UmTRX beta aka Limited Edition sales start!

Alexander Chemeris alexander.chemeris at
Sat Dec 15 15:17:24 UTC 2012

Now with the t-shirt picture.

On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 6:37 PM, Alexander Chemeris
<alexander.chemeris at> wrote:
> Dear all,
> We want to make a Christmas gift for the community and it's my
> pleasure to announce the start of sales of UmTRXv2 beta samples aka
> Limited Edition.
> What is UmTRX?
> ==============
> UmTRX is an SDR transceiver, which we, Fairwaves, developed
> specifically for OpenBTS. It's similar to USRPs, but is heavily
> modified to be the best hardware for OpenBTS. More details are
> available at the project web-site:
> Ordering and Shipping
> =====================
> To claim your UmTRXv2 Limited Edition, please fill in this form:
> You will receive a payment link shortly after we receive your answer.
> The shipping cost will be estimated when we have everything ready for
> shipping, we'll contact you again by then.
> There are only 14 units in this Limited Edition batch, so we allow you
> to claim only 1 or 2 units.
> The base price for a UmTRX is $1500 just as we promised. Since we are
> relying on your support to fund further development, we encourage you
> to donate an additional amount. You donations are critical for us to
> produce the best ever hardware for OpenBTS. The 5 highest pledgers
> will become the proud owners of UmTRX Serial Numbers 1 through 5 and
> will be recognized on the UmTRX project site.
> Shipping will be from Paris, France with FedEx or some other express
> carrier. We plan to ship as soon as we receive orders for all 14
> units, so the shipping date is not fixed yet. We'll contact you when
> we fix it.
> What does "beta" mean?
> ======================
> Hardware is fully functional, as far as we could tell. There may be
> further improvements in quality, but in its current form it works
> smoothly for laboratory testing.
> Software is what makes it "beta":
>  * Only 1st channel is supported in the software at this moment.
>  * Not all LMS6002D controls are properly integrated into the software.
>  * Safe/production bitstreams switching is not working in the FPGA yet.
>  * Result of the TCXO frequency synchronization from GPS is not stored
> to EEPROM.
>  * I/Q imbalance and DC leakage calibration are not automatic.
> We accept patches to fix these and other issues. You participation
> will make the stable release closer. ;)
> The software is based on UHD from Etttus Research, so if you're
> familiar with it, it'll be easy for you to get into.
> UmTRXv2 package contents
> ========================
>  * UmTRXv2, flashed and ready to use.
>  * Power supply, 12V/30W -
> Note, that it comes without a 220V power cord. Make sure to prepare
> one before you receive the UmTRX to be able to power it on
> immediately. ;)
>  * Converter cable from a Molex power connector to a standard round DC
> connector.
>  * U.FL-to-SMA-F pigtail cables
>  * Two small antennas - one for Tx and one for Rx.
>  * An Open-Source Telecom T-shirt! (see the picture attached)
> Feedback
> =======
> Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, suggestion or
> comment. We love your feedback!
> --
> Regards,
> Alexander Chemeris.
> CEO, Fairwaves LLC / ООО УмРадио

Alexander Chemeris.
CEO, Fairwaves LLC / ООО УмРадио
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