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How to send SMS messages in Ozeki NG SMS Gateway
On this page you can learn how to
send SMS messages in Ozeki NG SMS Gateway. The article lists the possible
methods of composing a message, and you will also find the available
message types that can be sent from the SMS gateway software. All of them
are demonstrated with screenshots about their compose windows that will
show how to fill these forms to be able to send out messages.
SMS sending function is also available in the
"Management Console" and
"Messages" view in Ozeki NG SMS
Gateway. You can start this function if you click on "File menu"
in the main menu and select "New
message" option. In this way a "Compose a text message" window
Figure 1 - New message menu item
In "Management Console" and "Messages" view you
can also achieve a message compose window with one click if you
click on "Compose" icon as it is available in both views (Figure 2).
Figure 2 - Compose icon
Both possibilities will reach the same "Compose
a text message" window (Figure 3).
Figure 3 - Compose message window
At the left hand side of this window you can find
"Message Types" option that enlists all the
available message types
in Ozeki NG SMS Gateway. You can select from the following listed types:
- Text message: Text messages can use the GSM 7bit and the UNICODE
alphabet. A GSM 7bit message can contain 160 characters. A UNICODE message
can contain 70 characters. If the number of characters exceeds this length,
the message is broken into multiple SMSs (multipart SMS). To send SMS message
you need to complete this form. First provide the phone number of the
recipient(s). You can use the addressbook
of the software that makes selecting
multiple phone numbers easier and faster. Then compose the body of the message.
Under this text box you can schedule your message for later sending. If
you finish, click on "OK" to send your message (Figure 4).
Figure 4 - Text message type
- Multimedia message (MMS): The multimedia message can be used to
send picture, sound, video and text to mobile phones. To send an MMS message
first enter the phone number of the recipient(s). To speed up this process
you can use the addressbook of the software. Provide a subject for your message
and compose the body of your message. Under the text box you can attach numbers
of multimedia contents to your message. Below you can enable the delivery and
read report of your message and set its priority (High, Normal, Low) and its
message class (Personal, Informational, Advertisement). Finally click on "Send"
to send your message (Figure 5).
Figure 5 - MMS type
- Barcode message (MMS): This barcode message can be used to send
an EAN13 barcode to mobile phones. Specify the phone number of recipient(s).
You can use the addressbook tool of the software to make this process faster.
Then provide the EAN13 code (European/International Article Number). Finally,
you can compose the text of your message but this part is optional. Click on
"Send" to send the message (Figure 6).
Figure 6 - Barcode type
- Calendar entry: This type of message can be used to send a
calendar entry to a mobile phone to remind the user of an important date.
First specify the phone number of the recipient(s). In case of more than
one recipient you can use the Addressbook function of the software to speed
up this process. Then you can enter a description on the entry. Finally,
define the "Start Date and Time" and "End Date and Time" (Year, Month, Day,
Hour, Minute, Second). Click on "Send" to send your entry (Figure 7).
Figure 7 - Calendar entry type
- Business card: This type of message can be used to send an
electronic business card to a mobile phone. It allows you to transfer
information such as names and phone numbers, homepage URLs and dates
of birthday to a vCard-aware mobile phone. First specify the phone number
of the recipient(s). In case of more than one recipient you can use the
Addressbook function of the software to speed up this process. Then you
need to provide data that is essential on a business card: Family Name,
Given Name, Phone (Home), Phone (Work), Mobile Phone (Personal), Mobile
Phone (Work), Fax, E-Mail, Homepage URL, Birthday (Year, Month, Day). You
can also write a note to your business card for the recipient. Click on
"Send" to send the business card (Figure 8).
Figure 8 - Business card type
- Webpage Link (WAP Push): Send webpage URLs, which can simply
be opened on a mobile phone. After you specified the phone number of the
recipient(s) (you can use the Addressbook to do so), you need to enter
the "WAP URL" you want to send. Then define the "Signal Action" (High,
Medium, Low, None, Delete). Compose the body of your message and click
on "Send" to send it
Figure 9 - WAP Push type
- Webpage Bookmark (WAP OTA): Send bookmarks of any kind, which
can be used for browsing. First, you need to provide the phone number of
the recipient(s). To speed up adding phone numbers one by one, you can use
the Addressbook function. Then, define "Bookmark name" and "Bookmark URL",
finally, click on "Send" to send your message (Figure 10).
Figure 10 - Webpage Bookmark (WAP OTA) type
- Indication Messages: An indication message is a type of message
that is sent to indicate the arrival of a voicemail message, a
fax, an e-mail or a video message. The indication for these different types
of messages can be specified separately or together. First, you need to
select from the list which
type of indication message you want to specify:
Voice Message Indication
Fax Message Indication
E-Mail Message Indication
Video Message Indication
Combined Message Indication(s)
Then you need to enter the phone number of the recipient(s). In case of more
than one recipient you can use the Addressbook function of the SMS gateway to
speed up this process. You need to define the "Indication Type" (Set, Clear),
"Message Count", "Message Text" and click on "Send" to send your message
(Figure 11). In "Combined Message Indication" message you can specify the
indications together and you need to define the "Indication Type" and "Waiting
Message(s) Count" for each types of indications. Finally, you can compose
the body of your message and click on "Send" to send the message.
Figure 11 - Indication message type
- WAP Browser Settings (OTA): Browser settings are used to provide
handsets with basic settings needed to establish a connection to be used for
browsing. You can select from the following connection types:
In case of GPRS connection you need to enter the phone number of the
recipient(s). You can use the Addressbook that helps speed up this process.
Then provide the following information in the respective lines: Name of
Settings, Connection Type (GPRS), GPRS Access Point Name, GPRS Login Mode
(Automatic, Manual), GPRS User Name, GPRS User Password, GPRS Login Type (PAP,
CHAP, MS-CHAP), WAP Gateway IP Address, WAP Gateway Login Mode (Automatic,
Manual), WAP Gateway User Name, WAP Gateway Password, WAP Gateway Connection
Type (Connectionless, Connection-oriented, Connectionless (WTLS),
Connections-oriented (WTLS)), Homepage URL, MMS Message Server URL. Click on
"Send" to send your message.
Figure 12 - WAP Browser Settings, GPRS connection type
- WAP OTA SyncML Settings: SyncML settings are used to provide
handsets with basic settings needed to establish a sync session with a sync
- OMA OTA Settings: OMA OTA settings are used to provide handsets
with basic settings.
- Binary XML: You can specify the binary message data in XML format.
Figure 13 - Binary XML type
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