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ACTIVEXPERTS SMS and MMS TOOLKIT 5.0 RELEASE NOTES

Release Date: 04/01/2008


INTRODUCTION

SMS and MMS Toolkit 5.0 is a new ActiveXperts product. It replaces two existing ActiveXperts products: 'ActiveXperts SMS and Pager Toolkit' and 'ActiveXperts MMS Toolkit'. Those two products will be supported for at least another two years.

The mission of the product is to provide an easy to use interface to Windows developers for sending and receiving SMS- and MMS messages. The product runs on the Windows 2008/Vista/2003/2000 operating systems, and can be used by various development tools, including Visual Basic .NET, Visual C# .NET, Visual Basic, Visual C++, ASP .NET, ASP, PHP, VBScript, Borland Delphi, Borland C++ Builder and Java/JavaScript.


WHAT'S NEW IN SMS and MMS TOOLKIT 5.0

- Object structure -

  • 'SMS and MMS Toolkit' is a replacement of two existing ActiveXperts products: 'ActiveXperts SMS and Pager Toolkit' and 'ActiveXperts MMS Toolkit'. As a result, the object structure has changed;
  • There are 4 objects to support the SMS communication protocols/devices: SmsProtocolGsm, SmsProtocolSmpp, SmsProtocolHttp and SmsProtocolDialup;
  • There are 3 objects to support the MMS communication protocols/devices: MmsProtocolMm1, MmsProtocolMm4 and MmsProtocolMm7;
  • There is 1 object to support the Pager communication protocol: PagerProtocolSnpp;
  • There are messages objects for SMS, MMS and Pager. These are called 'SmsMessage', 'MmsMessage' and 'PagerMessage'.

- Operating Systems -

  • SMS and MMS Toolkit fully supports Windows 2008 (x86 and x64) and Windows Vista SP1;
  • The Windows NT4 operating system is no longer supported.

- SMS -

  • vCard formatted messages are now supported;
  • Service Indication and Service Load WAP Push messages are now supported;
  • SMS and MMS Toolkit now supports autodetection of SMS message storage on GSM phones and modems;
  • SMS and MMS Toolkit now decodes incoming MMS notification messages.

- MMS -

  • SMS and MMS Toolkit now supports UTF8 message subjects (autodetect);
  • SMS and MMS Toolkit now supports UTF8 message text;
  • SMS and MMS Toolkit now supports SMIL layouts (custom MMS layouts);
  • Improved implementation of the MM1 protocol;
  • The toolkit can now receive MMS Messages from a WAP URL;
  • New MM1 configuration files for various networks are included;
  • You can now configure the message size limit for all MMS protocols;
  • SMS and MMS Toolkit now supports existing GPRS PDP contexts on SIM cards;
  • Fixed: RAS dial-up error 734;
  • There's now the ability to decode .MMS files through the LoadMessage function;
  • SMS and MMS Toolkit now decodes incoming MMS notification messages.

INSTALLATION AND UPGRADE

- Installation -

To learn more about installing the product for the first time, please read our manual. You can download the manual at http://www.activexperts.com/files/xmstoolkit/manual.htm

- Upgrade -

Upgrading from a previous version should be done in the following way:

  • Uninstall the 'ActiveXperts SMS and Pager Toolkit' or 'ActiveXperts MMS Toolkit' software. Use the 'Add/Remove Programs' applet in the Control Panel to start the Uninstall;
  • Install the 'ActiveXperts SMS and MMS Toolkit' by using the standard Installshield installation program (ASMSTOOL.EXE);
  • Port the application to support the new object structure.