Subsequently we would like to present some reviews of the projects carried out by Routek:

Fed4Fire - 1st call for SMEs

Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain). April 2014 - March 2015

Fed4Fire project logo Routek has been selected in the 1st Fed4FIRE Competitive Call for SME Experimenters of the Fed4Fire Project. Fed4FIRE is an Integrating Project under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) addressing the work programme topic Future Internet Research and Experimentation. The project is performed by a consortium of 17 partner organisations from 8 countries, and is coordinated by iMinds, Belgium. It started in October 2012 and will run for 48 months, until the end of September 2016.

Reflection - CONFINE project OC2

Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain). April 2014 - March 2015

CONFINE project logo Routek has been selected for the 2nd Open Call of the CONFINE Project. Our proposal, Enhancing Reflection and Self-Determination in Community Networking, has the objective to enhance the users' means for understanding and influencing cooperative networking tasks in the context of Community Networks.

Pla de Barris del Raval Sud

Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain). October 2013 - July 2014

Pla de Barris del Raval Sud logo The Pla de Barris del Raval Sud is a project carried out by the City Council of Barcelona aimed at improving and transforming the south sector of the Raval district, improving the quality of life of its neighbours.  The Raval Open Network project foresees the deployment of network insfrastructure at several locations in the Raval district. This network will allow its users to connect to the Guifi.net Community Network as well as have direct access to several Internet resources and contents provided by the participating partners.

Digital Merthyr

Merthyr Tydfil, Wales (UK). September 2013 - January 2014

Digital Merthyr project logo Digital Merthyr is a network project developed in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales (UK), to improve Internet access and digital skills in the estate of Gellideg. In partnership with Creative Coop, mobilitylab, Merthyr Valley Homes and local social enterprises, Routek has deployed a solution for an open, community-driven wireless network. The current prototype covers 40 homes, with a view towards testing the feasibility of scaling the initiative to more than 4,000 homes across both the Gellideg and the Gurnos estates.

You can read a report on the project by Efrain Foglia here: http://routek.net/documents/DigitalMerthyrReportEfrainFoglia.pdf


Fossil Festival 2012

Lyme Regis, England (UK). 2 May 2012

At the 2012 Lyme Regis Fossil Festival we (the Buckland Club in collaboration with the Lyme Regis Development Trust) finally managed to try out the app with the public, where it was received with enthusiasm (for some of the background to this project as well as some of the technical specifications see Writing a specification for our first Digital Asset).

One of the major issues with deploying a functional app in this environment is the lack of both wireless and 3G access. Even throughout the town there are many black spots where it is impossible to get signal of any kind on a wireless device. The solution to this was to install a number of long range WiFi links between places in the town that had and were willing to share their internet connection and the places that we wished to test our apps with the public. Working with Victor and Pau from the Quick Mesh Project we managed to create a network of four WiFi nodes, including a battery powered portable node that could be used on the beach between tides."

Edward Baker, Biodiversity Informatician and Drupal Developer. Natural History Museum & Buckland Club

Reial Club Marítim de Barcelona

Barcelona, CT, 24 of August 2012

The "Reial Club Marítim de Barcelona" has acquired a permanent network based on QMP nodes. The project includes the installation and maintenance of five QMP nodes on the grounds of the club, which offer internet access to its members. The members of the club can now connect to the internet from the harbour, the gym and the bar.