Archive : : Watts Happening!!!
Posted By: bbrv. on 2004/6/6 23:15:08
We figured it was time for an update as a long time Genesi/bplan supporter responded to an email we sent out this morning to the Image Installer Team and suggested we make some of the information public. The email was primarily sent to thank Michael Heider, Christian Geier and Erhard Bruse for their continued support. Here are some details included in the email:

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We wanted to let you know that Sven will be arriving here in Austin, Texas with us tonight. Sven will be here this week to teach the Freescale/Motorola Applications Engineering Team everything they need to know and generally assist them so that they can conduct a four hour class on the Pegasos for the 200+ Freescale Global Field Application Engineers that gather here this week for the Global FAE Conference. Sven will train the trainers. At the end of the week, every Freescale office in the world will have at least one person who knows how to do all the basic things on the Pegasos that they need to do to be able to use and prepare the machine as a solution to customers.


We also wanted you to know that every Pegasos that we produced two weeks ago for commercial release has been shipped to the USA and assembled here into Open Desktop Workstations.

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Here is tomorrow's Press Release:

Genesi completes first production in Las Vegas

They will begin to arrive at their intended destinations starting tomorrow.

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We explain all this to you because we want you to understand (as mentioned in the post yesterday) that we have been delivering units to a large customer since March. As you you will understand, these invoices requires us to layout 13-16 weeks in ADVANCE of production the funds for many components required to produce ALL the boards to be delivered before the FIRST boards are made. We cannot order components for just what we need when we need it. These boards are then built into cases with memory, hard drives, power supplies and graphics cards at a further expense to satisfy the ultimate purchase order. Once they are delivered to this customer, the customer pays at a minimum of 60 days later AS THEY ARE DELIVERED. Our first delivery in March will not be settled by them until early JULY as we had to get into their financial management and accounting system. This is the reason there are no boards available for any one else at the moment. We can only make so many and they all go to the same customer, who already wants more than we can provide.

When we have enough boards to spare the Image Installer Team is HIGH on the list to get them. We appreciate your work.

<snip> We have to leave out some secret sauce stuff...;-)

We went on to explain in some things that will be happening at SNDF Europe. The details will be found here when they are announced HERE. Friday, 1 October after SNDF Genesi will host a special day of Pegasos Developer workshops that will filled with a full spectrum of Pegasos related programming and development issues. Matt Sealey -- matt@genesi.co.uk -- will be coordinating developer participation for Genesi.

Finally, we also sent this email out yesterday to Resellers that defines a Pilot Program in which Genesi and its strategic partners will provide machines for various organizations and groups. You can read an edited version of the presentation Genesi Pilot Programs online. (if someone would like to clean that up for us just let Matt know...:-) ). We will be announcing a number of Pilot Programs with Avalanche in the weeks ahead and these other pilot programs as well.

You can visit the Avalanche website HERE.

Genesi continues to march ahead. Things are coming back together.

R&B :-)

P.S.: Bounties.MorphZone.Org is coming soon.
 
  • Butterfly
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    Van_M
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    So.... who is this customer?!? A bank? A university? The aliens from planet Mars? I know, you can't say :-P

    Anyways, it's nice to know that despite some ppl's sayings, things are moving and Genesi is becoming a strong company with valuable partners in the enterprise market! :-D
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    warface
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    Bounties.MorphZone.Org! (sorry to handle the rest as "rest" :-)) Nice to see it's in progress now!

    The pilot program seems to be an interesting marketing tool. Seemingly a lot of work has been carried out in the last months, hopefully it will have it's fruits.
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    Senex
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    Hello Raquel & Bill!

    Thank you for letting us know what's going on!

    That "long time supporter" provided also a german comprehension meanwhile. ;-)

    Good luck for your plans!

    Best wishes,
    Martin.
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    magnetic
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    From another "Long Time Genesi Supporter" 8-) :



    The customer is Freescale Semiconductor - formerly Motorola Semiconductor. They placed the single largest order to date for Genesi. They are very excited about it.

    ps: I'm glad I didnt have to wear those plastic things on my head when I was building the first evaluation units for Moto/Freescale :-P

    magnetic
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    Professionals wear hair nets, Thomas :)

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    AyoS
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    This is the kind of news I like to hear!!
    Even though many would like to see more PegII's in the hands
    of Commoners... It is good to see progression forward!!

    ...also of note, PegII is barely six months old, and alreadyin use
    and in demand by the Professional market. Good, No Great to Hear.

    All the best,

    katos1
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  • Butterfly
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    Van_M
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    So, is Freescale re-selling them, they're using them in their premises, or they need them for evaluation purposes?
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    magnetic
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    VanM:

    Freescale is using them ATM - re -read the news story! Sven Luther and I gave the Moto/Freescale Labs for the first training/orientation seminar, it was really cool. They loved the Pegasos and the ODW build. BTW AFAIK the ODW is available from Pegasosppc.com for purchase. ;-)





    @Warface

    Many months of work for many people and some at a loss of their sanity!


    @Neko

    You have more hair than I do for the net, plus you are more of a "professional" right? So go go go and get your hairnet! ;-)

    Wait, Now that I recall werent you and Targhan wearing hair nets when you were building the ODWs at SNDF? :-P

    and... did the General Manager of Genesi USA have to wear one while overseeing things at the facility?? ;-)


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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    The cases in the picture look small and smart. It looks like the Pegasos product is being standardized and properly prepared for the end user. This is a big big step AFAIC.

    Three assembly personnel seem like a lot though. Better to train up and retain one gal or guy than to bring in three or four for a scorching week of assembly then say "see you later."

    It really is great to see the standardized product that's developing. You know that once you have a standardized product you have less software trouble because there are not so much hardware types to support. People start out with the original stuff and don't get discouraged because they buy something that is not compatible.

    Keep going!

    PS: Thanks for responding to the community expressions that a bounty system would be advantageous. I promise to kick in some bucks once there are three or four MOS projects there.
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    BBRV! Great work, things are looking great for the Pegasos! I hope this is the start of something huge!

    I am still getting all the things together for the launch of the bountie site. The web space is done and Posure is starting the pages and should be uploading them soon! It will take some time, but this makes for a better product. I'm sure he will make them great looking. Kepp checking bounties.morphzone.org for it! Lets not get off topic from this great report from BBRV though.
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    Quote:

    Three assembly personnel seem like a lot though. Better to train up and retain one gal or guy than to bring in three or four for a scorching week of assembly then say "see you later."


    Don't think that there are only 3.
    Don't think that you fully read the news ;-)

    These are people working (and living ?) in a fascility for disabled people, only
    capable of doing simple work. This week they are building Pegs, next week they are filling bags with promotional item for a dentist-convention, and the week after that they are putting together the limited-edition-100th-annivery-Barby-Ferrari for Matell :-P
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    Velcro: 3 assembly personnel is NOT a lot.
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    It's nice to hear an update.

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    Sven will train the trainers.



    Hehe.. consultancy is expensive... I hope you're charging Freescale top dollar!
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    Kronos is correct - our assembly workers are working in a facility for developmentally disabled adults. What is truly amazing is what they can do, if given the proper tools. We worked with several different people, to confirm their ability to do the work, their comfort level with the work and to be able to scale the assembly process as orders increase.

    There are restrictions on taking photographs in the facility, some people cannot be photographed and others get too excited by the camera and flash. Under those conditions, I only took a few pictures. In the pictures you see, there are two workers sitting down and a supervisor standing to the right, working and watching.

    As for Magnetic's question, yes, I wore a hair net during the operation. There are several projects at this facility, one of which involves putting handles on a plastic bucket used to hold food products. When handling those buckets, workers need to wear a hair net. Because these are a regular product, everyone (and I mean everyone) who goes out onto the production floor MUST wear a hairnet.

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    Very nice of you to bring us this information. I must say that my mood
    about the future keeps rising all the time! :-) Go go go! :-D
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Velcro_SP
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    Kronos says: "Don't think that there are only 3.
    Don't think that you fully read the news..."

    Right you are. Shame on me for going to that page and only looking at the pictures and not reading the Easter Seals facility text and all that!

    That is great that we get the work done there.
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