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The Thecus® Open Source Module Competition Begins!

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Win cash prizes and Thecus® products or beta test and cast your vote!

06/20/2011- Thecus is opening the floodgates for new open source modules. With the release of the Thecus software development kit (SDK), third-party developers and adventurous users can get involved in writing their own modules to fit even the most specific needs. This competition is the beginning of building a vibrant Thecus developer community with open dialogue, improved support, and an unlimited range of features that can only be supported by a grassroots society. Everyone will be able to get involved: commercial developers, computer savvy techies, and even basic home users.

The contest runs in two rounds, from June 20th-August 31st and from September 1st-November 31st. Each module will first be run through stability certification with Thecus's in-house development team within 10 days of submission. The first 10 submissions to pass this certification will receive a Thecus D0204 DAS. After completing the certification process, the module will be posted in the "I Love Thecus" forum for users to download, test, and vote on. These votes will determine who wins the "People's Choicest Module" award, a delectable Thecus N2200XXX NAS just dripping with speedy goodness! At the end of each of the two rounds, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners will be selected based on the functionality, ease-of-use, and design.

To make sure that your hard work and time investment aren't overlooked in that ever dreaded 4th place position, prizes will also be available for the top two modules in each of the following categories: Entertainment/multimedia, backup, general utilities, serving (web/file/print/etc), and security.

Contest Rules:

  • There are two rounds: June 20th-August 31st and September 1st-November 30st
  • Each submission can only win prizes in one round
  • Each submission can only win one cash prize
  • The first 10 contributors in each round receive a Thecus D0204 DAS
  • "People's Choicest Module Award": At the end of each round's voting period, the contributor whose module has the most votes receives a Thecus N2200XXX NAS
  • Cash prize winners are selected by Thecus's in-house development team


  • 1st Prize: $300
  • 2nd Prize: $200
  • 3rd Prize: $100
  • Best Entertainment/Multimedia Modules: $50
  • Best Backup Modules: $50
  • Best Utility Modules: $50
  • Best Server Modules: $50
  • Best Security Modules: $50
  • People's Choicest Module Award: Thecus N2200XXX NAS
  • First 10 certified submissions: Thecus D0204 DAS

To learn more about the Open Source Module Competiton, go to:

To download the SDK, go to:

Visit the "I Love Thecus" forum:

For more information on Thecus, go to:

About Thecus® 

Thecus® Technology Corp. specializes in IP Storage Server and Network Video Recorder solutions. The company was established in 2004 with the mission to make technology that is as transparent as it is easy-to-use and products that are not only the best on the market, but are accessible to experts and novices alike. Combining a world-class R&D team highly experienced in storage hardware and software development with a keen customer focus, Thecus® stays close to the market to develop high-quality products to fulfill the storage and surveillance needs of today's world.