PageGate Integration Options

PageGate has been designed to integrate as easily as possible with existing software & hardware. 

Rarely are any coding changes required or necessary. The most common integration involves the Command Line ASCII Interface. Here are some ways to use PagGate's modules to integrate with other applications.

Command Line / ASCII Interface - GetAPI - Text 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 - GetEmail - Email API

More and 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 Server Interface - Web API

Webpage developers can use the GetWeb interface to send messages to PageGate from their webpages (HTML, JavaScript, 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 GetWeb interface can be used to enable WebGate to be integrated with applications running on different platforms (Unix, Mac, etc.). 

Serial Interface - Serial API

This interface 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 - SNPP API*

Messages can be accepted over the Internet using the standard SNPP messaging protocol, which then can be resent using any of the various protocols.

TAP Interface - TAP API

 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).

Touch tone Receiver Interface - Touch tone API*

A voicemodem can be used to accept messages sent from a touch-tone phone, and convert them to textual messages.

Example: sending the touchtones '1#3' might mean send canned message 1 to group 3.

 Direct Database Integration

New messages can be written directly to PageGate's industry standard MS Access compatible database (this is a common integration method for 3rd party applications)

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