Hardware Remote Control??

Hey everyone,
I was wondering with the support of both SSL and Harrison if there has been talk of a dedicated hardware session controller/remote control along the lines of what you can get for the iZ Radar system? http://www.izcorp.com/products/AccessDetails/SessionController.asp

This would be incredible and I know a ton of audio engineers would jump right in on something like this, even in the $1500-2500 range.

Are there plans at SSL or Harrison to do such a thing? There has to be a reason these companies are getting so involved!

Paul? Dave?