Interviewing Radenso at SEMA

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  1. Vortex

    Vortex Making Videos Administrator Advanced User Premium Member

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    This week at SEMA I had a chance to sit down with some of the crew at Radenso. They've got a cool bunch of people and as always, it was fun hanging out with them. With @Jon at Radenso, @Randy at Radenso, and Mindy, I had a chance to learn more about what they've been up to the past year or so.

    Here's the full video.



    In short, they've released a version of the RC M called the Ultimate Edition that includes a 5 year warranty and a bunch of goodies that make for an even nicer install. They've also been growing their dealer network considerably and their products are available in a bunch of new places like Crutchfield and Car Toys. We also chatted a bit about their plans for the future.
     
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  2. OBeerWANKenobi

    OBeerWANKenobi This is not the car you're looking for..... Advanced User Premium Member

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    I just got done watching this and I like what I hear. I see she teased new product little bit too. Haha. Good marketing ploy.

    I liked the outtakes too. maybe you can some to more of your videos. Pretty funny.
     
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    angrypenguin Eat Lead Mothertrucker!! Advanced User Premium Member

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    I LOVED THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Man - I wish I was there. Stupid schedule/life.

    Add oil!!!
     
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    Very good. What a great interview with honest down to earth folks. I'm watching Radenso closely for two new drivers in my family. I'm excited for them and their future looks promising!
    I agree that outtakes are funny and I'd love to see more. Good job to Jon, Mindy, Randy, and Vortex!

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    TheSkyIsFalling Learning to Fly Beginner User

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    Wow that’s awesome !!!! Can’t wait to see what they have in store
     
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    Deadhead1971 “Big Bug Bite” Advanced User

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    Very good interview! Big contrast compared to another recent interview for another manufacturer. The other manufacturer is “cloud” focused and on what “they” want; Radenso is “customer” focused. I wish them well, and they will go far with this positive attitude. I definitely want one now.

    Can’t wait to see what they come up with next. Cool t-shirts. Went to order one but they don’t have them at the store. They have hats :hatsoff:
     
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    Was hoping you would do a radenso interview @Vortex. Great job! And thank you!

    Love my RC-M
     
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    angrypenguin Eat Lead Mothertrucker!! Advanced User Premium Member

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    Btw if people haven't figured it out yet the dude I'm trolling on the YouTube comments is a friend
     
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    Enjoyed that interview, great to see a RD company innovating
     
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    Really good interview as usual from Vortex, and really enjoyed hearing about the direction Radenso is going. It's pretty obvious this team is going to continue to be really successful.

    I absolutely love the Pro M, and look forward to new innovations Radenso will bring to market.
     
  11. benzr

    benzr Been there done that !! Original V1 user !! Advanced User

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    WOW !!!!!!

    NOW THATs an INTERVIEW !!!!

    EQUAL REPRESENTATION WITH OUR LEADER @Vortex !!!

    That Video was Refreshing, Informative, Interesting, Exciting and FUN to watch !!

    YOU TOTALLY KNOCKED IT OUTTA THE PARK !!

    I was Totally Blown away by Jon too!
    His passion for our Hobby, our Sport is second to none !!
    Mindy is Fun-Loving Pleasant on the eyes, and proven Representative of the Company!!
    She got the ACCOUNTS !! Great for a Rep and balances Randy's obvious Internet/Media skills.
    Jon KUDOs for your leadership ability to pick such a DIVERSE MINDSET Team !!

    I was a little worried when Michael Hugel66 gave ip his reins .... but D@mn Jon picked right up where Michael left off , hired the right people and EXPONENTIALLY exploded the business !!!
    And in an incredibly short time too !!

    Vortex ... You guys were comfortable around each other, yet we got the @skinny" not corporate "group think". Great job Vortex !! Knew I saw something in you !! . Great person unbiased yet thorough !!

    The ""other"" interview was good
    This interview was PHENOMENAL !!!!!

    I realized Radenso products were amazing from the get go.

    I guess you could say I foresaw Incredible products and NOW AN INCREDIBLY PERFORMING REMOTE system too.

    RCM: QUICK SUMMARY--/
    Very Well Thought Out menu's and Functions in the Tiny magnetic Highly Readable Displays.
    I absolutely love how the ARROWs !!! Grow Large and small depending on the Radar Threat !!!

    Benzr EATs his words here ....

    I had decided in the past situational awareness wasn't that big a deal , well in 2018 on that has been changing as ... I guess I will restate my original words...

    Situational Awareness is NOT that great if your Detector is always noisey = Constant False Alerts on K Band HOWEVER as in Radenso's case (see Benzr's BORING @ss Vids) I am re-falling in love w SA again !!

    The Balance of QUIETNESS Vs PERFORMANCE Is RADENSO's strength and Legacy !! IMHO.
    BOTH RCM and PRO M !!

    GREAT VIDEO VORTEX !!!

    Benzr


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    This was really great to watch. It wasn't just some career execs outlining their current business plan for their current employer, it was enthusiasts running a company with a focused eye towards the overall customer experience sharing their own enthusiasm for what they've done and what they hope to do for their customers in the future.

    @Jon at Radenso @Randy at Radenso Mindy - Well done. I'm looking forward to what Radenso delivers in the coming years.
     
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    I agree with your points. AND, you might want to see my conversation threads with Randy in another post. He indicated they want to be known as a software company too, like a Apple. And he also commented positive on new initiatives in the connected IOT “cloud” space. And that too is customer focused.

    @Vortex, thank you again. Excellent interview. You facilitated their communication in relaxed and real delivery. They are sharp. They also know RDF members, and made sure many points brought up in RDF, and the RDF culture were covered in their discussion. Which means, they also pay attention to the broad potential customers and what they also are looking for. They also see macro trends, excited about that. They want the tactile and visual experience to stand out as a brand maker. Leading to software integration and connectedness that is DFR (dumb fracking easy). All the goodies, without complication in its use.

    And they do track days. Like a Bob Lutz used to do, or Roger Penske. Coolness that upper crust CEO types have little interest. @Jon at Radenso, you all come on out to Ely NV for the Silver Classic closed road race, or Sand Hill closed road race in Nebraska. Or Texas. The GTR, and anything Mindy +Randy drive will be welcome. If you like track days, you will love these events.
     
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  14. Randy at Radenso

    Randy at Radenso Radenso Radar Advanced User MFG/Vendor Premium Member

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    Thanks for all of the awesome feedback everyone!

    I can work on getting our t-shirts available to purchase on our website in a few weeks, didn’t know so many people would like them!
     
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    Hats were mentioned in the vid, related to the dealer remote kit? Those might sell too. For me, count me in if you decide to make.
     
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    Randy at Radenso Radenso Radar Advanced User MFG/Vendor Premium Member

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    Hats are already available to purchase on our website :)
     
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    TY for reminder to get over there, and also look for platinum dealer/installers.
     
  18. Driver66

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    What a great interview. Thanks again Vortex for taking the time to get us the inside scoop on everything Radar detectors. My immediate impression from this interview was the contrast between the Radenso interview and the Cedar interview. The difference in attitudes and game plans is absolutely shocking. The Radenso team is so much more grounded and in touch with what we are actually looking for and interested in, in a RD. They clearly want us to have what we want. Not what they think we'll eventually want, and try to talk us into. They want to give us what we want, a solid performing product at a great price with a team that will actually stand behind that product and support it, not make excuses for it! It's so simple it's genius! It's so much more palatable when an ower essentially tells you up front that the product may not have been perfect initially, we thought it was. We're new and we'll fix it, we'll get it right. No hiding, no making excuses, or stonewalling. Just be honest and keep us in the loop, we can respect that. The fact that Jon spends eight hours at work and then goes home and spends two hours on RDF tells me everything I need to know about his level of commitment to our interests. Bravo to Jon, Randy, Mindy and the whole gang at Radenso. I hope you have much success!
     
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    Well encapsulated.
     
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    I love all the details here. The template, oem tape, and the card with all info you need to update your unit. Very nice touches imo.
     
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