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FRIDAY - AUGUST 17, 2007 - ISSUE NO. 274

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Miners' Fate Underscores Safety-Overhaul Failures

August 15, 2007; Page A6

The Wall Street Journal

The bleak outlook for six coal miners trapped underground in Utah is exposing shortcomings in last year's efforts to overhaul mine safety regulations, including a delay in mandating better emergency two-way communications technology that some companies argue isn't yet feasible.

The new regulations, part of the Miner Act, were adopted last year when 47 coal miners were killed in a string of accidents, including the Sago Mine disaster in West Virginia that killed 11 miners. A key provision gave operators three years to install wireless two-way communications, which would need to penetrate through earth and layers of coal and better withstand fires or cave-ins. The time extension was allotted to develop and refine the wireless technology.

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The Utah mine operated by closely held Murray Energy Corp., of Cleveland, didn't have two-way wireless communications devices. Robert Murray, company president, chief executive and co-owner of the mine, said in an interview such devices "could have" helped in the rescue operation, but added, "There's absolutely no technology today that allows you to communicate with those trapped miners."

Safety advocates argue that existing technology being adopted by other mines might have benefited rescuers. "There's current technology that could have been applied in this case," says Davitt McAteer, former chief of the federal Mine Safety & Health Administration under the Clinton administration . "What this potential disaster suggests is that we really need to redouble our efforts on communication."

The incident is focusing attention on the adoption rate of such technology as well as the law's mandate. Jeffery Kohler, director of the office of mine safety and health at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, says a pure wireless technology faces major hurdles, including power source and signal strength. He said the group is "making significant progress" in technologies that combine a wireless system with cables. Some such systems are already available.

In June, the House and Senate both introduced supplemental legislation to the Miner Act that would require companies to adopt new communications technology, such as a combined wireless-cable system that is more readily available than a completely wireless system. The legislation hasn't yet passed. Some companies have already adopted such devices.

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coal mine fatalities Mr. Murray said the Utah mine has wireless communications technology that can transmit brief text messages to a device worn by miners but doesn't allow two-way communication. It hasn't been useful in locating the missing miners. As of yesterday, eight days after the accident, the company had been forced to try to locate the miners who are 1,800 feet below the surface by a slow process of drilling holes.

The first two attempts were drilled "by trial and error," targeting a location in the mine where the men had been working prior to a massive cave-in, Mr. Murray said. "Now we've speculated where the men may have gone based on their training."

Industry officials acknowledge that some companies have been slow to adopt two-way communications systems due to the expense and 2009 deadline. "It's tough to tell you as a businessman to go out and spend a lot of money on a device that you have to replace in a few years," says Bill Caylor, president of the Kentucky Coal Association.

Meanwhile, some big companies like Consol Energy Inc., in Pittsburgh, are moving to add new systems as quickly as they can. It hopes to install a cable and wireless system by the end of the year in all its underground mines, and decided to outfit all of its miners with radios, following the deaths of two miners last year at another company, when they became separated from their crew after an accident.

"There was no way to contact them and say, 'You're going the wrong way,'" says Consol Energy spokesman Thomas Hoffman. [source]

Now on to more news and views. . .


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AAPC advocates for the paging industry at the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials International (APCO) Convention

Two AAPC representatives promoted the capabilities of the paging industry at the APCO convention a few weeks ago.  APCO is the world’s largest organization dedicated to public safety communications, their members consist of emergency call centers, law enforcement agencies, emergency medical services, fire departments, forestry services, and others who work with communications systems that safeguard the world’s citizens. 

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The convention had more than 3500 attendees and approximately 400 vendors.  In addition to AAPC, other paging related participating vendors included:

Base Station Transmitter & Receiver Manufacturers:

  • Daniels Electronics
  • SONIK Messaging Systems, Inc.

Pager Manufacturers:

  • Commtech Wireless
  • Critical Response Systems

Paging Control Terminal Manufacturers:

  • Zetron

Paging Consultants:

  • Concepts To Operations, Inc
  • RCC Consultants
  • V-COMM
  • CTA Communications, Inc.
  • Leach Mounce Architects
  • Intertech Associates, Inc.
  • Stratus Technologies
  • Tusa Consulting Services
  • L. Robert Kimball & Associates

Paging Carriers:

  • USA Mobility
  • American Messaging

AAPC and Critical Response Systems (one of our vendor members) discussed and/or demonstrated the capabilities of our various technologies to approximately 100 attendees.  AAPC will continue to work to identify additional targeted opportunities to advocate for the industry. 

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By Kim Hart
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Monday, August 13, 2007; Page A02

Today Microsoft plans to try to convince regulators that it can connect consumers to high-speed Internet over unused television airwaves without interfering with existing broadcasts.

In a document that it plans to file today with the Federal Communications Commission, Microsoft disputes the agency's recent findings that prototype devices either interfered with TV signals or could not detect them to avoid interference. Microsoft's first prototype was defective, but the firm said another model worked successfully in a demonstration it gave to the FCC last week.

The filing is Microsoft's latest attempt to get FCC commissioners to approve a plan that would let a new generation of portable wireless devices connect to the Internet without relying on existing wireless carriers. The devices in question, which were designed and made by Microsoft, would use vacant TV airwaves, known as white space, to carry Internet service to homes and offices, including those in rural areas. The airwaves will be available when TV broadcasters move to digital signals in early 2009.

The FCC plans to hold a meeting Thursday to discuss testing options for white-space devices.

Microsoft is part of a coalition of high-tech companies, including Intel, Google and Dell, that sees white space as a way to connect such products as digital cameras and music players to the Web. Proponents of the technology argue that TV-spectrum-based Internet service could be less expensive and more accessible than current phone and fiber-optic lines, forcing other high-speed Web service providers to lower their prices.

But the FCC must balance those companies' interests with those of broadcasters, sports leagues, cable operators and phone companies that worry their signals might cross, causing poor reception, static and dropped calls.

Two weeks ago, FCC engineers found that the original prototype caused static on existing broadcasts.

But the new prototype "reliably detected occupied television channels," the company said in the filing it plans to submit today. Microsoft also discussed potential improvements to the device to eliminate interference with wireless microphones, such as those used at sports games and concerts.

Dennis Wharton, spokesman for the National Association of Broadcasters, an opponent of Microsoft's plan, said he is confident the FCC's report is accurate and that Microsoft's "self-serving" agenda may jeopardize "America's access to interference-free television reception."

Source: The Washington Post

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Washington, D.C. – In a Second Report & Order (Order) adopted today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revised the 700 MHz band plan and service rules to promote the creation of a nationwide interoperable broadband network for public safety and to facilitate the availability of new and innovative wireless broadband services for consumers.

The 700 MHz Band spectrum, which runs from 698-806 MHz, currently is occupied by television broadcasters and will be made available for other wireless services, including public safety and commercial services, as a result of the digital television (DTV) transition. The Digital Television and Public Safety Act of 2005 (DTV Act) set a firm deadline of February 17, 2009, for the completion of the DTV transition. The DTV Act also requires the FCC to commence an auction of the previously un-auctioned commercial spectrum in the 700 MHz Band no later than January 28, 2008.

In implementing Congress’ directive to reallocate the airwaves, the Commission is focused on serving the public interest and the American people. The service rules the Commission adopts today help create a national broadband network for public safety that will address the interoperability problems of today’s system, provide for a more open wireless platform that will facilitate innovation and investment, and facilitate the emergence of next generation wireless broadband services in both urban and rural areas.

Today’s Order establishes a framework for a 700 MHz Public Safety/Private Partnership between the licensee for one of the commercial spectrum blocks and the licensee for the public safety broadband spectrum. As part of the Partnership, the commercial licensee will build out a nationwide, interoperable broadband network for the use of public safety. This network will facilitate effective communications among first responders not just in emergencies, but as part of cooperative communications plans that will enable first responders from different disciplines, such as police and fire departments, and jurisdictions to work together in emergency preparedness and response. Under the Partnership, the Public Safety Broadband Licensee will have priority access to the commercial spectrum in times of emergency, and the commercial licensee will have pre-emptible, secondary access to the public safety broadband spectrum. Many national and local public safety organizations have expressed support for a public safety/private partnership approach. Providing for shared infrastructure will help achieve significant cost efficiencies while maximizing public safety’s access to interoperable broadband spectrum.

In order to promote broadband competition and the development of innovative wireless services for consumers, today’s Order also makes several changes to the rules governing the commercial services portion of the 700 MHz Band. Most notably, the FCC determined that licensees for one of the spectrum blocks to be auctioned – the large, 22-megahertz Upper 700 MHz C Block – will be required to provide a platform that is more open to devices and applications. These licensees will be required to allow customers, device manufacturers, third party application developers, and others to use any device or application of their choice on their networks in this band, subject to certain conditions. The FCC also adopted several changes to the 700 MHz band plan, the build-out requirements for licensees, and the auction procedures, as described below.

700 MHz Band Plan (see attached diagram)

  • Under the new band plan, 62 megahertz of spectrum, divided into five spectrum blocks, will be auctioned for commercial uses.
  • The commercial spectrum will be made available at auction in a mix of geographic area sizes, including Cellular Market Areas (CMAs), Economic Areas (EAs), and Regional Economic Area Groupings (REAGs).
  • The 10-megahertz Upper D Block will be licensed on a nationwide basis and will become part of a 700 MHz Public Safety/Private Partnership.
  • Within the 24 megahertz of public safety spectrum, the public safety wideband spectrum is being redesignated for broadband use to allow for nationwide interoperable broadband communications by public safety users.
  • The public safety broadband spectrum is placed in a 10-megahertz block at the bottom of this band and the existing public safety narrowband spectrum is consolidated in a 12-megahertz block at the top of the band. Internal guard bands are placed in between the broadband and narrowband segments.
  • There will be a single, nationwide license for the public safety broadband spectrum, assigned to a Public Safety Broadband Licensee, which will work with the adjacent commercial D Block licensee as part of the 700 MHz Public Safety/Private Partnership.
  • The Public Safety Band is shifted by downward by one megahertz from 764- 776/794-806 MHz to 763-775/793-805 MHz in order to protect public safety narrowband operations in the Canadian border areas.
  • To accommodate the shift in the Public Safety Band, the Guard Band A Block is being relocated to a new location between the Upper C and D Blocks, and, to further protect the public safety narrowband operations from potential interference, the Guard Band B Block is being placed above the narrowband block at the top of the 700 MHz Band.

Public Safety/Private Partnership

  • The Upper D Block commercial licensee and the Public Safety Broadband Licensee will form a Public Safety/Private Partnership to develop a shared, nationwide interoperable network for both commercial and public safety users.
  • The terms of the Partnership will be governed both by FCC rules and by the details of the Network Sharing Agreement (NSA) to be negotiated by the Upper D Block commercial licensee and the Public Safety Broadband Licensee. The NSA is subject to FCC approval, and must contain certain provisions such as service fees and a detailed build-out schedule for the network.

Performance Requirements for Commercial Spectrum

  • New, more stringent performance requirements were adopted for commercial licenses that have not yet been auctioned in order to promote better access to spectrum and the provision of service, especially in rural areas.
  • For licenses based on CMAs and EAs, licensees are required to provide service sufficient to cover at least 35 percent of the geographic area of their license within four years, and 70 percent of this area by the end of the license term.
  • For licenses based on REAGs, licensees must provide service sufficient to cover at least 40 percent of the population of their license area within four years, and 75 percent of the population of the license area by the end of the license term.
  • If licensees fail to meet the four-year, interim geographic or population benchmark, the license term will be reduced from ten to eight years, thus requiring these licensees to meet the end-of-term benchmark at an accelerated schedule. Interim reporting requirements have also been adopted to ensure that build out is timely.
  • If licensees fail to meet the end-of-term buildout requirements, the FCC will automatically reclaim the unserved portions of the license area and make them available to other potential users. Open Platform
  • The licensees of the Upper 700 MHz Band C Block of spectrum will be required to provide a platform that is more open to devices and applications. This would allow consumers to use the handset of their choice and download and use the applications of their choice in this spectrum block, subject to certain reasonable network management conditions that allow the licensee to protect the network from harm.

Auction Procedures

  • In the upcoming 700 MHz auction, the FCC will use “anonymous” bidding procedures, in which any information that may indicate specific applicants’ interests in the auction, including their license selections and bidding activity, is withheld until after the close of the auction. These procedures will be used irrespective of any pre-auction measurement of likely competition in the auction.
  • The FCC will use “package bidding” procedures when auctioning the 12 licenses in the Upper 700 MHz Band C Block in order to assist bidders that are seeking to create a nationwide footprint.
  • The Order directs the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau to establish reserve prices for the upcoming 700 MHz Band auction.

Action by the Commission on July 31, 2007, by Second Report and Order (FCC 07-132). Chairman Martin, with Commissioners Copps, Adelstein, Tate approving in part/concurring in part, McDowell approving in part/dissenting in part. Separate statements issued by Chairman Martin and Commissioners Copps, Adelstein, Tate, and McDowell.

For additional information on the commercial services portion of the 700 MHz Band, contact Paul D’Ari at (202) 418-1550 or For additional information on the public safety portion of the 700 MHz Band, contact Jeff Cohen at (202) 418-0799 or For additional information on the 700 MHz Guard Bands, contact Paul Moon at (202) 418-1793 or

WT Docket Nos. 06-150, 01-309, 03-264, 06-169, and 96-86
CC Docket No. 94-102
PS Docket No. 06-229

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Revised 700 MHz Band Plan For Commercial Services

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Block Frequencies Bandwidth Pairing Area Type Licenses
A   698-704, 728-734 12 MHz 2 x 6 MHz EA 176
B   704-710, 734-740 12 MHz 2 x 6 MHz CMA 734
C   710-716, 740-746 12 MHz 2 x 6 MHz CMA 734*
D   716-722 5 MHz unpaired EAG 6*
E   722-728 6 MHz unpaired EA 176
C   746-757, 776-787 22 MHz 2 x 11 MHz REAG 12
D   758-763, 788-793 10 MHz 2 x 5 MHz Nationwide 1***
A   757-758, 787-788 2 MHz 2 x 1 MHz MEA 52**
B   775-776, 805-806 2 MHz 2 x 1 MHz MEA 52**
* These Blocks have been auctioned.       
** These Guard Band Blocks have been auctioned, but are being relocated.   
*** This Block is associated with the 700 MHz Public/Private Partnership.


Revised 700 MHz Band Plan For Public Safety Services

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  • Load Shedding and Electrical Services Control

PDT2000 Paging Data Terminal

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

Paging Controlled Moving Message LED Displays

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  • Variety of sizes
  • Integrated paging receiver

PDR2000/PSR2000 Paging Data Receivers

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  • Highly programmable, intelligent PDRs
  • Message Logging & remote control
  • Multiple I/O combinations and capabilities
  • Network monitoring and alarm reporting

Specialized Paging Solutions

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

Mobile Data Terminals & Two Way Wireless  Solutions
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  • Fleet tracking, messaging, job processing, and Field service management
  • Automatic vehicle location (AVL), GPS
  • CDMA, GPRS, ReFLEX, conventional, and trunked radio interfaces
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4845 Dumbbarton Court
Cumming, GA 30040
4845 Dumbbarton Court
Cumming, GA 30040
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Phone: 770-844-6218 Office
770-844-6574 Fax
805-907-6707 Mobile
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2 Aluminum Equipment racks
1 Outdoor Motorola Cabinet (many others)
1 Outdoor Hennessey Cab w/AC
10 Glenayre PM-250C (NEW) Power Monitor Panels w/Alarms
13 RL-70 XC Midband Link Receivers
  Several New 900 MHz Antennas
Link Transmitters:
1 Glenayre QT6994, 150W, 900 MHz Link TX
3 Glenayre QT4201, 25W Midband Link TX
3 Glenayre Hot Standby Panels
3 Motorola 10W, 900 MHz Link TX (C35JZB6106)
2 Motorola 30W, Midband Link TX (C42JZB6106AC)
VHF Paging Transmitters
8 QT-100C, 100W VHF, TCC, RL70XC
1 Glenayre GL-T8311, 125W
1 Motorola PURC 5000, 350W, ACB
5 Motorola PURC 5000, 125W, ACB or TRC
2 Motorola PURC 5000, 350W, ACB or TRC
6 Motorola Nucleus 350W, NAC
UHF Paging Transmitters:
10 Glenayre GLT5340, 125W, DSP Exciter
3 Motorola PURC 5000, 110W, ACB
2 Motorola PURC 5000, 225W, ACB
900 MHz Paging Transmitters:
1 Glenayre GLT 8600, 500W
35 Glenayre GLT-8500, 250W, C2000, I20
10 Motorola PURC 5000, 300W, DRC or ACB
6 Glenayre QT-7995, 250W (will part out)
GL3000 & Unipage Cards—Many misc. cards.
1 Complete GL3000L w/ T1s, 2.2G HD, LCC

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Nighthawk Systems Reports Second Quarter Results
—Strong Utility Sales Lead to Largest Quarter in Four Years—

SAN ANTONIO, TX – 8/14/07- Nighthawk Systems, Inc. (OTC BB: NIHK), a leading provider of intelligent wireless power management and emergency notification solutions, announced today that revenues for the second quarter of 2007 were $339,684 a 60% increase over the first quarter of 2007 and a 35% increase over the second quarter of 2006. The quarterly revenue figure was the Company’s largest in the past four years. Selling, general and administrative expenses decreased 5% over the same period in the prior year, and the Company’s net loss improved from $633,561 during the second quarter of 2006 to $592,651, or $0.01 per share, for the second quarter of 2007.

These improved results were largely driven by increased sales and shipments of Nighthawk’s CEO700 whole house disconnect units to electric utility customers, which reached an all-time high for a fiscal quarter. More than 75% of revenues for the quarter were generated by sales to electric utility customers. The Company’s CEO700 allows electric utilities to connect and disconnect power to a customer by sending a wireless message to the meter-based unit, thereby avoiding the time and expense historically associated with dispatching a truck and personnel to the site to manually perform the task.

H. Douglas Saathoff, Nighthawk’s CEO, commented, “Demand for our CEO700 remote disconnect product has been very strong so far this year and I’m extremely pleased to see growth not only in the number of electric utility customers, but also in the size of the orders being placed by those utilities. We are building our manufacturer’s rep network and beginning to see some positive results from that program. We’re also making enhancements to our products that will make them even more useful to our electric utility customers while decreasing our production costs per unit. I’m excited about the progress that we are making in the utility market, which I believe presents the Company with the largest opportunity for near-term growth and positive financial results.”

About Nighthawk Systems, Inc.
Nighthawk is a leading provider of intelligent wireless power control products that enable simultaneous activation or de-activation of multiple assets or systems on demand. Nighthawk's installed customer base includes major electric utilities, internet service providers and fire departments in over 40 states. Nighthawk's products also enable custom message display, making them ideal for use in traffic control and emergency notification situations.

Individuals interested in Nighthawk Systems can sign up to receive email alerts by visiting the Company’s website at

Forward-looking statements
Statements contained in this release, which are not historical facts, including statements about plans and expectations regarding business areas and opportunities, acceptance of new or existing businesses, capital resources and future business or financial results are "forward-looking" statements. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, customer acceptance of our products, our ability to raise capital to fund our operations, our ability to develop and protect proprietary technology, government regulation, competition in our industry, general economic conditions and other risk factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or implied in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, they relate only to events as of the date on which the statements are made, and our future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements may not meet these expectations. We do not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this press release to conform these statements to actual results or to changes in our expectations, except as required by law.


Doug Saathoff
(877) 7-NIGHTHAWK, Ext 701

Source: Nighthawk Systems


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Russ Allen, President
2736 Stein Hill Lane
Custer, WA 98240
Tel: 360-366-3888
Cell: 360-820-3888


GTES has recently made the strategic decision to expanding its development activities to include wireless location technologies; a market that researchers forecast could reach $3.6 billion by 2010. In support of this new strategic direction, GTES has developed SHERLOC™ a complete one-stop wireless location service, providing the flexibility of being protocol neutral and network agnostic. Targeted at business customers who need to track their high-value shipments or better manage their service or delivery fleets, SHERLOC™ is a hosted application that combines configuration flexibility with ease of use.

GTES is offering SHERLOC™ services both directly and through authorized resellers. If your company has an interest in finding out how location services can enhance your revenue stream, and has the contacts and expertise to make you successful in the location marketplace, please contact us for further information at and select “Reseller Opportunities,” or call us at 770-754-1666 for more information.
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GTES is the only Glenayre authorized software support provider in the Paging industry. With over 200 years of combined experience in Glenayre hardware and software support, GTES offers the industry the most professional support and engineering development staff available.

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Go ahead . . . be choosy . . . choose Prism Systems International

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Roswell, Georgia 30076 USA
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Bell Industries Reports 2007 Second Quarter Results

August 14, 2007: 08:00 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 14, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) — Bell Industries, Inc. (AMEX:BI) today reported financial results for its three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2007.

Net revenues from continuing operations totaled $56.0 million and $102.1 million for the 2007 second quarter and first half, respectively. This compares with $31.2 million and $56.1 million, respectively, for the 2006 three and six-month periods.

Included in revenues for the 2007 quarter was $23.4 million, attributable to a full three month's contribution from SkyTel, which was acquired in January 2007 and has become the company's largest operating unit. Including depreciation, amortization, and accretion expense totaling $1.0 million during the current second quarter, operating income equaled $9,000.

At Bell's Technology Solutions division, net revenues increased to $18.5 million in the 2007 second quarter from $16.7 million in the prior-year period. Product revenues were relatively stable at $9.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2007 versus $9.8 million for the year-ago period. Services revenues rose to $8.8 million from $6.9 million in the 2006 second quarter, primarily reflecting revenues from a customer relationship management engagement with SunRocket, Inc., which commenced in the second half of 2006.

In July 2007, Bell Industries received notification from SunRocket that it was ceasing operations and accordingly would no longer be sending customer calls to Bell's facility in Springfield, MO. In response to the unexpected actions of the customer, Bell took immediate measures to mitigate potential losses related to the Springfield call center operations and recorded an allowance of $2.3 million for the 2007 second quarter, which fully reserves the balance owed by SunRocket at June 30, 2007. Including the $2.3 million reserve, Bell's Technology Solutions division sustained an operating loss of $2.8 million, compared with an operating loss of $458,000 in the 2006 second quarter.

Subsequent to SunRocket's ceasing operations and the closure of the Springfield call center, Bell Industries reached an agreement with an unrelated company to assume the Springfield lease effective August 1, 2007, and received $900,000 in proceeds from the sale of certain assets at the facility.

Net revenues at Bell's Recreational Products Group (RPG) totaled $14.0 million for the 2007 second quarter, compared with $14.5 million in the prior-year period. Operating income for the current second quarter was impacted by higher selling, general and administrative expenses associated with the addition of business development resources and increased freight costs, and totaled $593,000. In the 2006 second quarter, RPG posted operating income of $958,000.

Bell Industries sustained a net loss in the 2007 second quarter of $4.8 million, or $0.56 per share. This compares with net income of $5.2 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, in the prior-year second quarter, substantially all of which is attributed to a gain on the sale of the assets of J.W. Miller, its smallest business unit at the time. For the year-to-date period, the company incurred a net loss of $6.3 million, or $ 0.74 per share. In the 2006 first half, Bell reported net income of $3.9 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, which included income from discontinued operations and a gain on sale of discontinued operations, net of tax, of $5.7 million, equal to $0.67 per diluted share.

Late in the 2007 second quarter, the company announced it had entered into stock purchase agreements with Sprint Nextel Corporation under which Sprint Nextel agreed to acquire certain assets of Bell for approximately $13.5 million in cash. The assets represent stock ownership interests in two entities that hold Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licenses, acquired by Bell as part of the SkyTel acquisition. The purchase agreements are subject to FCC approval and transfer of the licenses and are expected to close in October 2007. The company said that the assets being sold were not integral to SkyTel's core business operations and that the transaction would not impact any services provided to SkyTel customers.

About Bell Industries, Inc.
Bell Industries is comprised of three diversified operating units, Bell's Technology Solutions business, SkyTel and its Recreational Products Group. The company's Technology Solutions business offers a comprehensive portfolio of customizable and scalable technology solutions ranging from customer relationship management (CRM) and managed technology services to reverse logistics and mobile/wireless solutions. SkyTel provides nationwide wireless data and messaging services, including email, interactive two-way messaging, wireless telemetry services and traditional text and numeric paging. Recreational Products Group is a wholesale distributor of aftermarket parts and accessories for the recreational vehicles and other leisure-related vehicle market, including marine, snowmobile, cycle and ATV.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements, including, but not limited to the company's ability to successfully complete stock purchase agreements with Sprint Nextel Corporation, are based upon current expectations and speak only as of the date hereof. Actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of various factors and uncertainties, including uncertainties as to the nature of the company's industry, including changing customer demand, the impact of competitive products and pricing, dependence on existing management and general economic conditions. Bell Industries' Annual Report on Form 10-K, recent and forthcoming Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, recent Current Reports on Form 8-K, and other SEC filings discuss some of the important risk factors that may affect the business, results of operations and financial condition. The company undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.

CONTACT: Bell Industries, Inc.
Kevin Thimjon, Chief Financial Officer
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Roger Pondel/Angie Yang

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Unication USA




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The Paging Industry expects quality, reliable, and high performance paging products.

We at Unication have listened and delivered.


M90™ Messenger™—Our newest ReFLEX 2-Way Advanced Messaging solution. Finally the Industry has a true replacement for the Motorola T900 but with more features and improved RF performance.

  • One-Way Pagers
    • Alpha Elite and Alpha Gold—Our top of the line FLEX™ / POCSAG, 4-line alphanumeric pagers with an identical user interface and comparable RF performance to the Motorola Elite and Gold pagers.
    • NP88—Our newest numeric FLEX / POCSAG pager with the best backlight in the Industry.
  • Telemetry
    • We offer RF and decoding solutions.
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About Unication Co., Ltd.

  • A Taiwan company founded in 1992 with extensive experience designing and manufacturing paging and broadband products.
  • An ODM to major telecommunications companies.
  • More than 300 associates worldwide with Engineering Design Centers in Taipei, China and Vancouver, BC. The engineering team has years of experience in wireless systems, embedded SW, RF design and protocols for infrastructure and pagers.
  • Our Accelerated Life Testing facility ensures the highest quality of products for our customers.
  • ISO 9001 and 14001 Certified
  • Fully licensed by Motorola for product design technology and the FLEX Family of Protocols.
  • Sales and Engineering support office in Arlington, Texas.
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  Contact Information

  Kirk Alland
  Unication USA
  1901 E. Lamar Blvd.
  Arlington, TX 76006
  (817) 926-6771

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Hark Technologies

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Wireless Communication Solutions

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ISI-LX Internet Serial Interface with Protocol Conversion

  • Converts Serial TAP message to SNPP, SMTP, or WCTP
  • Pass through Serial Data to TCP/IP and TCP/IP back to Serial
  • Supports Ethernet or PPP Connection to Internet w/Dial Backup
  • Includes 4 Serial Ports for Multiplexing Traffic
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IPG Internet Paging Gateway

  • No Moving Parts Such as Hard Drives or Fans to Fail
  • Supports 10Base-T Network Connection to Internet
  • Accepts HTTP, SMTP, SNPP, and WCTP from Internet
  • Sends TAP or TNPP to Your Paging Terminal


  • Inexpensive method of automating your paging monitoring
  • Uses standard paging receiver
  • Available in 152-158 POCSAG or 929 FLEX (call for others)
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Omega Unified Messaging Server

  • Full Featured Internet Messaging Gateway
  • TAP Concentrator and TNPP Routing Functions w/TNPP over Internet
  • Serial Protocols Supported: GCP, SMDI, SMS, TAP, TNPP
  • Internet Protocols Supported: AIM, HTTP, SMPP (out only), SMTP, SNPP, and WCTP
  • Full Featured, Easy-to-use Voice/Fax/Numeric Mail Interface
  • One Number For All Your Messaging
  • Optional Hot-swap Hard Drives and Power Supplies Available
Please see our web site for even more products designed specifically for Personal Messaging carriers. For example, the Omega Messaging Gateway and Email Throttling Gateway (anti-spam).
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Tel: 843-285-7200
Fax: 843-285-7220
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BloostonLaw Telecom Update

The BloostonLaw Telecom Update newsletter will be on vacation during the remainder of August. We will resume publication on September 12.

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

For additional information, contact Hal Mordkofsky at 202-828-5520 or



The European Mobile Messaging Association

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From: Derek Banner
Subject: The web site is up and running
Date: August 16, 2007 7:24:07 AM CDT
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Dear All,

At last you can go to to see the updated website. I apologise that it has taken so long to get there but I am confident that we now have a comprehensive and manageable site. Please take the time to visit the site and ensure that there are no errors concerning you company.

My thanks go to PageOne and CBD for making this possible.

I look forward to seeing you all in Cork on 17-19 October where Dan Kiely and Voxpro are promising us all a very memorable experience.



The Fall 2007 EMMA Conference and Round Table Meeting will be held in Ireland, on October 17-19.

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You can contact Derek Banner, EMMA President, by calling him on +44 1895 473 551 or e-mailing him at:  left arrow CLICK HERE


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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.

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10715 Gulfdale, Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78216

Phone: 877-764-4484
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Bug hits Skype Internet telephone network

By John Blau, IDG News Service

A software bug has affected Skype’s peer-to-peer network, preventing users in some parts of the world from logging on to its widely used VOIP (voice over Internet Protocol) service.

The company, a division of eBay, initially referred to the incident as a peer-to-peer network issue but has since determined that it’s a software issue, according to a company blog.

The blog, updated at 14:02 GMT, said the company expects to have the problems resolved within 12 to 24 hours. It advises users to leave their Skype client running so they can be logged back in once the issues are dealt with. The blog also said that downloads of Skype have been temporarily disabled and that the company hopes to make them available again as quickly as possible.

The problem appears to be affecting users particularly in Europe, according to blog postings.

Users in the U.S. don’t seem to be having problems.

Skype officials were not immediately available for comment.

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From: "Scott Burns" <Scott.Burns@SeQent.Com>
Date: August 14, 2007 2:24:10 PM CDT
To: <>
Subject: from the newsletter
Reply-To: Scott.Burns@SeQent.Com

Hi Brad,

I have a question for you to see if you know this bit of paging history. Do you know when Motorola discontinued the Nucleus transmitter line? Is there some reference on their website that shows the date or discusses the details? I have searched for about a month with no luck.


Scott Burns
Chief Technology Officer
(Formerly NETCON Technologies and Plantwatch)

E-Mail: Scott.Burns@SeQent.Com
Voice: +1.519.652.0401 x229
Fax: +1.519.652.9275
Mobile: +1.519.709.2054

Editor's note: I believe I received this notice on a postcard from Motorola that I had tacked on a bulletin board in my office, but that was a long time ago. Can anyone help Scott with this info?

From: Wayne Markis
Date: August 15, 2007 10:45:44 AM CDT
To: Brad Dye
Subject: FCC fees due September

Might want to remind everyone that the FCC yearly fees are due on September 19th.

Check for more info on what they are for your usage.

Wayne Markis
Interstate Wireless, inc.
Tempe, AZ

Elke and Kevin Brautigam — Proud Parents

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Baby: Brady Martin Brautigam

Born:  Sunday, August 5th, 2007
Weight:  7 lbs. 15 oz.
Length:  22 in.

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Elke was the supervisor of International Administration at WebLink Wireless in Dallas, Texas during the "heyday" of paging. It was my pleasure to work with her. Elke and her husband Kevin are wonderful friends.

If heredity means anything at all, this baby will grow up to be very smart. I know the mother, the father, and the grandparents—they are all very intelligent people.

From: Craig Meldrum
Date: August 13, 2007 5:39:01 PM CDT
To: Brad Dye
Cc: George Rishfeld
Subject: WiPath US Office Move

Dear Brad,

I would like to advise you and the industry that WiPath Communications has relocated it's US sales and marketing office to Atlanta, Georgia.

WiPath will still retain a servicing facility in California and the new office in Atlanta will allow us to get much closer to our East Coast customers.

WiPath will also have a number of exciting new product releases over the next few months including new solutions for campus emergency alerting and new models of the extremely popular paging data terminals and receivers which have taken the market by storm in the last few years.

New address and contact details are as follows:

WiPath Communications LLC
4845 Dumbbarton Court
Cumming, GA 30040
Ph: 770-844-6218 Office (Effective 8/20/07)
Fax: 770-844-6574
Mobile: 805-907-6707 (George Rishfeld)

Kind regards,

Craig Meldrum


That's all for this week folks.

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The Wireless Messaging Newsletter
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It is claimed that Castaneda was born in São Paulo, Brazil on Christmas Day in 1931. Immigration records, however, indicate that he was born six years earlier in Cajamarca, Perú. Castaneda also claimed that “Castaneda” was an adopted name, but records show that it was given by his mother Susana Castañeda Navoa. His surname appears with the ñ in many Hispanic dictionaries, even though his famous published works display an anglicised version. He moved to the United States in the early 1950s and became a naturalized citizen in 1957. He was educated at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (B.A. 1962; Ph.D. 1970). [source]

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