Providing critical communications to individuals in a timely and reliable method for Disaster Recovery is becoming a top priority in many operational environments and organization. Getting important information in a real-time manner to hundreds, or sometimes thousands of individuals is a must in these days.
In the past, most organizations viewed this type of mass notification as a very daunting task due to the labor, time, and expenses involved using the primary means of placing large amounts of calls to individuals for disaster or emergency notifications.
The evolution of the Internet has paved the way for a means of providing mass notification in a timely and reliable way. Email notification and text messaging to wireless devices such as pagers, cell phones, and PDAs are now just a few seconds away. Please contact us so that we can put a software package together that will meet your needs.
SNPP is a simple way for delivering wireless messages, both one and two-way, to appropriate receiving devices such as pagers and cellular phones. In its simplest form, SNPP provides a simple way to implement a “shim” between the Internet and a TAP/IXO paging terminal. In a level 3 form, it receiving end-to-end acknowledgments and replies from a two-way messaging device such as ReFLEX units. Gateways supporting this protocol have been in use for well over a year at several commercial companies such as Sprint, American Messaging, and private businesses as well. A list of companies that currently have SNPP Gateways can be found here. In order to use SNPP you must have access to the Internet by a dial-up connection or through a LAN over a high speed Internet connection.
WCTP is a simple way for delivering wireless messages, both one and two-way, to appropriate receiving devices such as pagers and cellular phones. In its simplest form, WCTP provides a simple way to implement a “shim” between the Internet and a TAP/IXO paging terminal. Gateways supporting this protocol are now emerging and several commercial companies such as American Messaging and Arch Wireless have their gateways in place. More companies are expected to follow soon. A list of companies that currently have WCTP Gateways can be found here. In order to use WCTP you must have access to the Internet by a dial-up connection or through a LAN over a high speed Internet connection. WCTP uses xml over http so you do not have to insure a port is open for out bound connection like you do with SNPP. Air Messenger supports http and https for secure connections.
What Is WCTP Paging
This is the ability to send pages via e-mail. This is supported by most paging carriers and is a simple form of Internet Paging. Although SNPP or WCTP is the preferred method for Internet Paging do to the direct communications between your computer and the carriers gateway, it is not used as much and not many carriers support this protocol yet. Most of our products supports Windows Messaging and SMTP with the ability to use MX Record lookups. It is recommended that you try to use MX record lookup first by leaving the SMTP Server field empty.
What Is SMTP (E-Mail) Paging
TAP paging is an international protocol and allows for you to send pages to the carrier over a standard modem connection and is widely support by most carriers. This method is much slower then Internet Paging but a good method for redundancy in the event your Internet connection should be unavailable for Internet Paging.
What Is TAP Paging
What Is SMS Paging
SMS (Short Messaging Service or Text Messaging) paging is the ability to send text messages from a mobile phone to another mobile. Our software allows you to use GSM Phones with a SMS Modem to send pages to carrier over a cellular network. This method is much slower then Internet Paging but a good method for redundancy in the event your Internet connection should be unavailable for Internet. Paging.