Exactly one year ago, we purchased the domainname BrandMeister.Network. This is where it all started. The development of BM has already started somewhere in 2014 but one year ago, the first BrandMeister masters were up and running and the dashboard was launched.
In meanwhile, the development has not gotten to a halt for a single day. The server software keeps getting updates every few weeks, new systems are being supported as fast as possible. The Dashboard was completely recoded and launched in Ham Radio Friedrichshafen 2015. It now offers a complete portal for selfcare, repeater management, master management and user management. Hoseline, which was initially developed by a community member, is now also an official part of BrandMeister. The BrandMeister wiki is now also available from wiki.brandmeister.network and received a new theme to fit with hoseline and the dashboard.
In this year, we've been able to deploy over 30 servers, connecting with repeaters in over 40 countries! I think we can proudly say that BrandMeister is now the biggest DMR network in the world. We're not stopping now! We keep actively looking for more interested people to deploy new servers, connect with more repeaters, ... We're doing our best to make this network even bigger!
What's important is that BrandMeister is community driven. The master servers are hosted by local sysop communities, which have a free master server available or pay for it with the help of their users if needed. The repeaters can be used by everyone, with almost every DMR TIER 2 device that's on the market today. If there's a manufacturer out there working on a new type of DMR repeater, you can bet that BM will be supporting it as soon as we can get our hands on one of those repeaters. This also counts for radios!
It's thanks to you that we've became this big already, and as we've said before, we ain't stopping now!
We want to show the world what it's like to be part of an open DMR community.
In the name of the BrandMeister Development Team, I'd like to thank
- The Master Server managers, for hosting the 33 master servers free of cost or payed by the donations of their users
- The Repeater Sysops, for connecting their repeaters with our network, for providing BM coverage in their region
- The extremely kind community, which is willing to help eachother with questions and problems of any kind
You can view the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E73QuLWmyw
Remember, if you're willing to do a birthday gift to the network, you can always go to our donation page.
With this money, we buy hardware like repeaters & radios to do tests & experiments so we can implement them in the BrandMeister network.
The BrandMeister Development Team