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FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 14, 2008 - ISSUE NO. 336

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Paging and Wireless Messaging Home Page image Newsletter Archive image Carrier Directory image Recommended Products and Services
Reference Papers Consulting Glossary of Terms Send an e-mail to Brad Dye

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Dear Friends of Wireless,

I would like to welcome Easy Solutions to our growing list of supporters of the newsletter. Vaughan Bowden, the owner, has been a friend and colleague in the paging industry for many years. I have frequently recommend him to carriers needing urgent help.

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There is a special photo-journalism-report about the Enterprise Wireless 08 convention held last week in Scottsdale, Arizona. Please don't feel bad if I took your photo and it doesn't appear in the report. I have many years of experience in photography and I have developed a unique ability to take people's photos while their eyes are closed. And please don't feel bad if I didn't take your photo. There were just too many people and too little time—no hidden agenda. I even took photos of people who still owe me money for ads that I ran a long time ago.

There is a separate report on the PTC (Paging Technical Committee) meeting held the day before Enterprise Wireless 08 in the same location.

Congratulations to Mike Lyons, COO/CTO of Indiana Paging Network, who was elected chairman of the PTC for the next term. Congratulations as well, to Jim Nelson, President of Prism Paging, member of AAPC Board of Directors, and member of EMMA Board of Directors, on being elected to PTC vice-chairman. I told Jim he was going to need a much larger business card. Join me in congratulating both of these gentlemen for their new technical leadership roles in the paging industry. You can click on their names to send them an e-mail message.

On the Paging Information Resource home page the following disclaimer has been prominently displayed from the very beginning:

I work in the radio paging industry. Some of the information included on these pages is personal—about my hobbies and family for example—and some of it is professional. A lot of it is made up of papers about Radio Paging that I wrote several years ago while working for Motorola. I add new information about once a week and occasionally throw away things that are no longer of interest. All of the information here is in the public domain and you are free to use it as you wish. Of course, neither I, nor my former employers, accept any responsibility for its accuracy. I can't guarantee that you will become rich and famous if you follow my advice—some do and some don't. The ideas and opinions expressed here are my own, except for those papers obviously written by others. This site is a community effort.

Please allow me to clarify the editorial policy of this newsletter:

The opinions expressed here are my own and DO NOT reflect the opinions or policies of any of the advertisers, supporters, contributors, the AAPC (American Association of Paging Carriers, or the EWA (Enterprise Wireless Alliance). As a general rule, I publish opposing opinions, even when I have to substitute "----" for some of the off-color words. This is a public forum for the topics covered, and all views are welcome (so far). Clips of news that I find on the Internet always include a link to the source and just because I report on a given topic or opinion doesn't mean that I agree with it.

I have given two awards from last week's convention/trade show:

  • Best of Show, for a new product, goes to Multitone Electronics for EkoTek.

    EkoTek is a unique NEW wireless solution, which uses the latest mesh technology to provide two-way communication between staff to improve emergency response through accurate location of alarm signals, designed to protect lone workers and employees.

  • Star of the Show, goes to Raven Systems, for RAVENAlert.

    RAVENAlert is an immediate mass alert notification system using FLEX™ and POCSAG technology. Every building should have RAVENAlerts installed in them like smoke detectors.

NOTE: Neither company compensated me in any way for these awards, other than being a current or past advertiser in this newsletter. I consider both of these products to be "winners" with great potential.

The wise old owl gives some important advice about his cousin the raven.

I know of a regional paging company for sale. Please contact me if you are interested.

Now on to more news and views:

brad dye
Wireless Messaging Newsletter
  • Emergency Radio Communications
  • Wireless Messaging
  • Critical Messaging
  • Telemetry
  • Paging
  • VoIP
  • Wi-Fi
  • WiMAX
  • Location-Based Services
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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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iland internet sulutions This newsletter is brought to you by the generous support of our advertisers and the courtesy of iland Internet Solutions Corporation. For more information about the web-hosting services available from iland Internet Solutions Corporation, please click on their logo to the left.

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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.

NOTE: This newsletter is best viewed at screen resolutions of 800x600 (good) or 1024x768 (better). Any current revision of web browser should work fine. Please notify me of any problems with viewing. This site is compliant with XHTML 1.0 transitional coding for easy access from wireless devices. (XML 1.0/ISO 8859-1.)

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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  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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Enterprise Wireless 08
Focus on the AAPC Convention portion
Doubletree Paradise Valley
Scottsdale, Arizona

You can click on each of the photos to enlarge them. If you want to see them all in order, start with the one in the upper-left-hand corner, then click on the "Next" link to advance to the next photo.

Ken Hardman, Esq.
Counsel to AAPC
Jim McLochlin
AAPC Board
Metro Solutions
One of many sessions — it's like school — only fun.
Ted McNaught, President
Northeast & UCOM Paging
Mark E. Crosby
President & CEO, EWA
AAPC Board of Directors Meeting
AAPC Board of Directors Meeting
(L) Jim McLochlin
(R) Mark Hull
CEO of Velocita Wireless & SkyTel
Dave Robison
USMSS President
Scott Forsythe,
AAPC President
Mark E. Crosby
President & CEO, EWA
Enterprise Wireless
Opening Session
Dr. Coleman Brazelon
Keynote Speaker
Roundtable Discussion Spectrum Driving New Business Applications
Roundtable Discussion Spectrum Driving New Business Applications
Linda Hoover,
AAPC Executive Director
Shannon Beckerich
Linda's assistant
Jim Nelson
Prism Paging
Selling Into Healthcare, Conflict or Cooperation?
Selling Into Healthcare, Conflict or Cooperation?
Real Arizona Cactus at the resort.
FCC Forms 101 by
Ken Hardman, Esq.
Counsel to AAPC
FCC Forms 101 by
Ken Hardman, Esq.
Counsel to AAPC
Stephen Oshinsky, PTC Chairman, informs us about the WARN act.
New XACOM Display in the Prism Paging Booth
Great lunch with Ice cream!
More Arizona Cactus
Scenic Resort Grounds
Beautiful Fountain
Hotel/Resort Pool

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

Are you a USA Mobility paging reseller faced with huge price increases? AAPC can help!

As a result of USA Mobility's recent price increases, AAPC and its members have been deluged with calls from USA Mobility's Resellers concerned about their viability and looking for an alternative service. If you are one of the many paging Resellers affected by USA Mobility's price increases, AAPC can help. In most instances, AAPC's members provide local or regional coverage, service and support equivalent to or better than USA Mobility's local or regional service.

AAPC has set up a special "Reseller Help" (Find A Reseller) button on its website to direct you to a carrier in your area that can help. Go to the AAPC website and begin moving your customers today.


Thanks to our Gold Vendor member!

PRISM Paging

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

Thanks to our Bronze Member Vendors!

AAPC Executive Director
441 N. Crestwood Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405
Tel: 866-301-2272
AAPC Regulatory Affairs Office
Suite 250
2154 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007-2280
Tel: 202-223-3772
Fax: 202-315-3587

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best of show

Introducing EkoTek

EkoTek is a unique NEW wireless solution, which uses the latest mesh technology to provide two-way communication between staff to improve emergency response through accurate location of alarm signals, designed to protect lone workers and employees.


EkoTek eliminates the need for complex radio surveys and is straightforward to deploy and expand in any environment with assured performance. The self-configuring system allows for the replacement or repair of components without requiring pre-programming or expensive cabling.


Pete Carney
Regional Sales Manager
Graeme Hull
Head of International Sales
Source: EkoTek

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Advertiser Index

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

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unication pagerunimaxunication voip

10 Selectable Alerting Tones
3 Alerting Duration Settings
No Physical Connections
Powered by 3 - AA or AC Adapter

Unication USA 817-303-9320

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The new RAVENAlert answers the need for a fast, intelligent, and dependable indoor alerting device. Features include:

  • High volume audible alert.
  • Large backlit screen.
  • Clear voice via new text to speech technology.
  • Compact Size. 5.5 X 5 inches
  • Easy wall mount or sits upright on any flat surface
  • Battery or line powered
  • Vast grouping capability
  • FLEX or POCSAG in all frequency bands
  • UL Listed


Public Schools
Industrial Facilities
Military Bases
Fire Departments

The new RAVEN-500 series of high decibel alerting products allows for dynamic alerting and voice messaging for indoor and outdoor areas. Perfect for athletic fields, indoor gymnasiums, large retail stores and outdoor common areas.


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Phone: 623-582-4592

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raven systems
Myron Anduri — President — Raven Systems

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GL3000 Paging Terminals - C2000 Transmitter Controllers
GL3200 Internet Gateways - Transmitter Equipment


GTES is the only Glenayre authorized software support provider in the paging industry. With years of combined experience in Glenayre hardware and software support, GTES offers the industry the most professional support and engineering staff available.

GTES Partner Maintenance Program
Glenayre Product Sales
Software Licenses, Upgrades and Feature License Codes
New & Used Spare Parts and Repairs
Customer Phone Support and On-Site Services
Product Training


   Sales Support - Debbie Schlipman
  Phone: +1-251-445-6826
   Customer Service
  Phone: +1-800-663-5996 or +1-972-801-0590
   Website -

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sun titan 3


The Titan3 POCSAG & FLEX

Sun Telecom's Best selling Alpha-Numeric pager. The Titan3 offers enhanced features and advancements that keep it on the leading edge. This is the pager your customers are looking for.

Michelle Choi
Director of Sales & Operations
Sun Telecom International, Inc.
Telephone: 678-541-0441
Fax: 678-541-0442

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flex logo FLEX is a registered trademark of Motorola Inc.

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Velocita, SkyTel set to tackle M2M space

November 13 2008 - 5:59 am EDT
Gary E. Salazar
RCR Wireless News

Two companies with lengthy wireless histories have merged into one entity that is geared to tackle the machine-to-machine market.

Velocita Wireless L.L.C. and SkyTel are launching their new business plan this week. Velocita was formerly owned by Sprint Nextel Corp. and SkyTel was formed 20 years ago, offering the nation’s first nationwide paging service.

The new SkyTel combines Velocita’s national data network, which was the first in the nation, with SkyTel’s network.

“We think of ourselves as the original M2M provider,” said CEO Mark Hull. “We are positioned very well in the market as a combined business. These two pioneering wireless data companies are a natural fit.”

Hull has been instrumental in creating the new company. Hull led Velocita when it was acquired by Sprint Nextel in February 2006. He left Sprint Nextel when United Wireless Holding Inc. bought Velocita in June 2007. In July, Velocita bought SkyTel from Bell Industries for $7.5 million.

Since then, the company has been going through a transition and making improvements to its network. With the merger, the company has 700,000 users and 240 employees in offices in New Jersey, Mississippi and Virginia. Of the company’s users, 500,000 are M2M customers.

Prior to the launch, the company added new base stations and switches to its network and improved backhaul. The company did the work to transform its industrial grade wireless data network into a system that can handle M2M applications.

Hull said developing M2M applications will be vital to the company’s success.

“Our go-to-market strategy is focused on applications and developing applications,” he said. “We have been a destination for application developers who are really specialized in different areas.”

SkyTel plans to market its applications to various segments of the market, which include transportation, energy, security, healthcare and retail sales that use wireless technology. The company will also cater to government and commercial customers.

Hull said the market is ripe for M2M applications because businesses are looking to operate more efficiently. By 2010, more than 77 million devices will require a wireless data connection, according to research.

“M2M is the new new in the wireless space,” Hull said. “But it has been a market that has taken time to get a lot of momentum.”

Competition intensifies

According to a study by ABI Research, SkyTel will face plenty of competition in the market.

Mainstream operators and mobile virtual network operators are now targeting the M2M market directly and publicly, said Sam Lucero, an ABI senior analyst.

“Traditional mobile networks are raising the visibility of M2M efforts that are already pretty robust,” Lucero said in press statement.

Lucero said the reason operators are venturing into the M2M market, which is relatively small, is the core voice/data market is becoming saturated.

“Operators are looking for new areas that show high growth and, if accessed correctly, can return fairly high margins,” he said.

The research firm projects revenue from cellular M2M services will exceed more than $8 billion in 2012.

Hull said SkyTel has a leg up on its competition because the company owns its own network and can tailor it network to meet a company’s specific need. SkyTel’s network can also be used by carriers that use CDMA and GPRS technologies.

“We consider ourselves the best-kept secret in the M2M space,” Hull said.

Source: RCR Wireless News

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Apple's iPhone passes Motorola's Razr to become top consumer phone

Apple's iPhone 3G became the most popular handset among U.S. consumers last quarter, passing Motorola's Razr after less than three months on the market.

By Lauren Berry
Bloomberg News

Apple's iPhone 3G became the most popular handset among U.S. consumers last quarter, passing Motorola's Razr after less than three months on the market.

The iPhone 3G, which started selling July 11, ended the Razr's three-year reign as the No. 1 U.S. consumer handset, research firm NPD Group said Monday. NPD's numbers exclude purchases by companies.

Apple increased sales of the touch-screen device even as total handset purchases by U.S. consumers dropped 15 percent to 32 million units, NPD said. The faster iPhone 3G, an update to the model Apple started selling last year, accounted for more than a third of the company's revenue last quarter.

"It's one of the first devices to provide a desktop-like browsing experience that we've seen consumers flock to," Ross Rubin, an analyst at NPD, said in an interview. "The device represents a fusion of design and an advanced operating system."

The latest iPhone model has benefited from the reduced price of as little as $199 and new applications, Rubin said. The first iPhone sold for as much as $599.

Apple stock declined $2.36, or 2.4 percent, to $95.88 Monday. Motorola shares fell 29 cents, or 6.1 percent, to $4.50.

Apple posted a 26 percent rise in fourth-quarter profit last month as sales of 6.89 million iPhones beat analysts' estimates. The iPhone accounted for 39 percent of total sales of $11.7 billion, when setting aside an accounting standard in which revenue from the iPhone and the Apple TV set-top box is spread out over two years.

The Razr took second place last quarter and was followed by Research In Motion's BlackBerry Curve and two LG Electronics models. Motorola's phone sales have slid for seven straight quarters as the handset maker has struggled to compete with touch-screen devices such as the iPhone.

Motorola has been slow to adapt to the demand by consumers for phones with larger screens, e-mail and Web capabilities, Rubin said. He said Motorola can't depend on the Razr as the handset continues to lose users.

"Consumers are beginning to tap into the idea of Internet access on-the-go and richer media features that are becoming more difficult to navigate on a small screen," Rubin said.

Source: The Seattle Times

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Critical Response Systems

Over 70% of first responders are volunteers
Without an alert, interoperability means nothing.

Get the Alert.

M1501 Acknowledgent Pager

With the M1501 Acknowledgement Pager and a SPARKGAP wireless data system, you know when your volunteers have been alerted, when they’ve read the message, and how they’re going to respond – all in the first minutes of an event. Only the M1501 delivers what agencies need – reliable, rugged, secure alerting with acknowledgement.

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  • 5-Second Message Delivery
  • Acknowledged Personal Messaging
  • Acknowledged Group Messaging
  • 16 Group Addresses
  • 128-Bit Encryption
  • Network-Synchronized Time Display
  • Simple User Interface
  • Programming/Charging Base
  • Secondary Features Supporting Public Safety and Healthcare

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The Best in Paging Is Also the Biggest!


Zetron’s Model 2700:
Our largest-capacity paging terminal.

  • Supports over 1,000,000 subscribers.
  • Fully redundant design features RAID-1-mirrored, hot-removable disk drives.
  • Supports remote access to Windows®-based user-management software.
  • Supports E1 trunks, T1 trunks, analog trunks, and dial-up modems.
  • Includes extensive voice-messaging features.
  • Provides Ethernet interface for e-mail and paging over the Internet.
  • Provides an ideal replacement for Unipage or Glenayre™ systems.
  • When used with the Model 600/620 Wireless Data Manager, a simulcast network can be connected to the Model 2700 over Ethernet links.

Contact Zetron today to discuss your paging needs.

Zetron, Inc.
P.O. Box 97004
Redmond, WA 98073-9704 USA
Phone: 425-820-6363
Fax: 425-820-7031

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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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  Deal Direct with the Manufacturer of the Bravo Pager Line  
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Non-Incendiary Certifications:
Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C and D.

The Br802 Pager is Directive 94/9/DC [Equipment Explosive Atmospheres (ATEX)] compliant.
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Telemetry Messaging Receivers (TMR) FLEX & POCSAG
tmrp-1 tmr1p-2 tmrp-3 tmr1p-7 With or Without Housing
With or Without BNC Connector

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Mobile Tracking Device
Specifications subject to change without notice.
 daviscomms  APPLICATIONS
Physical Specs  
  • Vehicle Tracking Device
  • Anti-Theft
  • Personal Emergency alert with panic button (option)
  • 87 x 57 x 30 mm
  • 100g (including battery)
  • 8-30V Operating Voltage
  • 1 TX and 1 RX RS232 comm. port (interface to PC)
  • 4/3 Digital In/Out Ports
  • Serial Speeds-4800 bps thru 115,200 bps
  • Quad band GSM GPRS
  • ESTI GSM Phase 2+ Standard
  • Multi-slot Class 10 GPRS Module
  • Supports 1.8V & 3V SIM Card
  • 12 Channels with continuous tracking
  • L1 (1575.42 MHz) Frequency
  • Accuracy:
    • Position: 10m (CEP)
    • Velocity: 0.2 m/s (50%)
    • Time: 20 ns RMS (static mode)

For information call 480-515-2344 or visit our website
Email addresses are posted there!

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make your minitor II like new again


Finally, Minitor II housings available
As low as $19.95
Pieces sold separately

Repair of Minitor II pagers
$45.00 per pager
$60.00 for repair and new housing with 90-day warranty

United Communications Corp.
Serving the Emergency Service Market Since 1986
motorola paging 888-763-7550 Fax: 888-763-7549
62 Jason Court, St. Charles, MO 63304
motorola original

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  • January 11, 1997—Telstar 401 suffers a short in the satellite circuitry—TOTAL LOSS
  • May 19, 1998—Galaxy 4 control processor causes loss of fixed orbit—TOTAL LOSS
  • September 19, 2003—Telstar 4 suffers loss of its primary power bus—TOTAL LOSS
  • March 17, 2004—PAS-6 suffers loss of power—TOTAL LOSS
  • January 14, 2005—Intelsat 804 suffers electrical power system anomaly—TOTAL LOSS


Allow us to uplink your paging data to two separate satellites for complete redundancy! CVC owns and operates two separate earth stations and specializes in uplink services for paging carriers. Join our list of satisfied uplink customers.

  • Each earth station features hot standby redundancy
  • UPS and Generator back-up
  • Redundant TNPP Gateways
  • On shelf spares for all critical components
  • 24/7 staffing and support

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For inquires please call or e-mail Stephan Suker at 800-696-6474 or left arrow

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NOTIFYall Group Text Messaging Service delivers your text message to an unlimited number of cell phones, pagers, PDAs, or e-mail on any service, anywhere, anytime!

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Paging Technical Committee Meeting
November 5, 2008
Scottsdale, Arizona


david drake
David Drake
Chief Engineer

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jim nelson
Jim Nelson
PTC Vice Chair elect
Prism Paging

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stephen oshinsky
Stephen Oshinsky
PTC Chair
Director, Product Management, SkyTel

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mike lyons
Mike Lyons
PTC Chair elect
COO/CTO Indiana Paging Network

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john deboer
John de Boer
USA Mobility & General Manager of GTES
(Global Technical Engineering Solutions)

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Brian Gilmore
ATSI Board of Directors
Fallon Communications

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Ron MercerspacerJim NelsonspacerBill EiselespacerMike Lyons

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PTC Group Meeting

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Ron Mercer — Paging & Wireless Network Planners LLC


Ron Mercer describing the advantages of a pager that would combine conventional POCSAG or FLEX™ signaling toward the pager with Wi-Fi return-path-signaling to provide message-received confirmation. (11/05/08)

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Intelligent Solutions for Paging & Wireless Data

WiPath manufactures a wide range of highly unique and innovative hardware and software solutions in paging and mobile data for:

  • Emergency Mass Alert & Messaging
  • Emergency Services Communications
  • Utilities Job Management
  • Telemetry and Remote Switching
  • Fire House Automation
  • Load Shedding and Electrical Services Control

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PDT3000 Paging Data Terminal

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  • Built-in POCSAG encoder
  • Huge capcode capacity
  • Parallel, 2 serial ports, 4 relays
  • Message & system monitoring

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Paging Controlled Moving Message LED Displays

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  • Variety of sizes
  • Indoor/outdoor
  • Integrated paging receiver

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  • Highly programmable, off-air decoders
  • Message Logging & remote control
  • Multiple I/O combinations and capabilities
  • Network monitoring and alarm reporting

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Specialized Paging Solutions

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  • Emergency Mass Alerting
  • Remote telemetry switching & control
  • Fire station automation
  • PC interfacing and message management
  • Paging software and customized solutions
  • Message interception, filtering, redirection, printing & logging
  • Cross band repeating, paging coverage infill, store and forward
  • Alarm interfaces, satellite linking, IP transmitters, on-site systems

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Mobile Data Terminals & Two Way Wireless  Solutions

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  • Fleet tracking, messaging, job processing, and field service management
  • Automatic vehicle location (AVL), GPS
  • CDMA, GPRS, ReFLEX, conventional, and trunked radio interfaces
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WiPath Communications LLC
4845 Dumbbarton Court
Cumming, GA 30040
4845 Dumbbarton Court
Cumming, GA 30040
Web site: left arrow CLICK
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Phone: 770-844-6218
Fax: 770-844-6574
WiPath Communications

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Preferred Wireless
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Equipment For Sale
2 Aluminum Equipment racks
1 Outdoor Shelter, 60" tall x 40" deep x 35" wide, w/AC Unit
1 GL3000 L Terminal (e-mail for list of cards)
2 GL3000ES Terminals (e-mail for list of cards)
2 GL3100 RF Director (e-mail for list of cards)
Link Transmitters:
1 Glenayre QT6994, 150W, 900 MHz Link TX
1 Glenayre QT4201, 25W Midband Link TX
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
3 Motorola Nucleus 350W, NAC
1 Motorola PURC 5000 125W, ACB
UHF Paging Transmitters:
10 Glenayre GLT5340, 125W, DSP Exciter
1 Motorola PURC 5000, 110W, ACB or TRC
2 Motorola PURC 5000, 225W, ACB or TRC
3 Motorola Nucleus 125W NAC
900 MHz Paging Transmitters:
1 Glenayre GLT 8600, 500W
40 Glenayre GLT-8500, 250W, C2000, w/ or w/o I 20
10 Motorola PURC 5000, 300W, DRC or ACB
2 NEW Motorola Nucleus, 300W, C-Net

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AlphaPage® First Responder (Windows 2000, XP, Vista). When the message matters, AlphaPage® First Responder is the fast, reliable, and secure solution Emergency Management Professionals choose. AlphaPage® First Responder is designed for the modern professional who requires full-featured commercial wireless messaging capabilities that include advanced features such as automated Route-on-Failure, custom message templates, and secure messaging with SSL encryption. AlphaCare™ extended premium support plans are also available. For more information on all InfoRad Wireless Messaging software solutions, and fully supported free demos, please click on the InfoRad logo.

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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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  • Full Featured Internet Messaging Gateway
  • TAP Concentrator and TNPP Routing Functions w/TNPP over Internet
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  • Internet Protocols Supported: AIM, HTTP, SMPP (out only), SMTP, SNPP, and WCTP
  • Full Featured, Easy-to-use Voice/Fax/Numeric Mail Interface
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BloostonLaw Update

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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. Nighthawk Systems, Inc.
10715 Gulfdale, Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78216
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Fax: 210-341-2011

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ARRL to Offer Self-Study Course on Digital Technology for Emergency Communications


A sample of what The ARRL Digital Technology for Emergency Communication Course offers.

With digital technology becoming an integral part of Amateur Radio, hams interested in Emergency Communications now have a new tool to help them take advantage of emerging modes such as Packet Radio APRS, Winlink 2000, IRLP, EchoLink and WIRES-II, D-STAR, APCO25, HF sound card modes and Automatic Link Establishment (ALE). The ARRL Digital Technology for Emergency Communications Course will introduce hams to all of the ways Amateur Radio operators are using digital technology as a valuable emergency communications tool.

Written by ARRL Publications Manager and QST Editor Steve Ford, WB8IMY, this self-study CD-ROM will answer such questions as:

  • Can you transfer supply lists or personnel assignments between emergency operations sites?
  • Can you get critical e-mails to the Internet if a connection goes down?
  • Can you relay digital images of damage at specific locations?
  • Can you track the locations of emergency personnel and display them on computer maps?
  • …and more!

Illustrations, screenshots, Internet links and audio files are used to demonstrate transmission modes and equipment configurations. Bite-sized learning units and interactive knowledge checks make learning interesting and fun!

"This course is a great starting point for anyone interested in the public service applications of digital communications technology," said Ford. The ARRL Digital Technology for Emergency Communications Course is available from the ARRL for only $49.95.

Minimum System Requirements for CD-ROM — Microsoft Windows Vista/XP/2000/NT/98/95 or Apple OS X; 200 MHz processor; 32 MB RAM; sound card and speakers; 4-speed CD-ROM drive or higher. Requires Web browser — Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, Mozilla Firefox 2.0, Apple Safari 3.0 or later versions. Some documents require Adobe Reader.

Source: ARRL

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Hi Brad.

I read your newsletter once in a while, mainly just because I am curious how much longer my pager is going to keep working. I like pagers a lot since I am always on the go, and need to be reached by my employers at all times. Cellphones are for everyone else's convenience, pagers are for mine. With a cellphone, my life comes to a halt at the caller's time of choosing and my life does not resume until they have decided it can, or I hang up on them. With a pager, I decide when to stop what I am doing and get stopped on a phone call.

Anyway, I got off topic...

I read your article "The Difference Between Right and Wrong" at the end of your October 30th newsletter. I agree with you on many levels, as this is clearly a case of greed being rewarded with greed. Many of my friends and colleagues have been laid off by companies who later report record profits and grant huge sums of money as compensation to their CEOs for their 'good work'. I then watch those same companies downsize and downsize to the point that they are no longer able to do business in the manner which is conducive to long term sustainability or stability. Not too long after the third or fourth wave of layoffs is announced, the company is being sold off in pieces and disappears forever. Wow, imagine how much of a bonus that is worth!

It's like a bank that starts closing branches to increase their profitability. If closing a few branches saves that much money, just imagine how much you could save if you closed them all?

When I was growing up, Motorola was a company that got much respect from anyone who knew anything about radios. Motorola equipment and radios were the best. No arguments, no way to dispute it, they were the best that ever was. Now, Motorola has been reduced to a joke and has left us with a big void in the need of radios that will stand up to tremendous abuses. Our 'throw away' society has become accustomed to electronics that don't last much longer then their warranties, and now our public safety equipment is no different. American made is now a negative rather than a positive selling point. And, the worst part is, it's not because the foreign made equipment is that much better, it is because our equipment is that much worse. Motorola went from being an American company to a typical outsource company with parts and pieces coming in from all points foreign, compiling a product that is at best an 'also ran'.

Oh, how far the mighty have fallen.

Then again, I never thought I would see the day that a gallon of gasoline cost more than a gallon of milk. Looks like I am in for even more surprises.

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