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Installation steps

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The most common way to send and receive SMS messages from a PC is by attaching a mobile phone to it using a phone-to-PC data cable. The installation steps in this page show you how this can be done. If you plan to use an IP SMS connection, you should skip to step 3: "Installing the application" and you must install an IP SMS driver (e.g.: SMPP, UCP, CIMD2) instead of the GSM modem driver. Concerning the installation there are 8 simple steps:

1. Setting up the GSM phone.
2. Connecting the GSM phone to the computer.
3. Installing the application.
4. Starting the application.
5. Logging in to configure the service.
6. Installing a driver
7. Configuring the installed driver.
8. Starting the connection and sending your first SMS.

Step 1: Setting up  the GSM phone

In order for the message server to work properly the following settings should be made on the mobile phone, prior to installation:

- All the PIN codes and security locks should be switched off
- The voice and data calls should be redirected to another phone number
- All SMS messages stored in the phone or the SIM card should be deleted.
- The SMS Service Center should be set 

When all these settings are done, you should test your GSM device by sending and receiving SMS messages manually.

Step 2: Connecting the GSM phone to the PC

In order to send or receive SMS messages from your PC, you need to attach your phone to the PC with a phone-to-pc data cable (Figure 1). The cable is attached to the serial port of your computer. The serial port is located on the back side and has 9 pins.

Figure 1 - Attaching the device to the PC with a phone-to-pc data cable

If you want to use Infrared (IR), you must enable your infrared port on the phone. (Sometimes you have to turn it on in the PC as well). When this is done, you should place the phone within the range of the IR receiver on the PC. When the PC and the phone begin to communicate over IR, you will see an icon in the bottom right hand side of the screen (Figure 2).

Figure 2 - Attaching the device to the PC with IR connection. 

Step 3: Installing the application

The Ozeki Message Server installation is similar to any Windows applications. Before you do the installation, you must exit all Windows applications. After having done it, locate the OzekiMessageServer.exe file on the installation CD-ROM. If you have downloaded the application from the Internet, OzekiMessageServer.exe is in your download directory. Start OzekiMessageServer.exe by double-clicking on the icon and follow the instructions:

Figure 3 - Starting the installation of Ozeki Message Server

On the Welcome screen click Next to start the Installation (Figure 3). This will bring up the End User License agreement of the software. It is important to read this and to accept the agreement if you wish to use the software. If you have accepted the End User License Agreement, you will move to the destination directory selection form. On this form, you have to specify the directory you wish to use. Make sure you have at least 20 Megabytes of hard disk space available on the drive you have chosen. Following this you will be faced with some options about icon creations. After the installation is finished, a shortcut will be available in the Windows Start menu and a taskbar icon will appear. This shortcut is a reference to the Ozeki Server Monitor. The monitor application can be used to get information about the state of the server and it helps to open the Ozeki Server Manager configuration screen.

Figure 4 - Starting up Server monitor

The configuration screen can be opened by clicking on the Manage Service menu item (Figure 4 ).

Step 4 Logging in to configure the service

By clicking on the menu item, a login window comes up. This login window requires a user name and a password. If you didn't specify a login name and a password during the installation, you can use the built in administrator account. Username: admin, Password: abc123. We suggest to change the default password immediately after login!

Figure 5 - Login

Login into Ozeki Message Server (Figure 5 ).

Step 5 Installing drivers

Once you have logged into the Server manager, you can installing one or more drivers. A driver in Ozeki Message Server gives handles the attached  GSM phones and GSM modems and the  IP SMS services. In this example we install the GSM modem driver, because we want to set up a GSM phone attached to the PC. In case of IP SMS connectivity a different driver needs to be installed in a similar way.

Figure  6 - Installation of Drivers

New drivers can be installed by choosing  Installed drivers menu item from the Drivers menu. This brings up the "Available drivers for installation" page, where a short description of all the available drivers can be found (Figure 7 ).

Figure  7 - Installation of GSM Modem

In the "Available drivers for installation" window click on the GSM Modem install link and the installation process will start . If you want to set up IP SMS connectivity you should select one of the IP SMS drivers (SMPP, UCP, CIMD2). After you click on the install link, a small animation will appear for a short time signaling, that the driver installation is in progress. Wait until the installation process finishes.

Step 6 Configuring the driver

After the driver installation has completed you'll see the GSM Modem 1 section appearing on the list of drivers in the "Currently installed drivers" screen. On this page you can start the configuration by clicking on the Configure link (Figure 8 ).

Figure 8 . - GSM modem configuration

After clicking on the link, the GSM Modem 1 configuration  form comes up. You can set all the necessary settings on this form in order to send and receive messages. As a first step select the phone model you have attached to the computer, then specify the serial port, then click on Autodetect. (If you use IR or Bluetooth or USB, you have to find out the virtual port number and use it instead of the real port.). After selecting the phone model you should specify the name of the operator. The operator name is the name of the GSM company your subscription belongs to. (For example it can be Vodafone, T-mobile, Orange, etc.) When this is done, enter the telephone number of the phone attached to the computer and the SMS Service center address.  Important: phone numbers should be entered in international format e.g.: +36209937723 (Figure 9)!

The Service Center address should also be specified in this for. This address  is provided by your GSM service provider. For example, in Hungary you would select one of these numbers . A list of service center addresses can be found in Appendix "C".

T-mobile +36309888000
Telenor +36209300099
Vodafone +36709996500

Figure 9. - Configuration of GSM modem

Step 7. - Starting the GSM modem connection

After the driver has been installed, you need to start it. The startup process means that the driver connects to the configured mobile phone. You can start the Ozeki Message Server GSM driver by clicking on "Connect" in the "Currently installed drivers" screen. After you have clicked on the Connect URL, you may use the Refresh this page  link to check the connection state (Figure 10).

Figure 10. - Connection of GSM modem

Sending your first SMS 

Once the application is installed and configured properly, you can send an SMS by clicking on the Create SMS icon. This brings up the SMS composer, where you can specify the phone numbers and the message text (Figure 11).

Figure 11. - Sending SMS to the recipient

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