Downward Expander While Remote

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I've embraced the "Radio Server" concept which comes with the ownership of a Flex 6000 radio.  My 6300 sits happily down in my lonely, dark shack as I seldom operate from that position.  I find that I can very effectively operate from anywhere in or around my home with my laptop or Maestro without loosing much capability.  The exception that I miss is the Downward Expander.

I'm sure there is a good reason why this function is not available when remote, but I don't understand the reasoning or challenges.   As remote operations become more common place, background noise picked up by our microphones becomes more of an issue.  This function mitigates much of the problem.  This would be a boon to remote ops.  

Can someone elicit why this function is only available for physical microphone connections to the radio?
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DEXP is a a software function that is currently implemented in the audio codec of the radio which means that it is not *inline* with remote audio (Maestro in this case) or DAX audio. In order to make DEXP work in Maestro we need to move it from the audio codec into the ARM/DSP signal chains. it needs to be done carefully to get the same performance/characteristics which is the reason it was moved out of 1.7.