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04/20/2020 PageGate Supports Sending Messages Out Using GSM-AT / GSM-AT-IP

PageGate supports communicating with wireless hardware (i.e. modems, phones, routers, etc.) that support the AT Command Set as defined in the GSM specification. This includes the vast majority of cellular/mobile/wireless modems available today.

Using a wireless modem, wireless router, or other similar hardware can be the most reliable and efficient method to deliver SMS text messages. Wireless hardware removes an organization's reliance on an active Internet connection, or other wired connection when sending messages. Another advantage is that the only piece of information necessary to deliver messages via a wireless modem, is the recipient's phone number.

The GSM-AT protocol uses a serial connection to communicate with the wireless hardware.

In order to send a message using GSM-AT-IP you only need a single piece of information. That information is the mobile number you wish to send the message to.

PageGate Supports Sending Messages Out Using GSM-AT / GSM-AT-IP


04/17/2020 Incident Management SMS or Text Message Flow

Incident Management Software triggers an event due to an anomaly that is detected. The event can be passed to PageGate any variety of ways, possibly by posting to a webpage, PageGates web API picks up the message uses the PageGate Filter Script to look for keywords and/or reformats the message based on the defined PageGate Filter Script parameters. PageGate then does any one or combination of the following options including: passes the text message to a messaging aggregator, sends a fax, sends email, updates the Web API, sends text or SMS to cell phone or pager, updates a chat client, sends the message to cellular hardware, executes a batch file or runs a script, initiates a GET/POST to the web, updates the incident management software or sends message to an enterprise messaging solution.

Incident Management Message Flow


04/15/2020 Can SMS Bolster Skin Cancer Prevention?

Summer is in full swing, and for many of us, months of bright and sunny weather lie ahead. But before you pack the car and head to the beach, are you making sure you're protecting yourself from sun damage? If you find yourself forgetting the sunscreen or the hat a little too often, a new study from Australia may have a solution for you-- and that solution takes the form of texting.

Sun protection is of huge importance.

Can SMS Bolster Skin Cancer Prevention?


04/13/2020 Send Text and SMS Messages from Struxureware

PageGate can be easily integrated with Schneider Electrics Struxureware by using PageGates GetMail interface.

GetMail gives PageGate the ability to receive an email and translate that in to an SMS, page, update to a web API, etc, and Logentries has the ability to send an email when an alert needs to be sent.

Send Text and SMS Messages from Struxureware


04/10/2020 Monitor Serial Ports and Send Text Alerts

The Serial Port Interface enables PageGate to monitor a physical or virtual serial port (RS232 port) for data.The Serial Interface is often used to accept text that would normally be sent to an alarm system, alarm panel or printer, and extract message information from that data.

The Serial Interface monitors the port for pattern match sections.


04/08/2020 Checkout the the PageGate Filter Pack, which is an add-on that allows for message processing, substitution and filtering.

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 completely 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.

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


04/06/2020 Steps to Have PageGate Create Tickets in Jira

Follow these steps to create tickets in Jira using PageGate

PageGate can be integrated with Jira in two ways. You can have PageGate create tickets in Jira or you can have Jira send alert messages through PageGate and both are accomplished with Jira's REST API.

This document details how to have PageGate create tickets in Jira.

Creating an issue using the Jira REST API is as simple as making a POST with a JSON document. To create an issue, you will need to know certain key metadata, like the ID of the project that the issue will be created in, or the ID of the issue type.

Steps to Have PageGate Create Tickets in Jira


04/03/2020 Text Messaging Etiquette for the Modern Day

Text Messaging Etiquette for the Modern Day
Texting is ubiquitous with keeping in touch and while texting may in many ways make communication easier, there are a number of potential challenges inherent to the platform.  We have put together a list of basic tips that will assist texters in avoiding some of the more common text etiquette faux pas.

Choose Your Recipients Carefully
There is nothing worse than sending a message intended for a paramour, to your boss or a client.  While this example may seem extreme, it can and does happen. Pay careful attention to the recipients selected. Often in a group communication, you may not always see all the recipients included in the group, be careful what you choose share.

Text Messaging Etiquette for the Modern Day


04/01/2020 SMS and Text Messaging Software for Mortgage Companies

Text messaging is used a variety of ways in mortgage companies. Some of the industry specific uses for PageGate include:
~ Alerts on rate changes
~ Fraud alerts
~ Notifications of closing date and times
~ Notifications of mortgage approvals
~ Notifications of missing documents
~ Mortgage status updates
~ Payment reminders and notifications
~ Notifications of payment received
~ Routine employee communications
~ Alerts on transactions

SMS and Text Messaging Software for Mortgage Companies


03/30/2020 How to Send SMS from Existing Applications

NotePage has worked with the following software applications to develop tutorials detailing how NotePages software can be used in conjunction with the solutions below.


How to Send Messages from Existing Applications


03/27/2020 Container Monitoring Software SMS or Text Message Flow - Visual

Container monitoring software triggers a message based on specified conditions. PageGate picks up the message, then does any one or combination of the following options including: executes a batch file, runs a script, updates an API, passes the text message to a messaging aggregator, sends a fax, sends email, interacts with a HIPAA compliant messaging solution, updates the Web API, sends text to cell phone or pager, updates a chat client, or sends message to an enterprise messaging solution.

Container Monitoring Software SMS or Text Message Flow - Visual


03/25/2020 Can Your Smart Phone Make You, Well, Smarter?

Despite all the good they do for us, cell phones still seem to have a bad reputation when it comes to our intelligence. We have all heard about fears of the prevalence of cell phones and texting causing our minds to rot away, damaging our grammar, spelling capabilities, interpersonal skills, and even capacity for profound thought. However, it's possible that we may use our phones to the exact opposite effect; smart phones may in fact be used to enhance intelligence.

While smart phones may not be the impetus for intelligence-enhancing programs such as Lumosity, they certainly make them more accessible. Lumosity is an online-based program providing a myriad of games that challenge and improve various aspects of users' intelligence, and its tactics are supported by substantial neuroscience research.

Can Your Smart Phone Make You, Well, Smarter?


03/23/2020 Send Alerts from Network Monitoring Solutions

When a failure is detected in a business or companys network infrastructure, it is important that the network administrator (or others) are aware of the problem. The easiest way to do this is to send text message notification(s).

While many network monitoring applications have the ability to inherently send email notifications, if the network failure impacts the email system, the alert will not be sent. In order to ensure that alerts are sent and received, we recommend using a 3rd party solution like PageGate along with cellular hardware to send the notifications wirelessly. That way if there is an issue with the network infrastructure the notifications will still be sent and received.

Send Alerts from Network Monitoring Solutions


03/20/2020 Text Messaging for Assisted Living Facilities and Nursing Homes

Text messaging is used a variety of ways in assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Some of the industry specific uses for PageGate include:

~ Emergency Alerts and Security Notifications
~ Elopement Management Notifications
~ Bed Monitoring and Management Notifications
~ Communication to Family of Events or Activities
~ Appointment Reminders and Alerts
~ Medication Reminders
~ Notification of Scheduled Tests and Procedures
~ Critical Alerts When Lab Tests are Available or Completed
~ Mandatory Staff Training or Continuing Education Notifications
~ Staff Communication and Announcements
~ Critical Incident Notifications
~ Improve Decision Making with Information
~ Fundraising Notifications

Text Messaging for Assisted Living Facilities and Nursing Homes


03/18/2020 Send Text Messages Out Using a Variety of Methods

PageGate can be simultaneously accepting hundreds of messages from multiple sources such as email, webpages, analog modems, manual dispatchers, integration with other applications, etc., while also delivering them with up to sixteen concurrent outbound communication sessions.

Send Text Messages Out Using a Variety of Methods


03/16/2020 Send Messages Into PageGate Using the Command Line ASCII Interface

The Command Line ASCII Text API is capable of monitoring a directory or a series of directories on the local hard drive or across the network, for an ASCII/text file output. The interface also provides a command line interface (executable) for other applications to use. The messages can then be formatted or directed to mobile phones or wireless devices.


Send Messages Into PageGate Using the Command Line ASCII Interface


03/13/2020 You Will Not Believe How These People Are Texting

Most of us know textings being used for just about everything these days, but some of the new ways texting is being applied to our lives still manage to surprise us. For instance, have you ever twirled a piece of hair to send a text, or brushed away a rogue strand to take pictures on your cell phone? Or imagined one day dairy cows might text their farmers to let them know how they're doing? Neither had we, but new technologies have allowed these seeming absurdities, and more, to become realities.

One strange way SMS has been used is to improve household items we might view as inherently simple and mundane. Rentokil, a pest control company, has developed a high-tech mouse trap called RADAR complete with texting capabilities.

You Will Not Believe How These People Are Texting


03/11/2020 10 Ways to Cure Your Mobile Phone Bill

The high cost of mobile data is a familiar problem for many; too many of us have run up against exorbitant bills after underestimating just how much data we have been using. And, for those with restricted monthly data allowances, exhausting the monthly supply of data can be irritating or even crippling for those who often depend on data.

Thankfully, there are a few tips and tricks you can use to make sure your cell phone bill stays manageable.

10 Ways to Cure Your Mobile Phone Bill


03/09/2020 Communication Protocol Settings

Communication Protocol Settings


03/06/2020 The PageGate Filter Pack is an add-on that allows for message processing, substitution and filtering.

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 completely 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.

PageGate Filter Pack


03/04/2020 How Secure Messaging Works

Standard text messaging is not a secure method of message delivery. When you need to send secure text messages, you'll need a service that provides a secure gateway for the text messages to be delivered through and a secure way for the phone to read the text message. Over the years, a few different styles of solutions have evolved and NotePage's  PageGate software supports them all.


Lets start with the basics, and explain how secure messaging works. As previously explained standard text messaging is not secure, so when sending text messages you must use a third party, that allows messages to be transmitted using a proprietary protocol that is secure. Typically the message is sent/recieved using encryption.

How Secure Messaging Works


03/02/2020 Text Messaging & Communication Software for Ambulance Service

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

- Emergency Alerts and Critical Incident Notifications
- Dispatch Notifications to Improve Response Times
- Transport Detail Alerts
- Traffic Delay Alerts
- Mandatory Training or Continuing Education Notifications
- Staff Communication and Announcements
- Appointment Reminders for Scheduled Transports
- Improve Decision Making with Information
- Easy Communication in Mass Casualty Events
- Road Closure Notifications

Text Messaging & Communication Software for Ambulance Service


02/28/2020 How Message Volume Impacts Cellular Hardware

Cellular hardware is, by far, the fastest and most reliable method of sending SMS with PageGate. However, the hardware itself has its own limitations on how fast it can push the traffic to the outside world.

Typically speaking, cellular hardware will be able to accept one message for delivery every 2 or 3 seconds, which means that the upper delivery rate on most cellular hardware is between 20 and 30 messages per minute. If you try to push more traffic than the device is capable of handling, you'll receive a CMS Error 500 indicating that the device has been overloaded and that can cause message delivery headaches like missed messages.

How Message Volume Impacts Cellular Hardware


02/26/2020 Ground Stability Monitoring Software Text Message Flow Options

Ground stability monitoring software triggers a message based on settings that exceed defined parameters. PageGate picks up the message, then does any one or combination of the following options including: executes a batch file, runs a script, updates an API, passes the text message to a messaging aggregator, sends a fax, sends email, interacts with a HIPAA compliant messaging solution, updates the Web API, sends text to cell phone or pager, updates a chat client, or sends message to an enterprise messaging solution.

Ground Stability Monitoring Software Text Message Flow Options


02/24/2020 Why You Could Never Forget an Appointment Again, Thanks to Texting

It is the 21st century, and many of us tend to keep pretty busy. With the stresses of all we do and the constant need to be doing something else, it's understandable--yet inconvenient--when commitments sometimes slip our minds; after all, we're only human. Yet we would surely rather avoid the stress and hassle of a missed appointment. With the popularity of SMS, this may be quite easily done.

Why You Could Never Forget an Appointment Again, Thanks to Texting


02/21/2020 Steps to Write Directly to PageGate Database

PageGate version 8 should be installed and running normally before taking these steps. Make sure PageGate is setup to run as a service.

Steps to Write Directly to PageGate Database


02/19/2020 Steps to Build a Filter Script for PageGate Video Tutorial



Steps to Build a Filter Script for PageGate Video Tutorial


02/17/2020 Using Cellular Modems, Routers & Gateways

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. It's also important to note that using cellular hardware also allows you to receive replies to your messages, which means you can configure a two-way messaging system with SMS.

SMS capable cellular hardware comes in three varieties: cellular modem, router and gateway

Using Cellular Modems, Routers & Gateways


02/14/2020 How American Cast Iron Pipe Uses PageGate?

American Cast Iron Pipe Company uses PageGate with a cellular modem to provide instant text alerts originating from their manufacturing execution system. The manufacturing system sends alerts to key individuals and allows the plant to run smoothly.

How American Cast Iron Pipe Uses PageGate


02/12/2020 How to Communicate with Web API Video Tutorial

Welcome to the video tutorial on how to configure PageGate to pull information from a web API. In this tutorial, we will be going over how to use GET or POST methods to pull information from a web API, then pass it through a filter script for processing.

Before we begin, to have PageGate pull information from a web API, you will need the GetASCII interface and the Filter Script. Effectively, we’re going to have PageGate pass a GET or POST statement to a web API to retrieve information but once it has the data, it needs to be told how to format it and what to do with it.

How to Communicate with Web API Video Tutorial


02/10/2020 Physical vs Virtual Cellular Infrastructure: The Pros and Cons

Cellular hardware comes in three varieties: cellular modem, router and gateway.

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.

So, in theory, you can use any piece of cellular hardware in a virtual environment but what are the benefits and drawbacks?

Physical vs Virtual Cellular Infrastructure: The Pros and Cons


02/07/2020 Encrypted SMS & Text Messaging

Standard SMS and text messaging is not encrypted or secure. If you want to send secure messages you will need to use a system that uses encryption. An effective encryption solution helps to ensure that data is protected at all times, whether in transport or simply being stored. With many industries adopting text messaging as a means to communicate critical sensitive data quickly, there are concerns about the security of the data contained in those messages. Hence, encryption and secure messaging is becoming more common.

Encrypted SMS & Text Messaging


02/05/2020 Send Text and SMS Messages from Schneider Electric I NET: Building Alarm Automation

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.

Send Text and SMS Messages from Schneider Electric I NET: Building Alarm Automation


02/03/2020 Basic Message Flow

An incident is generated and PageGate receives notification. The PageGate Filter Script modifies the message based on defined filter script parameters and reformats the data into the defined standard. The message is then sent to the appropriate cell phone or device.

Basic Message Flow


01/31/2020 Could Texting Save Clinical Trial Recruitment?

Getting a drug on the market is no easy feat; an enormous amount of research, development, and trials are only quantitative markers of the process a new medication must undergo before gaining the clear for distribution by healthcare professionals. One would hope that, at the least, a research team that has advanced a drug to clinical trials wouldn't have to fret over putting together the trial, but a common difficulty in gathering participants for clinical trials has made this far from the reality for many medical researchers. However, texting may offer a solution.

At first glance, it may not make much sense that rounding up participants for research trials would present such an obstacle. However, many who consider participating in trials of drugs not yet on the market hesitate due to unvoiced concerns, and the steps leading up to the trial can be tedious, resulting in a surprisingly high proportion of dropouts among clinical trial participants of about two thirds.

Could Texting Save Clinical Trial Recruitment?


01/29/2020 How Financial Companies Are Using Texting

Countless industries are using text messaging to fortify their customer service, marketing, and other aspects of their brands in the 21st century. Financial companies are no exception, reaping great gain from the powerful, economical, and environmentally-friendly advent of text messaging.

Texting offers a boost to customer service by allowing financial companies to rapidly text alerts to customers. It hardly needs to be said that texting is, for many modern people, the most effective and quick way to get in touch. Companies can use text messaging to get important alerts such as notices about changes to accounts as well as upcoming or past-due payments to customers as quickly as possible.

How Financial Companies Are Using Texting


01/27/2020 How IamResponding Uses PageGate?

IamResponding uses PageGate primarily at the end-user level. Many dispatch centers do not have the ability to output incident data over many of the common protocols (SMTP, SNPP). In those cases we deploy PageGate at the PSAP or dispatch center and will use one or more of the integration modules to output the incident data to IamResponding in real-time.

How IamResponding Uses PageGate?


01/24/2020 Text Messaging Can Help Weight Loss, Study Says

In a pioneering study published in Computers, Informatics, and Nursing in 2013, text messaging was isolated and tested as a weight loss tool: the small study divided 28 overweight and obese adults in a community-based weight loss program in the Richmond area into control and experimental groups. The experimental group received text messages tailored to aid in the weight loss process twice per week throughout the 12 week duration of the study.

The text messages that the experimental condition received included reminders to continue habits like eating well and exercising as well as motivational words. Many texts offered tips to help participants make these goals a reality, such as suggestions for healthy snacks.

Text Messaging Can Help Weight Loss, Study Says


01/22/2020 Alerts from Network Monitoring

When a failure is detected in a business or companys network
infrastructure, it is important that the network administrator (or
others) are aware of the problem. The easiest way to do this is to send
text message notification(s).

While many network monitoring applications have the ability to
inherently send email notifications, if the network failure impacts
the email system, the alert will not be sent.

Alerts from Network Monitoring


01/20/2020 Two Way SMS Reply Processing Options

Options for processing SMS messages and handling replies.

Two Way SMS Reply Processing Options


01/17/2020 Detailed Overview of Filter Script for PageGate Video Tutorial

Welcome to the overview of PageGate’s Filter Pack. In this tutorial, we will be going over the basics of what PageGates filtering scripts can do and how they are implemented.

To start, the filter pack allows you to implement a filter or multiple filters on any inbound or outbound data handled by PageGate but what is a filter? What can they do?

Detailed Overview of Filter Script for PageGate Video Tutorial


01/15/2020 PageGate Filter Pack

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

PageGate Filter Pack


01/13/2020 How to Integrate PageGate?

How to Integrate? Steps to Integrate PageGate into Existing Applications to Send Text Messages

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.

How to Integrate?


01/10/2020 Is Cellular Hardware Reliable?

Having reliable, redundant and failover methods of delivery can make all the difference in crisis situations. Cellular hardware can offer a level of reliability in messaging that Internet-to-SMS messaging simply can not. In terms of delivering most SMS or text messages, there are two methods of delivery: Internet and cellular hardware. In many important circumstances, the Internet is often the first point of failure in a message delivery system. If PageGate is relying on an Internet connection to deliver messages, it will be unable to do so if that connection is down

Is Cellular Hardware Reliable?


01/08/2020 Is Text Messaging HIPAA Compliant?

In general text messaging is not HIPAA compliant, but text messaging can still be used in the health care system and medical facilities provided certain policies are in place and specific technologies are adopted.

Is Text Messaging HIPAA Compliant?


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