Does the new power amp support remote operation?

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I want to know if the new Genius power amp can be remoted, say to a tower location, and controlled by a 6500 in the shack.  Will any features be degraded or lost? Will its capabilities permit monitoring its operation from the shack?  What if any features or performance will be reduced or lost? TIA for any useable info.

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Patrick Greenlee

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Pretty sure the answer is yes. All you need is RF and ethernet to the amp, and 240v power at the tower location. It will be integrated with SmartSDR and monitored by its own software as well. You'll lose no features other than not being able to see the groovy lights dance to the beat.
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Yes, that is one of the common feature themes of the 4o3a product line.

Actually the placement of all components in a remote tower located service enclosure is possible.

Key is network connectivity.

The Amp has a standalone windows client as well as SmartSDR integration. Think an developers interface document will eventually appear.

Personally I have found 4o3a products at release difficult to use, but then as software and documentation is improved they end up world class. Having FRS set the standards for the PowerGeniusXL should sidestep the growing up process of the StationGeniusSSL and AntennaGenius (I don't have firsthand experience with the RotorGenius or other products and am still implementing the two systems I did purchase).