Charmed Quark Software is proud to announce the 1.0 release of it's Charmed Quark Controller (CQC) product, a network distributed, software based control and automation application suite for the Windows 2000/XP platform. For an overview of it's capabilities see the main web page linked to above. This day is the culmination of a long and challenging process of designing, creating, testing, and delivering a large and powerful software suite, and a decade of general purpose framework development which underlies the CQC product. So it is not your usual 1.0 release, having been though a very long open beta program. It comes to it's initial commercial release with almost zero evolutionary baggage and with a very mature architecture. Therefore, though this feels to our tired fingers like an ending of sorts, it is really just a beginning, because CQC is ready to move forward quickly to add new optional components and new device support. Look for a number of powerful additions to the CQC family over the next couple 'point' releases. Feel free to download it and make use of the 30 day trial period to find out of CQC is what you are looking for. The product is not restricted in any way during the trial period. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns, and we will address them as quickly as possible. We look forward to hearing your feedback. Use the Download link on the left of the main page. If it suites your needs, you can purchase a license and convert your trial system to a licensed system without any interruptions. * With the 1.0 release, the pre-purchase program has ended, and so the 25% discount is no longer available. The web site now reflects the actual retail SKUs and prices.