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Dear Friends of Wireless Messaging,

The Apple iPod continues to impress. Many new models—this week. From cool, to cooler, to coolest!

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Steve Jobs introduced a new line-up of iPods this week. Shown above, is the latest iPod nano—now with video.

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In anodized aluminum and polished stainless steel, iPod nano is now 6.5 mm thin and even more beautiful.

“The best iPod ever.” —Apple

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The new top-of-the-line Apple iPod is modeled after the successful iPhone and has most of the IPhone's revolutionary new features, except the telephone. It even has a web browser for surfing the Internet using built-in Wi-Fi (802.11b/g).

Martin (Marty) C. Cooper will be the keynote speaker on October 25th at the Enterprise Wireless 2007 conference in San Antonio, Texas. The date was incorrectly reported as the 24th, in last week's newsletter.

From Ron Mercer:

On August 6th, 7th and 8th the AAPC participated in the APCO (Association of Public Safety Communications Organization).

The response to our participation was very positive with more than 30 attendees stopping to witness a ReFLEX paging demonstration.

Subsequent to the convention, two Public Safety organizations have requested quotations covering specific regions of the country and several more similar requests are anticipated.

I have received another request for Propagation Mapping Software. Can anyone out there recommend something?

Now on to more news and views. . .

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Ringtones come to iTunes
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As expected, Apple has officially announced the rather ugly* iPod Nano "Fatty". This little guy sports a bigger display, video playback, Cover Flow and a "full metal design". It measures 2 inches diagonally, with a 320×240 screen—the same resolution as the existing high-end iPods. According to Apple, these little guys boast 24 hours of music playback and 5 hours of video. They'll ship with three games onboard—$149 for 4GB and $199 for 8GB. Available this weekend in black, silver, blue, green, and (PRODUCT) RED.
[* Editor: I think the new iPod Nano is beautiful.]

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ipod classic That's right folks, the full-size iPod will now be known as the iPod Classic—and from the looks of it, not much has changed other than the full-metal body and the UI. The iPod Classic will be available in two models: an 80GB and a ginormous 160GB.

The 80GB model is capable of 25 hours of music and 5 hours of video, is thinner than the old 30GB iPod and will retail for $249. The 160GB beast does 40 hours of music and 7 hours of video, will be thinner than the old 80GB model and will retail for $349. Both models will be available today in the same metallic colors as the Nano and Shuffle.

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Apple teams up with Starbucks
Starbucks has been trying to break into the music retailing game for a while now, so it makes sense that they've partnered up with the king of the hill in the digital music sales. Walk into any Starbucks and a special Starbucks icon will pop up on your iPod or iPhone. You'll then be able to browse the last 10 songs played in the store and purchase them over-the-air from iTunes. You'll also get free access to the iTunes Store over the in-store WiFi, though I'd assume you can't use the WiFi for anything else. They'll be rolling the service out in most U.S. metropolitan areas by the end of this year, with all Starbucks locations slated to get it by 2009.

iPhone price drop!
iphone The final announcement at the event was, unsurprisingly, the announcement that garnered the most applause. Apple is discontinuing the 4GB iPhone model and is dropping the price of the 8GB iPhone to $399—that's a $200 price cut. "We want to put iPhones in a lot of stockings," Jobs quipped.

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Global voice messaging and unified messaging revenue is expected to grow from $910.8 million last year to nearly $1.4 billion in 2011. The percentage of global revenue from voice mail will change from 82 percent in 2006 to 38 percent in 2011, with unified communications taking the rest of the pie.

This is the finding in a new report from the Telecom Intelligence Group, “InfoTrack for Converged Applications,” which details 2006 global and North American messaging sales and market shares.

North American messaging revenue for 2006 was $571.5 million, with the vast majority of systems sold in the United States. The top five vendors in North America were Nortel Networks, Avaya Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., Active Voice and Toshiba Corp.

Meanwhile, the markets for voice and unified-messaging mailboxes last year grew 18 percent and 17 percent, respectively, with mailbox shipments totaling 14.6 million and 22.9 million. A portion of this growth was due to a successful one-time promotion by Nortel to migrate its customers to its CallPilot system. Moving forward, North America will drop in global share from 63 percent to 58 percent.

“Our primary research indicates that IT and telecom managers are planning to increase their take rate on unified messaging substantially in the next few years, based on business needs,” says Ken Dolsky, director of professional services and author of the report. “Manufacturers also are driving up the ratio of unified messaging to voice messaging mailboxes as they continue to bundle unified messaging into their platforms, sometimes without any additional charge over voice messaging.”

Other findings include:

  • Nortel led all vendors in 2006 in shipments, with more than 4.8 million mailboxes in North America and more than 5.8 million globally.

  • Avaya led all vendors in revenue in 2006, with $151 million in North America and $206 million worldwide.

  • Cisco showed the greatest growth, at 52 percent globally.

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Bogus messages touting penny stocks flood wireless services

By Herb Weisbaum
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Updated: 6:21 p.m. CT Sept 5, 2007
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For a few days in late August, wireless customers across the country received an unsolicited bulk text message on their cell phones and pagers pitching the penny stock of a Nevada company.


It seems like everyone with a wireless device is communicating via text messaging these days.

Unfortunately, this includes spammers.

For a few days in late August, wireless customers across the country received an unsolicited bulk text message on their cell phones and pagers pitching the penny stock of a Nevada company.

For many wireless customers, this was their first experience with text message spam.

The message read:

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See all the volume, GET IN
It'll be $2 within a week

“It’s annoying because I have to pay for it,” said Erik Englund of Seattle, who doesn't have a text message plan. Until last week, he thought cell phones were spam-free. Not anymore.

Another victim of the spam, Bill Rice, was so upset that he went to a Verizon store, canceled his text message service and blocked all incoming text messages. Verizon is one of the few major wireless companies that let you do that.

"I was just appalled and very annoyed,” Rice, of Seattle, said.

Verizon Wireless claims to block up to 50,000 spam text messages per day. “One spam message is too many as far as we’re concerned,” said Georgia Taylor, Verizon Wireless representative. “We take great lengths in the way of filters and technology to actually block most of these.”

How did the spammers get the numbers of the wireless devices attacked? Taylor says it was random dialing.

How many of the spam messages promoting Fredericks Entertainment were delivered? If the wireless companies know, they won’t say. I can tell you Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and U.S. Cellular customers across the country got them.

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If you receive investment-related spam, forward the offending message to

Sprint representative Caroline Semerdjian said there were two simultaneous spam attacks that overloaded the company’s spam filters and allowed many of the junk messages to get through.

“These guys are constantly trying and testing the water to find a way to get around the filters,” says Howard Schmidt of R&H Consulting in Seattle.

Schmidt, a former White House cyber security consultant, is concerned about the whole issue of attacks on wireless devices. “As we've become more hardened in the desktops and the servers, the next logical place for those with criminal intent to go to is the mobile world,” he says.

What were spammers up to?
Last month’s text message blitz was just the latest twist on the traditional pump-and-dump stock scheme. Here is how it works: Scammers buy a penny stock and send out spam to pump up the price. Once the price jumps, the scammers dump it for a quick profit. Everyone who comes to the party late gets clobbered as the stock plummets.

Stock price skyrockets, then tumbles
We tracked the FDKE stock. On Aug. 24, it was selling for 10 cents a share. Then the wave of spam hit and the price skyrocketed. By Aug. 28, FDKE hit a high of 15 cents a share — a 50 percent increase. On Aug. 31, it dropped like a rock, down to a low of 7 cents a share.

I called Fredericks Entertainment to see what they know about all this. A secretary, who told me her name was Tania, answered the phone and told me, “No one here knows anything about it.” She said there was no one else there who could talk to me.

What should you do?
If you have a bundled plan, these messages didn't cost you anything, they just reduced the number of messages you can receive this month. If you pay per text message, it did cost you.

In either case, you can contact the customer service department at your cell phone company to get a refund or credit. If they won’t give you one, I would like to hear from you.

Stock spam is now a huge problem
The Internet security firm Sophos estimates that in 2005 less than 1 percent of spam involved pump-and-dump stock schemes. Today, it is about 25 percent.

According to the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission, there are 5.2 billion bogus stock alert e-mail messages sent each year. The spam come via e-mail, instant messaging and now text messages.

On Aug. 8, Sophos reported a massive pump-and-dump scheme. A half-billion e-mails were sent, touting the stock of Prime Time Group Inc. in Branson, Mo.

Part of the message, which came in a PDF file, read:

Hurry, we see this stock starting
to make the turn NOW.
Big watch in effect for August 8, 2007!!!!

This one spam attack, Sophos claims, created a 30 percent jump in global spam traffic over a 24-hour period.

The SEC has targeted this kind of market manipulation through its “Operation Spamalot.” On March 8, the commission suspended trading in the securities of 35 companies that were promoted via spam campaigns. This was the largest trading suspension in SEC history.

While some people may be fooled into buying a stock based on these spam alerts, I think it is fair to say many know exactly what they are doing. They are hoping to cash in on the action without risking a lot of money. The cyber scammers are counting on that.

“That small amount of money, generated by hundreds of thousands of people, means an awful lot to the guys reaping the benefits of the scam,” says security consultant Schmidt.

Source: MSNBC

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Toysoft Releases SMSPager

Posted By: Ryan Kairer on Thursday, September 06, 2007 11:43:09 AM

Toysoft has released a new Treo utility. SMSPager is designed to replace the traditional pager. It features a simple easy to use design that lets you define custom filters for all the senders that you wish to receive text messages from. Messages that SMSPager does not receive they will be passed to the default Messaging application or you can assign SMSPager to receive all the text messages. Each custom filter you design can have a unique alter, picture or audible notification.

SMSPager is compatible with the Treo 600/650/680/700p/755. It comes with a free trial period and costs $14.95 to register. It is current [sic] on sale for $9.95 for a limited time.

Source: Palm Infocenter


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Date: August 30, 2007
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Office of the Mayor-President
(225) 389-5161

Baton Rouge Area More Prepared than Ever
For Emergency Notification

Second Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina Serves as Reminder of the Need for
Emergency Preparedness and Communications

[Baton Rouge, LA – August 30, 2007]- As hurricane season picks up and the second anniversary of Katrina reminds all Americans of the importance of emergency preparedness, East Baton Rouge Parish has taken steps to ensure that they are more prepared than ever in the event of an emergency situation. After conducting extensive research, Baton Rouge, together with local Homeland Security officials, decided that one of the key procedures necessary to keep cities safe and organized during and after an emergency situation is proper communication. During the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, efficient communications between levels of government and to residents was one of the key obstacles hindering evacuation and safety measures and Baton Rouge officials want to prevent this problem from ever occurring in their city.

During emergencies, like hurricanes, overcoming the challenges of interoperability between agencies and keeping all government departments organized and informed is imperative in maintaining safety and security. Because of this, Baton Rouge has taken specific measures to ensure that the lines of communication within federal and local government agencies, local law enforcement, public health departments, schools and aid workers are organized and properly coordinated. East Baton Rouge Parish has selected the Connect-CTY® service from The NTI Group, Inc. to provide a system that will allow authorized users to notify citizens through voice and text messages and to let residents sign up additional phone lines, emails, text and mobile numbers for emergency contact through the city-parish Web site,

“Having a technology that can reach our residents through multiple avenues helps to assure that everyone is notified when an emergency occurs and can take appropriate action,” said Baton Rouge Mayor-President Melvin L. “Kip” Holden. “Events like Hurricane Katrina serve as a reminder that all cities, counties and schools must have communications systems in place to ensure public safety.”

Baton Rouge can use this service to target messages to an unlimited number of groups – everything from mobilizing emergency response teams to notifying necessary department heads. For example, in the event of a hurricane, federal and city officials can use the system to coordinate volunteers from the Red Cross and organize aid operations in the most effective manner.

“As the first city in Louisiana to adopt the Connect-CTY service, it shows that Baton Rouge is at the forefront of utilizing advanced technology in emergency response.” Holden said.

“Ensuring that our residents receive these important messages is of utmost importance. One of our main concerns was the ability to notify a mobile society. Home telephone numbers are no longer necessarily the best way to reach our residents and we needed a system that could reach residents through various methods of communication,” said Joanne Moreau, Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness of Baton Rouge.

East Baton Rouge Parish is also utilizing the service to improve operational efficiency by focusing on workforce development within the community. Residents who have applications for city and parish career opportunities are receiving updates from local governments to help build up their services and organize the application process.

“Hurricane Katrina was a terrible situation that we hope never to live through again. We are proud to be working with Mayor-President Kip Holden and the great city of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish who has shown great leadership in keeping residents safe through effective preparation and communication,” said Robin D. Richards, Chairman and CEO of NTI.

For more information on the Connect-CTY system, please go to


Source: The NTI Group

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  • Sends TAP or TNPP to Your Paging Terminal


  • Inexpensive method of automating your paging monitoring
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The BloostonLaw Telecom Update newsletter will be on vacation during the month of August. We will resume publication on September 12.

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

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Apple Cuts Price of iPhone, Announces iPod Touch

By Teresa von Fuchs
WirelessWeek - September 06, 2007

Along with its announcements about the latest line of iPods, Apple yesterday also slashed prices on the iPhone. The 8 GB handset will now cost $399, down from $599 on its initial release, only two months ago. Apple also announced plans to phase out the 4 GB model.

Apple has said that anyone who purchased an iPhone within the past 14 days can get a refund on at least the difference in prices.

Many iPhone early adopters were upset with the news of so soon a drop in price. As well as Apple's release of the new iPod Touch, an iPod with a touch screen just like the phone's, as well as wireless connections and a Web browser. The new iPod Touch will allow users to download music to the iPod directly, without having to first download music to a computer and sync the device.

In an interview with USA Today, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said, "If anybody is going to cannibalize us, I want it to be us. I don't want it to be a competitor."

Apple and Starbucks also announced a deal that will allow people to access the iTunes store at Starbucks locations without paying for Wi-Fi connection fees. The service will debut at more than 600 Starbucks in New York and Seattle starting October 2, and will come to other major cities throughout the year and into 2008.

Terms of the partnership were not disclosed.

Source: Wireless WEEK

Also, after receiving hundreds of e-mails from upset customers, in an open letter to all iPhone customers, Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO said:

. . . we have decided to offer every iPhone customer who purchased an iPhone from either Apple or AT&T, and who is not receiving a rebate or any other consideration, a $100 store credit towards the purchase of any product at an Apple Retail Store or the Apple Online Store. Details are still being worked out and will be posted on Apple's website next week.



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From: Derek Banner
Subject: EMMA conference in Cork, October 17th to 19th 2007.
Date: September 4, 2007 4:58:33 AM CDT
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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Please find attached the hotel reservation form and the updated programme for the next EMMA conference and Round Table meeting to be held in Cork, Ireland on 17th to 19th October.

Cork was the European Capital of Culture in 2005 and offers many opportunities for cultural and sporting activities. The exceptional Maryborough Hotel, where we shall be staying and meeting, has a state-of-the-art spa and health-club, as well as access to the local golf courses. We have arranged a very special price of 125 Euros per night to include the room, breakfast and taxes. You can check out a comprehensive list of the hotels facilities at

The theme for the conference is Innovation. It seems that we have settled for a simple and robust radio-messaging technology that only requires a fairly small black-box for its delivery. Is this, however, what the market expects – or, rather, something more in line with the present times and anticipated trends? Is this the only way forward? Or can we, as an industry body, go back to the drawing board and rethink the future?

Innovation follows vision, so the long view from the Irish Coast into the horizon should, actually and metaphorically, provide a good starting point.

We hope that participation in this industry get-together will be as strong, if not stronger, as the previous ones. We would also like to encourage our North American, Asian and Australian Members and Friends to attend in big numbers and encourage other professionals from their respective countries, who have not been at an EMMA meeting before, to come and envision paging in the 21st century with the rest of us.

We look forward to seeing you in Cork later this year.

Kind Regards,

Jacques and Derek

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Nighthawk Systems Inc. manufactures low cost and reliable remote control products for fire house alerting, volunteer alerting, activation of warning signs and sirens, and a number of applications for public safety.  The Company manufactures the EA1 and the FAS-8 which have been designed specifically for these applications.  Both products are paging based and will work with any public or private paging network.  They are available in all VHF, UHF, and 900 MHz paging frequencies.  The products can serve as the primary notification system or an excellent, low-cost backup to existing systems.

Public Emergency Notification & Volunteer Alerting

The EA1 is the solution for remotely activating public warning signage.  Examples include tornado sirens, flash flood warnings, fire danger, Amber Alert, icy roads, etc.  The EA1 can also send text messages to scrolling signs.  This can occur in conjunction with the activation of audible alarms and visual strobes.  This is ideal for public notification in buildings, schools, hotels, factories, etc. The group call feature allows for any number of signs or flashing lights to be activated at the same time over a wide geographic area.  In addition, the EA1 Emergency Alert is the perfect solution for low cost yet highly effective alerting of volunteer fire fighters in their home.  When activated the EA1 will emit an audible alarm and activate the power outlet on the units faceplate.  A common setup is to simply place the EA1 on a table and plug a lamp into the faceplate.  When paged from dispatch or any touch tone phone the EA1 will awaken the fire fighter to a lit room.  As an option the EA1 can be ordered with a serial cable, allowing for attachment of a serial printer.  When paged the alphanumeric message will be printed out at the same time the alarm sounds and the outlet is activated.  The EA1 is an ideal complement to alphanumeric belt pagers common to volunteers.

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Firehouse Automation

The FAS-8 is designed for activating one or more relays in a firehouse and if desired, printing the alphanumeric message to a serial printer.  For this application the FAS-8 is set to activate upon receiving the proper paging cap code sent from 911 dispatch.  Up to eight different devices can be activated all with individual time functions.  The most common devices to turn on include the PA amplifier, audible wake up alarm, and house lights.  The most common device turned off is the stove.  The FAS-8 can accept up to 8 different cap codes and have separate relay and time functions per cap code.  This allows for different alerting to be accomplished at the same physical location depending upon which cap code is sent.  This can be very helpful when fire crews and medical crews are housed in the same building.



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Emergency text service unreliable, company says

Will Sommer

The text messaging component of Georgetown’s new emergency notification system is unreliable, an executive for the company providing the service admitted Wednesday.

“Text messaging is pretty problematic. We include it in the service, but it’s not something you can rely on,” Natasha Rabe, The NTI Group’s Chief Business Officer, said.

“If you are delivering a lot of SMS messages to people who are near the same cell tower, it could take hours for those messages to get out.”

She added that recorded voice calls, which are also provided under the new system, are more reliable.

NTI, a California-based company that has run notification services since 2001, will use recorded voice messages, text messages and e-mails to contact users.

Georgetown touted the system but admitted that text messaging is not always the most effective communication method because of inconsistent coverage in the area.

“The Georgetown University Emergency Notification System enhances Georgetown’s capability to notify members of the university community in the event of a campus emergency,” Vice President for University Safety Rocco DelMonaco said.

He also cited school closings and delayed openings as potential reasons to use the system.

“Decisions regarding emergency notifications will be made by university leaders as designated by the University’s emergency management plans,” DelMonaco said.

Administrators can call NTI and record a message, or send one via computer. Notifications can also be targeted at residents of certain buildings or different groups of students and staff. Rabe said NTI can send 2 million 60-second voice messages a minute.

NTI usually charges a university $2 per registered user, Rabe said. Students will be charged their cell phone carrier’s standard rate for text messages, and must agree to do so when first registering for the service.

They also have to provide a phone number, an e-mail address not provided by Georgetown and their residence information at sign-up.

Some students have already received test text messages upon signing up for the notification system.

Rabe said that approximately 150 schools currently use the service, but would not specify an exact number.

DelMonaco said NTI provides similar systems for other colleges, including Princeton University, Amherst College, University of Notre Dame and Tulane University.

Rabe said universities became more interested in emergency notification after the Virginia Tech massacre last April.

“Virginia Tech did raise awareness for a lot of campus officials who might not have been aware of the existence of these kinds of services,” she said.

Source: The Georgetown Voice (Thanks to Alan Carle for sending in this article.)

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From: Gary Pudles
Subject: AnswerNet Network Moves
Date: September 1, 2007 9:31:38 AM CDT
To: undisclosed-recipients

After nine years, the AnswerNet Network is moving its corporate office. Anything that formerly was sent to our Princeton office should be sent to the new office listed below. Anything that is being sent to one of our call center offices or our Kendall Park, NJ office should continue going to those addresses.


AnswerNet Network
2325 Maryland Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090
267-942-6000 (p)
215-659-6486 (f)

Gary A. Pudles
President and CEO
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2325 Maryland Road
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 19090
267-942-6000 (p)
215-659-6486 (f)

From: Alan Carle
Subject: RE: Wireless Messaging Newsletter for Alan Carle
Date: August 31, 2007 3:24:03 PM CDT
To: Brad Dye

Brad - I've been monitoring the emergency notification scene since VA Tech as well. You are correct in that almost no one mentions paging. I attended an hour long webinar (Campus Safety Magazine, I think) and they never mentioned paging once. I even asked a follow up question and never got a response.


Have a great weekend!



That's all for this week folks.

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