Gotoky, a New Device that Allows Mobile Network Connectivity in Remote Locations and During Natural Disasters, Launches on Kickstarter

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Advanced, secure off-grid communications device enables iOS and Android smartphones to create a person’s own network where service is either non-existent, unstable or excessively expensive

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Gotoky was created to give every smartphone user the ability to create their own mobile network coverage when they’re experiencing poor mobile network coverage in secluded and remote areas, to avoid the excessive cost of communications when traveling and communicate during disasters.

Gotoky, the advanced secure off-grid communication device that enables smartphones (iOS and Android) to operate and create Mesh network (your own network) where service is unavailable, unreliable or unaffordable, today launched on Kickstarter.

Co-founder and CEO Denis Loncar saw an immediate need for the product when he had no signal and no way to ask for help when he was injured hiking in the mountains, serving as the catalyst for the creation of Gotoky.

“We really want to make this world more connected and safer, and the Gotoky offers any smartphone user an easy and affordable way to make sure they always have a signal, especially in case of an emergency,” said Loncar. “My story had a happy ending, but only because I was rescued by some other hikers who happened into my area.”

Through that experience, Loncar and Gotoky Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer Katja Lipicnik hope to help others in similar situations, whether it’s during natural disasters or in remote locations.

“Gotoky was created to give every smartphone user the ability to create their own mobile network coverage when they’re experiencing poor mobile network coverage in secluded and remote areas, to avoid the excessive cost of communications when traveling, and to have the ability to communicate in cases of manmade or natural disasters when communication is crucial but impossible to achieve,” Loncar said.

When Gotoky is paired with a smartphone, users can securely:

  • Talk (1-to-1 and group communications)
  • Send texts (1-to-1 and to a group)
  • Activate an ‘Emergency Location Beacon’ when in distress
  • Use navigation
  • Send GPS locations to other Gotoky users on detailed off-line topographic maps
  • Use real time tracking
  • Create events
  • Ping a location

Gotoky works over standard license-free radio frequencies and it doesn’t require any cellular infrastructure or satellites. The device automatically and securely relays messages over other Gotokys in the user’s area. The range can be extended beyond point-to-point, allowing users to make their own network. Loncar says the average distance covers 9.3 miles (15 kilometers), which can be extended to nearly 19 miles (30 kilometers) with more users.

“Gotoky is perfect for active outdoor people to connect and feel safe in places where they used to be completely isolated and people who live in remote areas, for travelers who are abroad and want to communicate for free rather than paying exorbitant roaming charges, for professional and working teams who need to stay in constant group communication in remote working environments and when natural disasters strike, like the recent hurricanes in the U.S that left cell services crippled and unreliable for days,” Loncar said.

For more information and to purchase Gotoky, visit the Gotoky Campaign Page on Kickstarter.

About Gotoky
Gotoky is a Dutch-based company founded by Denis Loncar (CEO) and Katja Lipicnik (CMO) two years ago to create world’s best mesh, radio frequency (RF) digital communication device that enables communication in areas without available Wi-Fi or mobile networks. In 2015, Gotoky was selected among 10.000 companies worldwide to participate in elite hardware HighTechXL Accelerator in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The company was recognized as the best startup of generation. Finalist of Central European Startup award 2016 and year later awarded as one of the top 100 startups of Central Europe. For more information, visit http://www.gotoky.com.

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