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Any other vendors support GESTAR?

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Do any other vendors, besides Harris, make current line (available new) portables that can transmit (encode) GESTAR?
If not natively, with an add on board inside the portable? I'm only discussing portables, so a 3rd party board or external encoder for a mobile won't work.

I found a reference to a Vertex portable that could with an add on board, but the portable was listed as discontinued.

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Several of the add-on board manufacturers supported GE-Star ANI signalling.

But, Moto being the 1200 pound Gorilla in the corner ended-up having the dominate ANI format in the marketplace: MDC-1200, even though it came out after GE-Star was developed.
 

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Some MCS2000's can Encode/Decode GE Star.


edit: Just reread the OP, you asked for portables, I listed a mobile, I apologize, that's what happens when I read to fast.
 
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