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  1. RF Dude

    RF Dude Guest

    Posted with a new title so that more can read. Original discussion under
    subject "Caddx 591E"

    No doubt, cellemetry fills a valuable niche and may live a bit longer on
    AMPS control channel. The absolute sunset date of AMPS might vary from
    carrier to carrier and can change between now and then. Below is a word of
    caution for those buying AMPS only cellemetry units.

    If you install an AMPS only cellemetry radio into a basement panel (or other
    marginal coverage area) somewhere that presently is served by a "capacity"
    cell site this is removed from service, you might lose your AMPS service *at
    that location*. Coverage is maintained for street level, not indoors for
    which there are many variables. Remember when AMPS first began service
    ~1985? 5 very high sites could provide street level coverage to a 3W mobile
    phone in a city of one million. Then sites were added to provide portable
    grade (600 mW) coverage. Then sites were added to provide capacity relief
    (ie cell splitting for more channels). Then sites were added along busy
    highways to deal with congestion. The AMPS network will be deconstructed in
    the reverse order until the final few sites are turned down. Service will be
    there as it must until the contracted dates, but not in its present form and
    signal penetration.

    What to do is simple: As the other poster pointed out, new Cellemetry
    radios are being released DUAL MODE. That is AMPS and CDMA, etc. Buy one
    of these, and you don't have to worry. See
    http://www.cellemetry.com/FAQs.asp#9 for more information.

    "With digital network migration well under way, it is more important than
    ever to provide the market and our customers with a clear migration path
    from legacy analog networks and services to the new digital networks and IP
    platforms. "

    "Digital Cellemetry will also offer a wireless solution by combining
    existing analog and digital technologies into multi-mode/multi-band radios,
    allowing for maximum coverage and obsolescence protection. This strategy
    will also provide our customers a high level of flexibility for deployment
    not restricted by location or application."

    "MMP Network Access Modules are in test and are targeted for delivery in
    Q'2,
    2005 with commercial release of Cellemetry SMS and digital products targeted
    for Q'2, 2005.
    SMS capability via GSM is underway and on target for testing in Q'2 2005"
     
  2. It also says this:

    Q. What is your strategy for the AMPS sunset date?
    A. As cellular carriers convert their analog service markets, they are guided by the 2003 FCC ruling that requires carriers to maintain a sufficient level and quality of AMPS (analog) service in their coverage areas until February 18, 2008. While industry experts believe that AMPS will likely remain available well beyond this date, its ubiquitous availability is likely to decline in some metropolitan areas of the US after February 2008.
    Numerex has always focused on providing our customers with industry benchmark solutions that go well beyond control channel transport of machine messages. With digital network migration well under way, it is more important than ever to provide the market and our customers with a clear migration path from legacy analog networks and services to the new digital networks and IP platforms.
    Prudent integration of new digital and web technology into the Numerex wireless businesses is an active and on-going process and the company is committed to taking full advantage of such new technology whenever and where-ever it makes sense for our customers.
     
  3. Mark Leuck

    Mark Leuck Guest

    Anyone who installs a cellular backup in a basement should have their head
    examined
     
  4. Mark Leuck

    Mark Leuck Guest

    Don't be so sure it will be dropped
     
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