Tellspec Beta Scanners

Hello Indiegogoers and supporter of Tellspec!

We are happy to announce that we have begun to send out beta scanners to our testers! Our first scanner was sent out just a few weeks ago. To commemorate the event, our CEO actually delivered it by hand!

So far we have delivered a handful of beta scanners. We want to stress that these deliveries will be very slow – if you have not received a unit yet and you signed up for beta testing please be patient. Our team needs as much time as possible to scale and test our back-end platform for crowdsourcing scans. We aim to deliver the remaining scanners in phases throughout this summer.

We have also finalized the industrial look for the new smaller scanner. Here is a photo that shows the beta scanner and the new (smaller) scanner in their respective cases.

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We are now finalizing our cost estimates for the smaller device and are also undergoing extensive testing to validate our algorithms on the new scanner. We will post a new update once we have news on this.

There is also the possibility that some beta testers will receive only small scanners for delivery. If you have received a large beta scanner and would like a small scanner, we promise to do our best to accommodate requests for an exchange.

If you did not signed up for being a beta tester then please be patient until we deliver all the beta scanners and we iron out any issues with our back-end platform. We are currently also raising finance so we can enter into manufacturing agreements which includes tooling some of the more expensive components inside the scanner as well as engaging into different applications of our technology.

Thank you for your continued support.

– TellSpec Team

The New Scanner Module

Dear Contributors:

We are proud to announce that we have reached a big milestone!
Our beta scanner has now been scaled down to a size which is approximate to the scale we originally intended. In the photo below you can see the two versions side-by-side; the prototype scanner, and the new much smaller scanner.

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As seen above, the new scanner module is less than half the size of the beta prototype device and is therefore much more portable. We are very excited about the fact that we have a much smaller device without compromising its wavelength, range, or accuracy.
We have engaged our industrial designers so that we can get the casing ready for this new device. We have considered several options, and the past few days we have been brainstorming over how best to enclose the new scanner so that it is comfortable for both right handed and left handed people.

All of these developments are amazing and we wanted to share them with you.
Over the past weeks we meet with several beta testers and developers to get their feedback about our apps. Specifically, to get feedback on the user interface, on the functionality, and to better understand their needs.
The feedback we have received so far has been phenomenal, and we’re really glad that everyone is so supportive of our cause. Tellspec is an open house to any of our backers who have contributed to our project, and if you would like to visit us please email info@tellspec.com.
All of the contributors that we have met, and our staff, agree that the new smaller sensor will really help spread the use of the product and is the right choice for us to follow – even if it means waiting slightly longer. The new sensor works better, will last longer, and is far more robust than the initial prototype versions.

As a final point – in our last update we mentioned the launch of Tellspecopedia iOS App for March. We’ve include a video below to update you on our progress in preparing it for launch. The iOS app version is close to being ready and will be delivered to all contributers. More on this soon.

Thank you again for your support!

– Tellspec Team