Xperinet shutters media server business

Xperinet shutters media server business

Xperinet MIRVAs a follow up to the latest article; it has been confirmed by CEPro that Xperinet has closed operations.

It all started on 1st August of this year when CEO John Cox sent out the quote previously posted to sales reps. Citing the downturn in the economy, Cox said they will be filing for bankruptcy unless they can find a buyer or receive $400,000 in investment.

But there is more to this story than just a bad economy. In August of 2007 the company announced a media client named the Tarpon which never shipped because they never received the software. Earlier this year they announced Blu-ray support which was incompatible with their Linux operating system so they switched to a Windows platform, but this also failed to come to market. They instead preloaded Blu-ray Disc movies to the server, but this limited the end user to loading DVDs only.

They are claiming on developing a new platform, but I wouldn’t hold my breath for this. The media server market is getting crowded and I wouldn’t be surprised if this happened to another company or two – or at least getting bought up by bigger companies.

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Steven Kippel has worked as a systems designer for a leading high-end audio/video custom integrator in Southern California since 2003. He is responsible for researching new technologies and integrating them into existing systems and new construction projects. He has designed several high-profile systems for discriminating clients on the cutting-edge of technology. When he is not hard at work, Steven is spending time with his wife, playing with his band or promoting concerts and bands in the Inland Empire. His favorite bands include The Cure, U2, Eisley, Living Sacrifice and DragonForce.

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