Typically a GUI application, this component facilitates configuration and monitoring of a server engine. If changes are made to the server configuration the administrator notifies the engine to reload it's running configuration either automatically or on user demand. An example of an administrator component is FirstPAGE Administrator.

This administrator allows you to maintain the FirstPAGE server's engine configuration.

Administrator Kit

An administrator kit contains the product's administration component only. After installing this kit on a workstation you may utilize any of the features of the Administrator component.


A client component utilizes the facilities of a standard NETCON server. Typically a GUI application, this component provides a user friendly interface of the available services offered by the server engine. An example of a client tool would be FirstPAGE Client which presents the user with a list of known messaging destinations and allows them to send messages to one or more destinations.


A FirstPAGE Server destination is a name assigned to a messaging location to which text messages may be delivered. Ex. SCOTTS_PAGER, KENS_PHONE, JIMS_EMAIL.

Distribution List

A FirstPAGE Server distribution list is a collection of Destinations which can be sent a message with a single transaction. Similar to an e-mail distribution list a client which initiates a transaction with a distribution list will automatically send the same message to all associated destinations.

Common Message

Frequently used text messages that may be used to send out common or broadcast messages.


Similar to a deferred page, allowing the user to set a schedule to send pages daily, weekly, monthly or yearly as well as the range of the recurrence.

Server Kit

A server kit typically contains the server engine and administrator components. In some cases a client component is also included with this kit. The server kit is usually installed on a centralized host, and this server is utilized by one or more clients or gateways. An example of a server kit is FirstPAGE Server. This kit contains the FirstPAGE engine, administrator and client.


The life cycle of every FirstPAGE message sent, allowing the user to see the current status of a message: Sent, Pending or Failure.

More information

    About FirstPAGE Client.