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Spok Messenger Gateways: Sedco

The Sedco Gateways screen allows you configure a gateway that accepts data from Microbase and Gladstone systems. A Sedco Gateway, upon receiving data from a system, extracts message-related information and identify if a message is to be sent, how to interpret the message, and to whom the message is sent. This screen may be accessed using the Interfaces > Sedco menu option.

 

In this example, there is only one Sedco gateway currently registered called “Sample Sedco Gateway.” All registered Sedco gateways appear in the left panel of the screen.

Name

The name used to identify a Sedco gateway.

Send Capcodes via

Allows you to identify the Gateway via which capcoded messages are sent.

Lookups

A lookup table that is used to identify how to handle messages.

Ports

Allows you to identify the ports and settings that are used to listen for data. Sedco ports are defined within the Ports screen.

Gateway enabled

Determines whether or not the gateway is functional.

 

Sedco Lookup

Sedco Lookups are used to identify what to do with a message that has originated from a system. When data is sent from a system to a Sedco gateway, message information is extracted. A Sedco Lookup allows you to identify, for a specific pager, what to do with the message. For example, you can add text to the beginning or end of the message and if required, divert the message to a different recipient.

Pager

The local ID or capcode of a recipient that is searched for in the database to identify the device, group, schedules, or escalation to send a message to.

Prepend

The text prepended to a message.

Append

The text appended to a message.

Divert To

Allows you to identify the capcode or local ID/address of the recipient to send the message to.

Swap

Used to modify a message originating from a system by splitting the message in half and then “swapping” the two parts of the message. For example if a message of “ABCD” was received from a system, then selecting the Swap option would cause the system to translate the message to “CDAB.”

 

Ports

The Ports screen allows you to specify port information such as baud rate, data bits, parity, and stop bits. It is important that these settings match the settings for the system that is sending the data.

Port

One of the Sedco ports configured in the Ports screen.

Baud, Data, Stop, and Parity

The communications settings of the connected Sedco device(s).

 

Adding Sedco Gateways

A new Sedco gateway can be created.

  1. Choose Interfaces > Sedco. The Sedco Gateways dialog displays.
  2. Click the New button. The fields can be edited.
  3. Enter the desired information.
  4. Click Save. The new gateway is created.

Editing Sedco Gateways

An existing Sedco gateway can be edited.

  1. Choose Interfaces > Sedco. The Sedco Gateways dialog displays.
  2. Select the gateway to be edited from the list. The information for the gateway is populated in the fields.
  3. Edit the desired information.
  4. Click Save. The changes to the gateway are saved.

Deleting Sedco Gateways

An existing Sedco gateway can be deleted.

  1. Choose Interfaces > Sedco. The Sedco Gateways dialog displays.
  2. Select the gateway to be deleted from the list. The information for the gateway displays in the fields.
  3. Click the Delete button on the screen or press the delete key on the keyboard. A confirmation dialog displays.
  4. Click Yes to delete the gateway.