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PageMail's messaging infrastructure supports a variety of delivery methods, making it easy and cost-effective to deliver SMS or paging traffic.

Flexible

Our messaging infrastructure is designed to work simultaneously with multiple carriers, each potentially using different vendor extensions to various delivery protocols. Carrier-defined result codes (e.g. SMPP TLVs) can be assigned alternate meanings, and messages may be transformed when routing from carrier-to-carrier or service-to-service. Transformations can include MSISDN rewriting, message length adjustments, and character set transliteration.

Reliable, Accountable

Designed from the ground up with reliability and accountability in mind, PageMail's messaging infrastructure logs all delivery and delivery attempt stages, to allow message tracking for systems troubleshooting, anti-abuse initiatives, and law enforcement requirements. All traffic is written to permanent storage before being "accepted" from inbound entities, so that even equipment failures will not result in lost traffic. Network Message delivery reports (MDRs) are also available for certain dispatch protocols, and can even be viewed by end users of certain applications (e.g.Iris™).

Supported Dispatch Protocols
Mobile-Originated / Mobile-Terminated
  • SMPP v3.3 and v3.4
  • GSM modem bank dispatch (ETSI GSM 07.50)
  • CDMA modem bank dispatch
  • SNPP (RFC-1861)
Mobile-Terminated
  • HTTP (variety of methods; easily customizable)
  • TAP v1.8
  • TNPP v3.8, TNPP/IP
  • SMTP
  • Comverse NIP
Modular Implementation
PageMail's messaging infrastructure is implemented with a modular architecture, allowing new dispatch methods to be added when needed for a custom roll-out, or when technological requirements change.
Message Routing

Our messaging infrastructure can route messages between services, between technlogies (e.g. MO-SMS to alpha pager), and between carriers. Routing can include arbitrary message re-writing, and routes can be defined on flexible, arbitrary bases. Routing information can be gleaned from CNAC tables, dynamic route discovery, predefined rules, or any combination thereof.

Message routing can be used to provide advanced features such as inter-carrier messaging, load reduction and management, network failure/congestion resolution, and business logic enforcement.