WorldStation(TM) Screen Shots

The standard way to connect WorldStation(TM) to your PC is via its serial port.  WorldStation(TM) then relays comands down the serial port where they are interpreted by the RX-320's internal microprocessor.  

If you have a basic TCP/IP (LAN) at home you can connect WorldStation(TM) to a network proxy. The proxy then relays commands from its TCP/IP port to a networked server to which the RX-320 is directly connected. We supply proxies in your distribution for both Linux and NT operating systems. We are compiling this proxy for our upcoming Mac OS X release as well.

So far so good. If you have a network already, you may be thinking of going wireless as the next step. You need to add a WAP (Wireless Access Port) to your network and get hold of a wireless NIC (Network Interface Card). These components are readily available at any national elecronics chain. Set-up is pretty straighforward. While the underlying technology is sophisticated, a wireless connection simply extends your already existing network.

As SWL's (Short Wave Listener's) we sometimes miss the convenience of having a radio to carry around. So we went to a wireless connection which allows us to "listen" to the radio on our notebook. Below is a screen shot showing wireless WorldStation(TM) in action:

Wireless Worldstation(TM)!

Wireless WorldStation(TM)

We are using a wireless card which can be seen to the right of the picture. In wireless mode, WorldStation(TM) works identically (it should!) to a hardwired connection. The audio feed is provided by an H323 audio server running on the network. The H323 client is provided by Microsoft Netmeeting running on the notebook. So audio comes out of the standard notebook speakers. Skype support is now integrated into our software as well.