FAQ: Node Details for a multi-port node
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See also Node Description
The block diagram shows a TARPN node with NinoTNCs.
The Control Panel is wholly optional.
The critical function performed by the Control Panel, disconnecting the battery when needed, should be considered if you choose not to include the Control Panel.
If you keep a live video display on your Raspberry PI, along with keyboard and mouse, the control panel is redundant.
I like it though because in one glance I can tell the node software is running.
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