Updated on August 29, 2018

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Created on July 19, 2017

Hitch

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Smart wireless router that automatically creates and interconnects community WiFi hotspots that pre-downloads relevant online content once

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Product Description

Hitch is a smart wireless router that automatically creates and interconnects community WiFi hotspots that pre-downloads (cach) relevant online content once, so many users can access the same information quickly without an Internet connection. In this way, it creates a content delivery network and broadband services in underserved areas. It forms WiFi Data Hubs through various Hitch routers enabling users to access Internet content, without needing individual ISP connections.

The routers have integrated capacity to connect to solar energy panels and batteries for energy autonomy.

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

This product will perform pilots during 2017.

Manufacturing/Building Method

Hitch is a hardware product (a WiFi router with storage, processing, and solar/battery capacity) and software service with embedded proprietary algorithms running on each router that connects to other Hitch routers to form local decentralized cloud platforms for storing, sharing, and updating Internet content, services and applications.

Intellectural Property Type

Patent Protected

User Provision Model

Direct from manufacturer.

Distributions to Date Status

This product will perform pilots during 2017.

Design Specifications

This product was started with a market validation of the idea followed by scaling through Internet-of-Things innovation to reach a final hardware device and platform configuration. Hardware testing and quality assurance and control was then performed to finalize the product.

Technical Support

Contact manufacturer for further information.

Replacement Components

Unknown.

Lifecycle

Unknown.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Unknown.

Vetted Performance Status

This product is in prototype phase and has not yet been deployed commercially.

Safety

N/A

Complementary Technical Systems

Hitch router can be integrated with solar panels and battery for energy autonomy.

Academic Research and References

None.

Compliance with regulations

Unknown.

Other Information

None.

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