8 port GSM modem pool
The 8 port GSM modem pool is the best choice if you want to manage SMS messages using different or multiple modules since this device can substitute the functionality maximum of eight separate modems. By using this modem pool you are capable of sending maximum 6800 SMS per hour. You can easily manage the ports of your modem by configuring them with Ozeki NG 10.
8 port GSM modem pool setup
Ozeki NG 10 configuration
Set up your 8 port GSM modem pool
The first step of setting up your modem pool is to insert a SIM card into one or more ports. The SIM card can be plugged into the modem as Figure 1 shows.
Figure 1 - Insert the SIM card
Next, you need to connect the antenna to the ports that have a SIM card inserted into. You can connect the antenna right after you removed the cover like in Figure 2.
Figure 2 - Connect the antenna to the selected ports
To use the modem pool, next you have to connect it to a light socket with a power cable. As you can see on Figure 3, the power cable can be connected to the modem pool easily.
Figure 3 - The power cable plugged into the modem pool
After you connected the modem pool to the power supply, you just need to turn on the modem pool by switching on the button as you can see it on Figure 4. If your modem is under power, the button lights up.
Figure 4 - The modem pool is now turned on
Next, you need to turn on the selected GSM port as well like in Figure 5.
Figure 5 - The ports can be turned on or off separately
The connectivity of the ports can be checked easily by the blue light next to the antenna (Figure 6). If it starts to blink, the SIM card connected right.
Figure 6 - The blue light indicates the status of connectivity
The last step of the setup process is to connect the modem pool to the PC. For that, as you can see on Figure 7, plug the USB cable into your modem pool.
Figure 7 - Plug the USB cable into the modem pool
To finish the setup, just insert the other end of the cable into your computer (Figure 8).
Figure 8 - The modem connected to the PC via the USB cable
Configure the modem pool with Ozeki NG 10
Now your modem is ready to be configured. The first step you have to fulfill is to open Ozeki NG 10 on your desktop (Figure 9).
Figure 9 - Open Ozeki NG 10
Next, log in with your Ozeki NG 10 account by typing your username and password as you can see on Figure 10 This account has to be created during the installation process.
Figure 10 - Login with your Ozeki NG 10 account
Here, in the SMS Gateway application, the first thing that you need to do is to create a new connection. This can be done by clicking on Add new connection as you can see on Figure 11.
Figure 11 - Add new connection in the SMS Gateway
The next window lists you all the connections that you can create in the SMS Gateway application. Now, as Figure 12 demonstrates, you have to select the SMS modem connection by clicking on Install.
Figure 12 - Select the SMS modem connection to install
In the installation menu, you need to select the port, where you connected the modem. For that, just click on the Autodetect button as you can see on Figure 13.
Figure 13 - Autodetect the port where you connected the modem
This Autodetect option will detect your modem, and if it is connected right the following window should show up like in Figure 14.
Figure 14 - Details of the detected modem
You can do this process with all the other ports, so like in Figure 15, you can manage maximum eight SMS modem connection at the same time.
Figure 15 - Connection for each port
Send an SMS message using the modem connection
At this point, you have an SMS modem connection in the SMS Gateway application. To handle SMS messages with this connection, first, you need to enable the connection (Figure 16) by turning on the switch button in the connection details window.
Figure 16 - Turn on the SMS modem connection
To send the SMS message, you need to type the phone number of the recipient (Figure 17) in the Recipient field.
Figure 17 - Type the address where you want to send the SMS message
Next, just type the text of the SMS message to the SMS field like in Figure 18.
Figure 18 - The text of the SMS message
If you are ready to send the SMS message, just click on the Send button (Figure 19).
Figure 19 - The SMS can be sent by clicking on the Send button
If you did everything right, the message will be received by the recipient as you can see on Figure 20.
Figure 20 - The received SMS message
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