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Concepts and Understanding

What is NowSMS?
Are you confused about what exactly NowSMS is? Our web site contains a lot of technical information about features and functionality of the NowSMS product, but we’ll be the first to admit, it’s all a bit overwhelming to the first time visitor. Learn more…

Examples of How Customers Use NowSMS
The NowSMS server  is an extremely powerful tool for SMS and MMS messaging, and different customers have very different configurations and reasons for using NowSMS. Customers use NowSMS for a variety of different reasons …  High Performance SMS Gateway, 2-Way SMS and/or MMS Application Enabler, Operator MMSC, MMS Gateway, WAP Push Proxy Gateway (PPG), SMSC Multiplexer, Testing Tool, and more. Learn more…

SMS and MMS Protocols Supported by NowSMS
SMS protocols supported by NowSMS include SMPP, HTTP, UCP/EMI, CIMD2, and GSM/3G modems. MMS protocols supported include MM7 (3GPP versions 5.3.0 – 6.13.0, plus various non-standard variations from other vendors), MM4, MM3, MM1 (via GSM/3G modems) and EAIF. Learn more…

Explore NowSMS Features
Learn about some of the features of the Now SMS & MMS Gateway. Learn more…

APIs, APIs, APIs, and more APIs
NowSMS is a middleware solution. Learn about the APIs that NowSMS implements to support interfacing with your applications. Clear examples are available for HTTP, Java, PHP, and command line interfaces. Learn more…

What is an SMS Service Provider?
NowSMS is not a replacement for a bulk SMS or MMS service provider. You need a connection to an SMS service provider, or a GSM modem, before you can send any messages with NowSMS. Learn more…

What is a GSM Modem?
A GSM modem is a specialized type of modem which accepts a SIM card, and operates over a subscription to a mobile operator, just like a mobile phone.A GSM modem exposes an interface that allows applications such as NowSMS to send and receive messages over the modem interface. Learn more…

How Does MMS Work?
NowSMS can be configured to send MMS messages using two different delivery mechanisms. Learn more…

How do I download the free NowSMS 60-Day Trial Version?
NowSMS can be self-installed and tested in customer environments without requiring expensive consultants. A fully functional trial of the NowSMS product, including full documentation and free discussion board support with a knowledge base collected over the span of 10+ years is available on this web site. Learn more…

Additional Support Resources

Product Documentation and Manual
The NowSMS Product Manual is available on-line, and is available as a PDF download. Learn more…

Technical Support Forum and Discussion Board
The Now SMS & MMS Gateway server product has a history of over 10 years and counting. If you’ve got a question, chances are that this isn’t the first time that your particular question has been asked. Search the archives of our discussion forum, or ask us a question now. Learn more…

Technical Bulletins
Our technical bulletins describe advanced technical features of the Now SMS & MMS Gateway server and clarify advanced configuration options. Learn more…

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the Now SMS & MMS Gateway server, and you can’t find the answer on-line, then here’s where you will find our contact information. Learn more…

Search Our Web Site
Looking for some elusive nuggets of information regarding NowSMS. We can help you find it. Learn more…

Fault Tolerant and Load Balanced Configurations

NowSMS in a Fault Tolerant or Redundant Load Balanced Environment
For many configurations it is desirable to install NowSMS on multiple servers in order to achieve fault tolerance and/or improved throughput and performance. NowSMS offers extreme configuration flexibility to facilitate these requirements. Learn more…

Load Balanced or Fault Tolerant WAP Gateway
For many configurations it is desirable to install NowWAP on multiple servers in order to achieve fault tolerance and/or improved throughput and performance. Learn more…

Load Balanced or Fault Tolerant MMSC
For many configurations it is desirable to install the NowSMS MMSC on multiple servers in order to achieve fault tolerance and/or improved throughput and performance. NowSMS offers extreme configuration flexibility to facilitate these requirements. Learn more…

APIs, APIs and more APIs

APIs, APIs, APIs, and more APIs
Learn about the APIs that NowSMS implements to support interfacing with your applications. If you speak, HTTP, Java, PHP, or are looking for a quick command line hack, this is the link you’ve been searching for. Learn more…