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WCTP

Wireless Communication Transfer Protocol (WCTP) - WCTP provides a simple way to make a link between the Internet and a TAP compliant paging terminal.

How WCTP works:

How WCTP Works.

Messages are sent from a computer to the paging or cellular carrier via the Internet using WCTP or the wireless communication transfer protocol. The carrier then passes the message to the paging terminal. The paging terminal then broadcasts the message via radio waves to the paging device, mobile phone, billboard or other designated wireless device.

What Information is needed to send a message via WCTP?
Two pieces of information are need in order to send text messages via WCTP; the port settings of the paging carrier and the pin or ID of the pager is needed. The pin and id is often the numeric pager number but not always.

Is WCTP a standard?
WCTP is defined as an industry standard. Because the concept of Internet transfer is fairly new, the protocol has not yet been widely adopted. In an effort to save costs it is expected that numerous carriers will adopt either SNPP or WCTP as an Internet communication protocol. Both protocols have support built in for two-way communication.

Why is this better than email ( SMTP ) transfer?
Depending on the routing, there can be significant delays in the routing of emails. Wireless messaging is a "now" technology and there is little tolerance for delays and lag times. The WCTP protocol also ensures that the message has been received by the carrier or telecom provider. Email does not allow for any confirmation.

What software supports WCTP?
WCTP is a fairly new protocol and it is not yet widely supported. This site is sponsored by NotePage, Inc. a leading developer of alphanumeric paging and wireless messaging software, if you are in the need of paging software that supports WCTP please consider NotePage's Software. The latest versions support WCTP in addition to other popular wireless communication protocols.

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