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Re: Burk Plus Touch features
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Subject: Re: Burk Plus Touch features
From: Kevin Kidd <kkbroadcastengineering@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2018 10:16:34 -0500
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I agree fully on the 2nd request.  I don't have a new ArcTouch but do have several ArcPlus's .

The first may be more of a problem in implementing from an HTML / web operation standpoint.  I had a similar issue a number of years ago with an early web relay controller and although the software designer tried to implement a simple, basic continuous PTT via mouse function, was never able to make it work reliably due to limitations of the HTML language.  NOW may be a different ballgame with newer programming languages but back then, doing anything more than a click for click relay closure via HTML was problematic. 


Kevin C. Kidd, CSRE/AMD
Lawrenceburg, TN
AM Ground Systems Company  -  WD4RAT
kkidd@kkbc.com  --  866-22-RADIO -- 866-227-2346

On Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 11:03 AM Willie Barnett <wbradiolists@gmail.com> wrote:
To the Forum at large:

I've been e-mailing with Burk about some features that I believe would be VERY useful and helpful on their Plus Touch units... and was just told that NOBODY ELSE has asked for them! (I find that shocking!)

Here are the feature requests I'm asking them to implement, and was hoping that some of my colleagues here would be in agreement, and consider e-mailing "support" at burk.com to ask them about them. :)

1) A "click and hold" feature, where the remote relay will STAY CLOSED for the duration of the mouse button (or the touch screen) being held on the on-screen "button".

As it stands, the unit only offers two options: LATCHING, where a relay STAYS set to whichever mode was clicked, and "MOMENTARY" with a FIXED time that you program for that relay. (Default is 0.5 seconds)

You can click and hold the button as long as you want, but the relay will only activate for that preset duration. This should be changed.

2) A CHANNEL SELECTABLE "Are you sure?" confirmation dialog.

The way it is now, the "Are you sure?" option is ALL OR NOTHING. I find that absurd! There are only a FEW command buttons that I want to add the "Are you sure?" dialogs, NOT ALL OF THEM. :)

Do *YOU* find these ideas useful?

Thoughts? :)


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