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WHY FIRE WIRE AND NOT CAT 5 ETHERNET ON THE 3000

Lawrence Orsmond
edited February 2017 in FLEX Series (Legacy) Radios
Why was fire wire chosen over cat 5 cable on the 3000?
This like a lot of other issues in the av market is not about technical superiority ,but by popular support.
Fire wire is by and large is not supported any more, well certainly in Africa.

Answers

  • Mike KD2CJJ
    Mike KD2CJJ Mr Member ✭✭
    edited February 2017
    Its like saying I just bout a 2009 Chevy in 2014 and why cant I get blutooth hands free.. Gigabit was not affordable to the average consumer in 2009 (there about) when the flex 3000 first came out and 100 Mb did not have the necessary bandwidth or transfer speed (Firewire is about 400 Mb bandwidth -- 4x faster than ethernet at that time  -- newwer specs of Firewire are 800Mb)..

    At the time that was the best mechanism to stream large amounts of data with the least risk of dropped bits/frames, etc...
  • Lawrence Orsmond
    edited May 2014
    This begs the question will flex continue with the Dead Man  Walking 3000 OR will they introduce a new sub 2000 dollar 100w sdr ?

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