The future of the Internet – How we can get control back from the giants

I am so happy that NEC Platforms displayed the prototype of the first home router / server yesterday at ET & IoT Technology 2018, Yokohama, Japan. This is something new for most of you so that I need to explain about the product.

NEC-P Waffle Cell

It is a home router but it is also a server that you can host your own apps / services like Nextcloud. It is versatile, and you can easily install other services like Mattermost, NAS, virtual machines, thin client environment and much much more. With its default operating system, Waffle Cell,  it provides DDNS, router control, and other features that makes you a server expert in a few minutes. 🙂

NEC-P Waffle Cell

It has 8 GB of memory and HDD. It has a HDMI port, but you usually use it headless. Yes, it is like your own cloud server at home / office.

NEC Platforms plan to release this router / server in the first quarter of 2019.

Here’s my presentation at the Nextcloud Conference 2018, Berlin. This explains what we want to do to change the Internet infrastructure.


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