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FRIDAY - JANUARY 26, 2007 - ISSUE NO. 246

Dear friends of Wireless Messaging,

There has been a resurgence of interest in telemetry over paging channels lately — using both one-way and two-way paging. I have had several interesting discussions with clients and potential clients who are making plans to use paging channels with products and services they want to develop. I have long been a proponent of what I call “alternate uses of paging systems.”

For a long time, I was the guy that Motorola sent around the world promoting the idea that paging infrastructure could be used for a lot more than personal messaging. My presentation was called, The Wheel of Fortune. In fact, people who couldn't remember my name would frequently call me “the Wheel of Fortune guy.”

Our paging colleague, Rob Lockhart, takes credit for coining the following phrases:

  • People Paging People
  • People Paging Things
  • Things Paging People
  • Things Paging Things

These later became:

  • Man to Man
  • Man to Machine
  • Machine to Man
  • Machine to Machine

(Sorry ladies, I know the above is not politically correct.)

I created the Wheel presentation while training the new manager of paging infrastructure at Motorola about all the different things you can do with a paging system to generate revenue (circa 1991). The concepts are mine; he thought of the title. It later became very popular, and many paging operators around the world continue to use these ideas in their businesses today.

The hub of the wheel represents the paging system infrastructure, and the spokes radiating out from the hub each represent separate revenue-producing business opportunities, such as:

  • Electronic Parole
  • Telemetry
  • PDAs, Palm Pilots, etc.
  • Wireless Chat (Conference)
  • Individual Messaging
  • Advertising—Graphics & Text
  • E-mail
    • One-way Notification
    • Two-way Interactive
  • Special Interest News
  • Web Clipping
  • GPS Location & Tracking
  • Business Group Calls
  • Commerce—Interactive Web Auctions

The idea of using paging channels for things other than paging is not new. The first project that I worked on, after going to work for Motorola in 1974, was a Load Shedding System using Motorola's 800W Switch. It was essentially an analog-two-tone pager hooked up to a large relay and mounted in a plastic enclosure that resembled an AC-power meter — just like the one we all have on the side of our homes. It was used to turn off hot water heaters during times when the demand for electric power was greater that the electric company's ability to deliver. It was far better to turn off — say 50,000 hot water heaters — than to completely turn off a whole neighborhood. Especially when you consider the serious results of things like food spoilage and home-bound people dependent on electrical/medical devices to stay alive.

More About Telemetry
I am re-publishing today, a Special Bonus Section that I included in the November 29, 2002 newsletter. You can't miss it below — it has a black background with white print. It has several suggestions that I call “Idea Starters.” Some of them have been done already and some have not. Personally, I think these are just the sort of things that we should be doing today to make use of the superior technology and the excess channel capacity that we have available.

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The business advantage here may be obvious to most people, but at the risk of belaboring the point, permit me to review the thought process that brought me to that “Aha!” moment.

If you want to monitor or control some remote device using a wireless connection between the two points, you will need at least a radio transmitter, a tower and an antenna at one end and a radio receiver, a tower and an antenna at the other end. Add to this, all the necessary control equipment and an FCC operating license and it starts to get expensive. If you want to cover a whole city, you will need multiple radio installations — for example approximately 25 to cover a major metropolitan area like Atlanta. To cover most of the populated areas of the USA, you would need many transmitters. USA Mobility used over 14,000 transmitters at the end of 2006 to do this — although this number is being reduced. (Source: USA Mobility, Inc., Investor Conference presentation, August 9, 2006.)

So . . IF you could obtain an FCC license, which at one time would have cost several million dollars, and then you wanted to build out a new nationwide telemetry system and link it all together with bidirectional satellite channels, it would cost in the billions of dollars.

The Aha! moment comes when you realize that the system already exists, it has already been tested, debugged, and refined. It uses superior “simulcast” technology and the owners will let you use it for just a few dollars a month.

Got it? Use OPM (other people's money)! See — I just saved you several billion dollars — now you don't have to build a new radio system for your wireless telemetry business.

Nighthawk, Daviscomms, Unication, and WiPath, have cool telemetry products that use paging channels, the infrastructure is ready to go and available from many service providers.

Now on to more news and views.

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HAPPY 2007!

Mark your calendars to attend the premier paging event of the year!

AAPC Wireless Forum
May 30-June 1, 2007
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The Wireless Forum continues to be the best networking conference on the east coast for the wireless industry. In 2007, participants will enjoy perusing the outstanding vendor exhibits and learning about cutting-edge technologies offering ideas to expand your business. In addition, vendors will host dedicated training sessions and the Paging Technical Committee will meet during this event.

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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Daviscomms USA   Product Support Services
EMMA—European Mobile Messaging Association   Ron Mercer
Global Fax Network Services   Swissphone
GTES LLC   Texas Association of Paging Services
Hark Systems   TH Communications
Heartland Communications   UCOM Paging
HMCE, Inc.   Unication USA
InfoRad, Inc.     USA Mobility, Systems Application Division
Ira Wiesenfeld   WiPath Communications
Minilec Service, Inc.   Zetron Inc.

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One Billion Mobile Phones Sold in 2006

By Eric M. Zeman
January 25, 2007

Record-setting sales in the fourth quarter vault worldwide mobile phone sales over the 1-billion mark, according to IDC.

It may have taken 23 years since the first mobile phones were sold, but worldwide shipments of mobile phones topped 1.019 billion handsets in 2006, setting a new record in sales. That figure represents an increase in sales of 22.5% over the 832.8 million phones sold in 2005.

Helping push the numbers higher was a strong fourth quarter, which saw vendors ship 294.9 million units, up 19.7% over 2005. The numbers also set a record for a single quarter.

Nokia helped boost that figure with 106 million handsets sold, keeping it in the No. 1 spot by a wide margin at 35.2% market share compared to second-place Motorola with 21.9% share. Samsung ranked third in sales with 10.7% worldwide market share, though its figures dipped some.

"Emerging markets contributed to the high volume sales," said Ramon Llamas, research analyst in IDC's Mobile Technology and Tracking team in a statement. "It was not long ago that shipments into mature markets, including Japan, North America and Western Europe, consumed the majority of devices shipped worldwide. More recently, however, device shipments into emerging economies in Asia/Pacific, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America have surpassed shipments to mature markets, and the difference between the two continues to grow."

Source: Wireless Week

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Pair of health studies fail to clear up cellphone-cancer debate

By Jeffrey Silva
Story posted: January 24, 2007 - 1:43 pm EDT

human brain Two newly publicized health studies on mobile phone and base station radiation have produced mixed results, likely keeping alive the long-running scientific debate over whether handsets and cell site transmissions can cause cancer and other illnesses.

Japanese mobile-phone operators NTT DoCoMo Inc., KDDI Corp. and SoftBank Mobile Corp. said an industry-funded laboratory study concluded radio frequency radiation from cellphone base stations do not cause damage to human cells, according to a DoCoMo press release.

“In an interim report on April 26, 2005, the companies announced they had found no effects on cell proliferation, gene expression profile, or DNA single-strand breaks. Now they have found there are no genetic alterations or protein functions that could be associated with cell transformation or programmed cell death (apoptosis). Based on these findings, the operators have concluded that they could not find adverse health effects from radio waves from mobile phone base stations,” DoCoMo stated.

DoCoMo said Mitsubishi Chemical Safety Institute Ltd., a specialized research institution, conducted the experiments on behalf of the mobile phone carriers, with the latest results of the peer-reviewed data due for publication in the Bioelectromagnetics Journal.

Meantime, a European multi-nation epidemiology study published in the International Journal of Cancer failed to identify a general link between mobile phone use and the risk of glioma. At the same time, researchers discovered a nearly 40-percent increased tumor risk for a class of long-term subscribers. The scientists found an elevated risk for those who used mobile phones for more than 10 years and whose gliomas were on the same side of the head where they hold their cellphones.

“Although our results overall do not indicate an increased risk of glioma in relation to mobile phone sue, the possible risk in the most heavily exposed part of the brain with long-term use needs to be explored further before firm conclusions can be drawn,” said researchers associated with the 13-country Interphone research program. Countries participating in the project include Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Interphone researchers previously found evidence that long-term cellphone exposure can cause another type of benign cancer known as acoustic neuroma. Gliomas are considered far more dangerous.

The Food and Drug Administration’s top cellphone radiation expert said the latest Interphone results should be interpreted with care.

“Our staff epidemiologists and statisticians have not had sufficient time to read and analyze this paper as of now. However, in the abstract to this paper, the authors express caution about their finding and state that it is of ‘borderline statistical significance’ and that this finding ‘needs to be explored further before firm conclusions can be drawn.’ We agree with those caveats and await the completion and analysis of the entire Interphone studies,” said the FDA’s Howard Cyr.

Mobile phone carriers and vendors continue to face wireless health litigation in the United States, though the number of suits against the wireless industry has decreased in recent years. No wireless operator or manufacturer has been found liable for making a defective product or personal injury since cellular phones came on the scene in the U.S. more than two decades ago.

Source: RCRWirelessNews

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Reminder that Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) Compliance Certifications from all Telecommunications Carriers are due by February 6, 2007.

January 23, 2006

Exclusive to the Wireless Messaging Newsletter

By Vic Jackson, Interconnection Services, Inc.


Early last year (2006) there was some considerable controversy over the disclosure to unauthorized persons, by some cellular carriers, of the confidential cellular telephone records of high profile individuals, especially detailed records of individual calls. The FCC came under intense pressure to stop this unlawful practice by some businesses that were openly advertising their ability to obtain confidential telephone records for a fee, even though there are specific FCC rules against such practices. In response, the FCC ordered all telecommunications carriers to submit a CPNI “Compliance Certification.” This “certification” put the onus on high level company officials to make sure the carriers are complying with FCC rules regarding proprietary customer information such as call records.

On January 30, 2006 the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau directed all Telecommunications Carriers to submit Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) Compliance Certifications no later than February 6, 2006. (FCC DA 06-233, Released January 30, 2006.)

Most telecommunications carriers, including paging carriers submitted the CPNI certifications last February 6. Now, because of the FCC requirement for annual certification, new filings are due by February 6, 2007. For paging carriers, CPNI is a relatively benign problem, but a failure to file this FCC required certification could result in some severe penalties.

Listed below is a copy of 47 CFR 64.2009 and the CPNI filing requirement.

TITLE 47—TELECOMMUNICATION, CHAPTER I--FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION, PART 64_MISCELLANEOUS RULES RELATING TO COMMON CARRIERS, Subpart U_Customer Proprietary Network Information, Sec. 64.2009, Safeguards required for use of customer proprietary network information.


(e) A telecommunications carrier must have an officer, as an agent of the carrier, sign a compliance certificate on an annual basis stating that the officer has personal knowledge that the company has established operating procedures that are adequate to ensure compliance with the rules in this subpart. The carrier must provide a statement accompanying the certificate explaining how its operating procedures ensure that it is or is not in compliance with the rules in this subpart.


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  • Add New Paging System with ALL THE FEATURES
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  • Conventional Single Site and Wide Area Simulcast System Configurations
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  • ReFLEX™ Two-Way Paging and Conventional LMR Mobile Data Systems
  • System Design, Integration/Interface Specials, Pre-install Staging/Configuration
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  • Domestic and International Project Support

Call (217) 653-8200 Fred Pakosta or Jim Neves (660) 341-0304 for your Project Requirements!
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Contact us to find out more:
Tel: +44 (0)2380 666 333

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I have been promoting the use of “Non-traditional Paging” for many years. I first started working with these ideas at the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta in the early 1980s. A lot of people around the world may not remember my name, but many of them will remember “the wheel of fortune guy.” There are many business opportunities out there for people who have the imagination and foresight to pursue them. In this column, I frequently say that I think Wireless Data will be salvation of the paging industry. Every few days, I hear of new ideas from people who have caught the vision of performing certain tasks “over-the air.” Some are as simple as connecting a pager to an internet server so that it may be re-started from any telephone in the world—bypassing failed sections of the Internet completely. ( Why didn't I think of that one? ) Others—variations of the following concepts—are more complex and have patents pending. Which one do you like?

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Most of these ideas have been around for a while, but two-way technology using the ReFLEX protocol makes them even more attractive in today's world. Following is a list of ideas to put your creative instincts in motion.

Vehicles (cars and trucks)
Location using GPS—Stolen Vehicle recovery—better than LOJACK™.
Monitor speed, coolant temperature, oil pressure, tire pressure, etc.
Driver panic button(s) for breakdowns, accidents, hijackings, roadside assistance, airbag deployment notification, etc.
Tracking of cargo vans, shipping containers, or rail cars.
Routine communications with drivers.
Dealers can monitor new cars or trucks for maintenance issues.
Vehicles can send unsolicited reports of problems to dealers, who can call the owner about bringing it in for service.
Remotely roll electric windows up for rain or down for heat.
Start the motor remotely on cold mornings.
Stop the motor (in the case of stolen vehicles this function has been incorporated into a sensor that only allows stopping the motor when the vehicle has been stationary for a certain amount of time, or it could disallow the restarting of a motor after it has been turned off).
Lock or unlock doors remotely.

Personal Security
Kidnapping of Executives.
Coed campus security.

Personal Security—SOS “I have fallen and can’t get up.”
Location of Alzheimer’s patients
Lost or kidnapped children.
Emergency “911” position locator.

Vending Machines
This is the application currently generating a lot of interest. Hot and cold food, soft drinks, and ice vending machines.

Remote control of electrical devices
Load shedding by electrical utilities of non-essential loads such as hot water heaters and some air conditioners.
Electrical power factor correction by electric utilities.
To conserve water, irrigation and lawn sprinkler systems can be turned off remotely when it is raining.
In many areas, like south Florida for example, flood control is very important. Canal floodgates and pumps can be remotely monitored and controlled by Wireless Telemetry.
Any electrical device can be remotely turned on or off and can report back whether it is in an on or off state.

Remote monitoring
Many types of equipment can be polled or interrogated to report the status of monitored functions.
Industrial electrical equipment.
Smoke, Fire, and Water detectors.
Freezers in supermarkets.
Automatic Alarm Reporting.

Unsolicited reporting of many types of remote alarms
Smoke, Fire, and Water detectors.
Freezers in supermarkets.
Excessive vibration in machinery.
Safes, door open, movement, high-temperature.
Elevators stuck between floors with people inside.
Equipment breakdown.
Manufacturing production lines.
It has been shown that when a production line breaks down, the company looses thousands of dollars per hour until the right technical personnel can be notified and come to repair the problem.

Electronic Signs
Missing Children Alerts (Amber Alerts)
Arrival notification (next train, next bus, next rickshaw, etc.)
Advertising which supports news, weather, and sports reporting.
Scores at large sports events, like the Olympic games, on large public signs.
This application works over one-way systems, but two-way systems offer the advantage of assured delivery of the message, error checking with re-transmission, and the ability to interrogate the sign and confirm that it is powered on and functioning.

Track Shipping
Hazardous Materials
Valuables (Currency, precious metals, jewels, etc.).
Organ Transplants.

Vehicle tracking by police and other federal government agencies.

Security Systems
Many types of both home and business security systems that presently operate over telephone lines (which can easily be cut) would give more reliable service using ReFLEX Telemetry. When comparing Wireless to Wire reporting, the concept of a “ring of protection” is an important concept to understand. All the alarm system electronics, including the ReFLEX Transceiver can be completely surrounded by sensors so that anyone who disables the security system will have to cross into the “ring” and will have already triggered an alarm before getting to the equipment.

Copy Machines
Many copy machines are under maintenance contracts. The maintenance company can receive automatic alarm reports when there is a malfunction of the equipment or when ink or paper is needed.

Electronic Parole
The tracking of people on parole is attracting substantial interest in the law enforcement community.

Courier Drop Boxes
There are two big problems with courier drop boxes:
When the box is full and can accept no more shipments, the company will loose business to their competitors.
When the box is empty, the company wastes time and money by sending a driver to every location to check for packages.
ReFLEX25 Telemetry can easily solve both of these problems by reporting when a box is full or empty using internal sensors.

Billboard Lighting
Some companies doing advertising on billboards have in their contract that they do not have to pay for nights when the lighting is not working on their sign. Wireless Telemetry allows for checking that lights are functioning and keeping an audit record in case of disputes.

Asset Monitoring
Track the location of all valuable, company-owned equipment.

For more ideas about expanding business opportunities using paging technology, please see The New Wheel of Fortune on The Paging Information Resource web site.
wheel of fortune You may also find The Original Wheel of Fortune to be interesting as well. (Even though it's a little out of date.)

Unication USA




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

We at Unication have listened and delivered.


M90™ Messenger™—Our newest ReFLEX 2-Way Advanced Messaging solution. Finally the Industry has a true replacement for the Motorola T900 but with more features and improved RF performance.

  • One-Way Pagers
    • Alpha Elite and Alpha Gold—Our top of the line FLEX™ / POCSAG, 4-line alphanumeric pagers with an identical user interface and comparable RF performance to the Motorola Elite and Gold pagers.
    • NP88—Our newest numeric FLEX / POCSAG pager with the best backlight in the Industry.
  • Telemetry
    • We offer RF and decoding solutions.
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About Unication Co., Ltd.

  • A Taiwan company founded in 1992 with extensive experience designing and manufacturing paging and broadband products.
  • An ODM to major telecommunications companies.
  • More than 300 associates worldwide with Engineering Design Centers in Taipei, China and Vancouver, BC.  The engineering team has years of experience in wireless systems, embedded SW, RF design and protocols for infrastructure and pagers.
  • Our Accelerated Life Testing facility ensures the highest quality of products for our customers.
  • ISO 9001 and 14001 Certified
  • Fully licensed by Motorola for product design technology and the FLEX Family of Protocols.
  • Sales and Engineering support office in Arlington, Texas.
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  Contact Information

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  Unication USA
  1901 E. Lamar Blvd.
  Arlington, TX 76006
  (817) 926-6771

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Hark Technologies

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Wireless Communication Solutions

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ISI-LX Internet Serial Interface with Protocol Conversion

  • Converts Serial TAP message to SNPP, SMTP, or WCTP
  • Pass through Serial Data to TCP/IP and TCP/IP back to Serial
  • Supports Ethernet or PPP Connection to Internet w/Dial Backup
  • Includes 4 Serial Ports for Multiplexing Traffic
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IPG Internet Paging Gateway

  • No Moving Parts Such as Hard Drives or Fans to Fail
  • Supports 10Base-T Network Connection to Internet
  • Accepts HTTP, SMTP, SNPP, and WCTP from Internet
  • Sends TAP or TNPP to Your Paging Terminal


  • Inexpensive method of automating your paging monitoring
  • Uses standard paging receiver
  • Available in 152-158 POCSAG or 929 FLEX (call for others)
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Omega Unified Messaging Server

  • Full Featured Internet Messaging Gateway
  • TAP Concentrator and TNPP Routing Functions w/TNPP over Internet
  • Serial Protocols Supported: GCP, SMDI, SMS, TAP, TNPP
  • Internet Protocols Supported: AIM, HTTP, SMPP (out only), SMTP, SNPP, and WCTP
  • Full Featured, Easy-to-use Voice/Fax/Numeric Mail Interface
  • One Number For All Your Messaging
  • Optional Hot-swap Hard Drives and Power Supplies Available

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

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BloostonLaw Telecom Update
Vol. 10, No. 4
January 24, 2007

Broadband PCS Auction Set To Begin May 16, 2007

The FCC has announced the procedures and minimum opening bid amounts for the upcoming auction of 38 broadband Personal Communications Service (PCS) licenses scheduled to begin on May 16, 2007 (Auction No. 71).

Auction No. 71 will offer the 38 licenses for A, C, D, E, and F blocks of broadband PCS spectrum in the 1850- 1990 MHz bands. The spectrum to be auctioned has been offered previously in other auctions but was unsold and/or returned to the Commission as a result of license cancellation or termination.

he licenses available for bidding in Auction No. 71 include broadband PCS spectrum in a range of smaller geographic markets, with licenses in Kansas, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, North Dakota, North Carolina, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, New York, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands.

The pre-auction dates and deadlines are as follows: Auction Seminar—March 7, 2007; Short-Form Application (FCC Form 175) Filing Window Opens March 7, 2007; Short-Form Application (FCC Form 175) Filing Window Deadline—March 16, 2007; Upfront Payments—April 20, 2007; Mock Auction—May 14, 2007; Auction Begins—May 16, 2007.

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

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

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TIA Report: Broadband Demand Drives Highest Telecom Industry Growth Since 2000

2007 Market Review and Forecast Shows U.S. Revenues Grow 9.3 Percent, Worldwide Revenues Up 11.2 Percent

Arlington, Va. – In 2006, the U.S. telecommunications market grew at its fastest rate since 2000, showing that the drive towards convergence continues to stimulate the telecommunications industry, according to TIA’s 2007 Telecommunications Market Review and Forecast.

Each year, TIA’s Telecommunications Market Review and Forecast analyzes the trends affecting the information and communications technology industry. The report includes an overview of the entire industry, as well as detailed sections on the landline, wireless, equipment and international markets.

TIA’s annual review of the health of the telecom industry shows that the U.S. market grew 9.3 percent in 2006 to total $923 billion in revenue, and the worldwide telecommunications market grew 11.2 percent to total $3 trillion. Demand for broadband and high-speed services is fueling this growth, as carriers invest in new fiber, new IP technology and new wireless infrastructure to provide state-of-the-art voice, video and data services.

“Consumers are thirsty for broadband, and this report shows carriers are rushing to meet the demand,” said Grant Seiffert, TIA president. “Technologies like voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) and broadband video, as well as new mobile data services, are sparking new growth in the telecommunications industry. As a result, carriers are offering more competitive all-in-one bundled packages, and consumers are seeing lower prices and more services.”

The publication reports that the U.S. market continues its transition, as both landline and wireless providers upgrade their networks to offer bundled and high-speed services to consumers. As a result, the U.S. network and enterprise equipment markets experienced a double-digit increase in revenue for the third straight year in 2006. Accelerated fiber deployment is a principal catalyst for the market expansion.

The report forecasts growth for competing new broadband technologies such as fiber, satellite, wireless and broadband over powerline, which combined will account for more than 11 percent of broadband subscribers in 2010. However, in 2006, cable modems and digital subscriber line (DSL) technology continued to dominate the U.S. market, capturing 96 percent of the broadband market, which in 2005 overtook dial-up access service. By 2010, 87 percent of Internet connections will be over broadband technology.

Broadband video is one driving force behind deployment of the state-of-the-art fiber needed to carry the high-capacity signal for this new technology, which allows telephone carriers to provide a TV service comparable to cable TV. More than 12 million miles of fiber were deployed in 2006, up 9.1 percent from 2005, with nearly 10 million miles being deployed by the telephone companies.

While growth in voice traffic continues to stimulate the wireless market, data and multimedia applications will drive wireless revenues in the future. Though accounting for just 10 percent of U.S. wireless revenue in 2006, wireless data and multimedia services are forecast to make up 24 percent of all wireless revenue by 2010. Accordingly, wireless carriers are investing in network upgrades to boost speed and availability.

Growth is expected in VoIP, as the broadband-based phone technology is forecast to make up 34 percent of all U.S. residential landlines by 2010, or 25.5 million subscribers, up from just 10 percent and 9.5 million subscribers in 2006. A majority of cable telephone subscriptions use VoIP.

More U.S. businesses are using communication systems based on Internet protocol technology. The adoption of IP-based “converged” enterprise network equipment has surged during the past two years as leases of legacy equipment have expired, the report says. IP/converged systems are expected to overtake traditional enterprise systems by 2009.

Worldwide, Europe has the largest telecommunications market, measuring at $1 trillion, with the U.S. second at $923 billion and Asia/Pacific third at $715 billion. Overall, the international market grew 12.1 percent in 2006. Middle East/Africa was the fastest- growing region, expanding at 21.6 percent. By 2010, the global market is expected to reach $4.3 trillion in revenue.

TIA represents the information and communications technology industry, and its members represent the entire telecommunications supply chain, from infrastructure provider to device maker.



TERRY LANE, (703) 907-7723,
NEIL GAFFNEY, (703) 907-7721,

Source: TIA


A Global Wireless Messaging Association

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 Dear EMMA Members and Friends,

While we would like to reiterate our warmest wishes for a Successful New Year, we also also want to invite you to EMMA's next Conference. It will be held on April 25-26 at the Hilton Hotel in Malta.

Malta, a full member of the EU, is one of the faithful adopters of paging in Europe, thanks to its network operator Telepage — a venture established in the 1990s between Maltacom and Mtel/SkyTel and a founding member of EPPA and EMMA. Malta is also a beautiful and hospitable island, a land of inspiration. And this is exactly the quest today for every professional in wireless communications. inspiration.

As we kick off 2007 we all realize that, in spite of the ongoing convergence between technologies, the existing high  market penetration in mobiles is making growth increasingly challenging. At the same time, the bargaining power of users has also strengthened. It is therefore more imperative than ever before for network operators and manufacturers to protect their respective markets by enhancing their skills to master loyalty among their customers. Technological innovation is important, but customer-focused strategies confer even greater weight to competitiveness.

The objective of the next Conference is, therefore, to tap into the experience and new ideas of those members of our industry who have successfully developed such strategies, and get inspiration from leaders in other sectors, whose know-how can be transposed to address the concerns of the paging world. Speakers from EMEA, the Americas and Australasia will bring insight to the event and create opportunities for further synergies and business cross-fertilization.

We would also like to encourage participation of corporate and government end-users of paging, as well as solution developers — they, after all, are key stakeholders in our industry  —  so please feel free to circulate this invitation widely among your contacts,

Attached you will find the program of the Conference and registration forms.

We are confident that you will support this event with your presence and usual enthusiasm. 

Best regards,

Derek Banner          Jacques N. Couvas 

The European Mobile Messaging Association

Has the pleasure of inviting you to attend the Industry’s

First Semi-Annual Conference and
Round Table Meeting, 2007

Putting the Customer First:
Getting More Value Out Of Established Relationships

April 25-26, 2007

Portomaso, St Julian’s, Malta

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DAY 1, Wednesday, April 25, 2007

13:00 Registration of the Delegates
13:30 Get-together Coffee
14:15 Session 1
15:30 Session 2
17:30 END OF DAY 1
19:00 Social Event
20:00 Gala Dinner
EMMA Marketing Awards

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DAY 2, Thursday, April 26, 2007

09:00 Session 3
10:30 Coffee Break
10:45 Session 4
12:30 Lunch

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Registration Fee:
The attendance fee is Euro 99 per delegate. The fee includes access to all sessions, soft drinks during the sessions, coffee breaks, plus: Organized visit to Maltacom/SkyTel, Social event and Gala Dinner on Day 1; lunch on Day 2; and copies of the presentations in electronic format distributed after the conference.

Registration Form:
Please fill the attached registration form and e-mail it to as soon as possible to enable the Secretariat run logistics smoothly.

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Hotel Reservations:
You will receive information about hotel accommodation together with the confirmation of your registration to the conference. The EMMA special rate for this event in Deluxe rooms at the Malta Hilton is Lm 66 per night (approximately € 150/UK£ 103) for Single occupancy, inclusive of service, VAT and full buffet breakfast. We have negotiated a special rate also for Double occupancy at Lm. 88 per night, inclusive of the referenced services. Malta has plenty of cultural events and opportunities for one-day historical visits and excursions on the main island or the other islands of the Maltese archipelago — Gozo and Comino — in April, therefore we wish to encourage delegates bring their companion or family. Depending upon spouse attendance, EMMA reserves the option to organize a Spouses’ Activities program.

Cancellation Policy
In case of impediment to attend after registration, you may be replaced by another member of your company without penalty.

Cancellations received at the Secretariat up to April 5 will result in a charge of Euro 25 per person.

Cancellations received at the Secretariat on or after April 6, and no-show, will give no right to refund, as EMMA is liable to the hotel for the number of delegates confirmed three weeks before the event.


Copyright © 2007 by Couvas Associates (
Credit for photography: Malta Tourist Authority and Hilton Hotels.
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You can contact Mr. Banner by calling him on +44 1895 473 551 or e-mailing him at:  left arrow CLICK HERE



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Zetron Simulcast System

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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Verizon Wireless Extends Chaperone Family Locator Service To New Lineup Of Handsets

Additional Handsets Great for Older Children and Other Family Members


BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless today announced a full lineup of handsets that are capable of being located through its ChaperoneSM family locator service. Chaperone, which has previously been available only on the green LG Migo phone, gives families an added peace of mind while helping locate each other’s wireless phones. Chaperone family locator service is available today on the following Verizon Wireless handsets: the LG 3450L, perfect for pre-teens who want their own mobile phone, and the LG VX8300, LG Chocolate and the Motorola KRZR K1m, all perfect choices for a teenager or other family member who wants a phone that looks like it was designed for an adult.

Based on Global Positioning System (GPS) data, Chaperone is designed to supplement the parameters family members have already established with each other through two options, Chaperone Family Locator and Chaperone with Child ZoneSM. When it first became available in June of 2006, Chaperone with Child Zone marked the first time a wireless service allowed parents to establish predetermined areas in which a family member could travel with their phone where the parent would be automatically alerted about the location of the device when it entered or left the defined area. Features of these services include:

  • Chaperone Family Locator – Once the family member is equipped with a Chaperone-capable phone and the service is activated on the account, parents can locate their family member’s phone from a PC via the Chaperone Web site ( Optionally, parents can download the Chaperone Parent application from the Get It Now® virtual store, at no charge, to conduct single location requests for their family member’s phone directly from the parent’s Verizon Wireless phone. The Chaperone Parent application is available for use on a growing number of Get It Now-enabled phones.
  • Chaperone with Child Zone – Using the Chaperone Web site, a parent can construct an area called a Child Zone around the vicinity of locations that their family member frequents (such as schools, playgrounds or daycare centers). Different locations can be “zoned” for one time, always on, or for up to 24 hours. When the family member arrives or leaves the predetermined area with their Chaperone-capable phone, the parent is alerted via TXT Message on their Verizon Wireless phone.

“Chaperone helps busy families stay connected throughout the day, while providing parents with a valuable tool for staying in contact with their children,” said Jim Straight, vice president of wireless Internet and multimedia services for Verizon Wireless. “Now, with the service available on additional handsets designed for adults, it’s perfect for families that want to stay connected – whether family members include pre-teens, teenagers or even seniors.”

In order to access Chaperone, a Verizon Wireless customer must subscribe to Chaperone and then activate the service through a secure, password protected Web site. Specific educational materials and terms of use are available to customers and were designed to assist parents and children to use Chaperone in an informed and responsible manner. Chaperone is only available to Verizon Wireless customers on a Family Share Plan to help restrict unauthorized use of the service.

To purchase Chaperone, parents first need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Family Share Plan and must have a Chaperone-capable phone on that account. Parents can add the basic Chaperone Family Locator for $9.99 monthly access per line or add Chaperone with Child Zone for $19.99 monthly access per line.

Parents who want to access location information about their children via their Verizon Wireless handset have a variety of devices to choose from, including: LG VX4700, VX5300, VX8300, VX8600, The Chocolate, The V, The enV, Samsung SCH-a870, SCH-a930, and Motorola V325, RAZR V3m, and MOTOKRZR K1m.

To view a Chaperone demo and learn more about the service, visit For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 57 million customers. The largest US wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 60,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at


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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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San Antonio, TX 78216

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$500.00 FLAT RATE

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: FW: Mot Micor's
Date: January 24, 2007 3:10:38 PM CST

20 old Motorola Micor 450 MHz base stations and 1 Motorola MSF 5000 450 MHz base station available


Do you anyone out there looking for this stuff ? One of the other sales guys here has a customer who has this. Let me know if you know anyone and what they want to pay for it.


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That's all for this week.

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Brad Dye
Wireless Messaging Consultant

P.O. Box 13283
Springfield, IL 62791 USA

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