As we have recently reported, the startup Fantom Dynamics, that specializes in innovative telecommunication technology, developed а two-way radio module for Nexpaq case. Thе module, called DBXm, will allow all Nexpaq users to communicate with each other in a way similar to а walkie-talkie, send SMS and data (without cellular or internet/Wi-Fi service).
A week ago DBXm module was presented at а Web Summit 2015 in Dublin. The radio module doesn’t have any voice communicator microphone or speaker, no push-to-talk button or volume/channel knob either, all of which are the regular attributes of walkie-talkie. These functions are accessible on a smartphone using Nexpaq/Fantom app. DBXm module uses smartphone’s microphone, speaker, buttons, and touch screen in order to communicate and control.
A representative of Fantom Dynamics said that they were looking to integrate into DBXm the ability for modules to communicate with each other using a mesh network. This allows each module to use other modules as a ping-pong in order to relay voice and messages to either a specific person or group. The conversation is encrypted to protect privacy as voice and text travel from one module to another. This gives user the power to create their own networks, invite others to their networks, or join someone else’s network, making each user a cellular tower. This development will be beneficial to creating a crowd-sourced communication network without relying on cellular towers or Internet connection.