I rarely monitor the forum but while researching something else i can across this thread-There will be an update soon (60 days?) that brings similar functionality to older Vi consoles that the current Vi0000 and Vi000 range currently enjoys.
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Doer of Things at Soundcraft USA
I honestly doubt that buyers of Vi consoles care anymore about the remote capabilities. The consoles have gone so long without any remote support that those who are using these desks accept the limitation and use the Vi because it is simply an excellent desk.
Those that need remote capabilities tend to choose Yamaha in the upper end of the market. They choose Behringer in the lower end.
Soundcraft has a fervent group of followers (myself included for the tour products), but you are loosing market share to the competition over software items. The hardware is great. The software is almost non-existent.
I think you focus on what you do well, and you'll be rewarded. If you want to up your software game, do it on the next generation of console. Make sure it is dialed before it leaves the factory and people will forgive and forget. I would suggest you make an effort to support App based monitor mixing better than anybody else is doing it. There will be a huge market for HOW consoles that are networked and app-enabled. Avioms aren't cutting it anymore, and a few manufacturers have decent monitoring apps but it could be so much better. Right now Yamaha is doing it best, but there is mountains of room for improvement.