Monday, June 9, 2014

Design Improvements and a Manufacturing Update

Newest link to Assembly of Your Signal Enhancer

We want to give you an update on our Signal Enhancer manufacturing progress as we work toward shipping finished parts.  We've made a bunch of improvements to the design we demonstrated in our Indiegogo videos and we wanted to get as many of them as possible into our first fabrication run.  Many of our recent refinements appear in the bridge (the piece that connects the Signal Enhancer itself to the piece that holds your phone) and the stand.  As you can see below, we're now making bridges with our final design in production quantities.

But wait, there's more!  The stand, which initially wasn't as stable as we wanted and which was manufactured in China, is now much, much more solid, made in the USA, and it also serves as a spare bridge in case your first bridge suffers any sort of damage!  The new bridge-stand pair, seen in the below photo, provides a much better platform for the Signal Enhancer and your phone, keeping the parts you care about properly aligned and protected.

We also improved the geometry of the Signal Enhancer itself, adjusting the alignment between the disc and the phone to make it easier to optimize signal gain.  We're fabricating all of these pieces now and putting them together in the most convenient and secure packaging method we can devise as we prepare for shipment.  We expect to send Signal Enhancers to our supporters by the end of the month.  We can't wait!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Following up on Our Successful Indiegogo Campaign

Thanks to all who have supported our Indiegogo campaign!

We have received our funds from Indiegogo and have started the production of the signal enhancers for fulfillment of Perks. We will keep you informed as we start to ship out the first units.

For those of you who missed out on our campaign, please email us at to receive notification of when and where our signal enhancers and apps will be available for you as well.

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:

"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

Protect yourself and your loved ones by buying our products from our Indiegogo campaign.

"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

Protect yourself and your loved ones by buying our products from our Indiegogo campaign.

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

Protect yourself and your loved ones by buying our products from our Indiegogo campaign.

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.