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Ozeki 10 SMS Gateway

SMS modem pool

This guide gives information on how to connect SMS modem pools to Ozeki 10 SMS Gateway. Setting up a modem pool is usually very easy. Modems in the modem pool will be handled as independent modems in your system. In this guide you can read the detailed steps for configuring an 8 port GSM modem pool. The steps are similar for larger 16, 32, 64, 128 port pools. Modem pools are a good choice if you want to operate many phone numbers. To get the phone numbers, you need to purchase SIM cards for each modem slot in the modem pool. The SIM cards will have their mobile phone nubmers assigned to them, and you can use these phone numbers in the SMS routing in Ozeki 10 SMS gateway.

sms modem pool connection
Figure 1 - SMS modem pool connection

How to send sms with a gsm modem pool (Quick steps)

To send sms with a gsm modem pool:

  1. Check the prerequisites
  2. Set up the modem pool
  3. Connect the modem pool to the computer via USB cable
  4. Launch Ozeki using your account
  5. Add new connection by install SMS modem connection
  6. Autodetect the port where you connected the modem
  7. Create connections for all ports of the modem
  8. Enable Connection in the Connection details tab
  9. Compose a test SMS message with recipient adress and text
  10. Send test SMS text message with the GSM modem pool
  11. Review the received SMS message

How to set up an 8 port GSM modem pool using USB for Ozeki SMS Gateway (video tutorial)

This video tutorial shows you how you can set up an 8 port GSM modem pool using USB to use with Ozeki SMS Gateway. In this video we can find all components required for connectivity. You need a SIM card, an antenna, an 8 port gsm modem pool, a power cable and a USB cable for this setup. First, we insert the SIM card into one of the slots of the modem pool, then we connect the antenna. Next, we plug our modem pool into a socket using the power cable and turn it on. Finally we can connect the 8 port modem pool to our computer with the USB cable. If everything is connected properly, a blue light should start blinking on the modem pool.

Ozeki SMS Gateway configuration for 8 port GSM modem pool (video tutorial)

This video shows you how you can configure your newly setup 8 port modem pool to be used with Ozeki SMS Gateway. In this video we use an 8 port modem pool, which is automatically detected as the port by the Autodetect system. We then repeat this for all 8 ports. Now we can turn the on the connection for one of them and send a text message. We type in our message and phone number, then click on Send. We can see that the message was successfully sent and shows up on the mobile device.

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.

insert the sim card
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.

connect the antenna to the selected ports
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.

the power cable plugged into the modem pool
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.

the modem pool is now turned on
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.

the ports can be turned on or off separately
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.

the blue light indicates the status of connectivity
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.

plug the usb cable into the 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).

the modem connected to the pc via the usb cable
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).

open ozeki ng ten
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.

login with your ozeki ng ten account
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.

add new connection in the sms gateway
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.

select the sms modem connection to 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.

autodetect the port where you connected the modem
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.

details of the detected modem
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.

connection for each port
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.

turn on the sms modem connection
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.

type the address where you want to send the sms message
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.

the text of the sms message
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).

the sms can be sent by clicking on the send button
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.

the received sms message
Figure 20 - The received SMS message

Quick Data sheet

Support Windows, Linux, Unix OS
Messaging capacity 6800 SMS or 3200 MMS per hour
Size 440x220x50mm
TCP/IP Stack yes
Internet Wireless Access to internet
Internet services PPP, TCP, UDP, HTTP, SMTP, POP3
SIM card slots 8
Dual band 900/1800 Mhz
Tri band 850/1800/1900 Mhz 900/1800/1900 Mhz
Quad band 850/900/1800/1900 Mhz
Transmatting Speed Maximum Transmatting Speed 115.2 Kbps
Input voltage 100V - 240V
Working temperature -20°C to +60°C
Storage temperature -25°C to +70°C

Summary

In this guide we showed you how to configure an 8 port GSM modem pool and how to use it with Ozeki SMS Gateway. This solution allows you to send messages to your customers from a computer. As you could see, the configuration has a few steps, so reading this guide carefully is recommended. After you did everything right, you will have the tools to send out short messages with a configured modem and Ozeki SMS Gateway. Since this is an 8 port GSM modem pool, you have the opportunity to use 8 different SIM cards when you send SMS from your computer.

Do not finish your reading here, read about Wavecom SMS modem and Sierra SMS modem in our page.

Now your next thing to do is to download Ozeki SMS Gateway and let the work begin!