GEN1 : Obsolescence
STARTING MID 2018, ONLY GEN1 ELECTRONICS PRODUCTION AND UPDATES (RECEIVER, TRANSMITTER BODY/HEAD, JUDGE BOX, WT SOFTWARE) WILL BE DISCONTINUED.
As is consistent with technology timelines, eventually parts in the tech world obsolete and are replaced with newer and better parts. The Gen1 PSS technology is based on the technology industry's components from over 20 years ago. Current manufacturers have stopped producing necessary parts for the Gen1 PSS and have moved on.
In 2014, TrueScore began designing the Gen2 PSS for the future using all the updated parts and components from current industry standards. The infusion of new technology for Gen2 will ensure its longevity for many years.
SO WHAT NOW FOR GEN1?
New orders of Gen1 electronics will be subject to availability on any remaining inventory.
Existing customers of Gen1 electronics will continue to receive maintenance support on their items as long as we can still support the parts. At some point, the parts will be obsolete from even our vendors and at that point, we will no longer be able to perform maintenance on Gen1 electronics.
The Gen1 E-Chestgear (E-Hogu) Size 0-5 is NOT discontinued and will continue to be a stocking item for the foreseeable future. For those needing to purchase a new set of Gen1, we have the Gen2 Electronic compatible Gen2 Adapter Body Transmitter. The Gen2 Adapter Body Transmitter plugs into Gen1 E-Chestgear and communicates with the Gen2 Electronics (Gen2 Receiver, Gen2 Judge, Gen2 Software). This will also be an option for existing customers looking to upgrade their electronics to Gen2 in the future while maintaining their Gen1 E-Chestgear.
***Gen1 Child E-Chestgear (E-Hogu) Size 00 will be discontinued starting January 2019. Existing orders from 2018 will be fulfilled, but any new orders will be subject to availability.
Update posted on August 1, 2018
Updated on December 10, 2018