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Offline therealabdo

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GSM/GPRS modem attached to VERA?
« on: December 26, 2011, 04:56:40 am »
I just to ask if anyone has ever tried to attach a GSM/GPRS modem to vera, so if anything happens vera can send a command to this modem which in term sends a msg (SMS) or an MMS to a mobile.
When there is no internet connection.
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Re: GSM/GPRS modem attached to VERA?
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2011, 05:32:37 am »
sms can be done with kannel sms gateway.

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Re: GSM/GPRS modem attached to VERA?
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2011, 05:43:43 am »
Here's the previous discussion about USB cellular modems.

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Re: GSM/GPRS modem attached to VERA?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2011, 07:11:29 am »
maybe i missed something in my post
When there is no internet and there is no 3G coverage in this area, i should depend on either sms or GPRS data

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Re: GSM/GPRS modem attached to VERA?
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2011, 11:12:54 am »
@guessed has a GSM / SMS device attached by serial that can send SMS's etc. Not sure on the state of the plugin for this though!
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Re: GSM/GPRS modem attached to VERA?
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2011, 09:13:22 am »
I could get it to Receive and Send SMS but it really wasn't "wired" into Vera as such.  It required a very specific SMS Board, from Sparkfun.com, since there are a number of key variances in the AT Standards implementations across vendors, specifically in the SMS space...

Anyhow, I never took it further due to these incompatibilities (and a few Vera2/UI4 instabilities I was also tackling at the time).  It could be made functional, with a lot of code-fiddling - esp in the area of support for multiple AT-compliant boards.

The other challenge is the payment and registration models for the GSM Providers was also a little hard to understand.  I had a T-Mobile pre-paid, and it was working with the specific Sparkfun board I had, but when I swapped it into another device, I couldn't get it working.

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Re: GSM/GPRS modem attached to VERA?
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2011, 12:43:47 pm »
I guess if you put a new carriers SIM card, then you would need to set up the new SMS message center number etc!?
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Re: GSM/GPRS modem attached to VERA?
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2011, 03:08:43 pm »
thank you guys for the reply. I heard that there is a GSM/GPRS modem, which u can put a SIM in it and it is very easy to be installed.
It is a 2 way interface (u can send/receive from it)
but the problem is in how to install it on Vera