Three UK and world-renowned art and design College, Central Saint Martins, has announced winning designs from a project devised to reimagine the future of 5G routers. Powerstone, the winning project uncovered the realms of possibility for gaming, where the future of 5G is considered.
In October, students at Central Saint Martins’ were tasked with conceptualising, designing and modeling the router of the future which would be made possible through the power of 5G. The design of the routers had to offer something never seen before, that were sustainably created and included functions that evolve the router beyond just offering internet capabilities.
Students were encouraged to use Three’s connectivity and innovative 5G lab within the college to help support the design process.
After four months of creation, the Powerstone project was crowned the winner, with the team creating a concept 5G router that was designed to offer the ultimate package for the gaming community.
The floating gemstone design houses a system that works as a central hub for all gaming needs. The concept works by connecting all consoles and PCs, allowing management of each to work from one hub. This allows the hub to be used as a hard drive to save games and information, whilst also being able to stream directly from the router itself.
Management of the hub takes places through an app on the users’ phone, which offers live updates on speeds and connection strength, as well as looking at data usage and how long the user is spending on the internet. The app also allows for complete control on internet usage, being able to set limits used per device, as well as parental controls and face ID for those looking for access.
Aislinn O’Connor, Marketing Director at Three UK and Ireland, said:
“We were blown away by the array of designs and concepts put forward by the students of Central Saint Martins. No two projects were similar, and they all worked on very individual concepts.”
For more information visit www.three.co.uk
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