Ozeki NG SMS Gateway makes it possible to
send MMS messages to MMS service providers over the MM7 protocol. It connects to
the MMS center of the mobile service providers over the Internet (IP SMS
connection). In this article you can read about this solution and you
will find a configuration guide with screenshots to help you setup your MMS
MM7 connection is used to send and receive multimedia messages
(MMS) between computers and MMS-enabled mobile phones. MM7 is an interface
between Value Added Service Provider (VASP) and Multimedia Messaging Service
Center (MMSC). It is specified by 3GPP and it is based on Web Services.
The protocol communicates through an MM7 connection and uses SOAP/MIME/XML
Today practically all MMSCs have implemented the MM7 interface. By using MM7
protocol, service providers can send and receive MMS messages, and can receive
and read delivery reports.
With the implementation of this solution you can greatly improve your corporate
communication and extend the functions of SMS text messages. As MMS messages can
include multimedia content they make various and efficient communication
possible. In this way they are perfect means of marketing, promotions, but even
of information flow. With a powerful and stable SMS gateway software, such as
Ozeki NG SMS Gateway, you can easily implement this solution in your corporate
To be able to send MMS messages using Ozeki NG SMS Gateway, you
need to connect your gateway software to the MMS center of one or more service
providers. You can do it in the following way: If you wish to increase speed,
reliability and performance you can connect directly to the MMSC over the
Internet (IP SMS connection). In this case, you can use MM7 protocol to connect
your gateway. To implement this solution you need a contract
with a service provider. Therefore the service provider will provide you the
necessary information to be able to connect to their MMSC.
How this solution works
If you decide to implement this solution to receive MMS
messages over MM7 protocol, your MMS system will work as follows: First you need
to install an MM7 service provider in Ozeki NG SMS Gateway. This will handle
incoming MMS messages. On the basis of the unique ID (GUID) of incoming
messages, the user will create a directory in OzekiNG - SMS Gateway\MMS
directory. The content
of the incoming MMS messages will be saved to this created directory. The
incoming messages also will appear in the Inbox folder of the user but only in
XML format. You can learn more about this XML format on the following page:
Configuration in Ozeki NG SMS Gateway
In Ozeki NG SMS Gateway the messages are submitted using the
MM7 protocol which allows you to connect to an MMS service provider.
The service provider will provide the
parameters that are needed during the configuration such as the MMS Post URL.
To configure your gateway please follow the steps below.
First log into Ozeki NG SMS Gateway with your username and
password. After you login, click on Add service provider (Figure 1).
Select MM7 Connection and click on Install next to it (Figure 2).
In Configuration pane select General tab.
Now you need to specify the necessary information to connect to the service
provider's MMSC. These information will be provided by your service provider
after you have signed a contract with them. These information are: MMS Post URL,
MMS receive URL, VAS ID, VAS PID (Figure 3).
If you switch to Advanced tab. Here you can specify the
MM7 version information like 3GPP MMS version and MM7 schema in Protocol
version section. You can also get these parameters from your service
provider. The Sender IDand the Provider name can be defined at
Identification section. Sender ID can be an e-mail address or a
phone number (Figure 4).
In Logging tab you can leave the default settings unchanged
and click on OK if no changes are required (Figure 5).
The received MMS messages can be viewed in the Inbox folder
of the given user (Figure 6).
To summarize the above mentioned up, you can receive MMS messages with Ozeki NG
SMS Gateway over MM7 connection. To achieve this
function you can easily configure your gateway in a few steps. In this way you
can improve the efficiency of your corporate communication to a great extent.
With the implementation of this solution you will gain a stable, secure and
well-functioning system with the highest quality which will save you valuable
time and money.