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FRIDAY - FEBRUARY 16, 2007 - ISSUE NO. 249

Dear friends of Wireless Messaging,

It was four degrees below zero (º F.) here in central Illinois this morning. We had over a foot of snow this past week — that is a lot for this part of the country. We just paid $50 to have our driveway plowed. The drifts were three feet deep in places.

Last week, in response to my request for comments, Ron Mercer submitted an article about the adoption of ReFLEX technology by the public safety community. As he promised, this week he has written a follow-up commentary (Part 2).

Just received in time for this week's edition — Vince Kelly, USA Mobility's President & CEO, sent me their comments on Ron Mercer's first article (Part 1).

I applaud both of these gentlemen for bringing this important debate into our newsletter. Some of their points have been made previously in various FCC filings, but finding them on the FCC web site is tedious. I strongly believe that a public debate of this nature is a very healthy part of our democratic way of life — as long as it remains cordial of course.

Vince Kelly and Ron Mercer are both good people and both professionals. I am pleased that they have taken "the high road" in this discourse. I hope that others will join in this discussion of the pros and cons of private vs. public paging systems for use by first responder groups in contending with major disasters. An earnest and intelligent dialogue on this topic is vital to our future.

Now on to more news and views.

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The Choice Of Private Vs. Public ReFLEX Systems By The Public Safety Community.

— Part 2 —

By Ron Mercer
February 16, 2007

1) Overview:
A newsletter article of February 9, 2007 discussed how important the adoption of ReFLEX technology by the public safety community has become to the paging industry. The article also listed a number of factors that influence this community’s choice of public vs. private systems.

This follow-up commentary suggests approaches to improve the possibility that public safety agencies will decide on ReFLEX systems, be they public or private, in fulfillment of the communications needs of their constituents.

2) Review of Previous Article:
As discussed in the article of February 9th, while the advantages of ReFLEX technology in public safety applications appear to be widely accepted by public safety decision makers, many of these individuals, particularly those representing entities that require systems supporting large user bases, have also voiced a preference for private ReFLEX systems rather than subscription to the services provided by public service providers (Carriers). Several reasons have been advanced to explain these preferences including:

  • Better radio coverage with fewer dead spots;
  • Small and controlled user bases;
  • Lower message latency;
  • Optimized priority assignment possibilities;
  • In-the-field access to law enforcement, motor vehicle and similar databases;
  • Direct connection with agency dispatch consoles;
  • Support for specialized remote control functionality over the two-way paging network;
  • The economics of owning rather than leasing, particularly for large agencies needing several thousand pagers and/or those owning municipal or state facilities at locations which make them well suited to serving as low cost base station sites;
  • The availability of experienced technical and administrative personnel.

On the other hand, many public safety decision makers recognize that public systems offer a number of advantages that could be difficult or impossible to provide on private systems:

  • Public systems are installed and operational;
  • Satellite traffic distribution to enhance system reliability in major emergency events;
  • Intersystem roaming which allows users to maintain full communications when they travel outside of the area in which they normally work.

In addition to the above factors, which tend to be quite objective, many decision makers within public safety have voiced more subjective concerns such as:

  • The stability of commercial paging service providers in light of the well publicized decline of mass-market paging;
  • The willingness of paging service providers to cooperate fully with one another so as to optimize the intersystem roaming advantages listed above.

3) Strategies To Promote ReFLEX In Public Safety Applications:
Clearly, widespread adoption of ReFLEX technology by public safety organizations has the potential to benefit a number of parties including public safety personnel and the communities they serve, as well as service-providing carriers and ReFLEX equipment manufacturers. As outlined in the February 9th article, however, the public safety community is being bombarded by promoters of competitive technology which, although less effective than ReFLEX, is sufficiently attractive to exert a pull on potential users while the paging industry appears to be consumed by the private vs. public system argument. For any group to realize the benefits offered by ReFLEX, therefore, a formula bridging the gap between private and public systems must be found.

The following suggestions are offered in the hope that they can stimulate discussion that, in turn, can germinate alternative proposals:

  • An inter-carrier effort be launched to assure that all ReFLEX networks operate interchangeably to produce a seamless nationwide ReFLEX facility;
  • That the following suggested service plans, as well as others which may surface through discussions, be more fully explored;
    • A lease plan wherein the system is designed and operated as a private system, but paid for in monthly lease payments;
    • An arrangement whereby a system is designed and constructed by a service provider (carrier) to be operated by the public safety entity as a private system, but with an ability for the carrier to add paying subscribers on a reduced priority basis such that, in emergency situations, the subscribers would be relegated to a lower grade of service (longer latency, shorter messages, etc.);
    • An arrangement wherein the “core area” of the system is constructed and operated as a private system with surrounding areas being part of the public network (similar to Motorola’s original “OASIS” concept).

Respectfully submitted,

Ronald H. Mercer
Global Fax Network Services Inc.
Wireless Communications Consultants
217 South First Street
East Northport, NY 11731

USA Mobility's Comments

February 15, 2007

Dear Brad,

            Ron Mercer’s article in last week’s edition of The Wireless Messaging Newsletter (“The Choice of Private vs. Public ReFLEX Systems by the Public Safety Community”) may have created some mistaken impressions.  The article made important points about the value of two-way paging to homeland security and first responder organizations. However, it also made a number of faulty comparisons of the quality, reliability, and cost of paging services provided by established commercial operators and by stand-alone “private” systems that might be constructed for individual public safety agencies.

            The truth is that a paging system built from scratch is unlikely to deliver service equivalent in quality to that of a well-financed, existing system. Commercial paging carriers offer network infrastructure which allows for delivery of critical messages in most population centers without building new facilities. USA Mobility’s nationwide two-way network reaches over 80% of the country’s population, and where we have gaps in coverage, we customize our service by adding transmitters to ensure that we meet our customers’ needs.

            We have a large workforce made up of skilled and seasoned personnel, including technicians at our network operations centers and repair workers stationed around the country. Our many system hubs feature redundant facilities to ensure our performance, and our Network Operations Centers monitor all aspects of our systems around the clock. We have considerable experience working with first responders, medical personnel, and government officials, as healthcare and government customers together make up a majority of our direct customer base.

            Our network uses satellite distribution to ensure that messages are delivered when terrestrial systems are impaired; few public safety agencies have access to satellite services through existing state or municipal facilities. Our customers benefit from the national scale of our network, which allows interoperability with federal, state, and regional governments and other first responder groups in contending with major disasters. The other “attractive aspects of private systems” listed in the article’s table can be provided easily using commercially available means.

            Commercial operators have the necessary infrastructure to serve the public safety community today. The best of these operators have proven track records that no start-up can possess. Individual public safety agencies cannot readily duplicate the human capital possessed by established paging carriers. Organizations that rely on private paging systems lacking the resources of the commercial carriers risk suffering inadequate performance during emergencies.

            Building a new paging system is expensive. Spending excessively on taxpayer-financed systems that cannot deliver the quality of service offered by qualified commercial providers is a poor choice. Local public safety officials owe it to the communities they serve to examine all the facts before deciding whether to rely on the established paging carriers or to build a private paging system.

Vincent D. Kelly
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6677 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22306


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RIDGELAND, Miss., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ — Bomgar™ Corporation (formerly NetworkStreaming), the only provider of appliance-based remote support software, announced it has closed $5 million in series B funding. Investors included Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company and GulfSouth Capital— both of which participated in the previous round. This investment brings the total capital backing of Bomgar to $12 million.

This infusion of financing will fuel the company's sales and marketing initiatives, allowing the company to educate the market on the benefits of Software as an Appliance (SaaA) and to adjust its branding as Bomgar™ Corporation to set itself apart from competitive remote support vendors selling software via the Application Service Provider (ASP) model.

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Bomgar™ also expects to use the financing to further develop and enhance its product line, the Bomgar Box™ (formerly SupportDesk™), including the introduction of the newest product in the suite, the Bomgar Box 100™. The B100™, also announced today, is the smallest, lightest, and most affordable product in the suite and is targeted toward the individual IT support and repair consultant. It is designed to be a head-to-head alternative to service-based offerings. See release: "Bomgar Corporation Announces the B100™, its ASP-alternative Remote Support Tool" -

The changing needs of the enterprise have spurred the trend for software that can be easily installed, readily scaled for growth, and compliant with the latest governance standards. Based on the Software-as-an-Appliance (SaaA) model, the Bomgar Box™ is the gold standard for remote support technology that enables support reps to access any PC or Mac computer, anywhere in the world, through a secure web interface, connecting through firewalls in seconds. This appliance-based approach also allows organizations to keep the product and record of helpdesk sessions stored within the company's walls, alleviating liability concerns.

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Since its inception in 1947, Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company has experienced tremendous growth, both in the extent of areas serviced and in the types of coverage provided. Currently, Southern Farm offers insurance in eleven southern states. The company has also expanded to provide not only life insurance but also disability insurance, long term care, and annuities. No longer serving only farm-related families, Southern Farm is one of the top 100 insurance companies in the United States.

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GulfSouth Capital, Inc., is an investment management company based in Jackson, Miss. Ambassador John N. Palmer is the Chairman of the Board and sole owner of GulfSouth Capital, Inc.

Ambassador Palmer has been an entrepreneur, telecommunications pioneer, and community leader. He began his career in telecommunications with the purchase of a local radio common carrier in 1965. By 1973, he had developed more than nine regional paging companies throughout the South. That year, he formed Mobile Communications Corporation of America (MCCA). During his 16- year tenure as Chairman and President, MCCA grew to become a significant force in the cellular telephone business.

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Based in Ridgeland, Miss., Bomgar™ Corporation (formerly NetworkStreaming) specializes in appliance-based solutions for remote control support. Bomgar™ allows companies to connect to remote clients and co- workers via the Internet anywhere in the world, in less than 10 seconds. The company is the only provider in the industry offering an appliance-based solution, providing companies with an unparalleled level of security and the ability to scale efficiently. Backed by venture capital, Bomgar™ has grown steadily since its inception in 2003, securing more than 2,500 customers in all 50 states in the US and 33 countries, in addition to resellers in Canada, South Africa and the U.K.

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WINTER PARK, Fla. — As the bad weather approaches Central Florida, leaders across the state are gathering this week to discuss ways to warn people about approaching severe weather.

At Orange County's Emergency Operation Center, leaders announced a new alert system for the county's residents on Monday, WESH 2 News reported.

By signing up on, people can receive severe weather alerts on their cell phones, pagers or computers.

"If we can awaken people up, if we can turn that bed upside down and say, 'Go turn your TV on and get your radio on,' we think that we've done our part in the alert job," said Orange County Fire Chief Carl Plaugher. "And that's the part that we think we might be missing, (that) we want to enhance with your all's help."

Officials said alerting people in the middle of the night about bad weather is their biggest challenge.

Public Safety Director Jerry Demings asked the weather experts how much time citizens have to prepare when a tornado warning is issued.

"It would seem that these high-risk individuals should probably take action based on the watch," one expert said.

However, they acknowledged that people in vulnerable areas are not likely to take action as soon as a watch is issued. If they are asleep, it's impossible for them to prepare, officials said.

"What we're designing now is something that would basically build on this OC Alert as we move forward -- the ability to let people know early morning what to do, what reasonably to expect to happen as daylight approaches," said Rick Harris of Orange County Schools. "We've also ordered nearly 300 weather radios."

Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty said officials need to remain vigilant during severe weather season.

"Whether it's an alert system or reverse 911, text messages, even sirens, somebody has to make the decision to push the button to implement that system, so that's why we need to stay on top of the weather conditions that are out there. Some have a lot more warning time than others," Crotty said.

Crotty said he thinks if any sirens at all are installed it will happen in the county's more rural areas rather than in the cities.

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GTES has recently made the strategic decision to expanding its development activities to include wireless location technologies; a market that researchers forecast could reach $3.6 billion by 2010. In support of this new strategic direction, GTES has developed SHERLOC™ a complete one-stop wireless location service, providing the flexibility of being protocol neutral and network agnostic. Targeted at business customers who need to track their high-value shipments or better manage their service or delivery fleets, SHERLOC™ is a hosted application that combines configuration flexibility with ease of use.

GTES is offering SHERLOC™ services both directly and through authorized resellers. If your company has an interest in finding out how location services can enhance your revenue stream, and has the contacts and expertise to make you successful in the location marketplace, please contact us for further information at and select “Reseller Opportunities,” or call us at 770-754-1666 for more information.
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PED System available from Mine Site Technologies

13 February 2007


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Zinifex's Rosebery Mine in Tasmania, Australia has ordered a PED System to provide emergency warning and general paging for all its underground operators.

Rosebery engineers studied a range of communication technologies to meet their requirements before choosing PED. The mine has an existing leaky feeder system that provides good two-way communication to the main travel roads in the mine, but with large areas of the mine out of radio range management wanted to ensure all personnel were contactable in case of an emergency.

The combination of PED with a leaky feeder radio, and/or a telephone system is a typical overall communications system that many mines have implemented as a solution for the general day to day management of the mine, and for emergency preparedness and warning.

The PED System will consist of:

  • 200 Integrated Communication Cap Lamps (ICCL) with PED Pager Receivers
  • 1 PED Ultra Low Frequency (ULF) Headend
  • 6,000 m (19,700 ft) antenna to provide coverage to all mining areas

The PED System is available from Mine Site Technologies.


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

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    • NP88—Our newest numeric FLEX / POCSAG pager with the best backlight in the Industry.
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  • A Taiwan company founded in 1992 with extensive experience designing and manufacturing paging and broadband products.
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  • Sales and Engineering support office in Arlington, Texas.
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BloostonLaw Telecom Update
Vol. 10, No. 7
February 14, 2007

Senate Commerce Panel Is Not Overwhelmed By Cyren Call’s Plan To Give 700 MHz Spectrum To Public Safety

At last Thursday’s hearing on public safety communications, the Senate Commerce Committee appeared to give a less than enthusiastic reception to Cyren Call Communications Corp.’s proposal to reallocate 30 MHz of commercial spectrum in the 747-762 MHz and 777- 792 MHz bands (i.e., most of TV channels 60-62 and 65-67 in the “Upper 700 MHz band”) and assign that spectrum without auction to a single licensee for deployment Call plan—U.S. Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), who has promised to introduce legislation backing the proposal— did not even attend the hearing. That left Cyren Call Chairman Morgen O’Brien to defend a controversial plan that has pitted the commercial and public safety wireless industries against one another. Nonetheless, the Cyren Call plan poses a threat to efforts by small businesses and rural telephone companies to gain a reasonable chance to bid on additional 700 MHz spectrum in the upcoming auction, and should be opposed by our affected clients at the FCC. After all, Morgan O’Brien took a similar long shot in the 1980s and created Nextel.

Under O’Brien’s vision, there would be a “concept of a governmental/commercial shared 30 MHz broadband network at 700 MHz, the license for which would be held by a Public Safety Broadband Trust (PSBT).” The PSBT would consist of representatives of a broad variety of local, state and federal governmental entities and organizations. Excess capacity on the 30 MHz would be leased to commercial carriers for entirely commercial service in exchange for building, maintaining, operating and upgrading the network in accordance with specifications established by the PSBT.

The PSBT proposal contemplates that public safety entities would pay for their own subscriber equipment and for system access. However, they would avoid the infrastructure costs that require extraordinary bond or other taxpayer measures, measures that take years to effectuate and, at best, provide individual organizations with equipment that already may be outdated by the time it is deployed, and which then cannot be upgraded for years or decades without additional taxpayer funding, according to O’Brien.

Instead, he believes the PSBT approach would mirror the commercial approach to network upgrades; public safety technology would be refreshed routinely in accordance with the demands of the consumer marketplace, although always consistent with the PSBT specifications as well. Public safety, he believes, also would enjoy the cost economies of subscriber devices produced in volume for the broader consumer market, economies that continue to drive down the cost of cell phones and other wireless products. It is not clear how the public safety upgrades would be funded.

While Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) remained mostly silent, Vice Chairman Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) said he was opposed to the idea of tampering with a 2006 law making 24 megahertz of the 700 MHz band available to public safety and authorizing grants for public-safety interoperability ($1 billion), enhanced 911 ($43.5 million) and emergency alert and tsunami warning systems ($156 million). The benchmarks are predicated on anticipated receipts from spectrum set for auction by the FCC later this year. Congress ordered TV broadcasters to return the 700 MHz spectrum in February 2009 as part of their transition to digital technology. But the Cyren Call proposal would cap the sale of the 30 MHz of the Upper 700 MHz band at $5 billion.

Stevens wondered if the PBST wouldn't be the same as creating another FCC. O’Brien replied that the trust would reimburse the U.S. Treasury $5 billion from revenues of wireless carriers that operate the national network and federal loan guarantees similar to those made available to the airline, energy, and auto sectors. “It’s a hard concept for me to get my arms around,” said Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.).

Senator John Sununu (R-N.H.) asked whether public safety agencies are making the most efficient use of existing spectrum and whether they will make the most of additional radio channels coming their way.

Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) referred to testimony from David Billstrom of National Interop Inc., who said the interoperability problem can be fixed with the same Internet protocol radio technology used by the military during the past four years.

O’Brien told lawmakers improving interoperability is only a byproduct of a broader solution designed to support streaming video and other data-intensive public-safety applications.

Steve Largent, president of the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA), said that his organization, in cooperation with the University of Colorado’s Silicon Flatirons Program, will host a two-day joint experts meeting in the nation’s capital the week of April 9, to brainstorm on possible industry-aided solutions to public safety’s interoperability and broadband operational deficits. Largent said the meeting, underwritten by CTIA, would be led by industry veteran and former spectrum policy-maker Dale Hatfield.

“This [lack of public-safety broadband capability] is not going to be solved by a seminar run by Dale Hatfield or Albert Einstein.” O’Brien said.

O’Brien and public-safety leaders tried to convey a sense of urgency on the need for more spectrum. Without legislation taking this out of the auction and allocating it for the public safety trust, this one-time opportunity will be lost forever,” said Charles Werner, chief of the Charlottesville, Va., Fire Department and a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

“I believe Congress has an extraordinary time-sensitive opportunity,” said Harlin McEwen, chairman of the communications and technology committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. “Approval of the public safety broadband trust and the public sector private sector partnership will catapult public safety to its rightful place in the forefront of communications capability, while at the same time delivering broadband service to communities that continue to be bypassed by the commercial telecommunications revolution.”

At the same time, a coalition of wireless and high-tech groups urged the Senate Commerce Committee to keep intact the legislative framework for giving public-safety additional radio frequencies and rolling out digital TV.

“This proposal should alarm lawmakers as it is in conflict with the DTV Act and other statutes enacted by Congress,” said the High Tech DTV Coalition in a letter to Inouye and Stevens. “By not auctioning the commercial spectrum that will generate monies used to fund the DTV transition, Cyren Call would derail the entire transition process. In so doing, it would place at risk public-safety’s ability to obtain access to the 24 megahertz that it so desperately needs for interoperability.”

The FCC, which rejected the Cyren Call plan in November, has proposed designating for broadband use half of the 24 megahertz already allocated to first responders. That is, in WT Docket No. 96-86, it has proposed a nationwide public safety system in the 700 MHz band (BloostonLaw Telecom Update, January 3 and 10). Specifically, it has proposed allocating 12 MHz of the 700 MHz public safety spectrum from wideband to broadband use, assigning it to a single licensee to operate on a secondary basis, and permitting the licensee to provide unconditionally preemptible access to its assigned spectrum to commercial service providers on a secondary basis. Comments in this WT Docket No. 96-86 proceeding are due February 26, and replies are due March 12.

The FCC has placed the Cyren Call RM-11348 petition on public notice. Oppositions to the petition will be due 15 days from the date of publication of the notice in the Federal Register. Replies to oppositions will be due 10 days thereafter. As we noted last week, our clients will want to participate in this proceeding because of the potential adverse effect that the Cyren Call proposal may have on small licensing areas in the upcoming 700 MHz auction.

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

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

Time Warner Launches Quad-Play

By Eric M. Zeman
February 13, 2007

Time Warner Cable (TWC) has added cellular phone service to its product portfolio in Raleigh, N.C., , in what is reported to be the first in a nationwide rollout. The cellular service is being provided by partner Sprint Nextel.

Called Mobile Access Powered by Sprint, the new service is available immediately and lets Raleigh-area customers subscribe to cable TV, digital phone service, broadband Internet and wireless phone service all with TWC. Sprint will supply is wireless network and selection of mobile phones, but all the paperwork and contracts will be handled by TWC.

Part of the package, which starts at $15, includes free mobile-to-home and home-to-mobile minutes for customers who have both the cellular service and Time Warner Digital Phone. The two services will have an integrated voicemail box.

Source: Wireless Week


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Dear EMMA Members and Friends,

Please find attached ETSI Technical Specification TS 102 182 - "Emergency Communications (EMTEL); Requirements for communications from authorities/organizations to individuals, groups or the general public during emergencies". This was published as an ETSI Standard in December 2006.

This is the document to which Dietmar Gollnick and I have contributed over the past two years or so. I am pleased to say that every one of our contributions have been incorporated in the document. It puts Paging in a very good light and recommends that authorities should not rely on a single technology for the purpose of alarming and informing the public during emergencies.

The second document is a Technical Report TR 102 444 entitled "Analysis of the Short Message Service (SMS) and Cell Broadcast Service (CBS) for Emergency Messaging applications; Emergency Messaging;SMS and CBS". This has also been published by ETSI and also recommends that SMS and CBS are not ideal solutions for emergency messaging of the public and that multiple technologies should be employed.

My very sincere thanks to Dietmar for forwarding the documents to me and for his substantial work and support in this successful project.



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

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

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

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For Immediate Release

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Contact: David Jordan 7032283185 (voice), 703-228-4611 (TTY)

Arlington OEM Deputizes Ham Radio Group to Assist with Emergency Communications

Public-private partnership is first-of-kind in Northern Virginia

ARLINGTON, VA — Twenty-five volunteers have graduated from a year-long course of weekly radio communications exercises and stand ready to assist Arlington County Government with crisis communications and response.

The local Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) volunteers have received their RACES certificates of graduation from Arlington's Office of Emergency Management. The certificates qualify them to help in emergency situations such as weather catastrophes and terrorist attacks.

races grads Each graduate passed a County-authorized character/background check, attended emergency communications classes developed specifically for Arlington County volunteers and participated in regular weekly radio communications exercises managed by the OEM Emergency Support Function team. After more than fifty weeks of exercises, the group has achieved the first level of competence required. Additional training and exercises are required to maintain active Arlington RACES affiliation.

Arlington’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) initiated the program as an all-volunteer auxiliary communications service to support the government’s need for public safety radio communications during emergencies, in case the County’s public safety radio communications system is damaged or inoperative.

This program, Northern Virginia’s first and only government OEM-led radio amateur volunteer group, serves as a model of public-private emergency communications cooperation. Eleven other local government jurisdictions across the nation, including Delaware; Georgia; Illinois; Maryland; New Jersey; Tennessee and South Carolina have requested RACES training materials.

Amateur radio, often called “ham radio,” has consistently been the most reliable means of communications in emergencies when other systems failed or were overloaded. Ham radio operators are skilled at quickly setting up communications systems and establishing networks during major emergencies. During the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, ham radio played an important role with disaster relief when other systems failed.


Arlington, Va., is a world-class urban community that was originally part of the “10-mile square” parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation's Capital. It is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, occupying slightly less than 26 square miles. Known for its urban villages and transit-oriented development, Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods, quality schools and enlightened land use. In 2002, the county was the first recipient of the Environmental Protection Agency’s highest award for “Smart Growth.” Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world – including the Pentagon – Arlington stands out as one of America’s preeminent places to live, visit and do business.

The Official Date and Time of this Release is: 02/15/2007 4:00:00 PM

Source: City of Arlington, Virginia [Thanks to Aaron Osgood for submitting this article.]

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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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Subject: Chinese New Year Holiday 2/17~2/25
Date: February 15, 2007 3:49:15 AM CST

Dear All,

Our office will be closed from Feb. 17 to Feb. 25 since Chinese New Year holidays.

We will resume our business on Feb. 26, 2007.

Please keep sending mails to us and we will reply them upon we back to work.

Wish you a happy Lunar New Year!!

Best regards,
Grace Lee
Sales Department
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Tel: +886-2-22999678 Ext 8101
Fax: +886-2-22997998

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Subject: Software programmer
Date: February 15, 2007 8:37:42 PM CST


As a follow up to my e-mail a few weeks back, below is a little more detail on a position that Space Data is looking to fill. If any of your readers are interested, or know of such an individual please contact Paul Reeder at the contact information posted below.

Space Data has a open position for a C++ programmer with experience working on the lower protocol layers in digital wireless protocols, preferably ReFLEX. CORBA experience is valuable. Experience with POSIX, MySQL and networking would be helpful.

Please contact:

Paul Reeder
Space Data Corporation
(480) 722-2119


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