• Subject: RE: Pager software
  • From: Lurton Keel <Lurton.Keel@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 14:48:12 -0500

I'll throw my .02 in.  (Didn't we have a cent sign on the keyboard?  Must
have been a long time ago)

We do between 500 and 2500 pages a day over 6 modems.
We tried Robot but the way it works is that you assign a paging company to a
comm line.  So we had pages waiting and modems sitting idle.
Messenger Plus can distribute the work to all lines.  So if we do a
broadcast page to 30 pagers, 5 will be sent to each modem, and 5
simultaneous calls will be made.  Since the 2nd, 3rd, etc. messages go to
the same company, a redial does not have to happen.  It doesn't always work
that way because of intervening pages, but you get the idea.
We are also working with vendors to enable sending pages to a gateway via a
fixed T-1.  This will eliminate the time it takes to dial, answer, sync,
etc.
Our future is probably to use 2-way pagers that will receive email. We will
send email, receive email, run tasks against the AS/400 and then send
replies via email.

                
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