I read a post a few minutes ago suggesting that we were manufacturing counterfeit connectors and stamping the Lemo name on them. That is ridiculous. We have spent over $50K with lemo over the past several months and even had them manufacture the first 400 cables that we shipped with Origo. While it is true that we were contemplating using a non-lemo connector for Origo we never went through with it. We received a couple samples that were amazing but upon receipt of $14K woth of production non-lemo connectors we quickly found that they were total garbage. We scrapped the entire plan.
When it came time to pick connectors for Inclino and Impero we again decided to see if there were any alternatives to the Lemo connectors and received about 100 plugs and 50 receptacles from a company here in the states selling "lemo-compatible" connectors. We assembled about 50 cables using these connectors as they seemed to be fine but upon having several of our preliminary testers on Inclino test the units we received the news that those connectors were also not quite up to the cinema standard - thery weren't necessarily unusable but they were difficult to use and unreliable. We put the cables on the shelf amongst dozens of other scrap parts.
I received a call this afternoon from Abel where they in fact had received cables from us that had these non-lemo connectors on them. In the end it looks like some of those cables may have slipped into the production cables for origo. All I can say is we messed up. We have three people working full time on the assembly, testing, and technical aspects of Origo, Inclino and Impero in tight quarters. I cant be on the shop floor 24/7 and everyone in the shop is not aware of the ins and outs of the parts on the shelves.
I can promise that we are changing the way things are done... we are taking every single bad part in our shop and boxing them up and putting them in my storage - far from where we assemble production parts. As for any of you that find a cable with these non-lemo connectors... email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange to have them replaced. You can identify the connectors because they do not say "LEMO" on them.
Once again, I apologize profusely for this problem and we are taking measures that we never have this happen again.