SmartSDR is not only supporting Internet remote, is it also a Software update, gives new TURF files and so on.
I assume there will be no more updates for Version 1.x. In the long run users will want new features from version 2.x. Do they really HAVE to use the SmartLink server to run the SW?!?
What if they cannot use it due to network restrictions or if they do not want to use an external server just to work the radio!?!
Does the new SW work at all if Internet is down? Do you really HAVE to register to use the SW?
After you install 2.0, upgrade the radio, purchase the license and refresh the radio license you can stop at that point. You do not have to create a SmartLink account or register the radio for SmartLink if you only want to use it remotely.
Flex has stated there will be a 1.11.x release which addresses outstanding bugs with version 1. No list of exactly what will be in the 1.11 release yet.
You do need the radio and client (PC or Maestro) connected to the Internet to perform the upgrade but once upgraded it does not have to be connected to the Internet to use locally.
Norm - W7CK