The GPS Tracker will capture the GPS data from the DStar Data stream and record the GPS co-ordinates in the tracker database. This is useful for tracking a mobile station. The GPS Tracker also captures the Call sign and the pre-programmed GPS message from the sender. All of this information can be exported to CSV if required.
The Network Node module allows a Dstar Comms user to setup as a HOST or a CLIENT. In HOST mode you can publish your HOST details automatically onto the Network Node Log found at www.dstarcomms.com/nodes.asp
While running in HOST mode users may connect to you and send messages through your Node and out to the connected radio. This can be turned off so connected users cannot re-broadcast through your radio if you wish.
This feature uses the power of the internet (preferably a broadband connection) or an intranet to widen the coverage of your nodes.
The HOST Network Node is totally multithreading allowing multiple connections to connect to the host. Each connected Client will receive the same data as others do. If a client received data on its RF port then this is routed to ALL connected users to the HOST. If a HOST received data, then this is re-broadcasted to all connected clients.
Connect to your radio while at work/hotel/on holiday
Allow other users who are not in coverage of a local Re-Gen Node to gain access
Search & Resuce - link sites together
- Plus many others
GPS Beacon Emulator allows Dstar Comms users to broadcast their GPS location data and emaulate a DStar Radio broadcasting this data. If you do not have an original GPS receiver for your DStar Radio then you can either use the Fixed Co-Ordinates or connect an external GPS receiver to Dstar Comms.
NMEA GPS Data from the receiver will then be processed by the emaulator and sent as if the Dstar Radio is in GPS mode. This is also very useful as most DStar Radios will not allow the data stream to be used while in GPS mode. With this, you can send data and GPS data at the same time.
- Send GPS data and text chat data at the same time (no more having to switch the radios GPS function off to send text chat data)
- Use a thirdparty GPS receiver, serial or bluetooth, they both work.
- Use fixed co-ordinates to broadcast your location if you don't have a GPS receiver. This is useful for club events or rallies. The fixed location can be broadcasted and then the receiving stations POSI screen will shown the direction to the co-odinates and the distance.
- Search & Rescuse example could be a mobile station is looking for a site, the command centre transmits the fixed co-ordinates for the site using the beacon emulator. The mobile site will then have the sites GPS location on their radios screen and can follow to destination.
Periodically broadcast your Text Beacon. This can be usefull for local repeaters to broadcast available ports or location details. Advertise up and coming events.