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MaxMyTV LLCBy MaxMyTV LLC
First created
MaxMyTV LLCBy MaxMyTV LLC
First created
$10,813
pledged of $250,000pledged of $250,000 goal
55
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, December 6 2014 11:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

What is MaxMyTV?

MaxMyTV Smart Hub upgrades your TV to a Home Automation and Social Media Control Center.The Smart Hub sits between your TV and cable/set box and interacts with MaxMyTV tech gear: Super Sensor (Fusion of Presence and Temperature Sensors), Wireless Power Outlet, Beeper (with Motion detector and Door Sensor) and IP Camera.

MaxMyTV gives you the power to control home sensors and access detailed analytics right from your TV. You can access and control the Smart Hub with the AirMouse Qwerty Remote Control or enjoy easy access to home automation devices right from your Smartphone.

Alerts from Sensors, Video from IP Camera and Social Media conversations can be overlaid on the broadcast video of your TV.

Tech Marinade - "MaxMyTV seems to get the right idea on what many people would want out of their home automation systems: the ability to relax on the couch, enjoy a night in, binge watch something on Netflix, and receive alerts when the pizza guy is at the door. Go from couch potato to couch commander."

Electronic House - "The interface allows you to view your email or social network updates side-by-side with your TV programming—in this way it seems to be a bridge between the typical smart TV interfaces and DIY control systems. Think of it as Google TV with home automation attached."

Pittsburgh Business Times - "This company wants to turn your television into a home automation and social media control center."

Blog Talk Radio - "If you're into Holy Grails...this one could be huge! A part of the medium that has huge potential in the TV and home automation space...control practically anything you use in your home with MaxMyTV."

Gadget Review - "The value, of course, is that you don’t need to have your laptop open in order to, say, keep track of the reaction on Twitter, or keep an eye on your email, or watch your kids in the backyard."

Home Tech FM - "Everyone has a large TV in their living rooms now and using TV as the primary point of control or configuration makes a lot of sense.”

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Our Products:

Where we are in Development

We have been building MaxMyTV's Smart hub and Sensors for the past 2 years. We started off by hacking a Raspberry Pi at Startup weekend Pittsburgh in September 2012. After finding out that it did not have the processing power to handle our video processing requirements we quickly moved on to a Dual Core ARM processor based design. We now have a working hardware and software prototypes and we have showcased our prototypes at TechCrunch Disrupt SFO 2014 and TechCocktail Pittsburgh. We also have developed an Android Smartphone app to control the sensors.

Our Leadership Team:

Our Team of Experts:

Developing a hardware product is challenging and you need highly skilled Electronics, Mechanical and Embedded engineers. That is why we have partnered with Qmax Systems. Our engineers have 10-25 years of experience building hardware products and our Electronics engineers have designed 100's of PCBs for Markets including Set-top boxes, Networking Products, Medical Electronics, Automobile Electronics and Aerospace. Our System Software engineers have more than 14 years of experience in building complex Embedded Systems from cutting edge Ethernet/Telecom Switches, Wireless HD cameras to Low Cost Ultra-small RF Sensors.

Our development team has already contributed to a successful Kickstarter project in Joey, an unprecedented 360º 4K resolution video camera which passed its Kickstarter goal in under two weeks. Check it out here -

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dot/joey-360-4k-seamless-video-capture-broadcast-confe

Our team is committed to bring innovation to Smart TV and Smart Home technologies. We have worked for the past 2 years to get MaxMyTV from idea to prototype. We have put in a lot of research on HD video processing, battery optimization and choosing the right sensors.

What needs to be done?

We want to make sure that our Smart hub works with most of the existing sensors in the market. So we have put in Zigbee, Wifi and Bluetooth chips in it. Running Android on our box makes it all the more easier for 3rd party sensors to work with our Smart hub. We want the 3rd party sensors to not just work with our Smart hub but also be part of the vast Automation system we have built. Here is the list of activities which needs to be done to make our vision complete:

  • Integrate with IFTTT
  • Test with 3rd party sensors
  • Improving User experience and UI design for Android Smartphone App
  • Complete Iphone App development
  • More security features
  • Open APIs

Why we need your support?

For the past 2 years our hardware has undergone several rounds of prototyping. We now have a stable working prototype and are closer than ever to have both the software and hardware ready. With your help, we can produce the first batch and start shipping.

Your contribution will help fund development and manufacturing costs, including:

  • Software User Interface Design
  • IFTTT & Third party sensor integration testing
  • Injection molding
  • Production tooling
  • Pilot production
  • Product Certifications

Your support will allow us to design and certify more devices and improve your home. A few devices which we can develop soon are

  • Air Quality Sensor
  • Wireless Garage opener
  • Sprinkler controller
  • Door lock
  • Thermostats
  • In-wall switches
  • 360 degree surveillance camera integration

Some more Social TV features we can develop are

  • Fantasy football overlay
  • Video calling integration
  • Poll graph overlay
  • Sports statistics overlay
Thank you for you support!

Risks and challenges

While any new hardware product development involves risk, we’ve made every effort to mitigate these risks for our backers and fans. We have already developed a working prototype and have exhibited it in some of the nations biggest startup events like TechCrunch Disrupt and TechCocktail. Our team in Qmax Systems has been in Hardware consulting business for around 15 years and has extensive experience in supply chain management. With such experience you can be rest assured that we will tackle any unforseen challenges head-on as we have done many times over before.

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    Thank You! We appreciate your support. Become a part of the MaxMyTV story and help us redefine TV.

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Get the Essentials Pack at a very limited special price (MaxMyTV Smart Hub + Remote Control)

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    EXTENDED EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Get the Essentials Pack at a limited special price (MaxMyTV Smart Hub + Remote Control). Enjoy Live TV, Android Apps, Android Games and Social Media Overlay on your TV.

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    EARLY BIRD SURVEILLANCE PACK: Get the Essentials Pack and a IP Camera at a limited special price (MaxMyTV Smart Hub + Remote Control +IP Camera).
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    SURVEILLANCE PACK: Get the Essentials Pack and IP Camera (MaxMyTV Smart Hub + Remote Control +IP Camera). Enjoy Live TV, Android Apps, Social Media Overlay and IP Camera overlay/full screen on your TV.

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    Get the All-Sensor Pack (MaxMyTV Smart Hub + Remote Control + Smart Power Outlet + Super Sensor + Beeper). Enjoy Live TV, Android Apps and Social Media Overlay. Never lose your keys. Track your pet or your devices. Secure your Door and Windows. Automate based on Presence detection. Watch Temperature Analytics. Control and Automate any device using the Smart Power Outlet. Analyze Power usage pattern.

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    5-PACK. Get 5 sets of All-sensor and Surveillance Pack (5 MaxMyTV Smart Hub + 5 Remote Control + 5 Power Outlet + 5 Super Sensor + 5 Beeper + 5 IP Camera). Shipped to different locations of your choice within US.

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    Get one Essentials Pack and upto a week of support from the founders on how to build your own custom sensors. We will guide you with details like which hardware and software to choose, what protocol would suit your device, where to get certified, manufactured etc. In addition to that be one among the first to get early access to APIs when we open it.

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    Get the MaxMyTV Reseller Pack. Get 24 "All Sensor and Surveillance Pack" with your custom words on the Smart hub and Sensors. Be among our first partners, and help us introduce MaxMyTV to the world!
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Funding period

- (60 days)