BRCK is a hardware and cloud services technology platform that delivers rugged and reliable connectivity solutions in the most demanding environments.
As the next 4.5 billion people (65% of the world) start coming online, the need for rugged, reliable, and simple connectivity becomes critical in places with poor infrastructure and limited resources. While existing technologies work well in modern cities, the demands of emerging markets necessitates a rethinking of how technology is engineered, packaged, delivered, and supported. BRCK was conceived in exactly this type of environment. In particular, our struggles in Africa with reliable connectivity inspired us to rethink the entire concept of rugged internet access device - designing the world’s first go-anywhere, connect-to-anything, always available internet device.
Whether running an office of developers or collecting sensor data from the field, the BRCK was designed to ensure that nothing gets in the way of staying connected.
** Smart Power: made to charge off of everything from a car battery to solar panels to your wall plug. It can also withstand power surges and brownouts.
** Rugged: it's made to work in Africa, so it isn't shy of a bit of dust or sprinkle.
** Travel friendly: It's small, all-inclusive, and automatically supports local SIM cards to get connected.
** Home or office: Use it as your work or home router, just plug it in and let it go.
** Charge things: The BRCK packs a big battery, you can even charge other things off of it.
** Save things: There's 4Gb of USB on-board storage included in the BRCK, which you can upgrade.
** Simple setup: A single button to turn it on and off, without a lot of confusing lights.
** Extend it: With the port on the bottom, you can connect your BRCK to almost any sensor or computer device.
** The Cloud: Contact your BRCK from anywhere, see its stats, manage many at one time. It's your connection to the internet of things.
The BRCK was designed and prototyped in Nairobi, Kenya. We’re a team of software developers, engineers and technologists who are from Africa. 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.