A couple of days ago I got a Fastrack Supreme 20, along with its IO+USB module.
At first I thought the modem wasn’t working, as I went straight for the USB connection, and found my windows system not picking up any new hardware. Anyway, so I discovered I had to connect via the COM Port and run an AT command to activate the USB module. This is all working great.
We ran a test though, trying to do a live SMS Poll, while using the USB Port, SMS’s came in fairly quick, but suddenly the USB connection reset, and on my Linux server, the modem obtained a new device ID, and so my software no longer received the incoming SMS’s. This was only after 16 SMS’s.
I then set it up using the Serial Port, and we did another test, and received 74 SMS’s, and on my log there was some memory error, but these SMS messages were coming in fairly slow.
Can anybody provide some advice? It appears the USB option is the way to go, to get the nice speed, but I can’t have the USB resetting every time…
Also, does anybody know at what speed the Fastrack Supreme 20 can actually handle incoming / outgoing SMS’s? Like how many per minute or per second even?
I think a far better solution is to use a proper bulk SMS service - in terms of cost, facilities, and not having all the hassle of physically managing lots of modems, SIMs, power supplies, antennas, cables, etc, etc, etc,…