Please help with a new automation launch (media too)

We have a small and new company and we're stumped on how to describe (in an ad) our Glaucus device.

Briefly it's a non zoned (zoned is OLD tech) UPnP multimedia server (audio & video via Ethernet). it's also a Linux based (setup with a browser, easy too) firewall, router,web server, email server, anti-virus, ftp server, virus & spam filtering, VPN... AND it's supports Squeezebox & ROKU players (and emulates a virtual one it on it's own soundcard) PLUS we have in the works using it as a very powerful & web enabled homeautomation server (like a super JDS stargate (at a similar price!!!) or a ELK Gold...

We use commercial players. The D-Link DSM-320 can play video & audio including DIVX & VOBs.

The Slimdevices & ROKU squeezbox devices work great as music players and we're going to use them as a controller for our home automation (ie alarm status & thermostat control)

Plus most UPnP players will see our Glaucus server. And on the very cheap the Netgear MP101 player (quite a bargin)

We are currently building our own line of inexpensive (approx $150 Cdn) communicating thermostats with a universal RS232/422/485 port (the RCS is nice but 300baud and the Aprilaire is expensive and easy to crash, also it's RS422)

Some of our competition (very expensive too!)

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approx $8000
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$2500 to start
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$27000 server,$4000 per player (we don't have the fancy menus but we can share non copyright video at $250Cdn per player)

Lastly we were thinking of putting on a contest to win some of our products as a way to get traffic to our site

I'd be happy to get any feedback, this marketing stuff is tough.

Bill (my personal email)


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