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beeper

A portable paging device that allows a person to contact (“beep” or page) its wearer by calling a specific telephone number; depending on the device’s sophistication and capacity, a person wearing a beeper may receive a message of various length at a range of up to 100 kilometers (62 miles) from the person contacting them.

beeper

A portable paging device that allows a person to contact–'beep' or page its wearer by calling a specific telephone number; depending on the device's sophistication and capacity, a person contacting the person wearing the beeper may send a message of various length at a range of up to 100 kilometers–62 miles from the 'home base'
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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.
Beepers are great for the workday when we have people out and about, but they ire no good for off time because they put you on call 24 hours a day.
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, etc.