we've used pagerduty for about a year now without any issues I'm aware of. good stuff.
We've used NotePager Pro (http://www.notepage.net/notepagerpro.htm) installed on our Orion box along with a Huawei USB 3G Modem attached (currently E270) for a number of years. Never experienced any major problems in configuring it for use with Orion as it just appears as an alert option.
We have a much lower tech solution that works well for us. We send a short text only email to the SMS address of our cell phone provider. IE <phone#>@txt.att.net. We also use myairmail.com for a couple devices.
That may not be robust enough for what you are doing though.
we use a dedicated SMS server - MultiTech iSMS - and use a VBScript to send text messages to it.
'Send SMS messages to an SMS server - sms
'run with CLI options for Address Book entry and message
'alternatively run with no options or from Windows for input boxes
Dim strUser,strMessage, strLoginUser, strPassword
'If you don't get arguments from the command line, request them via popup box
If (Wscript.Arguments.Count <> 2) Then
strUser = InputBox("Enter Recipient name: ", "SMS Recipient")
If struser = "" Then
strMessage = Inputbox("Enter message - 140 character max: ", "SMS Message")
If strMessage = "" Then
strUser = WScript.Arguments(0)
strMessage = WScript.Arguments(1)
strLoginUser = "IT"
strPassword = "ITsms"
strURL = "http://sms:8080/sendmsg?user=" & strLoginUser & "&passwd=" & strPassword & "&cat=1&modem=1&ton=" & strUser & "&text=" & strMessage
Set objSvrHTTP = CreateObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP")
objSvrHTTP.open "GET", strURL, false
'A proper response should just be a message ID
I realize this is an old post, but we're investigating using one of the MultiTech iSMS devices for alerting (specifically the MultiModem SF100-G). I'm curious what service providers and monthly costs you guys have seen with it? I'd think we'd just need the most basic of cellular plans. We're a business customer of Verizon, which I don't believe we could use since they're not GSM, am I correct in that?