Opensource Turris Omnia router has collected more than $ 850,000 through IndieGoGo




Czech CZ.NIC will release the Omnia Turris. The advanced open source router runs Linux and can among other things be used as a home server or NAS. The makers say they can deliver the router from April 2016.

Turris Omnia Tuesday ended the crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo Turris Omnia. With more than $ 850,000 to the target amount of $ 100,000 was greatly exceeded, and are all stretch goals achieved. The device runs on an operating system that is based on OpenWRT and will be provided according to the makers of lifelong security updates. Users can choose to execute the updates in the background automatically, or to be informed here.

Due to the hardware is the Turris Omnia, according to the inventors suitable for processing both gigabit-traffic and to serve as, for example, a home server, print server, or NAS. There are various versions of the Turris Omnia, eg with or without housing, or no wifi. The device includes a 1.6 GHz ARM processor with two cores, 1 to 4GB DDR3 memory, 4GB flash storage, five gigabit Ethernet ports, two USB 3.0 ports, two mini PCIe-express slots and an mSATA connector. Wifi is available in the form of mini-PCIe modules; there may be a 3×3 MIMO 802.11ac or 2×2 MIMO-802.11b / g / n module. Furthermore Turris Omnia has a SIM card slot and pin headers with gpio support. Also there and SFP connector is available so that people with a fiber optic connection can directly connect their line to the router.

The project now has the Inde Basket status on IndieGoGo and anyone interested can still participate in the campaign, although the prices are slightly higher. The cheapest version now costs $ 119. This is a variant containing only the Turis Omnia board. For a complete router with housing costs at least 169 dollars and a wifi version is on sale for $ 229. Which amounts to respectively 158 and 211 euros, VAT included in the price.

The crowdfunding campaign for Turris Omnia is an initiative of CZ.NIC, a non-profit organization that manages the .cz-tld of the Czech Republic. The organization suggests a strong supporter of open source and is next to the router several other software projects running. Turris Omnia


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