Cloned transponders

Old 10-01-2007, 08:44 PM
  #1  
Tech Champion
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
snoopyrc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tunnel Hill GA
Posts: 5,046
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default Cloned transponders

I had a ocnversation with Chris yesterday about cloned personal transponders. Apparrently these are compatible with AMB. They are quite a bit smaller and they will make one using a number you already have. That way you can put one in each car and not have to memorize multiple numbers. Its neat in theory but they arent answering e-mails very fast. Thats not a good sign.

Oh they also have personals you can use with the old AMB 20.

Heres the link.
snoopyrc is offline  
Old 10-01-2007, 09:34 PM
  #2  
Tech Master
iTrader: (2)
 
waltuo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,794
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Assuming this is the same company, there are a couple bad points: first you have to ship your transponder to them, so you're out a personal for 4-6 weeks. Second, once they clone yours, they can make as many clones of it as they want and sell them to other people, i.e. you could be at an event and someone else has the same number as you.
waltuo is offline  
Old 10-02-2007, 06:41 AM
  #3  
Tech Champion
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
snoopyrc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tunnel Hill GA
Posts: 5,046
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Thats not cool. You should be the only one with that number, no matter how many copies you have personally. They should protect your number for you. The PDF file on that link gives you the option to just order the clone without trading in your AMB. I would think that they would try to buy a block of numbers from AMB so that there wouldnt be any conflicts. It would also resolve any possible licensing conflicts, over the technology. Even though the chances of someone else having the same number would be pretty slim.

The personal for the old AMB 20 is cool. A lot of clubs still use those.

I have never heard of this company before. Maybe they arent that dependable. I do think AMB could come down on the transponder price.
snoopyrc is offline  
Old 10-02-2007, 02:20 PM
  #4  
Tech Master
iTrader: (2)
 
waltuo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,794
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

I don't think it's 100% legal, but since the two companies are based in different countries, there isn't much that can be done. However, AMB's prices keep going up.
waltuo is offline  
Old 10-02-2007, 03:29 PM
  #5  
Tech Champion
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
snoopyrc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tunnel Hill GA
Posts: 5,046
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

I trust AMB more. Even though they are more expensive. They are the standard, but the idea is cool.
snoopyrc is offline  
Old 10-03-2007, 05:14 AM
  #6  
bmr
Tech Addict
iTrader: (27)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ringgold, GA
Posts: 548
Trader Rating: 27 (100%+)
Default

The issue of duplicate numbers has come up at large events before. When that has happened, the use of the number in conflict has gone to the racer that has possession of the original AMB transponder.
bmr is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.