Attention!® SMS Gateway Adds Support for Verizon Networks
Attention Software has completed testing of the Attention! SMS Gateway using the Verizon network. This capability allows customers to choose either GSM, CDMA or a combination of both, when designing and implementing their SMS messaging architecture.
SMS Gateways are used heavily in high availability environments, as an interface to system and network monitoring applications. They provide a backup to Internet-based notifications, for those situations when the Internet is not available. SMS Gateways communicate directly with the cellular network, providing an alternate path to message delivery.
The Attention! SMS Gateway is also used as an alternative to Cloud-based short code solutions. When implemented with the required number of SMS channels, the Attention! SMS Gateway allows organizations to send, and receive, SMS text messages to a large number of users, for a fixed monthly cost. By eliminating the need for a short code, and the per-message charge assessed by Cloud providers, organizations using the Attention! SMS Gateway can save thousands—and sometimes tens of thousands of dollars per year.
Verizon customers can stick with Verizon
“We have had many customers asking for CDMA support,” said Bob Lueth, President of Attention Software. “So many companies are dedicated Verizon shops, but were required to make a trip to the AT&T store to get SIM chips to support the Attention! SMS Gateway hardware. With full support for CDMA, they can now just order the required number of data plans from their Verizon representative, and they are up and running. They also like the fact that SMS transmissions are being sent, and received, on their own network.”
Two-way communication of SMS messages
The Attention! 4G/LTE SMS Gateway supports up to 4,096 channels of outbound, and inbound SMS communication. When users reply to messages sent by the Attention! SMS Gateway, their response is archived for later review. In addition, the Attention! SMS Gateway supports automated, programmatic responses to all replies, in real-time. This capability is often used to verify acknowledgement of the message, or provide updates to help desk and management systems.
About Attention Software
Since 1993, Attention Software, Inc. of Colorado Springs, CO. has provided alerting, alarm management and web-based messaging systems to organizations around the world.
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