future of digital technology can be summed up in one word - PRODUCTS.
note the plural "products" - no single product can do it
all; a system of products can.
the most recent All Things Digital conference, Walt Mossberg identified
a growing trend toward integrating hardware and software to create
products. The problem with these new products is that they are ad
hoc answers to a problem that begs for a comprehensive infrastructure
solution. NextBend's goal is to facilitate the creation of a datacenter
for the rest of us that incorporates these new products into a system.
UniStac Media/Data center™
is a network of digital products (Decks). Each Deck provides maximum
performance, reliability and ease of use. The UniStac
Media/Data Center™ design allows the creation
of a fully customized system that meets unique needs and budget of
a home or small business. Additionally, our system is designed to
make it simple to determine what works with what. The list of products
is virtually unlimited and include home entertainment, building security,
communications, and small business applications.
companies are currently building standalone digital appliances for
a myriad of applications but they are proprietary islands of technology
all requiring separate connections to other devices as well as power
and communications. Incorporating these devices into anything like
a comprehensive system is a daunting if not impossible task and a
huge wiring mess.
adopting the UniStac Media/Data Center™
design these appliances will become Decks that are as simple to interconnect
as stacking Lego(R) blocks and eliminates wiring hassles. This is
few examples of UniStac
products: (red indicates initial/foundation
Creation Suite Deck
Productivity Suite Deck
- Telephony Deck
- Battery Backup Deck
embedded nature of the applications in the UniStac
Media/Data Center™ Decks reduces variables
and provides significant advantages in reliability and support costs.
Leveraging the cost effectiveness of the consumer electronics mass
production model will further reduce overall costs. The UniStac
Media/Data Center™ system's shared cooling,
power and communications reduces manufacturing costs as compared to
standalone appliances that have individual power supplies. The UniStac
Media/Data Center™ is a data center for the
rest of us.