Connectify Kickstarts Cloud Service For Faster Internet On Mac & PC
PHILADELPHIA, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Connectify, Inc. announced today the start of a Kickstarter campaign to launch Connectify Switchboard, the company's new cloud service that lets Mac and PC users combine multiple Internet connections for faster speeds and increased reliability. Connectify Switchboard will give consumers the power to leverage up to 95% of the combined speed of every Wi-Fi, 3G/4G, and wired connection available to their computer. With Switchboard, Connectify has taken complex channel bonding technology, and made it easy to use for the rest of us. Switchboard users will have unprecedented ability to speed up single-socket applications like uploads to Dropbox and Google Drive, streaming videos on YouTube and Netflix, as well as VPN access. In fact, Switchboard can help make anything that users do online seamless and lightning fast.
After successfully launching Connectify Dispatch, the company's PC-only load-balancing software on Kickstarter last year, Connectify has opted to return to the crowdfunding site to rally support for the new Switchboard technology. "A valuable part of our first Kickstarter experience was the feedback we received from backers throughout the development process," said Alex Gizis, founder and CEO of Connectify. "With the help of our backers, we were able to deliver the Connectify Dispatch software on schedule. Now, customers and Kickstarter backers have told us that they want a new connection aggregation technology: one that is Mac-compatible, and can speed up single-socket applications like video streaming, uploads, and VPNs."
As a cloud service, the new Switchboard Kickstarter project is inherently much broader in scope than its predecessor. In addition to developing sleek and intuitive Switchboard client software (this time for Mac and PC), the Connectify Team must also deploy a worldwide infrastructure of Speed Servers that will ensure that users can enjoy enhanced connection speeds no matter where they are. "Our team has been planning the rollout of these Speed Servers for the better part of a year," said Gizis. "We already have servers up-and-running in the US, Europe, and Asia, so I'm confident that we'll be able to further deploy the server infrastructure necessary to support Switchboard users around the world."
Backers of the Connectify Switchboard Kickstarter are in for great rewards at every tier. The backers that opt for Beta Access reward levels will get early versions of Connectify Switchboard for Mac and PC months before the rest of the world, and will be given an opportunity to collaborate with the Connectify developers by providing valuable feedback.
For more information on the Connectify Switchboard Kickstarter project, visit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/523076551/switchboard-faster-internet-for-mac-and-pc
Connectify is a privately-held company that develops next-generation networking software for PC and mobile platforms. Founded in 2010, Connectify's mission is to give all users the power to perform complex networking tasks at the click-of-a-button. For more information on Connectify, visit www.connectify.me. Connectify is a trademark of Connectify Inc. Kickstarter and related marks, images, and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Kickstarter Inc.
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