Rugged internet for people & things

THE GO ANYWHERE, DO ANYTHING, SELF-POWERED, MOBILE WIFI DEVICE

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BRINGING DIGITAL LEARNING INTO ANY CLASSROOM

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THE BRCK


All kinds of jobs require steady connectivity, even when infrastructure is spotty due to wireless connections, intermittent power, or devices that can’t share the internet connection easily. BRCK was designed and engineered as a rugged, self-powered, mobile WiFi device which connects people and things to the internet in areas of the world with poor infrastructure.

MOBILITY

Use with 3G data enabled or without SIM card. Attach antenna to external GSM port when out of signal range. Connect up to 20 devices.

VERSATILE

Rugged design suited for harsher environments; allows for drops, dust, weather resistance, and dirty voltage charging.

POWER

Handles reverse voltage and surge protection. Work for 8-hrs in full power mode. Charge from a solar panel, car battery, computer or wall.

EXTENDABILITY

Write your own custom software through the available API. Comes with an upgradeable 4Gb of onboard storage.

CLOUD

Access and manage your BRCK devices in one place, set your preferences or top up credit on your local SIM card from anywhere in the world

Hardware, software and connectivity tools to enable learning


BRCK Education provides a holistic education technology solution that turns every classroom into a digital classroom. Our vision is to enable millions of children in schools across emerging markets to access digital educational tools for better learning.

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THE STORY


We’re a team of software developers, engineers and technologists who are from Africa and live here. We have a long history of building things, such as Ushahidi, Crowdmap and the iHub. Our expertise runs from cloud software to fingerprint scanners for mobile devices to high-level medical device prototyping and manufacturing.

The BRCK was designed and prototyped in Nairobi, Kenya. We wanted a connectivity device that fit our needs, where electricity and internet connections are problematic both in urban and rural areas.

As we laid out what such a device would look like - physically robust, able to connect to multiple networks, a hub for all local devices, enough backup power to survive a blackout - we realized that the way the entire world is connecting to the web is changing. We no longer only get online via desktops in our office with an ethernet connection, we have multiple devices, and mobile connectivity is crucial.

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