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any chance of a working combadge?

Belbe

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Report this Dec. 18 2008, 8:01 pm

here i was all happy with my new Visa card trying to find online a combadge that would link to my cell phone, or that would call one number only by tapping, say the central number in my company, or even just work as a beeper for my collaegues to call me when i'm drowning under stocks on the warehouse... preety simple tech no? but to my utter surprise I found nothing!... sniff! i think i'm gonna cry  :eyesroll:

kirkkid7

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Report this Dec. 18 2008, 8:07 pm

now's your chance to design something and make millions.

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Report this Dec. 19 2008, 8:36 pm

Quote (trekbuff @ Dec. 18 2008, 8:17 pm)
Bluetooth headsets are pretty common. It's only a matter of time until the entire phone is the size of a comm badge. Cell phones can currently place calls by saying the name of the person to be called. We're pretty much there.

Bluetooth headsets are dorkey. I'd buy a comm badge, but not a Trek one.

kirkkid7

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Report this Dec. 19 2008, 8:41 pm

Quote (blankenship @ Dec. 19 2008, 8:36 pm)
Quote (trekbuff @ Dec. 18 2008, 8:17 pm)
Bluetooth headsets are pretty common. It's only a matter of time until the entire phone is the size of a comm badge. Cell phones can currently place calls by saying the name of the person to be called. We're pretty much there.

Bluetooth headsets are dorkey. I'd buy a comm badge, but not a Trek one.

they're called shrimp. :p
i hate it when people use those, it looks like they're talking to them selves.

dryson

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Report this Dec. 24 2008, 11:20 pm

with the current rate that technology increases ever two years comm badges should be being looked at as the next fad to com out within a few years. People are already walking around with phones in their ears the next logical step would be chest comm badges.

After that we go back to the rotary phone system.

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Report this Dec. 29 2008, 3:40 pm

Quote (kirkkid7 @ Dec. 18 2008, 9:41 pm)
Quote (blankenship @ Dec. 19 2008, 8:36 pm)
Quote (trekbuff @ Dec. 18 2008, 8:17 pm)
Bluetooth headsets are pretty common. It's only a matter of time until the entire phone is the size of a comm badge. Cell phones can currently place calls by saying the name of the person to be called. We're pretty much there.

Bluetooth headsets are dorkey. I'd buy a comm badge, but not a Trek one.

they're called shrimp. :p
i hate it when people use those, it looks like they're talking to them selves.

same with bluetooth, i sometime get scare when i find a perfectly normal person talking to thin air, only to find the blue tooth in his ear..

On another note, blue tooth remind me of the Doctor Who episode the Birth of Cybermen....

chr3335

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Report this Jan. 07 2009, 11:46 pm

Why the hell would you want a combadge how is it any different from a two way radio?

spocksboss1

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Report this Feb. 01 2009, 10:11 pm

Combadges are a uniquely simple idea.  They are a tool of meditation.  We hear what we expect to hear.  We say what we already know we will say.  With that, there is little else that is needed to a combadge but something you can push that can give a squiggly little sound reminder, Buck Rogers. (bee dee bee dee bee dee)

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Report this Feb. 13 2009, 12:18 am

Quote (trekbuff @ Dec. 18 2008, 7:17 pm)
Bluetooth headsets are pretty common. It's only a matter of time until the entire phone is the size of a comm badge. Cell phones can currently place calls by saying the name of the person to be called. We're pretty much there.

Agreed. It also looks as if all networking tech is gravitating toward wireless, and even wireless energy transfer looks like a real possibility for the average commercial market. My primary concerns are over security, for I would think that encryption and frequency hopping can only go so far. I also wonder if there is a limit to how many frequencies will be available or how much activity our atmosphere can withstand without having some sort of drawbacks or repercussions lol Oh well, who knows what's possible... But yeah, combadges should be pretty simple; we could already make those. In fact, I'm not sure there's much if any difference between them and some of what we already have.

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Report this Nov. 20 2010, 8:05 am


 


So, coming back to this, I know it's been a long time and BT headsets are probably considered pretty lame now we're nearing 2011 but I think I have the design skills, tech skills and accessability to make myself one of these.


first of all, if i do decide to license it and sell it, what should I call it?


Also, does anyone thinkI could get into major trouble for doing this even if it is just a one-off?


finally, would it be worth selling these? As they can be made from precious metals with HQ components and make quite good money! Anyone got any ideas who I should contact once i've found a way of making these sucessfully?


 


Regards =)


CommBadgeAlpha - a Bluetooth communicator being developed in the UK for entertainment and prop purposes. It won't be going on sale! :)

UNTRugby

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Report this Nov. 20 2010, 9:04 am

Quote: commbadgealpha @ Nov. 20 2010, 8:05 am

 

So, coming back to this, I know it's been a long time and BT headsets are probably considered pretty lame now we're nearing 2011 but I think I have the design skills, tech skills and accessability to make myself one of these.

first of all, if i do decide to license it and sell it, what should I call it?

Also, does anyone thinkI could get into major trouble for doing this even if it is just a one-off?

finally, would it be worth selling these? As they can be made from precious metals with HQ components and make quite good money! Anyone got any ideas who I should contact once i've found a way of making these sucessfully?

 

Regards =)



theres a lot of factors you would have to look at. How would the com badge function? What would be the price? It would have to be useful enough that non trek fans would need or want it if its to be mass produced. I dont think it would violate any copyrights as long as someone else doesnt have one patented and its not trek shaped or called specifically a "com badge"

miklamar

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Report this Nov. 20 2010, 10:01 pm

A combadge's working range was limited to 500 kilometers (310.685 miles), although a starship could boost the signal to bridge larger distances. (TNG: "11001001").  So, they may not be as efficient as a current telephone.  Also, I think they used subspace communication, which we do not use at this time.


Var Miklama--Zakdorn, engineer. "A sound mind in a FULL body!" "Time, like latinum, is a limited quantity in the galaxy."

Matthias Russell

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Report this Nov. 23 2010, 5:39 am

I'd rather have my samsung android than a tng communicator. It had far more capabilities. There is little value in the small tng communicators. Even as locators, they were often removed.

miklamar

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Report this Nov. 24 2010, 8:51 pm

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>SNR and power of the Tx-ed data packet signal are the issues to be solved for a super compact low power requirement combadge.

>Mobile phones work well when there are repeater stations within a few kilometers of the mobile but are useless where there are no repeater stations (and they have to be Line of Sight too).

>So they are not likely any time soon.

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Exactly! The crux of the problem is a booster station, like Star Trek relay stations. Those would be needed, to send subspace communications long distances.


Var Miklama--Zakdorn, engineer. "A sound mind in a FULL body!" "Time, like latinum, is a limited quantity in the galaxy."

maccacad3

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Report this Nov. 25 2010, 1:21 pm

You do have a good point, but, that is the startrek version. The range can get wider.
Our current up to date modern mobile phones are very efficient for a number of purposes.
But a commbadge would not be as big nor bulky. And it would be very easy to use and useful for when somebody is busy. e.g. running. Very busy in the office, or, the police or army could use them to easily keep in touch with each other, instead of carrying those bulky encumbering radios.

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