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Dear Friends of Wireless Messaging,

Don't miss the article this week with the results of a study by the University of Amsterdam in Holland: "Cell phone use in hospitals poses danger."

One of the other interesting news articles this week starts off with what sounds like a new discovery:

The 9-11 Commission Report said one of the biggest problems with emergency response to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 was emergency personnel from different agencies couldn't communicate with each other.

The report said lives could have been saved if police officers, fire fighters and rescue crews were able to talk on one radio frequency.

A couple of years ago, here in the newsletter, I reminisced about my first exposure to the Public Safety "interoperability" problem. It bears repeating now . . . but before I do . . .

Wikipedia defines interoperability in this context as: "compatible communications paths (compatible frequencies, equipment and signaling)."

FRIDAY - JULY 29, 2005 - ISSUE NO. 173
When I went to work for Motorola in 1974, one of the first things on my training schedule was to watch a film called, "The Everglades and After." A 28-minute color film that:

Tells the story of the rescue of 78 survivors of a jumbo jetliner crash in the Florida Everglades. It shows the heroic efforts by hundreds of people from military and civilian organizations to rescue and preserve the lives of the survivors. It is a unique example of disaster relief operations on a large scale involving the use of helicopters for mass evacuation of casualties and the emergency medical services of six hospitals.

The lesson supposedly learned from this tragedy, was that all the many different agencies that responded to rescue survivors were equipped with radio communications equipment, but none of them could talk to each other. There were many state, county, and city vehicles, as well as military vehicles that responded down a few narrow roads in the Florida everglades. The result was a giant traffic jam. There were police, fire, ambulances, and every kind of emergency vehicle you can think of on land and in the air—and all the radios were useless because most of them were on different frequencies. We were assured that this would all be corrected in the future. That an inter-agency communications plan would be adopted to ensure orderly and efficient communication among all public safety agencies. Well, 30 years have passed and I don't think very much has been done to solve this problem. Inter-agency communications today is mainly over cellphones and everyone knows that they don't work in times of emergency because everyone is trying to use them at the same time. Our national emergency notification system has become CNN Headline News. A sad state of affairs, especially four years after 9/11—a day in infamy in this country only equaled by Pearl Harbor.

So, as the old cliché goes, "Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it . . . "

Now on to more news and views. . .

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Columbia, MD (PRWEB) September 12, 2007 — The U.S. Army awarded TCOM L.P. a contract to develop and demonstrate a Cellular Aerostat Platform System (CAPS) that reconstitutes emergency communications in the face of a national disaster such as Hurricane Katrina.

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NTP: A Taste of Its Own Medicine

The company that initiated a patent battle with BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is now being sued over credit for its patents

by Arik Hesseldahl

The people behind the Virginia holding company NTP struck gold when they settled a long-running patent dispute with Research In Motion (RIMM) for $612.5 million in March. They hope to do it again with a similar lawsuit against handheld maker Palm.

By way of reminder, NTP says it came up with the technology used by both companies to provide wireless paging services. But now, Oren Tavory, a 43-year-old software developer living in West Palm Beach, Fla., says he got there first. Tavory says he did much of the work developing the technology behind NTP's patents. And since NTP has spun those patents into a big payday with hopes of another, Tavory says he deserves part of the credit for the patents, and some of the payouts, too.

In September, Tavory filed a lawsuit against NTP in U.S. District Court in Richmond, Va., demanding that a judge issue a court order naming him as co-inventor on seven NTP patents, and accusing NTP of copyright infringement and unjust enrichment.

Understanding Tavory's complaint requires going back through the annals of NTP's history (see, 12/8/05, "The BlackBerry Widow's Tale"). Armed with a computer science degree conferred by the University of Miami in 1985, Tavory went to work for a firm called Telefind, based in Coral Gables, Fla.

NTP's founder, Thomas Campana, owned a small stake in Telefind, which operated a national wireless paging network. Before his death in 2004, Campana also owned a contract engineering firm called ESA Telecom Systems, based in Chicago, which he founded in 1971. ESA had been hired by Telefind to develop a system for delivering e-mail to wireless pagers. By 1990 that work had gotten the attention of AT&T (T), which had hoped to use the technology on the Safari, a line of laptops the telecom giant was selling at the time. Despite having demonstrated the technology at a trade show, AT&T ultimately killed the project.

According to Tavory's complaint—he was not available for an interview—he had been hired as an independent consultant to maintain billing software running on Telefind's paging computers. During that time, he says he thought up the idea for delivering e-mail to his pager so that he could review messages while outside of the office. In those days, pagers were used primarily as a means for ferrying phone messages, and e-mail wasn't yet in common use.

Tavory says he implemented the idea by writing code to forward e-mail messages to a pager. As word of his idea spread around the office, it wasn't long before Telefind approached AT&T with the idea to enhance the Safari laptop. The idea was to take a Telefind pager, connect it to the Safari laptop by way of a cable, and give the laptop the ability to display an e-mail message sent to the pager. AT&T was interested, but wanted to integrate the circuitry of the pager directly into the laptop. About that time, Tavory says he went to work for Campana's main company, ESA, on a confidential basis to polish the software, while Campana worked on the hardware, looking for a way to combine the pager and the laptop.

It didn't work. Hardware problems caused stability problems in the software, Tavory says. AT&T lost interest, and Telefind went bust and stopped paying its workers. Tavory stopped working on the project in 1991. Bound by a confidentiality agreement, he never told anyone about the work he did for ESA, and went on with his career. Until recently, he worked for Vistar Technologies, a health-care software company based in Wellington, Fla. (He's involved in an unrelated lawsuit over the ownership of that company, his lawyers say.)

But Campana didn't forget, and along with two other ESA employees who worked on the system, Gary Thelen and Mike Ponschke, filed for patents on the system. The three are listed as inventors on the patent applications. Tavory says he's not listed as a co-inventor "through omission, inadvertence and/or error," and is seeking to change that.

Tavory's attorney, Don Conwell of the Tampa firm of Conwell Sukhia & Kirkpatrick, says his client is seeking the credit due him and is prepared to show evidence that he was a co-inventor of the technology. "We have a number of people who will substantiate his testimony," Conwell says. "He demonstrated the software internally at Telefind before Telefind had any relationship with AT&T."

Were he to prevail in the lawsuit, Conwell says, Tavory would have the right to grant licenses to the patents to companies such as Palm. "There are a lot of people who would love to have access to this technology," Conwell says. "As a co-inventor he would have the right to grant license rights."

The question of Tavory's role arose—and was settled—during the legal battle between NTP and RIM, says James Wallace, an attorney for NTP. "RIM had argued that Tavory was the true inventor of the technology and that argument was rejected by the jury," Wallace said. "Tavory said in a videotaped deposition that he didn't remember anything about this. We don't dispute that he wrote some of the code. That doesn't make him a co-owner of the patents or the copyright."

Conwell has a different take. He says that during the height of the legal battle between RIM and NTP, Tavory was asked to work as a consultant on the case by both sides but declined. When asked during a deposition about particular meetings and trips, Tavory's memory was hazy, Conwell says. But when asked whether he was the author of certain sections of software source code, he said in the deposition that he was, Conwell says.

"At the time he was subpoenaed in the NTP-RIM litigation he had no idea what it was about," Conwell says. "Both sides tried to hire him as a consultant and not knowing what it was all about, he didn't want to get involved."

Conwell acknowledges that the patents in question are still under review by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. During its legal fight, RIM argued to the patent office that the patents were awarded to NTP in error. In several instances the patent office has agreed. In April, 2005, it rejected one of the five NTP patents at the heart of the dispute (see, 4/8/05, "Did RIM Pay Too Soon?"). The rest of the disputed patents were rejected by September, 2005 (see, 9/30/05, "A Red-Letter Day for BlackBerry").

That review process is ongoing, a point Palm made in a statement issued Nov. 7 in response to NTP's lawsuit. "All seven of the patents asserted are being re-examined by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and have been rejected by the re-examiners as invalid.… Palm is disappointed that, after many months of silence and repeated rejections of NTP's claims by the PTO, NTP has chosen to sue on patents of doubtful validity."

A final dismissal of the patents wouldn't help Tavory's case, Conwell says. "We're not seeking to invalidate the patents at all," he says. "We're simply asking the court to add his name as a co-inventor, and to recognize his rights."

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PALO ALTO, CA—Marketwire - September 11, 2007) - Hathaway Corporation (PINKSHEETS: HWYI), a company that focuses on acquiring, developing, and managing disruptive technologies in the telecommunications, medical devices, and software fields that change the way companies grow and service their business globally, has announced that its subsidiary, Diabetes Detection Inc. (DDI), has completed its second-generation pager prototype, and is preparing to go to clinical trials.

DDI is a next-generation medical device company addressing the Diabetes epidemic worldwide through the diagnosis and monitoring of Neuropathy — an early sign of Diabetes.

DDI's first product, its patent-pending Neuropathy testing technology converged with a pager that is widely used in the medical field, has been co-developed with Daviscomms (S) Pte. Ltd., a worldwide leading communications device manufacturer.

"We are pleased with the incredibly quick progress on the development of the pager, and expect a final prototype, one that will permit DDI to proceed to clinical trials, and submission of a 510(k) application for FDA clearance, within a matter of weeks," said Sadruddin Currimbhoy, COO of Hathaway.

DDI's business model includes the deployment of several innovative product lines incorporating its patent-pending Neuropathy testing technology, which include the pager, a Smartphone/PDA using RIM's BlackBerry or similar device, and several unique consumer products. DDI expects its revenues to grow to $26m in its third year, $78m in its fourth year, and continue growing exponentially thereafter.

20.8m people in the US, or nearly 7% of the population, have Diabetes. A further 54m have pre-Diabetes (Source: ADA). DDI's consumer products, which will include Smartphones, will deliver its Neuropathy diagnostic and monitoring technology to these 75m potential users in the US, and many millions more worldwide.

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Cell phone use in hospitals poses danger: study

Fri Sep 7, 2007 9:25AM EDT

LONDON (Reuters) - Using cell phones near hospital beds or important equipment is dangerous and could switch off ventilators or disrupt pacemakers, Dutch researchers said on Thursday.

The University of Amsterdam researchers recorded nearly 50 incidents of electromagnetic interference from cell phone use in hospitals and classified 75 percent of them as significant or hazardous.

Because of this cell phones should come no closer than one meter to hospital beds and equipment, said the researchers who published their study in BioMed Central's online open access journal Critical Care.

"Critical care equipment is vulnerable to electromagnetic interference by new-generation wireless telecommunication technologies with median distances of about 3 centimeters," they wrote.

The study contradicts a study earlier this year from researchers at the Mayo Clinic who found that 300 tests over a five-month period turned up no noticeable interference with important hospital equipment due to regular cell phone use.

The Dutch team — which tested 61 different medical devices — found that most of the incidents stemmed from the latest General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) signal, a new-generation technology that allows things such as wireless Internet access.

Other malfunctions they attributed to electromagnetic interference included complete stops with no alarms in syringe pumps and incorrect pulsing by an external pacemaker.

Source: Reuters


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Emergency radios changed after 9-11

Updated: 09/11/2007 07:54 PM
By: Heather Moore

RALEIGH — The 9-11 Commission Report said one of the biggest problems with emergency response to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 was emergency personnel from different agencies couldn't communicat[e] with each other.

The report said lives could have been saved if police officers, fire fighters and rescue crews were able to talk on one radio frequency.

Since then, North Carolina has invested nearly $90 million to create an updated statewide radio network for emergency communication. It’s called the VIPER Network, which stands for Voice Interoperability Plan for Emergency Responders.

Granville is one of just 39 counties in the state on the new VIPER radio network. The system allows all the different agencies in the county, including law enforcement, fire, and rescue crews, to talk directly to each other in an emergency.

nc 911 dispatch Sheriff's deputies say it was much more difficult to work with other agencies using the old radio system.

“Being on the low band, everybody would not be on the same sheet of music so to speak,” explained Sgt. Brian Devore, a patrol officer with the Granville County Sheriff’s Office. “We would have to switch over to that channel and then come back to ours and communicate with them back and forth.”

That wasn't even the worst problem with the old system. Emergency crews said sometimes the old radio system wouldn't work at all.

“We had a lot of dead spots in Granville County,” Devore said. “You could go some places in the county and not get any signal at all.”

Since joining the state's new 800 megahertz VIPER network though, those are problems of the past.

“In a flip of a switch, you could have communications with basically everybody you need to speak with,” said Devore.

The VIPER network is designed to support every emergency agency in North Carolina. The state has already invested $87 million to build the infrastructure for the network, but it's still far from complete. Forty-one percent of the network isn't funded or constructed yet.

State leaders say it will take more money to get the entire state on the network.

“To finish it out, to make it 100 percent complete from Murphy to Manteo, funding is the key to successfully completing this network,” said Capt. Alan Melvin, director of the state Highway Patrol’s Technical Services Unit. “If we were given the money tomorrow, $102 million remaining, we could have it completed in two-and-a-half to three years.”

While federal Homeland Security and state dollars pay for most of it, local counties still have to buy the radio equipment. That can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $5,000 for each handheld radio. Granville County paid about $5 million for its equipment.

“It wasn't cheap but it's been well worth the implementation,” said Doug Logan, coordinator of Granville County’s Emergency Management unit. He believes the county is now much more prepared to efficiently handle emergencies that require multiple agencies to respond.

When dealing with dangerous situations, quick communication could mean the difference between life or death.

Source: Carolina News 14

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BloostonLaw Telecom Update
Vol. 10, No. 34
September 12, 2007

FCC Hits Three Wireless Carriers With Heavy Fines For Failure To Comply With E911 Penetration Deadline

The FCC recently proposed fines totaling $2.825 million against three wireless carriers for apparently violating the enhanced 911 (E911) handset rules. The three corporations that are the subject of the Notices of Apparent Liability and Forfeiture (NALs) are Sprint Nextel Corporation, Alltel Corporation and United States Cellular Corporation. The FCC’s wireless E911 rules are designed to ensure that the public safety needs of wireless callers requiring emergency assistance are met as quickly as possible. Among other requirements, the rules require that wireless carriers employing a handset-based E911 Phase II location technology must achieve 95% penetration, among their subscribers, of location-capable handsets by December 31, 2005. The Commission concluded that these three carriers failed to meet the handset penetration deadline.

Sprint Nextel: The FCC proposed a fine of $1,325,000 against Sprint Nextel for “willful and repeated violation” of the E911 rules, involving failure to comply with the 95% penetration rate by the December 2005 deadline. On January 5, 2007, the Commission issued orders denying requests for waiver filed by Sprint Nextel and Nextel Partners of the December 31, 2005, handset penetration deadline. In these Waiver Orders, the Commission found that Sprint Nextel and Nextel Partners failed to meet the Commission’s standards for waiver of the 95% handset penetration requirement because their efforts to encourage subscribers to upgrade noncompliant handsets were insufficient and ineffective and their filings lacked a clear path to full compliance with the handset penetration requirement. The Commission also found that Sprint Nextel and Nextel Partners’ conceded failures to meet 95% handset penetration by the December 31, 2005, deadline should be addressed through the enforcement process and referred the matter of both carriers’ non-compliance with the Rules to the Enforcement Bureau.

Specifically, Sprint Nextel achieved a penetration rate of only 81.3% by the December 31, 2005, deadline and Nextel Partners achieved a penetration rate of only 74.2% by the December 31, 2005. deadline.

The Commission determined that Sprint Nextel failed to comply with the handset penetration deadline. Absent Phase II location data, the FCC said, emergency call takers and responders must expend critical time and resources questioning wireless 911 callers to determine their location, searching for those callers when the callers cannot provide this information, or both. In this regard, the FCC said it took into account the substantial percentage of noncompliance at the deadline (13.7% for Sprint Nextel and 20.8% for Nextel Partners) and the significant number of customers affected by Sprint Nextel’s noncompliance. The Commission said it then observed that Sprint Nextel had more than 51 million wireless customers at the end of 2005.

Moreover, the FCC said its finding of an egregious violation is further buttressed by the length of time that carriers have been on notice of the final handset penetration deadline — since at least 1999 — and the fact that the Commission has repeatedly affirmed Sprint Nextel’s obligation to meet the handset penetration deadline. For example, in October 2001, the Commission extended the deadlines for Nextel and Nextel Partners with respect to the sale and activation of location-capable handsets, but specifically did not extend the December 31, 2005 deadline for achieving 95% penetration of location-capable handsets.

Alltel and U.S. Cellular: The FCC proposed a fine of $1 million against Alltel and $500,000 against U.S. Cellular for willful and repeated violation of the E911 rules, involving failure to comply with the 95% penetration rate by the December 2005 deadline. As it did with Sprint Nextel, the Commission, on January 5, 2007, denied Alltel’s and U.S. Cellular’s respective waiver requests for similar reasons and turned the matter over to the Enforcement Bureau. Alltel had achieved only an 84% penetration rate, and U.S. Cellular had achieved an 88.76% penetration rate by the December 2005 deadline.

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin said, in a separate statement, that “Ensuring that E911 service meets the needs of public safety and the expectations of the American people is a top priority of mine and of the Commission. I recognize that the public expects us to get these issues right. One of my first actions when I became Chairman was to ensure that all Americans could pick up the phone and dial 911 and connect to emergency services whether they were using a wireline, wireless or Internet phone.

On the wireless side, Americans increasingly expect that dialing 911 also means first responders can pinpoint a caller’s location, even when the caller is incapacitated or does not know where he or she is. To this end, the FCC required all carriers to ensure that 95% of their subscribers have handsets that are location capable by December 31, 2005. Alltel, Sprint Nextel, and U.S. Cellular failed to meet this critical deadline by a significant margin, despite the clear requirements of the Commission and the needs of their consumers. While we recognize the efforts undertaken by the carriers, and encourage the continued efforts of all carriers to enhance these life-saving technologies and work with the public safety community, the fines issued … are significant and appropriate.”


FEDERAL DISTRICT JUDGE OVERTURNS PARTS OF PATRIOT ACT: A U.S. District Court Judge in New York has struck down portions of the USA Patriot Act as unconstitutional,

ordering the FBI to stop issuing "national security letters" that secretly demand customer information from Internet service providers and other businesses, according to the Washington Post and other media sources. U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero ruled that the anti-terrorism law violates the First Amendment and the Constitution's separation of powers provisions because it effectively prohibits recipients of the FBI letters (NSLs) from revealing their existence and does not provide adequate judicial oversight of the process. Marrero said that Patriot Act provisions related to NSLs are "the legislative equivalent of breaking and entering, with an ominous free pass to the hijacking of constitutional values." The decision has the potential to eliminate one of the FBI's most widely used investigative tactics, the Post said, adding that it comes amid widespread concern on Capitol Hill over reported abuses in the way the FBI has used its NSL powers. Marrero wrote that "in light of the seriousness of the potential intrusion into the individual's personal affairs and the significant possibility of a chilling effect on speech and association—particularly of expression that is critical of the government or its policies—a compelling need exists to ensure that the use of NSLs is subject to the safeguards of public accountability, checks and balances, and separation of powers that our Constitution prescribes." He ruled that only some of the NSL provisions were unconstitutional, but found that it was impossible to separate those provisions from other parts of the law. He therefore struck down the FBI's ability to issue NSLs altogether, the Post said. Marrero delayed enforcement of his order for 90 days to give the government a chance to appeal. Justice spokesman Dean Boyd said the department is "reviewing the decision and considering our options." The case was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and likely will be appealed.

FCC LAUNCHES AUTOMATED DISASTER INFORMATION REPORTING SYSTEM: The FCC has launched a newly designed and automated Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS). DIRS is a voluntary, efficient, web-based system that communications companies, including wireless, wireline, broadcast, and cable providers, can use to report communications infrastructure status and situational awareness information during times of crisis. This will better streamline the reporting process and enable communications providers to share network status information with the Commission quickly and efficiently, the FCC said. It also noted that establishment of this database addresses many of the recommendations submitted by the Independent Panel Reviewing the Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Communications Networks regarding the collection of disaster-related outage and other situational awareness information. DIRS includes data templates for different communications sectors (i.e. wireless, wireline, broadcast, and cable). Participating communications providers will initially log onto the system to input their emergency contact information. Once this is done, participating communications providers that serve areas affected by disasters will be able to voluntarily submit information regarding, inter-alia, the status of their communications equipment, restoration efforts, power (i.e., whether they are using commercial power, generator or battery), and access to fuel.

FCC ADOPTS RULES TO ENSURE ALL CABLE CUSTOMERS RECEIVE LOCAL TV AFTER DTV TRANSITION: The FCC, at yesterday’s open meeting, adopted rules to ensure all cable subscribers, including those with analog TV sets, can view broadcast television after the transition to digital television occurs on February 17, 2009. Approximately 35 percent of all television homes, or approximately 40 million households, are analog-only cable subscribers. The Commission said it is committed to ensuring that the 98 million TV viewers watching roughly 120 million sets retain the same access to their local stations after the transition as they do today. By statute, cable operators must make local broadcasters’ primary video and program-related material viewable by all of their subscribers. The FCC’s ruling allows cable operators to comply with the viewability requirement by choosing to either: (1) carry the digital signal in analog format, or (2) carry the signal only in digital format, provided that all subscribers have the necessary equipment to view the broadcast content. The viewability requirements extend to February 2012 with the Commission committing to review them during the last year of this period in light of the state of technology and the marketplace. In addition, a cable system with activated channel capacity of 552 megahertz or less may request a waiver of the viewability requirements. The Commission is also seeking comment in a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) on ways to minimize any economic impact on small cable operators while still complying with the statutory requirements for carriage of local TV stations. The FCC also reaffirmed the requirement that cable systems must carry high definition (HD) broadcast signals in HD format and reaffirmed its current material degradation standard. Cable operators must carry broadcast signals so that the picture quality is at least as good as the quality of any other programming carried on the system.

Source: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy and Prendergast, LLP

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Paging service is coming back

By Frank Cimatu
Last updated 05:38am (Mla time) 09/07/2007

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — Remember the pager, that black device strapped on the belt which alerts the user (sometimes embarrassingly) when he has a message?

In the United States, pagers were alpha-numeric where only the telephone number of the sender would be reflected.

But in the Philippines, simple messages are sent back to a pager.

In typical Filipino Catholic fashion, cusswords were censored by the employee receiving the call.

People thought that pagers would last forever but the technology would be rendered obsolete by texting.

But now a sort of a paging service is coming back.

A new locator at the Baguio Export Processing Zone, the Florida-based WW Outsourcing International Services Inc. (WOIS), is a telephone answering service company that is more than a call center firm.

Doris Primicerio, WOIS founder, said she would be employing about 300 agents in their new location.

“Clients are waiting back home for us to start,” she said.

The telephone answering service (TAS) industry has much evolved from the telephone operator setup it once was when she started in the industry in 1973 when she was 17.

“We take the calls for offices of physicians, service companies and professional companies during the times they are out of their offices. We transmit the messages to our customers via fax, e-mail, pager, cell phone or to their residence according to the pre-arranged instructions of each client,” she said.

Pagers are also getting obsolete but there are still some customers, especially doctors, who use them.

“We also set appointments for our clients. We take orders, credit card information and processing,” Primicerio said.

Courteous Communications Corp., a company Primicerio founded in Florida in 1986, is one such TAS.

For example, a patient would like to talk to his doctor during the off-hours for a medical emergency. He would call the company’s number and a telephone receptionist would accept the call.

The receptionist would send the message to the doctor either through e-mail, fax, pager, cell phone or text messaging, or a combination of these methods, depending on the urgency.

This would also apply to a nurse at a hospital contacting a doctor for orders regarding patients.

Primicerio said 80 percent of WOIS clients are in the medical field. These include doctors, dentists, chiropractors and those in the home care services.

She said they also receive calls from plumbers, electricians, pool services and pest control workers, realtors, lawyers and accountants.

“We get about 350,000 calls a month,” she said.

She said they would expect the same volume when the WOIS here would be fully operational.

In Florida, Primicerio said they would give speaking and writing examinations for 20 applicants and only four would pass the tests.

“But here in Baguio, I tested and interviewed 20 people and 19 passed. That’s phenomenal. Your city should be proud,” she said.

She said they would initially get 75 agents and then hire 225 more for three shifts for a 24/7 service. WOIS is located at the Norwegian building at the Baguio Export Processing Zone.

“We started by outsourcing agents in two countries. We found our best agents were in the Philippines. This is when we decided to open WW Outsourcing International Services Inc.,” she said.

Source: Business Inquirer (Philippines)


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From: Derek Banner
Subject: EMMA conference in Cork, October 17th to 19th 2007.
Date: September 4, 2007 4:58:33 AM CDT
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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Please find attached the hotel reservation form and the updated programme for the next EMMA conference and Round Table meeting to be held in Cork, Ireland on 17th to 19th October.

Cork was the European Capital of Culture in 2005 and offers many opportunities for cultural and sporting activities. The exceptional Maryborough Hotel, where we shall be staying and meeting, has a state-of-the-art spa and health-club, as well as access to the local golf courses. We have arranged a very special price of 125 Euros per night to include the room, breakfast and taxes. You can check out a comprehensive list of the hotels facilities at

The theme for the conference is Innovation. It seems that we have settled for a simple and robust radio-messaging technology that only requires a fairly small black-box for its delivery. Is this, however, what the market expects – or, rather, something more in line with the present times and anticipated trends? Is this the only way forward? Or can we, as an industry body, go back to the drawing board and rethink the future?

Innovation follows vision, so the long view from the Irish Coast into the horizon should, actually and metaphorically, provide a good starting point.

We hope that participation in this industry get-together will be as strong, if not stronger, as the previous ones. We would also like to encourage our North American, Asian and Australian Members and Friends to attend in big numbers and encourage other professionals from their respective countries, who have not been at an EMMA meeting before, to come and envision paging in the 21st century with the rest of us.

We look forward to seeing you in Cork later this year.

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Nighthawk Systems Inc. manufactures low cost and reliable remote control products for fire house alerting, volunteer alerting, activation of warning signs and sirens, and a number of applications for public safety.  The Company manufactures the EA1 and the FAS-8 which have been designed specifically for these applications.  Both products are paging based and will work with any public or private paging network.  They are available in all VHF, UHF, and 900 MHz paging frequencies.  The products can serve as the primary notification system or an excellent, low-cost backup to existing systems.

Public Emergency Notification & Volunteer Alerting

The EA1 is the solution for remotely activating public warning signage.  Examples include tornado sirens, flash flood warnings, fire danger, Amber Alert, icy roads, etc.  The EA1 can also send text messages to scrolling signs.  This can occur in conjunction with the activation of audible alarms and visual strobes.  This is ideal for public notification in buildings, schools, hotels, factories, etc. The group call feature allows for any number of signs or flashing lights to be activated at the same time over a wide geographic area.  In addition, the EA1 Emergency Alert is the perfect solution for low cost yet highly effective alerting of volunteer fire fighters in their home.  When activated the EA1 will emit an audible alarm and activate the power outlet on the units faceplate.  A common setup is to simply place the EA1 on a table and plug a lamp into the faceplate.  When paged from dispatch or any touch tone phone the EA1 will awaken the fire fighter to a lit room.  As an option the EA1 can be ordered with a serial cable, allowing for attachment of a serial printer.  When paged the alphanumeric message will be printed out at the same time the alarm sounds and the outlet is activated.  The EA1 is an ideal complement to alphanumeric belt pagers common to volunteers.

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Firehouse Automation

The FAS-8 is designed for activating one or more relays in a firehouse and if desired, printing the alphanumeric message to a serial printer.  For this application the FAS-8 is set to activate upon receiving the proper paging cap code sent from 911 dispatch.  Up to eight different devices can be activated all with individual time functions.  The most common devices to turn on include the PA amplifier, audible wake up alarm, and house lights.  The most common device turned off is the stove.  The FAS-8 can accept up to 8 different cap codes and have separate relay and time functions per cap code.  This allows for different alerting to be accomplished at the same physical location depending upon which cap code is sent.  This can be very helpful when fire crews and medical crews are housed in the same building.



Put the innovative technology of Nighthawk to work for you. For more information on any of our products or services, please contact us.

Nighthawk Systems, Inc.
10715 Gulfdale, Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78216

Phone: 877-764-4484
Fax: 210-341-2011


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The San Francisco Examiner Newspaper, The Examiner
2007-09-13 10:00:00.0

The Bay Area received both good and bad news about its public communications capability on the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. However, the long-awaited good news could save thousands of lives and millions of dollars in property damage during our next natural or man-made regional emergency.

Every year when the federal Department of Homeland Security distributed funding to state and local governments, The Examiner urged all Bay Area jurisdictions to stop fighting each other and spend the region’s allocation on establishing a universal single-frequency emergency communications system for all our police, fire, hospital and transit agencies.

The real need for this has been demonstrated at least twice in contemporary Bay Area emergencies. During the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and the 1991 East Bay hillside fire, an incompatible patchwork of radio equipment seriously interfered with interagency coordination of first-responder efforts.

But on Sept. 11, the mayors of San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland plus public safety officials from San Mateo and four other counties got together on Treasure Island to announce that a $200 million project is under way to make the Bay Area the first metropolitan region in America where emergency personnel from all agencies can talk to each other on a common radio frequency during major disasters.

Naturally such a large project requires substantial time and money. Preliminary estimate is that two years are needed for putting the universal frequency into effect. To date, Homeland Security has granted $32.5 million for the job. Officials at the Treasure Island event expressed confidence that additional funding sources are lined up, although no details were announced.

Still, at least the dozens of Bay Area emergency response authorities are finally working together on the vital link, so this is a major first step that should never be derailed by interagency rivalries.

Now if only Muni could get on track with a timely update of its outmoded 1979 computer communications center, which apparently is a prime cause of delays such as the citywide meltdown during the debut of the T-Third metro line. An Examiner story Wednesday revealed that Muni’s central-control facility is only kept operational by constant cannibalizing of obsolete hardware.

A 1999 report warned of the ruinous inadequacy of Muni’s computers to handle 700,000 daily passengers on 1,000 buses and trolleys. Yet today’s top Muni managers have no record of why nothing was done; and replacing the hardware now will cost nearly 20 times as much as the original $17 million estimate.

Obviously it is not easy to find transportation funding for anything not directly involved in putting more vehicles, drivers and mechanics on the job. But a forward-thinking overhaul of Muni operations is under way, and upgrading the dispatch computers should be a primary consideration.

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Subject: RF Propagation Software
Date: September 7, 2007 12:19:32 PM CDT

James Dabbs
Critical Response Systems, Inc.
1670 Oakbrook Drive, Suite 370
Norcross, GA 30093-1849
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Regarding your requests for propagation software, we use ComStudy 2 ( and have generally been happy with it.

James Dabbs
Critical Response Systems, Inc.
1670 Oakbrook Drive, Suite 370
Norcross, GA 30093-1849
770-441-9559 x126

Subject: RF Propagation Software
Date: September 7, 2007 10:26:44 AM CDT

Hi Brad,

You might want to suggest to those folks interested in RF propagation software to look at db Planner. It is a windows based RF propagation software that doesn't require servers or a large computer network to run under and it is linked to mapping software so you can plot out your coverage maps once you have entered the data. It also allows you to compare the predicted coverage plot to actual field test data. It is reasonably priced from what I remember and does a pretty good job of calculating predict coverage profiles.


Jeff Owens

Subject: from the newsletter- radio propagation software
Date: September 14, 2007 10:45:10 AM CDT


If no one has already suggested, Radio Mobile software,, is free and offers the abilitiy to predict radio propagation using web-available map data. There is a very active e-mail reflector for support. The program's author, Roger, lurks there.

John A. Simmons
Project Management Engineer
Roger's Two Way Radio, Inc.
(218) 751-3077
(800) 243-3077
Fax (218) 751-0508


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