There was a big run for our pre sale. We would like to thank everyone very much for this and also for believing in us. The pilot series is almost sold out and only a few collars are left. So if anybody else wants to have one by this year, you should order one as soon as possible. We are of course grateful for any recommendations.
You can visit our shop here: online store
On Friday 25.08.2017, the newspaper “Wohler Anzeiger” published a nice article about us. At this point a big thank you to Sabrina Salm. She wrote the article and ensured that it was published. For startup companies such publications are a very big help.
To read the article, please click on the picture (the article is only available in German)
We started with the purchasing of electronics. Furthermore, we are well on schedule with the tool manufacturing. The concept and the drawings have been created, the details verified. The tools are now physically being made.
In order to increase the GPS accuracy, we have implemented a “plausibility check”. By means of a quality filter, we evaluate how exact a GPS position is and decide whether it should be displayed or not. The larger the circle, the less accurate the position. The evaluation has shown that we achieve very good results even in the forest. This is very pleasing. The largest circles and thus most inaccurate measurements the collar was predominantly in the houses.
We wish everyone a nice week.
Alan & Claudio
It is time for another monthly update.
Last month we were able to¬†give the go ahead for the tooling manufacturing after clarifying¬†the¬†final details. Our manufacturer¬†immediately began¬†with the¬†design¬†work and concept.¬†Once the concept validation is done, he will begin with the physical production of ¬†the tools. This will be ¬†in the middle of August.
The test production run will be finished around¬†mid¬†October and¬†is¬†then¬†validated by us.¬†Improvements¬†and final adjustments¬†will be made by the end of October.¬†The¬†pilot series is then carried out in¬†early November. If only a few improvements are necessary¬†the¬†production¬†will be finished earlier of course.
In order to¬†deliver¬†to¬†our¬†Indiegogo¬†customers before the end of the year, we¬†decided to go¬†for the more cost-intensive¬†option. The tools¬†itself¬†are¬†not produced in Switzerland and delivery¬†takes around¬†5 weeks. We will now¬†produce a batch¬†directly¬†on site and deliver¬†it¬†to Switzerland.¬†At the same time¬†the electronics¬†is¬†manufactured. We can¬†then¬†begin¬†assembly in November and immediately start with the delivery.
This is¬†not quite what we had hoped for time wise¬†but we were able to finally complete the¬†most important production steps.
July and August are¬†holiday¬†months and many of our testers are enjoying a well deserved break. However, we have already been able to test¬†for the past¬†few months¬†and have concluded that the electronics as well as the¬†collar¬†case and design¬†are fully functional.¬†Tests however,¬†will be¬†continued and the GPS¬†cat collars will¬†feed our servers with valuable data. None of our testers want to¬†return¬†their¬†collars¬†… and we are, of course, happy about it¬†ūüôā
Due to the countless purchase requests¬†over¬†the past few months we have¬†managed¬†to increase the¬†pilot¬†series¬†production¬†(from which all pre-orders of our¬†Indiegogo¬†campaign are¬†served). This gives us the possibility to consider further orders for the first delivery! Due to the limited quantity we will handle the additional pre-orders on a first come first serve basis.¬†Take advantage of this unique opportunity! As soon as the limited¬†total¬†number is reached, we CANNOT further increase production for this year. The next delivery will take place in 2018.
If you would like to participate in our pre sale please visit our shop here: Online Shop
Alan & Claudio