Aceeca, the firm that has held on tight to the legacy PDAs in the modern times, has decided to phase out the Meazura MEZ1000. The reason is the obvious difficulty to obtain components.
According to Aceeca,
After a production life of almost 10 years, the MEZ1000 is nearing the point where its days are numbered. The fast pace at which technology moves has contributed to our need to ‘end of life’ (EOL) the MEZ1000, as it is proving more and more difficult to source some of the major components needed to continue production.
Of course, this is not to say that we are stopping immediately, as we want to support you, our valuable customers and not leave you in the lurch as we phase out the MEZ1000 and phase in our new MEZ1500 which replaces the MEZ1000.
As the MEZ is still in demand, Aceeca has decided to “upgrade” the MEZ1000 to MEZ1500.
The MEZ1500 is now available and offers both Garnet and WinCE operating systems, with various Linux options along with Android coming in future months.
The MEZ1500 includes a number of new features that extend the functionality found in the MEZ1000. Importantly it will allow you to easily transport your applications from the MEZ1000 and ensure minimal inconvenience and costs.
From the outside the MEZ1500 is nearly identical to the MEZ1000, although the first thing you will notice is the higher resolution color LCD at 240 x 320 pixels, compared to the MEZ1000 at 160 x 160 pixels. In the tradition of the MEZ1000, the internal MZIO™ expansion bus continues to be a major feature of the MEZ1500 allowing the easy transition of existing customer modules designed for the MEZ1000.
MEZ1500 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support for Windows CE is essentially complete and we will begin field trials next week.
Over the next month we will be looking to source critical EOL components for the MEZ1000 so that we can extend our MEZ1000 offering for as long as you require. As you can imagine, when doing this it is difficult to determine how much is enough, for our final stock levels. Therefore we would appreciate your feedback on your potential orders over the next six months, so that we can factor this in. Keep in mind that the stock we make for general sale will be on a “first come first served basis”.
If for any reason you cannot use the MEZ1500 as a replacement and absolutely must have the MEZ1000 then we can look at purchasing sufficient EOL components so as to allow us to manufacture devices for you for several years. This will require a US$96.00 deposit per unit which will allow us to purchase the components and store them for you. In the event that you do not use them we will do our best to sell them to other customers or return them to you for disposal as you see fit. Upon payment of the deposit the components will become your property and we will store them for you.
If you want to purchase the MEZ 1000 or the MEZ1500, you can contact Aceeca.