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Datum Inc.’s Timing Division announced the release of a small high-performance Global Positioning Satellite system receiver. Datum said the StarTime GPS Clock is designed for applications that require not only high performance but small physical size and low price. The clock consists of an IRIG B time code output, one pulse per second traceable time, front panel time and unit status display and a standard RS-232 interface for remote on-site and off-site control. Typical applications of the product include time tagging for sequence of events analysis, monitoring fault location over wide area power networks and simplifying real-time monitor and control applications. (800) 938-3286.

Hewlett-Packard Co. announced enhancements to its portable Code Division Multiple Access spectrum analyzer. HP said the new CDMA analyzer is up to three times faster than the earlier model at measuring personal communications services and other spread-spectrum transmitters. The analyzer allows manufacturers and designers to do interactive troubleshooting and to test out-of-band spurious signals as part of its complete set of customized, one-button CDMA measurements, the company said. The portable CDMA spectrum analyzer combines the new HP 85725B CDMA measurements personality software with an HP 8590 E-series spectrum analyzer. When loaded into a spectrum analyzer, the CDMA personality configures the user interface for customized CDMA testing. (707) 577-4359.

Comsearch is offering a 1.9 GHz Microwave Receiver Count Report. Based on Comsearch’s proprietary database of microwave incumbents in the United States, the report provides a basis for a prospective personal communications services bidder to estimate how many microwave links should be relocated to make way for PCS. Comsearch said the report contains microwave receiver counts for all 493 basic trading areas including both co-channel and adjacent channel counts for frequency blocks C through F. The data is sorted by county names, BTA numbers and includes major trading area numbers. (703) 476-2798

Nokia Mobile Phones Inc. has introduced products and software designed to allow feasible transmission of wireless data. The company said the Nokia personal communications services Data Card is a compact wireless modem card that links computers with digital portable phones through any PCMCIA (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association) Type II or Type III slot. The product allows users to send and receive e-mail, faxes and computer files as well as access Web and Internet services from remote locations over the PCS systems throughout the country. Working in conjunction with the Nokia 2190 digital PCS phone, the card offers higher reliability, clarity and security than wireless data transported over traditional cellular systems. Nokia also announced the availability of Microsoft Windows-based software that allows PCS phone users to easily send and receive short messages as well as manage increased phone memory capabilities. Nokia said the software package gives users the power to write, edit, send, receive and save short messages using a wireless phone connected to a desktop or laptop computer. Short message service provides subscribers with pager-like, alphanumeric messages by allowing a cellular phone display to function as a message display. Notification of messages, voicemail and e-mail are processed by the SMS network and delivered on the telephone display the same way messages are delivered to a pager, the company said. (214) 257-9800.

Ericsson Inc. has developed a Plug-and-Play wireless office platform to support Microsoft Corp.’s Windows ’95 operating system connectivity across both Mobitex and Global System for Mobile communications networks. “Database access, e-mail, fax and file transfer are just as essential on the road as they are in the office. Because the application mix needed by different users results in varying data communications requirements, it is important to support both packet-switched Mobitex and circuit-switched GSM networks,” said Bengt Carlstrom, general manager for mobile data terminals at Ericsson Mobile Data. The platform essentially functions as wireless middleware to extend client/server systems to mobile users. General availability is scheduled for April, the company said. (212) 685-4030.

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