iaxRPT PC PTT Dispatch Client - Free Community Edition
This PC based PTT Dispatcher client application is used to control one or more radios at one or more locations that are connected to Xelatec XIPPR servers. Xelatec provides support services for this application.
Click Here to Download the iaxRPT 01.01.46 Installer for Windows. This version was released January 18, 2011.
We recommend that you install and use the current version. The installation is designed to not overwrite your existing node settings when you install newer versions.
Using iaxRPT is fairly simple. The user selects the radio site to connect to in the Node/Site list, then clicks the CONNECT button.
Once connected, the user will hear all of the remote site radio receive audio on the speaker or headset attached to the PC sound card.
To key the radio at the remote site, the user presses the Ctrl key on his keyboard and speaks into a microphone attached to the PC sound card.
When the user is finished speaking, the Ctrl key is released and the transmitter is unkeyed at the remote site.
Alternatively an external USB footswitch can be used as a PTT switch if enabled in the iaxRPT Device Preferences.
When the user is finished, the user clicks the DISCONNECT button and this tears down the connection to the remote site.
Configuration of a XIPPR Server for iaxRPT Connections
All Xelatec XIPPR servers are preconfigured for use with the iaxRPT client. Contact XELATEC support for either a demonstration or assistance.
Connection Setup in the iaxRPT Client
From the iaxRPT menu Options, Accounts dialog box, add a new Account and then:
1. Set the Account Name field to the radio node number you wish to connect to.
2. Set the Host field to the host IP address or FQDN you wish to connect to.
3. Set the Username field to "gui".
4. Set the Password and Confirm fields to match the XIPPR iaxRPT password.
The current version provides an option under the selection, Options, Preferences, Links to enter "Startup Links" and "Permanent Links". These are lists of comma separated node numbers that are automatically connected when iaxRPT starts.
Scanning is prioritized. Meaning that if you are connected to 4 nodes and only listed node 4 keys up, you hear its audio. However if there is a key up on a node with a lower position in the list (e.g. listed node 2) it will become active in priority to the 4th node.
You can use Options, Preferences, Misc, Call Appearances to set how many nodes you can connect to simultaneously. Our support technician has his set to 14 and is often connected to as many as 10 radio sites at a time. If you want to do that, make sure you have the Internet bandwidth to handle that many connections!