While industry migration to Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products continues to increase, the lifespan of many COTS products can be brief. This aspect of COTS can leave you facing challenges in obsolescence management, logistics support and technical refresh planning. We can help you meet this challenge with our Obsolescence Management services.
- Technology Roadmap Updates: We offer on-site and web based technology roadmaps for all of our product architectures including Displays, VPX, VME, cPCI, COM Express, PC/104, Qseven/SMARC.
- End-of-Life (EOL) Surveillance: We can conduct an EOL surveillance of your current COTS technology usage and help you define which products are at risk.
- Drop-In Replacement: For those parts that are an EOL risk we can provide a Drop-In Replacement strategy. A Drop-In Replacement product is designed to be software compatible with the obsolete product. This product is then supported for an agreed upon minimum time period. A drop-in replacement strategy can be a valuable cost avoidance tool, eliminating expensive software re-writes, system redesigns and requalification.
- Extended EOL Program: We offer our customers the ability to extend the availability of products for up to two years after the End-of-Life announcement by the manufacturer.