"Chris: as others have said already, it's the certification that racks the price up. A transponder that isn't certified and sealed (and probably audited every year for a nominal fee) is as good as no transponder, because then it would be…"
"It is a bad idea, even the slides say why. The transponder is a 1lb brick, costs in the neighborhood of 5 grand and when boiled down, this is just the Gov forcing people to buy a product of select few companies, nothing else.
And, as usual, those…"
"Unobtrusive tips (embedded into the splash screen) are a great idea - they've been used in all of the later Call of Duty games and worked fine.
90s style tips in individual pop-up windows are a waste of time - everybody turns them off on the…"
"I've experimented with XR5 (pretty much the same deal as XR9, except at 5 GHz so it can be used in Europe) and Wiligear's WBD-111 micro routerboard. AFAIK still the smallest and lightest board on the market at 9x8x2 cm³ and 70 grams…"