Knapsack satellite File-Casting technology allows digital content to be delivered to locations otherwise disconnected due to remote geography, censorship, frequent Internet shutdowns, or high Internet cost.
Information and communication technologies are at the heart of social and economic inclusion today. They have the power to break barriers and transform lives. Knapsack for Hope's File-Casting technology leverages common satellite equipment to deliver digital content without relying on access to the internet. Knapsack for Hope is driven by a belief that information exchange is a necessary building block of education, which ultimately improves the human condition.
A SIMPLE SOLUTION
Satellite TVs Are Ubiquitous in Developing Countries
Knapsack Beams Data to Houses Through the Dishes
Why Satellite File-Casting?
No internet infrastructure is required
Available where no other communication method is available
Can correct data in severe conditions such as storms or jamming noise
Receiving content is free for users
Most users already have satellite TV
Satellite installation cost is a fraction of yearly internet cost
Cost of bandwidth doesn’t grow with the number of users
Maximum data transfer rate is 25Mbps
Sending at least 20GB of data per day
100 times faster than similar technologies
Data transfer rate is increased with increasing bandwidth
No hardware needed except common home satellite system
Similar technologies require expensive hardware purchase
Can use offline time of local TV channels for inexpensive data broadcast
Making a Difference Where it Matters Most!
Knapsack technologies have tremendous application creating digital data hubs in schools, libraries, refugee camps, communities in offline areas, and Anywhere education and information access is sought.
Schools & Libraries
Access up-to-date teaching resources and connect to an unlimited number of ebooks, wikipedia articles, and digital archives
Give residents access to daily news and educational resources
Distribute real-time critical relief information in situations of crisis and network outage