Bridging the digital divide.

An offline internet solution.

Automating an Offline Internet Solution

With a simple setup, minimal hardware, and no need for Internet access, the Knapsack Content Station delivers free daily shipments of invaluable information and rich media to traditionally underserved communities. Our wifi-accessible content station is designed to receive, extract, and store the date delivered via our Knapsack satellite datacasting technology, making it easily accessible to our communities.

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Datacasting: Sending Digital Content

Receiving and Storing the Data on the Knapsack Content Station

Always Up To Date

Once the Knapsack Content Station is set up, it starts receiving our curated content daily, through our low bandwidth satellite broadcasting.

Software within the Content Station automatically decodes the transmitted content from the TV channel to its original form, (PDFs, JPEGs, HTML, MP3s, etc), and stores it. This receiver also acts similar to a WiFi hotspot, allowing users to access its stored content wirelessly within a range of up to 500 meters. Communities can wirelessly connect to the Content Station with their laptop, tablet, or smartphone to access the full library of content.
Using off-the-shelf devices and without the need for an internet connection, schools and communities can regularly receive updated and expanded libraries of digital content. Once decoded by the software, this content can be stored on a number of common devices such as a simple USB or hard drive, allowing it to be accessed at any time and place.
Bridging the Digital Divide
Presently, too many communities are denied the quality education they deserve due to natural barriers, prohibitive costs, and underdeveloped infrastructure. A great divide is forming between those with available, affordable access to information and those without it. With the Knapsack Content Station, we can bridge this digital divide.
Easy Deployment, Big Reach
Reliable Technology, Amazing Results
Curated Content
Schools that are too remote to have sufficient infrastructure, refugee camps, and disaster-stricken communities. Anywhere that is “disconnected” as a result of insufficient infrastructure can receive and make available quality digital content setting up a Knapsack Content Station.
A Knapsack Content Station can be deployed with off-the-shelf hardware, and is compatible with common devices. Maintenance is minimal and usability is high. An extended wifi range and the ability to host multiple platforms on a single device allow for flexibility in use.
With the ability to receive gigabytes-worth of data daily, communities are given incredible access to an ocean of new digital materials. Our content is curated, format-agnostic, and always up-to-date.
Making a difference
where it matters most
Rural Schools and Libraries

Offering access to an unlimited number of ebooks, wikipedia articles, digital archives and the most up-to-date educational program.

Refugee and Internally Displaced People (IDP) Camps

Providing refugees access to daily news and educational resources.

Emergency response

Distributing real-time critical relief information in situations of crisis and network outage.

Offering access to an unlimited number of ebooks, wikipedia articles, digital archives and the most up-to-date educational program.

Providing refugees access to daily news and educational resources.

Distributing real-time critical relief information in situations of crisis and network outage.

The Knapsack Content Station in Action
Oaxaca, Mexico
Learn more about how Knapsack deployed its first Content Station in a rural school in Mexico, offering teachers and students unparalleled access to always up-to-date educational programs and engaging resources for digital learning.