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

 

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”.
    MOBITEK S80 SMS Modem to Use SMS API and to Access Internet via 3G-01
    MOBITEK S80 SMS Modem to Use SMS API and to Access Internet via 3G-02
  2. After you have set to “Circuit Switched”, you can use MOBITEK SMS API and access internet via 3G at the same time.
    MOBITEK S80 SMS Modem to Use SMS API and to Access Internet via 3G-03
  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.
    MOBITEK S80 SMS Modem to Use SMS API and to Access Internet via 3G-04

 

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”.
    AirCard Watcher-01
  4. Run AirCard Watcher.
    AirCard Watcher-02
  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”.
    AirCard Watcher-03
  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”.
    AirCard Watcher-04
  7. Try accessing the internet via a web browser. AirCard Watcher will show the upload and download speed (refer to red box).
    AirCard Watcher-05
  8. To check data usage, click on the “meter” icon (red box)
    AirCard Watcher-06

How to Set-Up MOBITEK S80 3G Modem in Linux Running in VirtualBox

Note: if you are NOT using VirtualBox, then you may skip step 1.

  1. Map the COM Port of Modem (COM3 in this tutorial) to COM1 (or any COM port n umber) in VirtualBox. If this step is missed, then MOBITEK S80 will not response in CuteCom or Putty (terminal).
    MOBITEK S80 3G Modem in Linux Running in VirtualBox-01
  2. To check if MOBITEK S80 is connected to the USB port, type “lusb”. It will show MOBITEK S80 Modem as “Sierra Wireless, Inc. MC8700 Modem”.
    MOBITEK S80 3G Modem in Linux Running in VirtualBox-02
  3. But in this  VirtualBox (virtual machine), MOBITEK S80 is connected under “Serial Ports” (as per step 1) and not under “USB” of the VirtualBox. To check which serial port is MOBITEK S80 Modem connected, type in “dmesg | grep tty”. In this example, it shows “ttyS0” which is COM1 that was set in step 1 above.
    MOBITEK S80 3G Modem in Linux Running in VirtualBox-03
  4. Run CuteCom. Select “/dev/ttyS0” in device and click Open device. Then type the AT command.
    MOBITEK S80 3G Modem in Linux Running in VirtualBox-04

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.
    How to Set-Up MOBITEK S80 Modem in VirtualBox-01
  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
      How to Set-Up MOBITEK S80 Modem in VirtualBox-02
    • 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.
    How to Set-Up MOBITEK S80 Modem in VirtualBox-03
  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.
    How to Set-Up MOBITEK S80 Modem in VirtualBox-04
  5. In VirtualBox, the application must use COM port 1 instead of COM port 6.

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 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

More Information

 

How to Send SMS Using Command Line (CLISMS version 6)

Install CLISMS version 6

  1. Install Setup.exe
    CLISMS6-01
    CISMS v6 wil be installed in C:/Program Files/Mobitek/CLISMS
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  2. Open the Device Manager and look into the Ports to find the modem is connected in which port on “Sierra Wireless AT Command Port (UMTS)”. CLISMS6-03

 

How to Use CLISMS by Using “bat” File

  1. Open Right click on sms.bat. Then choose Edit.CLISMS6-04
  2. Then the notepad will display like this. Change the port, phone number and message with necessary. Save it.CLISMS6-05
  3. Go back to your path file C:/Program Files/Mobitek/CLISMS. Double click at sms.batCLISMS6-06
  4. Then it will apear on command line form. This will automatically closed once the transaction of sending SMS is done.CLISMS6-07
  5. You can see the log file is generated on your path C:/Program Files/Mobitek/CLISMS.CLISMS6-08
  6. You may click on the log to see the transaction. Now you can see the record is there. CLISMS6-09

 

How to Use CLISMS in Command Line

  1. To sent out sms :-
    clisms.exe /port=2 /to=0162211600 /msg=Alert [press “Enter”]
    echo “sent” [press “Enter”]
    CLISMS6-10

More Information

Refer to the manual https://www.mobitek.my/main/how-to-send-and-read-sms-by-using-command-line/