email-to-SMS Mobile SMS Text Messaging Service for IT Services and BPO Companies www.vfirst.com
Gurgaon, India — May 2005: ValueFirst AirMail – email-to-SMS mobile text messaging SMS service – helps enterprises receive SMS alerts to maintain mission critical servers by outsourced 24X7 maintenance teams.
The typical enterprises using ValueFirst AirMail services remotely manage high performance, servers in the US running critical processes. Due to the critical nature of tasks undertaken by such servers, time to know any system failure and recovery thereof is of the paramount importance.
Many such companies earlier relied on paging networks to communicate such system failures wherein a message was paged to the service engineer/system administrator in case of a system failure. A big limitation of paging solution was that once sent, the message did not carry any acknowledgement. In addition, there was no way the system could know that the SOS message has reached the intended system administrator/service engineer. Further, every service engineer had to be equipped with a paging device. The area coverage of the paging network also posed potential bottleneck within the scheme.
ValueFirst AirMail, a pioneering service, is designed to deliver SMS efficiently from servers to mobile phones anywhere in the world. ValueFirst AirMail overcomes all the limitations of paging networks and provided unmatched value to enterprises. It is developed to meet the mobile messaging needs of the enterprise segment.
“After carefully analysing the mobile messaging requirement of enterprising and model employed by IT services and BPO companies, ValueFirst developed an innovative solution called ValueFirst AirMail. ValueFirst AirMail is an email-to-SMS gateway service. ValueFirst Airmail can convert normal email messages into SMS and forward them to virtually any GSM/CDMA mobile subscriber around the world” said Mr. Vijay Shukla, Country Head, India, ValueFirst Messaging Private Limited.
Once integrated with the customers’ server, the SOS messages generated in the event of a system failure are directed to ValueFirst AirMail servers in form of email. The ValueFirst AirMail servers forward the incoming email messages to the intended recipients in the form of SMS messages. This whole process gives the customers of ValueFirst a distinct advantage of using a robust and cost effective messaging framework.
ValueFirst AirMail can be deployed within minutes. All one needs to start the service is to provide mobile phones to system administrators/service engineers. ValueFirst AirMail has significantly increased the manpower utilization at some of the large IT services, maintenance and BPO companies in India.
About ValueFirst Messaging Pvt. Ltd
ValueFirst empowers its customers to communicate between varied IT back-end systems and mobile phones. ValueFirst provides a unique, end-to-end, global carrier-grade mobile data service. Its mobile data service offering includes “plug and play” application licensing and hosting.
Employing a partnership with Mobile operators, ValueFirst acts as a virtual Mobile operator, with a clear focus on SMS messaging. ValueFirst’s Mobile Messaging Platform is capable of delivering SMS services to virtually any CDMA/GSM mobile handset. ValueFirst combines signalling information from the mobile world with innovative applications running concurrently on its own IT applications platform and thereby pave the way for mission-critical international messaging services
ValueFirst Messaging Pvt. Ltd
Mr. Vijay Shukla — Country Head
C-071 B, DLF Supermart I,
DLF City Phase IV, Gurgaon,
Haryana, 122 002
Phone: +91 9810330659
Fax: +91 124 5042539