AudioScience is reminding customers who use its CobraNet-based products that the underlying technology will no longer be available soon and they need to place final orders.
Earlier this year the company wrote in an email to clients, “We have been notified of the end-of-life date of the Cirrus Logic chip, the main component needed for CobraNet, with the option to make a last-time purchase. AudioScience is asking all CobraNet customers to place a last-time purchase. We ask for your assistance to ensure we are able to cover the quantities your company requires.”
Now, AudioScience is telling customers that May 31 is the final day to place those necessary orders.
Because this is the last time to buy these end-of-life products, the company said the warranty for any failed units will be “repair only if possible.”
Current lead times for chip orders are 50 weeks or more. “As we all know this is ever-changing and we hope this will change for the better soon.”
Orders placed before the end of the month will be non-cancelable and non-returnable, with 40% of payment due at time of purchase.
The company said affected users should send purchase orders covering outstanding quotes, including spares for the rest of this year.
“If you have longer-term contract commitments for CobraNet product support, these quantities should also be added/included in this purchase.”
CobraNet is a technology from Cirrus Logic that provideed distribution of isochronous digital audio, control and monitoring data over Ethernet. AudioScience developed a variety of CobraNet sound cards and standalone CobraNet interfaces.