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AMPS ANALOG CELL NETWORKS TO BE SHUT DOWN IN FEBRUARY 2008 - NSGDATACOM OFFERS FAX AND VOICE SOLUTION FOR AMPS USERS

CHANTILLY, VA — October 30, 2007 — After February 18, 2008, more than 300,000 analog “Bag-Phone” subscribers may be without mobile fax and voice service. After that date, the FCC will no longer require the major cellular carriers to support AMPS (Advanced Mobile Phone System), an analog-based cell system, and the cell carriers are planning to shut down their AMPS services. Digital networks do not reliably support traditional fax. Current users of the AMPS service include truckers, barge operators, the police and other first responders, for whom the ability to support fax is an essential part of communications. Fax is the primary reason they have continued to use AMPS rather than move to newer digital services.

BagFax from NSGDatacom is a modern, direct replacement for the traditional AMPS “Bag Phone”. BagFax includes up to four ports, which connect to analog fax machines and traditional telephone handsets for fax and voice calls. BagFax connects to your current carrier’s wireless data network.

Rich Yalen, CEO, said, “We are excited about this technology. BagFax provides an ideal solution for AMPS fax and voice applications. It is easy to deploy and requires no change to current operational procedures, after the cutover to your carrier’s wireless data service.”

Conventional fax calls are sensitive to delays and require a reliable level of delivery that IP networks cannot provide. NSGDatacom’s patented technology overcomes these problems and provides reliable fax transmission over digital services for mobile units. BagFax is rugged, tolerating vehicle vibration, wide operating temperature ranges and dust. The unit’s mounting ears allow easy installation in the limited confines of a vehicle. It is very easy to use and able to receive and send fax as soon as it connects to the wireless data network. In addition to fax, BagFax supports transparent off-premises extensions for standard voice calls (OPX).

Additional information about BagFax can be found at www.nsgdata.com/bagfax/index.php


 
 
 
last updated: 13-October-14