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Crappy Internet Cramping your Style? Self contained internet module with high speed unlimited data that can be used almost anywhere.
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Crappy Internet Cramping your Lifestyle?  

 We are boaters, campers and have a lot of kids (7 to be exact). We like to operate our business from where we want and on our own terms. Who wouldn't want that? 

But we ran into a problem. We couldn't run our business, keep our kids entertained, or our sanity in check with the constant griping. All because of slow, unreliable, or non-existent internet. Something needed to change.

 Being an engineer, serial entrepreneur, and hardwired to solve problems I knew that there must be a better way. Konnected Technology was born with a mission to help people achieve the lifestyle that they dream of through the use of technology. 

 Why not create a portable, weatherproof self contained internet module that has reliable, high speed data with no limits? Use it in your boat, at the campsite, in the car, at the cottage. Anywhere. Sounds like a good idea to me. 

We've teamed with Kickstarter to give you the opportunity to be an early adopter of our Konnected Wifi Module, lock in great internet rates and get on with living the lifestyle that you dream of. By crowdsourcing we are able to use the power of the crowd to get the word out and help fund our accelerating growth. 

What We Need & What You Get 

We need your help to get the word out and to help fund the growth that we are experiencing. The old adage that it takes money to make money has never rung more true. 

 The rewards that we are offering give you a chance to join the revolution and become 

 The Service

  •  Reduced Rate Internet Subscriptions that allow you to keep the preferential rate for up to 3 yrs - maybe beyond.
  •  Cellular based high speed internet with speeds of 10Mb/s to 40Mb/s with bursts to 80 Mb/s.
  • Unlimited Video Streaming always at the Highest Data Speeds. 
  • Unlimited Non-Streaming Data. Speed Prioritization (not to be confused with Throttling) could possibly occur after 100GB but only during periods of extreme network traffic and only for the minimum amount of time required. 
  • The most reliable internet available with greater than 99% uptime.  

The Module 

  • Weatherproof. Want to mount it outside? No problem. 
  • Portable. Works anywhere and while on the move. 
  • Plug and Play. Just needs either 110VAC or 12VDC power. 
  • Fully remote managed for service or firmware upgrades. 
  • Ships pre-configured and live. You are up and running in less than 2 minutes. 
  • Purchase outright (no contracts) or finance for 1, 2, or 3 years at 0%. 
  • Equipment purchased outright qualifies for seasonal suspensions of up to 6 months. 

Where will the Money Go?

The good news is that the Konnected Wifi Module is developed, tested and is currently shipping. We need the money to help fund our marketing and equipment financing strategies. Our friends in the cell phone world have us all trained to want equipment with no upfront cost. I love it as a consumer but, as a business owner, it is very expensive. 

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 Why not choose a perk and give it a try. I guarantee that you will be glad that you did.

Need more detail on what the module is capable of?  Here is the techno speak:

Device Summary:  

The Konnected-SIM4 is a high performance mission critical enterprise grade rugged router with a cellular embedded LTE Advanced (LTE 2) modem that supports LTE bands B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B12, B13, B17, B20, B25, B26, B29, B30 & B41. It is made for customers that want the best signal reception and speed. Since this router has band 12, customers using the new 700Mhz frequency will get the best performance. This module also supports Carrier Aggregation. Carrier Aggregation is like having 2 modems in 1 device as it bonds and connects multiple times to the provider to get the fastest and most stable connection possible with the lowest latency. 

Made to work for M2M applications, the Konnected router packs a powerful punch with its 2 x 5dBi wifi external antennas that are able to push the wifi signal as far as possible while maintaining the fastest speeds. Also includes 2 x 5dBi 3G/4G/LTE external antennas for the cellular signal that are able to get the strongest signal reception possible. 

The Konnected SIM-4 is a completely remotely managed network device. 99% of the time we package the device with T-mobile but do have options for AT&T and Verizon.  

Want to actually earn money with your internet service? We have software that creates a captive portal with the ability to monetize the service that you provide to others. We handle all of the technical details, money collection and revenue share with you. You are able to control access times, bandwidth and data limits for each user.  

Advanced Wireless Security  

The Konnected-SIM4 creates a secure Wi-Fi® network by supporting the latest wireless security features to prevent unauthorized access. It supports many security options including 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, and WPA2 + more commercial grade security options to ensure that you will be able to secure your Wi-Fi network, regardless of your client devices. In addition, the 3G/4G/LTE mobile router utilizes dual active firewalls (SPI and NAT) to prevent potential attacks from across the Internet.  

Easy to install and Use  

Simply receive the device and plug it into power (12VDC and 110VAC versions available). The system comes ready with a data account and preset to the SSID and Password of your choosing. For those that use the router in a critical situation, enable the Watchdog system that will reboot the router automatically if there is a loss of an internet connection.  

Feature Details:  

• Built in 3G/4G/LTE Cellular Embedded Modem with multiple LTE bands that supports LTE, xLTE and LTE2 (LTE Advanced)  

• Carrier Aggregation support to get the fastest speeds possible (up to 300Mbps download and 50 Mb/s upload using latest cat 6 module)

• Band 12 support for T-Mobile customers looking to get the best coverage possible using the new 700MHz band  

• Wireless Bridge/Repeater mode to extend your wireless range and/or have the ability to use an Ethernet connection with any wifi signal including those from a hotspot device  

• Konnected to Konnected VPN mode to allow a secure encrypted connection between offices • Super Fast (wireless speeds up to 300Mb/s full N speeds) up to 1000 ft range  

• Virtual Private Network (VPN) + OPENSWAN IPSec and OpenVPN Support  

• Multi-Wan with fail safe (if one connection fails, can set to auto connect to another)  

• WiFi Fail Over (great for boater or anyone that gets free wifi and only use 4G/LTE when not in range)  

• Detachable 7 inch 5dBi antennas allowing flexible gain performance antennas both wifi and 4G/LTE  

• Dynamic DNS full support including customized option  

• Available Ethernet out cable to attach to wired network

Risks and challenges

Most of the risk is gone away as the product development component of the project is complete. We have successfully designed, developed, tested this product and have real customers in the marketplace. Our biggest challenge is getting the word out and keeping up with the equipment financing options that we offer. The more successful the indiegogo campaign, the faster we can ramp up production.

This is not our first rodeo. We have been entrepreneurs for the last 25+ yrs and have brought many successful products and companies to the marketplace including Malibu Boats and Action Security. The Konnected Wifi module is one of several products in the Konnected Ecosystem that we have designed and brought to market.

Please visit Konnectedtechnology.com for more information.

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