[Ardour-Dev] Funding: Build and Sell Hardware

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Wed Jan 21 21:34:51 PST 2009

Paul Davis wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-01-21 at 10:09 +0700, Patrick Shirkey wrote:
>> Speaking from my experience of manufacturing large quantities of audio 
>> and multimedia devices it's not as simple as it's is being laid out 
>> above. It generally requires a large up front investment of time and 
>> money. We would be looking at a minimum order of $100,000 to get most 
>> established manufacturers attention just to talk to us. Most 
>> manufacturers in Asia are not really interested unless the contract is 
>> worth more than $500,000 and ongoing. For a one off contract they 
>> usually expect it to be worth something in the vicinity of $2,000,000 
>> before they will start the machines.
> the good news is that i already have something in the pipeline. no names
> until i/we are closer to actually having stuff working.
This is very positive news. Congratulations!!!!


Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd.

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