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MAPTATTOO Readies for Launch

Los Gatos, California – June 14th, 2023 – We are excited to share with you the latest developments in our product development, as we have been hard at work over the past few months. From the enclosure production to user interface improvements and enhanced functionality and expanded capabilities, our team has been incredibly busy making sure that our product exceeds expectations

But first, I’d like to extend my congratulations to Enzo Dougherty for participating in the Seventy48 race (a 70-nautical mile journey from Tacoma, WA to Port Townsend, WA) using one of our early prototypes. We couldn’t be prouder of Enzo’s achievement, and we’re also grateful for the valuable feedback he and Michael provided us.

Photo Credit: Michael Dougherty

Our production process is coming together, and we’ve just received the first batch of articles for inspection from our enclosure mold manufacturer. We’re delighted to report that the parts turned out great! While we’re fine-tuning some cosmetic details, we anticipate our first production batch will be ready to launch in July! Additionally, we are thrilled to announce that we have successfully passed IP68 certification criteria test (1.5m immersion for 30 minutes). We are confident that we can exceed these standards, and we’re now just looking for a deeper pool to test it!

We have an exciting update regarding our printed circuit board manufacturer. The pre-production boards are now complete and will be shipped tomorrow. Next week, we’ll have a busy schedule of testing to ensure everything runs smoothly. If all goes according to plan, we should be able to finalize our first production batch to be released in July.

We owe a big thanks to our pilot users, such as Enzo, for providing us with a wealth of constructive feedback. A consistent message that we heard loud and clear was the need to improve the user-friendliness of our device. While having both a keypad and a touch screen offered great benefits, we realized that we could do much more to maximize their potential. Therefore, we dedicated some time towards improving our user interface over the past few weeks, and we’ve come up with some innovative solutions that promise to make our user experience simpler and more intuitive. We still have some work to do in this area, but we’re confident that we’re on the right track.

Regarding our timeline, we’re aiming to ship our first units towards the end of summer. Before the official release, we’re planning to launch a crowdfunding campaign, and we’re excited to offer our supporters the opportunity to secure a $300 discount in exchange for a simple $1 deposit. We believe that this is a fantastic deal and we encourage you to check out the details on our website at Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to our launch date!

That’s all for now! Stay tuned for more updates, and don’t forget to follow us on social media for the latest news and announcements. If you have any questions or ideas to share, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re always eager to hear from you!

Thank you all for your support

– Erwan Kerebel