I'm working with a 3D-printing specialist to create the unit enclosure, and we recently produced the next prototype. 3D-printing is a very exciting technique in this phase of product development, as it offers several cool options (construction, material selection and of course rapid turnarounds), but it has some challenges as well. Slowly we're finding out where these challenges are surmountable and so far it's going well:
This box incorporates the (optional) WiFi antenna (the motherboard supports 802.11b/g/n), as well as a single status LED. One of the team members is working on a multicolor LED to provide multiple visual signals. This RGB-LED won't protrude as much as this red one (preferably it will be flush with the enclosure.
Jonas was able to put the company logo recessed on the top of the box, and the name recessed/raised on the side.
I contacted several people to help out on the various software development challenges, but haven't made much progress. I'll keep looking...
As part of a series of interviews to gather feedback on the TiNC Works! concept, I recently spoke with several network specialists and managers, as well as representatives from Managed Network Providers (no names!). I received very useful feedback, most if not all VERY positive. We even set a tentative date for an alfa deployment sometime later this year. Very exciting!
Jeroen J.A. Tirion is a networker by training. After "discovering" computers in 1982, he has been working in the field of computer networks since 1990 - with a particular focus on performance as perceived by the end-user.