When can we expect Antenna Genius and Rotator Genius integration?

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Looking for integration of the Antenna Genius (AG) and Rotator Genius (SG) within the SmartSDR/SmartLink ecosystem.  

With some of the Power Genius Amp (PGXL) functionality integrated, it is clear that SmartLink/SmartSDR can handle at least some control and reporting duties outside of SmartSDR's needs to control the radio.  

I would make sense to make reporting and basic controls for the other 4o3a-Genius products similarly available.  

My end goal is to be able to control a station remotely via a SmartLink connection including azimuth and antenna control without having to run a separate VPN & programs for access.

Hoping this is something on the near horizon?

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Steve
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Steve K9ZW, Elmer

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Mark Earle

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de WA2MCT 6400. I have a similar goal - I have available a tri-bander, and Yeasu rotor. Currently using an 80-6m Off-Center-Fed wire, and then can select the tri-bander, but not rotate it. Eventually I'd like to select more antennas and operate the rotator. I operate the radio remotely 100% of the time. Already, there is also 160 and 80m wire, and a 40m only wire; plans are to add some verticals for 10 and 6 FM, plus maybe a few others in the future.
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Steve K9ZW, Elmer

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Best way to sum things up is people want to run their whole station remotely, not just run the radio alone.

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Steve
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Steve K9ZW, Elmer

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Presently setting up a 4o3a Rotator Genius (RG for short) to install in the next few weeks.

Would seem the RG basic information (reporting what the RG system reports for azimuth and sending the RG a new azimuth value to execute) should become part the SmartSDR capabilities, either natively or tightly integrated.  Perhaps the configurations and other deeper options could  remain outside of the SmartSDR subset - either done locally or via VPN through the 4o3a software?

More detailed write up with some pictures at:  https://k9zw.wordpress.com/2019/10/24/preparing-the-4o3a-rotator-genius-for-the-skyneedle/

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Steve
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