Sending to a pager from the dialplan/perl?

I’m trying to send a notification to a pager using the dialplan/perl without installing a separate modem. Is this possible? I see that Voicemail has this option, is there a way to use just that pager functionality without going through voicemail? I’m kind of at a loss here. I have a setup of Asterisk1.6.1/Request Tracker3.8.8/perl. When certain tickets come in I want to send out a pager notification. A point to some relevant info would be nice. Thanks!