Portable Network Kit (PNK)

New America

This device allows the user to create a Wi-Fi area to connect devices.

Product description Brand name and product description

The Portable Network Kit (PNK), created by New America, is a Wi-Fi mesh network that can be configured by the user. The product’s website provides step by step instructions on how to connect the different parts and install the software for operation. One of the manufacturer’s main purposes is training people to create a PNK.

It can be used in two different ways: to provide internet to other devices or to allow them to connect between each other as an “island” connection. The intended application is for use in emergency situations where a regular connection would not be available.

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Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

The price depends on the type of components that the user selects to make the device, ranging from:

– Basic PNK: 622 USD (minimum)

– Emergency First Response PNK: 2,576 USD (maximum)

Each component can have different providers, which can be consulted here.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 3: Good health and well-being

Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Anyone who requires an internet connection

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