Right now using the Maestro makes my 6700 a 6300 and removes TNF and Downward Expander.... it is a considerable "downgrade" in usability.
I personally would like to see those 3 things added in the next 6 months to a year otherwise the Maestro might not make a lot of sense to me.
My idea was to write a piece of software that would sniff the network for the 6000 series radio and subscribe to the slice and perhaps meter data. Then it would simply scan the network looking for outbound UDP packets from the radio IP and just piggy back decode them into pans and waterfalls.
I was going to call it Flex6000Monitor as it would offer no control, just sniffing and monitoring of the slice data and panafall displays. I already have the code to connect to the radio, get slice data and also to paint waterfalls and pans. I just need to pull that apart and make it work as a non-control app.
I was able to write a small app to sniff out the UDP packets of radio data. So that combined with the code I have for displays might make a cool monitor app.
My idea was this would be great for a couple of purposes:
Any op could paint their slices and pans on a second, perhaps bigger monitor.
Ops with Maestros could use a laptop or other computer with display to show other slices/pans
Anyway I can think of lots of reasons this would be cool. I have started on the project but have not had the time to get it really working yet.
If I make some progress before FRS puts this ability in I'll let everyone know. If you'd like more personal updates on my progress drop me an email: email@example.com. Let me know you are interested in the monitor app.
Before you start down that path, please remember that the radio server calculates the panadapter display content, not the end device. Multiple different displays needs multiple network connections and additional display content creation and FRS to write parallel support in the server.
This means that if the target is the Maestro, or a different device, the stream will be tailored for those screen/target attributes.
I share the request for multiple concurrent display devices as I like the Maestro control and work flow but also miss the high quality display (size and resolution) of SSDR.