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FRIDAY - MAY 9, 2008 - ISSUE NO. 309

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Dear Friends of Wireless Messaging,

I was in Dallas this week attending the Paging Technical Committee meeting so this issue of the newsletter will be a little shorter than usual. Many thanks to Unication USA for their sponsorship of the meeting. It was good to see so many old friends in one place. A photo and a brief report of the meeting follows.

Now on to more news and views . . .

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Wireless Messaging Newsletter
  • VoIP
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paging
  • WiMAX
  • Telemetry
  • Location Services
  • Wireless Messaging
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This is my weekly newsletter about Wireless Messaging. You are receiving this because you have either communicated with me in the past about a wireless topic, or your address was included in another e-mail that I received on the same subject. This is not a SPAM. If you have received this message in error, or you are not interested in these topics, please click here, then click on "send" and you will be promptly removed from the mailing list.

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A new issue of The Wireless Messaging Newsletter gets posted on the web each week. A notification goes out by e-mail to subscribers on most Fridays around noon central US time. The notification message has a link to the actual newsletter on the Internet. That way it doesn't fill up your incoming e-mail account.

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 readers' 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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Brad Dye, Ron Mercer, and Vic Jackson are friends and colleagues who work both together and independently, on wireline and wireless communications projects. Click here  left arrow for a summary of their qualifications and experience. They collaborate on consulting assignments, and share the work according to their individual expertise and their schedules.

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The local newspaper here in Springfield, Illinois costs 75¢ a copy and it NEVER mentions paging. If you receive some benefit from this publication maybe you would like to help support it financially? A donation of $25.00 would represent approximately 50¢ a copy for one year. If you are so inclined, please click on the PayPal Donate button above. No trees were chopped down to produce this electronic newsletter.

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Paging Technical Committee Meeting
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Meeting attendance (left to right): Doug Potts, Kirk Alland, Bill Tartaglia, John de Boer, Demitrius Nelon, Vic Jensen, Pat Adams, Stephen Oshinsky, Vaughan Bowden, Mike Lyons, Ron Mercer, Curtis Rock, Paul Fitzgerald, and Brad Dye taking the photo.

PTC Spring Face-to-Face Meeting
Westin DFW Airport
May 8, 2008

A lively and interesting discussion took place. Presentations and reports were given on various topics, including but not limited to:

  • A review of the status current subcommittees
  • WARN Act Progress
    • C-Interface ideas
    • Device UI and behaviour requirements
  • ReFLEX application opportunities
    • Underground Mining
    • Campus Systems — Lower-Cost Infrastructure Needed
  • The Fall face-to-face meeting to be held concurrent with the EWA/AAPC show in Scottsdale, Arizona (Nov. 5-7)
  • General Promotion of the Paging Industry
  • AAPC ReFLEX Address and SPID Assignment Administration
  • RXP Code Book Action

The meeting was sponsored by Unication USA.

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 aapc logo AAPC Bulletin • 866-301-2272
The Voice of US Paging Carriers

AAPC is representing the paging industry at the East and West coast Association of Public Safety Communications Officials International (APCO) Conventions.

APCO is the world’s largest organization dedicated to public safety communications, their members consist of emergency call centers, law enforcement agencies, emergency medical services, fire departments, forestry services, and others who work with communications systems that safeguard the world’s citizens.

This month AAPC representatives already staffed a booth at the east coast event and responded to multiple requests from attendees seeking carriers in various parts of the east coast. Next week is the APCO west conference and AAPC will be there to promote the paging industry and ultimately your business.

Welcome to AAPC newest members:

raven systems Raven Systems
mobilfone Mobilfone
For over 50 years, Mobilfone has been providing communication solutions for businesses in Kansas and Missouri. Mobilfone provides one-way and two-way paging, business-band radios and wireless phones.

Thanks to our Gold Vendor member!

PRISM Paging

Thanks to our Silver Vendor Members!
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ISC Technologies, Inc.
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Recurrent Software Solutions, Inc.
Unication USA

Thanks to our Bronze Member Vendors!

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Wilmington, NC 28405
Tel: 866-301-2272
AAPC Regulatory Affairs Office
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2154 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007-2280
Tel: 202-223-3772
Fax: 202-315-3587

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Advertiser Index

AAPC—American Association of Paging Carriers NOTIFYall
CPR Technology, Inc.
CRS—Critical Response Systems Paging & Wireless Network Planners LLC
CVC Paging Preferred Wireless
Daviscomms USA Prism Paging
EMMA—European Mobile Messaging Association Raven Systems
GTES—Global Technical Engineering Solutions Ron Mercer
Hark Systems Swissphone
HMCE, Inc. TAPS—Texas Association of Paging Services
InfoRad, Inc.    UCOM Paging
Ira Wiesenfeld Unication USA
Minilec Service, Inc. United Communications Corp.
Nighthawk Systems, Inc. WiPath Communications
Northeast Paging Zetron Inc.

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Adopted: May 7, 2008

Released: May 8, 2008

MD Docket No. 08-65
RM No.-11312
WT Docket No. 03-66

Editor's note: Clips of interest to the Wireless Messaging Industry:

spacer2. spacerAdditional Adjustments to Payment Units

spacera. Commercial Mobile Radio Service (“CMRS”) Messaging Service

spacer5.spacerCMRS Messaging Services, which replaced the CMRS One-Way Paging fee category in FY 1997, includes all narrowband services.3 Since FY 2002, we have proposed to continue our policy of maintaining the CMRS Messaging Service regulatory fee at the rate that was first established in FY 20024 (i.e., $0.08 per subscriber), noting that the subscriber base in this industry has declined significantly.5 We found that maintaining the CMRS Messaging regulatory fee rate at $0.08 per subscriber, rather than allowing it to increase, was the appropriate level of relief to be afforded to the messaging industry.6 In this Notice we propose to maintain the messaging service regulatory fee at $0.08 per subscriber. We seek comment on this proposal. Commenters suggesting a different approach, i.e., a proposal other than keeping the fee at $0.08 per subscriber, should provide industry data to support their position.

5 See Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2007, MD Docket No. 07-81, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 22 FCC Rcd 7975, 7978, ¶ 7 (2007) (“FY 2007 NPRM”). The subscriber base in the paging industry declined 83 percent from 40.8 million to 7.1 million, from FY 1997 to FY 2007, according to FY 2007 collection data, as of September 30, 2007.

Source: FCC left arrow Complete NPRM here.

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Appeals court questions FCC’s authority on backup power rule

By Jeffrey Silva
Story posted: May 9, 2008 - 11:36 am EDT

The Federal Communications Commission could be forced to back off the backup power rule.

Two members of a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit voiced serious doubts about whether the FCC had authority to mandate an eight-hour backup power rule for cell sites.

Chief Judge David Sentelle and Judge A. Raymond Randolph repeatedly pressed FCC attorney Nandan Joshi on the legality of an agency action intended to address communications failures in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

“This is a Section 1 case,” said Sentelle, referring to a preamble of sorts to the Communications Act that generally outlines the FCC’s charter and which served as the sole legal basis for the agency’s controversial backup power decision.

Question of power

Sentelle and Randolph strongly suggested the FCC was taking an overly broad reading of Section 1 of the Communications Act so as to render the agency’s powers virtually boundless.

The FCC’s Joshi, while agreeing with Sentelle that the case indeed turns on Section 1, argued the backup power rule falls within the agency’s jurisdiction over interstate communications because backup power is required for communications when a disaster disrupts the normal distribution of commercial energy to wireless service providers. Moreover, Joshi said the backup power rule is reasonably ancillary to agency responsibilities under Section 1 to ensure communications facilities promote the safety of life and property.

Helgi Walker, a lawyer representing cellular association CTIA, said Section 1 does not give the FCC a blank check to take any action it wants to in furtherance of public safety. “We just don’t think it makes sense,” said Walker.

Walker said that under the FCC’s interpretation of Section 1 there would be no need for regulatory provisions encompassing the lion’s share of the rest of the Communications Act.

Judge Judith Rogers appeared to give some weight to FCC arguments that the backup power rule was consistent with legal precedent. The other two judges did not share Rogers’ view.

“The panel clearly understood our concern over whether the FCC had specific jurisdiction to impose the rule,” said Michael Altschul, general counsel of CTIA, following oral argument.

What about paging?

Matthew Brill, an attorney representing paging carrier USA Mobility Inc., asserted the FCC failed to give proper notice in the rulemaking that the backup power rule could apply to paging carriers. However, Sentelle appeared skeptical of that argument. The FCC’s Joshi did not address the issue during oral argument.

At one point, the oral argument got sidetracked on the issue of the status of the backup rule itself. The D.C. Circuit put the rule on hold in late February, and the Office of Management and Budget has not yet approved it.

The backup power rule was approved last year, following recommendations in 2006 by the Independent Panel Reviewing the Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Communications Networks. The agency responded to protests by partially modifying the rule and extending auditing and compliance deadlines.


The new rule, among other things, calls for a minimum 24 hours of emergency backup power for telecom assets inside central offices and eight hours for other facilities such as cell sites, remote switches and digital loop carrier system remote terminals. There are about 200,000 cell sites in the United States, with tower companies operating about 115,000 sites and operators controlling 85,000 sites.

Wireless companies have six months to determine which assets comply with the new guidelines and to ascertain which facilities are exempted for safety reasons or conflicts with federal, state or tribal laws. Carriers with wireless facilities covered by the new rule, but not in compliance, must rectify the situation, or file an action plan within 12 months on how they intend to meet new federal requirements. The FCC has stated it does not regard the reporting requirements as burdensome, but the cellular and tower sectors argue otherwise.

Separate from the legal issues before the court is the dollar factor of compliance with the backup power rule. Mobile-phone and tower companies estimate the cost could be in the hundreds of million of dollars.

In addition to the appeals lodged by CTIA and USA Mobility, a number of other parties have participated in the case, including Sprint Nextel Corp., T-Mobile USA Inc., MetroPCS Communications Inc., wireless infrastructure association PCIA, the National Emergency Number Association and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials.

Source: RCR Wireless News

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Motorola Kodak Camera Phone Outted

Posted on Fri, 2 May 2008 14:33:13 GMT | by Shane McGlaun

motolrola kodak phone Motorola has been on the ropes of late with no really successful handset since the original Razr made such a splash years ago. Thanks to this Motorola has been losing market share and profits are slipping. Motorola is looking for the next big handset to pull it out of its nose dive and return it to glory.

Apparently it thinks that a phone with a serious camera inside will do the trick, and it just might. Kodak is one of the biggest names in photography and is teaming up with Motorola for a camera phone.

According to Pocket-lint an unnamed source inside Motorola has confirmed that the camera phone is almost ready for release and that the quality is supposed to be “awesome.” Rumors peg the name of the device as Motozine Zn5. Kodak said it expected phones using its new CMOS sensor to be available in the first half of 2008 previously, lending more weight to the rumor.

Source: I4U News

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Tel: 678-353-3366

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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.

Contact Ted Gaetjen @ 1-800-460-7243 or left arrow CLICK TO E-MAIL

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Clips from: Form 10-Q

USA Mobility, Inc - USMO

Filed: May 09, 2008 (period: March 31, 2008)

UNITS IN SERVICE March 31, 2007 December 31, 2007 March 31, 2008
Service Type     
One-way messaging 3,557 3,166 3,017
Two-way messaging 355 319 316
Total 3,912 3,485 3,333

The Company evaluates goodwill for impairment between annual tests if indicators of impairment exist. During the first quarter of 2008 the price per share of the Company’s common stock declined by 50% from the closing price per share on December 31, 2007. This significant decline in the price per share of the Company’s common stock was deemed a circumstance of possible goodwill impairment that required a goodwill impairment evaluation sooner than the required annual evaluation in the fourth quarter of 2008. The market capitalization of USMO taken as a whole at March 31, 2008 was used as the fair value of the reporting unit (in this case, USMO taken as a whole). Based on the requirements of SFAS No. 142, Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets , (“SFAS No. 142”), the Company has determined that all of its goodwill has been impaired and recorded an impairment charge of $188.2 million in the first quarter of 2008.

Source: The complete Form 10-Q here

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Activist Investor Carl Icahn Ups Motorola Stake, But Skips Annual Meeting

Investor Carl Icahn put his wallet where his mouth is and increased his stake in the company from 6.4% to 7.6%.

By W. David Gardner
May 8, 2008 05:16 PM

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who has been pressuring Motorola (NYSE: MOT) management to streamline its businesses in anticipation of a breakup, has put his wallet where his mouth is: He's increased his stake in the company from 6.4% to 7.6%.

The investment, noted in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, is some welcome news after the beleaguered company disappointed shareholders at this week's annual meeting. Company leaders provided no answers or immediate solutions to the problems that have led to an exodus of top Motorola executives and a plunge in Motorola stock of some 45% in recent months.

Icahn now owns more than 172 million shares of Motorola. Icahn's threatened proxy fight was avoided when Motorola's management agreed to seat two of Icahn's board candidates: Keith Meister and William Hambrecht. Icahn also could take solace in Motorola's decision to split the company into two parts, a move similar to Icahn's earlier campaign urging a break up of the company.

Icahn didn't attend the annual meeting and he didn't need to, as the new slate of directors passed with 95% stockholder support.

Addressing problems in its Mobile Devices unit, chief executive Greg Brown said Motorola expects to have a beefed-up line of handsets in 2009, which is the same year the company has targeted for dividing Motorola into two companies — Mobile Devices and its Broadband & Mobility Solutions unit.



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USA Mobility, Inc. - USMO Annual Report (10-K) Liquidity and Capital Resources

The following is an excerpt from a 10-K SEC Filing, filed by USA MOBILITY, INC on 3/13/2008

In January 2007, USA Mobility entered into a contract under which the Company is committed to deconstruct 2,000 transmitters over a two-year period ending in December 2008 at a cost of approximately $1,700 per site including shipping and handling costs. In November 2007, an amendment to this agreement was signed. The revised cost per deconstruction is approximately $1,900 per site including taxes, shipping and handling.



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Equipment For Sale
2 Aluminum Equipment racks
1 Outdoor Motorola Cabinet (many others)
1 Outdoor Hennessey Cab w/AC
10 Glenayre PM-250C (NEW) Power Monitor Panels w/Alarms
13 RL-70 XC Midband Link Receivers
  Several New 900 MHz Antennas
Link Transmitters:
1 Glenayre QT6994, 150W, 900 MHz Link TX
2 Glenayre QT4201, 25W Midband Link TX
1 Glenayre Hot Standby Panels
3 Motorola 10W, 900 MHz Link TX (C35JZB6106)
2 Motorola 30W, Midband Link TX (C42JZB6106AC)
VHF Paging Transmitters
8 QT-100C, 100W VHF, TCC, RL70XC
17 Glenayre GL-T8411, 225W, w/I20
3 Motorola PURC 5000, 350W, ACB or TRC
6 Motorola Nucleus 350W, NAC
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10 Motorola PURC 5000, 110W, ACB
2 Motorola PURC 5000, 225W, ACB
3 Motorola Nucleus 125W
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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

Published by the Law Offices of Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP

[Selected portions reproduced here with the firm's permission.]

   Vol. 11, No. 18 May 7, 2008   


The FCC’s order modifying its rules governing Broadband Personal Communications Services (PCS) and Advanced Wireless Services (AWS-1) to permit the use of a power spectral density model (PSD) when measuring and calculating emissions and power limits has been published in the Federal Register (BloostonLaw Telecom Update, March 26). The order will become effective June 2. This order is consistent with the FCC’s April 2007 decision to allow a PSD model in the commercial services portions of the 700 MHz Band. The FCC said the new rule changes offer greater flexibility to PCS and AWS-1 operators, are more technologically neutral, and will better accommodate broadband technologies. The Commission added that the PSD model also has the potential to reduce network infrastructure costs, thus enabling providers to offer enhanced wireless broadband services, including to consumers living in rural America. The existing PCS and AWS-1 rules measure radiated power in terms of watts per emission and limit power output regardless of bandwidth size. In the PSD model, radiated power levels are calculated on a watts-per-megahertz basis when operating with greater than one megahertz of bandwidth. In addition, the FCC said, under the existing rules, power levels are measured using peak values, while under the new rules, power levels may now be measured using average values. The Commission said this is a more practical way to measure power levels and will accommodate new wireless technologies that produce emissions with sub-microsecond power spikes. In order to prevent interference that may occur from measuring average power levels, the FCC adopted a peak-to-average ratio limit of 13 dB. In the Order, the FCC declined to adopt a proposal to double the base station effective isotropic radiated power limits for PCS and AWS-1 licensees. This proposal raised significant concerns regarding potential harmful interference to operators in adjacent spectrum bands. The FCC also declined to change radiated power limit rules for other services besides PCS and AWS-1 at this time.

BloostonLaw contacts: Hal Mordkofsky, John Prendergast, and Cary Mitchell.

FCC OPENS NEW DOCKET ON MIGRATORY BIRDS REMAND CASE; CTIA, PCIA FILE RULEMAKING PETITION: The FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) has opened new WT Docket No. 08-61 in response to the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that the FCC must reexamine its rules and policies governing antenna towers. In American Bird Conservancy, Inc. v. FCC, the Court affirmed in part and vacated and remanded in part the Commission’s 2006 Memorandum Opinion and Order relating to a petition filed by the American Bird Conservancy, the Forest Conservation Council, and the Friends of the Earth (BloostonLaw Telecom Update, February 20). In this case, the petitioners had asked the D.C. Circuit to review the Commission’s order denying in part and dismissing in part their petition seeking protection of migratory birds from collisions with communications towers in the Gulf Coast region. Their petition claimed that Commission rules and procedures for approving new towers failed to comport with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). The court vacated the Order because the Commission failed to apply the proper NEPA standard, to provide a reasoned explanation on consultation under the ESA, and to provide meaningful notice of pending tower applications. In a related matter, CTIA-The Wireless Association, the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE), and PCIA last Friday asked the FCC to launch a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to implement the Public Notice portion of the Court’s Remand Order. The petitioners (also known as the “Infrastructure Coalition”) state that (1) the FCC’s Antenna Structure Registration (ASR) rules should be revised to incorporate a notice, comment, and approval process for ASR applications modeled on the successful procedures now in use for transfer and assignment applications; and (2) the FCC’s rules should be revised to clarify that any objection on environmental grounds filed against an ASR application must be filed as a Petition to Deny, subject to Section 309(j) of the Communications Act. Comments on the Infrastructure Coalition’s WT Docket No. 08-61 petition are due May 27. There is no reply comment date.

BloostonLaw contacts: Hal Mordkofsky, John Prendergast, and Richard Rubino.

This newsletter is not intended to provide legal advice. Those interested in more information should contact the firm.

Source: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy and Prendergast, LLP
For additional information, contact Hal Mordkofsky at 202-828-5520 or

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The European Mobile Messaging Association

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You can contact Derek Banner, EMMA President, by calling him on +44 1895 473 551 or e-mailing him at:

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Sprint considers Nextel spin-off

May 6, 2008

Yesterday, the rumor mill claimed that T-Mobile USA parent company Deutsche Telekom was mulling a bid for Sprint Nextel. Now a report in the Wall Street Journal says Sprint is considering a plan to spin-off or sell its Nextel unit. The report, however, claims that no particular deal is forthcoming, the consideration comes during a strategic review process, which could mean the carrier is just reviewing its options. One of the options is selling the Nextel unit back to a group of investors organized by Nextel co-founder Morgan O'Brien, who now runs public safety company Cyren Call. Current valuations of Nextel put it at between $5 billion and $16 billion, far less than the $35 billion Sprint spent in 2005 to acquire it.

Source: FierceWireless

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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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10715 Gulfdale, Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78216

Phone: 877-764-4484
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From: Jeff Eddins
Subject: Ouch!
Date: May 6, 2008 2:44:35 PM CDT
To: Brad Dye


Thought you might get a kick out of this.

Jeff Eddins
Canyon Ridge Communications, Inc.
4045 W. Quail Ave. #7
Las Vegas NV 89118
702-736-4851 Fax
877-736-3684 Toll Free email

Another self esteem builder for those of us in the paging industry.

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From: Aaron D. Osgood
Subject: SNPP access to Sprint CDMA network
Date: May 9, 2008 8:08:09 AM CDT
To: Brad Dye


I’m not sure if I told you this, but Sprint will now accept text messaging to their ENTIRE CDMA network phones.

Port: 444

Aaron D. Osgood

Streamline Solutions L.L.C
P.O. Box 6115
Falmouth, ME 04105

TEL: 207-781-5561
FAX: 207-781-8067
MOBILE: 207-831-5829
ICQ: 206889374

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