Attention!® SMS Gateway to Support Verizon’s CDMA Transition

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Attention Software has announced an upgrade strategy for current customers utilizing the Verizon CDMA network when that network is retired on December 31, 2019. That new strategy is Attention Software’s 4G/LTE SMS Gateway.

SMS Gateways communicate directly with the cellular network, providing an alternate path to message delivery.

"When designing the Attention! 4G/LTE SMS Gateway, we made certain to separate the software interface from the hardware used to actually transmit and receive the SMS messages,” said Bob Lueth, President of Attention Software. “Many of our customers are Verizon shops, so they choose CDMA hardware for transmission of the messages. When CDMA is retired, they will be able to seamlessly transition to GSM. The upgrade will take a matter of minutes.”

SMS Gateways are used heavily in high availability environments, as an interface to system and network monitoring applications. They provide a backup to Internet-based notifications for those situations when the Internet is not available. SMS Gateways communicate directly with the cellular network, providing an alternate path to message delivery.

The Attention! SMS Gateway is also used as an alternative to Cloud-based short code solutions. When implemented with the required number of SMS channels, the Attention! SMS Gateway allows organizations to send, and receive, SMS text messages to a large number of users, for a fixed monthly cost. By eliminating the need for a short code, and the per-message charge assessed by Cloud providers, organizations using the Attention! SMS Gateway can save thousands—and sometimes tens of thousands of dollars per year.

Scale to new technologies, while using the same API

Future technologies affecting the growth of IoT—namely 4G and 5G networking—may eventually provide alternatives to the ubiquitous SMS text message. The Attention! SMS Gateway will provide support for these new technologies on the back end, while allowing access using the same input Application Programming Interface (API).

Two-way communication of SMS messages

The Attention! SMS Gateway supports up to 4,096 channels of outbound, and inbound SMS communication. When users reply to messages sent by the Attention! SMS Gateway, their response is archived for later review. In addition, the Attention! SMS Gateway supports automated, programmatic responses to all replies, in real-time. This capability is often used to verify acknowledgement of the message, or provide updates to help desk and management systems.

For more information about Attention! 4G/LTE SMS Gateway, please visit: http://www.attentionsoftware.com/SMSGateway.aspx.

About Attention Software

Since 1993, Attention Software, Inc. of Colorado Springs, CO. has provided alerting, alarm management and web-based messaging systems to organizations around the world. The company has provided solutions for Information Technology, Government, SCADA, Healthcare and the Financial Services industries. Customers include major companies such as Avon, Abbott, AAA, ADP, Advocate Health Care, Allied Signal, AT&T, Bank of America, Verizon, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Chase, and many more.

For more information on Attention Software, visit http://www.attentionsoftware.com. Attention® is a registered trademark of Attention Software, Inc. Other products mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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