We haven't written any, although at least one person has indicated they will soon be writing a Windows app for it! You can of course use Hyperterminal or similar already. Making it remotely accessible would be really handy in a repeater deployment.
Free Antennair Polo shirt for the first one past the post with a credible program ??
Glad you like the product. I'm not sure about a DVB-T version being of much interest in the amateur TV community but since I am new to it I am prepared to be proved wrong If there is sufficient clamour then you never know, but somehow I doubt it.
Anyway all the best for Christmas and the New Year to you and everyone in the BATC.
Is there actually a realistic user market for control software?
The unit sales are quite low at present, and just aspiring to something that runs under Windows could be a further handicap to someone wanting to take this on. The offer of a free Polo shirt is starting to become too much for me to bare however - that is an amazing offer. That would be a one off item just like this coding project.
The solution thinking of falls down nicely for desktop Windows, Linux & Apple. Then if you go Bluetooth to TTL via that RJ11 (or whatever the socket is) via a module you end up with some quite nice control solutions, that would also include Android or even your computer serial terminal via this method.
Any thoughts on a direction?
The DTX1 RJ11 has RS-232 signalling and levels - there's a proper Maxim transceiver chip in there. Pinout is in the User Guide. Admittedly, the trend towards not having a proper de facto standard serial port on PC's (I dont know ANY new ones that have it, more's the pity) is tragic - but of all the standards we might have adopted we thought a well tried de facto Industry one was the best option. USB to RS-232 dongles for PC's and Android are cheap and available from many eBay sources or if your'e feeling flush you could go to Maplin You only need a terminal emulator (or old Glass Teletype real Terminal) to talk to the DTX1 but swish GUI stuff obviously wants a graphically based o/s and app.
We've written a PC app. for re-flashing the device, and will be showing it at CAT14 next month. Anyone who wants a copy can get a Beta release at http://www.dtx1.info/downloads/firmware/Beta by the way. Presentationally I would call it a neat engineering tool - it saves the tedium of typing or using Hyperterminal (Ugh).
I don't really understand your suggestion for moving forward with a control app - could you tell us all exactly what it is you're suggesting?