Comprehensive M2M Messaging Services for Connectivity and Control
KORE SMS Gateway Services
KORE controls all the network elements needed for SMS delivery, including message platforms for production and test services, Short Codes and Virtual Number services. While some providers rely on the operator to deliver SMS services, the benefit of partnering with KORE is the ability for KORE to deliver custom solutions quickly and reliably. KORE provides several Short Message Service (SMS) solutions addressing the specific needs of the M2M marketplace. Leveraging the SMPP (Short Message Peer to Peer) 3.4 protocol, KORE enables our customers to use SMS as an effective data bearer for their commercial applications. Using Short Codes, two-way private and highly reliable communications, as well as direct SIM to SIM messaging or even Inter-Carrier messaging solutions using KORE Virtual Numbers – the KORE SMS Gateway services portfolio allows customers to choose the solution that best meets their particular application's needs.
SMS Gateway Service with Short Codes
KORE can provision unique Short Codes. With an SMPP connection to the KORE SMS Gateway, this Short Code allows devices to terminate messages back to a customer's application server. Additionally, application servers can communicate via SMS back to devices in the field. This is a closed network solution providing highly reliable and rapid message origination and termination between a customer's devices and their application server.
SIM to SIM Messaging
KORE SIMs natively support SMS MO (Mobile Originate) and SMS MT (Mobile Terminate) messages between KORE SIMs as well as other third party GSM and CDMA devices. KORE assigns a phone number to each SIM, allowing it to send messages to another device phone number (KORE based or third party) and receive messages sent to its own phone number. This capability comes standard with the purchase of KORE M2M data services and requires no additional services or custom interconnect services.
Inter-Carrier Message Service (ICMS) with Virtual Numbers
KORE also provides Inter-Carrier Messaging Services (SMS messages sent and received with third party networks) through its SMS Gateway Virtual Number service. Using this service with an SMPP connection, KORE assigns a customer's application server a virtual phone Number. Using this virtual phone number, a customer's application can send and receive SMS messages to most wireless networks in North America and worldwide.