ACUCOBOL-GT Runtime and Short Message Service (SMS) Processing

The SMS system of text messaging is gaining in popularity as the use of mobile phones increases worldwide. An ACUCOBOL-GT application can send and receive SMS text messages by using the C$SOCKET library routine to communicate over TCP/IP with a telnet service available through a mobile service network provider. With this technology, your ACUCOBOL-GT application can be written to send an alert message to your mobile device, for example, when inventory for a particular item falls below a specified level or when report generation is completed.

Combining this solution with the ACUCOBOL-GT CGI option opens the door to an even more interesting possibility. For example, when SMS alerts you to that change in inventory, and your mobile device supports WAP, our CGI extensions allow access to a supplier's Web page so you can replenish your stock.