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Friday — August 21, 2015 — Issue No. 671

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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.

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DoT mandates telcos to share networks during disasters

To improve communication network during disasters, the Department of Telecom (DoT) has asked telcos to share network with subscribers of other operators and also directed them to give public alerts to the users.

By: PTI | July 29, 2015 8:10 PM

The DoT also directed operators to transmit public alerts based on cell broadcast service or SMS service to subscribers in the affected districts during disasters and emergency. (AP)

To improve communication network during disasters, the Department of Telecom (DoT) has asked telcos to share network with subscribers of other operators and also directed them to give public alerts to the users.

“It shall be mandatory to permit the intra circle roaming facilities by telecom service providers (TSPs) to customers of all other TSPs in the revenue districts affected during disasters for 15 days from the commencement or notification or announcement of disasters subject to mutually agreed commercial terms among them,” DoT said in a letter dated July 27 to the operators.

The department in April had asked the operators to implement priority call routing facilities for personnel responsible for ‘response and recovery’ during disasters.

The DoT also directed operators to transmit public alerts based on cell broadcast service or SMS service to subscribers in the affected districts during disasters and emergency.

“The content of public alerts shall be provided by concerned disaster management authorities or concerned authorised agencies of state/central government,” DoT said.

First Published on July 29, 2015 8:10 pm

Source: The Financial Express

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BlackBerry's Android-powered slider phone gets shown in motion

by Mat Smith
August 21, 2015

Want a closer look at Blackberry's rumored , occasionally leaked Android, keyboard-toting smartphone? Evan Blass (of @evleaks ) has unearthed some device videos that offer a closer look at that all-important sliding keyboard, as well as that increasingly obligatory segmented-here's-all-the-parts-of-the-camera-lens-render popularized by Nokia a few years ago. If the return of a physical keyboard wasn't weird enough any more, then how about if the phone, codenamed 'Venice' landing in two different iterations? Certainly, two devices are shown in the video, lining up along each other. Crackberry muses that Android and BlackBerry 10 iterations could land alongside each other, although there's no other hint that back up the notion of smartphone twins.

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Windows 10’s facial recognition is fool proof, claims Microsoft

Aug 21, 2015Khushboo VJNews, Tech, Windows

One of the countless assets of Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating systems has the proficiency to sign in with just your face through a system called Windows Hello. This amazing Bio-metric security system cannot be fooled even by twins. The Online News Organization recruited with the help of The Australian Twins Registry to identify some of the twins who are exactly matched twin pairs, and later they were put in front of the Windows 10 laptops.

To make this Bio-metric Security system work, one needs to have a computer that is fully equipped with Intel’s RealSense 3D technology that comprises of three image technologies: a conventional camera, an infrared camera, and an infrared laser projector. The mishmash of these three technologies allow computers to act more like humans, Intel says.

For the trial process, The Australian found six sets of Identical twins and started to experiment each pair. From each pair, only one was permitted to register his/her face with a Windows 10 system equipped with RealSense Technology. The final step was seeing the other unregistered twin could access his/her face to register on behalf of their sibling’s account.

The Final result : Windows passed with flying colors.

If Windows 10 can differentiate twins it can differentiate anybody very easily. It’s totally astounding, the process was quick and good. This amazing security system will protect from the trespassers to log in systems by defeating this astounding face recognition security system.

The only small concern is that people may try to log in by defeating the log in process via photograph of the owner’s face. For now it is clear that Windows 10 Hello and RealSense technology would be accepting only live faces but still it’s under a confusion stage, where we don’t know how smart it could be about people who look so identical but still not the same.

There are many computers which have access to this bio-metric security technology, maybe this result will inspire more manufacturers to opt for Intel’s RealSense image system and more consumers to opt for Windows 10.

Just Imagine, if a computer that recognizes your face it means you don’t have to type in a password every time to log in.

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How Grace Hopper’s Career Cracked the Code for Women in Science

By Joyce Riha Linik
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May 13, 2015

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Grace Hopper’s accomplishments revolutionized the computing world for decades, but her wit and foresight continue to inspire innovators today.

Grace Hopper’s office was fairly typical, except perhaps for the pirate flag and the clock that ran backwards.

“The most dangerous phrase is, ‘We’ve always done it this way,’” Hopper was famous for saying.

That reversing timepiece and Jolly Roger flag were reminders that challenges could often be overcome by approaching them in novel ways, sometimes by bucking the system.

“Amazing Grace” Hopper — also  known as The Queen of Computing, The Queen of Coding, Admiral Grace, Grandma COBOL, and The Grand Old Lady of Software — is recognized worldwide for her pioneering work in programming the first large-scale digital computer and for creating the first compiler. The latter paved the way for the first programming language that didn’t require a PhD in mathematics.

“Grace Hopper was a trailblazer for women like me to follow,” said Rahima Mohammed, a principal engineer in Intel’s Platform Engineering Group, who has five patents and more than 100 papers in her name. “She broke through gender and corporate barriers and inspired a new generation of technology developers and entrepreneurs to follow their own paths to bring new important concepts and products to market.”

Defying the odds

Born December 6, 1906, in New York City, Grace Brewster Murray came of age during the 1920s. Smart and level-headed, Hopper studied math and physics at Vassar College, then went on to earn a master’s degree and PhD in mathematics from Yale, becoming one of the first women to do so.

Along the way, she married Vincent Foster Hopper, becoming Grace Hopper (a name she kept even after the couple divorced), and landed a job as a math professor at Vassar.

She might have stayed there her entire career if not for an historic event.

When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, Hopper said in a speech recorded in the documentary, “The world was in a very, very critical state. Everybody in the country tried to do something for that war effort.”

Though Hopper was 37 and considered too old for the military, she convinced a recruiter to accept her as a reservist in the U.S. Navy WAVES program and graduated first in her class.


Lieutenant Hopper was assigned to the Bureau of Ships Computation team at Harvard tasked with developing a machine that could make fast, scientific calculations to understand such wartime things as the trajectories of warheads. This work gave birth to one of the first digital computers.

The IBM Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator, or the “Mark I”, was huge, measuring 81 feet in length, eight feet high, eight feet wide and weighing some 10,000 pounds.

Hopper’s job was to program it.

This involved translating mathematical problems into a numeric language the computer could understand. Though Hopper knew nothing about programming at the start, she learned quickly on the job.

“Grace is well known for ‘seeking forgiveness, not permission,’” said Jeni Panhorst, a computer engineer who serves as chief of staff for Intel’s Network Platforms Group. “She used to say ‘If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it because it’s much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.’”

Panhorst has seen this principle firsthand in her group’s work to transform the network infrastructure industry.

“This spirit of taking risks, coloring outside the lines, and changing the game is what truly makes a difference,” said Panhorst.

The most complicated problem Hopper and her team were asked to solve came in the fall of 1944 from John von Neumann, a mathematician and physicist working on the Manhattan Project. The challenge was to find a way to make a ball collapse in on itself, to mathematically calculate where force points should be positioned on a sphere to cause it to implode.

The Mark I ran calculations 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for three months, until Hopper and team came through with a solution that was then applied to the designs of the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Japanese surrendered less than a week later, ending WWII.


Incidentally, when the Mark II (successor to the Mark I) encountered a glitch one day, it turned out that a moth had been drawn by the glow of vacuum tubes, fluttered in and got stuck in one of the electrical switches inside the machine. Hopper remarked that they had to “debug” the computer. The phrase stuck, becoming popular terminology in the computer science field.

A new chapter

After the war, Hopper accepted a position with Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation and helped develop the “UNIVAC,” a name that became synonymous with “computer”.

She also created the first compiler, a program that translates human readable language into computer executable machine language. This was a revolutionary concept that greatly reduced the cost of translating computer programs to run on different hardware.

“I had a running compiler and nobody would touch it,” she once famously said. “They told me computers could only do arithmetic.”

Hopper joined a consortium called Conference on Data Systems Languages (CODASYL), tasked with developing a standard programming language for all computer. The group created Common Business Oriented Language (COBOL), which is still used in some industries today.

Return to the Navy

In 1967, the Navy invited Hopper to return to active duty to help standardize communication between different computer languages. She was 60 at the time, and the assignment was supposed to be a six-month gig. It lasted 19 years.

During that time, Hopper became a spokesperson for the Navy, giving hundreds of talks about her experience in early days of computing and challenging the next generation to pick up the baton and carry it forward.

“Grace was simultaneously brilliant, spunky, irreverent and caring,” said Panhorst. “She used her brilliance for good. She knew how to make and take a joke. She knew when the best decision was to break the rules. She knew that people, more specifically young people, were the most important place to focus.”

One of the things that made Hopper such a popular teacher was her use of clever illustrations and analogies to help her audience make connections. During many of her speaking engagements, she distributed pieces of wire which were exactly 11.8 inches long, explaining that the length represented a nanosecond, the maximum distance that light or electricity could travel in a billionth of a second.

“When an admiral asks you why it takes so damn long to send a message via satellite,” Hopper told talk-show host David Letterman in 1986, while explaining the concept of a nanosecond. “You point out to him that, between here and the satellite, there are a very large number of nanoseconds.”

Commodore Grace M. Hopper, USN (covered).
Commodore Grace M. Hopper, USN (covered).


When Hopper retired from the Navy in 1986, she was 79 and the oldest active officer in service. After her retirement, Hopper served as a goodwill ambassador and lecturer for Digital Equipment Corporation.

She died in 1992 at the age of 85, but during her lifetime, Hopper received many prestigious awards.

She received the first ever Computer Science “Man of the Year” Award from the Data Processing Management Association, became the first woman and first American to be named a Distinguished Fellow of the British Computer Society, and was awarded the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the highest non-combat decoration awarded by the Department of Defense. She was presented with the National Medal of Technology in 1991, becoming the first female individual recipient of the honor.

Everything from computer centers, scholarships, a Navy destroyer and a Google Doodle have been named for her, but the honor Hopper might have liked best is the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing . Considered the world’s largest gathering of women technologists, the annual event was established in 1992 by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI).

“The most important thing I’ve accomplished, other than building the compiler, is training young people,” Hopper once told biographer Lynn Gilbert. “I keep track of them as they get older, and I stir them up at intervals so they don’t forget to take chances.”

This year’s GHC event held in Houston on October 14 to 16, is expected to draw more than 12,000 attendees from around the world.

“This event is truly a celebration of the breadth and depth of women in computing fields, with over 500 presenters speaking on topics ranging from new applications of artificial intelligence to the latest research on human-computer interactions,” said Mon Sabet, director of GHC.

“Grace Hopper was not only an incredible mathematician and computer scientist during a time which was particularly challenging to be a woman in this role, she was also passionate about mentoring young people,” says Gabriela Gonzalez, a STEM strategist at Intel .

“Her legacy as a technology pioneer and woman of vision will continue to pave the way for the broader inclusion of women across all technology sectors for generations to come.”

Source: IQ Intel

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Social Media's Impact On Emergency Communications

(Photo : Social media channel communication is transforming emergency communication.

Twitter and Facebook are sometimes the only telecommunications medium that survives, and the first to recover as seen in disasters that struck the world in recent years, according to a recent review study.

"Communication is one of the fundamental tools of emergency management, and it becomes crucial when there are dozens of agencies and organizations responding to a disaster," researcher Tomer Simon of Ben-Gurion University said in a statement. "In the past six years, social media has been garnering an ever increasing role as a main communication channel in emergency situations."

Social media provides opportunities and possibilities to interact and engage with people during emergencies by disseminating relevant information and gathering posted information. Emergency managers who were formerly used to one-directional dissemination of information to the population are now exposed to vast amounts of information, originating from the public and typically before formal notifications.

The public was the first to use social media in innovative and new ways for various needs during emergencies. Many people use platforms like Facebook and Twitter to promote preparedness in routine and are able to leverage them during emergencies, and to respond and assist the afflicted population during emergencies.

The first indication of a number of emergencies throughout the world was published on Twitter, which enabled the publication of information to large crowds in real time. The world's first posts on two terrorist incidents in 2013 were published initially via Twitter: the Boston Marathon bombing and the Westgate mall terror attack in Nairobi, Kenya.

"Regardless of the type of emergency (a terror attack, hurricane or an earthquake), communication infrastructure may be overloaded and collapse as numerous people attempt to access information. In an emergency, the public is exposed to large quantities of information without being aware of its validity or risk of misinformation. However, users are typically quick to correct misrepresentation, thus making social media 'self-regulating,'" Simon said.

The findings are detailed in the International Journal of Information Management.

Source: University Herald  

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iPhone 6S Features Major Speed Improvements, Says Report

AUG 19, 2015 @ 6:19 AM

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Disclosure: I own a small number of Apple shares

Every time Apple releases new iPhones, the new generation of devices feature processors that are much faster than the previous models. For example, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones have an A8 processor, the iPhone 5S has an A7 processor, the iPhone 5 has an A6 processor and the iPhone 4 has an A4 processor. When the new iPhone is announced in September — which is expected to be called iPhone 6S — it will likely feature an A9 processor.

The processors in every Apple device are designed to handle power efficiencies, smooth user interfaces and heavy application usage. Apple usually releases two new A-series chips every year, one for the iPhone and one for the iPad. The A-series chip in the iPhone is equipped to handle energy efficiencies and the A-series chip for the iPad is designed for more power so it can handle a larger screen.

9to5Mac has been receiving tips about how the A9 processors perform compared to its predecessors. Keep in mind that these numbers are not entirely accurate because it comes from an unproven source. However, the numbers provided by the source seem plausible because it is relative to the speed differences found between previous Apple processors.

The A9 chip in the iPhone 6S reportedly has a Geekbench score of 1,921 for single-core and 4,873 for multi-score. As a comparison, the A8 chip in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus has about 1,610 for single-core and 2,890 for multi-core — meaning that there is a 19.3% increase for the single-core and 68.6% increase for the multi-core from the A8 to the A9. The A7 processor in the iPhone 5S has 1,396 for single-core and 2,514 for multi-core. And the A4 processor found in the iPhone 4 has 207 for single-core and 206 for multi-core. The increase between the A5 in the iPhone 4S and A6 in the iPhone 5 is huge! The A5 in the iPhone 4S has a 215 single-core and 405 multi-core and the A6 in the iPhone 5 is 708 for single-core and 1,271 for multi-core. Below is a photo leaked to 9to5Mac of the motherboards used in the iPhone 6 compared to the upcoming iPhone 6S:

A leak of the iPhone 6s motherboard / Image Credit: 9to5Mac

You will notice that the A9 processor does not look very different from the A8, but there is a lot going on in those gray boxes. Back in October, Samsung’s president of Semiconductor Business Kim Ki-nam said that the company will be supplying Apple with its latest processor technology – which is 14-nanometer FinFet chips. The A8 processor was based on a 20-nanometer process. This means that the A9 can fit substantially more transistors in the same surface area as previous Apple processors.

How is this major increase in speed possible? 9to5Mac’s source said that the A9 may have two 1.7GHz cores and two 1.2GHz cores. To hit a speed that is comparable to a triple core design, the processor may have two faster cores and two slower cores. And switching between the cores would help conserve power. That means that the iPhone 6S processor may be as powerful as 2009 iMacs, 2010 MacBook Pros and 2011 MacBook Airs. With that kind of processor power, the iPhone 6S would be able handle 4K video capture and graphic-intensive video game apps without any issues.

Source: Forbes

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District 191 approves contract for new paging systems

Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 6:00 am

Communication should be clearer throughout much of the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District next year.

At its Aug. 13 meeting, the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board approved the low bid of $214,000 for the replacement and upgrade of paging systems throughout numerous district schools.

The contract was awarded to Olympic Communications, Inc. — the only bid submitted, given the district's system specifications — and was considered within the total amount for which the district had budgeted.

The project will replace or update the paging systems at Burnsville Alternative High School, Eagle Ridge Junior High, Gideon Pond Elementary, Harriet Bishop Elementary, Hidden Valley Elementary, Metcalf Junior High, Nicollet Junior High, Marion W. Savage Elementary, Sioux Trail Elementary and Vista View Elementary.

The proposed plan includes roughly half of the district's buildings.

The other half will also have paging systems addressed the following summer in conjunction with other Vision One91-related construction projects. Similar pricing is anticipated.

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Apple Wants to Put an iPhone in Your TV

Laura Lorenzetti / Fortune Aug. 19, 2015

Expect some iPhone-like qualities to invade your television

Apple’s next big media event is on Wednesday, Sept. 9, and many Apple insiders are expecting the company to reveal its long-awaited Apple TV.

There have been reports of an Apple-branded smart television since last year, and the tech wunderkind had even planned to debut the new Apple TV hardware and software upgrades at the June WWDC. However, the company put off the reveal, saying it wanted to focus its resources on iOS9 development. And that’s the big hint as to what Apple may have in mind for its new television device.

The new Apple TV is expected to be the first television model to run a full-blown iOS core , reports 9to5Mac. It’s basically going to be an optimized, much bigger version of your iPhone (assuming it’s running iOS9). That will give it a range of extra benefits over the current Apple TV product, including Siri support, better search capabilities, and a new Apple TV App Store.

Read more about it at 9to5Mac .


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Formed in 2010, CAS brought together the resources and capabilities of two leading critical messaging solutions providers, UCOM™ and Teletouch™ Paging, along with lntego Systems™, a pioneer in next-generation nurse call systems. The result was an organization that represented more than 40 years of combined experience serving hospitals and healthcare providers.

CAS was created to be a single-source provider for hospitals and healthcare facilities in need of advanced nurse call and communications technologies.

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BloostonLaw Newsletter

Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update, and/or the BloostonLaw Private Users Update — newsletters from the Law Offices of Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP — are reproduced in this section with the firm’s permission.

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The BloostonLaw Telecom Update newsletter will be on our traditional August recess, in light of the usual slowdown in the news cycle at this time of year. We will resume publication on September 3. Meanwhile, we will keep clients apprised of significant developments via memos and special supplements.

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

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From:Paul Fitzgerald
Subject: In Memory of Joe Petrucci
Date:August 20, 2015
To:Brad Dye

I was first introduced to Joe around 1987 when NEC started producing alphanumeric paging receivers. Joe, I believe at the time, was the Eastern Regional Sales Manager for NEC/NMI paging products. Like many of us early on in our technology careers, his early wireless roots were indoctrinated sitting at the two-way radio test bench repairing or in-servicing new wireless equipment. InfoRad, at the time I met Joe, was one of the first to provide PC-based computer software and a remote messaging terminal — the ACR2001. Both sent messages via the TAP protocol over a dial-up modem to the new wide area high speed paging terminals. Joe saw the marketing need for NEC to promote their new alpha receivers by bundling with InfoRad’s product and promoted the offering through NMI. Joe, several years later, after leaving NMI came onboard as InfoRad’s Director of Sales & Marketing, a position he held until retiring in 1997. During his InfoRad tenure we worked many long hours to promote and expand the InfoRad offering — nationally and internationally. I got to know Joe and share his vision and his keen sense of timing for business opportunities that were unfolding in alphanumeric paging, and remote computing which would soon become today’s wireless texting, and messaging on phones. Joe’s dedication to his sales staff and customers was always admirable along with his attention to detail when marketing products. I know his friendship was endearing to many, both as a business associate, and a friend. It is always difficult to lose a part of our life’s fabric but the fond memories are the substance to move us forward in his spirit. Peace to you Joe.

Paul Fitzgerald
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A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed
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A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear
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Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
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