PageGate Interface Introductions Transcript
Welcome to the Interface Introduction Tutorial.
In this tutorial, we'll be going over a brief
introduction to the different interfaces for PageGate
and their functions.
The full list of interfaces that PageGate supports
is as follows:
The GUI Client is an interface that is installed
on workstation PC's connected on the same LAN
as the PageGate Server.
The client then provides a NotePager Pro like
When run, the client displays a list of recipients
and allows the end user to select a recipient,
type in a message, and hit send to deliver the
message to that recipient, group, or series of
recipients and groups.
The GetASCII interface has two functions.
First, it allows PageGate to monitor a directory
or series of directories for ASCII text files.
Second, it provides a command line interface.
When integrating with other programs, this interface
allows those programs to pass messaging commands
directly to PageGate.
The GetMail interface allows PageGate to monitor
and use incoming SMTP messages to then turn them
into outbound SMS messages or pages to mobile
It can do this in one of a few different ways,
the most common of which are having PageGate host
an email domain or monitor external mailboxes.
The GetSerial module allows PageGate to monitor
a serial port for an incoming data stream.
It can then parse the data from that data stream
and turn it into outbound SMS messages or pages
to mobile devices.
The GetTAP module allows PageGate to monitor
a modem or communications port for incoming TAP
This allows PageGate to function much like a
TAP terminal so systems in the outside world can
dial into the PageGate computer and deliver TAP
messages directly to PageGate, which will then
deliver them as SMS messages or pages to mobile
The GetWeb module functions in two ways.
First, it allows PageGate to generated and produce
content that a web server can host for a paging
These websites can come in a variety of formats
and templates, all of which are explained in the
GetWeb Interface Tutorial.
Secondly, it provides a CGI executable for a
web server to host and allows the web server to
pass CGI parameters to PageGate, which can then
turn those parameters into SMS messages and pages
to mobile devices.
The GetSNPP module, also known as the SNPP server
module, allows PageGate to monitor port 444 on
the PageGate computer for incoming SNPP sessions.
This allows PageGate to function like an SNPP
host that other carriers provide.
Systems in the outside world can transmit SNPP
messages over the Internet directly to the PageGate
computer, which can then turn those messages into
outbound SMS messages or pages to mobile devices.
Lastly, we have the GetTouchTone module.
This module allows PageGate to monitor a modem
or communications port for incoming touchtones,
much like old style paging systems.
These touch tones can then be extrapolated and
turned into SMS messages or pages to mobile devices.
This concludes the PageGate Interface Introduction
For more tutorials, including a detailed explanation
and configuration tutorial for each interface,
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