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AT&T's 2G shutdown in Oakland false alarm for industry

September 5, 2012Rich Miller

OAKLAND, Calif.—AT&T's move to partially disable its 2G service here at the end of August got the attention of California Alarm Association members, but the frequency blackout did not affect operations in the field, according to CAA Executive Director Jerry Lenander.AT&T, which announced on Aug. 3 that it would phase out its 2G networks nationwide by 2017, temporarily shut down its 850 MHz frequency on 16 cell towers in Oakland after city officials notified the company that the towers were...

2G, AICC, Alarm Industry Communications Committee, AT&T, CAA, California Alarm Association, CDMA, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, GSM


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AT&T: 2017 end of the line for 2G

August 15, 2012Rich Miller

YARMOUTH, Maine—AT&T will phase out its 2G networks by 2017, setting a long-anticipated timeline for the “sunset” of the technology and giving the alarm industry a target date to upgrade cellular equipment.The telecom giant made the announcement on Aug. 3 in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company cited “significant spectrum and capacity constraints on its wireless network in certain markets” as it continues to transition customers to 3G and...

2G, 3G, 4G, AlarmNet at Honeywell, AT&T, CDMA, Code Division Multiple Access, Global System for Mobile Communications, Gordon Hope, GSM


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Telguard offers dealers incentive to go to 3G

July 11, 2012Rich Miller

ATLANTA—Telguard Corp. is backing its call for alarm companies to prepare for the “2G sunset” with a $5 million program that gives dealers up to $25 for every 2G cellular communicator they replace with a Telguard 3G/4G product.The company, a division of Telular Corp., combines devices, communications and alarm processing into turnkey systems for wireless monitoring of intrusion and fire systems.The Upgrade Incentive Program was launched at ESX in Nashville in late June and is now...

2G sunset, 3G, 4G, ESX, GPRS, GSM, Security Systems News, Shawn Welsh, Telguard Corp., Telular Corp


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2GIG voluntarily recalls some panel components

November 14, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

CARLSBAD, Calif.—2GIG Technologies, a home security systems developer known for its Go!Control panel—an all-in-one security and home automation system with a touchscreen interface—recently announced a voluntary recall of some of the GSM radio modules used with the panels because of a possibility they might overheat.“We decided to do this out of an abundance of caution,” Todd Santiago, president of the company, which is based here, told Security Systems News in an email...

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Telular delivers manufacturer-agnostic, cellular, two-way voice solution

August 25, 2011Daniel Gelinas

CHICAGO—Wireless connectivity solution provider Telular on Aug. 16 announced the availability of two-way voice over cellular using its Telguard TG-1 Express solution. According to Telular vice president of marketing and business development Shawn Welsh, the TG-1 Express will save time and money for central stations and dealers by becoming the one-stop shop for two-way voice communication from the panel to the central station. "First and foremost this works with virtually everyone. It's not...

cellular, GSM, Jeffrey Atkins, PERS, Rapid Response Monitoring Services, RRMS, Shawn Welsh, Telguard, Telular, TG-1 Express


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Security Partners adds radios, grows Centras Network footprint

June 2, 2011Daniel Gelinas

LANCASTER, Pa.—Security Partners—the UL-listed/FM approved/CSAA 5-Diamond certified central monitoring station collocated with Select Security—announced recently it had added more radios and more Internet connections, called IP-links, to its AES Intellinet wireless mesh network, which it has branded Centras. Security Partners began deploying an AES mesh network a year ago and switched to the Centras branding in January of 2011. According to company president Patrick Egan, the growing...

AES-IntelliNet, Centras, GSM, Kerry Egan, Mike Sherman, Patrick Egan, POTS lines, Security Partners


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Does AT&T's purchase of T-Mobile threaten the industry?

March 24, 2011Daniel Gelinas

YARMOUTH, Maine—Ever since rumblings of a POTS sunset began last year, the security industry has been concerned with where a dependable communications pathway would come from. Most eyes have turned to broadband and GSM as two alternatives. With the March 20 announcement of AT&T's agreement to buy competitor T-Mobile for $39 billion, a new wrinkle to the communications pathway has been introduced with which the security industry must contend, assuming the acquisition passes muster with the SEC. Wireless...

AT&T, CDMA, Digital Monitoring Products, DMP, EVDO, GPRS, GSM, Mace CSSS, Mark Hillenburg, Morgan Hertel


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