Can the Room Alert 4E send SMS alerts?
Yes. You can send SMS alerts using two methods:
- Use an email to SMS service that converts emails to SMS messages; or
- Use the bundled Device ManageR software and purchase a SMS modem and the dial out plug-in.
Option 1 is by far the cheapest and easiest option requiring no software or hardware purchases though it does require the purchase of credits from a service provider like AQL. The downside is that it requires an internet connection because it relies on using email.
Option 2 by contrast is an out of band solution. In other words it does not require an internet connection. It is however a more expensive option because it requires the purchase of a SMS modem and dial out plug-in.