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Solutions:

If you are insterested in how to setup automated SMS notifications, you should apply one of the following configurations:

SMS through HTTP requests
SMS from E-mail
SMS from the command line
SMS using txt files


If you are a software developer you can proceed to adding SMS functionality to your source code by clicking on one of the following links:

PHP SMS example
C# SMS example
ASP SMS example
SQL SMS example
Delphi SMS example

If you would like to send and receive SMS messages from MS Office applications, please check out the following links:

Send SMS from MS Excel
Send SMS from MS Outlook
Check out Ozeki SMS Client

 


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Ozeki Phone System XE VoIP PBX software is an advanced PBX built for automated voice calls and 2 way SMS messaging. It has outstanding APIs for software developers. It can be used for:

Phone calls from SQL
Phone calls from HTTP
Voice and SMS applications

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If you are working on telephone solutions, please check out the Ozeki VoIP SIP SDK.
It can be used to create VoIP client and server software.

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Hardware and software requirements

What is the minimum hardware requirement for the PC I will use to run the Ozeki NG SMS Gateway software?
 

CPU: Intel Pentium III, 450 Mhz
RAM: 512 Mb
Hard disk space: 50 Mb
Ports: RS232 and/or USB (if you use a GSM modem)
Network: Internet connection (if you use IP SMS connection)


If you want to attach an RS232 GSM modem (for example a Wavecom Fastrack) to a USB port, you can use an RS232 to USB converter.

This configuration can serve 10 message per minute between your outbox and the mobile network.

What is the recommended hardware for the PC I will use to run the Ozeki NG SMS Gateway software?

 

CPU: Intel P4D, 3Ghz
RAM: 2 GB
Hard disk space: 500 Mb (SATA or SCSI)
Ports: RS232 and/or USB (if you use a GSM modem)
Network: Internet connection (if you use IP SMS connection)


If you want to attach an RS232 GSM modem (for example a Wavecom Fastrack) to a USB port, you can use an RS232 to USB converter.

This configuration can server 30 messages per minute between your outbox and an IP SMS service provider account. If you need higher capacity, or you would like to get more information about recommended hardware, please check the resource demand page at: http://www.ozekisms.com/index.php?owpn=447

What is the recommended Operating System?
 

Windows XP SP2
Windows 2003


Other operating systems, such as Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 2008, Windows 2012 or Windows 2016 are also supported.

Does Ozeki NG support 64bit operating systems?
 Yes, it does.

It can use large RAM and other advantages the x64 platform provides.

What are the software requirements?
 

OS: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows 2012, Windows 2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Installed software: .NET Framework 4.0


.NET Framework 4.0 can be downloaded from Microsoft's website free of charge.

Is there any additional software required once we buy this software?
 

No, there is not any additional software requirement.

Once you purchase it you can use it immediately.

Do I need a dedicated server?
 

No, you do not.

The SMS Gateway can be used with other applications installed on the same hardware. Ozeki NG runs as a windows service in the background.

Can I run it in my office, or do I need to place it into a server hosting facility?
 

Both options are good.

You can run the SMS gateway in your office, or you can run it in the server room of a server hosting company. You can even install it on a Virtual private server hosted anywhere on the Internet.

Does the software require a database server? Does it require any database connectivity drivers, such as ODBC drivers?
 

The SMS Gateway does not require any database server or database connectivity software by default.

However, you can configure the software to act as an SQL-SMS gateway or to log incoming and outgoing messages into a database. In this case, the software uses an OleDb or an ODBC database connection, and can attach to any database server. If you use an SQL-SMS gateway configuration, the software requires a database server and optionally an appropriate ODBC or OleDb driver.

Can I use Ozeki NG and Ozeki Message Server 6 on the same computer with the same GSM modem at the same time?
 

It is not possible. A GSM modem can only be accessed exclusively. This means that if you connect to it using an application (Ozeki NG), it is locked and cannot be accessed by another application (Ozeki Message Server 6).


Solution: To enable both software to send SMS messages, we recommend to configure the GSM modem in Ozeki NG, and use Ozeki NG as an IP SMS service provider for Ozeki Message Server 6. Ozeki NG has a built in SMSC that can be used to connect client with the SMPP protocol. To use this option, all you have to do is create an SMPP user account.

You can connect to the built in SMSC of Ozeki NG from Ozeki Message Server 6 (or any other SMS software) using the following connection information: IP 127.0.0.1, port 9500, SMPP username, and SMPP password. (The SMPP username and SMPP password are specified by you when you create the SMPP user in Ozeki NG.)

Can I use Ozeki NG and Ozeki Message Server 6 on the same computer with two modems?
 

Yes, you can. If you have a modem assigned to Ozeki NG and another assigned to Ozeki Message Server 6, the two programs can work along side each other.

The two modems can be different (or identical) models.

Will the software run on a Virtual Machine, such as VMWare, Microsoft Virtual PC?
 

Yes, it will.

If you use IP SMS connection, the SMS Gateway will work well. If you use an USB GSM modem you might experience problems getting the modem to work in your Virtual Machine. You must make sure the driver that comes with the USB modem supports the Virtual Machine. Please note that the performance of virtual machines is often poor.

Which phone models/GSM modems do you recommend?
 

Wavecom Fastrack MB1306B, Siemens MC35, Siemens TC65, Maestro 100

To choose a working device, please make sure the phone has the following features listed in its technical specifications:

- The phone should have a built-in modem.
- The phone should have a USB or RS232 data cable.
- The phone should support the GSM 7.05 standard for SMS messaging.
- The phone should NOT have the Symbian OS. If your GSM phone operates with Symbian, you can send SMS messages whereas you will have permanent problems with SMS receiving.

We suggest you get an Industrial GSM modem, such as a Siemens MC35, a Wavecom Fastrack or Maestro 20/100 modems. These GSM modems are very stable and reliable GSM phones, which can be used to build professional applications. They can be connected to a PC using an RS232 cable.

Most GSM handsets manufactured by Siemens, SonyEricsson also work well

Based on our experience we do not recommend Nokia models and PCMCIA modems.

Symbian based telephones cannot be used to receive SMS messages.

Can I use Ozeki NG SMS Gateway on Linux platform?
 

Yes, but the Ozeki NG SMS Gateway is not developed on Linux anymore.

We suggest you to use the Windows version of Ozeki NG SMS Gateway. If you would like to use it on Linux, you should install a virtual machine on Linux.



Contents at a Glance:

1.1 SMS basics, Introduction to SMS messaging
1.2 Why is SMS so successful?
1.3 Example applications of SMS messaging
1.4 SMS number formats used in sending and receiving
1.5 What kind of messages can I send to a mobile device?
1.6 What is a Short Message Service Center (SMSC) or an SMS message center?
1.7 What is an SMS Gateway or an SMS application gateway?
1.8 What is a two way SMS system?
2.1 What are the prerequisites for setting up an SMS gateway?
2.2 What are the network requirements of an SMS gateway?
2.3 General Information about Ozeki NG SMS Gateway
2.4 How can I setup SMS routing for incoming and outgoing SMS messages?
2.5 What kind of message types can I use?
2.6 What kind of SMS Delivery reports are returned for submitted SMS messages?
3.1 How can I send and receive SMS messages through a GSM modem or GSM phone connected to a PC?
3.2 What is the Short Message Peer to Peer Protocol (SMPP)?
3.3 What is the Computer Interface Message Distribution Protocol (CIMD2)?
3.4 What is the Universal Computer Protocol / External Machine Interface (UCP/EMI)?
3.5 SMS messaging over the HTTP protocol
3.6 How can I send SMS messages through SMTP?
4.1 What kind of SMS APIs are there?
4.2 Is sending SMS from SQL possible?
4.3 How can I setup an HTTP to SMS configuration?
4.4 How can I setup an E-mail to SMS solution?
4.5 Can I send automatic SMS reply from a database?
5.1 How can I configure an SMS gateway for best performance?
5.2 What kind of logs are maintaned in the SMS gateway?
5.3 What kind of errors do I have to perepare for in the SMS gateway?
5.4 Can I setup reporting and cost control in the SMS gateway?
6.1 Is there a trial version available? What are the limitations?
6.2 What kind of licensing options do I have?




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