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FRIDAY - MAY 25, 2007 - ISSUE NO. 263

Dear Friends of Wireless Messaging,

My Heroes
I don't think I have ever reported three news articles on the same company in one issue before. It does my heart good to read about Heartland Communications diversifying into WiFi. They are causing quite a commotion here in the great state of Illinois. I understand that other cities are calling them and asking if they can get WiFi service like they are installing for the city of Crystal Lake.

Of course I am very biased. Heartland Communications is an Illinois paging company. They are faithful supporters of this newsletter through advertising. They have even made use of my consulting services. They are heavily involved in telemetry over paging (with an electric utility company), which I think is way cool. They buy and sell paging infrastructure equipment. They repair and sell pagers.

I know Heartland's president Lowell Todd, and their operations manager Rick Van Dyne—both nice guys. I haven't visited their company headquarters in Crystal Lake, Illinois — but I wouldn't be surprised if they have a lemonade stand out in front of their office and a lawn mowing business in the back. All the things they are doing are amazing and should be taken as an example by the rest of the paging and wireless messaging industry. LET'S DIVERSIFY!

Congratulations Heartland Communications — keep up the good work!

No Newsletter Next Week
I will be attending the AAPC Wireless Forum in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina next week, so there will be no newsletter. The following week's newsletter should include a report on the event with lots of photos. I also plan to conduct recorded interviews and record some of the presentations for future podcasts.

163 Years Ago Yesterday . . . May 24, 1844
Samuel Morse transmitted the world's first telegraph message, “What hath God wrought” to his associate 40 miles away.

The day that was chosen for the public exhibition was 24 May, 1844, when Mr. Morse invited his friends to assemble in the chamber of the U. S. Supreme Court, in the capitol, at Washington, while his assistant, Mr. Vail, was in Baltimore, at the Mount Claire depot. Miss Annie G. Ellsworth, daughter of Henry L. Ellsworth. then commissioner of patents, chose the words of the message. As she had been the first to announce to Mr. Morse the passage of the bill granting the appropriation to build the line, he had promised her this distinction. She selected the words “What hath God wrought,” taken from Numbers xxiii., 23. They were received at once by Mr. Vail, and sent back again in an instant. The strip of paper on which the telegraphic characters were printed was claimed by Gov. Thomas H. Seymour, of Connecticut, on the ground that Miss Ellsworth was a native of Hartford, and is now preserved in the archives by the Hartford athenaeum. [source]

Now on to more news . . .

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There is no charge for subscription and there are no membership restrictions. Readers are a very select group of wireless industry professionals, and include the senior managers of many of the world's major Paging and Wireless Data companies. There is an even mix of operations managers, marketing people, and engineers—so I try to include items of interest to all three groups. It's all about staying up-to-date with business trends and technology. I regularly get reader's comments, so this newsletter has become a community forum for the Paging, and Wireless Data communities. You are welcome to contribute your ideas and opinions. Unless otherwise requested, all correspondence addressed to me is subject to publication in the newsletter and on my web site. I am very careful to protect the anonymity of those who request it.

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Morse-Vail Telegraph Key, 1844-1845

This key, believed to be from the first American telegraph line, was built by Alfred Vail as an improvement on Samuel Morse’s original transmitter. Vail helped Morse develop a practical system for sending and receiving coded electrical signals over a wire, which was successfully demonstrated in 1844.

Photo courtesy of the National Museum of American History


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FEMA to Present at AAPC Wireless Forum

May 30 — June 1, 2007
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The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System

David Webb — Federal Emergency Management Agency

The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) is a system of systems that will apply 21st century technology to the Emergency Alert System (EAS). IPAWS will enhance systems already in place and bring new applications to the American public so that they can receive alerts anytime, anywhere, on many different devices.


FCC Initiatives Affecting Paging System Operators

Mark Crosby — Enterprise Wireless Association

This session will discuss EWA service efforts and FCC initiatives that are impacting the way paging system operators will conduct business in the future.  Specific topics to be reviewed include new Commission rules regarding the protection of Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI); potential 700 MHz business opportunities; additional 900 MHz spectrum access opportunities; and possible rule changes governing the use of shared VHF public safety allocations for paging systems.  

It really is not too late to register at:!

Vendor Training


Infostream is a developer of innovative wireless technology solutions. These solutions change the way people communicate, making life easier and more efficient for users in a wide range of environments.

Vendor Training

Nighthawk Systems

Nighthawk Systems, Inc., is sponsoring a vendor training program on how to utilize your paging network to generate alternative revenues through telemetry/M2M applications. Page "things" to grow your revenue stream and carrier.

Keynote Address

Surviving, Then Thriving

Bernhoff Dahl, MD

dr bernie dahl Dr. Bernie Dahl is a board-certified pathologist, author, mountaineer, and entrepreneur, who has successfully applied unique principles of organizational design, dynamics, and leadership skills to a wide range of professional and business ventures. His near-death misadventure on Mount Washington was such a deep experience, that he feels compelled, as a keynote speaker, to share his foolishness and the wisdom gained from that long night out.

The Story: “It was truly a dark and stormy night on Mount Washington in New Hampshire. It was perhaps the darkest and stormiest night of my life, for I came within five minutes of death . . . my death, for my rescuers were about to give up. As a pathologist for almost 30 years, I had developed a close professional relationship with “death and dying” . . . but not with my dying . . . certainly not with my death. The day’s plan was simple, but the misadventure became an experience that altered my life."

The Message: Listen and learn from Dr. Dahl as he recounts how his traumatic experience can help you regain and refocus your life, without having to go through your own near death. The message will be: "Take charge of your personal, business, and organizational lives, lest someone else does!"


The Radio Paging Industry: Past, Present, and Future

Ron Mercer — Global Fax Networks

The presentation will trace the history of the paging industry from its beginnings in the mid 1950s through today with emphasis on the changes in technology, service offerings and user populations that have impacted the industry throughout this period. Looking ahead, the presentation will outline opportunities for paging technology today along with suggestions relating as to how the opportunities can be realized.


Alerting and Notification

Jim Weichman — City of Richmond

The city of Richmond (VA) recently deployed a cutting-edge alerting system based on ReFLEX technology. Find out why they did this, what they have accomplished, and what they have learned. The presentation will include a discussion of the larger business model and how it could benefit the paging industry in both the short and long term.

Interactive Workshop

FCC Forms 101

Ken Hardman, Esq. Legal Counsel to AAPC

This interactive workshop will provide you with the answers to when and how to file your FCC paperwork, as well as cover the do’s and don'ts for completing the required FCC forms for all paging carriers. If you have a question now, send it to Ken and he'll make sure to answer it in the workshop.

Panel Discussion

Getting it Right — How to Meet and Exceed Customer Expectations

Moderator: Vic Jensen — Unication USA
  Mark Youngblood — Duke Power
  Trace Morris — Morris Wireless
  Cathy Rammelsberg — St. Lukes Hospital


Market Challenges and Success in the UK and Europe

Derek Banner European Mobile Messaging Association

In the past 10 to 15 years, the paging industry has lost a vast number of customers. In Europe and elsewhere, many national carriers closed their paging networks completely. However, many customers in these countries relied on the unique qualities of paging in order to provide high quality services, especially in the critical messaging area. To prove the point, private on-site and wide area paging systems are experiencing a resurgence in various countries. How can operators manipulate this to their own advantage? In addition, new services and applications are bringing new revenue streams to the successful operators in Europe. In this presentation, you will learn what they are.


New Generation Weather Station: Paging Growth in Germany and France

Dr. Dietmar Gollnick e*Message Wireless Information Services

Point-to-Multipoint ("Broadcast") advantages of paging allow for a low power consumption, as well as mass market applicable prices for content-driven terminal devices. New Generation Weather Station is an example of a mass market for embedded paging- based systems. The critical success paths include sales channels, economical risk sharing, countrywide high quality coverage, time to market, price, and price model. New Generation Weather Service: Shows what other technologies CANNOT do!

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Confirmed Exhibiting Companies

Daniels Electronics, LLC    Digital Paging Company
DX Radio Systems, Inc.   Electronic Paging Products, Inc.
ERF Wireless   EMMA
Hark Technologies  Inilex
ISC Technologies, Inc.   Microspace Communications
Prism Paging   Space Data Corporation
United Communications Corporation   Zetron
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Advertiser Index

AAPC—American Association of Paging Carriers   Nighthawk Systems, Inc.
Advanced RF Communications   Northeast Paging
ATCOM Wireless   NotePage Inc.
Ayrewave Corporation
CONTEL Costa Rica   Preferred Wireless
CVC Paging   Prism Paging
Daniels Electronics   Product Support Services
Daviscomms USA   Ron Mercer
EMMA—European Mobile Messaging Association   Swissphone
Global Fax Network Services   Texas Association of Paging Services
GTES LLC   TH Communications
Hark Systems   UCOM Paging
Heartland Communications   Unication USA
HMCE, Inc.   United Communications Corp.
InfoRad, Inc.     WiPath Communications
Ira Wiesenfeld   Zetron Inc.
Minilec Service, Inc.   

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WiPath Consolidates its Emergency Alert Solutions Lineup

May 22, 2007

WiPath Communications has been involved in the development and provision of emergency alerting systems since well before they were called emergency alerting systems and because of the increased interest in these types of systems over the last few years has put together a range of solutions under this banner suitable for a wide variety of community and campus alerting requirements.

WiPath is involved in the provision of EAS systems for tsunami and extreme weather warning, on-campus emergency notification and community alerting and works with a wide variety of emergency services and information systems providers to provide suitable solutions for each environment.

Just released is a range of text to voice solutions that integrate with its paging data receivers and IP based alarm concentrator products to provide the ability to input voice alerts into other systems such as public address and fire alarm systems in response to a text message. WiPath is currently working with a number of university and college campuses to implement these solutions to enable fast notification of emergency situations.

This range of solutions provides the flexibility to choose the delivery method whether it be wireless, internet, wide or local area network and also provides a variety of alerting methods. On some campuses the voice to text solution is the primary alerting method whilst on others they will add or substitute small in-room, text only displays or larger LED signs for common areas and in the outdoors. Some of these options are briefly described on the following web page and we strongly encourage any enquiries from anyone interested in setting up a an emergency alerting system.

About WiPath
WiPath is a leader in the provision of intelligent solutions in both paging and mobile data with a wide range of innovative solutions including local and wide area paging solutions, mobile data terminals, dispatch and field service solutions, vehicle tracking and management. WiPath specializes in providing both off-the-shelf and customized solutions to the paging and mobile communications industries. Website:

WiPath’s ability to combine different technologies and networks in flexible, systems-based solutions using very cost effective equipment is what sets it apart from practically every other company in the industry.

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Vice President Marketing North America

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e*Motion Revolutionizes the Weather-station Market

Paging technology established in consumer goods market

Professional forecasts in your own home: a completely new generation of weather stations is being presented in Hanover at CeBIT, the world's largest computing trade fair. End customers receive forecasts sent directly to their home device several times daily: a quantum leap from conventional solutions. The data is distributed through e*Message's nationwide wireless network.

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A world's first revolutionizes weather forecasting for home users. Weather stations connected to the WETTERdirekt network provide predictions for fifty regions throughout Germany, thus offering substantially more exact forecasts than all previous solutions. The weather data is continuously updated via satellite over e*Message's wireless network at no extra charge. Thirty-six symbols on the display provide full weather information for the given day and the three days to follow. The forecasts are supplied by a leading weather portal that analyses data from all over the world, including air currents, anticyclones and depressions. Conventional weather stations are not comparable, since they only process local weather data, and deliver forecasts using only five symbols.

WETTERdirekt transmits the data using the e*Motion technology, based on the e*Message wireless network with 800 transmitting stations that covers more than 98% of the German population. "Our technology has prompted a quantum leap in the weather-station market. The new product confirms that our e*Motion platform is established in the consumer-electronics market," said Dr. Dietmar Gollnick, CEO of e*Message. The e*Motion technology is energy-saving, ready for the mass market, and available everywhere with good indoor coverage. It allows manufacturers to add value to a multitude of devices by integrating a wireless chip. Paging has several advantages over the GSM technology - advantages that pay when the application data needs to be updated constantly. The e*Message chip and network are by far the most economical option in purchase and operating costs. Moreover, the network coverage is much better and the power consumption is only a fraction of that of GSM devices.

WETTERdirekt's satellite-based weather stations are available starting in mid-March from better opticians, department stores, home electronics shops, practically all DIY shops, houseware retailers, and mail-order merchants. The new WETTERdirekt models are priced between €49 and €69. Up to now, the German market for weather stations has had a volume of some 700,000 units annually. Experts predict that the launch of the new WETTERdirekt stations will at least double this figure. Because climate change is increasingly affecting everyday life, there is not only a growing need for current, constantly available forecasts, but also a growing demand for weather stations with reliable information.

Other wireless applications with integrated chips are already in development. "We expect that our technology will be found in other consumer electronics products within the year," Gollnick explained. A wireless chip could be integrated in clocks, MP3 players, car radios or navigation systems, for example, to let these products receive additional information economically and efficiently over the e*Motion platform. Dietmar Gollnick added: "Thanks to e*Motion, what used to be 'a piece of hardware,' something that's 'used as bought,' becomes a self-teaching day-to-day companion affordable for everyone."


Angelika Griebner
Manager Public Relations
e*Message Wireless Information Services Deutschland GmbH
Schönhauser Allee 10-11
D - 10119 Berlin, Germany
Pone: + 49 30 41 71 12 13
Fax: + 49 30 41 71 19 23

Source: e*Message Wireless Information Services


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WiFi network in the works

Saturday, May 12, 2007

CRYSTAL LAKE – It happens. You’re hooked up to the wireless Internet, about to hit “send” on that e-mail when - ah, man - the connection is lost.

Well, not for much longer.

Crystal Lake officials have reached an agreement with the Crystal Lake-based technology firm Heartland Communications to build a citywide wireless fidelity, or WiFi, network.

The network, which already is under construction, will be built by installing wireless antennas on city buildings and structures, Heartland President Lowell Todd said.

The company will pay for the construction of the network and, in exchange for the use of city facilities, Crystal Lake will get free wireless service and 5 percent of gross revenues.

Residents can subscribe to the citywide network for $24.95 a month.

The agreement has Mayor Aaron Shepley enthused.

“What a tremendous thing for the city,” he said.

“My understanding is we’re going to be the first city around that has this capacity,” he said.

“I really do think this will be the start of a very drastic and positive change in the way people access technology in our community.”

Aurora is in the throes of building its own city-wide wireless network. The system, which will be offered free of charge to residents, was designed to cover what Aurora’s technology consultant Tony Hylton called a technology gap.

"We wanted to fulfill certain social obligations, including to ensure that we closed the digital divide and to ensure that our lower socio-economic communities had access to technology," Hylton said.

Crystal Lake will have Heartland’s first municipal WiFi network, Todd said. The first phases of the project, which will surround the city’s downtown area, are expected to be completed and ready for business this summer. The network is required to be 80 percent built within 18 months.

Wireless networks send data from place to place via radio waves, essentially allowing connection to Internet networks. Todd said it functioned at the same speed as a wired high-speed network.

“There are a lot of products that are sold WiFi capable,” Todd said. “Just about everything you buy from Best Buy and Circuit City comes WiFi enabled.”

Deputy City Manager George Koczwara said the agreement gave Crystal Lake a leading role in technology development. The concept is being discussed in many municipalities, he said.

WiFi users in Crystal Lake can go to free “hot spots,” like Panera Bread on Route 14, or have access to a private network.

Paul Anderson does both.

“My first thought is, although that price is relatively inexpensive, I wouldn't [subscribe to] it,” Anderson said when told about the new network.

As he spoke, he sat in Panera Bread, working on his WiFi-enabled laptop computer.

For Anderson, a subscription to the new network would be redundant.

“I've got my home, I've got places like this, I've got my office,” he said. “Part of the reason I’m here (in Panera) is for .... more pleasant scenery.”

But fellow Panera customer Adriana Czerwiec said the new network would be a good thing.

The Arlington Heights resident commutes to Crystal Lake to attend nursing school and stops in Panera to use the WiFi network a couple of times each week.

“If I were a resident, that would be something I would be interested in,” she said of the WiFi system. “There’s a convenience factor.”

Source: Northwest Herald McHenry County, Illinois

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13 RL-70 XC Midband Link Receivers
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Link Transmitters:
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3 Glenayre QT4201, 25W Midband Link TX
3 Glenayre Hot Standby Panels
3 Motorola 10W, 900 MHz Link TX (C35JZB6106)
2 Motorola 30W, Midband Link TX (C42JZB6106AC)
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2 Glenayre GL-T8311, 125W
3 Motorola PURC 5000, 350W, ACB
5 Motorola PURC 5000, 125W, TRC
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10 Motorola PURC 5000, 110W, ACB
5 Motorola PURC 5000, 225W, ACB
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35 Glenayre GLT-8500, 250W, C2000, I20
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Hit Me on My Pager, Now and Forever

By Brendan I. Koerner

motorola pager Among my myriad faults as a writer, one of the biggies is my tendency to make sweeping statements that, upon further reflection, probably deserved a few qualifiers. I was about to make the same mistake with this week's column; thank the Lord that I was struck with a terrible cold, and as a result ingested some pseudoephedrine-laced medicine that helped refocus my mind. So instead of foolishly declaring that the continued popularity of the one-way, numeric pager is entirely inexplicable, I will now argue that the continued popularity of the one-way, numeric pager proves that you can't keep a good low-end product down.

I'm not talking here about those fancy Nextel two-ways, of the sort favored by teenagers whose high schools ban cellphones. Nor do I mean the broad-screened alphanumeric one-way of the mid-to-late 1990s, which laid the groundwork for the world's acceptance of SMS. The topic here is the humble "beeper," the boxy little gizmo bolted to many a hip during the Reagan years, and capable of nothing grander than displaying 10 to 12 digits worth of information. This is the gadget that Low End Theory demi-gods A Tribe Called Quest once glorified with the immortal rhetorical question: "Do you know the importance of a Skypager?" And it's a gadget that continues to sell in the era of the cheap Razr, for a trio of reasons that will be revealed after the jump. PLUS: An expert reader provides a quickie lesson on Spartan politics!

The most obvious reason that the beeper persists, and the reason that most endears it to Low End Theory, is price: most any strip-mall wireless hut will toss in a free Motorola Bravo LX ("designed to meet the needs of the active professional") when you sign up for network activation. Heck, they probably won't even do a credit check, given that your monthly bill will doubtless top out at $10. So consumers cursed with particularly virulent strains of Short-Arms-Deep-Pockets Syndrome (SADPS), or those who got in hawk hock to MasterCard on their last trip to Atlantic City, need not become inaccessible when T-Mobile rejects their cellphone application. As long as you've got a pocketful of quarters at all times, you're always reachable for a relative pittance.

But you're not only reachable on the street. You're also reachable in the bowels of your office building, or in that one weird nook in your apartment where Sprint PCS seems to flicker out. (Quick complaint from a onetime Sprint PCS customer: How can I be roaming in my own kitchen?) The fact of the matter is that many paging protocols tend to be more reliable than commercial cell coverage, and so they're pretty handy for folks in mission-critical positions. This surely isn't news to Gizmodo's vast audience of IT professionals, many of whom never abandoned the old-fashioned beeper (albeit only if their bosses were too cheap to upgrade to alphanumerics).

Then, as fans of the first season of The Wire know all-too-well, there's the anonymity factor. Because of the aforementioned ease with which a beeper and its attendant service can be purchased, you can make it so that your personal info isn't connected to the beeper number—just pay in cash at your local cell hut, and you're good to go. No monthly roster of incoming numbers is kept, and there's not much threat of letting sensitive information slip on a one-line LCD screen. Hence pagers are a prime example of how the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle tangentially applies to information security: the more sophisticated equipment comes, the more it can be exploited by eavesdroppers and other undesirables. Bug? Feature? All that's moot with the humble ol' beeper.

I know I promised just three reasons, and that you're probably well bored by now. But let me throw one more out there, on the aesthetic vibe: the time to exploit the ironic retroness of the 1980s beeper has finally come, what with the impending release of the Miami Vice movie. You will totally be the life of the party if you stroll in somewhere with a cherry-colored Motorola LS550 strapped to your hip, believe me. Plus, if you rock it long enough, you can start swapping in this nifty pager cam from time to time—the perfect accessory for anyone whose perversion of choice is grainy belt shots. As Tribe so eloquently put it back in the day, "The 's' in Skypage really stands for sex."

SPARTA WINS: Apologies for the relative brevity of this week's column but, as mentioned in the first graf, I'm dealing with a monster cold at the moment—feel like I've been operating underwater for the past 36 hours. So no low-end wrap-up in this space, just a quick classics lesson in reference to last week's Quasar column. Towards the end, I noted that "only ancient Sparta had a higher ratio of soldiers to citizens" than the Alamo city.

A Low End Theory reader with a degree in ancient history—we're not all mech-eng nerds, yo—wrote in with a fascinating tidbit. Turns out that San Antonio really loses out on the citizen-to-soldiers sweepstakes, since the ratio in Sparta was 1:1; only fighting men could be full-fledged citizens. If you weren't willing to bludgeon an Athenian once in a while, you were either a serf/slave or a woman. Yes, I realize that this system doesn't exactly jibe with our current notions of individual liberty. Don't shoot the messenger. (Thanks, Ben)

Brendan I. Koerner is a contributing editor at Wired and a columnist for both The New York Times and Slate. His Low End Theory column appears every Thursday on Gizmodo.

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Crystal Lake has struck a deal with Heartland Communications that will give city residents more options in selecting an Internet provider.

Heartland is building a citywide wireless fidelity, or WiFi, network. Crystal Lake residents will be able to subscribe to the service. The monthly cost will be $24.95. In exchange for the use of city facilities, city government gets free wireless service and 5 percent of gross revenues.

The agreement does not cost taxpayers anything. The company will pay for the construction of the network. And it provides city residents with another option in acquiring access to the Internet. Competition is good for consumers. It’s good to see Crystal Lake making decisions that encourage such competition. The agreement that Crystal Lake has with Heartland is non-exclusive.

The agreement calls for the Heartland network to be 80 percent completed in about 18 months. The deal does not provide free access anywhere for residents, except for at the Crystal Lake library.

There already is some wireless service available in Crystal Lake. But this project will provide the option of wireless Internet citywide. Providing access to such technology can only benefit Crystal Lake.

Some municipalities – such as Aurora – have cut deals with WiFi providers that allow residents to have free access. However, those deals include pop-up advertising. Usually there is an option allowing residents to pay a fee if they want to avoid pop-up advertising. There is some question whether such arrangements are, in the long-term, economically viable. And such advertising can be obnoxious.

Also, whether any tax dollars should be spent to provide Internet access is questionable. Some consider Internet access as important, necessary infrastructure. Others see it as a luxury.

We like Crystal Lake’s approach. No tax dollars are being spent, but the city is working with a company to get the infrastructure into town. Once that happens, the market will determine what happens.

Source: Northwest Herald McHenry County, Illinois


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NEW YORK - Continuing a decades-long relationship with New York City, Verizon Business has begun work on implementing a new Enhanced 911 system designed to provide the city's police, fire and emergency medical personnel with state-of-the-art technology to help them locate and communicate with 911 callers. Verizon Business will provide the new system under a seven-year contract valued at as much as $195 million.

( - NEW YORK - Continuing a decades-long relationship with New York City, Verizon Business has begun work on implementing a new Enhanced 911 system designed to provide the city's police, fire and emergency medical personnel with state-of-the-art technology to help them locate and communicate with 911 callers.

Verizon Business will provide the new system under a seven-year contract valued at as much as $195 million. The agreement with the city has an option for two two-year extensions, including upgrades in network and equipment technology to ensure that the system remains state of the art. A key feature will enable New York City's Police Department ( NYPD ) and Fire Department ( FDNY ), and the FDNY's Emergency Medical Services division for the first time to share redundant, dual-dedicated switches to receive and process E-911 calls

"Building on our experience in providing mission-critical communications services, Verizon Business is committed to assisting the city in protecting and serving the residents and visitors of the Big Apple,'' said Alex Coleman, group president for Verizon Business' government and education organization. "Once the city migrates to the new system, New Yorkers will know that their call for help will be handled by one of the most sophisticated, resilient and reliable E-911 systems available today."

Verizon Business is overseeing implementation of a turnkey, fully managed E-911 service for the city that includes a new fiber-optic network, dedicated switches, routers, Centrex voice services and Ethernet Private Line data network services. Once the new system is operational, Verizon Business will provide network monitoring and technical support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Implementation of the first phase of the new E-911 system has begun and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. All operations are currently planned to be migrated to the new system in 2008.

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CRYSTAL LAKE – Laptop-toting customers long have headed to outposts of Panera Bread, Starbucks and Caribou Coffee for Internet access in Crystal Lake while they sip cups of gourmet coffee.

But independent business owners, such as Lisa Ludvigsen, who opened Evolve boutique on Williams Street in September, are hoping they also soon may be able to offer wireless access to their customers.

Evolve sells artisan creations from around the world, spiritual books, crystals and stones, and is meant to be a place that brings people together.

She hopes to turn space at the back of the boutique into a gathering area, and if gatherers could log on, “that would be very cool,” Ludvigsen said.

When Heartland Communications completes installation of a planned citywide wireless Internet network, Crystal Lake residents will be able to Web surf at home or in the park for $24.95 a month. But the company still is hammering out details of how business owners could allow their customers to access the network.

Heartland President Lowell Todd said the company, which plans to complete 80 percent of the network in the next 18 months, was considering several plans for local businesses.

Rates based on bandwidth

Todd said the company envisioned multiple business “classes.”

Some businesses might not want to participate at all, while others may want only to install repeaters – relay stations that strengthen the WiFi signal – that would enable subscribing customers to log on.

Businesses that want to subscribe to the service themselves would be able to allow “roamers” or subscribing customers to log on, while others may pay to allow customers to log on for free.

“We’re just looking to establish those pricing tiers,” Todd said, noting that prices would reflect the amount of bandwidth a company was likely to use.

The network might not be the right choice for very large businesses, Todd said.

Employees from Crystal Lake-based Heartland already are beginning construction on the network.

The company is paying to install the system’s infrastructure on the city’s light poles and buildings. City officials will, in return, get free access to the network and 5 percent of gross revenues.

Leslie Fraser, an employee at Crystal Lake’s Two A “T” cafe, said the cafe has looked into wireless in the past, but never made the investment.

“For people to be able to do that here should be great,” Fraser said.

Network competitors unfazed

Heartland will compete for customers with existing providers such as Comcast, AT&T and a variety of independent service providers.

The WiFi network’s speed would reach up to 1.5 megabytes per second, compared to the 6 megabytes offered by regular Comcast Internet.

Comcast is the world’s largest cable Internet provider, with 12.1 million mostly residential users.

Because a citywide network is rarely about speed and more about ubiquity of service, “we don’t see it as a competitive threat,” said Rich Ruggiero, Comcast’s vice president of communications and public affairs.

“These sort of fledgling offerings don’t stack up as a true competitor,” Ruggiero said.

Todd said some residents still would need or want the high-speed service, but most are happy to have more options.

“[Comcast] actually has a very fast product,” Todd said. “You pay quite a bit more money for it.”

Kevin Adler, operations manager at CSI Technical Services Inc. in Crystal Lake, said the WiFi network likely would not compete with the Internet provider’s business-to-business services.

“Any business that relies on the Internet for more than just surfing the Web or checking e-mail ... is not going to go with a wireless type solution,” Adler said.

AT&T also has a Metro WiFi division that currently is building citywide networks in St. Louis, and the California cities of Riverside and Napa.

The company “believes strongly in bringing broadband access to as many customers as possible,” spokeswoman Blair Klein said.

The key tenet of citywide networks is outdoor access, whether for patrol cars or public park remote control lighting, Klein said.

AT&T did not market the Metro service in Crystal Lake because the city did not issue a request for proposals, Klein said.

Heartland reached the WiFi agreement after Todd approached the city, making his sales pitch to deputy city manager George Koczwara.

Heartland has an existing contract providing pagers to the city’s police and water departments.

Koczwara said the non-exclusive agreement with Heartland was similar to its contracts with multiple cellular phone companies.

“There’s no cost to the city for this whatsoever,” Koczwara said.

Source: The Business Journal McHenry County, Illinois

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BloostonLaw Telecom Update
Vol. 10, No. 22
May 23, 2007

Google’s 700 MHz Auction Plan Looks At Real-Time Auction Model, Per-Device Registration Fees

In an ex parte filing, Google has proposed that the FCC should allow “any spectrum that is unused at a particular place and time to be eligible for secondary uses by any lawful devices.” Google says this can be achieved through a “dynamic auction mechanism, fixed per device registration fees…or on an unlicensed basis.” Google wants the FCC to clarify that the service rules governing the 700 MHz auction bands already allow the use of “dynamic auction techniques, such as real-time auctions and per-device registration fees.”

Google’s filing notes that the current auction method takes money away from infrastructure buildout, requires advance payments that create unnecessary barriers to entry (especially for smaller firms and experimental technologies), and arguably constitutes a tax by removing money from the private sector. Google emphasizes that a solution can be found in dynamic auctions—i.e., real-time airwaves auctions and device-driven registration processes. However, it is not at all clear that such mechanisms will help small bidders so much as it will help companies like Google.

Real-time auction model: Under this scenario, Google says that for each available spectrum band, the licensee could bestow the right to transmit an amount of power for a unit of time, with the total amount of power in any location being limited to a specified cap. This cap would be enforced by measurements made by the communications devices. For channel capacity efficiency reasons, bands should be allocated in as large chunks as possible. The airwaves auction would be managed via the Internet by a central clearinghouse.

Per-device registration fees: As part of a real-time auction process, the communications device itself could become key to the payment process. For example, the consumer’s price to purchase a device could include an airwaves’ registration fee (e.g., $5-$10), which would grant the ability to gain unlimited use at a specified power level. The device could include collision-detection and back-off features (similar to Wi-Fi) to limit congestion.

Either or both of these “dynamic auction mechanisms” would provide more efficient use of spectrum, Google says. It adds that a consumer could purchase an Internet Protocol (IP)-enabled “smart” communications handset at a retail store and as part of that purchase, pay a one-time $10 registration fee to access the pertinent spectrum. In turn, an Internet Service Provider (ISP) may have secured the rights to service that same device via the real-time auction of a licensee’s spectrum holdings. Through the use of marketplace mechanisms, then, a particular slice of spectrum ends up in the hands of the user who values it most at any particular time and place, Google says. It requests that the FCC declare that any successful bidder in the upcoming 700 MHz auction be able to institute such practices.

Google’s Band Plan Proposal: The current band plan for the Lower 700 MHz Band includes an unpaired 6 MHz “E Block” (722-728 MHz) that resides in TV Channel 56. According to Google, this particular block appears to “lack any significant commercial value, due to the limited bandwidth available and it unpaired nature. In order to unlock the long-term commercial potential of the E Block, and create the greatest possible efficient uses, the Commission should designate it as suitable, primarily or exclusively, for the deployment of broadband communications platforms. Specifically, the E Block only should be (1) utilized for interactive, two-way broadband services, (2) connected to the public Internet, and (3) used to support innovative software-based applications, services, and devices.”

According to CNET, the Google proposal will be endorsed this week by one of the consortiums that is planning to bid in the spectrum auction: Frontline Wireless, an investor group founded by former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt, with a number of Silicon Valley venture capitalists including the Google investors L. John Doerr and Ram Shriram.

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It would appear that Google’s talk of “real time auctions” isn't something designed to replace the normal “simultaneous multiple round auction” format to which our clients have grown accustomed. Instead, Google appears to be lifting concepts from the FCC’s “white spaces” proceeding and asking the FCC to clarify that its current 700 MHz rules do not preclude 700 MHz licensees (and not unlicensed users – this is a crucial distinction) from using so called “carrier sense” technologies and “dynamic auction techniques” (i.e., a technology that allows the wireless device to “negotiate” with the available networks for access to the least expensive network, operating protocols, and the most suitable spectrum channels).

This points to an entirely new “device based” model for wireless spectrum management. Some believe it is the future (since it may obviate the need for having licensed spectrum), but wireless carriers will likely disagree. Google’s proposed clarification is almost certainly for the benefit of Frontline, which we must assume wants to operate its Upper 700 MHz E-Block commercial system as a “test bed” for these concepts.

As a second “ask” in Google’s filing, they want the FCC to adopt rules for the Lower 700 MHz E-Block (allocated as 6 MHz EA licenses) indicating that this unpaired spectrum can only be used for (1) interactive two-way broadband services, (2) that are connected to the Internet; and (3) that are used to support software-based applications, services and devices (i.e., Google’s business model).

In this regard, Google’s filing may be seen as a preemptive “shot across the bow” of Qualcomm, which holds the Lower 700 MHz D-Block license nationwide (the other unpaired 6 megahertz channel), and which is using the D-Block spectrum for its proprietary MediaFLO wireless mediacasting network and service. Qualcomm would love to increase the channel capacity of its MediaFLO network, so our clients shouldn't be surprised to see them in there bidding for the Lower 700 MHz E-Block licenses.

While our clients aren't likely to be interested in bidding for unpaired spectrum (which will likely be licensed over 176 EAs), what this means for them is that bidding for CMA licenses could be more heated if the EAs get too expensive for the larger carriers. Might Google bid on the unpaired spectrum.

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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.



Put the innovative technology of Nighthawk to work for you. For more information on any of our products or services, please contact us.

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The Glenayre GL3000 RXL is a fully redundant paging terminal with 1 million subscriber database, POCSAG and FLEX encoding, TNPP, and 10x2Mbit E1 input trunks.

The terminal supports most paging services including tone, voice (live agent), numeric DDI, and alphanumeric paging. It comes complete with integrated voice mailbox facilities, intelligent call queuing, and a self-contained 1 million mirrored subscriber database. The paging terminal is powered up and can be inspected and tested in a live paging environment.

The GL3000 has proven to be a supremely reliable and stable system.

The three Glenayre GL3900’s have been configured to provide data and voice services to live agents in a call centre environment. The GL3960 systems are integrated into GL3000 RXL to provide 2 fully functional 60 channels live agent systems, with the addition of a 30-channel system for agent training purposes. Voice calls and data pops to agents PC screens are processed by the GL3900 and then cross-connected to the customers inbound calls from the GL3000, creating a fully functioning call centre.

The Glenayre Paging System is complete and housed within 6 cabinets, still powered up and connected to its interfaces with a fully functional arbitrator console.

A large number of unused spares are also included.

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By Scott Moritz
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5/24/2007 6:46 AM EDT

Just a month before Apple's iPhone is due to juice AT&T's growth, industry watchers say New York-based Verizon has some hand candy of its own to sweeten sales.

"They are working on an answer to the iPhone that is supposed to be pretty good," says one telecom expert who is familiar with Verizon's effort.

Verizon's anti-iPhone is LG's Prada. The Prada, or KE 850, was recently introduced in England and is very similar in appearance to the iPhone.

The Prada is less than a half-inch thick and is dominated by a three-inch touch-screen. The phone has a camera on the back and is designed to be a video and music player.

As the phone's high fashion name would suggest, the Prada was designed with the help of the Italian fashion house and it comes with a suitably high price, selling for more than $600 in the U.K. The iPhone, due to be rolled out next month, is expected to fetch $500.

AT&T's five-year exclusive arrangement with Apple to sell the iPod-inspired iPhone is seen as a potentially big threat to the continued growth at Verizon Wireless.

Verizon and AT&T have ridden solid gains in wireless users to 52-week highs this month. But if the iPhone is a hit, AT&T stands to win many new customers when the phone hits the market, stealing momentum and lucrative users from Verizon.

Verizon can stem some of the defections if it has its own supersleek iPhone imitation.

In reaction to all the iPhone attention AT&T is getting, Verizon COO Denny Strigl told USAToday Tuesday: "We do have a very good response in the mill. You'll see that from us in the late summer."

A Verizon representative played down the notion that the company was banking on the Prada as its answer to the iPhone.

"We have several music devices coming" including the LG Prada, "but there are others," the representative said.

Verizon investors will be hoping one of those phones can beat the iPhone.



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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: "Ron Mercer" <>
Date: May 24, 2007 9:11:48 AM CDT
To: "Brad Dye" <>

HI Brad. Thanks for publishing the “Paging Museum” idea that we discussed several days earlier. I have a number or pagers, some 40 years old, that I can contribute. Stephen Oshinsky has advised that he can contribute a number also.  I'm very interested in potential locations for the Museum. (Washington DC, AAPC in North Carolina, etc.)

Any thoughts anybody?

Ron Mercer


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If you are in a nostalgic mood, you might enjoy reading some old articles in The PageNet Scrapbook. They tell about the house that Chairman George Perrin built on “billionaire's row” in Dallas, and how it burned down before it was finished—an erie parallel to what happened to the world's largest paging company.

That's all for this week folks.

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