Monday, April 7, 2014

We Hit Our Initial Funding Target on Indiegogo!

A lot has happened with our funding campaign in the last few weeks.  First, we moved to Indiegogo, where we were able to guarantee shipment of Signal Enhancers regardless of whether we hit our funding target.  But then we surpassed our target, making the point moot!  Thanks to all our supporters for helping us reach our initial funding goal.



Sunday, February 16, 2014

Meet the DOTS911 Team

Link to new DOTS911 campaign on Indiegogo: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dots911.



"Meet the Magician Who Can Fix Your Crappy No Bars Cell Signal."...see the new article about DOTS911 at FastCoLabs by Jennifer Elias.






Founder/CEO: John Wilbur designed the first joystick for Pong-type games, first coin-operated billiards game, the first microprocessor-based coin operated game circuit boards, and invented the first 80-column card for Apple Computers, allowing the Apple II to be used as a business machine with a full-width display and critical in making the world’s first personal computer word processors and spreadsheets usable. He also designed and sold manufacturing rights to the first 128k RAM card for Apple Computer, i.e., the first SSD for an Apple PC, and designed the hardware and software for the first multiprocessor LORAN, the navigational system used in virtually every ship and many airplanes for the last several decades. He brings DOTS911 a track record of innovating in ways that change the world as well as experience running electronics businesses and interacting with hardware manufacturers to ensure quality, lower costs, and improve yields.


Monday, February 3, 2014

Burnside Lake

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"Meet the Magician Who Can Fix Your Crappy No Bars Cell Signal."...see the new article about DOTS911 at FastCoLabs by Jennifer Elias.

During the Superbowl, Dateline NBC aired a great episode entitled "Against All Odds," the story of two people stranded at Burnside Lake, CA.  One lived and one died, but if they could have made a cell phone call, it never would have been a tragic news story. The DOTS911 Indiegogo project is a solution to this kind of tragedy.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

First Time User Navigates Her Way out of the Forest with the DOTS911 App

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We've been asked several times how our phone app leads users back to their car, hotel, home, or some other safe location without requiring data service.  We put together a video of a first time user to help you understand how it works.


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Lost without a Signal: Far More Common than You Realize

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It's surprisingly difficult to find good statistics on the number of people who get lost or stranded without a mobile phone signal.  It's even more difficult to find the number of people who die in these accidents.  Whether searching for global, American, or even local information, the fragmented nature of search and rescue and the fact that many of the victims are never even known to be lost makes quantifying this sort of event a daunting prospect.  We're obviously interested in solving this problem - that's what our Indiegogo campaign is all about.



Wednesday, January 1, 2014

DOTS911 Trip To Lovelock, Nevada to Investigate the Area where Six People with an Overturned Jeep Were Stranded for Two Sub-Zero Nights


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They couldn't make a cell phone call for help, but we could!!!



Successfully making a cell call where the phone without our Signal Enhancer indicated no service
We drove from San Jose, California to Lovelock, Nevada on Saturday, December 28, 2013 in a Ford Explorer and reached town about an hour and a half before sunset.  We didn't want to waste daylight, so we drove around the outskirts of town taking cell phone signal strength data with the DOTS911 app, recording red (no service), yellow (marginal service), and green (usable service) dots every 1/4 mile on a  map.  In Lovelock we saw good coverage, indicated by exclusively green dots.