The production and delivery of the ConnectPRO DisplayPort KVM switches continues to face production challenges and delays caused by various reasons in the supply chain. The delays in the production timeline pushed the delivery date for the KVM switches back several times. We have created this page specifically to post information regarding the production and delivery status of the ConnectPRO DisplayPort KVM switches. All future updates regarding the status of the DisplayPort KVM switches will be posted on this page.
6/1/2021 – Due to the rapid second wave of Covid-19 virus outbreak in Taiwan in the past 2 weeks, the Taiwanese government has announced several restrictions starting 6/1/2021 until further notice in an effort to contain the spread of virus. The government in Taiwan is working to secure and distribute vaccines as quickly as they can. Businesses and factories now can only allow half of the staff to be present in the workplace while the other half must stay at home. This restriction can extend the lead time for production as factories in Taiwan are only allow to operate at half capacity.
Here’s the latest statistics for the Covid-19 virus situation in Taiwan: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/taiwan/
5/12/2021 – The factory has completed damage assessment, and is trying to resume normal operations as quickly as they can.
4/14/2021 – The factory that produces the PCB board for the KVM switches caught on fire. No injuries or death were reported from the fire at the factory. However, the fire caused a delay in the production timeline and delivery of the KVM switches. The factory is working with local authorities to conduct damage assessments.
Link to the article about the fire (you may need to enable the translate feature on your browser to view the article): https://udn.com/news/story/7253/5386793
4/2/2021 – The supplier had delivered the IC chips to the factory that produces the PCB board for the KVM switch (that’s where the IC chips goes onto). The factory is preparing to install IC chips onto the PCB board for KVM switches and complete the final assembly of the KVM switches.
January 2021 – The global IC chips shortages and the global supply chain disruptions caused by the outbreak of Covid-19 virus continues to cause delays in the production timeline for the KVM switches. The supplier estimates the soonest we’ll be able to receive the IC chips is in mid-March 2021.
December 2020 – Our engineers have made improvements to the design of the UDP2-12AP KVM switches based on the feed back we’ve received from our customers who are using our DisplayPort KVM switches. But one of the design improvements required replacing one of the IC chips inside the KVM switch. The global IC chips shortages and global supply chain disruptions caused by Covid-19 virus had prevented us from acquiring the new IC chips quickly for the improved KVM switches. ConnectPRO is working with all available suppliers to try to acquire the new IC chips as soon as possible.
August 2020 – the second batch of UDP2-12AP KVM switches sold out.