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.
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  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
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    • 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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  5. Select MobiGATE (192.168.10.88).
  6. Click “Temporary change IP address”.
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  7. Insert temporary IP address (192.168.10.98) and click OK.
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  8. The new temporary IP address will be updated on the list.
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  9. Now access the web menu of MobiGATE via web browser using the temporary IP address (192.168.10.98)
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    • 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”

 

 

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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MOBITEK SMS360 is Now Part of MOBITEK SMS Gateway Development Kit

We are pleased to announced that MOBITEK SMS360 (Basic and E-mail Editions) are now bundled with MOBITEK SMS Gateway Development Kit.

MOBITEK SMS360 — Basic Edition is used for SMS broadcasting.

MOBITEK SMS360 — E-mail Edition is used for sending SMS via e-mail client or to integrate with any system via POP3 interface.

Existing customers whose warranty period still valid could request MOBITEK SMS360 at no extra charge.

 

 

MOBITEK MobiGATE as a Back-Up SMS Gateway

Do you face these problems?

Your SMSC is down and messages cannot be send?

 

Would you like us to solve your problem?

For a bulk SMS provider and SMS aggregator company who cannot afford downtime of SMSC, you can rely on MOBITEK® MobiGATE  which is a physical and private SMS Gateway, to play a critical role as a back-up gateway.

 

Why you should consider us?

MOBITEK MobiGATE SG-B-8

MOBITEK® MobiGATE  has been used by the following bulk SMS providers:-

  1. ICE mobile Sdn. Bhd.
  2. (please write in to request for list of bulk SMS providers)

 

Yes, I am interested and I like to …

 

 

MOBITEK S80 is 99% Compatible with Sierra Wireless FX100

Sierra Wireless FX100 3G Modem has reached end-of-life production cycle. It may be difficult to obtain a new unit. The good news is that  MOBITEK®  S80 is 99% compatible with Sierra Wireless FX100 3G Modem.

SPECIFICATION MOBITEK-S80_backMOBITEK S80 Sierra Wireless FX100Sierra Wireless FX100
SL8082T Module Yes Yes
GSM (2G) Network Quad Band Yes Yes
GPRS Network Yes Yes
WCDMA (3G) Network Dual Band Yes Yes
Serial Port (RS-232) 15-pin Yes Yes
USB Port Yes Yes
Sierra Wireless USB Driver Yes Yes
Open AT Yes Yes
GPS No Yes
Voice Yes Yes

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