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#1 phporcaffeine

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 11:47 PM

Okay,

It's no big news that you can use PHP's mail() method for sending SMS email's to devices like cell phones. When you strip away all the fluff all your really doing is "sending an email" which PHP has had the ability to do for quite some time now.

What I am trying to do is, in the same sense as above, send to a QualComm unit (like what truck drivers have in semi trucks).

I'm not thinking it is going to be as simple as an SMS message unless each unit is given an "email address" by Qualcomm.

I know that my chances for a reply are slim to none given the specifics of this post - but it's worth a try.

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#2 Ninjakreborn

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 12:06 AM

what exactly were you asking for though.

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 12:18 AM

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Okay,

It's no big news that you can use PHP's mail() method for sending SMS email's to devices like cell phones. When you strip away all the fluff all your really doing is "sending an email" which PHP has had the ability to do for quite some time now.

What I am trying to do is, in the same sense as above, send to a QualComm unit (like what truck drivers have in semi trucks).

I'm not thinking it is going to be as simple as an SMS message unless each unit is given an "email address" by Qualcomm.

I know that my chances for a reply are slim to none given the specifics of this post - but it's worth a try.

TIA
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use the serial numbers of each box?

#4 Caesar

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 12:22 AM

I for one, would be interested if you find a way to accomplish this using PHP.
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#5 phporcaffeine

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 01:36 AM

Okay,

In semi trucks, drivers can have Qualcomm® units that are at the core, GPS devices. Most substantially, they are used for giving driving directions but also can report current locations and track route information.

One of the smaller features is that these units can receive messages from sending software. These are very simple text messages, hence the "sms way of thinking".

My poser was wondering if like most cell phones, these units had a publicly reachable comm. address, like an email address. Is it a feature that you have to enable on the unit or is it just "there, who knows. If the ability is there, then how?

-Those where my questions

My lack of fruitfulness in my own reasearch tells me that it 1.) probably isn't open-source/public 2.) Isn't nearly as simple as SMS.

If it were you could say that the truck driver might get "SPAM" on his GPS unit eventually - that's a gas.
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