The Philadelphia startup is crowdfunding on Kickstarter for itsConnectify Dispatch application, which lets a PC connect to multiple networks simultaneously and use the combined throughput of all connections. Connectify Dispatch can even use two different Wi-Fi networks at the same time.
“For the first time, any number of Wi-Fi, 3G/4G mobile broadband and wired connections can be used simultaneously, with Dispatch leveraging up to 90 percent of their combined speed,” said Alex Gizis, founder and CEO of Connectify. When one network connection fails, Connectify Dispatch seamlessly shifts traffic onto other working connections as needed.
Connectify claims the core technology for Dispatch is in working order but said it turned to Kickstarter “to prove that there is widespread demand for a fully-featured Connectify Dispatch consumer product.”
A pledge of $10 or more earns a backer a six-month license of the company’s flagship software router, Connectify Hotspot Pro, while the first 200 backers will receive one-year licenses for both Connectify Dispatch and Connectify Hotspot Pro for $40. All other backers will receive Dispatch and Hotspot Pro for $50, half the price of the projected $99.99 retail value, said Connectify.