SMB has unveiled a new open source Arduino SMS switch box and gateway they have created called the SensorMessageBox, which is Arduino compatible and provides a simpler way to control SMS messages from the platform.
The SensorMessageBox board can be used a for a variety of different applications such as monitoring, remote control and measurement. Watch the video below to learn more about the SensorMessageBox from its creator
Features of the Arduino SMS board include :
• The SMB has 10 inputs: default divided in 8 digital inputs and 2 analog inputs. Four inputs are digital-only, but depending on your requirements the other 6 can each be set in analog or digitalmode.
• The SMB has an onboard temperature sensor for monitoring the minimum and/or maximum temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit. In addition, 6 extra temperature sensors can be connected.
• The 4 relay’s can be controlled by the inputs, by SMS or by Phone call (DTMF).
• For each input can be defined which relay’s must be switched and/or which phone numbers receive a text or phone message. Each input and each relay can get its own name that is visible in the SMS.
• A maximum of 8 phone numbers can be stored in the SMB.
• You can make a phone call to the SMB for listening in (built in microphone). During this call you can control the relay by DTMF (phone’s keypad).
• Receive a phone call from the SMB when a alarm is detected and during this call you can control the relay by the phone’s keypad.
• Quad band GSM modem for use in nearly every country.
• If you don’t want the onboard microphone, it is easy to physically disconnect it. Than you can connect a extern microphone.
• Incoming calls will not be answered if the caller is not in memory, incoming SMS from unknown origin will immediately be deleted.
• The SMB can also be used as a SMS gateway so you can easily send text messages from a PC or other source (Arduino, Raspberry, etc.).