Signal Strength

Value of +CSQ RSSI dBm Condition
2 -109 Marginal
3 -107 Marginal
4 -105 Marginal
5 -103 Marginal
6 -101 Marginal
7 -99 Marginal
8 -97 Marginal
9 -95 Marginal
10 -93 OK
11 -91 OK
12 -89 OK
13 -87 OK
14 -85 OK
15 -83 Good
16 -81 Good
17 -79 Good
18 -77 Good
19 -75 Good
20 -73 Excellent
21 -71 Excellent
22 -69 Excellent
23 -67 Excellent
24 -65 Excellent
25 -63 Excellent
26 -61 Excellent
27 -59 Excellent
28 -57 Excellent
29 -55 Excellent
30 -53 Excellent

Source: http://m2msupport.net/m2msupport/atcsq-signal-quality/

MOBITEK S80 3G Modem — Send SMS via API and Connect to 3G Network at the Same Time

Problem

Many 3G modems allow you to send SMS via API or connect to 3G network but not both at the same time

 

Solution

MOBITEK® S80 it is a SMS modem and also a 3G modem.

MOBITEK® S80 allows you to do both at the same time — to send SMS via API and connect to your IoT server, cloud server (AWS, Azure) and web server via 3G network.

The pictures below show that MOBITEK S80 is connected to www.mobitek.my (internet) via U Mobile 3G network and at the same time, is able to send out SMS via MOBITEK SMS API.

MOBITEK S80 SMS Modem to Use SMS API and to Access Internet via 3G-03AirCard Watcher-05

 

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Proposal to TN50 — Zero Tax

proposed by Ng Kong Leng

Malaysia should have zero tax by 2050. “Zero tax” — no income tax, no corporate tax, no GST.

 

Why tax is bad?

  1. any government in the world do not often make the right economic and financial decision in allocating tax revenue for the right purpose;
  2. tax deters company to invest more in local economy, e.g. Apple does not manufacture iPhone in US;
  3. tax deters a person to attain higher income, there is no incentive for you to work harder because you need to pay more tax;
  4. tax deters economy growth, especially on consumption as tax had taken away disposal income

 

What is the solution?

  1. Crowd funding or Equity Funding
  2. Economic Efficiency via Pareto Improvement

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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”

 

 

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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Support Notices as at Month of Sep 2017

PRODUCT SUPPORT NOTICE
SMS360 – E-mail Edition SMS360 — E-Mail Edition Cannot Connect with POP3 Server of GMail
MOBITEK MobiGATE Comparison Between MOBITEK MobiGATE and Modem Pool
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
MOBITEK MobiGATE MOBITEK MobiGATE is an IP Based SMS Gateway
SMS360 – Basic Edition How to Import Numbers from Excel Into SMS360

 

 

 

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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