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Another week, another update!

By marielouise — June 26th, 2018

Hi all,

Time for an all new update. This week we’ll update you about the BCC Experience days,  the Ockel Sirius A batch 3 production, Switch Mode and our online store. And, for the third time in a row we’re happy to introduce you to a new Ockeler!

BCC Experience days

One of our major retailers in the Netherlands is BCC. Last week we had the chance to train the BCC retail staff. During the two-day event we told the store staff all about the Ockel story, including our crowdfunding journey and our passion for everything related to ‘space’. Obviously all technical product details have been shared as well! We had a blast and can’t wait to see how our new ambassadors will extend our customer base in the upcoming years.

Production update

Currently we are awaiting the production of the Ockel Sirius A cases. Due to the CNC quality requirements we set, this is a difficult process, which is taking longer than expected. All units will be CNC’ed, just like our first two Ockel batches. Unfortunately we cannot make it to our ‘end-of-June’ deadline and we are currently aiming for mid-July at the earliest.
Obviousy, we will keep you in the loop of the production status every Monday, here on Indiegogo.

Switch Mode

Many of you mentioned the lack of the Switch Mode in the latest backer survey. We are aware of the fact that many backers are really looking forward to this feature. We wanted to let you know that we’re doing all we can to make this happen as quickly as possible. As mentioned earlier we do have a BETA version up and running. However, to make this work for you we need a little more assistance from our technical partners Intel and Microsoft. In a joint-venture with Intel & Microsoft we’re doing all we can to prevent unstable performances even when Microsoft updates it’s Windows version. More about the Switch Mode will be shared later.

New Payment options in our store

As we mentioned in one of our previous updates we have launched our own webstore! Last week we finally added several of the most requested payment options for our community overseas. The Ockel webstore now supports the following new payment methods: Alipay, WeChat Pay and Multibanco.

New Ockeler part 3

In the past months new talent joined the Ockel team. In the upcoming updates we’ll introduce you to the amazing new Ockelers. Today I am happy to introduce you to Hiromi!

One of our grow markets is Japan and Hiromi is our Japanese marketing champion! She’s in charge of the Japanese (online)marketing. One of her first major projects was to translate the Ockel website and webstore. Day-to-day she’s optimizing our online content for the Japanese audience. She is currently studying the Dutch language, which she never thought would be so difficult to learn. In the past Hiromi has traveled all around the globe as a flight attendant for ANA and KLM. All-in-all, Hiromi is a very welcomed addition to our team!

That’s it for now. As always, if you have any questions regarding our products or this update, please feel free to contact us at support@ockelcomputers.com or leave us a comment, here on Indiegogo. We answer all questions within 48 business hours (Monday-Friday)

See you next week,

The Ockel Team

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