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Old June 1st, 2009, 09:13 PM   #1
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nanoFlash Progress Update

We should complete our tests of the pre-production nanoFlash units this week. So far all the tests are extremely positive, we have only the analog audio I/O tests to wrap-up.

Power consumption is lower than expected, now measuring 5.6W during record and 4.9W during playback. I am expecting a further 0.3W reduction in record power with some additional code development.

The final production nanoFlash units now include battery voltage monitoring, RS-485 / RS-232 as well as analog audio I/O. We do expect to add pre-record buffer and possibly over/under-crank before we ship.

Currently we are waiting for a few last parts to arrive to begin production. I will post another update in a week or so with the status.

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Old June 2nd, 2009, 12:10 AM   #2
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Thanks for the update Mike.

Looking forward to the unit!
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 10:01 AM   #3
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Hi there,

I am guessing there are a lot of excited NanoFlash owners-to-be keenly awaiting the first shipment of units! So, my question is - if I was to put in an order (I am based in Singapore so this would be through Image4D) - how long would I have to wait?

Reason I ask is that I am considering buying one for a doco shoot in China - etd in 3rd or 4th wk of June, so timing is tight...

Pls advise.

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Old June 2nd, 2009, 02:24 PM   #4
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Dear Chris,

We are sold out for June, sorry.
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 02:05 AM   #5
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Thanks for the reply Dan - bad for me, good for you :o)

How long would the wait be?

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Old June 3rd, 2009, 08:39 AM   #6
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Dear Chris,

If you order now, we expect to be able to deliver in July.

But, parts availability can always derail our plans.

To elaborate: We can check with the manufacturers today, and the parts may be in stock, in quantities way more than we need. Tomorrow, there may be a parts shortage.
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 03:46 PM   #7
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What kind of control will there be via the RS-232?
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Old June 6th, 2009, 01:14 PM   #8
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What kind of control will there be via the RS-232?
Hi Robert-
We are still working on the RS-232 command set and likely will publish late this summer. We are now working on GPS support via RS-232 to allow the nanoFlash internal clock to be very accurately set to GPS time and to record longitude and latitude information in the metadata.

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