This pair of devices works like the world‘s longest network cable, but more secure.
In today’s tech-savvy world, it appears that more people telecommute than ever before. For some, that refers to working from home; for others, that means a local Starbucks. Several reports estimate that “working remotely” has increased as much as 80% over the last decade, with that number expected to rise in the coming years. Yet despite technology’s advancements, complexities associated with ensuring a secure, real-time teleworking environment can often times deter small- to mid-sized businesses from addressing this pressing issue.
Cognizant of this trend, a group of Oldenburg, Germany entrepreneurs decided to make it their mission to create an easy-to-use, even easier-to-implement solution that would enable more folks to work away from the office. And so, LowoTec was born — a pair of devices granting employees the ability to plug into a network in a flexible and secure manner, while offering employers a peace of mind.
Based on the Atmel | SMART AT91SAM9CN11, LowoTec is a true zero-configuration solution for both management and their staff. The system consists of two devices, named Alice (with a red curb) and Bob (with blue edging). How it works is relatively simple. Alice remans inside the office connected to the company’s network via LAN cable, while Bob serves as the middleman between your router and computer at home. Together, both gadgets establish a private, direct data connection over the Internet. Guarded by state-of-the-art security standards, users can now tap into all of their employer’s network resources.
“You don’t need to be an IT specialist to get started. The only requirement is an Internet connection. LowoTec works like the world‘s longest network cable,” the team explains.
Ready to work remotely? Head over to LowoTec’s official Indiegogo page, where the team is currently seeking €120,000. Pending all goes to plan, initial shipments to early backers are expected to begin in September 2015, with worldwide delivery slated for October 2015.