Introducing NowSMS Lite

Posted by on Jul 9, 2009 in Support Blog

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The Now SMS & MMS Gateway is one of the most widely used middleware software solutions for SMS, MMS and WAP Push messaging needs. When asked to explain it, we often refer to it as a Swiss Army Knife of mobile messaging protocols.
Since it’s introduction in 2002, we’ve consistently updated NowSMS to support the widest variety of SMS and MMS protocols, following both the latest industry standards, and the real world variations that make you realise how incomplete the standards are.
We’re proud to talk about how well the NowSMS product scales from entry level test-lab configurations to production mobile operator environments.
However, with all of the flexibility of the NowSMS product comes a lot of complexity. That complexity is great for the core technical audience of NowSMS, but it is overwhelming for those that are newer to SMS and MMS messaging technologies, or that have less demanding messaging needs.
The NowSMS Lite edition is designed to send and receive SMS and MMS messages using a single GSM (GRPS/EDGE/3G) modem.
The NowSMS Lite Edition allows clients to submit SMS messages to NowSMS for delivery via the GSM modem, using either the HTTP or SMPP protocols. NowSMS Lite also provides examples for submitting SMS messages from Java, PHP and a command line interface.
Received SMS messages can be routed to an application program using either HTTP, SMPP, or a command-line interface.
The NowSMS Lite Edition allows clients to submit MMS messages for delivery via the GSM modem, using either a proprietary HTTP interface that supports both HTTP GET and POST operations, or using the MM7 protocol. MM7 is a SOAP/XML based protocol that operates over HTTP POST. Additionally, NowSMS Lite provides examples for submitting MMS messages from Java, PHP and a command line interface.
Received MMS messages can be routed from NowSMS Lite to an application program using either MM7, an HTTP interface optimised for PHP, or via a file/directory based interface.
A free 30-day trial version of NowSMS Lite is available for download at
The product manual for NowSMS Lite is available on-line at:
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2 Responses to “Introducing NowSMS Lite

  1. Hi

    I have setup a system using NowSMS Lite where I work (Story Construction) and it’s worked a treat, I use it in conjunction with some software that I’ve written to do something simular to your Group Text, but a little more advanced and feature rich.

    I am now wanting to purchase another copy for use in conjunction with my role as a supervisor where I do voluntary work to allow the other supervisors and myself to keep in contact with our staff and allow them to keep in contact with us.

    Please can you let me know the current price with the new VAT rates etc for NowSMS Lite so I can start the funding process.