As many of you know, Zuvo Water was acquired last month. These are certainly interesting and exciting times for the company.
We remain committed to introducing Stratus as quickly as we possibly can. However this change of ownership will cause a modification to our current schedule. As this point, I cannot be certain of the impact. I hope to have better visibility within the next week or so and will update everyone then.
In the meantime, thanks for your continued patience and support.
As the year comes to a close, we continue to make good progress with Stratus. While the progress is certainly slower than we and our Funders would like, we continue to advance the project and believe that everyone will be very pleased with the final results. As we noted in a previous update, we expect to deliver the initial Stratus systems during the first quarter of 2014.
We will keep everyone updated during the remaining weeks of 2013 and into 2014. Thanks for the continued support and encouragement.
Several of you inquired about the status of the counter-top version as well. The software and database utilized by the counter-top and under-counter unit are the same. The change in the connected faucet requires us to change the software in the under-counter unit as well as the interface with the cloud-connected database. This change impacts both the under-counter unit as well as the counter-top unit. As such we expect the counter-top unit to be available at the same time as the under-counter unit.
These are exciting times at Zuvo. We continue to work hard to bring Stratus to the market. We are redesigning the faucet inner workings as a result of much customer usability feedback and we believe the redesign will result in a significantly improved customer experience. This redesign will push the delivery date of the Stratus systems into early 2014. While the delay is likely disappointing for some of you, I promise the final product won't be. We look to deliver a stunning faucet along with our cloud connected Zuvo water filtration system.
We will update you again at the end of the month. Thanks for your patience and support.
Work continues on the Stratus project. In essence, we are simultaneously managing 3 separate projects in order to deliver the Stratus System:
1. Software and Data Base development
2. Filtration device development
3. Faucet development
We received customer feedback from our beta units and have incorporated several suggestions into the product specs. These modified units will be re-installed in the test environment and additional feedback is being solicited.
We continue to target the 4th quarter for our first deliveries.