Hero Electronix today announced its entry into the Consumer technology space with a series of AI powered, connected devices. The team at Hero Electronix believes that a massive revolution is coming as smart devices proliferate driven by technology trends like ubiquitous connectivity, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and low-cost sensors. Existing products ranging from cameras to audio speakers are getting smarter and a whole new range of devices emerging (i.e. dash cam, child trackers) that can make our lives more convenient, safer and entertaining!
Taking advantage of these technologies, Hero Electronix plans to launch more than 10 intelligent products across Home Automaton, Automotive, Health and Entertainment domains in the next 5 years. Each of these devices is being architected ground up to solve specific needs of Indian consumers and to work in Indian environments and family set-ups. To develop these solutions, HEPL has made massive R&D investments over the course of past 24 months and partnered with global technology giants like Amazon and Qualcomm.
The first of these products is being previewed at the CES 2019 (Consumer Electronics Show) at Las Vegas. This is a breakthrough product designed to be the centerpiece of security, entertainment and automation needs of your home. At its heart, it’s a HD camera with advanced artificial intelligence that allows you to remotely monitor and protect your home. Features like facial recognition and 2-way audio help you to stay connected with loved ones. Night vision and motion (unknown person detection) alerts help guard against potential incidents. It has Alexa and home hub built-in, so you can use your voice to play music, control smart home devices, access skills and more- hands free. Moreover, this product is powered by the Qualcomm® Vision Intelligence 100 Platform, based on the APQ8053 System-On-Chip (SoC). The Qualcomm Vision Intelligence platform includes a highly optimized custom CPU and GPU that is designed to provide high compute capability at low-power for on-device machine learning including integrated connectivity and support for display and audio features. Finally, it has a high-quality speaker that can fill your home with high fidelity sound.
This made-in-India device is among the very few innovations from India to be presented at CES 2019, which speaks to its capabilities and uniqueness. Held in January at the Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, CES is the largest and most prominent technology show in the world and hosts presentations of new products and technologies in the consumer electronics industry.
Planning for the long-term, Hero Electronix has invested in building the core technology components in-house. The complete technology stack – hardware, cloud software, device software, app – has been architected by its Engineers over a period of 2 years and built in collaboration with leading global partners. Additionally, Hero Electronix has made significant investments in Artificial Intelligence (specifically image processing), which have led to significant breakthroughs in terms of product feature/functionality.
Ujjwal Munjal, Founder Director, Hero Electronix said: “We at Hero Electronix feel proud to have our products showcased at CES 2019, we intend on launching a series of AI Powered connected products that are designed and built grounds up in India for India and the world. Each of these intelligent consumer devices are unique, innovative and first of its kind in many aspects, best in class even on a global stage.”
Nikhil Rajpal, CEO, Hero Electronix adds: “We believe we have a unique opportunity available to us at this point. There is a major revolution coming where AI powered connected devices can solve massive real-world problems. While we are addressing the home automation space with our first range of products in the near term, we will soon come out with products targeted at the automotive, health and fitness space.”
Congratulating the team on the launch Rajen Vagadia, vice president & president, Qualcomm India said “Devices in the IoT world, have evolved to become smarter with integration of AI and superior connectivity. This device is powered by the Qualcomm Vision Intelligence 100 Platform designed with powerful image processing and machine learning for smart camera products in the consumer and enterprise IOT spaces.”