No direct connect for Amplifiers and other devices

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I have one of the first 6500s and have enjoyed it everyday it is an outstanding radio. I have not had any of the issues I see posted. I am some what old fashion have enjoyed using all of the digital mods with a signalink USB with no problems. I tried the dax setups and fine them unstable and unreliable as they interface with other sofware platforms. I also have used DDU to interface with my ALS1306 and KPA500 again it works but not reliable. My question is why is there not a hard wire connection for amplafiers and other devices the other radio manufactures offer I would think this would be somthing standard. Again I have enjoyed all of my Flex Radios from the 1500 through the 5000 and now the 6500.  I don't understand the reasoning why this feature is not offered and you must use 3 party interfacing software.  
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Dennis Daniel KM6DF

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@Dennis

Respectfully, it is unreasonable to ask us to answer every forward looking question that comes up on the community.  To date, we have not placed a concerted engineering effort into station integration because of higher priorities and that DDUtil has provided such a comprehensive integration tool for many years across our product line.  

However, you can expect that when we do focus on station automation it will be much more comprehensive in design than what you will find on legacy radios.  One example from our partnership with 4O3A is the Antenna Genius.  Everything is controlled over ethernet.

http://cart.flexradio.com/Antenna-Genius-8x2-Matrix_p_970.html

The current focus at FlexRadio is Maestro and I am sure more in the station automation area will follow as appropriate.  That is all I will say at the moment.