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Special Discount on Purchase of Multiple ThumbDV

 

There are some projects that are using multiple ThumbDV™ to handle transcoding digital voice data from one protocol to another.

In support of these projects NW Digital Radio is offering a 5% discount on the purchase of 2 or more ThumbDV™ on the same order, to the same address, through the end of 2017.

To receive this discount, simply order 2 or more ThumbDV™ and in the shipping cart input the coupon code transcode and the discount will be applied to your order.

If purchasing more than 10 items (ThumbDV™ or UDRC) on the same order, contact sales@... to inquire about quantity discounts.

 
 

k6fed@...
 

Is there documentation online describing how to implement a project using the Thumbdv to handle transcoding? I understand how to setup the xlx reflector and have been running Pidv server for a while because of the great info found on the Nwdigital radio site. 

Thanks 
k6fed

 

Here is the documentation to setup ambed for the XLX reflector - https://github.com/LX3JL/xlxd/tree/master/ambed 

Note: New ThumbDVs have the Product Description set to ThumbDV and a tested pull has been submitted for inclusion.

Do you need information beyond this?

On Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 1:21 PM, k6fed via Groups.Io <k6fed@...> wrote:
Is there documentation online describing how to implement a project using the Thumbdv to handle transcoding? I understand how to setup the xlx reflector and have been running Pidv server for a while because of the great info found on the Nwdigital radio site. 

Thanks 
k6fed

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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   

 

In the ambed documentation it talks about using a FTDI program to change the Product Description on the ThumbDV.  This is a Windows program and can be used.  An open source Linux program also works and can be found at https://github.com/richardeoin/ftx-prog

Do not change the PID or VID (Product ID and Vendor ID) as that is what the OS uses to load the right driver.

You can change the Product Description and Manufacturer.

Until the mainline code puts in the pull request, building ambed from github source, you will need to edit the source (just 2 lines) before compiling so it will recognize the ThumbDV Product Description.

Factory units will have 
Manufacturer:  NW Digital Radio MM/YY (where MM/YY is the production date, leave off for your ThumbDV)
Product: ThumbDV


John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   

k6fed@...
 

John

Thanks for the quick response. The PIDV and Thumbdv are great products. The pidv works great as a remote server with the Bluedv client. 

On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 1:40 PM, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:

In the ambed documentation it talks about using a FTDI program to change the Product Description on the ThumbDV.  This is a Windows program and can be used.  An open source Linux program also works and can be found at https://github.com/richarde oin/ftx-prog

Do not change the PID or VID (Product ID and Vendor ID) as that is what the OS uses to load the right driver.

You can change the Product Description and Manufacturer.

Until the mainline code puts in the pull request, building ambed from github source, you will need to edit the source (just 2 lines) before compiling so it will recognize the ThumbDV Product Description.

Factory units will have 
Manufacturer:  NW Digital Radio MM/YY (where MM/YY is the production date, leave off for your ThumbDV)
Product: ThumbDV


John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   

 

Another quick note:

PiDV is not supported by ambed  (It only uses 460800 baud and can't get the Product Description)
Very Old ThumbDVs that run at 230400 baud will not work with ambed (though with some hacking of the software they might)

If your ThumbDV is a model 'A' (runs at 460800 baud) it should work fine, and you do need 2 or more to use ambed as a transcoder. 

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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE