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About

MEET ROUTERHINO

What are your children watching while they surf the web alone? Unfortunately, information, games and fun videos are not the only content to be found on the web. Whether by chance or out of curiosity, it is possible for little ones to accidentally stumble across images and other inappropriate content we would rather them not see. There is also the potential for them to come in contact with strangers.

When you are at home, but unable to peer over their shoulder, Routerhino serves to control the content accessed by your children on the Internet.

Comparable to a wise and invisible guardian watching over your loved ones, Routerhino blocks access to adult sites, social networks, chat applications, gambling sites and much more. It also filters search engine results with Google or Bing, and videos on YouTube, ensuring their safety. 

Routerhino is an idea that was born of an innovative start-up composed of experts from various sectors, including IT Security. Armed with numerous years of experience and professional expertise in the field of Cyber Security, the team developed Routerhino after coming to the realization that there was a lack of appropriate solutions for domestic use.  

Routerhino serves to provide families with the very best of technology that until now has been accessible only by corporate companies. Its purpose is protecting the innocence of children, a precious gift which is at risk when it comes to unsupervised navigation of the Internet.

“The Internet is comparable to a big city. Would you allow your child or children to walk alone through a large metropolis; or would you rather stay by their side keeping them safe?”.

HOW DOES IT WORK? 

Routerhino is a Parental Control Gateway which serves to analyze and filter all internet traffic on the devices in your home.

Not only it is extremely effective and reliable, but it is also extremely easy to setup and use; unlike other cyber solutions available on the market today.  

Routerhino creates a new protected Wi-Fi network whereupon all of the devices you connect to this network will automatically be protected by Routerhino. The first year of the subscription is included in the price, so you are immediately ready to go once you open the box.

No need to install software/apps on your Laptop, Smartphone or Tablet. To receive the benefits of safe and secure navigation with Routerhino, one has only to connect personal devices to the new Wi-Fi Network and nothing more!

All traffic transmitted through Routerhino is constantly monitored and analyzed by a cloud service that blocks access to inappropriate content for children without slowing down the connection speed.

Technology such as artificial intelligence and cloud computing ensure that Routerhino is always up to date and capable of intercepting unsuitable content prior to its arrival on your devices, all while maintaining the highest levels of protection.

In addition, parents are able to grant or deny access to certain categories and applications as their children get older; for example, Social Networks.

WHO IS ROUTERHINO AIMED AT?

Anyone with children, particularly those with children in the 2-12 year age range, who wants to monitor their children’s use of the Internet in the home. Routerhino is an efficient solution that anyone can activate in less than 5 minutes.

No technical skills required. Routerhino is ready for use directly out of the box. Simply connect it to the internet and activate, because it is at once functional and operational, without any complicated configuration.

REWARDS

MEET ROUTERHINO TEAM

Routerhino is an idea of Marco Gallina and Stefano Caminaghi

Cristian CiveraDeveloper

Daniel BertoniDeveloper 

Alessandro RaimondoWeb

Anna MiliaSocial 

Federico DonatiMotion Graphics

Ckristian ZoliAdvisor 

Greta La Rocca - Press 

Lorenzo Foti - Press

Special thanks to: Giovanni Di Cicco; Mauro Perotta, Elio Cattozzo, Chiara Groli, Gianmarco Godi, Davide Rebeccani, Gianluca Mazza, Ilaria Pasquali, Barbara Marra, Jessica Wagner and Manuel Colombo

"Prototype 1" and Routerhino-Team at work
"Prototype 1" and Routerhino-Team at work

STORY TIMELINE

INSIDE THE BOX

PRICING SUBSCRIPTION RENEWALS

The first year is included, successive renewals will cost: 

*** For Kickstarter bakers € 10,00 discount, only for first yearly renewal
*** For Kickstarter bakers € 10,00 discount, only for first yearly renewal

LET'S TALK TECH

Routerhino is composed of several hardware and software components.

The carefully hand-selected hardware is a product from MikroTik, that has been personally customized as the one and only mode of access to the Routerhino Parental Control Service.

Product specifications:
  • Ethernet ports: 1 WAN, 3 LAN 
  • Wireless standards: 2.4 Ghz - 802.11b/g/n 
  • Input voltage: USB power supply 

We have also developed components for the server side which operates on the cloud platform Microsoft Azure®, which is capable of analyzing traffic and reacting in real-time based on a preconfigured set of filters.

Each user can further remotely customize filters utilizing the advanced settings on the web console.

The cloud filtering service employed by our device utilizes the same internet categorization sources currently in use by top firewall and antivirus manufacturers.

Contrary to one’s expectations, the solution does not utilize Proxy or VPN based technologies. This is how traffic passes through the network without performance speed being impacted.

In fact, the traffic will still transit, as usual, via the ISP you have at home but the difference is that Routerhino will first intercept the request.

The service checks and controls access to all internet destinations before being reached by the device.

To get started:

  • Connect the WAN port of the Routerhino device to the LAN port of your Internet router
  • Connect your devices to the new SSID Wi-Fi Network generated by the Routerhino (e.g.: Rhino-A1B2C3)
  • Go online and activate your subscription using the dedicated landing page. This is something you will have to do only once for the duration of the contract.

From this point, all devices connected to the Routerhino Wi-Fi network will automatically be protected.

Another great advantage of Routerhino is that it works on every operating system, browser and device you either have today or may purchase in the future.

Risks and challenges

For more than one year our team has devoted significant resources and energy to identifying and developing the best technology and software necessary for this product.
Our goal is to not only provide protection to children surfing the web, but also provide peace of mind to parents who are unable to watch their children every minute of every day.
We have many ideas in the works with regard to the application of IT Security and continued improvement of proffered services: this product will endure the test of time!
Our product has been validated both internally and by third parties. Based on these trial runs we are confident in our ability to complete this project and deliver the first 1,000 units within 60 days.
Our passion has taken us this far. The funding we are seeking here on Kickstarter will enable us to tap into the latest technologies as they become available, obtain the requisite licenses for device use in professional environments, access volume discounts for necessary hardware, upgrade the dimensions of the cloud infrastructure to handle load and engage in continual testing and product development to maintain the highest levels of product satisfaction.
Funding for our campaign on Kickstarter would allow us to realize a goal that we have been eager to achieve for some time: the protection and security of our children on the internet.
Thank you for taking the time to consider funding our project, and we hope that you will become a part of the Routerhino family.

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    1 x Routerhino will cost € 159,00 after Kickstarter Campaign

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    ROUTERHINO "FRIENDS KIT"

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    ROUTERHINO "CLASSROOM KIT"

    30 x Routerhino will cost € 4.300,00 after Kickstarter Campaign

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    ROUTERHINO "RESELLER KIT"

    50 x Routerhino will cost € 6.900,00 after Kickstarter Campaign

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