This page enlists the available
functions of Management Console of Ozeki NG SMS Gateway. In this way
you can learn how to add a new service provider connection or a new
user in the program. The possible connection types are listed and
detailed to allow you to know their functions.
On the Management console of Ozeki NG SMS Gateway
you can find all the necessary menu items that are needed to configure
the software properly. Before you start to send and receive SMS messages
with this software product you need to do some settings in these menus.
Figure 1 demonstrates the Management console.
Figure 1 - Management console of Ozeki NG SMS Gateway
Add new service provider connection
On the left hand side of the interface you can find
"Add new service provider connection..." option. By clicking on it,
you will see a list of the possible connections. If you click on "Install"
next to the selected connection, you can start to
install a new connection.
The following connections will be listed:
Wireless connections (SMS,MMS)
GSM/GPRS Modem Connection:
This connection allows to send and receive SMS messages with the
help of a GSM modem or phone attached to the PC.
IP SMS connections (SMS)
CIMD2 Connection: The CIMD2
(Computer Interface to Message Distribution) protocol is used to
connect your computer directly to the SMSC (SMS Center) of the GSM
service provider. Therefore, you will be able to send SMS messages
over the Internet or a private IP network.
SMPP Connection: The SMPP
(Short Message Peer to Peer) protocol allows to connect the PC to
the SMSC of the service provider. In this way you will be able to
send and receive SMS messages over the Internet or over a private
UCP Connection: UCP/EMI
(Universal Computer Protocol / External Machine Interface) connect
your PC directly to the SMSC of the
HTTP Server Connection: HTTP
Server protocol allows to use HTTP requests to pass incoming
messages to your service. This technology is often used by
premium-rated SMS services. This connection option can also be
used as a "Virtual phone" for software development purposes.
HTTP Client Connection: The
HTTP client protocol connects your PC directly to the SMSC of the
mobile service provider to send SMS messages over the Internet.
For each outgoing message an HTTP GET or HTTP POST request is used.
Text and binary SMS message types are supported
SMTP (E-mail to SMS) Connection: The SMTP connection allows you
to send SMS messages through E-mail to SMS services. E-mail to SMS
connectivity is provided by many mobile network operators and
multichannel IP based GSM gateways. If you install this connection,
you can connect to these services.
Instant messaging connections (IM)
MSN Messenger Connection: This connection makes it possible to
connect to the MSN Messenger Service. You need to register for an
MSN account free of charge, and supply a username and password.
AOL Messenger Connection: The AOL messenger connection allows
to connect to the AOL instant messaging service. You need to register
for an AOL account free of charge, and supply a username and password.
IP SMS connections, service provider specific (SMS)
Madar Web Service Client Connection: This service provider
connection ensures the connection to the SOAP/HTTP webservice
provided for SMS sending by Madar in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It
supports Latin and Arabic SMS messages. It can only be used for
sending SMS messages. It does not provide an option to receive
incoming SMS messages. The connection supports deliveredtonetwork
and deliveredtofailed reports, but it does not support
Hungary, Pannon GSM, SMS Futár service:
This connections allows you to connect your PC directly to the Short
Message Service Center (SMSC) of Pannon GSM in Hungary. It supports both
sending and receiving SMS messages over the Internet. For each outgoing
message an HTTP POST request is used, and a built in webserver accepts
incoming messages and delivery reports.
Czech Republic, O2 M2M Connection:
The O2 M2M connection makes it possible to send SMS messages through the
proprietary SMS interface of the service provider O2 in the Checz Republic.
The connection uses HTTP as the transport protocol and gives you the
ability to send and receive text and binary SMS messages.
Croatia, TMobile ParlayX Connection:
The TMobile ParlayX connection ensures sending SMS messages to cellphones
through the ParlayX service provided by the Croatian mobile network operator
T-Mobile. To use this service you need an account provided by this service
Croatia, VIP ParlayX Connection:
The VIP ParlayX connection allows you to send SMS messages to cellphones
through the ParlayX service provided by the Croatian mobile network operator
VIP. To use this service you need an account provided by this service
Denmark, Sonofon, CPA HyDra SMS service:
This connections allows you to connect your PC directly to the SMSC of
Sonofon in Denmark for sending and receiving SMS messages over the Internet.
For each outgoing message an HTTP POST request is used, and a built in
webserver accepts incoming messages and delivery reports.
IP MMS connections (MMS)
The EAIF connection allows you to send MMS messages to cellphones.
The messages are submitted over the Internet. The messages are submitted
using the EAIF protocol.
MM7 Connection: This connection is used to sending MMS messages
to mobile phones over the Internet. The messages are submitted using
the MM7 protocol which allows you to connect to an HTTP or HTTPS
webservice provided by an IP MMS provider.
This connection enables you to dial voice calls on telephone lines and play voice
messages. The voice messages can be prerecorded wav files or text read out by the
built in text to speech converter. You can use VoIP phone lines or any analog or
ISDN phoneline, to dial the call and to play the voice message. You can even
process DTMF responses.
It is used for user-to-user routing purposes. To apply this functionality
you have to configure proper inbound and outbound routing after installing
this kind of service provider. If you send an SMS to the loopback service
provider it will generate an incoming SMS with the same message data, but
the originator and the recipient phone numbers will be switched.
Add new user or application
On the right hand side of the Management console you can
find "Add new user or application" option. By clicking on it, a detailed
list appears including all the possible user connections. To
install a new user or application you
need to click on "Install" next to the selected user. The following
users will be listed:
This user makes it possible to send and receive SMS messages from the
graphical user interface (GUI) of Ozeki NG SMS Gateway. It provides
interactive login with a username and password.
Database user interface:
With the help of this option you can use a database server, such as MS
SQL, Oracle, MySQL, etc..., to send and receive SMS messages. If you install
it, Ozeki NG SMS Gateway will connect to the configured database and will
check a database table periodically for outgoing messages. If an incoming
message arrives, it will be inserted into another table.
File user interface:
The text file to SMS gateway configuration makes it easy to send and
receive messages using text files. When an incoming message arrives,
Ozeki NG SMS Gateway creates a text file for the message in your incoming
directory on your hard disk. If you would like to send a message, all
you have to do is place a text file into the outgoing directory.
E-mail user interface:
With this option, you can create an e-mail to SMS gateway configuration.
After configuration, Ozeki NG SMS Gateway will periodically download new
e-mails from a POP3 account and forward the first 160 characters of the
e-mail subject and e-mail body as an SMS message to a predefined phone
number. You can also specify phone number(s) in the e-mail's subject
line. You can also send incoming SMS messages as e-mail to an e-mail
HTTP client user interface:
The HTTP client user passes incoming messages in an HTTP GET or an HTTP
POST request to an external webserver. The HTML page returned by the
external webserver can contain response SMS messages or any other outgoing
SMS messages, that will be delivered by Ozeki NG SMS Gateway.
Forwarder user interface:
This is forwarder application, that can be used to forward messages from one
service provider to another. This user does not change the originator
and the recipient address.
FTP to SMS:
The FTP to SMS user downloads files from an ftp server periodically and sends
it's contents as sms messages.
RSS to SMS:
The RSS to SMS user reads an RSS feed periodically and sends it's contents
as SMS messages to a predefined phone number or to a subscription list.
Providing SMS service to 3rd party clients
HTTP server user:
The HTTP server user allows you to use the HTTP API provided by the built-in
HTTP server of Ozeki NG SMS Gateway. This means that you can send SMS messages
by issuing HTTP GET or HTTP POST requests from your application.
If you setup an SMPP user account, you can provide SMS service through the
Short Message Peer to Peer (SMPP) protocol to SMPP clients. SMPP clients
are 3rd party SMS software products, that can connect to this Ozeki NG SMS
Gateway through the network to send and receive SMS messages.
Outlook Mobile Service user:
Outlook Mobile Service is a feature of Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 that
lets you send text messages as well as multimedia messages to a mobile
device from Outlook in a manner similar to e-mail messages. If you setup
this service, you can provide mobile messaging service to Outlook 2007
Incoming SMS message processing and autoresponding services
The application starter can run commands and execute batch scripts on your
computer when an incoming SMS message arrives. The executed command can
optionally return one or more response messages by writing to it's standard
The Autoreply user makes it possible to reply to incoming messages and to
forward these messages to various phone numbers based on the sender address
and the message content.
Autoreply easy starter:
The AutoReplyEasy user makes it easy to reply to incoming messages. It can
be used to compose a text, WAP Push or any other kind of reply message.
The colour SMS protocol was introduced by the Hungarian GSM service provider
T-Mobile to pass incoming SMS messages to 3rd party content providers in HTTP
requests. The applications operated by the content providers return a response
SMS message in each HTTP request.
This is an ASP script, that allows you to run VB and C# code when an SMS
message arrives. This ASP script can implement any logic to do various tasks
with the incoming messages. Your code can send response SMS messages as well.
This is an autoreply application, that allows you to setup keywords that
trigger SQL queries in a database. SQL queries can return response messages
based on information in database tables. (Hint: A keyword is the first word
in the SMS message.)
This is an SMS PDF application. If it receives an SMS messages containing
an e-mail address, it will send a PDF file to the e-mail address in e-mail.
The e-mail will contain the PDF as an attachment. The e-mail will be sent
through your SMTP server.
This is an SMS WCF application. If it receives SMS messages, it will send a
WCF service accordingly to your settings.
This is a voting application, that allows you to setup an interactive SMS
Vote with up to 20 keywords. (Hint: A keyword is the first word in the SMS
SNMP network monitoring and SMS notifications
SNMP agent - initiates SNMP trap if SMS is received:
This is an SNMP agent. If it receives an SMS message, it can forward it as
an SNMP trap event to an SNMP monitoring server.
SNMP agent - accepts SNMP query, and forwards it as SMS:
This is an SNMP agent. It can be queried by SNMP monitoring software using
an SNMP get request. With an SNMP query, the SNMP monitoring software can
send an SMS message.
SNMP monitoring server - initiates SNMP queries:
This SNMP monitoring tool, can query an SNMP agent by requesting the value
of an OID with an SNMP GET request. If the returned value matches a condition,
it can send an SMS message(s).
SNMP monitoring server - accepts SNMP traps:
This SNMP monitoring server can accept alerts from SNMP agents. Alerts are
sent by the SNMP agents as SNMP traps. On the configuration form of this
SNMP monitoring server, you can define an OID and a value. If this SNMP
server receives the configured OID and the configured value, it sends an
SMS message to the specified phone number(s).
Finally, in Management console you can configure the
inbound routing and
outbound routing of SMS messages. Inbound
routing defines what should happen to a message that comes from a mobile
user. The message can be forwarded to one or more users. Outbound routing
defines which service provider is responsible for sending the message to
a mobile user.