Did Xperinet go out of business?
There hasn’t been anything in the news, but apparently Xperinet isn’t answering their phones. A Remote Cental forum has one member saying two of their three phone numbers are disconnected and they’re not answering on the third. Another member says Xperinet is not accepting UPS deliveries at their office.
I can confirm the report about the phone numbers. You can call them yourself to confirm, their numbers are on their website.
One member on the forum posted a quotation from the company, but it was not attributed to anybody and it is not clear where they received this information. (From my own sources, this was an email sent to sales representatives.)
Xperinet is presently undertaking a significant restructuring due to weakness in the US economy. Slow US sales have placed considerable pressure on the company, and we are having to retrench, and focus on engineering before we can resume sales and marketing efforts in the US.
If this is true, they haven’t posted this information on their website, they haven’t informed their dealers. However last week at least one sales representative was let go from Xperinet. (This comes to me third- or fourth-party, and I’m unable to confirm it 100%.)
Xperinet manufactures hard-drive based DVD and CD storage for home theaters and home video distribution. Last year they announced support for Blu-ray Disc. They were the first to offer slim-clients for mounting behind TVs, and the first to offer synchronization between multiple units at different locations over the internet.
If they don’t come out soon confirming they have closed up shop or otherwise, I’m sure we’ll have final confirmation at CEDIA Expo in September.