black line

independent news

black line

FRIDAY — AUGUST 10, 2012 — ISSUE NO. 519

black line

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

black line

Dear Friends of Wireless Messaging,

Greetings from Southern Illinois.

black line

THE PLOT THICKENS

bug More information about what we have been calling the “Unipage Y2K-type bug” continues to come in. Now it looks like it wasn't a Unipage bug at all, but a PC-MOS bug — the operating system that the Unipage console uses. Following is a reference sent in by Tom Williams of ALLSAFE Paging Systems. See LETTERS TO THE EDITOR .

black line

THE VINTAGE COMPUTER FORUM

PC-MOS/386 DISCUSSION GROUP

Just discovered that the PC-MOS* date generating function must not go beyond July 31 2012!! (possibly earlier on other versions??) Came to work Wednesday August 1st to discover crashed programs. (PC-MOS/FOXPro 2.6/SBT Accounting.) Took several days to work this out. We managed to get our system running under MS-DOS 6 one user only. As work piled up, we tried to figure out why perfectly good files would not open once accessed or edited or copied. (not a valid file, file not found, etc.) but were OK with DOS. It finally became apparent that the file header date was the problem. Like Y2K all over again. Any file with a 08/01/2012 date would not open under PC-MOS. The date was being written OK, but then the file would not open. Solution? spend $$$ to get an emergency upgrade to a whole new software/hardware system? (Work still piling up with 12 person parts & equipment distribution business all trying to use one terminal!) Heres our solution... (1) Rewrite all affected files by editing the file header with a D-Base file-fix utility program and/or accessing & saving the files under MS-Dos booted up with an earlier system date. (2) Re-set the Computer C-mos clock date to the year 2000 and re-boot. (3) Insert a variable/function to add [365.25x10] days to all SBT accounting/inventory programs and procedure files anyplace a date is created/saved/displayed to make sure all "working" dates are correct. The files will still be written with old dates in the file header, but not an issue. Re-compile all program files, and re-index all data files to get "good" dates in FPX and CDX files. Booted up and everything seems to be OK! Good to go for another 12 years, running 13 terminals / workstations and 7 printers off one "server". Hope this helps any other PC-MOS cult users out there!

[ source ]

black line

PC-MOS/386

black line

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

* PC-MOS/386 was a multi-user, multi-tasking operating system produced by The Software Link, announced at COMDEX in November 1986 for February 1987 release. It will run much MS-DOS software on the host machine or a terminal connected to it. Unlike MS-DOS, PC-MOS/386 is optimized for the Intel 80386 processor; however early versions will run on any x86 computer.

The last version produced was v5.01, compatible with MS-DOS 5. It required a memory management unit (MMU) to support memory protection, so was not compatible with 8086 and 8088 processors.

[ Wikipedia ]

black line

NETWORKING THROUGH
THE NEWSLETTER

networking All this problem solving for our industry gives me great satisfaction — satisfaction that this newsletter serves as a community forum for sharing information vital to our survival. Not just technical, but sales/marketing, and management issues as well.

I have ranted and raved for years that our real competitors are not other paging/wireless messaging companies, but other technologies.

My simple analogy is:

We are all in a lifeboat together trying to survive a shipwreck. Instead of trying to push the other passengers overboard, we should be trying to help each other.

titanic This is the wrong time to be causing fragmentation, division, and dissent. It reminds me of this story about the sinking of the Titanic .

black line

With the order for women and children first into the lifeboats, plus the knowledge that there were not enough lifeboats for everyone on board the Titanic to be saved, it is a bit surprising that two dogs made it into the lifeboats. Of the nine dogs on board the Titanic, the two that were rescued were a Pomeranian and a Pekingese. [ source ]

Those two little mutts took up space where another human being could have been sitting — and maybe another life could have been saved — a human life.

Some people reading this know exactly what I am alluding to. In fact, I would bet that their ears are burning and turning red right now. Conscience is a wonderful thing. Sometimes it talks to us even when we don't want to listen.

black line

WHAT'S GOING ON IN ORLANDO?

There have been two new and notable uses of paging in Orlando recently. On June 8 , I reported on Disney's Magic Kingdom Dumbo the Flying Elephant attraction, where guests will get a pager — much like what happens at restaurants — that will talk when its that guest's turn to ride. This week there is an article about Universal Orlando testing a whole new system to skip the lines at select attractions.

“The new interactive pager, dubbed the U-Bot, lets guests make a reservation by scrolling up and down on the device's screen then selecting the attraction they want to ride.”

This sounds like a two-way device to me. I have been trying to contact Coy Hilton, a friend and former colleague at BBL Industries who has been Disney's wireless communications engineer for a long time. I couldn't find a valid e-mail address or telephone number for him so I dropped a note in the mail. Maybe he will agree to an interview or even an article. Stay tuned.

black line

Now on to more news and views.

Wayne County, Illinois Weather

black line

Wireless Messaging News
  • Location-Based Services
  • Emergency Radio Communications
  • Wireless Messaging
  • Critical Messaging
  • Telemetry
  • Paging
  • WiMAX
  • Wi-Fi
WIRELESS
wireless logo medium
MESSAGING

black line

Wireless Messaging News
This is a weekly newsletter about Wireless Messaging. You are receiving this because I believe you have requested it. This is not a SPAM. If you have received this message in error, or you are no longer interested in these topics, please click here then click on "send" and you will be promptly removed from the mailing list.

black line

iland This newsletter is brought to you by the generous support of our advertisers and the courtesy of iland Internet Solutions Corporation . For more information about the web-hosting services available from iland Internet Solutions Corporation, please click on their logo to the left.

black line

About Us

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

There is no charge for subscription and there are no membership restrictions. Readers are a very select group of wireless industry professionals, and include the senior managers of many of the world's major Paging and Wireless Messaging 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 Messaging 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.

black line

Editorial Policy

Editorial Opinion pieces present only the opinions of the author. They do not necessarily reflect the views of any of advertisers or supporters. This newsletter is independent of any trade association.

black line

left arrow

You can help support the Wireless Messaging News by clicking on the PayPal Donate button above.

Voluntary Reader Support

Newspapers generally cost 75¢ a copy and they hardly ever mention paging. If you receive some benefit from this publication maybe you would like to help support it financially? A donation of $25.00 would represent approximately 50¢ a copy for one year. If you are willing and able, please click on the PayPal Donate button above.

black line

pagerman

black line

Subscriptions

signup left arrow CLICK HERE

CLICK ON THE LOGO ABOVE FOR A FREE NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIPTION

freeThere is no charge for subscription and there are no membership restrictions. It's all about staying up-to-date with business trends and technology.

black line

lopok

Newsletter Advertising

advertise here

If you are reading this, your potential customers are probably reading it as well.

black line

Is There Life On Mars?

rover and martian

A Martian Inspects NASA's Curiosity Rover.

black line

ADVERTISERS SUPPORTING THE NEWSLETTER

black line

Please Support Our Advertisers
They Make This Newsletter Possible

Advertiser Index

American Messaging
Daviscomms USA
Hahntech-USA
Hark Technologies
Ira Wiesenfeld & Associates
Ivycorp
Leavitt Communications
Preferred Wireless
Prism Paging
Ron Mercer — Paging & Wireless Network Planners LLC
PSSI — Product Support Services
Critical Alert Systems d/b/a Northeast, UCOM & Teletouch Paging
WiPath Communications

black line

crs header

Information for professionals who need critical alert messaging

nurse

Response Paging Provides Valuable Real Time Feedback

Response paging is the most viable method for delivering patient related information quickly to medical decision makers. These paging systems can provide event notification to healthcare professionals in real time. They foster better collaboration, ensure quicker notification of critical events and deliver more accurate information regarding the events. The real time notification provided by response paging systems allows clinicians to improve the quality of patient care by being able to respond faster to problems.

When a critical event occurs within the patient care continuum, it is mandatory that this event be communicated to the proper clinicians in the care delivery stream. The one sure way to accomplish this is through a response paging system. Caregivers must be notified quickly and reliably of critical care events. It is also important that this communication be confirmed through the system. It is not beneficial to a healthcare provider, who is in charge of handling a critical care event, if that provider does not know who is responding or when the response will occur. All of these critical elements are available with a response paging system.

 

http://www.criticalresponsesystems.com white arrow CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

 

Source: Critical Response Systems

black line

black line

Daviscomms USA

black line

daviscomms PAGERS & Telemetry Devices
FLEX & POCSAG

(12.5 kHz or 25 kHz - POCSAG)

br502 numeric
Br502 Numeric

br802 front
Br802
Alphanumeric

tmrp-1
Telemetry

 

Contract Manufacturing Services
Board Level to complete “Turn-Key”

Bob Popow
Scottsdale, AZ
www.daviscommsusa.com
480-515-2344

 

Daviscomms (S) Pte Ltd-Bronze Member-CMA

black line

Daviscomms USA

black line

black line

American Messaging

black line

amsi

black line

American Messaging

black line

black line

Product Support Services, Inc.

black line

 

Wireless and Cellular Repair - Pagers, Coasters, Handsets, Infrastructure and other Electronics

pssi logo

pssi

repairmanrepairman

Product Support Services, Inc.

511 South Royal Lane
Coppell, Texas 75019
(972) 462-3970 Ext. 261
sales@pssirl.com left arrow
www.pssirl.com left arrow

PSSI is the industry leader in reverse logistics, our services include depot repair, product returns management, RMA and RTV management, product audit, test, refurbishment, re-kitting and value recovery.

PSSI Offers Customers —

  • Centralized Returns and Repair Services at our 125,000 Sq. Ft. Facility, in a Triple Free Port Zone, 3 Miles North of DFW Airport.
  • Experience, PSSI repairs 5,000 units a day and has capacity for more.
  • ISO9001:2008 Certified Operation, with integrated Lean Manufacturing processes and systems for best-in class performance and turn-times.
  • Authorized Service Center for Level I, II and III Repair by a wide variety of OEMs including LG, Motorola, Samsung, Nokia and others.
  • State-of-the-art facility for multiple wireless test environments, including infrastructure and board-level test and repair capabilities.
  • Serialized Tracking through PSSI’s proprietary Work-In-Process (WIP) and shop floor management system PSS.Net. This system allows PSSI to track each product received by employee, work center, lot, model, work order, serial number and location, tracking parts allocated, service, repair and refurbishment actions through each stage of the reverse logistics process. Access to order status and repair reports can be transmitted electronically in formats like FTP, EDI, API, XML or CSV.
  • Expertise, PSSI’s executive team has 125+ years of industry experience.

black line

Universal Orlando testing new ride reservation system

August 7, 2012

reservation system

Universal Orlando is testing a whole new system to skip the lines at select attractions. Instead of their Universal Express pass, the Universal Ride Reservation System lets guests reserve the time they want to ride using a small interactive pager.

reservation pager The new interactive pager, dubbed the U-Bot, lets guests make a reservation by scrolling up and down on the device's screen then selecting the attraction they want to ride. Guests then use the action button to reserve the attraction time and the device will vibrate when the ride reservation is ready. Guests can visit the attraction any time after the reservation time and use the Express entrance. The reservations don't expire until they are used or canceled.

Some helpful hints include:

  • Only one ride reservation can be programmed at a time.
  • Guests may cancel their reservation at any time and reserve a different attraction.
  • Reservations can be made and canceled from anywhere in the park.
  • Up to six people can share a device but each rider will need to rent the system.
  • The device is water resistant.

The new system is currently testing exclusively at Islands of Adventure and the rental costs $49.99 for unlimited use or $39.99 for one use per attraction. To get the new system, follow the signs at the entrance of the park to the distribution center or ask a team member for more information.

Stay tuned to Orlando Attraction Magazine for more information and for when the new system is implemented at Universal Studios as well.

Source: Orlando Attractions Magazine

black line

LEAVITT Communications

black line

its stil here

It's still here — the tried and true Motorola Alphamate 250. Now owned, supported, and available from Leavitt Communications. Call us for new or reconditioned units, parts, manuals, and repairs.

We also offer refurbished Alphamate 250’s, Alphamate IIs, the original Alphamate and new and refurbished pagers, pager repairs, pager parts and accessories. We are FULL SERVICE in Paging!

E-mail Phil Leavitt ( pcleavitt@leavittcom.com ) for pricing and delivery information or for a list of other available paging and two-way related equipment.

black line

Phil Leavitt
847-955-0511
pcleavitt@leavittcom.com

leavitt logo

7508 N. Red Ledge Dr.
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
www.leavittcom.com

black line

FCC Issues Decisions in Petitions Seeking CMAS Deadline Wavier

Aug 07, 2012

The Federal Communications Commission has issued decisions on commercial mobile service (CMS) providers' petitions seeking waivers of the deadline to be able to receive and transmit Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) alerts to subscribers.

On Aug. 3, 2012, the FCC posted an order on its website—which was adopted the same day—listing its decisions to the petitions filed by CMS providers who want to participate in the CMAS, but who sought waivers from the April 7, 2012 deadline to have the ability to transmit those alerts to subscribers.

Individual petitions requesting a waiver from the deadline were filed by the Rural Cellular Association; the Rural Telecommunications Group, MetroPCS Wireless Inc., Element Mobile, Panhandle Telecommunications System Inc. and American Messaging Services LLC.

A joint petition was filed by Cricket Communications Inc., Flat Wireless LLC dba Clear Talk, Cincinnati Bell Wireless Inc. and nTelos Wireless in which the petitioners claimed there were "a common set of facts and circumstances, including a common timeline of events, to support each joint petitioner's request for a waiver," the FCC says.

The FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau granted the petitions filed by MetroPCS Wireless Inc., and by the joint petitioners Cricket Communications Inc., Cincinnati Bell Wireless Inc., Flat Wireless LLC dba Clear Talk and nTelos Wireless.

The bureau denied the petitions filed by the Rural Cellular Association, the Rural Telecommunications Group and the American Messaging Services LLC. Of those, American Messaging's petition was denied "without prejudice" and it can refile, the FCC says.

All of the petitioners sought a wavier of the April 7 deadline in order to complete contract requires for establishing a connection with the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Integrated Public Alert and Warning System's (IPAWS) alert aggregator gateway. That includes negotiating a memorandum of agreement (MOA) and an interconnection security agreement (ISA), FCC says.

The MOA is between the carrier and FEMA and establishes the terms governing the management, operation and security of a connection between the carrier and IPAWS for the delivery of CMAS alerts, the FCC says.

The ISA is between the carrier and FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). That agreement addresses the security requirements for the virtual private network that acts as the interface between the gateway used by the carrier and the IPAWS' gateway, FCC says.

The MOA and ISA have a test phase version and a production phase version, each of which must be separately negotiated and executed, FCC says. In addition, FEMA says the test phase documents have a "notional timeline" for completion of about eight weeks, and the production phase has a timeline of about seven weeks.

Petitioners sought a waiver of the April 7 deadline to have "a period of time sufficient to complete the foregoing contractual processes and final CMAs interface testing that FEMA and DHS require for any CMS provider to participate in the CMAS," FCC says.

Because of the time required to complete FEMA's and DHS' contracting and interconnection negotiation processes, the Rural Cellular Association and the Rural Telecommunications Group sought a "blanket waiver" on behalf of their members or the wireless industry in general.

Source: GovernmentVideo.com

black line

black line

IVYCORP

black line ivytalk

black line

IVYCORP

black line

Consulting Alliance

black line

Brad Dye, Ron Mercer, Allan Angus, Vic Jackson, and Ira Wiesenfeld are friends and colleagues who work both together and independently, on wireline and wireless communications projects. Click here left arrow for a summary of their qualifications and experience. Each one has unique abilities. We would be happy to help you with a project, and maybe save you some time and money.

black line

Consulting Alliance

black line

 

 

advertise

black line

Preferred Wireless

black line

preferred logo

Terminals & Controllers:
1Motorola ASC1500
2GL3100 RF Director 
9SkyData 8466 B Receivers
1GL3000L Complete w/Spares
1GL3000ES Terminal
4Zetron 2200 Terminals
 Unipage—Many Unipage Cards & Chassis
Link Transmitters:
4Glenayre QT4201 & 6201, 25 & 100W Midband Link TX
2Glenayre QT6201 Link Repeater and Link Station in Hot Standby
1Glenayre QT6994, 150W, 900 MHz Link TX
3Motorola 10W, 900 MHz Link TX (C35JZB6106)
2Motorola 30W, Midband Link TX (C42JZB6106AC)
2Eagle Midband Link Transmitters, 125W
5Glenayre GL C2100 Link Repeaters
VHF Paging Transmitters
6Glenayre GLT8411, 250W, VHF TX
8Motorola VHF 350W Nucleus NAC Transmitters
13Motorola VHF 350W Nucleus C-Net Transmitters
7Motorola PURC-5000, VHF, 350W, ACB Control 
UHF Paging Transmitters:
20Glenayre UHF GLT5340, 125W, DSP Exciter
3Motorola PURC-5000 110 & 225W, TRC & ACB
900 MHz Paging Transmitters:
3Glenayre GLT 8600, 500W
2Glenayre GLT8200, 25W (NEW)
15Glenayre GLT-8500 250W
35Glenayre 900 MHz DSP Exciters
25Glenayre GLT-8500 Final PAs
35Glenayre GLT-8500 Power Supplies

SEE WEB FOR COMPLETE LIST:

www.preferredwireless.com/equipment left arrow

Too Much To List • Call or E-Mail

Rick McMichael
Preferred Wireless, Inc.
10658 St. Charles Rock Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63074
888-429-4171 or 314-429-3000
rickm@preferredwireless.com left arrow

black line

Preferred Wireless

black line

black line

Mobile News

If BlackBerry 10 Fails, Samsung Could Buy RIM: Jefferies

By: Michelle Maisto
2012-08-07

BlackBerry 10 is a major improvement on BB7 but not enough to take back share from Apple, say analysts with Jefferies. After BB10's debut, they expect Samsung to purchase RIM as a mobile OS fallback plan.

Research In Motion is counting on its delayed BlackBerry 10 platform to reinvigorate its brand, increase smartphone sales and, in short, save the once-industry-leading company. Analysts with investment firm Jefferies, however, are now saying they don't expect BlackBerry 10 will live up to RIM's expectations.

After trying out RIM's Dev Alpha—a mock smartphone RIM provided to developers so that they can try out the in-progress new platform—they believe the OS is unlikely to make a dent in Apple's iOS standings, especially as the company prepares the new iOS 6.

"We see significant potential for [BlackBerry 10], and it certainly is a vast improvement over BB7," the analysts wrote in an Aug. 7 report. "However, we believe it is highly unlikely that it will be an improvement over iOS 6 and about equal to Android 4.1. Therefore, we see little chance RIM can take share away from Apple with BB10."

RIM's period of "strategic reviews" is likely coming to an end soon, and the company is expected to offer an update during its Sept. 27 earnings call. The answer to a number of questions, says the report, is likely to be: Samsung.

The analysts—equity analyst Peter Misek is the lead author of the report—believe Samsung walked away from earlier talks with RIM but is still considering a BlackBerry 10 licensing deal.

The Android-supporting device maker is on top of the world these days; it has surpassed long-time leader Nokia to become the world's top-shipping phone maker, outsold Apple in the smartphone market and established itself as Apple's main rival in the tablet space. However, market watchers are well aware that all good things come to an end.

"RIM, Nokia and Motorola provide stern warnings that any high-flying mobile phone company can crash in a two-year period," wrote the analysts, reiterating that that they see no near-term issues with Samsung but that its "2.5-year outlook is concerning."

Misek and colleagues explain:

Samsung has leveraged its scale, its vertical hardware integration and Google's Android OS to attain its current position, but the company recognizes the increasing importance of software and the danger in not owning their software.

In his inaugural speech last week, Samsung CEO Kwon Oh-Hyun said, 'A particular focus must be given to serving new customer experience and value by strengthening soft capabilities in software, user experience, design and solutions.'"

RIM, meanwhile, has seen its market share plummet. According to Aug. 5 data from Canaccord Genuity, Apple sold 26 million phones during the second quarter, for a market share of 16.1 percent, down from its 2011 market share of 18.8 percent. The dip was attributed to not disinterest but strong anticipation of its next iPhone model. Samsung, meanwhile, shipped 50.5 million phones, bringing its market share up to 31.1 percent during the quarter, compared with its 2011 total of 19.3 percent and 2010 total of 8.3 percent. RIM shipped 7.8 million phones during the quarter, more than halving its market share to 4.8 percent during the quarter, compared with 10.7 percent for the whole of 2011.

The Jefferies analysts believe Samsung has six options for addressing its operating system concerns: It can do nothing and continue to rely on Android; develop its own version of Android; develop a very differentiated (if even possible) version of Android; develop its own OS in-house; license BlackBerry 10; or it can buy RIM.

The last of these, say the analysts, is "the best of a lackluster list of option," as it would offer Samsung insurance should Microsoft and/or Google vertically integrate. Further, the BlackBerry 10 user interface has been well-received, and the platform would offer bandwidth consumption and security benefits over Android and Windows Phone.

Possible downsides, they add, are that Samsung doesn't do much acquiring and bungled its last effort, the browsing experience on the Playbook 2.0 is "subpar," and RIM hasn't had much a software culture.

Whatever happens, they add, it won't occur until after BlackBerry 10's launch in early 2013. RIM CEO Thorsten Heins, during an interview from the London Olympics, promised new smartphones in January.

RIM, wrote the Jefferies analysts, will want to see how its new platform is received before it places a value on the company.

Source: eWeek.com

black line

black line

UCOM Paging

black line

satellite dish ucom logo

Satellite Uplink
As Low As $500 /month

  • Data input speeds up to 38.4 Kbps
  • Dial-in modem access for Admin
  • Extremely reliable & secure
  • Hot standby up link components

Knowledgeable Tech Support 24/7

Contact Alan Carle Now!

1-888-854-2697 x272
acarle@ucom.com www.ucom.com

black line

UCOM Paging

black line

subscribe free

black line

HAHNTECH USA

black line

hahntech
 
www.hahntechUSA.com

black line

HAHNTECH USA

black line

black line

Apple's new iPhone expected to be 18% thinner than iPhone 4S

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
By Katie Marsal
Published: 09:21 AM EST (06:21 AM PST)

A significant redesign of Apple's iPhone due this September is not only expected to yield a display with with roughly 30 percent more real estate but an overall design that's nearly one fifth thinner than the current iPhone 4S.

Taiwanese Apple rumor site Apple.pro has published scans of an a article that originally ran in the paper edition of the Chinese-language Apple Daily, in which the publication took measurements of one of the many leaked enclosures believed to represent genuine pre-production parts for the so-called iPhone 5.

Measuring 58.47mm wide, 123.83mm long and 7.6mm thick, the enclosure is approximately 18% thinner than the 9.3mm thick iPhone 4S. It's believed that Apple has been able to achieve the reduction via a series of modifications, including:

  • an elongation of the design by 8.63mm (~7.5%) to accommodate a 4-inch screen;
  • relocation of the headphone jack to the base of the unit;
  • inclusion of a new nano-SIM tray comprising 40% less space than the current Micro-SIM tray in the iPhone 4S;
  • a more compact MagSafe-style Dock connector with 8 or 9 pins as opposed to the 30-pin Dock connector shipping on current devices; and
  • a general reduction in the size of several internal components due to broader industry advancements.

The changes are expected to deliver the thinnest iPhone yet, though Apple will still fall short of reclaiming the title of the world's thinnest smartphone it achieved with the inaugural iPhone back in 2007. Though the uniformity of several rival smartphones has made pin-pointing the thinnest smartphone a topic of debate, Chinese manufacturer Oppo is currently believed to hold the title with its 6.65mm thick Oppo Finder.

iphone 5

It should be noted that the dimensions for the new iPhone reported by Apple Daily's aren't entirely new, and instead serve as further support of measurements that originally surfaced in June from a set of apparently leaked Apple schematics.

iphone 5

Apple is expected to introduce its new iPhone on September 12th during a media event in California.

Source: AppleInsider

black line

VOLUNTARY NEWSLETTER SUPPORTERS BY DONATION

black line

Kansas City

mobilfone

Newsletter Supporters

mobilfone

black line

gcs logo

Newsletter Supporter

black line

CANYON RIDGE Communications

canyon ridge

Premium Newsletter Supporter

black line

ProPage Inc.

propage

Newsletter Supporter

black line

black line

Communication Specialists

communication specialists

Newsletter Supporter

black line

Cook Paging

cook paging

Newsletter Supporter

black line

MethodLink

methodlink

Newsletter Supporter

black line

PAGE ONE OF WYOMING

page one wyoming

Newsletter Supporter

black line

black line

FRIENDS & COLLEAGUES

black line

Ira Wiesenfeld, P.E.

black line

Complete Technical Services For The Communications and Electronics Industries Design • Installation • Maintenance • Training • Engineering • Licensing • Technical Assistance

black line

Ira Wiesenfeld, P.E.
Consulting Engineer
Registered Professional Engineer

Tel/Fax: 972-960-9336
Cell: 214-707-7711
Web: IWA-RADIO.com
7711 Scotia Dr.
Dallas, TX 75248-3112
E-mail: iwiesenfel@aol.com

black line

Ira Wiesenfeld, P.E.

black line

subscribe free

black line

Wireless Network Planners

black line

WIRELESS NETWORK PLANNERS LLC
WIRELESS SPECIALISTS

www.wirelessplanners.com
rmercer@wirelessplanners.com

R.H. (Ron) Mercer
Consultant
217 First Street South
East Northport, NY 11731
ron mercer

Cellphone: 631-786-9359

black line

Wireless Network Planners

black line

black line

PageOne makes the case for investing in two-way paging

RealWire
2012-08-07

pageone logo London, 07 August, 2012 — With an expected influx of over 950,000 spectators and sportsmen descending on London for the 2012 Olympics, the demand on Britain's emergency services to maintain high service levels is greater than ever before. In response to the added pressures of the Games and a period of major cuts and austerity, PageOne Communications , the UK's leading provider of mobile messaging solutions to the public and enterprise sectors, has today released a white paper entitled "The business case for investing in two-way paging".

The white paper outlines how two-way paging can help organisations improve resource management and productivity, as well as the coordination and mobilisation of resources. The paper continues to drive home the importance of interoperability as a key enabler, hence the two-way pager's ability to integrate with existing infrastructures to offer more flexible methods of working. Finally, the paper looks at future enhancements such as dual frequency scanning, all whilst conveying an underlying theme of efficiency savings, be it financial, environmental or through better asset management.

Now into the second full week of the London 2012 Games, two-way paging technology has already provided the emergency services, and organisations concerned with delivering critical messaging, a robust and assured channel of communication. Ultimately, the effectiveness of any emergency response can be broken down into three factors; the ability to receive, respond to, and act upon, timely information; key attributes the 2-way paging is able to offer. Lessons learnt from the 7/7 London attacks have reinforced the role of paging, particularly with regards to critical communications. Exclusively MTPAS enabled, the two-way paging devices called 2-way Responders also presents an additional element of resilience should the mobile networks become over-subscribed, and public access restricted.

"We've seen a clear increase in demand for the 2-way Responder, and in light of concerns stemming from the stability of the mobile networks during the Olympic Games, the requirement has intensified even further," says Chris Jones, CEO of PageOne Communications. "The white paper provides a sound argument for individuals interested in two-way paging technology, but need to provide their peers or key decision makers with a comprehensive guide to the long term benefits and cost savings that can be achieved."

The full white paper can be downloaded at:
http://www.pageone.co.uk/support/downloads/white-papers

—End—

About PageOne www.pageone.co.uk
PageOne Communications is celebrating 25 years of innovation in mobile messaging solutions. The company has proven expertise in helping clients drive operational and cost efficiencies, deliver effective results and have a real business edge in a competitive market. With a rich heritage in all aspects of messaging — from paging and SMS through to voice, email and location based services — it places its customers at the heart of its product development to help thousands of organisations across the public and major corporate sectors with reliable, cost-effective and award-winning solutions.

Source: IT News Online

black line

PRISM PAGING

black line

prism
white line

PRISM IP MESSAGE GATEWAY

white line

THE ULTIMATE IN COMMERCIAL AND PRIVATE RADIO PAGING SYSTEMS

prism
  • VoIP telephone access — eliminate interconnect expense
  • Call from anywhere — Prism SIP Gateway allows calls from PSTN and PBX
  • All the Features for Paging, Voicemail, Text-to-Pager, Wireless and DECT phones
  • Prism Inet, the new IP interface for TAP, TNPP, SNPP, SMTP — Industry standard message input
  • Direct Connect to NurseCall, Assisted Living, Aged Care, Remote Monitoring, Access Control Systems
prism
prism

black line

black line

WiPath Communications

black line

wipath header

Intelligent Solutions for Paging & Wireless Data

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

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

black line

PDT3000 Paging Data Terminal

pdt 2000 image

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

black line

Paging Controlled Moving Message LED Displays

welcom wipath

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

black line

PDR3000/PSR3000 Paging Data Receivers

paging data receiver

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

black line

Specialized Paging Solutions

paging data receiver

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

black line

Mobile Data Terminals & Two Way Wireless  Solutions

mobile data terminal

radio interface

  • Fleet tracking, messaging, job processing, and field service management
  • Automatic vehicle location (AVL), GPS
  • CDMA, GPRS, ReFLEX, conventional, and trunked radio interfaces

black line

Contact
Postal
Address:
WiPath Communications LLC
4845 Dumbbarton Court
Cumming, GA 30040
Street
Address:
4845 Dumbbarton Court
Cumming, GA 30040
Web site: www.wipath.com left arrow CLICK
E-mail: info@wipath.com left arrow CLICK
Phone:770-844-6218
Fax:770-844-6574
WiPath Communications

black line

black line

Hark Technologies

black line hark logo Wireless Communication Solutions black line USB Paging Encoder paging encoder

  • Single channel up to eight zones
  • Connects to Linux computer via USB
  • Programmable timeouts and batch sizes
  • Supports 2-tone, 5/6-tone, POCSAG 512/1200/2400, GOLAY
  • Supports Tone Only, Voice, Numeric, and Alphanumeric
  • PURC or direct connect
  • Pictured version mounts in 5.25" drive bay
  • Other mounting options available
  • Available as a daughter board for our embedded Internet Paging Terminal (IPT)

black line Paging Data Receiver (PDR) pdr

  • Frequency agile—only one receiver to stock
  • USB or RS-232 interface
  • Two contact closures
  • End-user programmable w/o requiring special hardware
  • 16 capcodes
  • POCSAG
  • Eight contact closure version also available
  • Product customization available

black line Other products

  • Please see our web site for other products including Internet Messaging Gateways, Unified Messaging Servers, test equipment, and Paging Terminals.
Contact
Hark Technologies
717 Old Trolley Rd Ste 6 #163
Summerville, SC 29485
Tel: 843-821-6888
Fax: 843-821-6894
E-mail: sales@harktech.com left arrow CLICK
Web: http://www.harktech.com left arrow CLICK
black line

HARK—EXHIBITS AT CONFERENCE

hark David George and Bill Noyes
of Hark Technologies.

black line

Hark Technologies

black line

advertise here

black line

zetron logo FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Zetron's P25 CSSI Open-Standards Interface Tests Successfully with Daniels Electronics Systems

Zetron and Daniels Electronics jointly announced that they have completed successful testing of Zetron's Console Subsystem Interface (CSSI) with Daniels Electronics LMR radio systems. This verifies the ability of Zetron's Acom system utilizing the CSSI to operate seamlessly with the Daniels equipment.

Redmond, WA, U.S.A., August 6, 2012 Zetron and Daniels Electronics jointly announced the successful testing of Zetron's Project 25 (P25) Console Subsystem Interface (CSSI) with the Daniels Electronics P25 trunked radio system. The success of this effort confirms that Zetron's Advanced Communications (Acom) system utilizing the CSSI is able to operate seamlessly with the Daniels Trunked P25 System. It is also another demonstration of the benefits that can accrue when vendors adhere to open standards.

"Daniels and Zetron have enjoyed a long, successful collaborative relationship," said Robert Small, President and Chief Operating Officer of Daniels Electronics. "In 2009 we first jointly announced our P25 Fixed Station Interface [FSI] for conventional applications. This latest announcement concerning our trunked product offerings further demonstrates the success of that collaboration as well as the success of open standards to provide the public-safety community with best-in-class products."

"Zetron is pleased to have collaborated with Daniels Electronics on yet another successful project," said Ellen O'Hara, President and Chief Executive Officer of Zetron. "Our testing verified that this joint solution seamlessly integrates both of our open-standards-based products. Customers benefit greatly when vendors employ open standards. Doing so not only fosters the development of highly interoperable solutions that meet customers' needs, but also promotes healthy competition and expanded customer choice."

About Zetron
For over 30 years, Zetron has been providing mission-critical communications solutions to customers in public safety, transportation, utilities, manufacturing, healthcare and business. With offices in the U.S.A., U.K., Australia and numerous field locations, Zetron supports a worldwide network of resellers, system integrators and distributors. This gives Zetron a global reach as well as a local presence in the regions it serves. Zetron is a wholly owned subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation. For more information, visit: www.zetron.com .

About Daniels Electronics Ltd.
Daniels Electronics Ltd. is a North American leader in the design and manufacture of customized radio communications systems for specialized applications. For the past 60 years Daniels has provided customers in North America and internationally with highly reliable base stations, repeaters and paging equipment that is environmentally robust and operates in rugged and extreme temperature conditions where low current consumption is a key requirement. For more information, visit: www.danelec.com .

Source:Zetron

black line

CRITICAL RESPONSE SYSTEMS

black line

top background

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

Get the Alert.

M1501 Acknowledgent Pager

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

Learn More

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

black line

Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Private Users Update, a newsletter from the Law Offices of Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP are reproduced in this section with the firm's permission.

black line

Clients Using Commercial Wireless Services Should Develop a Policy for Employees That Receive Emergency Alerts

The newly-created Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) is now in operation, with cellphone companies and other wireless carriers sending their customers alerts via their wireless handsets about storms and other emergency conditions. For our clients that use commercial wireless services instead of, or in addition to, their own radio system, this service can provide invaluable information concerning hazardous conditions that may affect their operations, and more importantly, the safety of their employees and customers. Now that this Emergency Alert information is being furnished to employees using wireless handsets, it will be important for our clients to put into place a policy for employees to follow in response to such alerts. For instance, if an employee is traveling toward an area that is under a storm warning and receives an emergency alert on his or her cell phone, what is the company policy concerning whether that employee should proceed? The lack of a policy may have liability consequences for the company if an employee is injured.

The FCC has announced that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements associated with the order creating the CMAS, effective July 13. This has given the green light for wireless carriers to begin sending the alerts, which they are now doing. As required by the Warning, Alert, and Response Network (WARN) Act, Public Law 109-347, the FCC adopted final rules to establish a CMAS, under which the Commercial Mobile Service (CMS) providers may elect to transmit emergency alerts to the public.

black line

FCC Denies Petition to Halt Tower Construction

The FCC has found that American Towers has complied with its environmental obligations under the Commission's rules with respect to a proposed 314-foot tower in Marshall, Ark. The FCC said the proposed tower does not fall within a category that routinely requires the preparation of an environmental assessment. This protest likely constitutes a preview of what lies ahead for licensees building towers under the expanded environmental assessment/tower registration rules. While the licensee ultimately won, time and expense fighting a protest significantly increased.

The FCC's action came in response to an emergency petition filed by Michael J. Pearson, who argued that American Towers began construction of the tower with-out providing notice to the public. Given that the rules from the Commission's December 2011 Order on Remand were not in effect at the time the tower was registered, American Tower was required to provide notice under the Commission's rules only for National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 review under the Nation-wide Programmatic Agreement, the FCC said. It added that American Towers' notice in the Marshall Mountain Wave newspaper met this obligation. Mr. Pearson also alleged that this tower would have significant environ-mental effects on migratory birds and endangered species. The FCC, however, found that this assertion does not meet the standard for requesting environmental re-view under section 1.1307(c) of the rules. The FCC said that "Mr. Pearson does not identify any endangered species that may be affected by the tower. Instead, he provides a lengthy list of non-endangered species in the area. Further, Mr. Pearson does not provide any basis for why migratory birds may be significantly affected by this particular tower. The proximity to a Wildlife Management Area and relative proximity to the Buffalo National River Park do not, in and of themselves, establish that the tower may have a significant effect on the environment." The FCC also noted that while the tower would be situated in a migratory flyway and lit with red-steady lights, it would be under 450 feet tall and not use guy wires. Existing studies have not shown significant avian mortality at towers less than 450 feet tall, the Commission said. It, therefore, denied Mr. Pearson's petition.

black line

Executive Order Gives President Control of All Communications For National Security

President Obama last Friday signed Executive Order 10995, "Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions," which claims expansive authority to ensure the ability of the federal government "to communicate at all times and under all circumstances to carry out its most critical and time sensitive missions." and to "ensure national security, effectively manage emergencies, and improve national resilience."

To achieve these policies, the Executive Order authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security, among other things, to oversee the development, testing, implementation, and sustainment of national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) communication and to "satisfy priority communications requirements through the use of commercial, government, and privately owned communications resources, when appropriate." (emphasis added).

The Executive Order also creates an Executive Commit-tee made up of representatives of various executive branch offices and the Federal Communications Commission, with responsibilities to, among other things, "advise and make policy recommendations to the President . . . on enhancing the survivability, resilience, and future architecture of NS/EP communications;" "promote the incorporation of the optimal combination of hardness, redundancy, mobility, connectivity, interoperability, restorability, and security to obtain, to the maximum extent practicable, the survivability of NS/EP communications under all circumstances" and "to recommend to the President . . . the regimes to test, exercise, and evaluate the capabilities of existing and planned communications systems, networks, or facilities to meet all executive branch NS/EP communications requirements, including any recommended remedial actions."

Although the Executive Order states that the Executive Committee shall enable industry input, it is not clear whether or how all members of the industry will be allowed to comment on or participate in the recommendations of the Executive Committee.

black line

FCC Proposes $10k Fine for Tower Lighting Failures

The FCC has issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture and Order (NAL), finding that Super Towers, Inc., owner of an antenna structure in Bonita Springs, Florida, apparently willfully and repeatedly violated the Communications Act Commission rules by failing to:

(1) exhibit red obstruction lighting from sunset to sunrise,
(2) notify the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of a known lighting outage, and
(3) monitor the antenna structure lighting on a daily basis.

The FCC concluded that Super Towers is apparently liable for a forfeiture in the amount of $10,000. In addition, the FCC directed Super Towers to submit, no later than 30 calendar days from the date of the NAL, a statement signed under penalty of perjury stating that it complies with the Commission's antenna structure lighting, notification, and monitoring requirements.

Source:BloostonLaw Private Users UpdateVol. 13, No. 8August 2012

 

This newsletter is not intended to provide legal advice. Those interested in more information should contact the firm. For additional information, contact Hal Mordkofsky at 202-828-5520 or halmor@bloostonlaw.com

black line

codan logodaniels logo

For Immediate Release

Codan Limited acquires Daniels Electronics

Newton, South Australia — August 7, 2012 Codan Limited (ASX: "CDA") has announced the acquisition of Daniels Electronics Limited (Daniels), a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of land mobile radio communications (LMR) solutions in North America.

The acquisition, which is scheduled for completion on 17 August 2012, comprises an upfront cash payment of CAD$25 million (approx. AUD$24 million) with the possibility of approximately CAD$2.0 million (A$1.9 million) in additional payments if certain earn-out targets are achieved over the next 18 months. The funding for the transaction, also announced today, will be through a mix of debt and equity. The acquisition of Daniels delivers on Codan's stated strategy of growing market share and diversifying its radio communications product offering.

Codan Limited designs, manufactures and markets a diversified range of high value added electronic products, with three key business divisions; radio communications, metal detection and mining technology. "The acquisition of Daniels begins a transition for Codan beyond solely HF systems to a communications solutions provider. Daniels provided the opportunity to enter the LMR market with a competitive and established product line" said Kevin Kane, president and general manager, Codan Radio Communications Division.

Daniels offers a broad range of land mobile radio communications used by specialised market segments, such as public safety, which require high performance and high reliability private communications networks. Key clients include fire services organisations, police, ambulance and other emergency service providers, military, forestry organisations, highways and road contractors and mining and exploration companies.

Daniels has an extensive distribution network and a strong public and private client base, predominantly located in Canada and the United States.

The business offers a catalogue of differentiated products which focus on power efficient infrastructure solutions, which are well suited to the needs of customers in the emerging world.

"Originally a family owned business, Daniels is very happy to be acquired by an Australian company that shares a similar history and culture and that will continue to grow the opportunities for our LMR products" said Daniels Electronics President and Chief Operating Officer, Robert Small.

With over 100 years of combined history and innovation in the radio communications market, the integration of Daniels into the Codan Radio Communications Division provides Codan with an established North American market and the opportunity to bring Daniels' product offerings to Codan's global distribution networks, especially in the emerging world.

"Land Mobile Radio is an outstanding complement to Codan's existing product line, distribution network and customer base. Many of Codan's customers already require solutions in addition to HF products, and most of our existing distributors are already active in the LMR market. Daniels' value proposition of interoperability and low power consumption technology is ideal for emerging international markets" said Kane.

About Codan
Codan Radio Communications designs and builds premium communications equipment for High Frequency (HF) radio humanitarian, security and protection applications. For over 50 years the company has earned a reputation for unsurpassed quality and customer service in the most demanding environments on earth. Founded in 1959 in South Australia, Codan is a globally active company that employs 500 employees worldwide. Codan's products are sold into more than 150 countries with exports representing approximately 90% of revenues. Codan excels in customer service and support throughout the world via a network of dealers, distributors and agents. For more information about the Codan Radio Communications Division, visit: www.codanradio.com .

About Daniels
For the past 60 years, Daniels has provided customers in North America and internationally with highly reliable Base Stations and Repeaters that are environmentally robust to operate in rugged and extreme temperature conditions where low current consumption (solar / battery powered) is a key requirement. Daniels has been a pioneering member of the P25 Digital standard, for radio system interoperability between emergency response governmental organizations, providing enhanced functionality and encryption. Daniels' self-servicing customers range from Forestry and National Park services through Police and Fire departments and on to Utility and Transportation groups. www.danelec.com

Source:Daniels Electronics

black line

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

black line

Butch Pierce icu@mindspring.com
To: Brad Dye
Date: August, 2012
Sign Me Up For The Newsletter

Aloha Brad...

Still keeping up with the Biz I see...

And good thing I guess being able to let people know about this Unipage issue.

I had an old customer call me on Wednesday and had similar symptoms as mentioned in your article.

I had not seen the article or heard of this issue. So we have been treating it as a standard troubleshooting issue.

We called it quits for he weekend as the tech on site had things to do.. but I am going to try the Dos 6.22 boot when they return.

The PCMOS being the culprit makes a lot of sense. Along with that I contacted another old customer only to find out he had similar issues on his PCMOS machine but not on the XP boxes I had replaced them with. All were running 4.34.

Thanks for the heads up on this and hopefully it will work for this ongoing issue we have been playing with.

I had actually gotten out of the support business, but when they called in with this I kinda fell back into it..

Also add me to your Mail list if you don't mind . . . just in case in the future.

Thanks again.

Butch [Pierce]

CyberStylings LLC
4749 Sylvan St
Sugar Hill, Ga., 3051

Ph: 770-614-1995
Cell: 678-799-0353

black line

From: Frank Hackett fhackett@charter.net
Subject: RE: Wireless Messaging News for Frank Hackett
Date: August 2, 2012 8:48:17 PM CDT
To: Brad Dye

Hey Brad, Just saying hello from an old friend.

I was saddened learning of the passing of Sherm Wolf. Sherm was very nice to me way back in the old NARS-RCC days in the early 70's. The NARS National Convention was held in Boston about then and I was the Motorola guy to attend. Ellen and I were well treated by Sherm and I will never forget his kindness. If you will recall, most of the owners of RCCs were GE competitors back then. I brought my whole team to Boston and made some great friends. It was the very beginning of the Motorola dominance of the paging and car telephone market. A very large division of Motorola began at that NARS convention. It was a tough assignment penetrating that market, but we succeeded. The rest is history. . . I'll never forget Sherm Wolf.

— Frank Hackett

black line

From: Tom Williams
To: Brad Dye
RE: Unipage Console 4 issue

Brad,

Many thanks! I implemented the fix/workaround last night & this morning, and we seem to be running smoothly.

I had also stumbled upon a forum where a couple of PC-MOS users outside of the Unipage environment posted regarding the issue. So here's a link for future reference in case we need to find other PC-MOS users, http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showthread.php?4485-Pc-mos-386&goto=newpost . BTW, I posted a bit of your e-mail to me in the forum — credited you & deleted other references. Hope that's okay.

Yes, I would appreciate a subscription to your newsletter! Please add me to the list.

Thanks again.

Tom Williams
ALLSAFE Paging Systems Inc.
(904) 268-1111 ext 1241
twilliams@allsafepaging.com

black line

UNTIL NEXT WEEK

black line

brad dye

With best regards,
brad's signature
Newsletter Editor
73 DE K9IQY

Wireless Messaging News
Brad Dye, Editor
P.O. Box 266
Fairfield, IL 62837 USA

mensa member animated gif
xxii

Skype: braddye
Twitter: @BradDye1
Telephone: 618-599-7869
E–mail: brad@braddye.com
Wireless Consulting page
Paging Information
Home Page

Marketing & Engineering Papers

pagerman WIRELESS
wireless logo medium
MESSAGING

black line

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

black line

All the World's a Stage monologue

From: As You Like It, Act II Scene VII—by William Shakespeare.

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.
And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side,
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

seven ages of man

The Seven Ages of Man by William Mulready, 1838, illustrating the speech.

black line

advertise with us

signup

CLICK ON THE LOGO ABOVE FOR A FREE NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIPTION

black line

left arrow Newspapers generally cost 75¢ a copy and they hardly ever mention paging. If you receive some benefit from this publication maybe you would like to help support it financially? A donation of $25.00 would represent approximately 50¢ a copy for one year. If you are willing and able, please click on the PayPal Donate button to the left.

black line

iland This newsletter is brought to you by the generous support of our advertisers and the courtesy of iland Internet Solutions Corporation. For more information about the web-hosting services available from iland Internet Solutions Corporation, please click on their logo to the left.

black line

THE WIRELESS MESSAGING NEWSLETTER & THE PAGING INFORMATION RESOURCE

black line

Home Page | Directory | Consulting | Newsletters
Products | Reference | Glossary | Send e-mail