New Product: Software House Mega Controller

By: Brian Rhodes, Published on Sep 18, 2014

Software House's new controller, iStar Ultra, doubles the number of doors typically supported, from the commonplace 16 to a rare 32.

In this note, we examine the design of the offering, its upside, limitations, pricing and positioning.

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