GSM modem test point with data and SMS support

joel jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Wed May 19 17:37:15 CDT 2010


On 2010-05-19 14:18, Aaron D. Osgood wrote:
> Probably because MO/MT (mobile originated/mobile terminated) SMS takes place on the cellular "control" channel (somewhat like the "D" channel on a PRI span) and is not seen as "data" by the carrier.

A GPRS station class A device can do this... they have to have dual 
radios in order to do so. first one I had was nokia e90 communicator 
back in 2008.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Frank Bulk - iName.com"<frnkblk at iname.com>
> Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 15:58:30
> To: 'Adam Kennedy'<AdamKennedy at omnicity.net>;<nanog at nanog.org>
> Subject: RE: GSM modem test point with data and SMS support
>
> Thanks for your response and three I received off-list.
>
> Multi-tech confirmed that none of their models can do SMS and EDGE at the
> same time.  They have to be out of PPP mode to send and receive SMS.
>
> Frank
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Adam Kennedy [mailto:AdamKennedy at omnicity.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 9:22 AM
> To: frnkblk at iname.com; nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: RE: GSM modem test point with data and SMS support
>
> Some additional information on the SAMBA modems can be found at the
> manufacturer site:
> http://www.falcomusa.com/
>
> --
> Adam Kennedy
> Network Engineer
> Omnicity, Inc.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Adam Kennedy [mailto:AdamKennedy at omnicity.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 10:18 AM
> To: frnkblk at iname.com; nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: RE: GSM modem test point with data and SMS support
>
> The SAMBA modems are USB powered and can respond to normal AT commands for
> things like signal strength and so forth. Using the sms-tools kit, you can
> also send/receive SMS messages. The SAMBA modem I have supports EDGE.
>
> --
> Adam Kennedy
> Network Engineer
> Omnicity, Inc.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Frank Bulk [mailto:frnkblk at iname.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 11:00 PM
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: GSM modem test point with data and SMS support
>
> We have some interest in testing the real-world connectivity of several
> cellular towers using a GSM modem that has both a IP address on the WWAN and
> has SMS support.  Is anyone aware of a self-contained box that supports both
> technologies?  EDGE support is preferred, but GPRS would be acceptable.
>
> Frank
>
>
>
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