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    33= Welcome to OpenBTS = 
    4 This Trac is the official home of the OpenBTS public release. 
     4This Trac is the home of the OpenBTS public release, a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_and_open_source_software FOSS] version of [http://www.rangenetworks.com Range Network's] self-contained SDR/GSM/VoIP stack. 
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    66''To edit this wiki, you can login as user "guest" with the password "guestpass".  If you are a regular editor of this wiki, please request  a personal account from [mailto:kurtis.heimerl@rangenetworks.com Kurtis <kurtis.heimerl@rangenetworks.com>] (log in to see info) so that your changes can be tracked.'' 
     
    1616 1. '''The commercial ("C") release.''' The commercial release is installed in Range Networks products under a mix of GPL and non-GPL licenses. Range Networks also offers a customer portal for commercial customers where source code is available for the GPL components of the OpenBTS installation. The "C" release provides additional features for security, scalability and the operation of multi-BTS networks.  The "C" release is intended for users  
    1717  * who need to provide cellular service in industrial, government or commercial applications, 
    18   * whose intellectual property policies or business models are incompatible with GPLv3 or 
     18  * whose intellectual property policies or business models are incompatible with A/GPLv3 or 
    1919  * who require commercial support, network monitoring or other professional services. 
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    2121 
    2222== How do I get started? == 
    23 There are three ways to get started with the OpenBTS: 
    24  1. '''Get a Range Networks full-scale basestation.''' Range Networks produces several GSM basestation models based on the Range's own radio hardware and the commercial ("C") release of OpenBTS. These units are available in single- and multi-ARFCN configurations, at power levels ranging from 100 mW to 50 W.  Any of these units can also be used to run the public release.  This is probably the best choice for users who want to use OpenBTS for normal communications, who want to experiment with OpenBTS in full-range configurations or who require commercial support or other professional services.  For more information on these products, contact sales (at) rangenetworks.com. 
    25  1. '''Get a Range development kit.'''  You can buy one online [http://kestrelsignalprocessing.mybigcommerce.com/openbts-hardware-made-by-range-networks/ here].  This is probably the best choice for users who want to experiment with the public ("P") release of OpenBTS in a desktop setting, without a lot of additional up-front effort.  The current development kit consists of  
     23There are two ways to get started with the public release of OpenBTS: 
     24 1. '''Get a development kit.'''  You can buy one online [http://kestrelsignalprocessing.mybigcommerce.com/openbts-hardware-made-by-range-networks/ here].  This is probably the best choice for users who want to experiment with the public ("P") release of OpenBTS in a desktop setting, without a lot of additional up-front effort.  The current development kit consists of  
    2625  * a Range Networks RAD-1 multi-band digital radio, including a software-trimmable 52 MHz TCXO clock generator and 
    2726  * a mini-ITX PC with GNU Radio and the latest public release of OpenBTS pre-installed. 
    28  1. '''Roll your own.'''  The public release of OpenBTS is compatible with several digital radio products from [http://www.ettus.com Ettus Research], requiring varying degrees of hardware modification and yielding varying degrees of performance. For more information on the "roll your own" approach, please see the [http://gnuradio.org/redmine/projects/gnuradio/wiki/OpenBTS public wiki] hosted at GNU Radio. However, please follow the build instructions on this site as they have slightly changed in P2.8.  ''Note: The "C" release of OpenBTS will not work with Ettus hardware.''  
     27 1. '''Get a full-scale basestation.''' Range Networks produces several GSM basestation models based on the Range's own radio hardware and the commercial ("C") release of OpenBTS. These units are available in single- and multi-ARFCN configurations, at power levels ranging from 100 mW to 50 W.  Any of these units can also be used to run the public release.  This is probably the best choice for users who want to use OpenBTS for normal communications, who want to experiment with OpenBTS in full-range configurations or who require commercial support or other professional services.  For more information on these products, contact sales (at) rangenetworks.com. 
     28 1. '''Roll your own.'''  The public release of OpenBTS is compatible with several digital radio products from [http://www.ettus.com Ettus Research], requiring varying degrees of hardware modification and yielding varying degrees of performance. For more information on the "roll your own" approach, please see the [http://gnuradio.org/redmine/projects/gnuradio/wiki/OpenBTS public wiki] hosted at GNU Radio. However, please follow the build instructions on ''this'' site as they have slightly changed in P2.8.  ''Note: The "C" release of OpenBTS will not work with non-Range hardware.''  
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    3030== How is OpenBTS P2.8 "Opelousas" different from the previous P2.6 "Mamou" release? == 
     
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    5959== Is there documentation? == 
    60 This wiki is the primary documentation for OpenBTS.  
     60This wiki is the primary documentation for the OpenBTS public release. 
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    62 We also maintain am OpenBTS 2.8 [https://wush.net/trac/rangepublic/attachment/wiki/WikiStart/SoftwareP2.8Manual.pdf manual], though it is not as up to date as the wiki. If you can't find some important information on the wiki, look there (and then put it on the wiki).  
     62We also maintain an OpenBTS 2.8 [https://wush.net/trac/rangepublic/attachment/wiki/WikiStart/SoftwareP2.8Manual.pdf manual], though it is not as up to date as the wiki. If you can't find some important information on the wiki, look there (and then put it on the wiki).  
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    6464Lastly, a contributor has provided a Spanish [https://wush.net/trac/rangepublic/attachment/wiki/WikiStart/Manual%20de%20instalaci%C3%B3n%20de%20OpenBTS%20Versi%C3%B3n%200.2.pdf manual] as well. This is almost certainly not going to be updated very often.