Immedia will showcase the battery operated, wire-free technology, which raised more than $1M on Kickstarter, in Las Vegas during the 2015 International CES®
Immedia Semiconductor™ today announced that it has launched a new website for Blink, an ultra-affordable, wire-free, HD home monitoring and alert system, and introduced the product for pre-order at special, limited-time pricing from $79. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign that generated over $1,000,000 in pledges from more than 6,800 backers, the team behind the technology will be attending the 2015 International CES® from January 5-9 to demonstrate Blink for media, retailers and its Kickstarter supporters.
Blink’s rich feature set is driven by advanced technology developed and built by Immedia; the camera unit itself is battery powered and designed for simplicity. Creating a smart, whole-house monitoring system is as easy as placing the Blink cameras anywhere in the home and downloading the Blink app. These compact, wire-free devices can be effortlessly placed, moved, or adjusted, making it easy for renters or homeowners to create a system that easily integrates into their lifestyle, at a fraction of the cost of traditional security systems.
When armed, the system detects motion and captures and delivers brief video clips of the trigger event via Wi-Fi® to connected iOS and Android™ devices. Blink’s Live View mode also allows users to check in on their connected home anytime at their convenience.
Integral to Blink’s versatility and performance is the Texas Instruments SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® CC3100 wireless network processor. This Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™, low-power device provides a highly robust and interoperable Wi-Fi platform. TI’s SimpleLink family complements Immedia’s low-power technology which is at the core of Blink, delivering over a year of battery life with standard use.
“Blink is the first product in a broad set of battery operated wire-free cameras that Immedia intends to bring to market,” said Peter Besen, Immedia’s CEO. “The ease of use and integration offered by TI’s SimpleLink Wi-Fi connectivity solutions makes TI a compelling partner for Immedia.”
“We congratulate Immedia on their extremely successful crowdfunding campaign and are excited that they’ve chosen our SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3100 platform for Blink’s connectivity solution,” said Amichai Ron, general manager, Wireless Connectivity Solutions, TI. “We are proud to be able to provide connectivity solutions to companies both large and small and look forward to seeing how cutting-edge products like Blink will shape smart home trends of the future.”
To learn more about Blink and how to pre-order visit bit.ly/blinkwebsite.
Immedia Semiconductor, Inc. is a Boston-based technology startup and leading provider of video and image processing solutions for connected camera applications. Immedia’s breakthrough low power solutions with 3D noise processing and noDRAM technologies enable consumer cameras with unprecedented image quality, battery life, price points and form factors.
Immedia’s senior management team previously founded Sand Video, which developed the first ever H.264 decoder chip and was subsequently acquired by Broadcom in 2004. Prior to that the team founded Pixel Magic, which developed the first ever JBIG chip and the world’s highest performance JPEG chip and was acquired by Oak Technology.