Thursday, August 30, 2012

Using SMSMatrix for SMS Messaging

Users that want true SMS delivery can use SMSMatrix for this service.  It does require a monthly fee.  The following setup can be used without any modifications to Weather Message.

Go to paging setup.  Click on paging services and setup a new service as follows:
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 Enter the text exactly as it appears.  You will want to replace xxxxxx with your SMSMatrix user name (email address) and yyyyyy with your SMSMatrix password.

Save the service.

Now setup a new paging group that will use this service.   Here is a screen shot.
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Now assign this group to an alarm and give it a test. 
SMSMatrix does support text to speech capability.  If you are interested, let me know and I will post setup information.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Weather Message 3.9 Released

Weather Message V3.9 has been released. You can download the update at http://www.weathermessage.com/Downloads/WeatherMessage.aspx. For information on what has changed in this release, please read the release notes.
Note: Version 3.9 requires the Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0. Because of this requirement, version 3.9 will not run on Windows 2000 or older operating systems.

There are over 90 changes in this release. Here are some highlights.
  • Several Email and Paging enhancements, including the addition of new short message variables.
  • Added support for the Zephyrus WX-14 receiver.  The ingest program now supports two TCP/IP receivers.
  • The Message Client's main interface has been redesigned.  There were over 30 changes to this application.
  • The Map now has a toolbar for easy zooming.
  • Created a new web application to support adding a link to the original product text in facebook and twitter feeds.
WxDataSave, WxLocal and the Retransmission applications have been respectively released along with Weather Message 3.9. If you are using any of these applications, they must be upgraded at the same time you upgrade Weather Message.
Thanks for all of your suggestions, bug reports and assistance with the software. Work will begin on version 4.0 right away. Watch the beta page for updates.

Suggestions for 4.0
  • I have over 70 pending feature enhancements. 
  • Starting moving the software from "windows forms" to "windows presentation foundation".
  • If you want to see a new feature, please send us an email.
Note: This release requires the full Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0. The Framework has two editions, Client and Extended. You can use this link to download both editions - http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=17851
Note: Facebook and Twitter updates will not work without the Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0 Extended install.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New Website

Over the course of the next couple of weeks, the pages at http://www.wxmesg.com will start redirecting to http://www.weathermessage.com.  We have been working on the new website for a couple of months.  It is not quite complete yet.

As we update the content on the new site, we will redirect the old pages, one by one to the new website.  We are trying to move all of the content. 

We now have the EMWIN product search working on the new site.  You will find it at http://www.weathermessage.com/Support/EMWINProductSearch.aspx  This page was broken on the old website after our webserver was upgrade.

If you find missing content, please let us know.