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FRIDAY - APRIL 4, 2008 - ISSUE NO. 304

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Dear Friends of Wireless Messaging,

The Other Shoe Dropped

SkyTel Paging Sale Announced

Hardly a day goes by that someone doesn't ask me if there is any news about the "rumored" sale of SkyTel's wireless messaging unit. Well . . . the news came out on Monday morning. [News releases follow.] I guess you want to know what I think about this, so here goes.

Bell bought SkyTel and paid around $29 million (27 + other deferred payments).

Then they sold SkyTel in three pieces:

  • AVL (telemetry): $7.0 million;
  • Broadband licenses: $13.5 million;
  • Wireless Messaging (paging): $8.0 million.

For a total of: $28.5 million.

Their aggregate book loss was about $4 million (including operating losses). The sale will close in 60 to 90 days—depending on FCC license transfer approvals, etc.

So what's next?

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The Wireless Crystal Ball

As I gaze into my wireless crystal ball I see—rather faintly:

  • Consolidation of the two networks
    • One common NOC with optimization of backhaul links
  • Rationalization of the two networks
    • Elimination of transmitter and receiver sites where coverage is overlapping
  • Integration (blending) of personnel with significant job eliminations (RIF)
  • New emphasis on machine to machine telemetry (M2M) and AVL communications
  • Some new and "way-cool" devices
    • like maybe a dual-network messaging device (ReFLEX & Mobitex in one device)
    • some new wireless modems for data communications
    • more location-based services—not just for vehicles (I hope)
  • and most important of all—an aggressive, motivated sales force

For years I have been amazed when company's finances get in a tight spot, they start cutting their sales force. The bean counters think, "the customers just will come to us." Sales people are often viewed as an unnecessary overhead. When times are good and sales are up, it's always because of a great product and superior management—when times are bad, and sales are down, it's always because of a lazy sales force. This is the kind of thinking that leads to bankruptcy.

Some of the comments that I have already received are:

  • “Deals like this are why CEOs get paid such big bucks!” (for losing $4 million)
  • From one paging industry VIP:
    • “They bought it . . .
    • screwed it all up . . .
    • then they sold it . . .
    • and came out alright.”
  • “Surprises me that Velocita could come up with any cash in this environment—much less 3 million—wonder if it will go through.”

Now on to more news and views . . .


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There is no charge for subscription and there are no membership restrictions. Readers are a very select group of wireless industry professionals, and include the senior managers of many of the world's major Paging and Wireless Data companies. There is an even mix of operations managers, marketing people, and engineers—so I try to include items of interest to all three groups. It's all about staying up-to-date with business trends and technology. I regularly get readers' comments, so this newsletter has become a community forum for the Paging, and Wireless Data communities. You are welcome to contribute your ideas and opinions. Unless otherwise requested, all correspondence addressed to me is subject to publication in the newsletter and on my web site. I am very careful to protect the anonymity of those who request it.

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Las Vegas, April 1, 2008 – CTIA WIRELESS 2008®, a dynamic global marketplace showcasing the latest in mobile content, products and services, opened today with more than 1,200 international exhibiting companies and a stellar keynote lineup of elite executives from Sprint Nextel, Verizon Wireless, Microsoft and Virgin Group. CTIA WIRELESS takes place this week at the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 1–3.

From the keynote stage this morning, Sprint's CEO Dan Hesse unveiled Samsung's Instinct SPH-M800 handset and RIM's Curve 8330 with GPS. He also reiterated the company's plans to build a WiMAX network. Robbie Bach, president of Microsoft's entertainment and devices division, announced upgrades for Windows Mobile Professional 6.1 and Internet Explorer Mobile ver. 6.

Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam addressed industry momentum and the need to allow wireless to remain free from burdensome government regulation. Sir Richard Branson, founder and chairman of Virgin Group, discussed the coming growth of the prepaid market in light of the current economic situation. He also addressed the opportunities for MNVOs, like Virgin Mobile, to capitalize on brand loyalty.

"The wireless revolution is here," said Robert Mesirow, CTIA vice president and show director. "This year's show is our most exciting ever as exhibitors and keynoters address the current and future technology developments that are making the mobile lifestyle a reality. From LTE and WiMAX to code scanning and converged services, all of the developments that are improving the ways we communicate are on display here in Las Vegas."

More than 40,000 attendees are on hand this week to view exhibitor offerings that span the device, infrastructure, enabling technology, entertainment and business application sectors. Attendees from more than 125 countries will experience the evolution of wireless technologies from CTIA educational sessions to exhibits.

Keynote Lineup
Wednesday, April 2 keynote speakers include Arun Sarin, CEO of Vodafone and Marco Boerries, president of Yahoo! Mobile. An infrastructure panel that focuses on real-world plans and technology developments hastening the availability of 4G services for mobile subscribers will be moderated by Lowell McAdam, CEO of Verizon Wireless. Panelists include Patricia Russo, CEO of Alcatel Lucent; Carl-Henric Svanberg, CEO of Ericsson; and Mike Zafirovski, CEO of Nortel.

On Thursday, April 3, former U.S. senators and presidential candidates John Edwards and Fred Thompson will take the stage at 9:30 a.m. to discuss impressions from the campaign trail.

As the premier global event representing the $500 billion global wireless industry and the largest wireless show in the world, CTIA WIRELESS 2008 brings together all industries affected by wireless technology for three days of intense learning and networking. Visit

CTIA -The Wireless Association® is the international association for the wireless telecommunications industry, representing carriers, manufacturers and wireless Internet providers. CTIA is also recognized as the premiere producer of two annual technology events representing the complete wireless, mobile and Internet industries: CTIA WIRELESS 2008 takes place in Las Vegas April 1-3; CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2008 takes place in San Francisco September 10-12. Visit

On-site PR Contact Information:
The CTIA WIRELESS 2008 Media Center is located Room N251

Cheryl Delgreco, Media Strategies for CTIA WIRELESS
Mobile phone: 617-429-6749

Karen Blondell, Media Strategies for CTIA WIRELESS
Mobile phone: 310-922-5838

Liora Bram, Media Strategies for CTIA WIRELESS
Mobile phone: 617-821-4704


Source: Virtual Press Office

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The Voice of US Paging Carriers

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

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

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

Welcome to AAPC newest members:

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

Thanks to our Gold Vendor member!

PRISM Paging

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

Thanks to our Bronze Member Vendors!

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Advertiser Index

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

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FCC to reject Skype regulatory claim, Martin says

Loring Wirbel
EE Times
(04/01/2008 1:30 PM EDT)

LAS VEGAS — Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin is dismissing Skype Ltd.'s claim that wireless services should follow wireline industry rules for client interoperability.

Martin told the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association's (CTIA) Wireless 2008 conference that his order did not represent a rejection of open networks. Instead, Martin called the action a careful balance between supporting open interfaces and recognizing the investment in network resources by larger service providers.

In February 2007, Skype filed a petition with the FCC attempting to "confirm a consumer's right to use Internet communications software and attach devices to wireless networks." In essence, the company sought a repeat of the FCC's 1968 Carterfone ruling for wireline networks that opened network interfaces for manufacturing companies other than Western Electric.

However, in the year since Skype's petition was filed, pundits across the political spectrum have pointed out that 21st century wireless networks are not the closed monopoly that AT&T enjoyed. Martin said his order took that reality into account.

Martin said the recently concluded 700-MHz spectrum auction, which brought an unexpected $19.5 billion to the government, "will revolutionize wireless broadband services in the same manner that PCS auctions ten years ago revolutionized voice services."

The fact that some blocks of the auction supported Google's initiative for open interfaces proves that the FCC is a supporter of open-interface standards introduced in an evolutionary way, Martin said, particularly since most large carriers initially opposed the open-interface proposals.

Martin called the wireless industry "the poster child for competition in the communications industry." Close to 95 percent of the U.S. population now lives in areas where consumers can choose from at least three carriers, while 90 percent reside in areas served by four carriers.

While large carriers like Verizon and AT&T dominated the 700-MHz spectrum auction, Martin pointed out that 99 other bidders won 69 percent of spectrum, and 65 percent of bidders characterized themselves as small businesses.

Despite failing to gain minimum bids for the shared-spectrum Block D, Martin said the FCC has not given up on the concept of spectrum shared by public-safety and consumer wireless networks. The Commission is currently reconsidering ways to offer shared spectrum.

The CTIA also released statistics Tuesday (April 1) demonstrating the degree to which U.S. consumers are catching up with European and Asian wireless penetration rates. At the end of 2007, there were more than 255 million U.S. subscribers, representing 84 percent of the U.S. population. Those subscribers accounted for up more than 2 trillion minutes of usage in 2007.

Equally impressive was the growth of wireless data services, which represent a $23 billion annual industry accounting for 17 percent of carriers' overall revenues. Narrowband text messaging, the fastest-growing U.S. service, now totals more than 48 billion text messages per month.

Martin predicted similar growth rates for broadband data, pointing out that more than 82 percent of the U.S. population now can access broadband data services.

Source: EE Times

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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


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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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Verizon debuts a slew of new devices

March 31, 2008

On the eve of CTIA Wireless 2008 Verizon Wireless introduced five new devices including the BlackBerry Curve, the LG enV2, the Motorola Q9c, the XV6900 and the Samsung Alias. The XV6900 smartphone has a touchscreen user interface and uses Microsoft Windows Mobile 6. The phone retails for $349.99 with a $50 rebate and a two-year contract.

The enV2 is redesigned to be slimmer and is featured in a black and maroon finish. The phone will be available in April for $129.99 after a $50 rebate with a two-year contract.

The Blackberry Curve 8330 will be available in May and will operate on the carrier's EVDO network. The phone will retail for $269.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.

The MOTO Q 9c smartphone is targeted at business professionals and features the VZ Navigator service. The phone uses Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 and retails for $249.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a new two-year customer agreement.

Finally, the Samsung Alias will be available in mid-April and features the same dual-hinge design as on the SCH-u740. The phone retails for $129.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.

Source: FierceWireless

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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.

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March 31, 2008,

All Bell Employees,

spacer I am pleased to announce that yesterday Bell entered into an agreement to sell our SkyTel division to Velocita Wireless for a total consideration of $8.0 million, comprised of $3.0 million in cash at closing and deferred payments totaling $5.0 million to be paid over a period of two years. The sale involves SkyTel’s entire paging and telemetry business, and this follows the sale of SkyTel’s automated vehicle location business that was completed last month. The proceeds from the sale will be used to pay down any outstanding balances on Bell’s revolving credit facility and provide working capital for the company’s continuing operations.

spacer Velocita provides custom wireless machine-to-machine data delivery solutions for businesses and government through its nationwide Mobitex wireless data network. Velocita became an independent company last year following a separation of the business from Sprint. Following the acquisition SkyTel will continue to provide the same paging and telemetry services to SkyTel’s customers through SkyTel’s existing wireless network. Velocita will also continue to operate SkyTel’s headquarters in Clinton and the network operating center in Jackson. When the sale is completed, we currently expect that the significant majority of the current SkyTel employees will transfer to Velocita and maintain their current positions. This transaction is truly a great opportunity for SkyTel to gain the benefits of combining with another wireless operator while also retaining the network, operations, and sales force that has served our customers so well over the years.

spacer We currently expect that the sale will close in 60 to 90 days, and the exact timing will likely depend on when we obtain the necessary FCC license transfer approvals. In the meantime, Bell will continue to own the SkyTel business and it will continue to operate as it does today. Many of SkyTel’s senior managers have already had an opportunity to meet with the Velocita management team, and in the coming weeks there will be additional meetings with the Velocita team to discuss the sale and their plans going forward.

spacer This transaction will also allow Bell to better focus our efforts going forward on our Technology Solutions Group and Recreational Products Group, and our management team is excited about our plans for both divisions this year. Finally, Kevin Thimjon and I would like to thank all of Bell’s employees in every division for the energy and determination that you have shown in the past year as we have worked through a number of changes at Bell that have positioned each division for greater success in the future.


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8888 Keystone Crossing, Suite 1700
Indianapolis, Indiana 46240
Phone: 317-704-6000

Source: Anonymous

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Prism Paging
300 Colonial Center Parkway,
Suite 100
Roswell, Georgia 30076

Tel: 678-353-3366

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Bell Industries Agrees to Sell SkyTel Division for $8.0 Million

Sale of Pager and Telemetry Business to Velocita Wireless

INDIANAPOLIS, March 31, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) — Bell Industries, Inc. (AMEX:BI) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its SkyTel division to Velocita Wireless LLC for a total consideration of $8.0 million, comprised of $3.0 million in cash at closing and deferred payments totaling $5.0 million to be paid over a period of two years. The SkyTel business is comprised of its wireless data and messaging services, including email, interactive two-way messaging, wireless telemetry services and traditional text and numeric paging operations. The proceeds from the sale will be used to pay down any outstanding balances on Bell's revolving credit facility and provide working capital for the company's continuing operations.

Velocita Wireless LLC, a provider of custom wireless machine-to-machine data delivery solutions for businesses and government, will continue to provide paging and telemetry services to SkyTel's customers through SkyTel's existing wireless network from SkyTel's headquarters in Clinton, Mississippi. The closing of the sale, which is expected to occur in 60 to 90 days, is conditioned upon certain customary closing conditions, including receiving regulatory approval for the transfer of SkyTel's wireless licenses and receiving consents from Bell's lenders and tower lease landlords.

Following the completion of the SkyTel sale, Bell will have completely divested the assets of the SkyTel business that Bell acquired from Verizon Communications in January 2007. In January 2008, Bell sold SkyTel's automated vehicle location business for $7.0 million, and in September 2007 Bell sold certain stock ownership interests in entities that owned wireless licenses for $13.5 million (approximately $1 million of which was deferred until April 2009). The aggregate impact of these three divestitures will result in a book loss of approximately $4 million. Following the SkyTel sale, Bell will have a total of approximately $6 million in deferred consideration, which will be received over the next two years, and anticipated net debt of approximately $13 million to $15 million, including $11 million in long-term secured convertible debt.

"The sale of the remainder of the SkyTel division is another important step in Bell's process of solidifying its balance sheet and improving cash flows," said Kevin J. Thimjon, president and chief financial officer of Bell. "This will also allow Bell to focus all of its attention on continuing to reduce costs and improve the cash flows of its two remaining businesses."

About Bell Industries
After completion of the sale of the SkyTel division, Bell Industries will be comprised of two operating units, Bell's Technology Solutions business 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. The 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, completing the Velocita transaction in the next 45-90 days, receiving regulatory approval for the transfer of SkyTel's wireless licenses and receiving consents from Bell's lenders and tower lease landlords, solidifying the balance sheet, and reducing costs and improving cash flows, 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.

CONTACT:  Bell Industries, Inc.
Kevin Thimjon, President and Chief Financial Officer
Source: PrimeNewswire

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

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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
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Velocita Wireless Agrees to Acquire Skytel From Bell Industries For $8.0 Million

WOODBRIDGE, N.J., March 31 /PRNewswire/ — Velocita Wireless, a leading supplier of network data services for machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase SkyTel from Bell Industries for a total consideration of $8.0 million. The closing of the acquisition, which is expected to occur in 60 to 90 days, is conditional upon certain customary closing conditions, including receiving regulatory approval for the transfer of SkyTel's wireless licenses.

Velocita Wireless operates a nationwide Mobitex™ wireless data network covering 93% of the U.S. business population that offers machine-to-machine (M2M) data communication solutions, including AVL/telematics, point-of-sale, location-based services and telemetry to the transportation, retail, security and energy markets.

SkyTel, from its headquarters in Clinton, MS, operates a nationwide network that offers data and messaging solutions, including M2M telemetry, two-way messaging and traditional text and numeric paging, to business and government customers.

"The M2M market is projected to be one of the fastest growing sectors of the telecom industry over the coming 10 years," said Mark Hull, CEO of Velocita Wireless. "Increasing energy costs and the continuing need for enterprises to improve efficiency and productivity are combining to drive broad adoption of wireless M2M solutions. This acquisition enables Velocita to better serve existing customers and to provide the US market as a whole with comprehensive M2M and messaging solutions that offer high reliability, availability and security" added Hull.

About Velocita Wireless LLC

Velocita Wireless is a subsidiary of United Wireless Holdings, Inc., which purchased the company from Sprint Nextel in June 2007. The company offers wireless data machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, including AVL, telematics, point-of-sale, security and telemetry applications. Its Mobitex™ wireless network operates in 48 states covering 93 percent of all U.S. businesses and more than 220 million people. Velocita is a national wireless mobile network operator focused on the M2M market. Its national network was previously known as Cingular Interactive and BellSouth Wireless Data.

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About SkyTel

SkyTel provides nationwide wireless data and messaging services, including wireless telemetry services and traditional text and numeric paging. Founded in 1988, SkyTel is headquartered in Clinton, MS and provides services and support to its customers, who are primarily in the business and government sectors.

For more information, go to:

Source: News Blaze

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Europe’s most popular Fire-Pager now available in the USA!
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  • 32 addresses with 50 user profiles
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  • Narrow-band (12.5 KHz) or wide-band capability
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  • Four minutes voice memory (RE629 Stored Voice)
  • Water resistant case
  • Synthesized, multi channel option

RE629 Voice — the comfort model
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April 1, 2008
Contact: Joe Farren

CTIA–The Wireless Association® Announces

New Wireless Industry Survey Results

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – CTIA -The Wireless Association® announced today that as of December 2007, the industry survey recorded more than 255 million wireless users. This represents a year-over-year increase of more than 22 million subscribers. The industry's 12-month record for subscriber growth was reached in 2005, when 25.7 million new users came online.

"Wireless technology has deeply embedded itself into the fabric of our lives; changing the way we interact with the world around us," said Steve Largent, President and CEO of CTIA-The Wireless Association®. "Today more than 84% of America has embraced the wireless revolution, and the new industry survey results clearly show that wireless is the communications tool of choice for consumers. Year after year, the wireless industry continues to evolve, innovate, compete and grow at a rapid pace, and it looks like 2008 is right on track with this impressive trend."

The survey also recorded record-breaking six-month wireless service revenues of $71 billion. Wireless data service revenues for the entirety of 2007 rose to more than $23 billion. This represents a 53% increase over 2006, when data revenue was $15.2 billion. Wireless data revenues for the year 2007 amounted to about 17% of all wireless service revenues, and represent money that consumers spend on non-voice services.

According to the survey, text messaging continues to be enormously popular, with more than 48 billion messages reported for the month of December 2007 alone—1.6 billion messages per day. This represents an increase of 157% over December 2006. Wireless subscribers are also sending more and more pictures and other multi-media messages, with nearly 4 billion MMS messages sent during the second half of 2007 alone, compared with 2.7 billion sent over the course of the entire year in 2006.

Other highlights of the survey include: wireless customers using more than 2 trillion minutes in 2007, up nearly 18% over 2006. More information about the survey can be found at

The CTIA Semi-Annual Wireless Industry Survey results were released this morning at CTIA WIRELESS 2008®. The most important global technology event of the year, with more than 1,100 exhibiting companies and 40,000 attendees from 125 countries, is taking place between April 1st and 3rd at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.


CTIA is the international association for the wireless telecommunications industry, representing carriers, manufacturers and wireless Internet providers.

Source: Virtual Press Office

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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.

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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.

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Videocon To Bid For Motorola's Global Mobile Business - Chairman

April 01, 2008: 05:04 AM EST

MUMBAI -(Dow Jones)- Videocon Industries Ltd. (511389.BY) will be bidding for Motorola Inc.'s (MOT) mobile handset business, its chairman said Tuesday.

"We will be bidding for Motorola's handset business, but at this point of time I cannot give out the price or the value of the bid," Venugopal Dhoot, chairman of Videocon told Dow Jones Newswires.

Last week Motorola, the world's number three maker of cellphones after Nokia Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co., said it will split into two publicly traded companies, carving off its cellphone business.

The announcement comes two months after the U.S. cellphone maker started a strategic review to evaluate a spin-off or sale of the flagship handset division.


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AOL Launches AOL MyMobile All-In-One Application for Wireless Devices

Also Announces Updates to AOL Mobile Search and AIM TXT Shortcode Service

Apr 01, 2008 07:00

LAS VEGAS —(Business Wire)— Apr. 1, 2008 AOL today announced the availability of a beta version of AOL MyMobile, a new application designed to give users easy access to popular AOL services through their mobile devices. The company also announced today enhancements to AOL Mobile Search that now enable easy access to the service for BlackBerry device users, as well as the extension of the AIM TXT shortcode service across all major carriers in the U.S. These and other AOL services for mobile devices will be demonstrated at this week's CTIA Wireless show in Las Vegas.

"As we work to expand our global audience and provide consumers with easy access to our products no matter where they are, we've significantly improved the performance of our core consumer mobile products, we're introducing new, more modular products, and we're very focused on the importance of our new open mobile initiative," said Kevin Conroy, Executive Vice President of AOL.

"Whether you're looking for a more feature-rich application that you can download to your phone, an easy-to-navigate WAP experience or quick and easy SMS-based features, AOL Mobile offers consumers greater choice," said Steve Murphy, Senior Vice President of AOL. "The products we're announcing today continue our drive to deliver best-of-breed wireless services for consumers."

AOL MyMobile Now Available

Beginning today, Windows Mobile users in the U.S. can download AOL MyMobile, a new interactive suite of services designed specifically for mobile devices. AOL MyMobile provides personalized access to AOL's most popular services including AIM, AOL Mail, AOL CityGuide, Moviefone, MapQuest, AOL Local Search, AOL News, Weather, AOL Sports and AOL Pictures. More than just stand-alone services, these applications also work together, enabling users to find information and take action without having to leave AOL MyMobile.

AOL MyMobile's easy-to-use carousel navigation, along with drop-down lists and intuitive menus, enables users to easily scroll through the applications and content most important to them for access to key mobile services. The software learns and remembers user favorites and recent requests to enhance the experience with each use. The application even allows users to access saved directions, search results, restaurant details and more when they are offline or outside their coverage area.

Built using Action Engine's on-device portal technology, a beta version of AOL MyMobile is available now to Windows Mobile users across all major networks in the U.S. The application can be downloaded by entering into their phone's browser, then selecting "Get AOL MyMobile BETA." AOL MyMobile will be available for other popular mobile operating systems in the coming months.

AOL Mobile Search

AOL Mobile Search delivers comprehensive and more relevant search results by bringing together content from across the Web and mobile Web, as well as from Moviefone, MapQuest, AOL CityGuide and other AOL services.

At this week's CTIA Wireless show, AOL will preview a version of AOL Mobile Search designed specifically for the Apple iPhone and the phone's Safari browser. By combining AJAX technology and the iPhone's easy to use multi-touch surface, AOL has created a user interface that allows the richness of the Web to be delivered on a phone. A beta version of AOL Mobile Search for the iPhone will be available at beginning in mid-April.

In addition, starting today, BlackBerry users can now easily install a new AOL Mobile Search icon to their device's Home Screen. The icon can be obtained by going to AOL Search on the Web ( and typing "BlackBerry" into the search box. The link to download the search icon will be sent to the user's BlackBerry device via an SMS message. Clicking on the icon will automatically launch AOL Mobile Search, making it easy and more convenient for users to find exactly what they're looking for while on-the-go.

AIM TXT: Expanded Availability Across All Major Networks

AOL's new AIM TXT service, which delivers AIM instant messaging functionality through text messaging on a user's cell phone, is now available to users across all major networks in the U.S. including Alltell, AT&T Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless. By sending a text to the "AIMAIM" shortcode (246246) and using simple commands, users on these networks can perform key AIM functions including logging in and logging out of AIM; sending instant messages; updating their AIM Status Message; setting their availability; viewing their Buddy List; and more.

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AOL will be demonstrating its wide array of mobile products in booth #2857 (Hall C4/C5) at CTIA Wireless 2008, taking place in Las Vegas from April 1 through April 3.

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AOL is a global Web services company that operates some of the most popular Web destinations, offers a comprehensive suite of free software and services, runs one of the largest Internet access businesses in the U.S., and provides a full set of advertising solutions. A majority-owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc., AOL LLC and its subsidiaries have operations in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Asia. Learn more at

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Microsoft promises major upgrade to cellphone web browsing

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 1, 2008 | 6:24 PM ET

Taking a cue from rival Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp. is promising "desktop-grade" internet browsing on cellphones using its Windows Mobile operating system by Christmas.

The company unveiled upgrades to Internet Explorer Mobile and Windows Mobile at the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association trade show in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The improvements to the browser will allow for full-screen browsing of web pages and multimedia on smartphones and will be available by the holiday season, the company said.

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The new operating system—Windows Mobile 6.1—will improve functions including setup, e-mail, messaging and security, and will start to roll out in the second quarter of 2008.

Microsoft announced a number of devices on which Windows Mobile 6.1 would be available, including the HTC Touch, Motorola Moto Q and the Samsung Blackjack, through U.S. carriers such as AT&T and Sprint, but did not say whether any of the smartphones would be available in Canada. The company did list Telus Corp. among its partners for Windows Mobile 6.1, however.

Industry observers said Microsoft's move to improve web browsing on cellphones was a direct response to Apple's iPhone, which revolutionized the experience when it launched last year. The iPhone combined a desktop-like browser with a touch-screen interface, which experts hailed as superior to the existing surfing experience that existed on smartphones, including those running Windows Mobile.

Analysts have also said Waterloo, Ont.-based Research In Motion Ltd. has done a better job in catering to business users with its BlackBerry smartphone.

Scott Rockfeld, group product manager for Microsoft's mobile communications business, rejected claims that the company was playing catch-up to Apple and RIM.

"The reality is Windows Mobile outsold both those guys in 2007," he told "They've actually got some catch-up to do."

Rockfeld said Microsoft licenses Windows Mobile for 14.3 million devices in 2007 and was aiming for 20 million this year.

He did praise the iPhone, however, for putting a lot of attention onto the smartphone market.

"It really raised the awareness of what a smartphone could do and everybody is benefiting from that," he said.

Technology research firm IDC expects smartphones—or cellphones that have e-mail and internet browsing features—to grow from about 10 per cent of the market currently to 30 per cent in the next three years.

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Monitoring Patients with New Technology at PBMC

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ROCKPORT (March 31): Nurses at Penobscot Bay Medical Center can monitor their patients' heart rates and rhythms more closely, thanks to cardiac telemetry.

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Nurses on the Medical/Surgical South Unit at Penobscot Bay Medical Center are all trained to monitor patients' heart rhythms in real time using cardiac telemetry. The nurses wear pagers that warn them instantly if there is a change in a patient's cardiac activity. Left to right are Nicole Gilson, BSN, Torey Frederick, RN, Carolyn Litty, CSP, Richard Fiske, RN, and Chris LeBlanc, RNC, Nurse Manager. LeBlanc is holding one of the telemetry units that are attached to the patients.

As many as eight patients on the medical-surgical floor can be hooked up to individual telemetry units. If their heart activity changes, the medical staff can find out instantly, because the telemetry device sends a wireless signal to three places: a pager carried by the patient's nurse, a visual monitor at the nurses' station, and an identical monitor in the hospital's Special Care Unit (SCU).

"Since the SCU is part of the monitoring system, we can call upon their expertise with cardiac emergencies when necessary," said Chris LeBlanc, RNC, Nurse Manager, Med-Surg South.

Attached by electrodes on the patient's chest and body, the unit fits into the pocket of the hospital gown. So patients can move around freely while they are being monitored. Unlike a Holter monitor, where measurements are recorded and stored in the unit, this monitor is "live." The nurses are seeing the heart rhythms right as they are happening.

The patient's name and room number are displayed on the nurse's pager (as well as on the monitors), so as soon as the nurse hears or sees a signal – and the signals indicate the seriousness of the change in heart rhythm – he or she goes immediately to the patient's room.

"Another great advantage is that, if patients get up to walk, we can identify actions that trigger abnormal cardiac activity," said LeBlanc. "We relay that information to the physician, who can then make adjustments to medications, and order tests or procedures."

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Emergency Communications for Hospitals

Editor's note:  I fear that many people involved in emergency communications don't know about the tremendous effort that is being put forth by volunteer amateur radio operators. Here is a report from Barry Kanne, W4TGA in Georgia. Remember that the term “Amateur Radio Operator” does not refer to the radio operator's abilities as being less than professional, only that Amateurs, like olympic athletes, are not paid for their work. Their technical competence at least equals, and frequently exceeds, that of professional radio engineers and technicians.

On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 10:22 PM, Barry Kanne wrote:

In the state of Georgia there are 14 Regional Coordinating Hospitals located throughout the state. Each of these RCHs acts as a resource hub for hospitals in their territory. The RCHs in turn report to the Georgia Division of Public Health on the situation in their area of responsibility.

The ARES RCH program actually took hold during 2007 and delivered complete ham radio stations including antennas to these hospitals using funds from a federal grant. The program was administered by the Georgia Hospital Association and ARES was responsible for the physical installation of the station, less the running of the coax. Generally, the hospitals chose to use an electrical contractor for the coax installation task to handle the mechanical issues involved with pulling cables through the structure of the hospital facility.

A total of $100,000 was available for this program in 2007 and each RCH received $7,000 for their portion of the equipment. This covered the costs in most cases, except where "plenum rated" coax was required. This coax runs about $11 per foot as opposed to normal coax at $1.80 per foot. Where the coax overran the budget, the hospital had to find the funding to pay the difference. They always did. Each hospital received the following equipment as a part of this program:

1 - Kenwood TM-D700A for VHF/UHF operation
1 - Kenwood TS-480SAT for HF operation
1 - Diamond X50-NA VHF/UHF antenna
1 - B&W End-Fed Vee HF antenna with 24 foot fiberglass mast
1 - Astron 12VDC/25 amp power supply with meters
1 - West Mountain DC-to-Go battery housing with 8 port powerpole fused strip
1 - 75Ah fully sealed battery
1 - Watertight case to house the entire station, wired and ready to go

Each of the RCHs has an identified territory that is signified by a letter of the alphabet. I have attached a graphic that depicts the geographic assignment for each RCH. The map shows 13 regions and the 14th region is a statewide area served by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) for all pediatric issues irrespective of territory.

All 14 hospitals have their station equipment, however some are still lagging in the installation of their coax and antennas due to local issues ranging from construction to facilities management not being interested in picking the spot for the ham operator. I continue to work through these one at a time to resolve the open issues.

The following list is of those that are complete and operational:

A - Hamilton Medical Center - Dalton, GA
B - there is no region B
C - Floyd Medical Center - Rome, GA
D - Grady Memorial Hospital - Atlanta
E - Athens Medical Center - Athens, GA
H - Oconee Medical Center - Milledgeville, GA
J - Memorial Health University Medical Center - Savannah, GA
K - John D. Archbold Medical Center - Thomasville, GA
L - Tift Regional Medical Center - Tifton, GA
N - Wellstar Kennestone Hospital - Marietta, GA
O - Children's Healthcare of Atlanta - Atlanta, GA

These stations have been turned over the ARES EC in each community for staffing and other operational needs. I act as a consultant to any of the ECs or RCHs that have any operational issues with the stations. So far, I have had to replace an antenna mast at Rome, GA that failed due to a manufacturing defect in a guy rope. Two of the hospitals (A and D) are experiencing some electrical noise issues that will have to be resolved locally. The ARES teams assigned to these facilities are working the problem.

Here is the status of those that have not yet been completed:

F - Medical Center of Central Georgia - Macon, GA (Finalizing the installation of the HF antenna mast. Will be ready to test within the next week or two.)
G - Medical College of Georgia - Augusta, GA (Our coax cables have to be run through a high security lab and we are waiting for other cables that are to be run at the same time.)
I - The Medical Center - Columbus, GA (Awaiting the installation of the HF coax by a local contractor.)
M - Satilla Medical Center - Waycross, GA (Waiting for the facilities manager to determine where the ham radio operator is to sit so coax can be finalized.)

There are 3 other facilities that have been equipped with a subset of the RCH equipment in the Atlanta area and are not strictly part of the program. They are:

Emory Crawford Long Hospital, downtown Atlanta. Installed dual coax lines and one VHF/UHF antenna.
Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Johns Creek, GA - Installed dual coax lines and one VHF/UHF antenna along with a complete VHF/UHF station.
Northside Hospital, Sandy Springs, GA - Installed dual coax lines and one VHF/UHF antenna.

The following hospitals are currently ordering equipment for installation in the next several months:

Wellstar Cobb Hospital
Wellstar Douglas Hospital

We have received word of a purchase order for an expansion of the facilities at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. They are installing a second antenna site in their alternate hospital control center and adding a D-Star 1.2 GHz radio and antenna for data purposes to their existing radio installation. However, we are still unsure about the availability of a D-Star station installation at the GPB tower serving that area. John is checking and will advise.


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Palm Sells One-millionth Centro

Centro Now Attracting New Smartphone Customers in 10 Countries Worldwide

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 31, 2008 — Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq: PALM) today announced that it has sold its one-millionth Palm® Centro™ smartphone, demonstrating the product's mass appeal to customers ready to get all the power of a smartphone at the price of a traditional mobile phone.(1) Palm is now shipping Centro in 10 countries worldwide, including Hong Kong, Singapore, India, the UK, Germany, Spain, Ireland, France and Italy, and its already-rapid momentum is set to grow as Palm debuts the product in additional countries around the globe.

"The Palm Centro is flying off the shelves because users who want to step up to a smartphone see it as the perfect first choice," said Brodie Keast, senior vice president of marketing for Palm, Inc. "It has everything a person needs to stay organized and connected with everyone who is important to them. We're very excited about the Centro's near-instant popularity in the U.S. and think it's going to be a huge hit as it continues to make its way across the globe."

First introduced in the United States last September exclusively with Sprint, and more recently introduced on AT&T in February, the fully featured Centro smartphone is available from both carriers for $99.99.(1) Centro has reached more young adults and women, as well as a broader range of household income, than any prior Palm smartphone. It offers customers an affordable, simple and fun option for staying connected and doing more with their mobile phones.(2)

"Smartphones are certainly not new to business professionals; however, now more than ever we are seeing consumers migrate toward these types of devices as form factors have become more appealing and price points are now competing with traditional mobile phones," said Ryan Reith, senior research analyst with IDC. "Palm's Centro plays right into the hands of the consumer looking for a more robust experience on their mobile phone. We definitely expect to see this trend continue worldwide."

Increasingly, consumers are making the shift from traditional mobile phones to smartphones, motivated by the desire to do more with their phones and the arrival of lower-cost devices. Smartphones accounted for 11 percent of all mobile phone sales in 2007 in the United States, and this is expected to increase to 35 percent by 2011.(3) A recent Palm survey of Centro customers highlighted this trend, indicating that 70 percent are first-time smartphone users. When compared to other Palm smartphones, Centro also is reaching almost double the number of women, more than double the number of customers under age 35, and nearly three times as many customers with a household income of less than $75,000.

Centro's full QWERTY keyboard and color touch screen make it easy to quickly type text messages, respond to emails, start instant message conversations, browse the web and more. It offers all of the great organizer functionality for which Palm is renowned, such as a detailed and integrated contacts list and a simple and handy calendar for juggling business meetings and get-togethers with friends.

More information about Palm Centro is available at

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Palm, Inc. is a global leader and innovator of easy-to-use mobile products that simplify people's lives and help them stay connected on the go. The company offers a range of products — including Palm® Treo™ and Centro™ smartphones, Palm handhelds, services and accessories — to meet the needs of consumers, mobile professionals and businesses.

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(2) Within wireless service coverage area only. Availability and coverage depends upon carrier and the geographic scope of international roaming agreements. Email, messaging and web access requires data services from a mobile service provider at an additional cost.

(3) Palm's Company Estimates based on IDC data.

Palm, Treo and Centro are among the trademarks or registered trademarks owned by or licensed to Palm, Inc. All other brand and product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners.



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Surviving the big one: 7 lessons learned from the decade's deadliest disasters

March 31, 2008 (Computerworld) You may have a disaster recovery plan in place, but are you prepared for a true catastrophe?

If you're fortunate, you don't have personal experience dealing with tragedies like the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks or Hurricane Katrina. But one of the best ways to prepare for such disasters is to learn from those who survived them.

Tulane University, Hard Rock Casino & Hotel, Hancock Bank and others learned some tough lessons during the decade's deadliest disasters. And now they're sharing their hard-won knowledge. Have you survived a disaster? Share your tale.

1. Plan a backup site in advance
THEN: After Hurricane Katrina hit, Tulane University's IT team was able to recover its backup tapes, but the New Orleans data center was without power, and no backup site had been prearranged.
NOW: Signed on as a SunGard customer, the university is entitled to a mobile data center that could be used for local processing. And backup tapes are now sent to Baton Rouge three times a week. Read more about Tulane's recovery efforts.

2. Take control of your telecommunications
THEN: Like many other companies, insurance firm F.A. Richard & Associates hadn't expected the local telecommunications failure triggered by Hurricane Katrina.
NOW: FARA signed up with various cell phone providers using multiple area codes. The firm can also now reroute its own 800-number services in emergencies, via the Web. Read about other ways FARA took control.

3. Be ready for extended power outages
THEN: When Hurricane Katrina devastated the Louisiana coast, a lack of batteries and power had Hard Rock Hotel & Casino employees relying solely on text messaging to communicate.
NOW: As part of its revamped disaster recovery plan, IT employees carry car chargers for their cell phones. There's a new personnel plan for disasters, too. Read more about Hard Rock's disaster communications plans.

4. Choose a "low-threat" data center location
THEN: During Hurricane Katrina, Hancock Bank's Gulfport, Miss., data center, just one half mile from the Gulf of Mexico, was devastated.
NOW: The bank's new $16 million data center is still in Gulfport, but the hardened, lights-out facility is located farther inland on the highest point in the area. It can withstand 200 mph winds. Read more about Hancock Bank's rugged data center.

5. Speed up server file replication
THEN: When Katrina struck, Hancock Bank's virtual server files could be quickly set up on hardware in a backup data center. But getting them there and loading from tape took 36 hours.
NOW: A new system reduces the boot recovery process to about 45 minutes. Read more about Hancock Bank's new DR plan.

6. Layer on communication methods
THEN: As communication channels began to flicker back on in Katrina's aftermath, companies throughout the region, including Marriott, found that different telecommunications components were fading in and out.
NOW: Marriott's recovery teams learned that the best way to keep communication channels open among employees was to use a mix of cell phones and BlackBerry devices with different carriers. Having discovered that pin-to-pin communication and texting were the most reliable solutions, the disaster preparedness team quickly educated employees on the features and made it part of the disaster recovery plan. Read more about Marriott's IT disaster recovery teams.

7. Create a mirrored infrastructure
THEN: In 2004, when Hurricane Gaston stalled over Richmond, Va., for hours, Estes Express Lines' first-floor data center was awash in four feet of water. Company executives watched helplessly as 185 terminals used to direct the operations of more than 20,000 tractor trailers just died. All told, Estes had $16 million in hardware losses.
NOW: The company pieced together a new infrastructure, complete with software that allows data to be whisked off-site immediately. That new architecture is mirrored in a hurricane-proof backup site nestled in sunny and dry Mesa, Ariz. Read more about Estes' battle with Gaston.

NEXT: New strategies needed for new disasters

Source: Computerworld

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ISI-LX Internet Serial Interface with Protocol Conversion

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BloostonLaw Private Users Update

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

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

   Vol. 8, No. 3 March 2008   

FCC Issues $10,000 Fine For Tower Lighting Violation

The FCC has issued a monetary forfeiture in the amount of $10,000 to Forever of PA, Inc. for failing to comply with the antenna structure lighting, monitoring, and reporting requirements. On February 22, 2007, the Commission’s Buffalo Field Office issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (NAL) to Forever for failure to properly maintain the top red beacon on antenna structure # 1027115, for failure to report to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) the outage of the top red beacon, and for failure to ensure that a proper antenna structure monitoring system was installed. The findings in the NAL were based, in part, on the chief operator’s statement to the agent during the inspection that he was aware that Forever’s monitoring system was not capable of detecting single light outages. Forever submitted a response to the NAL on March 13, 2007.

Forever did not dispute that the top beacon light on its tower was out or that it failed to report the outage to the FAA, but requested cancellation or reduction of the forfeiture on several grounds. First, Forever pointed to the corrective actions it took within days after the FCC agent’s inspection. Second, Forever claimed that its actions cannot be deemed willful because, contrary to the findings in the NAL, Forever was not aware of the monitoring system’s deficiencies until advised of them by the FCC agent during the inspection and Forever acquired the antenna structure monitoring system from the prior tower owner.

The FCC declined to cancel or reduce the proposed forfeiture based on the actions Forever took after the agent’s inspection. The Commission consistently has held that corrective action taken to come into compliance with the Rules is expected, and does not nullify or mitigate any prior forfeitures or violations.

The FCC likewise declined to reduce or cancel the proposed forfeiture based on Forever’s claim that the violation was not “willful” because Forever was not aware of the monitoring system’s deficiencies until advised by the FCC agent at the time of inspection. In support of its claim, Forever submitted a declaration from its chief operator, who now alleges that he never told the agent that he knew the antenna structure’s monitoring system was unable to detect single light outages. According to the FCC agent’s contemporaneous handwritten notes, however, the chief operator stated, prior to the inspection of the monitoring system’s circuitry, that the system needed a modification in order to detect single light outages. The FCC said it finds no reason to rely here on the chief operator’s declaration rather than the contemporaneous handwritten notes of our agent, who had no motive to misrepresent what the chief operator stated during the inspection.

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

FCC Fines Taxi Service For Failing To File A Timely Renewal Application

The FCC has issued a monetary forfeiture in the amount of $6,500 against Five Star Parking d/b/a Five Star Taxi Dispatch for operating a Private Land Mobile Radio Service (PLMRS) station without Commission authority and failing to file a timely renewal application for the station.

On October 25, 2007, the Enforcement Bureau released a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (NAL) finding that Five Star operated station WPNS752 without Commission authority after the expiration of its license and failed to timely file a renewal application for the station by the date of expiration. These findings were based on Five Star’s response to the Bureau’s Letter of Inquiry wherein Five Star admitted to operating station WPNS752 after the expiration of its license and acknowledged that its failure to understand the renewal process led to the renewal of another PLRMS station license held by Five Star instead of station WPNS752.

In its November 7, 2007 response to the NAL, Five Star sought cancellation of the forfeiture, claiming that its operation of station WPNS752 without obtaining or renewing the license was unintentional as it mistakenly believed that its vendor had submitted a renewal application for this station. Five Star explained that its vendor had mixed up Five Star’s renewal application for its taxi dispatch service license (WPNS752) with the renewal application for another license held by Five Star. Due to its lack of knowledge about the renewal process, Five Star stated that it was under the impression that the renewal application submitted by the vendor was for its taxi dispatch service license. Five Star further asserted that it fully cooperated in the Commission’s investigation. Based on these facts, Five Star requested cancellation of the proposed forfeiture.

The FCC, however, found no mitigating circumstances and upheld the amount of the forfeiture.

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

FCC Proposes $15,000 Fine For Mislabeling PDTs

In a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (NAL), the FCC has found DBK Concepts, Inc. apparently liable for a forfeiture in the amount of $15,000 for violations of the Commission’s Rules with respect to DBK’s marketing of noncompliant portable data terminals (PDTs).

The Enforcement Bureau received a complaint alleging that DBK had modified PDTs manufactured by Symbol Technologies, Inc. by replacing their two megabytes per second (mbps) radio assemblies with 11 mbps radio assemblies without authorization from Symbol. The complaint also asserted that the PDTs’ original labels were affixed to the modified PDTs and that those labels included information relating to the radio assemblies originally installed in the PDTs rather than to the replacement radio assemblies.

The PDTs involved in this matter are equipped with internal radio assemblies which transmit the data collected by the PDTs. Symbol holds the grants of equipment certification covering the radio assemblies originally installed in the PDTs involved in this matter. Symbol also holds grants of equipment certification for the replacement radio assemblies. The radio assemblies at issue are designated by Symbol as the LA3021-500, which has a data transmission rate of two mbps, and the LA4121, which has a data transmission rate of 11 mbps.

DBK is a privately owned company located in Miami, Florida, and is in the business of repairing and refurbishing PDTs manufactured by Symbol.

DBK contended that original equipment certifications granted to Symbol cover the PDTs that DBK has refurbished by replacing their radio assemblies but does not point to any specific information in the Commission’s equipment authorization data base to support this claim.

DBK admitted that Symbol did not authorize it to modify Symbol PDTs. DBK also admitted that “all PDTs included in [the data submitted by DBK] were sold the same month as the repairs and refurbishments [including radio assembly replacements] were made.” DBK asserted that it did not affix labels “to any devices following repair or refurbishment” with the exception of labels that “only indicate the current model number and DBK serial number for tracking purposes of the refurbished model.” Photos provided by the complainant indicated that DBK pasted new labels showing the model and serial number on top of the original Symbol labels (obscuring the original model and serial numbers). DBK stated that these photos accurately represent the labels of devices refurbished by DBK.

The FCC found that DBK did not obtain proper certifications and improperly labeled the devices it sold. Therefore, the FCC found that DBK was noncompliant and proposed the $15,000 fine in the NAL.

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

FCC Admonishes Hospital For Failing To Timely File

In a Memorandum Opinion and Order, the FCC admonished Presbyterian Hospital of New York City for operating its Private Land Mobile Radio Service (PLMRS) station without Commission authority and for failing to file a timely renewal application for the station. On April 18, 1997, Presbyterian Hospital was granted a license renewal for PLMRS station KNS481 with an expiration date of May 21, 2002. Presbyterian Hospital did not file a renewal application, and consequently its license to operate station KNS481 expired on May 21, 2002. On February 13, 2007, Presbyterian Hospital filed an application with the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) for special temporary authority (STA) to operate on the KNS481 frequencies. On February 22, 2007, Presbyterian Hospital filed a modification to its STA request, and on February 27, 2007, filed an application for a new license. WTB granted Presbyterian Hospital’s modified STA request under call sign WQGK659 on February 26, 2007, and subsequently issued Presbyterian Hospital a new license, WQGQ798, on March 27, 2007.

Because it appeared that Presbyterian Hospital may have operated KNS481 after the expiration of its license, WTB referred this case to the Enforcement Bureau for investigation and possible enforcement action. On July 30, 2007, the Enforcement Bureau’s Spectrum Enforcement Division issued a letter of inquiry (LOI) to Presbyterian Hospital.

On September 25, 2007, the Enforcement Bureau received Presbyterian Hospital’s LOI Response. In its Response, Presbyterian Hospital admitted that it failed to file a timely renewal application for station KNS481 and that it operated that station without authority after the license had expired. Presbyterian Hospital stated that it became aware that its license had expired in May 2003, but because of the hazardous location of its facilities and the high number of dangerous incidents within its facilities, it could not discontinue its operations on the KNS481 frequencies. Presbyterian Hospital stated that upon learning that its license had expired, it immediately contacted an FCC application facilitator to prepare a new application and STA request for the same frequencies it used under its license for station KNS481. According to Presbyterian Hospital, the applications were subsequently forwarded to the frequency coordinator, Personal Communications Industry Association (PCIA); however, PCIA advised Presbyterian Hospital in July 2003 that it would be impossible to obtain a new license with those frequencies, as those frequencies were now licensed to Atlantic Telecommunications (AT). Presbyterian Hospital stated that in August 2003, it made arrangements with AT to use the same frequencies previously authorized under its license for station KNS481.

Presbyterian Hospital stated that it operated on AT’s licensed frequencies under an informal agreement with AT from August 2003 until February 8, 2007, when it received a call from AT informing Presbyterian Hospital that its operations were causing interference to a new customer using one of AT’s licensed frequencies. Presbyterian Hospital further stated that after a number of follow-up telephone calls with AT, it learned that AT wanted Presbyterian Hospital off AT’s frequencies by the end of February 2007. Presbyterian Hospital stated that it immediately took steps to research and coordinate available frequencies, order and install new equipment, and before the end of February 2007, began operating under a Commission license on authorized frequencies.

As a Commission licensee, Presbyterian Hospital was required to maintain its authorization in order to operate its PLMRS station. Presbyterian Hospital admitted that it failed to file a timely renewal application for station KNS481 and that it operated that station without Commission authority after the license expired on May 21, 2002. Presbyterian Hospital’s unauthorized use of the KNS481 frequencies continued until August 5, 2003, when it obtained AT’s consent to operate on AT’s licensed frequencies.

“Although we believe that a monetary forfeiture would be warranted for Presbyterian Hospital’s failure to file a timely renewal application and for unauthorized operations from May 22, 2002 until August 5, 2003,” the FCC said, “we note that the statute of limitations for proposing such a forfeiture is one year from the date of violation. Accordingly, based upon the FCC’s review of the facts and circumstances in this case, and because the FCC is barred by the one-year statute of limitations from proposing a forfeiture for these violations, it admonish Presbyterian Hospital for violating Section 1.949(a) of the Rules by failing to timely renew its license for KNS481 and for violating Section 301 of the Act and Section 1.903(a) of the Rules by operating that station without authorization after the expiration of its license. The FCC cautioned Presbyterian that any violations of future license provisions may result in additional sanctions.”

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

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

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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.

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Opinion: Can we rely on the Internet in emergencies?

By Mark Hall

March 31, 2008 (Computerworld) When disaster strikes a community, first responders race to the scene. But where does everyone else affected by the event go?

To the hospital.

Whether it's a hurricane, a fire, a flood, a factory explosion, a 108-car pileup on Highway 99 in California or a 20-car crash on I-94 in Indiana, hospitals are where people congregate. That's where the extent of the human damage is ultimately calculated and communicated to the world at large.

Hospitals are the hub for a community reeling from a catastrophe. They are where individuals seek answers to questions about those who survived and those who did not. People expect doctors, nurses, technicians and other staffers to be on duty and ready to heal and comfort those affected.

Medical authorities understand this. That's why the American Hospital Association requires its nearly 6,000 member hospitals to have disaster preparedness committees that are responsible for planning how they will respond to large-scale emergencies. It's essential that those plans include an effective communication structure.

Hospitals are definitely on the right track, but I'm concerned that their well-laid plans could get derailed.

In the past, many hospitals relied on phone trees to get people where they needed to be. You know, Mary calls John and Sue. They call Bill and Trudy and Donna and Linda. And so on. Sometimes radio and TV stations broadcast calls for emergency personnel to get to the hospital as quickly as possible.

In a pinch, those options are better than nothing. But hospitals have recognized that phone trees and media pleas have limitations. And the AHA thinks a more comprehensive and manageable approach to emergency communication is necessary and—in an era of instant digital communications technology—possible. Therefore, the organization's for-profit subsidiary, American Hospital Association Solutions Inc., last year embarked on a review of 75 companies that offer some form of emergency communications systems. Mary Longe, director of patient flow solutions at Chicago-based AHA Solutions, worked with consultants at Ernst & Young to analyze those vendors' products and services and eventually decided to recommend that hospitals use an offering from National Notification Network LLC, which does business as 3n.

Glendale, Calif.-based 3n has a software-as-a-service system that's designed to reach people instantly in multiple ways. If you're, say, a perfusionist (a specialist who runs the heart-lung machine during cardiac surgery) and you aren't answering your land line, the system will track you down over your cell phone, pager, BlackBerry or whatever method is listed in your profile. If you happen to be scuba diving, it'll track down the next perfusionist on the list. At the same time, the system will be contacting doctors, nurses and anyone else needed. As Longe points out, the system will even know if the hospital needs additional non-medical personnel in a crunch for vital tasks such as getting non-ambulatory patients up and down stairwells. 3n's system has links to all kinds of hospital data, so it will know, for example, which floors have beds available. And it's designed to escalate the communications process to include nearby hospitals when one facility is overwhelmed.

Longe likes the fact that 3n has an "active/active" pair of data centers— one in California, the other in Colorado—that use Oracle Streams technology with 15-millisecond bidirectional updates. That setup ensures that the system will be available as long as the Internet has a heartbeat.

That brings me to my one and only concern. As a nation, we are becoming wholly dependent upon the wonders of the Internet. Yet an errant boat anchor was able to disrupt Internet communications in Africa and Asia earlier this year. And as Computerworld's Gary Anthes revealed in these pages in January, ISPs haven't implemented best practices to defend against a concerted online attack. As never before, the condition of the Internet is critical to the health of the U.S. But unfortunately, our plans to keep it healthy are woeful at best.

Mark Hall is a Computerworld editor at large. Contact him at:

Source: Computerworld

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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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From: Ron Mayes
Subject: Best April Fool's Joke Today.....
Date: April 1, 2008 6:21:36 PM CDT
To: Brad Dye

April 1, 2008

Mike (my son) in the office took a call for a radio quote today.

The call came in via the deaf TTY operator stating that she was translating the TTY message from a person who could not call and talk with us themselves. The person wanted a quote for a Motorola CP200 16-channel radio in VHF and would we please give them the price of the radio.

Mike didn’t know the pricing so he was diligent and got an e-mail address to send it to. Upon my return to the office he provided the request to me and guess what I asked. Yep, Why would a deaf or speech impaired person need a two way radio???? Oh yes, it is April Fool's day and I had to share this.

Have a great day!!!!!

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