SmartLink - how many simultaneous clients?

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My primary interest in the Flex 6xx is WAN remote. Does anyone know if:

1) SmartLink will support more than one connection simultaneously? and...

2) Will a home based LAN client still be able to connect whilst SmartLink is in use?

Many thanks.
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Paul

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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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You're really asking if the 6000 series currently supports multiple concurrent clients accessing the radio at the same time.  The simple answer is not yet.

You can currently connect the local SSDR Client or via SmartLink a Remote SSDR for Windows or a Remote SSDR for iOS client - one at a time but not two or more at the same time.


OTOH... you can connect via SmartLink to multiple different radio one at a time as long as you have the correct login and password for those radios.   At Dayton, as Tim indicated Flex will be demonstrating SmartLInk connected to Radio all over the country and perhaps all over the world. By clicking on the radio, you can take control of it.
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Russ GUIDRY SR

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Hi Howard, HNY, is multi client ready yet so remote SSDR and Remote Maestro able to concurrently control. Important for my remote site!
Thanks Russ
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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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Multi Client is not released. No time frame as to when this feature will be released to the public.

Dave wo2x
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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David is correct... on the development list.. no idea when

But if I had to guess... hopefully by Dayton as it would be a huge sales feature.

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Thanks Howard. Yes, I did know that the current version only supports a single client. I was actually trying to establish if v2 changes that limitation.

If not (and a trusted friend is using my radio via SmartLink) I would not be able to use it at the same time. In which case, can the host (sysop or whoever) force the closure of the SmartLink client and regain the use of the radio?
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Mike - VE3CKO, Elmer

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Good answer Tim. So we can have multiple laptops, ipads and a Maestro, no matter as v2.0 will get installed but will be only to connect to a licensed radio. That makes sense as it's going through the internet anyways and where ever you are in the world it will validate your login with whatever licensed radio by a FRS authentication server I would assume. So there will be some method for users to register their radio and make password changes in case they no longer want someone to remotely connect any more ?
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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We will be publishing more on the licensing process after the Hamvention.
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Mike, I hope your assumption about an FRS based authentication server doesn't materialise. The radio is already a server so IMHO it would make better sense to do the authenication there. Advantages I can think of would include:
no middle-man responsibility for FRS, better reliability, radio owner has complete & immediate control. There may be others.

Thanks Tim, I look forward to reading more on this soon.
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Mike - VE3CKO, Elmer

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I see your point Paul, the authentication key received from FRS can simply be entered into the radio setup along with login credentials. Then it will messy if you sell your radio, who will then own the v2.0? If your getting another 6000 series you would want to retain the license right. Otherwise you will have to re-buy the upgrade and figure that into the selling price, or I suppose you can revert back to unpaid version, and FRS would have to get involved to transfer your key to your new radio. ok, that can work. Interesting to see what approach will be taken, glad we will see this very soon.
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Sorry Mike, I think we may be talking at cross purposes. I was refering to the authentication of trusted users as they try to log into a remote radio. I believe this should be within the radio server. I don't actually mind how FRS verifies bona-fide V2 installations. We'll know soon enough though.
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From another post........  

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I can confirm that is a feature planned for the 2.x release cycle.  We will not be showing the multi-client feature at Hamvention.
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Paul

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Thanks Larry. In spite of the best efforts of the forum search facility I managed to locate the post you quoted from. The answer in context is at:

https://community.flexradio.com/flexr...
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Thanks everyone for your helpful comments. In essence, the answers seem to be:

1) no but it will at some point
2) no but clients can disconnect eachother if appropriate.

Please feel free to correct me if I have misinterpreted anything.
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This thread is a year old have there been any updates?
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Paul

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I am not aware of any changes to this since my original post. I wonder if any progress has been made towards multi-client capability?