Maestro

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I note that Maestro will have Bluetooth capability.  
Does this mean it will work with wireless headset/mics?
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Bill N3HQB

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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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Hopefully

BUT FAR TOO EARLY IN THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS TO TELL WHAT THE FINAL CONFIGURATION AND CAPABILITIES WILL BE.
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Robert -- N5IKD, Elmer

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It would be cool if it supported a Bluetooth with built-in PTT like this one. 
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Keith Faulkner

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Only problem with BT headsets is latency. PITA if you operate VOX in nets, not so bad with routine overs etc of course. I have a blue-tooth headset I use with a Microsoft Surface Pro III sometimes when I sit out in the garden. On the plus side its one less wire to catch your foot in after a beer and accidentally smash $1500 worth of windows tablet :(

Cheers ... Keith
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Walt - KZ1F

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Which headset Howard?
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There is always latency! it takes a finite amount of time to digitally encode and decode the audio at both ends. Issue is how much and whether or not it is noticeable in the context you use it. For normal QSO's with overs I don't find it an issue but for some local VOX l'conversational' nets that fraction of a second is surprisingly noticeable and irritating when you are more likely to double or miss the gap to chip in with a comment before the next man speaks. Some wireless headsets use faster chip sets but beware that its only as fast as the weakest link which is usually the el-cheapo BT chip set in your PC. Some of the gamer wireless headset have very low latency chip-sets and don't use the PC wireless functionality but can be rather expensive. All that said, I use my blue tooth headset and accept its limitations when the situation suits me.
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Sometime, for grins and chuckles, do a traceroute from your location to the nearest city or, if you are in a city, to the next nearest city. You will be shocked at the "drunken man's walk" the packets take from point A to point B. Latency is part of TCP/IP and so is congestion management.
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Internet Latency is always the issue....so much so that one never would notice any BT latency

In the CA I find i can get less than 50ms,  in the USA usually less than 100ms
Europe and developed Asia less than 300ms,, Africa.. 500ms if you are lucky.