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Friday — August 14, 2015 — Issue No. 670


Dear Friends of Wireless Messaging,

Welcome to The Wireless Messaging News.

Well it's summer time here in the USA and during the month of August many are taking vacations, so there is not much going on. I couldn't find much news for you about Paging or Wireless Messaging this week, but I did find several other news items that I think you will like.

One of them is a brief bio—from Wikipedia—of Joe Taylor. Professor Taylor is a man that I have the greatest respect for. He is an American astrophysicist who won a Nobel Prize for his discovery (with Russell Alan Hulse) of a “new type of pulsar, a discovery that has opened up new possibilities for the study of gravitation.”

I am currently working on an experimental radio communications project using a program that he invented, and made freely available to amateur radio operators. It is called “WSPR” (Weak Signal Propagation Reporter) and it uses the technology that he used to explore outer space, and win the Nobel Prize. More will follow on this project in future issues.


I hope you have a great weekend.

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NICE wins 8-figure contract from New York City

SOURCE: NICE SYSTEMS AUG 5, 2015

"We're delighted to continue to support New York City in its mission to transform emergency communications for millions of New Yorkers," said Chris Wooten, Executive Vice President, NICE Security Group.

PARAMUS, New Jersey — August 5, 2015 — NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE) has announced that it has won an 8-figure contract from New York City's Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) in association with the City's ongoing Emergency Communications Transformation Program (ECTP). The new contract expands on an existing long standing relationship between NICE and the City of New York dating back to 2001.

Under the contract, NICE will expand its support for the ECTP by equipping the City's new 9-1-1 facility with NICE's market-leading public safety call recording and incident management solutions. The site, which is scheduled to open in June of next year, and will be jointly operated by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY), will augment and provide redundancy to current emergency 9-1-1 response services.

NICE will also upgrade previously deployed solutions at nine other NYPD and FDNY locations to ensure complete interoperability across all sites. Investigators who need to produce audio evidence will be able to access recordings from any site and combine those recordings into seamless incident timelines.

"We're delighted to continue to support New York City in its mission to transform emergency communications for millions of New Yorkers," said Chris Wooten, Executive Vice President, NICE Security Group. "This new contract is notable not only for its scope and size, but because it underscores NICE's successful track record with the NYPD and FDNY. We are honored that New York City has once again chosen to entrust NICE for its emergency communications needs."

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NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE) is the worldwide leading provider of software solutions that enable organizations to take the next best action in order to improve customer experience and business results, ensure compliance, fight financial crime, and safeguard people and assets. NICE's solutions empower organizations to capture, analyze, and apply, in real time, insights from both structured and unstructured Big Data. This data comes from multiple sources, including phone calls, mobile apps, emails, chat, social media, video, and transactions. NICE solutions are used by over 25,000 organizations in more than 150 countries, including over 80 of the Fortune 100 companies. http://www.nice.com.

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New build of Windows 10 Mobile brings fixes and some massive bugs

Earliest adopters of Microsoft's new mobile operating system will see some improvements, along with broken features in Build 10512.

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Aug 12, 2015 11:25 AM

After a month-long hiatus, Microsoft released a new build of Windows 10 Mobile to testers Wednesday, fixing a bunch of bugs and adding a few new features as the company gets closer to releasing its mobile operating system.

Build 10512 isn’t much for whiz-bang new features. Microsoft focused instead on minor fixes and improvements, including a general improvement in overall stability. More specifically, the update also fixes an issue that caused apps installed on a phone’s SD card to stop working after a reboot. Notifications for text messages and Windows 10’s bandwidth-tracking Data Sense feature will also show up more reliably.

Text input improvements were another area of focus for the release. People writing in Latvian and Chinese will have an enhanced experience. The Swype-esque Shape Writing feature that lets users type by dragging a finger across the keyboard is now more likely to suggest common words over names of contacts on the phone.

While the new build brings some welcome new fixes, there are also some killer bugs included with the latest release. First and foremost, the Mobile Hotspot functionality that allows users to share their phone’s Internet connection with other devices doesn’t work in this build. Users who pinned a “large number of tiles” to their phone’s Start screen may get their device stuck in a state where it just shows a loading screen. In the event that happens, users will have to reset the device or roll it back to Windows Phone 8.1.

That’s not all—the Movies & TV app won’t work in the current build, and some apps will fail to update through the store. (The latter problem can be fixed by uninstalling the app and re-installing it.)

Right now, build 10512 is only available to members of the Windows Insider Program’s Fast ring who have opted into more cutting edge updates at the expense of encountering bugs. Users who only opted into the Slow ring will remain on build 10166 for now.

The update doesn’t include support for any new phones, but that may change soon. Joe Belfiore, a corporate vice president in Microsoft’s Windows and Devices group, said last month that Microsoft plans to open up the Windows Insider Program in China by releasing a version of Windows 10 for the Xiaomi Mi4.

That’s an interesting move, since the Mi4 is currently only available with Android installed. Expanding its mobile operating system to popular phones in China like the Mi4 could spur some growth for Microsoft at a time when the company’s mobile business has failed to gain traction with users.

Microsoft had been providing mobile build updates at a more rapid clip in June, but held back on releasing multiple new versions in July as the company polished and shipped the desktop and tablet version of Windows 10. With that launch in the rear-view mirror, Microsoft Vice President Gabe Aul said in a blog post that users should expect to see more updates to the mobile version of Windows 10, which is slated for a consumer release this fall.

It could be a while before that launch actually translates to end users receiving the update, even for Lumia phones that Microsoft controls. Carriers have to approve the final update before it can roll out to users, which has held back Windows Phone updates for months in the past.

Source: PCWorld  

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Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr.

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Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. (born March 29, 1941) is an American astrophysicist and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his discovery with Russell Alan Hulse of a "new type of pulsar, a discovery that has opened up new possibilities for the study of gravitation."

Biography


Taylor was born in Philadelphia to Joseph Hooton Taylor Sr. and Sylvia Evans Taylor, both of whom had Quaker roots for many generations, and grew up in Cinnaminson Township, New Jersey. He attended the Moorestown Friends School in Moorestown Township, New Jersey, where he excelled in math. He received a B.A. in physics at Haverford College in 1963, and a Ph.D. in astronomy at Harvard University in 1968. After a brief research position at Harvard, Taylor went to the University of Massachusetts Amherst, eventually becoming Professor of Astronomy and Associate Director of the Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory. Taylor's thesis work was on lunar occultation measurements. About the time he completed his Ph.D., Jocelyn Bell discovered the first radio pulsars with a telescope near Cambridge, England.

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Taylor immediately went to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's telescopes in Green Bank, West Virginia, and participated in the discovery of the first pulsars discovered outside Cambridge. Since then, he has worked on all aspects of pulsar astrophysics. In 1974, Hulse and Taylor discovered the first pulsar in a binary system, named PSR B1913+16 after its position in the sky, during a survey for pulsars at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. Although it was not understood at the time, this was also the first of what are now called recycled pulsars: neutron stars that have been spun-up to fast spin rates by the transfer of mass onto their surfaces from a companion star.

The orbit of this binary system is slowly shrinking as it loses energy because of emission of gravitational radiation, causing its orbital period to speed up slightly. The rate of shrinkage can be precisely predicted from Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, and over a thirty-year period Taylor and his colleagues have made measurements that match this prediction to much better than one percent accuracy. This was the first confirmation of the existence of gravitational radiation. There are now scores of binary pulsars known, and independent measurements have confirmed Taylor's results.

Taylor has used this first binary pulsar to make high-precision tests of general relativity. Working with his colleague Joel Weisberg, Taylor has used observations of this pulsar to demonstrated the existence of gravitational radiation in the amount and with the properties first predicted by Albert Einstein. He and Hulse shared the Nobel Prize for the discovery of this object. In 1980, he moved to Princeton University, where he was the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in Physics, having also served for six years as Dean of Faculty. He retired in 2006.

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Joe Taylor first obtained his amateur radio license as a teenager, which led him to the field of radio astronomy. Taylor is well known in the field of amateur radio weak signal communication and was assigned the call sign K1JT by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). He had previously held the callsigns K2ITP, WA1LXQ, W1HFV, and VK2BJX (the latter in Australia). His Amateur Radio feats have included mounting an 'expedition' in April 2010 to use the Arecibo Radio Telescope to conduct moonbounce with Amateurs around the world using voice, Morse code, and digital communications.

He wrote several computer programs and communications protocols, including WSJT ("Weak Signal/Joe Taylor"), a software package and protocol suite that utilizes computer-generated messages in conjunction with radio transceivers to communicate over long distances with other amateur radio operators. WSJT is useful for passing short messages via non-traditional radio communications methods, such as moonbounce and meteor scatter and other low signal-to-noise ratio paths. It is also useful for extremely long-distance contacts using very low power transmissions.

Honors and awards


  • Heineman Prize of the American Astronomical Society (1980)(inaugural)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1982)
  • Henry Draper Medal of the National Academy of Sciences (1985)
  • Tomalla Foundation Prize (1987)
  • Magellanic Premium (1990)
  • Albert Einstein Medal (1991)
  • John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science of the National Academy of Sciences (1991) (physics)
  • Wolf Prize in Physics (1992)
  • Nobel Prize in Physics (1993)
  • Karl Schwarzschild Medal (1997)

Taylor was among the first group of MacArthur Fellows. He has served on many boards, committees, and panels, co-chairing the Decadal Panel of that produced the report Astronomy and Astrophysics in the New Millennium that established the United States's national priorities in astronomy and astrophysics for the period 2000-2010. He was a guest of honor in the 2009 International Physics Olympiad.

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EXCLUSIVE: Feds agree to let Amtrak police communicate with cops, firefighters on emergency radio networks

BY ERIN DURKIN NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, August 14, 2015, 2:30 AM


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The Federal Communications Commission is issuing draft rules that would give the Amtrak Police Department access to an emergency frequency.

The feds have agreed to let Amtrak police communicate with cops and firefighters with access to emergency responder radio networks, Sen. Chuck Schumer said.

Schumer had denounced what he called a dangerous inability for Amtrak police, like the ones who patrol Penn Station, to communicate during an emergency on the same radio frequency as other first responders like the NYPD.

Now, the Federal Communications Commission is issuing draft rules that would give the Amtrak Police Department access to the frequency.

“After the painful lessons we learned on 9/11 about the essential nature of interoperable communications between all of our first responders, it makes sense to grant Amtrak police access to the communication spectrum used among our local first responders,” Schumer (D-N.Y.) said.

“Amtrak police officers help protect the nation’s busiest transportation hubs and tens of thousands of passengers each day in New York City and so, I am pleased that the FCC has heeded the call.”


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Sen. Chuck Schumer had denounced what he called a dangerous inability for Amtrak police, like the ones who patrol Penn Station, to communicate during an emergency on the same radio frequency as other first responders like the NYPD.

The FCC had previously kept Amtrak cops off the frequency because they were considered part of the railroad instead of law enforcement.

As a result, officers would have to call 911 or get routed through an operator if they needed to call the NYPD or FDNY for backup, which critics say could lead to dangerous delays in responding to an emergency.

MTA police are already allowed to use the radio frequency because they’re considered a state agency.

The Amtrak Police Department has been pushing for the ability to get on the dedicated frequency for the past two years.


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The FCC had previously kept Amtrak cops off the frequency because they were considered part of the railroad instead of law enforcement.

The department has more than 500 staffers around the country, with at least 100 in New York including patrol officers, detectives and special agents.

In a letter to Schumer, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said the agency is considering a draft rule to address the issue.

“I wholeheartedly agree that efficient and effective communication during emergencies is critical,” he wrote.

Some 86,000 passengers ride more than 300 Amtrak trains each day.

The company’s Northeast corridor, stretching from Boston through New York to Washington, D.C., is the busiest rail corridor in North America.

An Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia of a train heading to New York killed eight people and injured more than 200 in May.

In addition to dealing with those kinds of emergencies, Schumer said Amtrak cops need access to the frequency to take part in anti-terrorism operations.

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Google to develop bandage-sized glucose monitoring devices

By Adario Strange
August 13, 2015

Somewhat lost amid this week's excitement surrounding Google's rebirth as Alphabet was the company's latest foray into the world of medical devices.

The company has entered into an agreement with DexCom to create a series of disposable continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices that the companies claim will be smaller and more affordable than current options.

"We're committed to developing new technologies that will help move health care from reactive to proactive," Andrew Conrad, head of the life sciences team at Google, said in a statement released by the two companies. "This collaboration is another step towards expanding monitoring options and making it easier for people with diabetes to proactively manage their health."

The collaboration will pair DexCom's sensor technology with Google's miniaturized electronics platform. Together, the two companies hope to develop a device with a bandage-sized sensor that will be connected to the cloud.

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Earlier this week, while explaining the reasoning behind the change to the name Alphabet, Google cofounder Larry Page emphasized the importance of the company's Life Sciences effort, which has been working on a glucose-sensing contact lens Larry Page emphasized the importance of the company's Life Sciences effort, which has been working on a glucose-sensing contact lens.

Following the news, a report on Medium revealed that the Life Sciences initiative will no longer be a part of Google X (the company's experiment-focused incubator), and will operate as a standalone company under the stewardship of its current leader, Conrad.

Google's new partnership with an established player in the field of medical devices further establishes the company's seriousness about making real inroads into health care.

"Partnerships between companies of the likes of Google and Dexcom to innovate in diabetes care can catapult the development of new technology forward," Hope Warshaw, a dietitian, diabetes educator and author of Eat Out, Eat Well, told Mashable. "Diabetes management is a 24/7, 365 extra curricula job for people and caretakers. Any tools that can make management easier is a plus."

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iOS 8.4.1 Features: New Update Fixes Music Glitches & More Before iOS 9 Launch

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First Posted: Aug 14, 2015 08:30 AM EDT


Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue speaks during the Apple WWDC on June 8, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Apple announced a new OS X, El Capitan, iOS 9 and Apple Music during the keynote at the annual developers conference that runs through June 12. (Photo : Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple has released an update to its latest iOS to fix several glitches that affected the system. The new iOS 8.4.1 update aims to correct issues that were experienced primarily on the new Music app as well as other bugs.

The Cupertino-based firm introduced the upgraded Music app to the world during this year's World Wide Developers' Conference in June. It arrived to the system via the iOS 8.4 update, noted Forbes.

With the Music app, the company has included a new music streaming service where users can listen to music not downloaded on their devices if they are connected to the Internet.

It also came with the Beats 1, a radio station available globally and the new Connect social networking site for artists and performers.

While the app looked promising, its debut on the iOS was not without issues and problems. Considering it's a huge upgrade for the Music app, bugs were expected. However, it seemed that not many were impressed and able to see beyond the laggy service and problems.

Among the complaints is the unavailability of iCloud Music and users being unable to access their stored music in the iCloud. The problem prevented people from accessing and downloading music from both the app and iTunes store, wrote Drake.org.

The artwork of albums was also affected in the new Music app and some even experienced duplicating tracks in their playlists.

With the new iOS 8.4.1, these problems should be fixed along with the issues of hidden Music because the offline music option was ticked on and problems in adding songs to playlists should all be fixed by the new update.

Tech Crunch added that the new update should also fix the problem with "different artwork for an album on other devices" along with challenges in posting to Connect.

The upgrade also fixed the problem users encountered when the "Love" option in Beast 1 failed to work even when tapped.

iOS 8.4.1 is around 55 to 58 MB in size and is available for download over-the-air. A notification should show at the Software Update button under General in Settings.

The new update is touted to be the only and last update the iOS 8.4 will ever have as it has been reported that the latest iOS 9 is about to be launched in September alongside new devices.

The highly anticipated iOS 9 is expected to focus on prolonging battery life of the devices and other internal upgrades as opposed to additional features. The operating system is still undergoing beta testing from select users.

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WWV's 25 MHz Signal is Back on Original Vertical Dipole

Time and frequency standard station WWV's resurrected 25 MHz signal — now back on the air for more than a year after going silent in 1977 — is once again transmitting on a vertical dipole from its original antenna and location. The 25 MHz signal returned to the air on an "experimental basis" in April 2014, and it's been transmitting ever since. The WWV vertical dipole is not something you'd likely find in the average ham radio antenna farm.


A depiction of a WWV vertical dipole antenna.
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"The antenna the 25 MHz [transmitter] is on right now is the original antenna it was on in 1977," Matt Deutch, N0RGT, WWV's lead electrical engineer, told ARRL. "When the 25 [MHz transmitter] was shut down [that year], the radiating section was removed and tossed in the bone yard, and a new longer section put on the tower to make it a 15 MHz stand-by antenna."

Deutch said that when WWV first reintroduced the 25 MHz broadcast in 2014, it used a broadband monopole. It was later decided to use that antenna for WWV's 2.5 MHz stand-by transmitter, though. "So, we decided to rebuild the 25 MHz antenna," he recounted. "A few weeks ago the boys dug the 25 MHz radiating section out of the mud in the bone yard and rebuilt the 25 MHz antenna, so that it looks identical to what it looked like in 1977."


The WWV campus in Fort Collins, Colorado. [Courtesy of NIST]

Deutch said the 25 MHz WWV vertical dipole now is coupled to its own, dedicated transmitter, radiating 2.5 kW "with near zero watts reflected," he added, and modeling has showed that the dipole exhibits a lower angle of radiation than the broadband monopole did. "There is no automatic backup transmitter for 25 MHz at this time," Deutch added. The 25 MHz WWV signal had been operating at about 1 kW for the past 16 months.

Deutch has said that WWV has received reports on the 25 MHz signal from across the Atlantic. The 25 MHz transmission not only provides another option to check your frequency calibration or the exact time, it also can serve to indicate the state of propagation on 12 and 10 meters. The 25 MHz broadcast includes the same information transmitted on all other WWV frequencies and at the same level of accuracy.

Located in Fort Collins, Colorado, WWV is operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). WWV has invited listeners' comments and signal reports.

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A new satellite, the MSG-4, returned its first photo, a stunning image of weather on Earth with Africa as the main focus, featuring several cloud formations and a dusty pink continent. The satellite will be used to help scientists analyze weather on our Blue marble.

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