Oh I am not dismissing any of that. There is a lot of stuff, which I agree is not needed. The algorithms and such are software programming though. Yeah, it costs money to develop, but it's there is not a specific manufacturing cost. If say beacon manufacturers could by the same parts that two way radios use, the costs would go way down. As that stuffed in made in huge numbers. Having to have tweaked specialty parts certainly drives the costs up for everyone. I am over simplifying this of course.
I certainly just want a beacon to do one thing, be a beacon.