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ActiveXperts SMS Messaging Server Send, receive and automate SMS messages

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ActiveXperts SMS Messaging Server

ActiveXperts SMS Messaging Server is a messaging framework to send, receive and process SMS and e-mail messages.

  • SMS messaging framework to build custom SMS based applications.
  • Automatically send, receive and process messages
  • Open system, API and Database layout are documented
  • Runs as a service on Windows 2012(R2)/2008(R2)/2003/8/7/Vista/XP platform, 32 or 64 bit
  • SMS communication through GSM, HTTP and SMPP
  • E-mail communications through (secure) SMTP and POP3
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Low/Medium volume SMS

To send/receive/process low- and medium volume SMS (max. 10 messages per minute), use a GSM modem.
Install SMS Messaging Server on a Windows computer, connect the modem to it (USB/COM) and insert a SIM card.

       For a list of recommended GSM modems, click here »

High volume SMS

To send/receive/process high volume SMS subscribe to an SMPP provider.
Install SMS Messaging Server on a Windows computer, connect the SMPP provider over the internet/VPN.

       For a list of recommended SMPP providers, click here »

SMS using direct database access

With ActiveXperts SMS Messaging Server, it is easy to send and receive SMS messages. The core of the product runs in the background on a Windows machine (32-bit or 64-bit). Messages are stored in a database (MS Access, MS SQL or MySQL). You can easily send out SMS messages by creating new messages in the database:

SMS using API

It's easy to send SMS messages from other applications. This can be a custom application (e.g. C#, VB.NET) or an existing application (e.g. MS Excel, MS Access) that makes use of the API:


How SMS Messaging Server works

ActiveXperts SMS Messaging Server

  • Runs as a service on Windows, 32 or 64 bit
  • Message database can be MS SQL (Express), MySQL or MS Access
  • Use API to send, receive and process messages
  • Use your favorite programming tool, e.g. VBScript, CSharp, etc.

Database

The 'Message database' plays a central role in the SMS Messaging Server. It contains incoming and outgoing messages. This database can be MS SQL Server (Express), MySQL or MS Access.
To send out a message, you should create a record is created in the Message database. This can be done in several ways:

  • Direct database access (SQL statements)
  • Custom application or script, using SMS Messaging Server API
  • Tools that ship with the product

The service, running in the background, reads the record from the database and sends out the message to the recipient.

Manager and Monitor

The SMS Messaging Server ships with two graphical applications: the SMS Messaging Server Manager to view messages and configure the system, and the SMS Messaging Monitor to monitor all communication channels, real-time.

API

The SMS Messaging Server allows you to create, delete and modify in/outgoing messages, as well as process incoming messages. The API can be used in any ActiveX/COM compliant development language, incl. VBScript, Javascript, Visual Basic, Visual Basic.NET, Visual Basic, Visual C++, ASP, ASP .NET, PHP, Delphi and more.

The first API sample illustrates how to create SMS messages from a script. The second API sample illustrates how incoming messages can be processed.

API sample: create SMS messages [large...] API sample: process incoming messages [large...]

System Requirements

ActiveXperts SMS Messaging Server requires a Windows server- or desktop platform. The following hardware requirements must be met:

  CPU Memory Service Pack Disk Space
Windows 2012 R2 1.4GHz (x64)
single core
2GB - 10GB
Windows 2012 1.4GHz (x64)
single core
2GB - 10GB
Windows 2008 R2 1.4GHz (x64)
single core
2GB - 10GB
Windows 2008 1.4GHz (x64) / 1GHz (x86)
single core
2GB - 10GB
Windows 2003 R2 733MHz (x64) / 550MHz (x86)
single core
1GB SP1 or higher 10GB
Windows 2003 733MHz (x64) / 550MHz (x86)
single core
512MB SP1 or higher 10GB
Windows 8 1GHz (x64/x86)
single core
2GB (x64/x86) - 10GB
Windows 7 1GHz (x64/x86)
single core
1GB (x64/x86) SP1 or higher 10GB
Windows Vista 1GHz (x64/x86)
single core
1GB (x64/x86) SP1 or higher 10GB
Windows XP 233MHz (x86) / 733MHz (x64)
single core
512MB (x64/x86) SP1 or higher 10GB

In order to send/receive SMS messages, you need either a GSM modem or a subscription to an SMPP provider.


Case Studies

Our case studies will give you some inside information into how our customers are using the SMS Messaging Server to create their own solutions. Click here for a full list of case studies.


Features:

SMS

  • Send and Receive SMS messages on multiple communication lines simultaneously
  • Support for GSM Modems and GSM phones (GSM 07.05 and GSM 07.07 specifications) for low-volume messaging
  • Support for SMPP 3.x SMSC Centers. SMPP is the Industry Standard for high volume SMS
  • Support for multiple SMPP/SMSC connections and multiple GSM modems/phones running simultaneously
  • Support for multi-part messages, to allow messages longer than 160 characters
  • Support for SMS delivery verification
  • Support for Unicode, To support extended characters that are not supported by your native character set
  • Support for WAP Push messages and Flash messages
  • Support for traffic limitations and throttling
  • Full TAPI (Windows Telephony) support
  • Incoming SMS messages are stored in a central, vendor-independent message database
  • Outgoing SMS messages are fetched from the message database and sent through an available GSM/SMPP communication channel
  • All SMS communications can be viewed real-time using the SMS Messaging Monitor application

E-mail

  • Send and Receive e-mail messages on multiple network connections simultaneously
  • Native SMTP- and POP3 support
  • Supports secure connections (SSL/TLS)
  • Incoming e-mail messages are stored in a central message database
  • Outgoing e-mail messages are fetched from the message database and sent through an available SMTP communication channel
  • All E-mail communications can be viewed real-time using the SMS Messaging Monitor application

Database

  • All configuration information is stored in a central, vendor independent database. An MS Access based configuration is installed by default. SQL scripts are provided to streamline migration to MS SQL or any other vendor-independent database
  • All incoming and outgoing messages is stored in a central, vendor independent database. An MS Access based message database is installed by default. SQL scripts are provided to streamline migration to MS SQL or any other vendor-independent database
  • The SMS Messaging Server Manager enables you to define different views of the database
  • An API is provided to allow custom scripting. The API provides full access to the Configuration Database and the Message Database

Scripting low/medium volume

  • Incoming messages can be processed by one or more VBScript based 'Trigger scripts'.
  • Trigger scripts allow basically any kind of logic, creating new messages in reply, starting external applications, etc..
  • The SMS Messaging Server API can be used in VBScript. A lot of sample code is included, showing how to use the API in VBScript

Message processing high volumes

  • For high volume processing of incoming messages the SMS Messaging Server API can be used in a stand alone application.
  • The SMS Messaging Server includes a C# based example for high volume processing of incoming messages.

Monitoring, Logging and Tracing

  • The Monitor application shows the real-time activity of the channels. All modem operations and network operations (SMPP, POP3 and SMTP) can be viewed real-time
  • Logging can be written to text files, an MS Access database, MS SQL server or any other OLE-DB/ADO compliant database. Product is shipped with an Access database file that works out-of-the-box
  • Message tracing allows you to see exactly what happened with a message, at what time.