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FRIDAY — JUNE 8, 2012 — ISSUE NO. 510

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Dear Friends of Wireless Messaging,

I believe the book, “Lightning Protection & Grounding Solutions for Communication Sites” by Ken Rand and published in 2000 by PolyPhaser® is now out of print. This is one of the most valuable resources on grounding available. A reader (Jonah Tremblay) found a PDF copy on the Internet and sent in a link for us. Every radio communications engineer or technician should have a copy of this important publication and be thoroughly familiar with its contents. Just think of all the money we spend on electronic equipment and remember that it can be destroyed in less than one second by a lightning strike. Every antenna sticking up in the air is an invitation for lightning to strike and cause disastrous consequences.

“Hey lightning — here I am — over here — hit me! Come on — I dare you.”

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Some engineers actually have a sense of humor! For those that do, I have included a U.S. Navy training video below entitled Why Calibrate? It's meant to be taken seriously but nevertheless it is funny — in a cartoon format.

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What will Apple announce on Monday?

By Rosa Golijan

Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicks off Monday with a keynote presentation, and there's plenty of speculation regarding what might be announced. Here's a rundown of what could be revealed.

iOS 6
Apple often previews major iOS updates during its summer developer fest, a global crossroads for Mac and iOS programmers. Apple announced iOS 5 during WWDC 2011 (though it didn't ship it until the iPhone 4S launched last October).

Additionally, OS X Mountain Lion, the latest version of Apple's desktop operating system, is due to hit virtual shelves this summer — and an iOS update would complement that perfectly.

Based on recent reports, the next version of iOS will borrow a lot of features from the upcoming release of OS X Mountain Lion. It may include iCloud Tabs (which will allow users to sync browsing sessions across devices) and Mail VIPs (which allow you to mark certain individuals as important so that their messages are displayed more prominently).

There may also be a "Do Not Disturb" feature (which will allow you to temporarily toggle off notifications, alerts and banners when you need a bit of quiet time), Facebook integration, and a totally redesigned Maps app which may include 3-D geographical features.

New iPhone
With the exception of the iPhone 4S (which was released in October 2011), every new iPhone model has hit shelves in either June or July. So it's no surprise that folks are still optimistic regarding the next-generation Apple smartphone being announced at WWDC.

Unfortunately for those hopeful folks, most recent reports shoot down the idea that the next iPhone will be shown off during the WWDC keynote.

New iPad
Let's be realistic here: We just barely finished peeling the protective film off of our third-generation iPads. Despite scattered rumors of "mini" iPads and the like, chances are extremely low that we'll see Apple announce any new tablets at WWDC — or until next year, for that matter.

New iPod
Apple typically upgrades its various iPod lines all at once, and currently all of the company's media player models are ripe for a refresh. However, a major overhaul of the flagship iPod Touch tends to follow a major overhaul of the iPhone. So the odds are that we'll hear more about this around the time of the next iPhone's expected release, likely this fall.

If I had a buck for every rumor I've heard about the mysterious Apple iTV over the last year or so, I would be writing this blog post on a diamond-encrusted MacBook Air.

I call the so-called iTV "mysterious" because we're not absolutely certain about anything when it comes to this device. We have no idea what it would look like or even what its actual name would be. We don't know its specs. Heck, unlike the inevitable next iPhone or iPad or MacBook, we don't even know if this device will exist anytime soon.

We just have some vague speculation which suggests that we might see the iTV — a magically simple yet super smart television which will allow us to control our media by speaking, gesturing or using our mobile devices — at the end of 2012, not at WWDC.

What we might hear about at WWDC though, could be the software platform which will run on the iTV. But even that seems unlikely.

New iMac
It's been nearly a full year since the iMac was last updated. This particular Apple product is past-due for a refresh and I wouldn't be surprised if we saw that happen sometime this summer (though probably later in the season, and likely not during WWDC).

New MacBook Air
There have been so many rumors about the MacBook Air's future over the last few months that it's tough to keep track. Most folks seem to be under the impression that the 11- and 13-inch models currently on the market will be joined by an ultra-slim 15-inch laptop sometime soon. While I'm not very confident about that little bit of speculation, I wouldn't rule out the possibility that Apple might put out a MacBook Air with a larger screen this year. If typical product release schedules are anything to go by, this would take place sometime in the fall.

New MacBook Pro
According to the folks at MacRumors, roughly 260 days pass between new versions of the popular laptop. By June, it will have been 240 days. Does that mean we'll see a new MacBook Pro at WWDC?

It's somewhat possible.

Bloomberg reports that "people with knowledge of [Apple's] plans" suggest that the Cupertino-based company will be unveiling a new lineup of thinner MacBook Pros which will run high-definition Retina displays, like those found on the iPhone and iPad. The appearance of apps compatible with such displays in the Mac App is, of course, only helping support this report.

The new laptops are also rumored to rely on flash-based memory, for the sake of shorter startup times and extended battery life.

New Mac Pro
According to 9to5 Mac, Apple may finally update the Mac Pro, its its high-end workstation. It's been about two years since this line saw any major upgrades, so it's not unthinkable that Apple might be looking to refresh it. Reports that Apple has begun pulling current Mac Pro stock from its stores don't hurt that theory either.

The takeaway
This year's WWDC keynote will most likely bring us software-related announcements — iOS 6 and perhaps the iTV platform. There is a chance that we'll see some redesigned laptops as well.

But odds are high that we'll be waiting a while longer for a new iPhone.

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Apple iPad-Like Touch-Screen Technology Powers Hand-Hygiene Prototype

By: Brian T. Horowitz

A Maryland doctor has acquired a patent for a system of hand-hygiene sensors modeled after the touch-screen capabilities of the Apple iPad.

The touch-screen sensors of the Apple iPad have inspired the creation of a system that tracks the level of a physician's hand hygiene.

Dr. Richard Deutsch, director of Healthquest Technologies and a retired chiropractor, has received a patent for the Safe-Hands Hygiene Monitoring System, a tool that detects whether a doctor has used a hand sanitizer or washed his or her hands before touching a patient or connecting medical equipment to a patient.

"The application was developed because there is currently no means of determining contact between a patient and a caregiver or health care worker," Deutsch told eWEEK.

At least one-half of all hospital infections can be prevented, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 100,000 people die per year from hospital-acquired infections, the CDC reported.

The purpose of Safe-Hands is to determine when contact occurs between the patient and caregiver, and whether the caregiver meets the accepted standards for hygiene.

Even if a doctor's hands are clean, touching a pager or cell phone before or while seeing a patient can reinfect the physician, noted Gregg Malkary, founder and managing director of Spyglass Consulting Group .

In a Spyglass study, 79 percent of the doctors interviewed indicated they believed that mobile devices caused infection-control risks at the point of care.

"You tend to pick up your device with your gloved hands," Malkary told eWEEK . "Once the device is infected, it becomes a vector of contamination."

In addition to mobile devices, centrally located keyboards, like those on hospitals' computers on wheels (COWs) workstations, are particularly likely to collect bacteria, Malkary noted.

To create Safe-Hands, HealthQuest repurposed the capacitive-touch technology of the Apple iPhone and iPad to detect when a health care worker touches either the patient or medical devices such as a catheter or ventilator attached to the patient.

"We're taking charge-transfer technology used for detecting contact with the iPad and instead of using the iPad screen, we make the patient the screen and the health care worker the equivalent of the user's finger," Deutsch explained.

"When the health care worker touches the patient, which is the equivalent of the iPad screen, that generates an indication, and that is correlated with some Boolean logic of whether a hand sanitizer was used before contact with the patient or not."

Sensors attached to the patient or medical equipment send signals over WiFi to an iPad-like LCD screen, which displays an animated message and voice notification informing the patient of the clinician's hygiene status. The system also uses video to record hand-hygiene violations.

Although Healthquest has yet to test the prototype in an actual pilot, the company hopes to set up trials in hospitals, outpatient medical centers and long-term care facilities.

"No beta-testing or clinical trials have been initiated to date," said Deutsch. "[We're] still looking for the perfect strategic partner to assist in final design and commercialization prior to beta-testing."

While Safe-Hands could serve a need, "innovations in this product sector have almost no clinical efficacy or trials data output that demonstrates their TCO or ROI," Shahid Shah, CEO of IT consulting firm Netspective Communications and author of the Healthcare IT Guy blog , told eWEEK in an email.

"This is actually one of the first tools that can be used by administration to at least get an assessment of hygiene usage among physicians, clinicians and health professionals," said Malkary. "It's not a perfect solution, but it does give you some indication of a potential problem."

The use of a camera automatically taking pictures could be a turn-off, Brenda Helms, infection prevention manager for The Heart Hospital-Baylor in Plano, Texas, told FierceMobileHealthcare .

Malkary sees the potential for a product such as Safe-Hands to send indicators to an electronic health record (EHR) to monitor the hygiene of a patient's caregiver.

To really fight hospital-acquired infections, sensors would have to be attached to everything a doctor touches, such as door knobs, pens and paper clips, Malkary suggested.


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BlackBerry developers say RIM is energized, on track

At a BlackBerry developer-focused event near San Francisco, attendees say they support RIM's 'cohesive vision.'

by Jessica Dolcourt June 7, 2012 12:54 PM PDT


RIM CEO Thorsten Heins, right, at BlackBerry World 2012.
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RIM headlines these days speak doom and gloom, but at least some developers see a brighter future.

According to the handful of devoted BlackBerry developers I spoke with at today's BlackBerry Jam 10 world tour event in Santa Clara, Calif., RIM proved at the BlackBerry 10 Jam in Orlando last May that the beleaguered smartphone-maker finally "gets it," and is prepared to give developers the tools they're asking for to create apps for the QNX-based BlackBerry 10 platform.

The press didn't realize the interesting stuff that was really happening, these software authors maintained, since RIM shut the press out of the developer-only sessions, held at a separate hotel. CNET's Brian Bennett repeatedly asked to attend; RIM stood firm.

Developers felt a palpable air of energy during the BlackBerry World keynote that continued into the Jam sessions, they said.

The sessions were the first time that RIM also handed out pre-release devices to "bona fide" developers for the purpose of testing their apps before RIM releases a phone or tablet, not after. Previously, pre-production devices were limited to Alliance partners.

The BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha handsets are the same devices that RIM uses for internal testing, RIM repeated at today's summit.

While the dev devices are solidly alpha handsets, the large-screen handsets impress RIM's developers, particularly the smooth scrolling and high resolution screens. With a 768x1280 pixel resolution on a larger-than-4-inch screen (about 350 ppi), the Dev Alpha's screen "puts the Retina Display to shame," one developer told me.

"Truly" developer friendly

Although the device capabilities are a key component, the application developers I spoke with prize RIM's proactive courting as well.

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BlackBerry OS 10 will include a time-shifting camera feature.
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They spoke of RIM's outreach team taking time to actually address their woes. "They're developing the whole operating system based on our needs with our input," one developer, Matt Lewandowsky, told me. "[BlackBerry 10] could be the first mobile operating system that's truly developer-friendly."

That's certainly the case when it comes to the choices for writing apps — HTML 5, C/C++ Native, C++/Qt with Cascades, Adobe Air, and Android Java. The developers I spoke with said that peers in their community have complained of RIM dropping its legacy Java compatibility, but those grumbles quieted at the recent Jam session last month.

BlackBerry isn't dead

While CNET and other outlets report on plummeting earnings and declining worldwide sales, this group of developers maintains that BlackBerry 10 holds immense potential for developers and users.

RIM is in a lag time between two major OS releases, one developer reminded me. Considering that they aren't selling a lot of handsets right now because customers are waiting for BlackBerry 10 devices, RIM is doing pretty well. Or so goes the argument.

"When my [global] company looks at user data, we want to laugh at people who ignore BlackBerry," another developer said after requesting anonymity.

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BlackBerry 10 is expected to offer seamless app integration and relevant info at a glance.
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"All the energy is what's coming, not what's out there now," said Lewandowsky.

This is the same guy who thinks it pointless to upgrade to a BlackBerry 7 device and brought an old-school Windows Mobile smartphone to the event alongside his BlackBerry PlayBook because he prefers the smartphone's wide landscape-mode keyboard.

From the app-writers' perspective, BlackBerry 10 can succeed where the transitional PlayBook OS failed because RIM has worked out a focused development path, a "cohesive vision."

While at least some outspoken developers enthusiastically support BlackBerry 10, they're still critically aware of which technical details work and which don't.

"I'm still waiting to see a quality WebWorks app," one developer casually noted. "You know what," said another. "Me too."

Source: CNET News

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BlackBerry-maker RIM hit with new patent lawsuit

Published On Fri Jun 01 2012


Research In Motion has been hit with a lawsuit alleging it infringed patents used in its popular BlackBerry Enterprise business email service. AFP/GETTY IMAGES

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The Toronto Star

Research In Motion has been hit with a lawsuit alleging it infringed patents used in its popular BlackBerry Enterprise business email service.

Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, LLC, a company based in Lewisville, Texas that says it owns a portfolio of former SkyTel Communications technology, claims in an action filed in Texas Tuesday that the BlackBerry maker’s system infringes five patents.

The patents cover several software functions including those that store and resend undelivered data messages, that handle call back numbers, and which allow a server to process extra-large emails. MTEL also says the BlackBerry calendar infringes a patent that covers pre-written messages.

The complaint seeks an injunction against Waterloo-based RIM’s use of the technology and unspecified damages.

The complaint says MTEL or its predecessors registered the patents between 1996 and 1999, were pioneers in wireless communications “and [are] credited with launching the world’s first two-way wireless paging service, dubbed SkyTel 2-Way.”

A spokesperson for RIM said the company would vigorously defend the suit while a lawyer for the plaintiffs confirmed the filing but declined further comment.

RIM, like many mobile technology companies, has faced a number of patent infringement claims, including an action in January by Wi-LAN Inc. that said it infringed two patents for frequency systems used in Bluetooth communications.

Varia Holdings LLC accused RIM in March of infringing its patent related to the use of emoticons in phone text messaging while in the same month Graphics Properties Holdings Inc. said BlackBerry phones were improperly using its patented display technology.

RIM has also been accused of infringing voice-command, imaging, battery charging and circuit board patents.

Source: The Toronto Star

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New Dumbo queue makes waiting cool

Orlando Business Journal by Richard Bilbao, Reporter
Date: Thursday, June 7, 2012, 1:46pm EDT


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Orlando Theme Park News has a neat video of the new interactive queue line at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Dumbo the Flying Elephant attraction.

One of the most unique things is instead of waiting in line, guests will get a pager — much like what happens at restaurants — that will talk when its that guest’s turn to ride.

During the wait, guests can take part in a play area with net structures, trampoline climbers and other playground attractions or just hang out in a air-conditioned area, which is a plus for parents.

Check out the video on Orlando Theme Park News.

The additions to Dumbo the Flying Elephant is part the overall expansion of Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom, which is opening in phases over the next two years.

Source: Orlando Business Journal

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Motorola MOTOACTV update adds Twitter and Facebook to keep you company during marathons

By Daniel Cooper posted Jun 2nd 2012 1:27AM


If you wish you could tweet during that round-the-block 5K, then Motorola's latest update to MOTOACTV is for you. The fitness computer will display Facebook and Twitter messages on the device as well as offering more accurate mapping, easier WiFi network setup and more flexible workout planning. Additionally, golfists who plumped for the Golf edition get some more links-appropriate features like tee location options and putt distance-tracking. You can get the update by connecting the device to your computer and Motocast will handle the rest.

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Toshiba touts industry's densest SSDs, doubles performance

New SSDs used 19-nanometer process technology

By Lucas Mearian
June 4, 2012 02:57 PM ET

Computerworld — Toshiba Storage Products today announced a new line-up of solid-state drives (SSDs) using the industry's smallest lithography process to date — 19 nanometers.

The lineup includes both 2.5-in. and mSATA (mini-SATA) form factors as well as drives in 9.5mm and 7mm heights. All of the drives use the latest serial ATA (SATA) 6Gbps interface protocol.

Toshiba's new THNSNF SSD line will perform at twice the speed of Toshiba's previous HG3 series SSDs, the company said. The THNSNF line, built with multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash, use Quadruple Swing-By Code — Toshiba's robust and highly efficient error correction code technology for data protection.

The SSD lineup offers up to 524MB/sec sequential read rates and 461MB/sec sequential and 440MB/sec random write rates. Using 4KB blocks, the drives can sustain up to 50,000 random I/Os per second and 35,000 random write IOPS.

The drives are expected to be generally available in August.

The 2.5-in SSD lineup is aimed at high-end and thin and light notebooks, all-in-one desktop computers, embedded systems and external storage devices for consumer and industrial PCs.

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The drives come in capacities that range from 64GB to 512GB. Toshiba said the drives have a 1.5 million hour meantime between failures (MTBF) rating.

The new SSDs offer upgrades over previous models that make them Windows 8 optimized, including SATA revision 3.1-compliance (offering new power-management features). That compliance translates into the SSDs having a power utilization rating of less than 0.1 watts.

The SSDs also feature what Toshiba calls Deterministic Zeroing TRIM, which identifies blocks of capacity marked for deletion that can be reused. It is exclusively available with Windows 8 and future Linux kernels.

In a statement, Joel Hagberg, vice president of marketing at Toshiba's Storage Products Business Unit, said the THNSNF SSD series provides "critical features for our customers as they design the next generation of PCs and embedded systems."

Source: Computerworld

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  • Telemetry and Remote Switching
  • Fire House Automation
  • Load Shedding and Electrical Services Control

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

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  • Variety of sizes
  • Indoor/outdoor
  • Integrated paging receiver

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  • Highly programmable, off-air decoders
  • Message Logging & remote control
  • Multiple I/O combinations and capabilities
  • Network monitoring and alarm reporting

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  • Emergency Mass Alerting
  • Remote telemetry switching & control
  • Fire station automation
  • PC interfacing and 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

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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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WiPath Communications LLC
4845 Dumbbarton Court
Cumming, GA 30040
4845 Dumbbarton Court
Cumming, GA 30040
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Phone: 770-844-6218
Fax: 770-844-6574
WiPath Communications

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Hark Technologies

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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)

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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
  • Eight contact closure version also available
  • Product customization available

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  • Please see our web site for other products including Internet Messaging Gateways, Unified Messaging Servers, test equipment, and Paging Terminals.
Hark Technologies
717 Old Trolley Rd Ste 6 #163
Summerville, SC 29485
Tel: 843-821-6888
Fax: 843-821-6894
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hark David George and Bill Noyes
of Hark Technologies.

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Hark Technologies

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Why Calibrate?

Source: YouTube

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Over 70% of first responders are volunteers.
Without an alert, interoperability means nothing.

Get the Alert.

M1501 Acknowledgent Pager

With the M1501 Acknowledgement Pager and a SPARKGAP wireless data system, you know when your volunteers have been alerted, when they've read the message, and how they're going to respond – all in the first minutes of an event. Only the M1501 delivers what agencies need – reliable, rugged, secure alerting with acknowledgement.

Learn More

  • 5-Second Message Delivery
  • Acknowledged Personal Messaging
  • Acknowledged Group Messaging
  • 16 Group Addresses
  • 128-Bit Encryption
  • Network-Synchronized Time Display
  • Simple User Interface
  • Programming/Charging Base
  • Secondary Features Supporting Public Safety and Healthcare

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Selected portions of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update, a newsletter 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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AUGUST 1: FCC FORM 502, NUMBER UTILIZATION AND FORECAST REPORT: Any wireless or wireline carrier (including paging companies) that have received number blocks—including 100, 1,000, or 10,000 number blocks—from the North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA), a Pooling Administrator, or from another carrier, must file Form 502 by August 1. Carriers porting numbers for the purpose of transferring an established customer’s service to another service provider must also report, but the carrier receiving numbers through porting does not. Resold services should also be treated like ported numbers, meaning the carrier transferring the resold service to another carrier is required to report those numbers but the carrier receiving such numbers should not report them. New this year is that reporting carriers are required to include their FCC Registration Number (FRN). Reporting carriers file utilization and forecast reports semiannually on or before February 1 for the preceding six-month reporting period ending December 31, and on or before August 1 for the preceding six-month reporting period ending June 30.

Source: BloostonLaw Telecom Update Vol. 15, No. 22 June 6, 2012


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

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From: Carter Blumeyer
Subject: FM tuners & New ATSC NRT standard
Date: June 6, 2012 7:06:55 PM CDT
To: Brad Dye;txt  

Radio again seeks to include FM tuners in mobile phones. This is to provide people notification and information to the masses during a disaster . . . here is an idea:  Lobby to install receiver in phones to provide a single or couple mass notification CAP-CODES?

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On Jun 5, 2012, at 11:37 PM, Carter Blumeyer wrote:

The new ATSC NRT standard is designated “A/103.” The delivery of non-real-time services via A/103 will now allow broadcasters to deliver file-based content, including programs and clips, information for emergency alerts and even commercial applications such as digital signage.

Carter C Blumeyer
6334 Golden Dewdrop Trail
Windermere FL 34786

Phone: 407-536-6664
Skype: carter.blumeyer

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With best regards,
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Newsletter Editor


Wireless Messaging News
Brad Dye, Editor
P.O. Box 266
Fairfield, IL 62837 USA

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Skype: braddye
Twitter: @BradDye1
Telephone: 618-599-7869

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God grant me the serenity
To accept things I cannot change,
Courage to change things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.

“It was actually written by Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr, of the Union Theological Seminary, New York City, in about 1932 as the ending to a longer prayer. In 1934, the doctor’s friend and neighbor, Dr. Howard Robbins, asked permission to use that part of the longer prayer in a compilation he was making at the time. It was published in that year in Dr. Robbins’ book of prayers.”

— The Grapevine , January 1950 issue.

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