communications   UCOM Paging
HMCE, Inc.   Unication USA
InfoRad, Inc.    InfoRad (special)   USA Mobility, Systems Application Division
Ira Wiesenfeld   WiPath Communications
Minilec Service, Inc.   Zetron Inc.

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Measure Makes Amateur Radio Part of Emergency Communications Community

NEWINGTON, CT, Oct 4, 2006 — A section of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2007 Appropriations Act, HR 5441, formally includes Amateur Radio operators as a part of the emergency communications community. Congress approved the measure before adjourning for its pre-election break. President George W. Bush signed the bill into law today.

Amateur Radio is included within the legislation's Subtitle D, Section 671, known as the "21st Century Emergency Communications Act." Radio amateurs are among the entities with which a Regional Emergency Communications Coordination Working Group (RECC Working Group) must coordinate its activities. Included within the DHS's Office of Emergency Communications -- which the measure also creates — RECC Working Groups attached to each regional DHS office will advise federal and state homeland security officials. House Subcommittee on Homeland Security Chairman Rep Harold Rogers (R-KY) sponsored HR 5441. The final version of the legislation incorporates language from both House and Senate bills and was hammered out in a conference committee.

An earlier version of the 21st Century Emergency Communications Act, HR 5852, sponsored by Rep David G. Reichert (R-WA), included Amateur Radio operators among the members of the RECC Working Groups.

In addition to Amateur Radio operators, RECC Working Groups also will coordinate with communications equipment manufacturers and vendors — including broadband data service providers, local exchange carriers, local broadcast media, wireless carriers, satellite communications services, cable operators, hospitals, public utility services, emergency evacuation transit services, ambulance services, and representatives from other private sector entities and nongovernmental organizations.

According to the bill, the RECC Working Groups will assess the survivability, sustainability and interoperability of local emergency communication systems to meet the goals of the National Emergency Communications Report. That report would recommend how the US could "accelerate the deployment of interoperable emergency communications nationwide."

RECC Working Groups also will be tasked with ensuring a process to coordinate the establishment of "effective multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency emergency communications networks" that could be brought into play following acts of terrorism, natural disasters and other emergencies.

At the state and local level, RECC Working Groups will include state officials; local government officials; law enforcement; local fire departments; 911 centers; state emergency managers, homeland security directors or representatives of state administrative agencies; local emergency managers or homeland security directors, and other emergency response providers.

At the federal level, RECC Working Group members will include representatives of the DHS, the FCC and other federal departments and agencies responsible for coordinating interoperable emergency communication with or providing emergency support services to state, local and tribal governments.

In the wake of the bill's passage, the ARRL plans to follow up to determine how it can interact with the DHS and its Office of Emergency Communications.

Source: ARRL


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Washington County Orders Nighthawk Systems Units for Fire Department

SAN ANTONIO, TX – 10/18/06- Nighthawk Systems, Inc. (OTC BB: NIHK), a leading provider of intelligent wireless power control and emergency notification products, announced today that it has received an order from King County, Washington for its EA1 Emergency Alert units. King County has been upgrading its county-wide firehouse alerting system, and has purchased Nighthawk’s FAS-8 firehouse alerting systems over the past year. This most recent order is the first by King County for the EA1 units, which will be placed in the homes of firefighters.

Utilizing the proprietary Nighthawk board, the EA1 is a perfect complement to the FAS-8. It extends the reach of the 911 system operator past the firehouse into the homes and offices of volunteer firefighters, fire chiefs and other first responders. When activated, the EA1 will emit an audible alarm and activate the power outlet on the unit’s faceplate, so that a firefighter can be awakened to a lighted room. The unit is available with an optional strobe, and can also be utilized to deliver a message to a printer or sign.

H. Douglas Saathoff, Nighthawk’s Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We’re extremely pleased to receive this latest order from King County, and happy that they continue to use Nighthawk products throughout the county. Utilizing our core technology and proprietary firmware, we’re extending our reach in our targeted markets with new products that in turn extend our customers’ reach even further. We look forward to getting more of our emergency alerting units into homes and businesses to help deliver critical information where and when it’s needed at a moment’s notice.”

About Nighthawk Systems, Inc.
Nighthawk is a leading provider of intelligent wireless power control products that enable simultaneous activation or de-activation of multiple assets or systems on demand. Nighthawk's installed customer base includes major electric utilities, internet service providers and fire departments in over 40 states. Nighthawk's products also enable custom message display, making them ideal for use in traffic control and emergency notification situations.

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PUBLISHED: 10-19-06 10:25 AM EST

FRANKFORT — A man was rescued early this morning from the top of a paging tower here.

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Jeff Burnett, of Lebanon, was up 280 feet on the 300-foot-tall tower, according to Chief Greg Miller of the Frankfort Fire Department. The tower is located on the north side of the city.

Burnett, who works for Advanced Computer & Communication Systems, Inc., was doing regular maintenance duties on the tower for ACCS and was unable to make the descent when he finished the work.

According to Miller, Burnett had begun work around 10 a.m. Wednesday when he climbed the tower and was simply too exhausted to climb down around 7 p.m. when he finished working.

Miller said Burnett climbed the tower by himself. Using a safety harness that connects with a cable inside the tower, Burnett climbed a ladder that begins inside the tower and then switches to the outside further up. He was stuck on the outside of the tower.

A work crew on the ground, who had radio communications with Burnett, then phoned for help.

Frankfort Fire Department and Lafayette Fire Department responded, but they felt they did not have the equipment to bring Burnett down safely and securely, Miller said. Miller said Frankfort firefighters train for rescues typically of up to 100 feet high.

Battalion chief Rick Ham of the Frankfort Fire Department said that the Indianapolis Fire Department was called to assist around midnight. Miller said Indianapolis firefighters train for high rescues like this one.

Rescuers were able to get him down by 5:00 a.m. and he was transported to St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital. Ham said the man was conscious and alert throughout the rescue.

A hospital spokeswoman said Burnett was stable this morning.

Source: Journal & Courier, West Lafayette, Indiana


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Mobile messaging for UK business to top £1 billion

2006-10-11 12:21:56 - CHELTENHAM, UK - The 2005 market of non person-to-person text-messaging was worth between £450 and £600 million, and is set to accelerate, according to a whitepaper released by leading mobile messaging company, Dynmark International.

According to Less talk, more action - a Dynmark review of the non-voice mobile sector, business use of SMS text-messaging will emerge as a billion pound market sector in the UK.

Turnover figures, substantial investment and numerous analyst projections are serving to confound skeptics. Widespread embracing of mobile messaging technology by the UK's SME community was recently reported by the Mobile Data Association, but the continued use of SMS text-messaging in business communication is set for growth on a much broader scale.

Especially as mobile and SMS becomes a more acceptable form of business communication in America.

The United States' Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) confirms that SMS text messages are growing in popularity, with 48.7 billion SMS messages sent in the second half of 2005 - up 50% on the six months before that. The CTIA claims that around 40% of US cellular customers now use text messaging, still well behind the penetration levels of over 60% found in Europe.

Once US penetration levels match Western European rates, currently fragmented American operator systems have achieved a degree of uniformity and the proportionate population of mobile phones to people is equaled, it is plausible to speculate on an American market size of around $4 billion for business use of text-messages.

Such projections indicate that once established, SMS will remain the business communication medium of choice for the foreseeable future, fending off competition from more cosmetically glamorous mobile messaging media.

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BloostonLaw Private Users Update
Vol. 6, No. 10
October 2006

Reminder That Ownership Changes May Require FCC Approval

We want to remind our clients that many types of reorganizations and other transactions require prior FCC approval; and given the frequent need to implement such transactions by the end of the year, companies engaging in such transactions should immediately evaluate whether they must file an application for FCC approval, and obtain a grant, before closing on a year-end deal. Transactions requiring prior FCC approval include (but are not limited to):

  • Any sale of a company that holds FCC licenses;
  • Any transfer of stock that results in a shareholder attaining a 50% or greater ownership level, or a shareholder relinquishing a 50% or greater ownership level;
  • The creation of a holding company to hold the stock of an FCC license holder;
  • The creation of a trust to hold stock of an FCC license holder;
  • The distribution of stock to family members, if there are changes the control levels discussed above;
  • The creation of new classes of stockholders that affect the control structure of an FCC license holder.
  • Other ownership changes can require FCC approval.

For example, if a widely-held corporation transfers a minority stock interest, this can still be viewed as a transfer of control if the stock recipient has extraordinary voting rights or powers through, e.g., an officer or board member position.

Fortunately, transactions involving many types of licenses can often be approved on an expedited basis. But this is not always the case, especially if microwave licenses are involved. Also, in some instances Section 214 authority is required, especially in the case of wireless and other telephony services. Clients planning year-end transactions should contact us as soon as possible to determine if FCC approval is needed.

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

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  • Disaster and Emergency Communications of Applications and Technology
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  • Cross-Regional Joint Initiatives, and additional related topics.

Experienced speakers and seasoned delegates from Europe, North America and Asia will discuss these issues and exchange views and practical approaches to address them. A Networking Event will enable participants to explore opportunities for lasting business relationships.

Download a printable version of the Program, fill out or online contact /registration form. or should you have any questions contact the Secretariat.

We look forward to seeing you on November 15 - 17 in Budapest, Hungary.

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Morphing Cellphones Into BlackBerrys

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For wireless carriers, business is becoming increasingly complex. In addition to handling voice calls, the carriers are now faced with distributing games, ringtones and multimedia messaging. Even television is on its way. But one problem that the carriers still haven't figured out is how to make sending and receiving e-mails from a cellphone easy. Now, there is a little-known company, Huntington Beach, Calif.-based Voice Genesis, that has come up with a product it calls Vemail. It could be the answer.

Vemail, which is based on Qualcomm's (nasdaq: QCOM ) BREW platform, is currently used by 28 carriers in 50 million mobile phones, and it is remarkably simple. The idea is fast message review. E-mails come in and you read them. To respond quickly, you speak the response instead of trying to type a response using the tiny keys on a mobile phone. The system then records your voice and sends an e-mail to the recipient with a hyperlink. The recipient clicks on the hyperlink and hears the recording of your message.

You may wonder why such a service is necessary. After all, if you don't want to type out an e-mail on your cellphone, you could just make a phone call instead and either reach the recipient or leave your own voicemail. But people don't do that. They tend not to quickly switch from one application to another--when people receive e-mail, they prefer to reply the same way rather than place a voice call back. So this service is an added benefit that carriers are happy to make available to their customers.

For the carriers, Vemail is valuable. Without it, they would have to spend hundreds of millions getting all this together, since most carriers have one kind of server to handle text used for e-mail and another server to handle voice. Voice Genesis built a server that is architecturally different. It provides both Internet protocol and messaging services over one server. The server, known as VUUM, can handle all popular message formats for all message modes (text, audio, still images and moving images). It can send a message to all message addresses (phone number, e-mail address, instant messaging screen name) for all message types (voicemail, e-mail, instant message, SMS, MMS, fax). Doesn't matter what kind of device the message is going to (wireline phones, mobile phones, PDAs or computers) or whether the message has to travel over the Internet or the public switched telephone network, for example.

Today, for the core Vemail product, carriers such as Alltel (nyse: AT - news - people ) and Verizon Wireless (nyse: VZ - news - people ) charge customers $4.99 per month for the service, and Voice Genesis gets a percentage fee.

Of course, companies like Research in Motion (nasdaq: RIMM - news - people ) have broken ground by providing their customers with easy-to-use e-mail systems over handheld PDAs, such as the BlackBerry. But if you don't have a PDA, accessing and sending e-mail using a cellphone is still a major hassle.

To solve this problem, Voice Genesis' Chief Executive Mark Marriott started his company in October 2001 and seeded his startup with capital from the sale of his previous venture--a software e-commerce company called Brave New World that was sold to VA Linux Systems (nasdaq: LNUX - news - people ) in 1997. After the sale, Marriott left the firm and founded Voice Genesis."We figured there had to be an easier way to do mobile e-mail," says Marriott.

Problem was, Voice Genesis came out with the technology in 2002, and carriers weren't in any position to pay for the server. The company focused on building the technology and raised more than $1.5 million from private investors and angel groups including Pasadena Angels and Keiretsu Forum.

Today, Voice Genesis has the product out and is working to increase its business. The company has other services in the works as well. It offers an inbox that can store up to 1,000 messages. It provides a message list, and you can respond to messages and store them to send later if, perhaps, you don't have a signal. Users can also receive podcasts on their phones and speak replies. You can also download an avatar. Then, when you send a voice message to someone, the avatar comes up with its lip movement synched to your voice. Gimmicky, no doubt, but people like it, and it's a way to personalize the messaging experience.

Voice Genesis says it's building a brand. To do that, it's likely that the company will be heading out again to raise more capital for the next stage of its growth.



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Text messaging plan for emergency alerts

Cecilia M. Vega
Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Cell phone text messaging isn't just for tech-savvy teenagers. Officials in San Francisco hope it will help save lives in the event of an emergency.

In a new program announced Tuesday, the 17th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, the city will send text messages to the cell phones of anyone who registers for the service, which will provide post-disaster information, such as where to find emergency shelters, or even tsunami warnings or terror alerts.

People could learn about evacuation routes and approaching severe weather, while teams of emergency workers could receive directions on response needs. Users of the service could indicate ZIP codes and addresses of concern to them and receive alerts targeted to those locations.

Text messaging has proven a reliable way to communicate during emergencies, including Hurricane Katrina, when phone lines are down and there is no electricity.

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Romancing the phone

Text message mania breaks down relationship
by Amanda Fruzynski
published on Thursday, October 19, 2006

Wandering around campus used to mean passing hundreds of students chatting away on their cell phones. Now, students are more likely to literally run into someone with his or her head down, furiously thumbing away at their phone as they text message a conversation instead.

Text messaging continues to gain popularity as a growing form of communication in relationships and friendships. But reactions vary on whether these abbreviated conversations have positive or negative effects on text messagers.

According to data reported by the Pew Internet & American Life Project in April 2006, 18- to 29-year-olds use their cell phones for text messaging more than any other age group. This data may explain the phenomenon of more and more college students relying on text messaging to make conversation with their significant others and close friends.

Drew Snider, a secondary education sophomore, says he texts his girlfriend more now than when they first met.

Michael Veto, an aerospace engineering freshman, similarly says he texts his girlfriend about three to four times a day, which he admits is "more than we call on an average day."

Text messages also seem to be growing longer. Short texts like "CU l8tr" and "OMG class sux" have been replaced by written-out, long-form communication. "I try to fill up the whole screen," Veto says.

Philip Hoffman, a political science and Chicano studies freshman, says his text messages tend to be full conversations. "My friends say that I send unnecessarily long and redundant messages," he says.

But the explanations for the prevalence of text messaging vary as much as the length of the texts themselves. Hoffman says he uses text messages for both practical and social purposes. "[I use texting] when I have to ask about a homework assignment or schedule an event with somebody," he says. He adds that he also uses texting "more to keep in touch with people."

Snider says texting is popular because it takes away some of the uncertainties when first meeting someone. "Texting is a lot easier when you first meet [someone] because you're not sure how often to call somebody."

Amanda Lenhart, senior research specialist at the Pew Internet and American Life Project, says mediated communication, such as text messaging, can make certain conversations easier. "[Text messaging] allows people to have conversations that would be too difficult to have face to face," Lenhart says.

Brittany Moss, a journalism junior, agrees that she texts to avoid difficult situations. "[I use texting] to get out of things easier," Moss says, adding that she uses it when she needs to communicate with an ex-boyfriend.

Veto also admits to using text messaging in complicated conversations, such as when making up after an argument with his girlfriend.

But Lenhart adds texting can lead to severe miscommunication. "It allows people to say things that they wouldn't otherwise say or encourages misunderstandings because of the lack of contextual information for the conversation."

Chelsea Parsons, a mass communications sophomore, knows how this feels. Parsons' boyfriend refuses to text her because she gets angry too often. "I can't tell his tone in the texts and I take things too seriously," Parsons says.

Veto agrees, saying text messaging "takes away your voice. When you talk to somebody it adds a degree to their meaning with personality and tone."

Majia Nadesan, associate professor of communications studies at the ASU West campus says there are strong possibilities for disagreement arising from texting. "I certainly see how over-reliance on electronic communication can create possibilities for conflict from misunderstandings and lack of relational responsivity," Nadesan says.

Veto agrees. "I think [texting] is making people less responsive to each other, and you tend to just have short, staccato conversations."

Various groups on point to this case as well, including one called, "I have better conversations through text messaging." This global group has 345 members. Other highly populated groups include, "I spend more time on my cell texting than calling," and "HELP! I've sent over 2,000 text messages in a month!"

However, there is the opposition, with a group called, "Real men don't text, they CALL!" The group would be proud of many ASU males like Hoffman and Veto, who say they still prefer using the phone to call their friends and significant others.

Source: Web Devil (Arizona State University)

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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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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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Quake Emphasizes Value of Text Messages in Emergencies

Verizon Wireless Network Returns to Full Strength for Hawaii Residents Within 19 Hours

HONOLULU, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ — RU OK? In the crush to communicate with family and friends after this weekend's 6.7 earthquake on the Richter Scale, sending text messages proved to be a quick, efficient way to communicate, according to Verizon Wireless. In the aftermath of earthquakes, hurricanes and floods, voice call traffic rises exponentially. In fact, call volume on the Verizon Wireless network in Hawaii increased 250% over a normal Sunday during the height of the emergency. Text message volume also soared. Some cell sites were affected during the emergency. The network was operating at full strength within 19 hours.

"Verizon Wireless customers have many options to communicate vital safety information and our early numbers indicate many residents and visitors turned to text messaging following the quake and its aftershocks," said Hal Navarre, head of Verizon Wireless Hawaii network operations. "We encourage the general public to use text messaging during an earthquake or other disaster because it can be a faster and more efficient use of the network, and also saves battery power on your phone, which is especially important when commercial power is out."

Teams of Verizon Wireless network technicians worked around the clock to ensure the vital communications network remained operational during the emergency. "We prepare for emergencies all year long because we know the critical role of communications in public safety. And when disaster strikes we mobilize people and equipment to respond," said Navarre. The company has invested more than $100 million in its Hawaii network during the last five years to expand coverage, add new capabilities and enhance reliability features including backup battery power and generators.

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Display-IT, the latest addition to the InfoRad Wireless product line, is a scrolling LED sign with a built-in paging receiver which allows it to wirelessly accept messages to be instantly displayed. Wireless LED signs are very "attention getting" and the perfect solution for emergency notification or any situation where high visibility and readability are a necessity.

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TAPS—Texas Association of Paging Services is looking for partners on 152.480 MHz. Our association currently uses Echostar, formerly Spacecom, for distribution of our data and a large percentage of our members use the satellite to key their TXs. We have a CommOneSystems Gateway at the uplink in Chicago with a back-up running 24/7. Our paging coverage area on 152.480 MHz currently encompasses Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Kansas. The TAPS paging coverage is available to members of our Network on 152.480 MHz for $.005 a transmitter (per capcode per month), broken down by state or regions of states and members receive a credit towards their bill for each transmitter which they provide to our coverage. Members are able to use the satellite for their own use If you are on 152.480 MHz or just need a satellite for keying your own TXs on your frequency we have the solution for you.

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Subject: Used Paging Equipment
Date: October 18, 2006 4:05:27 PM CDT

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I work for National Semiconductor in Arlington Texas. We have some equipment from a voice paging system that i would like to sell or even donate. Can you help?

1.) Zetron Model 66 transmitter
2.) Zetron Model 640 Dapt xtra paging encoder
3.) Motorola Transmitter MTR 2000

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