About

Our mission is to profitably connect low-income earners to the global Digital Economy

Everyone should have the ability to take advantage of the global digital economy. We want to level the playing field for those who can’t pay for it.

Around 800 million people in Africa don’t have access to the internet. BRCK wants to change that by connecting people and things; getting individuals and businesses online and helping them fully utilize that access. Whether it’s giving your business the opportunity to advertise or collect data, offering free WiFi and content to entertain you on a long bus ride, or providing a platform where you can share your content with a wide audience, BRCK creates solutions to Africa’s connectivity challenges.

Our team of creative and hardworking innovators build the tools for connectivity that we need ourselves. We live in Nairobi, so there’s no reason we should use devices designed in London and San Francisco. If products aren’t conceptualized and created here, they won’t fit our infrastructure needs, where electricity and internet connections can be problematic in both urban and rural areas.

BRCK is unique in this region. We are on the cutting edge of the connectivity needs in frontier markets and are the only company in East Africa that has a full stack of engineering, including electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, full-stack cloud engineers, and firmware and OS software teams. We also have in-house design, user experience, and product management teams to ensure our products and services actually meet the needs of our end users.

SupaBRCK

The SupaBRCK is designed to get people online anywhere in the world and keep them online regardless of what happens now or in the future. It’s designed for the most rugged environments on the planet. Connecting via Ethernet, WIFI or 3/4G link, and with the ability to add future connection types, SupaBRCK is the most versatile ruggedized router in the world.

SupaBRCK also has superior offline and application support, allowing for software applications to be run on the BRCK directly, simplifying operation and deployment of local software

Capable of connecting up to 40 concurrent users, it can operate for 8 hours on its own battery and with a capacity to store up to 5TB of content and edge compute capabilities, it is the ideal device to extend the cloud to the edge. The SupaBRCK is IP68 certified ensuring that it will thrive in the harshest environments.

The SupaBRCK has been deployed in the public transport system in Nairobi and Kigali in 2500 buses and in rural communities in 10 countries.

Specification
Platform/CPUDual Core 64-bit Intel Atom 1.33MHz Processor
Memory2GB DDR3 RAM (Expandable to 4GB)
OSBRCKOS Linux based Operating System
Storage8GB eMMC OS Storage and up to 5TB SATA HDD/SSD Data Storage
Screen2.0” eInk display for network and power information
Battery59Wh battery for 8hr battery life
WiFi3×3:3 W a/b/g/n 2.4GHz WiFi
Optional 5GHz WiFi available
Ethernet3 x Gigabit Ethernet. 1 port POE in. 1 Port POE Out
CellularTriple SIM Failover, LTE, HSPA+, GPRS connectivity
Connectivity178mm x 225mm x 52mm
Dimension2200gm
Weight
Ports
3 x Ethernet Port, 3 x SIM Card Slot, 1 x USB 3.0,
2 x WiFi antennas 2 x LTE antennas, 1 x BRCK IO Expansion Port
5 – 24V DC input. Solar Compatible. 802.3af POE input.
Antennas2 x WiFi RP-SMA External Antennas
2 x LTE SMA External Antennas
Power
Expansion
Raspberry Pi Compute Expansion port with embedded Ethernet
2 x PCIe expansion (internal)
2 x NGFF (M.2) expansion (internal)
The SupaBRCK
SupaMESH
  • Dual 5GHz + 2.4GHz High Power Access Point
  • SOMA High Density Mesh
  • Multiple Gateways for resilience and load balancing
  • Highly efficient large mesh platform
  • BRCK Management Software
  • IP52 (Outdoor Grade) Weather Resistant
  • POE or DC Powered
  • Solar/Battery can be added.

The SupaMESH Access Point is ideal for deploying large highly efficient Mesh networks in urban and rural settings alike. The SupaMESH is a Dual 5GHz + 2.4GHz High Power Access Point capable of connecting +50 concurrent users.

The SupaMESH Access Point utilizes the Self Organized Mesh Authentication (SOMA) protocol to power high density mesh networks that can connect to multiple gateways for resilience and load balancing. Unlike traditional Meshing technologies, the SupaMESH can utilize multiple gateway nodes, this is especially important with deployments where power is a major concern. This capability allows for a number of gateway nodes to be offline without affecting neighboring nodes.

The SupaMESH is also self-organizing and self-optimizing, allowing automatic rerouting of traffic when the gateway connections change due to upstream issues. Meshes can handle being separated as well, due to the self organizing nature of the mesh.

The SupaMESH is IP52 certified making it ideal for outdoor environments. It can run on POE or DC power. The SupaMESH Access Point is managed by BRCK’s Cloud Management Software.

Specification
Platform/CPUDual Core 64-bit Intel Atom 1.33MHz Processor
Memory2GB DDR3 RAM (Expandable to 4GB)
OSBRCKOS Linux based Operating System
Storage8GB eMMC OS Storage and up to 5TB SATA HDD/SSD Data Storage
Screen2.0” eInk display for network and power information
Battery59Wh battery for 8hr battery life
WiFi3×3:3 W a/b/g/n 2.4GHz WiFi
Optional 5GHz WiFi available
Ethernet3 x Gigabit Ethernet. 1 port POE in. 1 Port POE Out
CellularTriple SIM Failover, LTE, HSPA+, GPRS connectivity
Connectivity178mm x 225mm x 52mm
Dimension2200gm
Weight
Ports
3 x Ethernet Port, 3 x SIM Card Slot, 1 x USB 3.0,
2 x WiFi antennas 2 x LTE antennas, 1 x BRCK IO Expansion Port
5 – 24V DC input. Solar Compatible. 802.3af POE input.
Antennas2 x WiFi RP-SMA External Antennas
2 x LTE SMA External Antennas
Power
Expansion
Raspberry Pi Compute Expansion port with embedded Ethernet
2 x PCIe expansion (internal)
2 x NGFF (M.2) expansion (internal)
SupaMESH WiFi network over Mathare Valley, Nairobi

Our History

Throughout our history, connectivity has always been at the heart of what we create, which is why we offer our primary service, Moja WiFi. It provides free access to the internet and a platform for sharing content. Over the years, we have created a series of products, each building on the technology of our previous accomplishments, and all with the same mission of spreading digital access.

We began with the original BRCK v1, which provided consistent access to the internet even in remote areas. We followed this with the Kio Kit for education, which can make any classroom into a digital classroom, impacting thousands of children. The SupaBRCK built on the capacity of the BRCK v1 for enterprise connectivity, compute, and storage. The PicoBRCK was created for rugged IoT needs.