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$18,235
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
272
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, August 20 2016 6:29 AM UTC +00:00

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INSTANTLY BOOST YOUR WIFI SIGNAL WITH ZERO HASSLE!
                                                               

The INFLUX WiFi Maximizing Router Dock™ boosts your router’s performance to help fill the gaps where connections may be weak, slow, or simply don’t exist. With significant improvements in signal strength you’ll be able to connect easier, download faster, and finally connect in that one spot your old network couldn’t reach.

PRODUCT REVIEW FROM AN EARLY USER:

I have one of these WiFi boosters. It really works! My router is in my office, while the Roku is in the living room. They are separated by several walls. We were having interruptions due to buffering. I was considering routing Ethernet cable through the house. I added the Influx WiFi booster and Voila! Streaming away!  - Frank Opila

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many people still have that one room in the house where the WiFi connection is weak or even non-existant.

The WiFi Maximizing Router Dock is the solution. It was designed by award winning product designers and engineers to be the most easy-to-use and effective solution anyone can install, regardless of technical know-how. 

Other arduous WiFi boosters demand difficult passwords, complicated plug-ins, and lengthy setup. The INFLUX Router Dock starts working immediately when you put it under your router without any cords, wires, passwords, or software.

Acting like a high-powered WiFi reflector, it’s patented 7 layers of advanced composite technology increase home WiFi signal strength up to 50% by focusing and directing the WiFi signal where it is needed most. It amplifies the performance of any router while reducing buffering time and eliminating the halting hiccups of streaming content.

TECHNICALLY SPEAKING

The WiFi Maximizing Router Dock is a Cavity Resonance Absorber from the backside (reduces unwanted noise and interference) and a high powered reflector from the front side (re-directing the Wi-Fi signal by modifying the radiation pattern of the WiFi antenna).

INFLUX TECHNOLOGY LAYERS

 

INFLUX’s patented technology was developed by a team of engineers, scientists and designers with unique expertise in fields of environmental science, antenna and RF design, electrical engineering, and health sciences.

Our engineers developed this revolutionary technology to overcome connectivity issues they faced while running experiments in challenging wireless environments. These breakthroughs in connectivity performance formed the beginning of the unique patented products now offered to the everyday WiFi user.  This technological breakthrough is embedded into every INFLUX product. 

OVERVIEW

  • Use the INFLUX Router Dock to get the maximum performance out of your existing router.
  • Up to 1.5X stronger WiFi signal for your existing router.
  • Designed for better gaming and streaming by reduced lag caused by background wireless interference.
  • Minimum performance improvement of 1-3 dB.

COMPATIBILITY

  • Compatible with routers under 10″ wide. 
  • Compatible with all extenders. 
  • Compatible with Dual-Band and Tri-Band routers. Ideal for improved streaming of 4k TV and MU - MIMO routers 
  • Compatible with Wireless AC, Wireless N, and Wireless G, and Wireless B wifi routers 
  • Designed to work with 2.5 GHz and 5 GHz band routers 
  • Designed to work with virtually all routers specifically: APPLE®, NETGEAR®, LINKSYS®, ASUS®, BUFFALO®, TP-LINK®, D-LINK® routers. 

STANDARDS
802.11 B/G/N/AC

DIMENSIONS
12″ x 9″ x 9″

WEIGHT
0.5 lb

PATENTS
8,164,527 // 8,854,275
*Additional patents granted and/or pending

INTERNET SPEEDS AND BANDWIDTH

Compatible with all WiFI internet speeds and bandwidths.

Note: The WiFi Maximizing Router Dock will allow your router to perform at its peak levels and even better because it functions to improve the signal strength (range) and reduces background interference (noise). However, it does not change the service level of internet speed or bandwidth that you have coming into your home or office. INFLUX improves the signal from the router onward to the mobile device and give you a premium WiFi experience based on your existing system. INFLUX can improve the performance of range extenders and routers because they will be able to produce a stronger, cleaner signal. 

**APPLE®, NETGEAR®, LINKSYS®, ASUS®, BUFFALO®, TP-LINK®, D-LINK® are registered trademarks of their respective companies.

WiFi Interference (also known as Noise) is the leading cause of poor WiFi connections. 

 WiFi Noise and Interference is caused by too many networks, devices, and appliances trying to exist in the same space. Networks simply can’t handle it.

WITHOUT INFLUX

WITH INFLUX

INFLUX’s Router Dock is the ONLY product on the market that helps reduce noise and WiFi interference, meaning you get your best connection possible, regardless of what type of router you have!

 

INFLUX’s patented technology is continually being developed and improved upon by teams of engineers, scientists and designers with unique expertise in fields of environmental science, antenna and RF design, electrical engineering, and health sciences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEMATICS

TEST CHAMBER

 TESTING

The INFLUX WiFi Maximizing Router Dock is set up in the testing chamber.

The INFLUX Improvement

 

Based in Vancouver, Wash., INFLUX is a tight-knit team of product designers, engineers, and scientists passionate about developing products that connect people, better. Founded on the idea of creating clever and simple solutions to everyday problems, INFLUX brings relevant ideas to life for both WiFi and mobile devices at home, in the office, and on the road.

Ben RichardsonCEO + Founder

Ben Richardson, CEO and founder of INFLUX, is a globally recognized designer and entrepreneur. He has revolutionized products for Yakima, Black Diamond, Hewlett Packard, and Nike. With his first startup, Puj, Ben changed the baby products industry with one simple design; going from nothing to $1 million in sales the first year. With his unique skillset as an Industrial Designer and Entrepreneur, he is now revolutionizing the wireless connectivity industry with INFLUX. 

Ben has the ability to see the problem from all angles: as a user, designer, manufacturer, and entrepreneur. His experience in all of these categories gives him insights that produce highly optimized products that are top quality and easy to use. 

When not creating, Ben loves spending time with his wife and four kids. He is an aggressive cyclist and his idea of a relaxing vacation is riding in the French Alps. He is world traveler who once managed to get himself into a communist country without a visa. 

John DanielsonCOO

John Danielson is a 25-year operations, planning, and finance professional who has had executive level positions with Nautilus, NIKE, Salomon, and OIA Logistics. John has been instrumental in the adoption of process improvement, championing sustainability initiatives, and pioneering strategic partnering. Colleagues have noted his infectious enthusiasm and tireless pursuit of excellence. John has founded two businesses, and a non-profit organization. John and his family of six are active in the community and enjoy the outdoors.

Kent Thompson, Technology Advisor 

Kent has a Masters Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of Portland. He loves classic MINI Coopers, photography and imaging. He enjoys working with materials such as, ceramics, metals and organic polymers. 

Adi RamachandranTechnology Advisor 

Adi has a BE in Information Science and Technology and a Masters in Computer Science and Engineering. He is a vegetarian that loves golf, gaming, and traveling to his home town of Bangalore.

Mehdi Mojtabavi, Industrial Designer

Medhi has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Industrial and Product Design. He was a designer previously at Goya Design, Ziba, and Asayesh Design. He speaks English and Farsi fluently. He loves good design, digital photography, cooking and hiking.

Zoe Lowney, Graphic Designer  

Zoe studied graphic design in Seattle, Washington. She grew up all over the U.S. and currently resides in Portland, Oregon. A passion for making has driven her career. If she is not designing, you can find her on a soccer field or discovering new adventures.

Theresa Meireis, Operations Manager

Theresa began her career in customer service, but now spends her days as the Operations Manager for the company. If she is on vacation, you can almost bet she's out enjoying a round of golf with her husband or enjoying all the benefits of living in the Pacific Northwest.

Chris WhiteWarehouse Manager

Chris was born and raised in Longview, Washington. He studied fine art at WSU Pullman and worked at a glass foundry in Portland for ten years. He has lived in Vancouver, Washington since 2000 with his wife and daughter. Chris is an eclectic craftsman who always loves to have a project in the works.

Katie BlountSupport Specialist

Katie has lived in the greater Portland, Oregon area for most of her life and loves living in the Pacific Northwest. She spends much of her time off doing floral design and pursuing other creative passions. On the weekends you can find her sailing, berry picking or exploring the city around her.

 

 

 

 

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Risks and challenges

We have come a long way in the development of INFLUX. The design, prototyping, sampling, and testing have all been completed. Even the steel molds for manufacturing have been made so we could create and test a few samples of INFLUX like you see in the project photos. This has allowed us to already make some improvements to the prototypes and to get a few samples safety tested to ensure that INFLUX wifi maximizer meets and exceeds product safety standards in the USA, Canada and the EU. We are confident that we can deliver product to our backers before the estimated arrival time. We have planned extra time for manufacturing, unforeseen events, and transit times. The manufacturing process can always bring unexpected delays. However, we have built in extra time for manufacturing, transit and unforeseen events. This isn't our first rodeo! :)

We plan on making Quality Control and Development trips to manage and oversee development with our partners to ensure that we deliver the very best quality product right on time.

If there happen to be any delays, we will notify our backers immediately and work around the clock to deliver the product as quickly as possible.

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