About this project
Rediscover private video chat, messaging and file exchange. The Spreedbox is a unique device for secure audio/video conferencing, text and video messaging and file sharing. The Spreedbox is your own conferencing, meeting and file exchange service on the Internet and puts the control and security of your data into your own hands.
Cloud vs. Cloudless
Today, most organizations use online services for communication and often have confidential data shared and stored with service providers. Just think of Google®, Skype®, WebEx®, GoToMeeting®, BlueJeans® and many others. You may already have used these services to video conference, share files, keep your address books and stay in touch. All great features, without a doubt. But where is your data? Who has access to it? Confidential conversations, files, videos and personal contacts are uploaded and shared with these service providers without having an adequate service and privacy agreement that meets your requirements in privacy and confidentiality.
Your Data, Your Control
This is where the Spreedbox comes in. The Spreedbox allows you to take back ownership of your data. The Spreedbox empowers you to operate your own secure audio/video chat, messaging and file sharing service with the highest measurements for control and security of your own data. It is your own video meeting and file sharing service that can be available on computers, mobile phones and tablets through the Internet or limited to an Intranet. Your data always stays on your Spreedbox. Make a call, invite your friends and clients, and collaborate in closed groups through video/audio, text messaging, and document and file sharing. You can access your private data in an easy-to-use web interface with PC, Android and iOS devices.
The Spreedbox software is free and published under open source AGPL license that gives you the right to examine, share and modify it. An international community of software engineers and volunteer contributors developed the server software and you are invited to get involved, too.
The Spreedbox runs Snappy Ubuntu Core Linux operating system, providing world-leading security as transactional components with rigorous application isolation. It is the smallest and safest Linux OS ever. With our secure algorithms, the high-speed ARM 4-core CPU and an off-the-silicon secure hardware key-generator (TRNG), the Spreedbox features an outstanding cryptographic budget well above any industry standard.
Use One, Deploy Many
The Spreedbox is instantly ready to use. You only need one Spreedbox to securely meet with up to 6 people in a session where you can use video/audio, share files and collaborate on documents. You can have up to 10 group sessions in parallel each with 6 attendees. This accounts for an awesome capacity of real-time meetings being held by up to 60 people at any given time - all with one Spreedbox.
One Last Thing
As the Spreedbox is your own cloudless service you can video chat and share globally 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. There are no fees, no subscriptions and no running costs.*
*Electricity and Internet connectivity is on your account.
The Spreedbox is made from a single piece of Aluminum. Its unibody is milled from a solid block of Aluminum alloy (AlMgSi1) which originally weights 6.08lb / 2.76kg.
Strength & Durability
Its beautiful anodized finish keeps the Spreedbox from corrosion and provides a hard and (mostly) scratch resistant surface.
The Spreedbox is quiet due to passive cooling. Its large surface and thermoconductive material keeps the box cool at all times.
Its customizable color patterns notify you about calls, voice / video messages and incoming files. The well-engineered LED diffusor maps the radiated light onto a beautiful carbon-black stand.
These outstanding details manifest the awesome design & function of the Spreedbox.
- Secure video/audio and text chat with up to 6 people in a meeting
- HD wideband audio codec with 20kHz audio bandwidth and stereo (optional)
- HD video with video resolution of up to 1080p (max. video resolution depends on operating system and USB camera)
- High-Definition screen sharing
- Secure P2P file transfer
- PDF files and Open Document Format (ODF) presentations
- Voice and video recording
- Capable of streaming H.265/HEVC video
- Customizable light-patterns for signaling calls, messages and incoming files
- Easy to go web-based setup
- Operating System Ubuntu 15.04 Snappy (July 2015)
- Available as open-source software: Spreed WebRTC & libde265 H.265/HEVC
- Cloudless: No subscription, no running costs, no prying eyes.
Hardware Random Number Generator
Custom-designed entropy source / hardware random number generator (HWRNG) connected with the main-board via high-speed SPI.
Iridium Secure Browser
For enhanced privacy and security, Iridium Secure Browser is available.
End-2-End Encryption (DTLS 1.2, TLS 1.2, DTLS-SRTP)
- ChaCha20-Poly1305 (iOS, Desktop App, Iridium on Mac and Windows)
- AES128-GCM-SHA256 (Iridium on Linux)
- DHE 4096-bit
- ChaCha20-Poly1305-SHA256 (iOS, Desktop App)
- AES256-CBC-SHA (Iridium on Mac and Windows)
- AES128-CBC-SHA (Iridium on Linux)
- ECDHE with secp256r1 prime field curve
The Spreedbox Secure Key HWRNG is a hardware unit that generates informational entropy as bit-serial random numbers and presents it over the Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI). This allows you to improve the quality and availability of random data needed by the Spreedbox for cryptography and security, and eventually for your own purposes. The Spreedbox Secure Key HWRNG is designed to be verifiable and hackable. The entropy source of the Spreedbox HWRNG is derived from two avalanche diodes arranged in a bridge circuit that is amazingly fast, reliable and effectively suppresses incoming parasitic noise-like signals from the environment.
- Compute module Hardkernel Odroid-C1 Rev. 04 or later
- Amlogic Cortex-A5 (ARMv7) 1.5Ghz quad core CPUs
- Mali-450 MP2 GPU
- 1 Gbyte DDR3 SDRAM
- Custom high-speed hardware random number generator (HWRNG)
- User-definable LED light color patterns
- Gigabit Ethernet 10Base-T, 100Base-TX, and 1000Base-T IEEE 802.3 standards
- RTC (Real Time Clock) with backup battery
- Micro HDMI Type-A connector
- USB 2.0 Host x 4, USB OTG x 1
- UHS-1 SDR50 MicroSD Card slot
- eMMC4.5 HS200 Flash Storage slot
- Pre-installed software on 8 GB microSDHC UHS-I Class 10 memory card
- Power Supply 100-240 V, 5 V/2 A, Standby < 0.1W, conforms to EU Directive on Eco-Design (ErP). Power-plug adapters included.
- Height: 4.4 inches (11.1 cm)
- Width: 4.6 inches (11.7 cm)
- Depth: 4.6 inches (11.7 cm)
- Weight: 2.5 pounds (1.1 kg)
- One (1) Spreedbox
- One (1) MicroSD card, class-10 or faster with 8 or 16 (stretch goal) capacity
- Environmental friendly power supply (high efficiency with super-low standby energy consumption) 100-240 V, 5 V/2 A, EU and US power-plug adapters included.
Securely use your Spreedbox with web browsers and apps:
Any WebRTC browser, currently Chrome, Firefox, Iridium, Chromium and Opera.
Spreed.ME Desktop App
Available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Download: https://www.spreed.me/download/
Our iOS app "WebRTC"
Web-based on Android with Chrome browser. Android app to be soon released.
Iridium Secure WebRTC Browser
Get the most secure browser here: https://iridiumbrowser.de
iOS app "WebRTC" to be used with the Spreedbox and iOS devices.
The primary use of the Spreedbox is private and secure video chat and file exchange. In industry applications information security is pervasive in sectors with an increased requirement for secure and private communication:
- Information Technology
- Industry: construction, automotive, aerospace, semiconductors, government
- General Engineering & Design Manufacturing
- Financial Industry
- Research Laboratories & Universities: general science collaboration
- Hospitals: collaborative environment for radiology and medical imaging. Secure, real-time exchange of diagnostic reports, sharing of medical imaging in real-time across desktop and mobile devices
- Doctors: medical consultation
- General Consultancy
- General secure communication and secure file exchange.
Please note: This is just a GIF and does not reflect the real quality. As you might expect with HD, the quality of a Spreedbox video call is way better.
Goal 1 - 16GB MICRO SD-CARD OPTION - € 100,000
To have more memory is always good – here it is! When we reach our goal we will upgrade the Spreedbox from 8GB to a 16GB microSDHC UHS-I Class 10 memory card + SD-adapter as a pledge level. 16GB allows you to record additional hours of video/audio messages, video recordings and store more files for file exchange.
PREFERRED GOAL - FREE WIFI FOR ALL BACKERS
Update: every Spreedbox will be shipped including a quality USB nano adapter (150 Mbit/s, IEEE802.11b/g/n). Works as perfect as wired Ethernet for all video and audio chats and keeps you connected on the road!
Goal 3 - LED CONTROL APP - € 160,000
We'll create a web app for Android and extend the Spreed.ME WebRTC iOS app with a cool feature that will give everyone an easy way to create their own Spreedbox LED patterns and colors. You will be able to customize Spreedbox signaling of incoming calls, voice (and video) messages, color patterns of calls and messages from family members, friends and business partners and notifications of incoming files, then save your creations and share them with friends.
Goal 4 - OWNCLOUD 8.1 IN-THE-BOX - € 200,000
When we reach Goal 4 your Spreedbox will come with gorgeous ownCloud 8.1 file sync and share as a ready-to-go snap for the Spreedbox Snappy Ubuntu Core. ownCloud file share provides a simple user interface and integrates data on-site and – optionally - in the cloud. It gives you access to a bold suite of file sharing features to work collaboratively at your desk, your laptop, and on-the-go with your tablet and phone. The better-and-better ownCloud 8.1 sports new encryption enhancements and boosts the performance of previous versions up to 4x.
We will ship complete units from our fulfillment facility in Stuttgart, Germany to anywhere around the world. All units will be shipped in a custom-made, reusable carton with form-fitting insets for maximum protection. All orders from USA and Canada will include UPS online parcel tracking and insurance. Orders from Europe and other destination countries worldwide will include DHL online parcel tracking and insurance.
United States/Canada: Package will be sent via UPS Express Saver for 2-4 business days delivery once shipped. Local taxes may apply.
European Union: Package will be sent via DHL Europe for 1-5 business days delivery once shipped.
All other destination countries will ship via DHL Worldwide. Additional duties/taxes may apply depending on your destination country.
The Spreedbox has been created by struktur AG, a team of enthusiastic professionals with decades of relevant industry experience in software, cryptography, video encoding and product design.
Find out more at: www.spreedbox.com.
Kickstarter is an awesome community of innovators and early adopters. That's why we initially launch the Spreedbox here to reach people who are thrilled about innovations. We want to establish a community with people who believe in our vision and want to participate in it. Your funds will be fully used for the upcoming volume production. Kickstarter is the perfect place to fulfill this goal and we can't wait to bring the Spreedbox home to everyone who highly values privacy and security like we do.
Risks and challenges
We currently have a fully functional Spreedbox chip set and have milled cases from solid blocks of Aluminum. The compute module we use is the Odroid-C1 from Hardkernel Co. Ltd. which is a well-tested and proven solution. We have also rigorously long-term tested a number of Odroid-C1 compute modules together with the Spreed server software running on both Debian Linux and Ubuntu Core Linux operating systems. For the next Odroid-C1 revision, which will become available in the middle of August, the case only requires minor modifications before being ready for mass production. For volume production we will re-design the true random number generator (TRNG) and LED control PCB (printed circuit board). We will realize these modifications as a next step and do final quality assurance testing of our prototypes before going into volume manufacturing. This will include mechanical vibration testing (for the shipment) and quality assurance of the Spreedbox PCB, the setup and software. All design and manufacturing of the Aluminum unibody and LED control / secure key generator PCB will take place in Germany. We will make sure the hardware is compliant with the relevant standards for marketing and sales (CE for Europe, FCC for America and others).
Risks and challenges for final prototyping, manufacturing and compliance
If the final prototype set for production exposes any unexpected issues we might not be able to meet our planned delivery date. The risk of this being a problem is small as we’re only planning on changing minor things such as the location and size of the HDMI port, the position and shape of the heat sink for the next revision main board and PCB changes of the HWRNG and LED control board.
The delivery date might also be compromised by delays in component supply. These kinds of delays are difficult to control but selecting experienced manufacturing partners will have minimized this risk as much as possible.
Compliance problems could require design and engineering changes which could also cause delays. The Spreedbox has been designed with this in mind from the beginning. The compute module which we use already comes with regulatory compliance documents CE, FCC, KCC and within the team we already have experience with compliance so we do not see this as a large risk.
We have been perfecting our software for many years and are very close to completion. The remaining tasks are:
1. Adding final polish to the web-based system configuration
2. Finishing the secure key-generator Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) driver for the re-designed PCB
3. Adding web front-end and app for user customizable LED patterns (stretch goal)
4. Adding ownCloud in-a-box file sync and share (stretch goal)
The Spreedbox software is mostly complete and performing well in the quality assurance process. The risk that the software will delay the Spreedbox delivery is minimal, especially as it will be easy for users to upgrade the Spreedbox to the latest release.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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