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Friday — November 13, 2015 — Issue No. 683


Dear Friends of Wireless Messaging,

Welcome back to The Wireless Messaging News.

 


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Falcon Wireless Direct
Hark Technologies
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Leavitt Communications
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Prism Paging
Product Support Services — (PSSI)
Paging & Wireless Network Planners LLC — (Ron Mercer)
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Codan Paging Transmitters

  • The smart choice for Critical Messaging
  • Proven performance in extreme conditions
  • Trusted by the World's largest mission critical security, military, & humanitarian agencies

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  • WB, NB, & Splinter Operation
  • Multiple Frequencies & Protocols
  • High Power Output Configuration available
  • Integrates with Motorola & Glenayre Simulcast
  • Compatible with most popular Controllers

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THE ULTIMATE IN
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  • VoIP telephone access — eliminate interconnect expense
  • Call from anywhere — Prism SIP Gateway allows calls from PSTN and PBX
  • All the Features for Paging, Voice-mail, 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

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511 South Royal Lane
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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.



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DMG Protocol Converter

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Easy Solutions

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Easy Solutions provides cost effective computer and wireless solutions at affordable prices. We can help in most any situation with your communications systems. We have many years of experience and a vast network of resources to support the industry, your system and an ever changing completive landscape.

  • We treat our customers like family. We don’t just fix problems . . . We recommend and implement better cost effective solutions.
  • We are not just another vendor . . . We are a part of your team. All the advantages of high priced full time employment without the cost.
  • We are not in the Technical Services business . . . We are in the Customer Satisfaction business.

Experts in Paging Infrastructure

  • Glenayre, Motorola, Unipage, etc.
  • Excellent Service Contracts
  • Full Service—Beyond Factory Support
  • Contracts for Glenayre and other Systems starting at $100
  • Making systems More Reliable and MORE PROFITABLE for over 30 years.

Please see our web site for exciting solutions designed specifically for the Wireless Industry. We also maintain a diagnostic lab and provide important repair and replacement parts services for Motorola and Glenayre equipment. Call or e-mail us for more information.

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3220 San Simeon Way
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Vaughan Bowden
Telephone: 972-898-1119
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Leavitt Communications

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Specialists in sales and service of equipment from these leading manufacturers, as well as other two-way radio and paging products:

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7508 N. Red Ledge Drive
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Web Site: www.leavittcom.com
Mobile phone:847-494-0000
Telephone:847-955-0511
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STI Engineering

 
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250W VHF Paging Transmitter

STI Engineering’s RFI-148 250 high performance paging transmitter features true DDS frequency generation that enables precise control and flexibility for a wide range of data transmission applications.

The transmitter is particularly suitable for large simulcast POCSAG and FLEX paging networks and can be used as drop-in replacement of older and obsolete transmitters. The unit has a proven track record in large scale critical messaging systems.

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  • High power output
    (selectable from 20 W - 250 W)
  • SNMP Diagnostics and alarms
  • Full VHF Band coverage
    (138-174 MHz)
  • DSP precision modulation
  • Integrated isolator
  • Sniffer port for in-rack receiver
  • Remote firmware upgrade capability
  • Software selectable frequency offset
  • Adjustable absolute delay correction
  • Front panel diagnostics
  • Hardware alarm outputs
  • High frequency stability
  • External reference option
  • FCC and ACMA approved
  • CE compliant version in development
sti22 Boulder Road Malaga 6090 Western Australia
Telephone:  +61 8 9209 0900
Email:   sales@stiengineering.com.au
Facsimile:  +61 8 9248 2833
Web:   www.stiengineering.com.au

Leavitt Communications

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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 250s, 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.

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Hark Technologies

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Wireless Communication Solutions


USB Paging Encoder

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  • 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)

Paging Data Receiver (PDR)

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  • 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

Other products


Please see our web site for other products including Internet Messaging Gateways, Unified Messaging Servers, test equipment, and Paging Terminals.

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717 Old Trolley Rd Ste 6 #163
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Fax: 843-821-6894
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Preferred Wireless

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Terminals & Controllers:
4ASC1500 Complete, w/Spares
3CNET Platinum Controllers
2GL3100 RF Director
1GL3000 ES — 2 Chassis — Configurable
1GL3000 L — 2 Cabinets, complete working, w/spares
35SkyData 8466 B Receivers
1Unipage — Many Unipage Cards & Chassis
10Zetron M66 Transmitter Controllers
10C2000s
15Glenayre Complete GPS Kits
1Glenayre QT6994, 150W, 900 MHz Link TX
3Motorola 10W, 900 MHz Link TX (C35JZB6106)
  
Link Transmitters:
6Glenayre QT4201 25W Midband Link TX
3Motorola 10W, 900 MHz Link TX (C35JZB6106)
1Motorola Q2630A, 30W, UHF Link TX
  
VHF Paging Transmitters:
19Motorola Nucleus 125W CNET
6Motorola Nucleus 350W CNET
11Motorola Nucleus 350W NAC
14Motorola Nucleus 125W NAC
1Glenayre QT7505
1Glenayre QT8505
3Glenayre QT-100C
  
UHF Paging Transmitters:
16Glenayre UHF GLT5340, 125W, DSP Exciter
  
900 MHz Paging Transmitters:
2Glenayre GLT8200, 25W (NEW)
15Glenayre GLT-8500 250W
4Glenayre GLT 8600, 500W
  
Parts:
 Nucleus Power Supplies
 Nucleus NIU, Matched Pairs
 Nucleus GPS Reference Modules
 Nucleus GPS Receivers
 Nucleus Chassis
 Glenayre 8500, PAs, PSs, DSP Exciters
 Glenayre VHF DSP Exciters

SEE WEB FOR COMPLETE LIST:

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Too Much To List • Call or E-Mail

Rick McMichael
Preferred Wireless, Inc.
Telephone: 888-429-4171
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Critical Alert

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Critical Alert Systems, Inc.

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.

Unlike our competitors, our product development process embraced the power of software from its inception. This enables us to design hardware-agnostic solutions focused on built-in integration, flexibility and advanced performance.

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Innovative, software-based nurse call solutions for acute and long-term care organizations.

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To this day, for critical messaging, nothing beats paging. It’s simply the best way to deliver a critical message.

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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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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

From:Jay Moskowitz
Subject:The Internet of Things (IoT) and radio paging
Date:October 30, 2015 at 10:43:03 AM CDT
To:Brad Dye

Hi Brad,

I read your Thought of the Week for Oct 30, 2015 regarding the Internet of Things as well as the Email from Noel Gouldin and I agree that paging should have been the medium for supporting the Internet of Things.

http://www.braddye.com/newsletters/2015/newsletter_october_30_2015.html

Several of us tried many years ago, such as a former company of mine “ON Networks”, to establish this market. But carriers just would not price their services at a cost that made sense and so the technology did not take off.

IoT is normally characterized by a pretty low data rate and a minimal amount of data. If carriers would keep prices at low levels for such a service, there is still an opportunity for paging to capture a portion of the 26 billion devices that your article points out.

To give an example of what is going on, a company called Particle (www.particle.io) has developed a $19 computer that communicates over WiFi to their IoT cloud. From there, these little devices can send and receive data from anywhere on the Internet. I myself wrote a personal IoT app for the device to send me a text message (SMS) if I leave my garage door open too long. The Photon device watches my garage doors and via the WiFi network, sends a message to a handy website called IFTTT.com which listens for messages from the device and forwards them to Gmail which then forwards them to my cellular carrier for posting on my mobile and my wife’s mobile.

https://www.hackster.io/team-wireless-marvels-inc/garage-door-status-alert-to-sms-text-bc52f0?ref=platform&ref_id=286_trending___&offset=42

But now Particle is about to release a cellular version of the device, the Electron for $39. For $2.99/month you can transfer 1Mb. They believe that represents about 20,000 messages sent each month. Then it’s $0.99 per additional Mb. This is essentially a gateway from an Electron device to just about anywhere, communicating through the Particle cloud and to anywhere on the Internet.

How about if a carrier, or an independent developer, created a ReFLEX version of the Electron and directed all messages to a centralized server connected to the paging network, which could then communicate with any site on the Internet. This is exactly what we attempted to do in 2002 at ON Networks. That is 13 years ago. Create a small device that could be embedded into other products and essentially give them Internet connectivity. But again, data pricing from the carriers at that time, made the product infeasible.

Maybe it’s time to look at this again.

Jay Moskowitz
Wireless Marvels Inc.
Chief Wizard
8681 Hawkwood Bay Drive
Boynton Beach, FL 33473-7822
(516) 249-6900 (office)
(561) 732-3329 (fax) [Yes – 561]
Web site: www.wirelessmarvels.com
Email address: jay@wirelessmarvels.com
Skype: jay.moskowitz
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/jay-moskowitz/3/5b8/574/en


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