Road Map -- Scope function missing from May version

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The latest Road Map no longer includes the scope function.  Was it dropped accidentally from the list, or has it been delayed or cancelled?

FWIW - there are a lot of other features / fixes that I think should be higher priority.   I know you don't list fixes or improvements to existing functions on the road map but it would be nice to get an idea of if/when they are coming.   (NB, NR, APF gain to name a few)

Regards, Al / NN4ZZ  
al (at) nn4zz (dot) com

*** Snapshot of March Road Map with the SCOPE function listed ***

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The roadmap shows major features we are working on that we believe are core functionality our customers are looking for.  As we talked with customers about the scope feature, we found that even though it was a feature of PowerSDR, most customers did not use it and stated that it was not a feature they were interested in having quickly.  For this reason alone, we dropped it from the roadmap.  This is not to say that we will not do a scope function, just that it is no longer a key feature that we are promising in this time-frame.

The same thing can be said of predistortion -- we've been asked about it a lot, but when we ask which is more important to you as a customer: predistortion or remote capability, remote almost always get the nod.  We asked the same question at the FlexRadio Banquet at the Dayton Hamvention and out of ~180 customers, only 2-3 raised their hands for predistortion over remote.  For us the message is clear: focus on network and bring the other capabilities out after.

I hope that we've demonstrated that while we are working on the big-ticket items, we are also innovating and creating smaller features all along the way.  Band edge markers is a personal favorite of mine that's I've been discussing with staff members at FlexRadio for over two years.  I want to get to this and make it work well, but networking and the other items on the roadmap will be our focus.  We'll fit in other items as we have time.