Thomson Reuters Acquires Liquid Engines

April 28, 2009

Liquid Engines now part of the Tax and Accounting business of Thomson Reuters

On August 26, 2008, Liquid Engines, a developer of tax management software, was purchased by Thomson Tax and Accounting, a division of Thomson Reuters.

Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. By combining industry expertise with innovative technology, Thomson Reuters delivers critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets – powered by the world’s most trusted news organization.

The Tax and Accounting business of Thomson Reuters is the leading provider of technology and information solutions, as well as integrated tax compliance software and services to accounting, tax and corporate finance professionals in accounting firms, corporations, law firms and government.

Summit County, Ohio, Contracts With American Messaging LLC

April 15, 2009

The Summit County (OH) Council this week agreed to spend $75, on a two-year contract for pager services. American Messaging Services LLC of Lewisville, Texas, will handle the services for about 650 pagers in the county system. The majority of those pagers are needed by sheriff’s deputies at the county jail, officials said. Cell phones are not permitted in the jail for security reasons, they said. The county used to have more than 1,000 pagers and the previous contract was for $120,000, officials said.

American Messaging Services, LLC and Raven Systems, Inc. Announce Partnership

January 15, 2009

Lewisville, Texas – January 15, 2009 – American Messaging Services, LLC and Raven Systems, Inc. are pleased to announce a joint marketing agreement to sell Raven System’s state-of-the-art emergency and mass notification service, RAVENAlert. Unlike any other form of mass notification or system today, RAVENAlert has the ability to simultaneously notify recipients of a pending disaster or other emergency situation in less than one minute and to “geo target” messages to specific locations affected by a particular event.

RAVENAlert devices mount to a wall or sit on any flat surface, and by utilizing the wireless messaging network of American Messaging, a specified group of devices can simultaneously receive and broadcast messages. Myron Anduri, President of Raven Systems noted, “broadband networks like those of the large wireless carriers and out dial telephone systems deliver messages sequentially, therefore the more messages to be sent, the longer it takes to deliver messages to all intended recipients or devices.” He went on to note “this fundamental issue, which in almost all emergency situations has delayed timely notification of emergency and other affected personnel, led us to American Messaging and its paging network.”

J. Roy Pottle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Messaging said, “the fact that paging networks deliver messages simultaneously, rather than sequentially, makes these networks perfect for mass notification. For over forty years paging networks have delivered individual messages to multiple recipients simultaneously due to the unique grouping capability of paging.” Each RAVENAlert device can be programmed with as many as 42,000 common addresses, or groups, and each group or RAVENAlert device programmed with that common address, regardless of the number of devices, will simultaneously receive messages sent to that common address.

The ability to send emergency or other critical notifications using the unique grouping capability associated with American Messaging’s network together with the RAVENAlert device provides the fastest possible method to simultaneously send and receive intelligent, location specific messages to a particular or defined group. In addition, follow-up information can be sent according to the progress of a situation. It is the ideal solution for public buildings, residences, hospitals and schools, as well as outdoor public alerting.

Headquartered in Lewisville, Texas, American Messaging Services, LLC is the second largest paging company in the United States, serving over 1.0 million customers on its nationwide messaging network.

Raven Systems, Inc. has extensive experience in electronics, digital paging, and software and hardware development. Raven Systems, Inc. provides state-of-the-art products and valued expertise in the field of emergency mass notification. Raven Systems, Inc. is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

For inquiries please contact Jenna Richardson, VP Product Development at (623) 581-0740 or

Sensus Metering Systems and PageNet Canada Formalize Alliance for Two-Way Network

July 23, 2007

Pittsburgh, PA – Paging Network of Canada, Inc. (“PageNet Canada”), a leading provider of two-way wireless messaging services, and Sensus Metering Systems, a leading provider of advanced utility meter reading systems, announced the signing of an agreement solidifying their alliance to provide utility meter monitoring services over a Canadian Narrowband PCS licensed radio network.

Having worked together for nearly a year under a Memorandum of Understanding, PageNet Canada will continue to provide Sensus with ongoing network services, including turnkey system build-out, maintenance, repair and central monitoring. The agreement also provides Sensus with access to over 350 tower locations throughout Canada where Sensus FlexNet Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) fixed network receivers will be installed.

Garry Fitzgerald, Chairman and CEO of PageNet Canada, said, “We are delighted to be a part of this strategic alliance with Sensus. This relationship is an excellent opportunity for us to expand our existing telemetry business and provide the infrastructure and on-going support for the future success of Sensus Metering Systems in Canada. We believe there is significant growth potential for machine-to-machine wireless communications and look forward to working with Sensus to help fulfill their potential in addressing the advanced utility metering requirements of Canada’s electric, water, gas and heat utilities.”

Sensus Chief Technology Officer, H. Britton Sanderford, Jr. said, “When combined with USA Mobility coverage in the US, this agreement puts in place the final partnership needed to complete and support our North American network coverage strategy. We now have the ability to offer Sensus FlexNet tower gateway base stations on existing towers, monitor and maintain tower equipment anywhere in North America.”

About FlexNet

FlexNet is a simple, flexible and reliable RF fixed network utility meter reading system, which is designed to increase meter reading efficiency, reduce overhead costs, and enhance customer service. FlexNet offers both two-way and one-way fixed based monitoring for both urban and rural areas. The primary licensed system and high powered transmitters provide the most robust system available in the market. In addition, the system is designed to be scalable to accommodate growth as a utility expands the meter deployments throughout its service territory.

About PageNet Canada

PageNet Canada is Canada’s largest paging and wireless messaging company. In addition, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Advanced Wireless Data Inc. (AWDI) markets and supports a wide variety of telemetry products including: Smart metering, Remote monitoring and control of commercial sprinkler systems, Delivery of news information to remote electronic signage, Measurement of pH levels in commercial swimming pools, GPS tracking of vehicles, Control of school crossing lights, and Remote monitoring of out-patients. For more information about PageNet visit their website at

About Sensus Metering Systems

The Sensus Metering Systems companies are leading world-class providers of high-value metering, Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system solutions for water, gas, electric, and heat utilities as well as sub-metering entities worldwide. Additional linked businesses include Smith-Blair, Inc. a leading provider of pipe clamp and coupling products for the water, gas, and industrial markets; and Sensus Precision Die Casting that produces complex, high quality die-castings. For more information, please visit the company’s web site at

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