Reuters has a piece that focuses on the "hotbed of entrepreneurship" that is Boise, Idaho by profiling Dedicated Devices, a startup that is moving into the home server market. ComputerWire notes that Dedicated Devices has raised $2.5m of A1 funding, "led by Highway 12 Ventures and UV Partners, along with angel investors, and private investor Oaas-Laney."
Dedicated Devices' Moeser, who moved to the Boise area from Austin, Texas, made his name as chief technology officer of Micron Electronics, a spin-off of Micron Technologies. The maker of computer memory chips set up operations in Boise in 1978 and has become one of Idaho's great success stories."A massive 120-gigabye brain"? 120GB seems small to me these days if I want to have movies, TV shows, as well as music and personal photos. Am I being unreasonable? Also, would you want to control your home alarm system via your PVR? Not me, thanks.
Moeser's latest concept, which will be unveiled publicly later this month, involves installing a massive hard-drive brain at the point where cable, Internet and other wiring join in new homes. From there, the 120-gigabyte device would serve up music, film, television shows and family photos to any room in the house and also oversee the home alarm system.
Dedicated Devices says the device will be easier to use and far more robust than computers. The company would not name an exact price, but said it would range in the thousands of dollars, making it more expensive than most computers.