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Development Code Branch Now Available


Last year AREDN moved away from a formal set of beta test scripts and dedicated testers to a more agile beta general-release model.  Users were eager to get their hands on features they requested months earlier and help us test in preparation for a production release.   While we have been happy with the results, we have noticed that features that take a long time to develop only see the light of day months after development.  We have no easy way to learn from them before beta release.  Today, this is changing.
 
We are going to give anyone who wants it, access to the AREDN development branch builds, which includes the latest features we are developing… even before we are done with them!
 
We have been criticized by some for putting out too many releases.  Our philosophy, which does differ from some other organizations, is very much aligned to the vast majority of open source projects in the industry.  We are completely committed to following this successful model. It is an approach that is more suitable to our nature characterized by: dynamic requirements, a small number of developers, a culture that readily responds to change, and a user community of hams comprised of a highly technical subset who are mature enough to distinguish bleeding-edge from production-ready software.
 
AREDN uses a continuous integration build server (Jenkins)...
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Updated date: Monday, August 8, 2016 - 17:10


The AREDN™ Project announces its release of version 3.16.1.0 firmware

This release focuses primarily on improving data rates and node manageability. The following changes have been made from our previous, v3.15.1.0, production release:
Data Rate Increase

  • 802.11n has been added to the RF protocol.  This improves the maximum data rate capability from 54 Mbps to 130 Mbps and allows AREDN nodes to take advantage of the Ubiquiti MIMO (concurrent data channels in both the vertical and horizontal polarization domains), although proportional data rate increases can also be achieved on non-MIMO devices

New Device Support

  • Added support for the Ubiquiti AirRouter and AirRouter HP.  These are desktop devices with an embedded a 5-port Ethernet switch we have preconfigured for WAN, LAN (ports 1-3) and DtD (port 4)

Upgradability

  • The distance parameter entry is now mandatory during initial node setup.  Its value can now be entered in either Kilometers or Miles.  Testing has proven that data throughput is highly responsive to correctly setting this parameter
  • Increased the upload-timeout for pushing firmware upgrades to remote nodes over marginal paths
  • Added the ability for packages, such as iPerf, to open firewalls ports at the time of installation

Node/Network Manageability

  • Added transmit...
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Updated date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 22:00

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AREDN at the 2016 NYC Marathon


The New York City – Tata Consultancy Services (NYC TCS) Marathon is a hugely visible annual event. This early November road race draws runners from around the world. A record 51,388 finishers crossed the finish line on Sunday, November 6, 2016, making it the largest marathon in the world in history.

More than one million spectators and thousands of volunteers line the city streets in support of the runners, while millions more watch the television broadcast in 175 countries and territories, including viewers in the New York area on WABC-TV, Channel 7, nationally on ESPN2, and via various international broadcast partners.

A vast cadre of amateur radio operators provide essential communications to support the safety of race participants and organizers.  An AREDN mesh network and associated Voice over IP telephony services provided the reliable communications infrastructure necessary for this important event.  The story of this deployment in a very challenging environment is told by Gordon W2TTT.
 

2016 New York City Marathon Recap

J. Gordon Beattie, Jr...

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