I am planning on purchasing the BCD396XT this year but was wondering…when to the manufactures release the new models? The only thing that gives me pause to purchase is the current model not decoding P25 Phase II. I will be monitoring Ohio MARCS.
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This is one of the most-asked questions that is almost never answered, so I'll answer it here.
...Release a new scanner
When we are ready to announce a new scanner, we'll announce it to everyone, and it won't be due to someone asking either in a forum or a private message. it will be because we are ready to announce a new scanner. We don't announce right now, right this minute for a few reasons:
1. We aren't ready to announce it, yet.
2. We don't want to give our competition a heads-up that we have a new model with particular features coming out...the longer we wait, the longer we maintain our competitive advantage with new features.
3. In the development process, as features are tested and refined, sometimes features are added, and sometimes features are dropped. Early announcements create a risk of "false claims" criticisms once the product is released.
4. There are some legal restrictions on promoting products that do not yet have certain approvals. Waiting until those approvals have been granted (or are just a day or two away) reduces greatly the complexity involved in making any such announcement.