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FoxBox GT2 Gateway

Messaging & gateway system - The flagship in the GT family
FoxBox GT2 Gateway
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A tiny yet powerful web server for SMS/MMS flexible and advanced management

A general purpose Linux server similar to the SMS/MMS version of the LX800 family, but really more powerful and with triple LAN Ethernet port. It provides advanced SMS (and optionally MMS) messaging services (either stand-alone or integrated with other applications), SMS/MMS to EMAIL or TCP/IP gateway features, monitoring solutions and much more (include custom developments, aided by our Support Team).

This is the flagship product of FoxBox GT family, so here you can find (directly or installing plugins) all the features provided by other versions.

Explore all the FoxBox GT2 capabilities on our FoxBox Documentation Wiki.


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Main hardware features

  • 100% solid state hardware in just 152x152x25mm;
  • AMD Embedded G series GX-412TC, 1 GHz quad Jaguar core with 64 bit and AES-NI support, 32K data + 32K instruction cache per core, shared 2MB L2 cache;
  • 2 GB DDR3-1333 DRAM;
  • Ultra fast SD card 32 GB;
  • SATA BUS for hard disk connection;
  • Two Quad band internal modem (HSPA+/UMTS dual-band 900/2100 MHz. GSM/GPRS quad-band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz);
  • SMS communications using a common SIM card;
  • Incoming transmission rate up to 120 SMS/min;
  • Outgoing transmission rate up to 100 SMS/min;
  • DB9 Serial debug port embedded;
  • Two external + two internal 3.0 USB ports, three front panel LEDs;
  • Three Gigabit LAN Ethernet ports for an higher reliability;
  • Internal clock with battery, plus NTP support;
  • On board buzzer;
  • Really high computational power with low energy consumes;
  • Noisless, thanks to its passive cooling system (from the CPU to the enclosure using a 3 mm alu heat spreader).

Main software features

  • Linux Debian Voyage OS kernel 3.10.11 x86 64 BIT GNU/Linux;
  • Apache2 embedded web server;
  • Apache2 embedded web server with HTTPS SSL;
  • SQLite embedded database server;
  • Postfix embedded mail server;
  • Fully featured Web Interface for device management;
  • PlaySMS compatible and pre-installed pre-configured, with new multi-language user interface;
  • Access trough "Bonjour" (Zeroconf);
  • All pages customizable with XSL and CSS;
  • Multi-user interface and messaging;
  • EMAILtoSMS and SMStoEMAIL gateway;
  • Fully customizable software using PHP, Perl, C, Bash, ecc.;
  • Expandable set of gateway functions;
  • MYSQL client for database submissions;
  • ODBC compliant, to easily access internal database;
  • MMS optional integration.

Gateway FoxBox GT2 is a compact and low cost hardware gateway to send and receive SMS or MMS (reception only) messages using a commercial SIM card.

Once put in your IT infrastructure with a small effort, it acts as a web server with a fully featured web interface to manage its messaging capabilities.

Moreover, Gateway FoxBox GT2 can also:

  • Provide advanced tools, like time-scheduled sendings and auto-replies;
  • Operate as a gateway, to integrate all the messaging channels available with mail servers, FTP clients, Sql servers, other applications (desktop or network), and so on;
  • Work as a monitoring server with our official Nagios plugin (available for free here), using it as a dedicated system to collect all the alerts and instantaneously send them via SMS or email to contacts you defined in configuration;
  • More generally, this device is perfectly suitable for every application that requires a fast and safe message flow management, in both the directions (incoming or outgoing).

FoxBox GUI features

  • Complete SMS management through the new PlaySMS web interface;
  • Read SMS/MMS and write SMS;
  • Polls on incoming SMS texts (to perform contents analysis);
  • Advanced phonebook management (groups, CSV imports, ecc.);
  • Advanced multi-user management (with personal queues);
  • SMS messages broadcasting;
  • SMS quiz;
  • SMS Templates;
  • Delivery reports with csv export feature;
  • Easy system configuration;
  • Integrated editor for custom scripts to process messages;
  • System logs and DBMS interface.

Gateway features

  • SMS/MMS to/from email;
  • SMS/MMS to/from MySQL;
  • SMS/MMS to/from web script (PHP, ASP, JSP, ecc.);
  • SMS/MMS to/from Microsoft Outlook;
  • SMS/MMS to/from Microsft Access;
  • SMS/MMS to/from Macromedia Flash animation;
  • SMS/MMS to/from desktop Widgets (MAC X OS, Windows, Linux);
  • SMS/MMS to/from Postfix.

Application fields

Thanks to its features Gateway FoxBox GT2 is suitable for:

  • Mobile marketing campaigns (when allowed by local policy and rules of the MNO or MVNO and telecom regulation agencies);
  • Crew or fleet management, fastly exchanging informations with travelling workers;
  • Radio or TV shows with live interaction with the audience through SMS and MMS;
  • Advanced SMS services, sending and receiving SMS from a web interface and/or mailbox;
  • Massive SMS campaigns to a distribution list (SMS letters), with statistics and surveys through real time reports;
  • News and feedback sendings;
  • SMS or MMS as input for a web order-processing system;
  • Corporate SMS, like requests of informations or reports receivable via SMS or MMS;
  • Creation of dynamic websites, populated with photos and comments coming from user's mobile phones without mobile phone configurations;
  • Collection of graphical contents with MMS management.

Plus the services offered as gateway:

  • Needing of deliver incoming SMS to mailboxes to read them, to store them, to make some processing, and so on;
  • Needing of forward emails to a mobile phone via SMS to reach remote operators (maybe following some particular logic).

And if you integrate Nagios Core you will have also:

  • Realtime control over all the hosts and services of the core business;
  • Remote network devices monitoring, needing just a mobile phone to receive alerts when something goes wrong;
  • Devices management through a common SIM card.