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04/14/2017 Configure PageGate to Process XML Messages In

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


04/12/2017 How to integrate MultiTech Cellular Modems with PageGate

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


04/10/2017 Steps to Use Alston Tascom with PageGate

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


04/08/2017 Integrating Southern Software with PageGate

Follow these steps to use Southern Software with PageGate

Southern Software Integration


04/06/2017 How to Use CoScale Monitoring with PageGate

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


04/04/2017 Text messaging records offer glimpses into how government works

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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04/02/2017 Preventing Cancer in Latinos, One Text Message at a Time

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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03/31/2017 Now, get SMS alerts on elephant presence in West Bengal forests

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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03/29/2017 Google is Removing Text Messaging in Hangouts

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


03/27/2017 The City of Everett is Using PageGate

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


03/25/2017 Critical Alert Systems

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


03/23/2017 GroundProbe

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


03/21/2017 TigerText Works with PageGate

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.

TigerText


03/19/2017 Five Ways SMS and MMS Enhance the Customer Experience

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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03/17/2017 The Future of SMS

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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03/15/2017 How to block text messages on iOS and Android

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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03/13/2017 3 Ways to Get More Done Right Now

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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03/10/2017 Permanently Delete Text Messages on Your iPhone

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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03/08/2017 AT&T 2G

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.


03/07/2017 Did You Know that NotePager Pro Has Calendar Based Scheduling?

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?


03/05/2017 FireTextResponse

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

FireTextResponse


03/03/2017 SMS vs MMS

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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03/01/2017 Transfer SMS Messages From Android To iPhone

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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02/27/2017 Samsung Galaxy smartphones can be crashed with a single SMS

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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02/13/2017 Happy Valentines Day 2017 Wishes: Best Valentines Day SMS, Quotes, WhatsApp and Facebook Messages to send your Valentine!

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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02/24/2017 Text Messages Reduce Problem Drinking in Adults Feinstein Institute Study ShowsX

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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02/22/2017 Text Messages Improve Birth Control Compliance, Says Study

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


02/20/2017 Juror Notifications Via Text Message Streamlining Jury Duty

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


02/18/2017 How Construction Firms are Using Text Messaging

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


02/16/2017 2017 Predictions: A2P text messaging set to impact enterprise, IoT space

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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02/14/2017 How Text Messaging Tap And Encourage Students To Apply for College

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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02/12/2017 Text Your Way to College

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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02/10/2017 6 Ways To Use SMS To Engage Your Customers

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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02/08/2017 Digital Services Send Messages to Your Loved Ones After You Die

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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02/06/2017 6 Things That Do Not Translate Well Over Text Messages

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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02/04/2017 Here is How The New Wave Of Messaging Has Transformed Customer Service

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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02/02/2017 Text message saves life of woman trapped in car trunk

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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01/30/2017 For Diabetics, Texting Program Improves Health

When living with diabetes, diligent self-care is essential, and at times overwhelming. The demands of self-awareness and self-care can be exhausting, or simply easy to forget about at times, but a lapse can be dangerous for diabetics. In an effort to make keeping on top of the daily responsibilities of diabetes easier, researchers have begun to explore how texting might be used to lighten this load and improve the health of diabetics.

For Diabetics Text Messaging Improves Health


01/27/2017 Top Carrier Settings for Sending Messages

Large collection of  Top Carrier Settings for Sending Messages


01/25/2017 Integration Methods for Public Safety

There are many different ways to integrate PageGate with other programs and hardware and these forms of integration are invaluable to Public Safety and Emergency Management Systems because it allows you to send pages to pagers, SMS to cell phones, Email to email addresses or any combination of the three.

Integration Methods for Public Safety


01/23/2017 SMS Learning Center

SMS Learning Center


01/20/2017 Latest News from NotePage

Welcome to NotePage news. If preferred this newsletter can also be viewed online at: http://www.notepage.net/newsletter-12-06-2016.htm

Verizon Changes
Many of NotePage's customer's use Verizon's public gateway to send messages and have experienced problems lately.  Verizon has updated their receiving SMTP infrastructure and now has a limit on the number of messages you can send to their public SMTP gateway (phonenumber@vtext.com) per day. Customers are reporting receiving a 554 response when attempting to send messages. Learn how you can resolve this issue: http://www.notepage.net/verizon-changes-to-public-smtp-gateway.htm

New Integration Profiles
We are very pleased to announced four new integration partner profiles. All of these partners use PageGate to enhance their existing solutions.

DaPro Systems - CAD System
http://www.notepage.net/dapro-systems/dapro-systems.htm

FireText Response - Emergency Alerts
http://www.notepage.net/firetextresponse/firetextresponse.htm

QED - Medical Dispatch Software
http://www.notepage.net/qed/medical-dispatch.htm

Turn-Key Lone Worker - Personal Duress Alarm System
http://www.notepage.net/lone-worker/lone-worker.htm

Did You Know that NotePager Pro Has Calendar Based Scheduling?
You can schedule a single message or a series of messages and you can configure them to repeat at an interval of your choosing.
http://www.notepage.net/did-you-know-notepager-pro-has-calendar-based-scheduling.htm

Texting Toward Degrees
Texting and schooling: they don't quite seem to work together. But, schools are showing us more each day, they do. We often tend to think of texting as a plague to education, and maybe it has been, distracting leagues of students studying at home and even students who find their focus wavering in the classroom. But schools are turning the tables, embracing the medium in a number of ways to improve the students' experience at school. Could texting become a boon, not a bane, to education?
http://www.notepage.net/learning-center/texting-toward-degrees.htm

How Texting is Helping Victims of Violence
One of the first things many of us do in an emergency situation is text our loved ones, but what if we can't? Often, in instances of attacks, abduction, and other violent acts, the impulse to reach for our phones subsides to the impulse to defend ourselves, and scarcely in such situations are victims even able to access their phones. Thankfully, numerous developers and organizations have found ways to put texting to use to help victims of violence, whether or not they are able to reach for their phones.
http://www.notepage.net/learning-center/how-texting-is-helping-victims-of-violence.htm

Can SMS Improve Medication Compliance
It can be all too easy to miss doses of medication by simply forgetting to take them, and many who are prescribed medication choose not to take it, feeling uncertain about its risks or that they may not need it. In short, medication compliance can be dangerously low; almost one third of patients prescribed medication prescribed to control blood pressure and lipids, medicine that can be critical to a patient's health, are not compliant with their medication.
http://www.notepage.net/learning-center/can-sms-improve-medication-compliance.htm

How Text Messaging is Changing the Hospitality Industry
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.
http://www.notepage.net/learning-center/how-can-text-messaging-change-hospitality.htm

How Your Bank is Using Text Messaging?
The introduction of online banking marked an important step for banks into the 21st century; being able to access account information rapidly and remotely is a boon to the modern person. But more and more, online access isn't cutting it; web pages are often less accessible on the go, or less user-friendly on smart phones. Many banks have made these services more accessible by developing banking apps, but what about when Internet or data access falter?
http://www.notepage.net/learning-center/how-your-bank-is-using-text-messaging.htm


01/18/2017 3 Brutally Honest Reasons Why People Do Return Your Text Messages

OK, I exaggerated a bit: Some people return messages — quickly and informatively. But most do not.

This issue was crystallized for me in a recent offhand comment by a business colleague. We were discussing an issue of mutual interest, and she said — in reference to a third person involved in our transaction — He’s a Millennial, so he’s probably not going to return my call, but I’m going to leave him a message anyway.

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01/16/2017 World SMS Birthday: 6 ways texting has evolved since it was introduced

On Dec. 3, text messaging celebrated its 24th birthday. Since the first short message service — or as we call it, SMS — text was sent in 1992, texting has evolved from a rarely used gimmick to one of the most dominant forms of communication. To commemorate the world SMS birthday, here are six ways texting has evolved since it was introduced.

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01/13/2017 FAA Ready to Roll Out SMS

In 2016, the FAA published a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) proposing an SMS requirement of certain certificated airports. Under the proposal, these airports would develop and implement processes and procedures to proactively identify hazards and mitigate unacceptable risk. In addition to safety risk assessment and management, the proposal would require these airports to also deploy confidential hazard reporting systems, provide training and orientation programs, and offer enhanced safety communications. Together, these elements form the building blocks to support an organizational culture that values safe practices.

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