Blog / December 12, 2016
The COVID-19 pandemic is the most challenging public health crisis in a century which is impacting lives all over the globe. At Vesper, the health and safety of our employees, partners and their families is our top priority.
Vesper remains open for business and our supply chain is functioning at 100% capacity. We have both unique differentiated parts and a selection of pin compatible digital and analog microphones, all IP57 rated or better.
Our Boston and Silicon Valley employees are largely working from home with essential employees working in our labs on a non-overlapping shift based system. We have implemented strict contagion control protocols in all of our facilities worldwide. We have also looked through our stores of masks and other wafer handling supplies and donated them to local hospitals to help protect health care workers.
As an international company with staff in Singapore, Shenzhen, Taipei and South Korea we got an early look at the social and economic impact of COVID19 when it started to spread in Asia. Strict controls appear to have helped contain the epidemic in Asia and we are seeing a huge ramp in customer activity across all of our Asian customer base. Our regional customer support employees are ready to support any new customer design activity.
Thinking long term, we think that hygienic voice operated systems, immersive virtual reality and medical wearables are just three areas where we can help prepare the world for inevitable future outbreaks. Our team is already brainstorming new ideas such as acoustic respiratory health monitors and wearables that can continuously monitor body temperature.
At Vesper we say that we succeed together or fail alone. Our team has truly risen to the occasion and it is incredibly gratifying to see the creativity and passion that allowed us to adapt to this incredible challenge. This weeks and months will be difficult but the world will get through this, just as we always have. Stay safe and be well.