Products & Licenses

Products and features

To use Cloud-SDR for remote radio you basically need two different types of applications, as shown in the following picture :

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Server Software – The streaming source

Cloud-SDR server software is called SDRNode. This application, existing for Windows or Linux (64 bits only) is used to connect to local SDR devices and share them over TCP/IP network.

Different versions of SDRNode are available depending on your needs:

  • Amateur Single user : share any number of devices to one single remote client;
  • Amateur Group : share any number of devices to a community of remote users;
  • Professional : extends the Amateur Group with specific features and unlimited frequency coverage.

Check the SDRNode page for more details.

Client software – The SDR console

There are different ways to remotely connect to your SDR receivers:

  1. Using our free Cloud-SDR client software,
  2. Using the EXTIO DLL to add remote connection to HDSDR, SDR Uno etc.,
  3. Using the C/C++/Python APIs to develop your custom system.

Check this page to see how to download and try the Cloud-SDR client software !


Licensing

Server software is available with different licenses :

  • Free evaluation for 30 days – NOTE : The evaluation license is blocked at 1 GHz whatever SDR you connect;
  • Personal/hobbyist (Single User);
  • Group.

On purchase you get a license key. This key is required to activate your license on your computer (your SDRNode server) where the machine MAC address is sent to our registration system and stored while an activation key is recorded in local hard drive (in the configuration file).

Client software is free and no license/activation process is required. EXTIO package is also free and does not require license, but needs a specific key from your SDRNode server to be able to access remote SDR streams.

Personal/hobbyist license

Personal remote access to SDR devices (local network or remote through Internet).

This license includes :

  1. One SDRNode software license (Linux or Windows),
  2. Restriction to amateur, broadcast and ISM bands,
  3. A maximum number of 5 SDR devices connected,
  4. A maximum number of 1 remote user  (remote client software is free),
  5. Includes Scripting API with all modules,
  6. Forum support only.

Please note :

  1. These features can be extended on request and may be charged.
  2. License is bound to a specific MAC Address.

Group license

This license is intended for radio amateurs, radio listeners, radio hobbyists, radio clubs willing to offer remote access to their radio infrastructure to a selected group of remote users. It is a non-profit license, remote accesses should not be sold or rented.

This license includes :

  1. One SDRNode software license (Linux or Windows),
  2. Restriction to amateur, broadcast and ISM bands,
  3. A maximum number of 5 SDR devices connected,
  4. A maximum number of 10 simultaneous remote users per SDR (remote client software is free),
  5. Includes Scripting API with all modules,
  6. Forum support only.

Please note :

  1. These features can be extended on request and may be charged.
  2. License is bound to a specific MAC Address.

 

Warning : each simultaneous user will use its own Internet bandwidth (there is one IQ stream per user going from SDRNode to client). Setting “High Fidelity” (no compression) streams will require 8 bytes per samples and will quickly saturate your outgoing bandwidth, unless you have fiber access to the Internet…

Each stream requires its own signal processing process running on the SDRNode server, using at least two threads per user.

Configurations where each remote user can have independant tuning over a very wide band will require a very powerful machine (multicore) with important Internet bandwidth (outgoing).

 

Professional full license

This license is intended for companies or institutions needing Cloud-SDR technology in their daily business.

There are specific features only available on the pro license:

  • Remote RF recording (does not require to be connected to record RF data),
  • Nvidia GPU support for more users.

We can assist customers to setup and deploy Cloud-SDR technology.

Please contact us to discuss your needs, this version cannot be purchased online.

Qualified Integrators & Resellers

You would like to embed Cloud-SDR technology in your device or become a reseller of our products ?

Contact us.