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Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Globalization is one of the main aspect in today's modern society. Therefore, to learn or master a new language is one of the most essential skill. But what if we didn't have the time to learn a new language and still want to travel? Or we have to make a business trip? Language barrier should not hinder you from achieving the things you want to do.
Language barrier should not hinder you from achieving the things you want to do.
However, you don't have to worry anymore. Because we are presenting the one stop solution you ever need to solve language barriers. Introducing our new innovation...
Mesay is a portable machine that can translate into 16 different languages, with each translation will costs you no more than 1 second! The usage of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in translating can be guaranteed that 97% of the translations are accurate. It is a really light device, 0.1 pounds, that you can bring everywhere.
Translation for 16 languages (English, Chinese, Cantonese, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Dutch, German, French, Italian, Russian, Greek) can be translated simultaneously back and forth.
"Jehovah scattered them from there over all the surface of the earth, and they gradually left off building the city. That is why its name was called Babel, because there Jehovah had confused the language of all the earth." - Genesis 11:8, 9
The narrative of Tower of Babel explained that God was concerned that humans are disrespectful towards God by building the tower to escape the impossibility thoughts of living in God-creation world. Thus, God brought in the existence of different language to the world and scattered the people around the world so they were unable to understand one another.
However, for thousands years until now, humans are still searching for a better way to communicate and understand each other.
As we can see, the world is filled with pain. If only language barrier isn't the problem, the world could perhaps not have any war. People will live peacefully without any miscommunication because miscommunication leads to a lot conflicts. If only people around the world speak the same language, the world will be different. More positivity, less negativity, this will be the dream of the world.
Before the 21st century, people solved this problem by studying each and every language. Interpreters that are experts in the languages are hired to translate. However, this is not effective enough for people since the World has all kinds of languages. Plus, humans has limited capabilities and limited time to learn every language spoken in the world.
As technology gets better in these recent years, Artificial Intelligence(AI) is introduced in the interpretation industry. AI now can outnumber human in many ways when it comes to languages.
What makes us being determined to do this project was because a friend came on June 6th, 2015; and talked about traveling abroad. During their conversation, he commented that traveling abroad has become much more convenient because there are more international flights with a lower price, and traveling visa is easier to get.
We were feeling very excited but then a question arose,
"How did you communicate with foreigners when traveling abroad?"
The conversation fell into a total silence.
My friend admitted that he felt embarrassed and it wasn't so convenient when he was traveling abroad. Although he had a great time, there are also times because he wasn't able to communicate. He also joked that he had trouble approaching some ladies but gave up due to language problems.
To cut the long story short, the conversation made us realize about the importance of language. Thus, the idea is approved by our friends. So we proceed to the development of the first generation of Mesay translation device.
During the period of development of the first product, we met a lot of difficulties regarding high material prices, the development of the translation APP and the process of building 8 layers of PCB in the limited spaces. To create a perfect translation machine, we constantly improved the models to cater the utilization habits. At the same time, we modified the software again and again to overcome operation problems and bugs. We prioritize quality over quantity, but also think about the attractiveness of the product.
As of right now, we are developing the second generation of Mesay. More features enhancement will be included in the newest generation. We still hold on to our main purposes, which are to make cross-culture communication more convenient and creating a better world where all countries around the world become united.
Please give us your support if you have a shared mission with us!
Firstly, Mesay 2.0 uses AI technology for its translation. As experts in the translating technology, Mesay is always updating its technology to increase the accuracy of the translation.
Secondly, mobile phones might be convenient because you can do everything on one device. Phone batteries won't last long since we need to use it to open a lot of applications which eventually drains the battery. On the other side, Mesay's battery will last longer and you can even use it as an internet hotspot!
1.Input microphone to reduce noise and out-put loudspeaker to maximize your voice. Mesay uses special input microphone to reduce the noise wherever you are and uses a loudspeaker to raise your voice, making the conversation more clearly.
2.Support earphones (wire or wireless). Mesay uses input microphones to gather information and then output it through earphones, which is convenient for meetings. Meanwhile, you are free to listen to music to relax yourself during a break.
3.Support 4G mobile communication ( 4G SIM card or WIFI).
Risks and challenges
We’re thrilled to launch this campaign. This device arrives after countless months of dedicated work, all to achieve the best imaginable solution for you.
Still, we understand that risks and challenges lay ahead.
Delivering upon our promise to ship all of you the Mesays on time and fulfill your expectations are the final challenges that await us—and ultimately, the perfect reward.
MANUFACTURING & SUPPLY CHAIN
Before the campaign, we’ve spent over 12 months with manufacturers and suppliers. We found the right factory to have a cooperation in Shenzhen, the city of electronic products.
At the same time we started campaign, we have already started manufacturing small quantities of 100 products. Because too many people are interested in Mesay and want to give it a try, we pushed production and the first 50 products we made were sent out.
Mesay co-founder, Seven, has worked in the Chinese Manufacturing company for over 10 years, and has enough ability and experience to control the supply chain.
We will keep you updated our journey from pre-production, tooling, manufacturing, to fulfillment so you understand what is happening behind the scene.
OUR PROMISE TO YOU
We will continue to work hard, and of course, whether positive news or not, we will update you early and often. Our entire team is passionate, lean, and want to make a difference in your life through our product.
Our team is committed to continuously improve the quality of the product, optimize the experience, and upgrading the product features, specifications or design. We might change some of our products attributes, these changes may not be notified, please forgive us! But please be assured that we will only get better!
No one can guarantee that there is no problem at all, especially in the complex manufacturing process. We have made two batches of products, and the problem has lessen a lot.
If there are any delays or issues along the way, we will inform you and tell you how our team will deal the problems.
We have overcome the common or complicated hurdles. Our boots are already on the ground and we can walk over to the factory on a daily basis if needed.
We are certainly up for this challenge and confident that we will tackle it head-on!