What is the difference between openSPOT4 and openSPOT4 pro?

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What is the difference between openSPOT4 and openSPOT4 pro?

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What is the difference between openSPOT4 and openSPOT4 pro?
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Re: What is the difference between openSPOT4 and openSPOT4 pro?

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Please see the product page at https://www.sharkrf.com/products/openspot4/

The openSPOT4 Pro extends the feature set of the openSPOT4 with onboard transcoding hardware:

- The openSPOT4 Pro has the best voice quality in cross mode operation
- Supports D-STAR® cross modes: use your D-STAR® transceiver to access DMR, C4FM, NXDN® networks, or your DMR, C4FM, NXDN® transceiver to access D-STAR® networks
- Supports call audio playback on the web interface
- Supports 10 configuration profiles
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“ Supports call audio playback on the web interface"

What is the duration and how long history? Just wondering since that detail was anywhere mentioned?
Perhaps I did misunderstood something?
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Re: What is the difference between openSPOT4 and openSPOT4 pro?

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It means you can listen to the ongoing call's audio stream using the web interface.
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Ahh, Got it.
Thank you for your clarification.
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Re: What is the difference between openSPOT4 and openSPOT4 pro?

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So basically, the openspot 4 has the same functionality as the openspot 2 but newer hardware and design. Then openspot4 pro has the same functionality as the openspot3 with newer hardware and design. Is that correct?
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We've made lots of improvements and added more features since the OS2 and OS3. Also the OS2 did not have a battery.
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HA2NON wrote: Sat May 28, 2022 7:36 am We've made lots of improvements and added more features since the OS2 and OS3.
Can you list the new features of the OS4 Pro vs the OS3 please. I saw the extra profiles, but what else?
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Hmm ... Norbert, you didn't mention transcoding to/from C4FM and P25 as noted here:
https://manuals.sharkrf.com/openspot4/e ... l#page-top

Now I assume your response was probably related to "D-Star" :-)
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Re: What is the difference between openSPOT4 and openSPOT4 pro?

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The function is the same, but there is a difference in whether it works in hardware or software.
Thanks for your reply.
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