Scenario: Local off line networks are not new to protests. We’ve seen mesh networks in many colors and flavors used in past protests, Firechat being the most recent.
The Backslash router is one that is tailor made for fast deployment in emergency situations. With the quick pull of a strap, someone can launch a node for an offline network, which can allow localized communication even during internet and cellular blackouts. Additionally, when used in combination with the Backslash network of wearables, protesters have the ability to plot areas of conflict accurately on a map.