Pindrop Launched Voice Identity Platform at CES 2019



Pindrop, the pioneer in voice security and authentication announced at CES 2019 the launch of its Voice Identity Platform to extend its proven enterprise-grade technology beyond the call center and into the Internet of Things (IoT), voice assistants, smart homes and offices, and connected cars.

The company is bringing its proven proprietary Deep Voice biometric technology, trusted by eight of the ten largest banks and five of the seven largest insurance companies, to several new key market sectors.

Pindrop won the IHS Markit Innovation Award for Smart Homes & Appliances at the Showstoppers event at CES 2019.

Voice Identity for Smart Homes
Smart home security vendors rely on with pincodes and companion mobile apps for for sensitive transactions. This results in high friction and poor user experience especially for accessibility related use cases. These issues and concerns have resulted in a slow adoption of voice technology in the smart home industry.

Having secured more than one billion voice transactions a year for global Fortune 500 enterprises in some of the most at-risk environments, Pindrop’s relationships with international IoT leaders and manufacturers, such as Allegion, put it in a good position bring secure, voice-based access to IoT devices like smart locks. Pindrop will provide a new level of peace of mind, security and access to the millions of customers using connected devices.

Voice Identity for Personal Assistants and Enterprise Skills
Pindrop’s Voice Identity platform exposes developer friendly APIs to voice application builders who are looking to add strong, frictionless security to any voice platform such as Alexa Skills, Google Actions, Cortana Skills, Bixby and more.

Today, consumers who interact with their bank, brokerage, or their smart home through voice-enabled devices are forced to remember and speak 4-digit confirmation codes before proceeding with sensitive transactions. With Pindrop, developers can now deliver feature rich, frictionless, high-value transactions for their voice applications with multi-factor identification technology.

Voice Identity for Connected Cars
Speech recognition is becoming increasingly common in connected cars; however, existing technologies lack enterprise grade security and authentication capabilities, which hampers and erodes consumer confidence regarding sensitive voice interactions in vehicle. To address this, Pindrop is partnering with several of the largest global automotive manufacturers, to provide a personalized and secure voice-enabled experience for drivers.

Voice Identity for the Smart Office
Smart office communication technology providers such as Zoom, Plantronics, Cisco and Polycom are quickly developing the workplace of the future, enabling a workforce that can connect, share and collaborate from anywhere all with the power of their voice.

Leveraging the world’s first end-to-end deep neural network-based speaker recognition technology, Pindrop now provides security for shared devices, making it possible for enterprises to deploy smart office capabilities that are truly secure.


DJI Introduces Smart Remote Controller with Built-In Display at CES 2019



DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, continues its tradition of making aerial technology accessible to everyone by introducing a powerful new remote controller for its drones at CES 2019.

The Smart Controller features an ultra-bright display screen and controls optimized for DJI drones, allowing pilots to fly the newest drones without using a smartphone or tablet.

DJI will also be exhibiting its full lineup of consumer drones and handheld imaging products at CES 2019, including the new Osmo Pocket stabilized camera, and will host exciting workshops, hands-on product demonstrations, and more.

The DJI Smart Controller expands the ecosystem of accessories built around DJI’s industry leading drone technology. Using a crisp 5.5” screen built into the controller itself, the Smart Controller allows pilots to quickly get their drone in the air without the need to connect to a mobile device.

It can be paired with DJI’s newest drones including Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro which use DJI’s OcuSync 2.0 video transmission system, displaying vivid images in Full HD resolution.

Drone pilots can take advantage of its compact, highly portable design that has been optimized for use in direct sunlight. It features an ultra-bright display with an output of 1000 cd/m2 twice the brightness of standard smart phones. A customizable Android dashboard supports DJI GO 4, DJI Pilot, along with various third-party apps such as editing programs.

The DJI GO 4 app also touts several new features including SkyTalk, that allows pilots to livestream the drone’s camera feed to social channels including Facebook, Instagram and WeChat so that anyone can experience the thrill of flying a drone. Another new feature is DJI GO-Share which easily transfers imagery from the Controller to your mobile device.

The DJI Smart Controller brings a new level of reliability when flying, with 2.5 hours of battery life and the ability to operate in adverse temperatures as cold as -4° Farenheit.

The New Smart Controller will be available for purchase beginning in early 2019 for the retail price of $649 USD.

Visit DJI at CES 2019 at South Hall, Booth #25602.


myFC Releases Electric Cars from Wall-Fettered Chargers at CES 2019



Swedish company myFC showcases its products that will release electric cars and smartphones from wall-fettered charging at CES 2019. The products include the LAMINA REX, the JAQ Hybrid, and the LAMINA MAX.

LAMINA REX is a fuel cell powered range extender for the automotive market. MyFC initiated the development of LAMINA REX toward the automotive industry in order to solve the limitations of today’s battery technology and to support the electrification of the global car fleet, reducing CO2 emissions globally.

At CES 2019, myFC will show a demo of a car component with integrated fuel cells and two convenient ways to charge the car batteries. This demonstration proves how the company’s fuel cell technology can be integrated in small spaces to reduce battery weight and extend driving range with zero tail pipe emissions.

The JAQ Hybrid is the world’s first and smallest portable fuel cell power bank. The power card, micro fuel cell and power management system of the JAQ Hybrid are all under continuous improvement, and at CES 2019, live demonstrations of the latest system will be made. The JAQ Hybrid is trimmed and updated with all the required certifications such as FCC, PSE, IEC and CCC.

The JAQ Hybrid system is easy to use and always ready, providing connectivity assurance for the most unpredictable of moments. Single-use power cards containing water, salt and safe reaction components provide green electricity, and charge JAQ Hybrid’s integrated battery, providing convenient, green energy, always.

The JAQ Hybrid system has enough capacity to power one smartphone charge, depending on the capacity of the phone battery. It has an output power 5 W and a capacity of 2,700 mAh plus the energy the power card gives. It is compatible with Android, Apple iOS, Windows smartphone, tablets, and USB 5V devices and fully compliant with international air safety regulations.

The LAMINA MAX – a deep integration of fuel cells in smartphones – is myFC’s latest offering. This offering provides smartphone manufacturers with a sought-after competitive edge and consumers with power gap relief.

The integrated fuel cell, which is still under development, currently builds less than 0.8 mm in the smartphone. Its dedicated PowerCard weighs about 30 grams and provides a full working day mobile activity extension. The reference design will be available for private viewings at CES 2019.

Visit myFC at CES 2019 an North Hall, Booth #6438.