Project Update August 2017

Successful Pre-Sale

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

Newspaper Article

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)

Project Progress

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.

Webportal

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

Project Update July 2017

Dear Readers

It is time for another monthly update.

Project 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.

Testing

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

Pre Sale

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

Kind regards,
Alan & Claudio