Transporter Lets You Privately Share Anything You Want With Friends And Family
Or, you know what? Don’t hold it. Just keep it at home somewhere safe; you can access and share its contents from a few feet away or from thousands of miles away anywhere in the world. All you need is to connect it with Ethernet or WiFi and you’re set.
It kind of sounds too good to be true but after a successful Kickstarter campaign, a new startup called Connected Data is ready to roll out this game changer, aptly called the Transporter, to the masses.
The desire for an easy sharing solution motivated Connected Data CEO Geoff Barrall to make Transporter with three friends. Its sharing capabilities are indeed its most impressive quality, differentiating it from any hard drives out there. Barrall and team created a hardware off-cloud solution that lets people easily share files (of any size) with guaranteed privacy at a fixed affordable price — two qualities typical cloud services today don’t provide.
The final product? A no-subscription device that stores data exclusively on your Transporter and on the Transporters or computers you specifically authorize. The user has complete control on anything sent or received and the files are encrypted as they’re being sent for maximum security. It also lets people update and delete files whenever they wish, and those changes are made in shared networks so every participant stays up to speed. Basically, this is an ideal product for collaboration.
If your friends, relatives, or business partners don’t own a Transporter, they only need download the desktop software for access.
“Transporter is kind of like a peer to peer file system. When you connect two Transporters you are essentially using the internet to connect them to one another over a secure connection,” says a Connected Data spokesman. “The desktop software allows you to interact with your files as if they were in the cloud but your files are safely and securely stored on a local drive wherever you place your Transporter.”
Head over to the online store to purchase your very own; prices range from $199 to $399.
Have any additional pressing technical questions? Scroll to the FAQS section at the bottom of the Transporter Kickstarter page; stay up top to view Connected Data’s cool introductory video.