Brck: Portable and rugged internet for rural areas

With the catchphrase ‘if it works in Africa, it will work anywhere’, BRCK is the reliable, robust Internet that works in almost all corners of the globe.

The Internet is fast becoming an absolute necessity, without it a large part of the world’s work population simply couldn’t function. While connectivity isn’t a problem in many places in the world, internet access in a number of major cities like Nairobi or New Delhi – not to mention the surrounding areas – still remains scarce or unreliable.

Designed and prototyped in Nairobi, the BRCK was developed to go where no other Internet can go – where electricity and internet connections are problematic both in urban and rural areas. Designed to survive any weather, the BRCK – no bigger than a regular sized brick –  works in over 140 countries via satellite connection. You can simply insert your own 3G data enabled SIM or use the built-in global SIM, and when you’re just on the edge of signal range and are struggling to connect, the external GSM antenna port will help you reach the distance. The BRCK has enough backup power to survive a blackout and can be charged like a regular device, as well as from a solar panel or a car battery. Additionally, the modem is able to connect to multiple networks, and can act as hub for up to 20 local devices.

In this information age, having access to the Internet is essential not only for the working population, but for the healthy development of education. The BRCK not only ensures those roaming for business can be connected, but allows schools in remote locations to access the web and bring their knowledge to the 21st century.

DESIGNED BY: ERIK HERSMAN, JULIANA ROTICH, REG ORTON AND JEFF MAINA
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: KENYA
REGIONS OF USE: AFRICA
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