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Educational Internet Backpack

Still today millions of students are unable to access the internet at school, let alone at home. These schools, often underfunded and far from other infrastructure, can at low cost join the global community for the first time with Imcon’s Educational Backpack.

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Emergency Response Internet Backpack

When disaster strikes, those in affected regions cannot afford the sometimes months-long gap in internet accessibility they experience. Imcon’s Emergency Response backpack will help first responders to communicate with each other and with those trapped amongst the rubble, regardless of what has happened.

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Survival Online Services Internet Backpack

When we are called far from existing network infrastructure, deep into nature or far from urban centers, it is still nearly impossible to contact authorities if we find ourselves in crisis. Imcon’s SOS backpack ensures that no matter how far we wander, we can still reach the rest of the world when we need to.

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Internet of Things Backpack

The burgeoning Internet of Things is leaving us vulnerable to attack and infiltration on a scale which has never been seen before. Imcon’s IoT Backpack provides your entire network with connectivity and a crucial degree of security which so necessary now.

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Imcon’s Internet Backpack empowers the world:

one connection at a time.

The Imcon Internet Backpack provides immediate connections to communications networks allowing users to communicate with the rest of the planet from the most remote locations.

Under any circumstance, it provides you and your devices with connectivity across a variety of different networks. Whether you are near WiFi or other unlicensed frequencies, or whether connections happen over 3G/4G/LTE networks, satcom, and hardwired networks, you will never be out of range. The Backpack can also integrate Internet of Things (IoT) devices for countless uses that require connections in distant locales.

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SOS Backpack

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IOT Backpack

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All four of the Imcon International Internet Backpacks will be available for pre-orders soon! Send us a note and we’ll be sure to notify you when they are available!

I’m going to take the Internet Backpack on my back to the remote village and school children of Julijuah, who have never had the gift of the internet for their learning. I want to bring this technology, your programs, and the internet, not only to the school children of Liberia, but also to all the children of the world!

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Former President,
Republic of Liberia

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About Imcon

Imcon International, Inc., is an immediate connectivity solutions provider, which builds mobile platforms that connect to a broad range of current and next generation networks in stressed environments or remote locations. Imcon also integrates a wide range of Internet of Things devices that require connections in these environments.

Imcon is developing edgeware services and device solutions, such as the Internet Backpack, which conform to the Open Specifications Model for the Internet of Things v0.5. The Internet Backpack is a remote connectivity solution utilizing narrow-bandwidth utilities which allows users to be able to communicate from almost every location on the planet. The Internet Backpack also allows users to create internal wireless networks with large coverage areas utilizing various radio frequencies.

Board of Directors

Dr. Dale W. Meyerrose

Chairman of the Board

Major General (U.S. Air Force Retired) – Dr. Meyerrose, an U.S. Air Force veteran of 30 years, has in that time produced an enviable record of accomplishment. Known for crisis leadership, Dr. Meyerrose had major leadership roles against the early cyber-attacks on government networks, creation of the early cybersecurity response centers, and reorganizing new homeland defense architectures for the Nation in the wake of the attacks of September 11th, 2001.

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Dr. Meyerrose graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and from the University of Utah a Master in Business Administration. He earned a Doctor of Professional Studies in Information Management from Syracuse University, where his award-winning research focused on introducing new technologies over wireless networks used in the healthcare industry. He graduated from the National War College and Dr. Meyerrose has been inducted into four Halls of Fame and honored with nine lifetime achievement awards by various professional associations.

J. Rob Loud

Board Member

Rob Loud is business strategist and investor who mentors and partners with CEOs, executives and solopreneurs to grow their businesses.

A calculated risk taker with tech industry knowledge, he has built a reputation for developing business strategies and incubating new business models. Rob attended the University of Tennessee for Computer Science and Marketing.

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While attending the University of Tennessee, he became one of the youngest Hertz RAC managers. Rob went on to work as a Technology Specialist at Turner Broadcasting, Inc.

A calculated risk taker with tech industry knowledge Rob ran the Systems & WAN Management Department for a large multi-family developer.

Here he designed, built, and managed multiple consumer networks. Embracing the core values of integrity, innovation, and growth, Rob became an entrepreneur, who has developed and built companies in the technology sector as well as partnered in an Institutional Investment Company.

Dr. Lee McKnight

Board Member

Lee W. McKnight is an Associate Professor in the iSchool (The School of Information Studies), Syracuse University, an Affiliate of Syracuse University’s Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSTC), and lectures annually at MIT since 1998.

Lee is inventor of edgeware, a new class of software for creating secure ad hoc overlay cloud to edge applications.

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Lee’s research focuses on cloud management of dynamic edge services, virtual markets and wireless grids, the global information economy, national and international technology policy, and Internet governance.

He was an Associate Professor of International Information and Communication and Director of the Edward R. Murrow Center at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Principal Research Associate, Lecturer, and Visiting Scholar at MIT; and Founder of the Internet Telephony Consortium, also at MIT. Lee served on the Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council of TM Forum; and as a member of IEEE P2030.4 smart grid interoperability task force. Lee was a member of the Board of Directors of Wireless Grids Corp, 2004-2014. Lee was a Founding Member of the Board of Directors of Summerhill Biomass Systems 2007-2013.

Executive Team

J. Rob Loud

Chief executive officer

Rob Loud is business strategist and investor who mentors and partners with CEOs, executives and solopreneurs to grow their businesses.

A calculated risk taker with tech industry knowledge, he has built a reputation for developing business strategies and incubating new business models. Rob attended the University of Tennessee for Computer Science and Marketing.

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While attending the University of Tennessee, he became one of the youngest Hertz RAC managers. Rob went on to work as a Technology Specialist at Turner Broadcasting, Inc.

A calculated risk taker with tech industry knowledge Rob ran the Systems & WAN Management Department for a large multi-family developer.

Here he designed, built, and managed multiple consumer networks. Embracing the core values of integrity, innovation, and growth, Rob became an entrepreneur, who has developed and built companies in the technology sector as well as partnered in an Institutional Investment Company.

Gregory S. Garson

Chief operations officer

Greg spent 27 years in the securities business as an Investment Banker, Advisor, and Securities Broker. Over that time period , he has been involved with every aspect of raising capital, advising issuers and clients, both public and private, primarily in start-ups and small to medium sized companies.

He has participated and contributed to IPO’s, private placements, secondaries, start-up capital, and debt transactions totaling over $1B. He was most recently with Dawson James Securities as a Vice President of Investments and specialized in the healthcare and technology sectors.

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Greg helped a company grow from 3 employees to over 500, and from zero revenue to $20mm in less than 3 years.

Since 2015, Gregory S. Garson is Vice President of Business Development of Loma Management Partners. Loma is a Family office and Consulting firm located in Atlanta, Ga that specializes in Start ups, early stage growth, and small to medium size companies.

From January of 2016 to June of 2017, he was Vice President of Business and Corporate Development for LifeSource Health, Inc., a healthcare data delivery company.

He is a founding member of Hatua International, an app that helps feed the children of developing countries. He is a graduate of Oglethorpe University with degrees in Business Administration and Economics.

Dan Horn

Chief technology officer

Dan Horn is an innovative, practical, and responsible executive technology professional. Utilizing a strong capacity to lead proficiently under pressure and has guided numerous national and international organizations to high levels of success over the years.

Mr. Horn possesses an extensive background in technology team building, technology management, operational reorganization, and system architectures.

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At CNN Dan was instrumental in prototyping a new media and news alert systems and out paging architectures as well as developing one of the first intranet environments for Turner Broadcasting. This system was used to establish a unique internal communications environment; and leading the development of the Turner property’s online presence including CNN.com, TBS.com, and TNT.com

While at Nextel he created the initial strategic development work on the D1000 data phone and developed the strategic approach to Nextel’s I/P based product line.

During his time at iXL he designed and deployed a full function international hosting and network backbone architecture and led the technology integration and development efforts for the Atlanta offices of iXL and MarchFIRST.

Board of Advisors

Dr. James Sirleaf

Medical Doctor, Midtown Medical Center

Born in Liberia, Dr. James Sirleaf is the son of the former Liberian President, Dr. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. James completed his undergraduate work at Morehouse College and trained in emergency medicine at New York’s Metropolitan Hospital, Meharry Medical College and Atlanta University. Sirleaf is currently the Medical Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Midtown Medical Center. He resides with his wife Rosa and two sons in Columbus, Georgia.

Ben Wolo

Managing Director, Liberia Telecommunications Corporation

Ben Wolo served as the Managing Director, and a board member of Liberia Telecommunications Corporation. He also served as Director of engineering and operation at Qwest. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from New York Institute of Technology.

Graham Nash

Musician and philanthropist

Graham Nash, one of the most successful and acclaimed musicians of his generation, is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee – with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted twice into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a GRAMMY Award winner.

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For nearly half a century, Nash’s passionate voice has rung out in support of peace and social and environmental justice. In 1979, he was one of the organizers of The No Nukes/Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) benefit concerts. In 2011, Nash was instrumental in bringing MUSE back to the forefront with a concert to benefit Japan disaster relief and groups promoting non-nuclear energy worldwide. In 2010, Nash was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth.

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