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BlindPlayer
05-12-2005, 11:13 AM
For all you golf lovers! The GPS was just to get your attention...but log onto www.radargolf.com (http://www.radargolf.com) to see, hear and view video demos of how this new technology can help you find that lost golf ball in the bush.

Tiny transmitter that took 2 years of R & D to develope to withstand the 'wack' of the driver in the epicenter of the ball. Hand held transponder helps locate and beeps with increasing frequency the closer you get to your treasure.

One of my BMW customer's was head of R&D which developed the technology here in Roseville, CA just outside of Sacramento.

Interesting..... /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif

highsea
05-12-2005, 02:00 PM
It's just an RFID tag inside the ball. What they don't tell you is that the very best passive tags have a maximum range of about 6 meters, probably only about half that in real life. $300 bucks for the receiver and a dozen balls...I can get a lot of balls for $300 bucks.

-CM~~~can already find the ball when it's ten feet away...

wolfdancer
05-12-2005, 03:19 PM
They're also hard to lose on the short grass.
Over on the Motley Fool site...RFID companies
are supposed to be "hot" I think Wal-Mart has already
switched from bar-code to RFID.....I haven't switched
to any RFID stock though. I mortgaged the farm on ...