Flex 6400 with Maestro and PC

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I have a recent Flex 6400 running the latest SmartSDR and I wish to mount the 6400 away from the operating position but still tied to my pc that has dual hdmi monitors.  I would like to add a Maestro for the benefit of the controls but using the PC to drive my monitors.  I see a year old reference that it may be coming.  Can we have an update?
Thanks... W2PH
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Ed Johnson

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Posted 2 months ago

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Mark WS7M

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We don't yet have multi-client which is what you would need to do what you want to do.
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Ed Johnson

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Thanks for the reply, yes, I am looking to do multiclient as it has been defined... Operating the Maestro while observing the hdmi outputs on the PC.  I guess I will wait to buy the Maestro then. 
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Well Ed, I just purchased my first Maestro.  In fact this AM was my first ever setup/use.   While we do not have multi-client yet I am impressed by the Maestro.

I can completely see use for it while I was a pretty committed PC/Laptop user with SSDR.

I believe multi-client is coming for the very reason you mention.  But I think the Maestro definitely has uses right now.
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Michael Walker, Employee

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Mark,

Based on your description,  you can do that now. You don't need multi-client.  The radio is on your LAN and your monitors are on your PC.  Is that what you are saying?

Can you sketch a diagram or am I missing something?  

Oh, wait.  I see what you mean.  You could operate a FlexKnob on the PC and not need the Maestro.

Mike

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Ed Johnson

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Mike,
I am already using a Flex Knob but wanted to move to a Maestro instead.  It would mean I would need for the Maestro and the PC to access the same Flex 6400 at the same time which I believe is not yet possible.  
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George Fenwick

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I use both a Flex Knob and Maestro and my pc all at the same time. Works just fine.
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George Fenwick

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Sorry. I use the CMD micro and flex knob together! Maestro is in the other room!
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George Fenwick

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Interestingly, the CMD Micro does still control the Flex 6700 when using the Maestro, while the Flex Knob does not.
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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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If you use DDUtil and connect the Flex knob through DDUtil instead of SmartSDR you can use the Flex knob and Maestro at same time.

I opted for a 6600 and Maestro instead of 6600M. It provides me more Flexibility in operating. Since I have a 50" 4K monitor I use SmartSDR with other software.

Here's one of my desktop configurations.

Dave wo2x