Thick vs Thin EtherNet .... Other than the obvious difference in bandwidth (in the digital domain) are there other matters to consider relating to this ?
I like what I see in the ANAN radios but the FLEX-6000's embedded signal processing ability seems desirable. ( I wonder about the feasibility of marrying an ANAN radio to a co-located computer which would then act as a server to a thin-EtherNet connected PC at the operating position ? This would seem like having a FLEX-6000 radio with an ' open ' operating system ... the best-of-both-worlds. Of course a system design like this would mean that you would have to fire up two PCs, plus the radio, every time you wanted to get-on-the-air.)
- Paul, WB5AGF
Aside from the fact you can operate the Flex 6000 anywhere on your LAN, even over wifi, as if you were sat at it, there is also no physical connection to the PC so there's no worry about RF issues crashing the PC. You also get rid of all the issues of lag etc. It massively reduces the problems that plague SDRs where the PC does the processing.