MQTT Gateway for Elgato Communications GSM SocketsThere is a way to receive data and control Elgato Communications GSM sockets using the MQTT protocol (over the Internet). The MQTT protocol (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MQTT) is based on TCP/IP and is one of the main standards for exchanging data between devices inside Internet of Things environments (IoT), various smart home software, and the systems alike.

How it works
What you can do via MQTT protocol:
- Turn on and off the relays (outputs)
- Receive data on the status of inputs and outputs
- Receive sensor readings, battery level and others
- Send any commands according to the user manual

To use this mechanism, your device must be able to transfer data over the Internet via GPRS. This may vary depending on the GSM-socket model you own and the firmware version applied, as well as on the SIM card standard and data plan enabled. Once configured, the GSM socket will send data to our cloud MQTT gateway. The MQTT gateway will convert data into MQTT messages and make them available at MQTT broker topic(s).

How to connect
To set up the Elgato Communications GSM socket for MQTT you need to:
- Contact us and get information on setting up a GSM socket
- Have a proper SIM-card and activate data transfer via GPRS on a GSM socket
- Get information from us about your MQTT broker access and list of MQTT topics

Besides public MQTT gateway/MQTT broker access, you can have a separate server and individual solution implemented on individual order.

Contacts:
Sales: contacts at shop.elgato.com.ua
MQTT setup: contacts at elgato.com.ua, skype: elgato-ua

SIM-hosting service: SMS sendingAs part of the GSM Ports Rent (SIM-hosting) service, a new feature has become available - sending SMS. After placing the SIM card in our GSM gateway, you can send SMS using your own SIM cards, besides making / receiving calls and receiving SMS.

To send SMS, you can use either a web panel or HTTP API. When sending, the user specifies the SIM card number to be used for sending the message. After sending SMS, you can get detailed information about the actual delivery status (DLR) in the web panel. 

The GSM Ports Rental service is based on Polygator equipment - the VoIP/GSM-gateways. It allows to place SIM cards in a GSM gateway and connect to them using standard telephony protocols (SIP) and SMS protocols via Internet/Ethernet.  

More sophisticated usage scenarios are also available using the sim bank and sim server solutions.

To get consultations and more details about prices, please, contact us via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., skype: elgato-ua or via the contacts on the website www.elgato.com.ua

diafaan adding gsm modem gatewayThe site sms-gsm-gateway.com published an example of setting and testing the operating modes of the GSM-card Polygator with the program Diafaan, which is an SMS-server with many functions. Among these functions are multi-protocol reception / sending / routing SMS and support for USSD requests.The site sms-gsm-gateway.com published an example of setting and testing the operating modes of the GSM-card Polygator with the program Diafaan, which is an SMS-server with many functions. Among these functions are multi-protocol reception / sending / routing SMS and support for USSD requests.

The article describes the procedure for configuring the GSM pool of modems implemented on the basis of the Polygator GSM-card, as well as the board management using the Diafaan program.

An example of using the multi-level interactive USSD-menu of GSM-operator, as well as sending / receiving SMS with support for delivery status is given.

More information about the article can be found at http://sms-gsm-gateway.com/2018/08/27/connecting-a-modem-pool-based-on-the-polygator-gsm-card-to-the-diafaan-sms-server/

To get consultations and more details about prices, please, contact us via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., skype: elgato-ua or via the contacts on the website www.elgato.com.ua

There was an update of the prices for SIM-bank devicesSolutions SIM-server and SIM-bank have become more accessible.Solutions SIM-server and SIM-bank have become more accessible.

Use hundreds of remotely managed SIM cards in your projects. The technology of remote management of SIM cards allows you to quickly organize systems and services based on the use of SIM cards. The technology has found wide application in the field of VoIP, SMS, and for data transmission through mobile networks. SIM cards can be managed in both automatic and semi-automatic mode using the API command system.

For an updated price list, please, contact us via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., skype: elgato-ua or via the contacts on the website www.elgato.com.ua

calling card platform gsm-gateway Professional calling card (prepaid and postpaid) can be implemented on Elgato VoIP-GSM-platform and according software. This enable you to offer IP-telephony services to wide range of clients (private and corporate) on professional level.



System provides wide range of IP-telepony services including:
- IP telephony via SIP
- IP telephony via access numbers including GSM and PSTN lines
- callback including web-callback, callback based on caller ID, callback to 2 numbers followed by these numbers connection
- voice menu (IVR) enable users to manage account features, check balance and make tests - all just via phone

Software platform includes following components:
- professional billing
- soft-switch (IP PBX)
- cliens interface
- administrators interface
- agents interface
- pin-codes, refills, vouchers generation
- automatical registration and enabling new users registered via Web (if necessary)
- multilanguage support

Hardware platform includes:
- IP PBX server with RAID mirroring
- multichannel VoIP-GSM gateway(s) ELGATO
- VoIP-gateways for PSTN landlines

Additional equipment:
- solution for remote SIM-cards control (SIM-server and SIM-bank)
- equipment for remote power management (remote reboot, remote reset, turning on and off)

To obtain detailed offer please contact us.
Calculation of final cost will be possible after completing technical task description.

Receive SMS with Asterisk

Asterisk-module Polygator accompanies “Polygator VoIP/GSM-card” (4/8 SIM-cards, PCI/PCIe). Thanks to the module, all features of the Polygator GSM-card are available via Asterisk dialplan or CLI. Among others, there is a feature to receive and process inbound SMS by means of Asterisk and Linux.


For example, here are the steps to set up forwarding inbound SMS to external server:

1. Prepare a handler (script in php, python, bash…).
The script will receive SMS-data from Asterisk and forward data to external server by HTTP-request. Place it on an Asterisk-server in /home/ folder.


2. Configure channel of GSM-card:

Via Asterisk console or via file polygator.conf specify context and extension for incoming SMS.

Sample for channel #3 (gsm-3):

CLI commands:
CLI> polygator channel gsm gsm-3 set sms.ntf.en yes
CLI> polygator channel gsm gsm-3 set sms.ntf.ctx gsm_sms
CLI> polygator channel gsm gsm-3 set sms.ntf.exten sms

Accordingly, we enable SMS feature - yes, context - gsm_sms, extension - sms.

3. Create context and extension in extensions.conf file and specify path to handler script.

Sample for extensions.conf

[gsm_sms]
exten => sms,1,Noop()
same = n,System(/usr/bin/php -q /home/test.php '${PGSMSCHANNEL}^${PGSMSDESTADDRESS}^${CALLERID(num)}^get^sms^${PGSMSCONTENT}^in^${STRFTIME(${EPOCH},,%Y:%m:%d-%H:%M:%S)}')

Since configuring done, each inbound SMS on channel #3 will trigger Asterisk’s dialplan to execute script at /home/test.php. Command line parameter contains SMS-data fields separated by ^.


The way to pass and separate SMS-data fields it totally up to the end-user of GSM-card Polygator.


To get more details about prices for various configurations, please, contact us via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., skype: elgato-ua or via the contacts on the website www.elgato.com.ua

Incoming SMS live demoGSM-gateway Polygator software allows to process incoming SMS in various ways. One of the ways is to launch bash-script on gateway at moment a SMS received.


This demo-page shows SMS, received by SIM-cards in gateway during current day. Send some SMS to these numbers to make your own test.


Incoming SMS Live Demohttp://polygator.com/incoming-sms-live-demo/


This public page to protect your privacy intentionally modifies sender’s number. Now each incoming SMS launches processing bash-script. The scripts sends the received SMS to this demo-page as JSON.  Besides “FROM” and “TEXT” it passes data like: IMSI, gateway channel number, SMS-center number, etc.


When used together with remote SIM management technology, this feature can be very effective for building automated solutions processing hundreds of SIM-cards. Typical use scenarios include obtaining SMS-responses from clients, collecting OTG passwords and PIN-codes via SMS, etc.


To get more details about prices for various configurations, please, contact us via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., skype: elgato-ua or via contacts on website www.elgato.com.ua

IMEI change procedure

One of the useful GSM-gateway Polygator features is an ability to change IMEI codes of its GSM-modules.One of the useful GSM-gateway Polygator features is an ability to change IMEI codes of its GSM-modules.

IMEI change action may be a subject to the law and other regulations. Consider consulting with your lawyer in advance.

With SIM-server
If you want to allow SIM-server software to change IMEI codes remotely, you need to perform steps 1 and 2 (see below). Meanwhile, there is no need to type in new IMEI codes there – keep «Set ID» fields blank.

Further, the SIM-server software will handle IMEI change remotely on each allowed channel. 

Procedure for standalone device
Via WEB-GUI:
1) Go to the menu “ID of modules”
2) Type in new IMEI codes into “Set ID” fields for channels where you want to change IMEI. Mark “Flag” checkbox for these channels, press “Send”.

IMEI change procedure

3) On the main page for each channel (flagged on step 2) repeat the following steps:
- Set checkbox “P” (Report) and click “Set”
- In bottom drop-down menu “Select command” choose “Write info to module” and click “Select”

IMEI change procedure

You can check the result on page “ID of modules”. There should be the new IMEI shown in the column “Current ID”. Now you can unset checkboxes “Flag” and click “Send” button to apply changes.

To get more details, please, contact us via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., skype: elgato-ua or via contacts on website www.elgato.com.ua

40-port GSM-gateway at unique pricePolygator G20 chassis is a compact case of 1 unit height ready for 19-inch rack. It serves as basis for several configurations of GSM-gateways.

Now the chassis Polygator G20 may hold up to 5 extension boards. Thanks to improved 8-port extension boards, single device may provide up to 40 channels. 

40-channel model provides the best rate of “per channel” cost among others.


Following configurations are available:
- 8-ports (scalable up to 40, step 8)
- 16-ports (scalable up to 40, step 8)
- 24-ports (scalable up to 40, step 8)
- 32-ports (scalable up to 40, step 8)
- 40-ports (maximal)


To get more details about prices for various configurations, please, contact us via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., skype: elgato-ua or via contacts on website www.elgato.com.ua

Get incoming SMS’s via GSM-gateway in bulk (3-steps solution)If you need to get incoming SMS’s to your website/server here is one of the simplest solutions by Polygator:

1) connect GSM-gateway Polygator to Ethernet

2) insert SIM-cards

3) in special file specify your server address and data format (i.e. POST/JSON)

Since that moment, each incoming SMS sent to your server as a JSON-object,which includes message text, sender number, SIM-number etc. The same way GSM-gateway may pass incoming calls information.


Of course, this solution may be improved. For example, by using Remote SIM-Management technology. You may have small GSM-gateway and hundreds of SIM-cards in reserve (in SIM-bank). It is possible to put SIM-cards into GSM-network either by queue or by API-command etc.


The solution may be helpful for receiving one-time passwords (OTP) and confirmation codes when activating accounts in various online services, social networks etc.


To get more details, please, contact us via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., skype: elgato-ua or via contacts on website www.elgato.com.ua

 

DID-numbers creation by means of GSM-gatewayAny model of VoIP-GSM gateway Polygator can serve for a creation of DID-numbers out of regular SIM-cards. For this purpose, you do not need any additional software - just standalone device. All you need is to enable all necessary options via WEB GUI and type in target SIP-addresses for each channel (like This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).Any model of VoIP-GSM gateway Polygator can serve for a creation of DID-numbers out of regular SIM-cards. For this purpose, you do not need any additional software - just standalone device. All you need is to enable all necessary options via WEB GUI and type in target SIP-addresses for each channel (like This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The device may bring more DID-numbers into the numbers pool of any existing DID-provider. At the same time, it may help new DID-providers to start the business.

Although DID-numbers in most cases stand for inbound calls, with the help of GSM-gateway Polygator it is possible to setup outgoing calls via SIM-cards corresponding to DID-numbers.


Features for receiving and sending SMS via corresponding SIM-cards are also available.


Contact us for additional information and remote testing.

Saving on calls 2 times and moreCutting costs for outgoing calls is the one of main ways how GSM-gateways are applied. If your company is currently using landlines for outgoing calls to cell phones – you already could save!

Outgoing call SIM-card choosing automation for many years allows cutting costs and optimizing workflow in sales departments, call-centers, taxi, e-shops, etc. GSM-gateway device automatically chooses SIM-card with minimal rate and places call at “home network” rate or special GSM-operator rate.

For example, currently one of Ukraine GSM-operators offers special SIM-cards for installing inside GSM-gateways. Local call to any mobile phone via such SIM-card costs 0.5 UAH/min (incl.VAT), to numbers inside operators’ “home” network – 0.2 UAH/min (incl.VAT). Compare it to the cost of the same call via fixed line (landline) operator – 1.2 UAH/min (incl. VAT). The difference of more than two times creates the same size opportunity for saving.

In order to cut call cost, buy GSM-gateways Polygator (Elgato Communications) – devices developed to implement this efficient cost saving process in the company.

Equipment being developed and manufactured in Ukraine since 2000, accompanied with 2 year warranty and 1 year of free tech.support.

SIM-server QuickStart has been added to the WIKISIM-server “QuickStart” manual has been added to website with documentation for Polygator products.

The document includes a step-by-step description to start a minimal set of hardware and software in order to enable the GSM-gateway obtain SIM-cards «virtually» from remote SIM-bank storage.

The Minimal set to create SIM-server complex includes: 1 GSM-gateway, 1 SIM-bank and Linux-server, with «Polygator SIM-server» software installed. The document lists the main steps to perform via SIM-server web-interface.

Please note: SIM-server devices address space must provide «visibility» of all devices from SIM-server IP-address.

 

 

Normally you would know an IP-address of the gateway on shipment or from referencing WIKI.

However, what if you are getting back to the device sometimes later after certain changes was made?

One of the ways to acquire device setting is browsing system USB-flash on some computer.

How to find IP and other settings of the gateway?

The system USB-flash is formatted as ReiserFS so you can read it anywhere just by installing supporting software. Of course, you should avoid re-formatting USB-flash and performing any disk-checks, as may be advised by some host OSes. You absolutely need to keep it as original. Further, with the help of certain Win/Mac/Linux utilities you can reach any files for reading.


For example, on Windows you can use DiskInternals Freeware Linux Reader or YAReG.

How to find IP and other settings of the gateway?

To find an IP-address of the GSM-gateway you navigate to /etc/rc.d/rc.network and browse the rc.network file until you see "echo LAN mode" text. This section lists your current network settings.


The same way you can jump to config-files of native SIP-client (SipUA) as well as to Asterisk main config-files such as extensions.conf and sip.conf.

 

SMS via SIP/Simple with GSM-card PolygatorFor users of PCI/PCI-e GSM-boards Polygator under IP-PBX Asterisk it is possible to use SIP/Simple protocol for SMS messaging. 

The SIP/Simple implements instant messaging via SIP.

Wikipedia link

The Asterisk-module of GSM-board Polygator implements its SMS-features via an Asterisk dial-plan that is why there is a way to setup receiving/sending SMS via the Simple protocol.


By using this feature, it is possible to turn a smartphone or even tablet PC without GSM-module into full-featured terminal for GSM-calls and SMS.

SIM-server API for custom VoIP and SMS-solutionsThe SIM-server enables a flexible approach to SIM-cards management in VoIP-solutions (voice) as well as in SMS-solutions. It allows avoiding physical SIM-cards insertion into GSM-gateways and replaces it by logical «virtual» insertion of SIM-cards in gateway’s channels. Use of SIM-server technology dramatically expands the sphere of application for GSM-gateways, opens new possibilities for system scaling and for solving new tasks.

The multifunctional API for SIM-server management is available. It supports two main operating modes – AUTO-commutation mode and MANUAL-commutation mode. In the AUTO mode, the system initiates commutation of free SIM-cards automatically according to parameters set in advance. In the MANUAL mode commutation made only after receiving a certain API-command. The API SIM-server enables user to build high complexity system and create solution for non-standard task.

The gateway connected to the SIM-server keeps its normal features working. It can be interacted by user or by third-party software via the same VoIP and SMS-protocols and the same way as when SIM-cards inserted directly in the device.

 

To receive a general consultation on SIM-server technology, its application for solving your task and for getting DEMO-access, please let us know by contacts on our website!

Update SMPP multi-accounts in G8/G20 gateways

Feature of sending, receiving of SMS and DLRs by means of SMPP is present in G8/G20 gateway since very first firmware versions. This way gateway acts as basic SMPP-server. One of the unique SMPP-server features provided by recent firmware updates is multiple account support.

Ability to create several SMPP-accounts in one gateway allow assigning GSM-channels explicitly to user-accounts. This feature enables you to split GSM-channels between remote users, give channels for rent etc.

Each user establishes independent SMPP bind (in transceiver mode) and exchange data with device by it. Each channel of gateway is able to work via SMPP and concurrently perform VoIP-GSM calls, as well as use virtual SIM-cards from SIM-Server solution.

SMS-gateways Polygator: boxed G8/G20 and GSM-boards PCI/PCI-e

SMS-gateways Polygator are able to provide full-featured processing of Incoming/Outgoing SMS, delivery reports and USSD-commands support. Standalone SMS-gateway G8/G20 enables from 4 to 24 SIM-cards available in GSM-network concurrently. By using PCI/PCI-e GSM-boards it is possible to achieve much more SIM-cards per one device ratio. Currently SMS-gateways Polygator support following protocols and scenarios (but not limited to):

 

SMPP (Device as SMPP-server. Receive/Send SMS)
- single SMPP login/pass per device; possible to choose GSM-channel based on sender name; channels engaged consequently from #1 to the last one and again start from #1; it is possible to route SMS to channels based on recipient phone number prefix

 

AT-commands (Device as pool of Ethernet-modems. Receive/Send SMS)
- via TCP/IP and АТ-commands you obtain full control over each channel of the gateway. Each GSM-channel is accessible via IP-address:port

 

Email-to-SMS/SMS-to-Email (Device receives emails and sends as SMS, receives SMS and sends as emails. Receive/Send SMS)
- connection to external POP3-server (i.e. gmail). Receiving new e-mails and forwarding as SMS to the recipient indicated in the subject
- connection to external SMTP-server (i.e. gmail). Receiving new SMS and forwarding to e-mail recipient, indicated in GSM-channel settings

 

SMS-via-SIP/Simple SIP protocol (GSM-board controlled by Asterisk. Receive/Send SMS)
- it is possible to setup Simple SIP support and VoIP concurrently by additional settings on an Asterisk server and by using featured software on the client device

 

Flat-file database SQLite (GSM-board controlled by Asterisk. Receive/Send SMS)
- via SQLite database located on Asterisk server, it is possible to read incoming SMS and place SMS-records for sending by interacting with appropriate DB tables

 

HTTP-protocol and other ways (on incoming SMS or on incoming Call, device executes user script (bash, PHP, …) located in Linux file-system of the Gateway device. Receive SMS and Call notifications)
- there is a sample bash-script present for automatic sending incoming SMS to external IP-address (or Host) as a JSON-object by executing Curl command. There is a restriction for SMS body length – 100 symbols.

 

With third-party software:
- it is possible to interact with GSM-channels of gateway as with local COM-ports
- the device can be connected as one or several GSM-channels to server software
- on-board OS Linux allows to install additional software and extend functionality of the device

There are many Free and Commercial SMS-software available. Send us request to obtain our latest SMS-related software shortlist.

 

With SIM-bank/SIM-server solution:
- even with small gateway it is possible to use hundreds of SIM-cards comfortable
- it is possible to make balance control for SIM-cards and SIM-card replacement automatic
- SIM-card commutation is controllable via API-interface of the SIM-server software in “manual commutation” mode
- various aspects of SIM-server functionality are controllable via extensive SIM-Server API

 

Please contact Elgato Communications for remote testing and ordering directly in manufacturing company.

Updated GSM-Combiner 8-1 at new price

Updated model of the GSM-combiner is available for ordering. New mode has smaller size and improved characteristics. The 8-to-1 GSM-combiner able to mix up to 8 antennas to single cable (feeder).


Standard set includes:
- 8-to1 GSM-combiner
- 8 SMA-connector patch cords, 50 cm each
- 10 m feeder (SMA-connector) with YAGI antenna


The Combiner has no special limitations for device compatibility. It and can be used with any Elgato Communications/Polygator equipment as well as with equipment of other manufacturers.


Updated model of the GSM-combiner is about 30% less expensive when previous model thanks to optimized manufacturing cycle.


Product page GSM-combiner 8-to-1

The 32 to 4 channels version is also available.

At the end of last week October 16th 2015 in Madrid there was an event for partners and clients of Mikrotik company - Miktorik User Meeting. There were suppliers, integrators and users of solutions containing Mikrotik equipment.

 

One of the exhibitors was Spanish company WISPControl - system integrator and distributor of Polygator products. There were various models of Polygator PDUs presented at the company’s booth. GSM-sockets (PDU) Polygator, controlled via GSM-network, are the part of the solution for Internet providers (ISP), offered by our Spanish partner – WISPControl company.

 

Polygator products at Miktorik User Meeting Madrid, Spain

Polygator products at Mikrotik User Meeting (Madrid, Spain)

 

Elgato Communications company – supplier of Polygator products in Ukraine.

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