Easy to Use
for Obsolete AMPS "Bag Phone"
Tolerates Severe Environments
Reliable Fax Delivery
On February 18th, 2008 the FCC will no
longer require A and B class cellular carriers to support
AMPS (Advanced Mobile Phone System) services. Because AMPS
uses valuable frequencies that can be used for digital services,
carriers are eager to sunset the AMPS services as soon as
possible after this date.
The deactivation of AMPS will leave more
than 300,000 US analog "Bag Phone" subscribers without
mobile voice and facsimile (fax) service. While digital cell
networks easily accommodate voice calls, this is not true
of fax. New digital cell services do not support traditional
fax reliably, if at all.
Conventional fax calls are sensitive to delays
and require a reliable level of delivery that IP networks
cannot provide. Using NSGDatacom's patented technology these
problems are overcome, and alternate, reliable fax transmission
over digital services for mobile units can be provided.
Current users of the AMPS service include
truckers, barge operators, the police and other first responders.
In many cases the ability to support fax is an essential part
of the communication, and is the primary reason why 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". It consists of
a two-port device, which connects to one or two analog fax
machines or traditional telephone handsets for voice and fax
calls. BagFax connects to your current carrier's cellular
digital data network. All North American cellular providers
BagFax is of rugged construction and will
tolerate vehicle vibration, wide operating temperature range
and dust. The unit has mounting ears for 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 cell network. In addition to fax transport the BagFax
supports transparent off-premises extensions for standard
voice calls (OPX).
BagFax provides a solution for current AMPS
fax applications. It is easy to deploy and requires no change
to current operational procedures after the cutover to new