How to send/receive MMS messages via EAIF
This article provides you detailed
information on how you can send/receive MMS messages via EAIF protocol with
the use of Ozeki NG SMS Gateway. MMS messages are delivered over HTTP protocol
to the MMSC and to users. This solution allows easy connection to
the MMSC for service providers and ensures value-added services for users.
EAIF (External Application Interface) is an interface
that makes easy and efficient MMS sending/receiving possible in a way
which satisfies the needs of service providers and subscribers. It is due to
the fact that service providers are able to connect to the MMS center easily
via EAIF. Furthermore, end-users can enjoy high-quality services provided over
EAIF is based on OMA (Open Mobile Alliance) standards. It uses PDUs and HTTP
extension headers to ensure that all information is conveyed. This solution
allows to send/receive MMS messages from your PC to mobile devices and vice
versa. In MMS (Multimedia Messages) you can transmit information in various
formats. You can send plain text messages,
images (JPEG, GIF, etc), Audio clips, Video, vCalendar, vCard, etc. In this
way you can further extend and improve corporate communication. To achieve
this function you need to download and install
Ozeki NG SMS Gateway.
To be able to send/receive MMS messages via EAIF with Ozeki NG SMS Gateway
first you need to connect your SMS gateway to the MMS center of one of the
service providers. You can connect directly to the MMS center of service
provider over the Internet (IP SMS connection).
This IP SMS connection will provide you a reliable and stable performance via
EAIF. Please note that you will need a contract with the selected mobile service
provider to be able to connect to its MMSC. After the agreement the service
provider will provide you the necessary information and parameters needed to
Configure Ozeki NG SMS Gateway
Before you start to configure Ozeki NG SMS Gateway, you need
some parameters from your service provider such as "Nokia EAIF server address".
To configure Ozeki NG SMS Gateway, first start the software and login with your
username and password. On the left side of the user interface click on
"Add service provider" (Figure 1).
Figure 1 - Add service provider
A list of available service provider connections appears.
Select "EAIF Connection" in the list and click on "Install" next to it
Figure 2 - Install EAIF connection
In Configuration pane select "General" tab. On this tab you
need to specify connection parameters for the EAIF submission of MMS messages.
These parameters are provided by your service provider (Figure 3). Specify the
"Listening address": you will be able to receive MMS messages via this port
"Nokia EAIF server address": MMS messages will be sent out to this address
"HTTP username" and "HTTP password": optional. You only need to provide these
parameters if you send MMS messages over HTTPs
"Sender ID": it can be a telephone number.
Figure 3 - General tab
In "Logging" tab you can leave the settings unchanged if you
content with the default ones. Click on "OK" (Figure 4).
Figure 4 - Logging tab
Compose MMS message
Now you can start to send MMS messages from Ozeki NG SMS
Gateway. To do so you just need to click on "Compose" icon in the toolbar
Figure 5 - Compose icon
Select "Multimedia Message (MMS)" from "Message types"
Figure 6 - Select MMS 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 9).
Figure 7 - Send MMS
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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