That's a good idea. I'd like the vertical beams of blue with speckles for fed (better than ours now), I'd like the red horizontal bars tha slide up and down for KDF (a la the TOS movies), the green beam for borg, and a few others. Check the TNG and see what effects the Andorians had, maybe, or the Cardassians, etc.
That would be a nice customization. That way my KDF can look like a KDF, my andorian fed would look like an andorian, etc.
Yeah would be nice to get the tng or tng movie era transporter effects...wasn't a huge fan of the voyager ones they use in game now. Personally I thought it was kinda odd they chose that over all of the others there have been.
i think each faction should have a selection of its own from various eras (maybe tied to the uniform bundles?) each with it's own animation - so a kirk era one would pull out a communicator instead of tapping the chest - before beaming out. I suppose it would be added to the second page on the tailor where you choose the stance and so on. Might be cool. Beyond that, having different factions' transporters would be best linked, IMO, to the particular set your ship is using, like someone said. So, if you use the Breen set, your transporters are automatically changed (with an option to override this) in the same way your ship appearance changes - could even have MACO/Omega/KHG unique transporters too using this system.