- Jan 22, 2003
- McLean, VA
It would be really good if it could turn the scanner off. I always hated that with my BCT 15x and remote head. I'd have the scanner elsewhere in the car. Turn off the remote head and had to go around and turn off the scanner yet.
Agree, this is part of the idea for a Remote Head, however, the BC-RH96 for the 15/x96 scanners was kind of an afterthought, more of a serial remote controller.
I would HOPE that with the x36HP they thought this through clearly, BUT, like anything, the Network/WiFi dongle would have to stay powered on in a Standby state, or at least go to (or have a user configurable option) for Network standby state when power is restored to the radio. This would mean the WiFi dongle and Wifi/Networking portion of the scanner would be powered up, so the radio could then be REMOTELY powered up.
The radios would also need an auto power off timer, which they have, however, not sure if they have this to power of to a network Standby. Because many users may show up on a scene, shut the vehicle off and want to listen, but if for some reason you forget to shut the radio down, it would be nice for it to auto power into a Standby state.
This gets a bit complicated, however, it is totally something that can be done, someone needs to think it out carefully and really understand how many may use their scanners.
I hope the surprise us all, but MANY, MANY smart phone remote type Apps, at least for Home Theater are a but clunky and lack luster. I hope Uniden does their homework here.