Affordable D-Star

Affordable D-Star

Global Sources


The Chinese discovered D-STAR.

It’s finally happened. Affordable D-STAR could be here!
This was spotted by on the 19th of March by one of our spies as they were visiting the Electonica China trade fair in Shanghai.
This is a pre-production sample of the latest far-east wonder. Detailed specifications could not be obtained due to a not very forthcoming exhibitor, (and the language barrier). We are told this radio is due to be officially revealed at the Global Sources Electronics and components fair on the 12th – 15th April, 2014 at the Asiaworld Expo in Hong Kong.
We hope we will see the same pricing as we have seen with Chinese analogue transceivers.

We do know it will be programmed with a .csv file on an SD card.
There’s no software or cables to buy.

Here’s a press release for the last China Sourcing fair, and a couple of links, in case you feel like a weekend away…………………………..

HONG KONG, Oct. 12, 2013.
The 2013 electronics trade show opened today with more than 4,100 booths marking the 10th anniversary of China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components.
Occupying all 10 halls of Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo, the co-located China Sourcing Fairs: Electronics & Components, Security Products and Korea Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components run from Oct.12 to 15.
“Within the past decade, these Fairs have become one of the leading consumer electronics sourcing events in the region and, since debuting in Hong Kong in 2006, have become a preeminent event for tens of thousands of global buyers looking to source quality electronics from Asia and China suppliers,” said Tommy Wong, President of Global Sources Exhibitions. “The continuous growth of the events has also validated Global Sources’ commitment to Hong Kong and strengthened Hong Kong’s role as Asia’s trade show capital and premier visitor destination.”

Staying one-step ahead
China Sourcing Fairs have pioneered a product-focused sourcing approach, categorizing products on display into specialized pavilions that group together products in rising demand. Aside from allowing buyers to quickly identify and compare the products they need, it also helps exhibitors more easily reach targeted customers.
As a result, the Fairs’ iProduct & Tablet Accessories, and In-car Electronics and GPS pavilions have developed into the largest of their kind in Asia. The Fairs also feature Hong Kong’s largest pavilions for Computer Peripherals and Networking Products, and Telecom Products.
Buyers attending the Fairs can efficiently source directly from the same manufacturers that sell to many of the world’s top buyers such as Belkin, Canon, Cisco, Fujitsu, Honeywell, IBM, Intel, Kenwood, Osram, Panasonic, Philips, RadioShack, Samsung, Sony, Siemens, and many more who have pre-registered to attend the shows this fall.

In addition, Private Sourcing Events held at the show allow pre-selected exhibitors to meet large global sourcing organizations in private. Buyers scheduled to take advantage of this have total annual sales amounting to more than US$551 billion and include Amzer, First Act, Future Group, Intelbras, Liverpool, Oysta, Panasonic, Portalux, Prodrive, Staples, The Source, Thonet & Vander and Wow Technologies.
Other pioneering services helping to maximize sourcing productivity include a new mobile app which allows buyers to conveniently access show information on a mobile device before and during the show, and use the information after the show for follow-up. VIP buyer office suites provide selected buyers with an on-site mobile office which greatly enhances their sourcing effectiveness at the show.
“Aside from being innovators, the shows are renowned for providing a wide range of quality consumer electronics products at competitive price points all under one roof,” added Wong. “This convenience is a key competitive benefit for buyers and sellers in what is a huge market.

Affordable D-Star
Global sales of consumer electronics goods are expected to exceed US$1.11 trillion in 2013 with sales of smart connected devices forecast to surpass 1.7 billion units in 2014,” he added.


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