Thank you STH for the kind words
They are very
I think itís important for people, especially anyone looking to buy a new jammer, to start reading the writing on the wall and to start looking toward the future
before they settle on this or that jammer.
Another way to look at this is to look at the auto industry. Who here, when you think about buying a car, thinks first
about buying an Oldsmobile
? Probably no one, because they no longer exist, and the company wouldnít give you a warranty worth anything even if you did buy one. In some cases you wouldnít even be able to find parts for one if they ever broke down. So buying an Oldsmobile right now wouldnít be the most prudent decision if you wanted to buy a car. Donít get me wrong, they were nice cars when they were around
, but that was then, not now.
How does this apply to jammers? Well simple, one company owns the patents to producing jammers, so they (Blinder) could at any given notice (if they havenít already) snap their fingers and all of the other jammer companies would go buh-bye, not because Blinder necessarily wants them to, but because the legal system
wants them to.
A patent does not give the patent holder the right to do whatever they wish, BUT IT DOES give them the right from excluding
others from making, selling or even using products covered by their patent. When that happens IMO LPP, LI and all the other jammer companies that donít hold the patent will evaporate from the states faster than a snowball in the hot desert sun. I think itís fair to say that most people have at least $450.00 invested in their jammer, and thatís if they just have one jammer.
Ask yourself how much is that $450.00 or more investment going to be worth a year from now when no one wants to buy it from you - because the company doesnít exist any longer
Ask yourself who is going to write the updates for the software when they need to be updated - if the company is no longer around
Ask yourself who is going to honor that so-called ďwarrantyĒ - if the company is just a vacant warehouse
Now look at the other side of the coin, put yourself in these other jammer company shoes for a moment. They have warehouses stocked to the brim that they need to sell to ďsomeoneĒ or they are going to lose a LOT of money. No one likes to lose money, especially a lot
of it. These jammer companies that donít hold the patent are no different. They see the writing on the wall, and they full well know that without those patents that no one in their right mind will want to buy their product, so what do they do?
What would you
do if you were in their position?
You use an old sleight of hand trick - and you get people to not focus on the big patent
issue, but on other
Their salesmen will go on forums just like this one and try to get people to look at how good their jammer is, and they may be a good jammer, but thatís beside the point
right now if youíre going to be making an investment
by buying a jammer. The big picture isnít what can this or that jammer do today, itís what can and will it do for you tomorrow
. Plain and simple, IMO they canít promise you tomorrow unless
they hold the patents. If they do try and promise you a bright tomorrow with their product, then thatís a big Ďol red flag for them shilling their product on you.
LPP is in an even worse predicament, as they now also have the bad reputation for not making updates even when the company was around. How can they afford to buy patent rights if they canít even afford to hire one single software tech to make a TruSpeed update? As an investor I donít like to see people waste their money. The future of jammers is clearly written on the wall. It has been there for many months now, drying in that hot desert sun. Hopefully people will make the right decision and buy a product that they know they can have some confidence in and will be around in the future
, and if they donít make the right decision, well then they have only themselves to blame. I do hope that at least one other company buys the patent rights, hopefully Bel/Escort since they have been in this industry from the beginning, and they seem to respect the countermeasure community more than some of these other companies that have their shills bickering every day on other
forums. If Blinder became a monopoly then that could hurt them, and accordingly, hurt the entire community, so I hope they play their cards right. Time will tell. I hope it works out in the best interest of the countermeasures community which we all love.