Grandpa, do all pagers come
 
from west of California?

 

As much as we hate to admit it, the US has given away the manufacturing of pagers primarily to the Chinese (Yes, Taiwan is Chinese too!).  To our knowledge, there is a single hold out in Japan and maybe one still left in Australia, Korea, and Singapore; but MOST pagers, including Motorola, come from China/Taiwan.  These pagers are primarily designed to serve a consumer market (which no longer exists).  In simple terms, the quality originally found in products like the original Motorola Advisor, Bravo, and Minitor II just isn't there anymore (at least in our opinion).

There are some exceptions.  There are some first class manufacturers in Europe where quality and technical standards still remain high.  Regrettably, prices are also high as a result of numerous contributing factors - notably lower dollar value against the Euro and the fact that the Europeans pay fair wages so their citizens can pay higher taxes.  Some of these European manufacturers, such as Multitone, have been doing business in the US for a number of years primarily focusing on serving the needs of hospitals in the northeastern US and more recently, VA hospitals nationwide.  There is some risk in dealing with a niche market provider since local representation and/or local repair capability is often missing.  Clearly, there had to be a better alternative.  There is - it's called Swissphone!

Swissphone did it right, starting with manufacturing their own products in Switzerland (you know, where those good expensive watches are made).  After becoming a major supplier in the European market, they decided to come to North America.  The plan was based on providing quality products, innovation, fair pricing, and good service through a network of three distribution points in the US and one in Canada.  Falcon Direct is one of those three US suppliers who sell, support, and service Swissphone products.

So - to answer the original question, all pagers do NOT come from the Asian Pacific rim.  The BEST ones come from Switzerland via Falcon Direct.  Aren't you glad we shared this with you?  Now, let's take a look at the products available from Swissphone!  We currently offer three basic types.  The DE900 is capable of functioning either as a numeric or alphanumeric text display pager.  The DE900 is a crystal type receiver that is great for fixed frequency applications and is available in either the VHF or UHF frequency bands.  More importantly, the DE900 can operate at either 25 kHz or 12.5 kHz.  Click here for a special report on why this is extremely important to you as a user.  

Swissphone digital pagers 

Product

Description

Your Price

Buy Now



DE900


US Federal Government agencies have standardized on utilization of 12.5 kHz channel spacing for all pagers.  Swissphone offers both alphanumeric text display and voice paging models meeting this standard.  The Swissphone Model DE900 is a totally unique design with a large three line screen.  It is available in the VHF 138-174 MHz frequency range or UHF 400 - 470 MHz frequency range on your single frequency choice, programmed for 512, 1200 or 512 baud.  Specifications are available by clicking here. Standard model is powered by a single AA battery that has a typical operating life of 4 months or more. Price includes carrying holster.  The standard warranty is one year. You can order on line by clicking on the EZ-Buy button at the right.  P/N DE900


$199


DE920

The Swissphone Model DE920 is similar to the DE900, except it is based on a synthesized (non-crystal) design that provides quick shipment and user flexibility.   It is available in the VHF 138-174 MHz frequency range or UHF 400 - 470 MHz frequency range on your single frequency choice, programmed for 512, 1200 or 512 baud.  Specifications are available by clicking here. Standard model is powered by a single AA battery that has a typical operating life of 4 months or more. Price includes carrying holster.  The standard warranty is one year. You can order on line by clicking on the EZ-Buy button at the right.  P/N DE920

 

$229

Optional carrying chain, P/N SP0321286

$4



 

Leather carrying holster, P/N SP0321315 

$18

Spare belt clip with carrying holster, P/N SP0639251 

$8

Optional AC desk charger with rechargeable Ni-Cd AA battery.  P/N SP0892526

$50




Programming hardware stand with PC connector cable.  Compatible with WINDOW 98, 2000, ME, and XP.  P/N SP0951456

$475

Programming software for changing baud rate or cap codes.  Can not be used for changing frequency (The DE900 is a crystal type receiver.  P/N SP0991881

$175


Falcon Direct offers a flat rate shipping program for Swissphone.  The charge is only $20 regardless of type of product or quantity.  All shipments made by UPS ground unless otherwise specified (subject to additional charges for overnight or 2nd day delivery). Order Code CP320

$20


Doing business with Falcon Direct is easy!  You can charge to American Express, Discover, MasterCard, VISA, or we will accept Purchase Orders from approved customers.

 

Be sure and insert your desired frequency and cap codes in the comments section if you are ordering on line.  If you prefer, you can fax your programming information to 205.853.6178.  If you have questions, give us a call at 1.800.489.2611.

The DV900 is the alternative for any numeric or alphanumeric display pager.  As a numeric pager, the price is considerably higher than any of the consumer type pagers offered by suppliers or market applications with a requirement for an economy pager.  For example, church nursery paging systems are typically very cost conscious.  This condition has evolved as a result of competitors who view the marked only as an opportunity to sell pagers at the lowest possible price.  Falcon Direct has long been a leader in providing wireless church nursery paging systems.  Our most popular church pager sells for just $79.  Still, we think there is a need for a high quality pager such as the DV900.

There are other users who can actually SAVE money by switching from conventional analog pagers to new generation digital pagers.  As a case in point, volunteer fire department have long used analog voice pagers for alerting first responders.  There is a problem with analog technology in that analog pagers are only produced in relatively low quantities which tends to drive prices up.  Additionally, coverage is often inadequate for covering large geographic areas.  Repeater stations can be very expensive, and often difficult to license.  Digital systems are less expensive and can easily and inexpensively be expanded to meet growing requirements.

The problem with digital pagers is that they don't talk.  There is an advantage in voice communications.  You don't have to read messages while driving and you have no difficulty in getting your message in poor lighting conditions.  So, the folks at Swissphone came up with a hybrid technology that provides the combined benefits of both digital and voice communications.  The call it the DV500.  This amazing receiver takes digital text messages and converts them to VOICE!

The benefits of a digital sending system are numerous.  Networked PC's can allow multiple work stations to send a text page.  Low cost sending terminals can be connected to a telephone line.  New computer aided dispatch systems can take direct Caller ID information and the typed call report and send the message automatically to a digital text pager.  Best of all, if the user has the DV500, they can receive the message in VOICE!  We thought you might interested in seeing the prices on the DV500 - Here they are!

 

Product

Description

Your Price

Buy Now



DV500


The Swissphone Model DV500 is a totally unique design with a large LCD screen. but that's not what makes it unique!  The DV500 utilizes a standard POCSAG (RP21) paging protocol operating at 512, 1200, or 2400 baud.  It is available in the VHF 138-174 MHz frequency range or UHF 450 - 470 MHz frequency range on your single frequency choice.  This pager is currently available only with 25 kHz channel spacing. Specifications are available by clicking here. This pager is powered by a single AA rechargeable battery and desk charge  . Price includes carrying holster.  Standard warranty is one year. You can order on line by clicking on the Buy-Me button at the right.  P/N DV500

$299



Optional carrying chain, P/N SP0321286

$4



 


Leather carrying holster, P/N SP0321285

$28





Optional AC desk charger (VHF or UHF) with external antenna connector and relay contact.  P/N SP0892650

$125






Optional DC car charger (for VHF only) with external relay contact
P/N SP092517

$125





Programming hardware stand with PC connector cable.  Compatible with WINDOW 98, 2000, ME, and XP.  
P/N SP0962660

$295




Programming software for changing baud rate or cap codes.  Can not be used for changing frequency (The DE500 is a crystal type receiver.  P/N SP0991865

$175


Falcon Direct offers a flat rate shipping program for Swissphone.  The charge is only $20 regardless of type of product or quantity.  All shipments made by UPS ground unless otherwise specified (subject to additional charges for overnight or 2nd day delivery). Order Code CP320

$20


Doing business with Falcon Direct is easy!  You can charge to American Express, Discover, MasterCard, VISA, or we will accept Purchase Orders from approved customers.

User information.  Products sold by Falcon Direct are warranted to be technically compliant with the manufacturers specifications.  No other warranty relative to use of the equipment or related service, when applicable, is expressed or implied.  Falcon Direct makes no claim for suitability or fitness of users purpose or application.  Falcon Direct is not responsible for claims arising from the use of equipment or services provided by or through Falcon Direct in which there are losses attributed to the use or application of equipment and/or related services.  User agrees to these terms as a condition of purchase.

 

Be sure and insert your desired frequency and cap codes in the comments section if you are ordering on line.  If you prefer, you can fax your programming information to 205.853.6178.  If you have questions, give us a call at 1.800.489.2611.  If you are interested in voice pagers by Swissphone, click here.

Extended term financing with monthly, quarterly or annual payments is available.  Call us at 1-800-489-2611 for additional information.

All Falcon Direct personal message receivers are covered by a one year warranty.  A comment may be appropriate concerning warranties.  A warranty is the manufacturers certification that the product is free from defects and a promise to correct defects should they occur.  It is NOT a service policy.  Under the terms of a normal warranty, it is your responsibility to provide proof of purchase, call for a return material authorization, and pay for shipping of the defective product back to the manufacturer.  If the malfunction is determined to be caused by abuse (i.e. dropping, water damage, etc.) the warranty does NOT cover the cost of the repair.  Also, there is no promise as to how long it will take for the product to be repaired and returned.  At best, it may be a week, depending on the distance and the shipper selected.  In some cases, it may be several weeks or even several months if a special part has to be ordered.  This is not peculiar to Falcon Direct - it is generally applicable to any warranty unless other terms are specifically defined in writing.  If pagers are critical to your operations, we suggest  that you purchase a spare or two.  You'll be glad you did.

Lastly, there is one other issue requiring clarification.  To operate an on-site paging system requires an FCC license.  The process for applying for a license involves both time and money.  There are those who are unaware of this requirement (or choose to ignore it).  We do not subject you to additional cost, delays, or potential FCC rule violations.  We provide a temporary on-site license at no cost while your license application (if required) is being processed.  That's just one of the things that make us a little different from all the rest!

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The Falcon Team
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This page was last updated on 10/08/2007