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SNPP or Simple Network Paging Protocol - SNPP provides a simple way to make a link between the Internet and a TAP compliant paging terminal.

How SNPP Works:

How SNPP works?

Messages are sent from a computer to the paging or cellular carrier via the Internet using SNPP or the simple network paging protocol. The carrier then passes the message to the paging terminal. The paging terminal then broadcasts the message via radio waves to the paging device, mobile phone, billboards, LCDs or other designated wireless device.

What Information is needed to send a message via SNPP?
Two pieces of information are need in order to send text messages via snpp the port settings of the paging carrier and the pin or ID of the pager is needed. The pin and id is often the numeric pager number but not always.

Is SNPP a standard?
SNPP is defined as an industry standard. Because the concept of Internet transfer is fairly new, the protocol has not yet been widely adopted. In an effort to save costs it is expected that numerous carriers will adopt either SNPP or WCTP as an Internet protocol. Both protocols have support built in for two-way communication.

Why is this better than email ( SMTP ) transfer?
Depending on the routing, there can be significant delays in the routing of emails. Wireless messaging is a "now" technology and there is little tolerance for delays and lag times. The SNPP protocol also ensures that the message has been received by the carrier or telecom provider. Email does not allow for any confirmation.

What software supports SNPP?
SNPP is a fairly new protocol and is not widely supported. This site is sponsored by NotePage, Inc. a leading developer of alphanumeric paging and wireless messaging software, if you are in the need of paging software that supports SNPP please consider NotePage's Software. The latest versions support SNPP in addition to other popular wireless communication protocols.

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