Send MMS over MM7 connection
Ozeki NG SMS Gateway can be used to send MMS
messages to MMS service providers over the MM7 protocol. In this article you
can read about this solution and you will find a helpful configuration guide
with screenshots to setup your system.
MM7 connection can be used to send and receive multimedia
messages 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 HTTP and uses SOAP/MIME/XML message format.
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 use of MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) in your corporate communication
you can extend the functions of SMS text messages as MMS messages can include
multimedia content. With a powerful and stable SMS gateway software you can
send and receive MMS messages to and from mobile phones. To achieve this
function you can use Ozeki NG SMS Gateway software.
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 this in the following way: If you wish to increase speed,
reliability and performance you can
connect directly to the MMSC over the Internet. 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.
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 HTTP or HTTPS webservice provided
by an internet based MMS service provider. The service provider will provide the
parameters that are needed during the configuration such as MMS Post URL, VAS ID,
VASP ID (Value Added Service Provider).
To configure your gateway please follow the steps below.
First, start Ozeki NG SMS Gateway software and login with your
username and password. On the left hand side of the interface of Ozeki NG SMS
Gateway, click on "Add service provider" (Figure 1).
Figure 1 - Add service provider
Then select "MM7 connection" from IP MMS connections. Click on
"Install" next to it (Figure 2).
Figure 2 - Install
In "Configuration" pane select "General" tab. In "URL parameters"
section you need to specify the connection parameters for the MM7 submission of
the MMS messages. The parameters are 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
You also need to specify the MM7
version information such as 3GPP MMS version and MM7 schema in "Protocol
These parameters are also provided by your service provider.
Protocol paramters like service code and password can also be entered in this tab (Figure 3).
Figure 3 - General
In "Connection" tab you can set the values for "HTTP authentication".
In "Client certificate" you can check "Use client certificate for HTTPS authentication"
checkbox and you can also provide the path for X509 Certificate file (Figure 4).
Figure 4 - Connection tab
Next switch to "Advanced" tab.
In "Identification" section you can specify the sender ID with an e-mail address
or with a phone number. Also type in the provider's name.
In "Custom header content" section you can add some XML tags to the XML header of
the sent data (Figure 5).
Figure 5 - Advanced
In "Logging" tab you do not need to do any configuration as
there are default settings. If they are suitable for you just click on "OK".
These default settings are the follows: "Log sent and received messages in human
readable format" option is enabled in the "Logging" section. The "Log directory",
the "Maximum log file size", and "Number of rotated files" are also provided by
default in "Log file settings" section (Figure 6). Click on "OK" to finish
Figure 6 - Logging
If you click on "Management" you will see the created MM7
connection under "Service providers" on the left side (Figure 7).
Figure 7 - Created connection
Testing the connection
Now to compose an MMS message, click on "Compose" (Figure 8).
Figure 8 - Compose a message
Then select "Multimedia Message (MMS) from message types
Figure 9 - Select Multimedia Message
Then you can start compose your message. To send your message
you need to provide the message type, and a recipient phone number. After this
specify your subject and compose your text message. Finally, browse for an
attachment and click on "Send" (Figure 10).
Figure 10 - Send your message
To summarize the above mentioned up, you can send MMS messages with Ozeki NG SMS
Gateway over MM7 connection from computers to mobile phones. To achieve this
function you can easily configure your gateway in a few steps. With this solution
you will gain a stable, reliable and well-functioning system which you
will be able to save time and money with.
Read this article on how you can receive MMS
messages over MM7 protocol with Ozeki NG SMS Gateway
If you have not downloaded Ozeki
NG SMS Gateway yet, please go to the download page where you will find all the
necessary download information.
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