The CODAN Envoy sets the standard for quality, capability and durability. Our upcoming controller for the Envoy is called Envoy Assist. It gathers all of the most important Radio, 2G ALE, and M110 Data control together into one interface.
There is no easier way to manage the Envoy than with Envoy Assist. Users may connect multiple TCP Socket clients or one serial client to Envoy Assist’s Mil Std 110A/B modem controller in order to send and receive raw data via the CODAN RM50 data modem . Use the controls in the ALE group in order to make and break 2G ALE links. Manage the RF power level, mode, mute, Easitalk and change channels. Add to that 18 channel presets and the ability to toggle Hardware Data Encryption and Digital Voice.
There are lots of data display areas as well which include the Channel and Frequency, ALE indications, Link status, M110 AutoBaud, SNR and BER. All of those data indications are made available over a server socket which also allows multiple client connections. The simple protocol specification is provided.
We are proud to offer Envoy Assist in partnership with NVIS Communications, LLC, the US, Mexico and Carribean representative for CODAN Communications
UPDATE 2018-07-22 : F8101ALEv2 should be released this week. A mass email will be sent to all users with a link to the installer and the simple one page instruction sheet.
There is no cost for this update. The update WILL require, however, that you supply us with your radio’s serial number (8-digit at the back right side of the radio) in order to use the new software. This software uses a product key created using the radio’s serial number.
ICOM America had asked for a few minor changes and I have updated the modem controller software to recognize the level of waveform software that you have purchased from RapidM. This will show you only “110A” or “110A” and “110B” depending on the M5 software level query.
Other enhancements include 16 hide-able preset buttons and a drop down list of all programmed channels. The NetMon tool has been improved. The Auto-start type for ALE operation is now settable from a drop down next to the “A-SCAN” button. An AMD button allows the user to send AMD text messages while in linked state. A new RapidM TC4 (RM2) data I/O option to use serial data flow has also been enabled. Use your favorite virtual serial port program to link F8101ALEv2 with the serially connected terminal software of your choice. TCP Socket data I/O is still available. The Configuration Dialog allows you to delete the ALE addresses that are no longer used rather than having to manually edit the configuration file.
Envoy Assist, the 2G ALE, Digital Voice and RM50 M110 data modem control is available when purchasing a CODAN Envoy or Sentry H in the US, Mexico and Carribean. The radio hardware is available from NVIS Communications, LLC. If you already own an Envoy or Sentry H, inquire with NVIS Communications for the RadCommSoft, LLC software and it’s associated product key.
Barrett has given us the ability to query the radio serial number, so the product key code is now being implemented. Once that is finished and tested, the B2050Dock program will be made available here.
The price point will be similar to the F8101ALE software.
UPDATE 2018-05-04 : The first upgrade is in the final testing phase now. A mass email will be sent to all users when it is ready for prime time!
F8101ALE users will be happy to hear that an updated version will be released to you all very soon. There is no cost for this update. The update WILL require, however, that you supply us with your radio’s serial number (8-digit at the back right side) in order to use the new software.
ICOM America has asked for a few minor changes and I have updated the modem controller software to recognize the level of waveform software that you have purchased from RapidM. This will show you only M110A or M110A and B depending on the M5 software level query.
Further announcements are forthcoming, but we expect to update everyone in the coming weeks.