They had a good reputation, a lot of schools and commercial sites have them. Their remote was/is right up there with RM. I have no clue what happened to them, given Toro's proclivity for wrecking companies.EICON...Will somebody bail me out and find a good info site on eicons. i know TORO bought them but zilch after that. Their site no longer works.
i agree Dan. They are enticing and give you a sense that the market is huge but the reality never pans out. I think if you sell major equipment a few sales can easily justify the cost of the show. When you are small ball like I am they are hard to justify. In hindsight I should have brought my products to the show and sold them on the spot. sell them 5 at the 20 unit cost or one to try and keep it around the 20.00 bill mark. Had one guy buy the RB 32 MC cable and a 12 station for 60.00 cash. Didn't really intend to sell but in the future i'll definitely push the product. I also had some 5ml? nylene gloves that Matt says are great that I'm thinking of adding as well. A little heavier grade than your typical disposable glove.Trade shows are tough when you're just a one man operation. I had a booth at a couple of local ones out here in So Cal when I was runnign the controller repair business. The only reason 90% of the people wanted to talk to me was because I had free pens. One of the shows we had zero return in terms of sales and the other resulted in repairing a total of 4 controllers for a local city government who never paid us. I did get a lot of attention from one of my competitors who spent a lot of time walking by my booth repeatedly... it was pretty funny.