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FoxBox GT2-S Gateway

Messaging & gateway system - Single modem GT2 version
FoxBox GT2-S Gateway
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A tiny yet powerful web server for SMS/MMS flexible and advanced management

This is the Single-Modem version of the renowned FoxBox GT2!
If you need a greater incoming/outgoing transmission rate, please consider the GT2 machine (double modem).

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, in the single-modem version. Here you can find (directly or installing plugins) all the features provided by other versions.

Explore all the FoxBox GT2-S 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;
  • One 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-S 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-S 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-S 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.