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Updates and random info below. I also post a few updates on https://twitter.com/IrkenLabs.

Summer Update 2020

The tri-sync helpers are finally back in stock.  I'll be the first to admit that the utility of the Tri-Sync Helper may not have been communicated very clearly, and may be a source of confusion unless you already ran into problems and have spent some time researching solutions.  I'll try to update the website to make it easier to understand if you need one or not.

For now, it's an add-on to the Jammafier to that provides a more standard video signal from Arcade boards - this is useful for Tri-Sync CRT owners and people using the OSSC upscaler.

The arrival of the manufactured Tri-Sync Helpers (TSH), marks a couple of important milestones:

  • All products are in stock at the same time
  • All products are professionally manufactured

 It may seem trivial to keep stuff in stock, but for the type of niche products I sell it's actually a little tricky for a few reasons

  • Parts sourcing, minimum order quantity(MOQ), and time when doing manual assembly
  • MOQ for having things manufactured
  • Low and sporadic sales volume

Hopefully, having everything in stock will give me better data about actual demand so I can plan accordingly, I have already initiated another production run of the Jammafiers.

The Corona/Covid situation seems to have calmed down a bit in this part of the world, and I'm happy to report that FedEx shipping is back to it's snappy normal service.

To all existing and new customers, thanks for your support and have a great summer!

Jammafiers back in stock!

They actually came back in stock a week ago, but I've been too busy to actually write about it. 

New in this version is that you can enable/disable 5V for the Tri-Sync Helper with a switch instead of a solder jumper.  There are a few other differences as well, like the type of OLED screen used - but nothing that affects the use or performance of the device.

The reason this article is a bit late is that the response has been incredible, in a week I have shipped over 50 of these - I was hoping for maybe 20.  It got to the point where I ran out of FedEx shipping supplies, and a few orders got delayed a couple of days.

Another thing I was not prepared for was the demand for Tri-Sync Helpers, I had 18 in stock prepared - but they went away in a day.  The Tri-Sync Helper is the only product still made manually, and to make matters worse - it actually has a quite a few components on it despite it's size.  To resolve this shortage, I'm currently investigating if they can be professionally assembled.  It may be a little tricky as the pins of the VGA connector is pretty close to other components - no problem if done by hand, but may pose an issue for automatic assembly.  I will know more in a week or so.  If you're interested in a Tri-Sync Helper, please drop me a message via the contacts page and I will add your name to a notify list so you will be notified by email once they are available.

Lastly, DO CHECK OUT the bundle promotion consisting of a Jammafier & Retro Scaler A1 - it's in my opinion the perfect combo for VGA only JVS cabs like the Naomi Universal.

 

 

JVS-PAC 2 back in stock!

JVS-PAC 2's are now back in stock - assembly of the OLED screens went a lot quicker on this batch as I had a jig to hold the OLED's in place while soldering.

Get yours while supplies last :)