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PHS

(1) (Personal Handyphone System) A TDMA-based cellular phone system introduced in Japan in mid-1995. Operating in the 1880-1930 MHz band, PHS uses microcells that cover an area only 100 to 500 meters in diameter, resulting in lower equipment costs but requiring more base stations. Using the PHS Internet Access Forum Standard (PIAFS), PHS provides up to 64 Kbps of data transfer. Although PHS was touted as a global standard, it never took off outside of Japan. See PHS-WLL and PDC.

(2) (Public Health Service) See healthcare IT.
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At this occasion, many businessmen assured of their cooperation to PHS.
The acquisition of PHS Data Solutions is a further significant step in our strategy of consolidation and provides a compelling opportunity to combine with a business of scale whose activities are all core to Restore.
Having advised PHS since 1996, Robert Cherry, a partner at Blake Morgan, has completed over 250 acquisitions for the business across the service industry sector ranging from PS1m to circa PS100m in value.
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PHS Waterlogic water coolers also offer other key environmental features including compressors with eco-friendly gas, energy saving models equipped with sleep mode, anti-flood mechanisms, recyclable plastic casing, non-toxic environmentally cleaning chemicals, reduced delivery packaging and a well-managed environmentally friendly process for recycling all end-of-life watercoolers.
PHS Teacrate's Sales Director, Patrick Sheehy, said: "Having access to sufficient trays to meet peak demand and hygiene standards must always be key priorities in the food supply chain.
"PHS is a successful business with talented employees which, like us, is family owned, privately held and shares a passion for customer satisfaction," Charles Mills, chief executive officer of Medline, said in a statement.
Analysts say current mobile phones can serve as substitutes for PHS and the rise of smart phones such as Apple Inc.'s iPhone is making the field even more competitive.
Fusion Communications will lease PHS network capacity from Willcom, allowing customers to enjoy free calls between Rakuten-provided PHS phones, they said.
Company director Ian Mc- Dermott will use the funds to purchase shares in PHS Supplies from retiring share holders Mike Shelley and John Williams, the founders of the company, who support the buyout.
Public Health Service (PHS) health officers, appears to be a spin-off product of the TB book, but nevertheless a valuable contribution to the growing, but still small, literature on Arctic health history.