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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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Edit “config.xml” File Using Control Panel for SMS Engine — Enterprise Edition

Control Panel for SMS Engine — Enterprise Edition

We are pleased to announce the release of version 2.4.1 of Control Panel for SMS Engine — Enterprise Edition.

MOBITEK® SMS Engine — Enterprise Edition

The SMS Engine used by MOBITEK MobiGATE model SG-B series.

MOBITEK® MobiGATE SG-B-8 SMS Gateway

 

Benefits

  1. A GUI tool to edit the “config.xml”  (configuration file for MOBITEK SMS Engine — Enterprise Edition). Previously, notepad is being used to edit the configuration file.
  2. To monitor the status of each modem.

 

User’s Guide

Please refer to https://www.mobitek.my/main/software-development-kit/users-guide-for-control-panel-version-2-4-for-sms-engine-enterprise-edition/

 

Download

Existing customer Please download the installer from https://www.mobitek.my/main/software-development-kit/users-guide-for-control-panel-version-2-4-for-sms-engine-enterprise-edition/#DOWNLOAD_THE_INSTALLER

How to Solve the Problem of VCOM is Connected But SMS Engine Fails to Initialized

Applies To:

  • MOBITEK MobiGATE Model SG-B series
  • MOBITEK SMS Engine — Enterprise Edition version 5, 6 and 7

Problem:

  1. Despite blue LED of MobiGATE is blinking (connected to mobile network), the log file of SMS Engine shows “Modem ID 1 : failed to initialize” or Modem ID 1 has no response in the hyper terminal; and
  2. VCOM shows NET Status is “Connected” and COM Status is “Open”.

Solution:

Configure the baud rate of all modems in MobiGATE to “115200”.

  1. Open web browswer, key in the IP address of MobiGATE.
  2. Goto left side of navigation bar, select “Async”, to display “Port1”, “Port2”, … “Port8”.
  3. Goto “Port1”, set the “baudrate” to “115200”, check the box “Apply to all” and “Submit”. This will make all ports (modems) to have the same baud rate at “115200”.
  4. Next goto “Save Config” then click “Save” button.

 

 

 

How to Set-Up MOBITEK S52 3G Modem in Linux Running in VirtualBox

Configuring VirtualBox

  1. Type “lsusb” in Terminal to check if the modem is connected
  2. If not goto USB Setting
  3. Click add
  4. Click SimTech and then click OK
  5. Type “lsusb” in Terminal for confirmation

    CUTECOM

  6. Change to USB2
  7. Fix the mode to “CR,LF Line end”
  8. Click Open device
  9. Type command in this space
  10. Type (AT+CMGS=”SIM number”) then press enter
  11. Change mode to “Hex input” and type “1A” to send SMS, this is an alternative way for “CTRL Z”
  12. Change the mode to “CR,LF Line end” and type the command to read SMS, AT+CMGL=”ALL”

MOBITEK MobiGATE is an 8 Ports Modem Pool

MOBITEK MobiGATE SG-B-8

MOBITEK MobiGATE SG-B-8

MOBITEK® MobiGATETM is a SMS gateway having 8 ports modem and has these additional features and benefits:-

  1. allows your system (ERP, CRM, SCM) and software application (mobile commerce, e-commerce) to send and receive SMS;
  2. most reliable SMS gateway that is widely used in Malaysia, Philippines and Nigeria;
  3. reputable SMS gateway that is featured in Matrade’s Magazine “What’s New from Malaysia”.
  4. cost effective: there is no monthly charge
  5. broadcasting: all channels simultaneously sending out SMS;
  6. routing: use the lowest SMS rate to send out SMS;
  7. load balancing: speed-up the broadcast as work load is shared by all channels;
  8. fail-over: when 1st channel fails, 2nd channel will be used to send out SMS; reduce broadcast failure;
  9. data security: all messeanges and mobile numbers are stored in your local database and not with any 3rd party SMS gateway service provider;
  10. scalable: increase the units of MobiGATETM  without changing a single line of code.

 

How to Solve “Unable to update record with this report”

Applies to: SMS360 – Basic Edition

We like to provide 3 suggested solutions to this error message

GetDeliveryStatusReport Modem ID: 1, Unable to update record with this report

Suggested Solution no.1 — Uncheck Delivery Status Report

Uncheck it, the Engine will not check for any delivery report.

Suggested Solution no. 2 — Delete All records in Outbox table

Warning: please back-up your database before you delete all records. This should be done by your software developer (John or Jen).

  1. Backup database file (.mdb)
    Copy “SMSEngine5.mdb” and save as “SMSEngine5_01.mdb” in your PC.
  2. Click View and select “SQL View”
    Insert query and click “Run”.
  3. Click yes to delete all the records.
     Important 

    • After you remove records using a delete query, you cannot undo the operation. If you want to know which records were deleted, first examine the results of a select query that uses the same criteria, and then run the delete query.
    • Maintain backup copies of your data at all times. If you delete the wrong records, you can retrieve them from your backup copies.
  4. All records will be deleted.

Suggested Solution no. 3 — Re-install

Warning: please back-up your database before you re-install. This should be done by your software developer (John or Jen).

  1. Backup database file (.mdb)
    Copy “SMSEngine5.mdb” and save as “SMSEngine5_01.mdb” in your PC.
  2. Uninstall and reinstall SMS Engine Basic Edition.
  3. Database will clear and new records starts with no.1.

How to Configure WooCommerce

Initial Set-Up

  1. Install and activate WooCommerce.
  2. Go to Product and “Add New”.

    1. Fill in your product name.
    2. Set your Product image.
    3. Set your product price.
    4. “Publish” your product.
  3. Go to “Pages” and “Add New” page.
    1. Title: Front page
    2. Go to WooCommerce/Setting/Product
      • set “Shop page” to “Front Page”
      • Then “Save changes”.

  4. Go to “Pages” and “Add New”.
    1.   Title: Cart Page
    2.   Write the short code — [woocommerce_cart]
    3. Publish the page
  5. Go to “Pages” and “Add New”.
    1. Title: Check Out
    2.   Write the short code in visual
      • [woocommerce_checkout]
    3. Publish the page
  6. Go to “Pages” and “Add New”.
    1. Title: Terms and Condition
    2. Paste your terms and condition in this page
    3. Publish the page
  7. Go to WooCommerce/Setting
  8. Go to “Checkout” menu and scroll down to see “Checkout pages”.

    1. Then, assign the pages which was added corresponding to “Cart page”, “Checkout page” and “Terms and condtions”.

  9. In the same page you can choose the payment method by scrolling down to “Payment gateways”.

    • Example to show how to turn on Payment method;
      1. Click on the Cash on Delivery
      2. Check to enable cash on delivery
        Note: At least one Payment gateways have to be enabled to continue checkout
      3. Save the changes

How to Change Currency

  1. Go to WooCommerce/Setting/General, scroll down, look for “Currency options”.
  2. This is how your product page should look like after changes are made.

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