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  Example 3: Send text message to a group of phones






With UPLINX Phone Control Tool you can send text messages to a single phone or a group of phones:

Single Phone: To send a text message to a single phone only, select the button Send Message after you have connected to a phone in the "Remote Phone Control" tab.

Multiple phones:  by using the Bulk Macro wizard as shown in the screenshot below. The Bulk Macro wizard can be executed interactively from the application or from a script by using the command line. This can be used to broadcast messages to all or a group of end users in an organization.

Optionally, messages can play a tone when they appear on the phone and a timer can be specified to automatically remove the message from the phone.

Step 1: Configure a Macro for your Message

1.Connect to a phone in the "Remote Phone Control" tab.

2.Click on tab Macros.

3.Modify the pre-configured Message macro, duplicate or create a new one. To modify it, select the Macro Message and then the small silver cog as per screenshot below.

4.Set the message content and Save.

5.Press Run for a test run on this phone.


Step 2: Send Message to Phones with Bulk Macro Wizard

In the Bulk Macros wizard in step 3, select your Macro with name " Message"  to deploy to a group of phones as follows:

When run, this will now send the specified text message to each of the selected phones as shown below:

The following text message will be displayed on each phone:

Step 3: Script to Send Message to Phones

To do so, you must have first saved the bulk macro of Step 2 to a <macro file name> and then reference this <macro file name> on the command line as follows:

PhoneControlTool.exe /bulkmacro "C:\mytemp\<macro file name>.csv"

Sending out messages to phones can also be scripted via command line parameters of the  UPLINX Phone Control Tool. This makes it possible to:

Trigger the script via Windows Task scheduler at specific times or any other program.

Use it behind a web page to trigger a script to send out a message to phones - this allows you to create a custom built in-house messaging system within minutes to be used by the security or reception desk.





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