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FRIDAY - FEBRUARY 15, 2008 - ISSUE NO. 298

Dear Friends of Wireless Messaging,

This just in:

Bell Industries Sells SkyTel's Vehicle Location Business for $7.0 Million

Press Release follows below.

Multitone UK may have made the first-ever pager. Some people still debate this issue, but for sure Multitone is a well-known and respected company — all over the world. They have a new Business Development Manager here in the states. He is George Nagy and he will be launching a new product here called 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. [source]

I hope we will be seeing more about this product in the newsletter soon. If you are in contact with anyone at Multitone, please tell them that you read this newsletter.

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Bell Industries Sells SkyTel's Vehicle Location Business for $7.0 Million

Promotes CFO Kevin J. Thimjon to Additional Post of President

February 15, 2008: 09:23 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 15, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) — Bell Industries, Inc. (AMEX:BI) today announced it has completed the sale of the automated vehicle location business of SkyTel, a division of Bell, to SkyGuard, LLC, for cash proceeds of $7.0 million. The company also announced that its board of directors has promoted its executive vice president and chief financial officer, Kevin J. Thimjon, to the additional post of president.

SkyTel's automated vehicle location business is currently marketed under the trademarks FleetHawk and SkyGuard. The acquirer, SkyGuard, LLC, is a new entity formed by George Wafer, the principal of Vehicle Manufacturers' Services, Bell's strategic alliance partner for the distribution of the SkyGuard product to the consumer market, and formerly associated with Audiovox, Clarion and LoJack, and other private investors including an automotive industry leader. The transaction includes the sale of both tangible and intangible assets and certain liabilities related to the SkyGuard and FleetHawk products. Proceeds from the sale will be used to pay down the company's outstanding bank debt.

Thimjon, 41, who joined Bell in January 2007, assumes direct reporting responsibility for the company's three operating divisions, the Technology Solutions business, the Recreational Products Group and SkyTel, in addition to his role as chief financial officer. Clinton J. Coleman will continue in the role as Bell's chief executive officer.

"I am excited to expand my role with Bell Industries," Thimjon said. "I look forward to working closely with our operating division leaders with the primary focus on improving Bell's cash flows. The sale of SkyTel's automated vehicle location business is an important step in strengthening Bell's balance sheet."

About Bell Industries

Bell Industries is comprised of three diversified operating units, Bell's Technology Solutions business, SkyTel and its Recreational Products Group. The company's Technology Solutions business offers a comprehensive portfolio of customizable and scalable technology solutions ranging from managed technology services to reverse logistics and mobile/wireless solutions. SkyTel provides nationwide wireless data and messaging services, including email, interactive two-way messaging, wireless telemetry services and traditional text and numeric paging. Recreational Products Group is a wholesale distributor of aftermarket parts and accessories for the recreational vehicles and other leisure-related vehicle markets, including marine, snowmobile, cycle and ATV.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements, including, but not limited to, improving Bell's cash flows and strengthening Bell's balance sheet, are based upon our current expectations and speak only as of the date hereof. Actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of various factors and uncertainties, including uncertainties as to the nature of the industry, including changing customer demand, the impact of competitive products and pricing, dependence on existing management and general economic conditions. Bell Industries' Annual Report on Form 10-K, recent and forthcoming Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, recent Current Reports on Form 8-K, and other SEC filings discuss some of the important risk factors that may affect the company's business, results of operations and financial condition. Management undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.


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As the prices of used vehicles have increased, so have the potential losses for Carolinas auto dealers whose customers decide to skip their car payments.

Instead of hiring more repo men, though, some dealers have a high-tech response to overdue bills that hints of Big Brother: an electronic system that remotely keeps a car from starting.

Versions of starter interrupt devices have been around for about a decade, but better technology and greater concerns about customers' credit have led to more dealers equipping cars with the devices, which can cost a couple of hundred dollars each.

"People see them as an insurance policy," said Ken Shilson, founder of the National Alliance of Buy Here, Pay Here Dealers, a trade group for dealers whose customers often have questionable credit and pay higher interest rates. "No question there's been a steep increase in the last 18 months."

Shilson and dealers say starter interrupt devices won't turn a bad credit risk into a good one, but they reduce late payments and allow dealers to shift employees from collections.

But one consumer protection agency said starter interrupt devices may put unfair pressure on buyers and deprive them of leverage in complaining about vehicle problems. The devices also could pose a safety risk by preventing a vehicle from starting at the wrong time -- when it has stalled in traffic, or if the owner is stranded in a dangerous area.

Credit Quick Auto Sales began installing starter interrupt devices on cars at its five Charlotte-area lots about a year ago and has sold 1,200 to 1,300 vehicles equipped with the devices since then, said Keith Wilson, the company's general manager. Customers know about the device before buying, he said, and some are allowed to make late payments if they have a good explanation.

"If there's a satisfactory commitment, you stay off the button," Wilson said. But if there's no communication or payment by the deadline, he said, "we're not going to sit here and wait until they feel like it."

Still, the reality that their car could simply not start is hard for some buyers to accept.

One Tuesday morning last month, Beverly Byrd's 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue wouldn't start after she didn't make her full car payment of $154.54 on Monday. Byrd said she could pay only $85 because she had to buy medicine for her 21-year-old son after he had an asthma attack Sunday.

Byrd had bought the car from Credit Quick in November, and she said the missed payment wasn't her first; a December bill was late when she accidentally wrote a check from a closed account. Even so, she was surprised her car was shut off after she paid part of her bill, showed a Credit Quick employee her son's pharmacy bills and promised to pay the rest in a few days.

"You'd think this was a joke," Byrd said. "I feel so violated."

After she paid the balance later that week, Byrd regained use of her car.

Wilson said privacy laws prevent him from discussing specific customers. In general, he said, most buyers accept the starter interrupt devices as part of a deal, and the devices have reduced late payments.

"If they do what they agree contractually to do," he said of customers, "they will never know this unit is on their car."

Stemming dealers' losses

About half of the nation's roughly 60,000 used-car lots are "buy here, pay here" operations, said Shilson, who also runs Subprime Analytics, a company that has studied about 334,000 loans worth about $2.7 billion. Of those, more than 25 percent have been written off by dealers, with a net loss of more than $376 million, the company's data shows.In the system used by Credit Quick and developed by Pay Technologies of Cleveland, Ohio, dealers access a secure Web site to send a signal through a pager network to a receiver in a car, said Jim Krueger, one of Pay Technologies' two owners. The device -- located under the dashboard -- doesn't shut off a car, he said, but rather keeps it from starting the next time.

The company began selling starter interrupt systems in 2000, Krueger said, first offering a device that required dealers to give buyers a code after each payment. In that system, drivers entered the code into a keypad so the car would start.

The computer-pager system, called WebTeck, came online in 2004, and Pay Technologies competes with a handful of other companies that also make starter interrupt devices. Interest in WebTeck grew with the value of used cars, Krueger said.

"These are not almost-ready-to-go-to-the-dump vehicles," he said.

Krueger wouldn't say how many customers his company has in the Charlotte region, saying only that it was more than 50. Each unit sells for $200 -- less for larger orders -- and only a few of every 1,000 fail, he said.

The company hasn't measured how effective the devices are with collections, he said, but dealers say they have fewer people chasing down delinquent accounts. Shilson agreed, saying lenders can handle twice as many accounts because they can simply shut a car down instead of chasing a customer.

"You're not dogging people. They have more urgency to pay you," he said. "If (a car) doesn't move, they've got a problem."

Questions, but no complaints

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Piedmont began getting calls about starter interrupt devices last year, president and chief executive Tom Bartholomy said. About a dozen people called with questions, he said, but no complaints.

The Consumer Protection Division of the N.C. Attorney General's Office received only two calls about the devices and no written complaints last year, said Jennifer Canada, a spokeswoman for the state Justice Department.

In Washington, though, the National Consumer Law Center sees the devices as "a growing concern" because of potential negative effects on buyers, said John Van Alst, a staff attorney at the center who previously worked with Legal Aid of N.C.

The center works to protect people with low incomes, immigrants, former welfare recipients and others from being victimized by businesses. It regularly publishes consumer law manuals, including one on vehicle repossessions.

In its 2005 manual on repossessions, the group wrote that the threat of a car being disabled could scare people into ignoring more important bills, and also make them afraid to withhold payments to protest problems with a car.

Although many dealers say they don't want to shut a car down, Van Alst said, "it really is another device to put the fear into the consumer."

Another issue is where a car is when a lender uses the starter interrupt device. A repo man usually confiscates a car at a person's home or job, Van Alst said, but the device could keep a car from starting anywhere.

Some dealers say they wait until after midnight to disable a vehicle. But if the owner is away from home then, Van Alst said, "that could be even worse."

These questions and others, he said, may not be answered outside a courtroom. To date, he said, only a handful of lawsuits across the country have challenged starter interrupt devices.

"This is relatively new area," Van Alst said. "Most states haven't regulated this at all. ... There's no uniform understanding of where this is going to go."

Source: The Charlotte Observer

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Outage gives BlackBerry a black eye

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Feb 13, 2008 9:00 am

The second lengthy BlackBerry outage in less than a year has one consulting company advising clients not to rely solely on the popular smart phones for critical e-mail messages.

Enterprises that really need e-mail responses in less than eight hours to run their businesses should have a backup for the BlackBerry, Gartner analyst Ken Dulaney said Tuesday, in the wake of a crash that lasted about three hours on Monday. They should also set up an independent system to notify them whether an important contact has received or replied to an e-mail message, Dulaney said.

Late Tuesday, RIM said the outage was caused by a problem with an internal data routing system in the BlackBerry service infrastructure that had recently been upgraded. That upgrade was part of an ongoing expansion of the network, and this type of change had been done previously with no problems, it said.

Monday's failure followed a longer outage in April 2007 that RIM attributed to a problem with a minor software upgrade and a subsequent glitch in a failover process.

There are about 12 million BlackBerry users worldwide, on a variety of mobile carriers. The crash Monday affected users throughout the U.S. and Canada, preventing them from sending or receiving e-mail or carrying out some other functions, though no messages were permanently lost, according to RIM.

Gartner's Dulaney had harsh words for RIM, saying he had given the company a break after last year's failure.

"This does not appear to be a mission-critical system with the highest service-level agreements, and therefore, to entrust ... that a message will get to the end point is being a bit foolhardy," Dulaney said. He advises enterprises that are worried about dependability to ask RIM for details of its backup system and make their own decisions.

After last year's outage, RIM said it would enhance aspects of its testing, monitoring and recovery processes.

"RIM has made significant investments to improve its system recovery infrastructure and processes over the last year, which enabled service levels to return to normal quickly," the company said Tuesday.

"They obviously didn't do as deep a dive as they needed to on disaster recovery issues," Dulaney said. But he acknowledged the failure could have been caused by something completely unexpected.

The BlackBerry, which RIM introduced in 1999, quickly became the most popular tool for mobile "push" e-mail that automatically comes to a portable device with a wireless network connection. All current BlackBerry models are also phones, and the company now offers a wide variety of handsets with consumer-oriented features such as cameras, Web browsers and social-networking capabilities. But to get to and from the handhelds, e-mail messages traverse a complex system involving mobile operator networks, RIM's network operation centers and BlackBerry Enterprise Servers within companies.

Adding consumer features and keeping up with rapid customer growth, such as adding 1.65 million users in the quarter ended last Dec. 1, have probably made it harder for RIM to keep its network running smoothly, said Albert Lin, an analyst at investment bank Sooner Cap. But users accept some level of risk if they want such complex services at reasonable prices, he said. The only truly reliable system is the public switched telephone network, and it has limited functionality, Lin said.

"When it comes to reliable push e-mail ... it's still hard to find a solution that works better than BlackBerry," Lin said.

Gartner's Dulaney acknowledged that competitors, such as Visto and Good Technology (now owned by Motorola), are probably not significantly more dependable.

It wouldn't be impossible to make the RIM network more reliable, the analysts said.

"They have the technical capability to spend more and make it more reliable, but is that what their owners and shareholders really want?" Lin said.

Google, for example, has a more highly distributed network, but that would take money and time, and many customers wouldn't want to pay for it, Dulaney said. In the future, RIM may choose to create a higher-end service with greater service assurances and a higher price, he said.

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taxes Los Angeles this week passed a controversial new tax that should impact city VoIP users, reports the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. Fearing the need to cut police services, the city took an existing telephone user tax, reduced it from 10% to 9%, but expanded the tax to include Internet phone services.

Apart from lowering the tax 1 percentage point, it swaps in broad language that covers a wider range of telephone-like technology and allows the city to tax the routing of voice, audio, video, data or other communication information transmitted through fiber-optic coaxial cables, power lines, broadband, DSL or wireless systems.

Locals are concerned that the new tax could ultimately be expanded in an attempt to tax Internet access. The decline in landlines and the spike in VoIP use essentially allowed Los Angeles lawmakers to pass off a tax hike as a tax cut to voters on "super Tuesday". This is how the tax on VoIP was presented to local voters (pdf):

REDUCTION OF TAX RATE AND MODERNIZATION OF COMMUNICATIONS USERS TAX. Shall an ordinance be adopted to reduce the City’s tax on communications users from 10% to 9%; modernize the ordinance to treat taxpayers equally regardless of technology used; exempt low-income senior-citizen and disabled households; to fund general municipal services, such as 911, police, fire protection, street maintenance, parks and libraries; subject to an annual independent audit?

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Camping World Congress We got our mitts on the mystery Communicator from LG at MWC today, and dear reader Kebabster, you are quite correct. The KT-610 isn't going to win any prizes in a design contest. We're not even sure it's a serious product, or just pads out LG's catalogue. But quite a few Reg readers value utility over bling, and this design really has potential.

Nokia created the "Communicator" product category in 1996 and nurtured it lovingly for 10 years (through three different platforms), until blowing it quite spectacularly last year with the E90 – the "Cargo Cult" Communicator.

Designed as the enterprise flagship, the Nokia E90 is still plagued with bugs and complaints from loyal users. The LG quite emphatically shows where Nokia went wrong.

Like all the Nokia Communicators from 1996 to 2006, the front display of the KT-610 looks like a basic phone – and uses its own user interface. Open it up, and you have a richer UI with a QWERTY keyboard. With the LG, the front phone is as basic as they come. You can't punch out a text message without opening the device. There's only five menu options on the front (no sub menus) and only three are visible at any one time.

But open it up, and the QVGA display is clear and sharp, and if you just want to do the messaging basics and run a really simple calendar, that's fine. By eschewing the "do everything" principle, the KT610 might actually be useful for something.

It's smaller than it looks, at about the same size as a BlackBerry Pearl. But if you're prepared to open up the phone to type a message, you're getting a better keyboard. And phonewise, you're getting an HSDPA (rather than 2.5G) phone.

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Strangely, those two silver buttons on the side of the main screen don't do anything – you can't even press them. The QWERTY keyboard is odd, just as Asian QWERTY keyboards tend to be.

lg text messaging device But what this really is, is a successor to the humble pager. Motorola had some success working the clamshell pager design into a phone years ago, if you remember the V100. This was a minor hit with teenagers before the Danger Sidekick came along, and cleaned up.

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Phones have got smaller since the days of the Motorola V100 - here modelled by a man with a gigantic mutant hand.

I suspect there's a market for a basic phone that doubles as a pager – that isn't a Blackberry. But it sure needs a bit of sprucing up round the front.

Nokia, take heed. We don't need S60 on the front of a Communicator – just something fast and functional.

Source: The Register


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check Interface Protocol with host:
   CLP (Motorola FLEXsuite™)
check Parameter Settings:
   PPS Software (PC application)
check Message size—Transmit and Receive:
   Up to 8 Kbytes, depending on carrier)

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ATCOM Wireless
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February 2008 Automation & Control News

Sports drink plant uses Control-See software for plant paging

Indianapolis, Indiana, February 14th 2008 - When one of the United States’ largest sports drink manufacturing plants needed to upgrade their alarm paging software they contacted Fields Engineering & Computer Services, a systems integration company specializing in automation and manufacturing-database programming. The Engineering & Maintenance Manager at the facility outlined the needs of the updated system:

  • The ability to retrieve real-time, event-driven alarms and data from all PLCs throughout the facility.
  • The ability to broadcast the alarms and data through an alpha-numeric paging system via email messaging.
  • The ability to send pages based on groups (Production, Facilities, Warehouse, etc), work schedule, and type of information.
  • Page the information (a minimum of 350 unique data points) with minimal delay from trigger to page reception.

After careful research of the facility’s needs Fields Engineering & Computer Services chose Control-See’s U.C.ME-OPC software for the plant paging application. According to Chris Fields, president of Fields Engineering & Computer Services, the U.C.ME-OPC software met all of the facility’s objectives. Furthermore the software utilized an easy-to-use development interface as well as direct importing of tags from SCADA programs such as InTouch and RSView. Overall the project yielded significant cost savings in development time, paging costs and faster response time to critical plant conditions.

About Control-See:
Control-See Software Solutions Ltd, a leading provider of Alarm Notification & Analysis software tools for Industrial automation and control systems.

About Fields Engineering:
Fields Engineering & Computer Services is a full service Automation Systems Integrators, providing Project Development and Process Improvement for manufacturing companies.

Source: Automation and Control News

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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 Services Messaging
  • Utilities Job Management
  • Telemetry and Remote Switching
  • Fire House Automation
  • Load Shedding and Electrical Services Control

PDT2000 Paging Data Terminal

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

Paging Controlled Moving Message LED Displays

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  • Variety of sizes
  • Integrated paging receiver

PDR2000/PSR2000 Paging Data Receivers

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  • Highly programmable, intelligent PDRs
  • Message Logging & remote control
  • Multiple I/O combinations and capabilities
  • Network monitoring and alarm reporting

Specialized Paging Solutions

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  • Remote switching & control
  • Fire station automation
  • PC interfacing & 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

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
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Phone: 770-844-6218 Office
770-844-6574 Fax
805-907-6707 Mobile
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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
UHF Paging Transmitters:
12 Glenayre GLT5340, 125W, DSP Exciter
10 Motorola PURC 5000, 110W, ACB
2 Motorola PURC 5000, 225W, ACB
3 Motorola Nucleus 125W
900 MHz Paging Transmitters:
1 Glenayre GLT 8600, 500W
76 Glenayre GLT-8500, 250W, C2000, I 20
10 Motorola PURC 5000, 300W, DRC or ACB
2 Motorola Nucleus, 300W, C-Net
GL3000 & Unipage Cards—Many misc. cards.
1 Complete GL3000L w/ T1s, 2.2G HD, LCC

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Knowledgeable Tech Support 24/7

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  • Motorola's appointed service centre for
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Contact us to find out more:
Tel: +44 (0)2380 666 333

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Above is a sample of what we have, call for a full list.
These parts are fully refurbished to like new condition.
New LCDs and Lenses are also available.

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'Serving the Paging industry since 1987'


Prism Paging

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Prism Message Gateway Systems Modular and Configurable

Your Choice of Options

  • Radio Paging Terminals
  • Voicemail Systems
  • E-mail and Network Text Messaging Systems
  • Digital Trunk Switching Systems
  • Digital Trunk and Voicemail Concentrators
  • Remote Network Encoders
  • TNPP Network Routers

Popular Choice for Domestic and International

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Go ahead . . . be choosy . . . choose Prism Systems International

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300 Colonial Center Parkway,
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Roswell, Georgia 30076 USA
Telephone: 678-353-3366
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Unication USA




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

We at Unication have listened and delivered.


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

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

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

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

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Hark Technologies

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Wireless Communication Solutions

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ISI-LX Internet Serial Interface with Protocol Conversion

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

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


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

  • Full Featured Internet Messaging Gateway
  • TAP Concentrator and TNPP Routing Functions w/TNPP over Internet
  • Serial Protocols Supported: GCP, SMDI, SMS, TAP, TNPP
  • Internet Protocols Supported: AIM, HTTP, SMPP (out only), SMTP, SNPP, and WCTP
  • Full Featured, Easy-to-use Voice/Fax/Numeric Mail Interface
  • One Number For All Your Messaging
  • Optional Hot-swap Hard Drives and Power Supplies Available
Please see our web site for even more products designed specifically for Personal Messaging carriers. For example, the Omega Messaging Gateway and Email Throttling Gateway (anti-spam).
Hark Technologies
3507 Iron Horse Dr., Bldg. 200
Ladson, SC 29456
Tel: 843-285-7200
Fax: 843-285-7220
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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. 6 February 13, 2008   

Auction No. 73 Update

The aggregate reserve price of $903,690,000 for the E Block licenses was met last week, after Round 44. Thus, reserve prices for the A, B, C, and E blocks have been met and there will be no re-auction (Auction 76) of these licenses.

Only the nationwide D Block private-public safety license has not met its reserve of $1.3 billion. At our deadline, the D Block license was still languishing with a single bid of $472 million that it had received in the opening round of the auction.

Although FCC Chairman Kevin Martin remained optimistic about the D Block, he said that if it did not meet its reserve the Commission obviously would have to reevaluate.

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell (D-Mich.), on the other hand, said: "We now know that only the D Block may not sell in this auction. The construction of a nationwide, next generation, interoperable broadband network for public safety is a crucial policy objective, and the need for such a network has not diminished."

Bidding in Auction 73 topped $19.3 billion after 68 rounds, with 82 new bids.

Bidding will be suspended on Monday, February 18, in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday. Bidding will resume on Tuesday, February 19.

The auction has moved to a six-round bidding schedule. BloostonLaw contacts: Hal Mordkofsky, John Prendergast, Cary Mitchell, and Bob Jackson.


NEW FCC LOCKBOX BANKING LOCATION TO BE EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 14: The FCC has announced that its new lock box banking location in St. Louis, Missouri will be effective tomorrow, February 14, 2008. Filings should no longer be sent to Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Because of the transition, the FCC has indicated that there will be a 45 day transition period in which filings inadvertently mailed to Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will be processed. It is important to note that the change in banking location will not affect filings and payments required in connection with Auction 73. Participants in Auction 73 should be careful to follow the FCC's wire instructions carefully as these payments will still be remitted through Mellon Bank. BloostonLaw Contacts: John Prendergast and Richard Rubino.

FCC DENIES PETITIONS TO REJECT OR SUSPEND AT&T’s TARIFFS: The FCC has denied several petitions to reject or suspend tariff transmittals relating to broadband services filed be AT&T on behalf of its six operating subsidiaries: Ameritech Operating Companies; BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc., Nevada Bell Telephone Company, Pacific Bell Telephone Company, Southern New England Telephone Company, and Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. In its tariff revisions, AT&T proposed to withdraw certain broadband transmission services from its operating subsidiaries’ access tariffs pursuant to the relief granted by the Commission in the AT&T Enterprise Broadband Forbearance Order. Specifically, AT&T’s proposed revisions sought to withdraw a number of broadband services from its tariff, including Frame Relay, ATM, Ethernet, Remote Network Access, SONET, Optical Network and Wave-Based services, with the exception of certain Frame Relay and ATM services operating below 200 Kbps in each direction. Time Warner Telecom Inc., COMPTEL, and Sprint Nextel Corporation filed petitions to reject or suspend and investigate the tariff revisions, claiming that AT&T may not withdraw any broadband tariffs until the expiration of the conditions established in the AT&T/BellSouth Merger Order. Petitioners argued that the terms of a number of the merger commitments, such as special access merger commitments number 4 and 5 require that AT&T maintain tariffs. Moreover, Petitioners argued that other commitments, such as merger commitment number 7, which requires mediation or accelerated docket treatment of disputes concerning tariffed services, would be rendered meaningless without publicly available tariffs. In a revised transmittal, AT&T included new language expressly recognizing its obligation to comply with the commitments of the AT&T/BellSouth Merger Order. Petitioners also challenged this tariff transmittal. The FCC dismissed the initial petitions as moot, and said the later petitions do not meet the standards for rejection or suspension of a tariff, and are denied. The Commission said it may only reject a tariff filed by a carrier if the filing is “so patently a nullity as a matter of substantive law, that administrative efficiency and justice are furthered by obviating any docket at the threshold rather than opening a futile docket.” Under this standard, the FCC found that Petitioners have made no showing that the Broadband Tariffs are “patently a nullity as a matter of substantive law” or that they are otherwise unlawful on their face. To the contrary, these tariffs expressly provide that AT&T will comply fully with its obligations under the AT&T/BellSouth Merger Order. In its filing, AT&T confirms that all of the services being withdrawn from the tariff will still be available on the same rates, terms and conditions, and that AT&T will continue to abide by all of the special access merger commitments set forth in the AT&T/BellSouth Merger Order. Moreover, Petitioners remain free to file a complaint if they believe that AT&T has not complied with the commitments it made in the AT&T/BellSouth Merger Order. Indeed, the Commission stands ready to enforce such commitments should it receive complaints that AT&T is not complying with its commitments. BloostonLaw contacts: Ben Dickens, Gerry Duffy, and Mary Sisak.

FCC CORRECTS REPLY DATE FOR POLE ATTACHMENT NPRM: The FCC has issued an Erratum, correcting the reply comment deadline for its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on pole attachments (BloostonLaw Telecom Update, February 6). The corrected reply deadline in this WC Docket No. 07-245 proceeding is April 7. Comments are due March 7. In the NPRM, the FCC seeks comment on whether to amend its rules governing pole attachments, which are designed to ensure the attachment of facilities of cable television systems and telecommunications carriers to utility poles, ducts, conduits, or rights of way at just and reasonable rates, terms, and conditions. BloostonLaw contacts: Ben Dickens, Gerry Duffy, and Mary Sisak.

CONGRESS MAKES DO-NOT-CALL LIST PERMANENT: The United States Congress last week approved legislation to extend and improve the Do-Not-Call registry. The House of Representatives passed the Do-Not- Call Registry Fee Extension Act of 2007 (S.781) and the Senate passed the Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007 (H.R. 3541). Both bills were previously approved by the Senate and House. Senate Commerce Committee Vice Chairman Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) and Senator Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) are both sponsors of S. 781 and the Senate companion bill to H.R. 3541, S. 2096. This will send both a Senate bill (S.781) and a House bill (H.R. 3541) to the President's desk, and remove the need for a bill conference. The combination of this legislation will allow the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to collect fees to maintain the registry and remove the need for consumers to re-register their names on the Do-Not-Call list. BloostonLaw contacts: Hal Mordkofsky, Ben Dickens, Gerry Duffy, and John Prendergast.


MARCH 1: CPNI ANNUAL CERTIFICATION. Although the rules do not specify when carriers should modify and complete their “Annual Certification of CPNI Compliance” for 2007, we recommend that you do so as soon as possible. The certification must be filed with the FCC by March 1. Note that the annual certification should include the following three required Exhibits: (a) a Statement Explaining How The Company’s Operating Procedures Ensure Compliance With The FCC’S CPNI Rules to reflect the Company’s policies and information; (b) a Statement of Actions Taken Against Data Brokers; and (c) a Summary of Customer Complaints Regarding Unauthorized Release of CPNI. A company officer with personal knowledge that the company has established operating procedures adequate to ensure compliance with the rules must execute the Certification, place a copy of the Certification and accompanying Exhibits in the Company’s CPNI Compliance Records, and forward the original to BloostonLaw for filing with the FCC by March 1. BloostonLaw is prepared to help our clients meet this requirement, which we expect will be strictly enforced, by assisting with preparation of their certification filing; reviewing the filing to make sure that the required showings are made; filing the certification with the FCC, and obtaining a proof-of-filing copy for your records. Clients interested in obtaining BloostonLaw's CPNI compliance manual should contact Gerry Duffy (202-828-5528) or Mary Sisak (202- 828-5554).

MAY 31: FCC FORM 395, EMPLOYMENT REPORT. Common carriers, including wireless carriers, with 16 or more full-time employees must file their annual Common Carrier Employment Reports (FCC Form 395) by May 31. This report tracks carrier compliance with rules requiring recruitment of minority employees. Further, the FCC requires all common carriers to report any employment discrimination complaints they received during the past year. That information is also due on May 31. The FCC encourages carriers to complete the discrimination report requirement by filling out Section V of Form 395, rather than submitting a separate report. Clients who would like assistance in filing Form 395 should contact Richard Rubino.

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

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



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Please find attached the preliminary program and registration form for the next EMMA conference and Round Table meeting to be held in Crete, Greece on April 23 - 25, 2008.

Program Summary

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Registration Form

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

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Boca Raton-based ADT offers mass notification security system

February 15, 2008

ADT Security Services announced Thursday it is offering a new electronic notification system targeted to schools, universities, municipalities and corporations that want to send emergency or routine alert messages to large groups quickly.

ADT Select Link is an easily programmable Web-based system that allows messages to be sent via e-mail, telephone, cell phone, pager, fax or wireless device. The service, devised by Boca Raton-based ADT, also includes translation so messages can be sent in any of 10 languages including Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese and two-way capability so temporary workers who are contacted can indicate if they are available to work.

The service cost varies depending on the number of recipients, but runs around $4 a recipient — educational institutions will pay slightly less — with unlimited messages.

Source: Sun-Sentinel

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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
Fax: 210-341-2011

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From: George Rishfeld
Date: February 9, 2008 11:54:53 AM CST
To: Brad Dye
Subject: Fire Departments & Paging

Dear Brad,

As you know a very large number of fire departments have overcome the problem of reading their alphanumeric pagers while driving by installing WiPath Communications Paging Data Terminals in their vehicles. There are some potential safety issues with reading a belt worn pager, as some people have suggested, the biggest issue in our experience is just finding the pager under all the fire gear that they are wearing.

The WiPath Communications PDT3000 paging data terminal solves this problem by displaying messages as they come in on a large sunlight readable display usually mounted on the dashboard of the fire appliance. The large text and extensive user interface options allows the messages to display just how the departments want them too and also to have a printer attached if that is desired. The huge capcode capacity also allows multiple pagers and groups to be monitored which can be extremely useful when multiple appliances or divisions are in attendance.

If there is anyone in the paging world who is not yet aware of the WiPath Communications PDT3000 we would be very happy to talk to them about it.

Kind regards
George Rishfeld
WiPath Communications
4845 Dumbbarton CT.
Cumming, GA 30040
770-844-6218 Office
770-844-6574 Fax
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From: John Hettish
Subject: Satellite Receiver Information Needed
Date: February 11, 2008 6:31:35 PM CST
To: Brad Dye

Hello Brad,

You probably don’t know me but I got your email address from Blake Bowers. I am in need of the dip switch settings for a Spacecom (IDC) M-2000AP satellite receiver, the one used in many one-way paging stations. Blake seems to think you might have this info.

I’m hoping to use the spare I have to aim dishes for broadcasters. I’m thinking that the M-2000AP would make a nifty aiming device with it’s built in tone if I can just tune it to the various satellite frequencies.

If you can help me I’d appreciate it greatly.

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When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country.

But it, too, seemed immovable.

As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me, but alas, they would have none of it.

And now, as I lie on my deathbed, I suddenly realize: If I had only changed myself first, then by example I would have changed my family.

From their inspiration and encouragement, I would then have been able to better my country, and who knows, I may have even changed the world.


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