BluPoint

BluPoint:

BluPoint will driver the provision of digital content as a utility in low-resourced off-grid communities.

A desk-based prototype has been created for an off-grid, sustainable content server which deliveries digital content to mobile devices in highly constrained environments.

Background

The next 3 billion people connecting to the Internet will be “mobile-only” users and live in least economically developed countries. Access to relevant information about health, education, produce prices, weather, news and entertainment can lead to a better life and a route out of poverty. However many people are unable to harness the power of the internet due to both the availability/cost of data services and the type of handsets that they own being to basic. BluPoint, provides a physical access point to enable people in off-grid low resources communities to both access free digital materials on their basic and smart mobile phones and create/share their own digital content within their communities.BluPoint can be set up as a single unit or a network providing a pop-up, solar powered intranet, providing  digital content and services to locations without electricity or affordable internet.