smstools and CDMA
Douglas K. Rand
rand at meridian-enviro.com
Fri Jun 20 16:54:30 CDT 2008
Doug> Anyway, I'm trying to figure out a way of sending and receiving text
Doug> messages using a tool like smstools and a CDMA modem.
Doug> I've found the MultiTech CDMA modem (MTCBA-C-N3-NAM) but I can't
Doug> seem to find any success stories to go along with it.
Phil> (I gather you mean smstools.meinemullemaus.de)
Yes, that seems to be a popular package.
Phil> Does it support the AT command set ? But even if it did, I
Phil> think that the first question in the FAQ says it all regarding
Phil> requirements, but I may be wrong.
Yes, it has the AT command set, and MultiTech also sells a GSM modem
(MTCBA-G) that is supported by smstools3, but a fairly casual reading
of the reference manuals for both show quite a bit of diversity in the
command set between the CDMA and GSM modems.
Phil> Alternatively, have you considered a Nokia handset with Gnokii ?
No, not really. I was thinking that a "modem" would be a little more
robust and easier to deal with in the rack than a handset would be. If
I'm given a choice, I think I'd stay away from a handset, but I may
not have a choice. :)
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