smsPULSE V7.7 brings a number of enhancements and fixes, including:
smsPULSE now offers a range of new accounts explicitly for use in the USA, Canada and Latin America. The accounts are designed for American companies and institutions who wish to mainly send and receive messages in the territory. The new accounts offer the following:
Note: you can now evaluate North American accounts by installing the smsPULSE Server and simply selecting a checkbox in the system profile - easy.
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With this release of smsPULSE we have added a basic function which will reduce the size of images you send using your MMS lines. This integration opens the way forward for more features such as image stamping (both in-bound and out-bound), image cropping using the web UI and so on. For now, the smsPULSE server will automatically reduce the size of an image you send to ensure it is sent quickly. From tests carried out on many images it appears that the image quality is largely retained. If you activate this or wish to use a future imaging function you will need to download and install one of the additional image processing modules. These are available through the downloads page. To learn more about it click here.
Users who wish to experiment or use the OMS features of smsPULSE found it hard to facilitate the provisioning of SSL on the smsPULSE server, largely due to internal admin issues. With this release of smsPULSE we provide the SSL certificates. This means the only thing you need to do is change the DNS settings on your network in such a way that the address http://internal.smspulse.com points at your own internal server. Of course you can still obtain your own certificates or update to your own certificates later on. There is no cost for this so go ahead and get OMS working. To learn more about obtaining SSL, click here.
We have improved the speed your messages are being posted. We have also doubled the amount of recipients sent in a single post, when sending a batch of messages using the same content. The net result of this is that, for example, an alert to say 50,000 subscribers would leave smsPULSE in under three minutes.
Some clients complained that as soon as they hooked their GSM kits to the smsPULSE server, unwanted messages, aka SPAM, started to come in and get in the way. Our new Anti-SPAM defenses will now filter the majority of these annoying messages. You can control the features through the smsPULSE admin database (sms.ADMIN) and using the administration interface on the smsPULSE Web UI. To learn more about the Anti-SPAM feature see here. You may also update the Anti-SPAM white and black lists using the HTTP API. These list are checked before the general Anti-SPAM rules. Check the API by reading here.
You can download version 7.7 from smsPULSE.com now. Click here to download.