August 5, 2016 in Utilities (E)
[prMac.com] Austin, Texas / Essen, Germany - FlexRadio Systems, the leader in software defined radio (SDR) technology for the amateur radio market and Marcus Roskosch (Creating your app) announced a partnership to develop, market and sell a client interface application for both iPad(R) and iPhone(R) iOS devices. With SmartSDR for iOS it is now possible for Amateur Radio operators (HAMs) to operate their transceiver remotely from any location either from home or even from outside. HAMs can operate in any mode such as voice Mode (AM, FM, SSB) or even in Morse Code (CW).
SmartSDR for iOS can an almost fully replace the existing SmartSDR for Windows(R) software and most of its features can now be used from your mobile device without the necessity to use a PC.
On top of that, SmartSDR for iOS offers additional features such as a Band plan and a so called DX-Cluster integration. The fully integrated Band plan displays Frequency limits and permitted operating modes on the main screen of the app. the DX-Cluster feature informs about other HAMs currently operating on a certain frequency on any part of the world.
To run SmartSDR for iOS the operator will need a FLEX-6000 series radio, an Apple device such as an iPad(R), iPhone(R) or iPod(R) Touch running iOS 9.0 or greater. A newer iPad (3, Air 1 or newer) or iPhone (5s or better) is recommended.
To run this app at your home, nothing else but a regular Wi-Fi connection is needed. You can immediately start using the app.
To run the app and to operate your FLEX-6000 series radio from outside your shack, you need to have a VPN connection to your home network.
About FlexRadio Systems:
FlexRadio Systems is a pioneer in the design and development of software defined radios (SDRs) for the amateur radio market. Founded in 2003, FlexRadio was the first to introduce an SDR radio to the amateur community allowing for personality, functionality and performance of the radio to be upgraded through simple software downloads. This revolution by FlexRadio Systems allowed for the evolution of amateur radio as we know it today. FlexRadio Systems is headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA.
Pricing and Availability:
SmartSDR for iOS will be available from the App Store starting August 5, 2016 and is priced at $49.99 (USD). Optional features such as the DX-Cluster and Band Plan are priced at $4.99. For more information on SmartSDR for iOS client visit FlexRadio Systems online.
Marcus was formerly the global head of a multi-national discount chain's IT department for almost 15 years. He has been a developer of application software since 1985 and has been developing iOS applications since 2008; when Apple first introduced the App Store. He currently has more than 50 applications on the Apple App Store and Microsoft Windows Store including the popular Electronic Toolbox. In 2010 an application he developed for NXP on the prestigious EMMAs award and in 2013, his NetworkToolbox app was awarded as Best of Year by PC Magazine. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 Marcus Roskosch. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.