Is the USB C port on the new openSPOT2 host mode capable? I know it'll be the power input port, as well as the serial console port, but could it be used in the future with a software update to drive a nextion screen?
Having the ability to add an inexpensive touchscreen to the openSPOT and software support for it within the openSPOT would really make life a lot easier. You could have the contact information and talkgroup information right there on screen, be able to switch profiles, drop a talkgroup even if you can't use the radio to do so, and plenty of things I probably haven't thought of yet.
If the chip connected to the USB C port has the ability to be used this way I really hope you'll consider adding nextion screen support. That might make it worth switching to a wifi only device for me.
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The USB-C port on the openSPOT2 enumerates as a virtual COM port for the serial console, just like the openSPOT1. We haven't decided yet about additional USB features.
Norbert "Nonoo" Varga, HA2NON
Having the ability to tether the OS2 to a cellular hotspot or phone/tablet for Internet access would be AMAZING!!!HA2NON wrote:The USB-C port on the openSPOT2 enumerates as a virtual COM port for the serial console, just like the openSPOT1. We haven't decided yet about additional USB features.
I love the idea of wireless, but there’s still no substitute for a wired connection. Less latency, no opportunity for interference (dense Wi-Fi environments) and MUCH MORE SECURE!!!
Please consider adding this capability!!! Thanks!
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