About this project
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HELLO easily connects to any TV and provides an all-in-one, voice-controlled smart-home or office-device for:
1. Video conferencing
2. Wireless screen sharing
3. Live broadcasting
4. Security surveillance with motion detection and more.
HELLO works as an easy extension of the already feature-rich Solaborate platform - designed for both individuals and teams working remotely that expect high quality, ease of use and feature rich experiences.
Have you tried to share ideas with your team through video conferencing? Existing solutions offer a clumsy and bloated experience. HELLO is simple, and streamlined.
HELLO is an affordable alternative to high-end video conferencing systems. Kickstarter backers can get one for $189 or less, depending on the pledge package.
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HELLO combines powerful hardware and software to give you an integrated, enjoyable and seamless experience.
HELLO is engineered with an array of four smart Microphones, a 4K video sensor and quad-core processor working together to guarantee that every person in the room is seen and heard clearly. HELLO also features both a built-in accelerometer, tilting and 130° lens of vision, to ensure easy setup on any TV and the image captured is of the highest quality.
HELLO is crafted from machined aluminum for a combination of reliable durability and elegance for a seamless addition to your office or home.
HELLO connects to your screen via HDMI cable and can connect to your network via WI-FI or ethernet cable. Simple setup so your time can be spent wisely.
HELLO is easy to set up and use.
Plug HELLO into your TV or video monitor and download the HELLO app to your mobile device to begin. In the app, you will name the device, assign it to the network you use, and select a few preferences; the app will then generate a QR code, which you will hold up to HELLO’s lens to complete the setup. After the device is set up, you can immediately use it.
How was HELLO born
We didn’t see anything else better on the market and decided to create it ourselves. HELLO is for the people, at an affordable price point -- built for modern businesses, professionals, freelancers and creators. It cuts out the cost of networked conferencing hardware and IT services to install and maintain it. We’re truly bringing professional-grade video conferencing to everyone, anywhere, on any device.
The HELLO team is made up of innovators and project leaders. Their organization and process-driven approach ensure rapid iteration and lean techniques for increased efficiency. Having built the Solaborate platform, each team member is intimately familiar with the methods of communication we all use on a daily basis and have thus created the best possible platform suitable for a device as sophisticated as HELLO.
Kickstarter is all about people coming together to create great things, and that’s what HELLO is designed to do as well. We chose to fund HELLO through Kickstarter because of this collaborative spirit. We plan to monetize HELLO services eventually, but our Kickstarter backers will never have to pay a cent to use HELLO. If you have our back, we have yours.
Risks and challenges
Design and ease-of-use is something we are incredibly passionate about. We’ve poured our effort into the careful design & exemplary prototypes for HELLO. We invested heavily into building the device and have integrated several technologies into a beautiful, seamless experience built for our users’ needs.
We have built a device that we love and are comfortable sharing with you, using the best materials, components and software available. As with any product designed for mass production, manufacturing HELLO requires injection moulding, equipment setup, and certifications that may demand additional costs and development time. Being a backer of HELLO goes a long way to help us as we continue to streamline our process to make it more affordable and easier to use.
We are confident in our designs, coding, and our manufacturing partners’ experience and skills in bringing HELLO to you as scheduled; however, it is also important to us that we perfect our production lines and build a product with the highest possible quality. As a backer of HELLO, you will have have access to all of our features, free of charge. It’s our way of saying thank you.
Our development team is up to the task, and unless confronted with an issue beyond human control, we will deliver an extraordinary new collaboration tool to you that will change your creative experience for the better.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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