Maestro's impact on SmartSDR software development

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I realize Flex is a pretty small company and with this in mind, I was just wondering what sort of impact the Maestro will have on future SmartSDR software development and refinement.  Lots of folks are waiting for features and fixes to SmartSDR and with all of the fuss over the Maestro including additional features it is going to require, it seems to me SmartSDR development may come to a crawl.....   I hope I'm wrong.
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Jay's explanation is pretty much dead on.  The vast majority of the SmartSDR code is actually in the radio, which is common to all client interfaces whether written by FlexRadio or third parties as Jay noted.  We have the only radios on the market that have a complete API with developers building commercial clients to run our radios.  

Maestro is another client with a physical interface.  As we add features some will map across both PC and Maestro platforms and some will not.  Some will only make sense on the PC GUI and some will make sense only on Maestro.  If you like a Mac or iPad interface you can operate with those too.  That's a new paradigm for ham radio.