FlexRadio Systems and Marcus Roskosch, DL8MRE Partner to bring SmartSDRTM for iOS to Market
SmartSDR for iOS allows operators to run SmartSDR on an iPad® or iPhone®
Essen, Germany and Austin TX – August 5, 2016: FlexRadio Systems and Marcus Roskosch, DL8MRE announced today a partnership to develop, market and sell a client interface application for both iPad® and iPhone® devices. SmartSDR™ for iOS was designed to offer FLEX-6300, FLEX-6500 and FLEX-6700 owners the ability to operate from home or remotely through their mobile device. SmartSDR for iOS provides many of the great features of SmartSDR for Windows® plus a few extras.
Full and Remote Control
SmartSDR for iOS can almost fully replace SmartSDR for Windows® and most of its features can now be used from your mobile device without the necessity to use a PC. You can operate in any mode, such as SSB or even CWX including sidetone.
In addition, the application can run along with programs on your PC such as N1MM or CW Skimmer or even along with SmartSDR for Windows as Remote Control.
On top of that, SmartSDR for iOS offers a visual Band plan and DX-Cluster integration. Band limits, modes and DX-Cluster spots will be displayed right inside the panadapter.
SmartSDR for iOS supports multi-tasking on newer iPads so it can run side-by-side and concurrently with any other app on your device.
To run SmartSDR for iOS the operator will need a FLEX-6000 series radio, an Apple device such as an iPad®, iPhone® or iPod® 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.
SmartSDR for iOS will be available from the App Store starting August 5, 2016 and is priced at US $49.99. Optional features such as the DX-Cluster and Band Plan are priced at US $4.99. For more information on SmartSDR for iOS client or FlexRadio Systems visit www.flexradio.com.
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. For more information, please visit www.flexradio.com or follow FlexRadio Systems on Twitter or Facebook.
Marcus Roskosch, DL8MRE, 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.
FlexRadio Systems is a registered trademark and FLEX-6000 Signature Series, FLEX-6300, FLEX-6500, FLEX-6700 and SmartSDR are trademarks of FlexRadio Systems. Apple, iPhone iPad, iPod are registered trademarks of Apple. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft. All other marks are owned by their respective owners. Stated specifications are subject to change without notice.