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Unication Dave, I am just curious if the phase II firmware update is still on schedule for a release date in the 4th quarter of 2016? My listening areas " Maryland and Delaware " are quickly all changing over the p25 phase 2. Im sure 75% of the current G4 & G5 owners are in areas where these systems are coming online. I know your team is working on it as fast as possible and this question is meant as Q&A , not being aggressive or angry. I am just purely fact finding and anxiously awaiting this change to open up the full potential of my $900 -- $1000 pager. Thank You.
 

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I wish I had some good news for you but I'm afraid I do not. Phase II is still the number 1 thing on our road map but we had some other features that had higher priority and that has put us behind. I assure you that I am working very hard to get Phase II and will keep you informed as much as I can as we move forward.
 

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I wish I had some good news for you but I'm afraid I do not. Phase II is still the number 1 thing on our road map but we had some other features that had higher priority and that has put us behind. I assure you that I am working very hard to get Phase II and will keep you informed as much as I can as we move forward.

Thank you Sir.
 
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Hello David, would you be able to confirm that the G5 is indeed up-gradable to phase II. Some responses seem to indicate that phase II is hardware only but it seems phase II can be upgraded via firmware which is actually the reason I decided on buying this unit since my local system is phase II. Thanks!
 

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Hello David, would you be able to confirm that the G5 is indeed up-gradable to phase II. Some responses seem to indicate that phase II is hardware only but it seems phase II can be upgraded via firmware which is actually the reason I decided on buying this unit since my local system is phase II. Thanks!
The G4/G5 Hardware is compatible with phase II systems however it does not have the required ambe+2 vocoder required to decode the data stream. This will be simply a "firmware update" to implement the vocoder.
 

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The G4/G5 Hardware is compatible with phase II systems however it does not have the required ambe+2 vocoder required to decode the data stream. This will be simply a "firmware update" to implement the vocoder.
Why is this statement confusing me. LOL
It doesnt have the hardware to decode the data stream yet a firmware update will implement the vocoder.
If the hardware isnt there how can a firmware update enable it?
sorry, maybe im missing something.
 

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Why is this statement confusing me. LOL
It doesnt have the hardware to decode the data stream yet a firmware update will implement the vocoder.
If the hardware isnt there how can a firmware update enable it?
sorry, maybe im missing something.
The vocoder is software not hardware. The G4/G5 has all hardware required to support Phase II.
 

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thanks IamSixNine going to buy one in a few months from now
Your welcome. I own a G4 and i like it. I think the software is still a tad bit of a work in progress but the good news is Unication has a member on the forums and he listens to us. Hardware wise i like it. The only complaint i have is slow processor or slow function movement. But as i said i still think its a work in progress and i am happy i got mine.
 
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