How to send SMS from Ozeki NG SMS Gateway
Ozeki NG SMS Gateway software is an excellent program to send and receive SMS messages or notifications. This is the best solution if you would like to make your computer be able to transmit messages to and from mobile phones. On this page you will get a detailed installation and configuration guide to make it possible for you to use Ozeki NG SMS Gateway properly and effectively. Please check our video tutorial and screenshots to make your configuration easier.
Ozeki NG SMS Gateway can be used with any of the monitoring
or managing software to be more effective. In this case, you can be informed
about the notices and reports generated by your monitoring program.
Furthermore, Ozeki's solution is appropriate for other kinds of message sending
such as informing your colleagues, partners or customers about important
dates, events, transmitting news letters, promotions, marketing materials,
In order to run this solution properly you need to meet Ozeki NG SMS Gateway's system requirements. Please make sure you meet the listed below (Figure 1).
Figure 1 - Prerequisites for Ozeki NG SMS Gateway
*The SIM card will come with a plan that will determine how much money you will spend on each SMS.
Ozeki NG SMS Gateway was developed with next generation
and thus it can easily connect to your application and to an SMSC. Its
working method consists of different parts and levels. The first part is
your system manager program (SCOM, MOM, WhatsUp Gold) in which Ozeki NG
SMS Gateway is integrated. There is a direct connection between them
therefore if an alert occurs; your manager program reports it to the gateway.
Then Ozeki NG SMS Gateway forwards the message through the GSM Modem or
through IP SMS connection to the SMSC. It depends on which one you prefer.
After the SMSC sends the SMS alert to the intended mobile user, the
procedure is complete.
Figure 2 - Ozeki NG SMS Gateway architecture diagram
The parts of the system communicate as follows. The gateway
connects to your manager software through the Command Line Tool. This tool
transfers the reports generated by the monitoring software. Then Ozeki NG
SMS Gateway translates it into a text message which is then forwarded to
the SMSC. For users who do not plan to operate with more than 300 messages
per second a GSM modem is recommended as the linking interface between
Ozeki NG SMS Gateway and the SMSC. For those users who are planning to send
more than 300 SMS/second establishing an IP SMS connection is well advised.
The message then is delivered directly to the mobile user.
To install and configure Ozeki NG SMS Gateway please follow the steps below and watch the video tutorial at the top of the page.
Step 1. Download and install Ozeki NG SMS Gateway.
After you have downloaded the Ozeki NG SMS Gateway software, you need to install it.
In the installation directory, double click on Setup.exe. A dialog box appears with information about the software. Click on "Next" (Figure 3).
Figure 3 - Preparing the installation
The following box is the "License Agreement". Please read it carefully. If you accept all the terms and conditions please click on "I Agree" button and "Next" (Figure 4).
Figure 4 - License Agreement
Now "Select Installation Folder" dialog box appears. With "Browse..." button you can select one folder and to continue the installation click on "Next" (Figure 5).
Figure 5 - Select an installation folder
Next "Confirm Installation" dialog box appears. Here you only need to click on "Next". The following window informs you about the installation of the gateway, you just need to wait for the end of the process (Figure 6).
Figure 6 - Installation is in progress
After the installation is complete both the login window and the "Installation Complete" dialog box appears. Close the dialog box and now you can log into the installed software and you can start to configure it (Figure 7).
Figure 7 - New Subscriber
Step 2. Configure the software
You need to log into the software to configure it after the installation process. You can do it if you open the login window and use Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. The login window is available at "http://127.0.0.1:9501" URL but it should automatically appears after the installation as it was mentioned above or you can open it in "Start" menu, "All programs", "Ozeki NG SMS Gateway" and here click on "Manage Ozeki NG SMS Gateway" (Figure 8).
Figure 8 - Opening the program
If you cannot open the Login window you
should type its URL into the browser: http://127.0.0.1:9501/ or if it still
does not work you should visit the
Figure 9 - Change your password
Now you can start the configuration. After the login window the Configuration Console appears. If you click on its "Management Console" tab you can arrive back at this page. On the right side you can see the logged-in user and also a link to log out (Figure 10).
Figure 10 - Management Console
All the sent and unsent messages will
belong to the logged-in user's user account.
Figure 11 - Installing a GSM modem connection
After you installed the GSM modem connection you can start configuring it. A configuration panel appears and here you need to select the port to connect and click on "Autodetect" because it will recognize the attached phone or modem (Figure 12).
Figure 12 - Click on Autodetect to configure your modem
After the detection you need to provide the
telephone number of your modem and the name of the service provider
connection. (Please note that you need to give the phone number in
international format: starting with "+".) You will not be able to send
messages if you do not provide the phone number and the outgoing message
does not have a sender phone number either.
Now you can compose and send your first message. To do so, you need to click on "Compose" in the toolbar in "Management Console" and a "Compose a text message" window appears. Now, select the message type and the service provider connection in the dropdown menus. Enter the phone number of the recipient again in international format in the proper edit box (To). Write your message in the "Message text" edit box and if it is complete click on "OK" (Figure 13).
Figure 13 - How to send the first message
Now you can set up users and applications if you want to create a user account. To make an account you need to install and configure a user. You can do this on the Management console interface, click on "Add" on "Users and Applications" panel (Figure 14) or click on "Add new user or application".
Figure 14 - Adding a user
After it an interface appears consisting
of two panels, in its left panel you can see a list of users having been
installed with a unique name and the user type in brackets, in the one on
the right side you can see the users can be installed with the name of
its type and a brief description of what it can be used for.
Figure 15 - Installing a standard user
Then you need to provide a unique username for the installed user after you clicked on the "Install" link. A Standard user installation panel appears where you can type the chosen name in the "Username" field. You will automatically be taken to the "Authentication" tab in the Configuration panel. The username is your given one and the password is offered by the program but you can change it. After this process you can login with this username and password to the program (Figure 16).
Figure 16 - User authentication
By clicking on "Users and applications" in "Management Console", open the panel of the user's account and you can modify and view the server events related to an installed user. In the panel of the user's account, click on the link of the task you wish to perform (Figure 17).
Figure 17 - Clicking a user related task link
To uninstall the user, click on "Uninstall" link.
Step 3. Configure the routing
You also need to configure the routing.
For incoming messages configure the inbound routing to allow the software to
decide which users should the message be delivered to. For outgoing
messages configure the outbound routing to make it possible for the program
to decide about which SMS service provider connection needs to be chosen to
send a message.
Figure 18 - The inbound routing panel
In the appeared window you can choose to add,
edit or delete a routing rule. Click on "Add". Then, fill the edit boxes
and select the items from the dropdown menus. You can choose any name for
the rule in the Route name edit box. In the "Source (Service provider)" menu
select the GSM service provider connection because one of the attributes of
the message is which service provider it comes from.
Figure 19 - Setting an inbound routing rule
The user specified in this rule will be the last to receive the message. This means that no other specified user will receive the message even if there is a match. To make the program match the subsequent rules with the message, select "Copy". If you finish editing the rule, click on "OK" and the rule will be in the inbound routing table, where you can change the position of a rule if it is required. To move a rule one position higher, click the green arrow beside it. To move a rule one position lower, click on the red arrow beside it.
For outgoing messages you need to set the
rules of outbound routing. The outbound routing rules make up an outbound
routing table and each row of it is a rule. These rules consist of
directives, which the program compares with the properties of the SMS
message. The program checks all the rules whether the properties of a
message match the directives of a routing rule. In case of match the message
will be sent using the GSM service provider connection determined in the
rule. The message is sent out according to the first applying rule and the
other rules are ignored. In case of outbound routing there is no possibility
to send multiple copies of a message.
Figure 20 - The outbound routing panel
Then, fill the edit boxes and select the items from the dropdown menus. You can choose any name for the rule in the "Route name" edit box. Define the user in "Source (User)", and also define the conditions: the sender phone number, the recipient phone number and the keyword. The keyword is the first word of the SMS message. Finally, define the GSM service provider connection in the "Destination (Service provider)" menu. Click on "OK". By this the rule will appear in the outbound routing table (Figure 21).
Figure 21 - Setting an outbound routing rule
You can modify or change the position of a rule in the routing table: To move a rule one position higher, click on the green arrow in its row and to move a rule one position lower, click on the red arrow in its row.
These steps conclude the installation and configuration
procedure. If you followed the guide above correctly then you will have a
swift, stable and working environment.