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    1414OpenBTS is distributed in two forms: 
    1515 1. '''The public ("P") release.''' The public release is distributed under [http://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl.html AGPLv3] with copyrights assigned to the [http://www.fsf.org Free Software Foundation].  The public release is a subset of the commercial release intended for experimentation, education, evaluation and proof-of-concept projects. 
    16  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  
     16 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, expanded capacity 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, 
    1818  * whose intellectual property policies or business models are incompatible with A/GPLv3 or 
     
    2424 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  
    2525  * a Range Networks RAD-1 multi-band digital radio, including a software-trimmable 52 MHz TCXO clock generator and 
    26   * a mini-ITX PC with GNU Radio and the latest public release of OpenBTS pre-installed. 
    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. 
     26  * a mini-ITX PC with the latest public release of OpenBTS pre-installed in both source code and binary form. 
     27 1. '''Get a full-scale basestation.''' Range Networks produces several GSM basestation models based on the RAD-1 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 [mailto:sales@rangenetworks.com Range sales]. 
    2828 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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    6666== How do I get support? == 
    67 Commercial support for OpenBTS is available from Range Networks.  Contact sales (at) rangenetworks.com for more information. 
     67Commercial support for OpenBTS is available from Range Networks.  Contact [mailto:sales@rangenetworks.com Range] for more information. 
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    6969Free support for the public release is available from the OpenBTS public mailing list, openbts-discuss (at) lists.sourceforge.net. 
     
    7474If your organization is using OpenBTS, please let us know by putting a link here. 
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    76 [wiki:Berkeley UC Berkeley] 
     76 * [wiki:Berkeley UC Berkeley] 
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    79 = Current Feature Efforts = 
     79= Current Feature Efforts in the Public Release = 
    8080 
    8181 * [wiki:A3A8A5 A3-A8-A5/1 authentication and encryption] 
     
    9292 
    9393== [wiki:SMQ2] == 
    94 SMQ2 is a proposed replacement for our current smqueue text messaging store-and-forward server.  Smqueue has served us well for over two years now, but we are hitting its limitations and it might by time for a better-informed fresh start. 
     94SMQ2 is a proposed replacement for our current smqueue text messaging store-and-forward server.  Smqueue has served us well for over two years now, but we are hitting its limitations and it might be time for a better-informed fresh start. 
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