Two hotspots are in use in the EI5DD QTH. The Shark RF Openspot and the DVMega bluestack. They are both excellent Hotspots and result in an excellent signal through the Netork to which they are connected. Other Hotspots include MMDVM and the DV4Mini.
A Digital Hotspot is a standalone digital radio IP gateway connected either directly to the Internet router via WiFi, Bluetooth or direct connection. Effectively, it is a small transceiver which transmits auudio derived from the internet connected to an appropriate Network such as Brandmeister, YSF or FCS.
The DVMega comes in two forms, either UHF only or dual band UHF and VHF.
The DVMega comes with a USB programming lead allowing the Firmware to be updated as required and the lead will double as a direct connection to a computer, Raspberry pi or windows, or Android phone/tablet or is used to power the device.
The initial set up of the device on a windows system is simple by filling in the appropriate boxes with the reuired information and ensuring the correct frequency
A similar, but simple, screen is available on the Andriod tablet or Phone.