Telelocator Alphanumeric Protocol
Telelocator Alphanumeric Protocol (TAP) is an industry-standard protocol for sending short messages via a land-line modem to a provider of pager and/or SMS services, for onward transmission to pagers and mobile phones.
TAP, initially known as Motorola Page Entry (PET) was adopted in September 1988, by the Personal Communication Industry Association. TAP defines an industry standard for sending alphanumeric messages to pagers.
TAP Communication Protocol
The standard protocol is ASCII with XON/XOFF flow control, using a 10-bit code (1 start bit, 7 data bits, even parity, 1 stop bit). No echo shall be employed in full duplex mode.
- Telocator Alphanumeric Protocol (TAP), Version 1.8, February 4, 1997
- Directory of TAP Dialup Numbers from avtech.com
- Directory of TAP Dialup Numbers from notepage.net
- Universal TAP Gateway from tapgateway.com
- http://www.pageone.co.uk/downloads/developer/TAP_Document.pdf (version 1.7)
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