Sorry Thom if the amount I'm offering is insulting but please give me some constructive advice rather than trying to bite my head off. From what I gather from your comments it's going to cost me tens of thousands of dollars to get this thing up and running which sounds very expensive for something that's supposed to work "out of the box" and especially from someone who claims to be able to come up with equipment drivers in 30min.
Thanks Kooma I am aware of the Dianemo system and this is one avenue I'm considering but I thought we’d have a go ourselves first. And yes I did try to follow the compatible hardware list but as you probably know most components there are either no longer manufactured, very hard to find (especially in here in Oz) or very expensive.
I've offered $800 because that's what I can afford and I'm aware that it may not get me everything I want but I think it's a start. And yes Thom I do plan to get a Pluto licence should I be able to get this system working smoothly. I like the system and would love to start recommending it to other people but if this is not in line with the vision of the project then I guess I will have to look elsewhere.