Yup; here over the years have overcome (not really) whatever LV / wireless / RF telecommunications stuff by using an in country supplier of vendor of said technology. (years ago we built a call center there in the Philippines.). Rather than deal with a imports broker it really did work out as more cost effective to deal with local vendors (IE; Cisco, HP, et al).
Maybe you should find out what it takes to become a dealer of said devices in your country?
IE: In India for example we worked vendor that took care of all communications (land based and satellite) for the country. (don't remember now if it was Tata ?) . Three entities though were involved and sometimes it became a headache; IE: us (requestor of telcom (ground, satellite to ground or local RF services), SITA/Equant/Arinc, then Tata (not a happy bunch of folks - sometimes difficult to work with). I do recall during rainy seasons the communications facilities would get flooded and disfunctional which did cause some major concerns.
In Austrialia / New Zealand it was the same (local communications vendor Telstra - happy bunch of folks and a pleasure to work with). I do recall some very long conference calls and speaking to the same folks all of the time.
Actually this is my aim, LEARN and MASTER "a technology" , then perhaps start a business of dealership of the tech. But I don't want to be wasting time on a tech if i cant take it to the next level. Specially since I am determined to develop my own GUI/Software for it (nothing beats custom made) .
Just curious, you said you built a call center. You stopped? What happened? Coz i'm thinking of getting into Call center business myself.. I just gotta get the leads
What makes me chuckle is I have been to several parts of the Philippines, trying to use C band Satellite Comms and being unable because someone was blasting out terrestrial stuff in the section clearly designated as satellite only.
It's probably the "dirtiest" RF environment I have ever seen; people are clearly not following the rules as it is, at least outside of Manila and Angeles City.
haha, you said it man. To be honest the regulatory Agency is considered quite a joke in our country to have such restricting laws over wireless communications. The law was drafted poorly and no one is seeking to improve on it.. I'm not a lawyer but there as been tons of heat about contradicting and too restrictive stipulations..
and not to mention one of the biggest blooper, that the Agency actually licensed 2.4Ghz, a world wide open freq, to a Power Company in the country. making every gawd damn router, bluetooth, and other 2.4Ghz device illegal unless that company releases its License. stupid huh?
The thing is , Agency isn't really strict on its laws.. w/c is a good thing since they themselves don't fully understand it (different official has different interpretations of their own law) ..
it's a good thing for small scale DIY like what im about to do.. but the bad thing is if I take this to the next level, they may surprise me w/ some fees and all that stuff..
I've been asking around as well as their branches/offices/people who work in the agency, plus doing research and it's not getting me anywhere!
also on one side, they say if your device is a low power/low transmit device, it does not need licensing (good since Z-wave and other HA devices are low transmit right?)
but there's been reports of our customs stopping import or charging people hefty fees for their 433Mhz and other devices (toys and 2-way radios, and what nots)
So it's really inconsistent and down right confusing..