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Domestic L-Band Mobile Data Service Interface Document X.25 and Asynchronous User Interface
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Reference: A4-IFD-003076-1

Date: Issue: Status:

14th December 2005 3.9 Accepted

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REVISION HISTORY Issue Status Date Author Change References

3.0A 3.0B 3.0C 3.0 3.1A 3.1 3.2A 3.2 3.3A 3.3B 3.3 3.4A 3.4 3.5a

3.5 3.6a 3.6b 3.6 3.8 3.9

F.W.Goodman Changes for spot beam systems. R80000. SCR: 61 For Review 19-Apr-95 F.W.Goodman Merged 2.4A and 2.4 changes. Plus further implementation of SCR: 61 For Review 25-Apr-95 F.W.Goodman Incorporation of review comments. Merged 2.5A and 2.5 changes. Accepted 25-Apr-95 F.W.Goodman Incorporation of review comments. SPR: 23347 For Review 29-Jun-95 F.W.Goodman Merged 2.6A and 2.6 changes. Incorporate new SCRs/SPRs. R80009. SPRs: 23465, 23719. Accepted 30-Jun-95 F.W.Goodman Incorporation of review comments. For Review 22-Aug-96 A.J.Chisholm Merge with V2.8 SCRs 514,515 SPRs 22219,24485,24603,25149,25150 Accepted 21-Nov-96 A.J.Chisholm Accepted For Review 5-Feb-97 A.J.Chisholm GSOR, SCRs 414,531,549 For Review 25-Feb-97 A.J.Chisholm SCR 531 update Accepted 6-Mar-97 A.J.Chisholm Accepted For Review 24-Apr-97 A.J.Chisholm IMR1, SCR 555 Accepted 28-Apr-97 A.J.Chisholm Accepted For Review 10-Mar-98 M.J.Williams Reinstate SCR539 for Telstra SPRs 25732, 25798. CN114 features turned on. Accepted 25-Oct-00 M.J.Williams Accepted For Review 19-Oct-00 M.J.Williams SPR26259, Make NCS failure reasons visible to all customers For Review 22-Mar-01 M.J.Williams Enable new features for TDM Remove Signoff sheet and pre 3.0 history Accepted 19-Feb-2003 M.J.Williams No comments Accepted Accepted 24-Jan-2005 M.J.Franklin 13-Dec-2005 B. Dhaliwal CN: 137. Covert Security Alerts CN141 - Enhanced Data Reports

For Review 11-Jan-95

Note: Change bars highlight changes made since Issue V3.3 of this document.

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Accepted 14th December 2005 X.25 and Asynchronous User Interface Reporting Issues with this Document Any errors or omissions found in this document should be reported to HNS by means of a Customer Service Problem Report (CSPR). This method may also be used to raise any suggestions for future releases. . The procedure for raising an CSPR is explained in Appendix F of the System Operator Console Operator Guide reference [5].9 .A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.

2.2 System Manual Identity: A4-OMM-003076 Issue: Issue: Blue Book Issue: Latest Operator Guide. A File Transfer Protocol Identity: Frank Da Cruz. 3. Inmarsat-C SDM Identity: Issue: 1.25 and Asynchronous User Interface Referenced and Related Documents Reference: 1.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.Accepted 14th December 2005 X. 6. 4. Digital Press CCITT Recommendations X1-X32 Identity: Volume viii.9 . Fascicle viii.3.1 plus applicable CNs Kermit. 5. System Operator Console Identity: A4-OPG-003076 Issue: Latest Satellite User Interface Document Identity: A4-IFD-003076-5 Issue: Latest .

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Table of Contents
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Referenced and Related Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.1. Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2. Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.3. Notes to Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terrestrial User Interface Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.1. Delimiters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.2. Timers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.3. Types of User Entries and Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.4. Response Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5. Meta-Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5.1. Message Entry Meta-Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5.2. Other Specific Meta-Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5.3. General Meta-Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5.4. Responses to Meta-Command Prompts . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.6. Presentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.7. Message Reference Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.8. Command Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.9. Interactive Versus Batch Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.10. Response Delay to User Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.11. X.29 Versus X.25 Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.12. Download/Deletion Originator Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.13. Further Considerations for Computer-Based Users . . . . . . . . . . . 2.14. Delivery Reattempts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.15. Delivery of Data Reports and Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.16. Immediate Forwarding of Data Reports and DNID-Addressed Messages 2.17. Clearing Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.18. Delivery of Enhanced Data Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ES - Enhanced Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.1. ES1 - User Connects to LES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.2. ES2 - Personal Identification Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.3. ES4 - Enter Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.4. ES3 - Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EGC - Enhanced Group Call : Service Selection 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.1. EGC1 - Region . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.2. EGC2 - Priority (C1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.3. EGC3 - Service Code (C2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.4. EGC4 - Address (C3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.5. EGC5 - Repetition Code (C4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.6. EGC6 - Presentation Code (C5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.7. EGC7 - Enter Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.8. EGC8 - Meta-Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.8.1. .SEND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.8.2. .QUIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.8.3. .RESTART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.8.4. .HELP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.9. EGC9 - QUIT [Are You Sure?] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 2 3 4 4 4 5 6 7 7 8 8 8 9 10 11 11 12 12 13 15 16 16 16 18 18 19 19 19 20 22 23 23 23 28 29 30 30 31 32 32 32 33 33 33

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4.10. EGC10 - RESTART [Are You Sure?] . . . . 4.11. EGC11 - Special Format for Binary . . . . . 4.12. EGC12 - Continue Message . . . . . . . . 4.13. EGC13 - ENID Download Command . . . . 4.14. EGC14 - Download ENID . . . . . . . . . . DNID - DNID Retrieval : Service Selection 2 . . . . 5.1. DNID1 - Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.2. DNID2 - DNID Selection . . . . . . . . . . 5.3. DNID3 - Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.4. DNID4 - Start Date/Time . . . . . . . . . . 5.5. DNID5 - End Date/Time . . . . . . . . . . . 5.6. DNID6 - Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.7. DNID7 - Kermit Protocol . . . . . . . . . . 5.8. DNID8 - Data to be Deleted . . . . . . . . . 5.9. DNID9 - DNID to Delete . . . . . . . . . . 5.10. DNID10 - Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.11. DNID11 - Start Date/Time . . . . . . . . . 5.12. DNID12 - End Date/Time . . . . . . . . . . 5.13. DNID13 - Are You Sure? . . . . . . . . . . MSG - Message Submission : Service Selection 4 . 6.1. MSG1 - Mobile Number . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2. MSG2 - Presentation . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.3. MSG3 - Enter Message . . . . . . . . . . . 6.4. MSG4 - Meta-Commands . . . . . . . . . . 6.4.1. .SEND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.4.2. .QUIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.4.3. .RESTART . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.4.4. .HELP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.5. MSG5 - QUIT [Are You Sure?] . . . . . . . 6.6. MSG6 - RESTART [Are You Sure?] . . . . 6.7. MSG7 - Special Format for Binary . . . . . 6.8. MSG8 - Continue Message . . . . . . . . . CAN - Message Cancellation : Service Selection 6 7.1. CAN1 - Message Reference Number . . . 7.2. CAN2 - Date/Time Submitted . . . . . . . . ENQ - Message Status Enquiry : Service Selection 8 8.1. ENQ1 - Message Reference Number . . . 8.2. ENQ2 Date/Time Submitted . . . . . . . . 8.3. ENQ3 - Select Status . . . . . . . . . . . . POLL - Polling : Service Selection 9 . . . . . . . . 9.1. POLL1 - Region . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.2. POLL2 - Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.3. POLL3 - Poll Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.4. POLL4 - Poll Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.5. POLL5 - Poll Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.6. POLL6 - Mobile Number . . . . . . . . . . 9.7. POLL7 - Area Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.8. POLL8 - Area Address . . . . . . . . . . . 9.9. POLL9 - DNID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.10. POLL10 - Subaddress . . . . . . . . . . . 9.11. POLL11 - Acknowledgement . . . . . . . . 9.12. POLL12 - Presentation . . . . . . . . . . . 9.13. POLL13 - Sequence Number . . . . . . . .

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POLL14 - Start Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . POLL15 - Define Macro Encoded Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . POLL16 - Macro Encoded Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . POLL17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . POLL18 - Member Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . POLL19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . POLL20 - Unreserved Data Reporting Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . POLL21 - Enter Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . POLL22 - Meta-Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.22.1. .SEND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.22.2. .QUIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.22.3. .RESTART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.22.4. .HELP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.23. POLL23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.24. POLL24 - QUIT [Are You Sure?] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.25. POLL25 - RESTART [Are You Sure?] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.26. POLL26 - Special Format for Binary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.27. POLL27 - Continue Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.28. POLL28 - Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EGC - Enhanced Group Call with PDN : Service Selection 10 . . . . . . . . . . MSG - Message Submission with PDN : Service Selection 14 . . . . . . . . . . POLL - Polling with PDN: Service Selection 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PW - Change Password : Service Selection 80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.1. PW1 - Enter Old Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.2. PW2 - Enter New Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.3. PW3 - Verify New Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . QUIT - QUIT : Service Selection 99 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.1. QUIT1 - Are You Sure? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DNID Data Reports and Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.1. Data Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.2. DNID-Addressed Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.3. Enhanced Data Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Outgoing Call Message Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.1. Common Header . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.2. Delivery Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.2.1. Normal Message from Mobile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.2.2. Distress Message from Registered Maritime Mobile . . . . . . 16.2.3. Distress Message from Unregistered Maritime Mobile . . . . . 16.2.4. Distress Alert from Registered Maritime Mobile . . . . . . . . 16.2.5. Distress Alert from Unregistered Maritime Mobile . . . . . . . 16.2.6. Land Mobile Alert from Registered Mobile - Inmarsat Format . 16.2.7. Land Mobile Alert from Registered Mobile - User Defined Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.2.8. Land Mobile Alert from Unregistered Mobile - Inmarsat Format 16.3. Delivery Notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Delivery Success and Failure Reasons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Standard Responses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Remote Setting of X.29 PAD Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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. . . Format of DNID-Addressed Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Polling Command Structure . . . . . . .Continued (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . .Continued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 . . . EGC Service Command Structure . .Continued (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Accepted 14th December 2005 X. . . . . . . . . Format of DNID-Addressed Messages . . . . . . . . . DNID Command Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Continued (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Message Submission Command Summary . Help Text for EGC Service Code . . . .C2 Code . . . . . Message Status Enquiry Command Structure . . . . . Help Text for EGC Address . . . . . .Continued (1) . . . . . . Help Text for Poll Area Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Network Topology for Various Types Of X. . . .A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. . . . . . . . . . Polling Command Structure . . . User Dialogue . . . . EGC Service Command Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Format of Data Reports . .Continued (1) . . Message Cancellation Command Structure . . . . . . . . . . EGC Service Command Structure . . . . . . . .C3 Code . . . . . . . .Category A Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Message Status Enquiry Response Example for Polls . . . . Message Status Enquiry Response for Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Message Status Enquiry Response for EGC Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . .Continued (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Message Submission Command Summary . . . EGC Service Command Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Continued . Help Text for Poll Command . . . . . . . . . . .29 LES Access Enhanced Services Summary with Passwords . C4 Repetition Help Screen . . . . . DNID Status Report Format . . . Example of Batch Mode Binary Message Submission . . Polling Command Structure . . Help Text for Poll Area Address . . Example DNID Status Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Continued (2) . . . . . . DNID Command Summary . Message Status Enquiry Response Example for Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Polling Command Structure . . .Continued . . . . . . . . .25 and Asynchronous User Interface List of Figures 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 A-1 A-2 B-1 Special Format for Binary Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Message Status Enquiry Response Example for EGC Messages Polling Command Structure . . . . Change Password Command Structure Summary . Message Status Enquiry Response for Polls . . Format of Enhanced Data Reports . . . . . . . . . DNID Command Summary .Continued (4) . . 9 14 21 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 38 39 40 42 43 50 51 59 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 72 73 74 75 76 77 80 81 94 96 98 99 101 102 104 105 A-2 A-3 B-2 i . . . . . . . . . . . .Continued (3) . . . . . . . . . . QUIT Command Structure . . . . . . . . . . .Continued (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Format of Enhanced Data Reports . . . . Example of Batch Mode Message Submission . . .25/X. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Format of Data Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . .Accepted 14th December 2005 X. . . .9 . . . . . . .29 Parameters for Interactive Session . . . . . Supported Modulation Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . X. . . . . . 10 117 118 C-1 1 . . . .25 and Asynchronous User Interface List of Tables 1 2 3 C-1 Recommended Use of Delimiters at Prompts Before ’Enter Binary Message’ . . . .29 Parameters for Non-Interactive Session and Using Kermit . . . X. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. .

This document will also describe the format of messages. such as the Domestic L-Band Mobile Data Services User Guide.1 Scope This interface specification is for the following purposes: • Define the interface for the implementers of the LES. and status enquiry responses sent to the terrestrial user from the LES. • Data reports and DNID-addressed messages that are retrieved by the user from a Data Reporting and Polling. distress alerts and land mobile alerts is specified in the Satellite User Interface Document. • Define the interface for implementers of the software for user equipment.9 .25 interface they 2 . Reference 6. These data formats have the following distinct types: • Messages sent to a user using the store and forward facility of the LES. The enhanced services are available only to registered users and include the following: • Enhanced Group Call (EGC) • DNID Retrieval • Message Submission • Message Cancellation • Message Status Enquiry • Polling • Modify Password The call set-up is not described in detail since it follows the procedures for the particular type of network that is used to connect to the LES. data reports. which include distress messages. 1.Introduction A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.Accepted 14th December 2005 1 Introduction 1. The format of the content of distress messages. distress alerts and land mobile alerts. • Data reports immediately forwarded to a user’s address • DNID-addressed messages immediately forwarded to a user’s address Store and forward messages are transmitted as soon as possible via connections established by the LES on the availability of terrestrial circuits and the operational status of the destination. Data Network ID (DNID) file. • Define for technical writers the user interface for the creation of user guides.2 Overview This document describes the interface for PSDN and PSTN users to access the Enhanced Services provided by the HNS Land Earth Station (LES). When delivered by the X.

The term DNID is now used in preference to CNID. unless they are automatically retrieved and forwarded by the LES. or. and this needs to be accounted for when making changes.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. The prompts. the user must be acquainted with the important general points made in Section 2 before proceeding with these more detailed sections. 3. The default X. 1. It is the terrestrial user’s responsibility to call in to the LES to retrieve messages and data reports stored in a DNID file. and that of ENID in preference to EGC ID. if forwarding fails. Messages and data reports retrieved from a DNID file or immediately forwarded to a user’s address require computing equipment to process the information. These settings may be modified by the customer on-site. 3 . to reflect current terminology. by altering the relevant configuration files which accompany the software. and by computer equipment that pre-processes the data (automatic data entry). they may be stored and then automatically retrieved and forwarded by the LES when immediate forwarding later succeeds . However. for the purpose of sending polling commands and for identifying the file for receiving data reports and messages from the set of mobiles. available for use by a specific registered user.9 . Note that certain strings are produced in more than one context. This interface is designed to be used both by people working interactively using a terminal (manual data entry). responses and help strings. In earlier issues of this document this term was defined as EGC ID.29 Pad settings shown in Tables 2 and 3 are also factory settings.. The term DNID defines an identifier for a set of mobiles. shown in this document are the factory settings for when HNS software is delivered to the customer. These may be modified on-site by the LES operator. If they are not immediately forwarded. 4. The related term ENID is used throughout the document to define an identifier for a set of mobiles. messages addressed to a DNID file are considered delivered once they have been stored in the DNID file. 2. In earlier issues of this document this term was defined as CNID. As a user option the file transfer protocol Kermit is available to retrieve messages and data reports from DNID files. and are required for X.29 Pad access to the LES. on request. Messages and data reports destined for a DNID file may be stored at the LES until the user calls into the LES and retrieves them into the user’s own system may be immediately forwarded by the LES to the user’s address . which can respond to EGC commands associated with that ENID.3 Notes to Users 1.Accepted 14th December 2005 Introduction are treated in the same way as other store and forward messages. It is understood that for everyday usage those sections which address in detail the various commands and responses will be of most interest. Message status enquires will show a delivered status. although HNS are not obliged to change this document to reflect these on-site modifications. available for use by a specific registered user.

received by that time the response: RESP:TIMEOUT Timing out Please enter data 4 Hex 0D Hex 0A Hex 0D0A Hex 0C Hex 2C Hex 3A If no data is .2 Timers During interactions the caller is given 30 seconds to respond to each prompt. 6. correctly delimited. For the remainder of this document the appearance of <SP>. The types of messages and the syntax used to define the messages are described. When multiple correct entries are given on a single line. and form feed characters respectively.9 .Terrestrial User Interface Structure A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. Multiple spaces are treated as one delimiter.Accepted 14th December 2005 2 Terrestrial User Interface Structure This section describes the basic structure of the terrestrial user interface. See Section 2. carriage return and line feed. carriage return. It is also possible to merge any set of consecutive entries to be used by computers or users who know the correct order. The valid field delimiters are: <SP> or <Space> Hex 20 <CR> <LF> <CRLF> <FF> <Comma> <Colon> Notes: 1. line feed. 4. The points made in this section are basic to the operation of the LES as a whole. 2. 3. Restrictions apply to the delimiters that may be used at the prompts preceding the prompt for binary message data. 5.6 for more information. If one of the other above mentioned delimiters follows one or more spaces the space characters will then be effectively ignored.1 Delimiters All input fields must be separated by a suitable delimiter. The use of this interface starts only after the caller has been connected to the LES. Entries can be sent to the LES in either upper or lower case letters or a mixture of the two. <LF>. <CRLF> and <FF> may be taken to denote space. 2. screens are not cleared during the interaction. 2. <CR>. The user should be familiar with these points before proceeding to later sections of this document. The user is presented with a succession of prompts and the response is checked where applicable for appropriate validity at each step. Each transaction scrolls the previous transaction up the screen. the LES suppresses the prompts (since the data has already been entered).

These include the welcome message. These timers also apply to the input of text when part of an EGC.9 . Prompts will be preceded by a <CRLF>. Prompts are suppressed when multiple correct entries are given on a single line (since the data has already been entered) and when batch mode is used. 2. may be modified on site. . response to message status enquiry. described in this document. These messages are sent to both interactive and batch users. as well as other timers and standard prompts and responses.Accepted 14th December 2005 Terrestrial User Interface Structure is sent to the caller and a further 15 seconds is given for a response. only the first timer applies. These timers.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. There are two main types of responses in response to user commands: those prefixed with ERROR: and which indicate an error condition and those prefixed with RESP: which indicates it is just a normal response. In batch mode.Call cleared is sent to the caller and the call will be cleared by the LES. Responses . and error or warning messages. If no response after the second timeout the response: ERROR:TIMEXP Time out expired . typically when .END<CRLF> . and end with a colon and a space or with a colon and a <CRLF>. • 5 . has multiple lines.3 Types of User Entries and Displays The user interface has the following types of user entries and displays to the user: • User Entries (Sent to the LES by the user) • • Responses to LES Prompts Meta-Commands . Occasionally help text refers to the Domestic L-Band Mobile Data Services User Guide which LES administrations may provide for users. See Section 3.HELP is typed at a given prompt. If after 30 seconds no input is received. the response message is terminated with a <CRLF>. Notes: 1. the call will be cleared down.Embedded with textual entry to provide information to the LES on how to process the entry or to request help.2 for a description of how to invoke batch mode at the PIN prompt. If the response message.Information indicating the next type of data a user is to enter. The values of the response timers given here are as set in the factory. such as a DNID Status. The amount of help available is limited. • User Displays (Sent by the LES to the user) • Prompts . 2. There are also messages responding to user help requests. Users of this document should check which modifications have been made with the LES administration. message submission or poll and applies to all presentation formats.END will never appear within the text of a message. Both ERROR: and RESP: type responses are preceded and followed by a <CRLF>.Provide additional information to the user about the message entry.

when the final message delivery outcome is known. DNID data reports . Store and forward messages . but whose main use is by computing equipment for detection purposes <Response_Text> consists of up to 69 characters and describes the response being made by the LES For the remainder of this document when a reference is made to a response.Messages from mobiles are sent to the required destinations as soon as possible after receipt at the LES. • 2. and all deliveries are successful.Terrestrial User Interface Structure A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.Data reports retrieved by a user from a DNID file or forwarded by the LES to the user’s address. If. then the delivery notification will be delivered to an LES operator defined spill out position. RESP:EGCSTAT.Messages retrieved by a user from a DNID file or forwarded by the LES to the user’s address. These messages are sent via a connection established by the LES. Currently only RESP:MSGSTAT. The additional textual information which is given to the user as part of the response may be given.May be detected by the message name.4 Response Formats Many of the entries during user input are checked for validity.A Non Delivery Notification (NDN) is sent to a user defined address. and RESP:POLLSTAT have multiple lines and are produced in response of a user exercising a Message Status Enquiry command. Format: <CRLF> <Response_Kind><Response_Name><Space><Response_Text><CRLF> Where: <Response_Kind> is RESP: for informational or warning responses and ERROR: for error responses <Response_Name>is a text string of up to 10 alphanumeric characters which relates to the specific response being made. however. Diagrams will generally show <Response_Kind> and <Response_Name> and optionally some text which further explains 6 . • • • DNID messages . A Positive Delivery Notification (PDN) will be sent to the same address used for NDN deliveries.9 . although it can always be found in Section 18. which provides a complete list of LES responses. once the final delivery outcome is known. only <Response_Kind> and <Response_Name> will always be shown.Accepted 14th December 2005 • Multiple line responses . providing this service is enabled for the PIN user. Store and forward status . The NDN delivery address will be the one set up by the LES operator for the user of the PIN which originated the message. one has been specified but the address is not reachable. Delivery notifications will not be generated if a delivery notification address has not been specified for the user. Upon validation the LES will return either no response or a response of the following form. if a message cannot be delivered to one (or more) of its destination addresses. If the spill out position is not reachable then the LES operator will be informed.

A common example is <CRLF> to indicate that a carriage return and a line feed is to be entered. . .R. for this signifies the completion of the entry of a message.SEN) Actions the transaction.e. Some meta-commands are specific to particular user inputs and some are general to all user inputs. . 2. .SEND (.Accepted 14th December 2005 Terrestrial User Interface Structure the response meaning. . ERROR:INVALMETA Invalid Meta Command During any user input where a meta-command is possible this response will be given for an invalid meta-command. 7 .) Clears the existing message text and restarts entry of text.5.RESTART (. If the character sequence between the first and last <CRLF> is not one of those shown below the following error response will be given. Note: throughout this document angle brackets (< and >) are used to indicate to the user that what is enclosed represents the format of the data to be entered or displayed or to denote control characters.1 Message Entry Meta-Commands The following meta-commands are used during message entry. The angle brackets are not entered or displayed. This also applies for message text entered as part of the EGC or poll sequence: 1. IA5. i. Acceptable abbreviations are shown in parenthesis.5 Meta-Commands The interface provides meta-commands to the user to assist in controlling the interface.QU. . . . Meta-commands always terminate with a <CRLF>. . Only character sequences beginning with a period and the first character of one of the valid meta-commands shown below will be recognised as meta-commands.9 . .A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. The user must be certain that the message text does not contain unintentional meta-commands.SEND.RE etc.Q. These meta-commands are used only when information is entered using a character presentation that is non-binary.RESTART.SE.QUI) Prompts the user with: Are you SURE? (Y or N): A positive response results in any message text and other information entered as part of a service selection sequence being discarded and the user being brought back to the main menu and invited to make another selection. The user will then receive a RESP:MSGACCEPT response. Meta-commands always follow a <CRLF> and start with a period ’. 2.QUIT:<CRLF> A negative response will be followed by the prompt: Continue Message: 3. or an error response in case of error.QUIT (.’. 2. The user receives the following prompt: Are you SURE? (Y or N): A positive response will be followed by the prompt: Enter Message terminated by one of the following: .S. This is not shown in the diagrams of the command structures.

if no message text has yet been entered. If no additional help is available the user will receive the message: No Additional Help is Available In either case the user will then receive the following prompt: Enter <CR> to continue: followed by a repetition of the command prompt after the <CR> is entered.HE.QUIT is entered during a selection sequence the user is returned to the main menu.RESTART. . to invoke a different command structure or cause a different command action. except when trying to access the LES through entering PIN and Password.SEND. .2 Other Specific Meta-Commands The following meta-commands may be used at specific prompts only. or where binary message submission is required.H. After the help text the following prompt is given: Enter <CR> to continue: After the user has entered <CR>.HELP (.HELP is entered the user is provided with help text indicating the type of response required for the prompt given. providing it is terminated by a <CR>. although this is not shown in the diagrams of the command structures. For any other response the following error is returned with the user being allowed up to three attempts to enter the correct response: ERROR:INVALSEL Invalid Selection 8 .Terrestrial User Interface Structure A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. and if entered whilst in the main menu. the following prompt is given: Continue Message: 2. The help text provided depends on whether or not message text has already been entered. Only Y or N responses are accepted in response to the Are you sure? (Y or N): prompt. .3 General Meta-Commands .HEL) Provides the user with a description of the other metacommands. If . the following prompt is given: Enter Message terminated by one of the following: .Accepted 14th December 2005 A negative response will be followed by the prompt: Continue Message: 4.9 .QUIT:<CRLF> After the user has entered <CR>.HELP and . if some message text has been entered. . Any characters typed before the <CR> will be discarded. . 2.5. If . Acceptable abbreviations are shown in parenthesis.4 Responses to Meta-Command Prompts Any response to the Enter <CR> to continue: prompt is accepted.5.QUIT can be given as a response to any command prompt. the call is cleared and the following response is given: RESP:QUIT User has cleared call 2.5.

Any checksums CRC checks must be provided by the user as an end to end application. Special Format for Binary Data Restrictions apply to the delimiters that may be used at the prompts preceding the prompt for binary message data. Many special characters are not available. IA5 characters that have no equivalent in ITA2 are replaced with a question mark ’?’. • The Mobile must be registered to be able to accept ITA2. to avoid possible misinterpretation of the length field should it have certain values. | v Figure 1. Table 1 states which delimiters are recommended in each mode of operation. The length bytes and hex FF byte are removed by the LES before the message is transmitted to the mobile. <CR> is the only recommended delimiter at the prompts preceding the prompt for binary message data. The advantage of ITA2 is because it is only a 5 bit code it requires less satellite time to transmit a message. Notes: 9 .25 or PSTN terrestrial networks will be IA5 or data (binary). The following notes explain why certain delimiter sequences should not be used. For calls submitted to the LES the character set used on the X.9 . The maximum size permitted by the LES is explained in subsequent sections. In summary. During manual input from a terminal. the data must be preceeded by two bytes specifying the length. For a message to be sent in ITA2 the following conditions must be met: • The user must specify ITA2 at the presentation prompt. If these conditions are not met. The ITA2 character set is very limited in the number of characters it can support.Accepted 14th December 2005 Terrestrial User Interface Structure 2. and followed by a byte containing hex FF.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. | | | This is the message or text of EGC or polls. If binary presentation is selected for messages or the additional text fields in EGCs or polls. There is no upper and lower case. <CR> is entered simply by pressing the return key. the message is sent in IA5. The final hex FF is required by the LES in order to check the length of data. See Figure 1 for the format used when binary data is sent. The specification of Binary in the presentation prompt indicates to the LES that Meta-Commands will not be used and that the data will be packaged in the special format described below.6 Presentation When a user is prompted to specify presentation it is in order to define the character set used over the satellite between the LES and the Mobile. | Note the value of length is used by | the LES to verify the hex FF position. Bits ->8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Byte ----------------------1 | Length (LSB) | ----------------------2 | Length (MSB) | ----------------------3 | | | | | | | User binary data | | | | | | | ---------------------| N | Hex FF | ---------------------^ | Length in binary counted from | byte 3 through to byte N inclusive. Curly brackets indicate possible repetition of the enclosed delimiter.

2. and the length will be misinterpreted. the data will be corrupted by the insertion of <LF> by the PAD. Message reference numbers are assigned in blocks of 10 for follow on messages. so it is at these prompts that the above restrictions apply: EGC14 EGC6 MSG2 POLL13 POLL15 POLL16 POLL18 POLL20 Download ENID Presentation Code Presentation Code Sequence Number Define Macro Encoded Message Macro Encoded Message Code Member Number Reporting Interval 2. the PAD may insert <LF> after the <CR>. If the length field happens to start with <CR>.29 Interactive X. <colon>. The maximum number of messages that can be submitted in a given session is ten. Recommended Use of Delimiters at Prompts Before ’Enter Binary Message’ 1.9 . the <LF> entered as part of the delimiter sequence will be taken as the start of the length field. so if the message data happens to contain <CR>. This delimiter sequence does not end in <CRLF>. so the Enter Message (in special Binary Data Format): prompt will not be output and the PAD parameters may not have been downloaded when the binary message data is read. 10 .Accepted 14th December 2005 Delimiter Sequence {<SP>}<SP> {<SP>}<CRLF> {<SP>}<CR> {<SP>}<colon> {<SP>}<comma> {<SP>}<FF> Interactive X.25/ Non-Interactive No (1) No (4) Yes Yes Yes Yes No (1. 3.7 Message Reference Numbers Message reference numbers are returned to the user in the RESP:MSGACCEPT response. if so. Depending on the PAD parameters configured.Terrestrial User Interface Structure A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. Follow on messages submitted during the same session receive sequential message reference numbers. 4. and the length will be misinterpreted. the first message plus nine follow on messages. The <LF> will be taken as the start of the length field. The following prompts may precede the prompt for binary message data. and the length will be misinterpreted. or <comma>.2) No (3) Yes No (2) No (2) No (2) Table 1. so the delimiter sequence will be mistaken. the delimiter sequence will be mistaken.

• In batch (non-interactive) mode no prompts are given after batch mode has been requested at the PIN prompt by appending ’X’ to the PIN (see Section 3. Details of each command are provided in this document. Only when such a response is given does the data entry error count get incremented. Each command block in the command diagram has a label and number (Such as ES1 (Section 3.2). although at the PIN prompt this may prevent echo being suppressed for the password prompt. perhaps because it is barred or not logged in.8 Command Structure Each service has a diagram that shows the command structure (Command Flow) and the possible responses for each command.9 Interactive Versus Batch Mode There are two ways of using the commands: the first is interactive mode working. If an error is detected by the LES. If an interactive user enters the number of a mobile which cannot be reached. Blocks containing RESP: or ERROR: are response blocks and do not contain a label. If an error is detected by the LES. and the failure reason for the unreachable mobile will be given instead in the NDN that the LES will generate when it has completed delivery of the message (successfully or not) to any reachable mobiles entered. The user will be allowed three attempts to enter a correct response before the call is cleared. If no reachable mobiles are entered in batch mode. the input buffer is flushed and the user is prompted to enter a correct response before continuing with the command. as described in Section 3. except at the PIN and password prompts and between the final input for one command sequence and the first input for the next command sequence. • In interactive mode prompts are given for all user entries. The user can type ahead. Each command block is terminated with a valid separator which is not shown. However. For each such error the appropriate ERROR: response will be sent. For information 11 . unless the user anticipates the prompts by placing multiple correct entries on the same line. Each required entry is contained in a command block in the command structure diagrams. The user can type ahead. When that count reaches three an additional error response is given before the call is cleared: ERROR:EXCEDRETRY User has exceeded maximum retries 2. the LES will generate the NDN giving the failure reasons when the message is submitted. The user signifies the mode of operation at the PIN prompt. and the second is batch mode working.9 . Additional details of a command can be found by looking up the explanation associated with the label.2. the LES will give a RESP: type response reporting the mobile’s status and prompt for a reachable mobile number. the call is cleared. The input buffer is flushed just before the LES sends the final response for a command sequence. from a batch user the mobile number will be accepted. Certain blocks require two separators in which case the second one is shown explicitly. The LES clears the call of an interactive user after three successive data entry errors.1).A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. For example see Command block MSG1 in Figure 16 where a <CRLF> is explicitly shown. The input buffer at this time contains any data sent by the user that was not consumed during processing of the command.Accepted 14th December 2005 Terrestrial User Interface Structure 2. for the top Enhanced Services diagram). This means two have been entered: one implied by the command block and the one shown.

and when access is via X.29 PAD may not echo the user entered password followed by <CRLF>. commands and data (in particular. For examples of batch mode submission. The user may observe small differences as a result of these different methods of access. the LES will then attempt to download default PAD settings for non-interactive or Kermit working. 4. The final response is always followed by the main menu prompt or the clearing of the call.3 PAD profile being correctly set up. The final response for a command sequence in either mode will be a RESP: or ERROR: type message. the LES discards any user data typed ahead or sent from a pre-prepared script that has not been consumed so far by the processing of the current command. see Section 16. 2.11 X. in the case of text input which is part of a message.25 Access Users may access the LES either by a direct X. sent by the LES on completion of the command. For example the X. Batch mode is preferred for binary text submission. Unless the batch user employs an appropriate delay or response detection mechanism during the call. See Section 2. Notes: 1. thereby preventing the LES from correctly dealing with subsequent user input.29 PAD profile is set up. the user could enter more than the permitted maximum number of characters before the LES responds with an error. A consequence of the input buffer being flushed for batch mode working is that subsequent commands can only be correctly processed when sent after the LES has sent the final response for the previous command.29 PAD access.25 method of access the user will not see a blank line between the password prompt and the LES banner. However. ’completion’ does not necessarily mean successful completion . This will mean that unlike with the X. he is restricted to entering only one command in a session. dependant in part on how the X.10 Response Delay to User Input After a user has input data there may be some delay before the LES responds to the user. are shown in Figure 2. 3. the LES will attempt to download default PAD settings for interactive working. 2.9 . using X.25 call or using X.29 Versus X. Several more characters could be input before the LES responds. When the user enters his PIN and password.29 access. Batch mode working has the advantage that all data can be prepared beforehand and submitted as scripts.3.29. Another dif12 . see Appendix A. large amounts of data) should not be sent until the LES banner has been received from the LES (see Figure 3). 5.Terrestrial User Interface Structure A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. In this context. In the case of responses to prompts the LES will respond once the termination character is received. When a user connects to the LES via a PAD.it means completion of processing for the command by the LES. The network paths involved for user to/from LES. as this may prevent the X.Accepted 14th December 2005 about NDNs.6. When the input buffer is flushed. 6. but it is most suitable for an end-user application able to create scripts and process responses. EGC or poll submission. 2.25 and X. If batch mode is subsequently requested. Refer to Section 19.

to the PSTN network.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. The latter also gives the modulation modes. if the PAD has not been set up to support line editing. The text string is defined as follows. If an X. and procedures for connecting to the LES PAD is governed by the characteristics of the modem.29 users should be careful when terminating a LES session by aborting the X. See Reference 5 for details of the LES PAD and Modem settings and Appendix C for guidance on setting up the user’s terminal. the LES is also capable of using the LES PAD for routing messages and data reports and delivery notifications to PSTN addresses. 2. It should also be noted that there are two distinct forms of PAD access to the LES. which then dials the public PAD which is connected to the PSDN network and thus establishes a connection to the LES via that same PSDN network. e. the LES automatically inserts a 25-character text string in front of the text entered by the user for ENID download and deletion EGCs and DNID download and deletion polls. Disconnecting the session from the network in this manner does not stop the session’s activities and may have undesired effects. (if this is a service offered by the LES). with an error indicating invalid user input.Accepted 14th December 2005 Terrestrial User Interface Structure ference is in the method used for terminating a binary message submission. such as employing time-outs or special characters. Therefore. In fact the PSDN network is not used at all. X. connected to a modem to the PSTN network. the line will be rejected by the LES. and procedures for connecting to the public PAD can only be obtained from the PSDN network provider.29 user performs line editing. but this time a PAD connected directly to the LES is dialled. for receipt by a user’s modem. i. messages and enhanced services may be sent by the user via the LES to mobiles and in addition (if supported and configured). consisting of the ocean region (first digit) and the LES station number (second and third digits) is a single comma character (.g.25 users. As with access via a public PAD. user to MES (via LES). The relevant parameters are not set from the LES. This recommendation also applies to X. to identify the originator of the EGC or poll. A description of these differences is outside the scope of this document.29 connection (e.9 . although the interface between user and LES is effectively the same as if it had been used. rather they must be explicitly set up by the user. The characteristics required of the modem connected to the user terminal. users are recommended to terminate LES sessions by selecting the quit option from the LES Main menu.12 Download/Deletion Originator Text In accordance with Reference 1. error correction and compression algorithms supported by the LES Modems. Format: <LES_ID><Comma><Originator_ID> Where: <LES_ID> <Comma> <Originator_ID> is a three digit number which identifies the LES. in order to correct a typing error. Note: the messages and enhanced services are only effective in one direction. which connects the LES PAD to the PSTN network. For example. modem and software package. The second form of PAD access is also from a terminal connected via a modem. clearing a call while deleting DNID file entries does not cancel the deletion process. terminal and software package. The first is from a terminal. truncated or filled with spaces if necessary 13 .g.e. whilst in an interactive session with the LES. Control P and clear command).) is a 21-character text string defined for the registered user’s PIN by the LES operator. The characteristics of the modem connected to the user terminal.

25 access (PSDN) X25 DRIVER 1&3 PSDN 2 3 LES LES PAD PUBLIC PAD USER TERMINAL MODEM 14 1&2 2 MODEM 1&2 PSTN MODEM A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. Network Topology for Various Types Of X.25 and X.vsd/.Terrestrial User Interface Structure 1. X.29 LES Access . X. X.9 .29 access via public PAD (PSTN &PSDN 2.eps X.25/X.29 access via LES PAD (PSTN) 3.Accepted 14th December 2005 X25_Access.29 access to the LES Figure 2.

29 features. This permits X. The LES sends out text to the X.29 calls to send 124 bytes of data within the call request packet. check or use the M-bit. The LES employs the DEC proprietary software package VAXPSI to handle X.e. As far as the LES is concerned. The method employed by the LES to clear a call after making a delivery involves waiting for a pre-determined period (default 30 seconds) after the last data packet is sent. 7. and is useful to users who wish to submit their PIN and password via call setup.XYZ Co. 6. use is made of the fact that an M-bit is detected in an incoming packet. 2. 5. 8.5). Of the optional features. [ifd_x25_origin_id. described in the CCITT X recommendation series. the ’cause code’ and ’diag code’ which are present in the reject packet are zeroed. 10.25/X. The LES prefers data to be sent to it this way.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. Support for any other optional feature can not be assumed.Accepted 14th December 2005 Terrestrial User Interface Structure Example: 360.25 software. The LES conforms to all of the requirements of the mandatory X.25/X.29 Fast Select.121 address supplied to it by the LES administration. 4.stx] 2. although there is no requirement for users to set. (see Section 2. 9. the use of meta-commands to detect end of text message. If the LES decides to reject a call setup request. 15 .25/X.29 to be IA5 no parity. This maybe inserted by the PSDN used. London. thus resulting in a failed call. The LES expects text received via X.6). The process of incoming message detection by the LES is made relatively straightforward by the command structure imposed by the LES. no reasons are supplied.29 protocols.9 . A user calling the LES must provide its local DTE address (address of the DTE making the call) in the call request packet. The LES does support the use of the M-bit and uses this when sending out messages to the user. 3. before sending a clear packet. Reference 3. i. the LES supports X. (see Section 2. The setting of the M-bit in a packet indicates that the data sent is not the last and could be used to enhance efficiency within the remote X. The LES does not support the use of the D-bit. This time may be shortened but there is then a risk with some networks that the clear packet is sent before the preceding data packets reaches their destination.13 Further Considerations for Computer-Based Users 1. but the user should confirm this with its network provider beforehand. and the rules imposed for data presentation to detect end of binary message. The user calls the LES using the X. Engla The maximum length of text that the user may enter for download and delete EGCs and polls is automatically reduced by 25 characters to allow the originator text to be inserted by the satellite interface just before transmission of the EGC or poll.25 user as IA5 no parity.

and then forward it.16 Immediate Forwarding of Data Reports and DNID-Addressed Messages Immediate forwarding is the facility which enables the LES to send data report/messages to a pre-determined X.121 address. If.25 user fails due to a condition which may exist only temporarily.121 address have been determined. as determined by the LES.9 . The number of reattempts and the interval between them is dependent on the reason for the first failed delivery attempt. it will be treated as a PIN. in 16 . and the user will be re-prompted to enter a PIN.16. the LES will generally make further reattempts to deliver the message. the LES will keep the call connection open for a hold time associated with the DNID of the last data report/message that was forwarded. as a result of an LES outage or switchover a message may be delivered more than once to the X.15 Delivery of Data Reports and Messages Data Reports and Messages are sent from a mobile to a DNID address. A similar mechanism applies when the LES attempts to deliver X. the hold timer is cancelled until the queue becomes empty again. The LES operator specifies the hold time for each DNID to be used with immediate forwarding. • Storage at the LES in a DNID file for later retrieval at the convenience of the registered user who owns the DNID. See Section 2. the LES will queue the data report/message until the address is no longer busy for that reason. If new data report/messages are received before the hold timer expires.25 user does not send a CUD since it may be misinterpreted. These values are set up and alterable by the LES operator. The method by which the LES processes the data reports and DNID-addressed messages for a given DNID is under the control of the LES operator. See Section 5. the LES will keep the call connection open. In some cases.Terrestrial User Interface Structure A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. The options are as follows. as soon as the data report/message is received from a mobile. the data report/message is immediately forwarded to that address.121 address associated with the DNID.25 terminal during the call set up phase. before clearing the call. The LES will send a Call User Data field (CUD) during the call set up phase.29 originated messages to a mobile.25 user. 2.121 address is busy as a result of other data report/messages being sent to it. however.g. When the queue becomes empty.121 address optionally associated with the DNID.25/X. If the X. in case new data report/messages are received for immediate forwarding. e. • Immediate forwarding to an X. 2. with optional storage if forwarding fails. There can be several DNIDs associated with the same X.Accepted 14th December 2005 11. by sending the appropriate poll commands as described in Section 9. or a delivery notification to an X. It is preferred that the X. The format of the data reports and DNID-addressed messages is described in Section 15. 2. While there is a queue of data report/messages to be immediately forwarded to an address. After the DNID and corresponding X. a CUD is received by the LES from an X. usually as a result of previously programming a mobile to send data reports or messages.14 Delivery Reattempts If an attempt to deliver a mobile-originated message.

This suspension and resumption may happen any number of times while the contents of the DNID file are being forwarded. Notes: 1. The reason is.121 address whilst immediate forwarding is being attempted. and then resumed when the queue of new data report/messages becomes empty again. It is essential that the user ensures that the modem. The user’s software must be able to handle instances where data reports and DNIDaddressed messages are received out of time order. should any be received for immediate forwarding. Forwarding of the contents of the DNID file is suspended while the new data report/messages are immediately forwarded.Accepted 14th December 2005 Terrestrial User Interface Structure the range from zero to 99999 seconds (although the normal call clear down timer acts as a minimum hold time. also provides an automatic reattempt mechanism. the operator can either specify that the data report/message be stored in the DNID file. No data is sent between them.121 address. All users who wish to make use of the immediate forwarding facility for one or more of their DNIDs must provide their own special software or suitable package to process the data report/messages which are delivered to the X. and takes place after all the new data report/messages have been successfully forwarded. Users should be aware that the delivery format requires a full eight-bit transparent data path all the way from the LES to the end user’s application. 3. This is triggered by the arrival of new data report/messages associated with the same DNID.9 .121 address being busy as a result of other data report/messages being immediately forwarded to it. for any DNIDs for which the operator has specified that data report/messages be stored in the DNID file should immediate forwarding fail. If immediate forwarding fails. The format of the data report/messages for immediate forwarding is the same as for retrieval from a DNID file. possibly interspersed with new data report/messages. The facility which provides for the storage in DNID files of data report/messages that could not be immediately forwarded. Similarly an attempt to deliver an ordinary message by the LES to a given X. 17 . For each DNID. Immediate forwarding may fail because an ordinary message. 4.121 address may fail if the LES is currently engaged in immediate forwarding to that address. or that it be automatically deleted. 5.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. terminal or PC and software package are set up correctly. to reduce the chances of the clear overtaking the data in the network). 2. No common header is sent when an immediate forwarding call connection is opened. should the immediate forwarding fail for a reason other than the X. the automatic retrieval and forwarding reattempt mechanism is only invoked by the LES after successful immediate forwarding of new data report/messages. There is also the possibility that new data report/messages will be received and immediately forwarded while the contents of the DNID file are being forwarded. the call is cleared without waiting for the hold time. and the contents of the DNID file will be older. originating from the LES or elsewhere. This provides the means to reduce the call connection charges for a user on the basis of their traffic model for immediate forwarding. Immediate forwarding may also be used for delivery to the PSTN address of a terminal that uses an asynchronous modem. and ready to receive data from the LES. For delivery to PSTN addresses see Appendix C for further details. The entire contents of the DNID file are retrieved and forwarded. is being delivered to that X. which is defined in Section 15.

See Section 2. Enhanced Data Reporting is fully compatible with the standard Data Reporting service. the LES will normally wait for the call to be cleared by the user. this will still be accepted by the LES. The options are as follows. the call will then be regarded as unsuccessful. for that is the users cue that the LES has received and secured the message. as determined by the data report checksum. reliability and additional flexibility concerning addressing. • Immediate forwarding to an X. For user originated calls. by sending the appropriate poll commands as described in Section 9. the call be cleared by other than the LES. The method by which the LES processes the Enhanced Data Reports for a given DNID is under the control of the LES operator. Enhanced Data Reporting differs from Data Reporting in that the entire data report is protected by a checksum and an acknowledgement is sent from the LES to the MES on successful reception of the entire enhanced data report.17 Clearing Calls For LES originated calls. The user should not attempt to clear a call following submission of a message. Should.18 Delivery of Enhanced Data Reports The Enhanced Data Reporting service is intended for transferring small quantities of data from an MES. Should the LES send or receive a clear packet before the .16. all subsequent packets will be lost and the LES will discard the part of the message which has been received.stx] 2. • Storage at the LES in a DNID file for later retrieval at the convenience of the registered user who owns the DNID. Again. Providing the whole message has been previously received and secured.121 address associated with the DNID. usually as a result of previously programming a mobile to send data reports or messages. however. until the RESP:MSGACCEPT has been received. but will clear the call itself. The format of the data reports and DNID-addressed messages is described in Section 15. with optional storage if forwarding fails.SEND at the end of the message text. but provides enhanced data integrity. Data is transferred on a signalling channel using unreserved access. the LES will normally expect to clear down a call after having sent the last packet of the message.9 . and the message will be deemed not to have been delivered. 18 . Enhanced Data Reports are sent from a mobile to a DNID address.Terrestrial User Interface Structure A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. See Section 5. if this has not taken place within a pre-determined period.Accepted 14th December 2005 [ifd_x25_immediate_fwd. as for Data Reports. 2.

for which prompts are superfluous. The main difference when batch mode is selected is that all subsequent prompts including the main menu are suppressed. although ERROR: and RESP: type responses are not in general suppressed (see Sections 2. Batch mode is designed for use by automated end-user applications creating scripts to send to the LES and processing responses from the LES. The LES banner is neither a RESP: nor an ERROR: type message. 19 . 3. the LES banner is followed by a blank line and the main menu . The extra ’X’ is in addition to the six to eight character PIN.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.1 ES1 .9 . not to repeat the prompt as in interactive mode. The call is cleared after failure to properly enter the PIN or password three times.4.Enhanced Services This section describes the commands to access Enhanced Services provided by the LES.Accepted 14th December 2005 Enhanced Services 3 ES . For examples of batch mode submissions see Appendix A. the LES will send a text string of up to 30 characters containing the LES banner. See the example below. which is defined by the LES administration. An optional addition to the PIN is the letter ’X’ to request batch mode instead of interactive mode. This means all message submissions made using these PINs are sent at distress priority.3). See Figure 3 for the command structure of Enhanced Services.User Connects to LES The user connects to the LES using the mechanism defined for the type network being used.Personal Identification Number Prompt: Data Type: Size: PIN: Alphanumeric 6 to 8 characters plus an ’X’ as an optional last character following the 6 to 8 character PIN.see Section 3. Certain PINs may be designated by the LES operator to be distress PINs. except for EGCs.1 for the exception to this).9 and 6. Another difference is that in batch mode. In interactive mode. the action of the LES after giving an ERROR: response is to clear the call.9. The connection mechanism is network specific.2 ES2 . After successful entry of the PIN and password (see Section 3. Invalid PIN may be caused by the PIN owner being barred by the LES operator. and is sent both in batch and interactive mode. For EGCs the user must still specify the priority. The differences between batch mode and interactive mode are described in detail in Section 2. 3. PIN is Defined No Validation: Help Available: Additional Information: The Personal Identification Number controls access to the LES. regardless of whether the PIN itself ends in ’X’.

For security reasons.see Section 3. so that an unauthorised user of the LES trying to guess a PIN and password cannot determine when he has entered a valid PIN and now only needs to guess the password. the ERROR:INVALPIN response does not appear until after the password is entered. the LES banner is followed by a blank line and the main menu .3 ES4 .Accepted 14th December 2005 Example: Assuming XEOROEX is defined as a PIN. When the user’s password has expired. but the LES forces the user to change his password. and XEOROE is not defined. which is defined by the LES administration.Enter Password Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Additional Information: After successful entry of the PIN (see Section 3. Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALPIN Invalid PIN RESP:PASSEXP Password expired Password: Alphanumeric 6 to 10 alphanumeric characters checks for valid password No will result in an interactive session will result in a non-interactive session will be rejected as an invalid PIN will be rejected as an invalid PIN 20 .9 .2) and password. 3. and is sent both in batch and interactive mode. The password and the <CRLF> which terminates it are not echoed for X.Enhanced Services A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. In interactive mode.11. the LES will continue to allow the user to log into the system.4.see Section 2.QUIT or .29 users .HELP meta-commands are permitted. At both PIN: and Password:prompts no . If the user does not successfully change the password after three attempts the call is cleared. The LES banner is neither a RESP: nor an ERROR: type message. even if the PIN is invalid. also for security reasons. then entering XEOROEX XEOROEXX XEOROEXZ XEOROE Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALPIN Invalid PIN Note: this will appear after the password entry for security reasons. the LES will send a text string of up to 30 characters containing the LES banner.

A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. 1 to 2 DIGITS 2 DNID 6-8 ALPHANUMERIC CHARACTERS FOLLOWED BY AN OPTIONAL X.9 .Accepted 14th December 2005 0 EGC NOTE: IF X is used to suppress prompts. 6-10 ALPHANUMERIC CHARACTERS SERVICE 0 = ENHANCED GROUP CALL 2 = DNID ACCESS 4 = MESSAGE SUBMISSION 4 MSG 6 CAN USER CONNECTS TO LES ES1 PIN ES2 ENTER PASSWORD LES BANNER ES4 6 = CANCEL MESSAGE 8 = MESSAGE STATUS ENQUIRY 9 = POLLING 80 = CHANGE PASSWORD 99 = QUIT 9 MAIN MENU POLL ES3 8 ENQ ERROR: INVALPIN INVALID PIN 80 PW 21 PASSWORD EXPIRED ERROR: INVALSEL INVALID SELECTION CLEAR CALL 3rd UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT ERROR: NOTAUTH USER NOT AUTHORIZED ERROR: MAXMSGS MAX FOLLOW-ON MESSAGES 99 QUIT Enhanced Services Commands with Password ENSERVPW.EPS 17th August 1993 Enhanced Services Figure 3. all ERROR: XXXXX responses force the call to clear. Enhanced Services Summary with Passwords . X IS IN THE LAST CHARACTER POSITION AND SUPPRESSES ALL FUTURE PROMPTS.

9 .Selection Prompt: 0 = Enhanced Group Call 2 = DNID Access 4 = Message Submission 6 = Cancel Message 8 = Message Status Enquiry 9 = Polling 99 = Quit Service: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Numeric characters 1 to 2 digits Valid entry from selection menu User is authorized for selected service No Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALSEL Invalid Selection ERROR:NOTAUTH User is not authorized ERROR:MAXMSGS Maximum number of follow-on messages exceeded 22 .4 ES3 .Enhanced Services A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.Accepted 14th December 2005 3.

4. Prompt: Priority (0=Routine. 3=Distress): Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Help Text: Routine. This is one of the ’C’ codes described in Reference 1. See Figures 4. 4=AOR-West): (Only regions supported by LES appear in prompt) Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Additional information: Only those ocean regions actually supported by the LES will be displayed in the prompt. Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALOCEAN Invalid Region 4. a value of 0 is interpreted to mean the ocean regions that are supported by the LES. a value of 0 is rejected. 3=IOR.9 .2 EGC2 . Numeric Characters 1 digit Valid selection from Menu User is authorized distress Yes Numeric Characters 1 digit Valid menu selection Region supported by LES No. 1=Safety.1 EGC1 . 1=AOR-East. and 6 for the command structure of EGC submission. On a multiple ocean region LES. 2=Urgent. Safety and Urgent are all processed at the same priority level.Priority (C1) The priority of the EGC message is entered.Accepted 14th December 2005 Enhanced Group Calls 4 EGC .Enhanced Group Call : Service Selection 0 This selection is used for the submission of Enhanced Group Calls.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. Provided by prompt 23 . 5. On a single ocean region LES. 2=POR.Region Prompt: Region (0=All.

EGC Service Command Structure .Enhanced Group Calls 1 DIGIT OCEAN REGION 0 = ALL OR BOTH 1 = AOR EAST EGC 0 EGC OK 2 = POR 3 = IOR 4 = AOR WEST EGC1 INVALID VALID 1 DIGIT PRIORITY (C1) 0 = ROUTINE 1 = SAFETY 2 = URGENT 3 = DISTRESS VALID 1 EGC2 ERROR: INVALOCEAN INVALID OCEAN REGION 24 ERROR: INVALPRI INVALID PRIORITY ERROR: NOTAUTH NOT AUTHORIZED MAIN MENU RESP: CONGEST CES CONGESTION A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.EPS 15th November 1990 Figure 4.9 .Accepted 14th December 2005 EGC Message Input Commands EGC0.

9 . FORECAST 33 DOWNLOAD GROUP IDENTITY 34 SAR COORDINATION TO RECTANGULAR AREA 44 SAR COORDINATION TO CIRCULAR AREA 72 CHART CORRECTION SERVICES 73 CHART CORRECTION SERVICE FOR FIXED AREA 2 EGC5 ERROR:INVALREP INVALID REPETITION EGC4 25 EGC0C1 .Continued (1) .A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.vsd/eps ERROR:INVALADDR INVALID ADDRESS EGC3 ERROR:MOBBAR MOBILE BARRED SEVICE CODES 33 AND 23 ONLY ERROR:INVALSERV INVALID SERVICE CODE ERROR:NOTLOG NOT LOGGED IN SEVICE CODES 33 AND 23 ONLY Enhanced Group Calls ERROR:NOTAUTH NOT AUTHORISED ERROR:NOTCOM NOT COMMISSIONED SEVICE CODES 33 AND 23 ONLY EGC Message Input Commands (continued). WARNING TO RECTANGULAR AREAS 11 INMARSAT SYSTEM MESSAGE 13 COSATA WARNING C3 ADDRESS SERVICE CODE 00 02 04 11 13 14 23 24 31 33 34 44 72 73 ADDRESS FORMAT CHARACTERS 2 5 12 2 4 10 9 10 2 9 12 10 5 7 2 DIGITS REPETITIION CODE (C4) SEE REPETITION TABLE IN THE SECTION DESCRIBING REPETITION CODES (EGC5) 1 14 SHORE TO SHIP DISTRESS ALERT TO CIRCULAR AREA 23 EGC SYSTEM MESSAGE 24 URGENCY MESSAGE./NAV. AREA WARNING OR MET. WARNING TO CIRCULAR AREA 31 MET. ERROR:NOTREG NOT REGISTERED SEVICE CODES 33 AND 23 ONLY Figure 5. MET/NAV.Accepted 14th December 2005 2 DIGITS ADDRESS AS SPECIFIED FOR SERVICE CODE C2 SERVICE CODE 00 GENERAL CALL 02 GROUP CALL 04 URGENCY MESSAGE NAV. EGC Service Command Structure .

Accepted 14th December 2005 Figure 6.Continued (2) . EGC Service Command Structure .Enhanced Group Calls <CRLF> 1 CHARACTER DOWNLOAD COMMAND N = NEW D = DELETE EGC13 ERROR:INVALSEL INVALID SELECTION 1 OR 2 DIGITS PRESENTATION CODE (C5) 1 or 06 = ITA2 2 or 00 = IA5 3 or 07 = BINARY MAXIMUM OF 9 ITERATIONS 5 CHARACTERS DOWNLOAD EGC NUMBER EGC14 >9 Iterations ERROR:INVALFMT INVALID FORMAT ERROR:NOTAUTH NOTAUTHORISED 2 6 26 EGC6 ERROR:INVALPRES INVALID PRESENTATION EGC Message Input Commands (continued) EGC0C2.EPS Redrawn 22/03/01 A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.9 .

Continued (3) .Accepted 14th December 2005 ERROR:INVALFMT INVALID FORMAT CONTINUE MESSAGE EGC12 5 4 .HELP CLEAR CALL EGC8 ERROR:TOOLONG MESSAGE LENGTH EXEEDED 5 Y ITA2 IA5 1 CHARACTER Y or N CLEAR CALL MAIN MENU .RESTART .HELP DISPLAY HELP TEXT 4/5 Figure 7.QUIT ARE YOU SURE ? EGC9 N 6 4 BINARY UP TO 32640 BYTES SPECIAL FORMAT FOR BINARY DATA EGC11 NOT OK OK RESP:MSGACCEPT MESSAGE ACCEPTED MAIN MENU ERROR:INVALSEL INVALID SELECTION 27 CLEAR CALL 1 CHARACTER Y or N ERROR:TOOLONG MESSAGE LENGTH EXEEDED Y 5 .SEND RESP:MSGACCEPT MESSAGE ACCEPTED ERROR:TOOLONG MESSAGE LENGTH EXEEDED ERROR:ZEROLENMSG MESSAGE LENGTH MUST BE GREATER THAN ZERO MAIN MENU UP TO 32640 CHARACTERS 5 ENTER MESSAGE EGC7 META COMMAND .9 .QUIT .EPS 15th November 1996 Enhanced Group Calls .RESTART CLEAR CALL ERROR:INVALFMT INVALID FORMAT RESTART ARE YOU SURE ? EGC10 N 4 ERROR:ZEROLENMSG MESSAGE LENGTH MUST BE GREATER THAN ZERO 5 ERROR:INVALSEL INVALID SELECTION EGC Message Input Commands (continued) EGC0C3. EGC Service Command Structure .SEND .A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.

C2 Code Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALSERV Invalid Service Selection ERROR:NOTAUTH User is not authorized Service Code: Numeric Characters 2 digits Valid Selection from menu User is authorized this service Yes (See Figure 8) 28 . NAV warning to rectangular area 11 INMARSAT System Message 13 Coastal Warning 14 Shore Ship Distress Alert to circular area 23 EGC System Message 24 Urgency message. MET/NAV warning to circular area 31 MET NAVAREA warning or MET Forecast 33 Download Group Identity 34 SAR Coordination to rectangular area 44 SAR Coordination to circular area 72 Chart Correction Service 73 Chart Correction Service for fixed area Figure 8.3 EGC3 . Help Text: Service Prompt ---------------------------------------------------------------00 General Call 02 Group Call 04 Urgency Message.Enhanced Group Calls A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.9 . Help Text for EGC Service Code .Accepted 14th December 2005 Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALPRI Invalid Priority ERROR:NOTAUTH User is not authorized ERROR:CONGEST LES Congested 4.Service Code (C2) Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Additional Information: Characters are alphanumeric.

4 EGC4 .Address depends on that given for EGC3 . Proper format for service selection ENIDs are 00000 to 65535.C3 Code Address: Alphanumeric Up to 12 characters as specified in Help screen. (E/W) = East or West Example rectangular address: 12S124E10015 The southwest corner is at 12 Degrees South.9 . Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALADDR Invalid Address RESP:MOBBAR Mobile Barred <Mobile Number> RESP:NOTLOG Mobile not logged into Region <Mobile Number> RESP:NOTCOM Mobile Not Commissioned <Mobile Number> RESP:NOTREG Mobile Not Registered <Mobile Number> Help Text: Service Code Address Format ---------------------------------------------------------------00 2 digit code (Must be 00) 02 ENID (5 digits) 04 DD(N/S)DDD(E/W)DDDDD (12 characters) 11 2 digit code 13 XXBB (4 characters) 14 DD(N/S)DDD(E/W)MMM (10 characters) 23 Mobile Number (9 digits) 24 DD(N/S)DDD(E/W)MMM (10 characters) 31 2 digit NAV area 33 Mobile Number (9 digits) 34 DD(N/S)DDD(E/W)DDDDD (12 characters) 44 DD(N/S)DDD(E/W)MMM (10 characters) 72 5 digit code 73 7 digit code Characters are alphanumeric (N/S) = North or South.Address (C3) Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Additional Information: The value for EGC4 . Figure 9.Accepted 14th December 2005 Enhanced Group Calls 4.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. Help Text for EGC Address . and 124 Degrees East. The extent of the rectangle is 10 Degrees North and 015 degrees East. Yes (Figure 9) 29 .Service Code.

Category A Codes 4. but is only supported by certain MES’s. 30 Repetition Code: Numeric Characters 2 digits Valid Selection from menu Yes . 3 or 07 =Binary: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Help Text: IA5 is the normal character set.9 . ITA2 is less expensive than IA5. 2 or 00 =IA5.Repetition Code (C4) Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Additional Information: Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALREP Invalid Repetition Code Help Text: Code Meaning ------------------------------------------------------------------01 Transmit once on receipt 11 Transmit on receipt followed by repeat 6 minutes later 61 Transmit 1 hour after initial broadcast (2 transmissions) 62 Transmit 2 hours after initial broadcast (2 transmissions) 63 Transmit 3 hours after initial broadcast (2 transmissions) 64 Transmit 4 hours after initial broadcast (2 transmissions) 66 Transmit 12 hours after initial broadcast (2 transmissions) 67 Transmit 24 hours after initial broadcast (2 transmissions) 70 Transmit 12 hours after initial broadcast 12 hours after the second broadcast (3 transmissions) 71 Transmit 24 hours after initial broadcast 24 hours after the second broadcast (3 transmissions) See your INMARSAT-C user handbook for use of Category B Repetition Codes Figure 10.Accepted 14th December 2005 4. C4 Repetition Help Screen .6 EGC6 .Presentation Code (C5) Prompt: Presentation Code: 1 or 06 =ITA2.Figure 10 Numeric Characters 1 or 2 digits Valid Menu Selection Yes .Enhanced Group Calls A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. Binary requires a special input format.5 EGC5 .

QUIT:<CRLF> Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Help Text: The following meta commands are available: .7 EGC7 .SEND. See Section 2.Accepted 14th December 2005 Enhanced Group Calls See your INMARSAT-C user handbook for details. Additional Information: See Section 2. Displays additional information for each prompt.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. Because of this the LES will disallow Safetynet and All Ship Calls EGCs in anything other than IA5 presentation.HELP Additional Information: The Help Text given above applies only to the case where no text has been entered by the user. After entering <CR> at the Enter <CR> to continue: prompt which follows.12. Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALPRES Invalid Presentation 4. Not all mobiles support this presentation.SEND .Enter Message Prompt: Enter Message terminated by one of the following: . and therefore any EGC messages sent to those mobiles in ITA2 presentation will be received as garbled.see Section 2.10. . reduced to 32615 characters for ENID download and delete EGCs .25 submission the fact the maximum message size has been exceeded may not be flagged until after extra characters have been entered. The maximum size of message text allowed is 32640 characters. . All valid IA5 characters Up to 32640 characters Message too long Yes .QUIT . The user ought to consider the consequences if ITA2 is selected. the user will be again prompted with the EGC7 prompt.6 for recommendations on which delimiters may be used at this prompt when submitting binary message data..RESTART. The case where some text has already been entered is covered in Section 4.HELP The previously entered text is submitted for transmission.RESTART . Returns the user to the main menu.12.9 . Clear the text and reenter new text. Note because of the buffering which takes place for X. Possible Responses: ERROR:TOOLONG Message entered is too long 31 .

5. Valid format Message too long Message too short No Help Available: Possible Responses: RESP:MSGACCEPT MSG-REF: <nnnnnn> Message Accepted <yy-mm-dd/hh-mm> ERROR:TOOLONG Message entered is too long (Call is cleared) ERROR:ZEROLENMSG Message Length Must be Greater Than Zero 4.HELP.Q.SEND Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: None Alphanumeric S.H is entered followed by characters which are not recognised as part of a valid meta command the response: ERROR:INVALMETA Invalid Meta Command will be given.1 .S.2 .8. If . 4.Enhanced Group Calls A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. .Meta-Command The following Meta-commands are available: . .SEND. These commands can be exercised at any time following the Enter Message or Continue Message prompts.RESTART and . QUI or QUIT following the ". QU. SEN or SEND following the ". or .8.Accepted 14th December 2005 4.QUIT.R. .9 . .QUIT Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Possible Responses: None Alphanumeric Q.".8 EGC8 . SE. Valid format No None 32 . This is followed by the EGC7 or EGC12 prompt depending on whether no text or some text has already been entered. For a general description concerning Meta-commands refer to Section 2.".

". RES etc. for those cases where no text has been entered and Section 4. Valid format No None None Alphanumeric H.QUIT [Are You Sure?] Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALSEL Invalid Selection 4.Accepted 14th December 2005 Enhanced Group Calls 4.provided in the prompt 33 None Alphanumeric R.RESTART [Are You Sure?] Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Are you SURE? (Y or N): Y or N 1 character Valid selection from menu No . HELP following the ".RESTART Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Possible Responses: 4. Valid format Are you SURE? (Y or N): Y or N 1 character Valid selection from menu No .10 EGC10 . 4. HE.4 .HELP Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Possible Responses: Help text is provided which is as described in Section 4.12.8. HEL.3 .7.8. for those cases where some text has been entered. following the ". RE.9 EGC9 .9 .A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.".provided in the prompt .

7 Conforms to special format for binary Message too long Message too short No Help Available: Additional Information: See Section 2.Special Format for Binary The special format for binary applies as described in Section 2.6 for recommendations on which delimiters may be used at the prompts preceding this prompt when submitting binary message data.6 .9 . Possible Responses: RESP:MSGACCEPT MSG-REF: <nnnnnn> Message Accepted <yy-mm-dd/hh-mm> ERROR:TOOLONG Message entered is too long (Call is cleared) ERROR:ZEROLENMSG Message Length Must be Greater Than Zero ERROR:INVALFMT Invalid Format (Binary data did not match format described in Section 2. Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Binary Data:<CRLF> 8 bit bytes. parity not checked Up to 32640 bytes.6. see note in Section 4.11 EGC11 .Enhanced Group Calls A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.Call is cleared) 34 .Accepted 14th December 2005 Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALSEL Invalid Selection 4.

9 . Any message data prior to ".HELP Additional Information: After entering <CR> at the Enter <CR> to continue: prompt which follows.7). After <CRLF> or a fifth ENID is entered. A maximum of 5 ENIDs can be entered.SEND .A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.13 EGC13 . <CRLF> is only accepted if a valid value for EGC13 and EGC14 has already been entered.Accepted 14th December 2005 Enhanced Group Calls 4.QUIT ..12 EGC12 . Returns the user to the main menu.HELP" is retained Continue Message: All valid IA5 characters Total size of message up to 32640 characters (see note in Section 4. including previously entered portions of the message No Yes . 4.RESTART . Clear the text and reenter new text. the user will be prompted with the EGC12 prompt. and will be taken to indicate that all ENIDs for the download command have been entered.ENID Download Command Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: ENID Download Command (N or D): Character 1 character N or D Yes N = New ENID to download to mobile D = Delete the specified ENID Additional Information: The user must enter at least one download command otherwise this command is rejected. Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALSEL Invalid Selection 35 .HELP The previously entered text is submitted for transmission. the command is executed.Continue Message Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Help Text: New text will be added to that already entered .

but outside allowed range or not allocated to PIN) Download ENID: Numeric characters 5 characters 00000 to 65535 ENID must be owned by PIN submitting the command Yes 36 .Download ENID Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Help Text: ENID = 5 digits between 00000 and 65535 You must have been assigned the specific ENID See your INMARSAT-C user handbook Additional Information: See Section 2.6 for recommendations on which delimiters may be used at this prompt when submitting binary message data. Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALFMT Invalid Format (Not 5 digits) ERROR:NOTAUTH User is not authorized (5 digits.14 EGC14 .9 .Accepted 14th December 2005 4.Enhanced Group Calls A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.

9 . and 13 for the command structure of DNID Retrieval.Provides a status report describing the condition of the DNID files. R. The data report retrieval feature is designed primarily for use by computer devices. Delete . 12. Additional Information: When retrieving data reports ensure that the device which receives the data can handle the full eight-bit code range. a user should delete the contents of DNID files after the data has been safely loaded to the user’s local equipment.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. DNIDs are owned by PINs and a user can only make requests for DNIDs that are owned by the user’s PIN.Accepted 14th December 2005 DNID Retrieval 5 DNID . In general.A command to delete contents of DNID files that are no longer required. It is quite possible when control sequences are detected by terminals that this could produce untoward effects.1 DNID1 .Selection Selects the DNID function to be performed. Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALSEL Invalid Selection RESP:DNIDSTAT (See Figure 14 for details of DNID status report) S. D = Delete): Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Help Text: Status .DNID Retrieval : Service Selection 2 This selection is used for the retrieval of data reports and messages from DNID files stored at the LES.A command to retrieve the contents of the DNID file(s) associated with the user’s PIN. Possible Responses: RESP:OVERFLOW One or more of the DNID files have lost data ERROR:NODNID PIN has no DNIDs 5. See Figures 11. R = Retrieve. Retrieve . Prompt: Select: (S = Status. or D 1 character Valid selection from menu Yes 37 .

Accepted 14th December 2005 ERROR:NOTAUTH NOT AUTHORISED BY PIN Figure 11.vsd/eps 1 CHARACTER RANGE U = UNSEEN S = SEEN A = ALL D = DATE DNID 10 D ERROR: NODNID NO DNID MAIN MENU DNID TO DELETE DNID 9 2 DNID Retrieval Commands. ERROR:INVALIDNID INVALID DNID ERROR:INVALSEL INVALID SELECTION A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. DNID Command Summary .9 .DNID Retrieval S RESP: DNIDSTAT DNID STATUS MAIN MENU 1 CHARACTER A (ALL) OR 5 DIGITS RANGE U = UNSEEN S = SEEN A = ALL D = DATE DNID 3 R DNID SELECTION DNID 2 1 1 ALPHA CHARACTER SELECTION 2 DNID FILES OK ERROR:INVALIDNID INVALID DNID ERROR:INVALSEL INVALID SELECTION DNID DNID RETRIEVAL S DNID STATUS R RETRIEVE DATA D DELETE DATA DNID 1 OVERFLOWED DNID FILES ERROR:NOTAUTH NOT AUTHORISED BY PIN RESP:OVERFLOW DNID OVERFLOW ERROR: INVALSEL INVALID SELECTION A (ALL) OR 5 DIGITS 38 DNID2 .

9 .Accepted 14th December 2005 U.Continued (1) .A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.EPS 24th November 1992 Y RESP: DATADEL DATA DELETED MAIN MENU ERROR: INVALSEL INVALID SELECTION ERROR: INVALTIM INVALID DATE/TIME ERROR: INVALTIM INVALID DATE/TIME RESP: NODATA NO DATA MAIN MENU DNID Retrieval Commands (continued) DNID Retrieval Figure 12. S. S. A 14 CHARACTERS YY-MM-DD/HH-MM 1 D START DATE/TIME DNID4 END DATE/TIME DNID5 14 CHARACTERS YY-MM-DD/HH-MM 1 CHARACTER K or D PROTOCOL 4 DNID6 ERROR: INVALSEL INVALID SELECTION ERROR: INVALTIM INVALID DATE/TIME ERROR: INVALTIM INVALID DATE/TIME RESP: NODATA NO DATA MAIN MENU U. A 14 CHARACTERS YY-MM-DD/HH-MM 2 D START DATE/TIME DNID11 END DATE/TIME DNID12 14 CHARACTERS YY-MM-DD/HH-MM 1 CHARACTER Y or N ARE YOU SURE ? DNID13 N 39 DNID2C1. DNID Command Summary .

40 Figure 13.Continued (2) A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.Accepted 14th December 2005 . DNID Command Summary .vsd/eps (continued).9 .DNID Retrieval K KERMIT PROTOCOL 1 CHARACTER Y or N DNID 7 RETRIEVE 4 DATA RESP:RETRCOMP RETRIEVE COMPLETED DATA TO BE DELETED? DNID 8 Y RESP:DATADEL DATA DELETED MAIN MENU N D FILE TRANSFER ERROR:INVALSEL INVALID SELECTION DNID Retrieval Commands DNID2C2 .

Accepted 14th December 2005 DNID Retrieval 5. Prompt: Range: (U = Unseen.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.3 DNID3 . D 1 character Valid menu selection No.DNID Selection Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Help Text: If the ALL option is selected.Range This entry provides the range of DNIDs that can be selected for retrieval. S = Seen.9 . A. A = All Reports. the data records are retrieved in the order in which the data records arrived at the LES regardless of DNID. Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALDNID Invalid DNID (DNID entered not between 00000 and 65535) ERROR:NOTAUTH User is not authorized (DNID does not belong to PIN or not known by LES) 5. D = Date): Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALSEL Invalid Selection RESP:NODATA No reports in DNID files U. S.2 DNID2 . Enter DNID number or A for ALL DNID files: Numeric Characters or A (for ALL) 1 to 5 digits DNID is valid format DNID is owned by PIN Yes 41 . Provided in prompt.

Figure 14.DNID Retrieval A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.Accepted 14th December 2005 Format: <CRLF> RESP:DNIDSTAT<CRLF> DNID STATUS RESPONSE:<Date_Time><CRLF> TOTAL REPORTS:<NNNNNN><CRLF> TOTAL FREE SPACE:<NNNNNN><CRLF> TOTAL SIZE:<NNNNNNN><CRLF> LAST DOWNLOAD:<Date_Time><CRLF> <CRLF> DNID:<NNNNN><CRLF> DNID STATUS:<DNID_Status><CRLF> LATEST REPORT:<Date_Time><CRLF> EARLIEST REPORT:<Date_Time><CRLF> TOTAL REPORTS:<NNNNNN><CRLF> NUMBER SEEN:<NNNNNN><CRLF> NUMBER UNSEEN:<NNNNNN><CRLF> TOTAL SIZE:<NNNNNNN><CRLF> <CRLF> DNID:<NNNNN><CRLF> DNID STATUS:<DNID_Status><CRLF> LATEST REPORT:<Date_Time><CRLF> EARLIEST REPORT:<Date_Time><CRLF> TOTAL REPORTS:<NNNNNN><CRLF> NUMBER SEEN:<NNNNNN><CRLF> NUMBER UNSEEN:<NNNNNN><CRLF> TOTAL SIZE:<NNNNNNN><CRLF> .9 .if DNID STATUS: is ’Lost Data Reports’ then the time of the latest data report is the time when the first overflow occurred <NNNNN> is the DNID number . respectively Note: where there is more than one DNID.END<CRLF> Where: <Date_Time> is date and time in YY-MM-DD/HH-MM format . DNID Status Report Format 42 .up to 20 DNIDs can be allocated to one PIN <DNID_Status> is ’OK’ or ’Lost Data Reports’ <NNNNNN> or <NNNNNNN> is a six or seven digit number. the lines from <CRLF>DNID: to TOTAL SIZE: are repeated for each DNID associated with the PIN.

A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.Accepted 14th December 2005 DNID Retrieval Example: RESP:DNIDSTAT DNID STATUS RESPONSE:90-10-10/12-02 TOTAL REPORTS:000013 TOTAL FREE SPACE:0032000 TOTAL SIZE:0000658 LAST DOWNLOAD:90-02-12/09-35 DNID:50000 DNID STATUS:OK LATEST REPORT:90-04-12/12-09 EARLIEST REPORT:90-06-30/02-02 TOTAL REPORTS:000003 NUMBER SEEN:000001 NUMBER UNSEEN:000002 TOTAL SIZE:0000078 DNID:50001 DNID STATUS:OK LATEST REPORT:90-11-19/12-09 EARLIEST REPORT:90-01-12/02-02 TOTAL REPORTS:000010 NUMBER SEEN:000000 NUMBER UNSEEN:000010 TOTAL SIZE:0000260 . Example DNID Status Report 43 .9 .END Figure 15.

18 Feb 1990.9 . 23.5 DNID5 . 23. not 1900 and 1989.Start Date/Time The starting date and time for the retrieval. Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Additional Information: Years specified as between ’00’ and ’89’ will be considered as between 2000 and 2089. Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALDATE Invalid Date/Time 5. Provided in prompt 44 . Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Additional Information: Years specified as between ’00’ and ’89’ will be considered as between 2000 and 2089.Accepted 14th December 2005 5.DNID Retrieval A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALDATE Invalid Date/Time RESP:NODATA No reports in DNID files End Date/Time (YY-MM-DD/HH-MM): Numeric Characters plus "-" and "/" characters e.42 hours = 90-02-18/23-42 14 characters Valid Format No.g.End Date/Time The ending date for the retrieval. 18 Feb 1990.g. not 1900 and 1989. e. Provided in prompt Start Date/Time (YY-MM-DD/HH-MM): Numeric Characters plus "-" and "/" characters.43 hours = 90-02-18/23-43 14 characters Valid Format No.4 DNID4 .

Prompt: Protocol: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Help Text: Kermit is a file transfer protocol which must be on the local machine. D or K 1 character Valid menu selection Yes 45 . Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALSEL Invalid Selection RESP:RETRCOMP DNID retrieval complete 5.1 and 15. It is the responsibility of the user to store and manage the information at the user’s local computer equipment. The data reports and messages are transferred in the format as shown in Sections 15.2.Accepted 14th December 2005 DNID Retrieval 5.6 DNID6 .8 DNID8 .25 or by error correcting modems for asynchronous lines will ensure data integrity. 5.Protocol This prompt allows the user to specify if the Kermit protocol is to be used. See your INMARSAT-C user handbook for further details.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. Direct retrieve means that the records are transmitted without any overlaying file transfer protocol such as Kermit. K = Kermit): Alphabetic.provided in the prompt (Y or N): (D = Direct. See Appendix B for details of prompts and responses.Data to be Deleted Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALSEL Invalid Selection RESP:DATADEL Data deleted Data to be deleted? Y or N 1 character Valid selection from menu No .Kermit Protocol At this point user enters the Kermit environment.7 DNID7 . It is assumed that the error detection and retransmission provided by X.9 .

9 DNID9 . D 1 character Valid menu selection No. Prompt: Range: (U = Unseen.Range This entry provides the range of DNIDs that can be selected for deletion.10 DNID10 . Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Enter DNID number or A for ALL DNID files: Numeric Characters 5 digits Range of 00000 to 65535 DNID is valid format DNID not authorized by PIN No. A. S = Seen.DNID Retrieval A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. A = All Reports. Provided in prompt.DNID to Delete This prompt allows the user to delete selected records from the DNID files.9 . 46 . S.Accepted 14th December 2005 5. D = Date): Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALSEL Invalid Selection RESP:NODATA No reports in DNID files U. Provided in Prompt Help Available: Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALDNID Invalid DNID (DNID entered not between 00000 and 65535) ERROR:NOTAUTH User is not authorized (DNID does not belong to PIN or not known by LES) 5.

End Date/Time The ending date and time for the deletion. Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALDATE Invalid Date/Time RESP:NODATA No reports in DNID files End Date/Time (YY-MM-DD/HH-MM): Numeric Characters plus "-" character. Provided in prompt 47 . Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALDATE Invalid Date/Time 5. not 1900 and 1989. e. 23. not 1900 and 1989.Accepted 14th December 2005 DNID Retrieval 5.12 DNID12 .11 DNID11 .42 hours = 90-02-18/23-42 14 characters Valid Format No. e. Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Additional Information: Years specified as between ’00’ and ’89’ will be considered as between 2000 and 2089.9 .g.42 hours = 90-02-18/23-42 14 characters Valid Format No. 18 Feb 1990.g.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Additional Information: Years specified as between ’00’ and ’89’ will be considered as between 2000 and 2089. Provided in prompt Start Date/Time (YY-MM-DD/HH-MM): Numeric Characters plus "-" character.Start Date/Time The starting date and time for the deletion. 18 Feb 1990. 23.

provided in the prompt 48 .Are You Sure? Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALSEL Invalid Selection RESP:DATADEL Data deleted Are you SURE? (Y or N): Y or N 1 character Valid selection from menu No .DNID Retrieval A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.9 .Accepted 14th December 2005 5.13 DNID13 .

1 MSG1 . and unreachable mobile numbers are counted against the maximum of 20 mobiles for multi-addressed messages.9 . For information about NDNs. Number until two carriage until 20 mobile numbers are 9 Digit Mobile Number: Numeric Characters 9 digits Valid Format Yes 49 . The end of addressing is indicated by entering <CRLF> when prompt for the next mobile number is given. if the user enters the number of a mobile which cannot be reached. Additional Information: • In interactive mode. if an unreachable mobile number is entered three times in succession.Accepted 14th December 2005 Message Submission 6 MSG . Note that <CRLF> can not be replaced by a <CR> or <LF>. the error response ERROR:INVALMOB is given and the call is cleared. This does not count against the maximum of 20 mobiles for multi-addressed messages. The failure reasons for the unreachable mobiles will be given in the NDN that the LES will generate when it has completed delivery of the message (successfully or not) to any reachable mobiles entered. Message submission can be used for single messages or multiaddress messages. However. the LES will generate the NDN giving the failure reasons when the message is submitted. perhaps because it is barred or not logged in. Possible Responses: ERROR:CONGEST LES Congested ERROR:NOTAUTH User is not authorized 6. • In batch mode. For normal message submission. all mobile numbers in the correct format are accepted regardless of their status. the LES will give a RESP: type response reporting the mobile’s status and prompt for a reachable mobile number. the user will continue to be prompted for Mobile return/line feeds are submitted in succession or entered. the call is cleared. If no reachable mobiles are entered. See Figures 16 and 17 for the command structure of Message Submission. that is unique to each mobile.Mobile Number Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Help Text: The Mobile Number is the 9 digit INMARSAT number It must start with the number 4 for Standard C.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. see Section 16. If a mobile number is not in the correct format.3.Message Submission : Service Selection 4 This section describes how user messages are submitted to the LES.

Message Submission 9 DIGITS STARTING WITH 4 4 MSG MSG 1 ADDITIONAL MOBILE NUMBER ERROR:INVALPRES INVALID PRESENTATION MOBILE NUMBER PRESENTATION PRESENTATION 1=ITA2 2=IA5 3=BINARY MSG2 1 MAIN MENU ERROR:CONGEST CONGESTION ERROR:INVALMOB INVALID MOBILE NUMBER ERROR:NOTAUTH NOT AUTHORIZED ERROR:NOMOBILE NO MOBILE RESP:NOTLOG NOT LOGGED IN 50 Message Submission Commands MSGSUM4.9 .Accepted 14th December 2005 Figure 16.EPS 15th November 1996 RESP:MOBBAR MOBILE BARRED RESP:NOTCOM NOT COMMISSIONED RESP:NOTREG NOT REGISTERED A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. Message Submission Command Summary .

SEND .QUIT .SEND RESP:MSGACCEPT MESSAGE ACCEPTED ERROR:TOOLONG MESSAGE LENGTH EXEEDED ERROR:ZEROLENMSG MESSAGE LENGTH MUST BE GREATER THAN ZERO MAIN MENU UP TO 32640 CHARACTERS 3 ENTER MESSAGE MSG3 META COMMAND .QUIT ARE YOU SURE ? MSG5 N 1 2 BINARY UP TO 32640 BYTES SPECIAL FORMAT FOR BINARY DATA MSG7 NOT OK OK RESP:MSGACCEPT MESSAGE ACCEPTED MAIN MENU ERROR:INVALSEL INVALID SELECTION 51 4 CLEAR CALL 1 CHARACTER Y or N ERROR:TOOLONG MESSAGE LENGTH EXEEDED Y 3 . IA5 ERROR:TOOLONG MESSAGE LENGTH EXEEDED 1 CHARACTER Y or N CLEAR CALL MAIN MENU .9 .A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. Message Submission Command Summary .HELP CLEAR CALL MSG4 3 Y ITA2.Accepted 14th December 2005 ERROR:INVALFMT INVALID FORMAT CONTINUE MESSAGE MSG8 3 2 .HELP ERROR:INVALSEL INVALID SELECTION Message Submission Commands (continued) MSGSUM4C1.RESTART .Continued (1) .EPS 30th July 1996 DISPLAY HELP TEXT 2/3 Message Submission Figure 17.RESTART CLEAR CALL ERROR:INVALFMT INVALID FORMAT RESTART ARE YOU SURE ? MSG6 N 2 ERROR:ZEROLENMSG MESSAGE LENGTH MUST BE GREATER THAN ZERO 4 .

Prompt: Presentation Code (1 or 06 = ITA2. 2 or 00 = IA5.6 if the binary option is selected. 3 or 07 = Binary): Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Help Text: IA5 is the normal character set. See your INMARSAT-C user handbook for details.Presentation See Section 2. Binary requires a special input format. ITA2 is less expensive than IA5.9 .Accepted 14th December 2005 Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALMOB Invalid Mobile Number ERROR:NOMOBILE User must enter a mobile RESP:MOBBAR Mobile Barred <Mobile Number> RESP:NOTLOG Mobile not logged into Region <Mobile Number> RESP:NOTCOM Mobile Not Commissioned <Mobile Number> RESP:NOTREG Mobile Not Registered <Mobile Number> 6.Message Submission A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.2 MSG2 .6 for recommendations on which delimiters may be used at this prompt when submitting binary message data. Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALPRES Invalid Presentation Numeric Characters 1 or 2 digits Valid Menu Selection Yes 52 . but is only supported by certain MES’s. Additional Information: See Section 2.

Possible Responses: ERROR:TOOLONG Message entered is too long 6.HELP Additional Information: The Help Text given above applies only to the case where no text has been entered by the user.SEND . If . Clear the text and reenter new text. . 53 . the user will be again prompted with the MSG3 prompt.8.Q. For a general description concerning Meta-commands refer to Section 2.. .RESTART. After entering <CR> at the Enter <CR> to continue: prompt which follows.QUIT.Meta-Commands The following Meta-commands are available: . Returns the user to the main menu.QUIT:<CRLF> Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Help Text: The following meta commands are available: .H is entered followed by characters which are not recognised as part of a valid meta command the response: ERROR:INVALMETA Invalid Meta Command will be given.S.9 . All valid IA5 characters 1 to 32640 characters Message too long Yes . .RESTART . .R. .Accepted 14th December 2005 Message Submission 6.SEND. Displays additional information for each prompt.HELP The previously entered text is submitted for transmission. This is followed by the MSG3 or MSG8 prompt depending on whether no text or some text has already been entered.4 MSG4 .3 MSG3 . or .QUIT . The case where some text has already been entered is covered in Section 6.SEND.Enter Message Prompt: Enter Message terminated by one of the following: .A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.HELP. . These commands can be exercised at any time following the Enter Message or Continue Message prompts.5.RESTART and .

". SE.3 .QUIT Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: None Alphanumeric Q. RE. following the ".Message Submission A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. Valid format Message too long Message too short No Help Available: Possible Responses: RESP:MSGACCEPT MSG-REF: <nnnnnn> Message Accepted <yy-mm-dd/hh-mm> ERROR:TOOLONG Message entered is too long (Call is cleared) ERROR:ZEROLENMSG Message Length Must be Greater Than Zero 6.4. QUI or QUIT following the ".2 . Valid format No Possible Responses: None 54 .RESTART Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: None Alphanumeric R.SEND Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: None Alphanumeric S. RES etc.4.1 . QU. SEN or SEND following the ".".4.".Accepted 14th December 2005 6.9 . Valid format No Possible Responses: None 6.

4. Valid format 55 . for those cases where no text has been entered and Section 6.8.provided in the prompt None Alphanumeric H. HE.HELP Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Possible Responses: Help text is provided which is as described in Section 6.Accepted 14th December 2005 Message Submission 6. 6. HELP following the ". for those cases where some text has been entered. HEL.QUIT [Are You Sure?] Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALSEL Invalid Selection 6.RESTART [Are You Sure?] Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALSEL Invalid Selection Are you SURE? (Y or N): Y or N 1 character Valid selection from menu No .4 .6 MSG6 .provided in the prompt Are you sure? (Y or N): Y or N 1 character Valid selection from menu No .5 MSG5 .".9 .A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.3.

7 MSG7 .Accepted 14th December 2005 6.6. Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Binary Data:<CRLF> 8 bit bytes. Possible Responses: RESP:MSGACCEPT MSG-REF: <nnnnnn> Message Accepted <yy-mm-dd/hh-mm> ERROR:TOOLONG Message entered is too long (Call is cleared) ERROR:ZEROLENMSG Message Length Must be Greater Than Zero ERROR:INVALFMT Invalid Format (The binary data did not match the format described in Section 2.6 .Message Submission A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.Special Format for Binary The special format for binary applies as described in Section 2.6 for recommendations on which delimiters may be used at the prompts preceding this prompt when submitting binary message data. parity not checked 1 to 32640 characters Conforms to the special format for binary Message too long Message too short No Help Available: Additional Information: See Section 2.Call is cleared) 56 .9 .

HELP Additional Information: After entering <CR> at the Enter <CR> to continue: prompt which follows. 57 .HELP" is retained Continue Message: All valid IA5 characters Total size of message is 32640 characters maximum including previously entered portions of the message None Yes . Any message data prior to ".Accepted 14th December 2005 Message Submission 6. Returns the user to the main menu.8 MSG8 .QUIT .Continue Message Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Help Text: New text will be added to that already entered .A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. Clear the text and reenter new text.RESTART .9 . the user will be prompted with the MSG8 prompt.HELP The previously entered text is submitted for transmission..SEND .

when a message is in the process of being delivered when the cancellation request is accepted. Date/Time of original message (YY-MM-DD/HH-MM): Numeric Characters except for "-" and "/" separators 14 characters including "-" and "/" separators Valid date and time Yes. Additional Information: When the RESP:MSGCAN response appears.9 . and EGC.Date/Time Submitted Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Help Text: The time must be within +/. When a message.Message Cancellation A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.Message Reference Number Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Message Reference Number (6 digits): Numeric Characters 6 digits Valid format Message owned by PIN (this check is done after date/time is submitted) Yes Help Available: Help Text: The LES cannot guarantee that the message will be cancelled. in order to confirm that the cancellation has taken effect it is suggested that the user should perform a status enquiry on the message which has been cancelled.Accepted 14th December 2005 7 CAN . polls. If the message is cancelled an NDN will be returned to the message originator showing reason as cancelled by originator. Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALFMT Invalid Format 7.Message Cancellation : Service Selection 6 This selection allows the user to attempt to cancel any type of message submitted by a registered user: messages. for example. 58 . 7.1 CAN1 . There may be instances. See Figure 18 for the command structure for message cancellation.one hour of the original message submission time. EGC or poll is cancelled the LES will attempt to send an NDN to confirm the cancellation.2 CAN2 .

Accepted 14th December 2005 6 DIGITS MESSAGE REFERENCE NUMBER CAN 1 14 CHARACTERS YY-MM-DD/HH-MM CAN 6 MESSAGE CANCELLATION DATE/TIME SUBMITTED CAN2 RESP: MSGCAN REQUEST ACCEPTED MAIN MENU ERROR: INVALFMT INVALID FORMAT ERROR: INVALDATE INVALID DATE RESP: MSGNOTCAN MESSAGE CANNOT BE CANCELLED MAIN MENU 59 Message Cancellation Commands MSGCAN6.EPS 25 AUGUST 1992 Message Cancellation Figure 18. Message Cancellation Command Structure .9 .A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.

The message delivery has already completed successfully. 2. If the time entered is within one hour either side of the submission time of the message. The message delivery has already completed unsuccessfully. Cancellation will then take place automatically at the time entered. cancellation takes precedence over transmission. as normal. The future cancellation time can be changed either forwards or backwards by entering further future cancellation requests. The response RESP:MSGNOTCAN MSG-REF: <nnnnnn> Message cannot be cancelled should be interpreted as meaning one of the following. 4.Message Cancellation A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.9 . To do this the time entered must be after the current time and more than one hour after the submission time of the message. 4. An immediate cancellation request can also be made at any time before the future cancellation takes place. cancellation will occur immediately. at any time before the future cancellation takes place. 3. 1. Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALDATE Invalid Date/Time RESP:MSGCAN Request Accepted RESP:MSGNOTCAN MSG-REF: <nnnnnn> Message cannot be cancelled 60 . 1. To allow for the possibility of delay in transmitting EGCs it is recommended that the time entered for a future cancellation should be just before the time of the next scheduled delivery after the final delivery that is actually required to be made. (If the future cancellation and scheduled delivery times are the same. Cancellation in the future was requested for a message that is not a Category B EGC.Accepted 14th December 2005 It is possible to tell the LES to cancel a Category B EGC automatically at some time in the future. 5.) 3. 2. The combination of message reference number and date/time entered do not identify a message associated with the PIN used. 5. The message delivery has already been cancelled. 6. The message reference number does not exist.

polls. Message Reference Number (6 digits): Numeric Characters 6 digits Valid format Message owned by PIN after the date/time is submitted No.3 ENQ3 .A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.1 ENQ1 . N=Nondelivered): Alphabetic: A or N 1 character Valid Selection from menu Messages owned by PIN No.Message Reference Number Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALFMT Invalid Format 8. 8.Message Status Enquiry : Service Selection 8 Message Status enquiries are used to check the status of EGC messages. Provided in the prompt.Accepted 14th December 2005 Message Status Enquiry 8 ENQ . Provided in Prompt. or messages.Select Status Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Select Status (A=All.9 . Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALDATE Invalid Date/Time 8. See Figure 19 for the command structure of Message Status Enquiry.one hour of the original message submission time. 61 . Date/Time of original message (YY-MM-DD/HH-MM): Numeric Characters except for "-" and "/" separators 14 characters including "-" and "/" separators Valid date and time Yes.2 ENQ2 Date/Time Submitted Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Help Text: The time must be within +/.

Accepted 14th December 2005 Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALSEL Invalid Selection RESP:UNKN MSG-REF: <nnnnnn> No record of message (Note: this response is also given if the user is not authorized to know about this message.) RESP:MSGSTAT (See Figure 20 for the response to a status request for a message) RESP:POLLSTAT (See Figure 22 for the response to status request for a poll) RESP:EGCSTAT (See Figure 24 for the response to a status request for an EGC message) 62 .9 .Message Status Enquiry A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.

Message Status Enquiry Command Structure .Accepted 14th December 2005 RESP: EGCSTAT EGC STATUS 6 DIGITS MESSAGE REFERENCE NUMBER ENQ1 14 CHARACTERS YY-MM-DD / HH-MM DATE/TIME SUBMITTED ENQ2 ENQ3 1 CHARACTER SELECT STATUS A = ALL N = NON DELIVERED ENQ 8 MESSAGE STATUS ENQUIRY RESP: MSG STAT MESSAGE STATUS MAIN MENU ERROR: INVALFMT INVALID FORMAT ERROR: INVALDATE INVALID DATE ERROR: INVALSEL INVALID SELECTION RESP: POLLSTAT POLL STATUS 63 MSGENQ8.9 .EPS 15th November 1990 RESP: UNKN NO RECORD OF MESSAGE Message Status Enquiry Message Status Enquiry Commands Figure 19.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.

Message Status Enquiry Response for Messages 64 . the lines from <CRLF>MOBILE NUMBER: to DELIVERY ATTEMPTS: are repeated for each delivery associated with the message reference number.9 . <NNNNNNNNN> is the 9 digit mobile number. Failed or Cancelled <The_Reason> is <Success_Reason> or <Failure_Reason> <Success_Reason> is blank . up to 40 characters .see Section 17 <YY-MM-DD/HH-MM> is the current date and time Note: for multi-addressed messages. <The_Status> is Delivered. Attempting Delivery. POR.END<CRLF> Where: <XXXX> is AORE. AORW. Figure 20. UNK <NNNN> is a 4 digit number.Message Status Enquiry A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.Accepted 14th December 2005 Format: <CRLF> RESP:MSGSTAT<CRLF> STATUS RESPONSE:<YY-MM-DD/HH-MM><CRLF> MSG REF:<NNNNNN><CRLF> <CRLF> MOBILE NUMBER:<NNNNNNNNN ><CRLF> OCEAN REGION:<XXXX><CRLF> STATUS:<The_Status><CRLF> REASON:<The_Reason><CRLF> DELIVERY ATTEMPTS:<NNNN><CRLF> <CRLF> MOBILE NUMBER:<NNNNNNNNN><CRLF> OCEAN REGION:<XXXX><CRLF> STATUS:<The_Status><CRLF> REASON:<The_Reason><CRLF> DELIVERY ATTEMPTS:<NNNN><CRLF> . IOR. <NNNNNN> is the 6 digit message reference number.REASON:is still present to facilitate automatic processing of message status enquiry responses <Failure_Reason> is the non-delivery reason.

Message Status Enquiry Response Example for Messages 65 .9 .END Figure 21.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.Accepted 14th December 2005 Message Status Enquiry Example: RESP:MSGSTAT STATUS RESPONSE:90-03-09/23-04 MSG REF:000222 MOBILE NUMBER:489798476 OCEAN REGION:POR STATUS:Failed REASON:SD Mobile Failed To Respond DELIVERY ATTEMPTS:0003 MOBILE NUMBER:481234567 OCEAN REGION:IOR STATUS:Delivered REASON: DELIVERY ATTEMPTS:0001 .

END <CRLF> Where: <XXXX> is AORE. Figure 22.9 . or Cancelled <The_Reason> is <Success_Reason> or <Failure_Reason> <Success_Reason> is blank . <The_Status> is Complete.Message Status Enquiry A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. the lines from <CRLF>OCEAN REGION: to REASON: are repeated for each ocean region to which the poll was addressed. Attempting Delivery. Failed.see Section 17 <YY-MM-DD/HH-MM> is the current date and time.REASON: is still present to facilitate automatic processing of message status enquiry responses <Failure_Reason> is the non-delivery reason. AORW.Accepted 14th December 2005 Format: <CRLF> RESP:POLLSTAT<CRLF> STATUS RESPONSE:<YY-MM-DD/HH-MM><CRLF> MSG REF:<NNNNNN><CRLF> <CRLF> OCEAN REGION:<XXXX><CRLF> STATUS:<The_Status><CRLF> REASON:<The_Reason><CRLF> <CRLF> OCEAN REGION:<XXXX><CRLF> STATUS:<The_Status><CRLF> REASON:<The_Reason><CRLF> . UNK <NNNNNN> is the 6 digit message reference number. IOR. up to 40 characters . POR. Message Status Enquiry Response for Polls 66 . Note: for polls to multiple ocean regions.

END Figure 23.Accepted 14th December 2005 Message Status Enquiry Example: RESP:POLLSTAT STATUS RESPONSE:90-03-09/23-04 MSG REF:000222 OCEAN REGION:POR STATUS:Cancelled REASON:Cancelled by user OCEAN REGION:IOR STATUS:Complete REASON: .A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. Message Status Enquiry Response Example for Polls 67 .9 .

9 .REASON:is still present to facilitate automatic processing of message status enquiry responses <Failure_Reason> is the non-delivery reason. broadcasts outstanding . Category B. broadcasts outstanding.expected time of final delivery d. UNK <NNNN> is a 4 digit number <NNNNNN> is a 6 digit message reference number <The_Status> is Complete.Accepted 14th December 2005 Format: <CRLF> RESP:EGCSTAT<CRLF> STATUS RESPONSE:<YY-MM-DD/HH-MM><CRLF> MSG REF:<NNNNNN><CRLF> <CRLF> OCEAN REGION:<XXXX><CRLF> STATUS:<The_Status><CRLF> REASON:<The_Reason><CRLF> COMPLETED BROADCASTS:<NNNN><CRLF> OUTSTANDING BROADCASTS:<NNNN><CRLF> ESTIMATED COMPLETION:<Est_Date><CRLF> <CRLF> OCEAN REGION:<XXXX><CRLF> STATUS:<The_Status><CRLF> REASON:<The_Reason><CRLF> COMPLETED BROADCASTS:<NNNN><CRLF> OUTSTANDING BROADCASTS:<NNNN><CRLF> ESTIMATED COMPLETION:<Est_Date><CRLF> . AORW. Message Status Enquiry Response for EGC Messages 68 . but future cancellation pending . For EGCs to multiple ocean regions. Category A and B. but no future cancellation pending UNSPECIFIED Figure 24.expected time of final delivery c. Cancelled <The_Reason> is <Success_Reason> or <Failure_Reason> <Success_Reason> is blank .see Section 17 <Est_Date> is the estimated completion date and time in YY-MM-DD/HH-MM format or UNSPECIFIED <YY-MM-DD/HH-MM> is the current date and time Notes: 1.Message Status Enquiry A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. up to 40 characters . POR. Attempting Delivery. The ESTIMATED COMPLETION: field takes one of the following values: a. the lines from <CRLF>OCEAN REGION: to ESTIMATED COMPLETION: are repeated for each ocean region to which the EGC was addressed. broadcasts outstanding.END <CRLF> Where: <XXXX> is AORE. Category A. Category B.actual time of final delivery b. IOR. 2. Failed. all broadcasts completed .

END Figure 25.9 . Message Status Enquiry Response Example for EGC Messages 69 .Accepted 14th December 2005 Message Status Enquiry Example: RESP:EGCSTAT STATUS RESPONSE:92-08-24/13-04 MSG REF:000222 OCEAN REGION:POR STATUS:Attempting Delivery REASON:Awaiting Delivery COMPLETED BROADCASTS:0001 OUTSTANDING BROADCASTS:0001 ESTIMATED COMPLETION:92-08-24/14-00 OCEAN REGION:IOR STATUS:Attempting Delivery REASON:Awaiting Delivery COMPLETED BROADCASTS:0001 OUTSTANDING BROADCASTS:0001 ESTIMATED COMPLETION:92-08-24/14-00 .A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.

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A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALOCEAN Invalid Region Numeric Characters 1 digit Valid menu selection Region supported by LES No.1 POLL1 . The maximum size poll that can be transmitted is 255 bytes. a value of 0 is rejected.Polling : Service Selection 9 See Figures 26. and 30 for the command structure of polling. 1=AOR-East. (See section 9. a value of 0 is interpreted to mean the ocean regions that are supported by the LES.9 . 29. This number is derived as follows.Accepted 14th December 2005 Polling 9 POLL . Possible Responses: ERROR:CONGEST LES Congested 9. 28. Provided by prompt 71 . The maximum size header is for an Area poll (22 bytes). Length bytes and checksums for binary submission do not count against this total. 4=AOR-West): (Only regions supported by LES appear in prompt) Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Additional Information: Only those ocean regions actually supported by the LES will be displayed in the prompt. 3=IOR.22 = 233 bytes of user data as explained in Reference 1. 27. On a multiple ocean region LES. They are not transmitted over the satellite.21 below for more specific details) The LES is not currently enabled to support the Reserved (or Pre-Assigned) Data Reporting service. The maximum amount of user data that can be entered to the LES for a poll is 233 bytes. leaving 255 .Region Prompt: Region (0=All. 2=POR. On a single ocean region LES.

Polling

3 DIGITS
COMMAND 000 = SEND UNRESERVED REPORT AS REQUIRED IN RESPONSE

COMMAND

000

006
1 CHARACTER

004 = PROGRAM PERIODIC DATA REPORTING

007

005 = INITIATE PERIODIC DATA REPORTING

008

POLL TYPE G = GROUP I = INDIVIDUAL A = AREA POLL3 ERROR: INVALSEL INVALID SELECTION

009
006 = STOP PERIODIC DATA REPORTING

≥012

007 = DEFINE MACRO ENCODED MESSAGE

POLL

9 POLLING
008 = MACRO ENCODED MESSAGE

1 CHARACTER

005

009 = DATA TRANSMISSION

POLL TYPE G = GROUP A = AREA POLL4 ERROR: INVALSEL INVALID SELECTION

1

010 = DOWNLOAD DNID

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MAIN MENU RESP:CONGEST LES CONGESTED 011 = DELETE DNID ≥012= USER DEFINED TEXT POLL2

010 INDIVIDUAL

004 GROUP

ERROR: INVALCMD INVALID COMMAND 011

1 CHARACTER POLL TYPE G = GROUP I = INDIVIDUAL POLL5 ERROR: INVALSEL INVALID SELECTION

ERROR: NOTAUTH NOT AUTHORISED

Polling Commands
POLL9.EPS 21st December 1995

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Figure 26. Polling Command Structure

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1-2 DIGITS 9 DIGITS MOBILE NUMBER <CRLF> POLL 6 0 1 2 3 4 AREA TYPE ALL SHIPS NAVAREA WMO AREA RECTANGULAR AREA CIRCULAR AREA POLL 7 INDIVIDUAL POLL ADDITIONAL MOBILE ADDRESS ERROR: INVALSEL INVALID SELECTION

2 TO 12 CHARACTERS AREA ADDRESS TYPE 1-4 1 2 3 4 POLL 8 0 ALL SHIPS (NO ADDRESS) ERROR: INVALFMT INVALID FORMAT SIZE 2 characters 3 characters 12 characters 10 characters

RESP: NOTLOG NOT LOGGED IN

RESP: MOBBAR MOBILE BARRED

AREA POLLS

ERROR: INVALMOB INVALID MOBILE No.

2 RESP: NOT AUTH NOT AUTHORISED INDIVIDUAL/GROUP POLLS

1 GROUP/AREA POLLS 1 CHARACTER OCEAN REGION 0 = ALL OR BOTH 1 = AOR EAST 2 = POR 3 = IOR 4 = AOR WEST POLL1

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ERROR: INVALSEL INVALID SELECTION

Polling Commands (continued)
POLL9C1.EPS 24 June 1991

Figure 27. Polling Command Structure - Continued (1)
Polling

Polling

5 DIGITS DNID 2 POLL9

3 DIGITS 000-255 SUB ADDRESS POLL10

1 CHARACTER Y or N
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ?

1 CHARACTER Y or N
PRESENTATION BINARY ?

3
POLL 11 POLL 12

ERROR: INVALFMT INVALID FORMAT

ERROR: INVALSEL INVALID SELECTION

ERROR: INVALSEL INVALID SELECTION

ERROR: INVALSEL INVALID SELECTION

ERROR: NOTAUTH NOT AUTHORISED

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Figure 28. Polling Command Structure - Continued (2)

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A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.EPS 17th August 1993 ERROR: INVALSEL INVALID SELECTION ERROR: INVALFMT INVALID FORMAT 009 SEND TEXT 3 3 CHARACTERS (000 to 255) 010 MEMBER No. 011 RESP: MSGACCEPT MESSAGE ACCEPTED MAIN MENU 3 3 CHARACTERS (000 to 127) 008 MEM CODE POLL 16 ERROR: INVALSEL INVALID SELECTION SEND TEXT 1 75 POLL9C3.9 .Continued (3) . Polling Command Structure . POLL 18 ERROR: INVALSEL INVALID SELECTION SEND TEXT 1 Polling Commands (continued) ≥012 SEND TEXT 1 Polling Figure 29.Accepted 14th December 2005 3 DIGITS 000-127 MEM 007 DEFINE MACRO ENCODED MESSAGE MEM CODE POLL15 ERROR: INVALSEL INVALID SELECTION 000 SEND TEXT 1 SEND TEXT 1 5 CHARACTERS HH-MM 004 START TIME POLL14 ERROR: INVALTIM INVALID TIME 5 CHARACTERS HH-MM REPORTING INTERVAL POLL 20 ERROR: INVALTIM INVALID TIME SEND TEXT 1 1 CHARACTER RESPONSE 0 = NO RESPONSE 1 = DATA REPORT 2 = MESSAGE TRANSFER POLL 28 3 CHARACTERS 000 to 255 SEQUENCE NUMBER POLL 13 005. 006.

Accepted 14th December 2005 NO DATA ENTERED 4 Figure 30.SEND .RESTART .RESTART CLEAR CALL ERROR:INVALFMT INVALID FORMAT RESTART ARE YOU SURE ? EGC10 N SEND TEXT 2 4 ERROR:INVALSEL INVALID SELECTION DATA ENTERED SEND TEXT 2 Polling Commands (continued) POLL9RDC4.SEND.EPS 30th October 1996 .HELP DISPLAY HELP TEXT A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.QUIT .Continued (4) .9 .HELP RESP:MSGACCEPT MESSAGE ACCEPTED ERROR:TOOLONG MESSAGE LENGTH EXEEDED MAIN MENU UP TO 32640 CHARACTERS SEND TEXT 2 CLEAR CALL ENTER MESSAGE NOT BINARY DATA POLL21 POLL21 ERROR:TOOLONG MESSAGE LENGTH EXEEDED 1 CHARACTER Y or N CLEAR CALL Y MAIN MENU . Polling Command Structure . ALL OTHER COMMANDS META COMMAND .QUIT ARE YOU SURE ? EGC9 N BINARY DATA SEND TEXT 1 4 UP TO 32640 BYTES SPECIAL FORMAT FOR BINARY DATA POLL26 SEND TEXT 3 NOT OK OK RESP:MSGACCEPT MESSAGE ACCEPTED MAIN MENU ERROR:INVALSEL INVALID SELECTION 76 CLEAR CALL 1 CHARACTER Y or N ERROR:TOOLONG MESSAGE LENGTH EXEEDED Y .Polling ERROR:INVALFMT INVALID FORMAT CONTINUE MESSAGE POLL27 SEND TEXT 2 4 .

The range 012 .Command Refer to Reference 1 for further description of the commands available to LES users. The commands 000 .A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. 000 for ordinary poll): Numeric Characters 3 digits Valid Range (000 .g. Yes.2 POLL2 . Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALCMD Invalid Command ERROR:NOTAUTH User is not authorized Help Text: Command Type Function -----------------------------------------------------------------000 Ordinary Poll for Data Report Response 001 Program Reserved Data Reporting 002 Initiate Reserved Data Reporting 003 Stop Reserved Data Reporting 004 Program Periodic Data Reporting 005 Initiate Periodic Data Reporting 006 Stop Periodic Data Reporting 007 Define Macro Encoded Message 008 Macro Encoded Message 009 Data Transmisssion 010 Down Load DNID 011 Delete DNID >= 012 Send as Submitted in text field Figure 31. Help Text for Poll Command 77 .Accepted 14th December 2005 Polling 9. These have to be authorized individually for the registered user by the LES operator. Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Command Type (e.011 are pre defined.9 .127 are user defined and so do not have to be authorized for the registered user.127) Valid Menu selection User is authorized service. See Figure 31 for the help screen Help Available: Additional Information: Note that periodic data reporting is a form of unreserved data reporting which takes place at intervals which have been specified previously in the appropriate poll commands.

7. I = Individual. Area Poll is received by mobiles in the specified area. I. Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALSEL Invalid Selection 9. Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALSEL Invalid Selection Select Poll Type (G = Group. >= 12.9 .4 POLL4 . 8. Area Poll is received by mobiles in the specified area. Prompt: Select Poll Type (G = Group. or A 1 character Valid Menu Selection Yes 78 .Polling A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.Accepted 14th December 2005 9. 6. Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Help Text: Group Poll is a broadcast to all mobiles in Closed Network Id.Poll Type This command is for command option 5. A = Area): Alphabetic: G or A 1 character Valid Menu Selection Yes Alphabetic: G. Individual Poll is received only by the addressed mobile. 9. and.Poll Type This command is for command options 0. A = Area): Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Help Text: Group Poll is a broadcast to all mobiles in Closed Network Id.3 POLL3 .

9 .Accepted 14th December 2005 Polling 9.6 POLL6 .5 POLL5 . For normal message submission. Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Help Text: Group Poll is a broadcast to all mobiles in Closed Network Id. Number until two carriage until 20 mobile numbers are 9 Digit Mobile Number: Numeric Characters 9 digits Valid format Yes Select Poll Type (G = Group. the user will continue to be prompted for Mobile return/line feeds are submitted in succession or entered.Mobile Number Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Help Text: The Mobile Number is the 9 digit INMARSAT number It must start with the number 4 for Standard C. Individual Poll is received only by the addressed mobile.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. I = Individual): Alphabetic: G or I 1 character Valid Menu Selection Yes 79 .Poll Type This command is for command option 11 Delete DNID. Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALSEL Invalid Selection 9. Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALMOB Invalid Mobile Number ERROR:NOTAUTH User is not authorized (Mobile has an associated PIN which is not the one being used) RESP:MOBBAR Mobile Barred <Mobile Number> RESP:NOTLOG Mobile not logged into Region <Mobile Number> RESP:NOTCOM Mobile Not Commissioned <Mobile Number> RESP:NOTREG Mobile Not Registered <Mobile Number> that is unique to each mobile.

7 POLL7 .9 .Accepted 14th December 2005 9.Area Type Prompt: Area Type: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Additional Information: See Figure 33 for a list of commands and address size. Help Text for Poll Area Type 9. 80 . 1. 3 or 4) Yes.Polling A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALSEL Invalid Selection Help Text: Area Type --------0 1 3 4 Description ---------------All Ships NAVAREA Rectangular Area Circular Area Figure 32.8 POLL8 . see Figure 32 for help text.Area Address Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Help Text: Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALFMT Invalid Format Area Address: Alphanumeric 2 to 12 characters Valid Format Yes See Figure 33 Numeric Characters 1 digit Valid Selection (0.

(E/W) = East or West Example rectangular address: 12S124E10015 The southwest corner is at 12 Degrees South. Help Text for Poll Area Address 9.Subaddress Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALSEL Invalid Selection 81 DNID (5 digits): Numeric Characters 5 digits Valid DNID format DNID is owned by the PIN No .A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. and 124 Degrees East. The extent of the rectangle is 10 Degrees North and 015 degrees East.provided in the prompt SubAddress (000 to 255): Numeric Characters 3 digits Valid Range 0 . Figure 33.DNID Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALFMT Invalid Format (DNID entered not between 00000 and 65535) ERROR:NOTAUTH User is not authorized (DNID does not belong to PIN or not known by LES) 9.Accepted 14th December 2005 Polling Help Text: Area Type --------0 1 3 4 Address Format -----------------No address required 2 digits DD(N/S)DDD(E/W)DDDDD (12 characters) DD(N/S)DDD(E/W)MMM (10 characters) (N/S) = North or South.provided in prompt .255 No .9 POLL9 .9 .10 POLL10 .

which requires a special input format. Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALSEL Invalid Selection 9.11 POLL11 .Acknowledgement Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Help Text: If the user selects the ACK option.12 POLL12 . Yes 82 . Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALSEL Invalid Selection Presentation Binary? (Y/N): Characters 1 character Valid menu selection Y or N Yes Acknowledgement Option (Y/N): Characters 1 Character Valid Menu Selection Y or N. the MES will return an acknowledgement data report that the command was received.Accepted 14th December 2005 9.Polling A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. N = IA5 See your INMARSAT-C user handbook for details.Presentation Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Help Text: Y = Binary.9 .

It is passed transparently through the LES. The sequence number may be used by the MES to ignore duplicate polls.6 for recommendations on which delimiters may be used at this prompt when submitting binary message data.Sequence Number Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Help Text: The sequence number is returned in the data report acknowledgement packet to confirm this poll command. This allows the user to associate the sequence number of the poll command with the corresponding acknowledgement. Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALFMT Invalid Format Sequence Number (000 to 255): Numeric Characters 3 numeric characters Valid format Range 000 to 255 Yes 83 . Sending out polls with numbers which are out of sequence could end up by the polls being ignored by the mobile(s) being addressed.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.Accepted 14th December 2005 Polling 9. Managing the sequence number is the responsibility of the terrestrial user originating the poll.9 . Additional Information: See Section 2.13 POLL13 .

the actual starting frame is determined by randomizing over the requested reporting interval. A data report will not be sent from a MES if it is in the process of sending or receiving a message.00 am. Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALTIME Invalid Time Start Time (HH-MM): Numeric Characters plus "-" separator 5 characters Valid Format Yes 84 .00 am and 1.9 . After the starting time and reporting interval are converted to frame numbers. Additional Information: All timings are approximate because the actual timing is done on the basis of TDM frame length which is 8. The reporting interval is converted into the number TDM frames between transmissions. the transmission will occur at approximately the same time each day. For example if a user wants to transmit once per day at 9. The interval over which the randomization occurs is limited to a maximum of 1600 frames (approximately 4 hours) regardless of the length of the requested reporting interval.Polling A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.00 pm. The starting time is converted to the TDM frame number in the day that is closest to the time requested by the user. it is the responsibility of the user to submit a poll to request the lost data from the MES. Once the assignment is made. This is to prevent particular times of day from becoming congested. the actual transmission assignment will be between 9. typically within a few TDM frames. Note that the user who wishes data reporting to start the same day as when the command is issued must allow time for the command to be processed and sent to the mobile via the NCS. If for any reason a data report is lost. approximately. Therefore Start Time must be some time after the current time so that the current frame number when received by the mobile is less than the transmitted frame number.64 seconds.14 POLL14 .Accepted 14th December 2005 9.Start Time Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Help Text: The MES will not start to respond with an initial periodic data report until poll command type 5 has been sent. The exact processing of data reports varies by MES manufacturer.

6 for recommendations on which delimiters may be used at this prompt when submitting binary message data.17 POLL17 No longer used (retained to maintain numbering scheme).Define Macro Encoded Message This command defines a Macro encoded message to a MES. MEM Code (000 to 127): Numeric Characters 3 digits Valid Format Yes MEM Code (000 to 127): Numeric Characters 3 digits Valid Format Yes 85 . Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALSEL Invalid Selection 9.9 . Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALSEL Invalid Selection 9.16 POLL16 .15 POLL15 . Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Help Text: This Macro Encoded Message allows you to associate a code with a text string in the MES. Additional Information: See Section 2.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. This code is expanded by the MES into the predefined text. This allows you to send only the code instead of the entire string to the MES for frequently used messages. This command sends the predefined code to the MES.Accepted 14th December 2005 Polling 9.Macro Encoded Message Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Help Text: To use this command first define the required Macro via a POLL Command type 7.

Member Number Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Additional Information: See Section 2.Unreserved Data Reporting Interval Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Reporting Interval (HH-MM): Characters 5 characters HH-MM Valid hours-minutes 00 hours to 23 hours 00 minutes to 59 minutes Yes Member Number (000 to 255): Numeric Characters 3 digits Valid Range (0 to 255) No . Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALSEL Invalid Selection 9.9 . 9. See your INMARSAT-C user handbook for additional details.provided in prompt Help Available: Help Text: This is the appoximate starting time for periodic data reporting. Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALTIME Invalid Time 86 .Polling A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.20 POLL20 .6 for recommendations on which delimiters may be used at this prompt when submitting binary message data.19 POLL19 No longer used (retained to maintain numbering scheme).Accepted 14th December 2005 9.6 for recommendations on which delimiters may be used at this prompt when submitting binary message data. Additional Information: See Section 2.18 POLL18 .

Enter Message Prompt: Enter Message terminated by one of the following: .H is entered followed by characters which are not recognised as part of a valid meta command the response: ERROR:INVALMETA Invalid Meta Command 87 . Note because of the buffering which takes place for X.10. Displays additional information for each prompt.HELP The previously entered text is submitted for transmission.S..Accepted 14th December 2005 Polling 9. .5.see Section 2. If .HELP.12. For a general description concerning Meta-commands refer to Section 2.SEND. . which is reduced to 208 characters for DNID download polls . .QUIT.25 submission the fact the maximum message size has been exceeded may not be flagged until after extra characters have been entered.RESTART . .RESTART and . These commands can be exercised at any time following the Enter Message or Continue Message prompts. IA5 characters 1 to 233 characters None Yes . or .27. See Section 2.QUIT:<CRLF> Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Help Text: The following meta commands are available: .HELP Additional Information: The Help Text given above applies only to the case where no text has been entered by the user. .Meta-Commands The following Meta-commands are available: .RESTART.Q.22 POLL22 .QUIT .SEND .A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. Clear the text and reenter new text.R. Text entry is not permitted for the following poll command types: • 001 Program Reserved Data Reporting • 002 Initiate Reserved Data Reporting • 003 Stop Reserved Data Reporting • 005 Initiate Periodic Data Reporting • 006 Stop Periodic Data Reporting • 011 Delete DNID Possible Responses: ERROR:TOOLONG Message entered is too long 9. . The case where some text has already been entered is covered in Section 9.SEND. After entering <CR> at the Enter <CR> to continue: prompt which follows. Returns the user to the main menu. the user will be again prompted with the POLL21 prompt.9 .21 POLL21 . The maximum size of message text allowed is 233 characters.

Accepted 14th December 2005 will be given. QUI or QUIT following the ". SEN or SEND following the ". RE.".3 .22. Valid format Message too long Message too short No Help Available: Possible Responses: RESP:MSGACCEPT MSG-REF: <nnnnnn> Message Accepted <yy-mm-dd/hh-mm> ERROR:TOOLONG Message entered is too long (Call is cleared) 9. This is followed by the POLL21 or POLL27 prompt depending on whether no text or some text has already been entered. 9. RES etc.22.22. Valid format No None 88 .QUIT Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Possible Responses: 9. Valid format No None None Alphanumeric Q.". following the ".".SEND Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: None Alphanumeric S.1 .2 .9 . QU.Polling A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. SE.RESTART Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Possible Responses: None Alphanumeric R.

QUIT [Are You Sure?] Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALSEL Invalid Selection 9.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.23 POLL23 No longer used (retained to maintain numbering scheme).24 POLL24 .Accepted 14th December 2005 Polling 9.provided in the prompt Are you sure? (Y or N): Y or N 1 character Valid selection from menu No . for those cases where no text has been entered and Section 9. 9.22.25 POLL25 .9 .provided in the prompt None Alphanumeric H.HELP Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Possible Responses: Help text is provided which is as described in Section 9. for those cases where some text has been entered. HE.27.21. HEL.RESTART [Are You Sure?] Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALSEL Invalid Selection Are you sure? (Y or N): Y or N 1 character Valid selection from menu No .". Valid format 89 . HELP following the ". 9.4 .

6 .SEND . Returns the user to the main menu.Accepted 14th December 2005 9. No 9.27 POLL27 .6 for recommendations on which delimiters may be used at the prompts preceding this prompt when submitting binary message data.6 Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Additional Information: See Section 2.HELP" is retained Continue Message: All valid IA5 characters Total size of poll data is 233 characters maximum including previously entered portions of the message None Yes .HELP The previously entered text is submitted for transmission.Continue Message Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Help Text: New text will be added to that already entered . Clear the text and reenter new text.RESTART .. the user will be prompted with the POLL27 prompt.HELP Additional Information: After entering <CR> at the Enter <CR> to continue: prompt which follows. Possible Responses: RESP:MSGACCEPT MSG-REF: <nnnnnn> Message Accepted <yy-mm-dd/hh-mm> ERROR:TOOLONG Message entered is too long (Call is cleared) ERROR:INVALFMT Invalid Format (Binary data did not match format described in Section 2. Any message data prior to ". Conforms to the special format for binary. parity not checked 1 to 233 bytes (excluding length bytes and ’FF’ terminator) Check that the message is between 1 and 233 byte size.QUIT .Special Format for Binary The special format for binary applies as described in Section 2.Polling A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.26 POLL26 .Call is cleared) Binary Data:<CRLF> 8 bit bytes. 90 .9 .

9 .28 POLL28 .A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.Response This field permits the user to specify the type of response desired in response to the poll.Accepted 14th December 2005 Polling 9. Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Help Text: Types of responses available: 0 = No Response 1 = Data Report 2 = Message Transfer Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALSEL Invalid Selection Response: Numeric Character 1 character Valid menu selection 0. The actual action taken depends on the Mobile to which the poll is sent. Yes 91 . or 2. 1. The three possibilities are: • No Response • A Data Report sent on the signalling channel • A message sent on the message channels.

Polling with PDN: Service Selection 19 This command is not supported 92 .Enhanced Group Call with PDN : Service Selection 10 This command is not supported 11 MSG .Message Submission with PDN : Service Selection 14 This command is not supported 12 POLL .EGC.Accepted 14th December 2005 10 EGC .9 . Message & Polling with Delivery Notification A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.

2 PW2 . 13.Enter Old Password Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Possible Responses: No response or error messages provided.Verify New Password Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALFMT Invalid Format RESP:PWOK New password accepted Verify new password: Alphanumeric 6 to 10 characters Matches new password No Enter new password: Alphanumeric 6 to 10 characters Valid password format and does not equal old password No ERROR: type responses given at this command No Enter old password: Alphanumeric 6 to 10 characters Valid existing password No ERROR: type responses given at this command No 93 .9 .Accepted 14th December 2005 Change Password 13 PW .3 PW3 . 13.Change Password : Service Selection 80 See Figure 34 for the command structure to change the password associated with a PIN.Enter New Password Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Possible Responses: No response or error messages provided.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. 13.1 PW1 .

EPS 20 June 1991 A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.9 . Change Password Command Structure Summary .Accepted 14th December 2005 Figure 34.Quit 6-10 ALPHANUMERIC CHARACTERS 80 CHANGE PASSWORD ENTER OLD PASSWORD PW1 6-10 ALPHANUMERIC CHARACTERS ENTER NEW PASSWORD PW2 6-10 ALPHANUMERIC CHARACTERS VERIFY NEW PASSWORD PW3 RESP: PWOK NEW PASSWORD ACCEPTED PW MAIN MENU ERROR: INVALFMT INVALID FORMAT CLEAR CALL 3rd UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT 94 Change Password PW80.

1 QUIT1 .Accepted 14th December 2005 Quit 14 QUIT . 14.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. See Figure 35 for the command structure of QUIT.Are You Sure? Prompt: Data Type: Size: Validation: Help Available: Possible Responses: ERROR:INVALSEL Invalid Selection RESP:QUIT User has cleared call Are you SURE? (Y or N): Y or N 1 character Valid selection from menu No .QUIT : Service Selection 99 This selection allows the user to quit Enhanced Services and clear the call to the LES.provided in the prompt 95 .9 .

EPS 14th November 1990 Figure 35.9 . QUIT Command Structure .DNID Data Reports and Messages Y CALL IS CLEARED 1 CHARACTER Y or N ARE YOU SURE ? QUIT1 MAIN MENU 99 QUIT N ERROR: INVALSEL INVALID SELECTION MAIN MENU 96 A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.Accepted 14th December 2005 Quit Command QUIT99.

The processing of data reports and messages stored in a DNID file or immediately forwarded requires computer equipment running software that can interpret the information. The one-byte checksum is an exclusive OR of byte one to byte N-2 inclusive in Figures 36 and 37. depending on the number of continuation reports received. The data from each continuation report is concatenated to the previous report.Accepted 14th December 2005 DNID Data Reports and Messages 15 DNID Data Reports and Messages A Data Network ID (DNID) file stores data reports and messages that have been addressed to the DNID. as described in Section 2. it must be supplied by the user as an end-to-end application. The data fields are forwarded as received by the LES from the mobile. The terrestrial user connects to the LES and retrieves the data reports and the messages. The LES is not currently enabled to support reserved data reports. This section defines the format of the data reports and DNID-addressed messages.16. The protocol in Reference 1 is designed such that a 16-bit checksum is applied separately to the first data report and to each data report that is a continuation of the first data packet. or 50 bytes. The first two bytes are the record size in bytes. the LES operator may specify that data reports and messages addressed to particular DNIDs should be immediately forwarded to an X. the data field is composed of bytes six to 13 of the first data report and bytes two to 13 of the continuation reports. This means that there is no overall checksum for the combined data report. There are two types of data reports in Reference 1: reserved (preassigned) and unreserved data reports. The eight-bit checksum shown below is a minimal check provided by the LES on the overall message to allow detection of errors on lines between terminals and X.121 address associated with the DNID. If an overall checksum is required. The length field can be 26. 38. as shown in Reference 1.25 PADs.1 Data Reports Figures 36 and 37 display the format of the data generated from data reports. 97 . The last byte is set to hex FF. 15. For unreserved data reports. This user checksum will be treated as data by the LES. Alternatively. These fields are for processing computers to check that they have not jumped into the middle of data during reception. when received in this format. Unreserved data reports can be up to 50 bytes long.9 .A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. binary 11111111.

DNID Data Reports and Messages A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. 0 = Data Report.Accepted 14th December 2005 Bits->8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Byte ---------------------1 | Length (LSB) | ---------------------2 | Length (MSB) | ---------------------3 | Record type | ---------------------4 | Presentation | ---------------------5 | Year MS byte | ---------------------6 | Year LS byte | ---------------------7 | Month MS byte | ---------------------8 | Month LS byte | ---------------------9 | Day MS byte | ---------------------10 | Day LS byte | ---------------------11 | Hour MS byte | ---------------------12 | Hour LS byte | ---------------------13 | Minute MS byte | ---------------------14 | Minute LS byte | ---------------------- Length in binary counted from byte 3 through byte N inclusive.9 . binary Always set to data = 7 binary ^ Time when data was received at the LES | Example 12 June 1990 13:20 hours | | 9 | 0 | 0 | 6 1 2 ASCII 1 3 | 2 | 0 | | | | | | v Continued Figure 36. Format of Data Reports 98 .

| | | | ---------------------N-1 | Checksum | Exclusive OR of above contents.Continued 99 .Accepted 14th December 2005 DNID Data Reports and Messages Bits->8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Byte ---------------------15 | DNID (LSB) | ^ ---------------------Binary 16 | DNID (MSB) | ---------------------. ---------------------18 | Member number | Of mobile in DNID. 8 bit binary.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. ---------------------N | Hex FF | End flag ---------------------Figure 37.9 . ---------------------| Data Report | | | | | Further details on formats are contained | | in Reference 1.v 17 | LES ID | As received from mobile. Format of Data Reports .

2 DNID-Addressed Messages Figures 38 and 39 displays the format of the data generated from DNID-addressed messages. The one-byte checksum is an exclusive OR of byte one to byte N-2 inclusive in Figures 38 and 39. The first two bytes are the record size in bytes.DNID Data Reports and Messages A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. DNID-addressed messages can be up to 32640 bytes in length. binary 11111111. The last byte is set to hex FF. 100 .Accepted 14th December 2005 15.9 . The protocol in Reference 1 is designed such that a DNID-addressed message is not acknowledged to the mobile as accepted by the LES unless it is successfully received and stored in the DNID file or immediately forwarded to the X.121 address for the DNID. These fields are for processing computers to check that they have not jumped into the middle of data during reception.

9 . Binary As received from Mobile ^ Time when data was received at the LES | Example 12 June 1990 13:20 hours | | 9 | 0 | 0 | 6 1 2 ASCII 1 3 | 2 | 0 | | | | | | v ^ Binary v Inserted by LES for compatibility with Data report format Continued Figure 38. 1 = Message.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.Accepted 14th December 2005 DNID Data Reports and Messages Bits->8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Byte ---------------------1 | Length (LSB) | ---------------------2 | Length (MSB) | ---------------------3 | Record type | ---------------------4 | Presentation | ---------------------5 | Year MS byte | ---------------------6 | Year LS byte | ---------------------7 | Month MS byte | ---------------------8 | Month LS byte | ---------------------9 | Day MS byte | ---------------------10 | Day LS byte | ---------------------11 | Hour MS byte | ---------------------12 | Hour LS byte | ---------------------13 | Minute MS byte | ---------------------14 | Minute LS byte | ---------------------15 | DNID (LSB) | ---------------------16 | DNID (MSB) | ---------------------17 | LES ID | ---------------------18 | Reserved | ---------------------- Length in binary counted from byte 3 through byte N inclusive. Format of DNID-Addressed Messages 101 .

see Reference 1 9 digit ASCII mobile number of MES + 3 digit future expansion Reserved fields for future expansion to 12 digit mobile number. Format of DNID-Addressed Messages .Continued 102 .9 .Accepted 14th December 2005 Bits->8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Byte ---------------------19 | Mobile number len| ---------------------20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 | T | ---------------------| M1 | ---------------------| I2 | ---------------------| D3 | ---------------------| X4 | ---------------------| X5 | ---------------------| X6 | ---------------------| X7 | ---------------------| X8 | ---------------------| Reserved | ---------------------| Reserved | ---------------------| Reserved | ---------------------| | | | | Message | | | | | ---------------------| Checksum | ---------------------| Hex FF | ---------------------^ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | v No. set to 9 binary ’4’ ASCII.DNID Data Reports and Messages A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. set to 0 binary Variable length field N-1 N Exclusive OR of above contents End flag Figure 39. of digits in mobile number.

the report will be stored (or forwarded). binary 11111111.3 Enhanced Data Reports Figure 40 and 41 displays the format of the data generated from enhanced data reports.9 . A new checksum is added at the end of the report to ensure the integrity of the complete set of data transmitted via the terrestrial interface.Accepted 14th December 2005 DNID Data Reports and Messages 15. These fields are for processing computers to check that they have not jumped into the middle of data during reception.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. 103 . The one-byte checksum is an exclusive OR of byte one to byte N-2 inclusive. These checksums are checked and then if there are no issues. the report is constructed with header information as shown below. The last byte is set to hex FF. The satellite protocol in Reference 1 includes two types of checksum that are designed to ensure the integrity of both the individual EDR packets and the overall data content. The first two bytes are the record size in bytes. When an EDR is retrieved (or forwarded).

Of mobile in DNID. Format of Enhanced Data Reports 104 . 8 Binary.Accepted 14th December 2005 Bits->8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Byte ---------------------1 | Length (LSB) | ---------------------2 | Length (MSB) | ---------------------3 | Record type | ---------------------4 | Presentation | ---------------------5 | Year MS byte | ---------------------6 | Year LS byte | ---------------------7 | Month MS byte | ---------------------8 | Month LS byte | ---------------------9 | Day MS byte | ---------------------10 | Day LS byte | ---------------------11 | Hour MS byte | ---------------------12 | Hour LS byte | ---------------------13 | Minute MS byte | ---------------------14 | Minute LS byte | ---------------------15 | DNID (LSB) | ---------------------16 | DNID (MSB) | ---------------------17 | LES ID | ---------------------18 | Reserved | ---------------------- Length in binary counted from byte 3 through byte N inclusive. Continued Figure 40.9 . Binary Always set to data = 7 Binary ^ Time when data was received at the LES | Example 12 June 1990 13:20 hours | | 9 | 0 | 0 | 6 | 1 | 2 ASCII 1 | 3 | 2 | 0 | | | | | | v ^ Binary v As received from mobile.Outgoing Call Message Formats A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. 2 = Enhanced Data Report.

of digits in mobile number. Figure 41. | | | | | | | v Exclusive OR of above contents. End flag.Continued 105 . ’4’ ASCII | for Inmarsat-C. Format of Enhanced Data Reports . No.9 . | | | | | | | 9 digit ASCII mobile number of MES.Accepted 14th December 2005 Outgoing Call Message Formats Bits->8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Byte ---------------------| | | Data Report | | | ---------------------N-11 | Mobile Number Len | ---------------------N-10 | T | ---------------------N-9 | M1 | ---------------------N-8 | I2 | ---------------------N-7 | D3 | ---------------------N-6 | X4 | ---------------------N-5 | X5 | ---------------------N-4 | X6 | ---------------------N-3 | X7 | ---------------------N-2 | X8 | ---------------------N-1 | Checksum | ---------------------N | Hex FF | ---------------------- Further details on formats are contained in Reference 1. ^ Inmarsat Standard.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. set to 9 Binary.

once a call has been established. but the rest of the message is formatted according to the type of data which follows.Accepted 14th December 2005 16 Outgoing Call Message Formats This section defines the formats for Store and Forward Messages and Store and Forward Status Messages.Outgoing Call Message Formats A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. Format: <CRLF> MESSAGE:<Message_Name><CRLF> <LES_Name>DATE<SP><SP><YY-MM-DD/HH-MM><CRLF> T:<Type><CRLF> Where: <Message_Name> currently contains spaces. 16. The common header is of the following form. as described in Section 2. The following formats are defined. The format of these messages considers human users as well as the machine-user.9 .1 Common Header The common header is sent in front of all delivery messages and delivery notifications. • Common Header • Delivery Message. They share a common header format. It is reserved for future use <LES_Name> is a string of 30 characters (right filled with spaces). including examples of a • • • • Normal Message Distress Message Distress Alert Land Mobile Alert • Delivery Notification Note: these formats do not apply to outgoing calls made for the immediate forwarding of data reports or DNID-addressed messages. one of NDN Non-Delivery Notification PDN Positive Delivery Notification MSG Normal Message (including Land Mobile Alert) DIS Distress Message or Alert 106 . These messages are sent to terrestrial users as outgoing calls made by the LES.3. which are described in Section 15. LES operator defined <YY-MM-DD/HH-MM> is date and time message commenced delivery <Type> is a three-character string indicating the type of data.

showing the banners sent in front on the X. Format: Orig:<SP><Originator><CRLF> MSG-REF:<SP><Msg_Ref><CRLF> RDATE:<SP><SP><Date_Rev><CRLF> <CRLF> <Message_Contents> Where: <Originator> is identity of originator (nine digit mobile number).2.25 interface. Reference 6. Messages destined for the PSDN network are received from the mobile in binary presentation. 3. 2.2 Delivery Message Mobile-originated messages addressed to a terrestrial user have the following form. Mobile numbers larger than nine digits may be used in the future <Msg_Ref> is message reference number (six digits) <Date_Rev> is date/time original message received by the LES <Message_Contents> is text of message received by LES DATE 90-07-23/16-34 Notes: 1. For distress alerts (T:DIS) and land mobile alerts (T:MSG) the text of the message is created by the LES from the packet received from the mobile. The formats of the text created by the LES for distress alerts and land mobile alerts are defined in Satellite User Interface Document.9 . However.1 Normal Message from Mobile Example: MESSAGE: TELEMEX SATRED T:MSG Orig: 412345678 MSG-REF: 003450 RDATE: 95-03-23/16-33 DATE 95-03-23/16-34 Please send an engineer to join us at the next stop as we are having problems with the engine.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. examples are given in the following sections. 16. 107 .Accepted 14th December 2005 Outgoing Call Message Formats Example: MESSAGE: TELEMEX SATRED T:MSG 16.

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16.2.2 Distress Message from Registered Maritime Mobile Example: MESSAGE: TELEMEX SATRED T:DIS Orig: 412345678 MSG-REF: 006540 RDATE: 95-03-23/17-20 DATE 95-03-23/17-21

Assistance required, engine has now failed. 16.2.3 Distress Message from Unregistered Maritime Mobile It is not possible for an unregistered mobile to send a message successfully (of either priority) since the mobile’s return ID is not known by the LES. 16.2.4 Distress Alert from Registered Maritime Mobile Example: MESSAGE: TELEMEX SATRED T:DIS Orig: 412345678 MSG-REF: 007650 RDATE: 95-03-23/17-30 DATE 95-03-23/17-31

DISTRESS ALERT FROM REGISTERED MOBILE Mobile Number : 412345678 LES ID : TELEMEX (360) Latitude (Degs Mins) : 39 51 South Longitude (Degs Mins) : 87 29 East Position Updated At (HHMM) : 1446 Protocol : Maritime Distress Type : Undesignated Speed : 0 Course : 0 Was Position Updated In The Last 24 Hrs : NO Was Course/Speed Updated In The Last 24 Hrs : NO Was Alert Auto Activated : NO

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16.2.5 Distress Alert from Unregistered Maritime Mobile Example: MESSAGE: TELEMEX SATRED T:DIS Orig: 400000000 MSG-REF: 008970 RDATE: 95-03-23/17-43 DATE 95-03-23/17-44

DISTRESS ALERT FROM UNREGISTERED MOBILE Mobile Number : 400000000 Return ID : 3116022 LES ID : TELEMEX (360) Latitude (Degs Mins) : 39 51 South Longitude (Degs Mins) : 87 29 East Position Updated At (HHMM) : 1446 Protocol : Maritime Distress Type : Undesignated Speed : 0 Course : 0 Was Position Updated In The Last 24 Hrs : NO Was Course/Speed Updated In The Last 24 Hrs : NO Was Alert Auto Activated : NO 16.2.6 Land Mobile Alert from Registered Mobile - Inmarsat Format Example: MESSAGE: TELEMEX SATRED T:MSG Orig: 481234567 MSG-REF: 009870 RDATE: 95-03-23/17-52 DATE 95-03-23/17-53

LAND MOBILE ALERT FROM REGISTERED MOBILE Mobile Number LES ID Latitude (Degs Mins Secs) Longitude (Degs Mins Secs) Manual Position Entered Protocol Land Alert Format Nature of Land Alert Was Alert Auto Activated Time of Position Speed Direction of Travel Extra Information (Hex) : : : : : : : : : : : : : 481234567 TELEMEX (360) 50 0 0.0 North 1 0 0.0 West False Land Mobile Inmarsat Format Severe Weather YES 1 to < 5 minutes old Fast > 70 km/h East AB

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16.2.7 Land Mobile Alert from Registered Mobile - User Defined Format Example: MESSAGE: TELEMEX SATRED T:MSG Orig: 481234567 MSG-REF: 009890 RDATE: 95-03-23/17-54 DATE 95-03-23/17-55

LAND MOBILE ALERT FROM REGISTERED MOBILE Mobile Number LES ID Latitude (Degs Mins Secs) Longitude (Degs Mins Secs) Manual Position Entered Protocol Land Alert Format User Defined Field 1 (5 bits) User Defined Field 2 (8 bits) User Defined Field 3 (8 bits) : : : : : : : : : : 481234567 TELEMEX (360) 50 0 0.0 North 1 0 0.0 West False Land Mobile User Defined 1F A5 00

16.2.8 Land Mobile Alert from Unregistered Mobile - Inmarsat Format Example: MESSAGE: TELEMEX SATRED T:MSG Orig: 480000000 MSG-REF: 010010 RDATE: 95-03-23/18-01 DATE 95-03-23/18-03

LAND MOBILE ALERT FROM UNREGISTERED MOBILE Mobile Number Return ID LES ID Latitude (Degs Mins Secs) Longitude (Degs Mins Secs) Manual Position Entered Protocol Land Alert Format Nature of Land Alert Was Alert Auto Activated Time of Position Speed Direction of Travel Extra Information (Hex) 16.3 Delivery Notification A Non-Delivery Notification (NDN) is sent to an address assigned to the PIN of the terrestrial user, if the LES is not able to deliver a message submitted by the user to one or more mobile destinations, or unable to deliver an EGC or Poll. The delivery outcome, successful or otherwise, for each of the specified mobile destinations, or ocean regions, in the case of EGCs or Polls, is shown is shown in the NDN.
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400000000 3116022 TELEMEX (360) 50 0 0.0 North 1 0 0.0 West True Land Mobile Inmarsat Format Severe Weather YES 1 to < 5 minutes old Fast > 70 km/h East AB

except that the common header indicates T:PDN rather than T:NDN. up to 40 characters .see Section 17 Note: for multi-addressed messages the lines from Dest to Reason are repeated for each destination address associated with the original message. if the LES operator specifies that delivery notifications are to be sent for every message.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.see Section 17 <Failure_Reason> is the non-delivery reason. If an NDN or PDN cannot be delivered to the user’s address it is sent to the LES operator spill-out position.Accepted 14th December 2005 Outgoing Call Message Formats A Positive Delivery Notification (PDN) is sent to that same address. Example: MESSAGE: TELEMEX SATRED DATE T:NDN MSG-REF: 003456 Orig: 234299080014827 Dest: 476241987 RDATE: 90-12-27/16-29 Reason: SD Satellite Call Failed Dest: 476241988 RDATE: 90-12-27/16-29 Reason: SD Satellite Call Succeeded 90-12-27/16-34 111 .9 . Format: MSG-REF:<SP><Msg_Ref><CRLF> Orig:<SP><Originator><CRLF> Dest:<SP><Destination><CRLF> RDATE:<SP><SP><Date_Rev><CRLF> Reason:<SP><SP><The_Reason><CRLF> Where: <Msg_Ref> <Originator> <Destination> is the message reference number (six digits) is up to 18 character originator address is the destination address . The format is the same as for NDNs. up to 40 characters .mobile number (messages) or ocean region name (EGCs and polls) <Date_Rev> is the date and time original message was received by LES <The_Reason> is <Success_Reason> or <Failure_Reason> <Success_Reason> is the success acknowledgement. EGC or Poll submission and where the delivery outcome is successful for all destinations.

either by using the Message Status Enquiry service (see Section 8) or by receiving a Delivery Notification from the LES (see Section 16. The following text string for <Success_Reason> is provided for a successful delivery: SD Satellite Call Succeeded The following text string for <Failure_Reason> is provided for a delivery not yet attempted: Awaiting Delivery One of the following text strings for <Failure_Reason> is provided for an unsuccessful call not attempted on the satellite side due to cancellation or an addressing or routing error: Clear Down Absent Subscriber Message Aborted Format Error Access to This Number Barred Network Congestion Unknown Reason For Failure Invalid Presentation Code Cancelled by user Cancelled by oper Cancelled on expiry set by user Cancelled on expiry set by oper Cancelled on expiry set by system Cancelled on TX failure Cancelled on route failure Cancelled by user without NDN Cancelled by oper without NDN Not Commissioned MH Congested MH Routing Failed MH Rerouting Failed One of the following text strings for <Failure_Reason> is provided for an unsuccessful call attempted on the satellite side: SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD Satellite Call Failed Mobile Absent Aborted By Operator Call Failed Due To Distress Invalid Address In Message Invalid Address Format Invalid Message Size Invalid Number Of Addresses Invalid Presentation LES Internal Error Mobile Already Commissioned Mobile Barred Mobile Busy Mobile Failed To Respond Mobile Forced Clear Mobile Not Commissioned Mobile Not Logged In OR Mobile Not Registered Mobile Responded Incorrectly Mobile Response Timeout 112 .Accepted 14th December 2005 17 Delivery Success and Failure Reasons This section lists the possible delivery success and failure reasons the user may receive from the LES.Delivery Success and Failure Reasons A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.3).9 .

and ’MH’ means Message Handler. Though the LES systems are not part of the Inmarsat network and do not interact with the NCS system. 3. then the NDN returned to the user will contain ’NCS’ failure text. ’SD’ means Satellite Driver. 113 . NDNs and PDNs sent to the LES operator spill-out position may contain other text strings. 2. the LES subsystem responsible for the central store-and-forward function.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. if TDM channels are down and a Poll or EGC (i. The above text strings are the more common responses a normal user may expect to receive. the LES subsystem responsible for the satellite interface.e. calls normally handled by the NCS in an Inmarsart system) is submitted by a user that fails. The full set of LES call completion code text strings is given in Reference 5.9 .Accepted 14th December 2005 Delivery Success and Failure Reasons SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD Notes: Mobile Protocol Error NCS Failed To Respond NCS Forced Clear Presentation Conversion Error Protocol Failure Remote Equipment Failure Resource Limit Exceeded Satellite Network Failure Service Not Provided Call pending Invalid LES ID in data report TDM Not Available No Msg Status Information Error in Outbound Message EGC Transmission Failed By NCS EGC Packet Sequence Error Call Cleared By System Cancelled due to Distress EGC Call failed due to Login Call to incorrect Ocean Region Message Channel Overloaded 1.

Message Status Enquiry responses. Responses are listed here in the order ERROR: responses then RESP: responses.Response Messages A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. DNID Status responses. ERROR:CONGEST LES Congested ERROR:EXCEDRETRY User has exceeded maximum retries ERROR:FAILED Call Failed (Usually as a result of problems in the network) ERROR:INVALADDR Invalid Address ERROR:INVALCMD Invalid Command ERROR:INVALDNID Invalid DNID ERROR:INVALDATE Invalid Date/Time ERROR:INVALFMT Invalid Format ERROR:INVALMETA Invalid Meta Command ERROR:INVALMOB Invalid Mobile Number ERROR:INVALOCEAN Invalid Region ERROR:INVALPIN Invalid PIN ERROR:INVALPRI Invalid Priority ERROR:INVALPRES Invalid Presentation ERROR:INVALREP Invalid Repetition Code ERROR:INVALSEL Invalid Selection ERROR:INVALSERV Invalid Service Selection ERROR:INVALTIME Invalid Time ERROR:MAXMSGS Maximum number of follow-on messages exceeded ERROR:NODNID PIN has no DNIDs ERROR:NOMOBILE User must enter a mobile ERROR:NOTAUTH User is not authorized ERROR:SYSCLOSE System is closing down 114 . This section gives a complete list of standard responses. Most of these responses are included in preceding pages. as and when they occur in the command sequence.25 user are in the following form.9 .Accepted 14th December 2005 18 Standard Responses All standard responses from the LES to the X. help text and prompts are not covered in this section. Format: <CRLF> <Response_Kind><Response_Name><Space><Response_Text><CRLF> An explanation of the meaning of each field is contained in Section 2. The whole response is shown in typewriter font. they are shown in angle brackets (< and >).4. and in alphabetic order within these groups. Where parameters appear as part of the response. Notes contained in round brackets are not seen by the user but are given here to provide the user with additional explanation.

Call cleared ERROR:TOOLONG Message entered is too long ERROR:ZEROLENMSG Message Length Must be Greater Than Zero RESP:DATADEL Data deleted RESP:MOBBAR Mobile Barred <Mobile Number> (Mobile number is appended) RESP:MSGACCEPT MSG-REF: <nnnnnn> Message Accepted <YY-MM-DD/HH-MM> (nnnnnn is the message reference number.Accepted 14th December 2005 ERROR:TIMEXP Time out expired .A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. YY-MM-DD/HH-MM is date/time) RESP:MSGCAN Request Accepted RESP:MSGNOTCAN MSG-REF: <nnnnnn> Message cannot be cancelled (nnnnnn is the message reference number) RESP:NODATA No reports in DNID files RESP:NOTCOM Mobile Not Commissioned <Mobile Number> (Mobile Number is appended) RESP:NOTLOG Mobile not logged into Region <Mobile Number> (Mobile Number is appended) RESP:NOTREG Mobile Not Registered <Mobile Number> (Mobile Number is appended) RESP:OVERFLOW One or more of the DNID files have lost data RESP:PASSEXP Password expired RESP:PWOK New password accepted RESP:QUIT User has cleared call RESP:RETRCOMP DNID retrieval complete RESP:TIMEOUT Timing out Please enter data Response Messages RESP:UNAVAIL Service temporarily unavailable RESP:UNKN MSG-REF: <nnnnnn> No record of message (nnnnnn is the message reference number) 115 .9 .

following call connection.29 PAD Parameters Users that connect to the PSDN network using a PAD must have their PAD parameters set-up as follows: • Table 2: PAD parameters required for X. The original parameters will be restored remotely by the LES before the call is cleared by the LES.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.9 . The LES software will read the current PAD parameters and then attempt to set remotely those parameters which are different to those listed in Tables 2 and 3.29 non-interactive working and also for Kermit file transfer (see Appendix B). Those parameters marked ’Not Set by LES’ will not be downloaded to the remote PAD. This is not possible if the call is cleared by the remote side.Accepted 14th December 2005 19 Remote Setting of X. Note that only a subset of the parameters listed in Tables 2 and 3 are of interest to the LES for communicating with the end user. • Table 3: PAD parameters required for X. The LES operator is able to modify the default PAD parameters both for interactive and noninteractive/Kermit access. Tables 2 and 3 give the factory settings. 116 .29 interactive working. Should this not be possible the onus is on the user to ensure that the PAD parameters are set as listed in Tables 2 and 3.

Accepted 14th December 2005 Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Name Escape Sequence Echo Data Forwarding Chars Data Forwarding timeout Flow control by PAD Suppress PAD Service Signals Action on Break Suppress Data Padding after CR Line Folding Terminal Speed Flow Control By Terminal LineFeed Insertion Line Feed Padding Line Editing Delete Char Delete Line Line Redisplay Display Edit Restrict Echo Parity Checking Page Wait Value Not set by LES 1= on 2= CR 0= None Not Set by LES Not set by LES Not set by LES 0= Don’t 0= Don’t 0= Don’t Not Set by LES Not Set by LES 6= Add LF 0= Don’t Not Set by LES Not Set by LES Not Set by LES Not Set by LES Not Set by LES Not Set by LES Not Set by LES Not Set by LES Table 2.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.9 .29 Parameters for Interactive Session 117 . X.

A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.Accepted 14th December 2005 Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Name Escape Sequence Echo Data Forwarding Chars Data Forwarding timeout Flow control by PAD Suppress PAD Service Signals Action on Break Suppress Data Padding after CR Line Folding Terminal Speed Flow Control By Terminal LineFeed Insertion Line Feed Padding Line Editing Delete Char Delete Line Line Redisplay Display Edit Restrict Echo Parity Checking Page Wait Value 0= Disabled 0= Off 2= CR 2= Secs Not Set by LES 0= Suppress Not set by LES 0= Don’t 0= Don’t 0= Don’t Not Set by LES Not Set by LES 0= Don’t 0= Don’t Not Set by LES Not Set by LES Not Set by LES Not Set by LES Not Set by LES Not Set by LES Not Set by LES Not Set by LES Table 3.9 .29 Parameters for Non-Interactive Session and Using Kermit 118 . X.

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Figure A-1 gives an example of a message being submitted in batch mode.2.9 and 3. The presentation code is IA5. as described in Sections 2.Accepted 14th December 2005 Appendix A Examples of Batch Mode Submission This appendix gives examples of scripts that can be submitted to the LES in batch mode. The user’s message is ’The quick brown fox’.9 .A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.6 in batch mode. Prompts are suppressed by the LES once batch mode is selected. A single message is transmitted to mobile number 481234567. character by character. Figure A-2 gives an example of the same message being submitted using the special binary data format described in Section 2. and the user’s password is HELLOXYZ. A-1 . the user’s PIN is 5A24C1. Note the change required in the delimiters used.

[ifd_x25_eg_x_batch.9.see Section 2.Accepted 14th December 2005 Byte Input 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 5 A 2 4 C 1 X <CR> <LF> H E L L O X Y Z <CR> <LF> 4 <CR> <LF> 4 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 <CR> <LF> <CR> <LF> 2 <CR> <LF> Comment Byte Input 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 T h e <Space> q u i c k <Space> b r o w n <Space> f o x <CR> <LF> . S E N D <CR> <LF> 99 <CR> <LF> Comment Start of message text Future prompts suppressed End of PIN End of password Message submission command Start of mobile address End of text Start of meta-command End of meta-command Quit command End of mobile address No more mobile addresses IA5 Note: unless the user waits for the LES response after sending byte 66.stx] Figure A-1.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. the remaining bytes will be discarded when the LES flushes the input buffer before sending the response . Example of Batch Mode Message Submission A-2 .9 .

A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.Accepted 14th December 2005 Byte Input 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 5 A 2 4 C 1 X <CR> <LF> H E L L O X Y Z <CR> <LF> 4 <CR> <LF> 4 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 <CR> <LF> <CR> <LF> 3 <CR> Hex 16 Hex 00 Comment Byte Input 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 Comment Future prompts suppressed End of PIN End of password Message submission command Start of mobile address T Start of message text h e <Space> q u i c k <Space> b r o w n <Space> f o x <CR> <LF> Hex FF End of text <CR> <LF> 99 Quit command <CR> <LF> End of mobile address No more mobile addresses Binary Length LSB Length MSB Note: unless the user waits for the LES response after sending byte 63.see Section 2. [ifd_x25_eg_x_batch_bin.9. Example of Batch Mode Binary Message Submission A-3 . the remaining bytes will be discarded when the LES flushes the input buffer before sending the response .stx] Figure A-2.9 .

depending on the type of Kermit software running at the remote site. The LES will then await a response for a further two minutes before timing out.DAT where <NNNNN> is the DNID number or CALL. B-1 . K = Kermit): prompt. The LES then pauses for ten seconds before initiating the Kermit send protocol. B. the send initiates automatically once the remote user Kermit enters receive mode. After entering K.29 or asynchronous users to download data from the DNID files. both Kermits exchange a set of parameters which control the transfer of the data. and the receive command RECEIVE <filename> should be entered to initiate the protocol at the remote site.1 Introduction The Kermit file transfer protocol is provided to enable X. Typing this sequence at any time during the LES/user dialogue will return control to the remote Kermit. This is usually <CTRL> and ] followed by C. This usually involves entering the LES X. reconnect to the LES by typing the CONN command. See Reference 2 for a complete description of the Kermit Protocol. "+ Sp\’#&13"). users must first run Kermit at their remote site and connect to the LES from within Kermit. The remote Kermit prompt will be displayed. The filename parameter in the receive command is optional. The dialogue is shown diagrammatically in Figure B-1 B. To download files using the Kermit protocol for file transfer. The ten second delay should normally be sufficient time for the user to escape back to the remote Kermit and type the receive command to initiate the Kermit receive protocol at the remote site. Most data transfer failures are a result of improper setup of parameters. waiting for the user to initiate the receive protocol. Note the Kermit escape sequence shown on the screen when connecting. This may be ignored. The following is a guide to setting up the remote Kermit parameters.25 interactive user can be entered. Any of the commands normally available to the X. Hit a <CR> and the PIN: prompt should be displayed.2 Procedure The user enters the LES Kermit mode by selecting option K from the Protocol prompt in the DNID Data Retrieval dialogue.25 interactive users using X.Accepted 14th December 2005 Appendix B User Guide for LES Kermit B. Once connected to the LES. and enters K at the Protocol: (D = Direct.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. the LES/user dialogue proceeds as usual. After the file transfer is complete.9 . The LES defaults the filename to C<NNNNN>.DAT if the A option was selected at the Enter DNID number or A for ALL DNID files: prompt. Some indication of the success or failure of the file transfer will be displayed. the user should enter the Kermit escape sequence that was noted when connection was first made to the LES. If the user does not initiate the receive protocol within ten seconds the LES Kermit will send a message to the remote user’s Kermit which will be seen as random characters on the terminal (for instance. The LES dialogue continues with the Data to be deleted? (Y or N): prompt.2 Parameters At the start of the Kermit protocol.2. up to the point the user requests DNID file retrieval.121 address at a PAD prompt. There is no need to type a send command at the LES.

’D’elete If PIN Valid. ’D’irect Prompt for range: ’U’nseen. Send Main menu prompt Menu selection or Session times out and call is cleared Figure B-1. ’R’etrieve. ’S’een.’S’. -------------------> Enter escape sequence. User Dialogue B-2 . A’ll’.1 Example User Download Dialogue Via Kermit Async or X. <------------------Providing operation successful. D’ate’ Prompt for DNID or All Prompt for service: ’S’tatus.Accepted 14th December 2005 B. poll the remote kermit (you may see some random characters here) and retry for 120 seconds until the remote kermit connects. then receive command at remote prompt (10 + 120 seconds allowed for this operation) <------------------or <------------------if no kermit response.2.’A’ or ’D’& time range -------------------> <------------------Prompt for protocol option: ’K’ermit.29 End User Makes connection request from a package that has a Kermit option -------------------> <------------------Enters PIN Enter ’2’ (DNID Retrieval) Enter ’R’ (Retrieve Data) Enter ’A’ or 5 digits -------------------> <-------------------------------------> <-------------------------------------> <-------------------------------------> <------------------Enter ’U’. provide menu selection Accepts connection and prompts for the PIN LES Enter ’K’.9 . then send data reports Wait 10 seconds for the remote kermit to connect then send the data reports.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. reconnect to LES -------------------> <------------------(Normally respond) Y -------------------> <------------------Further selection or quit -------------------> <------------------- Prompt: Data to be Deleted? Delete data.

The remote parameter determines the size of the packets the LES sends. 3. End of line should be set to <CR> at the remote Kermit.3 LES Validated Versions of Kermit There are many versions of Kermit available. 2. Block check type 1 is the only checksum the LES Kermit supports. The remote CHKT parameter must also be 1 for the download to be successful. To initiate eighth-bit prefixing. B. The parameters are controlled by the LES operator. 7.Accepted 14th December 2005 The default LES Kermit parameters sent in the initiation packet to the remote Kermit are as follows. as long as it is not the same as the eighth-bit prefix below. which should be used if binary data is downloaded. MaxL Time NPad PadC EOL QCTL QBIN CHKT Notes: 1.9 . 5. Control prefix at the remote Kermit can be any valid control prefix character in the range ASCII 33-63 or ASCII 96-126. The LES does not require padding characters. Padding characters are sent at the start of each packet unless NPad is set to 0 at the remote Kermit. depending on the size of the buffer at the remote Kermit.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. • Cross Talk • VAX Kermit • MSDOS Kermit maximum packet length timeout number of pad characters padding character end of line character control prefix literal eighth bit prefix literal block check type literal 80 60 0 blank <CR> # & 1 ASCII ASCII ASCII ASCII ASCII 32 13 35 38 49 B-3 . Maximum packet length at the remote Kermit can vary up to 94 bytes. The MaxL defined at the LES means the LES can receive a maximum packet size of 80 characters. 6. 4. if eighth-bit prefixing is used. HNS certifies that the following communications packages will work with the LES Kermit implementation. the remote QBIN parameter must be Y or &.

22 bis V. The exact set up required by the user is dependant on the make and model of the modem. It is advisable to set the user’s remote modem to select the highest common standard automatically to reduce the transmission charges and increase the call success rate.2 LES Modem Capabilities The modems at the LES are capable of several speed. error correction and data correction modes.1 Introduction This section gives guidance for users who access the LES by means of a terminal or PC equipped with an asynchronous modem.22 V.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3. C-1 .3 PC or Terminal Connection to the Remote Modem C. If this negotiation fails no compression will be used. The following notes are therefore intended as general guidance.32 V.42 bis the user may wish to disable compression if it is known that the data is already in compressed form as MNP5 may induce lower transmission rates in this case. Supported Modulation Modes If the remote modem is using LAPM error correction the LES modem will attempt to negotiate V. If the remote modem is using MNP error correction the LES modem will attempt to negotiate V. The LES modem uses V. C.1 Character Format The interface between the user’s PC or terminal (the DTE) and its modem is critical to the operation.3. CCITT Mode V.42 bis compression.32 bis V. Note: if the remote modem does not support V.42 or MNP5 compression. C.25 bitsynch 10-bit characters which means that the following format must be set up.9 .21 Data Rate 14400 BPS 9600 BPS 4800 BPS 2400 BPS 1200 BPS 300 BPS Table C-1. terminal and software package used. The LES modem will initially attempt to negotiate the highest common modulation mode as shown in Table C-1. Standard Hayes AT commands are used in the examples.Accepted 14th December 2005 Appendix C User Guide for Asynchronous Modem and Terminal Settings C.

this ensures that Kermit uses 8th-bit prefixing to transfer binary data.3 for notes on flow control.app] C-2 . The use of no flow control requires care in the setting of the DTE modem data rate.Accepted 14th December 2005 • For 8-bit data . XON/XOFF Do not use as this interferes with binary transfers Hardware (or CTS/RTS) Preferred None Problems may occur if the DTE modem rate is too low Hardware flow control is preferred. Users who only access the LES user interface and retrieve DNID data via Kermit may prefer to set 7-bit access as above. no parity.3. C.9 . one compatible with the modem’s maximum transmission rate) when sending data to the LES. space parity. 7 data bits. However. This is normally achieved by a command such as ATS0=n where n is the number of rings before the modem answers.use 1 start bit. it is desirable to set the date rate to the highest possible value to ensure that flow control problems do not occur when receiving calls from the LES and to a moderate rate (that is.4 Modem Set Up The DTE interface part of the modem set up is given in previous sections. C. 1 stop bit • For 7-bit data . 8 data bits. By default this will normally be set to 0 which disables auto answer.2 DTE to Modem Data Rate The interface between the DTE and the modem is normally buffered.3 Flow Control There are normally three options for flow control. Consult your modem handbook to determine the best setting compatible with those given in previous sections or set it to allow the modem to automatically negotiate the highest common standard with the LES. See Section C.3.use 1 start bit. A common value to use is ATS0=5. 1 stop bit It should be noted that any call from the LES or direct DNID download to the remote user will be full 8-bit binary data. The user must ensure that the 8-bit mode is set and that the communications package will capture 8-bit data. To allow the modem to be called by the LES it must be set to auto answer.3. C. [ifd_x25_async.A4-IFD-003076-1 Issue 3.