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    How to send SMS from Ozeki NG SMS Gateway

    Ozeki NG SMS Gateway software is an excellent program to send and receive SMS messages or notifications. This is the best solution if you would like to make your computer be able to transmit messages to and from mobile phones. On this page you will get a detailed installation and configuration guide to make it possible for you to use Ozeki NG SMS Gateway properly and effectively. Please check our video tutorial and screenshots to make your configuration easier.

    Video Tutorial Setup instructions for Ozeki NG SMS Gateway

    Ozeki NG SMS Gateway can be used with any of the monitoring or managing software to be more effective. In this case, you can be informed about the notices and reports generated by your monitoring program. Furthermore, Ozeki's solution is appropriate for other kinds of message sending such as informing your colleagues, partners or customers about important dates, events, transmitting news letters, promotions, marketing materials, etc.

    If you would like to enjoy the benefits of the simplest and quickest message sending technology your best option is Ozeki NG SMS Gateway. SMS notifications make your business life more effective and profitable, you can improve the communication within and outside the corporation, and you will save time and money. The installation and configuration is easy to follow and the user interface is easy to manage.

    On this page, you can get more information about this solution and you can follow the installation and configuration guide step by step to make your business easier. Moreover, you will know more about how to send SMS from Ozeki NG SMS Gateway.

    Prerequisites

    In order to run this solution properly you need to meet Ozeki NG SMS Gateway's system requirements. Please make sure you meet the listed below (Figure 1).

    Figure 1 - Prerequisites for Ozeki NG SMS Gateway


    Your checklist:
    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
    Ozeki NG SMS Gateway - Download it from http://www.sms-integration.com

    *The SIM card will come with a plan that will determine how much money you will spend on each SMS.

    System architecture

    Ozeki NG SMS Gateway was developed with next generation technologies and thus it can easily connect to your application and to an SMSC. Its working method consists of different parts and levels. The first part is your system manager program (SCOM, MOM, WhatsUp Gold) in which Ozeki NG SMS Gateway is integrated. There is a direct connection between them therefore if an alert occurs; your manager program reports it to the gateway. Then Ozeki NG SMS Gateway forwards the message through the GSM Modem or through IP SMS connection to the SMSC. It depends on which one you prefer. After the SMSC sends the SMS alert to the intended mobile user, the procedure is complete.
    This swift and secure method can be examined in the system diagram below (Figure 2).

    Figure 2 - Ozeki NG SMS Gateway architecture diagram

    The parts of the system communicate as follows. The gateway connects to your manager software through the Command Line Tool. This tool transfers the reports generated by the monitoring software. Then Ozeki NG SMS Gateway translates it into a text message which is then forwarded to the SMSC. For users who do not plan to operate with more than 300 messages per second a GSM modem is recommended as the linking interface between Ozeki NG SMS Gateway and the SMSC. For those users who are planning to send more than 300 SMS/second establishing an IP SMS connection is well advised. The message then is delivered directly to the mobile user.

    This reliable, secure and fast service is attributable to Ozeki NG SMS Gateway's next generation technology and its superior performance.

    Installation guide

    To install and configure Ozeki NG SMS Gateway please follow the steps below and watch the video tutorial at the top of the page.

    Step 1. Download and install Ozeki NG SMS Gateway.

    After you have downloaded the Ozeki NG SMS Gateway software, you need to install it.

    In the installation directory, double click on Setup.exe. A dialog box appears with information about the software. Click on "Next" (Figure 3).

    Figure 3 - Preparing the installation

    The following box is the "License Agreement". Please read it carefully. If you accept all the terms and conditions please click on "I Agree" button and "Next" (Figure 4).

    Figure 4 - License Agreement

    Now "Select Installation Folder" dialog box appears. With "Browse..." button you can select one folder and to continue the installation click on "Next" (Figure 5).

    Figure 5 - Select an installation folder

    Next "Confirm Installation" dialog box appears. Here you only need to click on "Next". The following window informs you about the installation of the gateway, you just need to wait for the end of the process (Figure 6).

    Figure 6 - Installation is in progress

    After the installation is complete both the login window and the "Installation Complete" dialog box appears. Close the dialog box and now you can log into the installed software and you can start to configure it (Figure 7).

    Figure 7 - New Subscriber

    Step 2. Configure the software

    You need to log into the software to configure it after the installation process. You can do it if you open the login window and use Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. The login window is available at "http://127.0.0.1:9501" URL but it should automatically appears after the installation as it was mentioned above or you can open it in "Start" menu, "All programs", "Ozeki NG SMS Gateway" and here click on "Manage Ozeki NG SMS Gateway" (Figure 8).

    Figure 8 - Opening the program

    If you cannot open the Login window you should type its URL into the browser: http://127.0.0.1:9501/ or if it still does not work you should visit the Login problems page.
    You need to provide your username and password in the login window. The default username is admin, and the default password is abc123. It is required to change your password for security reasons to a more reliable one. It should be at least 6 characters and contains letters and digits also. You can do it in "Authentication" tab of the Standard user (Figure 9).

    Figure 9 - Change your password

    Now you can start the configuration. After the login window the Configuration Console appears. If you click on its "Management Console" tab you can arrive back at this page. On the right side you can see the logged-in user and also a link to log out (Figure 10).

    Figure 10 - Management Console

    All the sent and unsent messages will belong to the logged-in user's user account.

    Next, a service provider connection is needed to send and receive messages. So you need to install and configure one. To do so, click on "Add service provider" option in "Service providers" section. "Add service provider" panel appears containing a service provider connection's list from which you can select service provider connections to install and use for communicate with the mobile network.

    If you would like to use a GSM modem to send messages you also need to connect one to your PC with a data cable or you can build an IP SMS connection. Now we show you an example with a GSM modem. First, install a modem by clicking "Install" next to the entry in the list (Figure 11).

    Figure 11 - Installing a GSM modem connection

    After you installed the GSM modem connection you can start configuring it. A configuration panel appears and here you need to select the port to connect and click on "Autodetect" because it will recognize the attached phone or modem (Figure 12).

    Figure 12 - Click on Autodetect to configure your modem

    After the detection you need to provide the telephone number of your modem and the name of the service provider connection. (Please note that you need to give the phone number in international format: starting with "+".) You will not be able to send messages if you do not provide the phone number and the outgoing message does not have a sender phone number either.
    After the configuration of the service provider you can go back to the "Management Console" interface and you can start to send and receive messages.

    Now you can compose and send your first message. To do so, you need to click on "Compose" in the toolbar in "Management Console" and a "Compose a text message" window appears. Now, select the message type and the service provider connection in the dropdown menus. Enter the phone number of the recipient again in international format in the proper edit box (To). Write your message in the "Message text" edit box and if it is complete click on "OK" (Figure 13).

    Figure 13 - How to send the first message

    Now you can set up users and applications if you want to create a user account. To make an account you need to install and configure a user. You can do this on the Management console interface, click on "Add" on "Users and Applications" panel (Figure 14) or click on "Add new user or application".

    Figure 14 - Adding a user

    After it an interface appears consisting of two panels, in its left panel you can see a list of users having been installed with a unique name and the user type in brackets, in the one on the right side you can see the users can be installed with the name of its type and a brief description of what it can be used for.

    A standard user can use a HTTP user interface to login. In the list, click on the "Install" link to add a standard or any other type of user (Figure 15).

    Figure 15 - Installing a standard user

    Then you need to provide a unique username for the installed user after you clicked on the "Install" link. A Standard user installation panel appears where you can type the chosen name in the "Username" field. You will automatically be taken to the "Authentication" tab in the Configuration panel. The username is your given one and the password is offered by the program but you can change it. After this process you can login with this username and password to the program (Figure 16).

    Figure 16 - User authentication

    By clicking on "Users and applications" in "Management Console", open the panel of the user's account and you can modify and view the server events related to an installed user. In the panel of the user's account, click on the link of the task you wish to perform (Figure 17).

    Figure 17 - Clicking a user related task link

    To uninstall the user, click on "Uninstall" link.

    Step 3. Configure the routing

    You also need to configure the routing. For incoming messages configure the inbound routing to allow the software to decide which users should the message be delivered to. For outgoing messages configure the outbound routing to make it possible for the program to decide about which SMS service provider connection needs to be chosen to send a message.

    An incoming message can be forwarded to one or more users and you can define who will receive a copy of the message by setting inbound routing rules. A routing rule is a set of directives and they make up a routing table. A routing table can contain any number of rules. Each routing rule is a row in the table. The program checks all the rules whether the properties of a message match the directives of a routing rule. If there is no match it goes to the other rules.

    If a rule is applied the message is delivered to the user given in the rule. If a rule is in the last row or if there is a match but the rule is in move mode, the routing will finish. If there is a match and the rule is in copy mode the routing continues, in case of another match the message will be forwarded, too. If there is a message which has certain properties and it should be delivered to several users, a separate rule is needed for each of the users. Usually the order of the rules in the table does not matter only if the mode directive of a rule is moved.

    You can set a rule in the inbound routing table in the following way:
    Click on "Edit" button in the top right-hand corner of the Inbound routing panel of the Management console (Figure 18).

    Figure 18 - The inbound routing panel

    In the appeared window you can choose to add, edit or delete a routing rule. Click on "Add". Then, fill the edit boxes and select the items from the dropdown menus. You can choose any name for the rule in the Route name edit box. In the "Source (Service provider)" menu select the GSM service provider connection because one of the attributes of the message is which service provider it comes from.

    The next step is to provide the conditions in the proper edit boxes: the sender's phone number, the recipient's phone number and the keyword. The keyword is the first word of the SMS message. You can enter "any" in the edit box if you do not want to specify any of the properties. After this you need to select the destination (the user who the message is destined to) from the dropdown menu, or again if you enter "any" then all the installed users (if the rule matches) will receive the message.
    In the "Mode" menu you can select modes, for example, if you choose "move" the routing will stop in case of matching (Figure 19).

    Figure 19 - Setting an inbound routing rule

    The user specified in this rule will be the last to receive the message. This means that no other specified user will receive the message even if there is a match. To make the program match the subsequent rules with the message, select "Copy". If you finish editing the rule, click on "OK" and the rule will be in the inbound routing table, where you can change the position of a rule if it is required. To move a rule one position higher, click the green arrow beside it. To move a rule one position lower, click on the red arrow beside it.

    For outgoing messages you need to set the rules of outbound routing. The outbound routing rules make up an outbound routing table and each row of it is a rule. These rules consist of directives, which the program compares with the properties of the SMS message. The program checks all the rules whether the properties of a message match the directives of a routing rule. In case of match the message will be sent using the GSM service provider connection determined in the rule. The message is sent out according to the first applying rule and the other rules are ignored. In case of outbound routing there is no possibility to send multiple copies of a message.

    If you would like to set a rule in the outbound routing table, follow these steps:
    Click on "Edit" in the top right-hand corner of the Outbound routing panel of the Management console. By this a panel appears where you can choose adding, editing or deleting a routing rule, click on "Add" (Figure 20).

    Figure 20 - The outbound routing panel

    Then, fill the edit boxes and select the items from the dropdown menus. You can choose any name for the rule in the "Route name" edit box. Define the user in "Source (User)", and also define the conditions: the sender phone number, the recipient phone number and the keyword. The keyword is the first word of the SMS message. Finally, define the GSM service provider connection in the "Destination (Service provider)" menu. Click on "OK". By this the rule will appear in the outbound routing table (Figure 21).

    Figure 21 - Setting an outbound routing rule

    You can modify or change the position of a rule in the routing table: To move a rule one position higher, click on the green arrow in its row and to move a rule one position lower, click on the red arrow in its row.

    These steps conclude the installation and configuration procedure. If you followed the guide above correctly then you will have a swift, stable and working environment.

    Thank you for reading this guide.

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