Q. Can you explain the differences between a Wires-X Node using HRI-200 Setup and HRI setup

Answer

1. There are three node configurations. The HRI-200 node requires the use of a HRI-200 interface. It supports analog and C4FM digital traffic. The HRI node functions similar to a HRI-200 node, but does not require a HRI-200. The third is a PDN node, It is a personal data node for digital nodes only, does not require HRI-200. The Wires-X PC software is the same for all applications as of version 1.510.

2. The HRI-200 implementation requires a Global IP address with 6 UDP Ports directed to the Wires-X PC making portable nodes very difficult. The HRI node implementation does not need Global IP address, or Ports, good for portable connections.

3. HRI-200 can be used with DR-1X, DR-2X, FTM-100, FTM-400, and analog radios. HRI node can be used with FT-2D, FTM-100, and FTM-400.

4. HRI-200 setups can do analog operation with an analog radio (even non-Yaesu), HRI setup only works with the 3 radios listed above and requires the latest firmware for the radio.

5. With a HRI-200 node you can make a room, and have it function as a 'mailbox' for voice, text, and pics. The HRI node cannot. HRI node does not support a local room

6. The HRI-200 setup requires a separate radio to access the node. The node radio cannot be used to communicate to the node. There are two additional modes for the HRI and PDN nodes. Access mode requires the additional radio for communication. Direct mode allows the node radios mic, speaker, and PTT to be used directly. There are no rf transmissions.

7.The HRI-200 generates both digital and analog streams so that everyone can communicate in mixed analog/digital rooms The HRI node requires an SCU-xx USB cable for producing the digital stream and additional audio cables to supply the analog stream. If there are no analog users in the room, only the USB cable is needed.

(-submutted by Bill, N9RIM)

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