DSP Group®, Inc. (NASDAQ:DSPG), Emza Visual Sense, and Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX) announced the launch of WiseEye IoT.
DSP Group’s ULE and SmartVoice solutions, Emza’s unique machine vision algorithms, and Himax’s innovative low power CMOS Image Sensor yield a commercially available sensor capable of detecting, localizing, counting and profiling people.
This is the industry’s first ultra-low power, always-on, intelligent visual sensor adding human presence awareness for consumer appliances and industrial IoT applications. Emza Visual Sense and DSP Group will display the WiseEye IoT sensor at the upcoming largest consumer electronics show in US, CES 2018, January 9-12, in Las Vegas.
When integrated into consumer appliances such as home assistants, TV sets, heating and cooling systems or security systems, WiseEye IoT enables battery-powered human awareness in the vicinity of the appliance in an extremely efficient and cost-efficient manners.
It adds an important new information layer to currently marketed voice activation systems, providing the appliance with reliable information on the profile, number and location of people nearby to enhance user experience. Moreover, the sensor is designed to avoid storage or transmission of images to protect customers’ privacy.
When it comes to industrial applications, WiseEye provides intelligent occupancy detection and people counting in a battery powered sensor, so it is perfect for managing HVAC, factory floors, and other areas where motion detection is required.
The actual sensor has a minimal form factor, allowing seamless integration with any design and industrial ecosystem when compared to traditional motion detectors. It can be easily integrated into third parties’ IoT management systems as well as the existing Building Management Systems’ backend for smooth deployment, analytics and management.
WiseEye IoT can provide the intelligence required for smart buildings to optimize HVAC, and improve control of safety and security at only a few milliwatts of power and extremely competitive cost.