Introduction
  

MOBITEKTM SMS API is application programming interface for short messaging service. It allows software developer or system integrator to build a SMS application, a SMS Gateway, or to add SMS functionality to an existing system (e.g. ERP, CRM).

MOBITEKTM SMS API is COM/ActiveX that can be called by:-
1.   Microsoft's IDE (e.g. VB6, C++, C#, VB.net)
2.   PHP (version 5 and above)
3.   Delphi
4.   Cold Fusion
5.   Java (with JACOB)

Benefits
1.   rapid development of a SMS Gateway
2.   full control of the message flow, business logic and the design of SMS Gateway
3.   can decide how to handle incoming message – trigger an event, or launch an external application
4.   can decide where to store the incoming message – in database, in text, or in XML
5.   can decide who should receive outgoing message, when to send, what the send
6.   integrate SMS feature with external sofware application
7.   able to check credit balance of prepaid account
8.   able to reload, top-up the prepaid accout

General Features
1.   to initialise modem; to connect and disconnect GSM modem with PC/Server
2.   to reboot the GSM modem
3.   to unlock SIM with PIN
4.   to check whether GSM modem is connected with GSM network
5.   to check the signal strength of GSM network
6.   to get the name of GSM network operator
7.   to send SMS (maximum 160 characters, and in text format only)
8.   to send long message i.e. SMS longer than 160 characters (concatenating messages)
9.   to read incoming SMS (in text format only)
10.            to turn on / off the delivery status report, and to obtain delivery status report of outgoing SMS
11.            to interact with GSM network via USSD (for checking account balance, expiry date, top-up prepaid account, etc.)
12.            to add, delete, edit phone book in SIM card
13.             to check whether a mobile number is on-line

Limitations
1.   Cannot concatenate incoming SMS that is longer than 160 characters
2.   Cannot send send nor read SMS in unicode format, e.g. Chinese
3.   Cannot send SMS in 8 bit format, e.g. ring tone, picture message, 2D barcode nor flash SMS
4.   Does not support WAP push
5.   Does not support encryption nor compression of SMS