How is that cool, if we going in forest & nothing we have but one off-grid mobile mesh network that send text messages, voice recordings, images, & GPS locations on your phone without cellular coverage, satellite, or Internet access. And that possible by the Sonnet off-grid mobile mesh network. Let see in detail –
Sonnet is communication device that you use your smartphone as a super advanced walkie-talkie that can send: instant message, voice recording, image data & GPS coordinates without any internet or cellular network. So, how is that work? Sonnet connects to your smartphone via Wi-Fi, & it will relay any data sent from your phone to other Sonnet devices via the long-range radio wave.
Talking about point-to-point range, Sonnet range between two Sonnet devices is 5km which can be up to 15km if the sender & receiver are on top of two mountains. Company also drilled SMA connector that mean you connect your own direction antenna to increase the point-to-point range even further.
Sonnet has mash networking which increase range beyond point-to-point range & relaying the data through the other devices. As per the company “Data can be relayed up to 16 times to achieve a maximum range of 80 km (50 miles).” Also, there is no hidden subscription charges to use app.
One of the feature is if one device has internet connectivity, then the entire network can share it. Just need to place Sonnet in a base where internet is available, then you can access internet in the backcountry by carrying another Sonnet.
There are some feature of Sonnet like –
The Sonnet App comes with offline maps so you’ll be able to get directions and view points of interest without Internet connection. You can even leave virtual breadcrumbs on the offline map so you can retrace the path back to the origin.
Panic Button/SOS mode
In the case of emergencies, Sonnet App comes with a panic button. Long-press the button for 5 seconds will activate the SOS mode, broadcasting your current GPS location and your distress message to all Sonnet users in range.
You charge your smartphone
Sonnet is equipped with a 4000 mAh lithium polymer battery and it comes with a USB port, so you can charge your smartphone with it. Sonnet can fully charge most smartphones on the market.
Privacy is one of the most concern thing today & all communication with Sonnet is are end-to-end encrypted with AES (256-bit). In addition, Wi-Fi connections between Sonnet and your smartphones are protected with WPA/WPA2.
The device got IP66 certified that’s means dust & water resistant. Sonnet get power from 4000mAh battery which give 36 hours battery life on single charge. You pre-order this from Kickstarter site & know more detail then check the link below.