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    XoByte miniSparkô StartUp/ShutDown Controller with WOL

    My company, XoByte, would like to introduce the miniSparkô StartUp/ShutDown Controller.


    Here's a Demo Video of miniSparkô in action:




    Here's a Screen Shot of our Custom Application GUI:



    The XoByte miniSparkô allows a Personal Computer in the form of a notebook, desktop or mini-computer to be connected to a car, boat or home electrical power system. miniSparkô manages power sequencing of multiple devices including PCs, touch screens, cameras among others by utilizing wake events from personal electronics, alarm systems, ignition/accessory switches, etc...

    A compact (3"x2"x1") automotive/marine-grade custom enclosure protects the unit from accidental impact and extreme temperatures.

    12V DC battery input with fuse protection and voltage suppression ensures the unit can tolerate current and voltage spikes common to automotive & marine electrical systems.

    The integrated Ethernet port is used to turn the Personal Computer ON or OFF and for PC configuration and status communication. miniSparkô implements the Industry Ethernet standard, Wake-On-LAN (WOL) packets for system Start-Up.

    A portion of a standard multi pin connector serves as a fully software programmable digital wake/sleep interface to the miniSparkô. A device connected to this interface can command miniSparkô to turn on (WAKE) or off (STANDBY/SHUTDOWN) devices connected to its Ethernet Port or external relays. Additionally, part of this connector can be used as an ACPI power ports, to directly turn ON/OFF a Personal Computer.


    Additional features include:

    * Graphic-based Software Tools for User Configuration & System Monitoring

    * PC Start-Up Control via Ethernet Wake-On-LAN packet or ACPI Connector

    * PC Shut-Down/Hibernate Control via Ethernet Command Packet or ACPI Connector

    * Programmable Start-up/Shut-down delay

    * PC Lock-Up Detector

    * Web-based firmware upgrade capable

    * Drives two independent 12Volt DC relays for sequencing other electronics

    * XoByte Application Programming Interface (API) provided to allow you to integrate MiniSpark functionality into custom software applications.


    Feel free to check out our website and leave any feedback you like. You can also PM me for any additional information. Thanks!!
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    XoByte miniSparkô Product Update

    We are pleased to announce that our Prototype Testing has been completed successfully. The production boards have just been delivered to our Corporate Headquarters. The custom enclosure is expected early next week. We are now ready to load our custom Firmware and begin final product testing. Shortly thereafter weíll be ready to offer miniSparkô for sale.

    Weíre targeting a sale price of $105 per unit. This will include miniSparkô in a custom automotive grade enclosure, a Molex 6-pin cable assembly for easy connectivity, and our PC Application GUI.

    The MP3 Car Admins have been kind enough to setup a sub-forum for members to ask questions and share experiences about the XoByte miniSparkô.

    Check it out http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/xobyte/

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    whats up with this. when do you guys think youll have it available

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    XoByte is proud to announce that miniSparkô our Startup/Shutdown controller featuring Wake On LAN is now available for purchase.


    miniSparkô Features:

    * Graphic-based Software Tools for User Configuration & System Monitoring
    * PC Start-Up Control via Ethernet Wake-On-LAN packet or ACPI Connector
    * PC Shut-Down or Hibernate Control via Ethernet Command Packet or ACPI Connector
    * Programmable Start-up/Shut-down delay
    * Firmware upgrade capable
    * Drives two independent 12Volt DC relays for sequencing other electronics
    * Monitors two independent inputs which can be used for Start-Up/Shut-Down control or driving the relay outputs
    * XoByte Application Programming Interface (API) provided to allow you to integrate miniSparkô functionality into custom software applications.

    miniSparkô can be purchased from XoByte's online store.

    miniSparkô retails for $109.99 and each unit includes a custom enclosure, a cable assembly for easy connectivity, and our PC Application GUI.

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    XoByte is proud to announce that the very first production miniSparkô Startup/Shutdown controller has shipped to a very excited customer in Australia!!!

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