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Old 03-31-2014, 1:57 PM
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Originally Posted by hydro12943 View Post
However whistler being new in the Industry has no previous set ups... drawing board for them... even if patents were purchased the items were NOT.
Therefore they need engineering and programming and final factory prototype and tests before it can even be submitted...
Reports are that Whistler bought GRE's scanner-related IP. That would include all engineering documents, firmware source code, schematics, PCB layouts, parts lists (including part specifications and sourcing info), mechanical (chassis) drawings, etc. Since Whistler does have access to at least one factory to manufacture their other products, I'd presume such a factory could take that IP and build scanners.

Sure, some engineering might be required so that the factory can "learn" how to make a scanner, but they certainly wouldn't have to go back to the "drawing board" for the GRE scanners that were already in production. About the only thing I'd be concerned about might be the possibility of components that had hit EOL since a particular scanner's introduction; those would need to be replaced, re-specified, re-tested.
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