Switchr.io is creating an Enterprise Port Forwarding Service for Remote Desktop, Backup
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Hey there Friends!
Back in 2009, I was working a job at a help desk. That was where it all began. There was a distinct need for automation, deployment, data reporting, data backup, and secure access to host machines. I knew that if I could automate greater portions of my job, I could turn my attention to more important issues and topics. Now, my team and I have done just that.

With Switchr.io, large corporations and help desks can exert a dramatic level of control over their businesses, cutting costs and saving precious time and resources. Even a home user could incorporate our software into their life, though: it’s that simple to use. Bringing to the table many years of experience supporting Alpha POS, I have catered the system to service-industry organizations such as bars and restaurants. We have been using this system to support our clients for some time already, and the functionality is already up to par. The features here are numerous, including remote desktop, port forwarding, system info, system rebooting, backup, reporting, and assigning users to hosts.

Now, we need your help, friends. By contributing to our Patreon, you will make it possible for us to continue to work on and improve the system that we have created. We need funding not only for hosting, but every day living essentials. I have an awesome sidekick to work & live along side me, but i'm paying all of our bills out of my pocket, so he doesn't have to find himself a job. Nearly always broke, I'm working two other jobs currently to make ends meet, and it's really just slowing me down. On top of that, I live in Denver half the time to keep my job there, so I'm flying back every two weeks to work with my sidekick in person at our apartment in KCMO (Thankfully Frontier keeps it cheap, and I still spend less traveling back and fourth, than what I would renting an apartment in Denver). It's a lot less costly for what we need in comparison to Denver, but I would rather us just be able to afford something in Denver, and work together full time. Sounds a little crazy doesn't it? I've made a lot of sacrifices in my life to do this, and we are here ready to make it all worth it in the end.

We want patrons with insight & new ideas from people who care about our product to become members of our page. Our goal is to make this our full-time career, we enjoy this stuff, and we're not asking to become rich. In return for your wondrous support, you'll enjoy VIP access that no general public will. We look forward to your advice, and input.

Your generous support means the world to us. We thank you for your ongoing faith in what we’re doing!
~Nick

Features & Capabilities of Switchr.io:

Currently built for Windows OS, but we are able to forward access to other hosts on the same network such as, video cameras, mac & linux OS, etc. It's easily installed by yourself, or by an onsite person with access to the machine.  A technician only needs to create the host in web console, and provide a license key to the user for installation. The user can also opt to enable RDP upon install, so that there is at least one native method of remote access right away.

Having many years of experience supporting Aloha POS, we cater to and work with a lot of service industry groups like bars & restaurants. You'll find our focus to be that of a technical support help desk, network administrator, or small business owner. We've been using it to support our clients for a while, and test point-of-sale interactive functionality.

While we do provide similar features like popular software such as Logmein,  Teamviewer, or Dropbox. I believe we're really very different in our business model & functionality. We have packaged other great features into the software such as:

Port Forwarding - Expose a hosts port to the public from nearly anywhere with optional IP/Subnet restricted access. Easily switch it on and off as needed.  

Usage Example #1: A support technician might need to access someones computer for support. They would have the end-user download the Switchr installer, and complete installation (marking the enable RDP  option at install). The tech creates a host in our web console, and provides the license key to the end-user. The tech then can create a forward to open port 3389 for Remote Desktop Protocol. It is then assigned a random public port, accessible on the server you choose to set up the host on (we provide them in different locations, and soon for private use). 
ie: city-location.switchr.io:35646 -> yourhostip:3389.

Usage Example #2: A developer could be at a coffee shop, and show their local environment for client demos, or serve data on the fly especially behind wifi hot-spots or secured networks without access to the router. They would open something like port 80 and/or 443 for web traffic,

Usage Example #3:  A home user may need access to their computer, so they install switchr with option to enable RDP, add a host on the web console, and enter the license key into installer. The user is then able to remotely access the machine. Within the host menu under Connect->Create RDP, this sets up the the connection to the host for rdp via our web connector, which works well for mobile also. Then simply press host menu->Connect->RDP to get connected.

Usage Example #4: Home user has a security system setup, but doesn't know how to forward ports.

System Info - Get a basic dashboard glance of system information for the host. Network cards, IP address, hot fixes, OS.

System Reboot - Reboot any host machine.

Backup - Off-site & Incremental for (FTP/SFTP/Amazon S3) -
Currently in available w/beta access.
This feature is setup from the web console, but can be restored from the hosts using the task bar icon. Now you can use your Amazon AWS account to pay dirt cheap backup prices for version capable backup, or setup ftp/sftp space at your home office, or web server for non-versioned backup. If you change a file, it's synced back up to your backup server.

Point-of-Sale Reporting - Exported sales and labor reports viewed, emailed, or text/sms them. We also have a couple one touch fixes for Aloha, saving you time and money on help desk calls.
Currently in available w/beta access (only works for Aloha POS currently)

Assign Users to Hosts - Have another user register for a free account, then assign their email to any number of hosts, so they may have access to it as well.Currently available only in with full access to host features, but will make access limit available in future.
Currently in available w/beta access.

Coming soon:

Corporate Branded Portals -
Your own Switchr, with unlimited access with website portal and back-end management.
Custom Branded Portals - Sell Switchr as your own product, & support your own clients.
Subscription Management & Payment Processing for both Switchr and Portals with Stripe API.

Switchr Future:
Mobile Web App
Mass Deployment


Our Team:
Nick Cyr (Lead Design & All Development), William Antonelli (Back-end Development), & Gabrijel Erman (.NET)
Tiers
High Five!
$1 or more per month
  • Get exclusive forum access & forum support.
  • Feel good knowing you're feeding starving developers who aren't merely begging for money.
Home & Developer
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  • Un-restricted beta access to Switchr.io features for 1 host.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Level Up!
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  • Un-restricted beta access to Switchr.io features for 2 Windows computers.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
5 host max
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  • Un-restricted beta access to Switchr.io features for 5 Windows computers.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Unlimited host max
$50 or more per month only 10 left
  • Un-restricted beta access to Switchr.io features for ANY number of hosts.
  • 1 Dedicated Virtual Server for your hosts, in city of your choice of our data center locations. We manage the server, sorry no direct shell access is provided. 
    • 1 Core, 1GB RAM, 1TB Transfer, 40Gbps IN, 1000Mbps out.
      • Pick from: Atlanta, GA, Dallas, TX, Fremont, CA, Newark, NJ, London, UK, Germany, Japan and even Singapore.
  • Un-restricted beta access to Switchr.io features for 2 Windows computers.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Lease your own Switchr.io website.
$1,000 or more per month only 3 left
  • Un-restricted beta access to Switchr.io features for up to 100 hosts.
  • Back-end CMS for managing website portal.
  • Managed Dedicated Server for host connections.
  • Website & Client Re-banded for your company.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Corporate
$5,000 or more per month only 1 left
  • Un-restricted beta access to Switchr.io features for ANY number of hosts.
  • Back-end CMS for managing website portal.
  • 1 Managed Dedicated Server for host node connections in a choice of location.
  • Unlimited Everything.
  • Website & Client Re-banded for your company.
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1 of 25 patrons
Once we reach 25 patrons, we'll celebrate with Pizza & Beer while hosting a patrons only chat. Get to know the developers, and ask us questions.
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Hey there Friends!
Back in 2009, I was working a job at a help desk. That was where it all began. There was a distinct need for automation, deployment, data reporting, data backup, and secure access to host machines. I knew that if I could automate greater portions of my job, I could turn my attention to more important issues and topics. Now, my team and I have done just that.

With Switchr.io, large corporations and help desks can exert a dramatic level of control over their businesses, cutting costs and saving precious time and resources. Even a home user could incorporate our software into their life, though: it’s that simple to use. Bringing to the table many years of experience supporting Alpha POS, I have catered the system to service-industry organizations such as bars and restaurants. We have been using this system to support our clients for some time already, and the functionality is already up to par. The features here are numerous, including remote desktop, port forwarding, system info, system rebooting, backup, reporting, and assigning users to hosts.

Now, we need your help, friends. By contributing to our Patreon, you will make it possible for us to continue to work on and improve the system that we have created. We need funding not only for hosting, but every day living essentials. I have an awesome sidekick to work & live along side me, but i'm paying all of our bills out of my pocket, so he doesn't have to find himself a job. Nearly always broke, I'm working two other jobs currently to make ends meet, and it's really just slowing me down. On top of that, I live in Denver half the time to keep my job there, so I'm flying back every two weeks to work with my sidekick in person at our apartment in KCMO (Thankfully Frontier keeps it cheap, and I still spend less traveling back and fourth, than what I would renting an apartment in Denver). It's a lot less costly for what we need in comparison to Denver, but I would rather us just be able to afford something in Denver, and work together full time. Sounds a little crazy doesn't it? I've made a lot of sacrifices in my life to do this, and we are here ready to make it all worth it in the end.

We want patrons with insight & new ideas from people who care about our product to become members of our page. Our goal is to make this our full-time career, we enjoy this stuff, and we're not asking to become rich. In return for your wondrous support, you'll enjoy VIP access that no general public will. We look forward to your advice, and input.

Your generous support means the world to us. We thank you for your ongoing faith in what we’re doing!
~Nick

Features & Capabilities of Switchr.io:

Currently built for Windows OS, but we are able to forward access to other hosts on the same network such as, video cameras, mac & linux OS, etc. It's easily installed by yourself, or by an onsite person with access to the machine.  A technician only needs to create the host in web console, and provide a license key to the user for installation. The user can also opt to enable RDP upon install, so that there is at least one native method of remote access right away.

Having many years of experience supporting Aloha POS, we cater to and work with a lot of service industry groups like bars & restaurants. You'll find our focus to be that of a technical support help desk, network administrator, or small business owner. We've been using it to support our clients for a while, and test point-of-sale interactive functionality.

While we do provide similar features like popular software such as Logmein,  Teamviewer, or Dropbox. I believe we're really very different in our business model & functionality. We have packaged other great features into the software such as:

Port Forwarding - Expose a hosts port to the public from nearly anywhere with optional IP/Subnet restricted access. Easily switch it on and off as needed.  

Usage Example #1: A support technician might need to access someones computer for support. They would have the end-user download the Switchr installer, and complete installation (marking the enable RDP  option at install). The tech creates a host in our web console, and provides the license key to the end-user. The tech then can create a forward to open port 3389 for Remote Desktop Protocol. It is then assigned a random public port, accessible on the server you choose to set up the host on (we provide them in different locations, and soon for private use). 
ie: city-location.switchr.io:35646 -> yourhostip:3389.

Usage Example #2: A developer could be at a coffee shop, and show their local environment for client demos, or serve data on the fly especially behind wifi hot-spots or secured networks without access to the router. They would open something like port 80 and/or 443 for web traffic,

Usage Example #3:  A home user may need access to their computer, so they install switchr with option to enable RDP, add a host on the web console, and enter the license key into installer. The user is then able to remotely access the machine. Within the host menu under Connect->Create RDP, this sets up the the connection to the host for rdp via our web connector, which works well for mobile also. Then simply press host menu->Connect->RDP to get connected.

Usage Example #4: Home user has a security system setup, but doesn't know how to forward ports.

System Info - Get a basic dashboard glance of system information for the host. Network cards, IP address, hot fixes, OS.

System Reboot - Reboot any host machine.

Backup - Off-site & Incremental for (FTP/SFTP/Amazon S3) -
Currently in available w/beta access.
This feature is setup from the web console, but can be restored from the hosts using the task bar icon. Now you can use your Amazon AWS account to pay dirt cheap backup prices for version capable backup, or setup ftp/sftp space at your home office, or web server for non-versioned backup. If you change a file, it's synced back up to your backup server.

Point-of-Sale Reporting - Exported sales and labor reports viewed, emailed, or text/sms them. We also have a couple one touch fixes for Aloha, saving you time and money on help desk calls.
Currently in available w/beta access (only works for Aloha POS currently)

Assign Users to Hosts - Have another user register for a free account, then assign their email to any number of hosts, so they may have access to it as well.Currently available only in with full access to host features, but will make access limit available in future.
Currently in available w/beta access.

Coming soon:

Corporate Branded Portals -
Your own Switchr, with unlimited access with website portal and back-end management.
Custom Branded Portals - Sell Switchr as your own product, & support your own clients.
Subscription Management & Payment Processing for both Switchr and Portals with Stripe API.

Switchr Future:
Mobile Web App
Mass Deployment


Our Team:
Nick Cyr (Lead Design & All Development), William Antonelli (Back-end Development), & Gabrijel Erman (.NET)

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Tiers
High Five!
$1 or more per month
  • Get exclusive forum access & forum support.
  • Feel good knowing you're feeding starving developers who aren't merely begging for money.
Home & Developer
$5 or more per month only 50 left
  • Un-restricted beta access to Switchr.io features for 1 host.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Level Up!
$10 or more per month only 20 left
  • Un-restricted beta access to Switchr.io features for 2 Windows computers.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
5 host max
$20 or more per month only 10 left
  • Un-restricted beta access to Switchr.io features for 5 Windows computers.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Unlimited host max
$50 or more per month only 10 left
  • Un-restricted beta access to Switchr.io features for ANY number of hosts.
  • 1 Dedicated Virtual Server for your hosts, in city of your choice of our data center locations. We manage the server, sorry no direct shell access is provided. 
    • 1 Core, 1GB RAM, 1TB Transfer, 40Gbps IN, 1000Mbps out.
      • Pick from: Atlanta, GA, Dallas, TX, Fremont, CA, Newark, NJ, London, UK, Germany, Japan and even Singapore.
  • Un-restricted beta access to Switchr.io features for 2 Windows computers.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Lease your own Switchr.io website.
$1,000 or more per month only 3 left
  • Un-restricted beta access to Switchr.io features for up to 100 hosts.
  • Back-end CMS for managing website portal.
  • Managed Dedicated Server for host connections.
  • Website & Client Re-banded for your company.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Corporate
$5,000 or more per month only 1 left
  • Un-restricted beta access to Switchr.io features for ANY number of hosts.
  • Back-end CMS for managing website portal.
  • 1 Managed Dedicated Server for host node connections in a choice of location.
  • Unlimited Everything.
  • Website & Client Re-banded for your company.