It looks to be a major fix
What thus means is that I will no longer need to run Skype for Audio at the same time as. I run Access to control the radio.
As I have stated previously. I prefer Access over Teamviewer because Access seems to give SSDR a Native iPad Look and feel.
I am still in Paris and then Freidrichshafen until the end of the month so all my set ups of my 6700 in San Diego are being done remotely via Access.
Initial SSB QSO audio reports using my $24 Logitech Bluetooth Headset over the iPad over a 4G phone connection and also over WIFI to the 6700 have been positive.
However since I am remote from my base station I can't provide a full,comparative analysis nor can I easily provide photos of the full setup until I return to the USA.
All in all it seems to be a major improvement and is one step closer to achieving the dream of a true Native iPad SSDR app.
BTW. Been running JT65 iPad remote QSO via Access while waiting for the XYL shopping.
What a great fun way to kill boring shopping time.
Latency is really an issue of your internet connection.
Using 4G phone connection via a MIFI box walking around in Paris I am seeing 21Mb/s download and 5Mb/s upload speeds while back in our apartment I am seeing 1.5Mb/s download and 1Mb/s upload speeds on Wifi. Needless to say no audible latency on 4G and minimal but acceptable on the wifi.
But that was also true using Skype.
I would prefer to use 4G here over WIFI but the 4G is not free.
I have a 50Mb/s download by 5M b/s upload connection back in San Diego so symmetrically I have 5Mb/s by 5Mb/s
I suspect that if I had lower speed connections at both ends then latency and drops would be an issue
On The Other Hand. I have run remotes at 3G speeds (like from a taxi in Bali) with more than acceptable results
The real issue of remoting is that the ergonomics of SSDR are not ideal for a small touch screen. So I have to be very careful when pulsing buttons.
Thanks for the heads up on Access now working on the iPhone.
I installed it this AM on my iPhone and already made my FIRST IPHONE /FLEX 6700 REMOTE contact while the XYL was buying purses in Paris this afternoon.
Second. Yes u use DAX FOR THE AUDIO
When I get back to the apartment this evening, I will try to post screen shots of the simplest setups albeit I use several different setups ( we really need full DAX persistence or better yet Profiles) depending on the mode.
Digital modes such as JT 65, RTTY and PSK are very easy to set up as you just substitute DAX channels for your sound cards as you would do if you were working directly.
SSB can be tricky. Especially since I am 6000 miles from my base now and working remotely on the new set ups for V2 of Access. So have had to guess at levels and hope on air reports are truthful.
The good news is that I got things working OK
Since we don't have working profiles I set up Digital on Slice A using DAX1 and SSB on Slice B using DAX4
Here is my headset
Here is the SSB setup
On the transmit side
I renamed the Parallels Mike so it would be easy to recognize.
I set DAX 4 transmit to LISTEN to the Parallels Mike
On the receive side
I renamed the Parallels Speaker so it would be easy to recognize. And made it the default speaker
I set the playback to LISTEN to DAX4 RX
Here are the slices
Of course you need to turn on audio
Finally there is random persistence of the parallels speaker and mike so sometime you may need to reconnect them
When looking at the audio sources in my Win 7 32 bit computer for the 6700 both the Parallels speaker and mic were listed as being "unplugged" and unavailable to set up.
Today while trying to troubleshoot this problem I connected my iPad Mini to the Win 7 box via Parallels Access and all of a sudden the audio channels were "plugged in" and available and I was able to set them up per the instructions above. I now have 2 way audio from my iOs devices to my 6700.
Thank you Howard for leading the charge!
VOX works with Skype audio but not others? Still not sure why
I have been using my iPad to control my Flex 6700 for many months both on
LAN (NO LATENCY)
WAN - WIFI (No Appreciable latency issues). and over the AIr - 3G and 4G...
I have operated it from 17 different countries. (#18 Mallorca in Sept 2014)
4G - No appreciable latency issues...
3G - some minor latency to terrible latency depending on the quality/Speed of the connection.
2G. Unacceptable latency
On 4G, WIFI WAN and LAN ... the screen updates like it was directly connected with MOX switching instantaneous
On good 3G. It works acceptably On bad 3G it does not.
Ultimately everything depends in quality of connection.
Just confirmed a QSO from country #18. Mallorca with john NA6L a couple of minutes ago via iPad remote.
(Used up a few XYL frequent flyer miles with XYL so I could make the QSO before dinner)
He reported my audio was FM Broadcast quality. ... So much for needing expensive mikes.
I am using a Logitech Bluetooth headset
Note they raised the price from $24.50 to $37.48
Country #19 will be Ireland at the end of October.
I think there needs to be a DXCC Remoting Award
Back on the ipad remote again!
I had to completely remove 1.3 and DAX plus drivers and reinstall.
Now that it's working again, I'm trying to get my headset to transmit. It receives ok but I have no transmit audio.
iPad transmits ok without headset by hitting MOX but as soon as I connect the headset via Bluetoth, the transmit and receive goes away. If I turn off the Mic under Parallels the receive returns but no transmit.
Do I need a different setup to use with the headset?
It's the same one you're using Howard.
This was the first test of iOS 8
I am definitely transmitting OK
MY headset seems to be backwards
With Parallels Mike off. I hear sound via the headset
With Parallels Mike On I hear sound through the iPad speakers
Transmitting is only through the iPad mike NOT the Bluetooth headset
Which makes VOX impossible to use but MOX worked.
Best guess there is a bug in Parallels with headser under iOS 8
I will report bug so Parallels will fix it ASAP.
I just did a connect via headphones via Skype. Worked OK
Gotta LOVE Profiles. Jus one click to switch from parallels to Skype audio
I reported it to Parallels
Hopefully they will issue a iOS 8 bug fix update ASAP
Parallels worked 100% correctly under iOS 7
But clearly is backwards under iOS 8
I also have parallels on my iPhone 4S under iOS 7. (iPhone 6+ will be waiting for me when I get back to USA)
I definitely can connect and operate from my iPhone.
But the Logitech headset does not show up in it so I cant test to see if Bluetooth is still coreect
I still believe it's a parallels iOS 8 issue as Skype works 100%
I tested the headset on another computer where I had parallels running
Headset seemed unaffected by Parallels red mike setting and seemed to work normally
That machine does not have mike enabled
So perhaps it's somethin in our DAX settings that causes it to run backwards
BTW, the sound setup works great. Thank you for sharing (and congrats on the 6300).
I sometimes run into that issue.
The work around is to login via team viewer.
Start the 2K-FA app.
ClickView-->. Home Display and Keyboard
Logout of teamviewer.
Logon via Parallels.
That always. Fixes it.
BTW. I need to update the remote process.
With V1.4+ it's actually much easier to use the Remote feature to feed Audio rather than DAX as I show above
By the way, it's easy to run CW also, using the Parallels keyboard and some pre stored messages in CWX. The function keys work great. If you are a good typist (which I am not) you can type cw. On CW I even hear the sidetone from my CW sending. I run N1MM+ also, and the cw speed can be controlled from there with mouse clicks. I have a Winkeyer connected at the host site.
Howard, I agree, the sound icon is an absolute must.
As an aside, I did not realize that when running the iPad on the same LAN as my host computer, there is no internet involved except to start the process. It all comes across the LAN at full speed. I am on a Verizon wireless setup out here at the ranch, and even though Verizon says 4G, speed can be pretty slow most of the time in the evenings (2MB/s). Must be Netflix users using the bandwidth, hi.