SmartBeings has entered into a partnership agreement with HARMAN International Industries to provide both the audio engineering and speaker design for WooHoo, the world’s first AI-based interactive, affordable smart home assistant.
The widely recognized global leader in connected technologies with deep audio heritage, HARMAN is developing a high quality JBL audio system for the WooHoo digital assistant. This will provide the WooHoo digital assistant with the ultimate level of sound and clarity regardless of whether the device is transmitting streaming video, music, podcasts, phone calls or responses to voice commands.
“Without question, clean, crisp audio is a critical part of the WooHoo user experience,” said SmartBeing’s Chief Digital and Marketing Officer Joseph Santos. “By partnering with a company as highly-regarded as HARMAN, WooHoo is poised to completely disrupt the IoT/smart homes genre relative to the audio quality of smart home devices.”
For HARMAN, their involvement serves to substantiate what industry experts and analysts see as a product certain to change the face of the digital home assistance category. “SmartBeings has taken an innovative and unique approach to home connectivity,” said Dave Rogers, HARMAN’s President of Lifestyle Audio SBU. “We are extremely excited to partner with SmartBeings to offer high quality JBL audio in the WooHoo digital assistant.”
Set for a worldwide launch in Q1 2018, the WooHoo digital assistant features both facial and voice recognition, a 360-degree rotating camera, and a full 7-inch screen that allows for more than just the usual commands found in most other smart home assistants.
SmartBeings is the winner of two CES Innovation Awards in the Smart Home and Accessible Tech Categories.
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