We finally passed our pre-certification of the electronics. As a result, we were able to launch the DVT, the Design Validation Test, which means that we have started manufacturing 50 Raise keyboards!
This will be a trial run of all the components and most importantly, our assembly line.
The DVT will take approximately 1 month. Manel, our Product Manager, is planning to go to China in the next 2 to 3 weeks to oversee the production and ensure the correct quality control standards are being met.
The delay of the launch was mainly due to the pre-certification of the electronics of the Raise. It was a stressful time for us, especially for Matt, our CTO, but luckily he found a solution.
A few days ago, we did another pre-test of the PCBs electronics here in Valencia, and we passed!
Finally! It was such a relief for all of us because now we can move forward with the manufacturing schedule, and what we’ve all been waiting for… shipment!
We’re still hoping that by the end of May we can begin shipment. But at this stage, we can’t be too sure. The DVT will bring new challenges our way. But we hope we get to handle them in time.
Thank you for all your patience with us! Till the next update!