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By Lloyd Weaver
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About this project

 

I'm introducing to you for the first time ever right here on Kickstarter the "LUMI Split-box". A revolutionary new gaming (two unit) device that affords gamers location mobility and competitive advantages.

 

This is our functioning prototype, we still working out final design.
This is our functioning prototype, we still working out final design.

As a father of two, I frequently found myself moving my game console between rooms to accommodate other family activities. Having to stop the game, unplug the system, move it to another room, and set it all up again seemed like an unnecessarily complicated process. In addition, when friends would come over to play games in split-screen mode, I would catch them looking at my screen to gain an advantage. To eliminate these issues, I designed the LUMI Split-box so players can play from separate screens with one console.

 

With the LUMI Split-box, I don't have to move my entire gaming system when my boys want to see a show, and I don't have to worry about my gaming partners cheating. Now, if they win, it's because they are actually better than me! An extra bonus is the full-screen HD experience. It's great!

The way today's split-screen display looks.
The way today's split-screen display looks.

 

 LUMI Split-box technologies gives game boxes such as PS4, XBOX, Wil, and others the ability to split their gaming screens from one single split-screen to dual screens. Our roadmap includes multiple screen game play that could be professionally shared in gaming competitions utilizing one game console.

I currently have a functioning LUMI Split-box prototype with a patent issued in 2016. This fundraising drive will allow me to add streaming capabilities and go into production. With the streaming service, the LUMI Split-box will be able to broadcast the same stream to multiple screens simultaneously, with no extra hardware needed. LUMI Split-box offers a truly one-of-a-kind experience!

 

The LUMI Split-box is a universally compatible multimedia box. It can be accessed remotely, which allowing gamers to split the screen of their favorite games from one gaming console, to two display screens anywhere from 20 to 100 feel with zero latency wirelessly anywhere in their homes. LUMI Split-box enables users to play in a cooperative mode on separate TVs without being restricted to a single screen. It takes the gaming experience to a whole new level. In addition, LUMI Split-box is designed to split any multimedia source and gives consumers access to any console function, including over-the-top services like Netflix and Hulu. With 44 percent of console owners using their devices to access non-gaming entertainment content, LUMI Split-box delivers functionality previously unavailable.

The LUMI Split-box is an A/V plus USB console with several unique features. As I've mentioned, the primary purpose of the device is to keep the console in a fixed location, while allowing users to switch the HDMI output and SUB controllers to a separate room, and continue accessing console functions on a secondary display. The box has one HDMI input that can be switched between two HDMI outputs. For horizontal or vertical split-screen gaming (two-player modes) the LUMI Split-box can simultaneously display one player's POV screen on TV number one and a second player's POV screen on TV number two. The box also corrects for HDMI signal scaling in order to fit the output displays. LUMI Split-box works and allows you to enjoy your video games to their full potential.

We will also include a Twitch stream for gamers that want to showcase their talent to the community. We have already begun work on the API for this. In addition, LUMI Split-box will have a multi media app network that allows you to split the signal between different forms of media (Blu-ray and DVD), as long as you have HDMI connected. This means you can stop your game on one screen, go to another screen in another room, and pick up the game.

Master LUMI SB attaches via HDMI to your main console and LUMI Repeater SB connects to separate TV.
Master LUMI SB attaches via HDMI to your main console and LUMI Repeater SB connects to separate TV.

We NEED YOUR HELP to move forward! We have a solid business plan, and our design and product costs are verified. Our goal is to have the box redesigned and tested for commercial use so that it can be ready to ship in December 2017.

 

The total cost for completing this project is $500,000. We have secured second-round funding through corporate investors, but need to generate the initial $100,000 by other means.

Gamer Testimonial

"When i first heard about the LUMI Split-box , I was very excited about such an awesome new technology. It is one of those innovations that truly makes playing a lot more fun and convenient. I have been playing video games since the late 70s and in the last decade the quality of the video game picture has improved dramatically and makes gaming a true experience, whether it's a sports game like Madden NFL or shoot-them-ups like Halo. I'm also a competitive person and I love that video games make it fun to compete without the physical costs, but I'm frustrated that opponents can cheat. With the LUMI Split-box , i don't have to worry about cheaters. I can host a tournament or just hang out and play without the hassle of linking boxes or bringing in another system, as well as enjoy graphics on a full screen. I really look forward to owning a LUMI Split-box and hosting a tournament where there is a true winner."

Freddie Gutierrez

Gamer Testimonial

I hate it when i go to my brother house and they are all playing split-screen then i can't hardly see because of the small screens then they best me. they play split-screen almost all the time and i play full screen on my xbox 360 all the time. i notice split-screen changes the performance of the game. like on gears of war 2 when i jump to cover like i would on my 360 it just jumps instead of getting into cover and that kills me. someone who plays split-screen all the time is going to best someone who doesn't play split-screen at all. it makes me tired just trying to play on split-screen.

Avery Waddell

 

We've come to Kickstarter to put the LUMI Split-box in your hands and make it the best it can be. aside from backing the campaign, the most valuable thing you can do for LUMI Split-box is to SHARE it with your friends. help us bring this project to Life. LUMI Split-box is a patent-protected gaming accessory with no competition on the market. We have assembled an excellent creative team with extensive knowledge and experience, and we will manufacture a product that has generated great interest on different gaming forums and sites. With your help, we can made the LUMI Split-box a commercial reality and success! 

Any pledge amount brings us one step closer to our goal. so let make this to reality with us by clicking that 'Back This Project' button at the top of the page, or by helping us spread the word by sharing our page.

The full retail price for LUMI Split-box will be $199.00, so you're getting a deal by supporting us on Kickstarter. We will not sell LUMI Split-box to retail units until all Kickstarter rewards are shipped to our supporters.

 

 

FAQ's

1. What is LUMI Split-box?

1a. LUMI Split-box is a multimedia platform that is aimed at gamers first and foremost. LUMI SB takes the signal from your video gaming split screen system, and pushes it to two separate screen so the gamers will have their own screen. LUMI SB will also have the ability to record and publish on twitch for professional gamers, stream multimedia content, and be a center for your gaming/multimedia experience.

2.  What comes in the LUMI SB package?

2a. LUMI SB package includes 1 Master LUMI SB that connects to your main console and 1 LUMI  Repeater SB. The package comes ready to have fun right out of the box!

3. How many signals can SB split to?

3a. Currently we have tested 1 Master LUMI SB to 2 LUMI Repeater SBs. We plan to test more as we develop the boxes.

The Master Split-box attaches via HDMI to your console and then will push the signal to the Repeater LUMI Split-box for your separate TV. Our software will include basic apps like Twitch feed built in, Netflix, youtube etc. We will consistently add more software as we launch.

Warranty

We stand firmly behind our products, Each LUMI device comes with a 30 day (after you receive it) full money back guarantee and minimum 1 year limited warranty.

 

Risks and challenges

We are confident that we have done everything possible to minimize any risks and challenges. With this in mind, we know that we already have the resources necessary to manufacture and deliver our backers a low-risk, high-quality product on time, but we just need your support to Kickstart this project. The LUMI team is extremely experience and we'll keep all our awesome backers, up to date with our progress.

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