Redline 360c fw 1.6 'Firehouse Course' Ka 34.7 Testing, 1-20-21

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First off, let me say, "I love this update!" I know this is only one test and one data point, but I'm super excited about Version 1.6. I can't wait for the bench testing to see what the actual results are for the new response time this firmware gives us. I'm curious to see what running Wide vs "2, 5, 8" vs "2, 4, 5, 6, 8" show now as far as reactivity.
From my two test runs, it feels like the reaction time has been improved. My guess is, the new firmware is allowing the R360c to sniff out the brief weaker signals that exist at greater distances. I was able to do two runs with Version 1.4, update the detector and then do two runs with Version 1.6.
The results are below. I was running segs "2, 4, 5, 6, 8" for all the runs.
As another comparison, I ran a couple of runs with the V1G2 and the Redline matched or beat it on the runs, whereas with 1.4 my V1G2 would alert a few seconds earlier on a consistent basis. A great first showing by version 1.6!

****NOTE THIS IS JUST ONE TEST AND SHOULD BE TAKEN AS SUCH. I LOOK FORWARD TO OTHER FIELD AND BENCH TESTING TO HELP VALIDATE MY INITIAL FINDINGS****

Something else I noticed... In the previous versions of the firmware, the majority of the time the arrows would flip from rear to front at the end of an alert as you were driving away. This seems to have been fixed as well. It stays pointing to the rear until the alert is no longer detected. Very nice!

-Mark

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Dude, THANK YOU for being on the ball and doing some quick 1.4 vs 1.6 comparison testing! You're the man!
 

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One of the benefits of the pandemic... in between meetings is the time to test!!
Something else I noticed... In the previous versions of the firmware, the majority of the time the arrows would flip from rear to front at the end of an alert as you were driving away. This seems to have been fixed as well. It stays pointing to the rear until the alert is no longer detected. Very nice!

-Mark
 
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Wow, significant improvement on Ka between the two versions! Can't wait to see how K-band differs now.
 

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@BagNDrag , Thanks for the quick testing and initial impressions! I hope to hear more good news on the new firmware update. Hopefully K-band reactivity has improved too.
 

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Nice job ! Thank you for sharing your results !
 

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BaqNdrag: Thanks for sharing your very early testing results
 

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First off, let me say, "I love this update!" I know this is only one test and one data point, but I'm super excited about Version 1.6. I can't wait for the bench testing to see what the actual results are for the new response time this firmware gives us. I'm curious to see what running Wide vs "2, 5, 8" vs "2, 4, 5, 6, 8" show now as far as reactivity.
From my two test runs, it feels like the reaction time has been improved. My guess is, the new firmware is allowing the R360c to sniff out the brief weaker signals that exist at greater distances. I was able to do two runs with Version 1.4, update the detector and then do two runs with Version 1.6.
The results are below. I was running segs "2, 4, 5, 6, 8" for all the runs.
As another comparison, I ran a couple of runs with the V1G2 and the Redline matched or beat it on the runs, whereas with 1.4 my V1G2 would alert a few seconds earlier on a consistent basis. A great first showing by version 1.6!

****NOTE THIS IS JUST ONE TEST AND SHOULD BE TAKEN AS SUCH. I LOOK FORWARD TO OTHER FIELD AND BENCH TESTING TO HELP VALIDATE MY INITIAL FINDINGS****

Something else I noticed... In the previous versions of the firmware, the majority of the time the arrows would flip from rear to front at the end of an alert as you were driving away. This seems to have been fixed as well. It stays pointing to the rear until the alert is no longer detected. Very nice!

-Mark

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Interesting results and thanks for doing this. Perhaps there was indeed some form of legacy RDR that was hampering earlier firmware versions? BS RDR turned the original Redline into a speed and range monster. Might this be a repeat?
 

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First off, let me say, "I love this update!" I know this is only one test and one data point, but I'm super excited about Version 1.6. I can't wait for the bench testing to see what the actual results are for the new response time this firmware gives us. I'm curious to see what running Wide vs "2, 5, 8" vs "2, 4, 5, 6, 8" show now as far as reactivity.
From my two test runs, it feels like the reaction time has been improved. My guess is, the new firmware is allowing the R360c to sniff out the brief weaker signals that exist at greater distances. I was able to do two runs with Version 1.4, update the detector and then do two runs with Version 1.6.
The results are below. I was running segs "2, 4, 5, 6, 8" for all the runs.
As another comparison, I ran a couple of runs with the V1G2 and the Redline matched or beat it on the runs, whereas with 1.4 my V1G2 would alert a few seconds earlier on a consistent basis. A great first showing by version 1.6!

****NOTE THIS IS JUST ONE TEST AND SHOULD BE TAKEN AS SUCH. I LOOK FORWARD TO OTHER FIELD AND BENCH TESTING TO HELP VALIDATE MY INITIAL FINDINGS****

Something else I noticed... In the previous versions of the firmware, the majority of the time the arrows would flip from rear to front at the end of an alert as you were driving away. This seems to have been fixed as well. It stays pointing to the rear until the alert is no longer detected. Very nice!

-Mark

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Great job showing how 1.6 has made an improvement over the 1.4 version. It's quite impressive for sure.
Thanks for taking the time to do the testing and sharing it with us.
 
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Thanks a lot for the great comparison tests Mark!

Wow, 1.6 really has a significant 34.7 detection range improvement over 1.4 and it was already great to begin with.
Almost all law enforcement radar here is 34.7 here (rest - maybe 2% - is 33.8), so these results are great news.
 

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