Configuring SMS Settings - viewLinc 5.1

Vaisala viewLinc Enterprise Server version 5.1 User Guide

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viewLinc 5.1
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If you want viewLinc to send alarm notifications and receive acknowledgements via SMS, you can choose to set up and configure an SMS modem, or configure viewLinc to use an SMS web service. Activation of the SMS web service requires a feature license, an account with a service provider, and an internet-accessible port. For more information, see Setting Up Voice or SMS Web Services

  1. In System Preferences select the SMS Settings tab.
  2. To configure an SMS modem, select SMS modem and then complete the SMS modem settings:
    SMS COM port
    Type your SMS modem COM port number. If you are setting up an SMS web service, this port must allow access to the internet.
    Baud rate
    Select the rate which is best supported by your modem.
    SIM Card PIN number
    Type the PIN number required to receive incoming messages.
    SMS modem messages are limited to 70 characters in length. Message length can increase if your network supports longer SMS messages.
  3. To configure the Twilio SMS web service, select the SMS sender option, Web service, and enter your Twilio account details:
    Account SID

    Type the security identifier number provided by your SMS service provider. The SID is used to identify your account like a username.

    Authentication token

    Type the token number provided by your SMS service provider. The token identifies your account like a password.

    Phone number
    Type the country code followed by the full phone number provided by the web service provider.
    viewLinc URL

    Type the viewLinc Enterprise Server hostname or IP address used to access viewLinc through the Internet

    SMS web messages are limited to 160 characters in length. If a message contains more characters, it is separated and sent as an additional message.
  4. To complete SMS configuration, select the Test button.
    1. Type a recognized viewLinc user's mobile phone number to receive the test message. If the SMS test message is not sent (it may take a minute before delivery), adjust the settings until the test message is sent successfully.
    2. If you are testing an SMS web service configuration, on the receiving mobile phone, type a reply to the message, test. This action will verify that viewLinc can receive SMS acknowledgements sent via the web service.
  5. Save the settings.