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    • SCM: Station Class Mark

      SCM: Station Class Mark

      The SCM (Station Class Mark) is a 4 bit number which holds three different pieces of information. Your cellular telephone transmits this information (and more) to the cell tower. Bit 1 of the SCM tells the cell tower whether your cellphone uses the older 666 channel cellular system, or the newer 832 channel cellular system.

    • ANI (Automatic Number Identification)

      ANI (Automatic Number Identification)

      ANI (Automatic Number Identification) is a system utilized by telephone companies to identify the DN (Directory Number) of a calling subscriber. Automatic number identification permits subscribers to capture or display caller’s telephone number. This feature was developed by AT&T, and it should not be confused with new caller ID services. AT&T developed this feature for

    • Unlocked Cell Phones

      Unlocked Cell Phones

      To understand what an unlocked cell phone is, it is important to first understand what a locked cell phone is. A locked cell phone is one that can only be used with one cellular service provider. In contrast, an unlocked cell phone can be used with any cellular service provider. When a cell phone is

    • How Video Conferencing Works

      How Video Conferencing Works

      Video conferencing has become popular over the last decade. Video conferencing is when two or more parties communicate in real time in separate locations with both video and audio signals. Technology Used in Video Conferencing Video conferencing works by using a few different technologies. Some of these technologies are hardware, others technologies involved in the

    • Blue Box

      Blue Box

      Blue boxes use a 2600hz tone to size control of telephone switches that use in-band signaling. The caller may then access special switch functions, with the usual purpose of making free long distance phone calls, using the tones provided by the Blue Box. To quote Karl Marx, blue boxing has always been the most noble

    • Cell Phone Jammer

      Cell Phone Jammer

      With so many people using cell phones these days, one of the devices that have popped- up on the market are cell phone jammers. Be advised that cell phone jammers are usually black market devices, since using them is illegal in most municipalities. However, for those that are tired of hearing endless cell phone conversations

    • Computer Telephony Integration (CTI)

      Computer Telephony Integration (CTI)

      Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) is a set of technologies for integrating and managing the communication or interaction between computers and telephone systems. CTI functionality falls into two general categories: CTI enables the computer user to control their telephone system CTI enables the telephone system to display information via the computer A user with a CTI-enabled

    • Telephone Voltage

      Telephone Voltage

      Telephone voltage is actually related to the physical distance at which you can operate the telephone. If the voltage is high, it can signal to great distance. However, higher voltage carries certain risks. 48 V is a compromise between distance and safety. 50-52 V is used in central office common batteries, but designations and documents

    • How Cell Phone Tracking Works

      How Cell Phone Tracking Works

      Before GPS started being deployed in the majority of mobile devices sold on the market, the only method available to track a cell phone was triangulating the cell phone’s position using one of several techniques available to law enforcement and other governmental agencies. Today, most cell phone tracking applications work by accessing the GPS location

    • How to Update the Blackberry OS

      How to Update the Blackberry OS

      The BlackBerry OS is deployed on mobile devices used in 91 countries across more than 500 service operators. Research In Motion (RIM) developed the operating system since 1999, which allows mobile devices to act as both digital assistants and portable media players depending on the type of device purchased. A common task that arises for

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