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post #61 of 66 Old 15th May 2019, 07:43 AM
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Any further updates about release dates?
Hello!

I posted this to M3Forum yesterday as an update:

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Sorry for the lack of updates -- life has been super busy lately! In terms of the BlueBus, I am currently working on getting a prototype laid out for the newest revision which adds the following features:

1. Full emulation of the factory TCU from a hardware standpoint
2. A standard 3.5mm audio jack to use with a standard microphone (such as the GROM's).
3. Built-in circuitry to power the OE mic, to do away with the requirement for the "Microphone Adapter".

I expect to have this done by next week.

I'm also working to source Clear Voice Capture licenses for the BC127 Bluetooth module, which is proving harder than I anticipated. My options are an 8 week lead time to have Sierra Wireless build the modules with the license built in, or wading through the murky waters to get the license directly from Qualcomm, which is what I'm currently working on.

Additionally, I'm packing up to move the family from Las Vegas, NV to Southern Ohio in a couple weeks, so that has thrown a wrench in my time-frames. I'm hoping to be ready to take money mid-June and then send the boards off for manufacture. If I don't have to wait for Sierra Wireless to build the modules, then it should be a three week turn around, otherwise I will have to incentivize prospective users to let me old onto their money for 11 weeks or so, then take the money I make there to have more units made.

The 8 week lead time also poses a problem in that I need to pre-pay for the modules, which will be around $7,000 worth.

I'll send an email out to all prospective customers once I have a solid plan for manufacture, which should be in the next couple of weeks.

Thanks!
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This is quite an undertaking and we appreciate your time and the update.

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This is quite an undertaking and we appreciate your time and the update.
Thank you! It'll be worth the wait, for those who are interested
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Subscribed and pre-ordered. I'm not a tech guy but it sounds like this is set up for easy install, and will eliminate substantially the only "sigh" from my occasional M5 drive. If only I could get the same functionality for my Audi R8...
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Subscribed and pre-ordered. I'm not a tech guy but it sounds like this is set up for easy install, and will eliminate substantially the only "sigh" from my occasional M5 drive. If only I could get the same functionality for my Audi R8...
Thanks! The Install should be pretty simple. If you're wanting to add the TCU functionality (hands-free calls regardless of Radio mode), then you'll need to fiddle with a "pick" and some wires to get them de-pinned and moved over to the connector I'll provide. It shouldn't be too hard at all.

Sadly for you, I'm not at all into Audi's
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