This is a collection of announcements and updates from the Eve team. It provides a look into the history of the company and its projects.
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August 1, 2017: Quick update 01.08
I am expecting an update on the samples’ tracking number in few hours/days. We have finalized everything with Sharp and are just waiting for that information. I don’t think that we can share pictures of the progress as it’s mostly phone calls that we make asking to ship the screens as soon as possible. So please hang on a bit! I’ll update ASAP. There are no issues or problems with shipping now, its just that Sharp is a huge company and it takes them a while to ship stuff for the first time.
Dudes I really do pass you info pretty much immediately when i get it! I call Sharp daily. Their sales director whom I speak directly to came back from a short vacation yesterday and was very surprised we have still not received samples. He told me that there is nothing delaying it and we will have them in few days.
August 4, 2017: 0.5 liner update 04.08
Short update from the front lines. Sharp screen samples left the factory floor in Japan and successfully arrived to Hong Kong. Now they will he shipped by DHL to Emdoor in Shenzhen. We should have them either today or very early next week.
I’ll share the tracking number if I get one!
The reason samples took so long in addition to all of the documents we had to fill in is that Sharp had screen samples in Japan and they used internal transportation method to deliver them to Hong Kong. That takes much longer time than DHL. Things are looking better each day!
Have a great weekend everyone!
August 8, 2017: 0.05 liner update
Samples are at customs now. They will be released tomorrow or day after tomorrow latest. Emdoor shipping company has them now.
P. S. Yes, we had to change the shipping company to a local car transportation company as DHL was talking too long to pick them up
package did not get shipped on Friday as DHL inquired additional information for shipment. Looking forward to get them tested!
It feels always like you are just reacting to changes. You have to act yourself not just react.
@dibadibadu I totally get your emotions. We have done everything possible in terms of proactivity.
We have studied all available CADs and drawings of the screen samples - on paper everything looks great
We ordered new connector cables to make it work with our motherboard.
We shared specs and CADs to ouch panel supplier and Housing supplier - on paper everything looks great
We have reached out to all of the major LCD suppliers and distributors in search of our old Samsung screen and in search of new potential screens. The only screen that had better performance than the old one and did not require major redesign was the Sharp screen we found. For this search we used Intel’s sourcing network, our connections, Microsoft, Emdoors network.
We don’t see a way to get more proactive now as samples need to be tested to make sure that Sharp screen is good to go. It’s a very complex device with it’s components operating on various frequencies. Things like pen, Charger, Keyboard Bluetooth, Thunderbolt need to be tested to make sure that screen does not interfere with items above in any way!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts! That’s what this community is all about! If you got an idea on how we could improve our pro-activity regarding this screen situation we would really love to hear it!
Don’t take my answer the wrong way I do sincerely mean that we would love to know of more ways to be proactive and better at what we do. You do tend to get tunnel vision working on this projects
August 10, 2017: Proper 1 liner update! [10.08]
Hello Eve Family!
Great news! We have finally received 15 samples of the amazing Sharp display. It’s looking very sharp
Our team is now testing displays actively. As of now they seem to fit perfectly!
In the following few days our team and our manufacturer’s team will:
Test displays to make sure they fit perfectly mechanically and don’t cause any issues during assembly.
Test displays with charger and pen to make sure that no frequencies interfere
Test touch panel and performance thoroughly to make sure that touch sensitivity and precision is not compromised
Test diplays for color performance
Send 5 display samples to touch panel vendor Liabao for bonding and further testing on touch performance
Send 2 display samples to our pen IC vendor Elan to make sure that displays work perfectly with the pen
Send 2 displays to our CNC housing factory to make sure that displays fit housing perfectly
Process above will take around a week. We will update you immediately after we have news! So expect next update Before next week’s Sunday 20.08!
We will update all of the backers on the shipping timeline as soon as we get confirmation from Sharp regarding their shipping schedule. Sharp will provide that information once we confirm that displays are compatible with our device.
Things are looking better everyday and we can’t wait to ship Vs to you! Comparing our screen next to new Surface Pro screen you can already see difference of Sharp screen having deeper colors thanks to it’s higher contrast ratio and IGZO technology!
August 11, 2017: Tiny liner update [11.08]
Mini Update guys:
We have finished evaluating mechanical changes required to fit new screen. You can see them in RED in power point below. Sorry for not having stuff translated:)
Good news is that we don’t need to scrap currently produced housing. We need to pay extra 30-50USD per device to get those changes done in the already produced housings.
Waiting eagerly for the next week to get confirmation on this amazing screen!
Samples have arrived to our touch panel maker on Saturday and we are looking forward to the results of their testing and evaluation. Screens are bonded to the touch panel now!
We are now very close to shipping so let’s stay positive !
There are lots of things to be happy about when (notice not if ) we confirm this amazing Sharp screen is good to go! August 16, 2017: One liner update [16.08]
Check the pictures in this thread above. Both SP screen and Sharp screen are max brightness. In real life you can’t distinguish the brightness. The reason for that is that we use anti reflective coating and Sharp screen has high contrast ratio.
As for the update we are waiting for official delivery timeline from sharp. We will update you soon after we get some definitive news.
Right now all I can share is that Emdoor is going through 3rd party check by sharp to get credit line approved. They will be done by the end if this week. And after that we should be able to get exact shipping estimate.
Screens are already produced or in production so we will not have to wait too long to get them!