Any ETA on when Maestro ships

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I'm sorry if this has already been posted but I haven't been active in the community in awhile.  I had thought Maestro was supposed to ship by the 4th qtr?  I'm not in a hurry but was curious if there was a new time frame.

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Official Response
From the December issue of the FlexInsider

This quarter has seen much activity around Maestro as we move towards production and customer delivery.  In that light, we would like to give you the most up to date information on our status.  Here are the key things you need to know: 

  1. Prototype units have been undergoing on air testing in strenuous contesting environments and results from those operations are being incorporated into the software now.  Feedback from those tests has been excellent.
  2. FCC and CE certifications have been completed.
  3. The hardware has been fully released to manufacturing.
  4. The factory is in the process of receiving the final components to begin assembly.
  5. We are preparing to build a few dozen production units later this month that will go into additional beta test customer locations, in the US and Europe, for extensive testing to flesh out any remaining software issues.
  6. Our software team estimates 6-8 weeks will be necessary to complete the required Software Quality Process cycle.
  7. Given the estimated software QA cycle, we now are now forecasting to begin general availability shipments in the February time frame.
  8. Due to the substantial order backlog volume, the shipping process may take anywhere from four to six weeks to complete.
  9. We will contact you directly or through your distributor in advance of shipment.

In light of this we will be working to keep you, our loyal and much appreciated customers, informed every step of the way.  A Maestro specific edition of the FlexInsider will be delivered semi-monthly, either from FlexRadio or your distributor, to keep you informed on the state of the software testing along with high level road maps and functionality descriptions to get you best prepared for your Maestro out-of-box experience.  
 
We know you have been anxiously waiting to receive your Maestro unit and we are working hard to deliver you a quality product you will be proud to own.  Thank you.