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How to send SMS with a GSM modem attached to your PC?

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    If you wish to send more then 4000 SMS per day, it is a good idea to use an Internet SMS service provider. Read more:
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    Setup Email to SMS in IBM Lotus Notes email system

    This guide enlists the detailed configuration steps for integrating SMS technology into the email application of Lotus Notes.

    By adding SMS functionality to the email application you will gain an effective tool for organizing.

    With this solution you can forward information received or sent via email in SMS text messages. The body of these received and sent emails will be forwarded as SMS messages to one or more recipients. Ozeki NG SMS Gateway provides the SMS functionality for Lotus Notes.

    Solution prerequisites

    When you decide to setup this solution, in order to send/receive SMS messages you will need to connect your system to the mobile network. For this purpose you have the following connection options: Internet connection or you can use a GSM modem/GSM phone to setup a wireless connection. If you need more information for making decision about the suitable connection type, please visit the following webpage: Internet based SMS connections vs. GSM modem based (wireless) SMS connections. Depending on what you select, you need the following prerequisites:

    Internet based connection to the Mobile network

    If you wish to connect your system to an SMS service provider over the Internet you need the following components:

    Figure 1/a - Required parts for Internet based connection

    For setting up Internet based connection (IP SMS connection) you need to find an SMS service provider that is able to reach the mobile phones in your area. This SMS service provider should be able to provide SMS service through the Internet. To find such a provider, you can check our website where we list some of them: SMPP SMS Service providers. Once you have found such a provider, you need to sign up for their service to get the connection parameters. You can use these parameters to configure your Ozeki NG SMS Gateway software.

    Wireless (GSM modem) connection to the Mobile network

    If you wish to connect your system to the mobile network wirelessly, you need a GSM modem or GSM phone that you can attach to your computer with a data cable. In this case your Ozeki NG SMS Gateway software will operate this phone and will send and receive SMS messages wirelessly. To setup this connection method, you need the following components:

    Figure 1/b - Required parts for GSM modem connection

    Your checklist (for GSM modem connection):

    SIM Card - You can get this from your local mobile network operator.*
    Modem - Use a Wavecom, Siemens or Multitech modem.
    Data cable - Comes with the modem
    Computer - Recommended: Intel P4 3Ghz, 2GB RAM, 500MB HDD, Windows OS
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    *The SIM card will come with a plan, that will determine how much money you will spend on each SMS.
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    How the SMS system works

    After setting up this solution, SMS messages will travel from Lotus Notes to the mobile phones via Ozeki NG SMS Gateway. You can compose a message in Lotus Notes or you can send your received email as an SMS message to even more recipients. Ozeki NG SMS Gateway reads it, processes it and forwards it to the mobile phones of the given recipients. You can examine this process in Figure 2.

    Figure 2 - SMS travels from Lotus Notes to cellphones via Ozeki NG SMS Gateway

    Configuration guide for Lotus Notes SMS

    First log into Ozeki NG SMS Gateway with your username and password, and click on "Server Preferences" in "Edit" menu (Figure 3).

    Figure 3 - Edit server preferences

    Click on "E-mail forwarding" tab, enable the built-in SMTP server and specify the FQDN of the service (Figure 4).

    Figure 4 - Enable built-in SMTP server

    Enter IBM Lotus Notes and click on "File" -> "Preferences..." menu item (Figure 5).

    Figure 5 - Preferences menu

    Then select "Basic Note Client Configuration" and click "Cliet Reconfiguration Wizard" button to specify the new SMTP server for IBM Lotus Notes (Figure 6).

    Figure 6 - Cliet Reconfiguration Wizard

    In the first window select "Internet mail server" and click to "Next" button (Figure 7).

    Figure 7 - Internet mail server

    Specify the Incoming mail server (Figure 8).

    Figure 8 - Incoming mail

    Then the acountname and password (Figure 9).

    Figure 9 - Acountname and password

    Next specify a new account for example "Ozeki SMS" and the address of the Ozeki NG SMS Gateway (Figure 10).

    Figure 10 - Outgoing SMTP address

    In the next window type the internet domain what you specified earlier in the Ozeki NG SMS Gateway and an e-mail address (Figure 11).

    Figure 11 - Internet Domain

    To send a new sms Open the Mail of IBM Lotus Notes (Figure 12).

    Figure 12 - New SMS

    Then click New -> Message (Figure 13).

    Figure 13 - New Message

    In the "To" line type the address which look like "phone number"@internet domain. Type the Subject and the Message (Figure 14).

    Figure 14 - Send sms

    If you click on "Send" button, it will send a test message to the defined phone number. This sent message appears in Ozeki NG SMS Gateway (Figure 15).

    Figure 15 - Sent message

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