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Now SMS/MMS Android Modem – Quick Start Guide (2017)

This document is intended to provide a quick start for setting up the Now SMS/MMS Gateway to use an Android modem for sending and/or receiving SMS and/or MMS messages. The configuration steps are similar in NowSMS Editions, however there are separate Quick Start Guides available for NowSMS Lite and NowSMS Cloud Edition that contain instructions specific to those products. GSM Modems are a...

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NowSMS Lite Android Modem – Quick Start Guide (2017)

This document is intended to provide a quick start for setting up NowSMS Lite to use an Android modem for sending and/or receiving SMS and/or MMS messages. The configuration steps are similar in NowSMS Editions, however there are separate Quick Start Guides available for Now SMS/MMS Gateway and NowSMS Cloud Edition that contain instructions specific to those products. GSM Modems are a quick...

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MMSC Interconnection Protocol (MM4)

MM4 is an SMTP based protocol used to interconnect operator MMSCs. This presentation explores the MM4 protocol and MM4 deployment issues for an operator MMSC.

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Phone To MMSC Protocol (MM1)

MM1 is the over the air protocol used by a mobile phone to communicate with an MMSC. This presentation explores the MM1 protocol and MM1 deployment issues for an operator MMSC.

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MMS Protocol Overview

This presentation provides an overview of the various MMS protocols, as they relate to NowSMS MMSC: MM1, MM2, MM3, MM4, MM5, MM6, MM7, MM8, MM9, MM10, MM11, etc.

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NowSMS Spring 2016 Update

New releases of the Now SMS/MMS Gateway and NowSMS Lite are now available (Version 2016.03.28). Downloads are available at http://www.nowsms.com/download-free-trial. Customers with an active Maintenance Agreement can download the 30-day trial version to update a licensed installation. The primary enhancements in this release are performance improvements and a new web user interface. There are...

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NowSMS and Windows 10 Information

We have been testing NowSMS and NowSMS Lite with preview editions of Windows 10 for months. However, today’s release version of Windows 10 presents two issues that we did not encounter with the preview releases. For a new installation, NowSMS and NowSMS Lite 2014 and 2015 versions will both function correctly under Windows 10. There are no special considerations. Existing NowSMS...

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2-way SMS access to Microsoft Office, Excel and VBScript

NowSMS 2-way applications are usually built on web technologies, using PHP or ASP.Net scripting.  But we do get a fair number of support questions from customers who want to use VBScript. The advantage of VBScript is that there are numerous examples available for interfacing with Microsoft Office, especially Excel, and no extra programming tools or environments are required. As a starting point...

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SSL/TLS – SHA-1 deprecation and SHA-256 Support

This post is for the information of any customers using SSL/TLS server functionality in NowSMS. The industry has deprecated the use of SHA-1 signed server certificates, in favor of a more secure algorithm known as SHA-256. SHA is a popular hashing algorithm used by the majority of SSL certificates. As computing power has increased the feasibility of breaking the SHA-1 hash has increased. Plans...

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Operator MMSC without a WAP Gateway (ICAP)

When implementing an MMSC for a mobile operator network, one of the most confusing concepts is how user authentication is usually performed in conjunction with a WAP Gateway. MMS uses the MM1 Protocol (OMA MMS Encapsulation) for transactions between a mobile device and the MMSC. This protocol does not define how the MMSC identifies and authenticates the subscriber when the MMS client on a mobile...

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