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This book explains the different types of paging systems and how they are changing. Traditional paging services have seen a world decline of over 65% in the number of human between 1988 to 2003. During this decline, some paging systems have experienced high-growth in new areas such as short messaging and telemetry.
Paging systems provide reliable information transfer that reaches many places that are not reachable by other types of mobile or satellite systems. Explained is how and why paging systems are transitioning from one-way systems to two-way systems.
Covered in this book are the key paging industry standards including as POCSAG, ERMES, FLEX, and REFLEX to standardize equipment and services. This has resulted in a dramatic reduction in equipment and usage costs for the customer and the availability of amazing new devices.
The paging industry continues to evolve with innovative technologies and services that provide for new communication applications. This book covers some of the near-term changes that will affect the paging industry.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION TO PAGING
INTERACTIVE VOICE RESPONSE (IVR)
PAGERS WITH SYNTHESIZERS
GOLAY SEQUENTIAL CODING
POST OFFICE CODE STANDARD ADVISORY GROUP (POCSAG)
EUROPEAN RADIO MESSAGING SYSTEMS (ERMES)
ADVANCED PAGING OPERATORS CODE (APOC)
RADIO BROADCAST DATA SYSTEM (RBDS)
ALPHA OR TEXT MESSAGING
FREQUENCY AGILE PAGING
CELLULAR-LIKE PAGING SYSTEMS
WIRELESS WEB APPLICATIONS
About the Authors
Mr. Lawrence Harte has over 29 years of experience in the electronics industry including company leadership, product management, development, marketing, design, and testing of telecommunications (cellular), radar, and microwave systems. He has been issued patents relating to cellular technology. He has authored over 75 articles on related subjects and has been a speaker and panel moderator at industry trade events. Mr. Harte earned executive MBA at Wake Forest University and received his Bachelors degree from University of the State of New York. During the TDMA digital cellular standard development process, Mr. Harte served as an editor and voting company representative for the Telecommunications Industries Association (TIA) TR45.3, digital cellular standards committee. As of 2003, Mr. Harte had authored and co-authored over 20 books relating to telecommunications technology. He has served as a consultant and expert witness for leading companies including Ericsson, Siemens, VLSI, AMD, Casio, Samsung, Sony, ATT, Nokia, Hughes and many others.