How to Integrate?
NotePage's software can easily be integrated into existing complimentary software and hardware product
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:
||Command Line / ASCII Interface API
This is the interface most frequently used for
Integration. This interface allows for the scanning
of a predetermined file for text messages or for
command line text messaging (text messaging from
within existing applications).
||EMail (SMTP) Interface API
more modern applications are building in the ability
to send email. If your application supports email,
it can easily be integrated with PageGate by using
PageGate's email interface. The GetMail interface
can be used to enable PageGate to be integrated
with applications running on different platforms
(Unix, Mac, etc.). Please refer to the GetMail section
of this manual for more details.
||Web Interface API
can use the GetWeb interface to send messages to
Java, etc.). A small CGI program (webgate.exe) is
used to accomplish this. The webgate CGI can be
used with either a POST or GET method. The POST
method can be used by creating a form on your webpage
and pointing to the webgate.exe program in the FORM
ACTION statement. The GET method is more popular
Java. It allows the webgate CGI to be called with
a command similar to one that could be entered into
a browser's URL field. The GetWeb interface can
be used to enable WebGate to be integrated with
applications running on different platforms (Unix,
Mac, etc.). Please refer to the GetWeb section of
this manual for more details.
||Direct Database Access
Direct database access with developers in mind,
PageGate's database is stored in a Microsoft Access
2000 compatible database format. This database format
is very popular and can be accessed from many programming
languages, MS Access, MS Word, and MS Excel. Developers
can easily insert new messages directly into PageGate's
message table. PageGate will queue the messages
and deliver them as if they were accepted from any
of its regular interfaces. Message delivery status
and other information can be read real-time from
the PageGate database too. For more details about
using PageGate's database directly, please contact
NotePage's tech support department.
||Serial Interface API
allows for the scanning of a serial port for messages.
The GetSerial interface enables PageGate to monitor
a serial connection for data. This interface is
often used to accept text that would normally be
sent to a printer, and extract out message information
from that data.
||SNPP Server Module
Messages can be accepted over the Internet using
the standard SNPP messaging protocol, which then
can be resent using any of the various protocols.
(requires commandline/ASCII interface)
interface is used to accept incoming messages via
the TAP protocol. The GetTap interface accepts these
messages over a serial connection that is usually
connected to a modem. The TAP protocol is the most
widely used text messaging protocol for serial and
dialup connections. The GetTap interface enables
PageGate to accept in text messages from many sources,
and then re-dispatch the messages back out (possibly
to different recipients or groups).
Receiver Interface (DTMF) - Touchtone API
A voicemodem can be used to accept messages sent
from a touch-tone phone, and convert them to textual
Example: sending the touchtones '1#3' might mean
send canned message 1 to group 3.
(requires commandline/ASCII interface)
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