From "AllStarLink Wiki"
- Voting and simulcast over IP networks with Allstar thin client hardware (RTCM).
- Multiple repeaters (nodes) may be interfaced at one site while only running one instance of Asterisk/app_rpt on one computer.
- Multiple hardware interfaces supported including the Quad Radio PCI card (EOL), the CM1x (USB), WM5102 (RPi), TLV320 (RPi) and RTCM.
- No central authority for authorizing connections. You are free to use our Allstar Link, or set up a your own completely isolated network of systems.
- Ad-hoc connectivity. Any node can connect with any other node. Any number of nodes can connect to a node (subject to bandwidth limitations).
- All of the security features in Asterisk are at your disposal (Public/Private keys, IP address filtering)
- Plus a Registration-based authentication method for Allstar nodes to handle Internet connections with dynamic IP addresses
- The ability to remotely execute a DTMF command on any node from any other node.
- Asterisk/app_rpt can run on many single board computers or as a Virtual Machine in a data center (Hub).
- Autopatch, and Reverse Autopatch over traditional landlines or through a VoIP service provider. VOX-based or full duplex.
- VHF/UHF remote base operation using the TM-271A, Kenwood TMG-707A, Motorola Syntor X and others.
- HF remote base operation using the Yeasu FT-897 or ICOM IC-706 all-mode radios.
- Secure remote base access using individual user logins to prevent unauthorized access.
- Interoperability with Echolink, DMR and D-Star also possible.
- Control and access to the radio via dialup.
- SIP and/or IAX for soft or hard phone access to nodes.
- iaxRPT soft dispatch console for Windows. Android IAXRPT for Android phones and tablets.
- Facilities to integrate with existing addressable full duplex RF linked systems.