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RE: Valentine versus new Passport

Thus spake Todd Phenneger <phen9461@uidaho.edu>:
>>On Fri, 12 Feb 1999, Spire, Ed wrote:
>> Does the new passport have front and back radar sensors?  Can it count
>> unique sources?
>	Yes.  It does all this.  I assume this is why Lee is asking about
>them.  I saw this new Passport for the first time in a Passport Add a
>couple weeks ago so it is brand new.  It detects front, back and side and
>tells you where its coning from and How many hits it is getting and what
>sources I belive.  BUT, I have never used it so I dont know how well its
>implementation is compared to the V1.

A caution on the new Passport:  Herr Valentine, et al, have a slew of
patents -- the most important ones seem to be related to multiple radar
receivers (http://www.patents.ibm.com/details?pn=US05151701__&language=en).
 If Valentine Research sues for infringement and wins, the poor New
Passport owner might be left with an unsupported product.

YMMV, of course.