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Old 09-13-2018, 10:37 AM
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It's common for companies like Whistler and Uniden to hire outside resources from other specialized companies when it comes to radio design and software development. If you only release one scanner with 2-3 years interval it's doesn't compute to have a high cost inhouse RF or software genius work a couple of months and then have nothing for him to do for the rest of the 18 months.

Doesn't Whistler use that Don Starr, or whatever his name is, to develop their scanners and he is not on their payroll list and has his own business where he works from and sell his services to whoever needs his expertise?

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Uniden has only contracted for writing the O/M during my tenure. Engineering is all in-house (other than some "black box" code that we must use by in some cases due to patents or other IP issues).
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Uniden has only contracted for writing the O/M during my tenure. Engineering is all in-house (other than some "black box" code that we must use by in some cases due to patents or other IP issues).
This is a niche industry, I can buy a TV or PC that all might do the same thing, but with something like a scanner, completely different story. We went from hardware type scanners to now software. This now involves more engineers, designers, and testers. In reality how many COTS scanner companies are left?
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Depending on your definition of scanner, anywhere from 1-5.
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