SMSEagle Releases Revision 3 of NXS-97XX Line Devices.

Poznań, Poland, 19.11.2018 – SMSEagle announces Revision 3 of hardware SMS gateway NXS-97xx line devices.

The Revision 3 has minor modifications in hardware that meets demands of highest standards in networking devices. It is unmatched in quality and we believe it will cope with all the challenges faced by demanding customers.

Introduced hardware changes: The NXS-97XX line Rev. 3 products are equipped with a faster Gigabit LAN, 1 additional USB port, 4 additional DI/DO ports and 1 Wire functionality. The device is powered with newer Linux kernel 4.14.

“We strive to provide our customers with products and services that meet and even exceed their expectations. We are committed to continuous improvement.” says SMSEagle Product Manager Radosław Janowski.

NXS-97XX Rev.3 line devices are fully compatible and interoperable with existing NXS-97XX line. The Rev.3 line devices will gradually replace current NXS-97XX Rev.2 line.

More information may be found at the SMSEagle NXS-97XX product page

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SMSEagle hardware SMS gateway is a Polish product for automatic sending & receiving of SMS messages. SMSEagle allows you to send SMS alerts coming from network monitoring systems (NMS), SMS tokens for authentication systems, convert email to SMS messages. The device is also equipped with rich HTTP API thus allowing easy integration with any external software. The gateway is designed for professionals who rely on reliability and easy integration with existing IT systems. SMS messages are sent directly from the gateway to 3G network. This shortens the critical path (compared to using online SMS services), and allows sending a message even when internet connection is broken. The external antenna improves signal strength in areas with limited 3G coverage (ex. server rooms, datacenters). Internal SNMP agent allows you to monitor the device’s performance using SNMP metrics.

SMSEagle is exhibiting at ITPartners 2018

IT Partners is a French trade fair organized annually at the Disneyland Paris in Paris, France. This is a leading event for the French IT channel, telecoms and audiovisual, and includes representatives from global IT markets. It covers a number of areas including infrastructure, software and services, mobile communications and networks and the Internet of Things.

This year on 14th & 15th of March SMSEagle was presented at the fair in the booth of our French Sales Partner NMS Distribution.

Photo of NMS Distribution team with Solarwinds, Flowmon and SMSEagle.

NXS-9750 device won IT Product 2018 competition in ComputerWorld Czech Republic

We are happy to announce that SMSEagle NXS-9750 device was awarded the prestigious IT Product award in 2018 of the twelfth edition of the IT Product of the Year contest of ComputerWorld magazine in Czech Republic!

ComputerWorld is a publication website and digital magazine for information technology (IT) and business technology professionals. It is published in many countries around the world under the same or similar names. Each country’s version of ComputerWorld includes original content and is managed independently.

The aim of the competition is to highlight products with characteristics that distinguish them from competing products of the same category. The evaluation emphasizes the positive difference from the competition and the benefits for the customer. This way, both the innovative products and the products with interesting functional improvements, significantly simplified control or, for example, with an exceptionally favorable price can be awarded to the final of the competition.

More information:

IT Product of the Year 2018 contest of ComputerWorld

Product prize description

 

SMSEagle devices can be purchased in the Czech Rep. and Slovakia through our sales partner IT AWACS.

Spectre & Meltdown – SMSEagles are not vulnerable

We would like to inform that SMSEagle devices are NOT affected by Spectre and Meltdown security vulnerabilities.

Below is the list of CPUs used in SMSEagle devices:

  • SMSEagle NXS-97xx Rev.2 family uses ARM Cortex-A53
  • SMSEagle NXS-97xx Rev.1 family uses ARM1176JZF-S
  • SMSEagle NPE-9300 family uses ARM920T

The above CPUs are NOT vulnerable to Spectre and Meltdown.

More information can be found here: https://developer.arm.com/support/security-update

 

We Care About Giving Back – Why We’re Donating to the Good Factory Foundation

There is a lot of pain in the world today, and at SMSEagle, we believe in giving back in order to help those that may be in less fortunate circumstances.

We’ve recently started monthly donations to The Good Factory Foundation, an organization based in Poland that pioneers social good programs in African countries: Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Togo, Burkina Faso and Benin.

“Being involved with this type of organization allows me to really live my values and share what I’ve gained throughout the course of my life. The Good Factory Foundation produces goodness in those parts of the world, where evil takes the hope, joy, health and life away from people” Radoslaw Janowski, Product Manager for SMSEagle said.

The Good Factory was founded by Szymon Holownia, a polish journalist who started this second foundation after the Kasisi foundation – he started these organizations because he believes in the unique goodness of people:

“I dared to start the Good Factory, because after I founded the Kasisi Foundation, I started to really believe in people. […] How about, instead of lamenting on how bad this world is, we could change another little bit of it for better?” Szymon Holownia, Founder of The Good Factory said.

They are indeed changing the world for the better – the foundation has already accomplished many feats of social good, many which include the fight against disease and hunger in their countries of focus.

Here’s what they’ve already accomplished, and what we want to be a part of.

The Good Factory Foundation has several objectives, but they all point to a few key themes – the support of human rights, medical assistance, and the proliferation of education, all of which are goals we believe in here at SMSEagle.

The organization has already done countless acts of good in regions of focus. Here are some statistics for 2016:

In 2016 at the Hospital in Democratic Republic of the Congo, the staff provided ambulatory help to 8127 patients, 4354 people were hospitalized. There were 308 surgeries and 151 surgeries, 6476 people were cured of malaria, 722 children were helped to come to the world, including 179 by caesarean section. At the feeding center in Democratic Republic of the Congo 402 children were cured from the acute phase of hunger, 899 from the moderate phase. Every week the place has about 220 children. At Hospice in Rwanda, 25 patients underwent long-term palliative care. 3500 people benefited from the help of a pharmacy in Saoude, north of Togo, where they received the necessary medicines. In Togo, 167 children were paid for school expenses. In the village of Akata Dzokpe in Togo, 30 leprosy patients were provided with medical care, medicines.

As a business that is committed to social good, we look forward to being a part of more acts of kindness like this, and look forward to the positive change they can help bring to parts of the world that need it most.

SMSEagle at IT AWACS Cup 2017

On 14-09-17 SMSEagle has made an appearance in Frenštát pod Radhoštěm, Czech Republic.

Thanks to IT AWACS, our sales partner, SMSEagle has been a part of an annual the IT AWACS Cup.
The events purpose is to introduce customers to the companies they trust, and of course to race go-karts!
In attendance were representatives of over 25 companies.

IT AWACS has done a superb job promoting SMSEagle products in the Czech Republic, we invite you to visit their website and become a part of great community they have created. http://www.itawacs.cz/

SMSEagle is exhibiting at Ineltec 2017

Ineltec is a Swiss trade fair that has been supporting the electrical engineering and building automation industry for 50 years. In recent years, building automation has become a key technology when it comes to building, modernizing, comfortably, safely and energetically.

This year on 12.-15.9.2017  at the exhibition in Basel, Switzerland, SMSEagle devices were presented for the first time at the fair in the booth of our Swiss Sales Partner Alltron.

For the presentation during the show Alltron has prepared a special box containing:

  • SMSEagle NXS-9700
  • Two DINrail power supplies. One for 12V to run the SMSEagle, 1 for 5V to have the right voltage for the DI
  • Two optocoupler relays to use the DO 5V to switch 230V outputs
  • A double-Pushbutton to switch on 5V tension on the DI
  • Power Outlets, Swiss Typ J (T13) to attach two lamps. They are connected to the relays so we can switch them by sending an SMS
  • DIN-Rail to mount all the devices

That allowed to present the following features at the exhibiton:

  • Pushing one of the Buttons -> Send an SMS to a cellphone: “Alert, Button 1 pushed”, “Alert, Button 2 pushed”. So we were able to show that an sensor can be connected to the device and that it can send an emergency notification for example if temperature is to high/low in the server room.
  • Sending an SMS with “DO1 ON”, “DO1 OFF”, “DO2 ON”, “DO2 OFF” allowed us to switch two 230V lamps over the relays. Furthermore the SMS is converted to an email and sent to gmail account that was connected to the email client on a laptop. So we have the opportunity to see who (which number) switch the lamps without connecting to the SMSEagle
  • Email to SMS is configured to send an email to a cell phone
  • Email to SMS poller is also configured with gmail.com account. Checked all 5sec for new e-mails
  • SMS to Email is configured. All Incoming SMS were forwared to gmail account
  • Network monitoring is configured with sample NETIO device. When the network connection failed for 30 sec, an emergency SMS was sent.

This is just a few of possible usage scenarios that SMSEagle devices could support. It allowed to present the device versatility and ability to work well in different application fields.

SMSEagle Releases Revision 2 of NXS-97XX Line Devices.

Poznań, Poland, 11.09.2017 – SMSEagle announces Revision 2 of hardware SMS gateway NXS-97xx line devices. The Revision 2 is equipped with improved hardware that offers better performance and efficiency for your everyday operations. It is unmatched in quality and we believe it will cope with all the challenges faced by demanding customers.

The NXS-97xx line Rev. 2 products are equipped with faster ARM A53 1.2GHz quad-core processor and more (1GB) operational memory. The device is powered with newer Linux kernel 4.4.

“We strive for excellence, that’s why we continuously improve our products to meet our customers’ expectations.” says SMSEagle Product Manager Radosław Janowski.

NXS-97XX Rev.2 line devices are fully compatible and interoperable with existing NXS-97XX line. The Rev.2 line devices will gradually replace current NXS-97XX line.

More information may be found at the SMSEagle NXS-97XX product page

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SMSEagle hardware SMS gateway is a Polish product for automatic sending & receiving of SMS messages. SMSEagle allows you to send SMS alerts coming from network monitoring systems (NMS), SMS tokens for authentication systems, convert email to SMS messages. The device is also equipped with rich HTTP API thus allowing easy integration with any external software. The gateway is designed for professionals who rely on reliability and easy integration with existing IT systems. SMS messages are sent directly from the gateway to 3G network. This shortens the critical path (compared to using online SMS services), and allows sending a message even when internet connection is broken. The external antenna improves signal strength in areas with limited 3G coverage (ex. server rooms, datacenters). Internal SNMP agent allows you to monitor the device’s performance using SNMP metrics.

Business Cost Savings – Using SMS Keeps Employees From Getting Distracted

Complicated methods to improve workflow and efficiency may work in a tactical sense. However, if you are looking to make large strides in your office workflow, then you need to fix the big and obvious problems. One problem that is often overlooked is the issue of employees becoming distracted by one or more of the many tools that we place in front of them to improve their efficiency. All too often, these tools contain built-in noise that take away from the practical use of the tool.

Our proclivity to upgrade to the latest technology on the front edge of the curve is a natural intuition. Many companies incorporated IM functionality into their communications infrastructure over SMS simply because it was the latest gadget to have. However, IM apps tend to introduce a great deal more noise than simple SMS apps while the efficiency of the more complex technology has yet to really be proven. With this in mind, we must ask the question: Does using SMS keep employees from getting distracted?

The follow-up question: Does the business lose any efficiency by “downgrading” to SMS versus IM?

Let’s answer the second question first. SMS is far from a downgrade with respect to IM. SMS is a more streamlined technology that has proven itself to be more business oriented. The modern generation of SMS tools loses no business functionality when compared to instant messaging.

Your employees will be able to send simple messages; however, they will also be able to attach complex documents and audiovisual presentations. They can stay in touch remotely and collaborate on projects. SMS has also future proofed itself as a general technology. As long as your infrastructure is properly maintained, you can always upgrade to the next level of communications.

The real issue is whether instant messaging creates many distractions for workplace. Instant messaging was created from a consumer standpoint, and still serves that function today. Many IM apps come with background videos, advertisements and pop-up links that do not stay in the background for long. This is especially true if you do not upgrade your service from behind the paywall.

Your communications infrastructure must take into account the human element of your business as well. It is irresponsible to treat employees like children – giving them a full-featured IM technology, telling them to use it for communications, and then punishing them for interacting with the built-in noise is a fast way to reduce office morale. Trying to cut off the problem by creating harsh rules creates an even worse effect. Your employees will likely find ways to defy you behind your back, increasing the hidden inefficiencies in your office that are much more difficult to weed out.

No, it is much better to incorporate a technology that is already streamlined for business. SMS is just as capable as its cousin IM with less noise to distract your employees. Because there are less temptations to begin with, there are less rules for your management and executive class to impose upon your front-line employees. Everyone stays happier, and everyone works more efficiently. The moral of the story: You do not always have to upgrade with the crowd, especially if the crowd is not performing to the level of your business.

SMSEagle is exhibiting at CeBIT 2017

We are excited to announce that SMSEagle will be exhibiting at CeBIT 2017.

CeBIT is the largest and most internationally represented computer expo. The trade fair is held each year on the Hannover fairground, the world’s largest fairground, in Hannover, Germany. It is considered a barometer of current trends and a measure of the state of the art in information technology.

We’d like to invite you to come see us at CeBIT 2017 on March 20-24 in Hannover. We’re eager to present you SMSEagle NXS line products and we will answer any questions you might have.

You will find us in Hall 12 stand C32.
We look forward to seeing you!

 

See some photos from our stand: