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'''Multimedia Messaging Service''' (commonly abbreviated ''MMS'') is the  is a standard for telephone messaging systems that allows sending messages that include multimedia objects (images, audio, video, rich text) and not just text as in Short Message Service (SMS). It is mainly deployed in cellular networks along with other messaging systems like SMS, Mobile Instant Messaging and Mobile E-mail. Its main standardization effort is done by 3GPP, 3GPP2 and Open Mobile Alliance (OMA).<ref>[[wikipedia:Multimedia Messaging Service]]</ref>
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'''Multimedia Messaging Service''' (commonly abbreviated ''MMS'') is the  is a standard for telephone messaging systems that allows sending messages that include multimedia objects (images, audio, video, rich text) and not just text as in Short Message Service ([[SMS]]). It is mainly deployed in cellular networks along with other messaging systems like [[SMS]], Mobile Instant Messaging ([[IM]]) and Mobile [[E-mail]]. Its main standardization effort is done by [[3GPP]], [[3GPP2]] and Open Mobile Alliance (OMA).<ref>[[wikipedia:Multimedia Messaging Service]]</ref>
  
== External Links ==
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== Specifications ==
  
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* Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) v1.3: http://www.openmobilealliance.org/Technical/release_program/mms_v1_3.aspx
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* 3GPP TS - MMS Functional description (Stage 2): http://www.3gpp.org/ftp/Specs/html-info/23140.htm
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* MMS Encapsulation Protocol: http://www.openmobilealliance.org/tech/affiliates/wap/wap-209-mmsencapsulation-20020105-a.pdf
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== Components ==
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=== MMSC ===
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MMS Switching Centre (MMSC) is the name of a complete MMS Gateway which provides switching between SMS/MMS message types and possibly conversion to/from Email messages into MMS.
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=== MMS Client ===
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Device through which the user sends/receives multimedia messages (i.e. mobile phone or PC-based MMS client). The Client sends messages to and receives messages from the [[#MMSC | MMSC]] using [[WAP]]/[[HTTP]] at the transport layer.
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=== MMS Gateway ===
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Switches messages between different '''MMS''' clients and between '''MMS''' and [[Email]]. The Gateway may also interface with other gateways to exchange messages destined for foreign networks. This is also more properly known as the MMSC.
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=== MMS Server ===
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This component provides persistent storage of messages on the network. Typically users can access stored messages via a web interface.
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Other MMS Systems:Other systems, such as 3rd Party '''MMS''' systems (e.g. ''MMS VAS'' providers) can interface to the MMSC to receive and send MMS content. The Interface used is termed '''MM7''', as in the seventh layer of the MMS architecture.<ref>[[wikipedia: MMS Architecture]]</ref>
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=== SMSC ===
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The [[#MMSC | MMSC]] utilizes [[WAP Push]] to send notifications to [[MMS]] clients. These are typically sent using [[SMS]] as the bearer service, hence the need for a link to a ''Short Message Service Centre'' (SMSC).
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== Tools ==
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* '''MBuni - a Free, Open-Source MMS Gateway(Server)''': http://www.mbuni.org/
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* Ozeki MMS server: http://mms.ozeki.hu
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* Bell Aliant - MMS upload/send center: https://mymobilepictures.aliant.net/login.do
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=== MMS Decoder ===
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* MMS Decoder: http://heyman.info/mmsdecoder.php
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=== MMS Uploader ===
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* '''MMS to HTTP: http://aql.com/sms/mms-to-http/'''<ref>aql SMS/MMS account: https://www.aql.com/account/sms/</ref>
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* NowSMS - Receiving MMS Messages with a PHP Script - HTTP File Upload Post: http://www.nowsms.com/support/bulletins/tb-nowsms-016.html
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* Free MMS to Flickr uploads: http://aql.com/site/howToMMStoFlickr.php
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=== MMS-to-Email Gateway ===
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* MMS-to-Email Gateway: http://www.yospace.com/index.php/mms-to-email-gateway.html
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== Resources ==
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* [[wikipedia: List of SMS gateways]] (SMS gateways can almost always be used for MMS by simply attaching a picture/media within allowable size limit)
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* Overview of MMS: http://mbuni.org/userguide.shtml#Section_.1.1.1
 
* '''Receive and Decode MMS''' (yet another great script from PHPclasses): http://cesars.users.phpclasses.org/browse/package/1782.html
 
* '''Receive and Decode MMS''' (yet another great script from PHPclasses): http://cesars.users.phpclasses.org/browse/package/1782.html
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* MMS Send: http://scripts.ringsworld.com/blog/mms/readme.txt.html
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* MMS Upload - no mail server needeed - php only: http://coppermine-gallery.net/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=755072465e1e99c30a11389c0b7740db&topic=13703.msg63278
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* Size of MMS messages: http://www.developer.nokia.com/Community/Wiki/TSC000012_-_Size_of_MMS_messages
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* MMS supported file types: http://www.mxtelecom.com/uk/doc/MMSMessaging_Overview/73708.htm
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== Tutorials ==
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* '''How to Text Message (for FREE) Online: http://www.wikihow.com/Text-Message-Online'''
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* Sending MMS: http://www.mxtelecom.com/uk/mmsg/sending
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* How MMS works: http://www.nowsms.com/faq/how-mms-works
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* Sending MMS From PHP: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4150509/sending-mms-from-php
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* How can I send a multimedia message (MMS) from the Apple iPhone?: http://www.iphonefaq.org/archives/97158
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* How to send image via MMS in Android?: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2972845/how-to-send-image-via-mms-in-android
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== External Links ==
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* [[wikipedia: Multimedia Messaging Service]]
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* '''OpenWave Developer Guide - MMS''': http://developer.openwave.com/dvl/support/documentation/guides_and_references/mms_quick_start/index.htm
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* MMS FAQ: http://www.digi.com.my/data_services/messaging/datamsg_mms_faq.do
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* MMS on Bell/Aliant with Smartphones?? : http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1322275-MMS-on-Bell-Aliant-with-Smartphones
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* Peffisaur - MMS community (for submitting and checking out other people's MMS communications): http://peffis.com/
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* PHP and mobile application development (by PHP Magazine): http://www.phpmagazine.net/2006/08/php_and_mobile_application_dev.html
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* Submitting MMS Messages: URL Submission: http://www.nowsms.com/documentation/ProductDocumentation/mms_notifications_and_content/Submitting_MMS_Messages_URL.htm
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* Send SMS via PHP / Send MMS via PHP: http://www.nowsms.com/discus/messages/1/1113.html
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* Receiving MMS Messages with a PHP Script - HTTP File Upload Post: http://www.nowsms.com/support/bulletins/tb-nowsms-016.htm
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* MMS Video clips/streaming: http://www.nowsms.com/discus/messages/1/5866.html
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* Noida MMS Sex Scandal 2009 Leaked Over Net: http://ready2beat.com/current-news/general-news/noida-mms-sex-scandal-2009-leaked-over-net
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* Twitter Adds Support for MMS Photo Sharing (But Only in UK): http://mashable.com/2009/11/16/twitter-mms-support/
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* Top 6 Myths About MMS Debunked: http://mashable.com/2010/02/16/mms-myths-debunked/
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* Americans send 740 billion text messages in first half of 2009 (10.3 Billion of which were MMS in the US; UK sends 60 billion MMS per year): http://www.bizreport.com/2009/10/americans_send_740_billion_text_messages_in_first_half_of_20.html#
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* NowSMS: http://www.nowsms.com/support/bulletins/tb-nowsms-016.htm
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* MMS Settings (German telecom example): http://www.acnmobile.com/mobile/de_en/help_advice/settings/mms_settings_help_advice.jsp
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* What is MMS? (Nokia): http://nds2.nokia.com/tutorials/support/global/phones/3650/english/faq_img.html
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* Send MMS via NowSMS Gateway Provider: http://www.nowsms.com/discus/messages/1/1113.html
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* jSMS - Java API for sending and receiving SMS/MMS: http://www.objectxp.com/en/products/jsms/
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* MmsProtocolMm4 for VB/C#: http://www.activexperts.com/xmstoolkit/objects/mm4/
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* Problem with sending/reveicing MMS(Multimedia Message Service) through another carrier on Windows Phone: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/winphone/forum/wp7-wppeople/problem-with-sendingreveicing-mmsmultimedia/7834506f-c60d-4eb6-b04a-9829131922ee
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== References ==
 
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== See Also ==
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[[SMS]] | [[Multimedia]]
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[[Category:Communication Protocol]]

Latest revision as of 01:25, 14 February 2012

Multimedia Messaging Service (commonly abbreviated MMS) is the is a standard for telephone messaging systems that allows sending messages that include multimedia objects (images, audio, video, rich text) and not just text as in Short Message Service (SMS). It is mainly deployed in cellular networks along with other messaging systems like SMS, Mobile Instant Messaging (IM) and Mobile E-mail. Its main standardization effort is done by 3GPP, 3GPP2 and Open Mobile Alliance (OMA).[1]

Specifications


Components

MMSC

MMS Switching Centre (MMSC) is the name of a complete MMS Gateway which provides switching between SMS/MMS message types and possibly conversion to/from Email messages into MMS.

MMS Client

Device through which the user sends/receives multimedia messages (i.e. mobile phone or PC-based MMS client). The Client sends messages to and receives messages from the MMSC using WAP/HTTP at the transport layer.

MMS Gateway

Switches messages between different MMS clients and between MMS and Email. The Gateway may also interface with other gateways to exchange messages destined for foreign networks. This is also more properly known as the MMSC.

MMS Server

This component provides persistent storage of messages on the network. Typically users can access stored messages via a web interface. Other MMS Systems:Other systems, such as 3rd Party MMS systems (e.g. MMS VAS providers) can interface to the MMSC to receive and send MMS content. The Interface used is termed MM7, as in the seventh layer of the MMS architecture.[2]

SMSC

The MMSC utilizes WAP Push to send notifications to MMS clients. These are typically sent using SMS as the bearer service, hence the need for a link to a Short Message Service Centre (SMSC).



Tools

MMS Decoder

MMS Uploader

MMS-to-Email Gateway


Resources


Tutorials


External Links


References

  1. wikipedia:Multimedia Messaging Service
  2. wikipedia: MMS Architecture
  3. aql SMS/MMS account: https://www.aql.com/account/sms/

See Also

SMS | Multimedia