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By Alban Veau de Lanouvelle
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About this project

VERSION FRANCAISE EN DESSOUS / FRENCH VERSION BELOW

CHEN is a completely new innovative concept, and has been specifically designed to solve the problems of today’s modern traveller. It is a contemporary, elegant and unique product designed with high quality materials.  

 

This connected object combines useful high tech functionalities with the design of a modern accessory and the aesthetics of a jewel. These three assets are part of the elements that define CHEN’s uniqueness.

 

 

 

WORLDWIDE TRACKING SYSTEM  

CHEN’s integrated GSM technology enables the travellers to track their luggage anywhere around the world and at any given time by checking its location on their smartphone’s paired app. Thorough research was led to combine both an accurate tracking system with a long life battery.

 

WEIGHING SCALE SYSTEM   

The integrated weighing system is operated through a strain gauge combined to a bluetooth module. Simply lift to weigh, and your data is sent to your smartphone.

 

   

BLUETOOTH OPENING SYSTEM  

A remote unlocking system is operated via Bluetooth technology

 

 

Below its delicate design chain, CHEN hides a high-density stainless steel cable. The flexibility of this ultra-solid loop makes it possible to secure the suitcase clasps from the smallest to the largest

 

 

 

 

 

It is the first time an object combines all these state of the art technologies inside such small dimensions. 

  • Bluetooth : 4.0
  • Material : Zarmac structure (metal), PA body shell (high resistance plastic), Silicone overmoulding body
  • Dimensions globales : 35mm thick - 43x50mm - 30mm hook diameter
  • Chain : Stainless steel, 3,5 mm Metallic Wire, up to 250 kg traction resistance
  • Battery : Li-ion battery, 30 days autonomy, USB charge
  • TSA Norm : CHEN compatibility with TSA norm
  • Resistance : EN 12320 resistance norm
  • Waterproof resistance : IP 64 

 For security reasons, luggage checks are an inevitable part of air travel. The TSA standard is spreading internationally. It is required for customs officers to be able to access the content of your luggage, without having to fracture your lock. The remote unlocking system of our device is the reason why CHEN is eligible for this norm and complies to the international customs requirements.

 

 We have put a lot of thinking and research into our battery’s life, and have developed a system that saves a maximum of energy. The result of this research is that Chen boasts a battery life of as much as two weeks minimum.

 

The CHEN shell has been designed to be water resistant, and weather will not constrain its use.

 

CHEN is an exclusive touch of luxury added to your luggage. Both the integrated weighing hook and the unique fastening system have been designed to fit on any type and size of luggage.

 

 

Compatible with both iOS and Android smartphones, offering similar sets of features and user experience to both operating systems, CHEN is your perfect travel companion regardless of your phone preference. It connects seamlessly by Bluetooth to sync all the notifications that are important to you.

 

To use CHEN, you first need to create an account on the CHEN app and pair your padlock to ensure the exchange of data flows between them.

You unlock your device/padlock from the application, fasten it to your choice of support (e.g. suitcase, briefcase, travel bag, purse etc).

Once you have securely locked the device, you can search the location of your CHEN directly from the application. A map will pop up on the screen of your smartphone with the resulting location.

An extractable hook is integrated at the bottom of the padlock. Just pull it out and hang your luggage to it. You will see the resulting weight figure on the screen of your smartphone. All three features work from the CHEN app and have been designed specifically for travelers.

 

Each year, 36 million of luggage are misplaced by airports and airlines around the world. It represents one bag each second. Millions euros in premiums are spent on baggage that exceed the standards imposed by airlines; To address these problems CHEN has a tracking world system, a weighing system running from the application; Your finger is the key and the lock is on the application too.

CHEN works in close collaboration with quality service providers, allowing us to plan the CHEN objectives with accuracy. The successful outcome of this campaign will enable us to achieve our goal which is to deliver your first padlocks for next Christmas. We already have signed agreements with production partners. To ensure that this timeline is achievable, we have discussed the matter with our production partners, and have set it together.

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DESIGN

 

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Géolocation

 

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TEAM 

When the company was created, from day one we have surrounded ourselves with the best in the field, hence making sure we will continue to develop in the future. CHEN is an innovative product that has required substantial technological research, part of which has been dedicated to the exclusivity of its design. Indeed, CHEN’s design is a key element. We have developed an app that is as simple and elegant as possible for our users to enjoy. 

FRENCH VERSION

 

 

Cet objet connecté innovant est à la fois un accessoire utile et moderne au travers de ses fonctionnalités mais il fait aussi office de bijou, grâce à la réflexion architecturale qui a été menée.

 

 

  Grâce à son système GPRS de géolocalisation, CHEN est localisable partout à travers le monde.

 

Ne payez plus jamais de surprimes à l'enregistrement pour des bagages trop lourds. Une jauge de contrainte accompagnée d'un module Bluetooth permet l'analyse et la transmission du poids du bagage.

 

Le cadenas se déverrouille depuis l’application grâce au Bluetooth

 

Sous sa chaîne de finition au design délicat, CHEN cache un câble en acier inox haute densité. La souplesse de cette boucle ultra-solide permet de sécuriser les fermoirs de valise des plus petits aux plus grands.

 

Pour des raisons de sécurité, les contrôles de bagages sont une partie inévitable du transport aérien. La norme TSA se répand, elle est appliquée dans de nombreux pays. Il est nécessaire pour les agents des douanes d'accéder au contenu de vos bagages, sans avoir à fracturer votre cadenas. C’est pourquoi CHEN est éligible à cette norme et se conforme aux exigences douanières internationales.

 

 

 

Le cadenas CHEN a été breveté. C'est la première fois qu'un objet combine toutes ces technologies de pointe dans de telles dimensions.

  • Bluetooth: 4.0
  • Matériaux : Structure en Zarmac (métal), enveloppe corps en PA (plastique haute résistance), corps surmoulé en silicone
  • Dimensions globales: 35 mm d'épaisseur - 43x50 mm - Diamètre de l’anse : 30 mm Chaîne: acier inoxydable, fil métallique de 3,5 mm, résistance traction de 250 kg
  • Batterie: batterie Li-ion, charge USB
  • Norme TSA: CHEN est compatible avec la norme TSA
  • Résistance: norme de résistance EN 12320
  • Résistance étanchéité : IP 64

 

Nous avons longtemps travaillé sur la capacité d'autonomie de notre batterie, nous avons développé un système qui économise un maximum d'énergie, et nous pouvons maintenant fournir une batterie qui bénéficie d'une autonomie de deux semaines minimum.

L’enveloppe de CHEN a été conçue pour résister à l'eau, les conditions météorologiques ne seront pas une barrière pour son utilisation.

 

 

CHEN est une touche luxueuse à ajouter à vos bagages. Le crochet pour peser intégré et l'anse de fermeture du câble ont été conçus pour s'adapter à tout type et taille de bagages.

 

Compatible avec iOS et Android, et offrant des fonctionnalités similaires ainsi qu’une expérience utilisateur pour les deux systèmes d'exploitation, CHEN est votre compagnon de voyage idéal, indépendamment de la préférence de votre téléphone.

Etapes de fonctionnement :

Pour utiliser CHEN, vous devez d'abord créer un compte sur l'application CHEN et appairer votre cadenas pour assurer l'échange de données entre eux. 

Vous déverrouillez votre cadenas à partir de l'application, attachez-le sur le support de votre choix (par exemple : une valise, une mallette, sac de voyage, sac à main, etc.). Une fois que vous avez verrouillé le cadenas, vous pouvez localiser votre CHEN directement à partir de l'application.

 Une carte apparaîtra sur l'écran de votre smartphone avec son emplacement. Un crochet est intégré dans la partie inférieure du cadenas, tirez-le et accrochez vos bagages, vous verrez le poids sur l'écran de votre smartphone. Les trois fonctionnalités marchent à partir de l'application CHEN. 

-Télécharger l'application CHEN puis créez votre compte.

-Suivez les instructions à l'écran pour appairez via Bluetooth votre CHEN à votre téléphone.

Vous pouvez partir serein.

Chaque année, 36 millions de bagages sont égarés par les aéroports et les compagnies aériennes dans le monde, soit plus d'un bagage par seconde. Nous avons créé un système de géolocalisation fonctionnant à l’international pour répondre à ce problème. 

Des millions d'euros de surprimes sont dépensés pour des bagages considérés comme trop lourd par les compagnie aérienne lors de l'enregistrement. C'est pour cette raison que CHEN dispose d'un système pour peser votre bagage.

Les clés ont souvent tendance à être perdu, et encombre généralement les poches. Nous avons conçu un système permettant d'ouvrir le cadenas à distance via votre smartphone. 

CHEN est en étroite collaboration avec des prestataires de qualité, ce qui nous permet de planifier les objectifs de CHEN avec précision. Le succès de cette campagne nous permettra d'atteindre notre objectif qui consiste à livrer vos premiers cadenas pour Noël 2017. Nous avons déjà signé des accords avec des partenaires pour la production. Pour s'assurer que ce planning soit réalisable, nous sommes en relation permanente avec eux.

 

 L'EQUIPE

Lorsque la société a été créée, nous nous sommes entourés des meilleurs dans tous les domaines. CHEN est un produit innovant qui a nécessité une recherche technologique importante, dont une partie a été consacrée à l'exclusivité de son design. En effet, le design de CHEN est un élément clé. Nous avons développé une application aussi simple et élégante que possible pour nos utilisateurs.

Risks and challenges

Like with any new project, we may be exposed to various risks. In order to be transparent with our future contributors we have listed the different obstacles that could slow down the delivery date:
Extended production time
Extended delays with laboratory resistance of the object testing.
European Sales Certification
Verification of optimal operation in all conditions on the ground.
Delivery delays + International delivery.
The successful outcome of the campaign we are hoping for will lead us to the next steps. We will then commit to reach our production objective within the defined timeline. The factory we have chosen to work with is ready to launch the production. We will work tirelessly to achieve our goals, and you will be informed of the progress regularly.

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