Hisense is a company based in Qingdao China that makes home-used appliances like TVs, refrigerators and other. Here at Shenzhen Electronics Fair they are showing their latest Smart TVs. They are launching their new display technology called ULED. Hisense use their scene engine technology, the chinese company suggest to have the same picture quality/performance like an OLED TV device. They call it ULED and its basically a LCD-LED backlight display with some improvements to match the OLED display technology. Hisense’s TVs have their own software and hardware built-in to make the TV smart. The software is some kind of customized operating system similar to android or built over Linux that offers many potentials for home entertainment. Their TVs come in different diagonal sizes and different colors. Some have touchscreen or hand gestures control options and soon a curved TV will be available from Hisense.
The Wifi controlled Nest Thermostat enables you change the temperature in your house anywhere using a Wifi connection. The Nest Thermostat is also aware your homes activities, when people aren’t present the Nest Thermostat will change to save energy. The Nest Thermostat can also remember preferences. Nest also makes a smart a Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector.
Linxee Wireless shows their intelligent LED light bulbs based on WiFi and ZigBee technology, to remote control the lights and colors with any Tablet or Smartphone. They also show their Smart Power Outlet, Smart Smoke detector, Smart IR blaster (to control TV/etc), Smart Gas detector, Smart Motion detector, Smart Door/Window Magnetic Sensor (detects if opened/closed), Smart Security camera, Smart Temperature sensor, Smart curtain control and more.
Marc Canter talks about his project called Interface where Apps will feature authored “smarts” (that can run in the background ) and “foreground” interactive sequences and mobile interfaces, which would have media playback and record, points, leaderboards, cloud based Content publishing all built into the experience. The tool is designed to work with IFTTT, SmartThings, Nest, HomeKit, Fitbit, Galaxy Gear and any other coolio wearable liveable Wink kind of platform thingie that’s gonna be important to work with moving forward. They want to be friends to all and deliver something nobody else is doing – authoring tools that non-programmers can utilize to do sophisticated kinds of media rich, highly interactive mobile based contextually aware on-line experiences. They think of it as the Instagram of Authoring. The Interface authoring tool environment would be utilized by Interface authors to create customized, one-off Apps for their clients. Each client could have their own instructional materials, interactive tools or interfaces, on-line media and on-demand relevant information – crafted exactly to their needs.
TCL Corporation is one of the biggest TV companies in the world. They are showing their latest products at the Shenzhen Electronics Fair including 4K TVs, smartphones, set-up-boxes and more. They are showing their Alcatel Onetouch branded phones series TCL Idol, TCL Pop and TCL Hero. A 55inch 4K TV from TCL is sold for about 10,000RMB(~$1,600) One of the phones of Hero series has an octa-core CPU and costs 1,016RMB(~$165). They are showing a set-up-box with RK3066 CPU with a Metro-style interface and 28inch Smart TVs for kids. These kids TVs have a kids design and a protective film over the display in order to protect their eyes. Some washing machines with a different design than others and Smart TVs with Mstar hexa-core CPU are some other products from TCL.
Medica Technology is a ShenZhen-based company that works on Smart Home solution, especially on Sleep Monitors. Their Sleep Monitor can monitor your heart rate, breathing activity, movement activity and sleep quality through days. A smart mattress has some smart sensors built-in that can monitor your sleep. This mattress is flexible and comfortable and gets connected with a control box by a USB cable. The control box communicates with a smartphone or tablet to output the results. If the heart rate is above or below the normal rates or the breath rates are not normal, a SOS will get activated. At the moment this is designed to work only for Android devices. This device costs around $300 retail price. This company also makes an Sleep Monitor specifically for babies.
ARM ecosystem innovation enabled by developers having access to low-cost development boards to develop for the Internet of Things, Wearable devices, the Cloud, and more. At Computex 2014, ARM announces the setup of a new CPU Design Center in Taiwan to develop new processors for the Internet of Things and Wearables market.