The standardization forum 3GPP has specified a Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) standard including an MMS Center (MMSC) that allows users to send and receive messages including e.g. text, images, audio and video. The 3GPP forum has however not standardized any MMSC provided supplementary services in relation to MMS.
The goal of the project is to create a Front End (FE) prototype which is capable of supporting a given set of MMSC supplementary messaging services for MMS and to develop and test an MMSC. The set of supplementary messaging services to be supported are auto-reply to an MMS message, auto-forwarding, convert an email to a MMS message, and cloning a MMS message.
The final results for the project are mixed. The prototype was not implemented entirely mainly due to lack of available software and not having access to an operators MMSC, which would be needed to push the supplementary services to mobile phones.
However substantial progress was achieved. All of the supplementary messaging services were implemented and made compatible with Mobile Arts existing system. A testing system was also designed capable of processing simulated incoming MMS messages.
Source: Uppsala University
Author: Andersson, Robert | Canady, Larry