FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With its sleek, modern design and next-generation technology, the new all-in-one KODAK Baby Monitoring System CFH-BVA10 will be available in retail stores at the end of this year, redefining the standard for baby monitoring products in both form and function.
Powered by Tend's industry-leading Vision-as-a-Service (VaaS) platform for the connected home, the KODAK System earned a 2015 CES Innovation Award for its disruptive new take on conventional baby monitoring technology. The KODAK System features cutting edge technologies, all accessible from a user-friendly mobile app. The KODAK Baby Monitoring System CFH-BVA10 also features:
- Remote live video viewing in stunning HD video quality via a smartphone or tablet device.
- 180-degree whole nursery view, with built-in de-warping, to allow parents to see the entire room without fish-eye image distortion, plus digital zoom, night vision and two-way audio talkback.
- Secure 900 MHz digital transmission for 3x extended range over conventional parent units.
- Wide dynamic range that automatically corrects settings with extreme lighting conditions to allow parents to better distinguish features and shapes.
- A white noise soother and touchless night light to help your baby fall asleep and stay asleep when checking in during the middle of the night.
- The ability to log your baby's sleep patterns, jot down notes, and set alerts.
- A detachable USB video camera to allow parents to remove the USB video camera from the base and attach it to any standard USB battery pack for on-the-go portability.
"This state-of-the-art system provides the ultimate, just-right combination of advanced technology with practical convenience that modern families need," said Eileen Murphy, Vice President of Brand Licensing at Kodak. "It represents everything the connected home is all about: using technology to make life simpler, more enjoyable and to give us more time to spend with our family and loved ones."
Packaged in a beautifully designed wood-style base inspired by the iconic Eames Lounge Chair, the KODAK Baby Monitoring System provides a chic, versatile aesthetic that's at home in any decor, from traditional or casual to contemporary or minimalistic.
"When my wife and I were expecting our first child, we were frustrated by the lack of really good, well-designed baby monitors. None offered both the features and the style we wanted," said Herman Yau, Tend co-founder and CEO. "So we decided to rethink the entire concept and design a modern system that both fits into any environment and centers on our modern mobile-centric lifestyle."
The KODAK system uniquely leverages mobile phones and tablets to provide parents and caretakers with instant access to monitor baby's movements, comfort and safety from anywhere. Parents can use the app (available for both iOS and Android) for live video streaming, to adjust the pan/tilt/zoom functions of the camera for optimum viewing, to listen in on baby's activities and even respond with soothing words, all from their mobile phone.
The plug-and-play system offers ultra-easy setup to any WiFi network in seconds, and a unique mobile battery-power option enables the ultimate in portability, perfect for traveling. Tend's robust, carrier-grade service ensures reliable connectivity through any mobile device, with the most up-to-date technology and network standards for added peace of mind and security.
With an MSRP of just $199, the KODAK Baby Monitoring System will soon be available for pre-order on Amazon.com and will be showcased at the 2015 ABC Kids Expo – South Hall Level 1 Booth #2836. For more information, visit kodak.tendinsights.com.
Tend is a maker of lifestyle smart home products and apps that deliver awareness and insights through immersive experiences powered by computer vision technology. As the leading Vision-as-a-Service (VaaS) platform for the connected home ecosystem, Tend offers smart detection, live streaming, cloud video recording and cloud storage services to help major Internet of Things companies bring innovation into their products. Tend supports one of the largest installed bases in vision for IoT and is a member of the Embedded Vision Alliance. For more information, visit tendinsights.com.
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