(For customers who also need Touch Tone (DTMF/paging-like) messaging, an integrated package of TAP (modem) dispatch and Touch Tone access with multiple PINs, pager IDs, local TAP and DTMF access numbers, online-scheduling/filtering, and more is available through the Alarm Equipment Monitoring/Messaging service.)
Self-Dispatch services provide a critical link for offices, servers and server co-locators, buildings, and factories with automated status or alarm equipment with a non-internet based means to alert on-call staff in the event of an internet connectivity failure. Interpage's self-dispatch services do not rely on an Internet connection and thus provide a vital link in situations where an internet connection has failed (or is simply not available) for alerting on-call staff and emergency-response employees on their cellphones, pagers, email, fax, and voice telephones (via OutVoice).
Messages dispatched to Interpage via TAP/IXO (or Touch Tone/DTMF via Interpage's DirectPage Service) can be distributed by the Interpage Scheduler (for a demo, log in as guest and leave the password blank), which allows customers to have their TAP and/or Touch Tone messages sent to a variety of end devices, such as pagers, cellphones, fax, Text to Speech, and/or email addresses. The Scheduler and Filtration interface uses simple HTML formatting, no scripting, and no special plug-ins or downloads are needed, and can be accessed from older browsers and (non-"smart") mobile phones as well as from all modern browsers and internet devices.
Both the modem-based TAP and the Touch Tone-based numeric/DTMF services can be used as replacements for recent shutdowns of cellular based TAP/modem access from Verizon Wireless, AT&T Wireless, T-Mobile et. al., as well as the removal of the "numeric paging" services from Sprint/Nextel, Verizon, and others, allowing customers to keep their current wireless provider and continue to utilize their wireless phones and devices as if the given carrier had maintained TAP and/or Touch Tone/paging access.
TAP/IXO Gateway: TAP to EMail/SMS - Use your modem or server with TAP or IXO protocol software to dispatch pages, e-mails, fax messages, and/or voice messages to one or more recipients. Emergency response departments, 24 hour "on-call" personnel, and other services which require an alternate to Internet access via dialup may benefit from Interpage's TAP/IXO Gateway to facilitate the dissemination of time-critical messages when Internet connectivity is down or otherwise inoperative.
TAP Self-Dispatch recipients may be up to 10 email addresses, Cellphones/SMS, Alpha and Numeric pagers, international mobile phones, and even POTS (voice) telephones and cellphones which lack text-messaging capabilities via the OutVoice text-to-speech notification service. The Interpage TAP/IXO Gateway is configurable from the Web and/or Telnet, and messages may be redirected instantly via any Interpage delivery method. (Additional destinations may be purchased in blocks of 10 and/or via additional PIN/PagerIDs.)
The TAP EMail/SMS modem dispatch service can be used as a more robust alternative to those offered (or which had been offered) by major wireless and paging carriers, delivering messages to cellular phones and pages, and offering filtering and scheduling of received messages and the ability to direct them to multiple destinations (including US/Canadian and International smart/cellphones, Alpha and Numeric-only pagers, fax, email and voice-only telephones), based on time-of-day, day of the week, and/or content.
A demonstration of the Web-based "scheduler" is available here; please log in as guest and leave the password blank. You may also connect via telnet to interpage.net, log in as guest, and select option 6 from the main menu.
The following TAP/IXO Gateway access plans are available:Company-branded TAP access plans with custom domains and other special configuration options are also available; please contact Interpage for details and pricing.
TAP/IXO 001: $10 per month, with a one-time $50 set-up fee; received messages are billed at 5 cents per message. Only one cellphone or pager may be used with this plan, and customers of the TAP/IXO 001 plan do not have access to the Interpage Scheduler or filter untility to add/modify multiple recipients, send to e-mail addresses, fax, or voice telephones. Any changes requested to the destination cellular phone or pager are billed at $5 per change. Local access numbers are not available with plan 001.
TAP/IXO 001-L: $10 per month, with a one-time $50 set-up fee; received messages are billed at 25 cents per message. Messages may be sent up to 5 non-cellphone, non-SMS e-mail addresses only. Any changes to destination e-mail adresses are billed at $5 per change; there is no access to the Interpage Scheduler. Local access numbers are not available with plan 001-L.
TAP/IXO 002: $50 per month, with a one-time $50 set-up fee; 5,000 messages per month are included, after which each additional message is billed at 5 cents. Full access to the Interpage Scheduler and messsage filtration interface, as well as the ability to specifiy multiple destinations and recipients via cellphone, pager, fax, email or voice telephone. Each TAP/IXO 002 account accepts messages from up to five different offices or office campuses, allowing for different alert messages for a given office or zone within an office campus or group of offices, factories, plants, etc. Multiple PINs/PagerIDs and destinations/routings are available and configurable via web (and telnet). Multiple local numbers and wide-area local numbers are available; price varies based on location.
TAP/IXO 003: Dedicated/Custom-Branded access; $100 per month, with a one-time $100 set-up fee; 5,000 messages per month are included, after which each additional message is billed at 2 cents. In addition to all of TAP/IXO plan 002's features, TAP/IXO 003 offers customer-specific, customized messages, as well as a dedicated (non-shared) access number. Like the TAP/002 plan, multiple local numbers and wide-area local numbers are available.
TAP/IXO 004: Unlimited use TAP access; $250 per month, with a one-time $250set-up fee; dedicated access and customized messages are included. Usage is unlimited/umetered - TAP/IXO 004 customers may send as many messages as needed via the TAP gateway with no metering or per-use charges. All TAP/IXO 002 filters, rules, scheduling and other similar features are included in the 004 plan.
TapTest TAP/IXO Accessibility Test Service: TapTest is a specialized self-dispatch service which regularly checks one or more given TAP/IXO access numbers, modems, or entire modem banks, to ensure that they are operating and able to accept submissions via TAP. Cellular and Paging Carriers, Hospitals, Goverment Agencies, Public Safety, Corporate Campuses, and any operator of TAP-based services may use TapTest to ensure that any outages or problems are immediately reported to on-call staff before their customers and/or people who need to send vital messages discover an outage or problem, helping any company's or institution's image of dependable reliability.
Additionally, large customers of Cellular or Paging Carriers, those who dispatch to hospitals with private/in-house paging systems, or any group/entity which sends TAP messages to one or more carriers/recipients, may utilize the TapTest service to ensure that their carrier, paging service, or messaging recipient is operational and able to accept messages.
The TapTest page provides more detailed information and pricing on the TapTest service to ensure your TAP/IXO messaging platform is operational at all times!