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FRIDAY - FEBRUARY 22, 2008 - ISSUE NO. 299

Dear Friends of Wireless Messaging,

IWCE 2008, the International Wireless Communications Expo will take place next week in Las Vegas. If you are going to attend, I highly recommend that you catch the presentations by Ron Mercer and Lee Lupton. I know both of these people and I am sure that what they will have to say, will be very interesting. Their session "Killer Apps in Wireless" will be on Friday from 10:00 AM until noon. Check the Expo directory for the room number.

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Frequently a lively debate produces a better understanding of issues from divergent viewpoints. I remember browsing through a bookstore in London, England one day. I found this nice illustrated book on telephone technology. It said that the telephone was invented by a Scotsman named Alexander Graham Bell. I immediately thought, "How can they say this? Everyone knows that the telephone was invented by an American in Boston." That was where the famous "first" telephone conversation, "Mr Watson — Come here — I want to see you" took place! (in 1876) I can almost hear my European friends laughing at me, and thinking "typical ugly-American attitude!"

Of course, I was wrong. Alexander Graham Bell was indeed born in Scotland but moved to London, England, then to Brantford, Ontario in Canada, and then to America (Boston). A friend produced a copy of a speech he gave where he clarified that he definitely invented the telephone in Canada.

However, many still believe that Italian inventor Antonio Meucci created the first working model of a telephone in Italy—in 1834.

I said all of that to get me to this point: Who invented the first pager and where was it invented? Last week I wrote: "Multitone UK may have made the first-ever pager. Some people still debate this issue . . ." That prompted the following response from my friends at Multitone.

Multitone was first in 1958 with Induction Paging then Radio Paging in 1961/62. [Source: see letter to the editor near the end of this issue.]

I did a little more "Internet homework" and found the following information that I put into boxes. You can click on "source" to see where I found it. I hope this will spark a lively discussion on this topic so we can all learn something. I already have one "old timer" working on an article and I invite anyone else who has something to contribute, to please send it to me. (Anyone older than I am is old!) This will surely produce some great reading in future issues. So, what do you think? Read the following and then let me know.

History of Pagers and Beepers

A pager is a personal radio device that allows the user to receive messages.

A pager is a dedicated RF or radio frequency device that allows the pager user to receive messages broadcast on a specific frequency over a special network of radio base stations.

Al Gross
In 1921, the first pager-like system was in use by the Detroit Police Department. However, it was not until 1949 that the very first telephone pager was patented. The inventor's name was Al Gross and his pagers were first used in New York City's Jewish Hospital. Al Gross' pager was not a consumer device available to everyone. The FCC did not approve the pager for public use until 1958.

Motorola Pagers
The name pager was first used in 1959 when Motorola made a personal radio communications product they called a pager. The Motorola pager was a small receiver that delivered a radio message individually to those carrying the device.

The first successful consumer pager was Motorola's Pageboy I first introduced in 1974. It had no display and could not store messages, however, it was portable and notified the wearer that a message had been sent.

By 1980, there were 3.2 million pager users worldwide. At that time pagers had a limited range and were used mostly in on-site situations for example when medical workers communicate with each other within a hospital.

By 1990, wide-area paging had been invented and over 22 million pagers were in use. By 1994, there were over 61 million pagers in use and pagers became popular for personal use. [source]


Al Gross
Al Gross is a true pioneer of the wireless personal communications revolution and played a major role in establishing miniaturized portable communications. His efforts led to one of the first walkie-talkies in the early 1940’s (just prior to WW II) and to development of the first pager system (in New York’s Jewish Hospital) in 1950. He also successfully lobbied the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to create the Personal Radio license spectrum in 1948, which later became citizens band radio. [source]


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Richard Florac - First Pager
Although a few cities had pager-like devices for their police and firefighters as early as 1921, ordinary citizens couldn't use them. The creator of the first commercial pager service was Sherman C. Amsden (1889-1958), a native of Michigan who served as a U.S. Army Air Force pilot in both world wars.

One night in the early 1920s, Amsden had a family emergency and needed his doctor immediately, but the physician couldn't be reached; the doctor was not in his office and he couldn't afford a secretary to answer his phone. This experience inspired Amsden, then living in New York City, to start one of the first telephone answering companies, Telanserphone. Originally intended just for doctors, here's how the Telanserphone service worked: A subscriber who expected to be away from his telephone (playing golf, seeing a movie, taking a shower, etc.) would notify Telanserphone. If anyone called during the subscriber's absence, a Telanserphone operator would write down a message. The subscriber could then call the company at any time or from any location to hear the messages he missed.

Amsden's next idea, which seems so ordinary in the present era of wireless technology, was in fact brilliantly creative. Instead of requiring subscribers to call Telanserphone to find out if they received messages, Amsden wanted a way to alert subscribers that they had messages. Working with inventor Richard R. Florac (1901-1991), Amsden developed the first commercially available pager. The pager was offered to his company's subscribers for a fee of $11.50 a month.

Here's how it worked. Every Telanserphone subscriber with a pager was assigned a three-digit code number. When a Telanserphone operator took a message for a subscriber, the company would play a voice-recording of that subscriber's code number on the company's high-frequency radio transmitter. The code number, perhaps recorded on magnetic tape, would be repeatedly played on a loop, along with all the other code numbers of subscribers with messages waiting at Telanserphone. Each pager was basically just a small battery-powered radio receiver locked onto the Telanserphone frequency, so when the subscriber held the pager up to his ear he would listen for his code number to know whether a message was waiting for him.

On October 15, 1950, a doctor became the first person to receive a pager signal from Telanserphone.

Amsden started a new company, Aircall, Inc., for his pager business. Within two years, Aircall had 400 subscribers, including doctors, salesmen, detectives, plumbers and undertakers. [source]

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Mobile phones to hit outer space

NASA takes communications to the next orbit

Wednesday at 16:15 GMT

Soon you won’t be able to escape mobile phones even if you disappeared into space. US space agency NASA and the British National Space Centre (BNSC) are to trial a mobile phone network on the moon.

NASA has plans to build a base at the south pole of the moon after 2020. And this location could provide the same level of mobile phone coverage as here on earth.

Thanks to the joint Nasa/BNSC MoonLite mission, astronauts and robots exploring the moon's surface would then be able to keep in touch via voice calls and text messages, reports.

Via satellite

Voice calls and data between the moon and earth would be sent via satellites circling the moon. Initially only one or two satellites would be involved but more could be added if needed. Data speeds would be around 3kbps for downloads and up to 2kbps for uploads.

The lunar mobile phone network will be similar to the "satellite phone network of the 1980s and 1990s on earth", director of space science at the BNSC, David Parker, told Silicon.

2012 launch

The BNSC is building the satellites for the trial, due to be launched after 2012, while NASA is developing the communications module.

A similar idea is already in practice in America’s deep south. SpaceData offers a service where air balloons equipped with Wi-Fi technology are launched into the air. The balloons – housed with a mini mobile phone mast each – soar 20 miles into the air, providing Wi-Fi and telecoms services to truckers and oil companies, the Wall Street Journal reports.

SpaceData’s wireless service aims to bring wireless internet to millions of Americans living in rural areas. Each balloon and ‘mobile mast’ can give wireless coverage for thousands of square miles below. The WSJ report also suggests that Google is considering buying the firm. [report follows below]

Source: TechRadar

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Floating a New Idea For Going Wireless, Parachute Included

Balloon Launch Gets Google's Attention; Dairy Farmers Can Help

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CHANDLER, Ariz. — Jerry Knoblach wants to bring wireless service to millions of rural Americans. His plan: Beam it down from balloons hovering at the edge of space.

This isn't just hot air. His company, Space Data Corp., already launches 10 balloons a day across the Southern U.S., providing specialized telecom services to truckers and oil companies. His balloons soar 20 miles into the stratosphere, each carrying a shoebox-size payload of electronics that acts like a mini cellphone "tower" covering thousands of square miles below.

Cheap, disposable hydrogen-filled balloons carrying miniature versions of cellphone towers may soon provide service to rural, sparsely populated areas. WSJ's Amol Sharma visits Space Data, a company that makes the specialized balloons.

His idea has caught the eye of Google Inc., according to people familiar with the matter. The Internet giant — which is now pushing into wireless services — has considered contracting with Space Data or even buying the firm, according to one person.

Mr. Knoblach, Space Data's chief executive, declined to comment on specific partners. Google declined to comment.

Expanding rural telecom services is a priority for regulators. About 36% of rural Americans don't have Internet connections. The problem is that it's expensive to string cable or build cellphone towers in areas with so few customers. Space Data says a single balloon can serve an area otherwise requiring 40 cell towers.

Maintaining a telecom system based on gas-filled bladders floating in the sky requires some creativity. The inexpensive balloons are good for only 24 hours or so before ultimately bursting in the thin air of the upper atmosphere. The electronic gear they carry, encased in a small Styrofoam box, then drifts gently back to earth on tiny parachutes.

This means Space Data must constantly send up new balloons. To do that, it hires mechanics employed at small airports across the South. It also hires farmers — particularly, dairy farmers.

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Jerry Knoblach

They're "very reliable people," says Mr. Knoblach. They have to "milk the cows 24-7, 365 days a year, so they're great people to use as a launch crew." Space Data pays them $50 per launch.

Extra Pocket Money

Sharon Hodges, a 60-year-old cattle-and-wheat farmer in Piedmont, Okla., and part-time balloon launcher, says she doesn't know much about technology but liked the extra pocket money.

Every day just before sunset, she unfolds a deflated balloon, attaches it to a hydrogen tank and inflates it to about 6 feet in diameter. Then she hitches the electronic payload to the balloon, walks it through the 16-foot-tall double doors of her barn, and lets go of it.

The balloons rise about 1,000 feet a minute and reach their target altitude of 65,000 to 100,000 feet in under two hours.

Not the Hindenburg

Most of Space Data's balloons are filled with hydrogen, because it is cheaper than the helium used in toy balloons and modern blimps. Hydrogen is, of course, flammable, but Mr. Knoblach says there's no safety issue because each balloon contains so little gas. "It's not like the Hindenburg," he says.

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A balloon being launched in Piedmont, Oklahoma.

Mr. Knoblach also dismisses another potential hazard: Airplanes crashing into balloons. He points out that Space Data's balloons are similar in design to weather balloons, about 1,800 of which are launched world-wide every day without problems.

According to a Federal Aviation Administration official, there are no records of passenger jets colliding with balloons in the U.S. The engines of a commercial jet are designed to withstand the ingestion of an eight-pound bird, the FAA says. (The payload on a Space Data balloon weighs six pounds.)

Google believes balloons like these could radically change the economics of offering cellphone and Internet services in out-of-the-way areas, according to people familiar with its thinking. The company is among the registered bidders for a big chunk of radio spectrum at a government auction currently under way in Washington.

At Space Data's command center in Chandler, engineers track their 10 balloons on a wall-mounted electronic map. Balloons move slowly across Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arizona, where Space Data sells wireless services used by truckers to track their fleet. Overlapping rings on the map demarcate the coverage area of each balloon's transceiver.

When a balloon approaches the end of its useful life, technicians send a signal to separate it from its electronic payload, which parachutes to earth. The balloons eventually burst into "confetti" from the low air pressure, Mr. Knoblach says.

The environmental ramifications of the resulting shower of latex balloon scraps are complex. Some environmentalists argue balloons can be fatal to turtles, fish and whales, which mistake floating latex for jellyfish or other edible sea life. Several states, including Florida and Virginia, restrict balloon launches.

Dale Florio, a spokesman for the Balloon Council, a trade group for balloon makers, says latex balloons biodegrade "at the rate of an oak leaf that falls from a tree."

Net Benefit

Mr. Knoblach says his operation was reviewed by more than a dozen federal agencies, which found no significant environmental impact. Some agencies even consider it a net benefit, he says: The balloons replace tall cellphone towers, which are blamed for killing a significant number of migratory birds that crash into them.

While the balloons are cheap and disposable at $50 a pop, the transceivers they carry are worth about $1,500. Once a transceiver is released from its balloon to parachute back to earth, there's no way to predict where it will land. So Space Data has hired 20 hobbyists with GPS devices to track them down.

Recovery missions can get intense. Workers have had to pluck transceivers out of trees in Louisiana, rappel down rocky cliffs in Arizona, trudge through swamps and kayak across ponds. Space Data pays them $100 per transceiver recovered.

"These things can fall anywhere," says Chip Kyner of San Antonio, who once hiked seven miles before finding the transmitter he was looking for. The final mile was in pitch darkness.

"It wasn't worth the $100," he says, "but it's a neat story."

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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Published: February 21, 2008, 4:34 PM EST

bluray logo Merely a day after Toshiba threw in the towel in its format war with Sony by announcing it is abandoning HD DVD, both Paramount and Universal Studios unsurprisingly announced their new Blu-ray alliance – thus making all six major Hollywood studios Blu.

The Hollywood Reporter expects to see Universal and Paramount new releases hitting Blu-ray and DVD at the same time by late spring or early summer. Blu-ray’s challenges are far from over, however. Despite now being touted as the next major video format, prices still have to come down for stand-alone players before it gains mainstream acceptance. Moreover, Blu-ray needs to step out from the shadow of the billion-dollar DVD business and find a way to distance itself from the advent of digital downloads before any returns on investment are seen.

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SPD Control Systems Corporation Receives $600,000 in Contract Funding from NYSERDA

spd logo Stony Brook, New York – February 20, 2008 - Jay Moskowitz, Chairman of SPD Control Systems Corporation (SCSC) and former founder of RTS Wireless is alive and well and still working at the leading edge of wireless technology. This 6th company he has started is developing electronic control systems that operate a state-of-the-art type of window glass known as Smart Windows. Suspended Particle Device (SPD) windows are capable of changing from clear to dark or any level of tinting in between, electronically in 1 to 2 seconds. From a Master Control System the company has designed, a buildings energy utilization can be reduced by dynamically controlling the amount of solar energy passing through all the windows in the structure throughout the day taking into account geographic location and time of the year. The system would block the sun as it bakes on the windows of a building in the heat of a summer afternoon or clear the windows when the sun is shining on the building in the middle of the winter.  But, if you walk into a conference room that has clear windows and are about to give a PowerPoint presentation, a simple button press of a wall switch or a click on a wireless handheld device, will immediately set all windows totally dark, and another click when the presentation is done will return the windows to the optimal setting for reducing energy at that moment. Window tinting is changed throughout the day as the sun crosses the sky.

Mr. Moskowitz stated that he is happy to report that the company has been notified that it will receive $600,000 in contract funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), to develop and demonstrate a fully operational version of the SCSC system. Mr. Moskowitz indicated that in the design of the system, groups of windows are connected to a network of wireless controllers that are able to talk to each other as well as the Master Control System using IEEE 802.15.4 radios in a mesh network operating the ZigBee protocol stack. Every system component can talk to any other component and relay messages through intermediate nodes when radios are not in direct communications. And dynamic routing allows messages to get to destinations and bypass nodes that might temporarily have communication problems because of interference. It’s like a wireless version of TNPP, said Mr. Moskowitz, the former chairman of the TNPP committee and the originator of the Wireless Communication Transfer Protocol (WCTP).

Mr. Moskowitz stated that through the dynamic control of the Solar Heat Gain of a commercial office building, as much as 20% of the energy use of such buildings can be eliminated. Heating and Air Conditioning are the largest consumers of energy in a building. And, further savings are possible because windows can remain clear when it is not necessary to block the sunlight so natural lighting can be utilized instead of burning artificial lights, thereby saving additional electrical energy. Eventually these systems will be integrated with HVAC and lighting systems to operate in a fully integrated fashion. Mr. Moskowitz indicates that these new Smart Windows are the future of window glass throughout the world. We also look forward to its use in automobiles and on commercial airliners. The company has pending patents in the US, Europe and Japan for its advanced technology.

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Supreme Court rejects domestic wiretap appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to intervene in an appeal of a lawsuit accusing the National Security Agency of illicit spying on millions of Americans communicating with foreigners.

The American Civil Liberties Union, which filed suit in 2006 on behalf of journalists, scholars, criminal defense attorneys and Islamic-Americans, had sought review of a 2-1 decision last summer by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to throw out its case.

The ACLU obtained a victory at the trial court level in August 2006. A federal judge in Michigan ruled that the NSA's once-secret terrorist surveillance program, which operated without court orders, "ran roughshod" over Americans' constitutional rights Americans and violated federal wiretapping law.

But the Sixth Circuit overturned that ruling on narrow procedural grounds. It determined that the ACLU and the plaintiffs didn't have legal standing to bring the suit in the first place because they hadn't shown adequate evidence that they have been "personally" subject to the eavesdropping program. The judges did not, however, take a position whether the spying program itself was legal.

The Supreme Court's decision, which arrived without comment, lets that opinion stand.

"Although we are deeply disappointed with the Supreme Court's refusal to review this case, it is worth noting that today's action says nothing about the case's merits and does not suggest in any way an endorsement of the lower court's decision," said Steven Shapiro, the ACLU's legal director.

The Supreme Court's inaction does not, however, directly affect about 40 cases pending before a federal judge in the Ninth Circuit appeals court in San Francisco.

One of them is the high-profile suit filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation against AT&T, which is accused of opening up its network illegally to the NSA. That case and others like it have prompted a fierce fight in Congress over whether to immunize corporations who assisted government spies from such legal action.

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Paging Company Struggles

Bankruptcy filing shows impact of cell phones on dwindling market

By Martin C. Daks

OAK RIDGE—A paging company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after suffering a double whammy: a shrinking market because of the advent of cell phones and a financial dispute with a major service provider that threatened to seize the company’s customer list. The firm’s woes illustrate what can happen to a small business that’s threatened by a new way of doing things.

Some experts say the fact that the company, Paging Management I LLC, has managed to hang on this long is unusual, given the challenge presented by cell phones.

“Cell phones helped to kill* the paging industry,” says Brad Dye, a wireless consultant based in Springfield, Ill. “In 1990, [1999**] there were an estimated 45 million paging devices in the country, but today there are less than 6 million.”

Dye says hospitals and construction sites still use pagers, primarily because both have sensitive instruments that generally are not affected by one-way pager-service signals, but may be affected by the two-way signals of cell phones and other devices.

As wireless gadgets continue to feature functions once offered only by pagers, including text and data transmission, “we’ve seen the number of paging companies in our organization dwindle,” says Jackie McCarthy, director of government affairs for the Personal Communications Industry Association (PCIA), a trade organization in Alexandria, Va. “Most of the paging companies that used to be members of the PCIA are no longer in existence.”

Oak Ridge-based Paging Management has five employees and rings up about $330,000 a year in revenue, according to Hoover’s Inc., an industry and market information provider. Paging Management sells and activates pagers and manages paging services. The company has no more than $10,000 in cash and other assets, according to court filings.

“Some industry segments, like hospitals, still use pagers, but overall the customer base of Paging Management has dwindled during the past few years,” says Chad Friedman, a partner with the Roseland law firm Ravin Greenberg LLC, who represents the company and its owner, Jeff Koonjy. “The smaller market also means there are fewer [pager] providers to choose from, so Paging Management may have been forced to depend on a small number of key providers.”

Friedman says the bankruptcy filing was triggered by a dispute over $150,000 that Paging Management was said to owe one of those providers. Right now, Paging Management is still servicing its customers and hopes to work out a deal with the creditor, says Friedman.

The creditor claimed the right to take over servicing Paging Management’s customers if the company didn’t pay the money owed, says Friedman. But a Chapter 11 filing places a temporary hold on a creditor’s ability to collect a debt while the parties try to work out their issues.

While Friedman wouldn't name the creditor, Paging Management owes $150,000 to PCS Partners, a Buford, Ga., company that engages in wireless communication-related retail distribution and customer service activity, according to documents filed two weeks ago with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Newark on behalf of Paging Management.

The court filings also cite a $144,000 debt owed to USA Mobility, a Columbia, Md., company that provides paging and cell phone products and services. The documents say that Paging Management disputes both debts, but do not provide any details about the disagreement.

Experts says Paging Management’s troubles are industry-wide and provide an example of how abrupt changes in technology can affect a business.

“Before cell phones, even the smaller pager companies were able to ride a successful wave of business,” says James Barrood, executive director of the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies, part of the Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson in Madison. “Many smaller shops did not recognize cell devices as a disruptive technology, and instead hung on to their ‘cash cow.’ But some collaborated with the new technology, even changing their business model and becoming cell phone providers. In general, it may be better to diversify and find a higher- margin business if the core business is under attack by new technology.”

Koonjy has launched a second Oak Ridge company, called Paging Management Inc., that provides Web hosting and other Internet-related services. That company has annual revenue of about $1.5 million, according to information provided by Hoover’s.

“I believe that as the revenue from paging went down, Koonjy may have seen the establishment of an Internet services company as a way to complement the activities of Paging Management I LLC,” says Friedman. “Either way, he believes his businesses will succeed.”

Editor's notes:

I was recuperating from the flu when this telephone interview took place — so that is my excuse for having to correct a couple of the following points.

* I don't think I used the work kill. I wouldn't say that something killed paging because paging is not dead. I am quite sure that I said paging would be around for a long time, and gave him several reasons why.

** Either I misspoke or this reporter wrote down the wrong year. It should be 1999 not 1990.

The reporter seemed to be a nice fellow on the telephone. These are honest mistakes, and they may have both been my fault.

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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. 7 February 20, 2008   

700 MHz Soon To Be Added to WiMAX Technology Roadmap

The WiMAX Forum (an industry-led organization formed to certify and to promote the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based on the IEEE 802.16 standard) has recently announced that the WiMAX standard will be extended to cover the 700 MHz band. This is a significant development for 700 MHz Band licensees (and Auction No. 73 bidders) since it should reduce the cost and spur the availability of standards- based 700 MHz Band equipment and consumer devices. It should also facilitate the ability of 700 MHz licensees to construct and operate integrated wireless networks using spectrum from a variety of licensed and unlicensed bands, including 1.7/2.1 GHz AWS, 2.5 GHz BRS/EBS, the 3650-3700 MHz service and the 2.4/5.8 GHz unlicensed bands. BloostonLaw contacts: John Prendergast and Cary Mitchell.


PRESIDENT SIGNS “PERMANENT” DO-NOT-CALL LEGISLATION: President George W. Bush last week signed legislation into law to extend and improve the Do- Not-Call registry. Earlier 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), sending both bills to the President (BloostonLaw Telecom Update, February 13). Senate Commerce Committee Vice Chairman Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) and Senator Byron Dorgan (DN. D.) are both sponsors of S. 781 and the Senate companion bill to H.R. 3541, S. 2096. 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.

COURT VACATES FCC’s DENIAL OF GULF COAST MIGRATORY BIRDS PETITION: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has vacated the FCC’s denial of the Gulf Coast Migratory Birds Petition. The American Bird Conservancy and Forest Conservation Council 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 statement, Commissioner Michael Copps said: “For years, I have been disappointed with the FCC’s failure to get serious about its environmental responsibilities. Now the D.C. Circuit has affirmed something this agency should have acknowledged a long time ago: that the National Environmental Protection Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act require the FCC to take a hard look at the effects of communications towers on migratory birds.” BloostonLaw contacts: Hal Mordkofsky, John Prendergast, and Richard Rubino.



FEBRUARY 29: COPYRIGHT STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT FORM FOR CABLE COMPANIES. This form, plus royalty payment for the second half of calendar year 2007, is due February 29. The form covers the period July 1 to December 31, 2007, and is due to be mailed directly by cable TV operators to the Library of Congress’ Copyright Office. If you do not receive the form, please contact Gerry Duffy.

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).

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AT&T Begins Offering Palm's Centro Smartphone

The $100 smartphone comes with multimedia capabilities and several services exclusive to AT&T

By Elena Malykhina
February 19, 2008 12:00 PM

AT&T (NYSE: T) on Tuesday began offering the Centro, Palm's new flagship smartphone based on the Palm OS. The $100 smartphone comes with multimedia capabilities and several services exclusive to AT&T.

The Centro sports a touch screen and a full QWERTY keyboard for simpler use of its messaging features, including text messaging, instant messaging, and e-mail. It supports various e-mail clients such as AT&T's Xpress Mail (for accessing Gmail, AOL, Yahoo, Windows Live, and Lotus Notes), Microsoft Exchange, and Good Technology's Good Mobile Messaging. Using Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, users can also sync their Outlook contacts and calendars with the Centro.

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The Palm Centro from AT&T comes with a touch screen and a full QWERTY keyboard; it's also the first Palm OS-based smartphone to come with AT&T services such as XM Radio Mobile, Push to Talk, and MusicID.

"The demand for crossover devices is skyrocketing, and the Centro hits a sweet spot for many customers looking for a QWERTY device with a solid suite of messaging and multimedia features," said Michael Woodward, VP of Business Mobility Products at AT&T's wireless unit, in a statement.

It is the smallest and the lightest smartphone offered by Palm and the first to support AT&T's XM Radio Mobile, MusicID, and Push to Talk services, which function like a walkie-talkie for chatting with a group of up to 29 people. AT&T's mobile music offering allows users to download tunes from Napster and eMusic to the Centro's built-in Pocket Tunes Deluxe player. They can also listen to live radio with XM Radio Mobile for $9 a month, and identify song titles and artists with the MusicID service for $4 a month.

Additionally, AT&T offers MobiTV for watching live television on the Centro for $10 a month, and TeleNav GPS Navigator for turn-by-turn voice and on-screen driving directions with an optional standalone GPS receiver. The navigation service costs $10 a month.

According to an early buyers study conducted by Palm, more women than men purchased the Centro; the number of women was almost double the number of men. Palm also saw 150% increase in the number of users under 35. The study shows that 75% of people who purchased the Centro previously used a traditional mobile phone.

The Centro's $100 price tag is an attractive selling point for many mobile users, especially compared with other smartphones on the market with similar capabilities. But the Centro runs on AT&T's EDGE network and lacks 3G support, which means users will have to deal with slower data speeds when browsing the Web or using the smartphone's multimedia features.

Source: InformationWeek

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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.

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



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From: George Rishfeld
Date: February 9, 2008 11:54:53 AM CST
To: Brad Dye
Subject: Logging Wireless Messages

Dear Brad,

I see there has been some discussion about logging of messages lately and someone mentioned the difficulty of logging off air.  We have no difficulty with this as our LogPage product which works with our PDT2000 and PDR2000 receivers is capable of logging all traffic on a network and producing multiple filtered reports and outputs relating to the logged messages.

LogPage is equipped with powerful filtering and reporting tools that enable the user to automatically search through received page messages using different criteria and output the filtered results to the screen, resend it to another pager or other messaging device such as a cellphone or forward it via email. Filters are setup which incorporate a range of criteria by which each message received is compared. LogPage may include an unlimited number of filters based on capcodes or text.

LogPage can also be used for network alarm reporting so that if the network goes off air LogPage can detect this and alert appropriate people.

A powerful and easy to use reporting engine is included with LogPage to enable the user to develop customized reports of message traffic based on the stored message database.

The user can also set the program to run reports automatically at certain time intervals (days or hours) and send the results as attached .CSV files by email to an unlimited number of email addresses. If more than one network needs to be monitored we also have a product called Interceptor which allows monitoring of up to 4 channels simultaneously.

Greatly appreciate your help.


George Rishfeld
WiPath Communications
4845 Dumbbarton CT.
Cumming, GA 30040
770-844-6218 Office
770-844-6574 Fax
Skype: grishfeld6625


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From: "Ed Heffernan" <>
Date: February 15, 2008 11:36:40 AM CST
To: Brad Dye
Subject: The Wireless Messaging Newsletter

————— Original Message —————
From: Ed Heffernan
To: Peter Eborall; Graeme Hull
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 12:30 PM
Subject: The Wireless Messaging Newsletter

Brad Dye mentions Multitone in this issue.  He says that some still debate if Multitone made the first pager.

In 1962 when I joined Multitone, a company Stromberg-Carlson had just brought their radio pager to market with Bell Telephone.

Multitone was first in 1958 with Induction Paging then Radio Paging in 1961/62.


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