It is done! We have received the sample parts and have already processed them into collars. We are really¬†happy! They look¬†beautiful¬†and the material¬†itself feels very pleasant.¬†At this point we would like to¬†give a big thank you to¬†our¬†tools¬†manufacturer. The tools for the collar¬†are very complex and¬†only minor corrections¬†need to be done.¬†Very well done! This, of course, means we should be able to stick to our schedule.
We will also increase the colour intensity in the soft component of the collar as it is slightly too transparent.¬†One of our test cats is¬†already¬†wearing¬†our¬†new collar and is testing¬†it¬†extensively.
The¬†HomeStation¬†(receiver and charger)¬†is also very nice. Now we can¬†soon¬†start¬†with the big production. An absolutely exciting phase! ūüôā
We were asked¬†by several cat holders¬†whether our collar also works well in¬†cornfields.¬†Especially in hot weather, many cats¬†go into cornfields searching for the¬†pleasant shadow¬†and hunting for¬†mice. We have taken this question¬†seriously¬†and fortunately found a corn field nearby¬†(not many are left). The test was very positive. Cornfields do not pose a challenge for our collar. The corn grows very straight into the sky and the farmer leaves about 40-50cm distance¬†in between. This¬†allows for¬†very good visibility to the satellites and the location of the cat or collar¬†itself is very accurate. Here are¬†the pictures of the tests.
It has to be noted that the farmers will¬†usually¬†not be happy for cat owners to wander about in their cornfields.
If someone wants to¬†have¬†further scenarios¬†tested or wants to find out if¬†the collar works in a certain place or environment¬†then please contact us. Maybe we have already tested this or would then¬†carry out the¬†appropriate tests.
We¬†hope¬†everyone¬†a good week.
Alan & Claudio