Menu functions of Ozeki NG SMS Gateway
This page provides all the available
functions of the main menu in Ozeki NG SMS Gateway. Read this article to
know the exact functions that are included in the software and to learn
how you can use these features. The screenshots help you find the place
of the respective menu items on the interface.
In Ozeki NG SMS Gateway there are two main consoles: the
"Management Console" and
The main menu that can
be found at the top of the page is available from Management Console and
Messages view, as well. The following icons are also accessible from both
consoles: "Compose" to compose
a new message, "Reply" to an incoming message, "Forward" to
forwards messages, "Print" to print messages, "Delete", and "Contacts"
to open the addressbook (Figure 1).
Figure 1 - Main menu of Ozeki NG SMS Gateway
If you go from left to right on the menu items, you can
see the first one is "File" sub menu. If you click on "File", you can choose
from composing a new message or leaving the program by "Exit". If you click
on "New message" you can start to compose a
message and send it to the respective recipient (Figure 2).
Figure 2 - File sub menu
In "Edit" sub menu you can find more menu items. At first
you can select "Inbound routing" function
that allows you to edit inbound routes of messages. The other function is
"Outbound routing" that is logically refers
to editing the routes of outgoing messages. The term routing refers
to selecting paths in a computer network along which to send data (Figure 3).
Figure 3 - Edit sub menu
The next menu item in "Edit" sub menu is "Server preferences".
If you click on it, you will find four tabs to be configured. In "General" tabs
you can select the preferred user interface language; and logging also can be
set. You can define the path to log directory, the maximum log file size and
the number of rotated files (Figure 4).
Figure 4 - General tab in Server preferences
At "Client connectivity" tab you can enable the built-in
servers of Ozeki NG SMS Gateway (Figure 5).
Figure 5 - Client connectivity tab in Server preferences
At "Email forwarding" tab in Server preferences menu you can set the built-in SMTP server
and further parameters for Email-to-SMS and SMS-to-Email messaging.
Email to SMS the following parameters can be specified (Figure 6):
Check Enable email to SMS forwarding (enables the built in SMTP server) checkbox.
The full domain name that will be used for reaching the Email to SMS server at
DNS hostname that points to the IP address of this SMS gateway field.
The port can also be customized if it is required at SMTP port of the built in "SMTP server" field.
If authentication is needed, "Require SMTP authentication" checkbox can be enabled.
You can specify which part of the email should be sent as SMS: Only the email
subject, Only the email body, Both the Email subject and body.
It is also possible to specify the character limit for SMS text messages. Please note that
if the limit is not specified the whole email message will be sent as multipart SMSs.
Figure 6 - Email to SMS tab
Now still on the Email forwarding tab of Server preferences menu there is "SMS to
Email" tab (Figure 7). Here you can select what type of notifications you wish to
receive about your messages. To be able to receive these SMS to Email notifications
you need to configure an SMTP server.
You can enable "Return delivered to network reports to receive a notification
if your message has been delivered to the GSM network".
You can also enable "Return delivered to handset reports to the email sender" option.
If you wish to receive a response message from the recipient mobile phone via email
(SMS to Email) you need to enable "Forward SMS replies to the email address that last
addressed that telephone number checkbox".
You need to specify the SMTP server through which response messages will be forwarded.
You can customize the port number if it is required.
If you wish to use username and password for authentication, please enable "Authentication
required checkbox" and specify the Username and password.
If the SMTP server uses encrypted connection, please enable "Use SSL connection" option.
In case the encrypted connection uses a certificate from an external file, you can
provide the full path of the file at "Use client certificate" field.
Figure 7 - SMS to Email tab
At "Email template" tab you can configure the content of delivery report email, such as
the Delivery status, the Recipient, the Submit date, Report date,
Message text (Figure 8).
Figure 8 - Email template tab
At "Databases" tab you can select the database connection type
and you can provide the database connection string (Figure 9).
Figure 9 - Databases tab in Server preferences
At "Advanced" tab you can configure the maximum number of
retries of your messages that are not sent on the first time. In "User options"
you will find the global settings for user and application accounts. Finally,
"System health" option makes it possible to keep the system "healthy". It means
that older messages need to be deleted to give place for new ones. Here you
can specify which messages should be removed (Figure 10).
Figure 10 - Advanced tab in Server preferences
In "Edit" menu two sub menus are left. The first one is
"Reporting" function. In order to use this feature, you must configure SQL
Logging on the server preferences form. For more information please visit
SQL logging page. The other menu item is
"Sound notification". With this feature of Ozeki NG SMS Gateway you can play
wav files or read out text on message delivery events. On this page you can
configure this feature by specifying which events to use, the wav file
location with full path, and type in the text to read out.
Service provider connections menu
The next menu item in the main menu is "Service provider
connections". If you click on "Add service provider connection" option in
this menu item, the program lists all the possible
connection types. You can select the most proper for you from the list
and click on "Install" to install the
new service provider connection (Figure 11).
Figure 11 - Service provider connections menu
If you have an installed service provider connection on
your computer, you can see all its information if you click on its name in
this "Service provider connections" menu. This function allows to reach
functions of the given connection such as view its events, configure, connect,
disconnect, or uninstall the connection (Figure 12).
Figure 12 - Options of an installed service provider connection
Users and applications menu
"Users and applications" menu is the next item in the main
menu. First, it includes "Add user" function (Figure 13). If you click on
"Add user" the program lists all the possible
user connections. You just need to select the best for you and click on
"Install" next to its name to install
a new user in the program.
Figure 13 - Add user option in Users and applications menu
In "Users and applications" menu the details of the admin
user (standard user) and of the installed users, are also available. If you
move the mouse pointer to one of the installed user, for example, to the
admin user, an option list is scrolled down: so you can view messages (Inbox,
Outbox, Sent, Not sent, Scheduled, Unprocessed, Deleted), view events of this
user and you can configure it, as well, from this menu (Figure 14). In case
of the installed user, you will also find an "Uninstall" option in its
scrolled down list.
Figure 14 - Options of admin user in Users and applications menu
The last but one menu is "View" menu. This menu provides
convenient availability for the main functions of Ozeki NG SMS Gateway.
Therefore, you can go to the following functions with one click: "Messages"
and "Management console", and you can also check the "Server load", "User
queue overview", "Delivery report registry", and "Server events" (Figure 15).
Figure 15 - View menu of Ozeki NG SMS Gateway
Finally, there is a "Help" menu in which you can find
"On-line documentation". This is a link that leads you to the official web
site of Ozeki NG SMS Gateway where detailed guides and instructions are
provided. The second menu item is "Error codes". Here the possible error
codes are listed in order to speed up the identification and solution of
problems. Under "Registration" you can start the product activation process
after purchasing the software. In "About" menu item you will find a link to the
official web site of Ozeki Informatics Ltd and an e-mail address, as well
Figure 16 - Help menu in Ozeki NG SMS Gateway
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