This may be a mute point after Monday, but I am truly confused about prior studies of Blinder. In GOL April 2006, not one retail version of blinder was tested (just a prototype). In August 2005, my impression is the m-40 manufacturer's prototype did well, but the retail m-40 version did poorly (except against PL III), and the M-20 wasn't tested at all. I truly intend the following as an innocent question from a newbie. Why do people report the August 2005 GOL results as "The M-20 led the pack for all the production units that were tested," Is it because the words m-20 are used mistakenly for m-40 and the AL6 was just a prototype (not a production unit) at the time?
Are today's blinder units more like the Aug 2005 retail version or the Aug 2005 MFR prototype (which did well in the tests)? What does all this mean in real life (Is PL III the only lidar in use in the US)? The only reason I care is that I bought 2 M-20's (haven't installed yet) and I think I will have to junk them both when the new results arrive Monday.
Thanks and please be kind!