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  • #319
     Yachttech says:

    Yachttech
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    Does anyone know when the wifi links will become available? *waiting patiently*

    Regards
    Chris

    #916
     AlexS says:

    AlexS
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    hi

    we had a batch in on monday but they sold out in less than a day due to the demand.

    I appreciate it is quite annoying – we have had large delays with production due to sourcing components which kept going on and on.

    They are producing them now and 500 more are due in the next few weeks (sorry cant be more specific). Once we get this first big batch in we wont have anymore shortages – it is just because it is a brand new product and we have been caught out by the amount of interest – things are starting to move now honest !

    #917
     AndreWilley says:

    AndreWilley
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    Wish I’d known, I’d have grabbed one from that first batch.

    I thought we were going to get a sneaky heads-up before they arrived. :) ley” />” title=”Smile” />

    Andre

    #919
     AlexS says:

    AlexS
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    yeah i know i did say that im sorry :cry:

    they were so much in demand that i had to give them to people who had been waiting from the start of this year. I promise you guys will get first offer of the next lot – we shouldnt have a shortage then anyway.

    I am trying to get another advanced batch in for a week or two from now which i will let you know about. Everything is just very new at the moment so we are only just getting up to speed with the products.

    #922
     AndreWilley says:

    AndreWilley
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    No worries, I’m busy with lots of other stuff anyway (just set up a media player and linked it to my NAS, working very nicely now).

    Any news on when the product range may go mainstream retail by the way? I know there were discussions taking place with the same ‘large DIY chain’ that carried other previous products, not sure if anything has come of that yet though?

    Andre

    #924
     Yachttech says:

    Yachttech
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    Damn, I have been checking in pretty much daily to get my hands on one! Thanks for the promise of a heads up when the next batch comes in.
    Good to see lots of people interested in the product.

    #929
     jim says:

    jim
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    Been waiting for this for quite some time. Just realized that the price just got hiked but still no stock… Used to be £60 ish when I first saw it in an exhibition. Looking quite pricey now for what it does.

    Will there be an API or an open protocol for communicating with the Wifi link? If we want to write our own iPhone/iPad or any other platform app will it be possible without any reverse engineering?

    –jim

    #930
     AlexS says:

    AlexS
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    yeah promise you guys will get the next lot (honest this time) there just weren’t enough to go around with the first lot. There wont be a supply problem after that.

    We are now signed up with two very major high street retailers which should be taking stock about a month from now. Sadly cant quite name them yet although our products are being bought and branded by Siemens in one instance so look out for that (all functionality will be the same). Part of the supply problem is due to us getting things ready for retail – just not enough resources to go around at the moment!

    No open protocol at this point in time unfortunately – we want to establish our brand first and get people to buy into our products rather than interfacing with others at first.

    Due to the huge demand for the wifilink we have decided to put the price up a bit. This was on the basis of the fact that we otherwise are not making a lot of return on it, and for the level of functionality we believe that it is still very very inexpensive. We are also finding that when we have done our first few large installs, some customers are suspicious of the technology due to the much lower cost compared to conventional means(!). Slightly higher price reflects the capability of the wifi link.

    #931
     AndreWilley says:

    AndreWilley
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    Ouch, that did go up a bit didn’t it! I don’t suppose those folks who expressed an interest in being informed here when the product was coming back into stock will be able to order it at the original price will they? (he asks cheekily)

    Andre

    #932
     AlexS says:

    AlexS
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    im sure i could arrange something…

    #933
     AndreWilley says:

    AndreWilley
    Participant

    Thanks, I’m sure that will be appreciated.

    Good to know mainstream retail will be getting the range soon by the way, will the Siemens branded versions still use the green-circle logo to indicate product compatibility?

    Andre

    #934
     AlexS says:

    AlexS
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    yes – everyone that uses sells or brands our products has to include the lightwave symbol to show that it is compatible with other lightwave products.

    #935
     jim says:

    jim
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    "AlexS":3ru6sjuu wrote:

    im sure i could arrange something…

    Awaiting arrangements ;P

    As for the open protocol, I was not referring to an API for interfacing with other technologies. I was asking if there is an API/Protocol for interfacing with the Wifi Link. TCP/UDP or whatever it uses (I dont have one yet! <img src=” title=”Razz” /> ).
    I was asking in order to figure out if we can have custom apps/software controlling everything. We will still need your hardware!

    –jim

    #937
     AlexS says:

    AlexS
    Participant

    i see sorry i get you now

    technically possible yes – in fact our software engineers are planning to build in an api interface so that you would be able to drive the wifilink from an independent application. In terms of when that will be complete im not sure ill have to find out, however, it certainly can be done. Give us a call if you have any questions about that no problem.

    #889
     AlexS says:

    AlexS
    Participant

    wifi links arriving end of this week – hopefully friday!

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