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MOBILE FIRST MEANS WHAT? IT MEANS SMS FIRST, OF COURSE. THE ONLY GORILLA IN MOBILE… IS SMS TEXT MESSAGING OF COURSE. 4.5X BIGGER THAN TOTAL GLOBAL SMARTPHONE APPS ‘ECONOMY’ (source: http://communities-dominate.blogs.com)

 

Keypoints:-

  1. There are more mobile phone accounts than humans alive.
  2. SMS text messaging is used by 75% of all mobile phone users on the planet by SAP latest numbers February 2015.
  3. SMS text messaging today in 2015 has more than twice the active user base than total installed base of all smartphones across all OS platforms, whether they use apps or not.
  4. If you are now pursuing a mobile strategy, and are thinking ‘mobile first’ of course you have to go SMS first.

DIGITAL REACH IN 2015 OF ALL HUMANS ALIVE (7.2B PEOPLE)

DEVICE USERS % OF HUMAN POPULATION
iPhone 300 million download iPhone apps 4%
Tablets (any OS) 600 million 8%
Whatsapp 900 million 12%
Facebook on mobile 1200 million 17%
Skype 1200 million 17%
Android 1300 million 18%
Facebook (all tech) 1400 million 19%
PCs (all types) 1500 million 21%
eMail on mobile 2200 million 31%
Mobile internet 2200 million 31%
eMail on any tech 2500 million 35%
Internet on any tech 3000 million 42%
SMS 5400 million 75%

 

 

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How to Set-Up MOBITEK S80 Modem in VirtualBox

  1. Connect modem to host OS.Open VirtualBox, go to the setting of your virtual machine.
    How to Set-Up MOBITEK S80 Modem in VirtualBox-01
  2. Go to Serial Ports and set the setting as below:
    • Enable Serial Port.
    • Set Port Number: “port number inside the guest OS”
    • Port Mode: Host Device
    • Path/Address: “port number of modem that is connected to host OS”. Click OK
      How to Set-Up MOBITEK S80 Modem in VirtualBox-02
    • note: if this step is skipped, hyper terminal will have no response if connected to the “Sierra Wireless AT Command Port”
  3. Run the virtual machine.
    How to Set-Up MOBITEK S80 Modem in VirtualBox-03
  4. Go to device manager in VirtualBox to check the COM Port. In this example, the MOBITEK S80 Modem that is connected to the host machine in COM port 6 is mapped to COM port 1 in VirtualBox.
    How to Set-Up MOBITEK S80 Modem in VirtualBox-04
  5. In VirtualBox, the application must use COM port 1 instead of COM port 6.

How to Change the IP Address of MobiGATE Using “update.exe”

  1. Run the program “upgrade.exe”. Download from here …
  2. Click “search all device” to find IP address of MobiGATE.
    Change the IP Address of MobiGATE-01
  3. Optional: click “connect to device” if want to connect to MobiGATE.
  4. If found, it will show a list of MobiGATE with IP address.
    Change the IP Address of MobiGATE-02
  5. Select MobiGATE (192.168.10.88).
  6. Click “Temporary change IP address”.
    Change the IP Address of MobiGATE-03
  7. Insert temporary IP address (192.168.10.98) and click OK.
    Change the IP Address of MobiGATE-04
  8. The new temporary IP address will be updated on the list.
    Change the IP Address of MobiGATE-05
  9. Now access the web menu of MobiGATE via web browser using the temporary IP address (192.168.10.98)
    Change the IP Address of MobiGATE-06

    • Note: the MobiGATE’s IP address is still remain at the old address of 192.168.10.88
    • using “update.exe” to set a temporary IP address is temporary only, it will revert back to its old IP address after you power off the MobiGATE
    • you need to continue, using the web menu “serial port server” to permanently change the IP address according to our guide

VCOM Showing “Connected” Then “Disconnected”

Issue: VCOM shows “Connected” then “Disconnected”.

Applies To:

  • MobiGATE Model SG-B-8-L-W
  • SMS Engine version 5 and 6

Cause:

  • if any modem does not have a SIM card inserted and engine is started, the engine  will try to initalise the modem, VCOM shows “Connected”
  • when the initialisation fails, VCOM shows “Disconnected”
  • refer video clip below, Modem ID 2 (COM port no. 17) has a SIM card inserted with blue LED blinking, but others do not have any SIM cards, only Modem ID 2 stays “Connected”, others will show “Connected” then “Disconnected”

 

 

USB Driver of MOBITEK S80 Supports Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 and Windows 10

We have conducted a test in 3 different OS which is:-

  • Windows Server 2008 32-bit;
  • Windows Server 2012 64-bit; and
  • Windows 10 64-bit.

Then we left MOBITEK S80 running for 4 hours in each OS, and the COM Port DID NOT disappear.

MOBITEK S80 was not connected to power cable, it is using power from the USB cable.

The USB driver version is 11.5.

OS
Did COM Port disappear after 4 hours? (Yes/No)
SCREEN CAPTURE
Windows 2008 32-bit No USB Driver of MOBITEK S80-01

USB Driver of MOBITEK S80-02

Windows 2012 64-bit No USB Driver of MOBITEK S80-03

USB Driver of MOBITEK S80-04

Windows 10 64-bit No USB Driver of MOBITEK S80-05

USB Driver of MOBITEK S80-06

Therefore the USB driver, version 11.5, for MOBITEK S80 works in these 3 OS:-

    • Windows Server 2008 32-bit;
    • Windows Server 2012 64-bit and
    • Windows 10 64-bit.

MOBITEK STK API version 5.0 End of Support Notice

MOBITEK® STK API version 5 is no longer supported effective on 26th of October, 2017. Please upgrade to version 6.

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Benefits of ASEAN Economic Integration

by Ng Kong Leng

Introduction

I am a seasonal entrepreneur who have been travelling among the ASEAN countries for market development, trade missions organised by MATRADE and business meetings since 2011.

The countries that I have been are Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand.

When I heard that ASEAN members will integrate their economies as ASEAN ECONOMIC COMMINUTY (AEC), this is to me, a good news.

The primary objective of this essay is to share my personal experience in doing business in ASEAN, the problems that I have encountered and the benefits I hope to derive from the integration of ASEAN economy.

The secondary objective is to explore the benefits of AEC for SME in a tangible manner.

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Support Notices as at Month of Sep 2017

PRODUCT SUPPORT NOTICE
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MOBITEK SMS360 and MOBITEK SMS Gateway Development Kit MOBITEK SMS360 is Now Part of MOBITEK SMS Gateway Development Kit
MOBITEK MobiGATE MOBITEK MobiGATE as a Back-Up SMS Gateway
MOBITEK S80 MOBITEK S80 is 99% Compatible with Sierra Wireless FX100
MOBITEK SMS Gateway Development Kit How to Send and Read SMS using VB.net
All products of MOBITEK List of Manuals & Guides Revised as at 2017-07-25
MOBITEK MobiGATE Release Note of Control Panel for MobiGATE SMS Engine — Enterprise Edition
MOBITEK MobiGATE User’s Guide for Control Panal for MobiGATE’s SMS Engine is Published
MOBITEK MobiGATE How to Insert SIM Card into MOBITKEK MobiGATE
MOBITEK F3427 Fail-Over to 3G Network When Landline Fails
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Comparison Between MOBITEK MobiGATE and Modem Pool

FEATURES SMS Gateway using MOBITEK MobiGATE SMS Gateway using 4/8/16 Port Modem Pool
Concurrent Sending of SMS Yes No
1 SIM card to 1 GSM Module Yes No, shared, even though there are 16 SIM cards, but there are only 4 modules
Load Balancing
all modems sharing the load
Yes No, using round-robin rule
Fail Over
if modem fails to send out SMS, the message will be routed to 2nd modem
Yes No
Genuine Sierra Wireless Module Yes No
Support 64 bit Yes No
Rack Mountable Yes, it is 1U No

Source: https://www.mobitek.my/main/product/mobitek-mobigate-sg-b-8/#Comparison_Between_MOBITEK_MobiGATE_and_Modem_Pool

 

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