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Internet Backup Generator BRCK to Power African Classrooms

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10004275_251395905043515_1263402866_nSet to ship this April, the Internet backup generator, BRCK, will be used in Africa’s classrooms however remote to help provide stable internet to complement learning in schools in Africa.

Announcing the development today via his Instagram account, Erik Hersman, CEO at BRCK said, “The @BRCKnet in a classroom. We intend to see it coupled with tablets and RaspberryPi solutions in Africa’s classrooms.”

BRCK is a hardware and cloud services technology platform that delivers rugged and reliable connectivity solutions in the most demanding environments.

Designed in Africa, BRCK is an internet router with cloud services designed to provide steady connectivity to most remote areas of the world. The BRCK is engineered, packaged, delivered, and used in Africa and other hardship areas to provide reliable connectivity, which is so much needed in Africa.

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The BRCK can charge from anything from a car battery to solar panels to grid electricity. It ‘s rugged for mosts hardship conditions or weeather and is mobile and can be used in the office, at home or as you travel. Because it supports local SIM cards to get connected plus  a 4Gb of USB on-board storage and a port to jack in anything from a sensor to computer devices, it will be easier for it to be coupled with tablets and RaspberryPi solutions in Africa’s classrooms.

Kenya has been racing to distribute laptops to kids across the country even in most remote areas, even though the idea is a noble one, time waits for no man. Distributing tablets will make it easier for parents and kids to sync in all the available digital education content and even better for their security. Some multinational firms have also been working with edtech startups such as Kytabu and eLimu to push digitization of the classroom. The addition of internet via BRCK makes everything awesome wherever village or valley this schools are.

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Earlier on Hersman told techMoran the BRCK will retail at $199 and will only be available to buy online at BRCK.com for a few months, then they will ship it anywhere.

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Sam Wakoba
Sam Wakobahttp://techmoran.com
Taking you on tour through Africa's tech and business ecosystem, one story at a time since 2010! Based out of Nairobi, Kenya, Sam is the founder and managing director of Moran Media, which runs  TechMoran.com, various other digital platforms and a startup incubation hub for Kenya's youthful entrepreneurs. Drop me a mail at [email protected]

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