Hello Brings Video Conferencing And Security To Any TV
Hello is a new startup making its presence felt in the $6.7 billion telepresence and video communication market. The market has a lot of big names like Cisco, Polycom, and Lifesize in this space. The founders of Hello are two refugees from the war in Kosovo and have already achieved over 1000 % in its Kickstarter campaign. Hello brings video conferencing and security to any TV. The Hello device is neatly priced at $199 which compared to the other players in the space is a lot cheaper than the industry average of $5,000+. Kickstarter users will be offered free unlimited use of Hello Services for life.
In case we wish to we want to do some kind of video interaction with our TVs as consumers or professionals we have two options. We either end up buying a Smart TV with an inbuilt app and a camera or buy a high-end Cisco or Polycom video conferencing system which is also a bit time consuming given the need to set it up for every meeting.
The Hello device is designed to stand out as an affordable option for businesses and individuals. An HDMI and Power cable is enough to convert any TV into a voice-controlled cross-platform communication device, with wireless screen sharing, live broadcasting, and motion-activated security surveillance features.Hello is not a typical webcam, in fact, it acts as a multifunction device. It is a voice controlled device you can use to talk with friends family and colleagues on a video chat service. It can also monitor your kids or pets at home, interact with your business partners or your team, and share your phone or tablet screen without extra cables. It adds up as a security camera in a home and it will send you notifications to any device when it detects unusual activity.
The Hello device comes with a 4k video sensor, an array of 4 smart microphones, a 130° field of vision, built-in accelerometer, and a tilting lens, making it possible to see and hear everyone in the room. The Hello supports Skype,Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts, and Cisco WebEx.
Any TV equipped with a Hello device can enable a user to wirelessly share the screen of any computer or mobile device stream live events using the Solaborate platform, and keep an eye on homes and offices while away with HELLO’s motion detection and notification system.
The device can work on multiple platforms like Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Linux. While other devices work with Miracast, Chromecast or Airplay exclusively, Hello supports wireless sharing across any device or platform.
Hello comes with some astonishing features which many of its competitors lack. Hello offers live broadcasting and security camera features. It does not require any training to install and use as it has Airplay+ChromeCast+Miracast for wireless screen sharing across any platform or device and Hello can be controlled using voice commands.
The consumers will be charged for the device and users will be given a choice of monthly or yearly subscription for the Hello services. The charges for the subscription fees are not yet finalised.