RT Part I – The Ammbr Router: Blockchain, telecommunications and a platform for innovation

In their roundtable discussion, Ammbr has spoken about the various functions that their state-of-the-art router is fulfilling and will be capable of, as the foundation looks ahead to the manufacturing of their multi-tiered device.

The recently released roundtable discussion between Ammbr founder and Managing Director Derick Smith and Ammbr advisors Dean Bubley and Arjuna Sathiaseelan provided a comprehensive outline of what the wireless mesh network built on blockchain will consist of and how the autonomous market created through their router will operate as they complete the development of the product and roll it out to the broader community.

Smith opened the conversation by discussing the prototype model as it is.

“It’s magnetically connected and all the platters can come apart. This is the prototype unit, so we haven’t built it out with all the features yet, but that gives you an idea as to the product construction. This (top platter) is, for the moment, the Wi-Fi component,” he began. “The idea is to have the Wi-Fi and all the wireless bits sticking out the top. For the moment, until we have our chip development complete, which is about a 12-month period, this will be the Wi-Fi unit. You’ve got all the connectors at the back, you’ve got an ethernet (port) and some other connectors like USB and so forth… Now the idea of having multiple platters really comes about because the device itself becomes a platform for innovation.

“The bottom platter is the Blockchain, the technology that provides, essentially, the economic underpinnings of this network. So that (bottom platter) provides the money and that (top platter) provides the telecommunications.”

He then went on to say what a series of platters in between can do and how they can combine to create an online ecosystem.

“The stuff in between is where it gets interesting, because that can now be used for other purposes. You can start building multiple platters to do different things. For example, one of these platters can be a computer, which runs a virtualized environment with maybe a docker running it,” Smith continued. “The owner of this device is able to sell to the network, virtual private servers with Docker facilities and so forth and possibly applications running on those. Another platter might, for instance, be a pure Solid-State Drive (SSD), where you can have three, four or five Terabytes on one of these platters and, with that, you can do the same thing. That can be rented out to the wider community. “

“Keep in mind that the two things we’re starting off with, Blockchain and telecommunications, there’s a cryptocurrency, the coin of the realm, and telecommunications that broaden connectivity, both to the community and to the internet.”

The discussion continued as they looked towards the various socioeconomic mechanisms that will emerge from a decentralized marketplace between Ammbr users.

For more on that discussion, there will be several other parts to this story to follow.

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