SMS Content Has Strange Alphabets and Numbers

Product: MOBITEK S80 Type S Expiry Date of Warranty and Support  2017-12-20
Which Development Kit are you using? What is the Operating System?
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Description of Problem: I receive SMS with number and alphabet (unknown content) quite constantly. One of the SMS I receive as below,

005200650066003A005300310035003100370037000A
004F006D006500670061002000570061007400630068
000A0050006C006500610073006500200048006F006C
0064002C000A0044006F006E20190074002000700072
006F0063006500650064

could you assist.

Trouble Shooting:
Suggested Solution:

How to Send and Read SMS Using MOBITEK S80 Modem with SMS Express in AirCard Watcher

  1. To send message Click on the message icon
  2. This tab will appear and you need to click the “New”
  3. Once you click new, this tab will appear you can key in the number and message.
  4. Then click send
  5. The sent message will be stored in the Sent Items
  6. To read message click on the inbox, it will show all the read and unread messages.
  7. The  message you selected will be displayed here.

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.
    Configure Sunix USB-to-Serial Converter-01
  2. Run the virtual machine.
  3. Install the USB driver for Sunix USB-to-Serial Converter (pic).
    Configure Sunix USB-to-Serial Converter-02
  4. Connect Sunix USB-to-Serial Converter to PC. It will create 4 devices “Prolific Technology …” in VirtualBox.
    Configure Sunix USB-to-Serial Converter-03
  5. The “Device Manager” in VirtualBox will also show 4 COM ports “Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port” have been added.
    Configure Sunix USB-to-Serial Converter-04

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”.
Configure Sunix USB-to-Serial Converter-05