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Hi:

newbie here. i have a few questions regarding linuxmce.

1. I have a huawei e220. Am i able to configure linuxmce to use mobile broadband? and can the e220 be used for sending out sms?

2. I'm having trouble in finding information about what kind of gsm equipment is needed to send out sms besides using something like a huawei e220 which i have googled.

3. also i'm planning to run linuxmce on a laptop. is it possible with the current release to configure linuxmce to send alerts to mobile phone when the laptop switches from main to running on battery (because of power outage)? it would be good as against a security threat.

4. am i able to configure linuxmce to upload images upon security threat to a webserver? how? this is incase the thieves take the laptop!.

any help is greatly appreciated.

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juan

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Re: newbie help: Mobile Broadband and GSM Hardware and Alerts on power outage
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2008, 06:48:58 pm »
Hi:

newbie here. i have a few questions regarding linuxmce.

1. I have a huawei e220. Am i able to configure linuxmce to use mobile broadband? and can the e220 be used for sending out sms?

2. I'm having trouble in finding information about what kind of gsm equipment is needed to send out sms besides using something like a huawei e220 which i have googled.

3. also i'm planning to run linuxmce on a laptop. is it possible with the current release to configure linuxmce to send alerts to mobile phone when the laptop switches from main to running on battery (because of power outage)? it would be good as against a security threat.

4. am i able to configure linuxmce to upload images upon security threat to a webserver? how? this is incase the thieves take the laptop!.

any help is greatly appreciated.

cheers
juan

Hi,

Re 1 above - possibly but unless you are on a very generous mobile plan using your 3G mobile provider might be expensive!!

Re 2 above - well to send sms's you'd need a GSM modem that supports standard AT commands to send SMS's and you'd need to write a script that gets called when its triggered. However even simpler is to setup your mobile to receive security alerts when a motion detecting camera or PIR is triggered. This uses Asterisk and would need a SIP account to be setup... but pretty much works out of the box.

Re 3 above - Hmmm... possibly is the answer. Running your core on a Laptop is not ideal as really the Core is intended to be running all the time. Triggering an SMS if the mains power fails would need some scripting and is not their out of the box.

Re 4 above - again you could create a script that was triggered when motion had detected an intruder and have the script commence an off-site ftp of the captured images/video.

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Re: newbie help: Mobile Broadband and GSM Hardware and Alerts on power outage
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2008, 01:21:29 am »
Hi Andrew:

thanks for the fast response.
looks like i'll be digging down on writing these scripts.
i have voip, but not sure if they support sms. However will get my hands on a gsm modem. besides the huawei e220, do you have any recommendations?

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Juan