In environments where Local Managers contact the Control Center as needed via wireless modem, contact can be initiated from the Control Center by sending an SMS message instructing a Local Manager to phone home in order to connect to the network out-of-band.
Requirements for using this capability are:
To initiate contact:
Click Schedule Task and from the list of tasks that may be scheduled, select SMS Message and click Next.
The SMS Message – Parameters page opens. Click Next and the ppp on command is sent immediately by SMS message. It may take a few minutes before the Local Manager receives the SMS message and activates PPP to phone home.