This week's tsunami alert in our own backyard reminds us just how quickly a disaster can strike. We are building Flare to help those in need at times when the Internet, Social Media and mobile connectivity are not available.
ZUG, SWITZERLAND and VANCOUVER, CANADA and KHULNA, Bangladesh (PRWEB) January 25, 2018
Tsunami warning sirens sounded and residents were evacuated in coastal communities in British Columbia and Alaska following a 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck at 1:31 a.m. PT in the Pacific Ocean about 250 kilometres southeast of Chiniak, Alaska on Tuesday, January 23rd. The alert was lifted a few hours later.
RightMesh, a company using mesh networking and blockchain technology to enable offline connectivity, subsequently announced the development of Flare™, a mesh-enabled application that will act as an “emergency communications kit” when all other forms of communication fail. Flare is in its final prototype testing phase and is scheduled for public release Q2 2018.
From their main office just outside of Vancouver, CEO John Lyotier says, "This week's tsunami alert in our own backyard reminds us just how quickly a disaster can strike. We are building Flare to help those in need at times when the Internet, Social Media and mobile connectivity are not available."
RightMesh has 2 offices in Bangladesh, a country rated the 5th most at risk of natural disaster, a fact which inspired the company to develop this application and have it publicly released as soon as possible.
The mesh-enabled Flare app is intended to serve as a staple in any emergency preparedness kit. Just as people stock up on bottled water, people can download the Flare app as a backup for communication in case of disruption to phone and Internet service.
Key features under development include:
- Peer-to-peer text, photo, audio and location messages
- Send an Emergency “Flare” — blast messages for help, sent to anyone available in the mesh
- Ability to post and respond to requests for items such as water, pet food, or a generator
- Ability to share location on downloaded maps so users can geolocate each other
An additional concept RightMesh has been developing is a drone that can function as a node in the mesh to enhance Flare’s utility to help rescue efforts. With the autonomous connectivity of the mesh network, the drone could fly over affected areas and instantly detect autonomous blast messages or ‘Flares’ asking for help from within 100 metres or anyone that is mesh connected. The drone could then return to a base or Internet-connected zone to relay the information to rescue workers.
The overarching mission of RightMesh is to connect the world using the combined power of mesh networks, blockchain technology, and tokenization. Using only the devices people already own, smartphones and IoT devices, RightMesh enables direct peer-to-peer connectivity via Wi-Fi, W-Fi direct and Bluetooth without the need for a central ISP. RightMesh mobile mesh networks are self-forming, self-healing and self-regulating.
RightMesh is holding a public Token Generating Event (TGE) on February 15th. The private pre-allocation round reached its cap of USD $18M within one week of opening. In an abundance of caution, US and Canadian residents are excluded from participation in the public rounds. Pre-registration as a Bitcoin Suisse client is required for all contributors.
To schedule an interview, please contact Nikki Brown at Melrose PR; nikki(at)melrosepr(dot)com or call (310) 260-7901.
RightMesh GmbH (a Swiss Company in incorporation), incubated by multi-award winning parent company Left, who itself is a certified B-Corporation located in Canada, is on a mission to bring connectivity to the next billion users by multiplying the combined power of blockchain, mesh networking, and its own MESH tokens. RightMesh wireless networks are self-forming, self-healing, and self-regulating, using various technologies in existing smartphones and IoT devices rather than relying on traditional infrastructure and Internet Service Providers. RightMesh’s networking technology is already used in a content-sharing and local messaging app called YO! which has received over 1 million installs and is actively used in emerging markets. Additionally, RightMesh Further applications are being developed via the RightMesh SDK, a free platform and protocol for use by others who want to build or retrofit additional mesh applications.
This announcement does not constitute a prospectus of any sort; it is not a solicitation for investment and does not in any way pertain to an offering of securities in either Canada or the United States, and Canadian and United States residents are expressly excluded from contributing in exchange for any RightMesh Tokens in the public contribution period. This release constitutes a description of the RightMesh platform and the functionality of the RightMesh tokens; it is for informational purposes only and may change as the RightMesh technology develops over time.