I have had several questions about whether the G-Lock software is an appropriate upgrade to the Radian or an unconnected, unofficial 'hack'.
The original Radian system was designed by On-Target Software Solutions Ltd (CARVEC) and was marketed by Freefly Systems. The system contains software technology based on the IMU and control systems developed by CARVEC over many years.
The present arrangement between CARVEC and Freefly allows Freefly to continue to license the existing software for the Radian modules, but also allows CARVEC to retain ownership of the key software components and proceed independently to develop new firmware.
Therefore CARVEC has been busy developing the original core system technology into a next-generation system with several new capabilities and modules. These features include such things as all 3-axis from a single module, fine slew-rate control, new slewing modes and a capability to drive brushless motors.
In accordance with the CARVEC/Freefly agreement, any computer source code files which were jointly owned by Freefly and CARVEC have been re-written and re-worked to give a system wholly owned by CARVEC.
The result is a true development of the existing system with the same market-leading performance - but now upgraded for the next generation of camera gimbals. It is a completely appropriate upgrade within both the letter and the spirit of the CARVEC/Freefly agreement. It is in no way an unofficial 'hack'.
CARVEC are still committed to support the existing Radians via the Freefly forum as we have always done.