How to Integrate MOBITEK S80 SMS Modem with Network Monitoring System

Here are 3 ways that your network monitoring software can send out SMS via our MOBITEK S80 SMS Modem:-

  1. MOBITEK® CLISMS
  2. MOBITEK® SMS API
  3. MOBITEK® SMS Engine — Basic Edition

How to Solve VCOM “Progressing” Problem

Applies to these models:

  • SG-B-8-L
  • SG-B-8-L-W
  • SG-B-4-L
  • SG-B-4-L-W

Problem: VCOM shows “Progressing” (pic) for more than 30 minutes after click on “add” button.

Solution: uninstall “VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter”

Refer pictures below on how to uninstall “VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter”.

  1. Right click on “VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter”, then click uninstall
  2. Click OK

Note: after it is uninstalled, and VCOM is working, “VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter” can be re-installed.

Refer pictures below on how to re-install “VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter”.

  1. Run VirtualBox Installer as shown as “VirtualBox-5.1.28-117968-Win.exe”
  2. Click Run
  3. Click Next,
  4. Click Repair,
  5. Click Repair.
  6. After the installation finished, the “VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter” will be appeared in Device Manager

Speed of Sending SMS Using MOBITEK MobiGATE

Using

  • MOBITEK MobiGATE Model SG-B-8-L,  SG-B-8-L-W,
  • Maxis SIM Card;
  • MOBITEK SMS Engine — Enterprise Edition

the average sending speed is 10 SMS per minute.

The config.xml is as follow

<SMSConfig>

<RETRY_SEND>3</RETRY_SEND>
<ROUTING>FALSE</ROUTING>

<MODEM_LIST>
<MODEM>
<ID>1</ID>
<PORT>61</PORT>
<ENABLED>TRUE</ENABLED>
<MODE>S</MODE>
<TARGET_PREFIX>*</TARGET_PREFIX>
</MODEM>

</MODEM_LIST>

<DATASOURCE>
<DBTYPE>MYSQL</DBTYPE>
<SERVER>localhost</SERVER>
<USERNAME>root</USERNAME>
<PASSWORD></PASSWORD>
<DATABASENAME>smsengine6</DATABASENAME> <AUTHMODE>WIN</AUTHMODE>
</DATASOURCE>

</SMSConfig>

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/

How to Configure Sunix USB-to-Serial Converter in VirtualBox

Applies to these MobiGATE models:

  • SG-4
  • SG-8
  • SG-4-U
  • SG-8-U

 

  1. Goto "VirtualBox -> Settings -> USB -> USB Device Filters". Add new filter.
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  2. Run the virtual machine.
  3. Install the USB driver for Sunix USB-to-Serial Converter (pic).
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  4. Connect Sunix USB-to-Serial Converter to PC. It will create 4 devices “Prolific Technology …” in VirtualBox.
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  5. The “Device Manager” in VirtualBox will also show 4 COM ports “Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port” have been added.
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source: https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=42275

Note: If you skip step 1 and do not add a new “USB Device Filters”, instead you configure from "VirtualBox -> Devices -> USB" (Step 4), then there will be an error. “Failed to attach the USB device”.
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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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