Hi there community!
The day is finally here… the first mass production run for our first glossy gaming monitor! ES07DC9 (Spectrum 4K glossy) has officially entered the mass production stage, and we are super excited to share the news with you!
Remember, this is a very important milestone not only for our Spectrum lineup but also for the whole gaming monitor industry! For that, we want to sincerely thank everyone for the support and enthusiasm for our glossy lineup. So, let’s dive in and see how things went on the production side!
To start, we have also put together a video quickly explaining the ES07DC9 production which will complement the points we are going to discuss. Please take a look!
This progress supersedes our previous report on ES07DC9’s production, with approximately one week gap in between. Having a smooth outtake on the mini build means that we were more than ready to commit to the first mass production run. Our team member Grant (@Lore_Wonder) visited the factory and did the documentation for us to get a sneak peek of what was happening!
Our factory team was assembling ES07DC9. The metal box and liquid crystal module (LCM) were secured and connected with the middle frame. The metal box contains a pre-assembled logic board for our unit.
Product safety and barcode stickers were then applied on the back of the stand mount, followed by a preliminary video input test to test the basic functionality of the monitor: which is to display video signal.
After going through the first part of the assembly, our units entered the dark room to do their next phase of testing: burn-in test. This test involves subjecting the units to display a set of bright-colored images that shift after a long period. Early failures that might show themselves here, for example, are dead pixels and artifacts such as aberration.
ES07DC9s on the burn-in test. The test involves displaying a spectrum of colors (excuse the pun).
Subsequently, the monitors went through Delta E calibration, followed by white point calibration in the dark room. With a colorimeter, the monitors were calibrated on three color temperature presets: Warm (5000K), Normal (6500K), and Cool (7500K)
After the processes in the dark room, the units went through another test phase called “video and USB input test.” Like what the name suggests, here we test all the ports for video input and all USB ports to ensure they are functioning as they should!
ES07DC9 going through video and USB input test.
After this first mass production run, the units did a road test to assess the stability and safety of our Spectrum stocks on pallet stacks. The aim is to see if the products can withstand the hazards involved with the distribution process such as vibration and shock. Obviously, the packaging design and placement of units on the pallet play a very important role here. Having already done a similar test on ES07D03 past mass production means that we can use similar guidelines to find the right balance between safety and shipping efficiency.
ES07DC9, all packed up and stacked on the pallet. As per our logistics manager’s request, we added the word “GLOSS” on the label to easily distinguish between our Spectrum matte and glossy models while they are still on the box. On each pallet, we can place 30 pcs of Spectrum, and 30 pcs of Spectrum stands.
For the road test, the Spectrums were loaded into a distribution truck, then subjected to a road trip for a full day duration. Our team then needs to do a full QC check for all units after the road test to see if they are well-protected and functioning normally.
After our units pass the QC check, we will commence the bigger-scale mass production. The time that we need will vary on the results of this first run. If there are no issues, we will undoubtedly start the next stage of mass production not long after this first run to get the units ready and shipped sooner than later!
With all that has been said, this concludes the update for our beloved glossy Spectrum! Feel free to drop your comment below.