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SMS and Text Messaging Blog from NotePage

SMS and text messaging related news. Daily information and news related to text messaging, sms messaging, mobile communications. Includes news announcements from the industry and tips related to text messaging and SMS.

Published: Mon, 27 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Last Build Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2017 16:50:29 -0400


Tyler Technologies CAD with PageGate

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Tyler Technologies CAD uses PageGate's GetAscii module to pass messages to PageGate for delivery.

Follow these steps for the Tyler Tech CAD Integration

Direct Database Integration with PageGate

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Follow these steps for direct database integration with PageGate

Direct Database Integration with PageGate

Basin Harbor Case Study

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Basin Harbor uses PageGate to Interface between their CRM software Amadeus Hospitality HotSos and the Basin Harbor on-site paging system (Motorola People Finder).

Basin Harbor utilizes the the GetMail module, and are able to use email address triggers from their CRM and work order management software, and have PageGate translate those emails into alpha-numeric pages connected to a Motorola People Finder.

Basin Harbor Case Study

ICE Agents Are Starting to Text Immigrant Targets

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0400

The Portland residents cell phone buzzed at 9:07 on a Wednesday morning last month. A text message.

The incoming number was not saved in the mans contacts, but it was local and the sender definitely knew who he was.

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How Greenville Utilities is Using SMS and Text Messaging

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:59:00 -0400

Greenville Utiliites is a local government owner utility that provides electric, water, sewer, and natural gas services for the citizen of Greenville, NC and the surrounding area.

How is PageGate Used By Greenville Utilities?
PageGate is is used for sending ad-hoc text notifications to individuals or groups of employees, especially field personnel. The Greenville Utilities 24 hour control center uses PageGate on a daily basis for these type of tasks:

(1) text an address to a field worker for where he needs to report, and then they use a Map App to get directions to the address.
(2) Emergency Utility Location requests are sent in mass to all locators.
(3) Safety alerts (road closures, weather alerts, etc.) are sent to all employees. (4) Send texts to standby personnel who do not have a company issued smart phone.

How Greenville Utilities is Using SMS and Text Messaging

Honolulu now fines people up to $99 for texting while crossing road

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Our smartphone obsession has reached a new low. The Hawaiian city of Honolulu has resorted to fining people up to $99 for staring at the devices, to try and force people to look up from their phones while crossing the road.

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Integrating Lawsoft CAD with PageGate

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0400

PageGate can be easily integrated with Lawsoft CAD by using PageGate's GetASCII API to monitor for text file output from the CAD system when a dispatch needs to be sent.

Integrating Lawsoft CAD with PageGate

Using Cellular Modems, Routers & Gateways

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:00:46 -0400

Cellular hardware is the single most reliable and efficient method of delivering SMS with PageGate. By using cellular hardware, you're removing PageGate's reliance on your internet connection to deliver your messages which means that your internet connection could go down and your messages would still be delivered.

Using Cellular Modems, Routers & Gateways

Building Alarm Automation System with PageGate

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Follow these steps to use Schneider Electric I/NET: Building Alarm Automation System with PageGate
I/NET sends alerting information by serial line and PageGate can be easily integrated with I/NET by using the GetSerial module. The GetSerial module allows PageGate to monitor a serial port for incoming alerts from the I/NET system.

Building Alarm Automation System with PageGate

Physical vs Virtual Cellular Infrastructure: The Pros and Cons

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Cellular modems are physical devices that typically connect to a system through USB or RS-232. These devices aren't virtualized by default but can be virtualized with the aid of a COM port virtualizer. Cellular routers and gateways can natively be accessed by IP.

Physical vs Virtual Cellular Infrastructure

Tips to Using PageGate with Splunk

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Steps to use PageGate in conjunction with Splunk to send notifications.

PageGate with Splunk

Cellular Hardware and Infrastructure

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Tips and tricks about cellular hardware including cellular modems, cellular gateways, and routers.

Cellular Hardware

How to Utilize Text Messaging at your Events

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Find out how to turn text messages from meeting distractions into meeting opportunities.

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The Financial Firms Guide to Compliant Text Messaging

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 09:00:51 -0400

The popularity of text messaging is growing every year, and many firms and their clients now expect to use it as a tool to conduct business. Prohibiting the use of text messages is not only unsustainable for an increasingly mobile workplace, it limits how and where advisors communicate with clients.

Prohibition also does not protect your firm from risk—it simply pushes conversations where you can’t see and manage them.

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Text Messaging Initiative Will Nudge STEM Students Toward Success

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400

A new project is tapping into mobile technology to increase community college completion for students in STEM fields. Nudging to STEM Success — a joint initiative from Persistence Plus, maker of a mobile app for student success, and nonprofit Jobs for the Future — will use text messages to help students navigate the complexities of college, succeed in STEM studies and move toward college graduation, according to a news announcement. The project is funded by the Helmsley Charitable Trust.

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Is Predictive Text Hurting Our Kids?

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:00:01 -0400

We seem to have a love-hate relationship with predictive text. When it works, the convenience of cell phone software that types most of our words for us is a blessing. When it fails, predictive text flubs are at best comical and at worst frustrating and time-consuming. However, it is possible that predictive text software might have more serious consequences, especially for our youth.

Is Predictive Text Hurting Our Kids?

Text Messaging Software for HVAC Companies

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Text messaging is used a variety of ways in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry. Some of the industry specific uses for PageGate include:

Dispatch notifications and alerts
Notifications of material deliveries to sites
Confirm appointment times for estimates and quotes
Communicate with & coordinate contractors and sub-contractors
Reminders of payment due dates
Notification of received payments
Notification of discounts, deals and promotions
Routine employee communications

Text Messaging Software for HVAC Companies

Is Texting Keeping Teens Up at Night?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400

It is hardly news that teenagers aren't getting enough sleep--90% of teens get fewer than the eight to ten hours of sleep per night recommended for healthy development and function. A growing public health concern, sleep deprivation is particularly dangerous for youths, who rely on sleep for healthy mental and physical development. With teen sleep loss growing in public attention, and technology in a sense dominating the lives of young people, we must wonder if and how our devices play into this phenomenon.

Is Texting Keeping Teens Up at Night?

Steps to Integrate with Tyler Technologies

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Tyler Technologies CAD uses PageGates GetAscii module to pass messages to PageGate for delivery.

Steps to Integrate with Tyler Technologies

Test Messaging Software or Security Companies

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Text messaging is used a variety of ways in the security industry. Some of the industry specific uses for PageGate include:

Security Alerts
Emergency Notifications
Alarm Notification Automation
Dispatch Notifications
Communicate Critical Information Related to a Scene
On-call and Re-call Notifications
Allows for Better Decision Making
Reminders of Payment Due Date
Notification of Received Payments
Notification of Discounts, Deals and Promotions
Routine Employee Communications

Test Messaging Software or Security Companies

Many Options to Add Text Messaging

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400

PageGate has been designed to integrate as easily as possible with existing software and hardware. Rarely are any coding changes required or necessary. The most common integration involves a Command Line / ASCII interface.

PageGate allows for the scanning of a predetermined file for text messages or for command line messaging from existing software applications. Here are some ways to use PageGate's modules to integrate with other applications:

Add Text or SMS Messaging

Steps to Integrate RescueNet CommCad

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400

PageGate can be easily tied to Zolls RescueNet CommCAD in a variety of ways. As both programs can handle SNPP, SMTP and TAP, you can use any of these three methods to have RescueNet notify PageGate when an alert needs to be delivered to a cell phone, pager or other device/method of delivery.

Steps to Integrate RescueNet CommCAD

Text Messaging Software for Municipalities and Government Agencies

Fri, 6 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Text messaging is used a variety of ways in the municipalities and government agencies. Some of the industry specific uses for PageGate include:

Security Notifications and Emergency Alerts
Notification of Elections/ Town Meetings
Notifications of Shelter or Refuge Locations
Voting Record Notifications
Breaking News Alerts
Property Tax Bill Reminders
Notification of Town Events
Severe Weather Alerts

Text Messaging Software for Municipalities and Government Agencies

How to Integrate....

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Learn step by step how to integrate these specific applications with PageGate.

How to Integrate...

Have You Upgraded

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Have you upgraded to PageGate Version 8 yet? Check it out

PageGate Version 8 What is New

Texting Your Way To Literacy

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Texting as a tool to teach literacy. Such is the idea behind startup Cell-Ed. It is tapping the vast number of people who have access to basic cell phones and, therefore, can  send text messages, using that ability to teach adults how to read.

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10 ways to make your phone's battery last longer

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Fear not. This handy phone survival guide will help you make the most out of your battery. If a power outage hits your area, you'll know exactly what to do to ensure you remain connected.

Turn off the extra wireless connections

Your phone has a myriad of different connections, few of which are really that integral during a blackout. Wireless connections such as Bluetooth and WiFi are great during a regular day, but they can quickly drain a battery. In power-saving situations, GPS is also a no no, and disabling location services is another smart move.

10 Ways to Make Your Phones Battery Last Longer

Amazon Gift Cards via SMS

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Amazon today announced that customers can now send electronic Amazon gift cards to recipients via text message or messaging apps. On the gift card purchase page, there is now text message and messaging app for delivery options. The text message option will send the recipient a link to their gift card; the messaging app option, which works for any messaging app users have on their device, lets you customize the card with video or photo.

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College Counseling Text Messaging Cartoon

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0400

College Counseling Text Messaging Humor and Cartoon

Dentists Adopting Text Messaging

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0400

With more than 240 million smartphone users in North America in 2017, consumers have grown to depend on, and demand, text messaging services that allow them to interact with the businesses and brands they use and trust.

Dental Experience One Text at a Time

PageGate Filter Pack

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0400

The PageGate Filter Pack is an add-on that allows for message processing, substitution and filtering.

How San Franciscos Museum of Modern Art Used Text Messages to Make Art Go Viral

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0400

The museums  new Send Me SFMOMA project—which sends works from its 34,678-piece collection to anyone in the world via text message—is a decidedly modern method of sharing its art with the public. In recent weeks, it has also become a viral success.

Anyone can take part, by texting 572-51 with the message send me followed by a short description of what you’re in the mood to see.

How San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art Used Text Messages to Make Art Go Viral

Steps to Use HAVbED Tracking with PageGate

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 09:59:00 -0400

PageGate can be integrated with GERs HAVbED Tracking system by using PageGate's GetAscii module.

Steps to Use HAVbED Tracking with PageGate

Never Forget - September 11th

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:59:00 -0400


Text Messaging Interventions To Help with SIDS

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Text messaging interventions may improve mothersȗ adherence to proper infant sleeping practice

The sleeping environment of young infants less than 6 months old is very important as an improper sleeping practice can lead to suffocation and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Despite efforts to improve public awareness on safe practices, such as the Back to Sleep campaign, there are still a significant number of infant deaths attributed to SIDS in the US.

Text Messaging Interventions

Integrating with Schneider Electric I/NET: Building Alarm Automation System with PageGate

Fri, 8 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Follow these steps to use Schneider Electric I/NET: Building Alarm Automation System with PageGate

I/NET sends alerting information by serial line and PageGate can be easily integrated with I/NET by using the GetSerial module. The GetSerial module allows PageGate to monitor a serial port for incoming alerts from the I/NET system.

Integrating with Schneider Electric I/NET: Building Alarm Automation System with PageGate

Getting The Most From Text Messaging As A Recruiter

Wed, 6 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0400

When you want to find ways to improve your recruitment process, it’s time to look at how you communicate with potential job recruits. When you use text messaging to reach out to potential candidates, you are going to reach a wider audience. While most text messages are going to be read within minutes, this can work against you if your messages are boring or irrelevant. To make the most out of your text messages when you implement this into your recruitment strategy, it’s time to learn how to craft your messages effectively.

Getting The Most From Text Messaging As A Recruiter

Hawaiian Airlines Is Handling Customer Service Inquiries Via Text Message

Mon, 4 Sep 2017 21:00:00 -0400

As some of its competitors use bots programmed with artificial intelligence to answer travel questions, Hawaiian Airlines is going slightly retro with its customer service strategy — at least for the short term.

No, it is not enlarging its call center, or hiring more phone agents. But airline employees have begun answering questions via text messages, allowing agents to be twice as productive as on the phone, according to an executive with LivePerson Inc., the company that provides the technology.

Hawaiian Airlines Is Handling Customer Service Inquiries Via Text Message

7 Cell Phone Safety Tips Your Kids Need to Know

Sat, 2 Sep 2017 09:17:00 -0400

It seems that everyone owns a cell phone today, and kids are far from an exception; the average age at which an adolescent receives their first cell phone is about 11 years. It can't be denied that there is value in kids' having cell phones; cell phones can be an effective means of keeping in touch with your kids and keeping them safe; can benefit older kids socially; and can be a good way to give your kids some responsibility and accountability. However, owning a cell phone carries a number of risks. For parents whose kids have cell phones or who are considering giving their child a phone, we have compiled a list of essential safety tips to help your child avoid these risks.

7 Cell Phone Safety Tips for Kids

Tracking Animals with SMS

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Oftentimes, we think of the conservation of the old as incongruous with the use of newer technology like mobile devices. This is far from the case; in fact, GPS technology is being combined with text messaging to track both wildlife and livestock, a useful tool to keep an eye on both the farm animals we depend on and the increasing number of endangered or threatened species.

Tracking Animals with SMS

SNPP Server Module

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0400

The SNPP Server Interface allows PageGate to function as an SNPP server to receive messages sent using the SNPP protocol from a variety of sources.

SNPP Server Module

How Can Text Messaging Change the Hospitality Industry?

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0400

While waiting at the airport for your rental car, you get a notification on your cell phone. It's a text from your hotel, asking if you would like a drink or food from room service upon your arrival. It may sound like a futuristic luxury, but the fact of the matter is that scenarios like this are not that far off. Text messaging offers a myriad of ways to boost the hospitality industry, and hotels are bound to take note sooner rather than later.

How Text Messaging Can Change the Hospitality Industry

PageGate Serial2ASCII Interface

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 09:00:36 -0400

The PageGate Serial2ASCII Interface is a companion module for the Serial Port Interface. The Serial2ASCII Interface unlocks the ability to monitor additional physical or virtual serial (RS232) ports.

PageGate Serial2ASCII Interface

Text and Art

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0400

The idea that new technology is incongruous with the earnest, historic pursuit of art is a common one. Many artists and advocates of technology alike, however, disagree. One such person is Paul Notzold, who in 2006 began a project called TXTual healing that explores the union of text messaging and art and its implications.

Texting Art: How Technology and Tradition Might Be Reconciled

Text messaging is used a variety of ways in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Some of the industry specific uses for PageGate include:

Medication Reminders
Vaccination Reminders
Clinicial Trial Recruitment
Medication Refill Reminders
Prescription is Ready for Pickup
Notification for Prescription Refills
Clinical Trial Engagement
Delivery Notification Updates

Text Messaging in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Using MultiTech Mobile Modems

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0400

PageGate has built in support for cellular modems, allowing it to use them to send and receive SMS messages with the same method that a cell phone uses rather than relying on an internet connection.

Using MultiTech Modems with PageGate

How to Use PageGate with Whats Up Gold

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:07:26 -0400

Follow these steps to use What's Up Gold with PageGate to send text and SMS alerts from the monitoring software.

How GroundProbe Uses PageGate to Monitor Mines

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:00:08 -0400

GroundProbe provides high value information to help customers to better manage risk. With a range of slope monitoring solutions built on the successful detection of over 500 wall failures, GroundProbe's products, services and people enable customers to make confident decisions about mine safety and ongoing production. GroundProbe operates in over 20 countires, serving all major mining companies through local offices across Australia, the Americas, Africa and Asia.

GroundProbe and PageGate

Need Help With PageGate?

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Check out the new PageGate Support Section on the NotePage website.

How to Use PageGate with the SolarWinds Orion Platform

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:09:59 -0400

Alerts are generated for user-definable events, and may be triggered by the simple occurrence of an event or by the crossing of a threshold value for a monitored Interface, Volume or Node. Alerts may be set to notify different people on different days, different times of the day, different people for different events, or any combination of times, events, and people. Alerts can be configured to notify people who need to know about the emergent event.


Use PageGate with SolarWinds Orion Platform

Communication Methods

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0400

The communication methods used for sending text messages and sms messages to cell phones and wireless devices.

Communication Methods

Text Messaging Video Tutorials

Mon, 7 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Great step by step video tutorials for sending text and SMS messages.

Use PageGate to Send Alerts from Honeywell Alarm Panels

Fri, 4 Aug 2017 09:59:09 -0400

PageGate can easily be integrated with Honeywell Alarm Panels with the GetTAP module. Honeywell Alarm Panels can output the TAP protocol by modem or by serial line, either of which GetTAP can accept.

Use PageGate send Alerts from Honeywell Alarm Panels

PageGate Helps Reduce Response Times in Rural Areas

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:07:11 -0400

According to Kurtti, the fire department was paged at 11:49 a.m. and got help from the McMillan Township, Trout Creek and Watersmeet fire departments, Sonco Ambulance and the Michigan State Police on site.

The scene was cleared around 2:42 p.m., Kurtti said. I…would like to thank everyone for responding and helping out as many of us work out of town and had a lot of distance to cover. Without Page Gate, a new system used by MSP Station 80 in Negaunee that sends a text message to our phones, most of us would have been (too far) out of pager range to be notified.

Kurtti said the new system has been in place for seven months has been helping increase response times in rural communities.

Check out the Full Article in the Mining Gazette

Evaluate All the Options for Sending Messages IN to PageGate

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:00:00 -0400

PageGate has expanded the number of ways you can pass messages into the gateway current supported methods include:

Command Line
ASCII / Text File
Web Server / Web Page
GUI / Windows Client
Touch Tone
Directly into the Database

Check out the details of PageGates Inbound Options

NotePage Android SMS Gateway

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Wireless modems, in general, are an excellent option for message delivery. They simplify setup, reduce the administration requirements, improve the reliability of PageGate and NotePager Pro. Now any Android phone can be used as a wireless modem with PageGate and NotePager Pro.

NotePage Android SMS Gateway

PageGate Filter Pack

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Filter Pack
The PageGate Filter Pack is used in conjunction with the Command Line ASCII Interface, enabling PageGate to pass all messages through a customizable filter. This gives PageGate the power to completley reformat the contents of, or extract data from the original message text. Extracting message data from textual data formats like HTML, XML, JSON, etc. is possible using the Filter Pack.

The Filter Pack also support logic operations, allowing for variable output conditional on the content of the original message. In addition, the Filter Pack supports a powerful RegEx (regular expression) engine, opening the possibility of data extraction from just about any data file format.

Learn about the NEW PageGate Filter Pack

Checkout ALL the Outgoing Protocols that PageGate Supports

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:42:31 -0400

PageGate supports sending messages a variety of ways including:
XMPP / Jabber
Touch Tone
Raw Serial

Learn More about PageGate Outbound

PageGate Version 8 Enhanced SMS and Text Messaging Gateway

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:29:53 -0400

NotePage, Inc is pleased to announce the release of a PageGate version 8. PageGate is a complete text messaging and SMS solution that incorporates a wide variety of messaging protocols for sending messages to cell phones phones, mobile devices, wireless devices, fax machines, email, and pagers.

PageGate allows alerts to be sent instantly to any mobile device, in any location, at any time.  PageGate is modular and scaleable. It can be incredibly powerful serving the needs of a multi-location business or agency or a simple setup can handle the day to day messaging communications of a small office.

In todays instantaneous world, companies, schools and government agencies are challenged to manage and respond efficiently, and quickly to a variety of notifications, alerts, and alarms. PageGate focuses on improving and streamlining critical communications regardless of the business size and needs.  The new version of PageGate has a number of new enhancements, which expand functionality and capabilities making PageGate a very powerful, efficient and  yet affordable text  messaging solution.

One of the most compelling new features in PageGate version 8 is a new Filter Pack option.  The PageGate Filter Pack is used in conjunction with the Command Line ASCII Interface, enabling PageGate to pass all messages through a customizable filter. With the Filter Pack clients can modify and conditionally modify any part of the messaging data. The Filter Pack can reassign who a message is delivered to based on words or phrases. It can modify the body of the message. It can modify the subject line. It can insert pre-determined text and as well as a variety of other changes.  With PageGate's new filter pack, you can even poll information from web resources that provides XML content or a web APIs that can be polled for information. For example, PageGate can be configured to periodically poll the National Weather Service for weather in a specific area, the weather can then automatically be sent out as a text message to recipients or groups.

Read more about NotePages proven robust text messaging software continues to mobilize businesses and improve communications

PageGate Version 8 Is Available

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:28:44 -0400

See What is New in PageGate version 8!

We are very pleased to announce the release of PageGate.

Steps to Use Intergraph CAD

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:05:01 -0400

PageGate can be easily integrated with Intergraph CAD by using either the GetTAP or GetSNPP modules. Intergraph can be configured to output either TAP or SNPP, so you've got your choice as to which is best to implement for your environment.

Using Intergraph CAD with PageGate

Use Andover Controls with PageGate

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:03:33 -0400

Andover Controls sends alerting information by serial line and PageGate can be easily integrated with Andover Controls by using the GetSerial module. The GetSerial module allows PageGate to monitor a serial port for incoming alerts.

Use Andover Controls with PageGate

Steps to Integration Existing Applications with PageGate

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:59:05 -0400

We have made it super simple to use PageGate with existing applications simply follow these steps.

Steps to Use PageGate with Existing Applications

Configure PageGate to Process XML Messages In

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400

PageGates GetAscii module can be configured to read XML content. To do so, you'll have to determine which XML tags are relevant data and which aren't, then configure GetAscii to recognize the data.

Configure PageGate to Process XML Messages In

How to integrate MultiTech Cellular Modems with PageGate

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:00:40 -0400

Follow these steps to use MultiTech Cellular Modems with PageGate.

PageGate has built in support for cellular modems, allowing it to use them to send and receive SMS messages with the same method that a cell phone uses rather than relying on an internet connection.

How to integrate MultiTech Cellular Modems with PageGate

Steps to Use Alston Tascom with PageGate

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:00:54 -0400

PageGate can easily be integrated with Alstons Tascom systems with the GetTAP module. Alston's Tascom systems can output the TAP protocol which GetTAP can accept.

Alston Tascom

Integrating Southern Software with PageGate

Sat, 8 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Follow these steps to use Southern Software with PageGate

Southern Software Integration

How to Use CoScale Monitoring with PageGate

Thu, 6 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Follow these steps to use CoScale Monitoring with PageGate.

PageGate can be easily integrated with CoScale Monitoring by using the GetMail module to receive email notifications from CoScale and process them in to SMS messages to recipients cell phones, pages to their pagers or many other output methods.

CoScale Monitoring

Text messaging records offer glimpses into how government works

Tue, 4 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Ten years ago, such conversations would have taken place by phone or email. But during two weeks in January, those quick messages, along with notes of congratulations and requests for meetings, flowed via text messages to and from the mobile phones of North Carolinas top elected and appointed officials.

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Preventing Cancer in Latinos, One Text Message at a Time

Sun, 2 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Why text messaging? Latinos are the fastest users and adopters of cell phones and respond more to the text message market than any other group. Since 2009, Latinos have closed the gap between whites for cell phone ownership – about 86 percent of Latinos own cellphones compared with 84 percent of whites. Eighty-seven percent of Latinos use their phones for texting, whereas only 79 percent of whites text.

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Now, get SMS alerts on elephant presence in West Bengal forests

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Forest officials in West Bengals Bankura district have started issuing SMS alerts about the movement of elephants to prevent man-animal conflicts that have resulted in several deaths.

A person can get the information by making a ‘missed call’ to a designated number (9015181881).

The move came after chief minister Mamata Banerjee pulled up forest officials for the number of deaths caused by the elephant attacks in Bankura-West Midnapore belt.

Last year as many as 29 persons were killed in Bankura district. This year, too, five have lost their lives in elephant attacks.

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Google is Removing Text Messaging in Hangouts

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Google has confirmed that it is removing carrier SMS functionality in the classic Hangouts app for Android, starting on May 22.

The City of Everett is Using PageGate

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500

The city of Everett, MA has deployed the PageGate GUI Client to workstations within their dispatch center for manual messaging of personnel and has configured PageGate to read data from a CAD system to automate certain types of messages.

The City of Everett

Critical Alert Systems

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500

Critical Alert Systems (CAS) offers an advanced, reliable and secure Nurse Call system. The Critical Alert solutions enable hospitals to improve patient satisfaction, enhance outcomes and drive down costs.

Critical Alert Systems uses technology to increase patient safety, leads to quieter, more efficient units, improved outcomes for patients, and better utilization of nursing resources.

Critical Alert Systems


Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500

GroundProbe provides high value information to help customers to better manage risk. With a range of slope monitoring solutions built on the successful detection of over 500 wall failures, GroundProbe's products, services and people enable customers to make confident decisions about mine safety and ongoing production.


TigerText Works with PageGate

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:00:33 -0500

TigerText and PageGate are a combined solution. TigerText allows you to recall your message at any time and knows when your messages have been read. The unique features of TigerText allow for HIPAA compliance, SOX and other regulatory compliance. PageGate can use the TigerText message delivery gateway to send regulatory compliant messages and, as such, there are many different functions that the combined solution can provide.


Five Ways SMS and MMS Enhance the Customer Experience

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 09:00:10 -0500

With 90 percent of companies today competing solely on the basis of the customer experience, it is imperative that organizations work to enhance their sustomer experience strategy. One easy way to consistently deliver amazing customer experiences is through short message service (SMS) and multimedia message service (MMS), both which have been proven as preferred means of engagement among consumers today.

Here are five ways that SMS and MMS specifically enhance the customer experience:

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The Future of SMS

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500

Business Use Will Increase
SMS has a bright future in the business world. More and more businesses are understanding the versatile role SMS can play in marketing and customer service and are exploring new opportunities for increasing customer engagement.

Did you know that 90 percent of smartphone users enrolled in SMS loyalty clubs with companies feel like they benefit from the interaction?

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How to block text messages on iOS and Android

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500

Regardless of which feature-rich smartphone you have, its main function is to keep you in contact with the people in your life. Calling someone is one way to catch up, but it’s hard to argue against texting and SMS messaging, which, for many, is faster and more convenient.

However, there are times when you may receive a message from a contact you’d rather not see again, or get a random message from someone with a questionable number. Sure, you can delete the message and move on, but a much more permanent solution is to block those people entirely, thereby preventing their texts from reaching you until you decide otherwise. Thankfully, both iOS and Android devices allow you to easily do this, and we’ve taken to breaking down the various ways to do so.

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3 Ways to Get More Done Right Now

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500

When I need to get something done in a hurry, I use three time management tactics to maximize my available time and sharpen my focus. For instance, when I returned home last year from my active duty military deployment, I had to quickly readjust to my corporate job and get up to speed with team priorities and deadlines.

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Permanently Delete Text Messages on Your iPhone

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500

Keeping text messages private may seem like a pretty simple task, but more often than not, those embarrassing and incriminating texts can still be accessed even when you delete them from your iPhone. Sometimes, all it takes is a Spotlight search.

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Wed, 8 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500

On 1/1/2017, AT&T terminated 2G service. If you have a 2G cellular device such as a cellular modem, those devices will no longer function and you must upgrade to a 3G or 4G device.

As far as replacements go, while there are many different makes and models of cellular modem available, our clients have had the best experience with cellular modem hardware made by a company called Multitech () and good examples of their hardware are the MTC-H5 and the rCell 100.

Did You Know that NotePager Pro Has Calendar Based Scheduling?

Tue, 7 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500

You can schedule a single message or a series of messages and you can configure them to repeat at an interval of your choosing.

Did You Know that NotePager Pro Has Calendar Based Scheduling?


Sun, 5 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500

A supplemental emergency alert notification and response system that is fully autonomous.



Fri, 3 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500

In a world where half of customers prefer texting for service and support, short message service (SMS) and multimedia message service (MMS) have become vital for engagement and retention. A 2014 study, for instance, found that nearly one-third of customers believe it is important for companies to make texting an available support option; meanwhile, 47 percent believe that texting would improve their overall satisfaction.

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Transfer SMS Messages From Android To iPhone

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500

You may want only to transfer SMS messages from an Android device to iPhone. The reason: you might be switching over to an iPhone (nothing wrong with that!) or for some reason you may require the SMS conversations present on your Android device to also be on your iPhone. We will show two of the easiest ways by which you can transfer SMS messages from Android to iPhone.

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Samsung Galaxy smartphones can be crashed with a single SMS

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0500

Security researchers from Context IS have uncovered serious vulnerabilities in a number of premium Samsung Galaxy phones which allow attackers to crash devices using a single SMS message and initiate ransomware attacks.

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Happy Valentines Day 2017 Wishes: Best Valentines Day SMS, Quotes, WhatsApp and Facebook Messages to send your Valentine!

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:26:20 -0500

Valentines Day is much more than just whispering sweet nothings to each other. Even those who are away from each other in terms of distance, try and spend time with each other on this day. It’s true, the Day of Love has something for everyone who understands and values true love.

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Text Messages Reduce Problem Drinking in Adults Feinstein Institute Study ShowsX

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500

Researchers at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health have found that text messaging is an effective tool to reduce heavy drinking in adults seeking help on the internet. The results of the first-of-its-kind study, published today in PLOS ONE, show that when drinkers received adaptive tailored texts, their drinking reduction was similar to many in-person moderation treatments.  

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Text Messages Improve Birth Control Compliance, Says Study

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500

Study after study points to the power of text messaging to connect health care providers to their patients, improving patient compliance with medications and appointments and giving medical professionals better data. A 2015 Johns Hopkins University study on birth control compliance in young women is no exception, demonstrating the potential texting holds to impact the often underserved area of women's health.

The study, published online in the Journal of Adolescent Health in May, recruited about 100 participants living in Baltimore. The participants, all young women between the ages of 13 and 21, were using the contraceptive injection.

Text Messages Improve Birth Control Compliance, Says Study

Juror Notifications Via Text Message Streamlining Jury Duty

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500

No one likes getting their jury duty summons, and scheduling around jury duty can be an even greater nuisance. Thankfully, some states and counties are beginning to find ways to reduce this problem, with text messaging taking a central role.

Juror Notifications Via Text Message Streamlining Jury Duty

How Construction Firms are Using Text Messaging

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500

Texting has become a major mode of communication and coordination for many workplaces, allowing colleagues to exchange information rapidly and effectively. While SMS is of great aid to office environments, firms with more widely distributed work sites could benefit even more from the extensive and efficient communication network that texting affords. Construction firms are no exception, where text messaging is put to task as an effective way of keeping employees up to date and safe.

Using text messaging to perform basic employee coordination is especially important for construction firms, which may mobilize multiple teams of workers to a range of sites in one day.

How Construction Firms are Using Text Messaging

2017 Predictions: A2P text messaging set to impact enterprise, IoT space

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500

Application-to-person messaging is going be a major player in the telecoms space this year, with new partnerships forming between instant messaging apps and large enterprises. The A2P text messaging business-as-a-service model, already gaining significant traction in 2016, will advance even faster as operators ally with mobile messaging specialists to handle A2P text messaging traffic.

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How Text Messaging Tap And Encourage Students To Apply for College

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500

With the hundreds of thousands of high school students who graduate every year, many of them make unwisdecisions about where to go to college or whether they should be going to college. A lot of them make the wrong choices about the institutions they enroll to, and a lot more even decide to never enroll at all.

In order to close this gap, a new approach in the form of text messaging was put in place to reach students during summer and encourage and remind them of the deadlines and the requirements of the college or university they intend to apply for. This is in fact a smart move because young people love to text and this form of communication has already somehow replaced phone calls.

In a study, 72 percent of low income students who got the text message decided to enroll in college, according to NY Times, compared to the 66.4 percent who were not able to get the information.

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Text Your Way to College

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500

Every year, hundreds of thousands of high school seniors make bad choices about where — or whether — to go to college. Some who would excel at top-ranked institutions opt for second-tier institutions. And more than 200,000 students who have been accepted by colleges never enroll.

The good news is that, for students in both groups, a dollop of information or a helpful nudge can change their decisions.

Many high achievers from poor families don’t even consider elite schools. Scared off by the sticker price, they enroll at community colleges and less selective institutions instead. That is one reason 72 percent of students at the most competitive universities come from families in the top quarter of the income bracket, while students from families in the bottom quarter make up only 3 percent.

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6 Ways To Use SMS To Engage Your Customers

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500

More than half of all American adults (68%) own smartphones.

And do you know what the most popular smartphone feature is? Texting. A staggering 97% of smartphone owners use their phone to text versus 75% who check social networks and 47% who play games.

Many businesses have experienced commercial success by employing SMS in their marketing plan. Thats because text messaging is a popular and powerful tool for businesses to reach out to their clients.

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Digital Services Send Messages to Your Loved Ones After You Die

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500

If you could use technology to receive messages from a loved one who has died, would you?

Thanks to a growing industry dedicated to managing death in a digital age, it's no longer a hypothetical question. Smartphone apps and services like SafeBeyond have made it possible for users to upload video, audio, photo or text messages that will be sent electronically to a chosen heir at the date, event, or even location of their choosing.

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6 Things That Do Not Translate Well Over Text Messages

Mon, 6 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500

Texting has become a gateway of covering real, raw emotions of what we actually mean vs. what we think it means. Yes, I blame texting for this because there is always a misinterpretation of what someone sends you.

There are some emotions, sentiments, and words that we should try to keep alive and well in the dying art of a face to face conversation. Some words just do not feel the same when Iȗm seeing it light up on my phone than hearing it. When I hear your voice and see your face a whole new connection is being made.

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Here is How The New Wave Of Messaging Has Transformed Customer Service

Sat, 4 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500

If your customers will not even call Mom on the phone anymore (they are texting her instead), why are you forcing them to call your business on the phone any time they need customer service or support?

In their personal lives, your customers spend five times longer messaging (texting) every day than they do on voice calls, and this is true across all  demographics: Millennials exchange an average of 67 text messages each day with friends and family, and the use of texting by older customers follows close behind.

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Text message saves life of woman trapped in car trunk

Thu, 2 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500

The woman called 911 to say a man had kidnapped her and thrown her into the trunk of his car; but they were on the move, and her phone signal dropped out.

That is when the dispatcher got the idea to text her. And it worked.

They stayed in communication, and with help from Verizon, they were able to track the moving car and arrest the driver.

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