However, the beeper
's reign was short-lived because feature phones quickly took the spotlight.
Technologies that could mitigate the problems with backup beepers
have existed for around two decades.
Any e-collar with a remotely operated beeper
can be used as a way to deliver at distance common commands such as "come," "stay," and "sit," as well as handling instruction such as "back" and "over."
Although the Court has generally held that the use of beepers
for surveillance purposes does not amount to a search or a seizure, (36) it has also suggested that more pervasive technologies would trigger heightened scrutiny.
Skylink Technologies produces just such a beeper
. It found itself on the wrong end of a lawsuit brought by Chamberlain Inc, the manufacturers of powered garage doors.
A solar storm was suspected for a 1997 power failure in an AT&T satellite that silenced beepers
in North America for several days.
Our teen expert sees a rosy--and cheaper--wireless future: "I'm pretty sure that every single teenager will have a cell phone and beeper
five to 15 years from now," Mara predicts.
The researchers suggest that hospitals modify the sounds produced in the critical care setting and find ways to screen patients from noise pollution, such as loud voices, television sets, equipment alarms, intercoms, and beepers
As Brown noted: The people of the community were "prisoners in their own homes." On the other hand, individuals--even individuals who wear baggy pants, carry beepers
, and affiliate themselves with gangs--are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty and, until that point, are just as entitled as judges to freedom of association and the other rights and privileges accorded by state and federal law.
What's worse, their efforts are being aided by the unwitting victims themselves, pathologically ambitious worker bees who wear their beepers
during sex and develop a nervous tic if they go more than 10 minutes without checking voice-mail.
These containers need to be inspected periodically by staff, of course, as a variety of objects - sandwiches, missing beepers