the UniStac Personal DataCenter™. Individual
modules (Decks) that stack to form an easily expandable datacenter
for the home.
Kay said, "People who are really serious about software
should make their own hardware." - NextBend's
goal is to make that practical.
designed UniStac Personal DataCenter™ Decks
to stack vertically and made determining compatibility as simple as
looking at the basic shape of the Deck. This is not to say that all
products will look alike. For example, Home entertainment components
are all essentially rectangular boxes yet each one has a unique faceplate
that provides the product company with visibility and branding. Likewise,
in the UniStac Personal DataCenter™ each Deck
can have a unique color, texture, display and faceplate that provide
visibility and branding for each product company.
designed the Decks to allow cooling air to flow up through the stacked
system. Each Deck in the UniStac Personal DataCenter™
has an opening in the bottom that allows air to enter and another
opening in the top to allow the air to exit. As the modules are stacked
they form a cooling shaft that grows with the Home Datacenter. Efficient
cooling results in a quieter system that is ideal for home. If necessary,
a fan may be added to increase air flow.
designed the StacTec(TM) connector, a unique bayonet connector that
locks the Decks together and automatically makes the power and data
connections without external wires. The StacTec connector is open
in the center and forms the opening in both the top and bottom of
each Deck that allow cooling air to flow through the system.
seeks to license our intellectual property to product developers/manufacturers
interested in delivering UniStac Personal DataCenter™