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V3 production started

Quoting Mark Webb-Johnson, main developer of the OVMS:

It is with great relief that I can announce I just wrote a very big cheque to produce the first batch of 120 OVMS v3.1 modules. That is on top of the last big cheque I wrote a couple of months ago for the injection moulding.

The order is in, and production has started.

Specifically, I’ve ordered:

  • 120x OVMS v3.1 modules (cased in black injection moulded enclosures)
  • 60x OVMS 3G modems with EU frequencies
  • 60x OVMS 3G modems with US frequencies

These include WROVER modules with dual processor cores, 16MB flash and 4MB SPI RAM. Also all the other OVMS v3 features such as Wifi, Bluetooth, 3x CAN buses, SD CARD, GPIOs, external 12V power control, pluggable modem modules, OTA firmware updates, etc.

100 (50x EU, 50x US) of these will go direct to FastTech for end users. 20 will come to me in Hong Kong for developers and special users. We have enough stock of the other cables, antennas, etc, already at FastTech.

I’ll announce pricing in the next few days. There will be special pricing for everybody here (developers) as well as existing users who want to upgrade. This first batch are early production units, with beta firmware, intended for expert users only.

To all those that have contributed to the project so far, we owe a huge debt of thanks. We’ve still got a long way to go with the firmware, but It feels good to finally get this out the door. I’m confident that we have a fantastic base on which to build great things in the coming years.

Regards, Mark.