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smsPULSE V7.5 - May 22, 2012

smsPULSE V7.5 brings a number of enhancements and fixes, including the following:

  • New distributed processing - provides new options for larger installations. See more below
  • New Router Rules action types - "Send SMS/MMS" and "Save to Disk" action types make workflow functions even easier. See more below
  • Increased the number of supported communication lines, on a single server, from 16 to 32 lines. You would not expect this limit to increase any time soon, but we did say this a year ago when the limit was increased from 8 to to 16
  • Added options to discover TAPI lines by smsLINES - with the increasing need to support larger arrays, this function helps in creating lines while using smsLINES. See more below
  • Add Microsoft Outlook Mobile Services (OMS) support - we expect Outlook users to love this. smsPULSE offers the service via an installation to your corporate intranet. The service is a breeze to get going and very easy to use by Outlook users. See more below
  • API and HTTP API enhancements to support MMS - you can now include images or clips using the API
  • Improved visibility of MMS media files, including the display and playback of clips
  • Improved alerts when GSM devices encounter problems including the ability to disable all alerts while the system is being configured. You may now also configure smsLINES to inform you via SMS if there is a problem with the device.  Of course this requires you to have more than one device active and/or that you use a gateway protocol, too
  • We have also fixed a few bugs in the Windows Server Installer (64bit), and exposed MMS Slides text in the Web UI views

Distributed Mode

This feature provides for a new architecture where the processing of outbound/inbound messages over a GSM array is performed on one server, and message generation and inbound processing is performed on another. The solution rely on the strength of the replication engine, emended in all smsPULSE servers, both the Windows and Domino server types. To ee a diagram and learn more click here.

New Router Rules action types

Processing of inbound messages in a smart and elegant way is becoming one of smsPULSE main strengths. In addition to existing features where smsPULSE tracks outbound messages with inbound messages, you can now perform a specific action on an in-bound message in relation to a specific outbound message, sent to the same number. This feature is activated by the ability to insert a rule name when sending a message. Upon reply, the named rule will be selected and acted upon the new message. This makes the creation for certain work-flow functions truly easy.

Coupled with the above, we have added two new action types: "Save to Disk" and "Send SMS/MMS". The first action creates message contents as XML file on a directory of your choice, with links to media files. The action will also issue an HTTP call to a URL of your choice, passing the name of the XML file as a parameter - very useful as an instant trigger. The second new action type makes sending of response SMS/MMS very easy. This was always possible to do through the "Save to Database" action, but now the only thing you need to do is type or calculate the response text. To learn more about Router Rules, click here.

Discover TAPI modems command

We added a new console command to smsLINES, to help discover TAPI modem definitions, without the need to stop and start smsLINES.  For all the smsLINES commands, click here.

Microsoft Outlook Mobile Service (OMS)

For our Outlook fans comes our new OMS web service. smsPULSE offers OMS directly with the smsPULSE server, which in turn will deliver messages according to your choice of methods and protocols (HTTPS/GSM/Gateways). For end users the whole process is simple and streamlined. Phone numbers selection for both individuals and groups is helped by direct access to the user's collection of address books.  Access to the smsPULSE LDAP directories is maintained and continues to be available. With OMS support, smsPULSE brings the ease of use all Outlook users expect, with the additional stability and reliability offered by the smsPULSE server. Configuration is simple for end users where administrators can inform users of a few simple steps required to enable the service on their Outlook client. To learn more about the service, click here.

Other enhancements

You can find information about updates to the API, changes to the server Web UI and so on, in the extensive help pages.  Better still, download the latest software, install it and see for yourself how smsPULSE can support your business objectives.  If you have not registered yet, click here.