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FRIDAY - JANUARY 12, 2007 - ISSUE NO. 244

Dear friends of Wireless Messaging,

The world of wireless communications changed this week. It will never be the same again. Apple introduced the long-rumored iPhone. Do you think I am over-reacting? Check it out and make your own decision. After over fifty years in radio communications, I have never dreamed that such a device could be created. A long list of really cool features is not so hard to come up with. Putting them all in one small device and making it easy to use is what Apple has done.

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Apple Reinvents the Phone With iPhone
Apple today introduced iPhone, combining three products — a revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and a breakthrough Internet communications device with desktop-class email, web browsing, searching, and maps — into one small and lightweight handheld device. Cingular, the largest wireless carrier in the U.S., will be Apple’s exclusive U.S. carrier partner for Apple’s revolutionary iPhone. [Jan 09, 2007]

There have been many attempts at making "smart phones" but, unfortunately, you have to be smarter than most people just to use them. The Apple iPhone is supposed to become available in June. Some people laughed at the Apple iPod when it first came out — and laughed at the idea of selling music on the Internet. I'll bet they aren't laughing anymore.

iTunes Store Tops Two Billion Songs
Apple today announced that more than two billion songs, 50 million television episodes, and over 1.3 million feature-length films have been purchased and downloaded from the iTunes Store, making it the world’s most popular online music, TV, and movie store. [Jan 09, 2007]

I am predicting that the iPhone will have the same impact on the cellphone industry that the iPod has had on the music and mp3-player industries.

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So, is this the end of Paging? Not hardly. The iPhone will cost $500 to $600 with a two-year contract on Cingular's network. You know what a pager costs. By the way, Cingular is changing their name to AT&T next week. source

My elderly aunt and uncle bought a Cadillac SRX. It is a beautiful machine, but they don't like it. Almost everything is controlled by onboard computers and there are so many little buttons with icons—some of them multifunction—if you push another button first—that it is just too confusing for them learn. At night, when she wants the headlights on bright, my aunt drives with one hand on the steering wheel and holds the turn signal lever pulled towards her with the other hand, because that's the only way she can get them to stay on bright. I showed her that all she has to do is push the lever forward—but that is not how her old car worked. What's my point? I believe that Apple has done what the other cellphone manufacturers couldn't do—they have made a converged device (a smart phone) with many features that is easy to use—like the Macintosh computer. We'll see.

Now on to more news and views.

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iPhone combines three products — a revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and a breakthrough Internet communications device with desktop-class email, web browsing, maps, and searching — into one small and lightweight handheld device. iPhone also introduces an entirely new user interface based on a large multi-touch display and pioneering new software, letting you control everything with just your fingers. So it ushers in an era of software power and sophistication never before seen in a mobile device, completely redefining what you can do on a mobile phone.

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The Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes provides an excellent venue for informal networking opportunities during the conference. With the numerous hotel amenities, coupled with the golfing, shopping, and other attractions in Myrtle Beach, attendees feel this is more like a “mini-vacation” than work.

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Apple confident it will prevail in Cisco lawsuit

January 11, 2007 9:31 pm ET
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It didn’t take Cisco long to slap Apple with a lawsuit over the use of the iPhone name, but Apple is not worried about the suit and believes it will win if taken to court.

“We think Cisco’s trademark lawsuit is silly,” Natalie Kerris, Apple’s Director of music public relations, told Macworld. “There are already several companies using the name iPhone for VOIP products, and we believe that Cisco’s U.S. trademark registration is tenuous at best.

The name iPhone is a registered trademark of Linksys, a division of Cisco. Apple and Cisco have reportedly been in negotiations for about two years over Apple’s desire to license the iPhone trademark, said Cisco spokesman John Noh. When Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone Tuesday at Expo, Cisco had not yet received a signed trademark licensing agreement from Apple, even though the two companies had been negotiating terms as recently as Monday night.

“We are the first company to ever use the iPhone name for a cell phone, and if Cisco wants to challenge us on it we are very confident we will prevail,” said Kerris.

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WASHINGTON— On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to make the nation safer by implementing many of the recommendations of the bi-partisan 9/11 commission on improving homeland security.

The House passed the bill yesterday afternoon by a vote of 299 to 128.

"The first responsibility of government is the safety of the American people," said Congressman Bart Stupak (Democrat-Michigan) who co-sponsored the bill.

"Adopting the 9-11 Commission's proposals will make America safer and is long overdue," Stupak said.

"Democrats pledged during the election to pass a bill to implement the 9-11 commission's recommendations and today I was pleased to vote for the measure," he said.

Last year, members of the 9-11 commission issued a report card that gave Congress and the administration a number of poor grades on implementing the commission's recommendations, including five F's, twelve D's and two incompletes.

The bill passed today includes a number of steps to substantially improve homeland security, including creating a standalone grant program to provide first responders with the type of equipment that allows them to communicate with one another during emergencies.

The 9-11 commission gave the Republican congress and administration an 'F' for their support of first responders' communications interoperability, the ability of different local, state, and federal agencies to communicate during emergencies.

"This lack of communications interoperability resulted in the deaths of at least 121 firefighters on September 11th," Stupak noted.

"Four years later, those problems had still not been addressed when Hurricanes Katrina and Rita ravaged the Gulf Coast."

"Unfortunately, first responders that answered the call experienced communications difficulties."

Stupak, a former police officer, Michigan state police trooper, and the founder and co-chair of the House law enforcement caucus, has been a leading advocate for first responders in Congress.

Previously, Stupak has authored legislation that would create a standalone grant program for first responders' communications needs.

"Our first responders risk their lives daily to protect the rest of us, which is why I have long advocated stand alone funding for communications interoperability," Stupak noted.

"The legislation passed by the House today will give America's police, firefighters and EMTs the tools they need to do their jobs and protect the rest of us."

Beyond the provisions for first responder communications, the legislation includes a number of other important homeland security measures, such as phasing in a requirement of 100 percent inspection of the cargo carried on passenger aircraft over the next three years.

The bill would quickly accelerate the installation of explosive detection systems for checked baggage at the nation's airports.

Another provision in the bill would phase in a requirement of 100 percent scanning of U.S.-bound shipping containers over the next five years.

The bill also includes provisions to better prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

For instance, the bill would strengthen the cooperative threat reduction ("Nunn-Lugar") program that focuses on securing loose nuclear materials in the former Soviet Union.

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"This legislation will help make our country more secure on many fronts," said Stupak.

"While terrorism will always be a threat in the post 9-11 era, these steps will help make our country safer."


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The biggest problem isn't always outdated equipment

January 05, 2007 (Computerworld) — A U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) scorecard of emergency communications in 75 U.S. metropolitan areas found only six areas that received the highest ratings for interoperability. Six others scored at the lowest level.

The highest ratings in a 179-page assessment released Wednesday went to the regions centered on Washington, D.C.; San Diego; Minneapolis-St. Paul; Columbus, Ohio; Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Laramie County, Wyo. The lowest scores went to regions centered on Chicago; Cleveland; Baton Rouge, La.; Mandan, N.D.; Yellowstone County, Mont.; and American Samoa.

All 75 areas have policies in place for interoperability, the report said, noting that "cooperation among first responders in the field is strong." However, "formalized governance [leadership and planning] across regions has lagged."

Of the areas checked, more than 60% are able to talk to each other in a crisis. But only 21% showed the "seamless use of equipment" needed to communicate with each other and with state and federal officials, the report said.

The assessment looked at many factors for why firefighters, police and medical personnel in cities, counties and towns fail to provide top-notch interoperability, including their reliance on older technology. But DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff said outdated technology is not the only impediment to progress.

"Interoperability ... is more than just a matter of technology," he said in remarks posted on the DHS Web site. "People tend to think about it as 'We've just got to find the right radio or the right communications device and then everybody can talk to everybody else.' But in fact, true interoperability also involves matters of governance, policy making...[and] standard operating procedures."

The most difficult element is reaching agreement on interoperability standards and protocols, Chertoff said, although cultural resistance has also played a role. "In some communities, not all, there are some long-standing cultural differences between different kinds of responders — police, fire and EMS — that have caused resistance to working together," he said.

For example, officials in some regions differ about whether their communities should drop the short-hand 10-code for a more universal language, especially since the codes can vary from place to place, he said.

Chertoff warned against comparing one region to another in the assessment, noting that Chicago had previously scored well in an assessment of interoperability in 2004. The reason the Chicago region as a whole rated in the lowest group in the latest ranking was because of the inclusion of all of Cook County, which includes 128 municipalities along with Chicago. "What the scorecard identified was these two entities, the city [of Chicago] and the county, needed to come together and work more effectively as a unified whole to building interoperability across the entire region," Chertoff said.

Chicago's Office of Emergency Management and Communications issued a statement shortly after the DHS evaluation was released, saying, "We strongly disagree with the results of this study, and feel the parameters of the study were inconsistent and limited." Chicago's own emergency communications have been lauded by DHS in the past, the agency noted, adding that the Chicago region was the largest urban area evaluated in the DHS scorecard.

"Surprisingly, technology capabilities were not included in the DHS evaluation of interoperability," the statement added. If that had been done, "it would have found the City of Chicago is fully capable of communicating with radios from Cook County and any of our 128 other municipal jurisdictions in the county." Further, a new IP-bridging technology helps the region communicate with equipment from New York to Los Angeles "and any jurisdiction in between."

"We have confidence in our ability to effectively and rapidly communicate with other municipalities in the Chicago region, as well as [with] our local, state and federal partners -- and we have proven this on multiple occasions."

Some regions in the assessment had to provide interoperability only between a handful of communities, including Boston -- where nine jurisdictions were measured. The result was a high rating on all areas. By comparison, Kansas City, Mo., got the same high rating but was assessed on interoperability between eight counties and more than 100 cities.

The regions were judged in three areas: operating procedures in place, use of communications systems and how effectively local governments coordinated in disaster preparations. For each of those three criteria, there were four possible ratings: early implementation, intermediate implementation, established implementation and advanced implementation.

Chertoff talked about why Washington rated in the highest group, noting that all first responders in the National Capital Region from Virginia, Washington and Maryland can communicate with one another either directly or through use of bridging or gateway technology. In addition, the region has a backup system of 1,200 interoperable radios that are pre-positioned across the jurisdictions to be brought to a disaster scene within two hours. Also, various entities have established mutual aid agreements to allow first responders to operate on each other's radio channels. The region also uses a common data platform to allow various emergency operations centers to plug into the same system for greater situational awareness, Chertoff said.

in his remarks, Chertoff reiterated his commitment to reach an advanced level of interoperability in all three rating categories by 2009. He did not discuss the costs involved, noting instead that the government has provided more than $2.9 billion to communities around the nation, since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks when interoperability was identified as a great need.

Some Democrats have criticized Republican attempts to bolster interoperability, and measures have been introduced in Congress to mandate higher spending for interoperable technology.

Source: ComputerWorld


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Bye, Cingular, in AT&T Rebranding

January 12, 2007; Page B3

AT&T Inc. will rebrand its Cingular Wireless service with the AT&T name starting Monday, a move aimed at bringing together the company's newly acquired entities and services under a single moniker.

The rebranding comes just a few weeks after San Antonio-based AT&T completed its $85.8 billion purchase of BellSouth Corp. and took over sole control of Cingular. Before, the two had owned Cingular together.

The new name is a step back in time for Cingular, which bought the old AT&T Wireless in 2004 and eventually dropped the AT&T name altogether. AT&T executives hope a sole brand will signal to consumers that the company is a one-stop shop for myriad services including wireless, TV and land-line phone. But the coming months may be confusing for some Cingular customers who not long ago were absorbed from the old AT&T Wireless.

"I think what we're going to see is initially there may be some concerns caused by, well, who are you?" said Scott Lerman, chief executive of Lucid Brands LLC, a New York brand-consulting firm.

The service will be sold as "Wireless from AT&T." Initially, AT&T ads will combine Cingular's logo, an orange X-shaped character named Jack, with the round AT&T trademark. AT&T executives say using both logos will train consumers to recognize that Cingular is now AT&T.

Over the coming months, AT&T will phase out the Cingular name altogether. This move might prove unpopular with young consumers who prefer it over AT&T's stodgy brand, according to branding and advertising experts. Cingular has cultivated an image of being a hip company, most recently with its partnership with Apple Inc. to offer the iPhone.

But in the long term, Mr. Lerman said, AT&T will benefit from the efficiency of having its well-known name appear on all its services. AT&T executives wouldn't say how much the rebranding will cost as they change signs in roughly 2,000 stores as well as employee uniforms and billing letterhead. But executives estimate 20% of the expected operating-expense savings from the merger will come from advertising, because of the single AT&T brand.

"AT&T is not trying to go back to being the old AT&T," said Karen Jennings, a senior executive vice president for AT&T. "We know we have to freshen up our brand attributes."

AT&T has plans to push its wireless service to corporate customers and consumers while increasing advertising revenue. With its 58.7 million customers, Cingular is the biggest wireless company in the U.S. by subscribers.

Placing the AT&T brand on wireless service could dredge up bad memories for some consumers who had numerous service problems with AT&T Wireless. Customer experiences have improved since Cingular took over that company, Ms. Jennings said.

AT&T will begin airing TV ads merging the two company's logos as soon as Monday. One ad shows harvesters leaving trails of Cingular's trademark five bars in a field of grain, which morph into the AT&T circular logo. New employees have been added in wireless stores to tout other AT&T services such as broadband and TV.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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BloostonLaw Telecom Update
Vol. 10, No. 2
January 10, 2007

WYDEN, McCAIN, SUNUNU INTRODUCE PERMANENT INTERNET TAX FREEDOM ACT: Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), John McCain (R-Ariz.) and John Sununu (R-N.H.) have introduced legislation to make permanent a ban on multiple and discriminatory taxation on Internet access and online sales. The Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act would prohibit three types of taxes that single out the Internet, including taxes on Internet access, double taxation (for example, by two or more states) of a product or service bought over the Internet, and discriminatory taxes that treat Internet purchases differently from other types of sales. "Without this ban, consumers would face upwards of a 17% increase in their costs for access to the Internet and businesses would face a barrage of discriminatory taxes. Why should a product that's not taxed on the street or taxed in a store be taxed on the Internet?" Wyden said. "It's unfair, anticompetitive and would greatly harm one of the booming sectors of our economy. I commend Senators McCain and Sununu for their continued dedication to this long battle." Wyden and former U.S. Rep. and current Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Chris Cox (RCA) began the fight for preventing discriminatory Internet taxes in 1998. Congress passed the first Internet Tax Freedom Act in l998. In the fall of 2001, Congress extended it for two additional years and in 2004, it was extended to November 1, 2007. A permanent tax ban was proposed last year and included as Title XII in the Stevens bill (HR 5252) which failed to reach the Senate floor for a vote.

McCAIN INTRODUCES CELL PHONE TAX MORATORIUM ACT OF 2007: Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) has introduced the Cell Phone Tax Moratorium Act of 2007, which would put a stop to new discriminatory taxes on cell phone services for a period of three years. In a floor statement introducing the bill, McCain said the average general sales tax in the U.S. today is around 6%, but the average State and local taxes and fees on cell phone service comes in at about 17%. “Consumers are left paying a hefty portion of their monthly cell phone bill to the government for what many believe is their most important communications device,” he said. “The National Conference of State Legislatures and the National Governors' Association have issued policy positions calling for states to eliminate excessive and discriminatory taxes on communications services. State and local governments have been working with the telecommunications industry to find a solution to these excessive taxes, but no agreement has been reached. During the three year moratorium, it is my hope that State and local governments-- in cooperation with industry--will work to eliminate discriminatory taxes and fees on wireless services.” Mindful of the revenue requirements of states and localities, McCain said his bill does not eliminate existing discriminatory taxes. Nor does it prohibit states and localities from imposing new taxes on wireless services that are not discriminatory. The bill simply puts a stop to the creation of new discriminatory taxes on cell phone services. “Last year I introduced similar legislative language during a mark-up in the Senate Commerce Committee,” McCain said. “The amendment passed with a vote of 21-1. I am hopeful that this bill will once again be supported by the Commerce Committee and that it will be approved by the full Senate.”

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

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

Crown Castle, Global Signal Voters: Let's Merge

By Joni Morse
January 12, 2007

The $4 billion union of Crown Castle International and Global Signal is a done deal now that stockholders of both firms have approved a proposed merger. In separate meetings held yesterday, stockholders from voted in favor or joining forces. The transaction is expected to be completed today, according to Crown Castle.

The deal makes Crown Castle the nation's largest tower company, with more than 23,000 sites, surpassing American Tower's 22,000-strong tower portfolio.

In a prepared statement, Crown Castle President and CEO John Kelly said the company has the, "best-located assets in the industry, with approximately 55% and 72% of our towers in the top 50 and top 100 BTAs, respectively." He added that the merger will add value to shareholders by "enhancing our expected long-term revenue and cash-flow growth rates."

Crown Castle also released an updated outlook for the combined companies, estimating 2007 site rental revenues between $1.265 million and $1.280 million, along with net losses of between $79 million to $185 million.

News of the shareholder-approved merger barely fazed Crown Castle's stock as shares traded down 6 cents per share at $33.84 on the New York Stock Exchange.

Source: Wireless WEEK


A Global Wireless Messaging Association

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On October 19, 2005, in Helsinki, Finland, a new paging association was formed. Successor to WMA (Wireless Messaging Association UK) and EMMA (European Mobile Messaging Association), the new association retained EMMA as its name. Derek Banner, former chairman of WMA was elected chairman of the new EMMA.

You can contact Mr. Banner by calling him on +44 1895 473 551 or e-mailing him at:  left arrow CLICK HERE

Please read the new EMMA whitepaper Radiopaging for Alerting First Responders and Informing the Public during Emergencies.



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

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Who is Arun Sarin?

January 10, 2007 17:18 IST

Arun Sarin is the chief executive officer of Vodafone Group Plc, the United Kingdom-based global mobile operator.

arun sarin He has been mandated by the company's board of directors to pursue a cash offer for India's fourth-largest mobile firm Hutchison Essar. Vodafone's move to enter the fray to buy out Hutch-Essar has heated up the race with Reliance Communications chairman Anil Ambani too eyeing to pick up a stake in the telecom firm.

Vodafone boss Sarin was also non-executive director of Vodafone, Charles Schwab Corp, Cisco Systems and Gap Inc, till such time as he took over as Vodafone CEO.

An India-born United States citizen and Indian Institute of Technology graduate with a Bachelor in Science (Engineering), Sarin gained a Master in Science (Engineering) and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of California, at Berkeley in 1978.

He started his career as a management consultant before moving, in 1984, to the Pacific Telesis Group in San Francisco. Commencing in corporate development, he was instrumental in the company acquiring the first cellular licenses in the US as well as winning the first cellular licence in Germany and a personal communications network licence in the United Kingdom.

He was subsequently appointed as chief financial officer and chief strategy officer at Pacific Bell, before moving on to become vice-president and general manager, San Francisco Bay Area Telephone Company, a Pacific Bell division with 12,000 employees.

Following the demerger from Pacific Telesis of the mobile and paging businesses to form AirTouch Communications, Arun was appointed senior vice-president, corporate strategy and development, where he was instrumental in developing and implementing a growth strategy encompassing partnerships and acquisitions, which included the merger with the US West wireless business.

On becoming the president and the chief executive officer, AirTouch International, Sarin was responsible for the acquisition of wireless licenses in several overseas territories and establishing the management teams of these new ventures.

He then became president and CEO of AirTouch Communications where he was responsible for managing the cellular and paging operations in 14 countries and was a key negotiator in the successful acquisition of AirTouch by Vodafone Group Plc. Within the combined business he was CEO US/Asia Pacific region, managing the group's operations in the US, Asia and Australia.

In addition, he headed the Global Technology division, responsible for the introduction of wireless internet services.

In 2000, with the successful merger of Vodafone AirTouch's US businesses with those of Bell Atlantic and GTE to form Verizon Wireless, Sarin, whilst maintaining a non-executive directorship of Vodafone AirTouch Plc, became CEO of Infospace.

In 2001 he joined Accel-KKR Telecom, a telecom investment and management business, where he evaluated numerous opportunities in the telecommunications industry around the world and oversaw the acquisition of Bell Canada's Yellow Pages business.

Source: Rediff News

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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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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.

TAPS will provide the gateways in Chicago, with Internet backbone and bandwidth on our satellite channel for $ 500.00 (for your system) a month.

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From: "Robert Cook" <>
Date: January 8, 2007 10:19:02 AM CST
To: <>
Cc: "Charles Abel" <>, <>
Subject: Refurbished Pager UL Certifications

Mr. Popow,

Contrary to your statement to the 'NY Times' editor, the pagers that we refurbish—and we continue to refurbish some 8,000 devices per week—continue to carry all UL certifications because we use OEM parts (some of which we purchase from your company).

Your statement incorrectly implies that refurbished pagers can not be UL certified.


Robert M. Cook
Product Support Services, Inc.
511 S. Royal Ln.
Coppell, TX 75019
ISO9001:2000 Certified
Phone: 972-462-3970 (Ext. 222)
Fax: 972-393-7144

Subject: RE: Refurbished Pager UL Certifications
Date: January 8, 2007 11:28:35 AM CST

Mr. Cook:

You are 100% correct and that is what I said/meant. Since you use OEM parts supplied by our company, the Daviscomms pagers that your refurbish still carry the UL Classification that is indicated on the product as well as on our website ( However, as you know there are may other pagers that are no longer supported by the Original Equipment Manufacturer. Pagers refurbished with other than OEM parts no longer carry the UL Classification.

I am sure that you will agree with that.


Bob Popow
Director of Operations
Daviscomms USA, Inc


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