smsPULSE V8 marks a major change in MMS handling. The core engine responsible for MMS communication has changed and will now run as a Windows Service. The service is based on core technology used by MMSC around the world. The new service allows smsPULSE to broadcast and receive MMS simultaneously on 32 channels. We have calculated that on a dedicated server with 20 modems, sending an image to 1000 cell phones may take as little as 50 seconds.
About the new smsPULSE module (named smsLINES MMS service):
Please note that for normal SMS messages the Service will not run and the pre V8 module is used. To force the new Service in V8 even when not using MMS you can select an appropriate check-box in the system profile. It also requires you to install a version of Java that is needed for the service.
To learn more about smsLINES Service see here
To learn more about downloading and installing a required version of Java see here
When sending MMS the server will automatically reduce large images to a more manageable size according to a size criteria you set in the system profile. We have added a feature to inbound MMS which automatically creates a thumbnail for all images at 100px fix width. This is useful for applications that need to display images but do not wish to develop image handling. Of course the original image is untouched. When using the "Save to Disk" Router Rule type, pairs of images are always saved to the media folder. To learn more about it see here.
The Web UI was updated to cater for new functions mainly surrounding MMS. It is now very easy to broadcast an image you have received into the server. For each inbound MMS open the message and click "Push to Image Store". Thereafter these images may be used in all sending features. We have also fixed a number of minor bugs in the Web UI.
You can download version 7.7 from smsPULSE.com now. Click here to download.