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.

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More Information

 

How to Configure MOBITEK S80 SMS Modem to Use SMS API and to Access Internet via 3G at the Same Time

  1. Goto “AirCard Watcher -> Setting -> Messaging -> Routing option”  and select  “Circuit Switched”.
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  2. After you have set to “Circuit Switched”, you can use MOBITEK SMS API and access internet via 3G at the same time.
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  3. Note that AirCard Watcher (through Sierra Wireless AirCard HSDPA Modem) uses different COM port, in this example, it is using COM port number 3.
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How to Use AirCard Watcher to Connect MOBITEK S80 3G Modem to 3G Network

  1. First, install AirCard Watcher.
  2. Insert SIM card into MOBITEK S80 3G Modem and connect it to PC or laptop.
  3. A new modem in “Device Manager” will appear — “Sierra Wireless AirCard HSDPA Modem”.
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  4. Run AirCard Watcher.
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  5. AirCard Watcher will automatically detect the MOBITEK S80 3G Modem and show the name of TELCO. In this example, it is “U Mobile”. It will also show “3G”.
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  6. Click “Connect” button to connect to 3G network. If successfully connected then the red signal bar will turn to green and the “Connect” button will change to “Disconnect”.
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  7. Try accessing the internet via a web browser. AirCard Watcher will show the upload and download speed (refer to red box).
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  8. To check data usage, click on the “meter” icon (red box)
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