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Vol. 4, No. 11
October 1st, 2004

 

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A Cellular Emergency
By Teresa von Fuchs

Your phone rings, you answer it and hear a familiar high-pitched continuous beep, followed by an electronic voice: “This is a test of the cellular emergency alert system. This is only a test.”

According to a recent announcement by Airadigm Communications a Little Chute, Wis.-based GSM provider whose network services are marketed under the name Einstein PCS, this scenario could be plausible in the near future. Airadigm just recently finished demonstrating a pilot of this program over its existing wireless network in Appleton, Wis.

The advantage of a cell phone-based system is that alerts can be sent based on geographical location. Airadigm's system uses a text messaging system to issue warnings. Unlike voice messages, the emergency alert system uses a broadcast control channel instead of a voice channel to avoid system overload when multiple messages are sent simultaneously.

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Dear subscriber,

After considering requests from our readers, we've decided to revamp our electronic offerings to help us address the quickly changing nature of the mobile enterprise industry. Twice a month you will receive the new Mobilizer with original features and breaking industry news delivered right to your inbox. www.MobileEnterpriseMag.com has also been relaunched with an entirely new interface and many more features including an interactive buyer's guide, product reviews, columns by the editors, and frequently updated original content.

Stay tuned, and enjoy the issue.

-The Mobile Enterprise Staff

AT&T, AT&T Wireless, and Cingular Strike Branding Accord
AT&T Wireless, and Cingular Wireless announced they have resolved issues relating to the use of the AT&T brand in connection with Cingular's acquisition of AT&T Wireless. The agreement the parties have reached also includes a provision for the purchase of AT&T network services.
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T-Mobile USA and Red Roof Inn Help Business Travelers Check-In, Unplug and Log-On
Delivering value to hotel guests and business travelers throughout the nation, Accor's Red Roof Inn today becomes the newest venue partner to join T-Mobile's growing network of nationally recognized brands offering the T-Mobile HotSpot wireless broadband service. T-Mobile HotSpot, the wireless broadband unit of T-Mobile USA, will provide Red Roof Inn with common area and guest room access to the largest carrier-owned, commercial-grade Wi-Fi network in the United States, as well as industry leading service quality and reliability, customer support and innovative features from a brand known worldwide.
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VoiceSignal Launches World's First Natural Language Voice Recognition Solution on Samsung's MM-A700
VoiceSignal, the market share and technology leader for speech recognition applications on mobile devices, announced today the launch of its next-generation speech solution on the Samsung MM-A700 wireless phone, available on the Sprint Network. The VoiceSignal software is the world's first one-command voice interface for dialing and launching applications on a phone. This new one-command capability makes it easy for the user to access Sprint's exciting new multimedia features on the MM-A700 streaming video phone. As with all other VoiceSignal applications, it is speaker independent, meaning that the consumer can use it right out of the box, without any training.
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Cellboost

From the Desk of Bryan Pedersen: Power in Your Pocket

You've got the calling plan with unlimited minutes. Your reception is so good you routinely take calls in a bank vault. Your phone organizes, optimizes and even plays Tetris. But something's amiss. Someone forgot to charge the phone last night, seriously cutting into your walk-and-talk style. Resort to using a landline? Before you start re-learning how to dial, Compact Power Systems has a better solution.

Cellboost provides “instant battery power for your cell phone.” Just plug the Zippo-sized device into your phone and within minutes it starts charging your battery. You can continue talking while it charges, and it doesn't tether you to a wall or a car's electrical outlet—as long as you don't mind having the extra appendage sticking from the bottom of your phone.

Each Cellboost provides about 60 minutes of talk time, and they are reusable until completely drained. A detachable plastic cover protects the contact points that connect with your phone, and the device weighs less than an ounce. After you've used it up completely, Cellboost can be thrown away, though the packaging urges the user to “dispose of properly”—which doesn't mean just avoiding throwing it on the ground. Cellboost, like all batteries, should be recycled.

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Cetex, October 5-7, 2004
Javits Center, New York

FREE EXPO PASS TO CETEX part of New York's Technology Week Oct. 5-7, 2004 Javits Center, New York. The only east coast consumer electronics business showcase for professionals looking featuring the Digital Home and World of AVolution Pavilions. To get your free expo pass click here and enter: aecdv1

 

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2004, October 17-22, 2004
Orlando

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2004, the industry's most strategic conference for senior IT and business strategists is only 2 weeks away — October 17-22 in Orlando, Florida. Join the thousands of your peers who have already registered and have secured their hotel accommodations. Our Mastermind Keynote Line-up: Steve Ballmer, Microsoft; John Chambers, Cisco Systems; Craig Barrett, Intel; Scott McNealy, Sun Microsystems; Sean O'Keefe, NASA

Visit www.gartner.com/us/symposium for additional event information

To register please call 1 800 778 1997 or 1 203 316 6757

 

In-Building Wireless, October 18-20, 2004
Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Orlando

Join us at the 7 th annual In-Building Wireless 2004 show, the leading indoor wireless coverage event in the U.S! In 2004, as in-building wireless becomes more commonplace, we will evaluate the potential for in-building wireless systems to evolve into the next utility. Featuring visionary panel discussions, case studies, and technical presentations, this must-attend event will provide a clear picture of the rapidly-expanding opportunities for in-building coverage and capacity. Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of the industry's most respected in-building wireless event. Mobile operators, building owners, enterprises, solution providers, networking equipment manufacturers and other industry leaders are all converging at In-Building Wireless 2004. Will you? Visit www.iir-inbuilding.com for more information.

 

Mobile ID Services, October 26, 2004
San Francisco

Attend a special interest seminar at CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment and hear from IBM, Liberty Alliance Project, Sun Microsystems, Vodafone and others detail Identity Management in a mobile environment and how you can support the future growth of mobile payments. Prices Increase September 17 th. Register Today! For more information, please visit or call 800.608.9641. http://www.scievents.com/MobileID


Gartner Healthcare IT Summit, November 14-17, 2004
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore

Gartner Healthcare IT Summit brings together executive-level IT decision-makers from the healthcare provider and payer marketplaces with a dynamic range of technology vendors. In four business-intensive days, event participants discuss IT healthcare solutions, enjoy networking opportunities and learn about the latest industry trends led by Gartner and other industry experts. http://www.healthcareitsummit.com

 

2004 e-Financial World Expo, November 18-19, 2004
National Trade Centre at Exhibition Place, Toronto

The e-Financial World Expo is the most anticipated worldwide exposition and conference of its kind and covers a wide range of information technologies utilized by financial institutions. Topics of the event include CRM, Online Banking Applications, Business Intelligence, Risk Management, Outsourcing, Security, Web Services, etc.

For a complete list of conference topics, please visit www.EFWorldExpo.WowGao.com

Register at www.EFWorldExpo.WowGao.com for complimentary expo pass and use this Promotion Code: MEMP to receive a 10% discount on all conference passes.

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