A protocol is a method of delivery for SMS text messages. Not every carrier supports every protocol, we try to keep an up to date list of which protocols a carrier supports at NotePage’s website (http://www.notepage.net/support.htm).
PageGate supports eight different protocols for delivering text messages to paging and cell phone carriers: FAX, GSM-AT, RawSerial, RawTCP, SMTP, SNPP, TAP, TONE, UCP, and WCTP
FAX is used to send a fax using a modem connected to the local server.
FaxSrv is used to send a fax using a Microsoft Fax Server, either on the local server or on another system on the same network.
File is used to write messages to a directory as text files.
GSM-AT is used when PageGate is connected directly to a wireless modem or mobile phone.
HTTP GET allows PageGate's connectors to issue a GET request to a webserver, and pass parameters (names and values) to it. The parameters are set using a template, and can include things such as the message text, sender name, static text, etc. The HTTPPOST protocol is typically the preferred method to send data to webservers, but the GET method is supported for webservers that don't have provisions to accept POST methods.
HTTP POST allows PageGate's connectors to issue a POST command to a webserver. It can pass name/value pairs to the webserver as part of the POST data. The post data is set using a template, and can include things such as the message text, sender name, static text, etc. The HTTPPOST protocol can be used to fill in webpage forms or to send data to a webserver that has an API for accepting data via POST commands.
RawSerial is used to transmit "Raw" text data to a serial port or modem.
RawTCP is used to transmit "Raw" text data to an internet based host.
SMTP is used to send text messages to carriers over the internet using the email protocol.
SNPP and WCTP are paging protocols designed to use the internet for delivery.
TAP and UCP are used to send text messages to a carrier by connecting to a carrier's modem terminals. Note: Some carriers don't support TAP with their numeric only pagers.
TONE is used to send numeric messages to a carrier by sending touch tones.