SMS Text Pager - TAP and UCP

The SMS Text Pager: TAP and UCP alerts send a text message via a mobile service provider to an alphanumeric pager or digital phone with Short Message Service (SMS) support.

SMS is a text message service that enables short messages of no more than 160 characters in length to be sent and transmitted to and from a pager, cell phone, or IP address. Unlike paging, but similar to email, short messages are stored and forwarded at SMS centers, and you can be retrieved at a later time. SMS messages are sent to the pager or cell phone over the system's control channel, which is separate from the voice channel.

SMS Text Pager uses TAPI or Direct Port Access to communicate with a modem. You can enter a password (if required) and pause the dial sequence while your phone service selects an outgoing phone line. The alert supports ipMonitor alert tokens and full control over modem settings, including COM port, baud rate, data bits, parity, init string and dial string, and forcing the modem to behave as a low-speed modem.

Hardware requirements

The SMS Text Pager alert requires the following hardware on the ipMonitor host computer:

  • COM port for your modem
  • Hayes-compatible modem that is 2400 baud or faster
  • Telephone line that will not be used by any other device when ipMonitor needs to page administrators