Thats great. Thank you.
In the beginning we really pissed off a lot of people at the big name companies with our honest reviews. then they realized. Uh oh, those guys are right.
then most seem to get with the program and started working with us to improve their products. Then I became a prerelease test service for free. At some point I said no more. I just don't have time to be your R&D certification engineer for free.
Cuddeback was the main one that would not accept our feedback and remained dead set against us. they even had their attorneys send us this official letter stating we HAD to remove all reviews and mention of Cuddeback in our reviews to date and never post anything about them again.
My attorney said we were covered under free speech and he wrote them a letter to that affect. Then Cuddeback got a trade name on the word "blackflash" for what reason I do not know. Then they told us we could not longer use that term.
Chasingame originated the term. they sent official letters to all manufacturers to cease and desist the use of "blackflash" in their product literature, retail boxes, websites etc.
All complied, and as you will notice they all say "Black IR" stuff like that now. Well we did not remove the word "blackflash" from our site as they mandated. Once again our attorney said that because we coined the phrase "blackflash" and it was on dated material predating their trademark application it had become part of common vernacular (or whatever he called it). so we never stopped using that either.
So, I will say now that the Ridgetec Lookout has BLACKFLASH.
I appreciate all those who have continued using Chasingame forum and stuck around in the "Facebook" era. I also ask you, if you believe in the Ridgetec product, to help me spread the word about it. We are just getting started in an expensive world of R&D, marketing and sales promotions, now going up against those guys who have been in business for decades. It will be an uphill battle but I believe the product speaks for itself.
As we grow, our permanent goal is to produce the highest quality products with leading edge features and to provide customers with the best service we can.
It was hard losing my software company to changing economy. Our customers, banks across the USA began to go out of business in the late 2000's and early 2010's. WE had hundreds of banks and were losing customers left and right as banks became insolvent or upside down on mortgage loans and the FDIC would take over. Those that survived had to tighten their belts and choose banking software that was the cheapest (but not the best). We were NOT the cheapest.
I had 35 employees and began layoffs that continued until 2015 when there were no more employees. In 2013 I was divorced and still running a company taking no payroll. I went 2 years without pay. I finally decided to reinvent myself and learned web development. I proposed to Spartan a collaboration and helped design their system under contract. It became a success but ended after a year. No more income after 2015. I got a job early 2016 that lasted a year.
I finally decided to make a living bringing Ridgetec to market a year ago. I am hoping to get a paycheck soon
I feel good about our team, a group of people that believe in quality and family values. They are hunters themselves and know what to expect from a scouting camera. I too know what to expect having handled a 1000 of them. I know with your help we will succeed.